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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pet Adoption Faire at Altadena Library

Pet Adoption Faire at Altadena Library

The Altadena Library’s Teen Advisory Board hosts a pet adoption event in partnership with The Lifeline for Pets and the Pasadena Humane Society.

Find your new best friend at the Altadena Library Pet Faire. The Faire will be held on April 1st, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Altadena Library parking lot and community room at 600 E. Mariposa. The Lifeline for Pets and the Pasadena Humane Society will be bringing a variety of cats and dogs that are available for adoption. Even if you aren’t planning to adopt today, feel free to come meet the animals.

Pet adoption is a great way to give yourself an immeasurable gift while giving back to your community. Pets provide emotional support, incentive to exercise, a subject for your social media accounts, and bring joy to your life through their cute ways.

In addition to meeting pets to adopt, you can also purchase lunch from our food vendor Brianna. Spend the morning with your whole family,

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Mark Pestrella New Director of LA County Public Works

Mark Pestrella New Director of LA County Public Works

Mark Pestrella, P.E., was officially sworn in today by the LA County Board of Supervisors to lead the largest municipal public works agency in the United States.

In his capacity as Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Pestrella will also serve as the County Engineer, Road Commissioner, and Chief Engineer of the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.

With an annual budget of more than $2.5 billion and a workforce of 4,000 employees, LA County Public Works provides vital public infrastructure and civic services to more than 10 million people across a 4,000-square-mile service area.

Pestrella’s appointment followed a nationwide search that attracted more than 20 highly-qualified applicants. He becomes the sixth director to lead the Department since it was formed in 1985.

Pestrella, a 29-year Department veteran who has held a variety of management positions, said he was humbled by the appointment.

“To be selected to lead this dedicated team of men and women is an incredible honor,” Pestrella said.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

The Altadena Library Hosts the Annual ‘Poetry and Cookies’ Event

The Altadena Library Hosts the Annual ‘Poetry and Cookies’ Event

It’s Poetry & Cookies Time at Altadena Library!

Saturday, April 29 is the big day! Mark your calendars for 1:00 p.m. when the Poetry and Cookies event returns to Altadena Library. As Library Director Mindy Kittay puts it, “This program is a much beloved by the community and another example of how libraries change lives by providing the tools, access and experiences that help each and every one of us reach our full potential.”

This year’s event will be one of the largest gathering of poets in our community for a major reading and will include many of the over 100 poets who were recently published in the brand-new Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2017, which will be formally released to the public that day. The poets include 6 poet laureates, authors of a combined over 160 published books, over 14 Pushcart Prize Nominees, many national and international literary award winners, plus exciting new emerging poets. Free to the Public with Free Refreshments, Cookies, mingling with the poets,

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Meredith M will Host Friday Night Happy Hour!

Meredith M will Host Friday Night Happy Hour!

Meredith M will host Friday Night Happy Hour on Friday, March 10 and 17, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

It’s Girl’s Night Out – the perfect chance to kick off the weekend, to have an evening to yourself, to have a little retail therapy, to enjoy happy hour fare, to catch up with your girlfriends and to expand your social circle. Customers who shop will be treated to a 25% discount on their entire purchase of $25 or more and free gift wrapping. Seasonal savory and sweet happy hour fare will be served along with wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

Meredith M, 2450 N. Lake Avenue, Altadena (corner of N. Lake Avenue and Marcheta).

For more information, contact (626) 204-2677 or www.facebook.com/meredithm2450 or www.twitter.com/meredithm2450.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Assists With Vehicle Crash

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Assists With Vehicle Crash

This past weekend the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was participating in search and tracking recertification with the Mountain Rescue Association in Barstow, Calif. As the team was returning to Altadena just south of Hesperia on the 15 freeway at 6:45pm traffic came to a stop and the team saw a crowd of people standing outside their vehicles.

Team members saw a shoe on the freeway, approximately 100 feet south of the crowd of people. Knowing this is not a good sign, the team rushed to the crowd and saw a motorcycle rider splayed out on the roadway.

The rider, a 22-year old man residing in Moreno Valley, was complaining of difficulty breathing and multiple abrasions and contusions on all four extremities.

Bystanders in the crowd were saying the motorcycle passed at a high rate of speed and may have struck a slower moving car. California Highway Patrol and local fire department took over the scene and treatment of the motorcycle rider’s injuries.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

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

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

Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council, has issued the agenda for the Land Use Committee meeting for March 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) – March 7, 2017

5. Approve Minutes – February 2017

6. Chairman Report – Diane Marcussen

7. Presentation Only – None

8. Action Items

9. Presentation Only

9.1. Further discussion of 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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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Two Helicopter Rescues above Altadena, a Cliffhanger and Injured Hiker

Two Helicopter Rescues above Altadena, a Cliffhanger and Injured Hiker

Today at 9:40 a.m. Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called for the rescue of an injured hiker at the Eaton Canyon Waterfall, in the Angeles National Forest.

Pasadena Fire Department, Altadena and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue hiked into canyon, however Sheriff’s Air Rescue 5 located 25 year-old female hiker with possible left tibia / fibula fracture.

The hiker was walking when she tripped and injured her left leg. The hiker was hoisted by Air 5 and flown to a nearby hospital.

Most of the Altadena and Sierra Madre Rescue Teams were attending an all day Mountain Rescue Association recertification training in Barstow.

Both rescue teams regularly help each other when one of the teams is busy or needs additional rescuers.

Two hours later at 12:10 pm Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called for a cliff rescue in the area of Mt Lowe and a waterfall, no further details.

Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team was activated to assist,

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Farnsworth Park Offers After-School Program

Farnsworth Park Offers After-School Program

Los Angeles County Parks offers an after-school program from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays at Altadena’s Charles S. Farnsworth Park at 568 E. Mount Curve Avenue.

The program includes dedicated homework time and a healthy snack. There also will be activities including arts and crafts, games, outdoor activities, cooking classes, educational science projects and field trips.

All participants will be supervised by park staff. Students will meet at the lower William D. Davies Memorial Building at the park.

The cost is $20 per week.

For more information, call (626) 798-6335 or visit parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Charles_S_Farnsworth_Park.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 25th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 25th

Sunday, February 19th

9:00 PM – A petty theft from a vehicle occurred in the 2200 block of Maiden Lane. Stolen: 1998 Honda Accord catalytic converter.

Monday, February 20th

6:00 AM – Mark McGee, 60 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2700 block of Highview Avenue for trespassing and petty theft.
9:15 PM – An attempt vehicle burglary occurred in the 2200 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect(s) attempted to enter the vehicle by prying the cargo door.

Tuesday, February 21st

12:30 PM – Paylyn Amerkhanian, 23 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 1700 block of E. Woodbury Road for battery.

Wednesday, February 22nd

8:00 AM – A grand theft occurred in the 1700 block of E. Loma Alta Drive. Stolen: gray cement planters with cactus plant.
9:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of Pepper Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by kicking in the front door.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Altadena Historical Society Seeks Board Members

Altadena Historical Society Seeks Board Members

The Altadena Historical Society is seeking candidates to serve on its Board of Directors.

Directors of the 82-year-old non-profit organization–one of Altadena’s oldest and largest–help to guide it as it works to preserve and share the community’s colorful history.

The AHS board meets on a monthly basis, at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday, and directors often serve on committees and assist on AHS projects and programs. The board currently numbers nine men and women. We are seeking an additional three or four members.

Enthusiasm for promoting and preserving Altadena’s fascinating history is the major requirement for the post. We hope to hear from people who care about Altadena and can offer the board and community their professional or avocational talents.

Experience with fundraising, involvement with government and community organizations or businesses, and basic knowledge of local history are also desirable. Candidates may be current or former Altadena residents, or work in Altadena.

The Historical Society’s office,

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