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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Sunday, September 25th
1:20 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2600 block of Bowring Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the passenger window. Stolen: silver iPhone 6S, brown wallet, and currency.
Monday, September 26th
2:30 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 800 block of Alameda Street. Stolen: black leather wallet, black and grey backpack, and currency.
9:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 300 block of E. Woodbury Road. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured rear window. Stolen: gray safe, personal documents and currency.
5:30 PM – A vandalism occurred in the 4300 block of Rising Hill Road. Suspect(s) damaged the mailbox with an unknown object.
8:44 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2100 block of N. Raymond Avenue. Vehicle described as a black 2006 Nissan 350z.
Tuesday, September 27th
6:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 4500 block of El Prieto Road.Read More »
Monday, October 3, 2016
Assemblymember Chris Holden, representing the 41st District, will be reading to young children at the Altadena Library (600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena CA) on Thursday, October 13 at 11:00 am. All are invited to this free event. This special guest appearance is part of First 5 California’s Official Reading Tour of Talk. Read. Sing. It changes everything® campaign.
Parents and caregivers are invited along with their young children to this engaging event to learn and to discuss how important it is to talk, read and sing with children beginning at birth. The first three years of life are particularly critical for mental stimulation. Talking, reading, and singing with young children helps billions of neurons make stronger, critical connections inside the brain. “The importance of reading and other types of verbal engagement, particularly during early years, can set our children on a life trajectory for success,” said George Halvorson, Chair, First 5 Commission.
Assemblymember Holden brings a lifetime of experience in public service and business garnered during his many years on the Pasadena City Council and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority to the legislature.Read More »
Friday, September 30, 2016
Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council, has issued the agenda for the Land Use Committee meeting for October 4, 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: Diane Marcussen
2. Pledge of Allegiance: LUC Committee Member
3. Roll Call – Pat Sutherlen
4. Approve Meeting Agenda(s) – October 4, 2016
5. Approve Minutes – September 6, 2016
6. Chairman Report – Diane Marcussen
7. Action Items – The committee is expected to take action on these items
7.1. La Vina Project – Amendment to CUP 2007-00114, project number 2007-00005. Matthews/Hobdy/Norman
7.2. 162 E Las Flores Drive – 2016-001202 Legalize and remodel 2nd unit with non-conforming setback Middleton/Malone
7.2.1. Public Comment
8. Presentation Only
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Friday, September 30, 2016
Sunday, September 18th
12:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Pinecrest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: white iPod, LG cellphone, various backpacks, pictures and currency.
Monday, September 19th
1:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of Craig Avenue. Stolen: iPod and currency.
2:00 AM – A commercial vandalism occurred in the 2400 block of N. Lake Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered a window with an unknown object.
11:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Pinecrest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: cosmetic bag.
Tuesday, September 20th
12:57 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location by prying the rear door. Loss: currency.
10:12 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 800 block of E. Sacramento Street.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Altadena Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1500 block of East Altadena Drive this afternoon regarding a family disturbance.
When they arrived, deputies found a woman who was bleeding profusely who told them she had been attacked by a man who lives at the residence who used a machete to cut her.
The suspect had fled the location in an unknown direction driving a sedan-type vehicle immediately after the attack, she told deputies.
The victim was transported to a local hospital, where she was treated for a laceration to the head. The victim’s injuries appear to be non-life threatening.
The suspect has been identified however, his name is not being released based upon this being an on-going investigation.
This case will later be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.Read More »
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Notice is Hereby Given that the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Altadena Library District scheduled for Monday September 26, 2016, has been rescheduled for Tuesday October 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at 600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena.
In accordance with the Brown Act, the agenda for the October 4, meeting will be posted no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting.
Please call the Altadena Library Administrative Offices as (626) 798-0833 ext. 118 for more information.Read More »
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Sunday, September 11th
3:47 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of N. Craig Avenue. Suspect described as a male, between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet, 160 -175 pounds wearing a white t-shirt, shorts and white knee high socks. Stolen: currency.
Monday, September 12th
12:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Pinecrest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the driver’s side window. Stolen: purse, sunglasses, credit cards, iPhone 6, cosmetic bag and currency.
Tuesday, September 13th
12:34 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1100 block of E. Mariposa Street. Suspect(s) entered the garage via the unsecured door. Stolen: black bicycle, blue bicycle, and a green bicycle.
10:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the front passenger window. Stolen: black purse, purple wallet, driver’s license and currency.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Poetry Reading, Open Mic and Q&A featuring multi-award winning poets Victoria Chang and Blas Falconer. Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Altadena Library. Open mic at 1:00 p.m., followed by readings and a Q&A with guest poets.
Spoken poetry is a little like jazz improvisation as poets improvise new color and meaning into the text that the reader won’t find on the written page. – Saeed Jones
This promises to be an electrical combination of two well-loved master poets. One critic describes Victoria Chang’s work as “rueful wit and sense of irony undercut any sense of self-righteousness.” Latino poet, editor, and memoirist, Blas Falconer’s work is described as “stunning, lyrical, fierce, and elegant.” As Falconer puts it, “poetry offers the potential to say what cannot be said in life.”
Victoria Chang‘s fourth book of poems, Barbie Chang, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2018. Her most recent book, The Boss, was published by McSweeney’s and won the PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award.Read More »
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Join Altadena Library for an engaging author discussion of Mardig Madenjian’s book, Ravished Paradise, about the Armenian Genocide on November 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Altadena Library’s community room. Ravished Paradise won the Hollywood Book Festival’s 2016 History Book Award and received much praise in the literary world. Kirkus Reviews reports: “In this ambitious work of narrative history, a son of survivors of a genocide revisits the past that they could not.”
Madenjian (The Heroic Battles on White Mountain, 2015) grew up in the United States and worked as an editor at an Armenian-English newspaper. He writes that he was never able to get his parents to candidly discuss the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Following their deaths, he began writing about his heritage. This book, Ravished Paradise, is the first in a planned trilogy.
The story begins in the fourteenth century, when the last Latin king of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia surrenders to Muslim Mameluk forces. In the unrest that follows,Read More »
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Join Altadena Library on Saturday October 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 pm as it celebrates the life of Frida Kahlo – one of the most important 20th century artist of the Americas – with an exhibition and movie inspired by her life and work.
The presenter is the wonderful Miriam Quezada. Behind Frida Kahlo portraits lie the many faces of this extraordinary artist, who painted her pain, her solitude, the returning to her Mexican origin, her political activism reflecting her commitment to social justice and her surrealism reflected in her paintings incorporated all of her natural surroundings.
For more information, visit the Altadena Library in person or visit the library online at www.AltadenaLibrary.org.
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