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Sheriff’s out and about today

Sheriff’s out and about today
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About 20 radio cars, a passel of sheriff deputies, and volunteers gathered in Charles White this morning to pass out fliers of theft and burglary prevention tips to west side neighborhoods.  Altadena Sheriff Capt. Steven McLean said that about 75 volunteers showed up to spread the word.  The sweep will go on until about 2 […]

Get crafty at the Library April 13

Get crafty at the Library April 13

Bring the whole family to the Altadena Library on Tues., April 13, for a fun family craft night.  All ages welcome, starts at 6 PM at the Library Community Room, 600 E. Mariposa. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Poetry and Cookies at the Library April 10

Poetry and Cookies at the Library April 10

A reminder: it's too late to submit, but not too late to enjoy the Altadena Library's 8th Annual Poetry & Cookies Program on Sat., April 10, 2-4 PM.  Readings, raffle, poetry books for sale, and the crowning of Altadena's new poet laureate!  An aesthete's delight at 600 E. Mariposa. Read the Full Story at Altadena […]

Alene Terzian named Altadena Poet Laureate

Alene Terzian named Altadena Poet Laureate

The Altadena Library is pleased to announce the new Poet Laureate for the Altadena Library District will be Alene Terzian.  Her official inauguration will be on Sat., April 10 at 2 PM at the library’s annual Friends sponsored program, Poetry and Cookies.  Her term will be from May 2010 through April 2012. Marcia Thompson, the […]

Steven McLean starts today as Altadena sheriff captain

Steven McLean starts today as Altadena sheriff captain

Today, Altadena Sheriff Station welcomes its new captain, Steven McLean. A 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept., McLean joined the station last fall and has been taking over the duties of now-retired Capt. Roosevelt Blow.  McLean already boasts the arrest of 11 theft suspects and a reduction of 56% in theft reports around […]

Giving thanks for a job well-done

Giving thanks for a job well-done

The Altadena Community Center was the scene for a sendoff of Sheriff Capt. Roosevelt Blow, who retires today after 33 years in law enforcement and three years as Altadena Station's commander.   Many well-wishers attended the reception, including Altadena Library District board member Tom Hubbard and Star-News columnist Shirlee Smith.  (Since Hubbard's wife Monica is a […]

Nominations open for Women in Business Awards

Nominations open for Women in Business Awards

Assemblyman Antony Portantino and state sen. Carol Liu are now taking nominations for the 11th annual Women in Business Awards, to be held July 16 at the Pasadena Hilton.  More information and nomination forms are available at Portantino's website here.  Nominations close April 23. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

U-Haul employee stabbed by two attackers

U-Haul employee stabbed by two attackers

PSN is on top of an attack at the U-Haul at the 2300 block of N. Lincoln this afternoon.  Two men stabbed an employee — sketchy details here. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Altadena Schools outreach: Arroyo Channel, coffee shop hops

Altadena Schools outreach: Arroyo Channel, coffee shop hops

Just received the following from Altadena Schools, which is trying to start an Altadena school district:  television appearances and a "coffee shop hop" (all they need now is an upscale lunch truck!) Altadena Schools Community Meetings At current rates, approximately half of Altadena’s demographic majority will graduate from high school. Altadena’s high school dropouts are […]

Green with envy: take the AHS tour April 25

Green with envy:  take the AHS tour April 25

The Altadena Historical Society is promoting our upcoming tour with facts and photos from our files about the George Gilbert Green family. Green was a multi millionaire when there were only 4000 millionaires in the country.  His modest 23 room house on Mariposa Street in Altadena was called “the ranch.”  The house is gone, but […]