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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 9th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 9th

 

Sunday, September 3rd

5:30 PM – A white and blue 2004 Suzuki 1000 motorcycle was reported stolen from the 2100 block of E. Crary Street.

Monday, September 4th

2:31 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2200 block of N. Lake Avenue. Suspects entered the location by prying the rear door. Suspects described as three males wearing black clothing driving a dark color sedan. Stolen: unknown.
4:00 AM – Ronnie Ramirez, 22 years old of South Gate was arrested in the 300 block of Woodbury Road for possession of and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
3:30 PM – A battery occurred in the 2500 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue. No significant injuries.
7:35 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 1800 block of Grand Oaks Avenue. Suspect is related to the victim.
10:0 PM – A theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1300 block of E.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Altadena Chamber Power Breakfast: The New Community Standards District’s and You

Altadena Chamber Power Breakfast: The New Community Standards District’s and You

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce presents a must-attend Power Breakfast for Business Owners on Thursday, September 14, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Altadena Town & Country Club. Featuring Richard Marshalian, Regional Planner, LA County Dept. of Regional Planning and Altadena Town Council CSD Sub-Committee Member.

Now that the Altadena Community Standards District (CSD’s) have been approved by the LA County Board of Supervisors, the Altadena Chamber invites you attend this important Power Breakfast. At this event, LA County Representative Richard Marshalian, will review the new Commercial CSD’s. Richard will answer questions and provide insight into how to apply for building/business permits and navigate through the LA County Regional Planning Department.

Attendance at this event is strongly recommended for business/property owners interested in learning about the new CSD updates while planning for future development. Members of the Altadena Town Council CSD Sub-Committee will also be in attendance to answer questions.

Complimentary breakfast will be served.

Altadena Town &

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Altadena Library District Invites the Community to “Taste of ‘Dena” Fundraiser

Altadena Library District Invites the Community to “Taste of ‘Dena” Fundraiser

Altadena Library District is proud to invite the public to the upcoming Taste of ‘Dena fundraiser benefiting new projects at the Library on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. This special night will feature delectable wine, beer, and spirit tastings, samplings of amuse-bouches from a diverse assortment of local restaurants and caterers, exciting prize drawings, and a mystery Wine Pull.

“Our community is full of talented, culinary artisans, and we are thrilled to feature local flavors,” says Event Chair Cynthia Carmona, “The generosity of Library patrons has been overwhelming, and our selection of wines in the Wine Pull will thrill guests and ensure that the proceeds of this event form a solid foundation off of which to launch these important efforts.”

Taste of ‘Dena will launch the fundraising campaign to support the development of a community-oriented, interactive outdoor space around the Main Library, featuring serene resting spaces for walkers and readers, opportunities for discovery for our littlest patrons, and indigenous flora.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 2nd

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, September 2nd

Monday, August 28th

10:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2600 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Stolen: construction tool.
3:20 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 200 block of E. Altadena Drive.

Tuesday, August 29th

1:15 PM – A battery occurred in the 1800 block of Lake Avenue. Suspect has been identified.

Wednesday, August 30th

1:50 AM – Douglas Schulte, 50 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of Washington Boulevard for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
8:00 AM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 700 block of W. Harriet Street. Suspect was taken into custody.
4:55 PM – Joseph Kusnierz, 59 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 1400 block of E. Washington Boulevard for possession of a controlled substance.

Thursday, August 31st

6:56 PM – Jose Sosa, 23 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 200 block of E.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hot August Night Playing Season Finale this Saturday at Farnsworth Park

Hot August Night Playing Season Finale this Saturday at Farnsworth Park

 

Hot August Night is playing free concert at Farnsworth Park this Saturday September 9, at 7:00pm. Sponsored by Altadena Sheriff’s Support Group. This is the final concert of the season.

Free concert at Farnsworth Park this Saturday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the amphitheater. The Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena presents the 21st Annual Summer Concert Series at Farnsworth Park, located at 568 E. Mount Curve Ave.

Captain Vicki Stuckey, Reserve Deputies on foot and horseback will be attending this and every concert. Please stop by say hi and enjoy some great music.

Hot August Night’s Lead singer Dean Colley has been performing in rock bands since 1982, after leaving the University of Southern California, where he was studying biology. 15 years of playing in bars and regional fairs followed playing rock and roll covers with other local musicians. All the while, people began taking notice of Dean’s ever more prominent resemblance to Neil Diamond. Soon,

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 26th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 26th

Monday, August 21st

2:25 AM – Christopher Tolbert, 26 years old of Lake View Terrace was arrested in the area of Altadena Drive and Lake Avenue for possession of drug paraphernalia.
7:45 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Damage: slashed convertible top.
10:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2600 block of Maiden Lane. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured doors. Stolen: white/blue Cervelo radio bicycle, grey/copper road bike, grey iPad, and currency.

Tuesday, August 22nd

9:06 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1500 block of MoradaPlace. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured door. During this incident a vehicle was reported stolen from location. Vehicle described as a red 2002 Honda Accord. Vehicle was later recovered by Gardena Police Department.
12:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2000 block of Madison Avenue. Damage: shattered windshield.
3:30 PM – Juan Cortez, 30 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 3000 block of N.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Local Law Enforcement Warns Against Hurricane Harvey Scams

Local Law Enforcement Warns Against Hurricane Harvey Scams

The Altadena Sheriff’s Station has issued a warning against cybercriminals who are using relief operations for victims of hurricane Harvey to scam people.

In its Facebook post, the Altadena Sheriff’s Station said scammers are now attempting to trick people into clicking links on Facebook and Twitter that are supposed to help send relief to flood victims.

Instead however, links contain malware and lead the unsuspecting to scam websites.

The Station’s statement added that phishing emails that appear in a user’s inbox asking for donations carry the #HurricaneHarvey hashtag.

Online users are urged by the Altadena Sheriff Station to vet any non-profit group first at  https://www.charitynavigator.org before sending any relief for hurricane Harvey victims.

It also advised that relief efforts should also be done through the local Red Cross or Salvation Army chapters ( http://bit.ly/2wcT9dS and www.redcross.org).

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Warning system has issued a similar warning to online users.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

“Altadena” Reprise This Weekend at the Norton Simon Museum

“Altadena” Reprise This Weekend at the Norton Simon Museum

Pianist and composer Richard Sears is bringing his septet – and legendary jazz drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath – to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena this Saturday, August 26, to reprise “Altadena,” a suite commissioned by the Los Angeles Jazz Society in 2013 to honor Heath.

Born on May 31, 1935 in Philadelphia, Tootie Heath was raised in a musical household as the younger brother of saxophonist Jimmy Heath and bassist Percy Heath. In pursuit of a musical career as a drummer, he moved to New York in 1957 and in a few months made his recording debut with John Coltrane for the saxophonist’s first recording “Coltrane.” Heath recorded with him again in 1960 on the album “Lush Life.”

A long-time Altadena resident, Heath’s career reads like a who’s who in jazz. He has recorded with Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, Bobby Timmons, Yusef Lateef, Herbie Hancock, Milt Jackson, Wes Montgomery, Billy Taylor, Mal Waldron, Cedar Walton, J.J. Johnson and countless others.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 19th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 19th

Sunday, August 13th

6:20 PM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2200 block of N. Windsor Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location by shattering the window. Stolen: black Dell laptop.
8:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 600 block of W. Woodbury Road. Stolen: tree climbing spikes, leather work belt, and a rope.

Monday, August 14th

4:49 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 2500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect was taken into custody.

Wednesday, August 16th

1:13 PM – A package theft occurred in the 100 block of W. Mariposa Street. Stolen: face wash.
3:00 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the area of Lincoln Avenue and Archwood Place. Vehicle was recovered by Pasadena Police Department.
6:30 PM – Jonathan Longtain, 27 years old of Glendale was arrested in the area of Windsor Avenue and Woodbury Road for transportation for sale of narcotics.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The NoWhere Men to Perform at a Free Concert at Farnsworth Park this Saturday

The NoWhere Men to Perform at a Free Concert at Farnsworth Park this Saturday

The NoWhere Men will perform at a free concert at Farnsworth Park this Saturday August 26, at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by Altadena Sheriff’s Support Group.

The free concert at Farnsworth Park this Saturday, August 26th at 7:00 p.m. will be held at the amphitheater. The concert is part of the Sheriff’s Support Group’s 21st Annual Summer Concert Series at Farnsworth Park, located at 568 E. Mount Curve Ave.

Captain Vicki Stuckey, Reserve Deputies on foot and horseback will be attending this and every concert. Please stop by say hi and enjoy some great music.

 

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