Friday, September 30, 2011

McCallister on a Ride-Along

Great story of achievement from one of our Meadows residents:

"Want to let you know that my son McCallister (11th grade John Muir High School student, who is also autistic) will be going on his first ride-along with the Pasadena Fire Explorers today at Station #34  from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  He has worked hard for 3 years finishing a task book and passing physical tests to be able to go on these ride-alongs, and I believe he is the first autistic young man to be successful in the Pasadena ire Explorers Program."

here's a pic of McCallister at the station this morning.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Meadows Yard Sale Oct. 8

We have about 15 residents participating in the Meadows-wide Yard Sale on Saturday, October 8 from 8-12.

If you haven't contacted me already and want to participate, please email me at

There's still time to join.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Rambro is Back

This information was sent to the blog today.  Again, please use caution in any interactions with him and call the Sheriff:

"Rambro/The Black Robin Hood" illegal deer and bear hunter was spotted Saturday @ 10AM by a Rising Hill neighbor on the upper El Prieto trail (dressed in camo and carrying his crossbow) walking south on the trail that is located behind the homes on the upper west side of Risinghill.

Although I didn't witness this, I believe that he is now parking and getting access via El Prieto as several Risinghill residents have threatened to call the authorities every time that he comes up here.

I have attached pics of the vehicle that I personally saw him drive in last year when I told him he had to leave our area up here and followed him down the hill. HOWEVER, on Saturday I do recall a green Honda Accord driving up past our house and I never saw it come back I'm unsure if it was a legit hiker.

Pic of his truck:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

MFSC Working on Oaks

The Meadows FireSafe Council (MFSC) begins its final efforts of the 2010 grant with the trimming of Oak trees that have received permits from L.A. County Fire.  Work will begin on those trees they have permits for and other assessments not completed last year will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pick Up Truck on Lower Canyon Crest

From a comment to the blog:

Today I was driving along Canyon Crest in the canyon, and spotted a brown pickup with metal in the back and two guys getting out of the truck. When I circled back around to check it out, the two men were not with the truck, I took a picture of the truck and it's licence plate, then called the Sheriff.

I just received a call back and they reported the two were arrested and the truck was impounded.

Thank you, Altadena Sheriffs for your diligence.

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Bear Picture

New bear picture from a resident on Risinghill.  Not sure of the date.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tabby Cat Found - UPDATED

UPDATE: Cat was returned to its owner.

Comment posted to the blog:

"We found a Tabby cat near The Meadows, owners missing cat may call Tonya at 626.993.4383"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Got Books?

I'm leading a second annual used book sale for my church.  We're looking for any gently used books that you would be interested in donating.  It's a great way to clean out your libraries and share books with a new owner.

Please let me know if you have books to share.  I'm happy to pick them up from you.

The book sale is in mid-October.  Am happy to pick them up in September.


Wednesday, September 07, 2011

A Nice Message from a Past Meadows Resident

This post came into the blog. Thought it was a nice note about The Meadows:

I came across your website on The Meadows. I grew up there in the 60's and 70's

I lived at the very top of El Prieto (GREAT HOUSE) on the right just before you go up the road to what used to be a Nunnery.

Memories...We were evacuated in the sixties (during the moon landing) because the hill behind us was on fire. (same hill we used to fly our kites over)

All the neighborhood kids played Indians up in the hills. It was great fun.

My parents bought a little house on Sunmore Lane in the 70's.

In the summer I worked for Charles White doing filing. They lived up the street. Nice family, I remember Mr. White was ill and never was out of his house robe. I will always LOVE The Meadows...Who knows I may buy a house up there again some day.