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Holly Rundberg July 11, 2013 at 08:10 am
Hi Dan, I have been finding the 'new' Altadena Patch look confusing. In today's post an articleRead More relating to La Crescenta was first and Captain Benedict's Coffee was second. I also see notices of events that have already past. I don't see how that helps us to know of an event that is over with? I am not relating to the Patch as I did with it's former format.
Dan Abendschein (Editor) July 11, 2013 at 11:38 am
Hey Holly - This story originally was on Montrose and I believe posted to Altadena Patch because theRead More group is Altadena-based. I'm curious of the event notices that are passed - do you see them on the site or in your email newsletter?
Holly Rundberg July 12, 2013 at 09:29 am
Thanks for that info. It just seems the site/email NL is not as easy to read. More info. thenRead More before, maybe more then I want for Altadena news? I see 'Boards' on the right side of the website, and 'Upcoming events' at the very bottom. Thanks for your quick reply.
L.R. Wright August 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm
Its sad that even back twenty something years ago the Altadena Town council was so far in the pocketRead More of developers and out of touch with the Altadena public that Altadena Heritage had to break away and get out from under their stiffling and triffling control. Finally, the Altadena Town Council have so alientated the public that everybody now knows they represent no one.
SteveB August 21, 2012 at 09:18 pm
Thanks, I had no idea about Norwic village's existence - and it is within walking distance of thatRead More other Altadena landmark, the Crater on Lake!
Karin Bugge August 21, 2012 at 10:32 pm
Hah! I avert my eyes when passing the Crater and head straight to Norwic. By the way, the architectRead More of the Norwic cottages, Wilmer Hershey, also designed the Santa Barbara courthouse. Hershey died when he was 31 years old.
Dottie Burns November 11, 2011 at 01:34 pm
Wahoo, the Fork in the Road is back and what a great welcome, to help others.
Lori A. Webster November 11, 2011 at 01:38 pm
Webster's Fine Stationers is also working with Put The Fork In Hunger, and you can drop off anyRead More packaged food at the store now until Sunday. I will be volunteering down at the Fork and will take any food items to them then. As an added bonus, you will get 10% off any purchase if you bring in a food donation.
Dan Abendschein (Editor) November 11, 2011 at 02:45 pm
Thanks for letting us know Lori! Between this and the Altadena Library drive, none of us reallyRead More have an excuse not to contribute at this point.
not Carl Peterson lll June 25, 2012 at 05:06 pm
"Will not block any access" "will put in new fencing at the head of the trail.Read More leaving a gap for trail users. ....so,you know the question here. What would a fence at the head of a trail be used for, when it is not used " to block any access???????? Has the overregulation brainwashed the scouts now? Are we to be governed by 14 year old kids who want to put up a fence on a public trail? Have I missed something here? If so, tell me. If not I will lead the move to remove it.
Reiu K June 25, 2012 at 09:21 pm
marty, here is a link to the pasadenastarnews article.Read More http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_20926795/scouts-fix-up-cobb-estate-entrance-altadena?source=rss_viewed It's has more detail, and the article may answer most of your concerns. Great Job, Scouts! Thank you.
not Carl Peterson lll June 26, 2012 at 02:09 am
Thanks Reiu !! As Gilda Radner on Saturday night live in the 70's used to say.......oh.....neverRead More mind.
JT Hampton April 6, 2012 at 04:16 pm
Ice is scary. When I lived in the midwest, I lost control more than a couple of times. Wishing TracyRead More a speedy recovery. Hats off to these rescuers!
Nicole Charky (Editor) April 7, 2012 at 12:43 am
Seriously, hats off to the rescuers. Tracy, I hope you recover quickly! If you ever want to tellRead More your story on Patch we'd love to hear from you and see how you're doing. Feel free to email me at nicole.charky@patch.com.
vickybb April 25, 2012 at 11:07 am
hello my dear I am vicky by name good day. i just went to your profile this time true this siteRead More (montrose.patch.com) and i got your detail and your explanation in fact the way you explain your self shows me that you are innocent and maturity and also understand person i decided to have a contact with you so that we can explain to our self each other because God great everyone to make a friend with each other and from that we know that we are from thism planet God great for us ok my dear please try and reach me through my email address (vicky105walt@yahoo.com) so that i can send you my picture true your reply we can know each other ok have a nice day and God bless you yours vicky
lonnie fehr March 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm
Increase in Accident Prevention Efforts on Angeles Crest Highway June 17th, 2011 Angeles CrestRead More Highway Accidents Good news for scenic route drivers! The California Department of Transportation has just reopened the Angeles Crest Highway, a popular route for motorcyclists. As more motorcyclists get on the accident-prone highway, the California Highway Patrol has announced an increase in enforcement on this particular route. The Angeles Crest Highway offers motorcyclists a scenic ride, and has long been popular with bikers. However, the highway with its sharp curves and steep cliffs can be rife with accident risks for motorcyclists. The California Highway Patrol is advising motorcyclists this summer to take more care on the accident prone route. The motorcycle safety enforcement initiative is being funded by a grant by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The money will be used to step up enforcement against traffic violations by motorcyclists and drivers. According to the California Highway Patrol, the Angeles Crest Highway has one of the highest accident rates in California. State data shows that 164 motorcycle accidents occurred on one particular stretch of the highway from Starlight Crest Drive to Route 39 over a one-year period. Eight of these accidents ended in fatalities. Speeding, in fact, was a major factor in motorcycle accidents on the Angeles Crest Highway, accounting for more than 98 of the accidents.
Glenn Rueger March 19, 2012 at 01:00 am
Good question. I figure they're doing what they can with the resources they can spare. Just a guessRead More though - I'm certainly no expert. As a motorcyclist, the possibility of a ticket or of running off the mountain is enough to keep my own speed down but then, I'm not big on adrenaline rushes anyway. I suppose some good might be done if there was a way to call more attention to the fact that the Angeles Crest Highway is an extremely unforgiving road with little room for error or correction. Signs? A Public Service Announcement? Unlikely. One of the major motorcycle magazines did an article on it a while back which gave me a healthy respect for it. Then again that can backfire and act as a magnet for the thrill seekers. Again, good question.
yeahian March 19, 2012 at 09:21 am
so dumb it would increase moto traffic due to reduced auto traffic.
Ramon March 6, 2012 at 09:09 pm
This sounds like it would have been a great trail to ride at one point in time. Sucks that it wasRead More taken out by fire and floods. Im glad these guys were able to survive and use some smart tactics to help them get rescued. I go riding and always carry an emergency kit with me including flashlight matches... etc. I just got a new bike like this so I wouldnt have left it in the canyon http://www.2wheelbikes.com/sx40-mountain-bike.html
Michelle March 7, 2012 at 07:55 pm
These were adult men, supposedly seasoned outdoor athletes, who couldn't self-rescue less than oneRead More mile from a road?
Chris April 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm
It's good to know the mountain bikers were okay, I feel bad for their bikes. I just purchased aRead More mountain bike from http://www.bikesxpress.com/Full-Suspension-Mountain-Bikes_c_14.html there bikes are great.
True Freedom January 31, 2012 at 04:04 pm
With being inundated with bad news daily, it is refreshing to hear a positive story about our youthRead More doing great things. I'm glad to know that there are many schools in the area that stress ethics, community service, etc as part of their curriculum. That was a large factor in our choice of a school for our children. In the infamous words of JFK during his inaugural speech: ""Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country" Kudos, Mr. Benson!
Lorraine Pozniak January 31, 2012 at 06:00 pm
A very responsible young man who will, hopefully, dedicate himself to a life of public service.
Don Simkovich January 27, 2012 at 02:30 pm
The Altadena Relay for Life is a positive group made up of survivors and caregivers. I lost myRead More mother to breast cancer in '99 but the time spent planning for the June Relay is upbeat and brings hope to a tough issue.
Rolf Holbach January 20, 2012 at 02:01 pm
R.I.P. my R&B Sensei, Growing up in Inglewood in the 60’s, I always looked forward toRead More Monday nights listening to “The Johnny Otis Show” on KMET, and remember begging my folks to let me stay up just a little longer to listen to the wonderful music, great blues artists, and stories about the Central Ave. scene. Johnny is directly responsible for my deep love of blues and R&B, and I thank you for the education, laughs, and that everlasting groove.
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