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THE818NOW
April 15, 2012
The burning body of a man was found on an Altadena sidewalk early Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. A passerby spotted what appeared to be a burning object in the 2600 block of North Windsor Avenue about 6 a.m., said Deputy Lillian Peck, a Sheriff's Department spokeswoman. After approaching, the passerby realized that it was a human body and called 911, Peck said. Deputies and firefighters responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene.
THE626NOW
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | August 30, 2011
The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Altadena on Friday, part of a regional crackdown on unsafe driving during the Labor Day weekend. The agency announced the checkpoint today, noting that the number of arrests and collisions involving drunk drivers typically increases during the summer months. Officers will also be checking for valid driver's licenses during the checkpoint. In a statement, CHP Capt. Steve Strull, the Altadena area commander, said the point of the announcement was to remind the public to designate a sober driver during the holiday weekend.
THE818NOW
April 16, 2012
An autopsy was pending Monday on the body of a man found burned on a sidewalk in Altadena. A passerby was walking in the 2600 block of N. Windsor Drive around 6 a.m. Sunday when he saw something burning on the sidewalk, officials said. As he got closer, he realized the burning object was a human body and called 911, according to a statement from theLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "The only person we have is the 911 caller who was passing through the area and stated that they saw something that was burning, thinking it was trash," said Lt. Matthew Burson "But upon closer examination, they noticed it was a person, in fact, that was burning.
THE626NOW
January 5, 2012
A horse named Cowboy found it a tough trot home in Altadena when he stepped on a manhole cover that gave way. The man riding the horse, Damon Scott, managed to leap from the horse to safety. But the horse became trapped in the manhole along Lincoln Avenue, KTLA-TV reported. Scott and two other riders tried to pull Cowboy out. Scott even climbed into the hole to loosen Cowboy's saddle. Continue reading > > -- KTLA-TV Photo: Horse named Cowboy after falling down manhole cover.
NEWS
September 26, 2011
An Altadena land trust is trying to build community support for the purchase of a 7.75-acre property in La Crescenta to preserve as open space for wildlife and outdoor recreation activities. The parcel is located at the top of Rosemont Avenue at the mouth of Goss Canyon, a 250-acre area that is largely privately owned. The Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy has an exclusive, right-to-buy agreement in place through December, giving it three months to pull together the $450,000 needed to secure the property, Executive Director John Howell told members of the Crescenta Valley Town Council last week.
NEWS
April 6, 2007
A 95-year-old Altadena woman was pronounced dead on arrival at Verdugo Hills Hospital on Friday, March 30, after being involved in an accident on Verdugo Boulevard just south of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada. According to investigators, witnesses reported that for some reason the woman's vehicle suddenly veered while traveling southbound on Verdugo Boulevard, then struck a tree. Emergency workers arrived at the scene and immediately transported her to the hospital. It appeared, according to a witness, that the woman had a medical emergency just prior to the collision that might have been the cause of her death.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 8, 2012
A 48-year-old Whittier woman, who allegedly stole more than $100,000 from victims throughout Southern California, was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for identity theft in Glendale. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Patrick Hegarty found prosecutors presented sufficient evidence against Natalie Diamond during a preliminary hearing to proceed to a trial after she rejected an earlier offer from prosecutors to spend three years in prison in exchange for a guilty plea. Diamond, who has been previously convicted of burglary and grand theft, faces three counts of identity theft and one count of grand theft of personal property in connection with illegally withdrawing more than $12,000 from an Altadena woman's bank account.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | March 20, 2013
ALTADENA - While Ramses Barden stands in the middle of a critical crossroads in his career, the first-time free agent and possibly former New York Giants wide receiver took a timeout to speak at a local children's mental-health service. Barden visited Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services' all-boys residential treatment facility in his hometown of Altadena Wednesday. The Flintridge Prep graduate shared with the group of around 40 people about keys to success and following your dream.
NEWS
February 9, 2000
LA CRESCENTA -- La Crescenta-based band Wildflower is playing at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena at 8 p.m. Saturday to benefit Musicians Who Care, a charity that gives guitars and private music lessons to youth in local residential facilities. This Christian band's music is part pop and part rock says leader singer/songwriter Tracy Gayle. The group was assembled in 1998 after Gayle booked a concert of her songs at the local juvenile hall. Tickets are $5 at the door.
LOCAL
November 14, 2007
The following items are taken from reports filed at the Glendale Police Department: ? ? 1800 block of Ransom Road: A 19-year-old Los Angeles man, a 19-year-old Glendale man and an 18-year-old Glendale man were arrested Thursday on suspicion of being minors in possession of alcohol. Officers saw the three teens drinking beer in a car. ? 1400 block of East Colorado Street : A 22-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both of Glendale, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of possession of marijuana.
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SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | March 20, 2013
ALTADENA - While Ramses Barden stands in the middle of a critical crossroads in his career, the first-time free agent and possibly former New York Giants wide receiver took a timeout to speak at a local children's mental-health service. Barden visited Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services' all-boys residential treatment facility in his hometown of Altadena Wednesday. The Flintridge Prep graduate shared with the group of around 40 people about keys to success and following your dream.
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THE818NOW
July 9, 2012
Good morning to you, readers. As you get ready for the week, check out these headlines from La Cañada, North Hollywood and Encino.  Walmart, which is looking to open a store in Altadena, is planning a community meeting this Thursday in that community.  The mega-retailer tends to make people nervous, so there should be a pretty good turnout. Altadenablog   After 10 years, the farmer's market in La Cañada is still going strong. Check it out on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm, or or just look at the photos.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | May 16, 2012
An Altadena-based land trust remains $40,000 short of the sum needed to purchase a 7.75-acre property in La Crescenta that has been dubbed the Rosemont Preserve. The Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy, which wants to safeguard the land as open space for educational and recreational use, set a total project goal of $450,000 and started raising funds last year. In December, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich pledged $350,000. Still, donations from local residents have failed to meet expectations, despite decreasing the goal and extending the deadline, organizers say. Conservancy officials have lowered the community fundraising goal to $75,000 from $100,000 and extended the deadline to May 31. But the amount raised remains $40,000 short of what's needed, said Executive Director John Howell.
THE818NOW
April 16, 2012
An autopsy was pending Monday on the body of a man found burned on a sidewalk in Altadena. A passerby was walking in the 2600 block of N. Windsor Drive around 6 a.m. Sunday when he saw something burning on the sidewalk, officials said. As he got closer, he realized the burning object was a human body and called 911, according to a statement from theLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "The only person we have is the 911 caller who was passing through the area and stated that they saw something that was burning, thinking it was trash," said Lt. Matthew Burson "But upon closer examination, they noticed it was a person, in fact, that was burning.
THE818NOW
April 15, 2012
The burning body of a man was found on an Altadena sidewalk early Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. A passerby spotted what appeared to be a burning object in the 2600 block of North Windsor Avenue about 6 a.m., said Deputy Lillian Peck, a Sheriff's Department spokeswoman. After approaching, the passerby realized that it was a human body and called 911, Peck said. Deputies and firefighters responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 8, 2012
A 48-year-old Whittier woman, who allegedly stole more than $100,000 from victims throughout Southern California, was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for identity theft in Glendale. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Patrick Hegarty found prosecutors presented sufficient evidence against Natalie Diamond during a preliminary hearing to proceed to a trial after she rejected an earlier offer from prosecutors to spend three years in prison in exchange for a guilty plea. Diamond, who has been previously convicted of burglary and grand theft, faces three counts of identity theft and one count of grand theft of personal property in connection with illegally withdrawing more than $12,000 from an Altadena woman's bank account.
THE626NOW
January 5, 2012
A horse named Cowboy found it a tough trot home in Altadena when he stepped on a manhole cover that gave way. The man riding the horse, Damon Scott, managed to leap from the horse to safety. But the horse became trapped in the manhole along Lincoln Avenue, KTLA-TV reported. Scott and two other riders tried to pull Cowboy out. Scott even climbed into the hole to loosen Cowboy's saddle. Continue reading > > -- KTLA-TV Photo: Horse named Cowboy after falling down manhole cover.
THE626NOW
November 28, 2011
The Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (ACONA) has scheduled a special meeting on Wed., Dec. 14, at 7 PM at a new location, the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Dr. The meeting will address issues about sheriff's responsiveness  that came up at the last meeting . Confirmed speakers so far are Chief Neal Tyler, Field Operations Region 1 representing sheriff's headquarters, and Crescenta Valley station Capt. David M. Silversparre. Elliot Gold of ACONA will have an agenda for us to publish by early next week...
THE626NOW
November 28, 2011
Back in the day, we interned at one of the local churches, which had a lovely garden.  We had a problem of people coming in with shovels -- even during the middle of the day -- who would then dig up our plants and drive away.  The senior minister wondered one Sunday what must it be like to have a garden of stolen plants. It's a question that still comes to mind -- one of our readers writes: We live on the corner of Maiden and Marcheta and recently had a planter filled with cactus stolen from our side yard.
NEWS
By Timothy Rutt | November 6, 2011
We don't have our own police force. As an unincorporated area, we are served by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Furthermore, we're under the rule of the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station. This means that our local captain answers to a commander at Crescenta Valley and 911 calls for service are routed there first. Still, most residents are very supportive of law enforcement: There's a Sheriff's Support Group that raises funds for equipment, a community advisory committee, a clergy council, a volunteer mounted patrol and a Volunteers on Patrol program of unarmed civilians who act as extra eyes and ears for the deputies.
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