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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Join Altadena Library for an engaging author discussion of Mardig Madenjian’s book, Ravished Paradise, about the Armenian Genocide on November 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Altadena Library’s community room. Ravished Paradise won the Hollywood Book Festival’s 2016 History Book Award and received much praise in the literary world. Kirkus Reviews reports: “In this ambitious work of narrative history, a son of survivors of a genocide revisits the past that they could not.”
Madenjian (The Heroic Battles on White Mountain, 2015) grew up in the United States and worked as an editor at an Armenian-English newspaper. He writes that he was never able to get his parents to candidly discuss the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Following their deaths, he began writing about his heritage. This book, Ravished Paradise, is the first in a planned trilogy.
The story begins in the fourteenth century, when the last Latin king of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia surrenders to Muslim Mameluk forces. In the unrest that follows,Read More »
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Join Altadena Library on Saturday October 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 pm as it celebrates the life of Frida Kahlo – one of the most important 20th century artist of the Americas – with an exhibition and movie inspired by her life and work.
The presenter is the wonderful Miriam Quezada. Behind Frida Kahlo portraits lie the many faces of this extraordinary artist, who painted her pain, her solitude, the returning to her Mexican origin, her political activism reflecting her commitment to social justice and her surrealism reflected in her paintings incorporated all of her natural surroundings.
For more information, visit the Altadena Library in person or visit the library online at www.AltadenaLibrary.org.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Sunday, September 4th
12:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 1700 block of N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the driver’s side window. Stolen: Hello Kitty purse, Louis Vuitton wallet, credit cards and currency.
11:49 PM – Bryan Reedy, 44 years old of Costa Mesa was arrested in the 700 block of New York Drive for possession of a controlled substance.
4:00 PM – A theft of mail was reported in the 3600 block of Glenrose Avenue. Suspect(s) stolen mail by tampering with the mailbox.
Monday, September 5th
No significant incidents.
Tuesday, September 6th
4:36 PM – Tyler Edwards, 26 years old of Alhambra was arrested in the area of Mar Vista Avenue and Atchison Street for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Wednesday, September 7th
7:10 PM – Robert Robinson, 26 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 50 block of La Venezia Court for possession of counterfeit US currency.Read More »
Monday, September 12, 2016
When was the last time you walked into your local library? In recent years, libraries have changed into dynamic centers for engagement to accommodate the growing needs of their local communities. The Altadena Library invites the community to experience the library in a whole new way. Altadena Library District has a whole slew of special activities slated for this week. Opportunities to be creative and experience your library in a new light.
“We are excited to be a part of Outside the Lines, a global initiative designed to reintroduce libraries to their local communities,” noted Mindy Kittay, Director. “From September 11-17, 2016, organizations just like ours will host events and campaign worldwide. This special week is designed to get people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a whole new way. “We hope to see you at the Altadena Library soon!”
Special Event Details
All week long the Library has special Inspiration Stations where you can create, inspire and engage with your neighbors.Read More »
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Sunday, August 28th
1:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 400 block of E. Alameda Street. Vehicle damage: punctured tires.
Monday, August 29th
10:15 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of Crosby Street. Suspect(s) entered the garage by cutting the padlock. Stolen: red Honda leaf blower.
Tuesday, August 30th
4:46 AM – An attempted grand theft from a vehicle occurred in the 200 block of W. Mariposa Street. Suspect(s) attempted to remove the catalytic converter.
6:44 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 1800 block of E. Mendocino Street. Vehicle stolen: white 2002 Ford Explorer.
8:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the driver’s side window. Stolen: blue purse, black Samsung Galaxy, credit cards, and currency.
Wednesday, August 31st
3:42 PM – Michael Martinez, 28 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Acacia Street for being under the influence of a controlled substance.Read More »
Thursday, September 8, 2016
The Rising Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band is performing a free concert at Farnsworth Park Saturday September 10 at 7:00 p.m. Farnsworth Park is located at the top of Lake Avenue at 568 E. Mount Curve Ave. As the lights go down, and seven silhouettes take the stage to calls of “Bruuuuce”; when the stage ignites in light and sound and you are swept up in one of the undeniable hit songs from one of rock’s greatest artist; you will witness the embodiment of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, and the “spiritual healing”, that can only be supplied by a great rock n roll band, and that band is The Rising.
The Rising is a brotherhood of friends, some with ties that date back nearly two decades. Much like Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, they take the stage more like a gang, than a band. They collectively roll up their sleeves and go to work, night, after night. They were all cut from the worn denim of blue collar towns,Read More »
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council, has issued the agenda for the Land Use Committee meeting for September 6, 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: Diane Marcussen
2. Pledge of Allegiance: LUC Committee Member
3. Roll Call – Pat Sutherlen
4. Approve Meeting Agenda(s) – September 6, 2016
5. Approve Minutes – August 2, 2016
6. Action Items
6.1. R2016-001299 Request for beer and wine sales. Aldi Market 2246 N Lake Avenue – Lee/Lansing
7. Presentation Only
7.1. La Vina Project – Amendment to CUP 2007-00114, project number 2007-00005. Matthews/Hobdy/Norman
7.1.1. Public Comment
7.2. 2014-02685 2235 N Lake Ave – Adrian Rabbani (owner) Request to rezone from C2 to C3 Sutherlen/Robertson
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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Today’s libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Altadena Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.
Librarians provide important resources to families whose children are at the earliest stages of development, by teaching parents and caregivers the components of early literacy which help children develop the basic tools for school readiness. As of 2010, libraries in the United States offered more than 2.3 million children’s programs, which account for nearly two thirds of all library programming.
Older students can access high-speed Internet, digital tools and the opportunity to work with trained professionals on how to use them. Libraries also provide equity of access to digital tools and media, which has become increasingly important in high-poverty areas where students are less likely to have a computer or internet access in the home.Read More »
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Sunday, August 21st
3:13 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2300 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Suspects described as a male White, 16 – 20 years old and a male Black, 16 – 20 years old. Suspects entered the location by shattering the front door. Stolen: cash register and currency.
5:16 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2400 block of Olive Avenue. The vehicle was recovered in the immediate area after reports were made of a traffic collision. The driver of the stolen vehicle was not located.
Monday, August 22nd
12:43 AM – A fire occurred in the area of Mount Curve Avenue and Marengo Avenue. A motorhome was damaged by fire as a result of an electrical malfunction. No injuries.
5:08 PM – David Alcorn, 51 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Maiden Lane and Morada Place for possession of a controlled substance.
5:08 PM – Christopher Baca,
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Cal State Los Angeles Chemistry Professor, Local Resident Recognized as Minority Access National Role Model
Cal State LA Chemistry Professor Krishna Foster is set to be honored as a Minority Access National Role Model in recognition of her exemplary achievements in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Foster will be acknowledged during the Minority Access Inc.’s 17th Annual National Role Models Conference, which is scheduled to be held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.
“I am truly humbled and honored by this award, which acknowledges the effort I have invested in realizing inclusive excellence in STEM for Cal State LA students,” said Foster, who resides in Altadena.
The National Role Model Awards identify leaders in various disciplines who can inspire others to succeed and increase the pool of scholars and professionals who will find cures for illnesses, solve technological problems, or address social disparities in society.
Foster’s work to ensure student excellence in chemistry serves as an example for other professors. She has a distinguished record as a scholar with numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national conferences.Read More »