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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 28th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 28th

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 –

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 21st

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 21st

Sunday, July 15th

8:00 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 600 block of W. Woodbury Road. Suspect(s) entered the location by removing the window screen. Stolen: black Canon camera, black camera bag, 250mm camera lens, black Dell laptop, and black wireless headset.
9:37 AM – Five commercial vehicles containing landscaping equipment were reported stolen from the 2500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. The vehicles were later recovered in the area of Altadena and Pasadena. Various landscaping tools are still outstanding.

Tuesday, July 15th

No significiant incidents.

Monday, July 16th

3:45 AM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 1000 block of E. Mariposa Street. Suspect was subsequently arrested.
6:15 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2000 block of Roosevelt Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location by removing the window screen and shattering the window. Stolen: silver iPad, jewelry, and (2) white pillow cases.

Wednesday, July 18th

12:10 PM – Two locker burglaries occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Altadena Chamber of Commerce, Altadena Town Council to Recognize Webster’s Community Pharmacy As A Small Business Winner

Altadena Chamber of Commerce, Altadena Town Council to Recognize Webster’s Community Pharmacy As A Small Business Winner

The Altadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association, and the Altadena Town Council, are hosting a Recognition Celebration for Webster’s Community Pharmacy on Thursday, July 26. The pharmacy was recently named California Small Business Winner in Assembly District 41.

The celebration will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Altadena Town and Country Club at 2290 Country Club Drive in Altadena.

Last month, 41st District Assemblymember Chris Holden honored Webster’s Community Pharmacy owners Meredith and Michael Miller during the Annual Small Business of Year Luncheon organized by the California Small Business Association.

“When it comes to a small business making a positive impact in the community, you couldn’t find anyone better than Webster’s Community Pharmacy,” Holden said.

Webster’s employs 25 people, many of whom live in Altadena, and strives to support other businesses in the community.

The Small Business award also recognizes Webster’s involvement in civic affairs and local organizations such as Altadena Heritage,

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 14th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, July 14th

Sunday, July 8th

12:35 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle described as a red 2014 Toyota Rav4. Vehicle outstanding.
8:30 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 2000 block of Lovila Lane.
11:45 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive. Vehicle damage: side mirrors.

Monday, July 9th

8:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 70 block of W. Manor Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured window. Stolen: keys.
10:25 AM – An assault occurred in the 2000 block of N. Marengo Avenue. Suspect was taken into custody.

Tuesday, July 10th

3:39 PM – A package theft occurred in the 500 block of W. Harriet Street. Stolen: white A/C window unit.

Thursday, July 12th

6:59 PM – Terrence Bonds, 28 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2500 block of Glenrose Avenue for driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Altadena Office Building Reportedly Sells for $11.1 Million

Altadena Office Building Reportedly Sells for $11.1 Million

First City Credit Union has acquired a 55,000 square-foot modern office building in Altadena for $11.5 million, commercial real estate news outlet RenTV said in a report Tuesday.

The report said the property, which was vacant at the time of the sale, was sold by J.L. Moseley Co., Inc. of Pasadena.

Located at 500 West Woodbury, northeast of the 210 Freeway by Lincoln Avenue, the building was vacant at the time of sale. The building is located in one the most fundamentally strong office markets in Los Angeles County, and features two stories, an abundance of windows and updated landscaping.

The building was also recently renovated, including a modernization and cosmetic upgrade of the lobby, common areas, communal space and suites, the report said.

“It is rare to find such a well-located, high-quality, move-in ready office building that can accommodate an owner-user,” Mark Shaffer, Vice President of CBRE, which represented the seller, told RenTV. “We continue to see strong demand from companies looking for high image buildings surrounded by a highly educated labor market and executive and workforce housing.”

A listing on OfficeSpace.com said the building was built in 1988 on 2.03 acres of land.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Barger: Stormwater Measure Exceeds Requirements, Overburdens Taxpayers, Adds to High Cost of Housing

Barger: Stormwater Measure Exceeds Requirements, Overburdens Taxpayers, Adds to High Cost of Housing

Supervisor Kathryn Barger cast the lone vote opposing a motion to place a measure on the November ballot which seeks to increase property taxes on residential and commercial properties to generate approximately $300 million a year to fund additional stormwater projects.

“The proposed initiative far exceeds the requirements of the MS4 permit which governs pollutant levels in local waterways,” said Supervisor Barger. “The permit is based on assumptions that are antiquated and require updating before we go to the taxpayers for more money.”

“A California State Auditor’s report cites that the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has failed to account for the unrealistic cost of compliance with the permit faced by the county and its cities,” she said. “Additionally, the added tax liability would certainly be passed onto renters and would increase already-high housing costs.”

“The Flood Control District does a remarkable job with stormwater, capturing 90 percent of runoff from the waterways of the Upper San Gabriel Valley watershed,” Barger added.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Altadena Town Council Issues Agenda for July 17, 2018

Altadena Town Council Issues Agenda for July 17, 2018

Okorie Ezieme, Chair, Altadena Town Council has issued the agenda for the Council’s July 17, 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 Pathfinder Club
Introduction, Veronica Jones
1.2 Roll Call _______________________________________ Recording Secretary, Judy Matthews
1.3 Approve July 17, 2018 meeting Agenda ______________ Pat Sutherlen

2. OFFICERS’ REPORTS

2.1 Chairman _______________________________________ Okorie Ezieme
2.2 Vice Chairman ___________________________________ Pat Sutherlen
2.3 Recording Secretary ______________________________ Judy Matthews
2.3.1 Approve June 19, 2018 Meeting Minutes
2.4 Treasurer _______________________________________ John White
2.5 Corresponding Secretary __________________________ Nestor de la Torre

3. SWEARING IN NEWLY ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBERS AND RECOGNITIONS

3.1 Swearing In Ceremony ____________________________ Supervisor Kathryn Barger
3.2 Recognitions
3.2.1 Supervisor Kathryn Barger/Sussy Nemer
3.2.2 Congresswoman Judy Chu/Becky Cheng
3.2.3 Senator Anthony Portantino/Dominick Correy
3.2.4 Assemblymember Chris Holden/Hector Rodriguez
3.2.5 Captain Vicki Stuckey –

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Diabetic Teen Missing From Hathaway Sycamores Group Home In Altadena

Diabetic Teen Missing From Hathaway Sycamores Group Home In Altadena

16-year-old Xander Munoz has been reported missing from Hathaway Sycamores Group Home in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive in Altadena. He was last seen at about 8:30 p.m. Monday, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Tracy Koerner.

Munoz is said to be diabetic and insulin-dependent.

Munoz, who is Hispanic, is 5′ 3″ and weighs 135 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black zip-up hoodie and light colored shorts, according to Deputy Koerner.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit, Sergeant Nava or Detective Abraham at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Altadena Historical Society Presents Fire Control in the Foothills, 1920 through Today with Historian Dave Boucher

Altadena Historical Society Presents Fire Control in the Foothills, 1920 through Today with Historian Dave Boucher

 

Focusing on fire protection in the Altadena and Pasadena area, retired Los Angeles Fire Department Captain David Boucher will tell the story of the formation and development of the department including its complex evolution, its leadership, its people, machines, traditions and services.

The lecture will take place at 7:30 on Monday, July 23 at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, (next to the Sheriff’s Station).

Altadena was there at the beginning when Fire Station 11 (now located at 2521 El Molino Avenue) was built in 1925. It was one of the first three stations built in the county, the other two in La Canada and La Crescenta.

Dave began his fire service in 1953 as an auxiliary fireman with the Altadena branch of the Crescenta-Canada Civil Defense Corps, serving for two years out of Altadena’s fire station #12 at 2760 Lincoln Avenue. He retired 41 years later in 1994 as a Captain in the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Cub Scout Pack 4 to Host “Things That Fly” Summer Social

Cub Scout Pack 4 to Host “Things That Fly” Summer Social

Cub Scout Pack 4 will be hosting “Things that Fly” Summer Social on Sunday July 15, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Upper Farnsworth Park 568 Mount Curve Ave E. If your family is interested in Cub Scouting, please join us for an afternoon of aeronautically inspired games and activities.

Based out of Westminster Church on Lake Avenue, Pack 4 has been serving boys ages 6-10 years old for over 78 years; this year marks another historic milestone. Not only will the Cubs expand to serve children in Kindergarten, but as part of a nationwide effort to better accommodate active families, Pack 4 will welcome girls to become full members of the Pack. On a national level, Scouts BSA is the new name for Boy Scouts of America.

Pack 4 is an active group that balances civic engagement, community service, outdoor adventures, and forming new friendships, with an emphasis on rank achievement.

Pack 4 is a welcoming and inclusive community.

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