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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Altadena’s 5th Annual Car Show to be Held at Farnsworth Park, Saturday June 17

Altadena’s 5th Annual Car Show to be Held at Farnsworth Park, Saturday June 17

5th Annual Car Show at Farnsworth Park, is on Saturday, June 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. will feature Music, Vendor Booths, Food, Fun for the entire Family.

Categories include Antiques, street rods, classics, truck, and motorcycles.

Pre-registration: $25 (by June 1st)
Registration: $30 (June 2nd-June 16th)
Event Day: $40

There are still spots to register a car, or just clear your schedule and stop by on June 17th for great Altadena community event. To register, contact:

LA Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Altadena Station Car Show
Altadena, California
Sandy Crosthwaite
Phone: (626) 296-2107

Pre-registration: $25 (by June 1st)
Registration: $30 (June 2nd-June 16th)
Event Day: $40

Farnsworth Park is located at 568 E. Mount Curve Avenue in Altadena.

For more information, contact (626) 296-2107 or email Sgt. Sandy Crosthwaite at hmcrosth@lasd.org or Deputy Pete Liberda at apliberd@lasd.org.

 

 

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Historical Society Rummage Sale Saturday May 13

Historical Society Rummage Sale Saturday May 13

Looking for a cannonball? If so, we have one for you.

The Altadena Historical Society will sell a wide variety of de-accessioned items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the courtyard outside the Full Circle Thrift Store.

The thrift store is in the historic red brick Pacific Electric Co. powerhouse at 2245 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. Occupied by private businesses and not open to the public for several decades, the building with its soaring interior will be open for viewing and shopping.

Included in the sale will be many books, pictures, pamphlets and picture frames–even a cannonball of unknown date and origin.

Historical Society members will receive a 20 percent discount off their purchases.

“Every item in the sale has been scrupulously examined to determine whether it meets our mission, which is to preserve and promote the history of Altadena,” said Jane Brackman, Ph.D., society president.

The society’s archives and museum are located in the Altadena Community Center,

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Pasadena-Altadena Links Award Scholarships to PUSD High School Seniors

Pasadena-Altadena Links Award Scholarships to PUSD High School Seniors

Photo credit: Victoria Williams

The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links, Incorporated recently awarded nine (9) Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) high school seniors and 3 college students for a total of $24,000 as part of the organization’s Isaac McClelland Memorial Scholarship Program. Established in 1968, the scholarship was launched in memory of distinguished Los Angeles City Schools Area Superintendent, the late Isaac McClelland. The chapter has awarded over $545,000 in college scholarships to PUSD students.

The scholarships were awarded at an afternoon reception in Pasadena City College’s Creveling Lounge. Special guests included:

PUSD School Board Member, Elizabeth Pomoroy; PUSD Principals: Tim Sippel, John Muir High School; Mark Anderson, Marshall Fundamental; Maricela Brambila, Assistant Principal, Blair High School, members of The Pasadena-Altadena Links, Incorporated as well as proud family and teachers of the honored students. Scholarship recipients will be attending such notable institutions as UCLA, Wesleyan, UC Riverside, Barnard, Prairie View A&M, Norfolk State, and San Francisco State.

Michael B.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tea Presentation and Tasting with Linda Louie at the Altadena Library

Tea Presentation and Tasting with Linda Louie at the Altadena Library

Saturday, May 27th at 4:00 p.m.

Ever wonder what’s the difference between black tea from China and black tea from India? Or how green tea from China compares to green tea from Japan?

Join Linda Louie from Bana Tea Company for a discussion and tea tasting of rare and high end teas from China, Nepal, India and Japan.

Linda Louie was born and raised in Hong Kong. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and worked for the Los Angeles Superior Court for many years before pursuing her life-long passion for tea. Linda is the owner of Bana Tea Company, an on-line tea company specializing in fine Pu-erh tea. Linda has studied with a renowned tea master in Hong Kong and traveled extensively through the farms and villages of the Pu-erh tea regions of Yunnan China in her quest to find the finest teas. She has given tea lectures, demonstrations and focused tea tastings at museums, community colleges,

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Innovative New Public Charter School Opening in Altadena Fall 2017

Innovative New Public Charter School Opening in Altadena Fall 2017

For parents seeking a high-quality education for their children in the Altadena and Pasadena area, Alma Fuerte Public School might be the answer.

The new public charter school in Altadena will open its doors in August 2017 at Pasadena Unified School District’s Edison Elementary campus located at 119 W. Palm Street. Students entering transitional kindergarten through second grade are currently being enrolled.

The free, public, charter school was founded by a team of Pasadena parents, educational leaders, and entrepreneurs, including Pasadena resident Anne Lee, founding Director of Operations and a former education attorney with two school-aged children. The founding team also includes Academic Director Dr. Marina Carrasco-Burge, Ed.D., Ph.D., a former instructional leader and curriculum specialist for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles with several years of classroom teaching experience. Alma Fuerte Public School received its charter authorization from the Los Angeles County Board of Education in 2016.

“We are excited to bring a new, innovative elementary school to the Pasadena and Altadena community,” said Lee,

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Altadena Library District Invites Community to Celebration of the Year

Altadena Library District Invites Community to Celebration of the Year

2017 is the year of Altadena Library District. One of Altadena’s longest standing institutions, the district is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its main building, launching its renowned Summer Reading Program, and debuting its refreshed facilities with a Grand Reopening, Summer Reading Program Kick-Off, and 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, June 10th from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm.

The day will begin at 10:00 am with a live performance by the John Muir High School Drum Corps, followed by the official Summer Reading Program Kick-Off and a performance by educational entertainment group Mad Science for kids. Master of Ceremonies Jodi Taffel, the nationally-renowned, award-winning chef and television personality known as the “Bacon Babe,” will guide guests through a variety of acts and well-known figures in Altadena to be featured on the main stage in the Altadena Library parking lot throughout the day, including a musical adventure with CHROMA, a hip-hop dance and spoken word poetry performance by Antics, and speeches from Senator Anthony Portantino,

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Altadena Ale Celebrates 7th Anniversary with Music and Flowing Cheer

Altadena Ale Celebrates 7th Anniversary with Music and Flowing Cheer


The Altadena Ale and Wine House in Altadena celebrated its seventh anniversary last Monday night, with music and flowing cheer, and conversations with an eclectic mix of people that included artists and musicians, rocket scientists, and movie directors.

They’re actually among the regulars at Altadena’s family-owned little secret hole in the wall, tucked into Altadena’s “Fair Oaks Corridor,” in the shadow of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, that head bartender Gareth Casburn, of the sons of owners Gail and Judah Casburn, does not want to call a bar.

“It’s a pub – communal feeling; it’s about community. People come here, mostly walking distance, all in the neighborhood,” Gareth says. “They don’t come here to get drunk; they don’t come here to hit on girls. They come to talk to each other, have a good time, and just embrace the community. And that’s what really makes this place special.”

Gareth’s brother Owen also helps run the bar most nights.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 29th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, April 29th

Monday, April 24th

7:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 900 block of E. Mount Curve Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: air conditioning knobs.
3:55 PM – A theft of gardening equipment occurred in the 1000 block of Alta Vista Drive. Stolen: black Echo leaf blower.

Tuesday, April 25th

6:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2900 block of Zane Grey Terrace. Stolen: set of keys.

Wednesday, April 26th

6:30 PM – David Diaz, 31 years old of Altadena and Brian Garnica, 18 years old of Altadena were arrested in the area of Olive Avenue and Figueroa Drive for drinking in public.

Thursday, April 27th

9:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3100 block of Olive Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured front door. Stolen: currency.

Friday, April 28th

6:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2200 block of Lake Avenue.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Altadena Guild of the Huntington Hospital Holds Home Tour

Altadena Guild of the Huntington Hospital Holds Home Tour

Come for “A Stroll in the Altadena Highlands” on Sunday May 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stroll along a beautiful tree lined street set below the beautiful San Gabriel mountains. This year The Altadena Guild is showcasing four unique homes and gardens. A lovey shaded tea garden will offer complimentary refreshments and the Altadeni Pub is serving a special beer brewed and named for the Home Tour. Also available at the pub are the famous Altadeni, wine, coffee, coffee with a kick, gourmet sandwiches and snacks. For a sweet treat stop by the tours bakery for fresh homemade desserts to share, take home or enjoy on the spot.

Also enjoy live music at each home on the tour, an open air vendors market featuring handbags, jewelry, pottery, antques and unique clothing. Local artists from Open Studios will be featuring a wide variety of artistic genres.

Tickets are $35.00 pre sale and $40.00 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Huntington Medical Research Institutes,

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Spectacular ​Panoramic ​View ​H​ome in Altadena’s Rubio Highlands

Spectacular ​Panoramic ​View ​H​ome in Altadena’s Rubio Highlands

1248 Pleasantridge Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

By ARMEN V. SARKISSIAN

Open House this Weekend, both Saturday and Sunday (May 6 & 7, 2017), 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.​​

Spectacular panoramic view home in Altadena’s Rubio Highlands feels like an island in the sky! Every square inch has been reworked and remodeled by renovation team Design Matters and offers 4 bedrooms, 2 full & 1 half baths.

The impressive wood and glass front door welcomes you into a formal entry, great room open to the cook’s kitchen with high-end grey stainless appliances, quartz counters and plenty of cabinets.

New double-pane windows throughout with multiple sliders leading out to the entertainers backyard featuring views over the entire San Gabriel Valley, Downtown LA, Pacific Ocean & Catalina Island on clear days.

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