Update on Stone Litigation

In 2011, The Stones installed a swamp cooler without DRC approval under the eaves of their house, several feet above the maximum height allowed in our community and without the required screening of the unit.

After working unsuccessfully with the Stones for a number of years to arrange either for relocation or removal of the cooler so it would conform with the Association’s architectural requirements, the association filed a complaint in the Superior Court (Sun City Shadow Hills Community Association v. Stone, Case No. PSC 1406225 on December 17, 2014).  After unsuccessfully moving to dismiss the Superior Court complaint, the Stones cross-complained against the Association on May 12, 2015.  However, on August 26, 2015 before the Superior Court action had been tried, the Stones finally removed the swamp cooler, and then filed for bankruptcy (Case No. 6:15-bk-18598-MH).  The Stones listed as a debt to be discharged $100,000 in attorney fees allegedly incurred by the Association in the Superior Court case.  The Stones received a discharge from the Bankruptcy Court on March 26, 2016.  The Superior Court action was dismissed January 27, 2017.  The files from the Superior Court and Bankruptcy actions are public records.

It should be noted that the Association got the relief it wanted, that is, voluntary removal of the swamp cooler but not until after the Association initiated legal action.  No board wants to sue any member, but the board’s fiduciary responsibility is to make sure that each member of our community adheres to the contract they signed when they bought their home, which is to comply with the governing documents of the Association.  Boards don’t have a lot of ways to enforce CC&Rs and voluntary compliance by an owner is far and away the preferred result, both from a monetary and a social perspective.  Sometimes, however, that doesn’t work, and when negotiation and the compromise don’t work, the only remaining tool is litigation.  Your Board assumes that the owners as a whole desire compliance with the CC&Rs – voluntarily if possible, but by other legal means if not.

We are glad that this situation has been resolved and that all parties can move on.

Vendor Allegations

The Association has received allegations that a vendor used by a number of residents may have conducted themselves inappropriately. If any vendor, in your opinion, conducts themselves in an inappropriate manner please contact Ceasar Larrach our General Manager or Joan Dzuro HOA Board President. However, if you are concerned that actions by vendor constitute a threat to either your person or property please contact the Indio Police Department immediately, then notify the Association.

The Board will be investigating this issue and all relevant written information is welcomed.

Valentine’s Dinner at Shadows Restaurant

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
$45.00 Plus Tax & Gratuity (Per Person)
Reservations Required
(760) 772-4342

 

First course

Arugula salad
Baby arugula tossed in bacon jam vinaigrette w/ crumbled Bermuda goat cheese, candied walnuts

Bone Marrow and Wild mushroom Soup

Garlic Herb Shrimp
Served in a parmesan crust

 

Entrees

North Atlantic Salmon
Stuffed with Scallop Mousse and Spinach served with saffron cream sauce

New Zealand Rack of Lamb
Served with Swiss Chard, wild mushroom ragout

Pancetta wrapped Beef Tournedos
Served with sauce Béarnaise

Boursin Stuffed Airline Chicken Breast
Served on a bed of tomato herb risotto

 

Dessert Trio

 

Includes (1) Complimentary Glass of House Wine

 

Updated Day to Return Flags to Full Staff

The Updated Day to Return Flags to Full Staff in Regards to the Death of John Glenn is Sunset on Saturday, December 17, 2016

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release December 16, 2016

RETURNING THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES TO FULL-STAFF

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at full-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions beginning at sunset, December 17, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at full-staff on such day at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this

sixteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

 

Barack Obama

Santa Rosa Spa Closure December 15

The Santa Rosa Outdoor Spa and all surrounding areas will be closed for deck repairs on Thursday, December 15 – Saturday, December 17. It will reopen Sunday, December 18.

You will be able to access the pool by using the west side of the pool area.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff now Until Sunset, on the day of the Interment for John Glenn

Presidential Proclamation --

Death of John Glenn

DEATH OF JOHN GLENN

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
ninth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

BARACK OBAMA

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2016
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Seventy-five years ago, Japanese fighter planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, destroying much of our Pacific Fleet and killing more than 2,400 Americans. The following day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called on the Congress to declare war and "make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us." In that spirit, Americans came together to pay tribute to the victims, support the survivors, and shed the comforts of civilian life to serve in our military and fight for our Union. Each year on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor those whose lives were forever changed that December morning and resolve to uphold the legacy of all who stepped forward in our time of need.

From the docks of Pearl Harbor to the beaches of Normandy and far around the world, brave patriots served their country and defended the values that have sustained our Nation since its founding. They went to war for liberty and sacrificed more than most of us will ever know; they chased victory and defeated fascism, turning adversaries into allies and writing a new chapter in our history. Through their service and unparalleled devotion, they inspired a generation with their refusal to give in despite overwhelming odds. And as we reflect on the profound debt of gratitude we owe them for the freedoms we cherish, we are reminded of the everlasting responsibilities we have to one another and to our country.

In memory of all who lost their lives on December 7, 1941 -- and those who responded by leaving their homes for the battlefields -- we must ensure the sacrifices they made in the name of liberty and democracy were not made in vain. On this solemn anniversary, there can be no higher tribute to these American patriots than forging a united commitment to honor our troops and veterans, give them the support and care they deserve, and carry on their work of keeping our country strong and free.

The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2016, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military, past and present, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I urge all Federal agencies and interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff this December 7 in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

BARACK OBAMA

City of Indio Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Arbor Day

INDIO, CA (December 5, 2016) – The City of Indio will celebrate its 10th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Thursday, December 8, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at South Jackson Soccer Park located at 83318 Date Avenue, Indio, California 92201. Incoming Mayor Elaine Holmes will issue the Arbor Day Proclamation at 9 a.m. and kick off the tree planting event.

Indio International Tamale Festival

The public is invited to attend the 25th Anniversary of the Indio International Tamale Festival this weekend. Admission is FREE. Family activities include a parade, carnival, car show, art and craft beer/wine garden, kids zone, farmer's market, soul train dance contest, live entertainment, and lots of tamales!

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Downtown Indio - Between Highway 111 and Indio Boulevard and fills-in the streets of Miles, Towne, Smurr & Requa.

760-832-8620 ext. 43

www.tamalefestival.net

 

Fera Mostow Joins Finance Advisory Committee

Fera is an active California attorney still practicing. Fera has an undergraduate degree in accounting and began her legal career in the Litigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service dealing in $1 million plus amounts in controversy. Fera was Vice President of the Music Legal Department at Paramount Pictures, responsible for licensing, budget, contract compliance et. Fera retired from The Walt Disney Company as Vice President of Music Legal Affairs in charge of all deal negotiations, contract compliance and budgets. After 30 years of practice, Fera now continues to do pro-bono work. She has volunteered on a variety of committees in our community over the years, including the IAC, Governing Documents, DRC and Covenants. Fera is also the volunteer Operations Coordinator for “Wings of Rescue” which has saved nearly 10,000 pets to date. Fera has a BSBA in Accounting from Roosevelt University in Chicago, a Juris Doctorate from Chicago Kent College of Law in Chicago, a MA in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute and is also a licensed CA Marriage and Family Therapist. Fera joins Bill Wethe, Bruce Marley, Georgeana Mimms and Rod Wenger on the Finance Advisory Committee.

Holiday Fun Planned for Indio Tree Lighting Event on December 3rd

Music, Carolers from Local Schools and a visit from Santa!

INDIO, CA (November 23, 2016) – The City of Indio plans to kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 3rd at 5pm. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 100 Civic Center Mall (in between City Hall and the Indio Public Library).

The festivities include the live tree lighting, carolers from local Indio schools, holiday story time and of course a visit from Santa! The public is encouraged to bring their cameras as children will have the opportunity to take a photo with Santa after the tree lighting ceremony.

For more information, call Jim Curtis at (760) 391-4174 or by e-mail at jcurtis@indio.org

The Toys for Tots Challenge

It’s that time of year when the residents of Sun City Shadow Hills team up with the student body of Shadow Hills High School in collecting Christmas toys for needy children in Coachella Valley. The High School conducts what they call their “coin wars” where the students put their loose change in a jar in their classroom. The class with the highest donation gets to take the entire school collection to a toy store and purchase toys. Two years ago our team was number 2 in all of Coachella Valley in donated toys.

The Challenge: Can we be number 1 this year?

Drop off locations: Montecito and Santa Rosa Clubhouses, Fitness Centers, Shadows Restaurant, and the Golf Pro Shop.

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Sponsored by the Shadow Hills Veterans Club in conjunction with the US Marine Corps and Shadow Hills High School.

Internet/Phone Outage at HOA

We have continued Internet and telephone issues throughout our complex. Frontier has been contacted and they have expedited our work order to have connectivity re-established. The following areas are affected:

  • HOA: No Internet
  • Montecito Fitness: No Internet
  • Montecito Clubhouse: No Internet
  • Jefferson Gate House: No Telephone
  • 40th Gate House: No Telephone
  • Santa Rosa Clubhouse: No Telephone
  • Shadows Restaurant and Pro Shop: No Telephone
  • Golf Maintenance Bldg.: No Telephone
  • Facilities Maintenance Bldg.: No Telephone

Thank you for your patience as we work through this outage.

2016 Year-End Operating Hours

 Thursday, November 22Friday, November 23
Association OfficeClosedClosed
Fitness Center5:00 AM – 12:00 PM5:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Montecito Clubhouse6:00 AM – 12:00 PM6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Santa Rosa Clubhouse6:00 AM – 12:00 PM6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Golf Pro Shop6:00 AM – 12:00 PM6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Shadows Restaurant11:30 AM & 2:30 PM
(Reservation Only)
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
 Monday, December 24Tuesday, December 25
Association OfficeClosedClosed
Fitness Center5:00 AM – 12:00 PMClosed
Montecito Clubhouse6:00 AM – 12:00 PMClosed
Santa Rosa Clubhouse6:00 AM – 12:00 PMClosed
Golf Pro Shop6:00 AM – 12:00 PM6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Shadows Restaurant8:00 AM – 2:00 PM8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 Monday, December 31Tuesday, January 1
Association OfficeClosedClosed
Fitness Center5:00 AM – 12:00 PMRegular Hours
Montecito Clubhouse6:00 AM – 12:00 PMRegular Hours
Santa Rosa Clubhouse6:00 AM – 12:00 PMRegular Hours
Golf Pro Shop6:00 AM – 5:00 PM6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Shadows Restaurant8:00 AM – 4:00 PM8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Town Hall Meeting December 13

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Montecito Clubhouse Ballroom

Join Us for OurAnnual Association Update

• Troon Will Discuss the Future of F&B and Golf
• Information of 2016 Summer Projects Will Be Outlined
• Our New Fitness and Lifestyle Directors Will Be Introduced

 

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