Friday, October 25, 2019

SDG&E Electricity Shutoffs.....

During weather that could damage power circuits and lines, SDG&E will monitor their circuits and shut off power to avoid lines and equipment starting fires.  Unfortunately when they do this, us and the Fire Department do not receive information on when power could be restored.

Here are two links that you can access on your phone that may be of help:

https://www.sdge.com/wildfire-safety/public-safety-power-shutoffs

https://www.sdge.com/residential/customer-service/outage-center/outage-map

The Outage Map is probably the most helpful.  On the shutoff page, they have information on the process and FAQ's that may help answer your questions.

Once power is cut off- due to a planned or unplanned outage, they cannot turn the power back on until they inspect the line(s) that are in the circuit.  They don't want to energize a downed line they did not know about.  So that process takes time.... they patrol via foot, vehicle and helicopter depending on the type and length of circuit involved.  You can imagine the work if the line is a few miles long......

We can't give accurate updates on this process, because we are not involved and the process is dynamic.  Usually we will have residents call SDG&E directly or check the above web pages.  SDG&E number: 1-800-411-7343

Our advice is to have a plan if the power goes off.   Be prepared to use a generator, alternate cold storage, flashlights, etc.  If you use a generator, connect it to the device you wish to power.   Check with SDG&E about this prior to having to use it.

Your gate has to have battery backup-  Fire Code requires this.   The battery will open the gate in a loss of power.  All gates have an alternate mechanical way to open the gate as well-  look at your instruction manual or ask your gate installer.  Usually it is a lever or bolt that can be moved to open the gate.

Friday, June 28, 2019

4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

This will be the 38th Annual Parade!

The parade starts at the RSF School parking lot at La Granada and Avenida De Acacias and goes through the village to end where it starts.   Form up for the parade starts at 12- 12:30.   The parade starts at 1:00 pm.  There is a community BBQ immediately following in the south village park.

To make the form  up easier, please keep this in mind:

1. Follow the marshals instructions for form up. Cars go against the curb- don't take up the parking spaces! We need all the room we can get.  Make two or three lines if needed. Please do not block El Fuego.
2. Kids have to wear Helmets if they are on bicycles (good idea for skateboards too).  Parents have to monitor all of their kids throughout the parade route.
3.  Have your children to stay in formation.  It is dangerous if they run ahead or through the parade. 
4.Please, no candy in cars, floats. Throwing candy causes small kids to run into the moving vehicles.
5.  Antique cars overheat.  If the car has radiator or cooling issues, it may be best not to drive it. 
6. Only well trained parade horses should participate.  The route is noisy with loud speakers, sirens and lots of people.  If the horses cannot be controlled safely we will ask them to move out of the parade.  Be mindful of the your dogs feet- The Asphalt is hot (over 100 degrees).  
7. Have Fun!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Charity Bike Ride Saturday May 18

The San Diego Century bike ride comes through the Ranch Saturday May 18- starting at about 6 am from Mira Costa College in Cardiff by the Sea.  There will be riders on several routes all day.  There will not be any road closures.  Just be aware of a higher than normal amount of bicycle riders on the road.  If you experience any problems, contact the CHP. 

https://spectrumsportsevents.com/san-diego-century/102mi


Thursday, April 25, 2019

Wildfire Preparation

In a major wildfire, fire protection and law enforcement agencies may not have enough equipment and manpower to go door to door advising you to evacuate; you should be ready to make this decision yourself or with the help of the reverse 9-1-1 system. The information provided below is to help prepare you for when a wildfire strikes.

Prepare For Evacuation

Know how you will be notified

If there is an emergency situation and you need to evacuated, there are several ways you will be notified:
  • First and most important is the county's notification system. If your address is being evacuated, you will receive a phone message with evacuation information and instructions. Landlines are automatically part of the date base, but cell phones and email addresses need to be registered. This can be done online in only a few minutes at AlertSanDiego. You can register as many cell phones and emails as you would like.
  • Law enforcement will go through neighborhoods advising residents of the evacuation notice.
  • San Diego County also has an app that can be downloaded to your phone. SD Emergency provides information on disaster preparedness and current incidents in San Diego County, including push notifications of evacuation orders. The app allows you to customize what information you see and which notifications are pushed.
  • During emergency situations, The Fire Department and Sheriff, Cal Fire  do their best to provide up-to-date, accurate information on social media.

Pre-plan your Evacuation Route

  • Narrow roads can cause traffic congestion leading to panic for those evacuating.
  • From your house, identify at least TWO roads leading out of the area.
  • Be sure these roads provide for two-way traffic (i.e., cars evacuating and emergency vehicles trying to access the area).

Monday, November 26, 2018

Vacation Checks

Due to computer server issues, if you call in a vacation check, we will ask a few more questions than usual.  If you would like to submit your request via FAX or on the web, you can do that.  The electronic form is located on our website

HERE  (www.rsfpatrol.org)  Click on the Vacation Request menu item on the left.  You can fill out the form and send it to us. 

The FAX form is on the right side of this page

Thank you for your understanding.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Power is Out!

Early this morning SDG&E turned off power to several circuits in Ranch Santa Fe due to the high winds.   To see what areas are impacted, go to their website (or Google SDGE Outage map).  https://www.sdge.com/residential/customer-service/outage-center/outage-map

Unfortunately we don't get any better info than what they supply on the website.
Once they determine the weather will not cause lines to be blown down, they will do a patrol of the area for the circuit that is off and make sure it's safe to turn the power back on.  Their number is 1-800-411-7343

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Halloween Parade

On Friday October 26, the RSF School will be holding it's annual Halloween Parade through the village area.  From  12:00 to 12:30 pm  several roads in the village will be closed while the children show off their costumes. 

The route goes from the school to Paseo Delicias to La Granada, to El Tordo and back to the school.
 
Avenida De Acacias, Paseo Delicias,  La Granada from Paseo Delicias to El Tordo and El Tordo from La Granada to Avenida De Acacias will be temporarily closed.  Follow the detour signs to get around the closures.