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Glendale, California sits where the San Gabriel Valley and the San Fernando Valley come together. To the north of Glendale is Burbank, to the south is downtown Los Angeles, to the east is Griffith Park, and to the west are Eagle Rock and Pasadena. The city is the birthplace of both Bob’s Big Boy restaurant and Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors ice cream parlor chains. The city’s municipal airport, Grand Central Airport, is also the launching pad of the first commercial transcontinental airplane flight by Charles Lindbergh. Glendale’s largest point of interest area-wise is Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Cemetery, which is now nearly one hundred years old and boasts of being the final resting place for many major figures in the entertainment industry. This is appropriate, as Glendale is a popular choice for entertainers and studio executives to take up residence as well. Today’s Glendale is the home to one of the largest Armenian-American populations in the country. In fact only the city of Los Angeles itself has a higher number. Glendale Community College is a respected institution of higher learning located in the foothills of the San Rafael Mountains where students can acquire valuable career skills or earn transfer credit toward a university degree. Glendale’s main centers of shopping, the Glendale Galleria and the Fashion Center, have of late been dominated by The Americana at Brand, a mixed-use center designed by the same team that created The Grove in Los Angeles, which combines shopping, entertainment, and residential properties, creating an artificial “village,” complete with a “town center” and landscape features that mimic natural streams and parks. Glendale has managed to preserve some of its historical buildings including the Alexander (“Alex”) Theatre, which was built in 1925; the Brand Library, which was formerly a mansion that was built in 1905 by and for Leslie Coombs Brand; and The Doctors House Victorian Museum, built in 1890. To the north of Glendale are Burbank, La Canada Flintridge and the Angeles National Forest; south of Glendale are Los Feliz and Downtown Los Angeles. West of Glendale are Griffith Park, the home of the Los Angeles Zoo, Universal City and Toluca Lake, while to the east are Eagle Rock and Pasadena. The Los Angeles River runs along the western edge of Glendale before flowing downstream through Chinatown and downtown Los Angeles.
The drive from Glendale to our office takes generally less than half an hour. We recommend taking the scenic route along the 134 Freeway, exiting at Forest Lawn Drive and driving past Mt. Sinai and Forest Lawn Memorial parks draping the foothills on your left with their lush green grass and carved stone, and the thematically-shaped Disney Animation Studio and the Warner Studios on your right. Turning left, you will take Barham Boulevard up past Universal City and over the Hollywood Freeway, at which point you will turn left on Cahuenga Boulevard, which will become Highland Avenue. You will drive by the Hollywood Bowl, cross Hollywood Boulevard, and continue south to Wilshire Boulevard, where you will make a right and drive along the famous Miracle Mile and Museum Row, and continue westward until you reach San Vicente, the eastern border of Beverly Hills. Once there, you will see the building our office is located in right in front of you, bounded on the west side by Gale Avenue, and a short walk from La Cienega and Restaurant Row. We encourage you to call us at (323) 857-5900 for a free consultation. Our office can help you if you have been terminated from your job unlawfully; or if you have not been paid your fair wages, including overtime; or if your employer has failed to provide a workplace free of sexual harassment or discrimination based on your race, gender, or due to pregnancy.