Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mountain Lion Attempted Break-In

Neighbors on Risinghill reported that a large, approximately 200 lb. mountain lion, tried to break into their house to get at their house cat early this morning. 
Even with loud noises and shining a flashlight, the mountain lion was not deterred and tried several times and ways to enter the house.

After then hanging around the house, the animal eventually left the property.

The neighbor stated that the mountain lion was very large and all muscle.

A caution to keep your pets indoors and not in view of this wildlife.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Altadena Visioning Workshops

Starting April 4 at Loma Alta Park, Altadenans are invited to participate in one or the series of workshops planned to give Altadena residents and business owners an opportunity to talk about how they'd like to see Altadena.  What's missing in Altadena?  Have you faced obstacles in the effort to remodel your home?  What were those obstacles?  Have you had issues trying to establish a small business here?  What made it difficult or complicated the process?

During these workshops, you'll have an opportunity to talk about some of those things and make recommendations for what should be different - in the ordinance requirements that currently govern what we can do in Altadena and where.

Are there things you really like about other communities that you think might be beneficial to our community?  If so, what?

What's great about Altadena?  What can be improved? 

We have the opportunity to look at zoning regulations in Altadena and make recommendations to the County about how they should be changed, stronger or more relaxed.

These workshops are intended to gather information which will be compiled by the consultants for the County and your input is valuable. 

The flyer is also shown below and it includes information about how to get more information if you need that.  If not, please make plans to participate in one or all of these important workshops.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Coop Grocery Store Forming

Dear neighbors,

My name is Alex Berrie, and I am helping to start a cooperative grocery store in the Altadena/Pasadena area. Please join me on Saturday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. at my house on Hollygrove to hear more about the Arroyo Food Cooperative. I will have our president and founder, Patrick Reagan, over to give a short presentation of where we are in our current efforts to get our doors open. (Hint: we need more members, and this is where you come in!) Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to, or to 626.688.2787.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Great Info on House Insurance

I heard from a neighbor over the weekend that she was able to go back to California FairPlan for her home insurance at a reduced rate.  CA FairPlan told her that they were aware of all the work that had been done by The Meadows FireSafe Council and had reduced their rates for our neighborhood.

She saved a significant amount of money.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Shake It, Shake It, Shake It!

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is inviting all who might be interested in seeing (or experiencing) new Earthquake Simulators which were developed as his initiative as follows:

Date:            Monday, March 12, 2012
Time:           10:00 am
Place:           Eliot Middle School
                   2184 Lake Avenue, Altadena

You'll have a chance to meet Supervisor Antonovich and Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby as they introduce the new simulators and you may be able to experience first hand the County's newest Earthquake Safety/Education tool.

The event will begin with a press conference followed by a demonstration.

You might want to arrive a little early because the only available parking will be on the streets surrounding the school.

The Supervisor and his staff look forward to seeing you.