From the Water Board

posted Oct 23, 2017, 12:18 PM by Nancy Streza   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 12:39 PM ]

See the latest announcement regarding our water.    The State requires that it be distributed to all residents -- even though the wells in question are off0line and the water in our system is good and SAFE!

Road Repairs

posted Oct 23, 2017, 12:10 PM by Nancy Streza   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 8:27 PM ]

Drive with extreme caution and expect delays on our roads from October 31, 2017 through January 2018.   

Halloween Party

posted Oct 23, 2017, 12:08 PM by Nancy Streza

Jon us for our annual Halloween party on Saturday, October 27 at the Rec Center!

There will be a costume parade with prizes, family games, prizes for the best carved pumpkin (carve your pumpkin ahead of time and bring to the event) children's separate less scary haunted area, adults hunted oaks, and Chris's famous spooky potluck so bring a scary yummy dish for the potluck! We will also have Sara and Samers famous zombie bar with their specialty being foggy and smoky drinks!!

And we will have our amazing DJ return for scary music from 7 to 9 so everyone can dance the night away!!

We will need help creating the scary haunted Oaks. We need all the help we can get so we would appreciate all to lend a hand!!

We will have a set up day on Sunday, October 22 starting at 8:30 and going all day. Please bring your own set of scissors, string and tape and if you want to share your own favorite Halloween decoration.

And then we will continue setting up the haunted areas starting the morning of October 28 at eight in the morning!!

 Contact Karen Ritter with any questions.


posted Jul 19, 2017, 8:08 AM by Nancy Streza   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 7:39 AM ]

Horse Daze #2 (from Debbie Lohrman)

Click on these links for some amazing pictures by Matt Bonnell of  HORSE DAZE 1 and HORSE DAZE 2 and the WARM-UP

The weather could not have been better for the competition. Thank you to those who showed up to cheer our riders on. Dick and Nancy outdid themselves with lunch, serving up Dick’s now famous smoked, pulled pork and beef brisket, it was delicious.

 And the Horse Daze #2 winners are...

Leadline First Place tie:  Bronson Paskowitz & Ara  Bhansali

GreenHorn:   First Place - Anna Hopkins - Breast Collar               

Second Place - Karin Gartz - Headstall



First Place - Jim Lohrman - Breast Collar

Second Place - Peggy Chase - Headstall

 Overall Champions (combined scores from Horse Daze 1 & 2):


Leadline -

Champion - Bronson Paskowitz - Trophy

Reserve Champion - Ara Bhansali - Breyer Pony


GreenHorn -

Champion - Anna Hopkins - Buckle

Reserve Champion - Karin Gartz - Halter


RanchHand -

Champion - Lindsey Chase - Buckle

Reserve Champion - Peggy Chase - Halter

Click on the links below for some pictures!

Consumer Confidence Report

posted Jul 5, 2017, 3:02 PM by Nancy Streza

Here is a report dated 6/17/17 from the Rancho Carrillo Mutual Water Company.  

Fire Safety

posted Jun 17, 2017, 1:41 PM by Nancy Streza

A wildfire is coming.  Please watch this Cal Fire video:

Ortega Gate

posted May 12, 2017, 6:07 PM by Nancy Streza

Beginning at 10 am on May 13, 2017 - our new call box will be fully operational.  

Users will search by name, and then hit the call button.  
When answering from home, you can push 5 or 9 to open the gate.

For now the temporary direct dial number is the same - except #_ _ _ _ instead of *_ _ _ _.  (This is a public page so check your email with the current number.)

The remote (clicker) code has not changed.

To exit the gate, drive up slowly to the white line to activate the automatic opener.

DO NOT stop in the gate path.  The new gate shuts and opens much faster!

From the Water Board

posted May 5, 2017, 2:10 PM by Nancy Streza

Our drinking water has been safe and of excellent quality since before the recent notifications and continues to be meet our high standards.

On March 28th. a notification was sent out that two of are active wells had exceeded the level of nitrate considered safe by County standards and the required notifications were made. The notifications did not address the condition of the water delivered to our homes.

Test samples were taken from three locations in the valley and it was determined that the water in our system was GOOD and considered SAFE. 

The two wells, number 6 and 10, were only two of our 5 active wells and are low production wells. These two wells were taken off-line imediately. The small volume from these two wells, when active, was mixed and diluted  in the larger volume of water produced by our larger producing wells.

The water that has been delivered to our members  is Safe and of the highest Quality.

What have we done since ?

To date Well # 10 has been treated and pumped out several times and has had 2 good tests that are below the maximum acceptable level. We have asked the County to allow us to put back on line.

Well # 6 has also been treated and pumped out several times and the nitrate level has been dropping. We will continue to work on this well.

Well # 4 was already off-line and has been " on-reserve" for several years because of rising nitrate levels. Well # 2 , was inside the pump house at the Rec. center,  was abandoned  years ago for the same reason.  Well # 4 tested high for nitrates after we did maintenance on  the pump. We have Not been using this well for our water and  have kept it off-line for emergency use only. Recently we have been pumping it out several times and the nitrate levels have been dropping.

Artisans Guild

posted Mar 16, 2017, 9:31 PM by Nancy Streza

Calling all artisans, artists and makers:

Are you interested in connecting with other creators in our valley?

Announcing the formation of RCAMG, the Rancho Carrillo Artisan and Makers Guild. Our purpose is to inspire and support each other, develop and share resources, explore avenues of creativity and community, develop skills that will permit us to sustain ourselves and grow as we create and of course the pursuit of good times.

 Who is an artisan, artist or maker?  Anyone who is interested!  You don’t have to be a “master" to participate, just enthusiastic and fun.
Check out our website!

Driving the Rancho Carrillo Road

posted Mar 15, 2017, 10:13 AM by Nancy Streza   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 7:23 PM ]

Think CAUTION and COURTESY every time you drive the hill.  Stay on your side of the road at all times. Please be polite on our road and if a car comes up behind you, pull over and let it by.

People are shouting at me, “You have to have an escort!!” What does that mean?   All large vehicles or vehicles with large trailers MUST be led up and down the hill by another vehicle with flashing hazard lights.

The homeowner (not the contractor) is responsible for properly escorting large trucks such as cement trucks, building material trucks, cranes, moving vans, and heavy equipment transport vehicles.  Homeowners need to carefully instruct the contractor or escort vehicle drivers. 

It is recommended that the lead vehicle be approximately 1000 feet (or 1/5 mile) ahead at all times, with emergency flashers on AND flagging down oncoming traffic   Wave your arm up and down to get their attention.   If they don’t slow down, honk your horn.   Indicate the number of trucks you are escorting – i.e.“1” or “2"  and motion for them to pull over.   Make eye contact or talk to the driver in the oncoming car so that they understand a large truck is behind you.      

In the “S” turns or the oaks, it’s advisable to be even farther in front of the large truck and point oncoming vehicles to the turns outs. 

Visitors don’t know our system – so wave your arm and yell “1 large truck is coming – please pull over now.” 

If you encounter an escort vehicle, PULL OVER TO THE RIGHT as soon as you safely can and WAIT for the truck to pass.

Why are “escorts” needed?” Aside from the danger and fear factor of meeting a large vehicle such as a concrete truck or on one of the “S” turns or in the oaks, heavy vehicles need to stay on the pavement at all times so the asphalt does not break down on the edges, causing costly repairs. 

Uphill traffic has the right-of-way.   You must pull over for a large vehicle, if a heavy truck has to come to a complete stop on a steep climb, he might break an axle or his transmission, blocking our access road for hours. 

There is a $100.00 fine for not escorting your large vehicles.

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