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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jan Sanders to Speak at Neighbors Building a Better Altadena (NBBA) Meeting on June 23


Jan Sanders, retired director of the Pasadena Public Libraries and former president of the American Library Association, will be the guest speaker at the June 23 Neighbors Building a Better Altadena (NBBA) meeting at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E Altadena Drive, just west of the Altadena Sheriff Station. Check-in and coffee at 9 a.m. The business meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Jan will be discussing the roles and responsibilities of library trustees in the rapidly changing library world. Other NBBA business will follow Jan’s presentation and Q&A.

NBBA meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.

For more information about Neighbors Building a Better Altadena (NBBA), email, (626) 344-7806 or visit

For more information about the Altadena Library District Board of Trustees, visit


Timeline of Events

October 29, 2014 – Altadena Patch
Mindy Kittay Named as New District Library Director for the Altadena Library District

September 22, 2016 – Pasadena Weekly
Reading Between the Lines

January 20, 2018 – Mountain View News
Embattled Board to Discuss Bylaws, Brown Act Training

February 3, 2018 – Mountain Views News
More Shakeup at the Altadena Library

March 30, 2018 – Altadena Now
In Altadena, Attorneys For Library District Executive Director Allege Harassment, Brown Act Violations

March 30, 2018 – Altadena Now
Breaking: Altadena Library Board President John McDonald Resigns

March 30, 2018 – Pasadena Star News
Altadena library board president resigns after attorneys allege board members routinely violate state law

March 31, 2018 – Mountain Views News
Altadena Library Board President Resigns

April 3, 2018 – Altadena Now
Attorney for Altadena Library Districts Executive Director Demands Independent Investigation Into Board Conduct

April 3, 2018 –
Altadena Library Directors Attorney Seeks Independent Investigation and Trustee Recusals

April 14, 2018 – Mountain Views News
Altadena Library Announces Board Trustee Vacancy

April 19, 2018 – Pasadena Weekly
Altadena Library Trustees Called Out for Attack on Director

April 23, 2018 –
Altadena Library Director Ready to Come Back?

June 7, 2018 – Pasadena Independent
Altadena Library Trustee Believes She Was Illegally Selected; Library Board Fails To Cure Its Brown Act Violation

June 7, 2018 – Pasadena Now
Is the Altadena Library Board of Trustees President Holding Office Illegally?

June 8, 2018 – Pasadena Star News
Allegations of Brown Act violations by Altadenas library board continue to mount as legal battle escalates

June 11, 2018 – Pasadena Star News
Altadena’s library director takes step closer to suing library board over alleged violations of Californias open-meetings law

June 12, 2018 – Altadena Now
Altadena Library Director Kittay Given 90-day Contract Extension at Tense Hours-Long Meeting

June 12, 2018 –
Mindy Kittay Employment Contract Temporarily Extended












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