Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Next Up....Locust!

Kidding. Here's some pics from the dirt and dust that are being carried from the burned areas into our neighborhood with the arrival of the Santa Ana winds. These are pics from my front yard. Sorry for the spotty photos, but I think that's the blowing dust and dirt on the lens.

Obviously, stay indoors if you can. Winds are expected to diminish tomorrow. In the meantime, welcome to The Meadows Mojave!

Deer in The Meadows

In response to the news that the hunter is back in The Meadows, here's a pic of one of many deer that visit the hillside behind my house on an almost daily basis. I've been blessed to have four and five deer at a time foraging on the plants in the brush.

Would love to get more pics from around the neighborhood to post on the blog.

Injured Deer?

From a neighbor:

"As many of you know, Joe Clay, AKA Rambro has been seen hunting with bow and arrow in the Meadows and Millard Canyon areas again.

He was seen parked on El Prieto yesterday, in full camo gear as usual. I am sure it is no coincidence that later in the day, I got a report that a local postal carrier saw a deer with an arrow sticking in its side.

I am not sure exactly where the injured deer was seen. If anyone has more information (please reply to this post).

I have reported this to Dept. of Fish & Game. If you have any more info - here is the direct phone line to our "local" F&G office: (951) 443-2969 - ask for the FISH & GAME OPERATOR."

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mountain Lion Sighting

From Meadows neighbors yesterday:

"We saw a mountain lion near the Canyon Crest hairpin turn last night about 10 p.m. It was just off to the side of the road, slinking into the canyon. Not a huge cat, but big enough I guess."

Friday, October 23, 2009

U2 on Sunday

Heads up on traffic Sunday night. The U2 concert is at the Rose Bowl on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Capacity is normally 65,000. U2 is creating a venue for 95,000 to attend. Traffic will potentially be very heavy near the Rose Bowl and on the 210.

Anyone have extra tickets? cause "I still haven't found what I'm looking for!"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Millard Canyon Conservation Project--Volunteer Day

From Mike Hickman -

Well, it's that time again! Bird nesting season is officially over for this year and we can once again get back to doing restoration work and invasive weed removal in Lower Millard Canyon.
Our next Volunteer Day will be this coming Saturday, October 24, 9am to 1:30pm.

As usual, we will gather in my driveway at 9am sharp (3617 Canyon Crest Rd., Altadena 91001)
You will need to wear long pants and hiking shoes/boots. Layering with a long sleeve shirt is also recommended.

We supply gloves, tools, snacks and water.

A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT: We have installed railroad tie stairs leading into the canyon work area, eliminating the difficult and steep hike into and out of the canyon some of you may remember from last season. Getting there and back is much easier and only takes a few minutes now.

At this point, I would like thank and welcome those of you who signed up recently for the volunteer notifications and say we look forward to getting to know you better as we all work toward improving the wildland habitat in the canyon.
So thanks in advance, and I hope a whole bunch of you show up Saturday.

Any questions?
Mike Hickman
(626) 398-6471

Sunday, October 11, 2009

MFSC: Tree Vendors in The Meadows

The Meadows FireSafe Council met with two tree vendors at five properties this past week to obtain bids for tree removal.

Please know that Steven's Trees and Gomez Tree Service may drive around the neighborhood to look at the trees identified in the assessments. Given the recent burglaries in East Altadena, we want you to know that these tree vendors WILL NOT be knocking on your door or asking permission to enter your property. They may only be driving around the neighborhood.

Anyone other than Steven's Trees and Gomez Tree Service is not authorized by The Meadows FireSafe Council.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Hunter in Area - Please Use Caution

This post was sent out this morning. Please read and use caution. As stated in the post, do not approach these guys. Instead, call the Sherriff.

Chaney Trail listserve reports that there have been separate recent sightings of both the hunter known as “Rambro” a middle age, black male driving a maroon van, and another hunter, matching the following description: white male, husky build in camo-gear, with a backpack, wearing a large hunting knife.

The male wearing camo-gear was driving a white truck has been seen at other trailheads. He also had a large grey dog with him (appeared to be a pitbull, on leash) and was driving a white Chevy Silverado pick-up truck (CA lic. plate 7P29732) parked at the Sunset Ridge / Mount Wilson Fire Road trailhead (top of Chaney Trail).

A man in camo-gear, was wearing a backpack, wearing a large hunting knife got out of the truck. Image attached.

The vehicle has been seen there before by Lonnie, campground host of Millard Campground. The truck is covered with US Marine Corps decals and bumper stickers on the back window area that read: Body Piercing by the USMC (next to a human silhouette full of bullet holes) and I'll keep my guns, freedom & money...You can keep the "change".

Sheriffs and USFS have been notified.

Please do not approach! When Lonnie informed the man courteously that the Forest was closed and asked him if he'd seen all the signs. The man replied, "I've seen every F*cking one of them!" He then put his hand on his knife and Lonnie thought it wise to withdraw at that point.

If you see any vehicles where they don't belong, or suspicious persons in the burn area or on surrounding trails, particularly if they are obviously armed, please contact the Altadena Sheriffs immediately at: 626.798.1131.

Friday, October 02, 2009

PCC Collects e-Waste

The Pasadena City College Flea Market, held the first Sunday of every month from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., has been conducting e-Waste collection for the benefit of the community.

Tri-Products collects all e-Waste goods in the parking lot at Hill Avenue and Del Mar Blvd. The next flea market is this Sunday, Oct. 4.