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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

With Three Big Events, It’s Two Busy Weeks Ahead for Altadena Historical Society

With Three Big Events, It’s Two Busy Weeks Ahead for Altadena Historical Society

Program on Monday, Fundraiser on Thursday and Exhibit Opening Nov. 4

Altadena Historical Society has two busy weeks ahead with events for the community:

Next Monday, Oct. 23, AHS sponsors a program on San Gabriel Mountains explorer and conservationist Will Thrall, called “Southern California’s John Muir.”

Presented by Thrall’s biographer Ronald C. Woolsey, the free program will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive.

Woolsey will accompany his talk with an exhibit of Thrall memorabilia, and copies of his book “Will Thrall and the San Gabriels, A Man to Match the Mountains” will be available for purchase.

Two days later, on Thursday, Oct. 26, the Historical Society is holding a fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mount Lowe Brewing Co., 150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, celebrating the upcoming launch of AHS’s Mount Lowe website.

The event will feature characterizations of Prof. Thaddeus Lowe and his wife,

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 7th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 7th

Sunday, October 1st

9:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 600 block of W. Alameda Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Stolen: laser leveler and black skilsaw.
1:35 PM – Octavio Alvares, 19 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2600 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.

Tuesday, October 3rd

11:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2500 block of N. Porter Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the sliding door. Stolen: unknown.
9:00 PM – Cory Macy, 31 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 1400 block of E. Woodbury Road for vehicle theft.
11:00 PM – A grand theft occurred in the 2400 block of Lake Avenue. Stolen: propane tanks.

Wednesday, October 4th

10:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 200 block of W. Figueroa Drive. Suspect(s) scratched the window.

Thursday, October 5th

11:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 29th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 29th

Sunday, September 24th

5:42 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 3300 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Stolen: black leather purse, red Canon camera, gold iPhone 5, credit cards, and clothing.
10:00 PM – A battery occurred in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive. Suspect was identified as a juvenile. No life threatening injuries.

Tuesday, September 26th

2:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 500 block of Buena Loma Street. Stolen: black Ray Ban sunglasses.
11:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1400 block of E. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the bedroom window. Stolen: silver HP notebook and black Amazon tablet.
2:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive. Stolen: red and white Jordan Retro shoes.
9:40 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 1900 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Vehicle, described as a 2009 White Lincoln Sedan,

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Supervisor Barger Encourages Blood Donations in the Wake of Las Vegas Tragedy

Supervisor Barger Encourages Blood Donations in the Wake of Las Vegas Tragedy

In response to the tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada that has so far led to the deaths of 59 people and left 500 injured (including many Los Angeles County residents, employees, and Fire and Sheriff personnel), the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger directing the Department of Health Services to engage with the American Red Cross to coordinate blood donations to Las Vegas area hospitals in the event of an immediate shortage.

“We have an opportunity to help our fellow Americans in their time of need, and we join them in mourning this tragic loss of life” said Barger. “Although United Blood Services has met the immediate need for blood, they are still asking people to return and donate later this week.”

Several Los Angeles County hospitals are equipped with blood donation centers and are able to assist Las Vegas hospitals in the event of a blood shortage.

The motion also directs the Department of Health Services to include upcoming Red Cross blood donation events on their website and encourage all County employees and department heads to voluntarily give blood at one of the participating Red Cross locations.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 23rd

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 23rd

Sunday, September 17th

7:20 PM – Javier Garcia, 32 years old Pasadena was arrested in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue for possession of a concealed dirk or dagger.
7:20 PM – Flor Rodriguez, 23 years old of Los Angeles was arrested in the area of Mount Curve and Mount Lowe Drive for under the influence of a controlled substance.

Monday, September 18th

11:10 AM – A petty theft of landscaping tools occurred in the 2100 block of Santa Anita Avenue. Stolen: orange weed trimmer and orange Echo backpack blower.

Tuesday, September 19th

7:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 300 block of E. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the location via unknown means. Stolen: Frigidaire stainless kitchen appliances.

Wednesday, September 20th

6:09 PM – Terry Harmon, 56 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue for public intoxication.
11:22 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 300 block of Pine Street.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Will Thrall: Hiker, Writer, Conservationist, Explorer

Will Thrall: Hiker, Writer, Conservationist, Explorer

Sometimes called “Southern California’s John Muir,” Will Thrall dedicated his life to the preservation of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Thrall’s acclaimed biographer, Ronald C. Woolsey, will present a program on his life story at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at the Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, sponsored by the Altadena Historical Society.

Woolsey will accompany his talk with an exhibit of memorabilia about Thrall, and copies of his book will be available for purchase.

The program will be free and open to the public.

From his arrival in the 1880s to his death in the 1960s, Thrall reveled in and defended the beauty of the San Gabriel Mountains, documenting the Great Hiking Age, working on the Mount Lowe Railway, organizing hiking clubs and promoting conservation of natural resources.

“He embraced the spirit which connected people with the San Gabriels, and his life is a study in Southern California itself,” said Woolsey, a history professor at Citrus College and El Camino College and author of the book “Will Thrall and the San Gabriels;

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 16th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 16th

Sunday, September 10th

1:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 3200 block of Raymond Avenue. Stolen: bowling ball and white bowling shoes.
6:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2900 block of Santa Rosa Avenue. Damage: shattered window.
7:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 1000 block of Wapello Street. Damage: shattered window.
11:05 PM – A commercial vandalism occurred in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue. Damage: shattered window.

Monday, September 11th

2:30 AM – Kristy Gomez, 28 years old of Arcadia was arrested in the 2000 block of Lake Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
3:01 AM – Ariel Franko, 26 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Alameda Street and Lake Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
12:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 3300 block of Santa Anita Avenue. Damage: shattered window.

Wednesday,

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 9th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 9th

 

Sunday, September 3rd

5:30 PM – A white and blue 2004 Suzuki 1000 motorcycle was reported stolen from the 2100 block of E. Crary Street.

Monday, September 4th

2:31 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2200 block of N. Lake Avenue. Suspects entered the location by prying the rear door. Suspects described as three males wearing black clothing driving a dark color sedan. Stolen: unknown.
4:00 AM – Ronnie Ramirez, 22 years old of South Gate was arrested in the 300 block of Woodbury Road for possession of and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
3:30 PM – A battery occurred in the 2500 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue. No significant injuries.
7:35 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 1800 block of Grand Oaks Avenue. Suspect is related to the victim.
10:0 PM – A theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1300 block of E.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Altadena Chamber Power Breakfast: The New Community Standards District’s and You

Altadena Chamber Power Breakfast: The New Community Standards District’s and You

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce presents a must-attend Power Breakfast for Business Owners on Thursday, September 14, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Altadena Town & Country Club. Featuring Richard Marshalian, Regional Planner, LA County Dept. of Regional Planning and Altadena Town Council CSD Sub-Committee Member.

Now that the Altadena Community Standards District (CSD’s) have been approved by the LA County Board of Supervisors, the Altadena Chamber invites you attend this important Power Breakfast. At this event, LA County Representative Richard Marshalian, will review the new Commercial CSD’s. Richard will answer questions and provide insight into how to apply for building/business permits and navigate through the LA County Regional Planning Department.

Attendance at this event is strongly recommended for business/property owners interested in learning about the new CSD updates while planning for future development. Members of the Altadena Town Council CSD Sub-Committee will also be in attendance to answer questions.

Complimentary breakfast will be served.

Altadena Town &

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Altadena Library District Invites the Community to “Taste of ‘Dena” Fundraiser

Altadena Library District Invites the Community to “Taste of ‘Dena” Fundraiser

Altadena Library District is proud to invite the public to the upcoming Taste of ‘Dena fundraiser benefiting new projects at the Library on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. This special night will feature delectable wine, beer, and spirit tastings, samplings of amuse-bouches from a diverse assortment of local restaurants and caterers, exciting prize drawings, and a mystery Wine Pull.

“Our community is full of talented, culinary artisans, and we are thrilled to feature local flavors,” says Event Chair Cynthia Carmona, “The generosity of Library patrons has been overwhelming, and our selection of wines in the Wine Pull will thrill guests and ensure that the proceeds of this event form a solid foundation off of which to launch these important efforts.”

Taste of ‘Dena will launch the fundraising campaign to support the development of a community-oriented, interactive outdoor space around the Main Library, featuring serene resting spaces for walkers and readers, opportunities for discovery for our littlest patrons, and indigenous flora.

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