Buckingham’s Night Out Neighborhood Shindig Photos

Pride of Buckingham National Night Out potluck neighborhood party in Glendale, CA.

The canyon’s Pride of Buckingham neighbors held a potluck block party to celebrate and honor the annual National Night Out.  It was a Chevy Chase blast.

And, there were celebrities galore.  The Mayor of Glendale, Dan Brotman, Glendale’s finest GPD, and Glendale Fire straight out of the bat cave, all joined in with the food and festivities.  A huge thanks to the Pride of Buckingham for hosting a party that does our Chevy Chase Canyon proud, and a shout-out to the National Night Out organization for their inspiration.

See all 70 photos below.  Click on the arrows upper right for a full-sized view!

Greedy Garbage Grab

3875 Garbage rate hike

On Tuesday, June 6, 6:00 pm the Glendale City Council will vote on jacking up your garbage collection rates by an outrageous 387 percent.  But it gets worse, the city council rulers have made it virtually impossible to comment on or protest their greedy rate hike.  Please read the following and make your voices heard.

The City of Glendale just released a second version of the PROPOSED INCREASE OF SOLID WASTE RATES. On January 10, 2023 The Council withdrew the first version & indicated that all protests & suggestions would be taken into consideration in drafting the revised proposal.  This did not happen; in fact, the City of Glendale doubled-down.

THE PROPOSED RATES IN THE SECOND PROPOSAL ACTUALLY INCREASED FROM THE ORIGINAL 358% TO 387%.

City officials claim the rate is justified because there have been no rate increases in 12 years. However the California Consumer Price Index has risen only 42% in the last 12 years.

Unless “A MAJORITY OF GLENDALE HOMEOWNERS” protest, Glendale’s solid waste rates will almost QUADRUPLE (387%) over the next 4 years:

Date of Increase                 New Rate as a Percentage of 2023 Rate

  • 7/1/2023                                                      176%

  • 7/1/2024                                                      256%

  • 7/1/2025                                                      320%

  • 7/1/2026                                                      352%

  • 7/1/2027                                                      387%

All Glendale Homeowners: Please take the time to file a protest in order to stop this proposed quadrupling of YOUR Glendale solid waste rates.

How to Protest The Proposed Rate Increase:

Written protests regarding the proposed new solid waste rate increase may be mailed to: City of Glendale, City Clerk, 613 E. Broadway, Room 110, Glendale, California 91206. Written protests may also be personally delivered to the City Clerk at this address. To be valid, a protest must be in writing and received (not postmarked) by the City Clerk prior to the close of the Public Hearing on June 6, 2023. Oral, telephonic and e-mail protests will not be accepted. Because an original signature is required, emailed, faxed and photocopied protests will not be counted. Oral comments provided at the Public Hearing will not qualify as a formal protest unless accompanied by a written protest.

In order for a formal protest to be valid, it must contain the following:

  • Be in writing

  • Received by the City Clerk before the June 6 hearing

  • Contain parcel(s) description with the APN (Assessor Parcel Number)

  • Property address

  • Statement protesting the rate increase

  • Name and signature of property owner or rate payer

  • And mailed or delivered in person to 613 E Broadway Room 110, Glendale, CA 91206

In addition to a written protest, please attend and protest to the City Council in person. The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6, 6:00 pm at the City Council Chamber, 613 East Broadway.

Richard Lee, Glendale

Food Truck Party on the Green 2023

Chevy Chase Canyon, Glendale, CA, Food Truck Party on the Green with families and friends.

It was a grand old time on the green!  Tons of fun, families, friends, great music, an enchanted setting, and oh those food truck treats, a wonderful time was had by all.  The Chevy Chase Estates Association teamed with the Chevy Chase Country Club to throw our annual Canyon Party-On-The-Green Food Truck Extravaganza.  Hard to tell who had the best time, the grownups, or the kids.

See all 92 photos below.  Click on the arrows upper right for a full-sized view!

And OMG, the Craig Kupka Band was simply heavenly.  Check them out in this short video.

Lots of folks worked hard to make our canyon party a day to remember.  Big thanks go out to the Chevy Chase Country Club which is the true jewel of our canyon, and to the Chevy Chase Estates Association team of volunteer directors.  And if you like what you see, Join Us!

See you all next year!

Our Library – Events and New Chevy Choice Hours

Highlights of Chevy Chase Library Events!

Click to get the awesome full list and schedule.

Chevy Chase Glendale Library events

NEW AT CHEVY CHASE – SELF SERVICE

Choose your own library hours!  A brand-new program is starting at our library where you get library access when you want, you choose.  Click here to sign up for this program launch and get your very own, personal, library backstage pass. 

Chevy Chase Glendale Library Self Service

Food Truck Party on the Green – Saturday, May 13th!

Party This Saturday – All Canyon Families Invited.

Free tickets HERE!

food truck party poster

The Chevy Chase Estates Association has again teamed with The Chevy Chase Country Club to throw a party for all canyon residents Saturday, May 13th, from 3 to 7 pm, at the jewel-of-our-canyon golf course.  There will be a live band, dancing, food trucks, a beer garden, a bounce house, and kid games galore.  Come party with your friends and neighbors, and get a head start on Mother’s Day.

The weather report says Saturday will be HOT.  Large crowds expected and free tickets are first come first serve.  Please help with parking; consider walking, biking, or carpooling.

Reserve your free tickets here!  First come, first serve.

Pets and Coyotes

Protect Your Pets from Canyon Wildlife

lost dog poster

We sadly continue to notice the “lost pet” posters up and down the Canyon neighborhoods.  Living in our Canyon is indeed special, but we share it with wildlife and some of the wildlife can be harmful to dogs and cats.  We offer the following to help keep our pet friends safe.

  • Don’t let your dog or cat roam outside of the house.

  • Always leash your dog when on a walk.

  • Have your pet chipped, so it can be identified if found and turned over to a vet or the SPCA.

  • Consider attaching an AirTag style tracking device to your pet’s collar so they can be located via smart phone.

  • NEVER feed wildlife.

  • Don’t have pet food or water dishes outdoors.

  • Keep your yard clean of pet poop.

  • At your Vet’s advice, vaccinate your pet especially to guard against rabies from animal bites.

For more information on pet and wildlife safety…

https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/police-department/community-outreach-resources-and-engagement-c-o-r-e/animal-control-wildlife-safety-11646

coyote

Annual Meeting Recap

86th Annual Meeting!

CCEA annual meeting Glendale,CA.

After two years meeting virtually on Zoom, canyon neighbors gathered in person at the Chevy Chase Estates Association’s 86th annual meeting.   It was beyond wonderful to have everybody back together again!  And just like before, the Chevy Chase Country Club was the perfect home to welcome canyon friends and neighbors for an evening of catching up, laughter, refreshments, good cheer, and fascinating speakers.

CCEA annual meeting Glendale,CA.

First up were Glendale’s new Fire Chief Timothy Ernst, and new Chief of Police Manuel Cid.  Both men laid out their visions and goals, as well as their backgrounds and passions that led them to the helm Glendale Fire and Police.

Glendale CA fire and police chiefs.

Sgt. Jackson, Chief Cid, Fire Chief Ernst, Capt. William.

Our featured speakers from the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy were Tim Martinez and John Howell who gave a presentation on the wildlife corridor that passes through Chevy Chase Canyon. They explained how our canyon passage links to other corridors that crisscross The Southland, and the conservancy’s mission to locate and preserve strategic parcels of land so that these vital wildlife pathways are never roadblocked.

Arroyo & Foothills Conservancy

Tim Martinez and John Howell AFC.

Arroyo & Foothills Conservancy

Tim Martinez and John Howell AFC.

The Chevy Chase Canyon wildlife passage crosses on the east side near 2908 Chevy Chase Drive and on the west side near 2833 Chevy Chae Drive.

For complete information from the Arroyo & Foothills on our Sycamore Canyon wildlife corridor with videos, maps, and plans for the future, click here.

Wildlife corridor map

To take a free tour of our wildlife corridor though Sycamore Canyon, click here.  (March is almost filled but there are still openings in April)

Arroyo & Foothills Conservancy

A Deck Too Far

Watch this short inspiring story about three canyon women who fought a house-flipper’s enormous illegal deck that towered over and threatened their homes below.

It started with a call to the CCEA.  A concerned Chevy Chase Canyon resident was worried that slipshod construction on a bluff over their home might come crashing down upon them and their neighbors.  After hearing their story, we at the CCEA began advising the homeowners on what to do and who to call.  Along with advice, the Chevy Chase Estates Association did assist with a few sharp and strategic communications to the City of Glendale, but the battle was truly won by these three concerned neighbors.

The CCEA offers this video to show what unity and determination can accomplish.  They did it and so can you.

CCEA Director Honored by Glendale Fire!

Leticia Gonzales and Ken Batchelor receive award from Glendale CA Fire Department.

Leticia Gonzalez, Chevy Chase Estates Association director, and Ken Batchelor have been honored by the Glendale Fire Department for going above and beyond in their hard work to clear dried brush, a.k.a. fire fuel, from around their neighborhood and community.  They both organized the event and did the hard slash and clear labor to make our canyon a little bit safer.

Leticia Gonzales and Ken Batchelor award from Glendale CA Fire Department.

Watch them in action in the video below.  Their team included Glendale Fire, The California Conservation Corps, The Glendale Youth Alliance, your neighbors and CCEA board members.  Well done, Leticia!