Archive for ‘August, 2009’


Voluntary Evacuation of Pasadena Neighborhood

Voluntary Evacuation of Pasadena Neighborhood

Residents of the Florecita neighborhood in the far northwestern portion of Pasadena have been advised to evacuate their homes on a voluntary basis. (Florecita is way up near the top of the red area on the map above.) The streets are Florecita Drive, Florecita Way, Florecita Lane, Florecita Terrace and Crestford Drive. All residents of […]

Nearly 6000 Acres Burned above La Canada – Mandatory Evacuations Ordered

Nearly 6000 Acres Burned above La Canada – Mandatory Evacuations Ordered

Update: Saturday morning estimates are close to 6000 acres burned. Evacuations ordered. As hundreds of nervous residents looked to the hills, the air assault on the Station Fire above La Canada continued Friday afternoon amid 110 degree temperatures and no humidity to speak of.  Exhausted firefighters, many of whom came directly … FULL STORY: http://pasadenaindependent.com/featured/1200-acres-burn-above-la-canada-1000-homes-could-be-evacuated/

160,000

160,000

This little news site crossed the 150,000 total page view threshold last Thurs., Aug. 20.  Today it crosses 160,000.  Our growth in the past two days is literally by magnitudes  — we had 247 page views on Aug. 9, our low day this month, 718 on Thursday, 1,712 on Friday, and already 3,600 by Saturday […]

Saturday: Station Fire Updates

Saturday: Station Fire Updates

We have started a new section of fire news for Saturday, Aug. 29.  Thanks to all who contributed photos, stories, email, and comments yesterday. We pulled through it, but as we sit at 7 AM and hear the aircraft rumble, we know there's another full day ahead. Pray for the firefighters! Again, key sites: Inciweb […]

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

The rest of the world loves to say that Californians don’t know anything about weather. Sure, we have a lot of days that are mild and sunny. And I’ll grant you that we don’t know much about blizzards. We enjoy an inordinate amount of beautiful days, but like most pretty creatures, California is temperamental. And […]

Irresistible Threat

Irresistible Threat

A few days ago, this was this. As flames close in on the hills above JPL and Altadena, I eat the words I wrote on my Thursday Overdog post: “obviously not threatened.” I wasn’t going to take photos of the Station fire last night but I had to go look at it. We’ve all seen […]

Person with gun, Fair Oaks and Woodbury

Person with gun, Fair Oaks and Woodbury

As if we don't have enough trouble tonight, sheriffs are rolling to a report of a man with a gun on the corner of Fair Oaks and Woodbury 10 PM tonight. Go to AltadenaBlog

Breaking ground at PCC

Breaking ground at PCC

The PCC Lancer Band Friday morning at the arts building groundbreaking. Pasadena City College may be absent a permanent president here two days before classes start with the school’s biggest semester ever. But it’s got a great interim president in longtime administrator Lisa Sugimoto. And from the enthusiasm on campus early Friday morning at the […]

Chaos Chronicles Friday To Do List

Chaos Chronicles Friday To Do List

It’s time for the weekly To Do List here at Chaos Chronicles. because my older son started school two weeks ago, I’ve lost that "summer weekend" feeling: lazy, carefree, mindless activity. I am in Fall mode: organize, accomplish, re-energize.So here’s my To Do list:Breathe Seriously, not as easy as it sounds. The La Canada Fire […]

Be Smart During the Heat and Smoke

Be Smart During the Heat and Smoke

Here’s the latest Pasadena alert. Please note that shortly after I sent this news release out, Pasadena added more to the team that is responding to the Station Fire. There are now two engine companies plus one battalion chief. (In layman’s terms that’s two fire engines with four personnel assigned to each, plus one battalion […]

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