Glendale Boy Scout Troop 125 Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Everyone is invited this Saturday, November 23rd at 9:00am for a continental breakfast followed by a presentation at 10:00am at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse in Glenoaks Park. Come celebrate this truly remarkable milestone for our canyon and hear stories from past members who grew up in the canyon. It should be a blast.

See the 75TH ANNIVERSARY FLYER INVITE for more information.

Canyon Girl Scout Troop Collecting Donations for UNICEF on Halloween

girl_scoutsLocal Girl Scout Cadettes will be Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF on Halloween night!

Troop 14871 will be collecting coins for UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) which helps provide clean water, immunizations, food and education to underprivileged children around the world. Please be on the lookout for the little orange collection boxes that may come to your door.

Thank you and have a safe and fun halloween!

Neighborhood Watch Update Meeting with Officer Sue Shine

The Glendale Police Department will be hosting a Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Watch Update Meeting at Joe Bridges Clubhouse at Glenoaks Park on Monday, October 14, 2013 beginning at 6:30PM. Our Area Commander, Tim Feeley will join us and provide his insight on trends and answer questions.

You may RSVP to Officer Shine

Small brush fire quickly extinguished near Canyon

According to the Glendale News-Press, a small brush fire  started on Saturday afternoon along the hillside along the eastbound 134 and northbound 2 around 2:15pm. LA Fire department was dispatched and the fire was quickly put out. The fire burned about a quarter acre.

Its that time of year again. Everyone please be vigilant. Lots of dry brush and high winds this time of year.

Small brush fire quickly extinguished near Glendale - Glendale News Press

GOCHA's Annual Pancake Breakfast in the Park

pancakes on griddleCome celebrate how awesome our neighborhood is with GOCHA's Annual Pancake Breakfast in the Park. The Pancake Breakfast will be held from 8am - 11am on Saturday, September 28th at Glenoaks Park. Come hang out with your neighbors. GOCHA board members will be cooking up pancakes, sausages, and other goodies for all.

As always, the breakfast is free. See you on Saturday.

GOCHA Annual Meeting This Wednesday, September 25th

This Wednesday, September 25th, GOCHA will hold its annual meeting at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse in Glenoaks Park from 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Our guest speaker this year is Anne Dove, a planner with the National Rim of the Valley Planning Program. They are tasked with determining whether parts of the Rim of the Valley Corridor area is eligible to be considered part of the national park system which will help protect our natural resources that we enjoy in Glendale.

Hope to see you there.

Glendale City Council to Consider 29% Electricity Rate Increases

The Glendale City Council will meet Tuesday evening to consider large increases to our electricity rates. According to the GWP, these rate hikes are necessary to keep the utility from going insolvent by 2017. Opponents to the rate hikes site that if the utility kept all the money collected by customers rather than giving millions to the general fund, these hikes would not be necessary. The proposal would begin with an average jump of 8% this year, followed by further increases of 7%, 5%, 2% and 2% in subsequent consecutive years. The rate increases would be compounded on top of each other. Since the City Council will be meeting the same night that many residents will be participating in the National Night Out, please email the city council voicing your opinion on these large increases.

Email the city council today:

Click here to read this story in the [Glendale News Press].


National Night Out and Art Show - Tuesday August 6th

Come join your neighbors and spend the evening under the stars at Glenoaks Park. National Night Out is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime, drugs and disorder in their neighborhoods []. Ice cream will be served!

And, this year, in conjunction with National Night Out, we will be having our very own Glenoaks Canyon Art Show. The show will be held at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse in the park. Please see flier below for more information.

Hope to see you there.


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.

Mountain Lion Sightings in Canyon

mountain-lion-portrait There have been several sightings of a young mountain lion in the area. Remember, if you encounter a mountain lion, do not run. Instead, face the animal, make lots of noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms and throw rocks or objects to scare it away. If attacked, fight back.

The Pasadena Humane Society has posted a Mountain Lion Awareness flier and the City of Glendale has created a wildlife sighting website where you can see and post sightings of different types of wildlife in the city. The site is relatively new so there are not many postings yet. You can read more about this website in this article by the Glendale News Press: