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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…

Safety Alert: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Watching the devastating fires that have been ravaging Southern California over the last month is a constant reminder of how vigilant we must be in our beautiful canyon. Fire safety is of the utmost importance to all of us.

That is why GOCHA wants to alert you to a massive recall on Kidde fire extinguishers. This recall affects almost 38 million fire extinguishers manufactured between 1973 and 2017. You can read about the recall here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and#.Wfr3FggcNkQ.

The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

Kidde will replace any affected fire extinguisher at no cost. You can determine if your extinguishers are affected at this link: https://inmarmarketaction.com/kidde/Kidde284US/

Please check to see if you need to replace your fire extinguishers. If you ever need them, you want to know that they are working.

On behalf of GOCHA, we want to wish you a happy, healthy, and safe 2018!

Don't Miss This Year's Pancake Breakfast

This Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 8:00am to 11:00am, come to Glenoaks Park to enjoy a free pancake breakfast courtesy of GOCHA. Its a fun way to hang out with friends and meet some of your neighbors. And, as an extra bonus, this year, our new GOCHA President, Rick Marquis, will be manning the griddle. Hope to see you there!pancakes

Glenoaks Canyon Homeowners Association Annual Meeting 9/14

This is a reminder that the Annual Meeting for the Glenoaks Canyon Homeowner's Association (GOCHA) will be held on:

Wednesday, September, 14 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The meeting will be held at Joe Bridges Clubhouse at Glenoaks Park located at 2531 E. Glenoaks, Blvd., Glendale CA

Please join us to learn more about:

The Canyon's Disaster Preparedness Program Come listen to Isabel Meyer discuss the details of the Canyon's Disaster Preparedness Program. The Glendale Fire Department and Glendale Police Department will also be present to discuss how their efforts will dovetail with the Canyon's in the event of a fire or natural disaster.

The Scholl Canyon Landfill City Manager Scott Ochoa and Council Member Vartan Gharpetian have graciously offered to speak at our meeting to share with us the current status of affairs with the landfill.

Hope to see you there.

Dump Dangers Informational Meeting Monday 11/9

Please join us for an informational meeting to learn about concerns Dr. Clarence Hall, Geologist and UCLA Professor Emeritus, has about the Scholl Canyon Landfill, its possible expansion and the EIR report that is slated to go before Glendale City Council for approval this coming January.

Is the landfill built on solid granite?

Are all the earthquake faults included in the EIR? 

Are the barriers that collect toxic waste being monitored regularly?

These questions and more will be discussed at this meeting Monday, November 9th at 7:00pm at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse.

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Scholl Canyon Landfill Press Conference 8/20/14 9:00 am

Wednesday morning (August 20, 2014 - sorry for the late notice), there will be a press conference organized by Eagle Rock community representatives and LA City Councilmember Jose Huizar who oppose the expansion of the Scholl Canyon landfill. The press conference will be held from 9:00 - 9:45am at Richard Alatorre Park at Figueroa Blvd. and Scholl Canyon Rd. just north of the 134 freeway.

The press conference has been organized to express opposition to the expansion plans for the landfill and to raise concerns about Glendale’s draft Environmental Impact Report which documents significant unavoidable adverse impacts related to the proposed expansion, particularly on local air quality.

If you are at all concerned about the landfill expansion or just want to hear more about it, Wednesday’s press conference should be informative. Please see attached Media Advisory for more information.

Press Advisory: 8/20/14 Scholl Canyon Landfill

City Extends Landfill Expansion Public Comment Period

Due to the overwhelming turnout at the May 19th meeting held at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse, the city has decided to extend the public comment period to July 31st in order for everyone to have a chance to have their opinion heard. In an email written to GOCHA President David Weeks, General Manager of Public Works Steve Zurn said that it was important to give residents a chance to have their opinions heard and therefore the city is extending the public comment period by 60 days. This will give residents more time to digest the Environmental Impact Report and comment. If you would like to have your voice heard, please take the time to look at the report and let the city know your opinion.

All comments must be submitted in writing to the Sanitation Districts (Attention: Ms. Debra Bogdanoff) at 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601 or by email at sclfeir@lacsd.org no later than July 31, 2014. Any comments provided should identify specific environmental concerns related to the proposed project. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Ms. Bogdanoff at (562) 908–4288, extension 2734.

Artist Meeting Tonight at Joe Bridges Clubhouse

There is a meeting tonight (Saturday, July 20th, 2013) at 6pm at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse for all artists participating in the Canyon Art Show next month (more info coming soon). All artists showing artwork at the show should come by. There will be discussion about setting up and assigning spaces for the artists to display their work.