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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Updated: Tuesday Night’s Special Foothill Municipal Water District Board Meeting to Include Discussion of State’s Draft Emergency Regulations

Updated: Tuesday Night’s Special Foothill Municipal Water District Board Meeting to Include Discussion of State’s Draft Emergency Regulations

A special Foothill Municipal Water District Board Meeting Tuesday night at 6 p.m. is expected to include public comments and discussion of emergency drought water conservation regulations.

SEE THE PRESENTATION THAT WILL BE SHOWN TUESDAY NIGHT: Click Foothill Presentation

Observers anticipate plenty of public input, noting that the agency is holding their meeting at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church, rather than at their regular meeting location on Hampton Road, an indication that they expect significant public attendance, input and comment.

Foothill Municipal Water District General Manager Nina Jazmaderian said the format will be more of a public forum, rather than a board meeting.

“The special meeting is a workshop intended to inform the public regarding the hydrology, water supplies, the State’s draft emergency regulations, Foothill’s retail agency conservation plans and steps consumers can take to conserve,” said Jazmaderian. “The President of the District’s Board, Richard Atwater and the General Manager of Metropolitan Water District, Jeff Kightlinger will be speaking along with myself.”

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fire Clearance and Water Conservation Meeting Tuesday Night at Farnsworth Park

Fire Clearance and Water Conservation Meeting Tuesday Night at Farnsworth Park

A community meeting focused on fire safety and water conservation has been scheduled for 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the Farnsworth Community Room Tuesday, April 28.

Four organizations will present important information:

• Fire Clearance (Los Angeles County Fire Station 12)

• Water Conservation and Lawn Removal (Metropolitan Water District)

•Native Plants (Theo Payne Foundation)

• Fire Safety Programs, (Meadows Fire Safe)

 

The public is invited to attend. For more information, please email Meadows Fire Safe at wmr83@earthlink.net.

 

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Registration is Now Open for CERT Program’s Annual All-Skills Exercise

Registration is Now Open for CERT Program’s Annual All-Skills Exercise

Courtesy Deb Halberstadt

Join fellow CERT graduates at Area E Regional CERT Program’s 2015 Annual All-Skills Exercise June 6, 2015.

The Annual All-Skills Exercise is a day of ‘hands-on’ activities including a simulated disaster for search and rescue, disaster medical operations, disaster medical treatment, cribbing, fire suppression, and more.

The Annual All-Skills Exercise includes the participation of CERT graduates from throughout Los Angeles County; Fire Agencies and Law Enforcement Agencies throughout Area E; and this year, our newest partner; California Metropolitan State Hospital Police and Fire.

This is a hands-on event and includes arduous activity. CERT participants must wear appropriate attire including closed-toe shoes, pants, and safety equipment. Attire may become soiled during exercise. The event will be conducted both inside and outside. The outside environment includes uneven ground.
This is a day of skill refreshing, networking, and an opportunity to interact with the finest of professional emergency responders.

AGENDA Overview
7:30a-8:00a Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:00a –

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Los Angeles County Fire Department Urban  Search and Rescue Team Members Deploy to Nepal Earthquake Disaster

Los Angeles County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue Team Members Deploy to Nepal Earthquake Disaster

The 57-member USA- 2 (California Task Force 2) Medium Urban Search and Rescue team is deploying today to assist the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) with rescue and  recovery efforts in Nepal following its 7.9 magnitude Earthquake and Disaster.

The Team is departing Los Angeles this afternoon for Nepal. They are expected to arrive into Kathmandu on Monday, April 27th.

USA -2(California Task Force 2) has partnerships with Federal Emergency Management Agency for domestic response and the United States Agency for International Development/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance during international missions. As a part of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, USA- 2 (CA-TF2) maintains constant operational readiness for international deployments and as a local resource for residents of Los Angeles County and the Southern California area.

Upon request of the Government of Nepal, the United States has deployed a USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), including the Los Angeles County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR).

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sun Returns to Altadena Skies Today with a Predicted High Near 79, Weekdays Could Hit Upper 80’s

Sun Returns to Altadena Skies Today with a Predicted High Near 79, Weekdays Could Hit Upper 80’s

After several chilly, overcast days the sun is expected to shine Sunday after early clouds, with a daytime high of 79. There should a light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday night should be mostly clear, with a low around 54. a southwest wind of 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening is predicted.

Monday could be downright warm, with clear skies and a high of 87 possible. Breezes will be north northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Monday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 59.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Altadena Town Council Representative Applications Available, Deadline to File is May 15

Altadena Town Council Representative Applications Available, Deadline to File is May 15

The Altadena Town Council Election Committee has made available Candidate Applications for this years’ Census Tract Representative Election slated for Saturday, June 6th.

The unincorporated town of Altadena has eight census tracts, each with two Town Council representatives taking an alternating two-year term. The Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Altadena Community Center, and is the voice of the community to the county supervisor, law enforcement and various utilities

Applications can be downloaded from www.AltadenaElection.org. Hard copies are available at the Altadena Library, 600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena, CA 91001

The deadline for filing candidate applications is May 15th, 4:30 pm

Continuous candidate and election information throughout the election cycle can be found at AltadenaElection.org, which is an independent source for Altadena Town Council election information and is not affiliated with the Altadena Town Council.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Foothill Municipal Water District Announces Special Board Meeting, Water Officials Will Be on Hand to Answer Questions From the Public About the Drought

Foothill Municipal Water District Announces Special Board Meeting, Water Officials Will Be on Hand to Answer Questions From the Public About the Drought

A Special Board Meeting of the Foothill Municipal Water District next Tuesday, April 28 will be the setting for a Community Drought & Water Allocation Workshop open to all Altadena residents.

The discussion will focus on the statewide drought, water supplies and conservation.

Regional and local water officials have been invited so residents can ask them questions about the drought, the Governor’s Executive Order, anticipated cutbacks in water use and other timely topics.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, in La Cañada Flintridge, in Fellowship Hall (around back). No RSVP is needed.

Further infgormation is available here.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Altadena NAACP’s ACT-SO Competition Takes Center Stage Sunday Afternoon

Altadena NAACP’s ACT-SO Competition Takes Center Stage Sunday Afternoon

[Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story misidentified as contestants the list of judges. This has been corrected below. We apologize for this error — James Macpherson]

The NAACP Altadena branch’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) competition takes center stage Sunday at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E Altadena Drive, as talented local young people show their skills in a variety of activities, all part of a national competition.

This “Olympics of the Mind” event will extraordinary students who compete in 26 categories as varied as chemistry/biochemistry, entrepreneurship, mathematics, music composition, oratory, photography and playwriting.

Winners will participate in a national, judged event. Since 1998, more than 20 Altadena NAACP students have been ACT-SO National Metal winners.

Sunday’s show will start with a 2 p.m. luncheon at the Altadena Community Center before the awards ceremony starts at 3 p.m. guided by Master of Ceremonies Jesse Lewis.

The following are Judges for Sunday’s event:

MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL CLASSICAL Daniel Richardson;

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Lots Going On In Altadena This Weekend

Lots Going On In Altadena This Weekend

Take a look at the Altadena Now Events Calendar! There are a lot of new events listed — and more every day (thank you, we must add, please keep them coming).

For Friday, April 24, 2015, check here

For Saturday, April 25, 2015, check here

For Sunday, April 26, 2015, check here

 

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Master Gardener Yvonne Savio Returns: “Recycling Household Throwaways Into New Garden Tools”

Master Gardener Yvonne Savio Returns: “Recycling Household Throwaways Into New Garden Tools”

Master Gardener Yvonne Savio focuses her inventiveness on “Recycling Household Throwaways Into New Garden Tools” in a hands-on talk at the Altadena Library scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Last fall Yvonne, who is Master Garden Volunteer Training Program Coordinator at the UC Cooperative Extension of Los Angeles County spoke at the library on planting fall vegetables and flowers and the audience clamored for more.

In March of this year, she gave us detailed info on what to plant for Spring and Summer. This time she will teach us how to create new uses for recycled household items to use in our own gardens.

Yvonne will also be showing an episode of Huell Howser’s “California’s Green”, in which she shows Huell her garden and shares her specialty of turning household items into new “garden tools.” Bring your gardening questions — she’s got the answers!

The event will be in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room of the Altadena Public Library,

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