GOCHA Scholarships Are Back

Apply now for a GOCHA Scholarship

What are you doing after high school graduation? If you plan to continue your education, Glenoaks Canyon Homeowners Association might be able to help. This year, the homeowners association will award a $400 scholarship to a high school senior who will attend a university, college, or community college following graduation. The applicant must live in Glenoaks Canyon, and at least one family member must belong to GOCHA. In addition to academic merit, the Scholarship Committee will carefully consider the applicant’s service to the local community, especially to Glenoaks Canyon. If you are interested, you can apply online here:

GOCHA Scholarship Application

 If you prefer, you can download the application, print it out and mail to us at

GOCHA
Attn: Scholarships
P.O. Box 9949
Glendale, CA 91226

 All application materials must be submitted by May 1, 2019.

2019 Membership Drive Now Under Way

The Glenoaks Canyon Homeowner’s Association depends on the generosity of the community to be able to provide the services and contributions that help make our canyon great. Annual funds go towards things that are important to the community including our Disaster Preparedness Program, the fight agains the Scholl Canyon Landfill, the Pancake breakfast, Dog Parade, and many other things that help preserve the specialness of the neighborhood.

Please take a moment to become a member. The 2019 Membership form can be found here.

Scholl Canyon Biogas Project Goes Back for More Environmental Review

According to a Glendale News-Press article, the proposed biogas plant being recommended for the landfill must get a more thorough review in large part due to the outcry by concerned citizens affected by the plant (GOCHA members as well as residents of Eagle Rock).

Glendale City Council Members voted 4-1 to initiate an environmental impact report for the proposed plant. You can read the full article here.

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Scholl Canyon Landfill Article

Mary Stewart Douglas

Mary Stewart Douglas

Below is an interesting and informative article written by Mary Stewart Douglas, a Washington DC environmental attorney about the Scholl Canyon landfill along with the other planned energy projects proposed by the City of Glendale. 

Community Groups Look to the Future But Glendale Officials Largely Cling to Tipping Fees and Fossil Fuels

Comment on MND relating to Biogas Renewable Generation Project

Gerry Rankin, a GOCHA Board Member and a 76 year resident of Glenoaks Canyon, submitted the following comment on the City's intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration relating to "Biogas Renewable Generation Project." 

It is an important read and provides some important information about the proposed Biogas Plant that GWP wants to build on the Scholl Canyon Landfill.

Gerry Rankin - Biogas Project on Landfill

Landfill Fact Sheet

Landfill Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet on the Scholl Canyon Landfill Prepared by the Glenoaks Canyon Homeowners Association (GOCHA)

Background The Scholl Canyon Landfill opened in 1961 and currently serves as a waste shed for the cities of Glendale, Pasadena, La Can ada-Flintridge, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, and unincorporated communities of Altadena, La Crescenta, Montrose and East Pasadena. The Landfill consists of 535 acres…