by Timothy Rutt
Altadena Ale & Wine House is a good site for your holiday frivolity, and they've got special plans for a balloon-popping New Year's Eve (more to come)
Altadena Hardware has the best selection of holiday decorations for inside and outside your house.
Altadena Historical Society is offering Michele Zack's Altadena history, for only $56 (and if you're close, they'll drive to your door!)
Arroyo Food Co-op is getting ready to start business! Now's a good time to buy a membership for someone you care about, or for yourself.
California Bohemian Leather: check out their selection of handmade, artisanal leather goods, or order that custom belt for someone special.
Curves Altadena -- because you need somewhere to go after all that fruitcake. Get a jump on those resolutions!
Dr. Barkman - buy her book for the dog lover in your life!
Friends of the Altadena Library - join up to thank them for all of the many programs they sponsor during the year that make the Altadena Library the place it is!
Gallery McGinty: our newest sponsor, it's like nowhere else for that special gift (and come to the grand opening Friday!)
Hughes Estate Sales - they just finished up their holiday warehouse sale, but it's always a good place for one-of-a-kind items at the warehouse or estate sales.
Judy Rubin Architectural & Previews Specialist - Judy handles some of the best properties in Altadena.
Linda Seyffert & Associates/Podley Properties - Someone who knows Altadena -- she can find the perfect spot for you to land!
Massey Roofing: Your hometown roofer since 1920 - start that facelift of your house right at the top.
Meredith McKenzie - Meredith specializes in some of the unique parts of Altadena living, i.e. urban farming and horse properties.
MonteCedro - the retirement community has broken ground, and is preparing to become an attraction to living or staying in Altadena
Park Bench Grill - with a half-price menu happy hour Monday-Thursday, and 50% for first responders and military (with uniform or ID), a great place for lunch or dinner that gives back.
Rancho Bar - always a convivial and low-key place to meet.
Rhythms of the Village - African art and gifts, and many unique items for your Christmas or Kwanzaa.
Robert Frank Design - Altadena's interior design specialist: need a kitchen or bathroom to re-invent, or have a problem area? Let Robert have a look.
Scissors Paper Rock Salon - Yolande Carson's shop and boutique makes you look better in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
St. Mark's Episcopal School - Parents: it's time to start looking for that school, isn't it? St. Mark's can get them off to a great start.
Webster's Community Pharmacy - an Altadena institution, reborn and remade by Meredith and Mark Miller. Personal shopping, gift wrapping, and local delivery for the holidays for that perfect card or gift.
Webster's Fine Stationers - Scott and Lori Webster have turned a stationery store into an Altadena institution. Looking for a unique, locally-made gift? You've come to the right spot.