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Monday, October 31, 2016

Altadena’s ‘Wildwood Park’ Opens for Art and Fine Craft Show

Altadena’s ‘Wildwood Park’ Opens for Art and Fine Craft Show

For one day only, rain or shine, 38 working artists and students of Pasadena High Schools’ Graphic Communications Academy called CAMAD (Creative Arts, Media and Design) will exhibit work at Art on Palm, Saturday, December 10, 2016; 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in secluded and storied Wildwood Park at 1421 E. Palm Street, in Altadena.

The juried event features original works in ceramics, collage, glass, leather, metals, mixed media, photography, papier-Mache, pastels, pencil, textiles, watercolors, and exotic woods. Exhibitors include returning artists: Annie Aldrich, Catherine and Ovie Cowles, Evan Chambers, Ellen Dinerman, Sandra Encinas, Raquel Escobar, Zazu Faure, Beverly Jones, Barbara B. Lamb, Ron Lawrenz, Susan Loraine Kromka, Randy Meaney, Katherine Nakazono, JoAnn Page, Jolana Pineda, Detre Prete, Lucia Pasquinelli, Rone Prinz, Kathy W. Spear, Kathleen Swaydan, Nancy Unruh, Peter Vasquez, Jr., Anna Vosburg, Louise Wannier, Lys Wilcox, Stephen Woodruff and students of Pasadena High School’s CAMAD: Jonathan Garcia, Leeann Leonard, Joseph Mahroukian, Nalani Rios, Lilian Rodriguez, and Mark Solis.

First-time exhibitors to Art on Palm are: Anya SF,

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Altadena Library Presents Gardening with California Natives with Maureen Taylor

Altadena Library Presents Gardening with California Natives with Maureen Taylor

Join Altadena Library as instructor Maureen Taylor gives an overview workshop of California native plant horticulture, for beginners. Saturday, November 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Learn why native plants are important and how to successfully grow them in your garden. Class topics will include plant selection, planting techniques, establishment, and irrigation. The second portion of the class will be held outdoors with a hands-on planting demonstration. Please wear closed-toed shoes, and bring a shovel and watering can if you have them. Everyone is invited to this free event.

Maureen received her BA in Environmental Studies/Biology from UC Santa Cruz. After graduating she was hired by the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, which expanded her love for nature into the realm of gardening. Maureen now operates her own landscape maintenance business for clients with mostly native gardens. She recently became a UC Master Gardener Volunteer in order to learn about growing food. In her free time, Maureen enjoys making art inspired by nature.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Star of “The Jeffersons” and Former Altadenan Sherman Hemsley Part of New Historical Society Exhibit

Star of “The Jeffersons” and Former Altadenan Sherman Hemsley Part of New Historical Society Exhibit

The late actor Sherman Hemsley, who as the preening George Jefferson was a star of the long-running TV sitcom “The Jeffersons,” joins 50 other current and former Altadenans in the new exhibit at the Altadena Historical Society.

“Mr. Hemsley isn’t the only person in our exhibit who causes visitors to exclaim in surprise,” said AHS President Jane Brackman, Ph.D. “Altadena has always attracted interesting and talented people.“

The exhibit will be open at 6:30 p.m. this coming Monday, October. 24, preceding the 7:30 p.m. illustrated program “The Health Seekers,” presented by local historian and author Michele Zack.

Zack also is included in the exhibit of famous and fascinating authors, actors, musicians, scientists and sports figures displayed in the Historical Society’s archives and in the lobby of the Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, Altadena.

The program and exhibit are free and open to the public, while tax-free donations are gratefully accepted, Brackman said.

Zack will speak on illness as a major factor in nineteenth and twentieth century immigration to Southern California.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 15th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 15th

Monday, October 10th

12:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2500 block of N. Holliston Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location by shattering the window. Stolen: jewelry.
2:38 PM – Luis Castaneda, 46 years old of Los Angeles was arrested in the 2100 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for domestic violence.
7:24 PM – Darryl Davis, 45 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 3300 block of La Corona Avenue for domestic violence.

Tuesday, October 11th

9:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the1600 block of Allen Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location via the doggy door. Stolen: unknown.
8:50 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1800 block of Morada Place. Stolen: credit cards.

Wednesday, October 12th

11:16 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2800 block of Glenrose Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location via the rear door. Stolen: Air Jordan shoes.
3:30 PM – A shoplifting incident occurred in the 800 block of E.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Webster’s Community Pharmacy and Meredith M Appreciates Teachers and School Administrators This Thursday

Webster’s Community Pharmacy and Meredith M Appreciates Teachers and School Administrators This Thursday

Are you like Webster’s Community Pharmacy and Meredith M you appreciate and are grateful for all that teachers, educators and administrators do for students and the community throughout the year? On Thursday, October 20 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Webster’s Community Pharmacy and Meredith M on North Lake Avenue in Altadena are hosting a special Back to School Night for Teachers and Administrators (and everyone else who works in a school and in the school system).

Customers who present a school ID or proof that you work at a school and for the school system, will be treated to 25% off gift purchases of $25 or more at the Pharmacy and 25% off purchases of $25 or more at Meredith M. Healthy and Happy Hour snacks and drinks. will be served.

Webster’s Community Pharmacy and Meredith M are located at 2450 North Lake Avenue, Altadena. Call (626) 797-1163 or visit http://www.facebook.com/websterscommunitypharmacy for more information.

 

 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Altadena’s Bacon Babe Is Whipping up a Dish Worthy of a $100,000 Cash Prize at This Year’s World Food Competition

Altadena’s Bacon Babe Is Whipping up a Dish Worthy of a $100,000 Cash Prize at This Year’s World Food Competition

Altadena’s rising culinary star Jodi Taffel, also known as The Fabulous Bacon Babe, is heading to the World Food Championships in Alabama next month to take home the big win in the form of a $100,000 cash prize. The 2016 Championship event is Taffel’s third attempt to strike it big in first place as she prepares to unleash super-secret bacon-inspired dishes that have a successful track record of winning over the hearts and stomachs of some of the most revered chefs and judges in the culinary game.

“There’s a huge cash prize on the line for first place so everything I make needs to have the ‘wow factor’. Would I go back to a restaurant in another state to order it? I’m looking to take the crown this year,” said Taffel who was unwilling to provide specific details about her upcoming dishes, but is confident that her bacon-inspired recipes will take home the grand prize.

Taffel’s team is one of 430 from across the world who will be seeking the ultimate food crown.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Eaton Canyon Nature Center Celebrates Oak Trees with A Community Event Featuring Local Artist Jennifer Bentson

Eaton Canyon Nature Center Celebrates Oak Trees with A Community Event Featuring Local Artist Jennifer Bentson

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation invites the public to attend a Celebration of Oaks event on Saturday, October 29, during which the public can enjoy a day filled with fun activities, including a watercolor workshop with a local artist.

The event, held in partnership with the Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates, starts at 8:30 a.m. and will be held at Eaton Canyon Nature Center and Natural Area, 1750 N. Altadena Dr. in Pasadena.

One of the highlights will be a watercolor workshop beginning at 8:30 a.m. with local artist Jennifer Bentson, author of Pasadena Oaks. The workshop, which costs $5, will be repeated at 1:30 p.m.

Other planned activities include a book signing and author talk with Bentson at 10 a.m., an oak tree care presentation at 11 a.m., crafts for children and free oak trees provided by the County of Los Angeles Fire Department Forestry Division.

Advance registration is required for the watercolor workshops either in person at the Nature Center,

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Altadena Town Council Issues Agenda for October 18, 2016

Altadena Town Council Issues Agenda for October 18, 2016

Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council has issued the agenda for the Council’s October 18, 2016 meeting to be conducted at the Altadena Community Center, 730 East Altadena Drive, starting at 7:00 p.m.

A pdf version is available by clicking here.

1. CALL TO ORDER

1.1. Pledge of Allegiance ___________________________ Councilmember
1.2. Roll Call _____________________________________ Recording Secretary, Damon Hobdy
1.3. Approve October 18, 2016 meeting Agenda

2. OFFICERS’ REPORTS

2.1. Chairman ____________________________________ Okorie Ezieme
2.2. Vice Chairman ________________________________ Diane Marcussen
2.3. Recording Secretary ___________________________ Damon Hobdy
2.3.1. Approve September 20, 2016 Meeting Minutes
2.4. Treasurer ____________________________________ Patricia Sutherlen
2.5. Corresponding Secretary _______________________ Billy Malone

3. PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS

3.1. California Highway Patrol _______________________ Officer Mike Ulloa
3.2. Altadena Sheriff’s Station ______________________ Captain Stuckey
3.3. Cert ________________________________________
3.4. County Fire __________________________________ Stephanie English

4. SPECIAL PRESENTATION

4.1.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Health Seekers: Historical Society Program Tells How Sick and Dying Easterners Flocked to California for their Health

The Health Seekers: Historical Society Program Tells How Sick and Dying Easterners Flocked to California for their Health

Historian Michele Zack will speak on illness as a major factor in nineteenth and twentieth century immigration to Southern California at the 7:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 24 program of the Altadena Historical Society.

The illustrated program will be held at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, and is free and open to the public.

Zack, an Altadena resident and author of histories of Altadena and Sierra Madre, says that her research has shown “the importance of the illness legacy has been underestimated as an influence of how we think of Southern California today.”

Health seekers who suffered from tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases moved to California and other Western states in large numbers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, seeking respite from their illnesses in the West’s then-dry, unpolluted air.

Altadena was home to a number of TB sanitariums and small hospitals, as were other communities in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The Historical Society’s new exhibit,

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Kenny Sara and the Sounds of New Orleans – Second Saturday Concert at the Altadena Library

Kenny Sara and the Sounds of New Orleans – Second Saturday Concert at the Altadena Library

Back due to popular demand, Kenny Sara and the Sounds of New Orleans returns for the Altadena Library’s season of Second Saturday concerts on Saturday, November 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Kenny Sara will surely entertain you with his New Orleans style Jazz with that marching-brass-band sound along with other styles and favorites.

“Kenny is the real New Orleans deal. Kenny has got a sound that will sweep you up and carry out right into the bayou,” says Grace Le of OC Weekly. “Kenny and his band were a fixture in Downtown Disney’s Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen for more than a decade.” Kenny has played with greats such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Woody Allen, Della Reese, Bo Diddley, Taj Mahal, “Papa” John Creach, Bernie Maupin, and Henry Butler.

Kenny’s shows and tours include The Playboy Jazz Festival, the US Air Jambalaya Festival, The Portland Blues Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival, The JVC Jazz Festival, The Los Angeles Jazz Festival and The “Papa” John Creach Northwestern Tour.

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