Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Irish Volunteers and The Irish Pride Dancers Open the 15th Annual Summer Concert Series at Farnsworth Park in Altadena Saturday, July 9th at 7:00 PM

The Irish Volunteers are a traditional Irish band new to the L.A. Irish music scene. The group is made up of John McKenna on accordion, Timothy Moynahan on tin whistle, Mike Manning on guitar and Sean Manning on lead vocals. They have combined their years of experience in Irish music to make a sound that is unique to their American Irish experience. The name of the Irish Volunteers goes back to the brave men that have fought for a free Ireland since 1798. The Manning’s own Great-Grandfather was an Irish Volunteer himself, serving in the New York 15th, of miners and engineers during the American Civil War. The most famous Irish Volunteer regiment of the time was of course the Fighting Irish of the 69th . New York .
John McKenna , musician and actor by trade, is the son of Irish immigrants and hails from New York’s own , The Bronx. John’s love of his own up-bringing has carried on the family tradition of playing the small accordion, or “the box” as it is known. His skill with it gives the band it’s rich ethnic sound. John also plays the Irish drum or bodhran, and lends his fine Irish pipes to lead and back-up vocals.

Timothy Moynahan, second-generation Irish American and the band’s spiritual Director of Music grew up singing and playing Irish music with his four brothers and parents in the Orange County section of Southern California. An expert trombone player and an international reggae star with that instrument, Tim’s additional prowess on the penny whistle, or Irish tin whistle, roots the fellas  in Irish flavor. Timothy also writes and sings original music for the band.
Mike Manning brings his nearly 50 years of guitar work and Beatle’s inspired licks to give the Irish Volunteers their base in the folk/rock style. Together with his brother Sean on vocals the pair started a duo , Those Manning Boys , in 2001 and have collected and performed some 80 traditional Irish tunes in their repertoire. The Boys joined forces with John and Timothy in 2010 and have formed The Irish Volunteers. The name came from the fact that nobody was getting paid much to play, but has evolved once again into a force to be heard. “Faugh an Beallach,” or “Clear the Way “for the Irish Volunteers.

Monday, June 20, 2011

15th Annual Summer Concert Series just 19 days away

Amy's Patio Cafe is returning this year with boxed dinners for the 15th Annual Summer Concert Series in Farnsworth Park. Click on this link to order from the menu: http://www.amyspatiocafe.net/id3.html

Also participating this year will be El Patron which will offer several boxed dinners. Click on this link for their menu: http://elpatrononline.com/

New this year. The Rotary Club of Altadena will be serving craft draft beer and a selection of wines in the lower level of the Davis Building at the top of the amphitheater at reasonable prices. The beer and wine MUST be consumed within the confines of the amphitheater. No beer and wine is allowed in Farnsworth Park outside of the amphitheater.

Click on this link to take you to the schedule for the 15th Annual Summer Concerts: http://altadenasheriffs.blogspot.com/2011/02/2011-summer-concerts-in-farnsworth-park.html

The Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena is proud to be the producer of this great family event.

Hope to see you all on July 9th!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Altadena Station Crime Blotter

Altadena Sheriff's Crime Blotter

Blotter

Sunday, June 5th
Between 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the parking lot of Jack in the Box, 2125 Windsor Av.

Monday, June 6th
Between 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM – A commercial burglary occurred at Focus Point Academy, 19 W. Palm Av. Suspect(s) entered the school by shattering the west side classroom windows. Loss: plastic container with live turtle & (3) music cd’s.

Between 6:55 AM and 4:30 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2100-block of Crawford Av. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removed the bathroom window screen. Loss: none.

Between 6:50 AM and 5:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 800-block of Alameda St. Suspect(s) entered the residence via the unlocked rear sliding door. Loss: (2) gray MacBook Pro.

Between 3:30 PM and6:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1900-block of Minoru Dr. Suspect(s) entered the residence by shattering the kitchen window. Loss: silver necklace w/a round ivory pendant, silver bead necklace, & a white pearl necklace.

Between 8:00 AM and 6:30 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1900-block of Pepper Dr. Suspect(s) entered the residence by removing the living room window screen. Loss: black Bose radio, black Apple iPod, & a white w/pink cover Apple iPad w/Gloria engraved on the back.

Tuesday, June 7th
Between 1:00 PM and 1:45 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 1400-block of N. Oxford Av, Pasadena. Suspects entered the unlocked garage and ransacked the area; suspects described as followed: Susp #1 male, Hispanic, approx. 20 yrs, short black hair, green shirt & black pants and susp #2 male, African-American, approx. 20 yrs, short black hair, black shirt & blue jeans. Loss: none.

Wednesday, June 8th
Between 11:00 PM and 6:30 AM, Thursday – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 300-block of Poppyfields Dr. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by shattering the driver’s side window. Loss: brown leather briefcase.

Thursday, June 9th
Between 8:30 AM and 6:30 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2500-block of N. Allen Av. Suspect(s) entered the residence by prying open the rear kitchen door. Loss: black HP 17” laptop, white Xbox game, & a white face w/metal link Daytona Rolex.

Sunday, June 12th
Between 1:00 AM and 11:30 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 900-block of Concha St.

Crime Tips:

· Keep all doors and windows locked, even if you are just going out “for a minute.” If a window is left open a few inches for ventilation, pins or dowels should be inserted in the tracks to prevent someone from opening it more.
· Lock gates, garages, and sheds after each use.
· Store bicycles, mowers, etc. in a locked garage or shed, or secure them to some stationary point.
· Don’t leave notes on your door when you are away from home.
· Don’t leave keys in mailboxes or planters, under doormats, or in other obvious hiding spots. Leave an extra key with a neighbor.
· Learn to recognize who belongs in your neighborhood, development, or apartment, i.e., residents, workers, guests, etc.
· Know who’s at your door before opening it.
· Ask for photo identification before letting in anyone you don’t know. Check out the identification with the company or agency if you are suspicious.
· Never let a stranger enter your home to use the telephone. Offer to make the call yourself in an emergency.
· Don’t give your name, phone number, or whereabouts on your answering machine message. Never say you aren’t home. Just ask the caller to leave a message.
· Call the Altadena Sheriff's Station at 626-798-1131 if you hear or see something suspicious.
· Don’t discuss your assets or finances with strangers.
· Don’t keep large sums of money at home.
· Keep valuable papers, stocks, bonds, expensive jewelry, coin collections, etc. in a bank safe deposit box. Don’t store them at home unless you have a security closet or a safe that is well hidden and cannot be removed.

Lieutenant Joseph Dempsey
Altadena Sheriff's Station
626-798-1131

For full details, go to https://local.nixle.com/alert/4700810/?sub_id=309492.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Community message from LASD

Community Message has been issued by the LASD - Altadena Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff.

Tuesday June 7, 2011 9:13 AM PDT

Sheriff's Department quality-of-life survey.

Deputies to conduct quality-of-life survey in three neighborhoods Saturday

The Altadena Sheriff's Station in conjunction with the Community Oriented Policing Services Bureau will be conducting a door-to-door survey of three neighborhoods to collect residents’ concerns regarding crime, law enforcement services and quality of life issues in Altadena. The surveys will allow the community to express their concerns regarding quality of life issues in the area.,

The survey will be conducted on Sat., June 11, between 9 AM and 1 PM. Participation in the survey will be voluntary and confidential. Names and contact phone numbers will be collected for follow-up purposes and will remain secured for the Sheriff’s Department’s use only. Deputies will be conducting door to door surveys which should only take a few minutes.

Deputies will be conducting surveys and contacting residents in:

AREA 1
Royce Street between Lincoln Avenue and Casitas Avenue
Mountain View Street between Lincoln Avenue and Casitas Avenue
Ventura Street between Lincoln Avenue and Casitas Avenue

AREA 2
Harriet Street between Fair Oaks Avenue and Glenrose Avenue
Mendocino Street between Fair Oaks Avenue and Glenrose Avenue
Mariposa Street between Fair Oaks Avenue and Glenrose Avenue

AREA 3
Roosevelt Avenue between New York Drive and Crary Street
Harding Avenue between New York Drive and Crary Street
Coolidge Avenue between New York Drive and Crary Street
Grand Oaks Avenue between New York Drive and Crary Street

For full details, go to https://local.nixle.com/alert/4698618/?sub_id=309492.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Construction up-date Altadena Station

Community Message has been issued by the LASD - Altadena Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff.

Thursday June 2, 2011 7:40 AM PDT

Altadena Sheriff's Station

The Altadena Sheriff’s Station has been under construction for some time now, however we are pleased to announce that the lobby portion of the station is complete and we are open for business. Anyone needing to come to the station can now enter through the front door off of Altadena Drive and be assisted at the front desk.

We hope to have all calls on the business line (626-798-1131) directed back to Altadena Sheriff’s Station in the next two weeks. 911 calls will continue to be routed to Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

We thank everyone for their patience during this construction phase.

The remainder of the station is expected to be completed by late August.

For full details, go to https://local.nixle.com/alert/4696987/?sub_id=309492.