New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, and since 1824, Rancho San Rafael existed within the new Mexican Republic. In 1860, José María Verdugo's grandson, Teodoro Verdugo, built the Catalina Verdugo Adobe, which is the oldest building in Glendale. The property is the location of the Oak of Peace, where California's first leaders, including Pio Pico, met in 1847 and decided to surrender to Lieutenant Colonel John C. An important civic driver of the time was Leslie Coombs Brand (1859-192), who built a farm in 1904 called El Miradero, with a striking mansion, whose architecture combined characteristics of Spanish, Moorish and Indian styles, copied from the East India Pavilion of the World Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, which he visited.
The American Green Cross, one of the first tree conservation and preservation societies, was formed in 1926 (it was dissolved three years later and the current organization that bears that name is not related). Grand Central Airport was the starting point for Charles Lindbergh's first commercial west-to-east transcontinental flight. The average annual rainfall is just over 21 inches (530 mm), with most of it falling between November and April. Rainfall totals vary widely from year to year, and the wettest years (sometimes more than 30 inches (760 mm) of rainfall) are usually associated with warm El Niño conditions, and the driest years (sometimes with less than 10 inches (250 mm) of rainfall) with cold episodes of La Niña in the Pacific. In the city, the population was distributed as 35,732 (18.6%) under 18 years of age, 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%) aged 65 or over.
The average 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. In the city, the population was distributed as 22.4% under 18 years of age, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64 and 13.9% from 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. Singer Serj Tankian and bassist Shavo Odadjian, members of the Armenian-American rock band System of a Down, resided in Glendale at the time of their formation. The Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator, which is the seat of the North American diocese of the Armenian Catholic Church, is located in Glendale.
The bishop of the diocese, Rt. Mikaël Antoine Mouradian also resides in Glendale. Grand Central Airport was a municipal airport developed starting in 1923 which became Glendale's largest employer for many years and contributed to the development of aviation in the United States in many important ways. The main terminal building is still standing and includes Art Deco and Spanish architectural elements. The facility was the first official terminal in the Los Angeles area as well as the starting point for Charles Lindbergh's first commercial west-to-east transcontinental flight.
During World War II, the Grand Central Air Terminal building was camouflaged to protect it from enemy targets. It closed in 1959 and gave way to the Grand Central Business Center an industrial park. In 1994 Steven Spielberg Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen formed DreamWorks SKG a diversified entertainment company DreamWorks Animation is still located in the city's Grand Central Business Center on land that previously occupied a helicopter landing base next to the old airfield (and next to KABC-TV). Therefore many American animators who worked on feature films in the 1990s and 2000s have spent much of their careers in Glendale working for Disney or DreamWorks. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services operates the Glendale DPSS social assistance office on San Fernando Road.
The Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department operates Crescenta Valley Park in North Glendale. The Los Angeles County Department of Labor Aging and Community Services operates an undisclosed Adult Protective Services office in Glendale Glendale maintains its own police department (GPD) and is led by Police Chief Manny Cid. The department operates from a main station in downtown Glendale a centrally located substation in Glendale Galleria and the Montrose substation in Verdugo City The Glendale Police Department is a full-service organization with nearly 400 staff members. The department offers a full range of services including patrol traffic control investigations a crime lab a custody center air support engines SWAT drones bicycle patrol vicerarcotics and Federal Task Force intelligence.
The Los Angeles County Department of Labor Aging and Community Services operates an undisclosed Adult Protective Services office in Glendale Several known seismic faults crisscross the Glendale area and the surrounding mountains such as in much of Southern California. Glendale is a city in the San Fernando Valley and Verdugo Mountains regions of Los Angeles County California (United States). The animation industry in particular for several decades because Walt Disney Company outgrew size its Burbank studio early 1960s began expanding closest available business park which turned out be Grand Central Business Center Glendale about two miles east. With grant Association Southern California Governments city Glendale now midst feasibility study streetcar project Most damage occurred northern San Fernando Valley although 31 structures Glendale were heavily damaged had be demolished numerous chimneys collapsed.
Glendale began its historic preservation program 1977 with designation 28 properties city landmarks. The Los Angeles County Parks Recreation Department operates Crescenta Valley Park North Glendale. The elections held Tuesday after first Monday April odd-numbered years conjunction with Glendale Unified School District Board Education Glendale Community College District Board Directors. In San Fernando earthquake...