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Karen's Hallmark to close at Webster's complex

Karen's Hallmark to close at Webster's complex

The faltering economy has claimed one of the family businesses at the Webster's shopping center on North Lake. Karen's Hallmark Shop, a cards/gifts/scrapbooking shop at 2450 N. Lake Suite A, started its going-out-of-business sale this week.  Co-owner Robert Myers, who with wife Karen runs the store, said that the shop started taking a downturn with [...]

Weekend open comment thread

Weekend open comment thread

What's on your mind this weekend? (Pictured: Altadena's own John C. Reilly, right,  plays the blues at last year's Pasadena Waldorf School Elves Faire). Go to AltadenaBlog

Library hosts homeschool information night Sept. 29

Library hosts homeschool information night Sept. 29

The Altadena Library will offer a FREE meeting on homeschooling on Tues., Sept. 29.  Special guest Tammy Takahashi (author of Deschooling Gently: A Step-by-Step Guide to Fearless Homeschooling) wil discuss homeschooling questions concerns, and joys.  Altadena Library Community Room, 600 E. Mariposa, 6:30-9:30 PM. Go to AltadenaBlog

"Read for the Record" Oct. 8 chews on "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

"Read for the Record" Oct. 8 chews on "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

This year's "Read for the Record" event will help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpiller" (which, with three kids, we can recite from memory!)  "Read for the Record" is a nationwide literacy awareness event, where readers from around the country try to set a world record for the number of [...]

Call for youth to join NAACP Youth Council

Call for youth to join NAACP Youth Council

Calling all youth age 25 and under: Come join the Altadena NAACP Youth Council and become the next political voice for your community. Enjoy the many benefits of becoming a member of the nation's oldest and most active civil and political rights organization. Meetings: every first Sun., 4-5:30 PM at the Altadena Community Center, 730 [...]

Legislators to honor 25 outstanding women in business

Legislators to honor 25 outstanding women in business

Please note the date reservations are due! Some outstanding Altadena women (including Sue Kujawa and Bobbie Moon) will be honored. State Senator Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) and Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) are pleased to announce the final 25 exceptional businesswomen from their respective districts whom they will honor [...]

Eliot Middle School: for body and mind!

Eliot Middle School: for body and mind!

A couple of recent kudos to Eliot Middle School: Pasadena Now reports that the school "has won the Los Angeles Regional Award in the 2009 Governor’s Challenge for 'outstanding efforts to promote fitness for students, parents and teachers.'"  The school won a ,000 award for fitness equipment and a ,000 gift card to CVS Pharmacy. [...]

Barks and Books is back at the Library, Sept. 26

Barks and Books is back at the Library, Sept. 26

Barks and Books is back at the Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa, on Sat., Sept. 26. Read to Pearl, a friendly rescued poodle.  (We've read to Pearl, and it's a lot of fun!) Barks and Books starts at 10 AM. Go to AltadenaBlog

Altadena Town Council highlights

Altadena Town Council highlights

It was one of those "what just happened?" meetings at tonight's Altadena Town Council. A promised uneventful meeting was waylaid by a motion from councilman Herbert Simmons to amend the council's bylaws to comply with the Brown Act.  The Act requires and regulates open meetings for California government bodies. Councilman Okorie Ezieme, who seconded the [...]

Brown Mountain is ashy gray

Brown Mountain is ashy gray

Altadenablog reader andrea damian sent us a link to her pictures: hello not sure if you want these but im a mountain biker in the meadows and religiously ride brown mountain and el prieto,  i took a bunch of saddening photos on my ride if you want to show any to others who are hikers [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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