Glendale /ˈɡlɛndeɪl/ is a city in
Los Angeles County, California,
United States. Its estimated 2014 population was 200,167, making
it the third largest city in
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 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. In 2013, Glendale was named LA's Neighborhood of
the Year by the readers and editors of Curbed.com.
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.
3.1 Industry and development
4.3 Armenian population
4.4 Other ethnic groups
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
9 Notable people
10 Sister cities
11 See also
13 External links
The Glendale area in the 1870s
The area was long inhabited by the
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.
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.
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.
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). Residents
to the southwest formed "Tropico" in 1887. The Pacific Electric
Railway brought streetcar service in 1904.
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. 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 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 and Angelo Buono, the latter
of whom resided at 703 East Colorado Street, where most of the murders
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 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 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.
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 parking
structures and exterior columns incurred damages.
Glendale has a
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.
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The city has nearly 50 public parks, from Deukmejian Wilderness Park
in the north to Cerritos Park in the south. Central Park has the
only West Coast monument to Korean comfort women of World War II.
As of 2016[update], the top employers in the city are (with number of
# of Employees
Glendale Adventist Medical Center
Glendale Unified School District
City of Glendale
Glendale Community College
Glendale Memorial Medical Center
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
1 Employee count is from FY2014, current data is unavailable.
Industry and development
801 North Brand, one of Glendale's many modern skyscrapers: Companies
such as Nestlé, NexusLab, Great West Life, Citi, Unum, and
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 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 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.
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 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. It was donated to the library in the 1950s by the Jewel
City Cat Fanciers Club.
The city experienced significant development in the 1970s, with the
completion of the
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
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. Avery employs
about 26,000 people. The U.S. headquarters of the Swiss foods
Nestlé plans to move out by 2018.
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
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
Americana at Brand
Americana at Brand (2008)
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.
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." 
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. 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.
U.S. Decennial Census
United States Census 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. 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.
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.
As of the census 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 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.
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. 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. 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. 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." Levon Marashlian, an instructor of
Armenian history at
Glendale College, stated that in the early 1990s Glendale's Armenian
community became the largest in the
Los Angeles metropolitan area,
surpassing the Armenian community of Hollywood. Alice Petrossian,
the GUSD director of intercultural education, stated that Burbank lies
within the middle of other Armenian communities, so it attracted
Armenians. 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
Armenia by their family name end with "ian" instead of
A new headquarters of the Armenian National Committee/Western Region
opened in 1994. By 1999, about 25% of the population spoke
Armenian and there were many Armenian businesses. By 2005 the
Armenian population was 40% of the total population.
According to the
United States 2000 Census, Glendale is home to 65,343
Armenian-Americans (making up 34.1% of the total population),
increasing from 1990 when there were 31,402 Armenian-Americans in the
city. 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, and it had done so since that year.
As of 2005 Armenian businesses include bakeries, coffee shops, and
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 (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.
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
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. As
Filipino Americans were the third largest minority
group in Glendale, making up seven percent of the city's total
population, overtaking Korean Americans. After the Persian
Revolution, many Persians migrated into the cities seeking a suburban
city with lower crime and quality education.
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. 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.
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the
Glendale Health Center in Glendale.
State and federal representation
United States House of Representatives, Glendale is in
California's 28th congressional district, represented by Democrat Adam
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.
Law enforcement and services
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 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. The
GFD consists of nine strategically located fire stations, with mutual
aid provided by the
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
Verdugo Fire Communications Center
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.
Presently, Verdugo provides services to all 13 fire departments in the
California OES "Area C" mutual aid plan, making them a regional
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. 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
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. 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
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, 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.
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
Los Angeles area, has maintained their studios and offices in
Glendale since December 2000.
See also: Glendale Station
Glendale offers many transportation options. LADOT, Metro Local, Metro
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. Glendale is also served by four freeways:
Glendale Freeway (State Route 2), the
Ventura Freeway (State Route
Foothill Freeway (Interstate 210) and the Golden State
Freeway (Interstate 5).
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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
Tim Heidecker, comedian and musician
Pamela Hensley, actress
Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award–nominated actress
MLB right fielder
Hardcore Holly, professional wrestler
Chris Holmes, lead guitarist, W.A.S.P.
John Holmes, pornographic actor, lived at 1012 East Acacia
Ashlyne Huff, musician
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
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
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
Mike Mazurki, actor and professional wrestler
Brandon McCarthy, pitcher for
Los Angeles Dodgers
Doug McClure, actor
Eva Mendes, actress
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 
Donald Prothero, paleontologist and author
Ronnie Radke, vocalist, Falling In Reverse
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
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
MLB player and Hall of Fame manager for New York
Carl Steven, former child actor
Joseph Stroud, poet and educator
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
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