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Public Safety! Land Use!  Membership & Outreach!  High Speed Train!

On Monday, the newly elected Board members held their first Board meeting to conduct business and to formally approve appointed Board positions.  Then, on Tuesday, January 8, SHPOA kicked off its first general meeting of 2019. Cindy Bloom, newly elected SHPOA President, introduced the new board members, most of whom were present.

Here is the complete list of Board members for 2019 (* denotes new member):


President: Cindy BLoom

Recording Secretary: Gerri Summe

Treasurer: Lynne Toby

​Membership:  Jacqy Gamble (Danielle Fox* was appointed as committee member)

​Immediate Past President - Dave Depinto


Land Use:  Elektra Kruger, Bob Renna*, Lynne Toby

Equestrian and Trails:  James & Andrea Gutman, Rosey Payne*

Neighborhood Watch:  Thom Despres*

Outreach Director (aka Daily Fodder):  Susan Wong*

Special Projects:  Cynthia Urias (cleanup/beautification), Jo Rich* (events)

Webmaster: Carlos George (backup: Cindy Bloom)

Newsletter Director: Cindy Bloom

Newsletter Coordinator and Ad Collection:  Linda Graves*

Newsletter Design and Layout:  Gerardo Barrientos*

Hospitality:  Katherine Dayen, Lois Dayen

After public comment, it was time for our guest speakers.  First, Jim Potts (Potts & Associates) gave an extremely informative presentation on "Active Shooter Awareness."  He presented an interesting history of terrorism and how on many levels domestic terrorists are much more prevalent and dangerous than international terrorists.  Did you know that California tops the country in the number of hate groups?  Social media and the internet have given terrorists and hate groups a platform to thrive. He then segued into how terrorism and hate groups are related to, and may be the foundation for, active shooters.  The upcoming newsletter will have a more in depth recount of his presentation.

Then, Semee Park from the City of Los Angeles' Department of Neighborhood Empowerment spoke about the upcoming Neighborhood Council elections, history and function of Neighborhood Councils, and how to run for office.  

At open forum, a lively discussion took place on a variety of topics.  It was wonderful to see Shadow Hills folks engaged.  The meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.

Meanwhile, your Board is working on projects for the upcoming year, including completing the 2019 Priorities set by the community and members at the December 2018 meeting, beautification projects, a round table with other local communities hosted by Senator Portantino's office, a multi-home owner association meeting with the LA DWP Ratepayer's office, and yes, the pancake breakfast may be back!

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​Welcome to the Shadow Hills Property Owners Association website. We are a non-profit association of dedicated volunteer residents dedicated to preserving the rural community. SHPOA’s mission is to protect, preserve and promote our country lifestyle, safety, equestrian rights and property values. We are certified with the state of California and the IRS as a non-profit organization. We prioritize our activities based on input from you. We are often “first responders” on matters of concernto you. We have none of the required fees and enforcement powers of a typical HOA.

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Jim Potts (left) educates the attendees about terrorism and what to do in case of an active shooter situation.  Semee Park (right) talks about how to run for our local Neighborhood Council.


Senator Anthony Portantino and SHPOA will be co-hosting a Town Hall Community Meeting for stakeholders of Sunland-Tujunga, Lake View Terrace, Kagel Canyon, Shadow Hills, La Tuna Canyon and Sun Valley.  So, come curious and leave satisfied!

​When:  Saturday, May 4th. 10 am to noon

Place:  Elks Lodge, 10137 Commerce Ave, Tujunga, CA 91042


For $25 annually (only 7 cents a day!!), your generous support helps our volunteer-staffed community service organization cover the recurring costs associated with our website, Daily Fodder, Neighborhood Watch/emergency notifications, cleanup projects, trail maintenance, newsletter, community meetings and events, insurance, and other expenses.

SHPOA was formed in the mid-1960’s and remains committed to preserving our rural community.  We continually work with other community leaders throughout the northeast San Fernando Valley, meet with elected officials, attend and testify at government meetings/hearings, write letters, monitor legislation and ordinances, and keep you informed about important issues affecting Shadow Hills.  Our newsletter is printed and mailed six times a year to every household in Shadow Hills and remains a community favorite.

It’s easy to subscribe to Daily Fodder emails where you will receive timely information on lost/found animals, emergency notifications, community events/announcements, and a few fun items as well.  (1) Click on the green box under “RESOURCES” near the bottom of this page or (2) by texting SHPOA to 22828.

We welcome your suggestions and volunteerism and we hope to see you at our meetings.

So please renew your membership (for Shadow Hills/Stonehurst area residents) or your newsletter (outside of Shadow Hills) subscription now.  Click
here for a mail-in form or pay via Paypal using the "Online Member Payment" button to the upper left.

Jim Potts talks about active shooter awareness


Keynote Speaker: Melanie Morita, LA Dept. of Public Works.  Big T Wash Post-Creek Fire

Jude Hernandez from Assemblymember Luz Rivas' office:  Congestion/Traffic Tax and Real ID​​

Online SHPOA Advertising Payments
  • Since August 2014, SHPOA has been leading the fight against the high speed train. For more info click here or
  • ​SHPOA was instrumental in securing Grocery Outlet to replace the shuttered Ralphs
  • SHPOA’s Neighborhood Watch Program
  • Free Daily Fodder (daily email) information system keeping you informed
  • Equestrian-safe crossings SHPOA helped create on Wentworth at Wheatland and Mary Bell
  • Traffic/radar speed enforcement return on Sunland Blvd. due to SHPOA’s efforts
  • ​SHPOA partnered with our neighbors in Sunland-Tujunga to stop the Home Depot tenancy
  • SHPOA’s maintenance of white horse rail fencing and removal of litter and graffiti (click here to report broken fencing; if car accident, please report license plate no. if possible)