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The annual Pot Luck is scheduled for Saturday June 16, starting at 4:30 PM. The location for the pot luck is the grassy area on Copper Peak.

 

The Social committee is also planning a community Garage Sale on Saturday August 18, 2018.

 

More details to follow

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Posted by on in Architectural

The following is the current status of the painting project (March 15, 2019):

1. All homes have been inspected.

2. There is a tentative plan to begin the painting project in early May.

This does not leave much time to complete siding repairs. If you are plan on using your own contractor, please submit a fully completed architecture request form as soon as possible. Failing to submit a completed form may delay your home repair. Homeowners who do not submit a fully completed architecture request form and allow their contractors to complete repairs without Board approval will face fines and the repairs might need to be redone. Again, there is a Board meeting next week and another meeting on April 18. The architecture request form is located on the Documents page (General section).

You do not need to complete a architecture request form is you contract with Ekim construction.

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Posted by on in Security

As mentioned before, we have seen burglaries too close to home. You might want to take an active approach in protecting your property. You may want to consider installing a “Ring Door Bell” for your front door.  You don’t need board approval to replace your existing door bell with the Ring Door Bell. You may also want to consider leaving your front and rear exterior lights on at night. In case you’re concerned about the added electrical cost, Phillips makes a candelabra LED replacement light bulb for our exterior lights. You can also install a timer for your lights. Lastly, you may consider installing an alarm system. 

 

Because so many of you have safety concerns, I have scheduled a “Neighborhood Watch” meeting for April 24, @ 7:00 PM @ Legends Pizza at 5965 Almaden Expressway. This will be conducted by San Jose PD. What happens at the meeting? Per SJPD:

 

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH is an opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives of your police department to discuss and work to solve problems in your community, or to keep the problems from starting in the first place!

Through this positive, pro-active program, you will learn facts about:

•Police districts and beats

•Duties of beat officers

•Crime trends in your area

•How to react to suspicious or criminal activity

•How San Jose's 9-1-1 system works

•Recommended security measures such as...

Types of locks

Lighting

Alarms

Operation Identification

and MUCH more!

Only residents attending the meeting will be entitled to receive a NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH window sign and other materials distributed at the meeting.

If 80%-100% of the homes on your block are represented at the meeting, metal NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH signs will be installed on the streetlight poles on your block.

 

If you plan on attending this meeting please RSVP to Compass.  We have a limit of 15 people. Should we have a larger response, we’ll have a second meeting.

 

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Posted by on in General

The purpose for this post is to provide a quick update with respect to ongoing projects. This association is going to be quite busy this year. As always, the best way to remain informed is to attend the monthly Board meetings.

1. Tree care: Lewis Tree is in the process of removing many Arbutus trees (strawberry trees) throughout the community that were planted too close to homes. The reason for removing these trees is because they are growing too close to the buildings, the fruit clogs gutters, stains the siding of the buildings, makes a mess on driveways, and attract rodents. There is already an approved plan to replant the trees that are being removed. The new tree type will be a much better fit for the area and they will be planted further away from homes. 

2. Tree care part 2: Over the next two weeks, Lewis Tree will also complete the annual tree trimming project throughout the community. This is necessary to maintain the health and safety of trees in our community.

3. Next up, sometime in the next 2 to 6 weeks, Pacific Surfacing will be fixing some cement and pavement issues on Copper Peak and one spot on Shelby Creek. This includes replacing two very damaged areas in garages, fixing broken sidewalks, and fixing cracked pavement.

4. Painting Project. The Board of Directors have been working hard on this project. EKIM Painting will start inspecting the community for damaged wood and mark the areas in need of repair. They will start in the next week or two weeks. Homeowners will have the choice to contract with EKIM Construction or hire there own contractors to repair the damaged wood on their homes. The repairs need to be completed within a month to six weeks, prior to the start of the actual painting project. Please remember that wood siding repairs are homeowner responsibility. It is highly recommended to have your homes inspected for termites as well.

The Board is working on choosing the painting colors now. The colors of the buildings will be very similar to the existing colors. The colors will be modernized with darker shades and each primary color will have a specific trim color to enhance the base color. EKIM Painting is going to paint sample colors on select buildings very soon.

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Posted by on in Security

Mail theft

The purpose for this post is to alert all home owners that there is possible mail theft going on in our community and in Almaden Valley. There is a conversation going on over at Nextdoor website.

The following are some pointers to help minimize the risk of mail theft:

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Posted by on in General

Greetings

This is a quick note to let everyone know that there is an ongoing project on Shelby Creek to repair some electrical circuits. This work should be completed sometime this week. To learn more details about this project, please attend the next Board meeting on November 9, 2016.

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Posted by on in Architectural

Final Update: (July 25):


Pacific Surfacing will be seal coating Shelby Creek and connecting streets on Monday (Aug 1) and Tuesday (Aug 2). The streets will need to be closed from 7:30 AM until 5:30 PM each day. There will be no vehicle access those days.

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Posted by on in General

There is a new page on the California Ridge Website.

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Posted by on in Social

CALIFORNIA RIDGE - 13th ANNUAL POTLUCK

Let’s kick the Summer off to a great start with this fun community gathering.  Visit and relax with your neighbors.  New neighbors, come get acquainted—let us welcome you.

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Posted by on in Security

RADIO NET & AVERT INTRODUCTION



Given limited SJPD resources burglaries continue to be a problem in Almaden. One way to reduce the probability in our neighborhoods is by implementing Neighborhood Watch (NW) programs where neighbors can help neighbors. The Radio Net and Almaden Valley Emergency Response Team (AVERT) are capabilities that are designed to augment what you do locally. We encourage everyone to take a look.
The Radio Net enables neighbors to efficiently coordinate in a neighborhood response (suspicious car, burglary in progress). Neighbors responding to neighbors is much faster (2-5 minutes vs > 15 minutes from SJPD). Furthermore, during an earthquake we may need to assist each other. AVERT (Almaden Valley Emergency Response Team) will also be introduced to enable interested volunteers to work together to address neighborhood needs while waiting for city services.

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Posted by on in General

Board members
All three board members up for election have been re-elected because they ran unopposed. Positions for 2016 are:
   Rosie MacFarlane - President
   Courtney Galgani - Vice President
   Bonnie Piche -Treasurer
   Flora Englund-Secretary
   Steve Bibb-Director

CCR's and governing documents
Please take time to review and become familiar with our governing documents. They provide important information you should be aware of. The board follows and adheres to our documents to maintain our community.

In case of an emergency such as: outside broken water pipes, or roof leaks you MUST call Compass Management Company before calling your own vendor to address repairs. You can call 408-226-3300.  They have a 24 hour service.   Compass has preferred vendors that are approved to make community repairs. If you proceed with your own repair service without notifying Compass Management Company, you will be responsible for all charges without possible reimbursement.

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Posted by on in Uncategorized

Neighborhood Watch Meeting Announcement

 

Dear Homeowner Members: 

 

Please join us for a Neighborhood Watch meeting where we will be speaking about the radio network along with other topics that are aimed at reducing the crime rate in Almaden and coordinating other essential emergency services:

 

 

Date: Tuesday, December 1st 

Place: Vineland Branch Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Rd. 

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM

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Posted by on in Uncategorized

Dealing with Rodents in California Ridge

Periodically there are issues with rodents (rats and mice) in our community.  If you are having problems with rodents in your home, do not place poison bait boxes around your home or try to remedy the problem yourself. Doing so can cause harm or death to pets, children, and other wild life. Rather, call a Pest Control company to properly remove the rodent problem. Pest Control companies place traps in safe locations and use solutions to trap and kill rodents that  are safe for pets, children, and other wildlife. 

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Posted by on in General

Greetings California Ridge HOA,

Due to the Veterans Day Holiday, the November Board Meeting will move from Wednesday, November 11 to Thursday, November 12. The start time remains at 6PM and the location is unchanged. 

There will be no Board Meeting in December.

Happy Holidays!!!

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Posted by on in Uncategorized
Message from the Board:
 
This is a reminder to all homeowners.  Please check your decking and siding for dry rot. Dry rotting can create potentially dangerous problems for the community.  In addition, neglected decking and siding repairs will impact our property values. These repairs are home owner responsibility. Notify the association when you've completed your siding and/or railing repairs. The association will take care of painting these repairs (only railings, siding and not decks).  The deck floor is homeowner's responsibility. 
 
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Posted by on in General

Dear Neighbors,

 

Emails and phone calls have been flooding into my office over the past few days about an NBC-11 story  that talked about a possible overnight homeless parking facility for the County-owned lot at the southeast corner of Almaden Expressway and Camden Avenue. My staff and I are busy responding to each of you. Like you, I want to see the homeless get the help they need – the City and County are committing millions of dollars to these efforts – however, I do NOT support placing any overnight parking facility in our residential neighborhoods and will fight any attempt to do so.

 

This is NOT a City of San Jose proposal, and there is a lot of misinformation out there on Nextdoor and elsewhere about the proposal, so I want to bring you all up to date with the information I have.

 

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Posted by on in Social

CRAG (California Ridge Activities Group)

Wine Tasting Event

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Posted by on in Uncategorized

Click the link below to access the July 2015 Newsletter from Johnny Khamis, District 10 Council member:

2015-07-01-July-Newsletter.pdf.

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Posted by on in General

Wild Life

Remember we share our living space with wild life such as; mountain lions which can threaten everyone's safety, including those of our pets. This was evident by the traces of deer parts left behind after it fell prey to perhaps a mountain lion on Copper Peak.  Take precaution during your early or late day walks, be watchful of your children and bring your pets indoors at night.

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Click the link below to access the mid-June 2015 Newsletter from Johnny Khamis, District 10 Councilmember.

2015-06-15-Mid-June-Newsletter.pdf

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