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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 22nd

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 22nd

Sunday, July 16th

2:31 PM – A spousal battery occurred in the 2500 block of Lake Avenue. Suspect was taken into custody.
10:10 PM – A residential vandalism occurred in the 1700 block of E. Mendocino Street. Suspect(s) shattered the window by throwing eggs.

Monday, July 17th

7:30 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the area of Alta Loma Drive and Lake Avenue. Suspect was taken into custody.
9:35 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 2200 block of Glenrose Avenue. Suspect was taken into custody.

Tuesday, July 18th

10:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2500 block of Page Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the rear glass door. Stolen: miscellaneous jewelry, Japanese currency, and personal documents.
5:50 PM – Ramon Hernandez, 45 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Sacramento Street and Raymond Place for possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Drama in Mountains Above Altadena as Warmer Weather Drives Rescues to New Heights

Drama in Mountains Above Altadena as Warmer Weather Drives Rescues to New Heights

The spider-men of Altadena’s Mountain Rescue Team will take a much needed break from death-defying missions saving the lives of hikers trapped on crumbling perches or those injured in the depths of uncharted canyons to share stories of their daring efforts at a special presentation Monday hosted by the Altadena Historical Society.

Headquartered at the Altadena Sheriff’s station off North Lake Avenue near the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, the rescue team has been staffed by selfless citizen volunteers since 1951. It is a vital chain in a network of eight Sheriff’s Department rescue teams in Los Angeles County that is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is also the oldest organization of its kind in Los Angeles County.

Altadena’s Rescue Team is the de facto lifeline for distressed hikers that fall prey to the dangers of the beguiling mountains rising north of town, which often lure the unfit and ill-prepared.

Members of the Rescue crew and the Altadena Historical Society will present fascinating archives that illustrates the some of the dramatic rescues that have occurred over the years at a public gathering Monday night at the Altadena Community Center.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 15th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 15th

Sunday, July 9th

5:10 PM – A robbery of a Lyft driver occurred in the 3300 block of N. Lincoln Ave. Two juveniles were arrested and the item stolen was recovered.

Monday, July 10th

11:08 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the area of Lehigh Street and Windsor Avenue. Vehicle described as a red 1996 GMC Sierra. Vehicle recovered by San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.
2:58 PM – Cory Macy, 31 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 1800 block of N. Allen Avenue for vehicle vandalism.

Tuesday, July 11th

10:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Porter Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing the window screen. Stolen: black jewelry box.
1:15 PM – A grand theft of landscaping equipment occurred in the 4200 block of Canyon Crest Road. Stolen: green/red Honda lawn mower, orange/black Stihl blower, orange/steel Stihl hedge trimmer, orange/black TMC hedge trimmer, and orange/red Stihl weed eater.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Altadena Residents Hear Discussion on Two Water Projects

Altadena Residents Hear Discussion on Two Water Projects

Altadena residents gathered Thursday evening at the Altadena Community Center for a panel discussion on two Los Angeles County Public Works projects — the contested plan to remove sediment from behind the Devil’s Gate Dam, and a projected plan to move collected ground water from the Arroyo Seco to Eaton Canyon.

The event was staged by Altadena Heritage, the Altadena Library and Neighbors Building a Better Altadena. Among the speakers were Chris Stone, assistant deputy director for L.A. County Public Works, Brad Bowman from Pasadena Public Works and Tim Brick, president of the Arroyo Seco Foundation, as well as the Foundation’s lawyer, Mitchell Tsai, who led the foundation’s recent victory over the County, which was forced to halt the proposed sediment removal project in March.

The pipeline project, which is currently only in the conceptual phase, is designed to maximize water conservation by capturing and conveying stormwater from Devil’s Gate Dam to nearby water conservation from Devil’s Gate Dam to nearby water conservation facilities before the flows are lost to the ocean.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Altadena Town Council Issues Agenda for July 18, 2017

Altadena Town Council Issues Agenda for July 18, 2017

Okorie Ezieme, Chair, Altadena Town Council has issued the agenda for the Council’s June 20, 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

1.1. Pledge of Allegiance ___________________________ Council Member
1.2. Roll Call _____________________________________ Recording Secretary, Judy Matthews
1.3. Approve July 18, 2017 meeting Agenda

2. OFFICERS’ REPORTS

2.1. Chairman ____________________________________ Okorie Ezieme
2.2. Vice Chairman ________________________________ Damon Hobdy
2.3. Recording Secretary ___________________________ Judy Matthews
2.3.1. Approve June 20, 2017 Meeting Minutes
2.4. Treasurer ____________________________________ Patricia Sutherlen
2.5. Corresponding Secretary _______________________ Billy Malone

3. SWEARING IN OF NEWLY ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBERS AND RECOGNITIONS

3.1. Swearing In Ceremony _________________________ Supervisor Kathryn Barger
3.2. Recognitions:
3.2.1. Supervisor Kathryn Barger / Sussy Nemer
3.2.2. Congresswoman Judy Chu / Becky Cheng
3.2.3.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 8th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 8th

Sunday, July 2nd

10:00 AM – A petty theft occurred in the 800 block of E. New York Drive. Stolen: blue aluminum walker.

Monday, July 3rd

12:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1000 block of E. Woodbury Road. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured rear door. Stolen: white Xbox 360, white Xbox 1s, black Dell laptop, and black Samsung desktop.
9:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2200 block of Windsor Avenue. Stolen: cigar and identification.
11:52 AM – An attempted residential burglary occurred in the 3100 block of Rubio Canyon Road. Suspect(s) attempted to enter the residence by shattering the kitchen window. No entry was made.
7:47 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 2700 block of Olive Avenue. Suspect was arrested.

Tuesday, July 4th

1:15 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of W. Woodbury Road.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Red Hen Press’ 23rd Benefit Champagne Luncheon

Red Hen Press’ 23rd Benefit Champagne Luncheon

 

Red Hen Press will celebrate its 23rd anniversary at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena on November 12th with an annual benefit champagne luncheon. The afternoon festivities will highlight Red Hen’s vibrant tradition of excellence in the literary community with performances from local students, excellent cuisine, a silent auction, and readings by acclaimed authors Camille Dungy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and A. E. Stallings.

Other notable guests includes Afaa Weaver, Amy Gerstler, Brendan Constantine, Eloise Klein Healy, Ishmael Reed, Jonathan Gold, Judy Grahn, Laurel Ann Bogen, Luis Rodriguez, Patt Morrison, and Ron Carlson.

Funds raised through the Benefit Luncheon will support Red Hen Press and its three flagship programs: publishing, Writing in the Schools, and literary events.

Red Hen Press is committed to publishing works of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in our local schools. We seek a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in the essential human practice known as literature.

About Red Hen Press

Red Hen Press was founded in 1994,

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Los Angeles County Raises Dog Limit from 3 to 4 Per Household

Los Angeles County Raises Dog Limit from 3 to 4 Per Household

On a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an amendment to the existing municipal code to allow up to four dogs per household in unincorporated areas.

“By increasing the number of dogs allowed per household from 3 to 4, we are hoping to encourage responsible pet owners to consider adopting an additional dog from one of our county shelters,” said Supervisor Barger.

Other counties in the state also provide a similar four-dog ordinance including San Diego and San Bernardino. In order to have more than four dogs, one must be licensed as an animal facility, most commonly used for groomers, kennels or pet shops.

 

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Featured at Free July 24 Historical Society Program

Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Featured at Free July 24 Historical Society Program

Dramatic rescues of lost and injured hikers in the San Gabriel Mountains by Altadena’s renowned Mountain Rescue Team will be featured in a 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 24 program sponsored by the Altadena Historical Society.

The program, presented by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dep. Dan Paige and AHS member William Dawson, will be free and open to the public at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive.

Founded in 1951, the rescue team is comprised of citizen volunteers and is based at the Altadena Sheriff’s station, one of eight such Sheriff’s Department rescue teams in the county.

“Bill Dawson and Dep. Dan Paige have searched the archives and files of the Sheriff’s Department and the Historical Society to produce this fascinating, illustrated program,” said Historical Society President Kathy Hoskins.

“Bill gives an overview of the historical uses of the mountains above Altadena, first by natives, then explorers, then tourists and now residents and day-hikers,” Hoskins said, “and Deputy Paige describes and illustrates some of the dangerous and dramatic rescues of lost and injured hikers that the team performs almost every weekend.”

The talk will be illustrated with both still photos and video,

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Monday, July 10, 2017

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

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

Sunday, June 25th

4:25 AM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 400 block of W. Mariposa Street. No arrest has been made.
4:00 PM – A domestic battery occurred in the 300 block of Ventura Street. No arrest has been made.

Monday, June 26th

1:50 AM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 2600 block of Boulder Road. No arrest has been made.
1:40 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Santa Rosa Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering a window. Stolen: unknown.
3:30 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1400 block of Crest Road. Suspects entered the residence via the rear garage doors. Loss: unknown.

Tuesday, June 27th

11:29 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 3200 block of Tonia Avenue. Suspect was arrested.

Wednesday, June 28th

7:15 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 100 block of W.

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