The Church of Altadena has been served with a court order to vacate its site because of failure to pay rent for several months to the Pasadena Unified School District, which owns the property.
School board trustee Noel Hatch said that the church owes the district about $43,000. He said attorneys for the district and the church are discussing the possibility of an agreement on payment of the back rent, but the church must vacate the property which it has used for three years at 725 W. Altadena Drive. No one from the church could be reached for comment.
The eviction notice, which was posted at the church Tuesday morning, affects not only the congregation but also students attending the church's elementary school this summer. The church staff was given 14 days to vacate the premises.