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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Sunday, July 3rd
2:20 PM – A residential vandalism occurred in the 70 block of W. Pine Street. Damage: shattered window
Monday, July 4th
12:24 AM – Jimmy Mejia, 24 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue & Washington Boulevard for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
6:45 PM – William Depaz, 24 years old of Los Angeles was arrested in the area of Altadena Drive and Ganesha Avenue for possession of drug paraphernalia.
8:45 PM – Jose De La Torre, 29 years old of Pasadena and Lorenzo Robles, 18 years old of Pasadena were arrested in the 200 block of Ventura Street for illegal possession of fireworks.
9:00 PM – Christopher Lomeli, 26 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 100 block of W. Figueroa Drive for illegal possession of fireworks.
9:20 PM – A residential vandalism occurred in the 1700 block of Allen Avenue. Damage: shattered window.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Hollywood Hillbillies will be performing at Farnsworth Park in the amphitheater located 568 E mount Curve ave. at 7:00 p.m. this Saturday July 16th. Free admission to this concert.
Chris Johnson and the Hollywood Hillbillies are a Southern California based country band that specializes in music from such legendary country icons as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard Etc. Performing over 100 dates a year since 2005 at various nightclubs, casino’s, rodeo’s and special events, the band is also a regular in Laughlin, NV at the Aquarius and Colorado Belle Casinos.
Chris Johnson – Lead Vocals and Guitar
Originally from Lakeside CA, Chris started singing and performing at age 12 and at 18, was performing around the San Diego area with “The Border Tones” a local country rock band.
In 1995, Chris started a Musician Production company in Los Angeles that consists of backline rental, studio cartage, touring production, storage, rehearsal rooms and recording studios.Read More »
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich directing the County CEO, the Health Agency and other departments to identify existing funding that can be redirected to fund the County’s homelessness effort. It also asks the CEO to continue lobbying the state legislature on behalf of local governments for additional resources to address the homeless crisis.
“To avoid placing an additional burden on local taxpayers, this action requests that the county look within its own budget, and appeal to the state in our mutual effort to address the statewide homelessness crisis,” said Antonovich. “It is the state’s responsibility to take a proactive role in reimbursing local governments for the costs associated with homelessness.”Read More »
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Patrons of Altadena Library District in Altadena can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster® from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.
Altadena Library District has both Flipster and hardcopy versions of magazines such as People, Rolling Stone and O, The Oprah Magazine and more so patrons have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines can be downloaded to Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones and tables, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere.
Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links for quick access to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked,Read More »
Friday, July 8, 2016
The 94-year “young” Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center is welcoming Rabbi Noam Raucher as their new Senior Rabbi. Rabbi Raucher had been serving as the Associate Rabbi of Temple Israel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Rabbi Raucher said he loves being a rabbi and the meaningful work of the rabbinate.
His self-written professional credo states: “I will live each and every day guided by a covenant of love with my Teacher. Each day I give thanks for the opportunity to serve the Jewish people, my fellow citizens of the world, and God. In service to them I will operate as a light of the Jewish tradition perpetuating: love, justice, hope, and wisdom. I will value people over programs, and relationships over numbers. I will always strive to sanctify life and treat all of creation as holy.”
Rabbi Raucher is originally from Hamden, CT and grew up in a home of Jewish educators and leaders. He graduated from Hofstra University in 2002 with honors in Judaic Studies and Psychology,Read More »
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Sunday, June 26th
1:10 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1700 block of N. Craig Avenue. Stolen: insurance card. …
1:00 PM – Fred Barnes, 80 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for petty theft.
9:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2200 block of Midlothian Drive. Stolen: vehicle manual, registration and insurance card.
10:25 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of N. Marengo Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered the vehicle window.
Monday, June 27th
8:30 PM – John Weaver, 52 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 600 block of Church Canyon Place for battery of a fireman.
Tuesday, June 28th
6:45 AM – A residential fire occurred in the 2100 block of Grand Oaks Avenue. Structure damage only.
2:43 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen in the area of Sonoma Drive and Mar Vista Avenue.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the first 2016 Twilight Program is scheduled for Saturday, July 30th starting at 7:00 p.m. This family-friendly special program, developed by the Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates, will include a visit from The Animal Guys, the wildlife outreach team from the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California.
The Animal Guys teach children about the fascinating world of wildlife biology with the help of rescued and captive bred wild animals as visual aids including a porcupine, grey and red foxes, snakes and more. They aim to inspire youngsters to develop a deep interest in natural sciences through exciting interactive experiences.
The Twilight Program takes place monthly, during the summer months, at the Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park which is located at 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena in the Cynthia Null Outdoor Classroom. The suggested donation is $3.00 per person, children under 2 free, family discounts are available upon request.
For more information contact Eaton Canyon Nature Center staff at (626) 398-5420 or Helen Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More »
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a shooting that left one man injured and a little boy dead Tuesday night.
Detectives learned that at approximately 10:30pm, on July 5, 2016, a drive-by shooting occurred in the 300 block of Figueroa Drive, Altadena. An unknown suspect drove up to the residence and fired rounds toward a residence, striking both victims whom were on the porch.
The adult victim, male-Black, 27-years-old, and the boy, male-Hispanic, 4-years-old, were transported to a local hospital.
The boy was later pronounced dead.
The adult victim was a family friend visiting the residents and is not related to the child.
The suspect, described only as an adult male-Black, was driving a dark-colored or black car. It is unknown if there are any additional suspects or if this incident was gang related.
The investigation is active and on-going.
There is no further information at this time.Read More »
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council, has issued the agenda for the Land Use Committee meeting for July 5, 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: Okorie Ezieme
2. Pledge of Allegiance: LUC Committee Member
3. Roll Call
4. Approve Meeting Agenda(s) – July 5, 2016
5. Approve Minutes – June 7, 2016
6. Action Items
6.1. R2015-00140 Retroactive CUP for construction in the side yard setback 1930 Garfias Dr – Sylvia Vega, Diane Marcussen
6.1.1. Public Comment
7. Presentation Only – None
8. 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. The Land Use Committee welcomes public participation and input.Read More »
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Sunday, June 19th
2:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 3000 block of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle damage: shattered window.
Monday, June 20th
12:53 AM – Prisiliano Oliva, 37 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2100 block of N. Raymond Avenue for spousal battery.
Tuesday, June 21st
12:35 PM – An indecent exposure incident occurred in the 100 block of W. Altadena Drive. Suspect described as a male Black with braided hair wearing a dark blue or black t–shirt. Suspect was driving a black Volkswagen Bug.
5:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 700 block of Royce Street. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by punching the door lock. Stolen: Sony car stereo and various construction tools.
5:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1700 block of Harding Avenue. Suspects(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Stolen: A/C units and Samsung 42 inch television.
10:24 PM – Nelson Munoz,