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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Sunday, December 11th
8:00 PM – A business vandalism occurred in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue. Damage: exterior spray painted.
Monday, December 12th
8:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of BraeburnRoad. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the rear glass door. Stolen: wooden jewelry box, rose gold ring, gold necklace with triangle pendant and gold charm, costume jewelry and a gold pocket watch.
9:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1500 block of N. Allen Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: black case containing a light kit, flood lights and spot light.
Tuesday, December 13th
10:30 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 4000 block of Chaney Trail. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: black GoPro video camera.
3:00 PM – A bicycle was found in the 2500 block of Marengo Avenue. Bicycle described as a black and white Easton C9K boy’s 18 speed.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The Meadows neighborhood held a blanket and socks drive to assist the Union Rescue Mission in aiding the many homeless people in Los Angeles. Over 1400 people stay at the Mission nightly, with many being women and children. And they had no blankets to provide to them!
Meadows residents Greg Stanton and Noel Russell teamed up to lead the drive. Greg is a local Realtor with Compass and Noel is the Volunteer Director at URM.
The Meadows residents once again showed their compassion and generosity. An SUV completely filled with blankets and socks were delivered to URM.Read More »
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council has issued the agenda for the Council’s December 20, 2016 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
1.2. Roll Call
1.3. Approve December 20, 2016 meeting Agenda
2. OFFICERS’ REPORTS
2.2. Vice Chairman
2.3. Recording Secretary
2.3.1. Approve November 15, 2016 Meeting Minutes
2.5. Corresponding Secretary
3. PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS
3.1. California Highway Patrol
3.2. Altadena Sheriff’s Station
3.4. County Fire
4. SPECIAL PRESENTATION
4.1. Pasadena Humane Society
5. COMMITTEE REPORTS
5.1. Land Use Committee
5.2. Altadena Filming Committee
6. ALTADENA COMMUNITY REPORTS
6.1. Altadena Public Library –Read More »
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Members of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team Wednesday night rescued a drunken hiker who could not sit up on his own and was stranded on the Sam Merrill Trail just south of Echo Mountain in the Angeles National Forest.
The team had to load the 52-year-old male hiker in a litter and carry him off the mountain onto a waiting ambulance. Team members said the hiker, a Glendale resident, was “extremely intoxicated” and had to be transported to an area hospital.
A post on the Altadena Sheriff’s Station Facebook page said the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called for the rescue at about 9:30 p.m. An informant said the hiker appeared drunk and was not able to hike from Echo Mountain to the trail-head in Altadena.
AMRT members hiked in from Mt. Lowe Fire Road by approximately one mile and located the hiker about a half mile south of Echo Mountain.
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Sunday, December 4th
12:05 PM – Jose Bolanos, 35 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Summit Avenue for public intoxication.
4:00 PM – Joshua Fisher, 26 years old of Upland was arrested in the 2200 block of Marengo Avenue for assault with a deadly weapon.
Monday, December 5th
1:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 3700 block of El Sereno Avenue. Stolen: black iPhone 7 Plus and black iPhone case.
Tuesday, December 6th
7:15 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2500 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the passenger window. Stolen: tan leather purse and a black Michael Kors wallet.
Wednesday, December 7th
9:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1000 block of Poppyfields Avenue. Suspect entered the residence via unknown means. Suspect described as a male Black, 6 feet 1 inch with dreadlocks.Read More »
Monday, December 12, 2016
Woman Injured in Saturday Night Shooting as She Walked to Christmas Tree Lane Lighting, Suspect in Custody
On Saturday evening at 6:45 p.m., an assault with a deadly weapon occurred at the north-west corner of North El Molino Avenue and Alameda Street, Altadena, Altadena Sheriff’s deputies said.
The victim was walking with her family towards the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Santa Rosa Avenue and was struck by one bullet.
The victim sustained a minor bruise and a laceration to the back of her head. The victim’s family members saw a beige SUV leaving the intersection with a female Hispanic driver.
Responding deputies later recovered a 22 caliber shell casing from the scene, but had very little to work with. Several hours later the Altadena Sheriff’s Station received a telephone call from a female that identified herself as the driver of the beige SUV and said she was in the city of Los Angeles.
She provided additional information that led Altadena Deputies and LAPD Officers to a house in the city of El Sereno where the shooter,Read More »
Monday, December 12, 2016
MonteCedro, a nonprofit senior living community located in Altadena, has much to celebrate as it marks its one-year anniversary. As anticipated, MonteCedro now employs 100 full and part-time staff members, many of whom live in the local Altadena community.
Katey Frere was the first person to move in on Dec. 17, 2015; 183 residents now call MonteCedro home and 78% of the apartments are occupied. These residents are active both within MonteCedro’s interior – in the fitness center and pool, the art studios, card rooms, library and movie theatre – and in the external Altadena/ Pasadena community. In a recent three-month period, MonteCedro residents contributed more than 1,500 volunteer hours to more than 50 local non-profit entities.
One of the distinguishing features of MonteCedro is its Creative Living philosophy which provides a whole-self approach to wellness in mind, body and spirit, as well as empowering residents to pursue their unique aspirations and remain their own leaders. The Creative Living Academy is a lifelong learning model driven by residents,Read More »
Friday, December 9, 2016
The Altadena Library District is excited to announce the installation of a new interactive kiosk. The [i]cell Interactive Kiosk is programmed with California-specific water conservation information and is available for use by all patrons.
Over the last year, Altadena Library worked to install a drought-tolerant, water conservation demonstration garden on its grounds. Working with the Foothill Municipal Water District and using grants awarded by local organizations, the garden was ready and open to the public as of July. The Library is committed to becoming more energy efficient, including more water-wise. The installation of the Demonstration Garden helps the Library to lead by example and to engage the community through educational events about the importance of water conservation. Events have ranged from installing a drought-tolerant garden to tips on water saving at home.
The [i]cell Interactive Kiosk gives the Library an opportunity to continue the work it has been doing with the water conservation garden. As California’s drought is estimated to continue for the foreseeable future,Read More »
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Sunday, November 27th
10:11 PM – Jose Diaz, 45 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for domestic battery.
Monday, November 28th
1:00 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of W. Harriet Street. Vehicle described as a brown 2015 Kia Forte 4-door.
3:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: blue purse and blue laptop.
7:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 200 block of E. Sacramento Street. Stolen: silver iPhone 6.
Tuesday, November 29th
6:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 500 block of W. Calaveras Street. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown means. Stolen: currency.
Wednesday, November 30th
1:50 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1200 block of E. Woodbury Road.Read More »
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Participants will create catapults out of popsicle sticks and rubber bands. The newly created catapults will be tested to see who can shoot a marshmallow higher and further. Participants will explore the impact of different structures and angles on the trajectory of their marshmallow. The winner earns a prize for his/her efforts. Snacks will be provided.
“STEAM activities are a great way to explore scientific theories through cause and effect,” says Kate Shumaker, Teen Librarian.
The series will continue the second Monday of every month with a different project each meeting.
Altadena Library District, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, (626) 798-0833 or visit www.altadenalibrary.org.
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