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Monday, January 29, 2018
Altadena Library District, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, (626) 798-0833
With the resignation of Trustee Adalila Zelada-Garcia, the Altadena Library Board of Trustees is accepting letters of interest from anyone who would like to serve on the board for her unexpired 2020 term.
Those applying must be at least 18, a resident of and registered to vote in Altadena. The board meets at 5 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. The board will interview potential candidates at the next board meeting at 5 p.m. on February 26th.
The applicant selected must agree to be willing to run in the Nov. 6, 2018 election for the 4-year term, if necessary.
Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed supplemental questionnaire (on library’s website) to the Library’s Acting Director by 5 p.m. on February 16, 2018.
The Altadena Library is located at 600 E. Mariposa Street, Altadena.
For more information,Read More »
Monday, January 29, 2018
At the recent Library Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, January 22, it was announced that Trustee Adalila Zelada-Garcia has resigned from her position. We are grateful for Trustee Zelada-Garcia’s years of service and wish her well in her future endeavors.
County Registrar rules require that candidates running for a seat on the Altadena Library District Board must be both a resident of Altadena and a registered voter in Altadena. The applicant accepted must agree to be willing to run in November 2018, if necessary.
The current seat for which you are applying is for the unexpired term ending December 2020.
If you are interested in filling the open seat on the Board, please fill out the questionnaire linked below and submit it firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.Read More »
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Department of Mental Health-sponsored Amendment to State Law Would Add Medical Treatment to Grave Disability Criteria
At their next regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Board of Supervisors will consider a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Mark Ridley-Thomas to sponsor state legislation enabling the county to provide critical medical care for the mentally ill.
“More than 830 homeless people died on the streets of L.A. County last year. Many of these deaths were preventable with proper medical attention,” Barger said. “It’s time for California to join 37 other states who consider medical treatment a basic human need for those suffering from a mental illness.”
The legislation would amend the state’s definition of gravely disabled pursuant to the recommendation by the Department of Mental Health (DMH), to read, “a condition in which a person, as a result of a mental health disorder, is unable to provide for his or her basic personal needs for food, clothing, shelter,Read More »
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Sunday, January 14th
10:00 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2600 block of Bowring Drive. Vehicle described as a silver 2017 Toyota Rav-4. Vehicle currently outstanding.
Monday, January 15th
12:00 AM – A burglary of a detached garage occurred in the 3000 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the garage by opening the window. Stolen: red Spaulding woman’s bicycle and white road bicycle.
1:13 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 200 block of Acacia Street. Suspects taken into custody.
1:30 PM – A domestic battery incident occurred in the 600 block of E. La Flores Drive. Suspect has been identified.
Tuesday, January 16th
3:30 PM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 2100 block of N. Lake Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the location via unknown means. Stolen: unknown.
Wednesday, January 17th
6:50 PM – Thomas Jasper, 33 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 3000 block of N.Read More »
Saturday, January 20, 2018
By DANIEL PAIGE, Deputy, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Altadena Station
Altadena Mountain Rescue Team was called for the search of two hikers lost in the area of Fern Canyon and Brown Mountain, in the Angeles National Forest Friday night at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Altadena rescue units had text communication with the hikers, who were not on a marked trail, but were able to send their location to the rescue team by using their cell phone locator. The hikers were just southwest of Brown Mountain above Altadena.
After braving the rain, at around 9 p.m., rescue team members could hear the hikers yelling, but due to the thick clouds, the lost hikers could not be seen. Finally there was a break in cloud cover and a Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter was requested to help search the area for the hikers.
Just as rescue members on the ground got close to the hikers, the clouds returned and the helicopter was canceled.Read More »
Friday, January 19, 2018
It’s widely known that Webster’s Community Pharmacy (Webster’s) has long been a civic partner in the community of Altadena. Last week, Meredith Miller, co-owner of Webster’s Community Pharmacy and Meredith presented a check to Michele Zack, local Altadenan and board member of Altadena Heritage according to Aubin Wilson, marketing consultant to Meredith M and Webster’s.
In June 2017, Webster’s launched a new brand of lifestyle products — Beautiful Altadena 91001 ™. When the line was introduced, they announced that a portion of the sales of the line through the end of 2017 were being donated to a local community organization, Altadena Heritage. Altadena Heritage is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and raising awareness of our foothill community’s rich architectural, environmental and cultural heritage. Effective, January 1, 2018 the Altadena Historical Society was named as the next community partner to be the recipient of monies generated by the sale of the line.
The Altadena Historical Society (AHS) was founded in 1935.Read More »
Friday, January 19, 2018
Monday Jan. 22 Program is Free and Open to the Public
The little-known stories of California Institute of Technology’s rocket-development programs in the 1930s and ‘40s at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be told by historian Erik M. Conway at the next quarterly meeting of the Altadena Historical Society.
The program will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday Jan. 22 at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, and is free and open to the public.
The Historical Society’s current exhibit, “Five Men Inspired by the San Gabriels,” will be open prior to and after the program.
“Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Altadena’s northwest corner is often known as a center of planetary exploration, but it was originally founded to develop rocket technology in the 1930s,” said Conway, a JPL staff historian.
“Far less known is that Caltech had a second rocket project during World War II that ultimately spun off what is now the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Center.Read More »
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Sunday, January 7th
8:18 AM – A grand theft occurred in the 1900 block of Meadowbrook Road. Stolen: currency.
2:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 2200 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle damage: scratch driver’s side door.
Monday, January 8th
7:20 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 300 block of E. Woodbury Road. Vehicle described as a black 1998 Nissan Frontier. Vehicle was recovered approximately 20 minutes later in the same area.
5:50 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon and domestic incident occurred in the 1600 block of Morada Place. Suspect was taken into custody.
6:00 PM – A burglary from a garage occurred in the 3100 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the garage by prying the door. Stolen: LG stainless steel stackable washer/dryer, Bosch power tool, and miscellaneous construction tools.
Tuesday, January 9th
12:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2600 block of Glen Avenue.Read More »
Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Altadena Chamber of Commerce announces its 2017 Citizen and Business Of The Year. Both honorees reflect Altadena’s reputation as a home for creative people.
Citizen of the Year is Ben McGinty, who has spent two decades promoting the artistic community in Altadena and beyond. Business of the Year is Hugo Arteaga Graphic Design, a one-man, home-based studio with an impact seen both in and outside of Altadena.
Ben McGinty’s favorite saying is: “You can’t walk a square block in Altadena and not find at least three if not more artisans and their families living there.” And he should know.
A second-generation Altadena native, McGinty opened a vintage and collectibles store in 1994 on Lake Avenue that eventually evolved into “The Gallery At The End of the World” — so-called because Altadena was so far from the usual places where LA artists gathered.
The Gallery was a venue and hangout for LA-area artists,Read More »
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Sunday, December 31st
7:00 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 3000 block of GlenroseAvenue. Vehicle described as a white 2017 Toyota Prius V.
11:30 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the area of Woodbury Road and Raymond Avenue. Vehicle described as a tan 2002 Toyota Sienna.
Monday, January 1st
2:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2900 block of Casitas Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Stolen: airsoft gun. Suspect has been identified as a juvenile and was taken into custody.
Tuesday, January 2nd
10:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1400 block of Crest Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by prying the rear door. Stolen: jewelry.
8:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Crystal Lane. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unsecured window. Stolen: jewelry and brown Louis Vuitton carry-on suitcase.
10:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2200 block of PinecrestDrive.Read More »