Sunday, December 13, 2009

Upside-Down-T Holiday Party WAS GREAT!

Our 19th Holiday Dinner was Delicious!
Over 40 Attended!
And- Michael and Peggy Trotman won this year’s Neighbor of the Year Award

Here’s a link to see the pictures (

Sunday, November 1, 2009

See Our Halloween 2009 Pictures

October 31 2009 Halloween
Was Fun for the "T"
We had a lot of kids
(both young ones and adult ones)
who came Trick or Treating!
Thanks to the many neighbors who put on their lights
Want to see the pictures?
Go to

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Let's Celebrate Halloween "the old fashioned way"-
Trick or Treat around the "T"

Let us know if you will

1. Have treats for the kids Saturday night October 31


2. Be walking kids around the T"

OH- To see pictures from last year go to

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Update on Sheriff’s Department Forum on Daytime Burglaries

October 7 2009

The Altadena Sheriff’s Department held a forum on the increase in daytime burglaries in Altadena, a meeting attended by nearly 200 residents of Altadena
Presentations were made by working detectives, who gave the audience tips on

• How to prepare against and possibly prevent burglaries

• How to identify possible burglars in your neighborhood

• What to do if you are home and there is an attempted burglary

• What are they stealing from houses and cars

In sum, the detectives pointed out that the majority of the burglaries are occurring in East Altadena, with fewer in West Altadena, where we live on the “T.”

The detectives said, over and again, you cannot call them too many times… you cannot be too cautious

• How to prepare against and possibly prevent burglaries

Lock your doors always

If you have an alarm system, make sure it’s audible…. Loud

You can put a sticker, even if it’s fake, on your front window that says “Warning, Security System”

If you have large windows, close your drapes… it will make them hesitate

Large dogs work, but often, the sight of a dog tells the burglar, “If I hop the fence, and go around the back, these people probably have left a door or window unlocked… I’ll go in and lock the dog out.”

• How to identify possible burglars in your neighborhood

Burglars typically travel in pairs, one knocks on the door, one stays with the car or truck as far as a block away

They communicate with one another with cell phones or sometimes walkie-talkies

They often wear backpacks

They knock on the door and typically have a piece of paper in their hand, sometimes even a clipboard in the event you answer the door. They might say:

“I’m looking for a lost cat”
“My car over heated”
“Do you want to buy magazines?”
“Is John here?” “Is Robert here?”

If you don’t answer the front door, they will go around the back to attempt the break-in

Typical break-ins last two to three minutes

• What to do if you are home and there is an attempted burglary

In a high percentage of our residential burglaries the suspects knock on the front door before attempting to break into the house (from the back)

Answer: if you’re home, and someone knocks on your door, do something to tell them you’re in the house. You CAN go to the door, or shout “sorry, we don’t talk to solicitors,” or “I don’t want any!” That shows the burglar someone is home, and they won’t attempt a break-in

Don’t play possum, they will go around the back and break in

You can make big noises, to indicate that you are home.

You can NOT shoot them, or use a gun, unless your life is in danger.

You should always call the Sheriff

For fastest response:
From your landline, call 911
From your cell phone, call +1-626-798-1131

• What are they stealing from houses and cars

  • Laptops (if you have one, write down the serial number on a piece of paper, and keep it… if you store the serial number on the laptop, it’s gone when the laptop is stolen)
  • Large screen TVs
  • Apple iPods
  • Jewelry
  • GPS systems
  • Cash


Call the Sheriffs at +1-626-798-1131 or e-mail them

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sheriffs Give Details of Burglary in Altadena

Wednesday September 30 2009

Altadena Sheriff Station report that 2 men have been arrested today attempting to break into a home on New York Drive.

They knocked on a door with a flyer of a lost cat saying they were looking for their cat. Luckily the homeowners were: (1) at home (2) knew the owners of the cat and knew these guys had nothing to do with the cat owners (3) called the station immediately (4) had a security camera showing the 2nd guy trying to pry open a window. This makes a good case!

The Sheriffs wants everyone to know - if there is anyone suspicious knocking on the door or in your neighborhood, CALL THE STATION @ 626-798-1131 and report it. Best if you ask for the watch commander to get immediate action.

We have the station number programmed into our phone and a sticker on each phone with the number, suggest you consider the same.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

P.A.L.S- Pasadena Adult Learning Skills- Joins the "T"

Members of the Upside-Down-T are working with the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD)to welcome a new and valuable program which will move into the Edison School Campus by October. Let's talk about how we can provide them with needed resources and volunteer our time to make this work.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

CERT Training October 13-17

CERT Training Available at Loma Alta Park October 13-17

With the fire behind us, several on the “T” will be taking the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training October 13- 17 at Loma Alta Park. The course prepares you and certifies you as an emergency response expert. Please either visit the CERT Web site ( or call +1-323-526-5015 to register. After you register, please call or e-mail Elliot Gold. We want as many as six people on the T to attend. The class is free.

Elliot Gold +1-626-791-1747 (

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Shots Saturday Night Aug 8 7:50 PM

Elliot called the Sheriff's Dept... they say it's on Manor St, which is 3 blocks South of us.. South of Altadena Drive

Will check in later

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Glendale Fire Aug 4 09

As of 5:30 PM, the fire is only in Glendale.

No strong winds, but yes, we're getting smoke.

We have folks on the block who can act if we need to evacuate, but

If you can help us please let us know by tonight.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Summer Pool Party was WONDERFUL!

Soooooooooo, what did you think of the summer pool party?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

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