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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 12th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 12th

Sunday, August 6th

6:28 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2000 block of Sinaloa Avenue. Vehicle described as a gray 2009 Toyota Corolla. Vehicle was recovered on 8/9/2017 by Gardena PD.
11:30 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 400 block of Concha Street. Stolen: red/silver Homelite electric weed eater, white coin purse, and vouchers.

Monday, August 7th

7:00 AM – Jose Perez, 38 years old of Los Angeles was arrested in the 100 block of E. Las Flores Drive for battery.

Tuesday, August 8th

2:29 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1000 block of E. Palm Street. Suspects described as two males in their 20’s, 5 feet 9 inches and 170 pounds. Suspects entered the location via the unsecure kitchen door. Stolen: Mercedes and Porsche key fob, black Nine West purse, black iPhone 5S, and currency.
6:00 AM – A battery occurred in the 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Summer Reading Comes to a Close at Altadena Library with Grand Finale Concert

Summer Reading Comes to a Close at Altadena Library with Grand Finale Concert

With the end of summer fast approaching, Altadena Library District is starting to wrap up its busy summer and prepare for its fall programs. Having started in June, the Library’s Summer Reading program featured events for all ages, from special story times at Altadena Farmers Market and Loma Alta Pool to educational events for adults. To send off summer and celebrate the end of the successful Summer Reading program, Altadena Library District invites the public to its Summer Reading Grand Finale Concert featuring world-renowned musical artist El Twanguero and his talented band on Friday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m.

“It has been a joy this summer to see community members of all ages so actively engage in our Summer Reading programs,” says Library Director Mindy Kittay, “It seemed only appropriate to celebrate the end of such a successful summer with another opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy top-notch entertainment together!”

Considered by many as one of the best guitarists in the world,

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Kings of 88 to Perform at Farnsworth Park this Saturday August 19

Kings of 88 to Perform at Farnsworth Park this Saturday August 19

Kings of 88 will perform a free concert at Farnsworth Park this Saturday, August 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the amphitheater. The Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena presents the 21st Annual Summer Concert Series at Farnsworth Park, located at 568 E. Mount Curve Ave.

Known for getting crowds on their feet to dance and sing the night away. The Kings of 88 present a fun filled tribute to the masters of 88-keys, including Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Fats Domino, Dr. John, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more. With something for everyone it’s not unusual for them to cover 15 or more different artists from music from every decade since nice the 1950’s in one show. Made of of top-flight L.A. based musicians – each with their own impressive list of professional credits.

The Kings of 88 have played summer concert series shows in cities across California, as well as numerous festivals, fairs, clubs, private and corporate events.

 

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Altadena Town Council Issues Agenda for August 15, 2017

Altadena Town Council Issues Agenda for August 15, 2017

Okorie Ezieme, Chair, Altadena Town Council has issued the agenda for the Council’s August 15, 2017 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 Metropolitan Baptist ________________________ _ Church Youth Dept
1.2. Roll Call _Recording Secretary, Judy Matthews
1.3. Approve August 15, 2017 meeting Agenda

2. OFFICERS’ REPORTS

2.1. Chairman __________________________________ _Okorie Ezieme
2.2. Vice Chairman _____________________________ _Pat Sutherlen
2.3. Recording Secretary ________________________ _Judy Matthews
2.3.1.Approve July 18, 2017 Meeting Minutes
2.4. Treasurer __________________________________ _John White
2.5. Corresponding Secretary _____________________ _Nestor De La Torre

3. SUPPLEMENTAL ELECTION CENSUS TRACTS #4601 and #4612

3.1 Candidate Statements _Victoria Knapp, Doug Colliflower, Reginald
Wilkins
3.2 Voting for candidates _Council Members

4. SPECIAL PRESENTIATIONS

4.1.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 5th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, August 5th

Sunday, July 30th

10:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1800 block of BraeburnRoad. Suspect(s) entered the garage via unsecured door. Stolen: 1960’s Mercedes Benz chrome grill and radiator.
3:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive. Stolen: black Seiko watch and gold pendant.
11:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 500 block of Harriet Street. Suspect(s) keyed the victim’s vehicle and shattered the headlights.

Monday, July 31st

10:53 AM – A package theft occurred in the 1000 block of New York Drive. Stolen: Ducati motorcycle parts.

Wednesday, August 2nd

8:30 AM – A package theft occurred in the 600 block of Alameda Street. Stolen: Disney movies and baby wipes.
10:30 AM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 2100 block of N. Hill Street. Suspect has been identified as an acquaintance of the victim.
8:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2900 block of Emerson Way.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Barger Announces Proposal to Establish Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Safety

Barger Announces Proposal to Establish Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Safety

Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced today that she will introduce a motion, co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, at the August 15th board meeting which will establish a “Blue-Ribbon Commission on Public Safety” to explore innovative solutions to criminal justice challenges resulting from statewide reforms.

The motion builds on a previous motion unanimously approved by the Board on February 21, 2017 which was also by Supervisors Barger and Hahn. The February motion requested a report on the murder of Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer by a “Post Released Supervised Person,” including an historical analysis of the gunman’s involvement with the state parole system, his probation supervision, as well as recommendations for policies and procedures to help identify risk factors and ensure the highest level of public safety.

“Moving forward, Supervisor Hahn and I will be calling on our colleagues to support us on our collective goals of delivering meaningful treatment programs as well as enhancing public safety, including for our brave men and women in law enforcement,” said Barger.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Supporting Higher Education for Foster Youth

Supporting Higher Education for Foster Youth

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis to support Senate Bill 12 (Beall) which seeks to increase access to postsecondary education for foster youth.

“Access to financial aid and an awareness of how to navigate what is considered a complex and complicated financial aid system prevent many foster youth from even considering postsecondary education as an option after high school,” said Supervisor Barger. “SB 12 streamlines the process and addresses some of the challenges that prevent foster youth from achieving their academic goals by providing much-needed support and guidance.”

“Because of factors outside their control, youth in foster care often have lower levels of educational attainment compared to their classmates,” said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “Youth in foster care face tremendous challenges in their young lives, including suddenly changing schools and unexpected absences, and they need additional resources to meet their full potential. I am pleased to co-author this motion so that this vulnerable population can access college with greater financial and on-campus support.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Songwriters Serve up Farm Fresh Organic Music

Songwriters Serve up Farm Fresh Organic Music

As part of this summer’s Reading Program, the Altadena Public Library will be feasting on fresh music coming directly from songwriter’s hearts to the listener’s ears on Tuesday, August 08, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. . Organic music has no fat, no fluff, no GMO and is simply pure home grown songs performed acoustically in the most simple storytelling form. Five songwriters whose individual uniqueness will be reflected in their lyrics and their style will each perform 4 songs. The songwriters include Jill Freeman, Raspin Stuwart, Leslie Beauvais, Shelby & Tieg and Petrella, First Lady of Country Soul who will also host the evening.

Jill Freeman combines Joni Mitchell, Kurt Weill and Carl Jung on her latest CD “A Handmade Life”. “A Handmade Life” marks a new chapter and an impressive evolution in Jill’s long career as a singer/songwriter/performer. A native Los Angeleno, Jill began her professional career in music over 20 years ago.

Raspin Stuwart’s songs place a premium on intelligent lyricism,

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Altadena Library Hosts Public Listening Session on Marijuana

Altadena Library Hosts Public Listening Session on Marijuana

The Altadena Public Library will be one of the venue for listening sessions that the Los Angeles County is scheduling in the unincorporated areas of the county for the public to be informed adequately about Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which will adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana or eight grams of concentrated cannabis and grow up to six plants per home.

The act also prohibits possessing marijuana on school grounds, and smoking or consuming the drug in public places or when driving.

Proposition 64, which takes effect on January 1, 2018, followed the enactment of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, which will regulate California’s medical marijuana industry at the state level. The formal state licensing process for recreational marijuana businesses also begins on January 1.

To gather public input and help create a regulatory framework for legalizing the cannabis industry, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have instructed county officials to hold a series of listening sessions especially in the unincorporated areas,

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Altadena Town Council Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda for August 1, 2017

Altadena Town Council Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda for August 1, 2017

Diane Marcussen, Chair, Altadena Town Council, has issued the agenda for the Land Use Committee meeting for August 1, 2017 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) – August 1, 2017

5. Approve Minutes – May 2017

6. Chairman Report – Diane Marcussen

7. Action Items – The committee is expecting to take action on this item

7.1. None

8. Presentation Only – Project R2014-01586 located at 183 – 205 E. Palm Street – The applicant will present this project for information only. – Okorie Ezieme and Billy Malone

9. 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.

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