Archive for ‘September, 2009’


Alleged burglars busted

Alleged burglars busted

The inimitable C. Jake has sent this to the newsgroups (and to us): I just heard from Captain Blow at the Altadena Sheriff Station that 2 men have been arrested [this afternoon] attempting to break into a home on New York Drive. They knocked on a door with a flyer of a lost cat saying […]

Wayne Thiebaud at the PMCA

Wayne Thiebaud at the PMCA

There’s not a painter in our time who deserves to be, and perhaps is, more beloved by anyone with eyes — by the forward-looking, the traditionalist, the academic, the pop-ist, the longer for an art that takes massive graphic talent and the picture-looker who just wants to have fun — than Wayne Thiebaud. Fortunately for […]

Tom Gammill Visits the New Yorker

Tom Gammill Visits the New Yorker

Altadena funny guy Tom Gammill, creator of the Doozies comic strip, a Simpsons writer and a regular YouTube video producer, took his Doozies show to the other coast recently, visiting the hallowed halls of the New Yorker to see about getting published. Will he be hanging out with George Booth and sharing cover time with Roz […]

Emergency preparedness meeting tonight @ Community Center

Emergency preparedness meeting tonight @ Community Center

Don't forget that the Altadena Sheriff's Station will host a meeting on emergency preparedness tonight at the Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Dr., starting at 7 PM. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Where to Tackle Football Grub

Where to Tackle Football Grub

Football fan or foe, most of us will likely end up watching at least a game or two this fall. The trick is finding a place with good food that can fuel you through overtime. Here are a few SoCal hangouts where ESPN’s GamePlan isn’t the only thing worth ordering. Hakata Sushi Yes, there are […]

It’s Positively Prophetic

It’s Positively Prophetic

One of my favorite local history books is the 565-page “Pasadena, California, Historical and Personal: A Complete History of the Organization of the Indiana Colony” by early Pasadena historian and newspaperman J.W. Wood, published in 1917. The subtitle is “Its Establishment on the Rancho San Pascual and Its Evolution into the City of Pasadena, Including […]

Thomas named president of county human relations commission

Thomas named president of county human relations commission

Altadena town councilmember Dr. Sandra Thomas, founder and CEO of the Quality of Life Center, was elected the first black woman president of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations.  PSN has the details. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Sepia-toned Posts of Pasadena’s Past

Sepia-toned Posts of Pasadena’s Past

Stay tuned to Hometown Pasadena’s newest channel dedicated to and written by our towns most ardent History Buffs. Local historian Matt Hormann will be taking a few new looks into the days of old, and the Prospect Park Books crew just may have some historical knowledge to pull from the archives as well. We know […]

Star party Sat. @ Eaton Canyon

Star party Sat. @ Eaton Canyon

Eaton Canyon Nature Center's final Twilight Program of 2009 will be on Sat, Oct. 3 at 7 PM, and it's a good one: Bonnie Burratti of JPL will speak about the recent mission to Pluto (still a planet, we say!) as well as a "Star Party" following her speech with telescopes set up to view […]

Everyday Wonder

Everyday Wonder

I love the stretch of Hawthorne that runs along the train tracks. Most of the time it’s just a quiet, small town road. At sunset, however, it transforms into a lacy study of color and light. Just look at the leafy silhouettes, the relics of our wired world and that MGM technicolor backdrop of a […]

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