A top priority for the Altadena Libraries is to reach populations that are historically underserved and increase access to library services and resources. A multitude of issues can limit people from accessing literacy tools, so homegrown, community-driven initiatives like Little Free Libraries (LFL) are ideal channels through which to provide access to books and other literacy tools. Chris Aldrich is a steward of his own LFL #8424, and as a champion for Little Free Libraries in Altadena, he keeps books in his car to "pollinate" other libraries he sees. Talking with library staff, he noted that throughout the pandemic, he has been surprised and encouraged to see people walking to LFLs with their children and reading books on the spot, transforming LFLs from just quick pick-up locations to actual reading destinations.
After learning about the Altadena Zine Library, Chris decided to create a zine listing all Little Free Libraries in Altadena, both those officially registered with LittleFreeLibrary.org and not, with photos and locations for Altadenans to explore! As the Altadena Library District and the Friends of the Altadena Library work together to steward surplus book donations and as the District’s mobile library program gets rolling, library staff will draw on on Chris’ vast knowledge and passion about the Little Free Library movement to support the inventories of Altadena LFLs, reach underserved communities, and potentially even build new LFLs! #NationalLibraryWeek2021 #NationalLibraryWeekinAltadena
- Chris’ very own Little Free Library
- Chris (left) and founder of the Little Free Library movement Todd Bol (right)
Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments about an outdated anti-hacking law, the CFAA, that threatens data journalists like us @themarkup with criminal penalties.— Julia Angwin (@JuliaAngwin) November 30, 2020
We filed an amicus brief https://t.co/gFZlJgCz73
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1/in my research on trials involving enslaved people as property in Southern courtrooms, I read chilling descriptions of violent deaths at a white man’s hands in which a doctor testified that the cause of death was “apoplexy” or heart attack...— Ariela Gross (@arielagross) May 29, 2020
2/...or even the anger of the enslaved man or woman leading to their death, by triggering a heart attack. These were cases of terrible bearings, vicious strangling — yet that was found not to be the cause of death.— Ariela Gross (@arielagross) May 29, 2020
3/ So when the coroner says George Floyd died of an underlying condition plus this and that, and not the full weight of a man on his neck, I know that story.— Ariela Gross (@arielagross) May 29, 2020
4/ The underlying condition is white supremacy.— Ariela Gross (@arielagross) May 29, 2020
Protest is the heartbeat of humanity. It is the sound of human rights beating to live.— Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) May 30, 2020
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“Not all my own experiments have been successful but that doesn't mean I'm still not hosting some of my own services. On 13 Feb I'll talk about how to host your own using Traefik 2.0 in a free online webinar. Check it out! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PRadmjWCRxqmpkgZvE3lAw”
Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley recently presented its annual Fall Benefit at the Langham Huntington Hotel.
Featured at the event were members of the Planned Parenthood health center staff and health education team to share their moving and inspirational stories about the impact of Planned Parenthood’s work in our local community.
Welcoming hundreds of philanthropists and community leaders, the Fall Benefit raises funds to support the work of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley.
Each year, more than 40,000 patients count on Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley for birth control, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, screenings for common health conditions, annual exams, vaccines and more. It provides more than 500 hours of sexual health education and advocate for increased access to health care. All services are offered at low-to-no cost to individuals, families and schools.
5:42 pm | October 7, 2019
At their annual Fall Benefit, Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley welcomed 375 guests to the Pasadena Langham Huntington Hotel. The event raised over $378,000 in much-needed funds for the organization’s four health care centers located in Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Alhambra and Glendora.
The evening honored Joan Caillouette for more than 60 years of service and dedication to the organization’s mission. Caillouette began volunteering at the Pasadena health center in the early 1960s. For the next 15 years, she became a warm and dependable presence caring for patients each week and even enlisting the help of her husband, Dr. James Caillouette. In the 1970s and 80s she served two terms as the chair of the Board of Directors. She has also chaired the patron committee for the Fall Benefit for nearly 60 years.
Emcees for the event were Roni Geva and Margaret Katch, creators of the pro-choice comedy, CTRL ALT DELETE, an award-winning short film series that highlights their passions for female-driven stories and the intersection of art and activism.
Founded in 1933 by Pasadena residents dedicated to women’s health, PPPSGV is not only among the oldest of Planned Parenthood affiliates—they’re also one of the fastest growing. Today, they see over 60,000 patient visits per year and deliver over 15,000 opportunities for sex and relationship education in local schools and colleges.
Photography by SHIRLEY HUANG
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Welcome to the world Boden Finley Aldrich. Born December 16, 2018 at 5:27 AM. 8 lbs 5 ozs, 21.5 inches, and a triple nuchal chord. You're the cutest little tough guy and loved by many! Leah is recovering nicely from a quasi emergency c-section after many hours of labor during a hopeful home birth.
Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley hosted its annual Fall Benefit at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena on Saturday.
Hundreds of donors, advocates, and community and business leaders turned out for the event, which marks the organization’s 85th anniversary serving 24 communities. Stephanie Dencik and Stephanie McLemore served as the event’s co-chairs; Sheri Bonner is the local organization’s CEO.
Emcee Cristela Alonso shared her stories of finding care as a Latina and local high school students Amanda Estevez and Nick Sanchez brought the audience to their feet with their transformative experiences as Peer Advocates, serving as resources for sexual and reproductive health information in their schools and communities.
Other speakers included Dave Quast, PP Advocates board member and long-time advocate, and Dr. Leah Torres, a Utah-based OB/GYN whose health advocacy had helped bridge divides across conservative and progressive communities, states and countries.