Lake Avenue: from vacant land to vacant stores? A commercial history of Altadena

Reader Eric Wilson’s photo of the North Lake Avenue business district after an unusual mountain snowfall in Feb., 2011. The Lake Avenue commercial district was once a thriving hub — now it is choked by code enforcement, lack of parking, and empty lots and buildings. Can it be turned around? This paper was written by […]...

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