Altadena Now is published daily and will host archives of Timothy Rutt's Altadena blog and his later Altadena Point sites.
Altadena Now encourages solicitation of events information, news items, announcements, photographs and videos.
Please email to: Editor@Altadena-Now.com
- James Macpherson, Editor
- Candice Merrill, Events
- Megan Hole, Lifestyles
- David Alvarado, Advertising
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced today that she will introduce a motion, co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, at the August 15th board meeting which will establish a “Blue-Ribbon Commission on Public Safety” to explore innovative solutions to criminal justice challenges resulting from statewide reforms.
The motion builds on a previous motion unanimously approved by the Board on February 21, 2017 which was also by Supervisors Barger and Hahn. The February motion requested a report on the murder of Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer by a “Post Released Supervised Person,” including an historical analysis of the gunman’s involvement with the state parole system, his probation supervision, as well as recommendations for policies and procedures to help identify risk factors and ensure the highest level of public safety.
“Moving forward, Supervisor Hahn and I will be calling on our colleagues to support us on our collective goals of delivering meaningful treatment programs as well as enhancing public safety, including for our brave men and women in law enforcement,” said Barger.Read More »
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis to support Senate Bill 12 (Beall) which seeks to increase access to postsecondary education for foster youth.
“Access to financial aid and an awareness of how to navigate what is considered a complex and complicated financial aid system prevent many foster youth from even considering postsecondary education as an option after high school,” said Supervisor Barger. “SB 12 streamlines the process and addresses some of the challenges that prevent foster youth from achieving their academic goals by providing much-needed support and guidance.”
“Because of factors outside their control, youth in foster care often have lower levels of educational attainment compared to their classmates,” said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “Youth in foster care face tremendous challenges in their young lives, including suddenly changing schools and unexpected absences, and they need additional resources to meet their full potential. I am pleased to co-author this motion so that this vulnerable population can access college with greater financial and on-campus support.Read More »
Monday, August 7, 2017
As part of this summer’s Reading Program, the Altadena Public Library will be feasting on fresh music coming directly from songwriter’s hearts to the listener’s ears on Tuesday, August 08, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. . Organic music has no fat, no fluff, no GMO and is simply pure home grown songs performed acoustically in the most simple storytelling form. Five songwriters whose individual uniqueness will be reflected in their lyrics and their style will each perform 4 songs. The songwriters include Jill Freeman, Raspin Stuwart, Leslie Beauvais, Shelby & Tieg and Petrella, First Lady of Country Soul who will also host the evening.
Jill Freeman combines Joni Mitchell, Kurt Weill and Carl Jung on her latest CD “A Handmade Life”. “A Handmade Life” marks a new chapter and an impressive evolution in Jill’s long career as a singer/songwriter/performer. A native Los Angeleno, Jill began her professional career in music over 20 years ago.
Raspin Stuwart’s songs place a premium on intelligent lyricism,Read More »
Monday, July 31, 2017
The Altadena Public Library will be one of the venue for listening sessions that the Los Angeles County is scheduling in the unincorporated areas of the county for the public to be informed adequately about Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which will adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana or eight grams of concentrated cannabis and grow up to six plants per home.
The act also prohibits possessing marijuana on school grounds, and smoking or consuming the drug in public places or when driving.
Proposition 64, which takes effect on January 1, 2018, followed the enactment of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, which will regulate California’s medical marijuana industry at the state level. The formal state licensing process for recreational marijuana businesses also begins on January 1.
To gather public input and help create a regulatory framework for legalizing the cannabis industry, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have instructed county officials to hold a series of listening sessions especially in the unincorporated areas,Read More »
Monday, July 31, 2017
Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council, has issued the agenda for the Land Use Committee meeting for August 1, 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: Diane Marcussen
2. Pledge of Allegiance: LUC Committee Member
3. Roll Call – Pat Sutherlen
4. Approve Meeting Agenda(s) – August 1, 2017
5. Approve Minutes – May 2017
6. Chairman Report – Diane Marcussen
7. Action Items – The committee is expecting to take action on this item
8. Presentation Only – Project R2014-01586 located at 183 – 205 E. Palm Street – The applicant will present this project for information only. – Okorie Ezieme and Billy Malone
9. General Public Comment: During the Public Comment period, any person may address the Land Use Committee concerning any item that is or is not listed on the agenda.Read More »
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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.
Monday, July 24, 2017
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.Read More »
Saturday, July 22, 2017
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.
Friday, July 21, 2017
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.Read More »
Friday, July 14, 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
3.2.1. Supervisor Kathryn Barger / Sussy Nemer
3.2.2. Congresswoman Judy Chu / Becky Cheng