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Encyclopedia > Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California
The Eagle Rock
The Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in northeastern Los Angeles, California. It is bordered by the city of Glendale on the north and west, Highland Park on the south, and the cities of Pasadena and South Pasadena on the east. Major thoroughfares include Eagle Rock Boulevard, Colorado Boulevard, and Figueroa Street. The Glendale and Ventura freeways run along the district's western and northern edges, respectively. A massive boulder at the district's northern edge contains an indentation which casts a vaguely bird-shaped shadow on the rock at certain times of day; the neighborhood derives its name from this geological feature. Some old-timers claim to be able to point out two different eagles, the bird-shaped shadow, the entire head of the eagle. Image File history File links Eaglerock. ... Image File history File links Eaglerock. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Nickname: Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... Highland Park is a district in on the East Side of Los Angeles. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... South Pasadena is the name of two places in the United States: South Pasadena in California South Pasadena in Florida This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Colorado Boulevard is the main thoroughfare of Pasadena, California. ... Figueroa Street, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is one of the longest continuous streets in the world. ... Southern California freeways California State Route 2; the Santa Monica Boulevard segment is highlighted in red, Alvarado Street is highlighted in green, the Glendale Freeway is highlighted in blue, and the Angeles Crest Highway is highlighted in purple. ... The Ventura Freeway is a freeway in southern California running from Ventura to Pasadena. ...


The entire city has been experiencing gentrification for the last few years as young urban professionals, finding themselves priced out of Los Feliz, Silverlake and Echo Park, have found still affordable housing in this fine city. A core of counter-culture writers, artists, and filmmakers has existed in this town since the 20s, and is being supplemented by the recent influx of hipsters. The town was well known during the late 50s, 60s and 70s for its sizable Hot Rodder culture, which is now, sadly, almost defunct. Eagle Rock boasts a significant Filipino and Latino population. With an "Anytown, USA" feel to it, this community has often been the choice as a film location for neighboring film studios. Cameos include Top Gun, Hunt for Red October, and a second-season episode of The O.C. Star Trek III, was partially filmed on the campus of Occidental College. Quentin Tarantino filmed parts of Resevoir Dogs here and in neighboring Highland Park. Los Feliz (usually pronounced Loss Feeliss by most non-Spanish-speaking locals) is a neighborhood in the north-central region of the city of Los Angeles, California. ... Silver Lake may refer to: // Cities, towns etc Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California Silver Lake, Indiana Silver Lake, New Hampshire on the eastern border of New Hampshire Silver Lake, Ohio Lakes In California: Silver Lake (Amador), in Amador County, California Silver Lake (Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, California Silver Lake... Echo Park is the name of a neighbourhood in Los Angeles. ... Anytown, USA is a generic term for a fictional setting that has no definite location. ... Top Gun is a 1986 American film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Paramount Pictures. ... For the Bolshevik October Revolution, see October Revolution. ... The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Movie Facts Reservoir Dogs is Quentin Tarantinos 1992 debut as a feature film director. ...


Eagle Rock is the site of Occidental College, designed by famed architect Myron Hunt, and built in 1914. Occidental consistently makes the various top 40 lists of American colleges. Occidental College, located in Los Angeles, California, is a small private coeducational liberal arts college. ... Myron Hunt (February 27, 1868–May 26, 1952) was an American architect whose numerous projects include many noted landmarks in Southern California. ...


Eagle Rock is home to many historic and achitecturally significant homes, many done in the Craftsman, Georgian, Streamline Moderne, Art Deco and Spanish/Mission style.

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History

Eagle Rock, 1900

Prior to the arrival of European settlers, the secluded valley below the San Rafael Hills that is roughly congruent to Eagle Rock's present boundaries was inhabited by the Tongva tribe, who hunted the game that watered at its springs. These aboriginal inhabitants were displaced by Spanish settlers in the late 18th century, with the area incorporated into the Rancho San Rafael. Following court battles the area known as Rancho San Rafael was divided into 31 parcels in 1870. Benjamin Dreyfus was awarded what is now called Eagle Rock. In the 1880s Eagle Rock existed as a farming community. The arrival of American settlers and the growth of Los Angeles resulted in steadily increasing semi-rural development in the region throughout the late 19th century, culminating in Eagle Rock's establishment as an independent city in 1906 and its incorporation in 1911. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Gabrieleno Native American women Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. ...


In 1909, Hill Avenue, now Hill Drive, was (and still is) one of Eagle Rock's most beautiful streets. Other streets were Royal Drive (now Mt. Royal Drive), Acacia Street (now Laverna Avenue), Kenilworth Avenue (now Hermosa Avenue), Highland Avenue (now Highland View Avenue), and Fairmont Avenue (now Maywood Avenue). In the 1950s, newer streets such as Kincheloe Drive were extended into the hillsides for the building of larger homes with a view of the city. Now these streets are dotted with large and expensive homes on wide lots.

Intersection of Eagle Rock Bl and Colorado Blvd.
Intersection of Eagle Rock Bl and Colorado Blvd.

The arrival of Owens Valley water via the Los Angeles Aqueduct and the concurrent depletion of the young city's wells ultimately led the city fathers, after considerable pressure and threats from the City of Los Angeles, to agree to annexation by Los Angeles in 1923. Eagle Rock is one of the few cities incorporated by Los Angeles to still have its original pre-annnexation City Hall, at 2035 Colorado Boulevard Blvd, and Library still standing , 2225 Colorado Boulevard, though the library , (a Carnegie Library built in 1915), has been converted to a community center. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (480x640, 161 KB) Photo by Tim Bergeron I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (480x640, 161 KB) Photo by Tim Bergeron I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The Colorado Blvd unsigned freeway consists of a pair of dis-similar freeway stubs in Glendale and Eagle Rock, California. ... Owens Valley is the arid ranching valley of the Owens River in southeastern California in the United States. ... There are two Los Angeles Aqueducts--the original Los Angeles Aqueduct was designed by William Mulholland (an Irish immigrant who became a self-taught engineer and head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power) and completed in 1913 to deliver water from the Owens River to the city... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


An early victim of the Hillside Strangler was discovered in an Eagle Rock neighborhood on October 31, 1977. The discovery, along with the successive murders of at least ten other women in the area over the course of the five months, rocked what was then a small, close-knit community on the outskirts of Los Angeles. In an opinion piece to the Los Angeles Times on December 6, 1977, a resident under the pseudonym Deirdre Blackstone wrote of the fear experienced by the community: "Groups of gum-chewing girls in look-alike hairdos and jeans who used to haunt the Eagle Rock Plaza — they too are keeping close to home...We are all afraid. For women living alone, ours is an actual visceral fear that starts at the feet. Then it hits the knees — and finally it grips the mind." Two men, Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, were subsequently convicted of the murders. The Hillside Strangler is the media epithet for two men, Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, cousins who were convicted of kidnapping, raping, torturing, and killing girls and women ranging in age from twelve to twenty-eight years old during a four-month period from late 1977 to early 1978 in... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Kenneth Alessio Bianchi (born May 22, 1951 in Rochester, New York, USA) is, along with cousin Angelo Buono, Jr. ... Angelo Buono, Jr. ...


On the night of March 20, 1985, an 8-year old girl was abducted from her home in Eagle Rock and sexually assaulted by a man dubbed the "Valley Intruder", "Walk-in Killer" and "The Night Stalker", later identified as Richard Ramirez. This was the seventh in a long string of murders and sexual assaults committed by Ramirez in Los Angeles and San Francisco before he was apprehended. is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


During the early 70s to the late 80s, several street and roller hockey teams competed in and around Eagle Rock, most of which were centered on the asphalt surfaces at Eagle Rock High School, Yosemite Recreation Center, the Eagle Rock Plaza, and Toland Way and Rockdale Elementary schools. From 1977 to 1981, the Yosemite Sams competed in the FSHL (Federal Street Hockey League) and won the Melrose Open in 1978 , the Echo Park Open in 1980 and the Atwater Open in 1981. The Atwater Open victory was significant, because by 1981, the tournament served as the defacto city championship in this sport.


Community

Education

Eagle Rock residents are zoned to schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Los Angeles Unified School District (the LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. ...


Public elementary schools

Public middle & high schools

The sole public middle/high school is Eagle Rock High School.


Renaissance Arts Academy is a magnet in the area.


Colleges and universities

Occidental College, located in Los Angeles, California, is a small private coeducational liberal arts college. ...

Private schools

  • St. Dominic School [1]
  • Westminster Academy [2]

Libraries

Los Angeles Public Library operates the Eagle Rock Branch. The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) system serves the residents of Los Angeles, California. ...


Famous residents

Eagle Rock from Yosemite Dr.
Eagle Rock from Yosemite Dr.

Actresses Madeleine Stowe, Marley Shelton, Lindsay Wagner and famous boxer Fernando Vargas Jr. are natives of Eagle Rock. John Steinbeck lived on Campus Road in the 1920s while lecturing briefly at Occidental College. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon wrote Good Will Hunting while living in a home on Hill Drive in Eagle Rock. Famous boxer Fernando Vargas Jr. attended Eagle Rock High School from 1992 to 1998. In the movie Days Of Thunder, Tom Cruise's character was from Eagle Rock. A house on the 5200 block of Shearin Avenue was used during the 1984 filming of Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox. Senator Barack Obama, actor Luke Wilson, filmmakers Terry Gilliam and Marcel Ophüls resided here while attending Occidental College. Celebrated fine artist Dory Grade has lived in Eagle Rock for over 40-years, and is still active. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1716x1144, 305 KB) Picture by Tim Bergeron I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1716x1144, 305 KB) Picture by Tim Bergeron I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Stowe pictured with John Travolta in 1999s The Generals Daughter Madeleine Stowe (born August 18, 1958) is an American actress. ... Marley Eve Shelton (born April 12, 1974) is an American film and television actress. ... Lindsay Wagner (born Lindsay Jean Ball on June 22, 1949 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Fernando Vargas (born December 7, 1977 in Oxnard, California) is an American boxer and two-time world champion, who won a bronze medal as an amateur at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. ... John Ernst Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century. ... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American film actor, director, and Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Fernando Vargas (born December 7, 1977 in Oxnard, California) is an American boxer and two-time world champion, who won a bronze medal as an amateur at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. ... Days of Thunder is an auto racing drama film released in 1990 by producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott. ... This article is about the film. ... For other persons named Michael Fox, see Michael Fox (disambiguation). ... “Barack” redirects here. ... Luke Opie Cunningham Wilson (born September 21, 1971) is an American film actor. ... Terrence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an American-born British filmmaker, animator, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. ... Marcel Ophüls (born November 1, 1927) is a documentary film maker. ...


Margot Kidder was found wandering here, living on the streets homeless and disheveled, back in 1996. She had been living under the Eagle Rock Plaza parking lot, but had become frightened by a man with a video camera, and she fled and was found hiding in a backyard on an Eagle Rock Hillside. Margot Kidder (born October 17, 1948) is a Canadian-American film and television actress who achieved fame playing Lois Lane in the Superman movies of the 1970s and 1980s. ...

Marley Eve Shelton (born April 12, 1974) is an American film and television actress. ... Stowe pictured with John Travolta in 1999s The Generals Daughter Madeleine Stowe (born August 18, 1958) is an American actress. ... Fernando Vargas (born December 7, 1977 in Oxnard, California) is an American boxer and two-time world champion, who won a bronze medal as an amateur at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. ... Virginia Weidler (March 21, 1926 – July 1, 1968) was an American child actor, popular in Hollywood films during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Arthur Yvor Winters (October 17, 1900 - January 26, 1968) was an American literary critic and poet, noted as a critic of poetry and embroiled in controversy. ... Lindsay Wagner (born Lindsay Jean Ball on June 22, 1949 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Terrence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an American-born British filmmaker, animator, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. ... Marcel Ophüls (born November 1, 1927) is a documentary film maker. ... Luke Opie Cunningham Wilson (born September 21, 1971) is an American film actor. ... “Barack” redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

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