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******President's Corner*****

While we're on the subject of public safety and preservation of the rural lifestyle in Shadow Hills, I'd like to remind everyone that the high speed train threat to ALL of us remains very real. Two things: first, this past week, after months of being ignored by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, the SAFE Coalition leadership group of more than 30 community activists and leaders produced more than 50 letters, phone calls and office visits to Monica Rodriguez requesting, in the most civil terms possible, the urgent need for a meeting between the knowledgeable SAFE Coalition and the Councilmember and her new, inexperienced staff. So far, those requests continue to be ignored and there is no meeting planned. Second, December 2nd is the three year anniversary of the high speed train threat. Three years of either inaction or ineffective representation by our local elected officials. Please circle that date on your calendar. Both of these issues will get a lot of attention in the upcoming weeks and we will need our community strong and united in order to get the representation voted for and paid for by you and your tax dollars. We may be calling on YOU for support in the next few weeks. If you have any questions, please call me at 310-502-7928. Thank you.

Dave DePinto
President, Shadow Hills Property Owners Assn. / Member, SAFE Coalition



SHPOA held its year-end meeting Monday night at Tierra del Sol before a full house of grateful friends and neighbors. The decor, food and holiday entertainment created an uplifting spirit in which to also conduct business. Thank you to the holiday committee for its tremendous work during these tough times and to all who attended, including Teresa Lamb, representing Congressman Schiff and Vickere Murphy, representing Senator Portantino.

Board elections were held with these results:

President - Dave DePinto
Vice President - Cindy Bloom
Executive Secretary - Bill Eick
Recording Secretary - Gerri Summe
Treasurer - Lynne Toby
Membership Director - Jacqy Gamble

Per SHPOA's bylaws, the Board will soon appoint chairpersons to various committees such as Equestrian, Volunteer, Communications, Newsletter, Land Use, Hospitality, etc. Most chairpersons will remain the same and we have had commitments from two new individuals to assist the Board. We'd welcome and request additional volunteers - if you're interested in serving as a committee leader or committee member, please contact SHPOA at

Other meeting highlights included prayers and appreciation for all affected by and assisting us in our recent fire emergency, planning priorities for 2018 (separate report to follow), high speed train update, reminder to renew your SHPOA membership for 2018, a treasury report, holiday music featuring Frank Camara (regular performer at Farmers' Market) and Lili Singer of Theodore Payne Foundation, "After the Fire: Flowers."


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  • For up-to-date info on the Creek Fire, please click here; for updates on all fires click here
  • LA Times 11-12-17:  Mudslide fears haunt neighborhoods burned by huge La Tuna fire.  Click here.
  • UPDATE: Lane Reduction Program on Foothill/Sunland Blvds. 10-4-17:  SHPOA sent an email to Councilmember Rodriquez and Eve Sinclair citing an LA Times article on another controversial lane reduction in Los Angeles.  Read the entire document here.  For the LA Times article, click here.
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Some of SHPOA Accomplishments

  • 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

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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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