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The November Board meeting have been rescheduled to Monday November 19th from 6pm-8pm instead of Wednesday November 21st. The meeting location is the library.  We needed to change the date because the original schedule was too close to Thanksgiving.  

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The electrical panes that power the water system controllers and street lights are being replaced. The existing electrical panels are damaged from age and need to be replaced for safety and other reasons. The electrical panel on Shelby Creek has been replaced. The electrical panel on Copper Peak is scheduled to be replaced as soon as possible.

 

After the electrical panels are replaced, we are planning to install new California Ridge signs. We hope to have this completed before Summer, 2019.

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Gutters will be cleaned very soon. There will be two scheduled dates for gutter cleaning. The first cycle will occur before the end of the year. The second cleaning will occur sometime in the Winter, 2019.

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The Board has hired a company to manage parking in California Ridge. We have tried many things in the past, but everything that we have tried to help with parking issues has resulted in frustration and not success. We have not finalized the policy yet, but there will be a website to register your guests for overnight parking. Visitor parking is reserved for guests only. Homeowners are never allowed to use visitor parking unless granted special permission by the Board. At some point in the near future, those who continue to violate guest parking will have their cars towed at their expense. We do not want anyone living in the community to have their cars towed. We will make sure to communicate the new system very clearly before we launch it. The tentative timeframe for going live is January 2019.

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The Board would like to remind everyone that we are homeowners first and we volunteer to serve on the Board because we deeply care about our community. Board members are not paid positions and we do not receive any special treatment.

 

With that said, one of your Board members was verbally attacked by a relative of a homeowner. This is not cool on so many levels. Please remember to always treat your neighbors and Board members with respect. Do not ever contact the Board to complain. If you have an issues or problems, please contact Compass Management company.

 

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As many of you might know, the painting project has been delayed until mid-January, 2019. The reason for the delay is because there are several homeowners who have not made the required repairs to siding of their homes. We must ensure that 100% of all California Ridge homes are repaired before we start painting. The Board and Compass Management are working on a plan to ensure that all homes are ready in time so that we can start painting in January.

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If you choose EKIM to complete your siding repairs prior to the painting project, you can ignore this post. For those homeowners using a different contractor than EKIM, you must use the same siding as the existing siding or Hardie Board (composite).  The following information might have changed, but check with Pine Cone Lumber in Sunnyvale and ask for part number 5848DFP8. Refer to the previous instructions for primer, caulking, etc. information. You might also be able to find the material at Economy Lumber. Note: you cannot buy this siding at Home Depot. All homes not contracted with EKIM will be reinspected. Please make sure repairs are completed correctly using the same material, otherwise you may be required to redo the work. Any work completed must be "like for like."

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Update 8/25/18:

Please call Karlene to RSVP if you plan on attending the wine tasting event at her place on September 8th. Please call her mobile number (408 218-4097) to RSVP. 

Karlene Westfall, the hostess with the mostest, is hosting a wine testing even on Saturday, September 8th at 6:00PM. Karlene's home is located at 1297 Copper Peak Lane. This is considered an adult event. Please bring a bottle of wine and an appetizer to share if you are planning on attending the event

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In order to have your Architectural Application approved in a timely manner, please provide the following information in your application: 

*Indicate on the completed Architectural Application that your contractor is making the dry rot wood repairs listed on EKIM Painting’s report. Please contact EKIM if you did not receive the specific report for your home. 

*The application must be fully completed before sending it to the Board for approval.

*Your application should indicate that the repairs will be made “like for like” – i.e. with no alterations to the existing architecture and your contractor will use the exact materials included in the specifications sheet. 

*Include a copy of EKIM Painting’s report with your completed Architectural Application.

*Include a copy of your contract’s insurance with your completed Architectural Application.

*Include a copy of your contractor’s valid license with your completed Architectural Application.

*Make sure to include a completion date for the work.

Note: You can download a copy of the Architectural Application from the documents section of this website.

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CALIFORNIA RIDGE


15th ANNUAL POTLUCK


Saturday June 16, 2118

4:30 p.m. –

Where:  Copper Peak Lane grassy area 

Provided:  roasted chickens, water & soft drinks, tableware

Bring:  a dish to share & a chair


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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