Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Free Coyote Presentation

Free "Coyotes in our Midst" presentation that will be held at the Arboretum in Arcadia at the end of November. The presenter, Camilla Fox, is an expert on coyotes and on how communities can successfully co-exist with them. Should be helpful to Meadows residents as it will also be helpful in our dealings with other neighborhood wildlife.

Update: Small Terrier on El Prieto

A small black and white terrier has been hanging around the 4300 block of El Prieto.  We think this is the same dog that was seen two weeks ago on Risinghill.  It runs when people have tried to catch it.

Any idea who the owner is?

Monday, November 08, 2010

MFSC Update - On Hold

This year's grant work for trimming and removal of trees is going to be put on hold.

We're running into timing issues for the trimming of non-native trees and the permits for the Oak trees.

So as not to double or triple our efforts and the impact on all homeowners, it makes more sense to get clarity from L.A. County Fire and CA FireSafe Council before we proceed.

Thanks for your patience as we straighten this out.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Two Updates for Sunday Re: Trail Access

On Sunday, November 7th, the fire department will be conducting extensive training exercises at the top of Risinghill Road. They will have at least 4 fire trucks/pumpers and extensive personnel. Please do not be alarmed by the activity.

Additionally, the Forest Service, CORBA, and Friends of El Prieto will be conducting trail work on El Prieto at the same time with numerous volunteers. As it is going to be extremely busy, it would be appreciated if The Meadows neighbors refrained from entering the area at the top of Risinghill Road, and the fire road leading up. The trail crews will be parking on Risinghill and El Prieto.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Stray Dog

This morning at about 10:30, a neighbor saw a small stray dog on the road up to the top of Risinghill. A guy coming down the hill, walking his two dogs, said the little dog was a stray, and he had seen him down on Canyon Crest a few days ago.

Small, maybe 15 pounds, floppy ears, black and white, long hair. Not the dog in the flyer neighbors received a few days ago. He didn't come back down the hill with the guy and his dogs, so maybe he went back up the hill.