The reports of Mountain Lions in Anaverde are true.
Both a full grown lion and a cub have been seen on Kingcup Terrace.
Mountain Lions in California are a specially protected species. That means they cannot be killed or relocated.
The exception is if they are harming (or SUSPECTED of harming) persons, domestic animals, or livestock. If that is happening, then a permit will be issued and the animal may be destroyed.
For this to happen, a report MUST be made immediately
by the person who saw the animal.
All other reports are considered heresay and a permit will not be issued.
To report a mountain lion, contact LA County Fish and Game at
If the animal attacks, 911 should be called
To find out more about
Mountain Lions, please visit the
LA County Fish and Game Mountain Lion website.
We do live in a "wildlife" area, so please keep an eye on all pets and small animals.
In addition to Mountain Lions, we have coyotes, rattlesnakes, and owls which are threats to pets and/or humans.
The Dept of Fish and Game also have a Coyote website and a Rattlesnake website with more information.
Be sure to check out the "Keep Me Wild" campaign on both the Mountain Lion and Coyote websites. They are full of good information about the animals.
Tarantulas have also been seen (athough these are supposed to be good to have around)!
Welcome to living in "The Wild"!!
There have been many signs going up around Anaverde about cars being stolen and homes being broken into.
The Board of Directors is discussing the need for night patrols with PMP and they will be obtaining quotes from security agencies.
The sheriff's department has also been asked to increase patrols from dusk to dawn.
We need to be proactive in our own community, though. Every street needs to have a neighborhood watch and the captains for each street need to get together to discuss problems, trends, and solutions with each other and the sheriff's dept.
Find out if your street has a neighborhood watch.
If it does, be involved!
If it doesn't, start one!
As always, our community will only be as great as we make it!
Effective November 1, 2009,
Merit Property Management will
no longer be the property management company
The HOA Board of Directors has cancelled their contract.
The new management company is PMP, Property Management Professionals. You can visit their website at www.pmprofessionalsllc.com to find out more about them.
They will be mailing out information packets introducing themselves within the next week or so. For those homeowners who have automatic payments being made, there will be new forms to fill out, so keep an eye out for mailers from them.
They have also stated their intent to go door to door within Anaverde, introducing themselves to homeowners.
So expect their knock!
It is hoped that this change will bring more professionalism (and accuracy!), community pride, and community events to Anaverde.