Archive for ‘December, 2009’


The Official Chaos Chronicles Holiday Letter

The Official Chaos Chronicles Holiday Letter

Dear Family, Friends, and Potential Sponsors…Much holiday joy to you all. Another year, another Chaos Chronicles Holiday Letter about me, my superior family and all of our accomplishments.Let’s start with me, as I am the glue that holds this whole operation together. 2009 has been a year of tremendous personal growth, particularly around my mid-section. […]

Relay for Life meeting Jan. 30

Relay for Life meeting Jan. 30

Sarah Eagle of the American Cancer Society tells us that the first informational meeting for Altadena's second Relay for Life will be at Jan. 30, 2-4 PM at the Altadena Library, 600 E Mariposa St.  The Relay itself will be at Loma Alta Park on May 15-16. Find out how you can join the fight […]

‘Tis the season to help others

‘Tis the season to help others

The Altadena Library's Heather Firchow and members of the library's Teen Advisory Council took some time to help out at the Foothill Unity Center's food and toy box giveaway in Arcadia this weekend, and she wrote about it in her blog! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Winter break teen movie Dec. 30: "9"

Winter break teen movie Dec. 30: "9"

On Wed., Dec. 30 @ 4:00 PM the Altadena Library District will present Tim Burton’s “9” as our Winter Break Teen Movie. During your winter break from school, come to the library for popcorn and a movie. Tim Burton’s “9” is a post-apocalyptic world where rag dolls band together to survive. Featuring the voices of: […]

Sparkly and Cold

Sparkly and Cold

I finally went out last night and got pictures of twinkly lights. What I won’t do for you! It was freezing! The web said 50 degrees, but it was blustery enough for a substantial wind chill factor. Plus there’s the Petrea chill factor, which subtracts another fifteen degrees. We’re talkin’ cold. Last Christmas I went […]

Traditions

Traditions

The luminarias — also known as farolitos — lining Milan and adjoining streets illuminate the sidewalks with a warm, old-fashioned glow. Who would have ever thought brown paper bags and votive candles could be so festive? These low-tech versions of Christmas lights originated in Mexico and eventually spread to New Mexico and the western United […]

Tree down, 2800 block Maiden Lane

Tree down, 2800 block Maiden Lane

Got the call approx. 6 PM — wind blew a 60 ft. pine tree down at 2832 Maiden Lane, blocking the street, a vehicle underneath it.  Sheriffs and county crews are working to remove it. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

The ugliest snowman

The ugliest snowman

I don’t know if some intrepid Sierra Madreans went up to Baldy and got a truckload, or if this is the crushed leftover slush from a late night at the Buccaneer, but this old boy at Baldwin and the Boulevard is the sorriest snowman in the San Gabriel Valley, so far as I can tell. […]

Theodore Roosevelt: Conservationist and Unknowing Father of the Green Movement

Theodore Roosevelt: Conservationist and Unknowing Father of the Green Movement

Imagine Theodore Roosevelt in a PETA ad, hunting with Sarah Palin, and advocating for environmental policy before “green” became a catchphrase for environmentally aware. With incredible foresight and conviction, Roosevelt became the father of both the environmental and wildlife conservation movements, making the rich heritage of places like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks […]

Sunbathing Snowman

Sunbathing Snowman

Reminds me of lines from Mele Kalikimaka: Here we know that Christmas will be green and brightThe sun to shine by day and all the stars at night… (Note at 10:23 AM: Oops! In my pre-Christmas delirium, I scheduled this post for the wrong date — that’s why it didn’t come up at midnight last […]

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