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Concerned community member
Interests: I am committed to working to benefit our neighborhood especially in the area of fire and emergency preparedness.
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The 1986 Altadena Community Plan is remarkably forward looking and still reflects the character of Altadena. Download Pd_altadena Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
Recent bear activity in our neighborhood: bear scat on our front lawn is bigger than my chihuahua! I think even he is shocked. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2013 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
New Bear Carts offer better protection. Steel hinges on sides and metal clips on three sides Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
Large bear in my backyard. Friday morning March 29th, around 1:35AM Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
Image Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS as seen from Mount Dale, Western Australia. The lights on the distant horizon are from the city of Armadale, which is southeast of Perth. Image credit: Astronomy Education Services/Gingin Observatory Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
From: Breakwell, Graham -FS 
 Sent: Friday, February 01, 2013 1:24 PM
 Subject: Lincoln Avenue Water Company Project Dear Interested Party, Please find attached: i) Signed Decision Letter; ii) Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Notice; and iii) Environmental... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
Courtesy Altadena Blog Please share Thursday, January 31, 2013 Budget cuts hurt Altadena's sheriff station by Timothy Rutt Cuts in the Sheriff's Department budget are putting the squeeze on Altadena's sheriff station. Altadena Sheriff Capt. John S. Benedict said... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
Some Things Are Too Toxic To Trash! Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste (HHW/E-Waste) items to the County mobile collection events for safe and proper disposal free of charge. For more information visit Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
If you find a stray, or as I like to say a found pet with a lost owner, please consider sending a note and picture to your local shelter. Most owners will check there first. For Los Angeles County, Altadena officially we are served by the Baldwin Park Shelter Baldwin Park
 Animal Care
 Center 4275 N. Elton
Baldwin Park, CA 91706 
(626) 962-3577 Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Holidays Directions:
Exit 605 Freeway at Ramona.
Shelter is located off of Ramona, between
Maine and Puente Ave. LA County: For Pasadena Humane 361 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 Phone 626-792-7151 Fax 626-792-3810 Call 626-792-7151, or take a flyer with description to the shelter
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2012 on Missing cat: Tigger at altadenablog
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For those who live in my neck of the woods (northwest Altadena). Our neighborhood, off of Chaney Trail has been getting slammed by bears getting into our trash. Since we are a buffer community, what happens in our area often... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
On the redistricting process From the FAQs at Every 10 years, after the federal census, California must redraw the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts, to reflect the new population data.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
The Altadena Sheriff's Station is sponsoring a free E-Waste recycling event at Elliot Middle School at 2184 Lake Avenue in Altadena on Saturday, June 11th from 9 am to 3 pm. See the attached flyer, or the version embedded below... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
The county supervisors finally approved the trash hauling contract with Athens at their May meeting. There will be a period of public notification, and it is hoped that Athens will start as Altadena's sole trash hauler in September. Page 30... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
Of the 19 million single-use bags discarded annually in California, only 5% of them are recycled The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Nov. 16, 2010 to ban plastic grocery bags in supermarkets and pharmacies. The ordinance will also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
Please join Assemblymember Anthony J. Portantino for a Public Safety Forum “BEARS IN YOUR BACKYARD” May 19, 2011 7:30 PM- 9 PM at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station 4554 N. Briggs Ave. La Crescenta, CA. A California Fish and Game... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
March 21, 2011 Upper Alzada The road behind my house. The shovels are mine. The trick is to use a smaller shovel so you are not throwing out your back! I cleared enough to allow a car to pass, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen ----- Forwarded Message ---- From: Gino Sund Subject: Trash Contract Details Neighbors, About a week ago I gave you an update on the proposed trash contract for Altadena. At that time, I told you that all the previously published... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
Subject: County to recommend Athens for trash hauling franchise Courtesy, Gino Sund, Chair , Altadena Town Council Neighbors, There have been a number of questions on the proposed trash contract, so here is a note on what I have learned.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
County to recommend Athens for trash hauling franchise The LA County Board of Supervisors will receive a recommendation to approve Athens Services as Altadena's sole trash hauler next month. According to Elizabeth Morris, the supervisor for the franchise project at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
Please feel free to contact Merrilee for more info. From: "Fellows, Merrilee (HQ-LD000)" <> Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2010 was a year of progress for the groundwater cleanup effort. Our 2010 Year in Review briefly summarizes the high points... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
Regina Brett’s 45 life lessons and 5 to grow on by Regina Brett, The Plain Dealer May 28, 2006 To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
Altadena Blog hosting Trail Conditions: Comments: Courtesy Altadena Blog: Local trailwalker Stanley Zucker pitched us on the idea that we should have a rundown of local trail conditions. "Cool!" we said. So with Zucker doing the hard work,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen
From: "Alice Sarkisian Wessen" Cc: "Greg Middleton" <> (name removed for privacy): Thank you for your email The Town Council has no legal, financial or legislative authority. ATC does act to send out info and provide a venue for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at Alice Sarkisian Wessen