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Friday, March 10, 2017
As residents prepare to change their clocks on Sunday, March 12, for daylight saving time, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) reminds everyone to change the batteries in every smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector in their homes.
When properly installed, working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors can mean the difference between life and death.
“A working smoke detector in your home greatly increases your chances of survival during a fire,” says LACoFD Fire Captain Keith Mora. “The device can alert sleeping family members and provide them with critical seconds to escape.”
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal; symptoms include severe headache, dizziness, mental confusion, nausea and fainting.
California law requires the installation of carbon monoxide detectors outside of each sleeping area in a home. For maximum protection against carbon monoxide gas, the LACoFD also recommends installing a carbon monoxide detector inside each bedroom.
For more information, visit fire.lacounty.gov, follow us on Twitter!Read More »
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Sunday, February 26th
6:08 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect described as a male wearing a gray baseball cap, blue-gray sweater and light colored jeans. Suspect was seen leaving the area driving a steel blue Mazda 4-door. Suspect entered the vehicle by shattering the window. No items were stolen.
2:30 PM – Robert Amir, 40 years old of Glendale was arrested in the 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue for petty theft.
Tuesday, February 28th
6:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of Skyview Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering a window. Stolen: unknown items.
Wednesday, March 1st
10:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2300 block of Arroyo Boulevard. Damage: shattered window and scratched paint.
Thursday, March 2nd
12:23 PM – A strong armed robbery occurred in the 10 block of W. Woodbury Road. Suspect described as a female,Read More »
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The Altadena Library’s Teen Advisory Board hosts a pet adoption event in partnership with The Lifeline for Pets and the Pasadena Humane Society.
Find your new best friend at the Altadena Library Pet Faire. The Faire will be held on April 1st, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Altadena Library parking lot and community room at 600 E. Mariposa. The Lifeline for Pets and the Pasadena Humane Society will be bringing a variety of cats and dogs that are available for adoption. Even if you aren’t planning to adopt today, feel free to come meet the animals.
Pet adoption is a great way to give yourself an immeasurable gift while giving back to your community. Pets provide emotional support, incentive to exercise, a subject for your social media accounts, and bring joy to your life through their cute ways.
In addition to meeting pets to adopt, you can also purchase lunch from our food vendor Brianna. Spend the morning with your whole family,Read More »
Monday, March 6, 2017
Mark Pestrella, P.E., was officially sworn in today by the LA County Board of Supervisors to lead the largest municipal public works agency in the United States.
In his capacity as Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Pestrella will also serve as the County Engineer, Road Commissioner, and Chief Engineer of the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.
With an annual budget of more than $2.5 billion and a workforce of 4,000 employees, LA County Public Works provides vital public infrastructure and civic services to more than 10 million people across a 4,000-square-mile service area.
Pestrella’s appointment followed a nationwide search that attracted more than 20 highly-qualified applicants. He becomes the sixth director to lead the Department since it was formed in 1985.
Pestrella, a 29-year Department veteran who has held a variety of management positions, said he was humbled by the appointment.
“To be selected to lead this dedicated team of men and women is an incredible honor,” Pestrella said.Read More »
Monday, March 6, 2017
It’s Poetry & Cookies Time at Altadena Library!
Saturday, April 29 is the big day! Mark your calendars for 1:00 p.m. when the Poetry and Cookies event returns to Altadena Library. As Library Director Mindy Kittay puts it, “This program is a much beloved by the community and another example of how libraries change lives by providing the tools, access and experiences that help each and every one of us reach our full potential.”
This year’s event will be one of the largest gathering of poets in our community for a major reading and will include many of the over 100 poets who were recently published in the brand-new Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2017, which will be formally released to the public that day. The poets include 6 poet laureates, authors of a combined over 160 published books, over 14 Pushcart Prize Nominees, many national and international literary award winners, plus exciting new emerging poets. Free to the Public with Free Refreshments, Cookies, mingling with the poets,Read More »
Monday, March 6, 2017
It’s Girl’s Night Out – the perfect chance to kick off the weekend, to have an evening to yourself, to have a little retail therapy, to enjoy happy hour fare, to catch up with your girlfriends and to expand your social circle. Customers who shop will be treated to a 25% discount on their entire purchase of $25 or more and free gift wrapping. Seasonal savory and sweet happy hour fare will be served along with wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.
Meredith M, 2450 N. Lake Avenue, Altadena (corner of N. Lake Avenue and Marcheta).Read More »
Monday, March 6, 2017
This past weekend the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was participating in search and tracking recertification with the Mountain Rescue Association in Barstow, Calif. As the team was returning to Altadena just south of Hesperia on the 15 freeway at 6:45pm traffic came to a stop and the team saw a crowd of people standing outside their vehicles.
Team members saw a shoe on the freeway, approximately 100 feet south of the crowd of people. Knowing this is not a good sign, the team rushed to the crowd and saw a motorcycle rider splayed out on the roadway.
The rider, a 22-year old man residing in Moreno Valley, was complaining of difficulty breathing and multiple abrasions and contusions on all four extremities.
Bystanders in the crowd were saying the motorcycle passed at a high rate of speed and may have struck a slower moving car. California Highway Patrol and local fire department took over the scene and treatment of the motorcycle rider’s injuries.Read More »
Monday, March 6, 2017
Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council, has issued the agenda for the Land Use Committee meeting for March 7, 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) – March 7, 2017
5. Approve Minutes – February 2017
6. Chairman Report – Diane Marcussen
7. Presentation Only – None
8. Action Items
9. Presentation Only
9.1. Further discussion of CUP 2016-001849 – CUP to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in each tenant space. Plans include the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption in the 6 restaurant spaces. The six restaurant spaces will have either Type-41 or Type-47 licenses. The applicant plans to include the sale of a full line of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption (Type-21 ABC license) in the 1 small market tenant space.Read More »
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Today at 9:40 a.m. Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called for the rescue of an injured hiker at the Eaton Canyon Waterfall, in the Angeles National Forest.
Pasadena Fire Department, Altadena and Sierra Madre Search and Rescue hiked into canyon, however Sheriff’s Air Rescue 5 located 25 year-old female hiker with possible left tibia / fibula fracture.
The hiker was walking when she tripped and injured her left leg. The hiker was hoisted by Air 5 and flown to a nearby hospital.
Most of the Altadena and Sierra Madre Rescue Teams were attending an all day Mountain Rescue Association recertification training in Barstow.
Both rescue teams regularly help each other when one of the teams is busy or needs additional rescuers.
Two hours later at 12:10 pm Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called for a cliff rescue in the area of Mt Lowe and a waterfall, no further details.
Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team was activated to assist,Read More »
Friday, March 3, 2017
Los Angeles County Parks offers an after-school program from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays at Altadena’s Charles S. Farnsworth Park at 568 E. Mount Curve Avenue.
The program includes dedicated homework time and a healthy snack. There also will be activities including arts and crafts, games, outdoor activities, cooking classes, educational science projects and field trips.
All participants will be supervised by park staff. Students will meet at the lower William D. Davies Memorial Building at the park.
The cost is $20 per week.
For more information, call (626) 798-6335 or visit parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Charles_S_Farnsworth_Park.Read More »