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September 29, 2012
An determined amount of prescription drugs was stolen from a Walgreens pharmacy in La Crescenta around 3 a.m. Saturday, according to the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station. Deputies responded to a burglary alarm at the store,  3001 Foothill Blvd., where two burglars stole the drugs, according to reports. When deputies arrived, they found the front window of the business had been smashed. However, the burglars had already fled the scene. This is part of a series of thefts from pharmacies in the La Crescenta area, according to authorities.
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By Seth Amitin, Gabriel Rizk and Christopher Cadelago | April 23, 2009
Hugo Bustamante, a 46-year-old St. Francis grad and former soccer coach, was shot and fatally wounded last week in a Long Beach pharmacy shooting. Bustamante, of Cypress, was found in the pharmacy area of the hospital, according to the Long Beach Police Department. He died after being transported to a hospital for treatment. The second victim, Kelly Hales, of Redondo Beach, was found outside the hospital with a gunshot wound and also subsequently died of his injuries. At mid-day last Thursday, Long Beach police responded to shots fired at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
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By Seth Amitin | November 4, 2009
To all Flintridge Pharmacy customers who attempt to walk into their current front door next March 1: Have no fear. You’ll only be two storefronts off. Flintridge Pharmacy is preparing to move two doors down, next to the Bank of America, in the 500 block of Foothill Boulevard, in a renovated larger space that pharmacy owner Michael Stremfel said will allow the business to reinvent itself. “[The new space] is not significantly bigger,” Stremfel said. “It’s 2,400 square feet, we’re gaining approximately 200 square feet.
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By Seth Amitin | October 15, 2009
Just as the business is readying to mark its 40th anniversary, Flintridge Pharmacy has received accreditation from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc., as a Medicare-approved provider of medical equipment this month, becoming the first Medicare-approved provider in La Cañada. Medicare is a federal medical program primarily serving citizens 65 and older that helps them afford quality doctors, medication and equipment, such as walkers or motorized chairs to help them sit down, to improve quality of life.
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By Jane Napier Neely | March 10, 2005
Flintridge Pharmacy & Medical Supply, formerly known as Cal-Med East Pharmacy, in celebration of its new name will hold a giant free health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. The La Cañada Valley Sun is one of the health fair's major sponsors. Michael Stremfel, son of the founder of the pharmacy, said, "This is the way we want to celebrate our 35 years in this community. We want to thank everyone for their support and loyalty." The free tests being offered, which would cost hundreds of dollars at a clinic, include bone density, blood glucose, carotid ultrasound, body fat analysis, blood pressure, surface sEMG, Dermascan, and total cholesterol.
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By Seth Amitin | October 29, 2009
A shortage in flu shots nation-wide with no preparations for further distribution has hit La Cañada as two area pharmacies are struggling to meet the community?s vaccination needs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states on its website that ?at the current time, six influenza vaccine manufacturers are projecting that as many as 114 million to 115 million doses of influenza vaccine will be available from currently licensed manufacturers in the U.S. for use during the 2009-10 influenza season.
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July 13, 2006
Webster's Pharmacy of Altadena will host its Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 in the flagship store at 2450 N. Lake Ave. in Altadena and sister Hallmark Gold Crown store at 147 W. California St. in Pasadena. Light refreshments will be served. "This popular 'Christmas in July' promotion is an annual event for all Hallmark Gold Crown stores," said Sue Webster Felt, president of Webster's Pharmacy of Altadena.
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January 16, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge Jan. 3 Commercial burglary: 529 Foothill Blvd., Flintridge Pharmacy and Medical Supply, 8:28 p.m. Commercial double locking doors were damaged, but no items were reported stolen. Burglary: 2200 block of Foothill Boulevard, between Dec. 31 and Jan. 3. A sink, two faucets, three refrigeration units and some copper pipe were stolen. There were damages to a wrought iron door and a key lock. Petty theft: 852 Foothill Blvd. Adobe Design.
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March 14, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 27 Vandalism: 4400 block of Oak Grove Drive. A member of school security contacted police so a student's mother could report an act of vandalism to report to her vehicle's insurance company. On Nov. 19, the woman reported, her son had driven her car to school. When he returned to the vehicle, he saw that it had been keyed in a manner that was "quite obvious. " The officer reviewed security video from that time period and saw nothing, but was informed the camera only records when motion is detected.
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March 14, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge Feb. 27 Vandalism: 4400 block of Oak Grove Drive. A member of school security contacted police so a student's mother could report an act of vandalism to report to her vehicle's insurance company. On Nov. 19, the woman reported, her son had driven her car to school. When he returned to the vehicle, he saw that it had been keyed in a manner that was "quite obvious. " The officer reviewed security video from that time period and saw nothing, but was informed the camera only records when motion is detected.
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January 16, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge Jan. 3 Commercial burglary: 529 Foothill Blvd., Flintridge Pharmacy and Medical Supply, 8:28 p.m. Commercial double locking doors were damaged, but no items were reported stolen. Burglary: 2200 block of Foothill Boulevard, between Dec. 31 and Jan. 3. A sink, two faucets, three refrigeration units and some copper pipe were stolen. There were damages to a wrought iron door and a key lock. Petty theft: 852 Foothill Blvd. Adobe Design.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 3, 2012
A rash of burglaries targeting pharmacies and their stocks of pain killers has struck La Cañada Flintridge, Burbank and nearby areas, prompting authorities to suggest pharmacies do more to secure desirable drugs. On Saturday 15 bottles of the often-abused painkiller OxyContin were stolen from the Walgreens in La Crescenta. Both Marsh Village Pharmacy and Flintridge Pharmacy in La Cañada have been similarly burglarized in the last two months. Burbank has been hit hardest, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Sgt. Debra Herman.
NEWS
September 29, 2012
An determined amount of prescription drugs was stolen from a Walgreens pharmacy in La Crescenta around 3 a.m. Saturday, according to the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station. Deputies responded to a burglary alarm at the store,  3001 Foothill Blvd., where two burglars stole the drugs, according to reports. When deputies arrived, they found the front window of the business had been smashed. However, the burglars had already fled the scene. This is part of a series of thefts from pharmacies in the La Crescenta area, according to authorities.
NEWS
By Seth Amitin | November 4, 2009
To all Flintridge Pharmacy customers who attempt to walk into their current front door next March 1: Have no fear. You’ll only be two storefronts off. Flintridge Pharmacy is preparing to move two doors down, next to the Bank of America, in the 500 block of Foothill Boulevard, in a renovated larger space that pharmacy owner Michael Stremfel said will allow the business to reinvent itself. “[The new space] is not significantly bigger,” Stremfel said. “It’s 2,400 square feet, we’re gaining approximately 200 square feet.
NEWS
By Seth Amitin | October 29, 2009
A shortage in flu shots nation-wide with no preparations for further distribution has hit La Cañada as two area pharmacies are struggling to meet the community?s vaccination needs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states on its website that ?at the current time, six influenza vaccine manufacturers are projecting that as many as 114 million to 115 million doses of influenza vaccine will be available from currently licensed manufacturers in the U.S. for use during the 2009-10 influenza season.
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By Seth Amitin | October 15, 2009
Just as the business is readying to mark its 40th anniversary, Flintridge Pharmacy has received accreditation from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc., as a Medicare-approved provider of medical equipment this month, becoming the first Medicare-approved provider in La Cañada. Medicare is a federal medical program primarily serving citizens 65 and older that helps them afford quality doctors, medication and equipment, such as walkers or motorized chairs to help them sit down, to improve quality of life.
NEWS
By Seth Amitin, Gabriel Rizk and Christopher Cadelago | April 23, 2009
Hugo Bustamante, a 46-year-old St. Francis grad and former soccer coach, was shot and fatally wounded last week in a Long Beach pharmacy shooting. Bustamante, of Cypress, was found in the pharmacy area of the hospital, according to the Long Beach Police Department. He died after being transported to a hospital for treatment. The second victim, Kelly Hales, of Redondo Beach, was found outside the hospital with a gunshot wound and also subsequently died of his injuries. At mid-day last Thursday, Long Beach police responded to shots fired at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
NEWS
July 13, 2006
Webster's Pharmacy of Altadena will host its Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 in the flagship store at 2450 N. Lake Ave. in Altadena and sister Hallmark Gold Crown store at 147 W. California St. in Pasadena. Light refreshments will be served. "This popular 'Christmas in July' promotion is an annual event for all Hallmark Gold Crown stores," said Sue Webster Felt, president of Webster's Pharmacy of Altadena.
NEWS
By Jane Napier Neely | March 10, 2005
Flintridge Pharmacy & Medical Supply, formerly known as Cal-Med East Pharmacy, in celebration of its new name will hold a giant free health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. The La Cañada Valley Sun is one of the health fair's major sponsors. Michael Stremfel, son of the founder of the pharmacy, said, "This is the way we want to celebrate our 35 years in this community. We want to thank everyone for their support and loyalty." The free tests being offered, which would cost hundreds of dollars at a clinic, include bone density, blood glucose, carotid ultrasound, body fat analysis, blood pressure, surface sEMG, Dermascan, and total cholesterol.
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