CHRISTMAS TREE LANE

Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena, known for the rest of the year as Santa Rosa Avenue, is a Southern California holiday tradition. The approximately .7 mile stretch, between Woodbury Avenue and Altadena Drive, is lined on both sides by Deodar Cedars (Cedrus deodara) that, during December, are festooned with over 10,000 lights. Its association claims […]

LUX AETERNA: THE CENTENNIAL LIGHT BULB

High up near the ceiling at Fire Station #6 in Livermore, California, burns an electric bulb that has continuously thrown light for over a hundred years. Known as the Centennial Light Bulb, this small object, approximately 2 ½ inches in diameter and 4 inches long, has been the subject of the late, great Huell Howser’s […]