Rat Poison kills rats; and HAWKS, OWLS, BOBCATS, MOUNTAIN LIONS, and your DOGS AND CATS.

Three young mountain lions have been found dead recently in the Santa Monica Mountains over the last several weeks, according to the National Park Service. The most recent to be discovered was P-34, a female who was apparently killed by rat poison.

Please watch this video. Please don’t use poison.

Want to be rat free?  Try these guys.  A few more owl families would be a wonderful addition to our canyon.

For more information on protecting our local wildlife check out the great folks at CLAW.  

Rat poison or anticoagulant rodenticides interfere with blood clotting, resulting in uncontrollable bleeding that leads to death.  Second-generation anticoagulants — including brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difethialone and difenacoum — are especially hazardous and persist for a long time in body tissues. These slow-acting poisons are often eaten for several days by rats and mice, causing the toxins to accumulate to many times the lethal dose in their tissues. Predators or scavengers like hawks, owls, foxes and mountain lions that feed on poisoned rodents are then also poisoned.

CLAW has petitions and contact info to ban the use of rodenticides that are killing our hawks, owls, mountain lions, bobcats, not to mention our pets.  In Los Angeles County 95% of bobcats tested have rodenticides in their tissues.

P-22 was captured and successfully treated for rodenticide poisioning.

Wild Oak Cafe on Eye on LA!

Chevy Chase Canyon’s very own Wild Oak Cafe was featured on the TV show Eye on LA!  Check it out.

Located on the outskirts of Glendale, the Wild Oak Cafe is a hidden gem that offers some super tasty breakfasts. Everything is made in-house, including the cream cheese-stuffed French toast, which is a crowd favorite. Once an old gas station, the location has been transformed into an amazing brunch spot in the middle of a residential area.
http://wildoakcafe.com/

Clubhouse Progress at the Chevy Chase Country Club

Close to completion, a first look at the Chevy Chase Estates Country Club new clubhouse. In a word, IMPRESSIVE, a grand affair.  With landscaping it will be spectacular.  But the two little things that tell the most in these photos, the two little details that reveal the owners intent on their vision of a first class club… the mission frieze work and the Restoration Hardware used throughout. The small details tell all.  Check out these new photos!

It’s that time of year, time to renew your membership or become a new member. 

Why join the CCEA like canyon residents have done for 80 years?  Click to find out.

Online CCEA memberships and / or purchase the new Chevy Chase History Book.   Donate here!


Membership and History Book



CCEA Annual Meeting and Candidate Forum Photos!

Our annual meeting and candidate forum at our Chevy Chase Library was a smash success.  Each Glendale City Council candidate was grilled to perfection by CCEA Board Director Marion Pyle, and each offered articulate and insightful responses to issues that are of concern to canyon residents. Thank you, candidates, one and all.

Photos from the evening…

It’s that time of year, time to renew your membership or become a new member. 

Why join the CCEA like canyon residents have done for 80 years?  Click to find out.

Online CCEA memberships and / or purchase the new Chevy Chase History Book.   Donate here!


Membership and History Book




80th Annual CCEA Meeting! Come one come all.

Read what the Glendale News Press says about the candidates.

It’s that time of year, time to renew your membership or become a new member. 

Why join the CCEA like canyon residents have done for 80 years?  Click to find out.

Online CCEA memberships and / or purchase the new Chevy Chase History Book.   Donate here!


Membership and History Book




CCEA Director’s Stuffing Party

Like we have done for 80 years, your fellow canyon neighbors and friends who volunteer with the Chevy Chase Estates Association prepared the mailing of “Canyon Crier,” our annual CCEA newsletter.  With the help of spouses and children we were able to fold, collate, secure, and address 1500 newsletters that will be mailed everybody in the canyon.  It’s a labor of love that took three hours on a Sunday afternoon with a “stuffing mailing party”, and countless more hours to write and create.

Help Brainstorm for a Better Library!

Let’s get together to brainstorm how to make our library even better!

Come share your ideas for programming and making the most of our little gem of a library, the Chevy Chase branch. The directing librarian and volunteers will attend.

We want to hear from YOU! Sat., Feb. 11 @ 2 p.m., 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale 91206, 818-548-2046

These great ideas came from the Oct. 26, 2016, brainstorming session:

  • a book club for grown-ups
  • a regular storytime for kids
  • a holiday neighborhood party
  • chamber concerts
  • adding Pilates or other fitness classes
  • through Glendale Community Services & Parks (yoga is already offered Saturday mornings 9-10)
  • asking the city to open at least one other day per week (library is currently open Wed., 2-8 p.m. and Sat., 12-5 p.m.).
  • To deal with the limited hours, we will attempt to get a sign for outside the library visible to drivers from both directions that publicizes the library’s hours, so people can easily see when it is open.
  • We also will ask the city if we can add play equipment, such as a sandbox, or safe, low-tech toys for kids, maybe a picnic table or more seating to make it an even more inviting gathering place.
Stay tuned for more updates, and feel free to add more ideas here to keep the conversation going, or let us know how you would like to help.

Some regular programs at the library currently include:

  • Art Cart and Lego Club – after school on Wednesdays
  • Jewel City Knitters (knit and crochet with others for charity) Second Saturday of the month 2-5 p.m.
  • Poetry and Prose for Adults – taught by Jane Hancock on Wednesdays
  • NEW:  Chevy Chase Library Book Club – First meeting, Wed, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. – Blink by Malcolm Gladwell