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Some like it hot at the Music and Arts Festival

Some like it hot at the Music and Arts Festival
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A modest but enthusiastic crowd showed up at Loma Alta Park today for the first Altadena Music and Arts Festival.  Besides the booths featuring the work of local artisans, the stage was alive with local musicians.  Here, the Pirates of the Black Swan perform their nautical peg-leg pop. Go to AltadenaBlog

Altadena skies alive with music Saturday night

Altadena skies alive with music Saturday night

Jazz trumpter Elliott Caine and his group filled the night with music in the Altadena Sherrif's Support Group Concert Series at Farnsworth Park last night.  Bill Westphal was there to capture the magic. And, Bill tells us: I'd like to add that Elliott Caine finished his last set with the title track from his latest […]

Fire expo at La Canada Aug. 8

Fire expo at La Canada Aug. 8

The Los Angeles County Fire Dept. is sponsoring a "fire expo" on Sat., Aug. 8, from 10 AM – 2 PM.  The expo will be held at Memorial Park in La Canada Flintridge.  Click on the flyer for more details. Go to AltadenaBlog

Carol Channing to do Sept. 6 benefit for Altadena Community Church

Carol Channing to do Sept. 6 benefit for Altadena Community Church

Yes, that Carol Channing, star of Broadway, who will present an unplugged evening on Sun., Sept. 6, in a benefit for Altadena Community Church's Roof Repair Fund at the church, 943 E. Altadena Drive. Full details are here, but here are the highlights: An unplugged evening that follows a simple format, as Carol Channing offers […]

Home prices going up — everywhere but here

Home prices going up — everywhere but here

Ryan Carter at SGV Tribune says that home prices are going up everywhere but in seven cities in the San Gabriel Valley — and guess what one of them is (even tho we're technically not a city)?  Altadena has recorded one of the largest month-to-month decreases (23.3%)!  Check it out for details. Go to AltadenaBlog

Summer swings in Altadena

Summer swings in Altadena

Summer officially kicked off tonight with Downbeat Express opening up the Sheriff's Support Group concert series at Farnsworth Park.  Special guest Randy Caputo blew everyone away with his Gene Krupa-inspired drumming.  A great start to the season! Go to AltadenaBlog

Altadena history to your in-box

Altadena history to your in-box

The folks at the Altadena Historical Society (of which we are a member) have been sending great emails about local history — but it's not just restricted to members!  (And membership is reasonable!)  Here's what we received that they want to share: Altadena Historical Society president Jane Brackman  is looking for history enthusiasts who might […]