The Library’s Petting Zoo

Meet the Farm Animals, Chevy Chase Library’s Miniature Petting Zoo was a smash success.  The farm animals were a hit with both young and old, and the event drew so many canyon neighbors the crowd spilled over from the Library’s front lawn to assorted fun and games inside.  The Chevy Chase Estates Association was pleased to have helped sponsor this library event. Photos below.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s Master Plan Seeks Support

Our next door, on top of the hill neighbors, with historical ties to our canyon, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is looking to update their campus.  A few years back they made a presentation to the Chevy Chase Estates Association Board of Directors sharing ideas on proposed upgrades to their school.   It sounded good; they were looking to diminish any adverse effects to folks in our canyon.

Their plans are now finalized and you can see them here.

The Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is a girl’s school with enrollment capped at 425 students (compared to the average Glendale High School of 3,000) is located on one of the most beautiful and desirable mountain top properties in California.

A little history: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academies 41-acre campus was originally the site of the Flintridge Hotel, which was designed and built by architect Myron Hunt in 1926 atop the San Rafael Hills, at the direction of Frank Putnam Flint, a United States senator from what was then called La Cañada Flint owned the land on which the hotel was built and commissioned Hunt, due to his expertise in designing in the Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture styles. The Flintridge Hotel, soon acquired by Bowman-Biltmore Hotels, was the renamed the Flintridge Biltmore Hotel. It included a large main building with a dining room, lounge, and patio, in addition to six smaller cottages meant to house whole families. The grounds also included a pool, tennis courts, golf course, archery range and several large lawn areas. The business failed as the Great Depression continued, and the hotel was closed and sold in 1931.

For a short time, Chevy Chase had bus service through our canyon via this vehicle that went between the Biltmore Downton and The Flintridge hotel.

If you haven’t toured this amazing site please check out these photos of the current campus where the bungalows of the 1926 hotel are used still by the girls’ school.

For more info about this school…. 

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.