1. How is the Federal shutdown impacting the local area? So far, officials say the affects are minor, but how long will it stay that way?
2. MonteCedro, an Altadena continuing care community, will host a panel discussion today 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Caltech's Athenaeum, 551 S. Hill St., Pasadena to help local seniors and retirees plan for their futures. To register, visit www.montecedro.com/info or call 877-305-6013.
3. The Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., will host a Preschool Storytime 11 a.m. Wednesday. Children ages 3 to 5 years old can enjoy stories, crafts, fingerplays, snacks and a musical parade.
5. Heading out on the freeways this morning? Check out Altadena Patch’s live traffic map before you head out on your morning commute.