Latest Altadena, California Stories

2013-03-29 23:05:05

Rodent Guys announces they now service Altadena, CA for gopher extermination. Altadena, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 Altadena gopher control is the talk of the town because homeowners are haunted by the never ending battle of pocket gophers and gopher control. Gophers are small rodents which burrow through the dirt and eat the vegetation. As seen in the movie Caddy Shack starring Bill Murray, trying to catch, drown and even blow up the gopher can be difficult. Lots of Altadena property owners...

2008-09-17 21:00:21

By Caroline An Staff Writer PASADENA - Although its schools continue to make academic gains and major reform efforts have started, the PUSD must still strive to improve the quality of education it provides to nearly 20,000 students, according to a State of the Schools speech delivered Tuesday. In the address given at Eliot Middle School, PUSD Board of Education president Tom Selinske highlighted two key initiatives launched in the past year - the reconstitution at John Muir High...

2008-08-29 03:00:44

THE Pasadena Unified School District has had so many "been down so long, it looks like up to me" moments in recent decades that it would be funny if it weren't so ... well, not funny at all. It's not that the education of the students and families who have stuck it out in the largest district in the West San Gabriel Valley should be a dead-serious matter. Such pomposity is the enemy of true education, which succeeds with exuberance and wit and charm along with heaps of hard work on the...

2008-07-09 03:00:25

THE Pasadena Unified School District, largest in the region, does have a way of making news. Its job is not easy: dealing with massive change in its top administrative ranks; trying to decide what to do with an aging infrastructure on its campuses; most of all, educating 20,000 students, many of them from poor backgrounds, many more from immigrant families in which English is not their first language. Sometimes the news is even good news. Superintendent Edwin Diaz is paring down the...

2008-06-23 03:00:23

By Caroline An PASADENA - As Pasadena Unified School District officials embark this week on major reforms at middle schools, they'll get a big financial boost - more than $1 million - to help pay for improvements. The Altadena-based Helen and Will Webster Foundation has awarded PUSD a two-year, $1.2-million grant to be used to hire additional middle school teachers, expand instruction time to 90 minutes for math and English, organize teams of teachers, and to create an advisory period...

2006-02-27 19:35:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Guess what Zachary Bovinette found in his yard early on Monday morning? A mountain lion. Bovinette said he was looking out of his kitchen window in a Los Angeles suburb when he saw his cat on a roof outside looking "most eager to get back in." About 15 feet (4.5 meter) behind him was the 65-pound (29 kilogram) mountain lion. Later, the big cat snoozed away unfazed by a gathering crowd of onlookers in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena. A nearby school was closed as a...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.