A Very Short History of Altadena

A Very Short History of Altadena

Altadena is an unincorporated community of Los Angeles County, next to and within the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. It is bounded on three sides by wilderness (the Arroyo Seco, Angeles National Forest, and Eaton Canyon), and on the south by the city of Pasadena.

Altadena’s Commercial History

Altadena’s Commercial History

This paper was written by Michele Zack as part of Altadena Heritage’s Lake Avenue Committee, formed to study aspects of our community’s commercial life.

Altadena Is 125 Years Old – 2012

Altadena Is 125 Years Old – 2012

Altadena Heritage and Altadena Historical Society, would like to invite all Altadena civic institutions, groups, businesses, schools, faith communities, and individuals to become co-sponsors in commemorating our community’s 125th birthday.

Where Your Water Comes From

Where Your Water Comes From

You buy your water from a Mutual Water Company. It is a non-profit corporation, not a government. You and your neighbors own your Mutual. It is unlikely that the media will ever report on your Mutual. If you want to know what it is doing, you need to ask the Mutual’s board…

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Memoriam James Edward DeLong, AIA, Taliesin Fellow, architect of more than 100 beautiful homes in the Los Angeles area, passed away April 10 at 92. Jim DeLong was a long-time supporter of Altadena Heritage and was instrumental in organizing its 2003 Modern Home...
Walmart in Altadena: White Paper

Walmart in Altadena: White Paper

All the words, feelings, and media storming around the proposed Walmart Neighborhood Store at the southeast corner of Lincoln Avenue and Figueroa made it hard to separate signal from noise the past several weeks.

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