Saturday, September 29, 2007

Canyon Crest Car Gone!

A neighbor reported that as of the evening of September 28, the "abandoned" car on lower Canyon Crest is gone!

SCE at Neighborhood Meeting

Representatives from Southern California Edison will be at the next neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, October 2. This update came after the Meadows Newsletter was published, so please let your neighbors know about it.

The meeting is at 7:00 p.m., October 2
4416 El Prieto Rd.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Play It Safe - Emergency Expo

A notice from our friends at the L.A. County Fire Department:

Sunday, October 7, 2007
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
Free Admission

10:00 am — 3:00 pm

Jaws of Life Demonstration by L.A. County Firefighters
See Fire Engines
Talk to Paramedics
Learn about Haz Mat Equipment
Watch Search and Rescue Dogs in Action
Learn to Use a Heart Defibrillator
Fire Extinguisher Training for Kids and Adults
Shop for Emergency Supplies for the Home or Business
Meet your Local Sheriff's Deputies
See Bomb Squad Equipment
Bounce House
Face Painting
Ride Quaky-Shaky
Visit with "Smokey Bear"
Meet Sparky

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Next Neighborhood Meeting

The next neighborhood meeting will be Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. We're trying to get a representative from Southern California to join us. The meeting is at 4416 El Prieto Rd.

Bear in Millard Canyon

Around 6:00 p.m. Friday night, a young bear broke into a cabin in Millard Canyon. It was munching on cat food in the house. The owner’s son discovered a break-in at the window and saw the bear in the back yard.

I’ve not been told where the cabin is in Millard Canyon.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Car on Canyon Crest Update

A field representative from the County of L.A. office told us that the owner of the lot and car on Canyon Crest will have it moved by 9-23-07.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Markings on Street

I talked to the workers who have been marking up the streets in The Meadows. They're installing AT&T optical cable. They stated that they would not be tearing up the roads. They also mentioned that they would be installing terminals every few houses with the optical cable then being delivered to the house. Not sure how they're going to do this. If anyone hears more information, please let me know via email or comment to the blog.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Clean the Canyon

Thanks to a few residents who regularly take the initiative to clean up trash in the canyon. At tonight's Meadows meeting, others were encouraged to help out as we can't always rely (or expect) others to keep our neighborhood looking great.

So, all are encouraged to chip in.

Starter Home in The Meadows

Welcome to 4318 Canyon Crest Road

If you know of anyone looking to move to The Meadows, this is a perfect starter home.

Two bedrooms and one bath with hardwood floors in the living room and bedrooms. Step-down glass-enclosed sunroom looking out to a private, fenced yard. Recessed lighting and crown moulding in the living room. Galley kitchen has ceramic tile flooring, double oven, gas cooktop and newly installed dishwasher. Kitchen dining nook with view to sunroom. Granite vanity top in the bathroom. Two hall closets including linen closet. Two side yards for entertaining and barbeque. Beautifully landscaped property with automatic sprinklers. Newer central air and heat, newer copper plumbing, updated electrical, newer roof. Security system available. Large two-car garage with laundry hookups and utility sink.
1041 sq. ft. (taped)
6490 sq. ft. lot per assessor.

Offered for $585,000

Meadows FireSafe Council Update

Much progress has been made over the summer on the Meadows FireSafe Council brush clearance plan.

The biological study, dealing with plants and animals in the area covered by the Fire Safe project, is ongoing and must be completed and shown to the Forest Service before any additional grant money will be released.

The request for an extension of time on the grant has been approved.

A vendor has been selected to begin clearing upwards of 30 acres in and around The Meadows starting in September.

The crews will begin working on three areas that pose the most risk to us should a fire start. All of the work will begin at the 200 foot mark beyond property owner’s houses. The area within 200 feet is the property owner’s responsibility. (Please note that works performed by the Fire Safe Council do not relieve property owners of the obligation to perform hazard abatement procedures on their properties as may be required by inspectors of the Forest Service or, in the case of Canyon Dell residents, of Los Angeles County.)

The first is 16 acres in the northeast area above The Meadows. The potential for Santa Ana winds fanning a fire makes this a severe fire-prone area.

The second section is 4.5 acres that reaches into The Meadows behind the homes on the west side of Risinghill and above the Canyon Crest cul-de-sac. This increasingly steep area makes for tough brush clearance.

The third area is 6.5 acres on the east side of Risinghill above Millard Canyon.

In all areas, crews will come in to reduce the brush using chainsaws and creating a mulch-like consistency that will help prevent erosion. They’ll also prune up any larger trees and bushes.

Once this work is completed and with the funds that remain, the FireSafe Council will identify the top priorities for reducing fire risk within the neighborhood. Thanks to all who participated in the assessments, we have quite a list of items to consider. As an example, it could be removing or trimming trees that impede access for fire and rescue vehicles into the neighborhood. We may also identify the highest fire-prone trees or vegetation that needs to be reduced or removed.

On another note, the FireSafe Council will receive an additional $2,500 grant from Farmer’s Insurance to assist senior or disabled residents with brush clearance. If you know of someone in need of this assistance, please contact Greg at (626) 791-1011.

The FireSafe Council continues to make excellent progress in making our community fire-safe.