Christmas Tree Lane is a 0.7-mile (1.1 km) stretch of Santa Rosa Avenue from Woodbury Road to Mariposa Street. It has been a holiday attraction since 1920, and it is the oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas lighting venue in the world. Each December, members of the Christmas Tree Lane Association festoon the 110 still standing giant deodars that line the street with thousands of Christmas lights. Christmas Tree Lane was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, and is a California Historical Landmark.
The Cobb Estate at the top of Lake Avenue is now a free botanical garden, operated by the United States Forest Service. It is guarded by its historic gates, which are easily bypassed to allow visitors and hikers to ascend its long and winding paved driveway to the site of what was once one of Altadena's premier mansions. This site is also found alongside the Sam Merrill Trail, which accesses Las Flores Canyon on the way to Echo Mountain.
Farnsworth Park located on Lake Avenue is a large county park that offers picnic grounds, play areas, and a club house and amphitheater. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Captain Derek Moulton graduated from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy in 1997. He is the older of two siblings and was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Captain Moulton lived in western Massachusetts prior to moving to California at the age of eleven and graduating from Monroe High School in Northridge, California. He became interested in a career in law enforcement at a young age and is the first member of his family to enter the profession.
After graduating from the CHP Academy in 1997 as an officer, Captain Moulton was assigned to the Central Los Angeles Area CHP office. He first worked as a general road enforcement officer, then received specialized training and served as a commercial enforcement officer in the Southern Division Commercial Enforcement Unit prior to promoting to Sergeant in 2006. As a Sergeant he was assigned to the West Valley Area CHP office, where he became a riding motorcycle supervisor in 2011. He promoted to Lieutenant in 2016 and was assigned to the East Los Angeles Area CHP office and ultimately transferred to the Ventura Area CHP office. On June 1, 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and became commander of the Altadena Area CHP office.
Captain Moulton is committed to providing indispensable service to the communities served by the Altadena Area. He strives to build partnerships with community stakeholders while ensuring our Department maintains the trust and confidence of all those we serve.