AH Newsletter – Health Issue – Spring/Summer 2021

Altadena’s Beginning as Mecca for the Ill

Altadena’s Beginning as Mecca for the Ill

By Michele Zack – Ours is not the first pandemic in which hearts have been gripped by fear of contagion and death, when coughs and sneezes caused panic, and when people fled cities for clean country air. In the United States, the end of the Civil War and…

Letter from the Chair

Letter from the Chair

Sharon Sand Chair – Greetings! It’s been a tough year. I do hope you are all doing well now, and getting vaccinated as we (hopefully) near the end of this pandemic. We miss seeing you in person but going virtual has motivated us to find creative ways to connect.

What’s going on with Altadena’s air?

What’s going on with Altadena’s air?

By Anne Chomyn – Air pollution smells bad and looks bad; it also makes us sick and shortens our lives. By Anne Chomyn The California Air Resources Board (CARB) defines air pollution as “any substance in the air that is harmful…

A Short History of  La Viña

A Short History of La Viña

By Val Zavala – Tuberculosis has killed more people than any other disease in the history of humankind. (Let that sink in.) Its bacterium lodges in the lungs, creating pustules that cause bloody coughs, hacking, and lung pain…

Old Marengo Park’s 15th Birthday

Old Marengo Park’s 15th Birthday

Old Marengo Park Celebrates 15th BirthdayOn Saturday, April 24, a group of 18 Altadena Heritage volunteers spruced up Old Marengo Park. Happy Birthday, little park! Amazing that this swatch of land, a public right of way created when…

Altadena’s Health by the Numbers

Altadena’s Health by the Numbers

Older Residents, Smokers, Adults with Depression, Children with Asthma, Adults without Medical Insurance, Children without Medical Insurance