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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, December 1st

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, December 1st

Tuesday, November 27th

8:29 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2500 block of N. Lake Avenue. Vehicle described as a white 1999 Ford F250.
9:00 PM – A commercial vandalism occurred in the 700 block of E. Calaveras Street. Damage: shattered windows.

Thursday, November 29th

9:58 PM – Byron Hale, 54 years old of Altadena was arrested in the 300 block of E. Poppyfields Drive for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Friday, November 30th

8:30 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 400 block of W. Poppyfields Drive. Suspects entered the residence via unknown means. Stolen: blue leather purse, black multi colored wallet, credit cards, and currency.

Saturday, December 1st

11:00 AM – A grand theft of landscaping equipment occurred in the 2600 block of Vischer Place. Stolen: orange Echo leaf blower and orange Stihl hedge trimmer.
11:28 AM – A petty theft occurred in the 2300 block of N.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, November 24th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, November 24th

Sunday, November 18th

8:30 PM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 2600 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. Vehicle described as a 2009 Honda Accord. Vehicle recovered.

Monday, November 19th

10:00 AM – A grand theft from a vehicle occurred in the area of Mar Vista Avenue and Woodbury Road. Stolen: two red and white Stihl chainsaws.

Tuesday, November 20th

5:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 900 block of E. Poppyfields Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via the unsecured window. Stolen: khaki purse and documents.
8:00 PM – A robbery occurred in the 200 block of E. Altadena Drive. Suspect is the victim’s ex-boyfriend. Stolen: silver Samsung cellphone.

Wednesday, November 21st

8:31 AM – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 100 block of E. Sacramento Street. Vehicle described as a green 1999 Jeep Cherokee. Vehicle recovered.
6:30 PM – Assault with a Deadly Weapon occurred in the 400 Block of Figueroa Drive.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Have You Seen him? 11-year-old Missing from Altadena Group Home

Have You Seen him? 11-year-old Missing from Altadena Group Home

Altadena sheriff’s detectives were Monday searching for an 11- year-old boy who ran away from a group home in Altadena, and are asking you to keep an eye for him.

The boy, Kayson McLane, is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 131 pounds, and with black hair and brown eyes.

Authorities said McLane was last seen about 5 p.m. Sunday walking away from the Hathaway Sycamores group home in the 2900 block of El Nido Avenue. They said the boy had run away in the past and may be hanging out in the nearby Pasadena or Altadena area.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Altadena Station, at (626) 798-1131.

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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Friday, November 16, 2018

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, November 10th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, November 10th

Sunday, November 4th

6:59 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 400 block of E. Sacramento Street. Stolen: black Bolle sunglasses.

Monday, November 5th

2:50 AM – Meeghan Chavez, 34 years old of Pasadena was arrested in the 1400 block of Atchison Street for possession of a controlled substance.

Wednesday, November 7th

2:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 300 block of W. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the front passenger window. Stolen: pink purse, textbook, red notepad, and a white and green stationary pouch.
5:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1600 block of N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) entered the location by cutting the chain attached to a fence. Stolen: multiple construction tools and residential hardware.
5:10 PM – A petty theft incident occurred in the 3000 block of Lincoln Avenue. Stolen: soda, chips, and donuts.

Thursday, November 8th

1:00 AM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 3000 block of Ewing Avenue.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, November 3rd

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, November 3rd

Monday, October 29th

6:41 AM – A battery occurred in the 600 block of W. Woodbury Road. Suspect has been identified.
9:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 400 block of W. Mendocino Street. Stolen: parking pass, black sunglasses, black leather jacket and cologne.

Tuesday, October 30th

2:34 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2400 block of N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Stolen: (2) pairs of Nike Air Jordan’s and clothing.

Wednesday, October 31st

9:10 PM – Javier Conrado, 35 years old of Lancaster was arrested in the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Montana Street for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Thursday, November 1st

9:00 PM – A domestic violence incident occurred in the 400 block of Athens Street. Suspect was taken into custody.

Friday, November 2nd

7:02 PM – An assault with deadly weapon occurred in the 2200 block of N.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 27th

Altadena’s Crime Blotter for the Week of Saturday, October 27th

Sunday, October 21st

10:30 AM – A grand theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 80 block of W. Pine Street. Stolen: firearm and remote control car with accessories.
9:44 PM – An assault with a deadly weapon occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Victim sustained a non-life threatening wound. Investigation is on-going.

Monday, October 22nd

11:45 AM – A residential burglary occurred in the 700 block of Crosby Street. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Stolen: unknown.

Tuesday, October 23rd

10:30 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the window. Stolen: blue leather wallet, gray Michael Kors backpack, and credit cards.

Thursday, October 25th

3:03 AM – A commercial burglary occurred in the 500 block of W. Woodbury Road. Suspect(s) entered the location by shattering the glass door. Stolen: currency.
4:04 PM – Angelo Preyer,

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

“California Friendly” Landscape Training to be Held at La Canada Presbyterian Church

“California Friendly” Landscape Training to be Held at La Canada Presbyterian Church

On Saturday, December 1, 2018

Foothill Municipal Water District (FMWD) is hosting a “California Friendly” Landscape training class on December 1st, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church located at 626 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

Get a jump on your planting while Green Media Creations teaches you about right plants for the right places; using rainwater as a resource; managing irrigation, rethinking site elements and sustainable garden approaches. Also, view examples of some “California Friendly” gardens.

Don’t Wait… Sign Up Now and RSVP to Karen Oblak at koblak@fmwd.com or (818) 790-4036 at least one week in advance.

Foothill Municipal Water District provides imported water to Crescenta Valley Water District, La Cañada Irrigation District, Mesa Crest Water Company, Valley Water Company, Lincoln Avenue Water Company, Las Flores Water Company and Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association. Kinneloa Irrigation District, another retail agency, takes no water from Foothill.

 

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Theatre Americana Exhibit Opens Saturday, November 3

Theatre Americana Exhibit Opens Saturday, November 3

Altadena Historical Museum’s new exhibit “Theatre Americana Remembered,” opens Saturday, November 3, with a reception from 2pm to 4pm at the Museum’s Community Center home, 730 E. Altadena Drive (next to the Sheriff’s station.)

The exhibit focuses on a locally famous gem which brightened the Altadena community for over sixty years, providing a wonderful outlet for creativity, innovation, and fun for adults and children while showcasing original American plays.

Val Zavala, longtime KCET personality and Altadena resident, will moderate a panel of former Theatre Americana members during the reception. Hear their memories, see highlights from this important example of Altadena dedication to the arts, and enjoy light refreshments.

Born during America’s Little Theater movement in the 1930s, Theatre Americana was a playwright’s workshop, an artistic endeavor, and a popular part of Altadena’s social scene. It was the driving force in securing New Deal WPA funding to create Farnsworth Park and construct the Davies Building, Altadena’s first recreation center.

“Theatre Americana gave playwrights a chance to hone their skills,” said Historical Society president Kathy Hoskins,

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Eleven-Year-Old Group Home Adolescent Gone Missing

Eleven-Year-Old Group Home Adolescent Gone Missing

Eleven-year-old group home resident Cristina Perry -Rose has gone missing.

Perry-Rose was last seen at 4:45 Thursday at her group home for a routine check and was wearing all black shoes, pants, and sweater, according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Perry-Rose, who has black hair and hazel eyes and is 5’3, 100 lbs., is known to leave the group home from time to time.

She was reported missing on Wednesday and returned to go missing again.

When Perry-Ross leaves the home, she often frequents Old Pasadena and areas in West Covina.

Anyone with information on Cristina Perry-Ross, please contact Sgt. Parkhurst or Detective D. Taylor of the sheriff’s Altadena Station at (626) 798- 1131.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Famous “Wild West” Novelist Zane Grey Died in Altadena 79 Years Ago Tuesday

Famous “Wild West” Novelist Zane Grey Died in Altadena 79 Years Ago Tuesday

By ANGELA UNDERWOOD

Famed American author Zane Grey died too soon.

The Altadena resident, who passed away from heart failure on October 23, 1939, still remains a presence in the region.

Renowned for his “Wild West” storytelling, Zane composed volumes of work that were later produced into motion pictures after migrating to California from Ohio and Pennsylvania, where he was born and raised.

The author—most known for Rider of the Purple Sage—was a dentist before he was a writer.

“Grey’s interest in dentistry was half-hearted at best, and he did not relish the idea of replicating his father’s safe but unexciting career,” according to History.com. “Searching for an alternative, Grey decided to try his hand at writing; his first attempt was an uninspiring historical novel about a family ancestress.”

But Grey got better.

His success as an author is what enabled him and his wife, Dolly, and their children to move from the East to West Coast,

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