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Saturday, January 20, 2018
By DANIEL PAIGE, Deputy, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Altadena Station
Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called for the search of two hikers lost in the area of Fern Canyon and Brown Mountain, in the Angeles National Forest Friday night at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Altadena rescue units had text communication with the hikers, who were not on a marked trail, but were able to send their location to the rescue team by using their cell phone locator. The hikers were just southwest of Brown Mountain above Altadena.
After braving the rain, at around 9 p.m., rescue team members could hear the hikers yelling, but due to the thick clouds, the lost hikers could not be seen. Finally there was a break in cloud cover and a Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter was requested to help search the area for the hikers.
Just as rescue members on the ground got close to the hikers, the clouds returned and the helicopter was canceled.Read More »
Friday, January 19, 2018
It’s widely known that Webster’s Community Pharmacy (Webster’s) has long been a civic partner in the community of Altadena. Last week, Meredith Miller, co-owner of Webster’s Community Pharmacy and Meredith presented a check to Michele Zack, local Altadenan and board member of Altadena Heritage according to Aubin Wilson, marketing consultant to Meredith M and Webster’s.
In June 2017, Webster’s launched a new brand of lifestyle products — Beautiful Altadena 91001 ™. When the line was introduced, they announced that a portion of the sales of the line through the end of 2017 were being donated to a local community organization, Altadena Heritage. Altadena Heritage is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and raising awareness of our foothill community’s rich architectural, environmental and cultural heritage. Effective, January 1, 2018 the Altadena Historical Society was named as the next community partner to be the recipient of monies generated by the sale of the line.
The Altadena Historical Society (AHS) was founded in 1935.Read More »
Friday, January 19, 2018
Monday Jan. 22 Program is Free and Open to the Public
The little-known stories of California Institute of Technology’s rocket-development programs in the 1930s and ‘40s at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be told by historian Erik M. Conway at the next quarterly meeting of the Altadena Historical Society.
The program will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday Jan. 22 at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, and is free and open to the public.
The Historical Society’s current exhibit, “Five Men Inspired by the San Gabriels,” will be open prior to and after the program.
“Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Altadena’s northwest corner is often known as a center of planetary exploration, but it was originally founded to develop rocket technology in the 1930s,” said Conway, a JPL staff historian.
“Far less known is that Caltech had a second rocket project during World War II that ultimately spun off what is now the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Center.Read More »
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Sunday, January 7th
8:18 AM – A grand theft occurred in the 1900 block of Meadowbrook Road. Stolen: currency.
2:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2200 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle damage: scratch driver’s side door.
Monday, January 8th
7:20 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 300 block of E. Woodbury Road. Vehicle described as a black 1998 Nissan Frontier. Vehicle was recovered approximately 20 minutes later in the same area.
5:50 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon and domestic incident occurred in the 1600 block of Morada Place. Suspect was taken into custody.
6:00 PM – A burglary from a garage occurred in the 3100 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the garage by prying the door. Stolen: LG stainless steel stackable washer/dryer, Bosch power tool, and miscellaneous construction tools.
Tuesday, January 9th
12:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2600 block of Glen Avenue.Read More »
Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Altadena Chamber of Commerce announces its 2017 Citizen and Business Of The Year. Both honorees reflect Altadena’s reputation as a home for creative people.
Citizen of the Year is Ben McGinty, who has spent two decades promoting the artistic community in Altadena and beyond. Business of the Year is Hugo Arteaga Graphic Design, a one-man, home-based studio with an impact seen both in and outside of Altadena.
Ben McGinty’s favorite saying is: “You can’t walk a square block in Altadena and not find at least three if not more artisans and their families living there.” And he should know.
A second-generation Altadena native, McGinty opened a vintage and collectibles store in 1994 on Lake Avenue that eventually evolved into “The Gallery At The End of the World” — so-called because Altadena was so far from the usual places where LA artists gathered.
The Gallery was a venue and hangout for LA-area artists,Read More »
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Sunday, December 31st
7:00 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 3000 block of GlenroseAvenue. Vehicle described as a white 2017 Toyota Prius V.
11:30 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the area of Woodbury Road and Raymond Avenue. Vehicle described as a tan 2002 Toyota Sienna.
Monday, January 1st
2:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2900 block of Casitas Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Stolen: airsoft gun. Suspect has been identified as a juvenile and was taken into custody.
Tuesday, January 2nd
10:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1400 block of Crest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by prying the rear door. Stolen: jewelry.
8:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Crystal Lane. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured window. Stolen: jewelry and brown Louis Vuitton carry-on suitcase.
10:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2200 block of PinecrestDrive.Read More »
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
On January 3, 2010, retired Deputy Sheriff Charlene “Charlie” Rottler, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, died from injuries she sustained while working on patrol at Altadena Sheriff’s Station.
Most people are unfamiliar with Charlie’s story. This is unfortunate but not surprising. She and her training officer were involved in a traffic collision with a drunk driver on November 5, 1972. That she did not die that day or in the months that followed is nothing short of a miracle. That she survived as long as she did was a testimony to God’s grace and her indomitable spirit.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, she was added to the Los Angeles County Peace Officer’s memorial for her sacrifice.
That Charlie became a deputy sheriff at all was a bit of an accident. Her husband was the one who wanted to be the deputy. He took the written exam twice, failing it both times. Charlie decided to take the exam to help him out.Read More »
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Missing At-Risk Juvenile from 2900 blk of Nido Dr. Altadena, Richard White, Male White, 12 y/o, 5’5”, 140 lbs,
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Richard White. Richard was noticed missing on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8:50 p.m. during a facility check at Hathaway-Sycamores Group Home, 2933 El Nido Drive, Altadena. Richard has walked away from the facility once before.
Richard is a 12-year old White male, 5’5” tall, weighing 140 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Richard suffers from a medical condition which requires him to take medication daily and had not taken his medication prior to being reported missing.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Altadena Station, Detective Ojeda at (626) 798-1131 or (626) 798-2130.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP”Read More »
Saturday, December 30, 2017
LASD Reminds You Don’t Shoot! Shooting a Gun into the Air is a Felony. Please, Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely
Each return of New Year’s Eve brings the opportunity to symbolically say good bye to old habits and outmoded things, and begin a new chapter in one’s life with fresh ideas and a brighter outlook.
Unfortunately and all too often, the celebration of brooming-out the old and welcoming-in the new is disrupted by indiscriminate gunfire into the air. The adage of “what goes up, must come down” rings especially true in this case, and with the acceleration of gravity, physics determine free-falling objects speed up as they return to earth. The danger of injuring someone with firing even a single round into the air is a lethal prospect. Each year, tragic reports nationwide tell of unsuspecting victims being struck and tragically injured by falling bullets caused by celebratory gunfire.
Despite public warnings and common sense, many people across Los Angeles disregard advisements and basic firearm safety, and discharge firearms into the air to celebrate the arrival of the new year.
Last year,Read More »
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Sunday, December 17th
9:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2800 block of N. Marengo Avenue. Suspect(s) broke the vehicle’s side view mirror.
5:00 PM – A battery occurred in the 800 block of Mountain View Street. Suspect has been identified as the victim’s brother.
Monday, December 18th
11:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 100 block W. Mariposa Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing the kitchen window screen. Stolen: black Asus laptop, black Fitbit, gray Toshiba TV, and a beige safe.
Tuesday, December 19th
6:20 PM – Elvis Cabral, 37 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 100 block of E. Woodbury Road for possession of a controlled substance.
11:00 PM – A residential vandalism occurred in the 3500 block of Canon Boulevard. Suspect(s) damaged the gate.
Wednesday, December 20th
6:00 PM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 4400 block of El Prieto Road.Read More »