Anne Ward Tree Dedication

On Tuesday, December 16 at 9:30am a tree will be planted in our canyon in memory and honor of Anne Ward. This was arranged through Glendale Beautiful. Anne Ward was a long time canyon resident and a dedicated GOCHA board member. The donated Arbor Day tree is a 24 inch-box Ginkgo. A photographer will be available to take a picture. The tree will be planted at the Scholl Canyon Golf and Tennis Complex, near the tennis courts.

Welcome to the new GOCHA website

On behalf of the GOCHA board, I would like to personally welcome you to our new website. I have created the site to act like a blog that will have the latest and greatest information, as it happens, about our canyon. Everyone visiting the site can add comments to each post enabling us to create a dialog about specific events and happenings in and around our community. I will continue to add information and functionality to the site as we go along. The site will only be as good as we, the community want to make it. I encourage everyone reading this to add comments, email me ideas for topics so that we can continue to build and make this a great site.

Please let me know what you think so far by adding comments to this post.

Ghouls Night Out

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.

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.

GOCHA Annual Meeting

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.