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County to extend Devil’s Gate comment period to Jan. 21

County to extend Devil’s Gate comment period to Jan. 21
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from the LA County Dept. of Public Works Due to the high volume of content in the Devil’s Gate Reservoir Sediment Removal and Management Project Draft EIR and requests for additional time to review the document, we will now be accepting comments for an additional 15 days, 90 days in total, through Tuesday, January 21, […]

CHP announces changes to the law in 2014

CHP announces changes to the law in 2014

from the California Highway Patrol With the New Year just around the corner, the California Highway Patrol is reminding motorists of several new laws or changes to existing law that goes into effect in 2014. The following are summaries of some transportation-related laws that, unless otherwise stated, go into effect on January 1, 2014. AMBER […]

Weather Eye: put your (rain) dancing shoes on

Weather Eye: put your (rain) dancing shoes on

Altadena rainfall totals by season (July-June) from 2003-2014 by Bill Westphal I started getting interested in weather after moving to Altadena. I was fascinated by the difference in conditions here in Altadena compared to Pasadena and Los Angeles. It always seemed like we had more rain, more wind and different temperatures. So, I purchased some […]

Top Altadena stories of 2013

Top Altadena stories of 2013

Old Spock vs. New Spock in a round of golf at the Altadena Town & Country Club by Timothy Rutt The old year is over, and so long (and maybe good riddance) to it, but there was a lot going on in Altadena in 2013. Here’s a look at some of the most significant happenings […]

Volunteers needed for Feb. 1 "walkability audit" of Lincoln and Lake Avenues

Volunteers needed for Feb. 1 "walkability audit" of Lincoln and Lake Avenues

by Timothy Rutt Neighbors Building a Better Altadena is recruiting volunteers for an Altadena "walkability audit" on Feb. 1. NBBA is working with Justin Robertson, an M.A. candidate in urban planning at UCLA, to conduct a the study at the Lincoln Avenue and Lake Avenue business corridors. Robertson’s complete audit will gather information about options, […]

Coffee Gallery window vandalized in early morning attack (UPDATED)

Coffee Gallery window vandalized in early morning attack (UPDATED)

by Timothy Rutt The Coffee Gallery’s front window was broken by a hammer-wielding man Sunday morning. A man wielding a hammer broke the front window of the Coffee Gallery as the shop opened Sunday morning. According to the barista on duty, the morning barista was opening the shop at 2029 N. Lake Avenue at about […]

Coffee Gallery window vandalized in early morning attack

Coffee Gallery window vandalized in early morning attack

by Timothy Rutt The Coffee Gallery’s front window was broken by a hammer-wielding man Sunday morning. A man wielding a hammer broke the front window of the Coffee Gallery during as it opened Sunday morning. According to the barista on duty, the morning barista was opening the shop at 2029 N. Lake Avenue at about […]

Zero tolerance for New Year’s gunfire

Zero tolerance for New Year’s gunfire

from the Altadena Sheriff Station Celebrating the New Year with gunfire will not be tolerated in the Community of Altadena. Every year, a significant number of people throughout the County of Los Angeles engage in the extremely dangerous practice of discharging firearms into the air to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. In an […]

Sheriffs looking for missing elderly woman

Sheriffs looking for missing elderly woman

Sheriffs are currently (9:20 PM) looking for an elderly white woman, including a helicopter announcing her description over the loudspeaker (which we can’t really hear too well). Trying to make contact with sheriff station for more details. Description: white jacket, blue jeans. Deputy on dispatch says they don’t want to give out her name yet. […]

What does the fox say?

What does the fox say?

Wynne Wilson and Brian Leach on Anna Maria have a Certified California Native Plant and Wildlife Habitat garden, and their wildlife camera picked up a visitor this morning: Look who is happily visiting our California native garden during the early hours! Our wildlife camera caught one great image of this grey fox under the oaks […]