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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
A 77-year old man who suffers from Parkinson’s and dementia is missing Tuesday morning in Altadena, a Sheriif’s Deputy reported.
Marcos Badilla has been missing from the 300 block of West Palm St., in Altadena since late last night, Deputy Dan Paige said.
Badilla was last seen wearing a blue jacket, grey sweat pants and black knit hat. He stands 5’11″ tall and weighs about 130 pounds. . He walks with a cane and is presumed to still have his cane with him.
Paige said that Badilla is able to hold a conversation, however, his memory only lasts approximately three hours. Badilla is interested in football and the news.
In addition to patrol units on the lookout for Badilla, Paige said the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. has launched helicopter patrols with loudpeaker announcements.
If you have seen Marcos Badilla, please call the Altadena Sheriff’s Station immediately with any information at (626) 798-1131.Read More »
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Altadena Resident and lifelong educator, Barbara Bigby was recently elected Chair of the Los Angeles County Sybil Brand Commission for Institutional Inspections.Barbara is the first African American to serve in this esteemed role.Commissioner Barbara Bigby was first appointed by Supervisor Michael Antonovich in June 2008, representing the 5th Supervisorial District.
Barbara is an advocate for children and a voice for those who have no voice – she is a strong believer of justice for all inmates and children in lock-ups and group homes.
Mrs. Bigby was the past owner and director of the Bright-Eye Day Care Center for 30 years, a youth counselor at her church for 28 years, and a tireless volunteer – a very active member of her community. She is married to Richard Bigby Jr., has three children, and is the proud grandmother of four grandchildren. She previously served as the President of the Altadena Chapter of the NAACP, is a member of the Altadena Community Center Advisory Board,Read More »
Monday, February 1, 2016
[Editor’s Note: We apologize! we omitted the date and time of this event! It will be Saturday, February 13 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room of the Main Library.]
Join the Altadena Library District in celebrating African American heritage with a Drum and Dance Circle presentation led by Onochie Chukwurah, the founder & owner of Rhythms Of The Village, located in Altadena. Rhythms Of The Village is a cultural shop that sells many handmade and authentic African goods.
The program, aimed at sharing Nigerian Culture, begins with traditional water libation, a ritual pouring of a liquid as an offering to a god or spirit or in memory of those who have died. Onochie then begins the drum and dance circle presentation with a drum call and storytelling. Once the music and dancing begin, the audience is encouraged to participate in the circle through guided drumming, dancing, and singing.
Whether it is music, dance, storytelling, or art,Read More »
Monday, February 1, 2016
Learn the language of love through food and celebrate Día del Amor y la Amistad with a paella fundraiser for the Rayuela School.
This immersive Spanish-English School helps students acquire useful language skills and expand their horizons.
Rayuela will serve traditional dishes including, paella, tortilla de patatas and gazpacho by Chef Pablo Scarpellini. Wash the meal down with a glass of Spanish sangría and feel good about promoting cross cultural learning.
The fundraiser will take place on February 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. and will support Rayuela’s classrooms and playground
Tickets for the fundraiser cost $65, email email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Rayuela School is located at 850 East Mariposa Street in Altadena.Read More »
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Altadena Public Library is Holding It’s Annual Summer Reading Bookmark Contest with “Read for the Win! Theme
The Altadena Library is holding its annual summer reading bookmark contest. The contest began January 20, 2016 and is open to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade who live or attend school in Altadena. Participants are asked to create an original bookmark based on this year’s Summer Reading theme.
Summer Reading 2016 will be a celebration of sports and achievement with the theme: Read for the WIN @ the Altadena Library! Entry forms are available at the Altadena Main and Bob Lucas Branch libraries. Limit one entry per person. All entries must be the original artwork of the participant. Entries will be judged on creativity and originality.
All entries will be on display at the library during National Library Week in April. The winning bookmarks will be printed and handed out during the 2016 Summer Reading Club. Deadline for entry is Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at (626) 798-0833.
The Altadena Library is located at 600 East Mariposa Street,Read More »
Monday, January 25, 2016
The Altadena Library is now accepting applications for Poet Laureate for the Altadena Library, May 2016 – April 2018. Poets who live or work in the Altadena community are invited to apply. The application deadline has been extended to midnight January 30, 2016 and may be emailed to the Altadena Library Poet Laureate Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on applying to be the new laureate can be found online at the library’s website at (www.altadenalibrary.org).
The inauguration of the new laureate will take place on April 30 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the library’s annual Poetry & Cookies celebration to be held at the Altadena Senior Center. The laureate’s poetry will be featured at this event and in the Altadena Poetry Review, (formerly the Poetry & Cookies Anthology). This publication is sponsored by the Friends of the Altadena Library and edited by the library’s current poet Laureate, Dr. Thelma Reyna.
There is no entry fee.Read More »
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Marcia M. reports these dogs followed her husband and their dog into the patio of their BraeBurn Road home on the evening of January 10.
“We have tried in multiple ways to find the owners and no one has claimed them. So now we are working to find them a home,” Marcia reports.
These are spayed females about 3-4 years old. They are in good health and are very sweet and social. They love to cuddle and have belly rubs. They are now vaccinated and micro-chipped, she says.
“We are working in various ways to find homes for them including shameless asking of others walking in the streets of Altadena. We are working to find a rescue group to take them. Many of these groups are full,” Marcia continues.
If you are the owner of these beautiful dogs or if you’d like to take them in, please email Altadena Now by using the “Contact Us Now” link at the left,Read More »
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Altadena Public Library Continues Award-Winning PBS Documentary Series ‘Latino Americans: 500 Years of History’ Grant with Screening of Episode 5: “Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)” with Daniel Castro
Saturday, February 20th at 2:00 p.m. in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room of the Main library, the Altadena Library District will continue its Latino American Grant award programming with “Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)”, Episode V of a six-part, NEH-supported documentary film, “Latino Americans: 500 years of History.” Created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station, the award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day.
With special guest Dr. Daniel “Sancho” Castro. Daniel A. Dr. Castro is an educator who has served as college president/superintendent at both Riverside City College, and Los Angeles Trade Technical College. His community college experience also includes service as Vice President of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Student Activities, instructor of Sociology and Chicano Studies at various Community Colleges around Los Angeles. Dr. Castro served as senior legislative consultant to the California State Legislature as district manager for the 32nd Congressional District. He also ran for the State Assembly,Read More »
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Sunday, January 10th
6:09 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred at 740 W. Woodbury Road. Suspects entered the vehicle by using a lock pick. Suspect #1 described as a male, 38 – 40 years old, thin build, unshaven, wearing a black beanie and dark clothing. Suspect #2 was observed wearing a green or grey hooded sweatshirt. Property Stolen: unknown. On-going investigation.
8:00 PM – Shyjuan Prudhomme, 20 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 500 block of W. Terrace Street for battery on a peace officer.
9:30 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon (hands/feet) occurred in the 100 block of W. Woodbury Road. Suspect described as a male, (no further details).
Monday, January 11th
8:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2800 block of Maiden Lane. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Property Stolen: burgundy jewelry tray containing miscellaneous jewelry. On-going investigation.
Tuesday, January 12th
2:30 PM – Issac Brooks,Read More »
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The Altadena Library is now accepting applications for Poet Laureate for the Altadena Library, May 2016 – April 2018. Poets who live or work in the Altadena community are invited to apply.
The inauguration of the new laureate will take place on April 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the library’s annual Poetry & Cookies celebration. To be held at the Altadena Senior Center. The laureate’s poetry will be featured at this event and in the Altadena Poetry Review, (formerly the Poetry & Cookies Anthology). This publication is sponsored by the Friends of the Altadena Library and edited by the library’s current poet Laureate, Dr. Thelma Reyna.
Information on applying to be the new laureate can be found here or online at the library’s website at (www.altadenalibrary.org). There is no entry fee. Letters of Applications are due midnight January 23, 2016 and may be emailed to the Altadena Library Poet Laureate Committee at email@example.com.Read More »