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Webster’s Fine Stationers gets the Business(week)!

Webster’s Fine Stationers gets the Business(week)!

Altadenablog sponsor Webster's Fine Stationers is being used as an example for the struggle of small businesses everywhere in this Businessweek story by local biz writer Karen E. Klein.  (Of course, it doesn't hurt to have Hollywood A-listers like Tom Hanks and John C. Reilly among your clientele!)  Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Suspicious white van roaming east side

Suspicious white van roaming east side

And it's gonna be one of those nights: reader Sue emails us this: PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR AN EXTREMELY SUSPICIOUS WHITE CHEVY VAN WITH LICENSE PLATE # 7N8882. WITH A FOR SALE SIGN IN THE BACK WINDOW CRUISING THE STREETS AROUND EAST ALTADENA TONIGHT.  THEY WERE PARKED ADJACENT TO OUR DRIVEWAY ON PINECREST AND E. [...]

Old greywater, keep on rollin’: Altadena Heritage says "pay once, use twice"

Old greywater, keep on rollin’: Altadena Heritage says "pay once, use twice"

(It's a quote from the Doobie Brothers — they're a rock group for old people) Greywater — water that's already been used to bathe, wash clothes, dishes and the like — can be a resource for keeping lawns and plants alive while keeping total water use down.  There are some upcoming workshops exploring how we [...]

You can never have enough Friends (of the Library)

You can never have enough Friends (of the Library)

by Erika McCardenfor Altadenablog Whether you’re an avid reader, a writer in need of a private space to collect your thoughts or a parent looking for just the right after school programs, chances are that the Altadena Library has proven to be a valuable resource for you. Friends of the Altadena Library is a non-profit [...]

"Conan the Governor" and other tales from the trenches by Paul M. Sammon

"Conan the Governor" and other tales from the trenches by Paul M. Sammon

Ed note: we are proud to welcome our new correspondent, community journalist Erika McCarden. by Erika McCardenfor Altadenablog Friends of the Altadena Library welcomed local author Paul M. Sammon as a guest speaker at its monthly Board Meeting on Monday, June 7. Sammon stopped by the Library’s Community Room to discuss his work in the [...]

Town & Country Club fireworks display July 2 @ 9:30

Town & Country Club fireworks display July 2 @ 9:30

On our list of things to do this week (and not just because we're being harassed about it!), but the Altadena Town and Country Club tells us that its annual fireworks display will be Friday, July 2, starting at 9:30 PM (or so!) Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Renewal

Renewal

Reader Steve Gerow drove up BIg Tujunga Canyon to Newcomb's Ranch last Sunday, and took some gorgeous pictures of the forest thriving with new life some nine months after the Station Fire. Link to Steve's gallery is here. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Gardener loses truck in bold daylight theft

Gardener loses truck in bold daylight theft

A really brazen theft occurred this morning on the 2000 block of Jefferson Dr.  One witness sent out the following: Someone walked up at about 8:45 AM this morning and stole a gardener's pickup truck while the gardener was working in the customer's back yard. I was outside talking with my neighbor and saw the [...]

Sunday afternoon fire on Minoru Dr.

Sunday afternoon fire on Minoru Dr.

The never-annoying Steve Bass sends us words, pictures, and snark: A small brush fire erupted late Sunday afternoon in the backyard of 2085 Minoru Drive, north of New York drive. A helicopter alerted the homeowner of the blaze. The cause of the fire is unknown; two engine companies quickly put it out. Neighbors who haven't [...]

Jubilees, festivals, and the hard work of democracy: Saturday in Altadena

Jubilees, festivals, and the hard work of democracy: Saturday in Altadena

A busy (and hot!) Saturday in Altadena yesterday.  Some (like the young lady pictured at the Aveson June Jubilee) looked for cool relief, but at the same time didn't want to miss everything that was going on.  We've got pictures after the jump. Aveson charter school held its annual June Jubilee under a scorching sun, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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