Common Area Overseeding & Seasonal Flower Change

Common Area Overseeding

This is the time of the year when the common area landscape turf areas are prepared for overseeding with rye grass. Below is the schedule.

North Channel ParkCloses September 25
Reopens October 30
Montecito Clubhouse Turf AreasCloses September 25
Reopens October 30
Avenida Los Padres BasinCloses September 25
Reopens October 30
Avenida Celaya BasinCloses September 25
Reopens October 30
Calle Santa Sofia ParkCloses September 25
Reopens October 30
Phase 1 Dog ParkCloses September 25
Reopens November 6
Santa Rosa Clubhouse Turf AreasCloses October 16
Reopens November 20
Shadows Restaurant Turf AreasCloses October 16
Reopens November 20
Camino Cantos BasinCloses October 16
Reopens November 20
Phase 3 Dog ParkCloses November 1
Reopens December 13

Note: The closure listings for Montecito Clubhouse, Santa Rosa Clubhouse, and Shadows Restaurant refer only to the turf areas surrounding the buildings. The clubhouses and restaurant will remain open.

Seasonal Flower Change

Preparation for the Common Areas seasonal flowers color change is scheduled to begin September 18. Vintage Landscape will be removing the summer flowers and preparing the soil for the fall flowers. The process consists of turning over the soul for aerification and adding fertilization to prepare the soil for the new flowers. The new seasonal flowers are scheduled to be installed from October 16 through October 20.

Safety & Emergency Preparedness Tip: In Hot Weather, Be Sure to Keep Hydrated. Drink Plenty of Water

Absolutely, staying hydrated is crucial, especially during hot weather. When the temperature rises, your body sweats more to cool down, increasing the risk of dehydration. To maintain proper hydration and stay healthy in hot weather, follow these tips:

  1. Drink Plenty of Water: Aim to drink at least 8 cups (64 ounces) of water daily, or more if you are sweating excessively. Carry a reusable water bottle with you to ensure easy access to water throughout the day.
  2. Monitor Your Urine Color: The color of your urine can indicate your hydration level. If your urine is pale yellow or straw-colored, it indicates good hydration. Darker urine may indicate that you need to drink more water.
  3. Avoid Sugary and Alcoholic Drinks: Beverages like soda, sweetened iced tea, and alcoholic drinks can contribute to dehydration. Stick to water; if you want some flavor, try adding a slice of lemon, lime, or cucumber.
  4. Eat Hydrating Foods: Include fruits and vegetables with high water content in your diet. Watermelon, cucumbers, oranges, and strawberries are excellent choices.
  5. Drink Before You Feel Thirsty: Thirst is not always a reliable indicator of your body’s hydration needs. Drink water at regular intervals, even before you feel thirsty.
  6. Limit Caffeine: Caffeinated beverages like coffee and energy drinks can have a diuretic effect, leading to increased urination and potential dehydration. If you consume caffeinated drinks, balance them with extra water.
  7. Avoid Long Exposure to Sun and Heat: Limit your time outdoors during the hottest parts of the day, typically from late morning to mid-afternoon. If you must be outside, seek shade and wear light, breathable clothing.
  8. Use Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays and reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses.
  9. Take Breaks and Rest: If you’re engaging in physical activity or spending time outdoors, take frequent breaks in shaded areas or air-conditioned spaces to rest and cool down.
  10. Know the Signs of Dehydration: Be aware of the symptoms of dehydration, which may include excessive thirst, dry mouth, dark urine, dizziness, fatigue, and confusion. If you experience severe symptoms, seek medical attention promptly.

Staying hydrated, particularly during hot weather, is essential for your overall health and well-being. By drinking plenty of water and taking steps to prevent dehydration, you can enjoy the summer months safely and comfortably.

Safety & Emergency Preparedness Tip: Protecting Your Personal Identity From Hackers

Protecting your personal identity from hackers is crucial in today's digital age. Here are some important steps you can take to enhance your personal cybersecurity:

  1. Use strong, unique passwords: Create strong and complex passwords for your online accounts, and avoid using the same password across multiple platforms. Consider using a reliable password manager to securely store and manage your passwords.
  2. Enable two-factor authentication (2FA): Utilize two-factor authentication whenever possible. This adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of verification, such as a unique code sent to your mobile device, in addition to your password.
  3. Be cautious with personal information: Be mindful about sharing personal information online. Avoid providing sensitive details like your full address, Social Security number, or financial information unless it is absolutely necessary and on trusted websites.
  4. Be cautious with emails and attachments: Be vigilant about suspicious emails, especially those requesting personal information or containing unexpected attachments or links. Avoid clicking on unknown links or downloading attachments from untrusted sources, as they may contain malware or phishing attempts.
  5. Keep your devices updated: Regularly update your operating system, applications, and antivirus software to protect against the latest security vulnerabilities. Enable automatic updates whenever possible.
  6. Secure your home network: Set a strong password for your Wi-Fi network and enable network encryption (such as WPA2 or WPA3) to protect your internet connection. Regularly update the firmware of your router to ensure it has the latest security patches.
  7. Use secure Wi-Fi networks: Be cautious when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, as they can be vulnerable to hacking. Avoid accessing sensitive accounts or conducting financial transactions on public networks. Instead, use a trusted virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your internet traffic.
  8. Be cautious on social media: Be mindful of the information you share on social media platforms. Limit the personal details you make public, review and adjust privacy settings to control who can view your posts and profile, and be cautious when accepting friend requests or interacting with unknown individuals.
  9. Regularly monitor your accounts: Regularly review your bank statements, credit card transactions, and other financial accounts for any unauthorized activity. Promptly report any suspicious or fraudulent charges or activities to your financial institution.
  10. Educate yourself about cybersecurity: Stay informed about the latest cybersecurity threats and best practices. Be cautious of new scams or techniques used by hackers. Consider attending cybersecurity workshops or following reputable online sources for updated information.

Remember, maintaining good cybersecurity practices requires ongoing vigilance and proactive measures. By implementing these steps, you can significantly reduce the risk of falling victim to identity theft or hacking incidents.

Pet Club Update


First off, what a fabulous presentation that our Indio Police Officers and their three badged K9s provided for us at our last guest speaker meeting. It scored a 10 plus! Also, thank you, SCSH Pet Club membership and new members, for the outstanding attendance we had!

A few reminders, mark your calendars: the Indio Elks Lodge is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast, from 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Saturday, March 25, at the Elks Lodge on Madison Avenue. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit the IPD K9 service dogs for additional equipment and training. All are invited to partake, and the cost is only $8. Let’s offer our support for our K9 unit!

SCSH Pet Club’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 11, at 6 pm, Montecito Clubhouse Cambria Room. It will be an important meeting to discuss the mission statement of SCSH Pet Club. Please attend!

For more information, contact Jo Provenzano-King, VP and Presiding President: 818-848-5959 or