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A night out in Altadena

A night out in Altadena

Our local version of the National Night Out took place at the Loma Alta Equestrian Center tonight, where you could smell the smoke from the Glendale fires.  The ubiquitous and invaluable Bill Westphal contributed most photos. Altadena Sheriff Capt. Roosevelt Blow addresses the crowd to start the festivities. The Altadena Mountain Rescue team was on […]

Altadena Foothills Conservancy to receive Edison grant

Altadena Foothills Conservancy to receive Edison grant

Via PSN, the Altadena Foothills Conservancy is to receive ,000 today from Southern California Edison for its Corridor Plan, a network of parks and trails leading from Eaton Canyon to the Rio Hondo River. Go to AltadenaBlog

Update on July 31 Lincoln/Figueroa shooting

Update on July 31 Lincoln/Figueroa shooting

Carolyn Seitz of the Sheriff's Community Advisory Committee has sent out this update to the local newsgroups about last week's shooting: Many of you have been asking for information about the shooting that occurred on Thursday, July 31, at Lincoln and Figueroa, near All-Star Liquor. The shooting is considered a gang shooting. The Detectives at […]

Those Manning Boys & Friends at Farnsworth Park Sat.

Those Manning Boys & Friends at Farnsworth Park Sat.

The Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena's summer concert series continues Sat., Aug. 8, at 7 PM with THOSE MANNING BOYS AND FRIENDS. Formed in 2002, Those Manning Boys, an Irish duo, has been dedicated to the furthering of the American-Irish culture. Since then Brothers Mike and Sean Manning, native Altadenans, have been playing at events […]

Update to the Bear Map

Update to the Bear Map

Reader Kirk Skadden writes: I live halfway up Windfall Ave. and wanted to let you all know that we had a bear on our back porch around 11:00 Sunday night. I heard something disturbing the trash cans by the side of the house and thought it was just the usual raccoons. But it alarmed our […]

Bear at large

Bear at large

 A couple of bear sightings last night and this morning: One of the members of the Altadena "neighbors" listserve reported a bear about 9:30 PM Sunday at the Woodglen cul-de-sac; and reader Mary Trunk spotted one about 4:30 this morning from her home, near the intersection of Palm St. and Holliston. Go to AltadenaBlog

Altadena Foothills Conservancy needs funds for Rubio Canyon purchase

Altadena Foothills Conservancy needs funds for Rubio Canyon purchase

Received this email from the Altadena Foothills Conservancy — a rare opportunity, but a short window for action: Dear Friend of the Altadena Foothills Conservancy, Last Friday something important happened that I think will make you smile. The AFC signed an agreement to purchase 20 acres of prime habitat at the mouth of Rubio Canyon […]

Check out the summer teen scene at the library

Check out the summer teen scene at the library

Heather Firchow of the Altadena Library's teen program has some great pictures on her blog of the "Foodtastic" event last week, and "Recycle It!" before that.  (She also has some pictures of Comic Con in San Diego, which make us totally jealous.)  It's always worth checking out Heather's blog, as she regularly reviews the best […]

Zane Grey goes green

Zane Grey goes green

Vickey Kalambakal is a writer specializing in local history.  Her History, Los Angeles blog takes a flattering look at the Zane Grey mansion and how it's "greening" into the future. Go to AltadenaBlog

Melena makes a hot night at Farnsworth Park

Melena makes a hot night at Farnsworth Park

The Afro-Cuban sounds of Melena rocked Farnsworth Park Saturday night in the Sheriff's Support Group concert series.  Bill Westphal was there, camera and all, and filed this illustrated report: It was a pretty good (and enthusiastic) crowd.  Lots of people were dancing and enjoying themsleves. The Band was pretty hot. (Ed. note: we'll say!) Melena […]

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