On behalf of all of us living in Glenoaks and Chevy Chase Canyons, I would like to thank all the brave firefighters, helicopter pilots, police, and other service personnel that so efficiently and effectively put out Friday’s fire. They did an incredible job and it was truly enlightening watching their efforts in saving our homes and keeping all of us safe.
Thanks to the efforts of GOCHA, the Glendale PD, the Glendale FD, and the City Council, a new ordiance was passed closing “fire hazard severity zones” or open hillsides between the hours of 10pm and 6am. This will hopefully curb partying and other activities in the hillsides that pose potential fire hazards. The ordiance is not just for our canyon but for all of Glendale.
Here is the ordinance: more…
• Sunday, March 06th, 2011
UPDATE: CBS News also did a story about the curfew measure. Check out the report below.
You can also read the online CBS report here.
[Glendale News-Press] Thanks to the efforts of GOCHA, a curfew measure for Glendale fire trails has been put before City Council. The City Council will vote on the curfew measure at its next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 8 at City Hall. Read the full article at the Glendale News-Press site (via: Glendale-News-Press).
• Wednesday, September 08th, 2010
Irresponsible activity, including drinking and smoking, has continued in the Glenoaks Canyon hills at night. Determined to prevent a recurrence of the kind of wildfire that struck our hills one year ago, the GOCHA Board has established a Fire Prevention Committee to study this problem and to consider various options with the assistance of officers from the Glendale Police and Fire Departments. The Committee has concluded that the most direct and possibly most effective option more…
• Sunday, November 08th, 2009
According to The818now.com, a meeting will be held Monday night at 8pm at the Joe Bridges Club House to discuss winter weather preparations for those residents effected by the Freeway Fire.
City officials announced plans to hold a meeting for residents who live near the footprint of a brush fire that swept along the hillsides above our canyon. more…
• Sunday, August 16th, 2009
Thanks to several of our canyon residents for providing some stunning photos of the fire and the efforts of our local firemen and women. I hope this helps archive and document the fire that threatened the homes in our canyon on August 4, 2009.
Glenoaks Canyon resident and GOCHA board member, Paul Chamberlain also wrote a nice piece that was published in the Glendale News/Press. You can read it here.
In addition to the photos here, there are some interesting videos that have been posted on Youtube. Be sure to click “more” to see the full post.