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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Register Now for the Third Annual Battle of the Bands

Register Now for the Third Annual Battle of the Bands


Are you ready to Battle? Battle of the Bands that is… register now! Friends, neighbors, and the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) join together to pump up the volume for music education programs in the public schools at Rock 4 PEF benefit concert. Top Bands to perform at Rock 4 PEF Music Festival to be held on November 5 at the Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena.

Calling all Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre Teen Musicians! Showcase your music in the online voting competition, plus get heard by PEF’s expert panel of judges.

Register your band now *
• Upload your song (after 9/21)
• Voting online begins (after 10/7)
• Finalists announced (after 10/24)

Great music, food trucks, special guests, family fun and much more!

* Note: Musicians must be 19 years or younger on November 15, 2016. One band member must live in or go to school in Pasadena,

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 23rd

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 23rd

Sunday, July 17th

2:00 PM – Frank Garcia, 34 years old of Los Angeles was arrested in the 300 block of Crosby Street for battery.
5:43 PM – A package theft occurred in the 10 block W. of Pine Street. Suspect described as a male Black. Stolen: climbing shoes.

Monday, July 18th

11:50 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered the front passenger window.
4:00 PM – A business vandalism occurred in the 2300 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered the front glass door.

Tuesday, July 19th

12:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2400 block of N. El Molino Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via the rear window. Stolen: 3rd row seats to a Chevrolet Suburban.

Thursday, July 21st

1:00 PM – A telephone scam incident occurred in the 1000 block of Alta Pine Drive. The victim received a phone call from an unknown male who posed as her grandson and requested money to be bailed out from jail.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Heartbeat City, a Tribute Band to The Cars to Hold a Free Concert at Farnsworth Park

Heartbeat City, a Tribute Band to The Cars to Hold a Free Concert at Farnsworth Park

A free concert will be held this Saturday July 30th, Farnsworth Park amphitheater located at 568 E. Mt. Curve Ave., Altadena at 7:00 p.m. Heartbeat City will be performing a tribute to The Cars.

The Cars arrived on the music scene in the late 70’s (around ’78/’79) and quickly changed the style of the hit music of that period. They led the way into the new sound of the 80’s music era. They continued to be a prominent force into the late 80’s and were a fixture on the radio as well as MTV. Along the way they sold millions of albums and had 30 hit singles to their credit. There weren’t many bands more successful at the time. Their music was fresh, upbeat, and fun… and it was Rock & Roll! You’d have a hard time finding anyone who doesn’t like the Cars!… Their music still gets regular radio airplay and their You Tube videos continue to get millions of hits. There is still a huge audience for the music of the Cars.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Double Whammy: Triple Digit Temps Mix with Smoke to Create Dangerous Health Conditions Today

Double Whammy: Triple Digit Temps Mix with Smoke to Create Dangerous Health Conditions Today

The explosive Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita area grew to over 3,300 acres overnight, pouring smoke and dumping “ash rain” over Altadena while creating a health hazard for a Saturday predicted to reach 102 degrees.

Temperatures in the west San Gabriel Valley are expected to range from 100 to 110 degrees today, with hot, dry gusts of about 15 mph.

Federal, regional and local authorities warned authorities said everyone in the Pasadena area should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, older adults, and children should remain indoors.

“Do not exercise outside for a few days due to ash and high heat. Air quality is already bad and now confounded by ash and smoke,” said Pasadena Fire Department spokesperson Lisa Derderian. “Keep pets inside if possible and clear away remnants as soon as it stops.”

The National Weather Service said that anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location and bystanders should call 911.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Dialogue on Gun Violence and Racism to be Held at Altadena Community Church

Dialogue on Gun Violence and Racism to be Held at Altadena Community Church

The Altadena Community Church will offer opportunities for congregants and community members to process and respond to recent events of gun violence. It is hoped that these opportunities will provide space for individuals to seek peace and healing, the Church said in an annoucement.

On July 24th and July 31st at 11:30 a.m., Rev. Mark Smutny, an Ambassador from the Kaleidoscope Institute, will lead adult education on gun violence and racism.

This Sunday, the Church announced, attendees will focus on President Obama’s speech in Dallas and reflect on how recent gun violence has impacted our lives. On July 31st attendees will reflect on Christian scripture and how people are called to respond to recent events.

As an Ambassador from the Kaleidoscope Institute, Rev. Smutny will also introduce the tools known as “Respect Guidelines” and “Mutual Invitation” to facilitate multicultural dialogue. Congregants and community members are invited to join this event as the organizers seek to move attendees from the news to hope and peace.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 16th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 16th

Sunday, July 10th

8:45 AM – A battery occurred in the 900 block of E. Woodbury Road. Suspect described as a male Hispanic, approximately 20 to 30 years old, 6 feet, short black hair, no facial hair, wearing a turquoise short sleeve shirt and blue jeans. The suspect was seen leaving the area in a silver 1990’s Honda Accord.
5:00 PM – A grand theft occurred in the area of Sonoma Drive and Mar Vista Avenue. Stolen: black MacBook Pro and black computer bag.

Monday, July 11th

12:51 AM – Larry Hughes, 49 years old of San Pedro was arrested in the 2200 block of E. Crary Street for possession of a controlled substance.
1:15 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2500 block of N. Lake Avenue. Vehicle described as a red 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Vehicle is currently outstanding.
10:40 PM – Two vehicle burglaries occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Downbeat Express is Playing at Farnsworth Park

The Downbeat Express is Playing at Farnsworth Park

The Downbeat Express will be performing at Farnsworth Park in the amphitheater located 568 E mount Curve ave. at 7:00 p.m. this Saturday July 23rd. Free admission to this concert.

This Saturday marks the 15th Farnsworth Park Concert to feature The Downbeat Express directed by Pat Emmett and featuring vocalist Jennifer Gates.
The band pays tribute to the marvelous female vocalists that added so much to the success of big bands of the ’30s and ’40s.

On Saturday we pay homage to Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Marion Hutton, Billie Holiday, Jo Stafford, Edith Wright, Sarah Vaughn, and others. Songs include Avalon, Chattanooga Choo Choo, I’m Beginning To See The Light, At Last, Goody Goody, Everyday I Have The Blues and more, all performed by Altadena’s own MCA recording Artist, Jennifer Gates.

To contact The Down Beat Express and Jennifer Gates, contact Pat at (928) 846-0066 or email parrick.emmett168@gmail.com.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Altadena Sheriff’s Station hosting National Night Out at Farnsworth Park

Altadena Sheriff’s Station hosting National Night Out at Farnsworth Park

Altadena Sheriff’s Station will be hosting National Night Out on Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Farnsworth Park, located at 568 E. Mount Curve Ave.

The various agencies will be setting up booths and equipment in the park on the grass area just north of the baseball field. We have LA Co. Fire, our Special Enforcement Bureau (SWAT), California Highway Patrol, and our various volunteer and neighborhood watch groups in attendance. A Barbecue dinner will be served, along with cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and a bounce house. A face painter from the LA Co. Parks department will be helping out also. Eaton Canyon Nature Center will have a presentation, plants, and live animals on display.

This event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in Altadena, such as Explorers, radio service, volunteers, Reserve Deputies, neighborhood watch and other anti crime efforts.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Altadena Town Council Issues Agenda for July 19, 2016

Altadena Town Council Issues Agenda for July 19, 2016

Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council has issued the agenda for the Council’s July 19, 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 ___________________________ Councilmember
1.2. Roll Call _____________________________________ Recording Secretary, Damon Hobdy
1.3. Approve July 19, 2016 meeting Agenda

2. OFFICERS’ REPORTS

2.1. Chairman ____________________________________ Diane Marcussen
2.2. Vice Chairman ________________________________ Okorie Ezieme
2.3. Recording Secretary ___________________________ Damon Hobdy
2.3.1. Approve June 21, 2016 Meeting Minutes
2.3.2. Approve May 17, 2016 Meeting Minutes
2.4. Treasurer ____________________________________ Patricia Sutherlen
2.5. Corresponding Secretary _______________________ Billy Malone

3. SWEARING IN OF NEWLY ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBERS

3.1. Swearing In __________________________________ Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich

4. ELECTION OF NEW OFFICERS

4.1. Slate Committee Report ________________________ Brent Musson

5.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Advisory: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Statement on the Attack on Nice, France

Advisory: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Statement on the Attack on Nice, France

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nice, France as they work to deal with the challenging and troubling circumstances created by this horrific attack. Los Angeles County is made up of a unique and diverse population. It is home to people from all over the world, including France. We stand united with our French residents, locally and globally. We at the LA County Sheriff’s Department send compassion and prayers to those families who lost loved ones today.

While there are no specific or credible threats received by law enforcement for the greater Los Angeles area, our personnel maintain a heightened state of situational awareness and remain vigilant in the protection of our communities. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department employs thousands of uniformed deputy sheriffs who are on-duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week, patrolling and protecting the many diverse and varying communities we serve throughout Los Angeles County.

As we go about our day, we ask the public to remain vigilant and report any information about potential incidents to their local law enforcement.

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