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image located by Ivan Sache, 25 October 2008
Eagle Rock has a flag, as reported by Ruth Longoria in "The Crescent Valley Sun" (www.crescentavalleyonline.com/articles/2008/). On a related blog, there is an image labeled "flag" that could represent the flag of Eagle Rock: peopleconnectors.wordpress.com/category/eagle-rock/.
The flag is divided yellow-green by a convex line, with a white eagle flying all over the flag, and, in the green part, the white writing "Eagle / Rock" (separated by the right wing of the eagle) and, below the eagle on the flag's lower edge, "Est. 1911".
Ivan Sache, 25 October 2008
A story about this flag can be found at www.boulevardsentinel.com/07-2005.htm, with a photograph of the flag on a pole, though hardly flying. The story involves the construction of a wireless transmitter disguised as a flagpole, but that meant the need to adopt a flag to fly on it. Pertinent to the discussion of the flag:
"Flagging Effort?Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 25 October 2008
With the biggest hurdles over, the companies could start construction and the community could design a flag. Do you need to guess which took longest?
When the communication facility was completed, it took a while for them to get the American flag and two state flags up on the poles. Designs were being done on the Eagle Rock flag. The ERCPR (Eagle Rock Community Preservation and Revitalization Corporation) was selected by Councilman Pacheco to select the flag design. It was a good choice on the surface, as the group had a representative from about ten of the many groups in the community. So the flag would be chosen by committee (usually a committee is a group of people who alone can do nothing and who together decide that nothing can be done).
John Urquiza, a local designer who had a long association with the resident group, submitted many variations of a flag design. They were nice, and many were in warm designer colors. After a call for designs went out in the Boulevard Sentinel, a new local firm submitted a couple of designs as well (the best ones I thought).
Finally, one of Urquiza's designs was chosen, after Eagle Rock Chamber leader Kaye Beckham got the major color changed to bright green, to go along with the local high school's historic colors.
The completion of the flag went very slowly, but was completed early this year. On June 14th, 2005, the flag was finally unveiled in a public celebration at the flag site, located in the parking lot of the Rusty Pelican and the In-N-Out Burger. Councilman and now L.A. Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa was there for the flag raising, although he got there a little late."