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August land use committee meeting cancelled, cell tower deferred

August land use committee meeting cancelled, cell tower deferred

Just got a note from Altadena Town Council's land use committee chair Brian League: Due to lack of an available quorum the August 4, 2009 meeting of the Land Use Committee of the Altadena Town Council has been canceled.  Our next regular meeting is Tuesday September 1, 2009 at 7:00 PM.   The Cell Site Conditional […]

I Swear I Have a Huge Post On Deck for Tomorrow

I Swear I Have a Huge Post On Deck for Tomorrow

But for today, the links! This Recording is counting down the 100 greatest writers of all time.  Lists like this are, by definition, ridiculous, but anybody who puts Hemmingway way down at 81 is okay in my book.  Argue with them here. I enjoyed this roundtable of music bloggers at The Morning News, where they […]

Coffee Gallery Comedy Festival to help Relay for Life Aug. 13-15

Coffee Gallery Comedy Festival to help Relay for Life Aug. 13-15

Alerted to this message by Sarah Eagle of the American Cancer Society: INAUGURAL ALTADENA COMEDY FESTIVAL SET FOR AUGUST 13-15 Major Three-Day Comedic Event to Help Raise Funds for the American Cancer Society ALTADENA, Calif. – July 28, 2009 – Funnier than playing chess blindfolded, organizers of the Altadena Comedy Festival today announced the inaugural […]

Flintridge Bookstore Reopening Shindig

Flintridge Bookstore Reopening Shindig

This Saturday, La Canada’s premier indie bookstore and coffeehouse reopens after four months of reconstruction. (It was all but destroyed when an out-of-control truck slammed into it on April 1.) Owners Lenore and Peter Wannier stayed in business during the restoration in a trailer in the back parking lot, but it certainly wasn’t the same. […]

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House re-opens

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House re-opens

From one of our neighboring cities, good news:  The Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House is having a grand re-opening this Sat., Aug. 1.  The bookstore was damaged and closed down after a tractor trailer came careening down Angeles Crest Highway this April, smashing into cars and the bookshop and killing a father and daughter in […]

Old Town Food Tours

Old Town Food Tours

Pasadena’s status as a destination for food lovers is now official: Old Pasadena is the site of Melting Pot’s newest walking tour for food lovers (its original being the successful tour of L.A.’s Farmers Market). Native sisters Lisa and Diane Scalia are taking to the Old Town streets, especially the lesser-traveled ones off Colorado, entertaining […]

Ice cream finale for library's summer reading program Tues., Aug. 4

Ice cream finale for library's summer reading program Tues., Aug. 4

Beat the heat and celebrate your summer reading adventures with the Altadena Library's Ice Cream Finale for this year's summer reading club participants!  There will be drawings and other fun activities, too, starting at 2 PM at the main library, 600 E. Mariposa. Go to AltadenaBlog

In the place where the tree falleth…

In the place where the tree falleth…

The late afternoon always creates a lot of drama across the front of Grace Brethren Church on Fremont Avenue. The lower the sun sets … the bigger the palm tree shadow grows until it dwarfs those beautiful stained glass windows. I wonder what the sanctuary looks like inside with that dark giant crossing the panes, […]

Last Night, Fountain, City Hall

Last Night, Fountain, City Hall

I’ve said it so many times I sound like a broken record: you can’t take an ugly picture at Pasadena City Hall. You can take a blurry picture there or an amateurish one, or one that’s poorly framed. But no matter what you do it won’t be ugly because City Hall has no bad angles. […]

Injured hiker rescue going on now

Injured hiker rescue going on now

… in case those of you on the east side wondered what all the chopper traffic is.  Sheriff's station says an injured hiker just beyond the falls, search and rescue has been activated, but fire dept. is up there now.  They know where the hiker is, they're just in the process of extraction. Go to […]

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