Saturday, December 9, 2017

Important Weather/ Fire Information

From San Diego County Emergency:

12/9/2017 4:30:00 AM PST
The fire danger remains extreme through the weekend as the National Weather Service is continuing its red flag warning for San Diego County through 8 p.m. Sunday. Single-digit humidity levels in combination with more widespread winds building up strength over the weekend mean residents must stay alert for fires and avoid any activities that could spark a fire. 
The Lilac Fire and wildfires to the north of San Diego County serve as a reminder to everyone to have a family emergency plan which includes an emergency kit. As part of that, families should practice evacuating and discuss where they will meet if they are separated when an emergency breaks out. 
Pre-planning or pre-packing of irreplaceable documents and mementos could give people peace of mind. News reports on wildfire survivors frequently mention that they had only minutes to flee and left with just the clothes on their back.
Stay informed of local conditions and report any potential fires immediately by calling 9-1-1. Register your cell phones for AlertSanDiego emergency notifications and monitor local news reports.
For the latest emergency updates in English and Spanish, visit, and download the SD Emergency app. If you are affected by the fire and need to talk to someone by phone about evacuations, shelters, road closures and other non-emergency disaster-related services, call 211. If you are hearing impaired, dial 711 and ask to be connected to (858) 300-1211.  

Also- be sure to close and lock windows and doors when not at home.  False alarm calls due to wind-blown doors and windows reduce service levels for legitimate emergencies.  Double check before you leave the house.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fire Preparedness

Here is some useful information from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department on Preparing for a disaster-

For more information see their website- it has quite a bit of information.

Although we do not have a "boiler plate" evacuation route for everyone to use- because incidents are dynamic and ever changing, you should always have a plan on what to do and what to take; at least two ways out of your neighborhood and know multiple ways to and from work.

You should share this plan with friends and family in advance so they know what to expect.

If you have animals that require evacuation, you should have an up to date plan on how to deal with them.  You should contact your local animal shelter, vet or a person with trailers that knows how to handle horses.  If you feel threatened during a disaster event and have not been advised to evacuate, you should evacuate sooner than later.  It takes time to load up dogs, cats, horses and other animals.

We encourage everyone to register your phone numbers/email addresses with Alert San Diego.  This is really important to receive up to date information.

Another helpful website is San Diego County Emergency.  There is an app you can download to your phone- links are on the page:

Friday, June 30, 2017

4th of July 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! Make two or three lines if needed.  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.
7. Have Fun!

Monday, May 22, 2017

About that Junk Mail

Recently we were passed a tip by an alert member.  She saw some people going through the junk mail trash bin at the post office.  They could of been looking for a piece of mail they inadvertently threw out or trying to get some names and addresses.

It makes sense to be mindful of what you are throwing out into the trash... if it just says "resident" or "occupant" then there probably is not much to worry about.  But, if you are throwing out those credit card solicitations, or other mail with you name and address on it, you may want to take those home and shred them.  Sounds like a hassle, but you never know what someone could pick up.

We will be letting the Postmaster know of the activity to see if they can do anything.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sheriff's Department Seeking Additional Victims

On May 8,  we received a call regarding a male in a suspicious white van in the area of Las Colinas and El Mirador. The male stopped the van and exposed himself to a passing jogger.

Please read the information below.  If you have any information about these cases, please contact the Sheriff's Department.  Any information may help them with the case.

Although incidents like this are very rare in RSF, take precautions when walking or jogging. Report suspicious activity right away.  Do not engage people like this in conversation, call 911 immediately.

                                               ----- Press Release -----

San Diego County
Media Relations – (858) 974-2259
Non-Emergency Line – (858) 565-5200

Sheriff's Department Seeking Additional Victims
Person Providing Information:
Lt. Karen Stubkjaer
Email Address of Provider:

Telephone number of Provider:
Media Contact:
Lt. Karen Stubkjaer
Date of Release:
May 11, 2017
Time of Release:
1:00 p.m.

The Sheriff's Department is looking for additional people to come forward that may have been victims of indecent exposure or inappropriate touching in the North County coastal areas. On May 6, 2017, a Hispanic male adult standing next to a white delivery van in the 4000 block of Vista De La Tierra in Solana Beach grabbed the buttocks of a female pedestrian as she walked past him. The victim was able to run away and was not injured. On May 8, 2017, a white delivery van drove slowly past a female jogger several times in the 17000 block of El Vuelo in Rancho Santa Fe. As the jogger ran past the van that had stopped, she saw the Hispanic male adult driver expose himself. The jogger was able to run across the street as the suspect stepped out of the van with his pants down to his knees.
We believe the same suspect is responsible for both incidents and that an arrest is imminent. The suspect is further described as 5'5" to 5'8" in height, weighing 150 to 200 pounds, 20 to 30 years old, black hair and clean shaven. The van is further described as a newer white, delivery-type van with no windows on the sides similar to the van in the attached photos.
If you have any information about these cases or have been the victim of similar crimes, please call the Sheriff's Sexual Assault Unit at (858) 974-2316 during business hours.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The North Coastal Sheriff's Station is hosting "Coffee with the community, April 27 at 8:00 to 10:00 am, see the flier above

Monday, March 20, 2017

Nixle Community Notification Service

Below is information from the San Diego Sheriff website.  We find that Nixle is a very helpful crime prevention community notification tool.  

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is now a registered contributor to the Nixle®community notification service. The web-based service, provided by Nixle LLC, is a geographic-based public notification system available free of charge to residents of San Diego County. You are invited to register by going to
Once you are at, simply click on the "Residents Sign Up Now" button to begin your registration. You will be asked for your name, address, e-mail address, and cell phone number. The address is required as the basis for sending messages relevant to your neighborhood. You will also be able to register additional addresses in order to receive alerts based on more than one location. Once registered, you will receive e-mail alerts and text messages from authenticated agencies like ours who serve your community. From within your Nixle account, you always have the option to define what notifications you receive and from whom. You may opt out of receiving messages from any participating agency.

This service is manged through the Sheriff's Department.  It does not take the place of reverse 911.  While we intend for Nixle to be helpful during times of important incidents, Nixle does not take the place of official emergency notifications conducted through "Reverse 911®." For situations where the public is being asked to take immediate action to ensure their safety (evacuations, shelter-in-place, imminent threat to life or property, disaster notifications, etc.), Reverse 911® or Alert San Diego® will be used as the primary means of community emergency notifications. In these situations, Nixle Alert messages are only used to supplement Reverse 911® or Alert San Diego® notifications.

What is Nixle?
Nixle is a Community Information Service dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters most to you, depending on your physical location. You stay connected to your local police department, your children’s schools, your local community agencies and organizations, and the important information from other locations throughout the country that are relevant to you. Our service is built on the most secure, reliable, and high-speed distribution platform, ensuring that you receive trusted and immediate, geographically relevant information. Information is immediately available over your cell phone by text message, by email, and over the web. Your account can be customized so you receive the information that matters most to you. Whether it is where you live, work, or have friends or family throughout the country, the information is immediately available to you over your mobile phone, email and computer.
What messages would I receive through Nixle?
Only authenticated agencies and community organizations can securely publish information. There are four types of messages; Alerts (many would refer to this as an emergency type alert), Advisories (less urgent need-to-know information), Community Information (day-to-day neighborhood to community-level information), Traffic (very localized traffic information).
Do I have to register to use Nixle?
Anyone can view information by going to without registering. However, to customize the information you receive and the locations you receive it from, in addition to receiving information by text message and/or email you must set up an account. Once registered you can personalize your locations and your preferences, making the service fit your needs.
How does registration work?
We ask for routine information in the registration process. First set-up a user name and password. Then enter your address or closest cross-street. Then choose where you want to receive your information, whether by text over your mobile device or e-mail. Add as many locations as you would like at no additional cost. It’s that simple!
Do I have to give my mobile phone number?
No. However, the strength of the Nixle system is the delivery of real-time messages when you’re on the go. The best way to stay up-to-date with important information that could affect you and your family is to receive notifications by e-mail and mobile device.
Can anyone track my location by using the system?
No. Nixle does not track users.
What do you do with my contact information? Will third parties contact me?
Information shared by users with Nixle is stored on a secure server in a secure facility. The company does not sell personal information to third parties. The privacy of your personal information is extremely important to us.
Can I enter multiple addresses?
You initially enter one address to begin the registration process. Once registered, you can click on “Locations” and add as many additional addresses (locations) as you would like at no cost.
Can I use the system while traveling outside the United States?
If you can access your e-mail or the Internet, you can access Nixle messages anywhere in the world. You will also receive messages on your mobile device while overseas. Some mobile provider plans charge extra for overseas text messages; you may want to log in and change your preferences prior to international travel.
Can I register with an international telephone number?
No. Currently the service is only available with United States phone numbers.
How many SMS (text) messages will I receive in a month?
This will vary depending on the number of notifications published. The service is simple to change SMS (Text) and email options.
Can I limit the number of SMS (text) messages I receive?
You can limit the number of SMS (text) messages by adjusting the type of messages you receive. You can opt out of any service except public safety Urgent and Important messages. For example, you can choose to receive Urgent and Important messages on your mobile device and e-mail and community news in just your e-mail.
How do I know an SMS (text) message I received is real?
Nixle goes through an extensive identity certification and authentication process before authorizing any agency or organization to publish information into the service.
Can I respond to a message?
No. However, if you wish to share a crime tip or information with the agency that sent you the message, contact details can be found by accessing the alert online.
What if I forgot my password?
Go to Look for “Forgot My Password”. Click on it and enter your e-mail address. A new password will be sent to you immediately.
How do I change my password?
Log in and click “Account.” On the “Account” page, click on “Change My Password” and follow the instructions.
Who do I contact for consumer support?
Please send all consumer support questions to: Please send all general inquiries to
How do I unsubscribe?
Log in at and click “Settings.” There you can adjust which messages you receive and on which device(s) you receive them. You also have the option to eliminate all SMS messages under the “Account” tab. Should you wish to completely unsubscribe, simply send an e-mail to stating your desire to do so. You will be encouraged to review your settings prior to discontinuing service. Even after unsubscribing, you can still view Nixle information in real-time by visiting