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    Americana at Brand

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 23, 2013
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    if local Los Angelenos want to shop big and in luxe style, they will go to glendale at the Americana at Brand Mall here in Glendale and if they wanted a budget factory outlet shopping, they go to camarillo premium outlets or Ontario Mills.

    Americana at Brand is the premium mall in the los angeles area and is just beside Glendale Fashion Center and Glendale Galleria. This mall is designed to simulate a City Center and comes with it's own private park where you can mill around and the park is surrounded by the buidlings housing the different shopping retailers, restaurants and bars where you can shop and eat till you drop.

    Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday, restaurants and bars closed much later.

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    Miss American Green Cross

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 20, 2012

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    This is next to a hiking trail and located between the Doctors House, Japanese Teahouse, and the Library.

    The plaque reads:

    Miss American Green Cross was originally dedicated on May 4, 1928 to represent the American Green Cross Society. The early environmental organization was dedicated to the "saving of American's greatest asset-trees". The first chapter of the Society was awarded to Glendale. The monument first stood on the grounds of old Glendale High School at the corner of Broadway and Verdugo Road.

    Miss American Green Cross represents an early awareness of the earth's fragile environment. Inscriptions around the monument describe early environmental concerns which are even more pertinent today. The female figure before a great green cross has her arms outstretched to accept the plea to save the nation's trees. At her feet are broken logs, depicting the destroyed forest.

    Miss American Green Cross has been meticulously restored to her original glory, greeting visitors and sharing her very important message as she did so many years ago.

    Glendale City Council
    Carl Raggio, Mayor • Ginger Bremberg • Ellen Givens • Richard Jutras • Larry Zarian

    David Ramsay, City Manager
    Nello lacono, Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Service
    Ron Pekar, Re-creation Artist
    Clay Walker, Artist's Associate
    September 1992

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    Kenneth Village

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 20, 2012

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    Established in 1923, Kenneth Village is a collection of shops, eateries and services on Kenneth Road in northwest Glendale with architecture dating back to the 1920's

    Because of its old time “Mayberry-esque” charm, Kenneth Village is the scenic location for hundreds of television shows, commercials and magazine ads.

    Although “the Village” still maintains much of its historic charm, you can now expect a rather eclectic selection of not-so-dated things to see, do and eat!

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    "Shoseian" Whispering Pine Teahouse & Garden

    by Yaqui Written Jul 20, 2012

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    Teahouse Open by reservation every 3rd Sunday for events related to Asian Arts & Culture.
    Friendship Garden Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    The traditional teahouse was built in 1974 through the combined efforts of the Sister Cities of Glendale and Higashi-Osaka, Japan. It is one of the few traditional Japanese Teahouses open to the public in the United States. The Teahouse represents the spirit of goodwill, lasting peace and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States. Given the name "Shoseian" or "Whispering Pine Teahouse" by the Fifteenth Grand Tea Master of the Urasenke School of Tea in Japan, the Teahouse is designated an official Tearoom. Dr.Yamazaki of Higashi-Osaka provided initial support for the Teahouse and Gardens. The Teahouse, which was designed by architect Hayahiko Takase, is a unique blending of western and eastern design and an apt expression of the spirit of cross-cultural community. Through recent cooperative efforts by the City of Glendale and Friends of Shoseian, the Teahouse was refurbished and established as a Landmark Building by the Glendale Historical Society. Nestled at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains beside a koi pond in a charming Japanese-style garden setting, the Teahouse is in a unique position to outreach to the community of Glendale and greater Los Angeles.http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/parks/teahouse.asp

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    El Miradero” (1903-1909)

    by Yaqui Written Jul 20, 2012

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    The Brand Library is housed in the mansion Brand built in 1904 named El Miradero. A gallery and recital hall was added in 1969. Located in Brand Park, high in the foothills overlooking Glendale and the San Fernando Valley, the Library serves an ever-widening public interested in the arts.

    The design of El Miradero is similar to the East Indian Pavilion built for the 1893 Columbian World Exposition held in Chicago and visited by Brand. The architecture is considered Saracenic, with crenellated arches, bulbous domes and minars combining characteristics of Spanish, Moorish, and Indian styles.

    Brand died in the house in 1925. He bequeathed El Miradero to the city and Mrs. Brand lived in the house until her death in 1945. The will provided that the property be used exclusively for a public park and library. By 1956 the mansion had been converted into Brand Library. Years later, in response to the need for more arts space, the City Council allocated funds to construct an addition to Brand Library that would include facilities for art exhibitions, lectures and concerts, as well as art and craft studios. The new addition was dedicated in October 1969.http://www.brandlibrary.org/brand_history.asp

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    Doctors House 1890

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 20, 2012

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    The doctors house a Glendale landmark, is named for the three prominent physicians Dr. G.V. Bogue, Dr. D.W. Hunt, and Dr. A.L. Bryant, and for DR. L.H. Hurtt chemist who made it their home one of the few remaining residence of Queen Anne Eastlake style of architecture in Glendale, it was originally located on the northwest corner of Wilson and Belmont. When a permit was issued for its demolition in 1979. A successful rescue effort was initiated by councilman John F. Day, the Glendale Historical Society then organized to assume responsibility. Moved the house to this site in 1980, and began the process of painstaking restoration with the generous assistance of numerous other Glendale organizations businesses and concerned individuals. The resulting museum, a unique asset to our community provides a looking glass into a way of life now lost in time, but not in fond memory.

    The House is open for tours every Sunday* from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (the last tour starts at 3:40 pm), with the following exceptions:
    *SPECIAL HOLIDAY CLOSURES: New Years Day, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, and Christmas. The house is closed during the entire month of July for maintenance.
    *WEATHER-RELATED CLOSURES: The house will also be closed on very rainy days. Check back to this website for updates, although short-notice closures may not get posted in time.
    Regular Admission fee: Donations are accepted to help us maintain the home. A minimum donation of $2.00 is recommended for persons over the age of 16. Admission is always free for Glendale Historical Society members.

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    Come for the ride (or Jay Leno)

    by marinarena Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Love Ride is an annual event that literally makes big noise. As the biggest one day motorcycle charity fundraising event of the world, the Love Ride always gathers much attention. Namely, Jay Leno heads the event as the grand marshall. There is more than just seeing motocycles zip down the street, a concert follows the ride, usually rock/blues inspired.

    For those interested to ride, a mininum donation of about $80 is required.

    Love Ride 2006- November 12

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    Go See a Movie

    by GracesTrips Written Jul 15, 2008
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    Movies are always entertaining. And now, some movies are even more spectacular than ever with 3D imaging. Not all theaters can accomodate 3D movies but the Mann Theater in Glendale can. Please don't confuse this with the IMAX theaters. The IMAX is a gigantic screen. Sometimes you can see 3D movies on an IMAX screen but not in all cases.

    This is a nice, clean theater with comfortable seats. Lots of great places to eat right around the theater, too!

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    Get Branded

    by marinarena Updated May 28, 2008

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    scene at The Americana at Brand, Glendale, CA, USA
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    In a few words, The Americana at Brand is grand and exquisite. This May, just over a week of its official grand opening, I visited The Americana (emphasized "the" when speaking of this place) with an anticipated mixed bag of thought and emotion.

    What I do enjoy the most about this new locale is its inviting feel that encorages people to get out and walk a while. Also, the architecture is just a wonder. And of course, I just love a place with an active water fountain display of sort.

    It is killing me a bit that the place is called unique. Yeah, it's about as unique as the other Caruso creation- called the Grove, located in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles (which not odlly enough has the motto "Unique, like you"). Despite the slightly more boutique Brand heavy lookl and feel of The Americana , it is really a carbon copy of The Grove, and is ala Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga and Irvine Spectrum in Irvine.

    The major question is , is it really much ado about nothing or will it lead to something- truly favorable for the city of Glendale? This is to be seen. Keep an eye for more details while I make more visits and impressions!

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    Support the Arts at Alex

    by marinarena Written Jul 2, 2005

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    Alex Theater

    It's nice to see and experience a real theater, not a cheesy modern reproduction. Alex Theater is a Glendale and greater Los Angeles landmark, established in 1925 as a Vaudville venue. I stumbled along this place one day while passing time shopping along Brand Blvd.

    Various theater and musical performances take place here, including a large number of ethnic/international acts (especially Armenian, Persian, Latino and Asian performers).

    See pics and events on site!

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    Bar Hopping

    by darthgator Written Mar 5, 2005

    There is a great bar just on the outskirts of Glendale. It is 1100 Miles South of Seattle, off the 5 freeway.

    It is the Roost. It's a dark, danky dive... over crowded with the Los Feliz set, but you can still hear Johnny Cash on the jukebox, and get Grey Goose for about $5.

    They used to allow smoking inside, but then they got busted for under-age drinkers (those bastards)... so you have to smoke outdoors (like most of California).

    It's a good little place to unwind after work, or catch a cocktail before a movie.

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    St Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church

    by RedEaredPanda Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    Stained glass window Armenian Church

    One of the Biggest churches I have ever been to, it has 7 beautiful main stained glass windows on its tall standing walls. The Church hosts many many weddings, Christenings, Easter tradition of the "egg playing" and the regular sunday mass. Armenians and Armenia were the first nation to embrace Christianity in 301 A.D.

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