What: 2nd Annual Linda Vista/Buckingham Secret Stairs Cleanup
Where: Meet at the bottom of the Buckingham stairs on Linda Vista, across from Dunsmere Road.
When: Saturday October 12 at 9AM
Did you know there is a Secret Stairway in Chevy Chase Canyon? It’s part of a city-owned path that connects Buckingham with Linda Vista.
The stairs had all but disappeared under years of washed down dirt and leaves – the city hadn’t cleaned them for over 25 years, secret stairs are not high on their priority list. Last year a group of neighbors spent two hours trimming, shoveling, scraping and raking, and we unearthed the vanishing trail and stairs.
The stairs are still in pretty good condition from last year’s cleanup, but could use a little tidying to get ready for winter. Join us for a fun get together to meet your neighbors and beautify a source of pride in our canyon! Bring your garden gloves, rake, broom or any other garden tools you think might be helpful, and above all your enthusiasm!
Sponsored and endorsed by the Chevy Chase Estates Association.
After the recent devastating California wildfires, most insurers will no longer write policies in brush zones like Chevy Chase Canyon. Many canyon residences have reported that fire insurance is near impossible to acquire unless one purchases the state-run California FAIR Plan. What are the options? Hear from an expert.
This Saturday, October 5th at 2 pm at our Chevy Chase Library, 3301 E. Chevy Chase Drive, the Chevy Chase Estates Association will be hosting a free talk by insurance expert Robert Feldman. This is NOT a sales spiel but rather just information from someone who knows the good, the bad, and the ugly about fire zone insurance.
Robert Feldman is a 20-year Insurance Agency Owner, representing Allstate Insurance plus 14 other carriers, with agencies located in La Crescenta, West LA, and Malibu. Robert serves on various committees working to improve homeowners insurance options in CA. Robert’s agencies specialize in high fire zones and other hard to place insurance policies. Today, Robert will discuss the current status of the insurance market, Fire scoring, how Homeowners insurance is rated, and solutions for those who have been negatively affected by non-renewal notices, brush zone locations and claims.
Aspiring Eagle Scout Austin Wuthrich reached out to the Chevy Chase Estates Association searching for historical photos of our canyon to use in his Eagle Scout Project that would grace the Chevy Chase Library with historical photos. The CCEA opened up our entire photo collection to Austin and he curated, printed, framed, and hung the photos. He also created an impressive body of digital work documenting his creations that you can see here.
In his words: “The Chevy Chase Library is an integral part of this community, and it really shows in my memory as I look back fondly on times in primary school where I would spend summers up there participating in reading competitions and doing my Flat Stanley project –this is why I am excited to be able to give back to my community through my Eagle Scout project, especially by telling my community’s history.”
Please view his photo and story presentation. Pretty darn impressive. If you know Austin or his family, say thanks for all of us.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 / 6:30PM-9:00PM
Join us for an informal gathering of neighbors
at the TOP of Buckingham Place
National Night Out is observed annually on the first Tuesday in August. It is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States. National Night Out was created to increase awareness about police programs in communities. Some of these programs include:
- Drug prevention
- Town watch
- Neighborhood watch
* Contact Leticia Gonzalez (818-434-4647) / email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.