Desert Living Tip of the Month: Light Up the Desert Sky

With our extreme summer heat, we can still enjoy social gatherings in our backyards in the evening when the temperatures drop. String lighting is a great way to light up our desert sky for barbecues and night time swims. Many residents may be unaware of our community requirements for string lighting. Below are some tips to ensure your safety and string lighting enjoyment.

Approval Before Installation:

  • String Lighting requires prior written approval from the Design Review Committee.
  • String lighting on rear patios will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the DRC.

String Lighting Installation Requirements:

  • You can hang String Lighting only on rear patios.
  • You must install string lighting totally inside the structure’s covered patio.
  • You must attach the lights on the inside of the patio cover’s structure, so bare bulbs are not visible from neighboring properties, the street, common areas, or the golf course.
  • They must comply with 4.15.1 Exterior Lighting and may not exceed 450 Lumens total illumination for the entire backyard.
  • Must be outdoor approved lights only.
  • The only colors allowed are clear, white, or amber lights.
  • A maximum of 40 Bulbs is permitted, subject to the restriction of total illumination.
  • No lighting will be permitted, which causes glare to neighboring owners, neighborhoods, or any common area.

Once the DRC approves your string lighting and you have completed installation properly, it’s time to light up the desert sky and enjoy your evenings outside. Wishing everyone a starry, starry night!

Desert Living Tip of the Month: Quick Getaway

With the Coachella Valley open again, our busy residents take more trips to the market, restaurants, hair salons, and entertainment venues. Sometimes we prefer not to drive our own car outside our community and call companies like Uber and Lyft to transport us to appointments. Below is the proper procedure to follow to expedite entry for your car service provider through our security gates and quickly to your door.

Ordering a Car Service Provider:

  • During your call with the dispatcher, request that they send you:
    • Vehicle information, including car type, color, and license plate.
    • Driver name and photo or description.
    • Inform the dispatcher that security will question the driver at our community gate.

Informing Security at our Community Gate:

  • Advise security to add this information to your guest list:
    • Date and time of car service arrival.
    • Company name of car service: Uber, Lyft, etc.
    • Vehicle information and license plate
    • Driver name and description

SCSH dwellingLIVE Guest Management System:

  • dwellingLIVE is a guest management system for homeowners who are computer savvy to personally manage their guest and vendor lists, such as Uber and Lyft.
  • You must be a resident registered with the dwellingLIVE program to access it and make updates.
  • Obtain a one-time registration code from the HOA office or request it using an electronic form on our website.
  • The request form is linked on the Front Gate Access page on our HOA website:
  • Click on the blue dwellingLIVE button and then click on “I have a one-time use Registration Code” to create an account. Once you are in, you can personally update your visitor access.
  • You can watch the resident tutorial video for assistance:

Following are dwellingLIVE services you can use for Uber and Lyft:

  • You can customize your guest lists and grant temporary or permanent access to people and vendors.
  • You can note the driving directions from either of the two main gates that are printed on guest passes for guests and vendors.
  • The My Account tab lets you set up email addresses and passwords and create a verbal confirmation code you provide to security when you call for authenticity.

Wishing our residents an enjoyable season, and here’s to a Quick Getaway with Uber or Lyft!

Desert Living Tip of the Month: Pet Recovery

We adore our furry companions and take particular care to provide them with healthy foods, treats, and adorable toys. Most importantly, we strive to keep our Paw-tners safe in our homes, pet parks, and the community. Occasionally one of our cats or dogs go missing. Below is the proper procedure to follow if your beloved furry friend disappears.

Take Safety Precautions to Prevent or Aid in Pet Recovery:

  • Use a collar with proper identification tags that include current contact information;
  • Have your vet insert a microchip with an appropriate location range;
  • Employ humane leashes when walking your pet in the community;
  • Do not leave your pet unattended in communal areas, including pet parks;
  • We recommend not leaving your pet alone in your backyard due to possible incidents with coyotes, hawks, and owls.

If You Have Lost a Dog or Cat in SCSH:

  • Call both community gates. They have chip readers and will alert you if a resident brings your lost pet to the gate;
  • If your pet does not have a chip, security may advise the SCSH Pet Club president and one of the club’s Safe Houses;
  • The SCSH Pet Club maintains resident safe houses to provide temporary shelter for lost animals in our community for up to one week. Contact the President or VP of the Pet Club, contact info below, for a list of current safe houses;
  • Post a flyer for your lost pet on the HOA bulletin board;
  • Advise the HOA to post the flyer on the SCSH website under the “Classifieds” section;
  • Post a photo of your lost pet with your contact information on NextDoor and SCSH’s Facebook page;
  • Place flyers with the pet’s photo and your contact details at SCSH dog parks (it is not permissible to post these flyers at our community mailboxes).
  • Email this information to members of the SCSH Pet Club:

If You Find A Dog or Cat in SCSH:

  • If you see a loose dog in our community and it approaches you easily, you can attempt to take the dog to one of the gates. Security will check for a chip or ID tag and call the owner to reunite them;
  • If the loose dog or cat in SCSH is not approachable, take a photo with your cell and send it to security and a Pet Club officer;
  • The Pet Club will post the photo and information on NextDoor;
  • If necessary, the dog or cat will be placed at a SCSH Safe House;
  • If the Pet Club cannot find the owner, the dog or cat will be available for adoption by a resident or turned over to a reputable animal shelter;
  • SCSH Pet Club website:

Enjoy adorable photos of some of our community’s beloved furry friends on our website. We wish you a day filled with purrs, meows, joyful barks, and wagging tails!