3 Glendora, California

Glendora, California

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map_caption = Location of Glendora in Los Angeles County, California

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subdivision_name2 = Los Angeles
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Karen Davis [cite web | url = http://www.ci.glendora.ca.us/city_council/ | title = City of Glendora - City Council | accessdate = 2008-05-17]
leader_title1 = City Manager
leader_name1 = Chris Jeffers [cite web | url = http://www.ci.glendora.ca.us/city_manager/ | title = City of Glendora - City Manager | accessdate = 2008-05-17]
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established_title3 = Incorporated (city)
established_date3 = 1911-11-13 [cite web | url = http://www.cacities.org/resource_files/20457.IncorpDateLO.doc | title = Incorporation Dates of California Cities | accessdate = 2007-01-19]
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population_total = 49415
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timezone = PST
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latd = 34 |latm = 7 |lats = 51 |latNS = N
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elevation_m = 236
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postal_code_type = ZIP Code
postal_code = 91740, 91741 [cite web | url = http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/zcl_1_results.jsp?visited=1&pagenumber=0&state=ca&city=Glendora | title = USPS - ZIP Code Lookup - Find a ZIP+ 4 Code By City Results | accessdate = 2007-01-19]
area_code = 626 [cite web | url = http://www.nanpa.com/nas/public/npa_city_query_step2.do?method=displayData&cityToNpaModel.stateAbbr=CA&cityToNpaModel.city=Glendora | title = Number Administration System - NPA and City/Town Search Results | accessdate = 2007-01-19]
website = [http://www.ci.glendora.ca.us/ http://www.ci.glendora.ca.us/]
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 06-30014
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Glendora is a municipality in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of 2006, the population of Glendora was estimated at 51,608. [ [http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2006/snapshots/PL0630014.html MONEY Magizine: Best places to live 2006: Glendora, CA snapshot] ] Glendora is a fairly upscale city, with a diverse housing stock and a consistently high ranking school district. Glendora lies within the San Gabriel Valley, area code 626. There are portions that are in the area code 909, which is the area code for western San Bernardino County and areas in eastern Los Angeles County, like Pomona. The city to Glendora's west is Azusa while San Dimas lies to Glendora's east.Glendora has its own police force, and the town's crime rate is exceptionally low. Residences in Glendora tend to be private and hidden from the winding roads of the community. Residences range from early 20th century bungalows, to modest ranch style homes, to multi-story configurations, to grand mansions. Glendora contains some of the largest homes with spectacular views of the San Gabriel Valley to Downtown Los Angeles in neighborhoods such as, Morgan Ranch, Gordon Highlands, North Glendora Ave., North Barranca Ave., Bluebird Hill, Silent Ranch, and Easley Canyon, where homes in these areas have been listed upwards of $7 million.


Don Palomares received a convert|15000|acre|km2|0|sing=on land grant from Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1837, which included the land of present day cities Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, and Glendora. This holding was called Rancho San Jose.

Located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, modern Glendora was founded on April 1 1887 by George D. Whitcomb who moved to California from Illinois in the early 1880s. Whitcomb was the founder of the Whitcomb Locomotive Works in Chicago and Rochelle, Illinois. He devised the name "Glendora" by combining the name of his wife, Leadora Bennett Whitcomb, with the location of his home in a glen of the San Gabriel Mountains. Prior to its 1911 incorporation, Glendora's administrator officially occupied the office of President of Glendora.


Glendora is located at coor dms|34|7|51|N|117|51|15|W|city (34.130957, -117.854127)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.9 km² (19.3 mi²), of which 49.6 km² (19.1 mi²) is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²), or 0.67%, is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 49,415 people, 16,819 households, and 12,866 families residing in the city. The population density was 996.8/km² (2,581.5/mi²). There were 17,145 housing units at an average density of 345.9/km² (895.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.3% White, 1.50% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 16.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.2% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. 11.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. [ [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=04000US06&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-_lang=en&-redoLog=false&-format=ST-7&-mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_GCTP6_ST7&-CONTEXT=gct California -- Place] ]

There were 16,819 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $60,013, and the median income for a family was $66,674. Males had a median income of $49,548 versus $35,062 for females. The per capita income for the city is $25,993. 5.9% of the population and 3.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.7% are under the age of 18 and 5.0% are 65 or older.


In the state legislature Glendora is located in the 29th Senate District, represented by Republican Bob Margett, and in the 59th Assembly District, represented by Republican Anthony Adams. Federally, Glendora is located in California's 26th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +4 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2008-02-10] and is represented by Republican David Dreier.

ister City

*Moka, Japan [cite web | url = http://www.ci.glendora.ca.us/library/resources/weblinks-collection/communityinformation.htm | title = Glendora Public Library: Weblinks Collection- Community Information | accessdate = 2008-09-06]

Notable residents

Notable families and residents of Glendora have included:
*Bryan Clay 2008 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal Winner
*David Bowie Famous musician, actor, and artist.
*Chris Casamassa, President/CEO of 17 Red Dragon Karate schools. He is best known for his role as scorpion in the Mortal Kombat movie.
*Rocky Dennis, the boy that inspired the film Mask with Cher, Sam Elliott, and Eric Stoltz.
*Michael Anthony, former Van Halen bassist
*American surf music band The Surfaris
*D. Wayne Lukas Thoroughbred Horse Trainer & Winner of the KY Derby 4 times
*Soleil Moon Frye, of "Punky Brewster" fame
*Robert L. Gaskin, Noted freelance writer and photographer
*Dan Grueter, Television and nightclub comedian seen in movie "The Rivalry"
*David Milhous, Media Producer/Editor
*Casey Jacobsen, Professional Basketball Player for the Memphis Grizzlies
*Cory Lidle, New York Yankees pitcher killed in a plane crash in 2006
*Gabrial McNair, Keyboard player for the band No Doubt
*José Mota, Spanish radio announcer for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and son of Manny Mota
*Anna Nalick, singer
*Mr. & Mrs. John A. Duran pioneering aerospace engineer/inventor
* Erik Carlson, Founder of Coldstone
*Vince Neil
*Sally Rand Burlesque dancer and actress.
*Tony Robbins
*Aaron Rowand, 1995 Glendora High School Graduate, 2005 Chicago White Sox, Centerfield, 2005 World Series Champions.
*Michael Rubel
*John Scane, Artist
*Esther Snyder, founder and owner of In-N-Out Burger
*Odo Stade
*Woody Strode
*Dorothy "Dottie" Walters, World Reknowned Motivational Speaker and bestselling author.
*George Dexter Whitcomb, Founder of Glendora and owner of Whitcomb Locomotive Works
*Shawn Wooten, professional baseball player, former pinch hitter for the Anaheim Angels during the 2002 World Series, currently signed with the New York Mets, also a former Mt. San Antonio College student before being drafted in 1993
*Tracy Murray, former basketball player for Los Angeles Lakers
*Julie Smith, Olympic Gold Medalist for Softball, United States 1996
*Gumby [cite web|url=http://www.premavision.com/studio/1960.htm|title=Permavision Studio History — 1960's|accessdaet=2008-07-30]
*The Southern California Glory, a semi-pro collegiate baseball team, is based in Glendora (and nearby Pomona).

Pop Culture References

*"Glendora" is a song by band Rilo Kiley. It includes the line "I'm the only living person in Glendora."


External links

* [http://www.glendora.k12.ca.us/ Glendora Unified School District Website]
* [http://www.glendoraweather.com Glendora Unified School District Weather]
* [http://www.ci.glendora.ca.us City of Glendora Website]
* [http://www.ishopglendora.com Glendora Events, Mayor's Letter, Local Info.]
* [http://www.glendoraliving.com Glendora Community Directory, Event Calendar, and More.]
* [http://www.cagenweb.com/re/losangeles/Biographies/whitcomb_george_dexter_bio1834_1914.html Glendora's Founder George D. Whitcomb Photograph and Biography]
* [http://www.recreate.com/Pages/hometown/bougainvilla.html Glendora Bougainvillea CA StateHistoric Plaque]
* [http://shatteredpeace.com/glendora_bougainvillea.htm Glendora's Bougainvillea Story]
* [http://local.yahoo.com/details?id=20722666 Glendora Historical Society Museum]
* [http://www.route66glendora.com/ Route 66 in Glendora ]
* [http://www.rubelpharm.org Glendora Historical Society Recognizes Michael Rubel]

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