Town Hall 9/21

Town Hall 9/21

Altadena Heritage Event Join Altadena Heritage at the Town Hall with Supervisor Kathryn Barger on 9/21 Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 21! Altadena Heritage will sponsor a town hall with our new supervisor Kathryn Barger at 7 pm in the Community Center,...
Altadenans Know Why Water is Worth Fighting For

Altadenans Know Why Water is Worth Fighting For

Since water’s for fighting here in the Golden State, Altadenans are doing a very good job of holding up their part of the California bargain.

As an unincorporated area with a strong local identity but just an advisory-only Town Council to elect — along with a Los Angeles County supervisor with 2 million other constituents — Altadenans have always been good at shows of self-governance that involve simply showing up.

Altadena Pipeline

Altadena Pipeline

Recent Public Forum regarding Altadena Heritage, Neighbors Building a Better Altadena, and the Altadena Library for a panel discussion on the proposed crosstown pipeline — moderated by Larry Wilson of the Star News. This project, initiated by the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, would transfer water from behind Devils Gate Dam across Altadena to Eaton Canyon for the purpose of infiltration into the Raymond Basin. The pipeline would travel from Pasadena to Pasadena, across Altadena, if the Woodbury Road/New York Drive route is chosen.

Golden Poppy 2017 Awards Celebrated

Golden Poppy 2017 Awards Celebrated

More than 130 people gathered at the distinctive Green Man Lodge on May 21 for Altadena Heritage’s 13th annual Golden Poppy Spring Garden Celebration and Awards. Steve Pribyl provided shimmering live music on his uilleann pipes, an Irish folk woodwind related to bagpipes. The usual abundance of food came with wine and bubbly supplied by board member Gail Casburn of the Altadena Ale & Wine House, and beer donated by member Mark Jilg of the Craftsman Brewing Company.

Altadena CSD Meeting – May 23rd

Altadena CSD Meeting – May 23rd

Altadena Heritage officers will attend the LA County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing, Wednesday, May 23rd at 9:30am, on the final draft of the Altadena Town Council’s Community Standards District (CSD).
This hearing was previously scheduled for Mar 28th. The delay is to let Altadenans comment specifically on the CSD’s “fences and hedges” provisions at the Town Council’s Land-Use Committee public meeting on April 4.

Golden Poppy Celebration – May 21st, 2017

Golden Poppy Celebration – May 21st, 2017

More than 130 people gathered at the distinctive Green Man Lodge on May 21 for Altadena Heritage’s 13th annual Golden Poppy Spring Garden Celebration and Awards. Steve Pribyl provided shimmering live music on his uilleann pipes, an Irish folk woodwind related to bagpipes. The usual abundance of food came with wine and bubbly supplied by board member Gail Casburn of the Altadena Ale & Wine House, and beer donated by member Mark Jilg of the Craftsman Brewing Company.

The AHA! Program

The AHA! Program

From time to time someone nominates, and our board designates, an Altadena Heritage Area or AHA! An AHA can be a street, a neighborhood or a place that stands out for one reason or another and has fostered its own community.

It all started because Los Angeles is the only major county in California without a historic preservation ordinance, and we are always looking for a way to recognize and raise awareness of the wealth of interesting historic homes and neighborhoods in our town.

Golden Poppy Awards and Garden Party

Golden Poppy Awards and Garden Party

Altadena Heritage has held garden parties ever since its inception in 1988. In 2004, the Golden Poppy Awards were added to the annual Spring/Summer garden party event. These awards recognize gardens that “present to the street,” enhancing the community for everyone.

AHAD: Altadena Heritage Architecture Database

AHAD: Altadena Heritage Architecture Database

Altadena Heritage was founded in the early 1980s, when many beautiful old homes and mansions were being demolished and replaced with tract developments, placing our community’s architectural heritage in peril. Members at the time did a comprehensive survey of the existing pre-war homes, and conducted research on builders and architects.

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