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Preserve What We Love


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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.

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Upcoming Events

Join us for our Holiday Celebration and Year in Review!

Sunday December 5 from 2 to 5pm

2210 Midlothian Drive, Altadena

Members attend for free and non-member guests can pay $15 at the door. Please register to attend and remember that a valid Covid Vaccination Card will be required for entry.

Altadena Heritage Features

Check out Our Newsletter articles published on-line.

Our Fall/Winter Issue focuses on Sustainability. Our Spring/Summer Health Edition also availble. View On-line Articls or download a PDF of our printed and mailed newsletter.

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!

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.

Email for the answers.

Recent Events

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