Preserve What We Love

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. This information was encoded in a searchable database kept in our office along with a trove of old real estate documents, enabling those who want to research their houses to find this information. Old Marengo Park was developed as a joint project of the Altadena Watershed Committee, the Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy, and Altadena Heritage. Altadena Heritage does regular park maintenance, and last summer shared the expense of tree-trimming with the Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy. Anyone interested in joining our Park Maintenance Team

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

Learn about wildfire smoke and respiratory health. Forestry officials are predicting another intense wildfire season.

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health -  Third Thursday ProgramJoin us on Thursday, June 17 at 7pm Learn about wildfire smoke and respiratory health. Forestry officials are predicting another intense wildfire season. This means our air will be filled with ash and smoke. What...

Golden Poppy Awards 2021

Golden Poppy Awards 2021

Sunday May 23 at 4pm Join us on Sunday May 23 at 4pm for the second annual Virtual (and hopefully last virtual ever) Golden Poppy Awards. The Golden Poppies have been Altadena Heritage’s way of celebrating those gardens that “give to the…

Altadena Quiz

Altadena Quiz

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 altadenaheritage@gmail.com for the answers.

Altadena Tree Give Away

Altadena Tree Give Away

Welcome to our Tree Page with information on selecting, planting, caring for and maintaining your trees.

We also have information on upcoming or recorded events regarding trees.

Going Green on Yard Maintenance

Going Green on Yard Maintenance

Going Green on Yard Maintenance All rights reserved. No part of this presentation may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written...

Going Green on Yard Maintenance – Third Thursday Webinar

Going Green on Yard Maintenance – Third Thursday Webinar

This Third Thursday we were pleased to host a presentation by Dan Mabe, founder, CEO, and president of American Green Zone Alliance. Dan shared information we can all use to improve our environment, including using alternatives to gasoline-powered leaf blowers. He...

Regenerative Landscapes

Regenerative Landscapes

Regenerative Landscapes: Mitigating Heat Island EffectRegenerative Landscapes Mitigating Heat Island Effect September 19, 2019 • 7 PM Community Center • 730 E. Altadena DriveCome join us for the next Third Thursday conversation on September 19th at 7pm.  Shawn...

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...

Seed Library

Seed Library

Seed Library Presentation: The Popenoe Family & Altadena's Horticultural History Join Altadena Heritage, the Seed Library and the Altadena Library District for a presentation on the Popenoe Family and Altadena's Horticultural History at 10am this Saturday, July...

“Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” Town Hall Meeting Third Thursday

“Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” Town Hall Meeting Third Thursday

“Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” Town Hall Meeting Third Thursday Third Thursday October 19, 7pm “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” A town-hall meeting with Jessica Aldridge, Sustainability Manager for Athens Services Athens Services is contacted by LA County to provide...

Altadenans again show they know why water is worth fighting for.

Altadenans again show they know why water is worth fighting for.

Since water’s for fighting here in the Golden State, Altadenans are doing a very good job of holding up their part of the California bargain.

As an unincorporated area with a strong local identity but just an advisory-only Town Council to elect — along with a Los Angeles County supervisor with 2 million other constituents — Altadenans have always been good at shows of self-governance that involve simply showing up.

Altadena Heritage Plays Key Role in Preservation of Historic Torrey Pine?

Altadena Heritage Plays Key Role in Preservation of Historic Torrey Pine?

Those seeking to preserve a historic tree on the Scripps/Kellogg estate in Altadena got some good news on May 31 when Altadena Heritage recognized the 86-year-old Torrey pine as a winner of its inaugural Big Tree Contest.

Meanwhile, the family of the late Takeo and Fumiko Yuge continued to pack up decades of belongings from a cottage on the property that was built in the 1920s. Sisters Cindy Yuge, Joyce Yuge, Carolyn Yuge and Nadine Ishizu did not attend the event, saying they were trying to meet the deadline to vacate the house. Among the items to be packed were family heirlooms dating back to the prewar years as well as artifacts from the wartime camps.

Where Your Water Comes From

Where Your Water Comes From

You buy your water from a Mutual Water Company. It is a non-profit corporation, not a government. You and your neighbors own your Mutual. It is unlikely that the media will ever report on your Mutual. If you want to know what it is doing, you need to ask the Mutual’s board…