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Kinneloa Mesa, California
Location within Los Angeles county
Kinneloa Mesa, California
Kinneloa Mesa, California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 34°10′33″N 118°5′0″W / 34.17583°N 118.08333°W / 34.17583; -118.08333Coordinates: 34°10′33″N 118°5′0″W / 34.17583°N 118.08333°W / 34.17583; -118.08333
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)

Kinneloa Mesa is an unincorporated community located in Los Angeles County, California, with a population of approximately 1,000. Unlike Altadena, a larger unincorporated area nearby, Kinneloa Mesa is not an official census-designated place. Kinneloa Mesa is in the Los Angeles County list of unincorporated areas and street maps, including those of the Los Angeles County Assessor's office which recognize Kinneloa Mesa Road and Kinneloa Canyon Road as the area's two principal roads.

Kinneloa Mesa is an unincorporated community of the Fifth Supervisorial District of Los Angeles County. It is bordered by the San Gabriel Mountains and the Angeles National Forest to the north and the city of Pasadena around the rest of its perimeter; it is also near Altadena, across the Eaton Canyon wash, and Sierra Madre, across an intervening fingertip section of Pasadena.

History

The streets on Kinneloa Mesa were created and named by the founder of the Kinneloa Mesa community Mr. Abbot Kinney. The name "Kinneloa" meaning "Kinney's Hill" in Hawaii was later used to create the street names in a Hawaiian fashion, (Mesaloa, Meyerloa, Lindaloa). The street name Clarmeya was named for the two original residents of Kinneloa Mesa, the Clarks and the Meyers. And as you are driving down the Kinneloa Mesa hill the mountain range resembles to a Hawaii mountain, which inspired the Hawaii names.

According to Altadena web-historians,[which?] Kinneloa Mesa may comprise part or all of the ranch of Abbot Kinney, and has also been known as the Kinneloa Estates.

A major fire in the area in 1993 affected Kinneloa Mesa. The fire was started by a homeless man in Eaton Canyon, and particularly devastated homes along Kinneloa Mesa.

News stories that reference Kinneloa Mesa occasionally misspell Kinneloa as "Kinneola" creating difficulty in researching current and historical events for this area.

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