Sunday, October 30, 2011

Speeding and Driving Concern

Concerns over speeding and safety are not new to The Meadows.  Here's a post from a neighbor expressing concerns over recent experiences had in coming in and going out of The Meadows:

"I am EXHAUSTED of people driving erratically, dangerously, entirely too fast etc. not ONLY up in our neighborhood; but all the way down to Canyon Crest & Lincoln.

Today on a power walk down Canyon Crest (a little past the "hunting lodge" house") I was nearly rammed down by a neighbor whom I believe resides at the top of Canyon Crest (north of Rising Hill/Clover Hill).

Weeks ago when I was driving down the Canyon Crest hill (let me add I was going a little over the speed limit) I was being DANGEROUSLY tailgated by a neighbor. When I gestured for him to back off of me he continued and even attempted to pass me while an oncoming car was coming. I then got to the stop sign of Canyon Crest & Lincoln and put my head out of the window calmly asking if he realized that he was "riding me too closely" and I was then called EVERY foul name possible. Are you kidding me?

I know that even with a blog post there is a possibility that neighbors will continue to drive as if they are on at the Indy 500, the Autobahn, Worlds Wildest Police Chase Videos or being on the lam from the "law"...but MY life, my parents' lives (I have been in the car with my dad when some nut has passed him swerving an oncoming car...and this was by the cliff of Canyon Crest) my dog's life and the lives of everyone else who live up here should not be at risk; as well as the risk of the many wildlife that cross or linger on the roads.

Maybe we can suggest that people should wake a little earlier, leave on time so that they don't have to drive like bats out of hell OR rent a helicopter to get to their destination; as opposed to almost killing someone to do so. Also, cursing out a neighbor because they aren't driving as fast as they would like...really??? That is absolutely ridiculous, appalling, unacceptable and simply put IGNORANT!

I would hate to be "that one" who calls out the wrongs of other neighbors because I consider myself a "love thy neighbor" beleiver. I also really don't want to start naming names or posting car models and plate numbers...but if it continues I will! So could you PLEASE post something imploring the neighbors to cease being impatient "speed demons"."

Monday, October 24, 2011

Another Yard Sale this Coming Weekend

Another opportunity for great finds and sales.

Starting this Friday, Yard Sale Oct 28, Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 at 4155 Aralia Road.

I'm assuming it starts at 8:00 on those days.  Check it out!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Farm to Fork, October 22 at Loma Alta Park

The Los Angeles Community Garden Council (LACGC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer-run organization created by local gardeners with a mission to connect people with community garden space in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. Each year, the LACGC organizes the “Gathering of Community Gardens,” a free event that brings together a wide range of people involved with greening efforts and related activities across the county. The Gathering includes an educational conference with various workshops, a panel discussion, and a keynote address. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the event and we are particularly excited to share the news with our communities.

This year the event, themed From Farm to Fork, will take place on Saturday, 22 October 2011, from 8:00am-4:00pm at Loma Alta Park/Community Center and Altadena Community Garden in beautiful Altadena (3330 Lincoln Avenue, Altadena CA 91001). The day will include a variety of workshops (in English and Spanish) that cover topics such as compost and soil, mushrooms, seed saving, bread baking and the Cottage Food Law, restaurant-related agriculture, fostering leadership and culture sensitivity in community gardens and much more! Networking, special guests, and information booths will also be featured throughout the day.

The event is free, however donations are appreciated. Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided by local Altadena eatery, El Patron. This is a low-waste event, and we ask participants to bring plates, cups and eating utensils. Food will be provided first come, first served.

For more information, visit us at:; Twitter: LAgardens; Facebook: Los Angeles Community Garden Council. Here's a link to the Facebook event:

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Meadows Yard Sale a Success!

We had over 20 houses participate in the Meadows yard sale today.  Lots of people came into the neighborhood to peruse and purchase. 

Also, it was a great day for neighbors to say hello to each other.

It's been suggested that we do this at least annually if not semi-annually.  So, I'll take the clue from all of you for when we want to do another one.

Hope everyone made some money!

Here's pics:

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Meadows Yard Sale this Saturday!

We have twenty houses participating in the Meadows Yard Sale this Saturday from 8-12. So, get out there early if you want the primo pick of items

Here's a list of the houses:

4076 Canyon Dell

4105 Aralia
4200 Aralia
4234 Aralia
4274 Aralia
4276 Aralia
4301 El Prieto
4318 Canyon Crest
4361 El Prieto
4370 El Prieto
1072 Hollygrove
1078 Hollygrove
4234 Canyon Crest
4287 Canynon Crest
4346 Canyon Crest
4380 Canyon Crest
4400 Risinghill
4434 Risinghill
4455 Risinghill
4554 Risinghill