News Updates

No HSR – Rally in Lakeview Terrace – 2016

Thanks to all that turned out to rally against the high speed rail!

Here is a recording of the entire rally:

Please also check out some of the media coverage:

Los Angeles Daily News “High-speed rail’s proposed Valley route faces LAUSD challenge” by Dana Bartholomew

Fox 11 News Report:

Los Angeles Daily News Media Center Photos of the rally by the LA Daily News.

SAFE Rally – Daily News:

KABC Peter Tilden interview with David DePinto Go to August 31st, 11am, and hit play. The interview starts about 24:21.

More will be posted as they become available…

By |September 1st, 2016|S.A.F.E. Updates|

Fourth of July Parade!

Thanks to everyone for coming out for the Fourth of July Parade and helping out in whatever way you did. So many of you did little and big things to help us look the part in the parade. We were able to spread our message with thousands of people today. It was a good idea and thanks to those who suggested it and keep their eyes on public outreach opportunities. For those who could not attend, please know others represented you and our communities and you’ll have future opportunities to help out in whatever way is best for you.

A special […]

By |July 10th, 2016|S.A.F.E. Updates|

Letter from David DePinto to CHSRA – June 17, 2016

Dear Chairman Richard:
On behalf of the united communities in the northeast San Fernando Valley, which includes several hundred thousand residents, I’m writing to again convey that your Agency’s follow-up on numerous public and elected official requests is inadequate and disappointing. Despite your public statements about increased transparency and your use of the term “harrassment” to describe our many, many efforts to get responses from your staff on numerous matters, as impacted stakeholders engaged in the Authority’s outreach program, we will not be ignored or marginalized.

We call for the Authority to be accountable and responsive to our concerns and issues. […]

By |June 29th, 2016|S.A.F.E. - Correspondance to CHSRA|

39th District Assembly Candidate Forum

39th District Assembly Candidate Forum

By |June 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

California Candiate Forum State Senate 25th & LA 5th Supervisor District

Forum sponsored by Shadow Hills Property Owners Association with the candidates of the California State Senate 25th & LA 5th Supervisor District:

By |June 5th, 2016|S.A.F.E. Updates|

California High Speed Train Update – 4-14-16

We wanted to give you an update of how much time, effort and effectiveness volunteers from your community are putting forth in the FIGHT to rid our communities of the threat of highspeed trains. The SAFE Coalition and community volunteer leaders from throughout the northeast San Fernando Valley have sustained an unprecedented level of effort in early 2016 through community outreach, political lobbying, petition gathering, media outreach, attendance and both written and verbal testimony at numerous high speed train related meetings and events in the past few weeks. Involvement includes the Shadow Hills Property Owners Assn., Lake View Terrace Improvement […]

By |April 14th, 2016|S.A.F.E. Updates|

39th Assembly District Candidate Meeting/Forum

Dear Elected Officials and Candidates:

On behalf of communities throughout the Foothills area of the northeast San Fernando Valley, it’s a pleasure to invite you to attend a “Candidate Meeting/Forum” for the 39th Assembly District on Friday, April 8, 2016, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Tierra del Sol (9919 Sunland Blvd.). Since we’ve either spoken to or left messages for each of you, the purpose of this note is to formalize the date/time/location and provide an overview of the meeting. Details related to the format will be sent to you shortly, as well.

This election information program is an activity we routinely host […]

From CityWatch: SoCal HSR Delay: Sweet Victory for the Northeast Valley

SoCal High Speed Train Delay: Sweet Victory for the Northeast Valley
By Denyse Selesnick
Originally Published on the website, CityWatch 10 March 2016

MY TURN-I love traveling by train. I have used them in Europe, Asia, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco and San Diego. In Los Angeles…not so much! In fact, probably like many of you, I have yet to take the train from the San Fernando Valley to Downtown — even though I have every good intention of doing so…next time.

Therefore, I was curious as to the reasons behind the pro and cons of the proposed Super Bullet train which is […]

By |March 12th, 2016|S.A.F.E. Updates|

USFS Tour of drilling/testing sites

As most of you are likely aware, a few of us who have been active with the Forest/drilling issues took a “field trip” yesterday with George Farra of the USFS in order to visit two of the sites where HSR is currently conducting its drilling and geotechnical testing within the Angeles National Forest. I joined Cindy Bloom, Gina Cruz, and David Lukesh on this informative and educational site visit.

Below are links to 5 of the videos that I took during yesterday’s field trip. I tried to narrate what we were seeing so that viewers would have some […]

By |February 26th, 2016|S.A.F.E. Updates|

Major grassroots victory, High Speed Train fails in Southern California

Download CHSRA’s Draft Business Plan 2016
Download S.A.F.E.’s Statement Regarding CHSRA’s Draft Business Plan 2016


It’s been an intense beginning to the new year, starting with an orchestrated, offensive Assembly Budget Sub-Committee #3 “public” hearing in January in Sacramento filibustered by deceptive CHSRA spokespersons, where the public, many of whom had traveled to Sacramento from Central and Southern California, was effectively shut out (allotted only one minute per person to speak by the Committee Chair who allowed CHSRA “spin doctors” to monopolize all but 20 […]

By |February 26th, 2016|S.A.F.E. - Op-Ed, S.A.F.E. Updates|