Join Us For a Drink
Meet People in Your Altadena CommunityDear New Altadena Resident, 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...
Preservation Meeting Jan 2023
A County Regional Planning hearing on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 will be held to consider…
A Wonderful Holiday party!
What a lovely afternoon at the historic McNally house! Frank Mayor and Huan Gu were incredibly gracious…
Monte Cedro & Christmas Tree Lane
Altadena Heritage holds two events each year for the residents of Monte Cedro.
Tree Giveaway 2022
For the third year in a row, forty trees were given away to Altadenans eager to beautify their properties,
Owen Brown Plaque Unveiling
A magnificent plaque was unveiled honoring Owen Brown
Our Urban Ecosystem
by Mark Goldschmidt – Our mountain backdrop has changed little, but 150 years ago paleo-Altadena was virtually barren of trees, only seasonal grasses, chaparral and poppies covered the gravelly outwash. Then wells were dug and water was channeled from
Letter from the Chair
Letter from the ChairVal ZavalaHello All, I am honored and excited to become the Chair of Altadena Heritage, taking the reins from Sharon Sand who served AH so well as chair for six years. Her leadership and dedication were remarkable, and we are grateful for some...
Mark Goldschmidt – Some native wildlife species have found ways to make their lives in our patchy “natural” environment of yards, streets, and open spaces. Skunks, coyotes, raccoons, and blue jays thrive here. But non-native wildlife species
Hunting the Highlands
Hunting the HighlandsBy Michele Zack Careening on a jubilant bender through Los Angeles’s muddy streets at Christmas, 1873, Southern-minded Dr. John Griffin chortled that he’d finally got the best of those “Damn Yankees!” Anyone in earshot, including journalist...
The Animal Healer – An Interview with Cleo Watts
The Animal Healer – An Interview with Cleo WattsBy Val Zavala Behind a modest home on Altadena Drive is another smaller home with some unusual occupants. Two people, 11 squirrels, four parrots, a full-grown raccoon, two baby opossum and a couple very friendly...
CoyoteBy Mark Goldschmidt In the lore of many Native American peoples, Coyote has been around from the beginning: he was there at creation, he is a link to the other world. Coyote is “the Tricky One.” He is bad, but he’s also good, he’s always changing, no one likes...