Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hooty's Back!

Thanks to Jane for recreating our Hooty "Don't Pollute" sign that had been damaged realier.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Exchange Materials

A neighbor suggested that I create a section in the blog for exchanging building materials.  I'm happy to do that if there's an interest in it.  It could go beyond building materials if there's enough interest.

For now, she is searching for some chain link fence, the short kind, 4' high, to replace an older wire fence that totally collapsed in the windstorm and a couple of wooden gates.

Anyone have other materials from or not from the windstorm they're looking to get rid of or exchange?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Bear Program

Sierra Club plans program on local bear history - Noted wildlife biologist Kevin Brennan will present "Grizzlies and Black Bears in the San Gabriel Mountains" at 7:30 PM Wednesday January 25, at Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Drive.

Sponsored by the Sierra Club Forest Committee, the program will trace the history of the mighty grizzly bear that used to dominate local mountains and valleys.

Brennan, who has worked for the past 20 years with the California Department of Fish & Game, will also discuss the history and habits of the black bear, the successor to the grizzly that now roams our neighborhoods and hot tubs, and how humans can best live near the black bears of the San Gabriels. The public is welcome. Reception and refreshments are at 7:00 PM, the program begins at 7:30 PM.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The Meadows Real Estate Market in Review 2011

I've recapped the year in real estate here in The Meadows. 

The report includes all the sales in our neighborhood and Lower Canyon Crest area along with statistical charts from 2006 to 2011.

As always, if you need any real estate assistance, please let me know.


To view and/or print the document, please go to the following link. (It may take a minute to load.)

The Meadows Real Estate Market Report 2011

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Activity at the Top of Risinghill

Theo sent  this email yesterday and wanted to share on the blog:

"I am freaked.  Three suspicious instances occurred since I last communicated with you: (1) I was sitting at my dining room table and saw a guy taking a photo of my house.  I ran out and confronted him.  He said he was just hiking.  He was there with another guy.  They said they had hiked over from Millard Canyon.  Two white guys.  They actually seemed innocent enough, but I don’t like people taking photos of my place.  (2) Yesteday I saw an SUV coming down my driveway as I was coming up.  He was in a hurry, avoided eye contact, and sped past.  Today I noticed that one of my ladders is missing from my backyard.  (3) Marina (my neighbor) said she saw a couple of guys taking photos yesterday of the trail near my house.  They said they were scoping out bike trails.  She said that routinely cars will come up here and drop off several bikers, then go back down.  When she engages them they are rude and express a sense of entitlement.  Holy cow!  What is going on?"