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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Altadena Search & Rescue Team Rescues Two Hikers in Coyote Canyon Wednesday

Altadena Search & Rescue Team Rescues Two Hikers in Coyote Canyon Wednesday


The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Altadena Search and Rescue (AMRT) Team received a 911 call for two lost hikers above Altadena, in the Angeles National Forest. AMRT responded into the area of Coyote Canyon and searched on foot and by vehicle for the missing hikers.

The hikers were able to tell the 911 operator that they were stranded on a steep canyon, and were directly under several large power lines. The rescue team was able to reach the hikers after approximately two hours.

Rescue crews used over 475 feet of rope to guide the hikers to safety, including approximately 175 feet of rope to lower the hikers down several cliffs.

The hikers were following a dry stream bed up the canyon, hiked past some steep dry waterfalls when the ground below them became so loose and crumbly the pair could not hike out. The hikers started their hike at 9:30 a.m on Wednesday, April 1 and called for help at approximately 10:30 a.m.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

El Patron offers traditional Mexican food with a few delicious twists

El Patron offers traditional Mexican food with a few delicious twists

It’s no secret that here in Los Angeles, we love our Mexican food. Everyone has their spin, but by now we all know what good Mexican food tastes like.

While everyone has their favorite, it’s always fun to try something new and discover a new favorite. How about venturing to the almost-top of Lake Avenue for your next venture?

“You’re treated like my guest as if you’re coming into my house,” says Alex Cortes, owner and founder of El Patron Mexican Restaurant.

Celebrating its fifth year on May 15, 2015, El Patron continues to whip up authentic Mexican dishes like tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, and many more.

Some of their must-have specials are Steak Picado, diced steak grilled with onions, bell pepper, tomatoes, and the chef’s special salsa; Chile Colorado, diced steak grilled with onions and special red salsa; and Carnitas Plate, deep fried pork served with tomatoes, onion, and cilantro.

Cortes says that the Carnitas is one of the bestsellers,

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Altadena Library Announces Board Vacancy

Altadena Library Announces Board Vacancy

With the resignation of Trustee Tom Hubbard, the Altadena Library Board of Trustees is accepting letters of interest from anyone who would like to serve on the board for his unexpired 2015 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 April 27th.

The applicant selected must agree to be willing to run in the Nov. 3, 2015 election for the 4-year term for this seat which expires in 2019.

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed supplemental questionnaire (on library’s website) to the Library Director by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

The Altadena Library is located at 600 E. Mariposa St.

The link to the application and questionnaire are here:

For more information about the library,

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