Extreme Heat Strains Power Grid, Outage in Altadena
Hundreds of people were without power Monday morning -- including some residents in Altadena -- as the strained power grid began failing.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Dangerous Heat Levels Reported in Altadena
Brutal heat this weekend will not ease up on Altadena residents until Tuesday, as Excessive Heat Warnings already in effect across all of Southern California were extended for the mountains and foothills through 7 p.m. Tuesday. Temperatures nearing record levels, low moisture levels in the air and increasing atmospheric instability triggered the Red Flags and the warning of a prolonged heat wave.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
3 Vehicle Crash Prompts Closure on Lane on Freeway Near Pasadena
A three-vehicle crash Thursday evening on the 134 Freeway near Altadena prompted a temporary closure of the far right lane, authorities said. The crash on the eastbound side, near Figueroa Street, was reported at 6:37 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Pasadena Unified to discuss school attendance boundaries, possible school closures
PASADENA >> The Pasadena Unified School Board will discuss school attendance boundaries at a special meeting Thursday and potential school closure scenarios. Enrollment at PUSD schools has been on the decline for about 11 years and so a committee has been tasked with creating a master plan for the district and to recommend adjustments to boundary lines for schools.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
All That Jazz ... And More
Watch a respected guitarist head in a new musical direction when Harry Orlove and the 2 + 1 Quartet performs jazz Saturday at Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. Orlove started playing guitar at age 10 and landed his first paying gig at 11, gaining early fame in the 1960s underground group Pearls Before Swine.
Deputies at Sheriff's Altadena Station Remember 9/11 Victims
The station put out a text message to all who subscribe to Nixle, or the alert system for breaking news and press releases. Altadena Sheriff's Station would like to take a moment today to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11th, 2001.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
The Daily Breeze
Oktoberfest: One of the worlda s largest stein exhibits located in Pomona
Curator of the Wilson's Mettlach collection, Eugen "Gino" Ruzi talks about the display athe American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Motorcycle Crash on Foothill Freeway Affects Altadena
A motorcycle crash Monday afternoon briefly snagged traffic on the Foothill Freeway between Altadena and La Crescenta, the California Highway Patrol reported. The bike went down -- the crash also reportedly involved a truck and a sedan -- in a middle lane about 12:50 p.m. on the eastbound side, just west of Sunland Boulevard, according to the CHP.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Alliance to Save Our Altadena Libraries holds rally to continue library funding
With a list of endorsements that includes liberals and conservatives, churches and businesses, educators and community organizations, The Alliance to Save Our Altadena Libraries is rallying to get yes votes on a ballot measure to continue funding for the Altadena Library District. A kick off to the YES on A campaign is being held at the Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa St. at Santa Rosa Ave. at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.
CHP addresses rise in distracted driving with patrol
During a three-hour patrol on Friday, California Highway Patrol Officer Ryan Bejar made several stops, including issuing a citation to a driver for not having her license plate on her van in Burbank, and writing a speeding ticket to a 31-year-old man who was driving 87 mph in a 65-mph zone while heading east on the Foothill Freeway. But Bejar kept his focus on more than speeders and police dispatch alerts about stolen vehicles.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Sheriff's Support Group Holding Final Summer Concert
Join the Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7pm for the final summer concert series performance. Rocking & captivating ... Sgt.
Words to the Wise
I have often mused that if it weren't for libraries and librarians, I would have been an ax murderer. I needed a nonviolent outlet for my formidable temper and temperament.
As part of the Pasadena Public Library's Dust Bowl commemoration, author Marisa Silver discusses her new book, "Mary Coin," the story of the migrant laborer caught in the iconic 1936 photo "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange, taken during the height of the Dust Bowl. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the library's Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Report's release delayed on Pasadena police shooting of unarmed teen
Alfred McDade, center, mourns at the funeral for his grandson Kendrec McDade at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Altadena on April 7, 2012. Alfred McDade, center, mourns at the funeral for his grandson Kendrec McDade at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Altadena on April 7, 2012.
Words Aren't Cheap
Facing drastic cuts and the possible closure of local libraries, supporters of the Altadena Library will host a Vote Yes on A rally at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Altadena Library, 600 Mariposa Ave. In 1993, residents approved a $400,000 parcel tax on residential and business properties in Altadena, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. Last renewed in 2004, the parcel tax expires this year.
Unbound Productions Announces Cast for Wicked Lit 2014, Running 10/3-11/8
Unbound Productions' Executive Director Jonathan Josephson , Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced details for WICKED LIT 2014, the 6th annual immersive theatre event that will take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. The production will run from October 3-November 8, 2014 and feature world premiere adaptations of Las Lloronas , inspired by the Mexican folktale "La Lorona" and actual events, adapted by Josephson and directed by Millet ; Bram Stoker 's Dracula's Guest , adapted by Johnn Leslie and directed by Rack , and The Monk, inspired by the 1796 novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis, adapted by Douglas Clayton , and directed by Debbie McMahon .
Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal News
Jackie Robinson Teammate James P. Wright Sr. Passes
Bank, The Pasadena Journal, Edwin's Pharmacy , ChapCare, Starbucks , Real Water, Whole Foods Market , City of Pasadena, USC School of Pharmacy & D'Veal Family and Youth Services. Partners for Health Summit 2014 are Office of Senator Carol Liu, Office of Assemblymember Chris Holden, Vice-Mayor Jacque Robinson & Council Member John Kennedy, First AME Church Pasadena, and Pasadena Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Gamma Zeta Boule & The Links, Inc. Belbert Inc. along with Woods Valentine Mortuary and Berry and Sweeny Pharmacy where the three largest African American owned businesses in the Pasadena / Altadena communities during the decades of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal News
"Grand-daughter Makes Me Proud"
When my granddaughter, Ifetayo Sangode Oliatan, came to me a few weeks ago and asked what I knew about organizing marches and rallies, I didn't think much about it. Later, when she came and asked about different leaders in the Pasadena community and whether I knew how to reach them, I figured that something serious was up.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Burglaries, Vandalism, Theft of Street Sign in Altadena
Sunday, Aug. 17 8:00 AM- A residential burglary occurred at 2200 block N. Santa Anita Avenue.
Altadena Library District Features Artist
According to organizers, "Kate's work is very much a product of her subconscious.