Altadena Community Center
730 E. Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 626-398-6174 Fax: 626-296-1198
Center Director, Liliana Garcia
The Altadena Community Center operates as a focal point for services, information, and activities that promote increased community integration for adults and children of all ages. Center also provides room for public meetings and activity space for organized community groups, and for use by non-profit groups. These groups may utilize the Community Center when not in use for Community Center programs.
Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. and Thursdays from 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Meet at the center the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Altadena Town Council acts as an ombudsman between the citizens of Altadena and the Los Angeles County Supervisor. General Meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Land Use Sub-Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. CSD subcommittee meets the 1st Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. www.altadenatowncouncil.org
The Altadena Chamber of Commerce seeks to coordinate concerns with businesses in the enterprise zones, generate networking camaraderie among merchants, and be respectful of the residential constituency. The Chamber employs a part-time staff who answers questions regarding, businesses and events in the community. In conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) (SCORE), the Chamber provides counseling for small businesses. (626) 794-3988 http://abacus-es.com/altadena
The Altadena Branch of the NAACP is an office of the nation-wide association founded in 1909. The principal objective of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality for all citizens and to eradicate prejudice in all forms. (626) 794-7999
The Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena acts as a law enforcement booster for the Altadena Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. It seeks to raise money to assist the station in obtaining important materials which are not available through regular budgetary means, to provide better protection for the community.
SSGA keeps the community informed on the activities of law enforcement in Altadena by sponsoring quarterly community forums (held by the Sheriff’s Dept. at the Altadena Community Center) and through our website. (626) 578-8570
The Altadena Historical Society collects and archives those items of particular interest that reflects the historical value of the Altadena Community and at the same time preserve the pristine beauty of its homes and gardens. The mission of AHS is to gather, preserve, and make available information about the people, places, and events that have shaped the community in the past. Hence, outreach to educate the public is their main purpose. The public is welcomed to visit the collection between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays or by appointment.
The AHS hosts informational programs three times a year for members and the public on the last Monday of January, April and October at ACC at 7:00 p.m. (626) 797-8016
The Altadena Heritage founded in 1989, initially for the purpose of saving one of Altadena’s landmark residences, the Scripps Mansion, from developers who would see to its unceremonious demolition. It has gone on to become an association of passionate preservationists who watch over Altadena’s inventory of unique architecture and other historical resources valuable to Altadena. AH surveyed all Altadena residential and commercial structures built before 1945 to create a database; an invaluable resource, it as one of the first such in the country. AH stages a number of events each year, including an annual garden party to award “Golden Poppy” plaques for street beautification, designation of heritage areas, architectural home tours, and others focusing on education, issues, or history. (626) 797-0054 www.altadenaheritage.com
Holds its meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to these meetings. (626) 797-0054 www.altadenafoothills.org
The specific purpose of the agency is to institute programs that will educate urban communities on the availability of assistance to low-income, at risk youth and families residing in the Altadena, Pasadena and surrounding areas. The Quality of Life Center’s mission is to develop and manage centers with multi-cultural programs and services designed to ensure the opportunities for success are equally shared by all participants with a desire to improve their quality of life. 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (626) 798-5433 www.qualityoflifecenterinc.com