The Wonders of the Cosmos presentation was a trippy, far-out exploration of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s achievements and triumphs on earth as well as into deep space and beyond. Hosted by the Chevy Chase Estates Association’s very own Leigh Torgerson, an engineer with JPL, the afternoon began with a discussion and photo archive of the post WWII US rocket program and ended with a peek into planned future explorations to asteroids, planets, and distant solar systems. Also contributing to the discussion was another CCEA director and JPL cohort, Douglas Hughes. This program was made possible by JPL, and your neighbor’s membership support of our canyon CCEA. Click for event photos.
Join us Saturday May 21st from 2-4 pm at the Chevy Chase Library for a special presentation of JPL: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Learn about the many discoveries, vistas and wonders of our universe made possible by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL history as well as future projects. Featured speakers will be our own JPL Canyon residents and will include out of this world slides and video. A treat for the whole family! Check out the special Bonus below!
Enjoy the amazing video Journey to the Planets and Beyond narrated by Harrison Ford.
The 79th Annual Meeting of the Chevy Chase Estates Association was a huge success attended by your friends and canyon neighbors, along with stars of local Glendale government including Council Members Laura Friedman and Vartan Gharpetian, our Mayor Ara Najarian, and Chief of Police Robert Castro. The evening’s featured event was a detailed and informative report on GPD’s new Community Impact Bureau, a proactive special enforcement and crime analyst unit tasked with fighting the increase of crime due to easing of criminal laws. Thanks to Lt. Oscar Rodriguez, Officer James Colman, Abby Luczon, all of the Glendale Police Department for the great presentation. And a special thanks to Tom Lorenz for making so much of this possible.
The 79th Annual Meeting of the Chevy Chase Estates Association will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Chevy Chase Library, 3301 East Chevy Chase Drive. The evening will start with a half-hour social at 7:00 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., we will conduct the business portion of the meeting, including the President’s report, Treasurer’s report and election of Directors.
Renew CCEA memberships and / or purchase the new Chevy Chase History Book donate here!
Police Lieutenant to Address Residents
Crime is up, and even our peaceful canyon isn’t immune to the negative effects. To keep you updated on this important topic, Lieutenant Oscar Rodriguez of Glendale Police’s Community Impact Bureau will be the guest speaker at this year’s Annual Meeting. Lt. Rodriguez will discuss public safety for all Glendale residents, with particular emphasis on issues which affect the Canyon. Don’t miss this important opportunity to hear directly from one of the people most responsible for keeping Glendale—and you—a safe community.
A wonderful collection of early Glendale photos has been assembled in a blog and can be seen by clicking on the photo below!
The Kett Residence located in the Chevy Chase Canyon of Glendale, California was designed by A. Quincy Jones and completed in 1952. Full sized photo click here.
Is your home here? Can you find your neighbor’s?
Homes were photographed at random so if your house isn’t included, perhaps it can be found in the lights of years past below. Enjoy these beautiful canyon treasures, Merry Christmases (Glendale is so cool, we celebrate two, the 25th and the 6th.), Happy Holidays, and a very Happy New Year from your neighbors at the CCEA.
Say goodbye to the old Chevy Chase Country Club clubhouse. As the jewel at the heart of our community, in one form or another it has served the canyon since the late 1920’s. But fret naught, from the rubble will soon rise a new spectacular clubhouse. A photo slideshow of the demolition work can be seen here.
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Artist rendering of the new clubhouse.
From left to right; William McKinley, Brit Trydal, Joan Binzley, Frances Muir, Mary Betlach, Orchid Donnelly.