December 2010


My current show of scannography is on display at Altadena’s Coffee Gallery through this Friday!

The show comes down on the 31st, so please stop by if you can. I’m now working on my next show which will be at Caltech Feb. 14-17. Here’s the story Justin Chapman wrote on Altadena Patch.

Thanks, Justin!

Alert Message has been issued by the LASD – Crescenta Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff.

Tuesday December 21, 2010 10:17 PM PST

Vehicles in restricted parking areas will be TOWED at midnight due to poss. unsafe mudflow LaCrescenta Montrose

Due to the impending storm, if you have cars parked in the posted restricted parking areas, please remove them from the street before midnight, Tues, Dec. 21., or they will be towed.

It is very important that the streets be cleared of vehicles so that they are not possibly swept away and damaged, or damage other property.  Also so emergency equipment can pass through the area whenever possible and continue our dedicated and coordinated effort to protect lives and property.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Captain David Silversparre
Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
818-248-3464
www.lasd.org

The latest from Carolyn Seitz:

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has released the following information and forecast.

For the Altadena burn areas:

RAINFALL Between 4:00 am Tuesday and 4:00 am Wednesday, rainfall is predicted to be 2.6 inches.

FLOODING, MUD & DEBRIS FLOWS Because of the possibility that the burn areas may already have reached saturation, the potential for flooding, mud and debris flows in and below the burn areas is greater.

It has been recommended that emergency response entities monitor certain areas of La Crescenta, La Canada/Flintridge, East Sierra Madre, and Altadena where the potential for mud and debris flows is greater.  Streambeds and water courses will be subject to mud and debris flows.

ROAD CLOSURES Road closures in the Angeles National Forest remain in effect.   The Chaney Trail gate remains closed.

EVACUATIONS The Millard Canyon Campground remains under an evacuation order by Angeles National Forest.

Additional information will be provided when available.

From Carolyn Seitz: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has provided the following updated information regarding the current storm event.

This update covers the period from 8 am this morning to 6:00 am Monday, December 20th.

RAINFALL        This morning, they have organized the data differently.  Here is the anticipated rainfall for the mountain areas:

       Anticipate 0.2 to 0.5 inch rainfall between 3 AM Sun – 6 AM Sun
         Anticipate 0.4 to 0.7 inch rainfall between 6 AM Sun – NOON Sun
         Anticipate 0.3 to 0.5 inch rainfall between NOON Sun – 6 PM Sun
         Anticipate 0.75 to 1.0 inch rainfall between 6 PM Sun – 6 AM Mon

For the valleys, they provide the following data:

        Anticipate 0.1 to 0.3 inch rainfall between 3 AM Sun – 6 AM Sun
          Anticipate 0.2 to 0.5 inch rainfall between 6 AM Sun – NOON Sun
         Anticipate 0.2 to 0.4 inch rainfall between NOON Sun – 6 PM Sun
         Anticipate 0.3 to 0.7 inch rainfall between 6 PM Sun – 6 AM Mon

ROAD CLOSURES        In addition to those announced yesterday, they have added Angeles Crest Highway and the Angeles Forest Highway/Aliso Canyon area.   For Altadena, the Chaney Trail gate is closed and the Millard Canyon Campground was evacuated.

FLOOD, MUD & DEBRIS    Their data this morning indicates a low potential for flooding, mud and debris flows in the burn areas, but please continue to exercise caution in those areas that are known to flood or be subject to mud and debris flows.

Stay alert and stay safe!

Additional updates will be provided when available.

To review the data provided by the County’s Department of Public Works, here’s the link:

http://dpw.lacounty.gov/wrd/forecast/file/mud4cast.pdf

From Carolyn Seitz:

As of 4:00 am this morning, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has released the following information about the current storm event.

For the La Canada/Flintridge and Altadena burn areas:

RAINFALL – The County has revised their prediction about the amount of rainfall anticipated between 4:00 am this morning and 4:00 am Sunday. The amount of rainfall now predicted is 2.2 inches As a result of the change in the rainfall forecast, the flooding, mud and debris flow forecasts have also been revised. At this time, no significant flooding, mud or debris flows are predicted for the Altadena burn areas, but because there could be periods of heavy rain, please continue to exercise caution and stay alert to the conditions around you, especially in those areas already known to be impacted during storm events.

ROAD CLOSURES – The road closures announced in the last update remain in effect. One additional closure of note in Altadena is the closure of the gate on Chaney Trail near the National Forest boundary.

ANGELES FOREST HY FROM ANGELES CREST HY TO ALISO CYN RD – Beginning Sunday, December 19

MT WILSON RED BOX RD FROM VIDEO RD TO ANGELES CREST HY – Beginning at 2:00 am, Sunday, December 19 Other public roads in the Angeles National Forest may be subject to closure due to mudflow/debris deposition at numerous locations below the burned hillsides.

EVACUATIONS – CLOSURES The Millard Canyon Campground was ordered closed by the Angeles National Forest. If you want to see the current forecasts issues by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, here is the link: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/wrd/forecast/file/mud4cast.pdf If you have questions, please let me know. As always, stay safe!

From Carolyn Seitz:

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has released the following information about anticipated rainfall and potential for flooding, mud and debris flows and road closures:

For La Canada/Flintridge and the Altadena burn areas:

Rainfall amount expected between 4:00 am this morning and 4:00 am tomorrow morning – 0.2 inches

Potential for flooding in the burn areas or mud and debris flows – None anticipated

Road closures – No new road closures are anticipated

Additional or updated information will be provided as available.

The “mud forecast” information provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works is online here:

http://dpw.lacounty.gov/wrd/forecast/file/mud4cast.pdf

 

Please join me Thursday, December 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the famed Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena. See my latest photographic work–done without a camera–in “Telling Images.” Libations and frivolity to be had!

If the technical gods are with me, I’ll be demonstrating how I make these images. Bring exotic flowers or trinkets to be part of the artwork I create on site. Anyone who contributes will receive a digital file of the image!

Sharing the year’s most amazing science photos from PopSci

http://bit.ly/gnSBm0

Enjoy!

Advisory Message has been issued by the Pasadena Police Department – CA.

Tuesday December 14, 2010 10:48 AM PST

Pasadena Overnight Parking Ordinance Exempted December 23rd to January 3rd

The holiday overnight parking citation moratorium is from 2 am to 6 am, December 23rd  through January 3rd.   Vehicles legally parked on the street during these dates and times will not be ticketed.  All other parking restrictions apply, however, and any illegally parked vehicles, RV’s or trailers will be cited and possibly towed.
Issuance of overnight parking citations will resume the morning of January 4, at 2 am.  For more information of the City’s Overnight Parking Ordinance and Restrictions, please visit the City of Pasadena Department of Transportation’s website at the following link: http://ww2.cityofpasadena.net/trans/parking/topeo_instructions.asp

For full details, go to https://local.nixle.com/alert/4328892/?sub_id=332392.

The crowd turned out at Kidspace by the Rose Bowl, in the beautiful Arroyo Thursday night for the Arroyo Verde Awards given by the Arroyo Seco Foundation.

Tim Brick led the festivities which included awards to:

  • The Hahamongna Bloggers for Best Advocacy (about 25 of us blogged on the same day to protest development plans in the Hahamongna Watershed Park) below JPL
  • Foothill Municipal Water District for Greening the Arroyo–Agency
  • Urban Semillas and Miguel Luna for Greening the Arroyo–Organization
  • Arroyo Green Team, Audobon Center for Volunteers
  • Nolan Pack and PCC Student Government for Citizen Activist
  • Michael Cacciotti, mayor Pro-Tempore, City of South Pasadena (great remarks!)
  • Highland Park resident Virginia Neely for a Special Award for her historical record-keeping and assistance to many
  • Nicole Possert for Lifetime Achievement

 See my earlier post for the list of Hahamongna bloggers, and add to that Steve Scauzillo
http://templecitydailyphoto.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the great party! So nice to be recognized! And hats off to Petrea Burchard, Karin Bugge, and Barbara Ellis who hatched the united blogging idea.

While we all got certificates, Petrea’s in possession of the festive froggy award that glows in the dark! That should keep her hoppin. And thanks to new friend Robert for taking a slug of these photos.

Here are some pix. They’re also on flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohdebutaunt/

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