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Shop-hop happy

Shop-hop happy
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Today at Steve's Bike Shop was the drawing for everyone who participated in last weekend's Altadena Arts Coalition North Lake Pole Shop Hop, and it was a nice addition to the Christmas season. Top: Rosie Rutt (with brother Jake and Ben McGinty) draws the grand prize winner of a bike from Steve's Bike Shop.  Bottom: […]

Relay for Life meeting Jan. 30

Relay for Life meeting Jan. 30

Sarah Eagle of the American Cancer Society tells us that the first informational meeting for Altadena's second Relay for Life will be at Jan. 30, 2-4 PM at the Altadena Library, 600 E Mariposa St.  The Relay itself will be at Loma Alta Park on May 15-16. Find out how you can join the fight […]

‘Tis the season to help others

‘Tis the season to help others

The Altadena Library's Heather Firchow and members of the library's Teen Advisory Council took some time to help out at the Foothill Unity Center's food and toy box giveaway in Arcadia this weekend, and she wrote about it in her blog! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Winter break teen movie Dec. 30: "9"

Winter break teen movie Dec. 30: "9"

On Wed., Dec. 30 @ 4:00 PM the Altadena Library District will present Tim Burton’s “9” as our Winter Break Teen Movie. During your winter break from school, come to the library for popcorn and a movie. Tim Burton’s “9” is a post-apocalyptic world where rag dolls band together to survive. Featuring the voices of: […]

Tree down, 2800 block Maiden Lane

Tree down, 2800 block Maiden Lane

Got the call approx. 6 PM — wind blew a 60 ft. pine tree down at 2832 Maiden Lane, blocking the street, a vehicle underneath it.  Sheriffs and county crews are working to remove it. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

High wind warning, 30% chance of rain today

High wind warning, 30% chance of rain today

We were up early, reading the weather reports, and it was absolutely mild and clear.  Now (about 7:25 AM) the winds have kicked up, and here's what the weather service has to say for LA County and environs: THE HIGH WIND WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PST WEDNESDAY. * TIMING: WINDS WILL […]

A few places still open for watercolor classes

A few places still open for watercolor classes

The ever busy and forktacular Donna Barnes-Roberts tells us that she has a few spaces open for her watercolor classes at the Coffee Gallery starting in January: They are in the Conference Room at The Coffee Gallery, and since the room is small, the classes are small.  That way I can see what everyone is […]

Hootenanny 2.0

Hootenanny 2.0

Local artist Donna Barnes-Roberts, who plies her trade in the Coffee Gallery, also participates in the gallery's Wednesday night singalongs.  But not every song is covered by Rise Up Singing, so they've introduced a new wrinkle: Laptop Lyrics: We are actually trying to help organize our Wednesday singalongs, so everyone has lyrics in front of […]

"Circa Sometime" show at McGinty’s Jan. 9-31

"Circa Sometime" show at McGinty’s Jan. 9-31

McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World is pleased to present Circa Sometime, an exhibition of selected works by six artists working in assemblage and collage. Circa Sometime marks the first such show at the gallery and includes collaborative and individual installation works. Described by Altadena Heritage as "the epicenter of the art scene […]

First day of winter

First day of winter

Faithful skywatcher Bill Westphal reminds us: The Winter Solstice occurs on Mon. Dec. 21 at 9:47 a.m. At that moment the Sun, in its apparent path around the Earth, reaches its farthest point in the South. This marks the beginning of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. […]