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The foothills changed every few seconds this morning to reveal new views, new surprises. All the photos on flickr were taken within an hour of each other.


Greg Stanton has some shots of the flood in action this morning.

Here’s some more from AltadenaAboveitAll’s outing.

I’m a little behind on this, but here are some shots from the fabulous Art on Palm event in Wildwood Park on Oct. 10. MaryRose Smyth hosted with help from fellow artists. I need to caption a couple of them so you know who these incredible artists are. I will do so shortly. In the meantime, here are the pix!


From Carolyn,

There is some good news to report about the Station Fire – good for Altadena, not so good for some of our neighboring communities.

For Altadena, there are no more Mandatory Evacuation orders in place, and no Altadena areas are on the list of locations open to residents only. The entire Eastern Boundary of the Angeles National Forest will be closed effective 12:00 pm on September 3, 2009 until full containment of the Station Fire.

The only road closure left for Altadena is Chaney Trail, at the Angeles National Forest gate.

So, I hope we can all recoup and rest today and prepare to have some fun this weekend with the all the arts events going on.


Altadena Junction has artist Alex Schaefer painting 20 minute portraits Friday night. Here are details:

Event:  Alex Schaefer will be painting 20 minute oil portraits from life!
      “Sit and get painted.”
Where: Altadena Junction
Start Time: Friday, September 4 at 7:00pm
End Time: Friday, September 4 at 11:00pm
To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Project Altadena will be up for viewing! Sponsored by the Altadena Arts Coalition, the prints from Altadenans who scoured the town with disposable cameras to capture their personal views (one of whom would be me), will be available for viewing beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday in the alley behind Altadena Hardware.

The Gallery at the End of the World has a show opening tonight! And nobody does an art opening better than Ben!

And Sunday, the fabulous Carol Channing plays at the Altadena Community Church to help them raise funds for a new roof. I was going to go, but another commitment will prevent that. But I’ll be out Friday and Saturday enjoying the fun!

And stop by the great businesses on Lake near the Gallery, like Websters Fine Stationers. Lori has brought it beautiful, locally made cards, custom decorative signage companies, and more. Won’t find what she has anywhere else nearby.

See you in Altadena!

Cruised around again, from Lake to the east to Glenrose to the west. Scary out there!

Pal Bob is in an evacuation area but hasn’t left yet. Access to northwest Altadena is blocked at many streets to allow the firefighters to work. Here are some more pix. The WhiteOut billboard is getting some unexpected attention. Where the hell is the TV coverage? Local news? On the weekend? Not when you need it! Stay tuned to our blogs!

Here’s the info on Project Altadena and related events on Labor Day weekend.

See ya there!

September 5, 2009
(North lake and Mariposa in the alley beside Altadena Hardware)
 Featured Photographs will be exhibited at
 Altadena Junction near the festival site!
*Food and Refreshments from the Coffee Gallery,O’ Happy Days, a Taco Stand and The Park Bench Deli.
*Live music “Wreck and Sow”
Gallery at the End of the World will be having their quarterly art show
Book Signing and Photo-booth at Webster’s Fine Stationers
Be sure to visit the local business’s in the area open to meet you!
Info about the Arroyo Co-op, historical society, and much more!
Great Community event! Invite friends and family!
Altadena Arts Coalition

Here are the celebrities of Xmas Tree Lane, the biggest of whom is the lovely Rosa Johnson, Mrs. Altadena. It’s fitting that this icon of our town is dressed as a Santa, so she is Santa Rosa on Santa Rosa. Also here is avid Xmas Tree Lane supporter Supervisor Mike Antonovich, emcee Meshack Taylor (Designing Women), Linda Lane-White, Maureen Ward, and the choirs from Altadena Baptist Church and Blair High School, plus the Altadena Children’s Choir and John Muir High School Drum Corps. Unfortunately the hot cider and hot chocolate ran out way too early, but the crowd was enthusiastic anyway. So take a drive down the Lane and then head east on Mendocino to get the best view of the Balian Mansion (just east of Allen and Mendocino) as it appears before you like a vision.