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Angeles Crest Reopens

Angeles Crest Reopens

After months of fighting with nature, Angeles Crest Highway is finally being reopened to the public. Today, Friday, June 3, officials are set to reopen the section of California Highway 2 between La Cañada Flintridge and the Angeles Forest after a morning news conference just outside of the Angeles National Forest entrance. The Angeles National Forest reopened [...]

Leadership Pasadena: Congrats, Graduates!

Leadership Pasadena: Congrats, Graduates!

We’d like to offer a warm (if someone belated) congratulations to the 2011 graduating class of Leadership Pasadena. If you’re not familiar with the program, it’s a sort of hatchery for local community leaders. It consists of eight months of workshops, projects, and retreats designed to improve leadership skills, within both participants’ organizations and the [...]

Bryan Denton, Our Eyes in Libya

Bryan Denton, Our Eyes in Libya

Local boy Bryan Denton, now all grown up, was featured today in the New York Times blog, Lens, which covers Photography, Video and Visual Journalism. Denton, a photojournalist and product of Sequoyah School, Flintridge Prep and NYU, is currently behind enemy lines in Misurata, Libya. C.J. Chivers, who is with him in Libya writes: This [...]

Well Done, Little Rover

Well Done, Little Rover

Every now and then we need to be reminded that mind-blowing history is being made daily, just two to three miles to the northwest. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, truly one of the finest feathers in our cap, has played a part in the nation’s space program since the early 1930s. And it’s right next door! This [...]

The Sacrifice of Deputy Charlene Rottler

The Sacrifice of Deputy Charlene Rottler

On January 3, 2010, retired Deputy Sheriff Charlene “Charlie” Rottler, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, died from injuries she sustained while working on patrol at the Altadena Sheriff’s Station. Most people are unfamiliar with Charlie’s story. She and her training officer were involved in a traffic collision with a drunk driver on November 5, 1972, [...]

The Armadillo String Quartet plays P.D.Q. Bach

The Armadillo String Quartet plays P.D.Q. Bach

If you fall into a certain age range and were fortunate enough to have musical education growing up, you undoubtedly had a music teacher who thought P.D.Q. Bach was just the cat’s pajamas. Which he is. P.D.Q., also known as (Johann) Peter Schickele, is a composer, comedian, and educator—think a more slapstick Victor Borge. Schickele [...]

ArtNight!

ArtNight!

What could be better than free admission to an excellent local museum on a beautiful Friday night? How about free admission to several excellent local museums. And to a bunch of other arts-oriented venues. And free shuttles running from stop to stop. And fancy food trucks. And live music. And did we mention it’s all [...]

Bureaucracy Run Amok

Bureaucracy Run Amok

UPDATE from Altadenablog.com — The county planning department’s drive to alter or eliminate Patticakes’ mural on Allen Ave. has been dropped, according to Patticakes’ owner Mike McLellan. According to the county officials, they have “settled the matter.” Honestly, it’s enough to make a liberal become a libertarian: Someone in Altadena apparently complained to the county [...]

A Park in the Playhouse District? Speak Up!

A Park in the Playhouse District? Speak Up!

You know that parking lot at the northeast corner of Union and El Molino? You’ve probably parked there to go to the Laemmle. It’s nice enough, as parking lots go. But it may not be around for much longer: There’s an initiative afoot to turn it into a park—a real park, with grass and trees [...]

Lian at the Libraries

Lian at the Libraries

Fans of author Lian Dolan and her bestselling novel Helen of Pasadena will finally get the chance to hear her speak this week and next at events hosted by the Pasadena and Glendale Public Libraries. A lively and funny speaker, Dolan has become the toast of the town, and many of her previous private events, like those [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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