Emergency Water Barrels Available for Canyon Residents

Isabelle Meyer, who heads up our canyon's Disaster Preparedness program, has arranged a special offer for canyon residents. 55 gallon emergency water barrels will help you prepare for a natural disaster by providing enough clean drinking water for a family of four for 10 days. The barrels come with everything you need including the barrel, a pump, and the treatment drops that will allow you to store water for up to five years (after five years, just dump the water out and refill and retreat the new water for another five years).

Emergency Water Barrel

Isabelle has been kind enough to arrange the sale and delivery to the canyon of 50 of these barrels so if you are interested, they will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Each barrel is selling for $82.50.

If you are interested, please call Isabelle Meyer at 818–242–4290.

This Year's Pancake Breakfast a Big Success

Like in years past, this year’s GOCHA Pancake Breakfast was a big success. On Sunday, September 27th about 150 canyon residents came to enjoy some delicious food and hang out with neighbors at Glenoaks Park. We also had a good turnout from the Glendale Fire and Police Departments including our new Chief of Police Robert Castro.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who manned the griddle, set the tables, and helped clean up the event. Our canyon is a very special place and it’s things like the annual Pancake Breakfast that brings our residents together to hang out, have some fun, and enjoy our beautiful canyon.

See below for a photo gallery from the event.

Don't Miss the Annual GOCHA Pancake Breakfast This Saturday


This Saturday, September 27th, GOCHA will host our annual Pancake Breakfast at Glenoaks Park. So come down, join your neighbors, and have some of the best sausages and pancakes served in the canyon! It's a fun way to see old friends and meet new ones.

Also, since it appears that there are a lot more homes being sold in the canyon, if you know someone that has just moved in, please be sure to let them know about this fun event.

GOCHA Annual Pancake Breakfast Glenoaks Park Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:00-11:00 am

GOCHA Annual Meeting Wednesday 7:30pm

Lieutenant Danny CarverThe Glenoaks Canyon Homeowners Association annual meeting will be held this Wednesday, September 17th at 7:30pm at the Joe Bridges Club House in Glenoaks Park. Glendale Police Dept. East Area Commander Lieutenant Danny Carver will be our special guest. It’s an excellent way to meet your neighbors and share your thoughts and concerns about goings on in the canyon. Look forward to seeing everyone there.

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

Tonight is National Night Out

Come out and join your neighbors and the entire country as we celebrate the annual National Night Out. Like last year, come on down to the Joe Bridges Clubhouse at Glenoaks Park from 6pm - 7:30pm and celebrate the evening with our canyon residents, artists, designers, collectors, and hobbyists. Refreshments will be served while they last and there will be a succulent plant swap along with a raffle supporting both local businesses and your neighborhood watch. It should be a fun night for everyone.

national night out

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.

Over 200 Residents Show Up to Landfill Expansion Meeting

Over 200 residents and concerned neighbors showed up at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse on Monday night to hear comments from Steve Zurn, the city's Public Works Director about the proposal to extend the life and capacity of the Scholl Canyon landfill. Lot's of good information was exchanged and it is clear that this is definitely not a simple issue. Residents asked many questions of the Director about the expansion plans and suggested alternate solutions. The Glendale News Press wrote an article about the meeting that goes in to some detail about what transpired.

The public comments period has been extended to May 30th. To read more about the Environmental Impact Report or to make a public comment about the proposed expansion, visit the Glendale City website: Draft EIR for Scholl Canyon Landfill Expansion.

We will be posting more information to the GOCHA website as things develop. This is an important issue that will affect all canyon residents. Thanks to all who showed up to the meeting. It was great to have our collective voices heard.

Landfill Expansion Meeting

Scholl Canyon Landfill Expansion Meeting on Monday

[UPDATE 05/19/14] Below is the official letter that GOCHA has sent opposing the landfill. More information to come after tonight's meeting.

GOCHA comment letter

There will be a meeting on Monday night with the Glendale Public Works and the County Sanitation representatives to discuss the expansion project for the landfill. At this meeting, we hope to cover the current state of the landfill, the proposed expansions, and their ecological repercussions followed by an open forum.

A representative from Senator Liu's office involved in environmental issues for our district will be at Monday's meeting as well.

The city is proposing an expansion of the landfill and we encourage everyone to attend this meeting to understand and discuss the impact this expansion will have on our canyon and its residents.

Follow this link for an article written in the News Press about the expansion. http://www.glendalenewspress.com/news/tn-gnp-city-plans-would-expand-scholl-canyon-landfill-20140411,0,6785628.story

If you would like to look at the Environmental Impact Report, you can look at it here: http://glendaleca.gov/government/departments/community-development/envirionmental-review

The meeting will be held at Joe Bridges Clubhouse in Glenoaks Park 2531 E Glenoaks Blvd. Monday, May 19, at 6:30-8:00 pm

We encourage everyone to attend this very important meeting.