Glendale, California, a city in Los Angeles County, adjoining northeastern Los Angeles. It is a residential and industrial suburb, producing electrical equipment, aircraft parts, fabricated metals, and precision instruments. Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a cemetery, has lavish shrines and reproductions of works of art.
Glendale lies on the site of the first land grant made in California. In 1784 the Spanish governor gave the tract to a retired soldier, whose heirs operated the Rancho de San Rafael. The Casa Adobe de San Rafael, an adobe house dating from 1872, has been restored. Glendale was laid out in 1886.