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Friday, April 24, 2015

Saint Mark’s Will “Hike for Haiti” to Henniger on Saturday, May 2

Saint Mark’s Will “Hike for Haiti” to Henniger on Saturday, May 2

 

When Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church holds its annual “Hike for Haiti” on Saturday, May 2, hikers will walk from the Eaton Canyon Nature Center to Henniger Flats. The distance is symbolic and significant. It’s approximately the same journey distance that students at Saint Marguerite School in Haiti must travel each day to get to school.

The hiking fundraiser will benefit those students at Saint Marguerite by providing a daily hot lunches to the school’s 150 students — as the Altadena congregation has done since 2012.

Braving this distance and terrain is a great reminder of how much these students value their education and how important local efforts to support them really are.

For every 25¢ raised, one child’s hot lunch will be provided, organizers say, noting that this hot lunch is the only meal a Saint Marguerite’s student will eat that day.

Organizer say you must signup by April 30. That day, be prepared and bring water,

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Rummage Sale Roundup for the Weekend

Rummage Sale Roundup for the Weekend

April 21 – 23

Estate Sale Items Have Arrived: Jewlery and more, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lots of Estate items have arrived

2285 N Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

 

April 25

Huge Multi Group Rummage Sale 7 am to 1 pm
Aveson Charter School will be hosting a multi group Huge Rummage Sale.
OUR students are raising money for an international and they are ready to wheel and deal. Everything must go!
Clothing – Furniture – Appliances – Technology – Tools – Cookware – and much more! We will also have a baked sale, coffee, doughnuts, cookies, soda, etc.

575 W Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

 

3 House Yard Sale, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tools, furniture/furnishings, office, garden/plants, household, linens, vintage, collectibles, clothing, books

2696, 2705, 2709 Visscher Place, Altadena, CA 91001
April 26

Yard Sale One Day Only,

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Soroptimists to Host First-Ever “Celebrating Service Agencies” Fashion Show, Luncheon

Soroptimists to Host First-Ever “Celebrating Service Agencies” Fashion Show, Luncheon

Soroptimist International of Altadena/Pasadena will hold its first “Making A Difference: Celebrating Service Agencies” luncheon event, to be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Pasadena Hilton, 168 S. Los Robles, Pasadena.

The Soroptimists are honoring the Door of Hope and The Women’s Room at Friends In Deed, two Pasadena non-profit organizations that support women and their families. A boutique will open at 10:30 a.m., with a tea luncheon served at 11:30 a.m. The awards and a fashion show will follow.

Tickets may be purchased at $35 through PayPal on the Altadena/Pasadena website, http://soroptimistaltapas.org. Or mail checks payable to Soroptimist Altadena/Pasadena, P.O. Box 66, Altadena, CA 91003. Or RSVP by phone to Marilyn at (626) 296-0336. Please RSVP by May 15th.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Busy Altadena Library Board Follows Up Weekend Retreat with Monday Board Meeting

Busy Altadena Library Board Follows Up Weekend Retreat with Monday Board Meeting

The Altadena Library District Board of Library Trustees will not only spend the weekend wrapped up in an all District Boards retreat, but come back for a regularly scheduled Monday Board meeting on April 27 at 5 p.m.

The agenda includes a preliminary budget discussion for next year, a proposal for an auditor to provide independent audit services, review and voting on a proposal to change the title of a principal library position to Public Services Director and a possible letter of support for Altadena Best Fest.

The full agenda is online here.

 

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Award Winning Children’s Book Author Antionio Sacre to Visit the Altadena Library for El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

Award Winning Children’s Book Author Antionio Sacre to Visit the Altadena Library for El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

The whole family is invited to the Altadena Library on Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Special guest author and storyteller Antonio Sacre will share touching, humorous, bilingual stories including his own stories of growing up bicultural and folktales from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

Antonio Sacre, born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, is an internationally touring writer, storyteller, and solo performance artist based in Los Angeles. His published children’s picture books include The Barking Mouse and A Mango in the Hand. He has performed at the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, the National Storytelling Festival, and museums, schools, libraries, and festivals internationally.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925 as a result of the first “World Conference for the Well Being of Children” in Geneva,

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Eliot Arts Magnet Students Photograph, Then Artistically “Interpret” The Huntington Library

Eliot Arts Magnet Students Photograph, Then Artistically “Interpret” The Huntington Library

With thanks to Shannon Mumolo

This past year, students from Altadena’s Eliot Arts Magnet together with Mayfield Junior School students engaged with The Huntington Library on a two-month collaborative venture that yielded the artwork you see above — as well as other surprising results.

Through the lens of their theme, “Harmony,” Eliot and Mayfield students photographed The Huntington. After examining and critiquing the work, a student leadership team selected the photos they thought best represented the chosen theme. Small groups of students then worked collaboratively in mixed school groups to interpret those photographs. Each piece they made brings together the work of multiple working in a range of media to depict the concept of Harmony.

Approximately 144 middle school students experienced what it was like to work as professional artists. They participated in conversations and critiques that required refining their ideas and their product. They knew ultimately that the work they created would become a public installation. Images of their works were displayed at their schools and are being incorporated into school day planners for the Eliot students.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Altadena Branch of the NAACP Will Conduct General Meeting Tonight

Altadena Branch of the NAACP Will Conduct General Meeting Tonight

The Altadena Branch of the NAACP will hold a general meeting at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Dr., tonight starting at 6:30 p.m.

For more information 626-794-7999 or email altadenanaacp84@gmail.com.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Altadena Library District Announces It Is Looking for a Public Services Director

Altadena Library District Announces It Is Looking for a Public Services Director

The Altadena Library District is looking for a Public Services Director who is ready to “ignite staff ” and “take community library services to the next level,” a new job posting says. The salary range is $5,798.23 to $7,223.82 (presumably, per month).

The listing says in full:

“In your role of overseeing and evolving all aspects of our public service you see the big picture and you will guide the team of experienced and dedicated library staff through change and growth.

“You have an innate understanding of the changing role of the library in the community and are excited about the opportunities and challenges these changes will bring. You are a natural leader who is knowledgeable on all library operations and respected for your ability to help staff navigate the path of change. You are an active listener and you are intuitive to people’s needs. You are a team player who thinks quickly on your feet.

“As a public services director you understand the role of education and the library and are committed to providing our community with every opportunity to learn,

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

School Board Meets Tonight, Will Consider Laying Off 30 Staff

School Board Meets Tonight, Will Consider Laying Off 30 Staff

Declining student enrollment, departmental restructuring and the loss of categorical and other funding is prompting the Pasadena Unified School District to consider issuing lay off notices to a number of District employees at the School Board’s Thursday meeting this week, a District spokesperson said.

The item before the Board at the Thursday meeting would advise 30 employees that they could be laid off.

PasadenaLEARNS, which offers after school and summer school programs, would be hardest hit, with 20 positions slated for possible elimination.

Last year PasadenaLEARNs served students daily at Eliot, Altadena, Marshall Fundamental, Pasadena High School and 19 other district school sites, according to the district’s websites.

The layoff action comes as one of a number agenda items to be heard tonight. Also on the agenda for approval is a new evaluation system to analyze the competence of all district administrators.

Yolanda Mendoza, Pasadena Unified’s Chief Human Resources Officer, said on the agenda that this new Administrative Evaluation System ” required six months and “a great deal of time and effort” to create.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Public Meeting Tonight Focuses on What Power Should Be Granted to Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission

Public Meeting Tonight Focuses on What Power Should Be Granted to Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission

The working group tasked with giving the Board of Supervisors recommendations on the future Sheriff’s Department Civilian Oversight Commission’s size, scope, structure and responsibilities is hosting a Town Hall takes tonight at the Arboretum in Arcadia.

This meeting will be the nearest to Altadena to be held in a nine town hall meeting series planned for  Los Angeles County’s five districts to hear and collect community recommendations and comments.

In previous meetings, there have been public comments suggesting the Oversight Commission should be granted subpoena power and should not be governed by law enforcement or retired law enforcement.

Brent Braun will represent the office of District 5 Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich tonight.

The meeting will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, April 22, in the Arboretum, 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia.

 

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