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.
Gravestone of Altadena abolitionist Owen Brown to be Reinstalled Soon
Pasadena Star News | By ANNAKAI GESHLIDER
After years of preservation efforts by the Altadena community, a gravestone honoring abolitionist and former Altadena resident Owen Brown will soon be reinstalled at his gravesite in the foothills north of town.
“We’re really glad it’s finally happening,” said Michele Zack, a local historian and chair of the Owen Brown Gravesite Restoration Committee, which was created by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
Golden Poppy Awards 2021
Despite the Covid restrictions winding down, we were not quite ready to have an in-person event for the second year running and the Golden Poppy Awards were held online for the second year. As in 2020, our 2021 winners allowed us to record interviews and videos about their gardens which are available here.
Chair Sharon Sand introduced the event and Val Zavala conducted short interviews with each winner. Altadena Heritage members were treated to short presentations from Eric Callow, incoming President of the Theodore Payne Foundation, on California native plants, and Joy Walters, coordinator of CHA CHA, about ecologically beneficial garden maintenance.
Eric Callow also generously provided a $200 gift card from the Theodore Payne Foundation for one lucky attendee to buy some native plants for their garden. Joan Kaplan was the lucky winner.
1615 Loma Alta Drive
Saro, Maral, Clara and Hratch Khajikian
1825 Alta Crest Drive
Katie, Tito, Noemi, Lucas and Isela Villanueva
23 East Manor Street
2319 Garfield Avenue
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Altadena Heritage asked a number of local authors and poets to tell us what Altadena means to them. The results are wonderfully varied and diverse views of our local community – from a refuge to return to after a tough day in LA, a place to watch the seasons change, a place to seek peace and nature and a place of rich diversity and sense of place. Five of our current and recent Altadena Poet Laureates are represented as well as novelists and historians. Enjoy!