September 11, 2010 Meeting Summary


E-mail and some phone reminders


Susan brought sweet muffins.


5 members


Agenda Items:

The meeting began around 11:25 am

  • Recent Crimes in Neighborhood
    • Grand Theft on Greenhill
      • On August 27 about 6:15 am a women jogger on Greenhill Drive was robbed of her I-POD Touch by a young man riding a bike.
      • Initially the victim noticed the suspect at the bus stop on Rosemead as she jogged by going up Greenhill.  Then as she approached the stairway she saw the bike leaning against a retaining wall.  Becoming suspicious she reversed direction and went downhill instead of up the stairs.  The suspect then came up behind her, grabbed the I-Pod and took off northbound on Rosemead.
      • The I-Pod Touch’s serial number is 8L028Qd3751.  Suspect is male hispanic, 18-22 years old, 5’6″ – 5’8″, 120-130 lb, short dark hair, clean shaven, wearing black button up shirts and dark pants.
      • Just another reminder that, though infrequent compared to other areas, crime does occur in our area.
    • as noted on
      • Nothing showing within our borders during past month.  Immediately adjacent:
      • Mon Aug 30, 12:51 pm, intersection Foothill and Santa Paula, Vandalism / Malicious Mischief
      • Tue Aug 24, 12:05 am, 3200 block of Foothill, stolen vehicle
      • Fri Aug 20, 10:30 pm, intersection Foothill and Sierra Madre Villa, DUI
      • miscellaneous petty theft and vehicle break-ins in shopping areas
      • On August 16 and 17, several vehicle burglaries on Villa Street just west of Eaton wash.
  • General Plan update meetings Sept 25 and 30
    • At Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street
      Saturday, Sept. 25, 9:00 AM, or
      Thursday, Sept. 30, 6:30 PM
    • Follow up round of General Plan workshops where they are to take all the input gathered for the past year and put together proposals for changes to the General Plan.
  • Vroman’s bookstore ad
    • Have received a request from Vroman’s bookstore to place an ad with coupon for their local store in our next “newsletter” “before the holiday season begins”.
    • It then asks our newsletter schedule, whether it is printed or online.
    • We only have one printed newsletter per year, in February.
  • Library’s new Homeschool Collection
    • Thursday Sept 16 at 3 pm, Hastings Library will hold an event to launch its new “Homeschool Collection”.
    • The goal is to provide resources to “assist homeschool teachers and parent educators with curricular development for children, kindergarten though grade 6.”
    • “The collection will consist of approximately 140 multiformat items, including general homeschool guides, educational DVDs, literacy kits, as well as learning equipment – a microscope, human body form, a globe, and much more”
    • Although the target audience is homeschool teachers, any library patron can take advantage of the collection.
  • anything else attendees wish to discuss
    • Pacific Hastings Theator status
      • Question raised as to what is happening with the former Pacific Hastings Theator. Answer is have not heard anything new.  Sometimes it and/or its parking lot is rented out forsome kind of filming.  Have heard the owner does not want to put any of their own money into it.  At one time, before the recession, they were proposing the site for a Babies R Us, but that use does not conform to the zoning there. Have not heard of any subsequent proposals.

Next meeting is October 9, 2010, 11:15 am, at Hastings Branch Library

Adjourned about 12 pm