February 2010

What really happened when Jack Parsons and L.Ron Hubbard summoned the Babalon Goddess?

Find out in Pasadena Babalon, Feb. 19-27, Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium


Greg Stanton has some shots of the flood in action this morning. http://www.welcometothemeadows.blogspot.com/

Here’s some more from AltadenaAboveitAll’s outing.

“I was in my house and heard this horrendous noise. I thought it was thunder. We looked down at the creek and saw the trees tremble and then fall down.”

That’s what my pals Bob Reid and Greg Downs who live on Canyon Crest said this morning as the water in the arroyo let loose, topping the sides of the banks and propelling rocks and boulders down the canyon.

Caught in the mudflow was Rueben Ruiz and Brandon Leon and his dad, each in different trucks. Ruiz, heading down the canyon, suffered the worst. His truck completely spinned sideways, into the Leon’s truck, mud covering his roof. Ruiz had to climb out of the passenger window, getting covered in mud himself.

“I have a house up at the top that I am restoring. I was on my way down and got caught. Had to climb out that window. I can laugh now.”

Take a look at the pix. What a mess. Even Univision TV showed up to document the event.

Posting one now, more later and some over on AltadenaDailyPhoto.com

I met the musical Ian years ago at KCRW when I was interning there, and he played at Mick Fleetwood’s wedding which I covered for the Malibu paper. He’s the first person who I ever heard use the word mojo, as in “I got my mojo workin’.” I had no idea what it meant. He was kind enough not to call me an idiot.

I interviewed Ian a couple of weeks ago and have been reading his latest book, “Letters from Lotusland” with many Altadena references with great delight, but haven’t gotten all my thoughts about it written up. So while I get that completed, don’t miss the opportunity to buy the book at Vroman’s tonight and have him sign it.

Gotta read Altadena Hiker if you love Hahamongna


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