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Third Thursday Cool Roofs

Third Thursday Cool Roofs

Cool Roofs Are Now a Requirement in Altadenaby Val ZavalaIf you are a homeowner in Altadena and need to replace your roof you will have to use “cool roof” shingles. L.A. County passed a cool roof ordinance in 2018 following similar action by the City of Los Angeles,...

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 Community Standards District Ordinance

Altadena Community Standards District Ordinance

Altadena Community Standards District is based on the following criteria:
Topographic complexity, Near/far contrast, Ridges, Cultural landmarks, Existing community boundaries and gateways.

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. This project, initiated by the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, would transfer water from behind Devils Gate Dam across Altadena to Eaton Canyon for the purpose of infiltration into the Raymond Basin. The pipeline would travel from Pasadena to Pasadena, across Altadena, if the Woodbury Road/New York Drive route is chosen.

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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...

AHAD: Altadena Heritage Architecture Database

AHAD: Altadena Heritage Architecture Database

Altadena Heritage was founded in the early 1980s, when many beautiful old homes and mansions were being demolished and replaced with tract developments, placing our community’s architectural heritage in peril. Members at the time did a comprehensive survey of the existing pre-war homes, and conducted research on builders and architects.

Old Marengo Park Clean-Up and Beautification

Old Marengo Park Clean-Up and Beautification

In late March, Altadena Heritage Board members Mark Goldschmidt, David Mosher, Nancy Romero, Michele Zack and John Zoraster removed weeds and an outbreak of prickly Russian thistles, and spread mulch to control weeds and retain moisture. Passers-by may notice a wonderful show of California poppies now in the park, as well as blooming redbud trees. The park anchors and enhances the new adjacent Woodbury Median Project, which uses a similar tree palette of California oaks and redbuds, along with native grasses.

Promote Sustainable Living

Promote Sustainable Living

In 2009, Altadena Heritage launched Heritage of Abundance, a series of lectures and workshops that educate its residents on a variety of sustainable living topics. Altadena Heritage invited local experts to lead talks on topics reflecting Altadena Heritage’s core preservation and community education efforts.

Featured topics have included urban homesteading, growing backyard fruit, the benefits of preserving and restoring historic windows, and more.