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Missing cat, Luna, Marengo/Las Flores Drive

Missing cat, Luna, Marengo/Las Flores Drive
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Shanna’s cat is missing: Please help us find our beloved kitty Luna who escaped from our house near Marengo and E. Las Flores Drive on October 31, 2013. She is a four year old calico with asymmetrical markings of brown, red and white. She is very friendly and will likely answer to her name. Please […]

Fourth annual LA Limerick Festival returns to the Ale House Nov. 12

Fourth annual LA Limerick Festival returns to the Ale House Nov. 12

by Timothy Rutt Gail Casburn, left, and Jan Michael Alejandro lubricate their limerick skills on a recent Tuesday night. We know that Judah and Gail Casburn’s Altadena Ale & Wine House is a convivial place to meet for the over-21 crowd any day of the year But once a year, it REALLY becomes an adults-only […]

Lost cat, Midwick/Calavaras

Lost cat, Midwick/Calavaras

This is bad: a newly adopted cat that just took off (we had a dog in the family that was adopted from Pasadena Humane, driven home, and slipped out of her collar during the walk from the car to the house and took off running — couldn’t really call her as she didn’t now her […]

Tickets available for Pasadena Master Chorale’s "The Glory of Christmas" Dec. 14

Tickets available for Pasadena Master Chorale’s "The Glory of Christmas" Dec. 14

by TImothy Rutt The Pasadena Master Chorale, conducted by Altadena’s Jeffrey Bernstein, is selling tickets for its next concert, "The Glory of Christmas" The Chorale, along with the Orchestra Camerata, will perform Vivaldi’s "Gloria" and Bach’s "Magnificat" at the First Congregational Church, 464 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 PM. General […]

Bear vs. chickens awakens Braeburn Road resident

Bear vs. chickens awakens Braeburn Road resident

Sandy Gillis’ chicken coop was torn open by a bear Monday night by Timothy Rutt Sandy Gillis heard the chickens clucking, with increasing panic, at about 4:30 AM Monday morning. Bear track in Gillis’ yard, with an egg for comparison Gillis, who lives on the 1900 block of Braeburn Road, keeps chickens in a coop […]

Sheriff shares Halloween safety tips

Sheriff shares Halloween safety tips

from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Halloween doesn’t have to be scary if you practice basic, common-sense safety. Fun times and happy memories can still be made if you follow a few simple steps. Tips for young and old to enjoy the holiday can be as easy to remember as: Hold a flashlight while […]

Boo-tiful Halloween activities all this week

Boo-tiful Halloween activities all this week

by TImothy Rutt It’s Halloween week, and here in Altadena, there’s lots to do from now until Saturday: Tues., Oct. 29 The Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa St. , will host its annual family Halloween and Día de los Muertos Celebration at 4 PM. Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead is […]

Breaking: Crash on Marengo

Breaking: Crash on Marengo

A towtruck is positioned to tow a truck away from a power pole on the 2600 block of Marengo Monday afternoon. Another truck, not pictured, has a bashed up front end, and CHP is on scene, No apparent serious injuries. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Warm and calm at Art on Palm

Warm and calm at Art on Palm

Architect Henry Green’s Valentine Cottage was the centerpiece of this fall’s Art on Palm event. by Timothy Rutt The fall Art on Palm show was a good place to spend some time on a warm Saturday afternoon. Artists and craftspeople offering their creative wares, serpentined among the tasteful rustic houses and the centuries-old oaks of […]

Welcome new sponsors: Waldorf Elves’ Faire, Historical Society, Meredith McKenzie

Welcome new sponsors: Waldorf Elves’ Faire, Historical Society, Meredith McKenzie

by Timothy Rutt We’re welcoming three new members of the Altadenablog sponsor team: The Waldorf School Elves’ Faire will be coming up Saturday, Nov. 23. This annual event, a fundraiser for the Pasadena Waldorf School, turns their wooded campus into a magical fairyland of games, crafts, music, food, and fun for the whole family. We’ll […]