Telephone Directory Changes Deadline Extended

We have extended the deadline to submit listing changes for the next printed edition of the Sun City Shadow Hills telephone directory.

Please submit your changes by May 31, 2017 using the Directory Changes page:

www.scshca.com/directory-changes/

This is the last chance get a change into the printed edition due out in the fall.

Changes made after May 31 are not guaranteed to make it the printed edition, but will still appear on the website as soon as they are approved.

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Memorial Day – Monday, May 29, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace

PRAYER FOR PEACE, MEMORIAL DAY, 2017

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Memorial Day is our Nation's solemn reminder that freedom is never free.  It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of devotion in service of our ideals and in the defense of our Nation.  On this ceremonious day, we remember the fallen, we pray for a lasting peace among nations, and we honor these guardians of our inalienable rights.

This year, we commemorate the centennial anniversary of America's entry into World War I.  More than 4.7 million Americans served during The Great War, representing more than 25 percent of the American male population between the ages of 18 and 31 at the time.  We remember the more than 100,000 Americans who sacrificed their lives during "The War to End All Wars," and who left behind countless family members and loved ones.  We pause again to pray for the souls of those heroes who, one century ago, never returned home after helping to restore peace in Europe.

On Memorial Day we honor the final resting places of the more than one million men and women who sacrificed their lives for our Nation, by decorating their graves with the stars and stripes, as generations have done since 1868.  We also proudly fly America's beautiful flag at our homes, businesses, and in our community parades to honor their memory.  In doing so, we pledge our Nation's allegiance to the great cause of freedom for which they fought and ultimately died.

In honor and recognition of all of our fallen service members, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 11, 1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer.  The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer.  I urge the press, radio, television, and all other information media to cooperate in this observance.

I further ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

I also request the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control.  I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.

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

DONALD J. TRUMP

DUI Enforcement Operation

Officers from the Indio Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on May 26-27, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests.

High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely.

In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years officers have investigated over 40 DUI collisions that have claimed 4 lives and resulted in another 10 plus injuries.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects.

Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.

The cost of a ride home is cheap! Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

Funding for this DUI operation is provided to Indio Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

Flag Notification

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Honor of Peace Officers' Memorial Day 2017

Peace Officers Memorial Day

President John F. Kennedy declared the first Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15, 1962, as a tribute to peace officers and in honor of peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, lost their lives or became disabled in the line of duty. This day has been observed in our country annually ever since.

On this day, and every day, it is fitting to honor those peace officers who gave their lives to protect ours, and to thank the law enforcement officers who serve for their dedication and service to our communities.

In accordance with Flag Code section 7(m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff for the entire day in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, Monday, May 15, 2017. By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as amended (76 Stat. 676), and by Public Law 103-322, as amended (36 U.S.C. 136-137), the President has been authorized and requested to designate May 15 of each year as "Peace Officers Memorial Day" and the week in which it falls as "Police Week."

Strategic Plan

Do you have a suggestion for the Board on a new amenity or on how to improve a current amenity? The Board wants to hear from you, please email your suggestions to strategicplan@scshca.com.

The Board reviews our three-to-five-year Strategic Plan each year to provide each new board with continuity in what the SCSH Homeowners would like implemented in OUR community. Items on the current Strategic Plan include:

  • covered parking with solar panels in the main parking lots at our two clubhouses (currently unable to implement because it would require a 20-year lease, without an exception to our multi-year lease requirement)
  • an intra-community shuttle (we are exploring Sun Dial coming in to our property to facilitate our needs)
  • the expansion of the Capistrano. (we expanded the HOA office, including adding a meeting room to free up space in other areas).

Some items voted to enhance the community, will be included in next year’s budget. YOU can have a voice into what shows up on our Strategic Plan for next year.

Simply email your suggestions before MAY 20th to strategicplan@scshca.com.

This year’s improvements, based on last year’s strategic plan are:

  • the expansion of the HOA to add more meeting space
  • the new lights going up this summer on the 18 Hole putting course, as well as, the improvements to the course.

Please submit your ideas today so that your voice will be counted and don’t miss attending the STRATEGIC PLANNING STUDY SESSION, where the Board will be considering ALL the emailed comments, on Tuesday, May 23 at 10:00 AM in the Montecito Ballroom.

An Acting Opportunity!

The Performing Arts Club of Sun City Shadow Hills is looking for female actors. Our fall show will be Steel Magnolias and you can be in it. The “slice of life” action takes place in a beauty parlor in Louisiana. You don’t have to be a Tony Award winner; our shows are meant to be fun for all, especially for the audience. Your friends and neighbors want to see you onstage, and we do too.

Auditions will be held at the Montecito Clubhouse on Monday, May 15 at 10:00 AM, and again on Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. Rehearsals will begin in September with performances on November 16 – 19. So leave your inhibitions at home and join with others to read for various roles in the show.

See you there.

Slurry Seal Update

Several homeowners have reached out to voice their concern regarding problems with the Slurry Seal Project underway in Phase III.  Our HOA President, Kim Fuller has suggested a meeting to discuss your concerns TOMORROW, May 5 at 11:30 am in the Capistrano Meeting Room in the Montecito Clubhouse.

If you have a concern regarding this project, please come to the meeting tomorrow (Friday) where you will have the opportunity to speak freely with your HOA President – Kim Fuller.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:  Friday, May 5 at 11:30 am in the Capistrano Room in the Montecito Clubhouse

Thank You to the Indio Elks Lodge #1643

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the Indio Elks Lodge #1643 hosted the First Responders Recognition luncheon.  The Elks treated all Police and Fire Department personnel with a lunch to honor the First Responders for their dedicated service to the community.

In addition to a great lunch, the Elks presented each agency with a plaque to recognize the men and women of public safety for their service.  “We are very fortunate to be in a community that demonstrates its support for what we do.  It makes our tough days a little easier knowing how much we are appreciated,” said Chief Mike Washburn, Indio Police Department.

Indio Water Authority Lifts Drought Penalties

Good Supply Conditions Bring An End To Drought-Era Water Use Restrictions

INDIO, CA (April 21, 2017) – Indio Water Authority (IWA) has lifted the Stage II water restrictions and the drought surcharge imposed to promote conservation following an end to the Drought State of Emergency and City Council/IWA Board’s action to that effect on April 19.

On April 7, Governor Jerry Brown declared that the five-year drought across most of California was over following a winter of abundant rain and snow. While mandatory state conservation regulations were lifted, prohibitions on water waste remain in effect.

Following the governor’s announcement and Board action, IWA has eliminated drought penalties for customers who exceed their water budgets. Individual water budgets are located on monthly billing statements, and allow for efficient indoor and outdoor use. Those who exceed their budget will no longer pay extra penalty but only the higher rates for top-tier consumption. May 2017 water bills will reflect the change.

“The drought emergency is over, but IWA customers must continue to use water as efficiently as possible,” said IWA General Manager Brian Macy. “The last five, dry years have taught us that we must protect our resources and be smart about water use.”

Wasteful water practices that are permanently banned include watering lawns within 48 hours of a rainstorm, hosing off sidewalks and driveways, washing automobiles with hoses not equipped with a shut-off nozzle, irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians, and overwatering landscaping to the point where water runs into the streets.

For more information about IWA’s water conservation program and rebates, please call (760) 391-4038 or email at iwaconserve@indio.org.

Artists of the Month

 

The Creative Arts Club "Artists of the Month" for April are Geoff Toner and Bill Butler.  You can see their amazing art on display at the Montecito Clubhouse on "The Wall" near the back of the library.  Other artwork can be seen and is available for purchase, simply contact the artist for purchase information.

The Creative Arts Club meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am to noon in the Cambria/Mirada rooms of the Montecito Clubhouse.  These are their “painting and creating” days, where members bring their works in progress (or new ideas) to our beautiful art rooms.

First, they put tablecloths down to protect tables from any wildly creative mood they might be experiencing.  Then unload the tools – whatever they may be – paints, brushes, pencils, also canvas, board or paper and start creating.  Maybe some music in the background and the scene is set to interact with other artists or just deeply concentrate on a masterpiece to be.

Members wander around and see what the other artists are up to and some offer constructive help as well. Art classes are offered in the Fall/Winter/Spring months. Our members experience top quality artists in media such as acrylics, watercolor, and drawing to advance their knowledge of a particular medium.

Beginners are always welcome, as well as more experienced artists. Each month an artist is chosen for Artist of the Month. The group has a closet full of resource materials and tools to help get the paint on the paper ready for the next process.

Come to one of our Monday or Thursday art days to get a dose of art and fun!

City of Indio Announces April Festivals Traffic Information

Road closures, primary access and alternative routes identified for concerts in Indio

The City of Indio, in conjunction with the City of La Quinta and promoter Goldenvoice, have announced planned road closures and designated access routes for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 14, 15 and 16 and April 21, 22 and 23, and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival on April 28, 29, and 30, 2017. The festivals will be held at the Empire Polo Club at 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, California 92201.

During each weekend, from Friday to Sunday, the following roadways will be primary access routes for the festivals:

  • Jefferson Street, southbound, from I-10 to Avenue 52
  • Washington Street, southbound, from I-10 to Avenue 52
  • Monroe Street, southbound, from I-10 to Avenue 52
  • Highway 111 at Jefferson Street
  • Highway 111 at Monroe Street
  • I-10 exit eastbound at Jefferson
  • I-10 exit eastbound at Monroe
  • I-10 exit eastbound at Washington

Road Closures:

  • Avenue 49 between Hjorth Street and Monroe Street
  • Avenue 50 between Madison Street and Jackson Street
  • Hjorth Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 50
  • Madison Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 52

Delays:

  • Avenue 50 between Madison Street and Monroe Street will experience intermittent closures and delays starting April 3. Additionally, full closures will occur Friday through Sunday, April 14–16, 21–23 and 28–30. The street will reopen to normal traffic patterns on May 5
  • Please be aware of alternate traffic patterns on the Jefferson Street freeway interchange project

Alternate Routes:

  • North and south travel, use Washington Street, Jackson Street, Calhoun Street and Golf Center Parkway
  • East and west travel, use Fred Waring Drive, Miles Avenue, Avenue 48 and Avenue 54

Uber/Taxi Location:

  • Avenue 49 and Monroe Street on the southwest corner

Friends & Family Drop Off and Pick Up:

  • Avenue 52 and Madison Street on the northeast corner

Continued for 2017: Absolutely NO PEDESTRIANS OR PEDESTRIAN FESTIVAL ACCESS will be allowed on Monroe Street between Avenue 49 and Avenue 52, and Madison Street between Avenue 50 and Avenue 52. Pedestrian access IS available at the corner of Avenue 49 and Monroe Street AND at the corner of Avenue 52 and Madison Street.

Please note that golf carts are not permitted on any of the above-listed streets.

There will be approximately 35,000 guests shuttled into and out of the concert venue from
various locations throughout the Coachella Valley to help ease traffic conditions.

City of Indio contact is Jim Curtis, (760) 391-4174 or jcurtis@indio.org.

City of La Quinta contact is the Code Officer on Duty (760) 777-7145 or amoreno@la-quinta.org.
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For concert questions or problems, please call 760-391-4112 or email to concertinfo@indio.org.

Amateur Radio Technician Class

Class Dates: Saturdays – April 22nd & 29th, 2017
Class Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: City of Indio Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
45222 Towne Street, Indio

Costs/Fees: $30.00 Covers cost of Study Booklet and Exam. Exam only is $5

(The Exam will be administered on the afternoon of April 29th)

Students must self-study during the week. At the end of the second class (on April 29th) you will have the knowledge to pass a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) exam for the Amateur Radio Technician Class License.

The 35-question, multiple choice exam covers basic electricity, safety & rules and regulations to operate your radio. As a Technician class licensee, you will have privileges on many exclusive Amateur Radio frequencies. These privileges include voice, digital and television modes or communicating through various satellites carrying Amateur Radio.

Contact one of the following to register:

Classes offered & Sponsored by
The City of Indio and Coachella Valley Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (C V RACES)

CERT Training Course May 2017

The SCSH-EPSC encourages you and yours to take advantage of this opportunity to become Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) certified! This is FREE training and requires very little of your time – in fact, just 20 hours over three days! Imagine, a very cool, mountain environment as the desert floor heats up!

You are invited to attend the City of Idyllwild’s CERT training course in the City of Idyllwild. This is the FREE CERT training you’ve heard about where you will learn to “Do the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number!”

When: May 19-21, 2017
Where: Idyllwild Nature Center, 25225 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Please check this website for more information: www.rivcocert.org for more information about CERT Training courses near you. Classes fill up fast, so don’t wait – register today!

Montecito Parking Lot Closure

The Montecito Parking lot will close at 10 PM on Friday, April 7 in preparation for the 2017 Parking Lot Sale and will reopen at approximately 1 PM on Saturday, April 8.

Parking is limited to Sun City Blvd during this time.

Join us for the Parking Lot Sale Saturday, April 8 from 8 AM to 12 PM.

Democrats Community Forum Cancelled

The Community Forum on "Health Care For Seniors" featuring Congressman Raul Ruiz scheduled for April 10, 2017 has been cancelled. We will do our best to re-schedule this program at a later date.

The Democrats in Sun City Shadow Hills will meet on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at in the Pismo Room at the Santa Rosa Clubhouse. Refreshments will begin at 6 pm and our meeting will start at 6:30 pm. We are pleased to announce that our Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia will be our guest speaker. Assemblymember Garcia will talk about pending Legislation in Sacramento that impacts seniors. He will also provide an update on the Salton Sea Restoration Project.

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Final funeral rites for astronaut John Glenn will take place Thursday April 6, 2017 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Thursday, April 6, 2017

For Immediate Release      April 05, 2017

A Proclamation by President Donald J. Trump Honoring the Memory of John Glenn

HONORING THE MEMORY 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 on the day of his interment, 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 such day.  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 fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

DONALD J. TRUMP