Archive for ‘August, 2009’


1200 Acres Burn above La Canada – 1000 Residents Could be Evacuated

1200 Acres Burn above La Canada – 1000 Residents Could be Evacuated

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 from fighting other area fires, arrived to put a dent in … FULL STORY: http://pasadenaindependent.com/featured/1200-acres-burn-above-la-canada-1000-homes-could-be-evacuated/

Station Fire: continuing updates

Station Fire: continuing updates

Things are happening very quickly now, so we've decided to create this top-of-page section to keep abreast of new information.  We're relying on brodcast and newssite reports, first-hand reports from readers, the scanner, and Twitter.  If you have any other sources of info, let us know and we'll use 'em! Inciweb Station Fire website (not […]

What I Read at the Fire

What I Read at the Fire

It’s smokey in Pasadena today.  We’ve got fires burning all around us, and the air quality is, well, it’s not great.  I feel a little bit like I’m working at Sterling-Cooper.  On Wednesday, as I walked to the Metro station, a man stopped me and asked when the last time it rained was.  I didn’t […]

The Surreality of La Cañada

The Surreality of La Cañada

I just got back from a chiropractor appointment in La Cañada (Tom Sawyer, in case you’re wondering), and it is ever surreal there right now. Flames are clearly visible on the ridgelines from Foothill Boulevard, ash and smoke is everywhere, helicopters are dumping water… and on Foothill Boulevard, everyone is going about their business, stopping […]

We're on firewatch

We're on firewatch

Thanks as always to Bill Westphal for the astounding photograph of JPL below the Station fire, taken at the Windsor/Ventura turnout last night. Other bits and pieces we will fill in as we get them.  Keep checking here!: Chaney Trail gate was closed as a precautionary measure. Here's the InciWeb site for updates on the […]

Two Meadows homes evacuated

Two Meadows homes evacuated

Via Dennis Bridwell, two homes on Risinghill were asked to voluntarily evacuate as a precaution due to a change in wind direction from the Station Fire near La Canada.  About 500 homes have been evacuated in La Canada so far, according to the latest reports. Go to AltadenaBlog

Land Use Committee Sept. 1 meeting cancelled – cell tower continued

Land Use Committee Sept. 1 meeting cancelled – cell tower continued

From chair Brian League: The LUC continued the AT&T Cell Phone Tower Conditional Use Permit located at the Lincoln Ave Reservoir site (Fair Oaks and Loma Alta) from its June meeting.  The applicant's representative requested the item be continued to the October meeting.   The applicant is in the process of evaluating an alternative site for this […]

BottleRock

BottleRock

WHY To taste oddball whites, rare reds and exotic microbrews and banter about same with BottleRock’s urbane, wine-savvy GM George Skorka, former sommelier at an impressive list of high-end Los Angeles eateries. WHAT On the ground floor of the Metropolitan Lofts building, in a series of starkly modern rooms lined with shelves displaying hundreds of […]

A Little Trivia

A Little Trivia

I intended to post Woodrow Wilson’s remarks to Pasadena today but am still waiting on a readable copy of the second page of that day’s Pasadena Daily News. The copy I have is pretty fuzzy. Stay tuned! In the meantime, how about a little trivia? 1. Which came first: Pasadena, California? Or Pasadena, Texas? 2. […]

Devoted

Devoted

It takes a lot of commitment to stand in front of Rite Aid with a donation bucket in 100 degrees… Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

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