by Laura Berthold Monteros
In the 10 years since the doors were opened, the Altadena Community Center has proven to be a vital part of our town. It houses the offices of several community organizations, including Altadena Town Council, Altadena Heritage, Altadena Historical Society, NAACP of Altadena, Altadena Chamber of Commerce, Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy, and Quality of Life Center. The large community room is busy with meetings and presentations that enrich the lives of Altadenans.
Altadena Historical Society volunteers Marlane Forsberg, Jane Brackman, and Kathy Hoskins talked about the addition of thousands of new photos that document the changes in the Altadena streetscape over decades, and what that will mean to piecing together the history of the area.
Some of the resident groups showed off their offices, and Altadena Rotary, who donated the flagpole on the front patio, was on hand to show support. Southern California Edison had a table to explain the installation of nine miles of new transmission lines. The lines will be installed between June 15 and Dec. 31, and will run from La Cañada Flintridge to Pasadena. Work in Altadena will take place in early to late August.