Wednesday, November 30, 2011

eWaste Collection This Saturday

For anyone cleaning out their garages this weekend (like me!):

Pasadena HHW/E-Waste Collection Event

Date: 12/3/2011

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: The Rose Bowl, Parking Lot "K",, 1001 Rose Bowl Blvd.,, Pasadena, 91103

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Want to Join the Meadows FireSafe Council?

The Meadows FireSafe Council (MFSC) is looking for new members. As we wrap up the current grant, we're looking for new neighbors to join to carry on the efforts of the MFSC.

A meeting will be held Monday, December 5, 7:00 p.m. at 4416 El Prieto Rd.

Any interested neighbors are welcome to attend.  The current members will give an overview of the council's efforts and talk about plans for the coming year.

Please think about joining to continue this important work.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bobcats on Aralia

Two neighbors on Aralia reported bobcat sightings.

Thanks to Amish for the pics.

From Amish: "This bobcat got into it with a neighborhood cat this morning 9am. The neighborhood cat is a black and white cat that seems to be running quite freely in our area these days. I'm wondering whose cat this is?  Luckily, our cat was not involved....its pretty beautiful."

From Michael: "Around 10:15 this morning (Sunday), Joanie and I were having coffee when we saw a small bobcat jump over the fence from Amish's yard, wander around our our backyard and then crawl up the chain link fence and jump over to Dale's back yard. About two minutes later a second cat (larger, probably the mom) jumped Amish's fence, walked on our patio, near the BBQ, jump up our Oak tree, onto the roof of our aviary and then jumped into Dale's back yard.  Joanie was able to get a picture of the back half of the cat near the BBQ.  Pretty cool for a Sunday morning."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fliming on Lower Canyon Crest

Just got home to a notice regarding filming at 3720 Canyon Crest on Thursday, November 17th from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Activity: Exterior dialogue, drive up/by/away, crime scenes with weapons brandished, GUNFIRE with squibs from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

I'm not sure they notified all of The Meadows as I'm guessing someone put the notice on my lamppost to post to the blog.

And not sure if traffic will be held up on Canyon Crest.

It appears they've been there the last couple of days with a security guard out at the driveway.  I haven't been impacted.

Good news is that this is the first time a production company has actually followed the notification rules to The Meadows when filming in the canyon.

Mountain Lion and Cub Sighting

From a neighbor on Tuesday, Nov. 15:

This AM (approx 9-930ish) I went hiking with Kuma (my dog) to the Millard Campground . After passing the fork that gives you the option of veering left to hike Upper Brown Mountaing or right to hike to the Millard Campground, Kuma and I startled a mother AND cub Mountain Lion! Although Kuma and I were very close, fortunately enough the mother ran in one direction (allowing me to only see her backside) and the cub (fyi approximately the size of a smaller pit bull) ran in an alternate direction.

After Kuma and I walked to the campground and made a u-turn, I saw a biker who was "warning" me that he saw a mountain lion cub. So with that said there is a possibility that for now, that area is the mother's territory.

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up to be very careful when walking in that area...especially for those that walk alone or don't have dogs weighing in at 140lbs...which may have posed to be a deterrent.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Community Garden Revitalization Project

Altadena Community Garden Corner Revitalization Project

We are redesigning and rejuvenating the plantings in front of the garden along Lincoln and Palm.

Please attend a community meeting to review the design and give your input.

When: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Loma Alta Park Community Center

3330 N. Lincoln Avenue

Altadena, CA 91001

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sheriff's Food and Toy Drive

Sharing this from Carolyn Sietz regarding this year's Sheriff's Food and Toy Drive. Let me know if you'd be interested in making this a Meadows-wide effort.

Greetings to you all,

As you know, the Sheriff's Department does an annual food and toy drive.

Because the economy is still having an adverse impact on many Altadena families, we are planning to provide food and toys for 250 families this year.

Last year we served 200.

Our efforts rely on the generosity of the community and Altadena has historically been very generous.

Here are some options for donating:

You can drop off non-perishable food or toys at the Altadena Sheriff's Station. You can also drop off cash or checks payable to "Altadena Station Fund" at the Station.

You can drop off non-perishable food at the Bank of America or Chase Bank on Lake Avenue and at the Altadena Library until December 3rd.

Some neighborhoods will also be organizing themselves to collect toys and non-perishable food. If your neighborhood is interested, please let me know. We'd be happy to arrange pickup.

One of the things that few people know is that the Altadena Sheriff's Deputies also feed hungry families out of their own pockets on Thanksgiving. If you would like to help them, all donations of cash or checks would be welcome at the Altadena Station over the next week to 9 days.

Many Altadena families are in dire straits and any contribution to help us take care of them would be dearly appreciated.

Thanks very much,