Santa Susana Knolls, California
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In 2004 we all wore red shirts to the Board of Supervisors meeting where we successfully deterred a high density re-zoning attempt. In bright red, this t-shirt is a must-have for all Knolls residents— especially when we go to future county meetings about re-zoning issues this fall. You can purchase your shirt at Save The Knolls T-Shirt

Don't wait to the last minute, these shirts take two to three weeks to deliver! Of course, these t-shirts are not required attire, but they are cool!

November 2012 — N 1211

Fire Station 43 – Update

As you already know Station 43 was given to the City of Simi Valley with the intent to use the building as a meeting place for veterans. The HOA recently met with Mark Shuster from an organization called Less than One Percent who will be leading the work at Station 43. Mark said that his organization wanted to be a part of the neighborhood and will actively work with the HOA so that we can know and understand what will be happening when the veterans start using the building. Mark also indicated that his organization was open to the Ventura County Sherriff using the building as a base of sorts when they are in the neighborhood and use of the facility by the neighborhood if we had a need. Overall it was a good conversation with Mark and he said that we should start seeing some activity at the building starting the first of the year. He also said he would keep the HOA posted so that we could let the neighborhood know what was happening. We welcome the Less than One Percent organization to the neighborhood and look forward to having a mutually beneficial relationship with our new neighbor! Stay tuned for more details!!!

Colton Lee Development
(on the former Horse Ranch)

We were expecting the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to be released last month, but that did not happen. The EIR is being finalized and should be out very soon. At this point the County has said that it is doubtful that there will be a public meeting on this development until after the holidays. We will let you know the news as soon as we know it so watch your email for additional information. If things change and a meeting is scheduled you will be notified and there will be signs put up in the neighborhood. Remember we will need the support of the entire neighborhood when the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors meet on this project. Again, more details to come!!!

Katherine Road and the Colton Lee Development

As part of the development of the old Horse Ranch Katherine Road will be widened from the project to the Pass Road. Included will be 4 turn-outs for emergency parking (no parking zones for us!), trees removed or endangered, as well as other changes due to the widening. The road widening was a big issue for us at the last HOA meeting which Supervisor Foy attended. As a result of our concern Supervisor Foy requested Colton Lee to walk Katherine Road with him and concerned neighbors to review the impacts of the potential road widening. The neighborhood is invited and we will want as many of the people affected by the road widening to walk with us. As soon as we get more information on time and date an email will be sent. If you live on Katherine Road you should be there and talk with your neighbors too!

Help us keep the Knolls Informed

Help keep the Knolls informed. Talk to your neighbors about sending us their email address so we can add them to our neighborhood list. We keep the list private (really!) and do not share the email addresses with anyone. We also only send out information about the neighborhood – no spam. If anyone wants to join the list and receive this newsletter and other information about the neighborhood have them send an email to

Other Community News

Night Skies

This is the Griffith Observatory Sky Report for the week ending Wednesday, November 21, 2012. The moon emerges into the evening sky this week. The moon appears to the right of the planet Mars on Thursday the 15th. The brilliant planet Jupiter rises in the east-northeast during evening twilight, at 5:40 p.m., and is visible all night long.

In the early morning, the brightest planet, Venus, clears the eastern horizon at 4:00 a.m., and is still visible at sunrise, 28 degrees above the southeast horizon. Look at 6:00 a.m. (about 30 minutes before sunrise) to see the planet Saturn about 13 degrees high in the east-southeast, to the lower left of Venus and midway between Venus and the horizon.

The next good meteor shower, the Geminid shower, is about three weeks away.

For more info about what's in your night sky now, try the nightskyinfo website. Remember, to help all us star-gazers, please keep your unnecessary exterior illumination to a minimum.

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