Pasadena Star-News’ Larry Wilson Recalls Altadena Boyhood at April 28 AHS Meeting
Popular long-time Star-News editor and columnist Larry Wilson will recall memories of his Altadena boyhood and youth at the Historical Society’s April 28 meeting.
The Star-News’s public editor and columnist grew up at 1216 and then 1294 Sunny Oaks Circle, the latter was a house designed for his parents by Harold Bissner, Jr., a prominent Pasadena architect perhaps best known for the Palm Springs-area “Volcano House.”
Wilson attended Noyes Elementary School and Eliot Junior High School. He bought his first house on Alpine Villa Drive in 1984 when he was the founding business manager of the Altadena/Pasadena Weekly, in the same Lake Avenue office where Harry Smith previously published The Altadenan. Wilson and his friends in the East Loma Alta neighborhood used to distribute newspapers on Thursday mornings during their high school years.
Wilson is now a resident of Pasadena, but says he “enjoys crossing the border to have a beer at the Altadena Ale and Wine House.”
Monday, April 28, 2014
Altadena Community Center
730 E. Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001
Programs are free and open to the public
—Altadena Historical Society event listing