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!

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

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.