Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Michele Zack’


Francisco Ramirez…Wrong Place, Wrong Time?

Francisco Ramirez…Wrong Place, Wrong Time?
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In 1855, in the run-up to the Civil War, 18-year-old printer’s apprentice Francisco Ramirez founded the newspaper El Clamor Publico to express ideas of liberalism and democracy far in advance of this time and place. California was the newest state in the United States and in its southern half, Spanish-speaking Californios made up most of […]

How the West Was Really Won

How the West Was Really Won

Altadena Heritage continues its Water Series on Thursday, April 17th, with a dramatic film and a short documentary, which “will tell the story of our area’s earliest water development.” Altadena historian Michele Zack will present Eaton’s Water, based on her short story about the trials of local hero Benjamin Eaton in bringing water, beginning in […]

Altadena’s 2012 Citizen of the Year—Michele Zack

Altadena’s 2012 Citizen of the Year—Michele Zack

From organizing the wonderful LitFest Pasadena fundraiser at the Mountain View Mausoleum, moderating an incredible panel, “History, Fiction…and Truth?” at the festival in Central Park, her incredible books Altadena: Between Wilderness and City and Southern California Story, her work as a local historian at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW), serving on […]

Bring Us Your Sick, Your Diseased….

Bring Us Your Sick, Your Diseased….

Historian Michele Zack, the award-winning author of Southern California Story and Altadena: Between Wilderness & City, is giving a talk this weekend that’s sure to be a good one: How Illness Helped to Spread the California Dream. That’s right, more than just TB was spread; without the sanitariums of the San Gabriel Valley, many of […]

Graywater Workshop

Graywater Workshop

Your great-grandmother might not have considered using water twice to be revolutionary—it’s just what you did back then. But now we have to learn how to do it all over again, as water becomes a scarce commodity. To further the conservation cause, Altadena Heritage is sponsoring a free program with ideas for harvesting and redirecting […]

Michele Zack, Author & Historian

Michele Zack, Author & Historian

After making a name for herself with a local history book that stands head and shoulders above the norm, Altadena: Between Wilderness and City, Michele Zack is back with a new book: Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre. A career journalist and former resident of Thailand, Zack and her husband have […]

A Highbrow Weekend for Altadena Bohos

A Highbrow Weekend for Altadena Bohos

A lively bunch of Altadenans and Pasadenans, led by Altadena historian Michele Zack and her colleagues at Altadena Heritage, are bringing back the spirit of legendary Altadenans Jiyayr Zorthian and Gus Albrecht this weekend, and arts lovers won’t want to miss it. Fifty years after artist Zorthian and chemistry professor and musician Albrecht put on […]

We Always Knew Altadena Was Sustainable

We Always Knew Altadena Was Sustainable

We have lots of friends in Altadena who compost, grow their own fruits and vegetables, have drought-tolerant yards and shop farmers’ markets; some even keep their own chickens (including Hometown Pasadena‘s own egg farmer, Sandy Gillis) or have invested in solar panels. So it’s no surprise to hear that Altadena Heritage is going beyond the […]

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