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Altadena Heritage is a nonprofit volunteer-based advocacy organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and raising awareness of our foothill community’s rich architectural, environmental, and cultural heritage.

Upcoming Event

New Altadena Residents

If you would like to learn more about the rich history of our little town or just want to meet some of your neighbors, we invite you to be our guests for a glass of wine at a terrific local hotspot Unincorporated Coffee. Don’t be fooled by the name. They will be pouring a nice flight of wines for us to try. (And coffee too if you prefer.)

We hope you can join us!
Tuesday, March 14th – 6:30 to 8:30pm

Unincorporated Coffee Roasters
3021 Lincoln Ave. Altadena

Space is limited so please RSVP promptly to:

Ongoing Preservation


The application for creating LA County’s first historic district here in Altadena (Historic Highlands) is still under consideration. Last month, we reached out to our readers regarding this issue being considered by the Altadena Town Council.  The residents that requested the designation worked with the County staff for about two years to meet all of the requirements for such a designation, including approval by over 50% of the property owners within the proposed boundary. While not a requirement of the application, the applicants requested that the Altadena Town Council review the application and offer support to the Board of Supervisors.

Unfortunately, there was confusion at the Land-Use Committee, so no recommendation was made. There seems to be significant concern that the residents may not fully understand the significance of being in such a district.  When the Town Council reviewed the proposal and comments from the Land-Use Committee, they expressed that additional public outreach should be conducted before final consideration by the Board of Supervisors.  

Given the importance of community support and awareness of the rules of living in an historic district, the County staff has initiated a review of the additional regulation that historic districts include.  Rob Bruce, Preservation Chair has stayed in contact with the County planner on this project and will continue to attend these meetings.

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Altadena Heritage Recent Events

A Wonderful Holiday party!

A Wonderful Holiday party!

What a lovely afternoon at the historic McNally house! Frank Mayor and Huan Gu were incredibly gracious…

Tree Giveaway 2022

Tree Giveaway 2022

For the third year in a row, forty trees were given away to Altadenans eager to beautify their properties,

Altadena Heritage Newsletters Online

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Spring Summer 2022

Sustainability Issue
Fall Winter 2021

Health Issue
Spring Summer 2021