Advocate for Positive Change


Celebrate Community


Preserve What We Love


Maintain Architectural Database


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 Events

Sunday May 29th @9am

Altadena Heritage and the Altadena Bike Club invite you to join the 2022 Golden Poppy Community Bike Tour.

Join Dorothy Wong for a bike tour of a selection of Altadena Heritage’s winning Golden Poppy gardens.

Sunday May 29 – 9am – meet in Triangle Park, next to the Sheriff’s Station – refreshments en route.

Ongoing Campaign

Irrigation , Planting & Landscaping at Old Marengo

As many of you know, Altadena Heritage was part of a coalition of community organizations that designed and installed the landscaping at Old Marengo Triangle at Woodbury and Marengo. The County agreed to let us improve the Triangle as long as the community continued to maintain it. Well, here we are some 20 years later and Altadena Heritage is still maintaining this little urban forest.

Altadena Heritage Features

Online Newsletter

Our Spring/Summer Issue focuses on Wildfire, Fall/Winter Issue focuses on Sustainability. Our Spring/Summer Health Edition also availble.

Altadena Heritage asked a number of local authors and poets to tell us what Altadena means to them. The results are wonderfully varied. Five of our current and recent Altadena Poet Laureates are represented as well as novelists and historians. Enjoy!

Test your mastery of all things Altadena!

Whether you are a life-long resident or new to the area, try your luck on our quiz.

Altadena Tree Videos

Learn about selection, planting, and care for trees in Altadena!

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.

State Senator Anthony Portantino presented the Golden Poppy winners with certificates, as did the office of LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

Roland Percey

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 

Lisa Laumann

2319 Garfield Avenue