Scholl Canyon Landfill Report

At the GOCHA Annual Meeting held on September 11, 2019, Justin King and Marie Freeman presented a report about the current landfill proposal.

Just prior to the meeting, a public documents search and communication with Maurice Oillataguerre, GWP Environmental Programs Administrator, confirmed that the City of Glendale has withdrawn…

Rabid Bat Advisory

We have been notified by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, that a bat tested positive for rabies near the Glen Oaks/Fair Oaks Community of Glendale. The bat was reported on August 30, 2019.

Please see advisory here.

Although bats are the major animal species that carry rabies in Los Angeles County, only a very small percentage (1-2%) of bats in nature have rabies. Every year bats are tested positive for rabies throughout Los Angeles County. Please see: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/vet/rabiesmap2019.htm

This website contains step by step instructions for residents if a bat is found inside their home: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/vet/batinhouse.htm

If residents own dogs or cats, they should make sure their pets are up to date with their rabies vaccination.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Michelle Chang at the LA County Dept of Public Health.

Michelle Chang, DVM, MPH
Veterinary Public Health Program
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Tel. 213-288-7060
mchang@ph.lacounty.gov

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/vet

Bats and Rabies: A Public Health Guide

GOCHA Annual Meeting Wednesday, Sept 11, 7:30pm

We hope everyone can attend the Glenoaks Canyon Homeowner's Association ("GOCHA") Annual Meeting on Wednesday September 11th at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be held at Glenoaks Park in the Joe Bridges Clubhouse.

Between the recent “Colorado Fire” last month that threatened many homes in the canyon and the ongoing developments at the Scholl Canyon Landfill, it is more important than ever to come together as a community.

Please join us at the Annual Meeting to discuss lessons learned from the recent fire and the steps GOCHA is taking in preparation for potential future events in conjunction with our local fire and police departments.

The GOCHA team has also put together an informative presentation about the proposed Biogas Project at the Scholl landfill which has us concerned for a number of reasons. Our two presenters are well qualified for this role. Board Member Marie Freeman has become a recognized expert on all aspects of the Scholl Canyon Landfill and has done an outstanding job keeping us informed about what is going on. Board Member Justin King, fairly new to the Board, has quickly come forward at this time to offer his expertise as an environmental scientist. We are so proud that their recent presentation to the Glendale Environmental Coalition won GOCHA not only their support, but the support of the Sierra Club! This presentation will be enlightening and hopefully will inspire you to get involved in this project that involves all of us here in the canyon.

I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday night. And if you can’t attend, please consider contributing to our Disaster Preparedness Program or the Landfill Legal Defense Fund.

GOCHA Annual Meeting
September 11, 2019
7:30 pm
Joe Bridges Clubhouse

Wildfire Town Hall

Assembly Member, Laura Friedman’s office is hosting a “Wildfire Town Hall” meeting on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

At this event, you can learn about safety, home hardening and wildfire prevention practices from experts, first responders and others.

Wildfire Town Hall
Saturday, May 18, 2019
11am-12pm Open house with firefighting agencies and experts
12pm-1pm Panel discussion on preparation and prevention

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Council Rooms A&B
1812 Verdugo Rd.
Glendale, CA

 

Glendale Seeks Community Input on Integrated Resources Plan

Glendale has scheduled city-wide neighborhood meetings to discuss Glendale's Integrated Resources Plan. City staff will solicit public opinions about the overall picture of local power resources, including changes at the Grayson Power Plant and developments at the Scholl Landfill. One of those meetings is scheduled to be held at…

2019 Glenoaks Canyon Dog Parade

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It’s that time of year again. Time to celebrate our four-legged friends at the annual Glenoaks Canyon Dog Parade. So come on down to the park on Saturday, April 13th from 11:00am-1:00pm and take part in this fun event (sorry, no cats please).

Hope to see you all there.

2019 Glenoaks Canyon Dog Parade
Saturday, April 13, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Glenoaks Park

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.