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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Pasadena Man Killed on Altadena Drive-By Shooting Identified

Pasadena Man Killed on Altadena Drive-By Shooting Identified

The Pasadena man shot dead by an unknown drive-by killer on Monday, June 11 has been identified by the Coroner’s office as William Harris IV, 19.

Harris and a 17-year-old boy were both shot at about 4:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of Santa Anita Avenue in Altadena, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies.

In a statement, the Department said both victims were transported to a local hospital where Harris succumbed to his injuries.

The second victim was shot in the lower extremities and transported to the local hospital in an unknown condition. He has not been named.

The suspect was seen shooting at the victims from inside a vehicle. The vehicle description is unknown and he was last seen driving Southbound on Santa Anita Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing, and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Young Man Dead in Altadena Shooting, Second Youth Survives

Young Man Dead in Altadena Shooting, Second Youth Survives

A shooter targeted two young men Monday, killing one and seriously wounding the second, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies. In a statement, the Department said the shooting occurred at 4:39 p.m. in  the 2100 block of Santa Anita Avenue, Altadena Both victims were transported to a local hospital where one 18-year-old succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. He was not identified.

The second victim was shot in the lower extremities and transported to the local hospital in an unknown condition.

The suspect was seen shooting at the victims from inside a vehicle. The vehicle description is unknown and he was last seen driving Southbound on Santa Anita Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing, and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477),

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, June 1st

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, June 1st

Sunday, May 26th

6:40 PM – A robbery occurred in the 2200 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspects struck the victim in the head when the victim confronted them for stealing several items from the business. Suspects were located and taken into custody.
8:00 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect has not been identified.

Monday, May 27th

6:45 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 3600 block of Monterosa Drive. Stolen: currency.
9:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 700 block of E. Pine Street. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: pink tote bag and a blue graduation cap and gown.
10:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Stolen: white Apple cellphone.
11:30 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 3700 block of El Sereno Avenue.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Los Angeles County to Launch Typhoid Prevention Plan

Los Angeles County to Launch Typhoid Prevention Plan

Supervisor Barger’s Motion Directs Public Health Department to Report Back on Efforts to Eliminate Risk for Law Enforcement and the General Public

In light of a recent case of typhoid fever contracted by an LAPD officer, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to direct the Department of Public Health to investigate and report back with a countywide communicable disease prevention and intervention plan.

“Under this plan, the Department of Public Health will examine the root causes of the communicable diseases associated with trash and rodent infestations and develop a comprehensive plan to protect the health and safety of our residents and law enforcement personnel,” Supervisor Barger said.

While there is not presently an outbreak of Typhoid Fever in Los Angeles County, there are other cases that have been reported separately from the case reported by LAPD. In 2018, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 14 cases of Typhoid Fever and in 2019,

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Suspected Knifeman Accused of Stabbing Eaton Canyon Hiker Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

Suspected Knifeman Accused of Stabbing Eaton Canyon Hiker Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

The man who allegedly jumped out from behind a bush and repeatedly stabbed an Altadena man hiking in Eaton Canyon last Wednesday night pleaded not guilty today to one count each of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said that the suspect, Kristopher Brown, 35, is scheduled to return on June 17 for a preliminary hearing at the Pasadena courthouse in Dept. J.

Brown was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Altadena Station deputies shortly after the deputies were called about 8 p.m. to help the wounded hiker.

The hiker had been attacked on the Henninger hiking trail behind homes near Altadena Drive and Midwick Drive, officials said.

The wounded victim ran towards a nearby home but was pursued and stabbed again by the suspect, deputies said. The victim collapsed in a front yard in the vicinity of Altadena Drive and Roosevelt Avenue.

Arriving deputies located Brown in the immediate area,

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Hiker Stabbed in Eaton Canyon Improves, Faces Long Recovery; Suspect to be Arraigned Friday

Hiker Stabbed in Eaton Canyon Improves, Faces Long Recovery; Suspect to be Arraigned Friday

The hiker who was stabbed in Eaton Canyon Wednesday night is “doing a lot better” but faces “a long road of recovery” a law enforcement official said Friday morning.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Altadena Station Deputy Dan Paige said the suspect, Kristopher Brown, 35, is no longer considered to be a transient, even though investigators are yet to confirm his residence.

“We have more evidence that our attacker is not homeless,” Paige said.

Brown was scheduled to be arraigned today in Pasadena Superior Court. He is being held in the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles in lieu of $30,000 bail.

The victim and the attacker apparently “didn’t know each other,” Paige said.

The hiker was stabbed about 8 p.m. Wednesday after a man jumped out from behind bushes on the Henninger hiking trail behind homes near Altadena Drive and Midwick Drive and attacked him, officials believe.

The victim turned and ran towards a nearby home but was pursued and stabbed again by the suspect,

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Eaton Canyon Night Hiker Reportedly Attacked, Stabbed by Man Shouting Gibberish

Eaton Canyon Night Hiker Reportedly Attacked, Stabbed by Man Shouting Gibberish

[Updated Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.] A hiker was in critical condition Wednesday night after he was stabbed by a gibberish-shouting man who reportedly jumped out from behind bushes and attacked him in Eaton Canyon about 8 p.m.

The victim turned and ran towards his nearby home but was pursued and stabbed again by the suspect, Altadena Station Sheriff’s deputies said.

The victim collapsed in the front yard of his home, in the vicinity of Altadena Drive and Roosevelt Avenue, authorities said.

Arriving deputies found the suspect upon their arrival. The suspect was arrested. The knife thought to be used in the attack was found, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman said.

The man was originally described by authorities as a transient because they could not obtain an address in connection with him. Thursday morning, officials will only say that the suspect is not cooperating and they know little about him and he was on the trail for reasons yet unknown.

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Art on Palm at Loma Alta Park Returns to Altadena for Two Days

Art on Palm at Loma Alta Park Returns to Altadena for Two Days

Art on Palm, a free and acclaimed art exhibit and sale of fine craft and artwork by local and regional artisans, returns to Altadena for its first 2-day event, at Loma Alta Park, 579 W. Palm Street on June 8 and 9.

The juried show and sale features work in ceramics, collage, glass, leather, metals, mixed media, photography, textiles, and turned woods. The 30 sought-after artisans includes: Annie Aldrich, Vie Blakey, Marcia Bloom, Cullanete Bloom, Mary Campagna, Ellen Dinerman, Rebecca Frederick, Joanne Hunot, Polly Kanazaki, Bettina Kleemann, Barbara Lamb, Kate Lain, Leaf Motif, Herban, Ron Lawrenz, Susan Loraine, Kelly McKnight, Randy Meaney, Heather Morrow, Cathy Reichel Clark, Ramona Paloma Tile Studios, Rone Prinz, Kathy W. Spear, Kathleen Swaydan, Kara Taub, and Wickd Bean Soy Candles, Lys Wilcox, and Anthe Wosczyna.

Art on Palm is set in Loma Alta’s grass-carpeted ‘Outdoor Pavilion,’ just below the equestrian center and surrounded by mature trees and picnic tables. Loma Alta is a 7-acre park with facilities that include: an aquatic center,

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Jaylene Moseley, Local Crusader for Social and Economic Justice, is Dead at 70

Jaylene Moseley, Local Crusader for Social and Economic Justice, is Dead at 70

Pasadena awoke Memorial Day to news that respected community member Jaylene Moseley has died from cancer, according to a Pasadena City official.

For three decades, Moseley was a fixture of Pasadena public life. Her work mixed the worlds of business and nonprofit community activism in ways that each supported and strengthened the other in a constructive synergy.

Moseley’s vision led her as a founding member of the Flintridge Center, which was the hub of her professional and philanthropic energies in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena since 1986.

As Flintridge Center President, she convened community stakeholders and facilitated innumerable partnerships and collaborative actions which made an indelible impact on the quality of life for Pasadena-area children, youth and families.

Last Wednesday, the Flintridge Center Board announced in an email to supporters that Moseley had been diagnosed with terminal, stage-four cancer and, as it appeared there was no cure, she was being made as comfortable as possible.

“All of us have been touched in some way by Jaylene’s all-consuming dedication to making our community a place that is free from the cycles of violence and poverty,

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Reenactment Honors All Area Military Deaths in Civil War Salute on Memorial Day

Reenactment Honors All Area Military Deaths in Civil War Salute on Memorial Day

Civil War soldiers will come to life again as volunteers don authentic military garb and pay honor to all veterans with a barrels-high gun salute on Memorial Day at Mountain View Cemetery.

Volunteers will dress in Union and Confederate garb to celebrate all veterans but paying homage to the oft-forgotten Civil War veterans in a gun salute.

Daughters — and sons — of Union and Confederate soldiers will be on hand to speak at the ceremony, slated to start shortly after twelve noon.

“We have so many volunteers that come by and add to the wonder and respect on Memorial Day,” said Denny Dormody, funeral director at Mountain View. “We have the daughters of the Union soldiers and we are blessed with so many local people who honor us with their time and knowledge of history and who contribute on this great day.”

Nick Smith, president of the Pasadena Civil War Roundtable said the Civil War occupies a special part of Pasadena’s past.

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