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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Foothill Municipal Water District Opens K-12 Student Art Contest

Foothill Municipal Water District Opens K-12 Student Art Contest

Foothill Municipal Water District (Foothill MWD) is conducting its 6th annual K-12 student art contest with the theme of competition adhering to the phrase: “Water Is Life”. This is a fun, educational project that serves to inspire student creativity and the stewardship of precious water resources.

The contest is open to all K-12 students attending a school located within the Foothill MWD service area. This includes schools located within La Crescenta-Montrose, the City of La Cañada Flintridge, and Altadena.
All art entries for the 2017 “Water Is Life” Student Art Contest will be separated into three groups (Grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-12) prior to judging. The grand prize winning entry for each group will receive $100 for the student and a $50 gift card for the sponsoring teacher.

This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and all winning entries will be submitted to MWD for a second round of competition to be included in the 2018 “Water Is Life” Student Artwork Calendar.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger Joins the Altadena Chamber for a Power Breakfast on Thursday

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger Joins the Altadena Chamber for a Power Breakfast on Thursday

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce will be having Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger as Guest Speaker at its Power Breakfast on Thursday, February 9, at the Altadena Town and Country Club, located at 2290 Country Club Drive in Altadena.

Meredith Miller, Vice President of the Altadena Chamber, said in an email that Barger could share what are the current issues now being discussed at the County Board of Supervisors.

Barger will also introduce herself as the new LA County Supervisor to the Altadena community.

“This will be one of the most important Power Breakfast events of 2017,” Miller said. “We welcome Supervisor Barger to our community and look forward to hearing what is happening with the LA County Board of Supervisors and how we are impacted in Altadena. As you know, the Supervisors are slated to vote on the final version of Altadena CSD’s later this month, there will likely be a discussion at this event.”

The Altadena CSD (Community Standards District),

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Dog Bites 2 Altadena Mountain Team Members as Injured Owner is Rescued

Dog Bites 2 Altadena Mountain Team Members as Injured Owner is Rescued

Two members of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team (AMRT) were attacked by a dog whose owner the rescue team was trying to help after getting injured while hiking on the Sam Merrill Trail in the Angeles National Forest Saturday.

The first rescuer luckily had thick gloves on when the dog, a six-year-old Jindo, bit him on the right wrist so the bite did not injure him. The second team member wasn’t as lucky – the dog bit him in the right shoulder, breaking the skin.

Team members said the dog must have been trying to protect its owner, a 62-year-old Pasadena man who was injured when he stepped on uneven ground during the hike.

A post on the Altadena Sheriff’s Station’s Facebook page said the AMRT, composed mostly of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department reserve deputies, was called for the rescue at about 12:13 p.m.

The rescue crew located the hiker on the Sam Merrill Trail about 1.5 mile north of Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive in Altadena,

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

An Evening of ‘Artist Types’

An Evening of ‘Artist Types’

A banquet room packed with business owners, neighbors, and what Altadena Chamber of Commerce President Billy Malone endearingly called “those artist types” celebrated home and community Friday at the 93rd Annual Altadena Chamber of Commerce Awards and Installation dinner.

The evening honored 2016 Citizen of the Year Elliot Gold, founder of the Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Businesses (ACONA), and Business of the Year Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena owners Mary and Patrick Gothard, and featured a small squadron of government representatives, including Congresswoman Judy Chu, LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and staffers from the offices of Assemblymember Chris Holden and State Senator Anthony Portantino, as well as Okorie Ezieme, of the Altadena Town Council, and Daniel Harlow of the Altadena Chamber.

Each office presented a certificate of recognition to Gold, as well as to the Gothards.

In addition to the honoring of Gold and the Gothards, the 2017 Chamber board was officially installed, with President Malone, now serving a second term; Vice President Meredith Miller;

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Altadena Town Council Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda for February 7, 2017

Altadena Town Council Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda for February 7, 2017

Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council, has issued the agenda for the Land Use Committee meeting for February 7, 2017 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: Diane Marcussen

2. Pledge of Allegiance: LUC Committee Member

3. Roll Call – Pat Sutherlen

4. Approve Meeting Agenda(s) – February 7, 2017

5. Approve Minutes – January 2017

6. Chairman Report – Diane Marcussen

7. Presentation Only – None

8. Action Items

8.1. CUP 2016-001849 – CUP to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in each tenant space. Plans include the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption in the 6 restaurant spaces. The six restaurant spaces will have either Type-41 or Type-47 licenses. The applicant plans to include the sale of a full line of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption (Type-21 ABC license) in the 1 small market tenant space.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Altadena Chamber Board February Meeting Cancelled

Altadena Chamber Board February Meeting Cancelled

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association has cancelled its board meeting for February, the chamber announced Thursday.

The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, March 7, starting at 9 a.m., at the Altadena Community Center at 730 E. Altadena Drive, Altadena.

The meeting is open to all members of the chamber and the general public.

For more information, call (626) 794-3988 or send an email to office@altadenachamber.org or follow on Facebook, www.facebook.com/AltadenaChamber.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 27th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 27th

Monday, January 23rd

10:30 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2300 block of Tanoble Drive. Stolen: credit cards.

Tuesday, January 24th

12:33 AM – Hiram Cormier, 40 years old of Hawthorne was arrested in the 1200 block of N. Catalina Avenue for driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Wednesday, January 25th

6:30 PM – Sergio Huezo, 39 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Calaveras Street for public intoxication.

Thursday, January 26th

12:00 PM – A package theft occurred in the 1400 block of Crest Drive. Stolen: iPhone.

Friday – Saturday no significant incidents.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

One of Altadena’s Major Literary Events to Honor Six of Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2016’s 86 Poets

One of Altadena’s Major Literary Events to Honor Six of Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2016’s 86 Poets

One of Altadena’s major literary events will be held on Friday, February 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Altadena Library Community Room, and the community is invited to join.

Sponsored by the local indie press, Golden Foothills Press, publisher of the national award-winning book, “Altadena Poetry Review: Anthololy 2016,” the event honors 6 of the book’s 86 distinguished poets. These 6 poets (shown below) were nominated by the book’s editor, Poet Laureate Emerita Thelma T. Reyna, to receive the prestigious national award, the Pushcart Prize. Simply to be a nominee for this award is considered by poets to be an honor. Here’s an unofficial program for the evening:

6:30 p.m. Welcome and introductions
6:35 p.m. Open Mic (for the first 10 sign-ups; 1 minute maximum per reader, which is about one medium poem)
6:45 p.m. Pauli Dutton: Background and history of the Pushcart Prize, one of the most iconic literary awards in the United States
6:50 p.m. Introduction of this year’s 6 nominees,

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Altadena Chamber of Commerce to Award Citizen and Business Of The Year at Annual Awards and Installation Dinner

Altadena Chamber of Commerce to Award Citizen and Business Of The Year at Annual Awards and Installation Dinner

On Friday, February 3, 2017, the Altadena Chamber will host the 93rd Annual Awards & Installation Dinner, honoring Citizen Of The Year – Elliot Gold and Business Of The Year – Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena, accepted by Patrick and Mary Gothard. The event will take place at the Altadena Town & Country Club and will include a live auction to benefit the Marion Lee Wullschlager Scholarship Fund. Open Studios will have artwork on display from local artists.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at http://www.altadenachamber.org/about-us/citizen-of-the-year/. To RSVP and for more information, contact (626) 794-3988 or email office@altadenachamber.org.

Altadena Town & Country Club is located at 2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Noted Authors and Altadena Publisher Debate Whether Authors’ Race, Gender Limits What They Can Write About

Noted Authors and Altadena Publisher Debate Whether Authors’ Race, Gender Limits What They Can Write About

A spirited talk between an Altadena publisher and three of her acclaimed authors will be presented at 7:00 p.m. Thursday Feb. 2 at the Altadena Community Center. The event is open to the public free of charge.

The panel discussion will be among Naomi Hirahara, an Altadena native who is author of a mystery series set in that foothill community; Rachel M. Harper, author of 2016’s notable novel, “This Side of Providence;” Joyce Gittlin, television writer and director and author of numerous movie scripts for Disney, Paramount and 20th Century; and Colleen Dunn Bates, founder and publisher of Altadena-based Prospect Park Books.

Their talk will focus on issues raised in the play “Bee-luther-hatchee” by Thomas Gibbons, being presented at the Sierra Madre Playhouse through Feb. 18. The discussion is sponsored and produced by the playhouse, and is hosted by the Altadena Historical Society.

The play follows a publisher, Shelita Burns, who seeks to meet a reclusive author whose “biography” of a 72-year-old black woman has won a major award.

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