is an unincorporated area
located in Los Angeles County, California
. Unlike Altadena, a larger unincorporated area nearby, Kinneloa Mesa is not an officially designated census-designated place
. The area is misspelled as "Kinneola Mesa" in a Los Angeles County list of unincorporated areas although streetmaps including those of the Los Angeles County Assessor's office clearly recognize Kinneloa Mesa Road and Kinneloa Canyon Road as two principal roads through the area.
Kinneloa Mesa adjoins Pasadena, and is close to Altadena (across the Eaton Canyon wash) and Sierra Madre (across an intervening fingertip section of Pasadena.
Kinneloa Mesa is an unincorporated community of the Fifth Supervisorial District of Los Angeles County, California. It is bordered by the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Angeles National Forest to the north, the Eaton Canyon wash (City of Pasadena) on the West, and the City of Pasadena on the South and on the East.
According to Altadena web-historians, 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 was misnamed in The Los Angeles Times and some news media then and since as the "Kinneola fire". It was a fire which burned 126 homes. The fire was started by a homeless man in the Eaton Canyon, and particularly devastated homes along Kinneloa Canyon Road.
- "Burning Concerns; New Mexico 'Controlled' Fire Puts Local Officials on Defensive", by Lee Condon. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, Calif.: May 21, 2000, page 1.
- "Cold Front Puts the Chill on Ill Winds; Weather: Alaskan storm system blocks return of powerful Santa Ana winds." by Dexter Filkins, Eric Malnic. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, Calif.: Oct 27, 1996, page 1.
- "Californians Set For More Wind And New Blazes; But a Day of Calm Lets Firefighters Catch Up", by Robert Reinhold. New York Times, New York, N.Y.: Oct 30, 1993, page 6.
- "Transient's Act Means Others Now Homeless", by Deborah Hastings. The Associated Press. Orange County Register. Santa Ana, Calif.: Oct 29, 1993, page A24.