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Thursday, November 9, 2017
Monday, October 30th
8:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1600 block of Homewood Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the second floor window and a ladder. Stolen: unknown.
12:37 PM – A strong arm robbery occurred in the 1100 block of E. Mendocino Street. Suspects described as two males. Stolen: red Echo power blower.
Tuesday, October 31st
11:00 PM – Derrick Ford, 52 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue and Alameda Street for possession of a controlled substance.
Wednesday, November 1st
7:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1200 block of Loma Alta Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing a window screen. Stolen: black laptop and black velvet jewelry box.
Thursday, November 2nd
8:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 3100 block of Mount Curve Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the passenger side window. Stolen: brown leather make-up bag.Read More »
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Altadena Sheriff’s Station Moving to Monthly Prescription Medication Pick Up Rather than 24 Hours a Day
Effective today the prescription mailboxes outside the station have been removed and we will no longer accept prescription meds from the public on a daily basis. You can advise the public to bring them to a local pharmacy for disposal.
We are in the process of determining a day and time each month where the public will be able to bring their prescription medication to the Altadena Sheriff’s station for disposal. You can refer them to the DEA’s website for drop off locations.
We apologize for the inconvenience. We will publish our upcoming prescription medication disposal events as well as any nearby police departments.
The sharps disposal box will remain.
Visit the DEA website for upcoming events:
Thursday, November 2, 2017
The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, in collaboration with the Pasadena Altadena Community Endowment Fund (PACEF), presents “Diamonds and Pearls – A Winter Wonderland” — benefit brunch, an afternoon of fun and entertainment, on Sunday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Imperial Palace in Pasadena.
“Diamonds and Pearls” is a perfect prelude to a fun and magical holiday season—complete with savory brunch cuisine, silent auction, dancing and lots of camaraderie. The festivities kickoff at 11:00 am with a reception, followed by brunch starting at noon. Mr. Aalon Butler, lead singer and guitarist will provide the afternoon’s soulful tunes.
Proceeds from “Diamonds and Pearls – A Winter Wonderland” will help fund a number of Links programs including The 29th Annual lsaac McClelland Memorial Scholarships for Pasadena Unified School District graduating seniors; “Links Up for Success” mentoring program for PUSD middle and high school girls; “Senior Talent Show’; and other community initiatives.
The Pasadena–Altadena Links have awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships to deserving area students and have held the Senior Talent Show for more than 26 years.Read More »
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Sunday, October 22nd
12:00 AM – A domestic battery incident occurred in the area of Lake Avenue and Calaveras Street. Suspect was taken into custody.
Monday, October 23rd
5:00 PM – A grand theft occurred in the 30 block of W. Altadena Drive. Stolen: silver Macbook Air, silver Toshiba laptop, silver Sony video camera, gold jade ring, silver ring and necklace with blue stone and a black vaporizer.
Tuesday, October 24th
6:00 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 200 block of W. Las Flores Drive. Vehicle described as a blue 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Vehicle was recovered by LASD Altadena.
Wednesday, October 25th
8:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2500 block of La Venezia Court. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window and removing the air conditioning unit. Stolen: white LG window A/C unit, brown Louis Vuitton purse, black iPad, white iPad and checkbooks.
6:00 PM – Gaudencio Avelino,
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
So, you are sitting on your couch watching the LA Dodgers game and suddenly, you have a craving for some food from Asian Mix Boba Fix, but you don’t want to miss the game.
Well, problem solved because now Asian Mix Boba Fix can be delivered straight to your door by Grub Hub, the food delivery service.
But that’s not all they are doing, they are also introducing a few new specials for their loyal customers.
AMBF is launching their 5.99 daily lunch specials from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
And to top it off, during the World Series, AMBF will have a Dodger’s Special from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The special includes two plate meals, one snack, and two regular milk teas with Boba for $25.00- phone orders are accepted.
Check out what’s on the menu for Asian Mix Boba Fix by visiting their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AsianMixBobaFixPasadena/ .
Take advantage of these specials and enjoy some fine Asian cuisine!Read More »
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Sunday, October 15th
9:18 PM – A battery occurred in the 2800 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect is known by the victim – investigation is ongoing.
Monday, October 16th
12:01 AM – A grand theft via email scam occurred in the 1000 block of E. Mariposa Street. Stolen: currency via wire transfer.
3:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 700 block of E. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) slashed the tires of a vehicle parked on the street.
Thursday, October 19th
3:30 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2100 block of Crawford Avenue. Vehicle described as a tan 1986 Toyota Deluxe pick truck.
Friday, October 20th
2:50 PM – Joseph Kusnierz, 59 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 1400 block of Hill Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
Saturday, October 21st
9:00 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 900 block of E.Read More »
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Program on Monday, Fundraiser on Thursday and Exhibit Opening Nov. 4
Altadena Historical Society has two busy weeks ahead with events for the community:
Next Monday, Oct. 23, AHS sponsors a program on San Gabriel Mountains explorer and conservationist Will Thrall, called “Southern California’s John Muir.”
Presented by Thrall’s biographer Ronald C. Woolsey, the free program will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive.
Woolsey will accompany his talk with an exhibit of Thrall memorabilia, and copies of his book “Will Thrall and the San Gabriels, A Man to Match the Mountains” will be available for purchase.
Two days later, on Thursday, Oct. 26, the Historical Society is holding a fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mount Lowe Brewing Co., 150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, celebrating the upcoming launch of AHS’s Mount Lowe website.
The event will feature characterizations of Prof. Thaddeus Lowe and his wife,Read More »
Friday, October 13, 2017
Sunday, October 1st
9:00 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 600 block of W. Alameda Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Stolen: laser leveler and black skilsaw.
1:35 PM – Octavio Alvares, 19 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2600 block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
Tuesday, October 3rd
11:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2500 block of N. Porter Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the sliding door. Stolen: unknown.
9:00 PM – Cory Macy, 31 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 1400 block of E. Woodbury Road for vehicle theft.
11:00 PM – A grand theft occurred in the 2400 block of Lake Avenue. Stolen: propane tanks.
Wednesday, October 4th
10:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 200 block of W. Figueroa Drive. Suspect(s) scratched the window.
Thursday, October 5th
11:00 AM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue.Read More »
Friday, October 6, 2017
Sunday, September 24th
5:42 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 3300 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Stolen: black leather purse, red Canon camera, gold iPhone 5, credit cards, and clothing.
10:00 PM – A battery occurred in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive. Suspect was identified as a juvenile. No life threatening injuries.
Tuesday, September 26th
2:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 500 block of Buena Loma Street. Stolen: black Ray Ban sunglasses.
11:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1400 block of E. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the bedroom window. Stolen: silver HP notebook and black Amazon tablet.
2:00 PM – A petty theft occurred in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive. Stolen: red and white Jordan Retro shoes.
9:40 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 1900 block of E. Washington Boulevard. Vehicle, described as a 2009 White Lincoln Sedan,
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
In response to the tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada that has so far led to the deaths of 59 people and left 500 injured (including many Los Angeles County residents, employees, and Fire and Sheriff personnel), the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger directing the Department of Health Services to engage with the American Red Cross to coordinate blood donations to Las Vegas area hospitals in the event of an immediate shortage.
“We have an opportunity to help our fellow Americans in their time of need, and we join them in mourning this tragic loss of life” said Barger. “Although United Blood Services has met the immediate need for blood, they are still asking people to return and donate later this week.”
Several Los Angeles County hospitals are equipped with blood donation centers and are able to assist Las Vegas hospitals in the event of a blood shortage.
The motion also directs the Department of Health Services to include upcoming Red Cross blood donation events on their website and encourage all County employees and department heads to voluntarily give blood at one of the participating Red Cross locations.Read More »