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History of Encino by B.K. Electric Services


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A presentation on the history of Encino, from its beginnings as Indian land to its current status as an affluent neighborhood.

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History of Encino by B.K. Electric Services

  1. 1. Spotlight On Our City: Encino by B.K. Electric Services
  2. 2. History of Encino o 1769: Gaspar de Portola records this area as “El Vallee de Santa Catalina de Bononia de Los Encinos” (The Valley of St. Catherine of Bononia of the Oaks). Photo courtesy of “Club De Los Poetas Muertos”
  3. 3. o In 1797, Mission San Fernando was founded in the Encino Grant o In 1833, the Mexican government secularizes Misson San Fernando. Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia
  4. 4. o 1849: Vicente de la Ossa purchases a third of Rancho Los Encinos o 1850: de la Ossa begins construction of his adobe hacienda: o 1857: Rancho El Encino is a successful grazing area and rest stop for travelers.
  5. 5. Vicente de la Ossa Photo courtesy of De la Ossa Adobe Photo courtesy of California State Parks
  6. 6. o 1869: El Encino is sold to the Garnier Brothers. o Rancho El Encino becomes a thriving sheep ranch, shipping quality wool the world over. o 1876: A drought in the area sends the Garniers to France o 1877: Overdue taxes cause the rancho to be auctioned.
  7. 7. o 1887: Deed of the property is transferred to Domingo Amestoy. o 1910: His sons, Peter and John, began subdividing the ranch. o 1915: W.H. Hay buys the Rancho for a price of over $1,000,000. o 1920-1945: A population pressure on the valley led to the development of Encino.
  8. 8. Encino in 1920 Photo Courtesy of
  9. 9. Encino Today The economy of Encino is based on health care, social services and professional services. Professional services area include accounting, real estate, and legal services.
  10. 10. Encino Commons o Encino is home to Encino Commons, the valley’s answer to Miracle Mile o Encino Commons is a collection of eateries, shops, and theaters.
  11. 11. Los Encinos State Historic Park o The State Park is is a 5-acre nature park that includes the de la Ossa Adobe, a blacksmiths shop, and a natural spring.
  12. 12. Want to know more? o Visit the Encino Chamber of Commerce website at o Need an Encino Electrician? Call B.K. Electric Services at 310-430- 2300 or visit us at ctrician-encino