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Webster’s Fine Stationers goes video, gives back

Webster’s Fine Stationers goes video, gives back
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We always support Altadena business (especially when it's a business that supports us, like Webster's Fine Stationers!).   Lori Webster has directed us to an ad they've done on YouTube that gives their store's direction and philosophy in a direct and dynamic way. And, by the way, the picture is of Lori and Scott Webster in […]

Breathing room

Breathing room

We're going on a little out-of-town jaunt for the next few days — will be working remotely as we can if we can, but today's a travel day. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

HS seniors: March 1 deadline for Edison Scholars Program

HS seniors: March 1 deadline for Edison Scholars Program

NOTE: Here's the online link to a form that needs to be filled out and mailed — yes, mailed! — by March 1: www.edison.com/edisonscholars High school seniors are encouraged to apply for Edison International’s annual Edison Scholars program, which has a March 1 deadline to submit applications. Each selected student will be awarded a $2,500 […]

Girardot named PSN editor

Girardot named PSN editor

A tip of the hat today to Frank Girardot, senior metro editor for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group (which includes the Pasadena Star-News) and writer of the invaluable Crimescene blog.  Girardot was promoted Monday to editor of the Star-News, which means everybody there reports to him.  Frank is one of the paper's best reporters, […]

Arts in Altadena is the topic on "Our Town" Wed. night

Arts in Altadena is the topic on "Our Town" Wed. night

Michele Zack will be sitting in for Marie Stein on Our Town, Wed. 9 PM, on Charter’s Arroyo Channel 32 (or watch streaming video on your computer at PasadenaCommunityNetwork.com).   " Michele and Ben McGinty, whose “Gallery at the End of the World” is the center of Altadena’s art scene, will discuss not only the […]

Sandra Thomas is 5th District "Woman of the Year"

Sandra Thomas is 5th District "Woman of the Year"

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Commission for Women has selected Dr. Sandra E. Thomas, Altadena Council Member and CEO of the Quality of Life Center inc, (home of the Bright Futures Scholars), as one of the award recipients for the 25th Annual Women of the Year Award. Dr. […]

"Barks & Books" at the library this Sat.

"Barks & Books" at the library this Sat.

This Saturday at the Altadena Library, read to the lovable poodle Pearl for "Barks & Books," starting at 11 AM at the library, 600 E. Mariposa. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

The cheese stands … with a crowd

The cheese stands … with a crowd

Bill Westphal and the lovely Mrs. were out and about last night, and caught the crowd gathered in front of the Grilled Cheese Truck at McGinty's.  We confess that the lure of waiting in a long line to pay a premium price for something you'll devour in about two minutes escapes us, but it looks […]

Black History Parade starts today at Charles White Park @ 10 AM

Black History Parade starts today at Charles White Park @ 10 AM

The Pasadena Independent has the details of today's Black History Month parade, starting at 10 AM today at Charles White Park and ending at Robinson Park in Pasadena. (The guy on the right used to live in Pasadena when he went to Oxy — wonder whatever happened to him?) Read the Full Story at Altadena […]

Stormwatch: everything seems to be in place

Stormwatch:  everything seems to be in place

Yes, we know the sky is blue and partly cloudy right now.  It won't last.  Carolyn Seitz relays some public safety information: As of 11 am today, the following information is being provided by Incident Command for the coming storm: Rainfall is still being anticipated at 1 to 2 inches in the foothill areas with […]