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Monday, April 25, 2016
Altadena CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) is hosting a Map your Neighborhood (MYN) Disaster Preparedness Workshop on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Altadena Town and Country Club.
The training will be conducted in cooperation with the Altadena Sheriff’s Department which promotes the MYN training to encourage all citizens to evaluate their disaster supplies and level of preparedness.
The training is informative and is expected to provide locally relevant information and basic disaster planning goals beneficial to every member of the community.
MYN training prepares community members to be able to respond to a disaster, which as opposed to an emergency is a situation where 911, the hotline, is overwhelmed and unable to answer or respond to calls for help.
In such a situation, individuals and neighborhoods need to be prepared and able to help themselves and each other medically and mentally for a length of time, from two weeks or longer. The training encourages them to take note of the level of water,Read More »
Monday, April 25, 2016
Intoducing WillowTree by Susan Lordi, a collection of hand-painted sculptures at a Mother’s Day Tea. The event is open to the public. Everyone is invited to come to shop, sip, meet a distinguished representative from WillowTree and enter a drawing to win a beautiful artist-signed piece.
WillowTree by Susan Lori Introduction and Mother’s Day Tea will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Webster’s Community Pharmacy (2450 N. Lake Avenue, Altadena – Corner of N. Lake Avenue and Marcheta). The event features a gift with all WillowTree purchases of $25 or more. Drawing for artist-signed WillowTree figuring, a courtesy of WillowTree. Refreshments will be served.
The event is hosted by Meredith and Michael Miller.
Webster’s Community Pharmacy has been part of the Altadena landscape since 1926. Webster’s RX is a full-service prescription pharmacy that also carries medical supplies. Hard –to-find retro toys, gifts, greeting cards, jewelry and fashion accessories, and books also line the historic shelves.Read More »
Thursday, April 21, 2016
For one day only, artists, makers and students of Pasadena High Schools’ Graphic Communications Academy called CAMAD (Creative Arts, Media And Design) will exhibit work at Art on Palm, Saturday, June 18, 2016; 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in secluded and storied Wildwood Park at 1421 E. Palm Street, in Altadena.
The juried show and sale features original works in basketry, ceramics, collage, glass, leather, metals, mixed media, mono-printing, photography, pastels, pencil, textiles, watercolors, and woodworking. Exhibitors include: Annie Aldrich, Tyn Atol and Kari Atol, Charlotte Barnard, Vie Blakey, Tracey Chamberlain and Soozee Van Dyke Woods, Catherine and Ovie Cowles, Ellen Dinerman, Rick Drobner, Jill Dufau, Sandra Encinas, Raquel Escobar, Zazu Faure, Hannie Goldgewicht and Leo Gotlibowski, Carolyn James, Beverly Jones, Barbara Lamb, Debbie Lawrence, Ron Lawrenz, Susan Loraine, Randy Meaney, Piri Mee, Katherine Nakazono, David Ortega, JoAnn Page, Lucia Pasquinelli, Laurie Jo Phillips, Jolana Pineda, Catherine Reece, Anne Sears, Sarah Shin, Kathy W. Spear, Jackie Steimke, Kathleen Swaydan, Naomi Tratar, Nancy Unruh,Read More »
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
On Saturday, June 18th at 4:00 p.m. in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room of the Main Library, join Altadena Library for an exciting and enlightening presentation by Theo Clarke on the NASA Juno Mission to Jupiter.
Juno is a NASA mission now approaching the planet Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft was launched August 5, 2011. It looped around the sun and returned to Earth on October 9, 2013 for a gravity assist that slung it on its journey to the planet Jupiter. Juno will arrive at Jupiter on July 4, 2016 to begin a one year investigation of that giant planet.
The high level science objectives of the Juno mission at Jupiter are to determine the concentration of water in Jupiter’s atmosphere, the existence and size of a solid core, and the nature of Jupiter’s huge magnetic field. With this information Juno scientists hope to catch a glimpse of the dawn of creation of our own solar system.
“Juno is much more than a space laboratory to study the planet Jupiter.Read More »
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sunday, April 10th
4:46 AM – Christian Guillen, 25 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 2000 block of Lewis Avenue for residential burglary. The suspect entered the residence via the unsecured rear door. The victim observed the suspect and yelled for her father. Suspect was detained by the victim until deputies arrived.
Monday, April 11th
No significant incidents.
Tuesday, April 12th
5:31 PM – Rhonda Hopkins, 24 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for assault with a deadly weapon.
Wednesday, April 13th
8:30 PM – Jesse Munoz, 25 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 100 block of W. Harriet Street for battery.
Thursday, April 14th
6:58 PM – Jose Machado, 35 years old of Victorville was arrested in the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Ventura Street for possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle and felon in possession of a firearm.Read More »
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Bring your questions about recycling, landfills, pollution, green shopping, climate change and more for our environmental and conservation experts, including:
Marialyce Pedersen is an environmentalist, journalist, author, researcher, teacher and Altadena resident who serves as a senior representative for the Walt Disney Company’s Corporate Citizenship Environment and Development Team. She will focus on how every individual can practice a zero-waste lifestyle at home, work, school and in the community.
Morey Wolfson has 40 years of experience in energy and environmental policy, including a stint at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and is currently a member of Pasadena’s Environmental Advisory Commission, serving as its representative on the Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Committee. He will provide background information and updates about the status of Pasadena’s delayed polystyrene (aka Styrofoam™) ban.
Additionally,Read More »
Monday, April 18, 2016
On Saturday, June 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room of the Main library, the Altadena Library District will present The Altadena Open Studios Tour with a day of activities from Story Chicks.
As part of the Altadena Open Studios Tour make sure you stop by The Altadena Library to be part of ‘A Story Chicks Day Of Play’ creating art and props, writing your own stories, and acting and dancing onstage! As teachers and stage directors for many years these gals will expertly inspire and guide you, the audience, in bringing your own stories to life onstage! CE Jordan and Terri MartinLujan, one tall and one small story chick, will then perform a collection of their classic country childhood adventures as a finale to the day at 4pm, ‘Fun & Games: Story Chicks Kick Off The Summer!’ Come be part of the amazing action!
Meet the Story Chicks! Two writers, two dancers, two creative choreographers and directors,Read More »
Monday, April 18, 2016
On Tuesday, June 7th at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main library, the Altadena Library District will present a performance from award winning children’s theatre group, CHROMA.
CHROMA creates Musical Adventures for Kids of all Ages. Winners of the 2014 Encore! Producers’ Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, they have an ongoing series at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. In their latest show CRITTERS, Olive’s search for the elusive rainbow butterfly has unexpected consequences. It features musical excerpts from Johann Strauss, Phillip Glass, Henry Mancini, Pink Floyd, Igor Stravinsky, and Erik Satie performed by an ensemble of cello, viola, violin and soprano.
Director Mindy Kittay said, “We are very excited to have this opportunity to bring CHROMA and their creative and innovative performance to our community here in Altadena.”
The Altadena Library is located at 600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena. For more information please call (626) 798-0833. For a schedule of events, visit the library on the web at www.altadenalibrary.org.Read More »
Monday, April 18, 2016
Join the Friends of the Altadena Library as they welcome Michelle Feynman as guest speaker for their annual meeting on Monday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. Community Room of the Main Library.
Some people say, ‘How can you live without knowing?’ I do not know what they mean. I always live without knowing. That is easy. How you get to know is what I want to know.”—Richard P. Feynman
Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard P. Feynman (1918–88) was that rarest of creatures—a towering scientific genius who could make himself understood by anyone and who became as famous for the wit and wisdom of his popular lectures and writings as for his fundamental contributions to science. The Quotable Feynman is a treasure-trove of this revered and beloved scientist’s most profound, provocative, humorous, and memorable quotations on a wide range of subjects.
Carefully selected by Richard Feynman’s daughter, Michelle Feynman, from his spoken and written legacy, including interviews, lectures, letters, articles, and books, the quotations are arranged under two dozen topics—from art,Read More »
Friday, April 15, 2016
Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council has issued the agenda for the Council’s April 19, 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 April 19, 2016 meeting Agenda
2. OFFICERS’ REPORTS
2.1. Chairman ____________________________________ Diane Marcussen
2.2. Vice Chairman ________________________________ Okorie Ezieme
2.3. Recording Secretary ___________________________ Damon Hobdy
2.3.1. Approve February 16, 2016 Meeting Minutes
2.3.2. Approve March 15, 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, Lt. Clay
3.3. Cert ________________________________________
3.4. County Fire __________________________________ Stephanie English
4.Read More »