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Christ the Shepherd Lutheran holiday sale Dec. 14-15

Christ the Shepherd Lutheran holiday sale Dec. 14-15
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Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church, 185 West Altadena Drive, will be holding a Holiday Boutique and Rummage Sale to benefit CTS’ Youth Programs on Saturday, December 14, 12-4 and Sunday December 15, 12-2. The sale will feature handmade jewelry, clothing & home goods by local artisans, vintage dolls, a bake sale and gently used treasures. […]

Christmas dinner at the Pasadena Senior Center Dec. 25

Christmas dinner at the Pasadena Senior Center Dec. 25

from the Pasadena Senior Center There’s no need to cook at home on Christmas Day! The Pasadena Senior Center will be overflowing with holiday spirit during the annual Christmas dinner with all the trimmings Wednesday, Dec. 25. Doors will open at 11:30 p.m. and the meal will be served at noon. Laura Espinosa will entertain […]

Altadena’s Open Studios Art Walk this Sunday, Dec. 8

Altadena’s Open Studios Art Walk this Sunday, Dec. 8

by TImothy Rutt Altadena artists are gathering together to hold the first Altadena Open Studios Art Walk this Sunday, December 8, 10 AM-5 PM. There will be 16 artists displaying their work in four different locations: Sidewalk Cafe: 2057 N. Los Robles Ave #10, Pasadena, CA 91104 626-797-WALK LA General Store Design Studio:149 W. Altadena […]

Webster’s Fine Stationers: ending an era in Altadena

Webster’s Fine Stationers: ending an era in Altadena

Shoppers look for Christmas gifts at WFS open house Nov. 30 The end of an Altadena tradition for a place that lives "local first" by Laura B. Monteros During our conversation with Lori and Scott Webster on Sunday, an Altadena woman dropped by to share contact information for a possible new location for Webster’s Fine […]

Christmas Tree Lane: lights on Dec. 14

Christmas Tree Lane: lights on Dec. 14

by Timothy Rutt Hard to believe, but in less than two weeks will be the official lighting of Christmas Tree Lane, on Dec. 14. Volunteers have been scrambling since fall testing, replacing, and installing lights on the deodars that line Santa Rosa Avenue in preparation for the annual Christmas display. The lighting ceremony will take […]

Small Business Saturday: hoist a glass to historic Webster’s Fine Stationers

Small Business Saturday:  hoist a glass to historic Webster’s Fine Stationers

by Timothy Rutt Today is Small Business Saturday (according to Big Business American Express; we think EVERY day should be Small Business Day!) and here are some activities going on: Webster’s Fine Stationers is holding their annual (and final) Holiday Open House, from 11 AM-7 PM today. They write: "Along with many of our local […]

Breaking: barricaded suspect in La Crescenta

Breaking: barricaded suspect in La Crescenta

by Timothy Rutt Los Angeles County sherifff’s deputies are working to resolve a barricaded suspect near the Ralphs Shopping Center in La Crescenta. According to a release from the sheriff’s department, the incident began about 5 PM tonight. Currently, LASD crisis negotiators and Special Enforcement Bureau deputies are working with Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies […]

"Go Public" screening at Laemmle Dec.5 … if they sell enough tickets!

"Go Public" screening at Laemmle Dec.5 … if they sell enough tickets!

by Timothy Rutt The Blair High School PTSA has just about a day left to sell enough tickets for a showing of "Go Public," the documentary about a day in the life of the Pasadena Unified School District. If you haven’t seen it yet, now’s your chance! Thru TUGG, the PTSA wants to screen "Go […]

Holiday season opens in Altadena: with the elves and on the shelves

Holiday season opens in Altadena: with the elves and on the shelves

People of all ages pounded away at the drum circle, part of the Waldorf School Elves’ Faire on Nov. 23. by Timothy Rutt If you didn’t know the holidays were coming soon, you sure did Saturday in Altadena. The Pasadena Waldorf School’s annual Elves’ Faire annually attracts about 4,000 visitors from all over greater Los […]

Missing parrot: "Paris"

Missing parrot: "Paris"

This is far afield from our usual area of coverage, but this pet can fly, so maybe someone can help: My green cheeked Amazon parrot flew away on November 19. His name is Paris, and he is very friendly. He speaks Spanish. He is green with a red head. He has an injured right foot. […]