That's amazing Jan! Yes, they were quite a prominent family in this area.
RooGirl: You're right! There is a store Unwind in Burbank just up from Providence/St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank. The address is: 818 N. Hollywood Way and their phone is (818)840-0800. I know of some other shops: Needle in a Haystack in Montrose on Honolulu is good; Skein at 1101 E. Walnut St. in Pasadena (626)577-2035; Unraveled at 137 E. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia (626)256-6777. I do a lot of my shopping at Michaels too, but I try to buy from my LYS if at all possible, especially needles and special yarns. JoAnn's in Glendale has an okay yarn selection too. I like Michael's and Joanns because of their coupons.
Have fun checking out the shops. Let me know if you need any help.
Keep in touch!