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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The History of the Rebozo – a presentation by Artist Miriam Quezada at the Altadena Library, The History of the Rebozo at the Altadena Library, on July 30 at 3:00 p.m. Spanish for “shawl,” the rebozo is a versatile garment, originating in Mexico, with a very diverse and fascinating history. During the presentation, the audience will learn a brief history of Mexico – from prehispánic groups to Mexican Revolution. Participants will learn some songs and the different art representations related to this emblematic garment.
Some participants will model rebozos from Miriam’s private collection and see other Rebozos from many parts of the country. Miriam will also show the participants many ways to use it. The Rebozos are available for purchase.
Ms. Quezada grew up in Mexico City and has lived in Los Angeles for 25 years. She was a teacher, owned her own gallery. Miriam’s art has been featured innumerous notable publications and exhibited in many fine art galleries. Her interest in rebozos began when she received one as a gift from her grandmother when she was 19 years old.Read More »
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Altadena Sheriff’s Station presents Crime Scene Investigation Camp at Farnsworth Park, July 18 – July 22nd, 2016.
Step into the shoes of a Crime Scene Investigator. Kids will learn how the Sheriff’s Station solve crimes through realistic scenarios. Learn Crime Scene fingerprinting, photography, diagramming. Hurry and sign-up now for this week-long Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Camp.
The cost is $75.00 per child ages 11-15 years.
Farnsworth Park is located at 568 Mount Curve Ave. in Altadena.
For any additional information please contact Deputy Scott Rule at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Altadena Station Community Relations Office at (626) 798-1131.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Sunday, June 12th
9:00 PM – James Price, 39 years old of Pomona was arrested in the 3300 block of Thurin Avenue for domestic battery.
Monday, June 13th
11:25 PM – A commercial vandalism occurred in the 2300 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect identified as the ex-boyfriend of the witness.
Tuesday, June 14th
6:45 AM – A petty theft occurred in the 1500 block of Roosevelt Avenue. Stolen: BF Goodrich tire.
6:30 PM – A grand theft from a vehicle occurred in the 700 block of Alberta Street. Stolen: Dewalt drill, Makita skill-saw, Milwaikee saws-all, Bosch electric sander, Milwaukee electric sander, Hilti electric sander, Ryobi electric sander, Dewalt saw blade, Diablo saw blade, tool bag containing drill bits, and various wrenches.
Wednesday, June 15th
12:36 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered the window to enter the business to obtain food and drinks.Read More »
Friday, June 17, 2016
Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council has issued the agenda for the Council’s June 21, 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 June 21, 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 May 17, 2016 Meeting Minutes
2.4. Treasurer ____________________________________ Patricia Sutherlen
2.5. Corresponding Secretary _______________________ Billy Malone
3. PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS
3.1. California Highway Patrol _______________________ Officer Mike Ulloa
3.2. Altadena Sheriff’s Station ______________________ Lt. Clay
3.3. Cert ________________________________________
3.4. County Fire __________________________________ Stephanie English
4. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Sunday, June 5th
9:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: black iPhone 6.
5:25 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2200 block of Washington Boulevard. Vehicle was recovered by West Covina Police Department on 6/7/2016.
Monday, June 6th
12:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1700 block of N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: women’s clothing and a rubber pool raft.
3:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue. Damage: shattered window.
Tuesday, June 7th
10:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 10 block of E. Manor Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured window. Stolen: black X-Box game console.
4:00 PM – A grand theft from a residence occurred in the 2000 block of Midwick Drive.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The Altadena Library District celebrates the Grand Opening of its new Water Conservation Demonstration Garden on Saturday, July 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the Altadena Library. Supervisor Mike Antonovich will be in attendance as well as the Altadena Library District Staff and Board and community members.
The garden includes such features as a Swale [a trench that follows the contour of the landscape to capture water and alleviate runoff], a Hugelkultur [a passive water collection technique with stacked logs covered in soil], and an Infiltration Pond [to collect water and allow for water percolation].
Visitors can learn about these techniques, along with many others, including drought tolerant plant selection, that can be used in home landscaping projects.
Major Funding for this project has been provided by a Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation District Proposition A Grant, District 5, Michael D. Antonovich, Supervisor.
Additional Funding and Support has been provided by:
• The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California through its member agency,
Friday, June 10, 2016
Sunday, May 29th
12:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 500 block of Mountain View Street. Damage: shattered side view mirror.
11:00 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2300 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Suspect(s) entered the location by shattering the window. Stolen: unknown.
Monday, May 30th
5:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: currency.
6:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1800 block of N. Roosevelt Avenue. Stolen: brown & gold Coach wallet, black leather wallet, credit cards and currency.
9:00 PM – Steven Pike, 24 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 2100 block of N. El Sereno Avenue for assault with a deadly weapon and vehicle vandalism.
Tuesday, May 31st
7:33 PM – Lacelle Waller, 43 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue and Howard Street for resisting a peace officer,Read More »
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Rescues in the canyons and mountains north of Altadena have risen dramatically so far this year and will mark a 50 percent increase over last year if stranded and injured hikers and animals continue to require emergency responses at the current rate.
“We’ve been getting at least one to two calls per week in 2016 alone,” said Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Daniel Paige, Coordinator for the volunteer Altadena Mountain Rescue Team.
Emergency calls have resulted in 58 rescue missions for the team since January, Paige said. This number compares to 88 for all of 2015.
“It’s too early to tell if it’s a substantially high number of calls being only halfway through the year, but we are definitely busy,” said Paige.
The team has responded to two deaths so far this year. Last month, 57-year-old San Diego doctor died while piloting a single engine airplane which crashed and burned at the 4,000 foot elevation on the rugged cliffside of Brown Mountain.Read More »
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Read–For the Win this summer with the Altadena Library starting June 14 and continuing for the next six weeks. The library will host a range of interesting free activities for Children, Teens, and Adults that encourage and support a love of reading. Participants also can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.
“We’ve a wonderful program planned for you – join us to discover all that our Library has to offer,” said Cassandra Stearns, Senior Librarian. “Our Summer Reading programs are for Teens and Adults, too!” Readers check-in, weekly, with their reading log for fun prizes such as free books and other items.
In addition to reading and giveaways, we are hosting weekly themed events, based on age, such as movies, games and presentations. For children, we will kick-off Summer Reading with a Wildlife Learning Center presentation with animals. For Teens, there will be an Anime-Drawing workshop, a Game Day and a Hike Meetup – to name a few. Two of the Adult presentations will be an Indie Authors Panel and NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter presented by JPL’s Theo Clarke.Read More »
Saturday, June 4, 2016
The car show will start at 9:00 a.m. at Farnsworth Park in Altadena, 568 Mt. Curve Avenue. Featuring Law and Disorder playing live music, popcorn, face painting, snow cones, and vendor booths. There’s also grilling hot food served with ice cold drinks, fun for the whole family.
The Altadena car show is raising money to benefit the Sheriff’s Youth Explorer Program. “We hope you can come out next Saturday June 11th to support this fantastic cause.” Please call (626) 296-2105 for more information.Read More »