Chevy Chase Canyon History Book

History of the Chevy Chase Estates Association, And the Community It Serves

by Jerry McKee, with contributions from canyon residents.

A lovingly compiled history of the Chevy Chase Canyon in Glendale, CA, highlights the years just before1925 to the present day.  From an occasional Native American encampment, to Spanish sheep pastures, to the private hunting preserve of the famous Doheny family, it was the vision of Bert Farrar that was to transform the canyon into the idyllic natural sanctuary community it is today.  But almost from the beginning this idyllic community vision came under attack.  Thus the Chevy Chase Estates Association – the oldest association of homeowners in California – was formed to fight for and preserve this unique canyon sanctuary.  This book details all the calamities and battles mostly won by the canyon residents.  From filling the canyon as a garbage dump to running a freeway down its center, this is a fascinating story of what a community can do.

86 pages with historical photos.

$8 and free shipping in the USA!

We make not a penny on this book but offer it as a service to our community.

City Council Candidate Forum

Come Hear the Candidates!

All Welcome – Chevy Chase and Glenoaks Canyons

Wednesday February 7th at 7 pm

Chevy Chase Country Club

Glendale CA City Council Candidates 2024

A historic first, Glenoaks Canyon Homeowners Association is tag teaming with Chevy Chase Estates Association to host the 2024 Glendale City Council Candidate Forum.  Come one and come all to hear the candidates answer questions and make their case to voters. The evening kicks off at 6:30 with a social half/hour followed by the main event at 7.  Or make it a night to remember by starting early dining at the Chevy Chase Country Club’s wonderful The Sycamore Restaurant!

As Seen on TV NewsI

KCAL CBS featured a story on wildfire fire safety starring Patty Mundo, Inspector at the Glendale Fire Department, and Palma, Vincenti, canyon resident and a director on the board of the Chevy Chase Estates Association.  Both Palma and Patty have been huge advocates of brush clearance and wildfire safety here in our canyon.  Catch their segment here.

Chevy Chase Brush Clearance Day 2022

Back on august 2022, with the help of Glendale Fire, The California Conservation Corps, The Glendale Youth Alliance, your neighbors and CCEA board members, we wacked that fire-fuel brush way, way back.  Thanks to Glendale for sponsoring this proactive community wildfire prevention day.

Ice Cream Social Photos

On a warm Saturday afternoon in October the CCEA hosted an ice cream social at our canyon library and fire station.  Fun was had by all.  Photos here!


Family Fun at the CCEA Ice Cream Social…

and a tour of the Chevy Chase Bat Cave, also known as our Canyon Fire Station.  Saturday,  October 14, 12pm, at the Chevy Chase Library.

And there’s more!  There will be sign ups for a brand-new program at our library where you get library access when you want, you choose.  Get your very own, personal, library backstage pass.

Ice Cream Social

Historic Districts Under Fire

REMINDER: Historic District Ordinance

Returns to Council October 10

An important preservation practice is at a turning point. Elen Asatryan continues her attack on historic districts, even though for over 15 years opposition to the existing historic districts has been minimal.

On Tuesday, October 10, two versions of a revised historic district ordinance return to the City Council for a final vote. One would keep the petition threshold at a simple majority (50% +1) while another would increase it to a super majority (67%). Increasing to a super majority is likely to negatively impact the number of future proposed districts and slow the process of historic district creation.

Historic districts are essential to preserving the character of Glendale’s neighborhoods, whether in south or north Glendale.

Please: Attend or call in on October 10 to let Council know how important historic districts are. The call-in number is 818-937-8100 and the Agenda Item is #7b. The meeting can be viewed here to know when to place your call. The meeting begins at 6:00 but this item will be later in the agenda, so come on down!

Before October 10, please email City Council members with your support of the current 50% plus 1 requirement.

CC the City Clerk:

Let’s make sure City Council knows how important districts are to TGHS members and other Glendale residents.

Earthquake faults, Floods, and Landslides Mapped!

Environmental Hazards

Find the potential hazards that may threaten your home!

The City of Glendale has published “Specialty Maps” which includes a city map detailing Environmental Hazards including earthquake faults, blue line streams, dam inundation zones, and landslide-prone areas.  Click on the map to pull up the entire city Pdf map which one can zoom into to close enough to feature your own lot.  Note: Fire hazards not mapped.

Map of Chevy Chase Canyon, Glendale, CA environmental hazards.

Glendale Community Police Academy

Glendale PD is now accepting applications for our 2023 Community Police Academy!

The Community Academy is a 10 week program held by the Glendale Police Department where participants are instructed in the many facets of law enforcement. There will be presentations by members of law enforcement, police officers, detectives and civilian employees.

Police academyDownload  Application Here

editor’s note – “Taking this course is best thing I’ve done, highly recommended”