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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
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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 email@example.com 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 »
Thursday, October 31, 2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Altadena Library District Board of Trustees will hold an Emergency Meeting on Wednesday, October 30th at 4:30 p.m. in preparation for a possible closure of one or both libraries
due to temporary power outages.
When: Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Director’s Office at the Main Library
600 E. Mariposa Street
For more information, visit: www.altadenalibrary.org
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger directing county departments to make domestic violence exams more readily-available for victims of crime.
“In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it’s critical that we provide improved services and justice for victims,” Supervisor Barger said. “By increasing the availability of forensic exams for those experiencing domestic violence, we can address this growing threat to public safety.”
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office sees an average of 11,000 domestic violence cases per year, which is roughly 200 cases each week. The County of Los Angeles serves these victims by offering shelter, counseling, legal and health services. However, there are significant barriers in the initial step of completing a hospital exam. Under current law, hospitals are only reimbursed for the forensic medical-legal examinations of sexual assault victims and not domestic violence victims.
New developments in technology, such as Touch DNA and advanced software imaging, now allow forensic nurses to collect the suspect’s skin cells in cases involved with strangulation by swabbing the victim’s neck and fingernail scrapings.Read More »
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Tuesday, October 22nd
Between 6:00 PM and 9:20 AM (Wednesday) – A residential burglary occurred in the 3300 block of Rubio Crest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the rear sliding door. Stolen: Unknown.
7:50 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 800 block of E. New York Drive. Damage: shattered window.
7:50 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 700 block of E. New York Drive. Vehicle damage: dents and scratches.
Wednesday, October 23rd
1:00 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 1700 block of Craig Avenue. Vehicle described as a white 2006 Mazda 3. Vehicle was recovered by LASD Altadena.
Thursday, October 24th
Between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1900 block of Pinecrest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: tan tote bag, yellow leather purse, white Kindle, and currency.
1:48 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 1800 block of N.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Altadena Arts Magnet announces a “Wacky Fun Run” jog-a-thon fundraiser which will occur on Friday, November 22 from 7:50-8:30 a.m. Students, parents, and community members are invited to dress in their wackiest outfits and join us.
The proceeds will be used for campus beautification and safety. The goal is to raise $15,000 and have the full participation of all students.
Community partners are welcome to donate at the “Wacky Fun Run” website: https://pledgestar.com/altadena/pledge/?LgAdGRVZegEBHXpQXnxXRQ—
If you or your place of work would like to learn more about corporate sponsorship of our jog-a-thon, please email AltadenaFunRun@gmail.com
The Jog-a-thon is organized by the Altadena Arts Magnet PTA.
All media are welcome. Please enter at the main office to obtain a campus pass. You will be directed to the playground area. Please check-in at the PTA table.
For more information, contact Victoria Knapp, Altadena Arts Magnet PTA President (626) 818-7092 or Jennifer Nishizaki,Read More »