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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-ch-changes
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We're experimenting with refreshing our look, as you longtime readers can tell.  There's a lot of playing involved, but if there's anything you like or that rubs you the wrong way or is good or bad usability wise, comment away! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Johnny’s Animal Land next week at the Library

Johnny’s Animal Land next week at the Library

Come to the Altadena Library next Tues., May 11, at 6:30 PM for Johnny's Animal Land.  Children age 3-8 can build their very own animal and decorate a T0shirt for their new friend.  Pre-registration is required — call 798-0833 ext. 109, or sign up at the children's reference desk. Read the Full Story at Altadena […]

Building an airplane in flight

Building an airplane in flight

We're going to be doing some upgrades, redesign, and make some other improvements on Altadenablog in the near future, so don't be alarmed!  It'll be an adventure! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Morning gleanings

Morning gleanings

Sid Gally's historical article @ PSN is about the La Posada rail hotel in Winslow, AZ. It was designed by Harvey Co. architect Mary Colter, who was a sometime Altadena resident. Dave Jurasevich, superintendent of the Mount Wilson Institute, will present "Surviving the Station Fire" at the Pasadena Sierra Club's meeting at 7:30 PM. Wed. […]

Last chance drop-off locations for Measure CC

Last chance drop-off locations for Measure CC

If you didn't mail your ballot for the special Measure CC election there will be three drop-off locations Tuesday for hand-delivered ballots: Metropolitan Baptist Church, 2283 N. Fair Oaks Ave. in Altadena, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The grand entrance of Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, from 7 AM – 8 […]

Tribute: Steven Patrick

Tribute: Steven Patrick

Our friend and mighty Altadena blogger Debbi Swanson Patrick (Altadena Above It All) has this great tribute to her husband, Steven Patrick, who died April 23.  Yet another creative Altadenan — he helped designed theme park attractions, pop concert special effects, and spacecraft systems — he will be missed, and our hearts go out to […]

Altadena Guild Home Tour: a great way to spend a day

Altadena Guild Home Tour: a great way to spend a day

… especially with the weather as great as it was.  We wandered over to the Altadena Guild of Huntington Hospital's annual fundraiser among the homes of Boulder Road, and here's what we (and Bill Westphal) found: What better way to start the day than with Scots pipers? People lined up to tour the gracious homes […]

In case you didn’t know Altadena was the creative hub of the universe …

In case you didn’t know Altadena was the creative hub of the universe …

The Pasadena Weekly's Scarlet Cheng looks at local novelist Michelle Huneven in a story that went online Sat., about her ties to Altadena and her deep roots here (she can even show you the trees!); and the LA Times' Sam Watters quotes Michele Zack (who is Huneven's neighbor and high school classmate!) on the virtues […]

Altadena Library promotes Foster Care Month

Altadena Library promotes Foster Care Month

Since May is National Foster Care Month, the folks at Altadena Library would like to remind both foster parents and young people in foster care of its Library Cards for Foster Youth Program.  Foster care givers may sign up their foster children for library cards so that they may check out books and other materials […]

Altadena Schools to hold community coffees May 4, 20

Altadena Schools to hold community coffees May 4, 20

From Bruce Wasson of the Altadena Schools group: Altadena Schools Community Meetings Don’t miss these last two opportunities before the AUSD petitions are turned in to ask questions about how the academic achievement gap can be closed across all of Altadena!   What is the reason for these meetings? At current rates, approximately half of […]