Eagle Scout Project From Our Canyon Boy Scout Troup 125 Hits a Historical Home Run!

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.

Wildfire Preparedness – Glendale Fire Dept.

Homeowner on roof as wildfire burns all around.

A must watch video!

Glendale fire chief Silvio Lanzas has posted an urgent video on how to save your home and family when the next wildfire strikes.  We in Chevy Chase Canyon live in a beautiful secluded wooded oasis, but it’s also a tinderbox that has burned in the past.  Your CCEA asks you to please watch this short video and be safe.

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Tuesday, August 6, 2019 / 6:30PM-9:00PM

National Night Out

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

Pot Luck*

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) / gonzalez.leticia11@gmail.com for more information.

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.