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Tuesday Firewatch AM

Tuesday Firewatch AM

This is the placeholder for Tuesday's Station Fire coverage.  Tuesday around here is Anything Can Happen Day. Go to AltadenaBlog

Station Fire Hits 100,000 Acres – Some San Fernando Valley Areas Evacuated

Station Fire Hits 100,000 Acres – Some San Fernando Valley Areas Evacuated

For updated information on evacuations see: http://fire.lacounty.gov/ FULL STORY: http://pasadenaindependent.com/latest_news/station-fire-hits-100000-acres-some-san-ferndo-valley-areas-evacuated/

Homework for Parents: What Books should Kids read at School

Homework for Parents: What Books should Kids read at School

Hello, Chaos Crew. My children have an unexpected "smoke day" off, due to the nearby Station Fire in La Canada. So that means an unexpected day of carting them around and feeding them 3 squares. Instead of recording a show ( now that Sarah is available to post), I am off to the air-conditioned, hermetically- […]

City of Pasadena Issues Staation Fire Update

City of Pasadena Issues Staation Fire Update

All Pasadena residents are advised to avoid outside activity, run air filters or air conditioners that don’t draw in outside air, monitor fire and smoke status via local news organizations and be prepared to leave homes if conditions change. If the fire reaches antennas on Mt. Wilson and damages TV and … FULL STORY: http://pasadenaindependent.com/latest_news/city-of-pasadena-issues-staation-fire-update/

Monday Firewatch PM: Mt. Wilson still in danger, evacs still in place

Monday Firewatch PM: Mt. Wilson still in danger, evacs still in place

OK, our post for today was so long that it was freaking out Typepad, so we decided to break it here.  So read the previous post and its comments to get today's full picture. For some reason, our dates were all screwed up.  At the same time I was trying to fix that, we were […]

The fire up close — and from very far away

The fire up close — and from very far away

This photo from the Earth Snapshot Web site — www.eosnap.com; hat tip to Kevin Roderick at LA Observed — was taken yesterday from a satellite. It was taken Sunday afternoon, our time, clearly — as anyone who was around in the morning knows that we were socked in by the worst smoke I’ve ever seen […]

Monday Firewatch: Mt. Wilson in danger, evacuation picture changing

Monday Firewatch: Mt. Wilson in danger, evacuation picture changing

You are here. "I don't like Mondays …"  The Boomtown Rats Welcome to another day of firefighting, news, and rumor control! For those new to this news site, please  note that the news section is like an iceberg — only 10% is exposed.  Much of the most valuable information is in the comments we get […]

Station Fire Update for Pasadena

Station Fire Update for Pasadena

All Pasadena residents are advised to avoid outside activity, run air filters or air conditioners that don’t draw in outside air, monitor fire and smoke status via local news organizations and be prepared to leave homes if conditions change. If the fire reaches antennas on Mt. Wilson and damages TV and radio transmission equipment, the […]

La Oaxaqueña Taco Truck

La Oaxaqueña Taco Truck

One of the benefits of trends (say, short-rib-and-tofu-toting taco trucks) is rediscovering the original inspiration behind them. La Oaxaqueña is one such classic that has drawn late-night crowds to Lincoln Boulevard in Venice for years. And at a pop, the fantastically messy grilled onion, salsa, guac and cilantro-topped carne asada […] Visit the Eat: Los […]

Janis Mann Sings at the Langham

Janis Mann Sings at the Langham

The Langham Huntington’s occasional series of jazz concerts continues on September 5th with a performance by vocalist Janis Mann, who Christopher Louden of Jazztimes describes as “cool and sultry… crystalline as Baccarat’s finest yet smoky as a Dietrich film festival.” The concert is happening in the swank Lobby Lounge and will have seating for just 70 people. […]

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