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Monday, February 29, 2016

Los Angeles County To Honor Firefighter Heroes in Pasadena

Los Angeles County To Honor Firefighter Heroes in Pasadena

The Los Angeles County Fire Department will honor more than 100 people at the 2016 Valor Awards, to be held at the Pasadena Convention Center Tuesday, March 1, 2016, starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Valor Awards is an annual ceremony that recognizes extraordinary members of the Department and other first responder agencies and civilians alike for their exceptional heroism and exemplary service.

This year, four personnel will be given the Medal of Valor, the highest honor bestowed upon a member of the Department.

Fire Captain Daniel McKeen and Fire Fighter Matthew Prasch were part of the U.S. contingent that responded to the devastating earthquake Nepal in April 2015. The pair was sent on a search and rescue mission to a remote village in the Himalayan nation, where they endured strong aftershocks and dug a 30-foot tunnel – with their bare hands and a few tools – to rescue a woman buried underneath three stories of rubble.

Fire Captain Mark Roberts and Fire Fighter Leo Harris will be awarded the Medal for Valor in recognition of their heroic effort when they dove into a blazing building whose roof had collapsed and trapped four firefighters.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup for Altadena, 3/12

Free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup for Altadena, 3/12

There will be a free Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Roundup for Altadena area residents on Saturday, March 12, at Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Fleet Maintenance Yard, 252 West Mountain View Street, in Altadena from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Safely dispose of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste, e-waste, and more. It’s a free and easy way to safely dispose of items that are too toxic to trash.

For more information, contact the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or www.CleanLA.com or the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Altadena Public Library Presents “The Art and Delight of Water Harvesting” with Leigh Adams

Altadena Public Library Presents “The Art and Delight of Water Harvesting” with Leigh Adams

On Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m.  in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room of the Main Library, join Altadena Library for an invigorating evening with local artist, educator, and water conservationist, Leigh Adams.

Leigh has reconfigured her Altadena yard to capture and hold as much water as possible. She utilized resourceful measures to turn an arid hillside into an oasis of fruit trees, herbs, and edibles. Leigh will explain water capturing techniques you can try at home; such as bioswales, hugelkultur, French drains, grey water, and more. She will also speak of conservation measures that have worked for her…and the enjoyment she has experienced along the way.

Leigh Adams’ love of art and children and her commitment to doing public art with children have resulted in a variety of differing art installations and activities. Although most of her work is done in the Pasadena, California area, Leigh has traveled and worked with children in Mexico, China and Central America for many years.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Los Angeles Man Rescued After Falling 40 Feet in Eaton Canyon

Los Angeles Man Rescued After Falling 40 Feet in Eaton Canyon

A 24-year-old man is currently being treated by hospital staff after suffering injuries from 40 foot fall from a canyon wall in Eaton Canyon on Thursday night. Fortunately, his hiking partner witnessed the fall and called 9-1-1 for help.

At 5:45 p.m., the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was activated to assist the Los Angeles County Fire Department in rescuing the man who had lost his footing during a climb and had fallen 40 feet, landing at the base of the lower Eaton Canyon Waterfall in the Angeles National Forest. Altadena Mountain Rescue crews, along with Los Angeles County Fire Engine 66 and Squad 11, reached the hiker After hiking for approximately 25 minutes.

The injured hiker was bleeding from his head and complained of back, hip and head pain. The hiker was awake and alert, but due to his injuries, a fire department helicopter airlifted the injured hiker to a local hospital for treatment. Deputy Paige, the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team coordinator said,

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Stolen Car Found, Driver Arrested in Altadena

Stolen Car Found, Driver Arrested in Altadena

On February 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., Altadena Deputies arrested Kevin Eldridge, 53 years old, for Grand Theft Auto (487(d)(1) PC in the 200 block of East Altadena Drive in Altadena.

Eldridge was a named suspect when the owner of the 2001 maroon BMW, 325i reported her car stolen to Los Angeles Police Department officers.

The two passengers were found to not be involved in any criminal activity and were allowed to leave. (The Altadena Drive address was not related to the suspect or victim of the stolen car, it was merely the location where the deputy made the traffic stop, officials said.)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 20th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, February 20th

Sunday, February 14th

2:47 AM – Trinidad Rodriguez, 35 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Ventura Street for domestic violence.

Monday, February 15th

12:16 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 10 block W. Las Flores Drive. The vehicle was described as a black 2007 Kia Sorrento. *Vehicle still outstanding.
4:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 4000 block of Chaney Trail. The suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the rear window. Stolen: black tool bag, hand tools, golf shoes, golf discs, vehicle fuse, vehicle oil, gloves.
4:00 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the area of Sacramento Street and Marengo Avenue. The vehicle was described as a blue 2016 Hyundai Accent. *Vehicle recovered by Azusa Police Department.

Tuesday, February 16th

7:30 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of Yucca Lane. The suspect(s) shattered the driver side window and windshield.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Seeking Youths for Explorer Program

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Seeking Youths for Explorer Program

Altadena Sheriff’s Explorer Program has created a volunteer partnership between youths in our community and law enforcement. The explorers, between 14 and 21 years of age, receive extensive training in an academy setting. They then participate in community affairs and non-hazardous law enforcement activities. The explorer program is great for those youth considering a future career in law enforcement or those who just want to get involved and help out. If you are interested in working as a Sheriff’s Explorer, please or contact Deputy Dan Paige of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station at (626) 296-2105 or (626) 241-2499.

What Is Law Enforcement Exploring?

The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is a Sheriff’s Department youth oriented program affiliated with the offices of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Learning for Life. Its primary purpose is to build self-confidence, learn leadership roles, and prepare them for future employment and college interviews. We also provide, through actual experience, a means by which young men and women may determine if they would like to pursue a career in law enforcement.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Altadena Public Library Presents ‘Steeped in Culture’ with Speaker Linda Louie

Altadena Public Library Presents ‘Steeped in Culture’ with Speaker Linda Louie

Saturday, March 12th at 2 p.m. in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room of the Main library, the Altadena Library District will present ‘Tea @ Two’, a ‘Steeped in Culture’ presentation by Linda Louie.

The Altadena Library’s ‘Tea @ Two’ program is a free community program open to the public.

Join Linda Louie, owner of Bana Tea Company for soul warming samples of pu-erh and black teas as well as tales of her travels purchasing for her passion. Learn what constitutes the perfect cup. From its origins in the forests of Yunnan to its role in scientific studies on longevity, tea has served many functions for thousands of years. Find out how tea and tea culture evolved through the passing of dynasties and how the same tea plant can produce thousands of variations of tea. Explore and expand your sensory experience tasting a black, oolong and pu-erh tea.

Linda Louie was born and raised in Hong Kong. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and worked for the Los Angeles Superior Court for many years before pursuing her life-long passion for tea.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

CANCELLED: Altadena Public Library Presents Screening of Pacific Film Foundation’s “With One Tied Hand” and Book Discussion with Ivan J. Houston

CANCELLED: Altadena Public Library Presents Screening of Pacific Film Foundation’s “With One Tied Hand” and Book Discussion with Ivan J. Houston

“At this time, we are unable to show the documentary film, “With One Tied Hand” at the February 27th Event, and are therefore cancelling the event.  Through no fault of ours, the owners of the film have chosen to delay public screening of the film while they handle a variety of issues in their organization. We are sorry for this late notice and hope to reschedule the screening at a later time. – Altadena Public Library”

Saturday, February 27th at 4:00 p.m. in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room of the Main Library.

“With One Tied Hand” tells the true story of the Buffalo Soldiers of World War II, through the eyes of the grateful Italian people they liberated.

“The Pacific Film Foundation (PFF) is following Ivan J. Houston, Buffalo Soldier and Author, Black Warriors. PFF is producing a feature length documentary film about the deep love and eternal gratitude of the Italian people (Tuscany) for being liberated from the German and Italian fascists in WWII,

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

LASD Homicide Dets Responded to Investigate the Finding of Human Remains, Chaney Trail Near Echo Mountain, Altadena

LASD Homicide Dets Responded to Investigate the Finding of Human Remains, Chaney Trail Near Echo Mountain, Altadena

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives responded to Chaney Trail near Echo Mountain, Altadena, to investigate the finding of human remains.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide investigators and members of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner have recovered bones, which were found by two hikers in the afternoon of Sunday, February 21, 2016. The hikers were on the Chaney Trail near Echo Mountain above Altadena when they discovered two bones which appeared to be human. They left the bones where they found them, but took pictures of them to show the deputies and coroner’s office personnel.

Due to the late hour and darkness setting at the time of the discovery of the bones, homicide investigators and coroner’s office investigators waited until this morning to recover the bones and look for other bones. According to coroner’s office investigators, the bones appear to be human and it looks like they may have been there for several years.

The area the bones were found is not easy to get to,

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