by Timothy Rutt
This Saturday, neighborhood groups will be helping by collecting food and toys for the Altadena Sheriff Stations'a annual holiday drive.
With the goal of helping over 250 needy families in Altadena, the neighborhoods of La Vina and Palm Street will be collecting items for the drive this Saturday, Dec. 7. Donations should be of canned goods and new unwrapped toys for ages 2-12.
There will also be three drop-off stations that will be taking donations through December 20: the Altadena Sheriff Station, 730 E. Altadena Drive; the Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa Street , and Patticakes Bakery, 1900 Allen Avenue.
The Palm St. Residents Association will have a formal collection from 9-11 AM Saturday at 241 E. Palm St.
President Street residents will not have a formal collection this year, according to Monica Hubbard, who should know. Residents are asked to bring their donations to Patticakes.
UPDATE: Deputy Greg Gabriel at the Altadena Sheriff Station tells us that there will be TWO places accepting presents on Pepper: 1748 N Pepper Drive and 2044 N Pepper Drive, from 8 AM-noon.