Past Events

Altadena Heritage holds several events each year to celebrate our community and to inform members and other Altadenans of policy and environmental issues that affect us. The invitations to these events constitute a record of this work.

Spring Garden Celebration & Golden Poppy Awards 2016

Spring Garden Celebration & Golden Poppy Awards 2016

A celebration of festive food, luscious libations, mellow music, captivating conviviality … and, of course, AH’s 2016 Golden Poppy Awards, which honor Altadena residents whose water-wise street-oriented gardens enhance our neighborhoods.
Docent-led tours of the new Waldorf School campus next door, featuring its preschool and biodynamic gardens were conducted.

Parks Report

Parks Report

About 65 people gathered January 21 at the Community Center for a spirited public discussion about Altadena’s park needs. Altadena Heritage hosted the gathering for Los Angeles County as part of a major planning project that combines a survey of current park resources with citizen input to determine future priorities. Such meetings all over the county’s incorporated and unincorporated areas yielded community-created project lists that will be used to write a bond issue to fund parks and recreation infrastructure that citizens will vote on in the future.

Zero-Waste

Zero-Waste

Zero-Waste Altadena Heritage’s April “Third Thursday” presentation   April 21, 2016 - The evening before Earth Day. Altadena Heritage invites you to join us at the Altadena Community Center (730 E. Altadena Dr.) from 7 to 9 pm on Thursday, April 21 –the eve of...

Historic Preservation 101

Historic Preservation 101

Altadena Heritage’s March “Third Thursday” presentation features a panel of experts who will inform us about the recently adopted Los Angeles County Historic Preservation Ordinance and the Mills Act…

Create the Future of Your Parks – Altadena

Create the Future of Your Parks – Altadena

What will make your family and your neighborhood healthy, happy and out getting physical exercise? Come to our workshop. Together, we’ll create a list of park priorities for our community.

Impacts of El Nino on the Arroyo Seco

Impacts of El Nino on the Arroyo Seco

A great crowd attended Separating Fact from Fear: The Probable Impacts of El Nino on the Arroyo Seco Watershed. Experts, including a Caltech geologist, analyzed the media hype surrounding El Nino, and looked at past El Ninos…

Golden Poppy Awards 2015

Golden Poppy Awards 2015

More than 100 people attended Altadena Heritage’s 11th annual Golden Poppy Awards and Garden Celebration on Sunday, May 31, 2015, from 3 to 6 pm. The event was held on the Old California-style grounds of Ed Ellis’s home near Millard Canyon, and featured a groaning board of sandwiches, snacks, curry, and desserts.

Altadena’s Urban Forest: Past, Present & Future

Altadena’s Urban Forest: Past, Present & Future

Altadena's Urban Forest: Past, Present & Future Altadena’s Heritage of Abundance includes its trees, from native California scrub oaks, sycamores and certain palms to the eucalyptus, silk, carob and fruit trees introduced later … and don’t forget our mile-long...

Celebrating the Garden: Altadena’s Golden Poppy

Celebrating the Garden: Altadena’s Golden Poppy

Celebrating the Garden: Altadena’s Golden Poppy By Hometown Pasadena Altadena Heritage is ringing in spring with their annual Golden Poppy Awards and Spring Garden Celebration. The event honors Altadena residents “whose gardens beautify our neighborhoods.” The event...

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.