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Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House re-opens

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House re-opens
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From one of our neighboring cities, good news:  The Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House is having a grand re-opening this Sat., Aug. 1.  The bookstore was damaged and closed down after a tractor trailer came careening down Angeles Crest Highway this April, smashing into cars and the bookshop and killing a father and daughter in […]

Ice cream finale for library's summer reading program Tues., Aug. 4

Ice cream finale for library's summer reading program Tues., Aug. 4

Beat the heat and celebrate your summer reading adventures with the Altadena Library's Ice Cream Finale for this year's summer reading club participants!  There will be drawings and other fun activities, too, starting at 2 PM at the main library, 600 E. Mariposa. Go to AltadenaBlog

Injured hiker rescue going on now

Injured hiker rescue going on now

… in case those of you on the east side wondered what all the chopper traffic is.  Sheriff's station says an injured hiker just beyond the falls, search and rescue has been activated, but fire dept. is up there now.  They know where the hiker is, they're just in the process of extraction. Go to […]

Lake Ave./Arts Coalition Open House set for Sat., Sept. 5

Lake Ave./Arts Coalition Open House set for Sat., Sept. 5

You can't get too much of a good thing.  After May's first (and wildly successful) open house, the North Lake Ave. Business District in conjunction with the Altadena Arts Coalition will have another open house over Labor Day weekend — Sat., Sept. 5, from 5 PM until 10 or so. Highlight of the event will […]

Melena at Farnsworth Park Concert Series Sat. @ 7

Melena at Farnsworth Park Concert Series Sat. @ 7

Appearing this Saturday night at the Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena's Summer concert series in Farnsworth Park is Afro-Cuban percussionist Melena.  Concert starts at 7 PM. Melena, born in Havana Cuba, has mastered the traditional rhythms that have traveled from Africa to Cuba, to the dance floors of America. Her Afro/Cuban sound is a conversation […]

Aveson at the crossroads: what's next?

Aveson at the crossroads: what's next?

PSN ed reporter Caroline An looks at the decision Aveson Charter School must make.  Neighborhood concerns put the kibosh on housing an elementary AND high school at the site after the coming school year, so Aveson leadership needs to decide on their next move. (The article seems to imply that the high school component has […]

Skies above: ISS & Shuttle tonight

Skies above:  ISS & Shuttle tonight

Chris Considine, the Skywatcher (insert dramatic music here — he needs a theme song) tells us that the space shuttle will be chasing the International Space Station in the skies above Altadena starting at about 8:44 tonight. Chris reports: 13 PEOPLE are now orbiting the earth…quite exciting. Go to AltadenaBlog

FOODtastic fun at the Altadena Community Center Thurs.

FOODtastic fun at the Altadena Community Center Thurs.

As part of the Altadena Library's summer activities for teens, "FOODtastic!! Express yourself with food" 
is going on this Thurs., July 30, at 4 PM — but not at the library — at the Altadena Community Center , 730 E Altadena Dr. Go to AltadenaBlog

Aveson to move, PSN reports

Aveson to move, PSN reports

Drill down into today's Citybeat section of the Pasadena Star-News to find that Aveson Charter School will be moving out of the Noyes school building at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.  PSN cites neighbors complaints about excessive noise, which probably helped put the kibosh on Aveson's plans to expand to a K-12 program.  […]

Flower Power Painting on Sat.

Flower Power Painting on Sat.

A little out of our borders, but Altadena artist Heather Morrow will be leading a class, "Flower Power Painting," on Sat., Aug 1, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM  at the Heart & Soul Healing Art Center, 1167 North Lake Ave., Pasadena. Come discover your Creative Soul and awaken your artistic spirit. In this workshop, we will painting […]