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Thursday, August 30, 2018
From STAFF REPORTS
Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, is presenting Native Gardens, a new comedy by Karen Zacarías and directed by Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander. The production runs September 5 through 30 at Pasadena Playhouse.
The cast of Native Gardens features actors of both screen and stage: Christian Barillas (Ronaldo on Modern Family), Academy Award Nominee Bruce Davison (Willard, Longtime Companion, and A Song at Twilight at Pasadena Playhouse), Frances Fisher (Titanic, Unforgiven, Resurrection), and Jessica Meraz (TNT’s Major Crimes). The cast of Native Gardens is rounded out by Julian Armaya, Joshua Duron and Bradley Roa II.
In this new comedy, horticultures clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. It’s the War of the Hoses where cultures collide and mudslinging ensues – literally. Good fences don’t always make good neighbors, but they do make for a lot of laughs in this new play.
Native Gardens tells the story of Pablo (Barillas), a rising attorney,Read More »
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Sunday, August 19th
10:15 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2300 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Vehicle described as a gold 2000 Honda Civic. Vehicle was recovered by LAPD Southeast Division.
Monday, August 20th
6:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 3000 block of La Corona Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing the window screen. Stolen: unknown.
7:22 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 600 block of W. Mendocino Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing the window screen. Stolen: black wallet and currency.
Tuesday, August 21st
4:06 AM – Agustin Aldaba, 57 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2700 block of N. Tola Avenue for vehicle burglary.
11:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive. Vehicle damage: shattered window and dents.
Wednesday, August 22nd
8:28 PM – A grand theft occurred in the 2200 block of N.Read More »
Saturday, August 25, 2018
[Upadted] A 48-year-old Altadena man was shot and wounded Friday night at about 8:30 p.m. when he was returning to his home near the intersection of Palm Street and Olive Avenue.
Authorities said the man was struck multiple times by gunfire.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. DeMarkus Smith said the victim was walking through his front doorway when he was shot. Witnesses heard a car speed away, but no description of the car or shooter is known.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. His condition this morning is not known.
Deputies told local media there is no suspect information or motive in the Altadena shooting.
This shooting came against the backdrop of two shootings in Pasadena on Friday.
At about 5:20 p.m., Pasadena police were called to La Pintoresca Park after two men were seen pointing handguns at each other, Pasadena police Lt. Javier Aguilar said.
Witnesses told arriving officers the suspects had fled northbound on North Raymond Avenue and both men remain at large,Read More »
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Monday, August 13th
9:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 300 block of E. Las Flores Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the window. Stolen: unknown.
12:00 PM – An attempt residential burglary occurred in the 700 block of E. Palm Street. Suspect(s) attempted to enter the residence by prying the door lock.
12:20 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2000 block of Holliston Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the glass door. Stolen: currency.
Tuesday, August 14th
10:43 PM – Jan Villespin, 22 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 1000 block of E. Palm Street for being drunk in public.
Wednesday, August 15th
No significant incidents.
Thursday, August 16th
2:50 AM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 300 block of Ventura Street. Victim was not injured.
4:00 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2600 block of N.
Monday, August 20, 2018
Okorie Ezieme, Chair, Altadena Town Council has issued the agenda for the Council’s August 21, 2018 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
1.1 Pledge of Allegiance _____________________________ Altadena Girl Scout Troop 4601
Introduction, Veronica Jones
1.2 Roll Call _______________________________________ Recording Secretary, Veronica Jones
1.3 Approve August 21, 2018 meeting Agenda ___________ Pat Sutherlen
2. OFFICERS’ REPORTS
2.1 Chairman ______________________________________ Okorie Ezieme
2.2 Vice Chairman ______ ______________________________ Pat Sutherlen
2.3 Recording Secretary _______________________________ Veronica Jones
2.3.1 Approve July 17, 2018 Meeting Minutes
2.4 Treasurer ________________________________________ Jennifer Lee
2.5 Corresponding Secretary ___________________________ Dorothy Wong
3. PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS
3.1 California Highway Patrol __________________________ Officer Mike Ulloa
3.2 Altadena Sheriff’s Station __________________________ Captain Vicki Stuckey
3.3 County Fire _____________________________________ Maria Grycan
3.4 Map Your Neighborhood ___________________________ Karen Gibson/Eric Van der Velde
4.Read More »
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Sunday, August 5th
12:15 AM – A battery occurred in the 1600 block of Valencia Avenue. Suspect was taken into custody.
7:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2000 block of Sinaloa Avenue. Suspect is known by the victim.
Monday August 6th
No significant incidents
Tuesday, August 7th
12:00 PM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 600 block of E. Mariposa Street. Suspect entered the location by prying the lock. Stolen: white Nintendo Wii and remote controllers.
Wednesday, August 8th
1:30 PM – A theft of landscaping equipment occurred in the 2400 block of Porter Avenue. Stolen: red gas powered hedge trimmer.
Thursday, August 9th
6:16 PM – Joseph Peace, 29 years old of Pasadena and Jonah Woodruff, 29 years old of Altadena were arrested in the 2100 block of N. Raymond Avenue for drinking in public.
Friday August 10th
No Significant incidents
Saturday,Read More »
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Sunday, July 29th
5:25 AM – A battery occurred in the 2500 block of El Molino Avenue. Suspect has been identified.
10:30 PM – A battery occurred in the 2600 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect has been identified.
10:30 PM – A carjacking incident occurred in the 900 block of Lehigh Street. Suspects described as two male Blacks, between 20 to 25 years old, 6 feet, 200 pounds. Vehicle stolen described as a black 2015 Lexus RX 350 coupe.
Monday, July 30th
11:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 200 block of W. Mariposa Street. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by punching the door lock. Stolen: clothing, gift cards, Anne Klein watch, shoes, and linen.
Tuesday, July 31st
8:45 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle described as a black 2016 BMW 535i. Vehicle recovered the same day by CHP South Division.
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Friday, August 3, 2018
A group of early morning hikers rescued another hiker who had fallen off Sam Merrill Trail in Altadena Friday, using a tow strap from their vehicle.
The Altadena Mountain Rescue Team (AMRT) received a call at about 6 a.m. about the hiker, who had fallen about 100 feet down the steep hillside.
“The hiker was headed up the trail in the predawn darkness with a powerful flashlight when he saw a pair of eyes in front of him on the trail,” the AMRT said on their Facebook page. “He immediately stopped and took just one step backwards and fell approximately 100 feet down the steep hillside.
The person who called said he was hiking down the trail with his dog when he paused to let another hiker pass. As he did so, he observed the light from the powerful flashlight suddenly disappear down off the trail.
Uninjured except for a few scratches, the victim was able to climb up but unable to continue as the last 15 feet were entirely too steep,Read More »
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World in Altadena Offers Friday “Doubleheader,” Art Exhibit and Film Festival
McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World in Altadena will be opening a new exhibit, “Anatomy of a Group Show,” with a reception coinciding with the second Annual Altadena Invitational Film Festival and Community Social on Friday, August 3, from 5 to 10 p.m.
“Anatomy of a Group Show” features 35 local creative and occasionally maverick artists. One of them, Altadena resident Judith Bowman, feels lucky to have allowed her former hobbies – illustrations, caricatures, and collages – to blossom after her retirement from the stress of deadlines, grant submissions and nonprofit drama. Her work is reflective of the modern political landscape.
Other artists in the exhibit, which runs through September 29, include Kate Alkarni, Paul August Bruins Slot, Susan Braig, Elizabeth Butterfield, Ashoka Chhabra, Melanie Maria Ciccone, Patricia Cunliffe, Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke, Linley Eathorne, Joe Feinblatt, Pepi Feinblatt, Johnny Fox, Michael Haasis, Deb Halberstadt, Rod Holcomb, Lisa Houpt, Cammie Jones, Ildiko Laszlo, Alix McKenna, Amelia Medina, Chris Moore, Robert Moore, Gifford Myers,Read More »
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Monday, July 23rd
10:00 AM – A battery occurred in the 400 block of Crosby Street. Suspect has been identified.
12:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 3600 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via unknown means. Stolen: red cosmetic bag.
Tuesday, July 24th
1:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: blue/white leather purse, wallets, credit cards, gift cards, and currency.
Wednesday, July 25th
3:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle damage: shattered window.
3:45 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle damage: shattered window.
Thursday, July 26th
9:00 PM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location by shattering the rear glass door. Stolen: various brand frame glasses –Read More »