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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
As Part of Supervisor Barger’s Vision to Fast-Track Homeless Housing, County CEO Presents Interactive Map Showing Existing/Future Housing Projects and Areas of Need
Today, the CEO’s office unveiled a mapping tool created to show the locations of the homeless population juxtaposed with the availability of existing and projected homeless housing resources. The presentation was a response to Supervisor Barger’s Oct. 29 request for a public discussion on the county’s efforts to secure housing.
“This mapping program is an effective tool that will allow our partners, including cities, community-based organizations, and residents, to visualize the concentration of homeless individuals compared to the availability of short and long-term housing resources,” Barger said. “We must know where the need is greatest and the data will enable us to make informed, transparent decisions about the allocation of resources.”
Subsequently, the Board unanimously approved Supervisor Barger’s motion, Urgent Housing Initiative for Those Experiencing Homelessness, on Nov. 26. That motion directed the CEO to develop a plan with concrete,Read More »
Thursday, December 5, 2019
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to improve access to mental health treatment in Los Angeles County by adopting a two-year pilot program to procure up to 500 beds for those in need of care.
“Mental health hospital beds have dwindled, leaving a significant number of patients and their families without access to critically needed care,” Supervisor Barger said. “This is a significant step forward in my commitment to increase access to quality services for those suffering from mental illness, especially among the homeless population and those in our jails. We must explore all options to provide additional avenues to recovery.”
By adopting the recommendations from the October 29, 2019 report issued by the Department of Mental Health (DMH), the county is seeking to increase its treatment beds and deliver higher quality care for those with mental illness and substance abuse, many of whom cycle in and out of hospitals and on and off the streets with no sustainable path to recovery.Read More »
Monday, December 2, 2019
Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council Land Use Committee, has issued the agenda for the Land Use Committee meeting for December 3, 2019 meeting to be conducted at the Altadena Community Center, 730 East Altadena Drive, starting at 7:00 p.m.
1. CALL TO ORDER: Diane Marcussen
2. Pledge of Allegiance: LUC Committee Member
3. Roll Call – Pat Sutherlen
4. Approve Meeting Agenda(s) – December 3, 2019
5. Approve Minutes – November 5, 2019
6. Chairman Report – Diane Marcussen
7. Action Items – The Committee is expected to take action on this item.
7.1. R2015-02353 / CUP 201500095 Verizon and Sprint Wireless Cell Facility, 2949 Lincoln Ave
Applicants Jerry Ambrose (Verizon), John Halminski (Sprint) O’Malley/Sanyika
7.1.1. Public Comment
8. Presentation Only
9. General Public Comment: During the Public Comment period, any person may address the Land Use Committee concerning any item that is or is not listed on the agenda.Read More »
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Sunday, November 17th
Between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2600 block of New York Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown means. Stolen: pink iWatch, black Louis Vuitton wallet, and keys.
2:08 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 300 block of Figueroa Drive. Stolen: brown wallet, credit cards, and currency.
Monday, November 18th
1:01 AM – Michael Carlin, 59 years old of Los Angeles was arrested in the area of Mountain View Street and Casitas Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
3:00 AM – A theft from a vehicle occurred in the 200 block of E. Sacramento Street. Stolen: catalytic converter to Ford F350. Investigation is on-going.
9:30 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 4300 block of Rising Hill Road. Suspect has been identified.
Tuesday, November 19th
1:30 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2200 block of Washington Boulevard.Read More »
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger with co-author Supervisor Janice Hahn to initiate a strike team of county agencies and private sector partners to develop a plan with concrete, measurable and attainable housing solutions to tackle the homelessness crisis.
“We’re at a critical junction in our efforts to combat the humanitarian crisis on our streets,” Barger said. “Our current approach to building housing is unsustainable, unaffordable and inefficient. My motion organizes and streamlines the County’s work to construct interim and permanent housing.”
“There are people dying on our streets and our current strategy is not good enough,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “We need to address homelessness with the same level of urgency as we would a natural disaster. That means changing our strategy, turning our attention to shelters and emergency housing as well as continuing to build new affordable and permanent supportive housing.”
The motion directs the CEO to develop an Urgent Housing Plan and identify all sources of capital funding to support it.Read More »
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Sunday, November 10th
Between 12:00 PM and 10:45 AM (Monday) – A commercial vandalism occurred in the 2400 block of N. Lake Avenue. Damage: shattered window.
7:36 PM – Danny Collazo, 30 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Lincoln avenue and Montana Street for under the influence of a controlled substance.
9:27 PM – Steven Bonilla, 54 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2700 block of Lincoln Avenue for vehicle vandalism.
Monday, November 11th
Between 5:00 PM and 5:55 AM (Wednesday) – A grand theft occurred in the 400 block of W. Mariposa Street. Stolen: black motorcycle seat, saddlebags and a black iLuggage pack.
9:48 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon (possible road rage) occurred in the 200 block of Laurel Drive.
Tuesday, November 12th
Between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 400 block of N. Crosby Street. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown means.Read More »
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Okorie Ezieme, Chair, Altadena Town Council has issued the agenda for the Council’s November 19, 2019 meeting to be conducted at the Altadena Community Center, 730 East Altadena Drive, starting at 7:00 p.m.
A pdf version is available by clicking here.
1. CALL TO ORDER
1.1 Pledge of Allegiance _______________________________________ Blair High School JROTC
Introduction, Jennifer Lee
1.2 Roll Call _________________________________________________ Veronica Jones
1.3 Approve November 19, 2019 meeting Agenda __________________ Pat Sutherlen
2. OFFICERS’ REPORTS
2.1 Chairman _______________________________________________ Billy Malone
2.2 Vice Chairman _________ ___________________________________ Pat Sutherlen
2.3 Recording Secretary _______________________________________ Veronica Jones
2.3.1 Approve October 15, 2019 Meeting Minutes
2.4 Treasurer ________________________________________________ Jennifer Lee
2.5 Corresponding Secretary ___________________________________ Dorothy Wong
3. PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS
3.1 California Highway Patrol ___________________________________ Officer Cooper
3.2 Altadena Sheriff’s Station ___________________________________ Captain Marjory Jacobs
3.3 Altadena Fire _____________________________________________ Maria Grycan
3.4 Map Your Neighborhood ____________________________________ Karen Gibson
4.Read More »
Friday, November 8, 2019
Sunday, October 27th
2:20 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 3300 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. The victim met the suspect in the area after agreeing to sell an item via Offer Up. The suspect took possession of the item and fled the area without paying. Stolen: gold necklace.
4:02 PM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 500 block of W. Woodbury Rd. Suspects entered the location by shattering a window. No items reported stolen.
Monday, October 28th
1:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 3200 block of N. Raymond Avenue. Stolen: Arlo security cameras.
Tuesday, October 29th
Between 7:10 AM and 2:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of E. Mendocino Street. Suspect(s) entered the location via unknown means. Stolen: unknown.
Between 10:55 AM and 8:35 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3600 block of Monterosa Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the rear sliding glass door.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
The Mt Lowe Chamber Players will present Beethoven’s “Septet in Eb Major, Op. 20” and piano music of Debussy from his Preludes “Girl with the Flaxen Hair” and “General Lavine – eccentric”
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in a benefit concert at a private Altadena residence. Seats are $100 and are limited. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Monica Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a reservation form.
This benefit concert will enable Mt. Lowe Chamber Players to present free concerts of chamber music in Altadena, performed by Altadena musicians. Altadena is home to a host of professional musicians who make their livings playing in the orchestras, opera companies, and recording studios of Los Angeles. The November benefit concert is an opportunity to hear musicians of Mt. Lowe Chamber Players before their first season begins, and to support them in presenting free local concerts for the community.
Dmitri Bovaird (viola) has been an active violist in the LA Opera Orchestra since 1998.Read More »
Thursday, October 31, 2019
McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World and the Pasadena Society of Artists are excited to bring together a new group of talented artists from the community in “The Art of Giving Art.” This wonderful exhibit of gift-oriented art opens Saturday, November 23rd and continues through Saturday January 4th, 2020 at 869 East Mariposa Street in Altadena.
Meet and visit with the participating artists and enjoy jazz by the Larry Muradian trio at the Opening Reception, November 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Featuring 50 local artists, artworks travel the gamut from realistic to abstract, paintings to crocheted figures. All artwork is available for purchase and is priced around $250 or less. A mid-show holiday reception and open house will take place Saturday, December 7th from 12-5pm.
Reception for The Group Art Show “The Art of Giving Art” will be held on November 23rd, show up through to January 4th, 2020 at McGinty’s Gallery, 869 E. Mariposa Street in Altadena.Read More »