Altadena Women’s Network News
January 14, 2008

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“There is no greater power than a community discovering what it cares
about.”   ~ Margaret Wheatley

~~~    Kudos to all the folks who came out Saturday morning to help plant
a new native and drought resistant garden at Old Marengo Park on
Woodbury Road. The 8,000 square foot park is planted with Oaks, Red
Bud trees, native grasses, Bush Monkey Flower, California Fusia,
Golden Current, Firecracker Penstemon and Ceanothus and other
California native plants. You can see photos of the work in progress
here:
http://sgvtribune.mycapture.com/mycapture/enlarge.asp?userphoto=0&theway=back&picnum=10&image=17441513&thispage2=&return=#show

~~~    Some of our local elected women were recognized at a reception for
the state NWPC board Saturday night in Altadena.  NWPC Greater
Pasadena Chapter president, Altadenan Cherri King, brought greetings
from our local caucus.  Local elected women present included Sarah
Fuller, Susan Goldman, Sandra Thomas and Michele Zack (Altadena Town
Council) and Dale LaCasella (Altadena Library Board).  Judy Chu, one
of five elected members of the State Board of Equalization, spoke
briefly, sharing the story of her election to the Garvey School Board,
State Assembly and now our District 4 representative to the nation’s
only publicly elected state tax commission. (The State Board of
Equalization collects nearly $53 billion annually in taxes and fees
supporting state and local government services.)  It was a wonderful
evening, full of great stories and lots of cheering and laughter.

~~~    Altadena Town Council meets this Tuesday at 7 p.m.  You can check
out their updated Web site at http://www.altadenatowncouncil.org . Kudos to
Susan Goldman for her persistence in keeping the Web update project
moving forward.

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