Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Community News Historic 100-Year-Old ‘Echo Mountain Trail’ Sign Points the Way Once More In Altadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 1:07 pm A 100-year-old directional sign that pointed to where hikers should proceed to reach the Echo Mountain promontory was finally installed permanently in the Altadena Community Center Courtyard on Friday, September 4.Altadena Historical Society President Jane Brackman led the installation ceremony Friday morning, when county workmen installed the sign on a concrete foundation and set the arrow pointing northeast toward its original location.Community Center staff Lorraine Contreras and Community Center and Senior Center director Liliana Garcia, as well as Mackone Development superintendent Raymond Gonzalez, also witnessed the installation work.The concrete sign, topped by an arrow pointing to “Echo Mountain Trail,” was originally positioned in the area of what is now Maiden Lane and Mount Curve Avenue, alongside the famous Mt. Lowe Railroad that ascended to the summit.It pointed towards the trailhead that today is now called the Sam Merrill Trail. The three-mile trail begins at Cobb Estate at the top of Lake Avenue and leads to Echo Mountain.Altadenan Jack Stivers rescued the sign after the railroad was discontinued and the tracks torn out in the early 1940s. In 2003, Stivers donated the sign to the AHS with the wish that it be erected at the new Community Center, a Los Angeles County facility.Recently, AHS and county staff renewed efforts to pursue the installation in the courtyard of the Community Center courtyard.The Mt. Lowe Railroad, originally incorporated by Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe as the Pasadena and Mount Wilson Railroad Co., led to the summit which then featured a 40-room hotel, a dance hall, and a zoo. All that can be seen now of the hotel are ruins.The trail has been popular among hikers ever since the railroad was discontinued. The trail leads to a promontory that is about 5,000 3,000 feet above sea level and offers views of the Los Angeles Basin and the Pacific Ocean.The Echo Mountain Trail sign can be seen anytime at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced grants totaling $1.7 million under NFWF’s Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program. The grants support public-private partnerships that help restore wildlife habitat and urban waters across the country.“EPA is pleased to continue our support for this innovative public-private partnership that encourages community stewardship and incentivizes local solutions to today’s environmental and public health challenges,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “These projects will help local communities improve water quality, restore wetlands and protect wildlife while creating additional recreational opportunities for the surrounding areas.”“The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program supports community partnerships that restore and enhance our nation’s fish and wildlife, while at the same time improving water quality and habitat for plants and animals,” said Jeff Trandahl, executive director and CEO of NFWF. “The 46 grants announced today will help local communities thrive by increasing resilience, improving green infrastructure and supporting the people and wildlife that call these places home.”NFWF’s Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program supports projects that develop community stewardship of natural resources and address water quality issues in priority watersheds across the country. In total, the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program is awarding 46 grants this year. EPA’s funding will go toward 24 of those projects in 16 states and the District of Columbia. Program wide, grantees have committed an additional $4.4 million in local project support, generating a total conservation investment of more than $6.1 million.The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program supports community partnerships that conserve wildlife and restore river, wetland, riparian, forest and coastal ecosystems. Support for the 2019 grants are provided by the Wildlife Habitat Council, and major funding by EPA, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fedex, Shell Oil Company, Southern Company and BNSF Railway.The 2019 grant winners were selected from a highly competitive pool of more than 190 applications. A full list of 2019 projects are available hereFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Hartlepool-based frozen desserts company Bonne Bouche has pledged to develop a range of retail brands after being restructured by the venture capitalists which back it.Financial director Richard Dean told British Baker the company’s strategy is to “continue as a leading frozen desserts manufacturer in the UK”.It will continue to offer own-brand products at all price points, but also develop bran-ded products in the future, he said, adding that the company wants to ensure a “decent split between all price points”. The firm will also develop its foodservice business.Bonne Bouche has appointed two new directors to drive forward the new strategy – part-time chairman Steve Baker and operations director Jan Konig, both formerly of Norfolk-based ready meals company Oriental Express Frozen Foods.In December British Baker reported that Bonne Bouche’s founder and MD Wayne Hitch-man had left suddenly in a shake-up by Bonne Bouche’s backers (British Baker, December 9, pg 5). Following his departure, the position of MD will not be filled, Mr Dean said. Instead, he and Mr Konig will manage the day-to-day running of Bonne Bouche.The recent strategic review also led to 30 redundancies, Mr Dean told British Baker. These cuts include approximately 18 management positions. The company is left with 240 staff, Mr Dean said.Bonne Bouche was created in July 2004 by a management buy-out of Freshbake’s Hartlepool site, after Freshbake went into receivership. The site was originally a Hibernia Foods plant.