The protest is planned for 4 p.m. at 516 Burchett Street in Glendale, according to the Facebook page of the National Charity League, which included this message: "Wear your NCL T shirts and bring your families and friends. Let's show our support for the residents of Twelve Oaks and this 80-year old legacy to the community."
The owner of of Twelve Oaks, the be.group, plans to sell it and force its 50 residents to move out because it says it cannot afford to continue to operate it.
The sale has caused outrage among many local residents and prompted the Glendale chapter of the National Charity League—which used to operated the facility—to claim that the sale violates the trust's original intent and ask for the California attorney general's help in investigating the issue, according to the Glendale News-Press.
At a meeting of the Crescenta Valley Community Association on Thursday, many people showed up to voice their anger over the sale, but the outcome of the meeting suggested that the prospects of stopping the sale are thin, according to the Crescenta Valley Weekly.
According to the Weekly:
Justin Hager, representing Assemblyman Mike Gatto, discussed legal options for blocking the sale.
“The Assemblyman is fully aware of the situation,” Hager said. “We have already sent a letter from the Assemblyman to the Attorney General of California making a formal legislative request to investigate the specific language of the trust and determine whether or not a land transfer to a private for-profit organization is even legal in the first place.”
However, should it follow that the be.group has not violated any law regarding land transfers, Hager said there would not be much more the state could do.To learn more about the potential sale of Twelve Oaks, check out these previous stories: