Photos from Pride of Buckingham Canyon Cleanup

Who would have thought picking up trash was so much fun.

Chevy Chase Canyon neighbors came together on a Saturday morning, as they’ve done for over ten years, to clean up our local thoroughfares.  The morning ended with breakfast/lunch at our canyon’s wonderful Wild Oak Cafe.  An interesting note, those that have been part of this civic volunteer canyon pride group reported that there was a lot less trash tossed on our roadsides as picked up in previous years.  Still, the two-hour walk harvested about ten 40 gallon plastic bags of rubbish.  The cleanup gang had a lot of fun hanging with their neighbors, giving back.  See the previous post to get the history of this event and who made this all possible.

Meet Your Neighbors and Help Keep Our Canyon Clean!

Pride of Buckingham Canyon Cleanup
8:30 AM / Saturday, June 15, 2019

Please join us in cleaning up our canyon by volunteering to pick up litter along East Chevy Chase to Emerald Isle Drive, and Linda Vista to Buckingham Road. We’ll meet at the intersection of East Chevy Chase and Linda Vista. Please contact Leticia Gonzalez at 818-434-4647 or gonzalez.lecitia11@gmail.com for more information.

The “Pride of Buckingham” group was established with the intent of bringing the folks who reside on Buckingham Road and Buckingham Place together in sharing this beautiful Canyon and taking pride in keeping the environment clean. The Canyon Cleanup event has been happening (usually quarterly) for more than a decade.

Photos From the CCEA Coffee & Paint Event

It was a great event with lots of kids, parents, and adults making some amazing art at our local Chevy Chase Library.  Your Chevy Chase Estates Association, who has been protecting and preserving our canyon for 80 years, along with the Wild Oak Cafe who supplied all the coffee and treats, and of course our Chevy Chase Library who made all this possible, we all had a great time and some amazing art was created as these photos will show.  Click the top right arrows to see full sized pictures.  So much great art!

Wildfire Drill – Structure Vulnerability Assessment

On Sunday, April 28th the fire departments of Glendale, Pasadena, and San Marino conducted a wildfire drill at the top of our canyon around the Figueroa Street area.  The purpose of the exercise was to practice cross-departmental coordination and to evaluate and score structures on their wildfire vulnerability.  Included are photos from the day and the actual forms used by firefighters to access each house.  Note the temp white paint on the lower right windows of all the fire units.

Fear Not Sunday April 28th, a Fire Drill

This just in from our new Glendale Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas to share with canyon neighbors…

Glendale Fire Department in conjunction with the Pasadena Fire Department will be participating in a Brush Fire Preparedness drill on Sunday April 28th. The drill will be on the border of Glendale/Pasadena and La Canada at the top of Chevy Chase Canyon. There will be two sessions, 9:00am and 1:30pm each lasting approximately 3.5 hours. The drill involves a strike team deploying at a brush fire in a structure defense mode during a simulated fire approaching the homes.

fire fighters parctice wattering down homes in danger of wildfireds.

More to come about Glendale Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas and his battle with wildfires.

April 24th. Armenian Geniocide Day

Many Glendale business will be closed on Wednesday the 24th.  Here is why.  Just one guy’s story on Youtube out of thousands. This is a must watch.  We can’t show you the iconic photo of the many Armenian young women crucified during the Genocide but one can look that image up.

82 Years, Our 2019 Canyon Meeting

Photos from our 82nd annual meeting.  It was a great event at our beautiful new Country Club.  If you weren’t there, plan on coming next year!.  We have great new people in charge of our police and fire.  Glendale CA Police Chief Carl Povilaitis, Glendale CA Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas, and Glendale CA PD Lt. Rafael Quintero who is in charge of traffic.