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Sheriff and volunteers making Christmas bright

Sheriff and volunteers making Christmas bright
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Sheriff volunteers, seated, and members of MPYD get ready to start the Altadena Sheriff Stations’ Toy and Food giveaway Dec. 21 at the Altadena Community Center by Timothy Rutt The Altadena Sheriff Station gave away about 280 "care packages" to deserving familes Saturday, Dec. 21, after a successful 2013 toy and food drive. Families (who […]

Good scouts: six from Troop 1 earn highest honors

Good scouts: six from Troop 1 earn highest honors

Eagle Scouts from Troop 1 at their court of honor: L-R, Jesse Adamczyk, Alan Sun, John Boden, Joe Tang, Justin Budge, and Kyle LaBrecque. by Timothy Rutt Making Eagle Scout is a rare achievement: depending on who you ask, only 5-7 percent of scouts make it to that level. Those achievers include Gerald Ford, Neil […]

Another opening, another show at McGinty’s

Another opening, another show at McGinty’s

Gallery McGinty features many vintage items – including the sign from Ben McGinty’s previous gallery. by Timothy Rutt Gallery McGinty held a holiday celebration and grand opening Friday night, Dec. 20, which was also a fundraiser for ArtAIDSArt. It was the scene Friday night, a chance to scope out the latest effort from owner Ben […]

Obituary: Barbara J. Pearson, Altadena Library District Director

Obituary: Barbara J. Pearson, Altadena Library District Director

from Pauli Dutton, Principal Librarian Altadena Library District On Saturday, December 14, at 10 PM., Barbara J. Pearson, Director of the Altadena Library District for the previous nine years, passed away. She had been at Pomona Valley Hospital recuperating from pneumonia. Barbara J. Pearson While at Altadena Library, Ms. Pearson updated its integrated library system, […]

Altadena Heritage selects board members, will comment on Haha sediment project

Altadena Heritage selects board members, will comment on Haha sediment project

by TImothy Rutt Altadena Heritage held its annual meeting Dec. 15 to vote on new board members, and decided to submit comments on the county’s environmental impact report for the Hahamongna sediment removal plan. According to Michele Zack at Altadena Heritage, the organiztion decided by voice vote to submit a comment on the Draft EIR […]

Family sing-along at Altadena Community Church Dec. 22

Family sing-along at Altadena Community Church Dec. 22

On Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7 PM., gather around the piano at Altadena Community Church (943 E. Altadena Drive) for a holiday sing-along. Kids from one to 92 are welcome. A goodwill offering will benefit the ACTS food pantry, a cooperative ministry of several Altadena congregations. Then, on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m., "Go, […]

And to all a good light

And to all a good light

The Balian mansion fired it up tonight. Catch one of the best displays in the nation by the corner of Allen and Mendocino. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Count down those shopping days in Altadena!

Count down those shopping days in Altadena!

by Timothy Rutt Christmas is only a week away, and what better place to fill those stockings than in Altadena? Fortunately, our sponsors can probably help you out, after the jump : Altadena Ale & Wine House is a good site for your holiday frivolity, and they’ve got special plans for a balloon-popping New Year’s […]

Arroyo Food Co-op proposes to start with "pre-order" model

Arroyo Food Co-op proposes to start with "pre-order" model

Members of the Arroyo Co-op Board of Directors explain the prepay preorder proposal to members at the Co-op’s annual meeting December 14. by Timothy Rutt The directors of the Arroyo Food Co-op proposed starting the long-birthing community market up as early as next month, using a "prepay pre-order" model leading up to the eventual opening […]

Altadena Heritage this afternoon at 234 E. Mendocino

Altadena Heritage this afternoon at 234 E. Mendocino

NOTE: Address corrected! Just got a call from Michele Zack at Altadena Heritage that this afternoon’s gathering may have been subject to an earlier typo: The annual annual meeting/holiday celebration will be this afternoon, running from 3-6 PM, at 234 E. Mendocino Street. This is members-only event, but new and lapsed members may join at […]