Lights to go Saturday on at Hastings Ranch & Christmas Tree Lan...

The reindeer went up on the roof on chilly Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, Hastings Ranch resident Maurice Lebbe and his 10-year-old grandson put the lights around the wheels of the train and added other finishing touches on his elaborate Christmas showcase. Full Story
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disappointed

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Dec 13, 2009
Just got back from a 35 mile trek in L.A. traffic to go see the lights. Maybe 1 in 10, to 1 in 15 lights were up this year.

What a let down. Have liberals finally ruined Christmas?

I remember going to see this every year when I was a kid, and hoping to bring my kids some day. Not a whole lot to see anymore, with maybe 2 houses per street with any lights.
Larry 2

La Puente, CA

#3 Dec 14, 2009
disappointed wrote:
Just got back from a 35 mile trek in L.A. traffic to go see the lights. Maybe 1 in 10, to 1 in 15 lights were up this year.
What a let down. Have liberals finally ruined Christmas?
I remember going to see this every year when I was a kid, and hoping to bring my kids some day. Not a whole lot to see anymore, with maybe 2 houses per street with any lights.
As a Hastings resident I put up the parkway decoration but there isn't much to be cheerful about this year. And I believe that is the general feeling in the community. Think Obamanomics!
disappointed

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Dec 14, 2009
Larry 2 wrote:
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As a Hastings resident I put up the parkway decoration but there isn't much to be cheerful about this year. And I believe that is the general feeling in the community. Think Obamanomics!
Larry, I'm sure we saw your house, and we were thankful that some of you out there were still in the holiday spirit and keeping up the tradition!

“DUNT B GELUS!”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#5 Dec 16, 2009
disappointed wrote:
Just got back from a 35 mile trek in L.A. traffic to go see the lights. Maybe 1 in 10, to 1 in 15 lights were up this year.
What a let down. Have liberals finally ruined Christmas?
I remember going to see this every year when I was a kid, and hoping to bring my kids some day. Not a whole lot to see anymore, with maybe 2 houses per street with any lights.
You want to see christmas lights? Come to Alta Loma. Thoroughbred street...I promise you won't be dissapointed...expect to be there awhile, as its crowded, but well worth it.
on to your games

Concord, CA

#6 Dec 16, 2009
il be there...denting your car

“DUNT B GELUS!”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#7 Dec 16, 2009
on to your games wrote:
il be there...denting your car
hahaha. u betur not hit car. i has gud lawur. he sue u for avery peenys! den i git nuthur salvaged BMW...maybe evan 7 seeries
Sunny

Northridge, CA

#9 Dec 20, 2009
on to your games wrote:
il be there...denting your car
LOSER...stay where you are.

Everyone should go to Alta Loma. It's hard to find a nice area to take children to enjoy these days. Do they still do the same thing in Chino off the 60???
Born in Pasadena

La Puente, CA

#10 Dec 22, 2009
I was so sad I cried... I'm 56 years old and can remember the fantastic Christmas lights in the Hastings Ranch area every year. It has been becoming less and less eventful every year recently... but tonight I drove to take my family to see the tradition I grew up with. IT'S GONE!@!! What happened?!?! i DIDN'T HEAR A WORD ABOUT IT CLOSING DOWN. There wasn't a car one the streets driving around looking... the few last remaining holdouts don't even lend to the fact that this was once a block-by-block event.

Yes... I blame this all on the fact that our communities are hugely overrun with illegal aliens who come here and move into our neighborhoods stealing our cultures and traditions. I don't hear plain English anymore... it's a mix of different languages from Spanish to Chinese to Indian. What happened to America? What has happened to the real meaning of Christmas - The birth of Christ ?!?

Goodbye America. I cry for my children and the future generations.
USA tradition Lover

Winston Salem, NC

#11 Nov 24, 2010
"Yes... I blame this all on the fact that our communities are hugely overrun with illegal aliens who come here and move into our neighborhoods stealing our cultures and traditions. I don't hear plain English anymore... it's a mix of different languages from Spanish to Chinese to Indian. What happened to America? What has happened to the real meaning of Christmas - The birth of Christ ?!?
Goodbye America. I cry for my children and the future generations. "
I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!!
disappointed

Reseda, CA

#12 Nov 25, 2010
USA tradition Lover wrote:
"Yes... I blame this all on the fact that our communities are hugely overrun with illegal aliens who come here and move into our neighborhoods stealing our cultures and traditions. I don't hear plain English anymore... it's a mix of different languages from Spanish to Chinese to Indian. What happened to America? What has happened to the real meaning of Christmas - The birth of Christ ?!?
Goodbye America. I cry for my children and the future generations. "
I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!!
I am surprised, however happy to see that the thread I started is still active.

Yes what, did happen to America. It's a sad thing. We're commenting on such as simple thing as Christmas Light's, however I think this is a metaphor for what is happening nationally.

As an older native of California, I've seen it change, most of this change has has taken place since the late 80's. As gentle tide, and recently a surge to 'the left'.

It's very sad and disheartening to see such a great place like Los Angeles, and Pasadena fall victim to to the left. This used to be a great place to focus on your career, settle down, and focus on your family.

I challenge anyone who agrees with me to not only spread the word, but to spread the ideal that our forefathers set to out to decree, and that has been recently lost.
Merilee

Ontario, CA

#13 Dec 15, 2010
I have to agree Alta Loma is the best place to go nowadays. I take my kids all the time, and grew up going to Hastings Ranch. I actually came online to check out where exactly it was again, I'm SOO glad I did. How sad to hear of whats happened. My uncle used to drive tour buses, and he used to make the trek up there with busloads of people. Chino is good, but not as it used to be. One of the owners that held it all together moved back in 2006 and well, most everyone else did along with it. There are a few of the original people, and a few new residents have held up the tradition, but nothing beats Thoroughbred Lane in Alta Loma. Going this weekend. Highly suggest a weekday, or find "back-streets" as one year it took me 2 hours just to get up Sapphire. Well worth the wait to walk down the streets.
Nicole martinez

Lodi, CA

#14 Dec 17, 2010
Are you serious??!? Europeans came Herr and raped and murdered the native Americans for this land!!!

“Rockin the Republic”

Since: May 10

Pasadena

#15 Dec 17, 2010
I'm a LIBERTARIAN, a open minded California born middle aged man. I can attest to the slippage down the leftist slope that has over taken this once great state. Christmas is another victim of the the hateful secular left. Anything that has established morals is a threat to them and they will use the ACLU or whatever legal means to cause havoc to our cherished traditions. Pasadena was built on conservative ideas. It has fallen into the hands of minds that rule Los Angeles. A social cesspool. Is there any question as to why the rise of the Tea Party has hit such a high note in this country? California is a train wreck, Sacramento is to blame as well as the Fed that refuses to protect our borders from mass kaos. Yes it's sad times for Christmas.
madmike

Twentynine Palms, CA

#16 Dec 23, 2010
glad i came online too, used to go to hastings ranch as a kid, every year, we walked those streets..rain or shine.. was going to drive all the way from palm springs to take my gradkids..sad..so sad.
disappointed

Reseda, CA

#17 Dec 23, 2010
Nicole martinez wrote:
Are you serious??!? Europeans came Herr and raped and murdered the native Americans for this land!!!
I'm not sure this even justifies a response, however I don't see how this has absolutely any bearing on what we are talking about.

Regardless of what has happened in the past. We live now.

Guess who when to Mexico in the 16th Century and did the same thing you are complaining about the the Aztec's?

The last name 'Martinez' is originally a Spanish name, not Aztec.

I suggest that you take a remedial history course before you get on your moral high-horse about who did what to whom.
melissa

Corona, CA

#18 Nov 29, 2011
Yes I grew up on banyan and went to throughbred every year..still come down from hesperia and take all my friends. Also archibald abd church has the house with dancing lights and in upland 8th street and to the right of carnelian if your coming down the hill is a block lit up twice as much as througbred
melissa

Corona, CA

#19 Nov 29, 2011
Merilee wrote:
I have to agree Alta Loma is the best place to go nowadays. I take my kids all the time, and grew up going to Hastings Ranch. I actually came online to check out where exactly it was again, I'm SOO glad I did. How sad to hear of whats happened. My uncle used to drive tour buses, and he used to make the trek up there with busloads of people. Chino is good, but not as it used to be. One of the owners that held it all together moved back in 2006 and well, most everyone else did along with it. There are a few of the original people, and a few new residents have held up the tradition, but nothing beats Thoroughbred Lane in Alta Loma. Going this weekend. Highly suggest a weekday, or find "back-streets" as one year it took me 2 hours just to get up Sapphire. Well worth the wait to walk down the streets.
. I always park by my old house which is now my aunts house and walk up! It was a pain when we lived there trying to get home but now they have made it so residents don't have to wait!
Griselda Gonzalez

Downey, CA

#21 Dec 6, 2011
How did someone someone go from Christmas lights to racist comments. Us people of color do not judge you and the ones who do are ignorant i know someone who was a immigrant and got papers and is now a civil engineer. I can't believe you would say immigrants ruined everything you blubbering idiot. Look in the mirror and take a look at yourself and everyone else.
Griselda Gonzalez

Downey, CA

#22 Dec 6, 2011
I grew up looking at lights in Pasadena and am sad to see that it has not held up so my children could see but, it's okay. I understand the economy has set people back =( anywho I see alta Loma is a good place to go see lights!
Dave

Anaheim, CA

#23 Dec 20, 2011
You should cry even more for being stupid and saying illegal aliens ruined it for you ..

If that's the whole reason then maybe its time you just give in an die cause nothing is gonna change .. Its sad to see old and stupid ass people like you that like to point the finger at other races when you can't look in the mirror and maybe realize its probably your own fault .. The way the economy is messed up is for many other reasons ...

Hope you and your kids have the worst xmas ...
Born in Pasadena wrote:
I was so sad I cried... I'm 56 years old and can remember the fantastic Christmas lights in the Hastings Ranch area every year. It has been becoming less and less eventful every year recently... but tonight I drove to take my family to see the tradition I grew up with. IT'S GONE!@!! What happened?!?! i DIDN'T HEAR A WORD ABOUT IT CLOSING DOWN. There wasn't a car one the streets driving around looking... the few last remaining holdouts don't even lend to the fact that this was once a block-by-block event.
Yes... I blame this all on the fact that our communities are hugely overrun with illegal aliens who come here and move into our neighborhoods stealing our cultures and traditions. I don't hear plain English anymore... it's a mix of different languages from Spanish to Chinese to Indian. What happened to America? What has happened to the real meaning of Christmas - The birth of Christ ?!?
Goodbye America. I cry for my children and the future generations.

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