• Friday, October 31st, 2008
Ghouls Night Out
This past Halloween, canyon trick or treaters received an extra something special when local residents and a generous contribution from GOCHA allowed for a stretch of Hollister Terrace between Edwards and Tryon to be closed to automobile traffic, making this popular area safe for our youngest goblins and super heroes to ply their candy grabbing skills. In addition, magic shows and costume contests rounded out the festivities making this past Halloween one of the most memorable in some time.
Special thanks to Eileen Young for getting the ball rolling.
Trick or Treat
We would like to know you thoughts on closing down the section of Hollister this past Halloween Should this be an annual Halloween event in the Canyon? Add a comment to this post and let us know.
• Sunday, October 19th, 2008
There was much fun and fanfare at this year’s Pancake Breakfast as the mayor and city council joined us to dedicate our newly refurbished clubhouse. Even the dogs were excited.
• Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
The Annual Meeting of the Glenoaks Canyon Homeowners Association was held in the newly refurbished Joe Bridges Clubhouse. This meeting is a time to inform canyon neighbors about GOCHA’s ongoing activities as well as hold the annual election of officers.
Mike Hoppert, Carol Kemp, Larry Meyer, Mitchell Rubinstein and Renay Wallace were re-elected to the Board. A Community Recognition Award was presented to Bonnie and Frank Tortorelli in recognition of their years of service to GOCHA and to Canyon residents since their relocation to their Hollister Terrace residence in 1965.
The evening’s keynote speaker, Dave Ahern, Capitol Projects Manager for the City of Glendale’s Park and Recreation Department, addressed the topic of recent improvements to Glenoaks Park. Originally the improvements to the clubhouse were to only involve an upgrade to the restrooms to make them accessible to the handicapped. A number of significant structural challenges were encountered which resulted in an almost complete renovation of the clubhouse. Mr. Ahern’s involvement in this project enabled him to describe these upgrades in detail. He also discussed the new playground equipment as well as what happened to the Caretaker’s House and why.
The meeting adjourned at 8:40 and was followed by refreshments.