Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Keep on Truckin'! And save 107 acres of natural land

From Bob Barnes' slideshow
The story of the reclamation of the Cobb Estate at the end of Lake Avenue in Altadena is epic.  It's the stuff of movies.  A high school student and a social studies teacher bring an entire community together to save nature in that back-to-nature era referred to as "The Sixties".  A march to the top of the hill--a frenzied, last-minute bid--a realtor bowing to the will of the people.  Can't get much better than that.  Move over, George Bailey!

I was lucky enough to be assigned by altadenablog to cover the presentation given by Bob Barnes, the teacher.  It was a retelling of a familiar story in more detail--with a wonderful suprise at the end.  Read it here:

"This is the people's bid": the nail-biting drama of the Cobb Estate

1 comment:

  1. Good news even today!
    It's too bad people don't seem much interested in reading about local history. Even Pasadena/Alatdena area folks.