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Saturday, February 17, 2018

MEMAH’s “Get Healthy Altadena” Event Offers Free Health Screenings on February 24

MEMAH’s “Get Healthy Altadena” Event Offers Free Health Screenings on February 24

Men Educating Men About Health (MEMAH) will present their inaugural Get Healthy Altadena event on February 24, 2018, at the Altadena Senior Center. The purpose of the health event is to empower men and women with knowledge of their current health status, and provide traditional and alternative options for health prevention and treatment, including FREE health screenings.

“Our goal is to give all attendees a whole health experience, so they can make informed health care decisions,” says Jim Morris, executive director of MEMAH. “We want to introduce all of our participants to an exciting and healthy lifestyle that will increase their longevity and quality of life.”

MEMAH partners with Kaiser Permanente of Pasadena and many other health providers, local restaurants, and vendors to conduct this year’s event. Free services will include ultrasounds for the heart, arteries, liver, and kidneys; prostate, diabetes, cholesterol, stroke, and blood pressure screenings; body mass index (BMI), vision, hearing, and dental check-ups; massages, health seminars, and more. Free lunch will be provided to participants.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Black History Parade Rolls from Altadena to Pasadena This Saturday, followed by Festival

Black History Parade Rolls from Altadena to Pasadena This Saturday, followed by Festival

Pasadena’s festive Black History Parade will blare, beat, thunder, dance, march and roll down Fair Oaks Avenue from Charles White Park in Altadena all the way down an afternoon Festival at Pasadena’s Robinson Park morning, February 17, under what forecasters predict will be 78-degree, sunny blue skies.

The enjoyable community event parades an outpouring of local school and civic organizations, city officials and political represents, bands and performers in colorful costumes celebrating Black History Month.

Traditionally families, groups of teenagers, and kids in wagons and on bikes line Fair Oaks Avenue to take in what has become one of Southern California’s largest Black History parades.

This 36th Parade kicks off at 10 a.m., the Festival at 12 noon, and all the events are free to attend. The Festival features live bands, dance performances, community booths, guests speakers, food to purchase and plenty of fun.

The Grand Marshals this year are Ishmael Trone and Nicole Benard. Also being honored are Community Service Awards recipients Ted Bates,

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Just South of the Border, Altadena Ale House’s Sister Pub Jazzes It Up

Just South of the Border, Altadena Ale House’s Sister Pub Jazzes It Up

Just south of the meandering Altadena/Pasadena border, Altadena Ale & Wine House’s sister establishment, The 1881 Bar and Lounge, is celebrating its seventh month of opening this weekend with live Jazz music and local artists. If you like to listen to professional artists and engage in heady conversations with an eclectic mix of people that included entertainers and musicians, rocket scientists and such, then come in and share the community love. There is never a cover charge.

The owners of the 1881 are the same family who owns the Altadena Ale. The family-owned little not-so-secret watering hole located in West Altadena on Fair Oaks Avenue.

“We are extending our community from the westside of Altadena to the eastside of Altadena and Northeast side of Pasadena at the 1881. The 1881 has great classic cocktails, happy hour specials daily with beer, wine and Champagne,” the family said.

People come here, mostly in walking distance from the neighborhood to listen to music and engage in social dialog.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Indigo Yoga to Host a Partner Yoga Classes Valentine’s Weekend

Indigo Yoga to Host a Partner Yoga Classes Valentine’s Weekend

By STACEY MICKLES

Come join Indigo Yoga for a special “Valentine’s weekend” partner class Sunday February 11th 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.

An Indigo instructor Rae Vavra will lead you through a series of seated and standing postures using a partner.

The purpose of having a partner is to deepen and expand your yoga practice in more ways than one.

Partner Yoga poses work mainly by adding resistance. Your muscles can relax and stretch while your partner’s resistance help your limbs stay in the pose.

Some benefits of practicing with a partner are to enhance and cultivate physical and emotional support in relationships, improving awareness and trust, creating balance and teaching us how to let go.

Since touch is an integral part of this 2 hour session, the session will wind down with a few Thai massage stretches using your partner.

Feel free to join this workshop with or without a partner.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Altadena Community Center  Hosts Public Schools Town Hall on Tuesday

The Altadena Community Center Hosts Public Schools Town Hall on Tuesday

The Altadena Town Council Education Committee is hosting a public schools Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, January 30, at the Altadena Community Center, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The event will be a conversation about Altadena’s public schools among parents, teachers, school principals and Altadena Town Council members.

Representatives will come from Altadena Elementary School, Eliot Arts Magnet Middle School, Franklin Elementary School, Jackson STEM Dual Language Magnet Academy, and Daniel Webster School, a California Distinguished School.

For any questions, contact Jennifer at jennifer.lee@altadenatowncouncil.org, or call (818) 219-9339.

The Altadena Community Center is at 730 W. Altadena Drive.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Open Announcement for Board Vacancy

Open Announcement for Board Vacancy

Altadena Library District, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, (626) 798-0833

With the resignation of Trustee Adalila Zelada-Garcia, the Altadena Library Board of Trustees is accepting letters of interest from anyone who would like to serve on the board for her unexpired 2020 term.

Those applying must be at least 18, a resident of and registered to vote in Altadena. The board meets at 5 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. The board will interview potential candidates at the next board meeting at 5 p.m. on February 26th.

The applicant selected must agree to be willing to run in the Nov. 6, 2018 election for the 4-year term, if necessary.

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed supplemental questionnaire (on library’s website) to the Library’s Acting Director by 5 p.m. on February 16, 2018.

The Altadena Library is located at 600 E. Mariposa Street, Altadena.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Altadena Library District Board of Trustees Announce Trustee Vacancy

Altadena Library District Board of Trustees Announce Trustee Vacancy

At the recent Library Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, January 22, it was announced that Trustee Adalila Zelada-Garcia has resigned from her position. We are grateful for Trustee Zelada-Garcia’s years of service and wish her well in her future endeavors.

County Registrar rules require that candidates running for a seat on the Altadena Library District Board must be both a resident of Altadena and a registered voter in Altadena. The applicant accepted must agree to be willing to run in November 2018, if necessary.

The current seat for which you are applying is for the unexpired term ending December 2020.

If you are interested in filling the open seat on the Board, please fill out the questionnaire linked below and submit it towroy@altadenalibrary.org as soon as possible.

Click here for the questionnaire.

https://www.altadenalibrary.org/sites/altadenalibrary.org/files/Board%20Vacancy%20Supplemental%20Questionnaire%202018.pdf

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Barger Pushes for Legislation to Provide Lifesaving Medical Care for the Mentally Ill

Barger Pushes for Legislation to Provide Lifesaving Medical Care for the Mentally Ill

Department of Mental Health-sponsored Amendment to State Law Would Add Medical Treatment to Grave Disability Criteria

At their next regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Board of Supervisors will consider a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Mark Ridley-Thomas to sponsor state legislation enabling the county to provide critical medical care for the mentally ill.

“More than 830 homeless people died on the streets of L.A. County last year. Many of these deaths were preventable with proper medical attention,” Barger said. “It’s time for California to join 37 other states who consider medical treatment a basic human need for those suffering from a mental illness.”

The legislation would amend the state’s definition of gravely disabled pursuant to the recommendation by the Department of Mental Health (DMH), to read, “a condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is unable to provide for his or her basic personal needs for food, clothing, shelter,

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 20th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, January 20th

Sunday, January 14th

10:00 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2600 block of Bowring Drive. Vehicle described as a silver 2017 Toyota Rav-4. Vehicle currently outstanding.

Monday, January 15th

12:00 AM – A burglary of a detached garage occurred in the 3000 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the garage by opening the window. Stolen: red Spaulding woman’s bicycle and white road bicycle.

1:13 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 200 block of Acacia Street. Suspects taken into custody.

1:30 PM – A domestic battery incident occurred in the 600 block of E. La Flores Drive. Suspect has been identified.

Tuesday, January 16th

3:30 PM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lake Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location via unknown means. Stolen: unknown.

Wednesday, January 17th

6:50 PM – Thomas Jasper, 33 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 3000 block of N.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Another Day, Another Rescue, But This Time with a Side of Tacos

Another Day, Another Rescue, But This Time with a Side of Tacos

By DANIEL PAIGE, Deputy, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Altadena Station

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called for the search of two hikers lost in the area of Fern Canyon and Brown Mountain, in the Angeles National Forest Friday night at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Altadena rescue units had text communication with the hikers, who were not on a marked trail, but were able to send their location to the rescue team by using their cell phone locator. The hikers were just southwest of Brown Mountain above Altadena.

After braving the rain, at around 9 p.m., rescue team members could hear the hikers yelling, but due to the thick clouds, the lost hikers could not be seen. Finally there was a break in cloud cover and a Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter was requested to help search the area for the hikers.

Just as rescue members on the ground got close to the hikers, the clouds returned and the helicopter was canceled.

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