Owen Brown Preservation

Owen Brown Preservation

Big News: Owen Brown Gravesite Land Acquisition Watch the video and learn the back story. Back in the late 1980s, Altadena Heritage made the leap from committee of the Town Council to independent 501(c)(3). The mission: to protect and preserve Altadena’s...
Altadena Pipeline

Altadena Pipeline

Recent Public Forum regarding Altadena Heritage, Neighbors Building a Better Altadena, and the Altadena Library for a panel discussion on the proposed crosstown pipeline — moderated by Larry Wilson of the Star News.

CSD Draft Presentations

CSD Draft Presentations

In unincorporated Los Angeles County, a “Community Standards District” (CSD) is an addendum to the zoning code.

Charles Company Construction on Lake & Calaveras

Charles Company Construction on Lake & Calaveras

On May 26, 2016 Altadena Heritage received notice that the County had issued a “Revocation of Approval for Site Plan” for the Charles Company construction on Lake Avenue and Calaveras Street. This means that construction on the site must stop until the developer answers the County’s questions

Parks Report

Parks Report

About 65 people gathered January 21 at the Community Center for a spirited public discussion about Altadena’s park needs.

San Gabriels to the Sea:  How Hahamongna Fits In

San Gabriels to the Sea: How Hahamongna Fits In

On February 19, 2015, Altadena Heritage hosted a public forum designed to put Hahamongna Watershed Park — and Los Angeles County’s controversial sediment-removal plan for Devil’s Gate Reservoir — into a larger context: its significance within the Arroyo Seco River System. Because of Hahamongna’s location between the sediment-producing San Gabriel mountains and the lower Arroyo Seco and Los Angeles River, which flows to the Pacific, it plays a vital role in the continued well-being of our most important local river system.

Devil’s Gate Sediment-Removal

Devil’s Gate Sediment-Removal

At its January 2015 meeting, the Altadena Heritage (AH) board of directors approved a $999 donation to Arroyo Seco Foundation (ASF) in support of ASF’s lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court December 11, 2014. The lawsuit challenges the Board of Supervisors’ approval of the Devil’s Gate Sediment-Removal Program in Hahamongna Watershed Park.

Devil’s Gate Dam

Devil’s Gate Dam

The proposed Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project will impact Altadena greatly, and for years to come. At December’s annual meeting, members voted to present Altadena Heritage’s position on this project by responding to the Draft Environmental Impact Report prepared by the Water Resources Division of L.A. County’s Department of Public Works. The response below covers community concerns to be aware of, and asks important questions about the project that AH wants answered before any action is taken.

Grant Lets Water Flow at Old Marengo Park!

Grant Lets Water Flow at Old Marengo Park!

Grant Lets Water Flow at Old Marengo Park! Altadena Heritage would like to gratefully acknowledge a grant of $1000 from the City of Pasadena to pay for water at Old Marengo Park, an Altadena Heritage Area (AHA) dedicated in 2012. Heritage partnered with Altadena...