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Map of ranches available in Northridge. Famous actors Barbara Standwyck, Carole Lombard, and Zeppo Marx are featured in the Index!

The fire’s out, and most of the coaster is still intact. The blaze was reportedly started, accidentally, by welders who were building the new Twisted Colossus. One of Six Flags’ most famous roller coasters … the Colossus went up in flames Monday — just weeks after the classic ride was shut down. The fire engulfed a big chunk of the coaster’s track … burning completely through the wood and steel. Sept 9, 2014

Dove hunting party at Rancho Los Encinos, circa 1905-1910. At the time of this picture the ranch was owned by the Amestoy family. The image was taken next to the de la Osa adobe now located in the Los Encinos State Historic Park in Encino, California. Rancho Los Encinos. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Grave Marker- Will Geer, actor (Grandpa Walton-Waltons). Geer's remains were cremated; his ashes are buried at the Theatricum Botanicum in the "Shakespeare Garden" in Topanga Canyon, near Santa Monica, California.

Margarite Larre Amestoy (Mrs. Peter) on Rancho Los Encinos around 1906. In 1889, Domingo Amestoy bought the Rancho. This was the last time the 4,460 acre ranch was sold as a whole. In 1916, the Amestoy family sold 1,170 acres which would eventually become the community of Encino. Rancho Los Encinos. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Peter Amestoy with Rancho Los Encinos work mule around 1908. Peter Amestoy with Rancho Los Encinos work mule around 1908. In 1889, Domingo Amestoy bought the Rancho. This was the last time the 4,460 acre ranch was sold as a whole. In the coming years, it would slowly be sold, a piece at a time. Rancho Los Encinos. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.