Glendale, California

Glendale is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and is located at the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley. The population is approximately 200,000. Sun Valley and Sunland-Tujunga are to the northwest, La Canada-Flintridge and La Crescenta-Montrose are to the northeast, Burbank, Toluca Lake, Atwater Village and Griffith Park are to the west, Eagle Rock and Pasadena are to the west, and Los Angeles is to the south. Downtown Los Angeles is approximately ten miles to the south. Glendale is located where the San Fernando Valley meets the San Gabriel Valley. The Verdugo Mountains are partially within the City of Glendale.

 

Brand Park - Glendale

Brand Park is a 31 acre park located at the base of the Verdugo Mountains in Glendale. The park is home to the Brand Library and Art Center and offers hiking trails, biking trails, basketball, softball, a children's wading pool and play area, and extensive picnic areas and open space.

 

Glendale Open Space Preserve

Verdugo Mountains Open Space Preserve

The Glendale Open Space Preserve, also known as the Verdugo Mountains Open Space Preserve is a beautiful 244 acre preserve in the Verdugo Mountains in the Upper Los Angeles River Watershed located in Glendale. The preserve contains more than 2,300 mature oak trees, sycamores, big leaf maples, and bay laurels, numerous springs and streams, and other indigenous trees and plants. There is an extensive network of trails on the property.

 

Deukmejian Wilderness Park

Le Mesnager Stone Barn

The Deukmejian Wilderness Park consists of 709 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains at the far north end of Glendale. The park is primarily chaparral and sage scrub, but includes secluded streamside woodlands and some big-cone spruce in the Dunsmore and Cook's Canyon. Some of the trails offer great views of the Crescenta Valley and Los Angeles Basin. Deukmejian Wilderness Park is home to a historic building constructed in 1898 that served as a stone barn that was used to make wine. The site is known as the Le Mesnager Barn, named after George La Mesnager, a French emigrant and wine maker.

 

Sheep Mountain Wilderness

The Sheep Mountain Wilderness, established in 1984, is a huge 43,182-acre wilderness area in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and San Bernardino Mountains just north of Glendale. The wilderness area is administered by the United States Forest Service and includes Iron Mountain which rises to 8,007 feet. The 35,738-acre San Gabriel Wilderness is adjacent to the east.

 

Henderson Canyon

Henderson Canyon Park

Henderson Canyon Park is located in Glendale on the eastern slopes of the Verdugo Mountains. Trails lead to Brand Park, La Tuna Canyon Park, and the Verdugo Mountain Open Space Preserve. Access is at the end of Mesa Lila Road in Glendale. The area is covered with beautiful wildflowers in the late winter and spring.

 

Hahamongna - Hahamongna Watershed Park

Hahamongna are historic Tongva villages located in the Verdugo Mountains of Southern California in present day Glendale and Pasadena. Villages were located where the eastern Verdugo Mountains, southern San Gabriel Mountains, and western San Rafael Hills meet. The site of the former villages is a protected area known as Hahamongna Watershed Park.

 

Glendale Historical Society

The Glendale Historical Society, established in 1979, is a non-profit, membership organization whose goal is to create an awareness of Glendale's history and architectural heritage and the importance of preserving it through advocacy and education. Some of the historic properties in the city include the Alex Theatre (1925), Casa Adobe de San Rafael (1871), Derby House (1926), EI Merradero (1903-1909), Hotel Glendale (1924), the Schaffer House (1949), Southern Pacific Depot (1923), Verdugo Adobe (1828), and the YMCA Building (1926).

 

Catalina Verdugo Adobe

The Catalina Verdugo Adobe, also known as the Catalina Adobe, Teodoro Adobe, and the Verdugo Adobe is a historic adobe home constructed in approximately 1829 in Glendale. The adobe was built on a section of Rancho San Rafael which was granted to Jose Verdugo in 1784.

 

Casa Adobe de San Rafael

Casa Adobe de San Rafael is a beautiful historic hacienda-adobe home in Glendale built on 1.6 acres in 1865. It was designated a California Historic Landmark in 1935 and is owned by the city. The home is available to be rented for family picnics or other gatherings.

 

Glendale Chamber of Commerce

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1910, is a non-profit organization with over 850 large and small members. The Chamber is the voice of business in Glendale. It offers educational benefits, networking opportunities, a valuable directory, and more. Members include businesses from all over San Gabriel Valley, Eagle Rock, and the Crescenta Valley.

 

Northwest Glendale Homeowners Association

The Northwest Glendale Homeowners Association is a non-profit voluntary association of homeowners formed in 1989 to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of life in northwest Glendale. Goals include keeping the neighborhood beautiful and safe.

 

Royal Canyon Property Owners Association

The Royal Canyon Property Owners Association (RCPOA) is a non-profit voluntary association of homeowners formed in 1969 to protect the interests of the 803 homes in the Royal, Greenbriar, and Glen Knoll Canyons in Glendale.

 

Verdugo Woodlands West Homeowners Association

The Verdugo Woodlands West Homeowner Association is a non-profit voluntary membership association of homeowners formed over thirty years ago to protect and enhance the quality of life and to create a forum for discussion of civic issues. Verdugo Woodlands West is a residential area consisting of over 1,100 single family homes in northeast Glendale located in a lush valley between the Verdugo Mountains and the San Rafael Hills.

 

Glendale Community College

Glendale Community College, founded in 1927, is a two-year public community college located on the slopes of the San Rafael Hills in Glendale. The college offers the Associate of Arts Degree, the Associate of Science Degree, and numerous certificate programs. College credits earned are transferable to the University of California and all State College Universities. Enrollment averages 20,000 students.

 

Glendale University College of Law

Glendale University College of Law, established in 1967, is a private for-profit law school in Glendale, California which is in the east San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County. The university is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. Law students can attend full time or part time. Glendale University College of Law should not be confused with Glendale Community College. Enrollment averages 250 students.

 

KRLA Radio

KRLA (870 AM) is a major radio station broadcasting a Conservative and Christian news and talk format. The station is located In Glendale, California and serves most of Southern California including the Los Angeles Basin. KRLA (870 AM) is owned by Salem Media Group, formerly Salem Communications, located in Camarillo. For several years, Michael Chulak, the founder of Pacific-Realtors.net hosted a radio show on KRLA (870 AM) featured as: On the Law by Attorney Michael Chulak.

 

Tri-Cities Areas

Tri-cities are independent cities that are closely and economically linked. In Southern California, there are two generally recognized tri-cities areas. In Los Angeles County, the tri-cities refer to Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena. In San Diego County, the tri-cities refer to Oceanside, Vista, and Carlsbad. Tri-cities areas are often referred to as metropolitan or metro areas.

 

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