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Glendale /ˈɡlɛndeɪl/ is a city in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County, California, United States. Its estimated 2014 population was 200,167,[10] making it the third largest city in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County and the 23rd-largest city in California. It is located about 8 miles (13 km) north of downtown Los Angeles. Glendale lies in the southeastern end of the San Fernando Valley, bisected by the Verdugo Mountains, and is a suburb in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city is bordered to the northwest by the Sun Valley and Tujunga neighborhoods of Los Angeles; to the northeast by La Cañada Flintridge and the unincorporated area of La Crescenta; to the west by Burbank and Griffith Park; to the east by Eagle Rock and Pasadena; to the south by the Atwater Village
Atwater Village
neighborhood of Los Angeles; and to the southeast by Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The Golden State, Ventura, Glendale, and Foothill freeways run through the city. Glendale has one of the largest communities of Armenian descent in the United States.[11] In 2013, Glendale was named LA's Neighborhood of the Year by the readers and editors of Curbed.com.[12] Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery contains the remains of many noted celebrities and local residents. Grand Central Airport was the departure point for the first commercial west-to-east transcontinental flight flown by Charles Lindbergh.


1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Geology 2.2 Climate 2.3 Parks

3 Economy

3.1 Industry and development 3.2 Shopping

4 Demographics

4.1 2010 4.2 2000 4.3 Armenian population 4.4 Other ethnic groups

5 Government

5.1 Local government 5.2 County representation 5.3 State and federal representation 5.4 Law enforcement and services 5.5 Fire department 5.6 Verdugo Fire Communications Center 5.7 Public safety statistics

6 Education 7 Media 8 Transportation 9 Notable people 10 Sister cities 11 See also 12 References 13 External links


The Glendale area in the 1870s

The area was long inhabited by the Tongva people
Tongva people
(or "People of the Earth"), who were later renamed the Gabrieleños by the Spanish missionaries, after the nearby Mission San Gabriel Arcángel. In 1798, José María Verdugo, a corporal in the Spanish army from Baja California, received the Rancho San Rafael from Governor Diego de Borica, formalizing his possession and use of land on which he had been grazing livestock and farming since 1784. Rancho San Rafael was a Spanish concession, of which 25 were made in California. Unlike the later Mexican land grants, the concessions were similar to grazing permits, with the title remaining with the Spanish crown.[13] In 1860, his grandson Teodoro Verdugo built the Verdugo Adobe, which is the oldest building in Glendale. The property is the location of the Oak of Peace, where early Californio
leaders including Pio Pico met in 1847 and decided to surrender to Lieutenant Colonel John C. Frémont. Verdugo's descendants sold the ranch in various parcels, some of which are included in present-day Atwater Village, Eagle Rock, and Highland Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Glendale, 1910

In 1884, residents gathered to form a townsite and chose the name "Glendale" (it was bounded by First Street (now Lexington Drive) on the north, Fifth Street (now Harvard Street) on the south, Central Avenue on the west, and the Childs Tract on the east).[14] Residents to the southwest formed "Tropico" in 1887. The Pacific Electric Railway brought streetcar service in 1904.[citation needed] Glendale incorporated in 1906, and annexed Tropico 12 years later. An important civic booster of the era was Leslie Coombs Brand (1859–1925), who built an estate in 1904 called El Miradero, featuring an eye-catching mansion, the architecture of which combined characteristics of Spanish, Moorish, and Indian styles, copied from the East Indian Pavilion at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
World's Columbian Exposition
held in Chicago, which he visited. Brand loved to fly, and built a private airstrip in 1919 and hosted "fly-in" parties, providing a direct link to the soon-to-be-built nearby Grand Central Airport. The grounds of El Miradero are now city-owned Brand Park and the mansion is the Brand Library, according to the terms of his will.[15] Brand partnered with Henry E. Huntington
Henry E. Huntington
to bring the Pacific Electric Railway, or the "Red Cars", to the area. Today, he is memorialized by one of the city's main thoroughfares, Brand Boulevard.

Looking south on Brand Blvd, 1915

The city's population rose from 13,756 in 1920 to 62,736 in 1930. The Forest Lawn Cemetery opened in 1906 and was renamed Forest Lawn Memorial-Park[16] in 1917. Pioneering endocrinologist and entrepreneur Henry R. Harrower opened his clinic in Glendale in 1920, which for many years was the largest business in the city. The American Green Cross, an early conservation and tree preservation society, was formed in 1926 (it disbanded three years later and the current organization of that name is unrelated). In 1964, Glendale was selected by George Lincoln Rockwell to be the West Coast headquarters of the American Nazi Party. Its offices, on Colorado Street in the downtown section of the city, remained open until the early 1980s. In 1977 and 1978, 10 murdered women were found in and around Glendale in what became known as the case of the Hillside Strangler. The murders were the work of Kenneth Bianchi
Kenneth Bianchi
and Angelo Buono, the latter of whom resided at 703 East Colorado Street, where most of the murders took place.[17] Geography[edit]

Glendale from Griffith Park
Griffith Park
in the southwest, with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background and the Verdugo Hills on the extreme left

Glendale is located at the junction of two large valleys, the San Fernando and the San Gabriel. According to the United States
United States
Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 79.212 km2 (30.6 sq mi); 30.5 square miles (79 km2) of it is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) of it (0.43%) is covered by water. It is bordered to the north by the foothill communities of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, and Tujunga; to the south by the Atwater Village
Atwater Village
community incorporated by the city of Los Angeles; to the east by Pasadena and Eagle Rock (also incorporated within Los Angeles); and to the west by the city of Burbank. Glendale is located 10 miles (16 km) north of downtown Los Angeles.[18] Geology[edit] Several known earthquake faults criss-cross the Glendale area and adjacent mountains, as in much of Southern California. Among the more recognized faults are the Sierra Madre and Hollywood faults, situated in the city's northern and southwestern portions, respectively. Additionally, the Verdugo and Raymond faults intersect through the city's central and southeastern areas. The San Gabriel fault, meanwhile, is located northeast of the city. Roughly 75 miles (121 km) northeast of Glendale is a major portion of the San Andreas Fault known as the "Big Bend", where quake-recurrence tracking shows major activity roughly every 140–160 years. The closest portion of the San Andreas is actually 29 miles (47 km) from Glendale. The last major quake along the southern San Andreas was recorded in 1857. In the 1971 San Fernando earthquake, which took place along the western edge of the Sierra Madre Fault, surface ruptures were nearly 12 miles (19 km) long, including one portion a few miles northwest of Glendale. Most of the damage was in the northern San Fernando Valley, though 31 structures in Glendale suffered major damage and had to be demolished, plus numerous chimneys collapsed. The 1994 Northridge earthquake
1994 Northridge earthquake
had an epicenter about 18 miles (29 km) from Glendale. The city suffered severe damage to a public parking structure and sections of the Glendale Galleria
Glendale Galleria
parking structures and exterior columns incurred damages.[19] Climate[edit] Glendale has a Mediterranean climate
Mediterranean climate
(Köppen climate classification Csa). The highest recorded temperature in Glendale was 110 °F (43 °C) on several occasions. The lowest recorded temperature was 17 °F (−8 °C) in February 2003. The warmest month is August and the coolest month is January. The rainfall is highest in February and lowest in July. The hills and mountains of northern Glendale very rarely have snow, owing to its warmer temperatures during the winter. It may only occur about every five to 10 years. The last time it snowed was February 26, 2011 in which snow accumulation of approximately 3" occurred and sleet was present. Frost is common from late November to early March. Temperatures as low as 30 °F (−1 °C) do occur during the winter, but only once or twice. Heavy rains and thunderstorms are also common during the winter. The spring brings pleasant weather, with very little rain. The summer is usually fairly warm, with highs from 85 °F (29 °C), to the low 100s (40 °C). The highest temperature ever recorded was 110 °F (43 °C). Summer can sometimes bring monsoon thunderstorms. Humidity can be very low, but it can also be very high, causing very steamy, muggy, and uncomfortable conditions. These days cause heat indices over 120 °F (49 °C). Fall brings nice weather, but can be gusty due to the Santa Ana winds, blowing in once or twice a year from October to December. Santa Ana winds can reach up to 70 miles per hour, with gusts up to 100 in mountain passes and canyons. One to eight thunderstorms occur in Glendale each year. Very rarely are they severe, but when they are, they are accompanied by gusty winds and hail.[20]

Climate data for Glendale, California

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °F (°C) 93 (34) 92 (33) 96 (36) 105 (41) 102 (39) 110 (43) 110 (43) 107 (42) 110 (43) 108 (42) 98 (37) 93 (34) 110 (43)

Average high °F (°C) 68 (20) 70 (21) 71 (22) 76 (24) 78 (26) 84 (29) 89 (32) 91 (33) 89 (32) 83 (28) 74 (23) 68 (20) 78.4 (25.8)

Average low °F (°C) 44 (7) 46 (8) 47 (8) 50 (10) 53 (12) 57 (14) 61 (16) 62 (17) 61 (16) 55 (13) 48 (9) 44 (7) 52.3 (11.4)

Record low °F (°C) 23 (−5) 17 (−8) 23 (−5) 34 (1) 37 (3) 41 (5) 45 (7) 48 (9) 44 (7) 37 (3) 29 (−2) 26 (−3) 17 (−8)

Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.48 (113.8) 5.00 (127) 4.38 (111.3) 1.22 (31) 0.45 (11.4) 0.21 (5.3) 0.05 (1.3) 0.21 (5.3) 0.48 (12.2) 0.65 (16.5) 1.50 (38.1) 2.46 (62.5) 21.09 (535.7)

Source: [21]

Parks[edit] The city has nearly 50 public parks, from Deukmejian Wilderness Park in the north to Cerritos Park in the south.[22] Central Park has the only West Coast monument to Korean comfort women of World War II.[23] Economy[edit] As of 2016[update], the top employers in the city are (with number of employees):[24]

# Employer # of Employees

1 Glendale Adventist Medical Center 2,662

2 Glendale Unified School District 2,460

3 City of Glendale 1,997

4 Dreamworks Animation 1,478 1

5 Glenair Inc. 1,322

6 Nestle Company 1,275

7 Glendale Community College 1,242

8 Glendale Memorial Medical Center 1,200

9 USC Verdugo Hills Hospital 726

10 Public Storage 354


1 Employee count is from FY2014, current data is unavailable.

Industry and development[edit]

801 North Brand, one of Glendale's many modern skyscrapers: Companies such as Nestlé, NexusLab, Great West Life, Citi, Unum, and Cigna
have offices downtown.

Grand Central Airport was a municipal airport developed from 1923 which became the largest employer in Glendale for many years, and contributed to the development of aviation in the United States
United States
in many important ways. The main terminal building still stands and includes both Art Deco and Spanish-style architectural elements. The facility was the first official terminal for the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area, as well as the departure point for the first commercial west-to-east transcontinental flight flown by Charles Lindbergh. During World War II, the Grand Central Air Terminal building was camouflaged to protect it from enemy targeting. It was closed down in 1959, and made way for the Grand Central Business Centre, an industrial park. Forest Lawn Memorial Park started in Tropico (later annexed to Glendale) in 1906 and is famous for its art collection and the burial of many celebrities, as well as for the 1933 opening of the first funeral home on cemetery grounds anywhere in the United States.[25] The Bob's Big Boy
Bob's Big Boy
chain of hamburger restaurants started in Glendale on East Colorado in August 1936, and the Baskin-Robbins
"31 Flavors" chain of ice cream parlors started in Adams Square in 1945. The Glendale Public Library[26] on Harvard Street houses its "Special Collections" department which contains original documents and records on much of the history of Glendale. It also contains one of the largest collections of books on cats in the world, over 20,000 volumes.[27] It was donated to the library in the 1950s by the Jewel City Cat Fanciers Club.[citation needed] The city experienced significant development in the 1970s, with the completion of the Glendale Freeway
Glendale Freeway
(Highway 2) and the Ventura Freeway (Highway 134). This included redevelopment of Brand Boulevard, renovation of the 1925 Alex Theatre, and construction of the Glendale Galleria shopping mall which opened in 1976, and was further expanded in 1982.

The Central Public Library (1973)

Several large companies have offices in Glendale including the U.S. headquarters of International House of Pancakes. The Los Angeles regional office of California's State Compensation Insurance Fund
State Compensation Insurance Fund
is in Glendale. Americas United Bank was founded in Glendale in 2006 and is still headquartered there. Nero AG, the software company that makes Nero Burning ROM, also has its main North American subsidiary located in Glendale. Panda Security, a large antivirus software company, also has its principal U.S. office in Glendale. Neopets, Inc., a company that created the popular virtual pet website, Neopets, is located in the city (it was sold in 2005 to Viacom). In August 2013, Avery Dennison Corp., a label maker for major brands, announced plans to move its headquarters from Pasadena to Glendale.[28] Avery employs about 26,000 people. The U.S. headquarters of the Swiss foods multinational Nestlé
plans to move out by 2018.[29] Glendale, along with Burbank, has served as a major production center for the U.S. entertainment industry and the U.S. animation industry in particular for several decades, because the Walt Disney Company outgrew its Burbank studio lot in the early 1960s, and started expanding into the closest business park available, which happened to be Glendale's Grand Central Business Centre about two miles east. First came the headquarters for Imagineering, followed in the 1980s by other divisions and offices. Today, Disney's Grand Central Creative Campus (known as GC3 for short) is home to Consumer Products, Disney Interactive, the Muppets Studio, and Marvel Animation
Studios.[30] From 1985 to 1995, Walt Disney Animation
Studios (then known as Walt Disney Feature Animation) was headquartered in the Grand Central Business Centre, meaning that most of the films of the Disney Renaissance era were actually developed in Glendale. DisneyToon Studios, a division of WDAS, is still located in the Grand Central Business Centre near GC3, along with the Animation
Research Library, Disney Animation's archive. Disney-owned KABC-TV
is located on Circle 7 Drive to the south of GC3. In 1994, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen formed DreamWorks SKG, a diversified entertainment company. DreamWorks Animation
remains located in the city's Grand Central Business Centre on land formerly occupied by a helicopter landing base next to the old airfield (and next to KABC-TV). Thus, many American animators who worked on feature films in the 1990s and 2000s have spent large portions of their careers in Glendale working for Disney or DreamWorks.

Americana at Brand
Americana at Brand

In 2005, construction began near the Galleria of developer Rick Caruso's "Americana at Brand", a 15.5-acre (63,000 m2) outdoor shopping and residential community. Caruso had previously designed and built the Grove at Farmers Market. The new Glendale development was opened to the public on May 2, 2008, and features 75 shops and restaurants, 238 apartments, 100 condominiums, and a Pacific Theatres 18-plex Cinema which seats 3000 people.[31] A 2011 study by an outside consulting organization hired by the city showed that people felt Glendale was boring, though many beloved animated films have been created by Disney and DreamWorks in Glendale. After seeing the results of the study, the Glendale City Council voted to appropriate $1 million to undertake an image campaign based on the tagline: "Your Life. Animated." [32] Shopping[edit] Glendale has a wide selection for shoppers, one being the Glendale Galleria, which is anchored by Macy's, Target, J. C. Penney, and Bloomingdales, and the Americana at Brand, an upscale outdoor mall which includes stores such as Tiffany & Co., H&M, Armani Exchange, True Religion, Forever 21, and Urban Outfitters.[33] The Americana at Brand
Americana at Brand
is home to a Nordstrom, which was previously located inside the Glendale Galleria. Another shopping area is the Glendale Fashion Center, which is anchored by Ross, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, Staples, and Petco. Shopping can also be done at Montrose Shopping Park in North Glendale. The shopping park runs down Honolulu Avenue and is filled with many stores and restaurants. Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1910 2,746

1920 13,536


1930 62,736


1940 82,582


1950 95,702


1960 119,442


1970 132,664


1980 139,060


1990 180,038


2000 194,973


2010 191,719


Est. 2016 200,831 [8] 4.8%

U.S. Decennial Census[34]

2010[edit] The 2010 United States
United States
Census[35] reported that Glendale had a population of 191,719. According to the Southern California Association of Government's 2016 Demographic and Growth Forecast, the population of Glendale is expected to reach about 214,000 by 2040, an increase of about 11 percent from 2012.[36] The population density was 6,268.6 people per square mile (2,420.3/km²). The racial makeup of Glendale was 136,226 (71.1%) White, 2,573 (1.3%) Black, 531 (0.3%) Native American, 31,434 (16.4%) Asian (6.9% Filipino, 5.4% Korean, 1.3% Chinese), 122 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 12,146 (6.3%) from other races, and 8,687 (4.5%) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 33,414 persons (17.4%). Non-Hispanic Whites were 61.5% of the population.[7] The census reported that 190,290 people (99.3% of the population) lived in households, 223 (0.1%) lived in noninstitutionalized group quarters, and 1,206 (0.6%) were institutionalized. Of the 72,269 households, 21,792 (30.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 37,486 (51.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 8,908 (12.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 3,693 (5.1%) had a male householder with no wife present, 2,359 (3.3%) were unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 605 (0.8%) were same-sex married couples or partnerships. About 18,000 households (24.9%) were made up of individuals, and 7,077 (9.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63. The 50,087 families (69.3% of all households) had an average family size of 3.19. In the city, the population was distributed as 35,732 (18.6%) under the age of 18, 16,609 (8.7%) aged 18 to 24, 54,518 (28.4%) aged 25 to 44, 54,942 (28.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 29,918 (15.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males. The 76,269 housing units averaged 2,493.8 per square mile (962.8/km²), of which 27,535 (38.1%) were owner-occupied, and 44,734 (61.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.5%; 76,769 people (40.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 113,521 people (59.2%) lived in rental housing units. During 2009–2013, Glendale had a median household income of $53,020, with 14.2% of the population living below the federal poverty line.[7] 2000[edit] As of the census[37] of 2000, there were 194,973 people, 71,805 households, and 49,617 families residing in the city. The population density was 6,362.2 inhabitants per square mile (2,456.1/km²). There were 73,713 housing units averaged 2,405.3 per square mile (928.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.6% White, 1.6% Black, 0.3% Native American, 16.1% Asian American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 8.6% from other races, and 10.1% from two or more races. About 19.7% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 71,805 households, 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were not families; 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.27. In the city, the population was distributed as 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $41,805, and for a family was $47,633. Males had a median income of $39,709 versus $33,815 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,227. About 13.6% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.7% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over. In June 2000, Erin Texeira of the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times stated that according to data from the US Census
and the City of Glendale, the populations were about 30% Armenians, 25% other White, 25% Latino and Hispanic, and 16% Asian.[18] Armenian population[edit] See also: History of the Armenian Americans in Los Angeles Armenian families have lived in the city since the 1920s, but the surge in immigration escalated in the 1970s. Armenian Americans are well integrated into the city, with many businesses, several Armenian schools, and ethnic/cultural organizations serving this ethnic group. Most of the Armenians in Glendale arrived in the city in the past two decades.[38] The city of Glendale is home to one of the largest Armenian communities outside of Armenia. Beginning in the late 1980s, with assistance from family and friends already there, Armenians from the former Soviet Union began arriving.[18] In the Glendale Unified School District, by 1988, along with students from the Middle East, they had become the largest ethnic group in the public schools, now having a larger number than the Latinos.[39] Glendale became the municipality with the largest number of ethnic Armenians outside of Yerevan, Armenia. Rick Young, a Glendale Police Department spokesperson, stated, "In five to eight years, the [Armenian] community went from a few thousand to about 40,000."[18] Levon Marashlian, an instructor of Armenian history
Armenian history
at Glendale College, stated that in the early 1990s Glendale's Armenian community became the largest in the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
metropolitan area, surpassing the Armenian community of Hollywood.[18] Alice Petrossian, the GUSD director of intercultural education, stated that Burbank lies within the middle of other Armenian communities, so it attracted Armenians.[39] There are also great immigrants of Armenians from Iran who due to religious specification of government and life style limitations immigrated to USA and specially Glendale due to relatives there. The Iranian origin Armenians are differed from those who originated in Armenia
by their family name end with "ian" instead of "Yan". A new headquarters of the Armenian National Committee/Western Region opened in 1994.[40] By 1999, about 25% of the population spoke Armenian and there were many Armenian businesses.[41] By 2005 the Armenian population was 40% of the total population.[42] According to the United States
United States
2000 Census, Glendale is home to 65,343 Armenian-Americans[43] (making up 34.1% of the total population), increasing from 1990 when there were 31,402 Armenian-Americans in the city.[44] As of 2005, one-third of Los Angeles' estimated 153,000 Armenians, or 51,000 around a quarter of Glendale's 205,000 residents was Armenian. At that time, Armenians held a majority on the Glendale city council,[45] and it had done so since that year.[42] As of 2005 Armenian businesses include bakeries, coffee shops, and restaurants.[42] As of March 2018, four of the five members of Glendale's city council are of Armenian descent: Mayor
Vartan Gharapetian and councilmembers Zareh Sinanyan
Zareh Sinanyan
(mayor from 2014-2015), Ara Najarian (mayor from 2007-2008, 2010-2011, and 2015-2016), and Vrej Agajanian. Former Armenian-American
mayors of Glendale include Larry Zarian, Bob Yousefian, and Rafi Manoukian. Singer Serj Tankian
Serj Tankian
and bassist Shavo Odadjian, members of the Armenian-American
rock band System of a Down, were based in Glendale at the time of formation. Other ethnic groups[edit] The Mexican American community was established in Glendale by the 1960s. The late 1980s and the early 1990s also saw increases in Mexican American population as Glendale offers a safer suburban environment away from the city with higher quality education.[18] As of 2012[update], Filipino Americans
Filipino Americans
were the third largest minority group in Glendale, making up seven percent of the city's total population, overtaking Korean Americans.[46] After the Persian Revolution, many Persians migrated into the cities seeking a suburban city with lower crime and quality education.[47] Government[edit] Local government[edit]

The Peterson House is on the local historic register.

According to the city's most recent comprehensive annual financial report, the city's various funds had $575.6 million in revenues, $542.8 million in expenditures, $2,089.7 million in total assets, $480.9 million in total liabilities, and $460.4 million in cash and investments.[48] Glendale elects its City Council members at large, to a four-year term. Elections are held on a Tuesday after the first Monday in April of odd-numbered years along with the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education and the Glendale Community College District Board of Trustees. County representation[edit] The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County Department of Health Services operates the Glendale Health Center in Glendale.[49] State and federal representation[edit] In the United States
United States
House of Representatives, Glendale is in California's 28th congressional district, represented by Democrat Adam Schiff.[50] In the California
State Legislature, Glendale is in the 25th Senate District, represented by Democrat Anthony Portantino, and in the 43rd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Laura Friedman.[51] Law enforcement and services[edit] Main article: Crime in Glendale, California

GFD engine 27

Glendale maintains its own police department, which operates from its main station in downtown Glendale, its downtown substation in the Glendale Galleria, and the Montrose substation in Verdugo City. The California
Highway Patrol has its Southern Division Headquarters on Central Avenue in downtown Glendale. Fire department[edit] Fire protection is provided by the Glendale Fire Department (GFD). The GFD is an all-risk, career fire protection agency, responding to about 17,000 emergency and nonemergency calls for service annually.[52] The GFD consists of nine strategically located fire stations, with mutual aid provided by the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County Fire Department, Los Angeles City Fire Department, Burbank Fire Department, and Pasadena Fire Department. The department maintains a "Class 1" ISO rating as part of certification through the Public Protection Classification program.[53] Verdugo Fire Communications Center[edit] The Verdugo FCC was established on August 1, 1979, between the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena as a way to consolidate fire dispatching and telecommunications between the departments.[54] Presently, Verdugo provides services to all 13 fire departments in the California
OES "Area C" mutual aid plan, making them a regional dispatch center. The center is stationed on the third floor of Glendale Fire Department's headquarters (Fire Station 21) and handles roughly 72,000 calls for service annually.[55] The fire chiefs from Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena oversee the center under a joint powers authority. These cities contract services from the center: Bob Hope Airport, South Pasadena, San Marino, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Montebello, Alhambra, and Monterey Park. Public safety statistics[edit] In 2014, Glendale was named the ninth-safest city in America in a report published by 24/7 Wall Street based on violent crime rates in cities with more than 100,000 people.[56] Also in 2014, real estate company Movoto used FBI data crime data from 2013 to conduct a study of 100 U.S. cities with populations between 126,047 and 210,309 residents and concluded that Glendale was the safest mid-sized city in America.[57] Education[edit] The Glendale Unified School District operates the public schools in Glendale. The GUSD high schools include Glendale High School, Herbert Hoover High School, Clark Magnet High School, Crescenta Valley High School located in La Crescenta and Allan F. Daily High School. A number of private schools also operate in Glendale, including Chamlian Armenian School,[58] Holy Family High School, Salem Lutheran School, and Glendale Adventist Academy. Glendale is also home to Glendale Community College. Middle schools are Roosevelt Middle School, Toll Middle School, Rosemont Middle School, and Wilson Middle School. Media[edit] Glendale community news is covered by the Glendale News-Press, which was founded in 1905. KABC-TV, an ABC owned-and-operated television station serving the Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area, has maintained their studios and offices in Glendale since December 2000. Transportation[edit] See also: Glendale Station Glendale offers many transportation options. LADOT, Metro Local, Metro Rapid, and Glendale Beeline all have buses that run in the city. Glendale Transportation Center
Glendale Transportation Center
provides connections to Greyhound buses and three train lines.[59] Glendale is also served by four freeways: the Glendale Freeway
Glendale Freeway
(State Route 2), the Ventura Freeway
Ventura Freeway
(State Route 134), the Foothill Freeway
Foothill Freeway
(Interstate 210) and the Golden State Freeway
(Interstate 5). Notable people[edit]

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Tatev Abrahamyan, chess player Allisyn Ashley Arm, actress, filmmaker Dan Avidan, vocalist of musical-comedy duo Ninja Sex Party
Ninja Sex Party
and Starbomb, co-host of the webseries Game Grumps Zoe Barnett, actress Kimberly Beck, actress Captain Beefheart, musician Dawn Bender, actress Christian Bergman, baseball pitcher Elvin Bishop, musician Aloe Blacc, musician David Brin, author Clara Bryant, actress Angelo Buono, serial killer Lucille Carroll, actress, MGM studio executive Armen Chakmakian, musician and composer Migdia Chinea, filmmaker John Cho, actor Claudia Christian, actress Doug Davidson, soap opera actor John Debney, Academy Award-nominated composer Emilio Delgado, actor, "Luis" on Sesame Street Doug Dohring, CEO of Neopets Nicole Eggert, actress Erika Eleniak, model and actress Douglas Emerson, actor Robert Englund, actor, Nightmare on Elm Street Yvonne Lime Fedderson, actress, third wife of producer Don Fedderson Chelsea Field, actress Pat Flaherty, auto racing driver, winner of 1956 Indianapolis 500 Doug Forrester, businessman and politician from New Jersey Edward Furlong, actor Beverly Garland, actress and hotel owner Daryl Gates, former LAPD police chief Go Betty Go, rock star Scott Gorham, musician Woody Guthrie, musician Joe Hahn, musician Peter D. Hannaford, political consultant and author associated with Ronald W. Reagan, born in Glendale in 1932 Arin Hanson, animator, vocalist of Starbomb, co-host of the webseries Game Grumps Tim Heidecker, comedian and musician Pamela Hensley, actress Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award–nominated actress Babe Herman, MLB
right fielder Hardcore Holly, professional wrestler Chris Holmes, lead guitarist, W.A.S.P. John Holmes, pornographic actor,[60] lived at 1012 East Acacia[61] Ashlyne Huff, musician[62] Lux Interior
Lux Interior
and Poison Ivy, musicians, The Cramps Kathy Ireland, model and actress Jay-R, actor, TV host Maren Jensen, actress Julia Ann, pornographic actress[63] Ed King, guitarist, Strawberry Alarm Clock
Strawberry Alarm Clock
& Lynyrd Skynyrd Robert Knapp, actor Don Knotts, Emmy-winning actor, lived in Glendale Nathan Kress, actor Greg Kriesel, bassist, The Offspring Shia LaBeouf, actor Jonna Lee, actress Robert B. Lewis, thoroughbred owner Mike Lieberthal, MLB
All-Star catcher Yvonne Lime, actress Eric Lloyd, actor Mario Lopez, TV personality Katherine "Scottie" MacGregor, actress Benji Madden, lead guitarist, Good Charlotte Joel Madden, lead vocalist, Good Charlotte Daron Malakian, lead guitarist, System of a Down Rafi Manoukian, politician Vanes Martirosyan, boxer Tim Matheson, actor Rex Mays, champion race driver[64] Mike Mazurki, actor and professional wrestler Brandon McCarthy, pitcher for Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Dodgers Doug McClure, actor Eva Mendes, actress Don Milan, NFL
player Terry Moore, actress Jim E. Mora, football coach Dennis Muren, special effects artist Clarence Nash, original voice of Donald Duck Taylor Negron, actor, comedian Ross
O'Donovan, animator and YouTube personality Florence Oberle, actress Ken Osmond, actor from Leave It to Beaver Kelly Packard, actress Melissa Pastore, pastor Paul Petersen, actor from The Donna Reed Show Sam Phillips, musician Jamie Pineda, front woman of pop music project Sweetbox Al Pollard - former NFL
player and announcer [65] Donald Prothero, paleontologist and author Scott Radinsky, MLB
pitcher[66] Ronnie Radke, vocalist, Falling In Reverse[67] Archie Reynolds, MLB
player Michael Richards, actor from Seinfeld Nicole Richie, fashion designer, TV personality Debra Jo Rupp, actress Devin Sarno, composer Dawn Schiller, author of The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes[68] Maureen Kennedy Salaman, proponent of alternative medicine and author Steven L. Sears, writer and producer T. Sean Shannon, SNL comedy writer Bob Siebenberg, drummer of Supertramp Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter, producer Rick Springfield, musician Mary Kay Stearns, actress Casey Stengel, MLB
player and Hall of Fame manager for New York Yankees Carl Steven, former child actor Joseph Stroud, poet and educator Gary Sutherland, MLB
player Gloria Talbott, actress Diana Taurasi, WNBA player, Olympian Vic Tayback, actor, star of 1970s CBS sitcom Alice Jayceon Terrell Taylor, rapper, musician The Game Ann Tyrrell, actress Ron Underwood, director Lupe Vélez, actress Shawna Waldron, actress Paul Walker, actor Gordon Waller, singer with Peter and Gordon John Wayne, iconic film actor, attended Glendale High School Tanya Falan Welk, singer Bill Woodson, voice actor Gregg Zaun, MLB

Sister cities[edit] Glendale has six sister cities.[69][70][71]

Higashiōsaka, Japan Tlaquepaque, Mexico Rosarito, Mexico Ghapan, Armenia Goseong, South Korea Gimpo, South Korea

See also[edit]

Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles

List of cities in California Largest cities in Southern California M.V. Hartranft, early 20th-century land developer in Glendale


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