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Monday, August 19, 2019
Okorie Ezieme, Chair, Altadena Town Council has issued the agenda for the Council’s August 20, 2019 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 _____________________________ Cub Scout Troop 40, Jackson and Franklin Schools
Introduction, Veronica Jones
1.2 Roll Call _______________________________________ Veronica Jones
1.3 Approve August 20, 2019 meeting Agenda ____________ Pat Sutherlen
2. OFFICERS’ REPORTS
2.1 Chairman ______________________________________ Billy Malone
2.2 Vice Chairman ___________________________________ Pat Sutherlen
2.3 Recording Secretary ______________________________ Veronica Jones
2.3.1 Approve July 16, 2019 Meeting Minutes
2.4 Treasurer _______________________________________ Jennifer Lee
2.5 Corresponding Secretary __________________________ Dorothy Wong
3. SUPPLEMENTAL ELECTION CENSUS TRACT 4603.02
3.1 Candidate Statements ____________________________ Pat Sutherlen
3.2 Voting for Candidates _____________________________ Pat Sutherlen
3.3 Swearing In Council Member _______________________ Billy Malone
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Jill Adler-Moore, a renowned microbiologist and professor emerita at Cal Poly Pomona, was honored for her research, leadership and years of mentorship during a Cal State LA BioSpace event celebrating emerging entrepreneurs.
The LA BioStar Award was presented to Adler-Moore at the Aug. 13 graduation ceremony for participants of Cal State LA BioStart, an intensive training program for emerging bioscience entrepreneurs. The award recognizes leaders who have made significant contributions that advance the bioscience industry.
Adler-Moore developed AmBisome, a life-saving drug that treats human fungal infections. For more than four decades, she has mentored and trained students as a biological science faculty member at Cal Poly Pomona. She also serves as director for Cal Poly Pomona’s National Institutes of Health RISE program, which helps support students from underrepresented communities advance to successful Ph.D. careers in biomedical research.
At the ceremony, Adler-Moore shared lessons learned throughout her illustrious career in academia, research and industry. She was introduced by Craig LaMunyon, associate dean of academics and research in Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Science.Read More »
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The Altadena Library Foundation hosts its third annual Taste of ‘Dena event in support of the Altadena Library District on Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s fundraiser is “The Magical World of Books”. This popular, lively evening event features wine and beer tastings, an assortment of small bites prepared by area restaurants, a silent auction with unique packages, wine pull and wine toss activities, live music and magic, and more. Funds raised go to support the Altadena Library District and its literacy and accessibility initiatives.
Tickets start at $50 per person and sponsorships at $500. To purchase, or for more information, visit www.altadenalibrary.org/foundation.
Altadena Main Library is located at 600 E. Mariposa Street, Altadena. Limited free parking is available onsite. Street parking, ride-sharing and walking are encouraged!
The Altadena Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and enriching the facilities, resources and services of the Altadena Library District through fundraising and advocacy.Read More »
Friday, August 9, 2019
By LEO ALMONTE
Looking for a new watering hole that’s different?
The 1881 Bar and Lounge in North East Pasadena is a favorite watering hole for eclectics who loves music and cocktails.
A diverse crowd composed of intellectuals, artists, rocket scientists, academics, entertainers, and musicians spend their evenings in 1881 to while away their time enjoying live jazz performers.
“We don’t come here to get drunk or to hit on girls,” said one customer. “We come here to talk to each other, have a good time, and just embrace the community.”
The ambiance makes this jazz bar unique. Many regular patrons come from neighborhoods that are walking distance away from 1881. They prefer to engage in social dialogue and get into insightful conversations with other customers.
The owners of Altadena Ale & Wine House bought 1881 some years back and infused new life to the bar. They upgraded its beverage selection and included classic cocktails,Read More »
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
August 15 will be the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in Bethel New York. It started as a music festival, but by the following Sunday, it made history. That’s why on Thursday, August 15, The Roadhouse Series will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with a special concert at the Coffee Gallery Backstage.
It is now regarded as an important cultural event of the times. With 500,000 people in attendance during the three-day festival, Woodstock remains the most important gathering in music history. The iconic bands read today like a roster of the legendary innovators of their time. They included The Who, Santana, Ten Years After, Janis Joplin, Melanie, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Sly and the Family Stone, The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The documentary film that came out the following year was a box office hit and an Oscar winner.
One overlooked contribution Woodstock brought to music history was the diversity and eclectic nature of the music played over the weekend.Read More »
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Join the Altadena Library on Saturday, August 10, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., for a panel discussion celebrating the achievements of a group of talented scientific innovators. Moderated by Dr. Claire Newman, eight women will discuss their unique journeys to where they are today, making an impact in the fields of astrophysics, engineering, biology, and chemistry.
An audience Question & Answer session will follow.
About the Panelists
Apryl Boyle is a Los Angeles native, surfer, sailor, skater, and SCUBA diver; Her undergraduate degree from the University of Tampa is a double major of marine science and chemistry. Her Master’s degree is in Biomedical Science from the department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. She started at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida before working with NOAA and then went on to work/volunteer with host of non-profits. She’s focused her research and advocacy work on sharks and has been featured on Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and other international media.Read More »
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Monday, July 29th
Between 4:00 PM & 6:45 AM (Tue) – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2700 block of Tola Avenue. Stolen: black wallet and work identification.
Between 6:00 PM & 7:30 AM (Tue) – A residential burglary occurred in the 400 block of E. Sacramento Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Stolen: HP computer monitors, black printer, Vizio80” TV, and surveillance system.
Tuesday, July 30th
2:53 AM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 2800 block of Tola Avenue. Stolen: silver iPhone 6, red iPhone 8, and a Smith & Wesson 9mm firearm.
7:10 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 400 block of E. Sacramento Street. Vehicle described as a silver 2012 Nissan Altima.
Between 6:00 PM & 10:00 AM (Wed) – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 500 block of Crosby Street. Stolen: vehicle registration and currency.Read More »
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Richard Bale Signs Memoirs 3-5p.m. Saturday Aug. 24 at Altadena Library
By STAFF REPORT
Richard Bale, author of a delightful new book of memoirs about growing up in Altadena in the 1940s, will sign copies of his book from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in the community room of the Altadena main library.
There will be a program at which Bale will speak at 3 p.m.
The 120-page book, “An Altadena Boyhood,” with a forward by Altadena historian Michele Zack and illustrated with three dozen photos, has been published in cooperation between the Altadena Historical Society and Prospect Park Publishers of Altadena.
The soft-cover, bound book will be available for $15 at the event, after which it will be available at the Historical Society, 730 E. Altadena Drive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
The society also will mail the book to out-of-towners for an additional price to cover packaging and postage.Read More »
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Sunday, July 21st
10:21 PM – Jorge Felix, 45 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the area of Altadena Drive and New York Drive for possession of a controlled substance.
Monday, July 22nd
1:41 PM – Guy Moore, 28 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2300 block of Glenrose Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
Tuesday, July 23rd
7:55 PM – Avery Mitchell, 37 years old of Altadena was arrested in the area of Lake Avenue and Altadena Drive for drunk in public.
Wednesday, July 24th
Between 8:15 AM and 8:30 AM – A petty theft occurred in the 700 block of New York Drive. Stolen: white iPhone 6.
7:35 PM – Damaya Hines, 20 years old of Pasadena and Paulette Newson, 28 years old of Altadena were arrested in the area of Loma Alta Drive and Glenrose Avenue for possession of a controlled substance.
7:35 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the area of El Nido Drive and Ventura Street.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Monday, July 15th
4:10 AM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 600 block of Ventura Street. Stolen: black Gucci sunglasses and a black Canon T3 digital camera.
Between 11:30 AM and 12:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1600 block of E. Loma Alta Drive. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the window. Stolen: antique jewelry box containing various items of jewelry.
Between 9:00 AM and 11:50 AM (Fri) – An attempt residential burglary occurred in the 2200 block of E. Crary Street. Suspect(s) attempted to enter the residence by shattering a glass door.
Wednesday, July 17th
Between 10:30 PM and 11:30 AM (Fri) – A grand theft of vehicle parts occurred in the 2800 block of Marengo Avenue. Stolen: catalytic converter of a 2008 Toyota Prius.
Thursday, July 18th
12:01 AM – Daniel Menchaca, 21 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 2000 block of N.Read More »