Target is opening its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, its earliest “Black Friday” opening ever, the company announced on Monday.
The big-box retailer joins several others, including Toys R Us, Kmart and J.C. Penney, in announcing earlier starts to Black Friday, the shopping bonanza that once traditionally fell on the day after Thanksgiving. As the number of retailers opening on Thanksgiving has grown in recent years, so too, have the complaints, with critics deriding stores opening on a national holiday and forcing some employees to take time away from family to work.
Retailers like Costco, Nordstrom and others have made a point of staying closed on the holiday.
FREE Backyard Horticulture Class (Saturday, June 28th)
Posted by Foothill Municipal Water District , June 05, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Vegetables Growing in Enlarged Bed
Foothill Municipal Water District, in conjunction with its Altadena retail agencies, is proud to offer a free backyard horticulture class titled “Backyard Horticulture Especially in the Wildlife Urban Interface.”
The class will be presented by Ellen Mackey, a Staff Ecologist with the Metropolitan Water District and the Council for Watershed Health. Ellen has converted her own backyard into an urban farm / orchard that provides her family with fresh, organic food and conserves water. She integrates native landscaping with organic farming because, “if it doesn’t produce food or support wildlife it doesn’t get watered.” All budding urban farmers and horticulturists are encouraged to come!
Event details are provided below:
Saturday, June 28th
9 am to 12:00 pm
Loma Alta Park
3330 Lincoln Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001
DON’T WAIT, CALL OR EMAIL TODAY! SPACE IS LIMITED!
For more information:
Call: (818) 790-4036
Fax: (818) 790-9418
Foothill Municipal Water District provides imported water to Crescenta Valley Water District, La Cañada Irrigation District, Mesa Crest Water Company, Valley Water Company, Lincoln Avenue Water Company, Las Flores Water Company and Rubio Cañon Land and Water Association. Kinneloa Irrigation District, another retail agency, takes no water from Foothill.
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Rental payment may exceed monthly cost of mortgage
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Rent will rise over time
Must deal with a landlord or management company
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