Archive for ‘August, 2009’


Monday Firewatch

Monday Firewatch

You are here. This is the placeholder for Monday's news and reports.  The Altadenablogmaster must get to bed, but before he does, he will enjoy a glass or two of a 1998 R&B Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, a gift we accept with gratitude from our friends George and Nancy Rothwell, pillars of St. Mark's Church and […]

SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT SMOKE ADVISORY

SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT SMOKE ADVISORY

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009 Smoke from the rapidly spreading Station Fire near La Canada has caused Hazardous air quality in the San Gabriel Mountains (Area 15) and the West San Gabriel Valley (Area 8). Air Quality has reached Hazardous levels in areas of direct smoke impacts near the fire, especially the foothill communities of Altadena, […]

Florecita Voluntary Evacuation Lifted

Florecita Voluntary Evacuation Lifted

As of 11 a.m. today an advisory for voluntary evacuation of the Florecita neighborhood in Pasadena has been lifted. Residents of the area may return to their homes and are advised to monitor local television and radio news and the city website for updates. All Pasadena residents and businesses should review their personal, family and […]

Tinder

Tinder

I was offline most of the day yesterday. Karin, Tim, Deb and Greg will be good blogger sources for what yesterday felt like in Altadena. It sounds to me like it was tense and scary. But people supported each other and helped each other face the tasks they had to face. We were kind of […]

Trivia Answers

Trivia Answers

The person who signs in as TAMMY wins, but never leaves any contact information, So TAMMY please email me at aerdman@cityofpasadena.net and I’ll tell you what you won! 1. Which came first: Pasadena, California? Or Pasadena, Texas? The answer is Pasadena, California. The Texas city was named for the California city. 2. What level of […]

20,000 Acres Up in Smoke

20,000 Acres Up in Smoke

It’s almost 1:30AM as I write this. I shot this image standing on Grand yesterday evening — or maybe it was Arroyo Drive. I’m addle-brained from a day of watching the Station Fire triple in size and leap across my beloved San Gabriel mountains like some kind of demon lightening bug doped up on speed […]

Sunday Firewatch

Sunday Firewatch

This is just a placeholder for Sunday updates right now.  Check back in the morning! Meanwhile:  here's Mt. Wilson's news site. Go to AltadenaBlog

Advice for New High School Parents Compiled!

Advice for New High School Parents Compiled!

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DC10 Jets Attack Altadena Fire Along with Choppers and Tankers

DC10 Jets Attack Altadena Fire Along with Choppers and Tankers

Evacuations have been ordered in many parts of Altadena, La Canada. Photos by Terry Miller FULL STORY: http://pasadenaindependent.com/featured/dc10-jets-attack-altadena-fire-along-with-choppers-and-tankers/

Station Fire Spreading

Station Fire Spreading

Update, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 8/29: — Fire continuing to spread but so far houses seem safe. Some previously evacuated neighborhoods in La Canada are now open for residents to move back. — The city of La Canada is posting hourly updates on this site — Altadenablog remains an excellent local resource; check the Comments for […]

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