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La Caņada Flintridge
Los Angeles County, California


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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of La Caņada Flintridge is approximately 20,766 (2007).
The approximate number of families is 6,989 (2000).
The amount of land area in La Caņada Flintridge is 22.45 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in La Caņada Flintridge is 8.65 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from La Caņada Flintridge to Washington DC is 2424 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 351 miles. (as the crow flies)
La Caņada Flintridge is positioned 34.21 degrees north of the equator and 118.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.
La Caņada Flintridge elevation is 1,193 feet above sea level.
La Caņada Flintridge per capita income is $ 52,838 (2000).
La Caņada Flintridge median income is $ 125,800 (2005).
The La Caņada Flintridge median home price is $ 1,348,900 (2005).
La Caņada Flintridge average annual rainfall is 22 inches per year


near Los Angeles in Southern California. It is about four miles from Glendale and about 15 miles from Los Angeles. Other nearby communities include La Crescenta-Montrose, Altadena, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino and East Pasadena.
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moderate with mild winters and hot summers. Rain falls mainly during winter. It is rare for rain to fall in summer months. A very occasional snowfall may occer during winter, though mountain areas are abundant including good ski areas only a few miles away.
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History & History Related Items

During the mission era in California, many missions were built. In this area one was in San Gabriel and the other in San Fernando. One of the guards, Jose Verdugo, was to retire and he asked permission to graze cattle if they didn't interfere with the mission. He named his place Rancho San Rafael. Also in the area, but later on in the 1840s, a land grant was made to a Mexican teacher, Ignacio Coronel. He named his place Rancho La La Caņada. The son of Jose Verdugo, Julio Verdugo, adamently insisted the boundaries overlapped his holdings, but nothing came of his protest. Coronel remained in the area until about 1847 when he left the ranch. Julio Verdugo was able to purchase Rancho La Caņada in 1858. In a few years, Verdugo came under financial pressures and lost the ranch. After the foreclosure, the man who bought the land allowed Julio to keep his home and 200 acres.

New Settlers began to arrive in the valley in the late 1800s. One was Colonel Theodore Pickens who built north of Rancho La Caņada. Another was Colonel Thomas Hall who came for the climate here. In 1875, Rancho La Canada was sold once again. This time to Dr. Jacob Lantermanand Colonel Adolphus Williams. They wanted to subdivide the property and sell lots to families for their homes. They recorded their map in 1881, but weren't able to fulfill their dreams for the subdivision, mostly due to the lack of a good water source. The property continued to change hands but the area never grew much.

Finally, in the early 1900s, the valley began to change. Flintridge was created by Senator Frank Flint and Edwin T. Earl bought a ranch and called it Alta Canyada. Roads were built and a streetcar line was extended furthering the expansion of the area.

Several attempts at cityhood were made in the 1960's but residents could not agree on boundaries and the inclusion of some areas in the new city among other issues. Finally success was found in 1976 and the cityhood was accomplished. The official incorporation date was Dec 8. The city was known as La Caņada Flintridge - without a hyphen! A lot of citizens reacted when a Sacramento clerk added a hyphen between the two names when processing paperwork. The error was corrected!
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Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Caņada Flintridge, CA 91011
Phone: 818-949-4200

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, California 91109
Phone: (818) 354-4321
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La Caņada Flintridge City Government

La Canada Flintridge
1327 Foothill Blvd
La Caņada, CA 91011-2137
Phone: 818-790-8880

The city is governed by a five member city council who are elected to overlapping four-year terms. One of the council members is selected to be Mayor and one as Mayor Pro-Tem for one year. The City Manager is appointed by the City council. The council also appoints a number ofother city positions and members of boards.

US Forest Svc Ranger Station
4600 Oak Grove Dr
Flintridge, CA 91011-3757
Phone: 818-790-1151

La Caņada Flintridge Chamber

La Canada Flintridge Chamber Of Commerce
4529 Angeles Crest Hwy # 102
La Caņada, CA 91011-3247
Phone: 818-790-4289

La Caņada Flintridge Organizations

La Canada Flintridge Chamber Of Commerce
4529 Angeles Crest Hwy # 102
La Caņada, CA 91011-3247
Phone: 818-790-4289

La Caņada Flintridge Libraries

Los Angeles County Library
4545 Oakwood Ave
La Caņada, CA 91011
Phone: 818-790-3330

La Caņada Flintridge Schools

La Caņada Unified School District
4490 Cornishon Ave
La Caņada, CA 91011
Phone: 818-952-8300

La Caņada High School
4463 Oak Grove Dr
Flintridge, CA 91011
Phone: 818-952-4200
Flintridge Preparatory School
4543 Crown Avenue
La Caņada Flintridge, California 91011
Phone: 818.790.1178
Renaissance Academy
4490 Cornishon Avenue
La Caņada, CA 91011
Phone: 818.952.3055 La Caņada Flintridge


The population of La Canada-Flintridge was:
1990 - 19,378
1993 - 22,821
2000 - 20,318
2007 - 20,766

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 6,918
2000 - 6,989

Median age:
2000 - 42.1 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 109,989
2005 - $ 125,800

Median house value:
2000 - $ 587,800
2005 - $ 1,348,900

La Canada Flintridge is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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