- Fall Newsletter Now Available
- Mission Canyon Association Questionnaire on Short Term Rentals
The Mission Canyon Association board of directors is considering weighing in on the short term rental (STR) issue now pending before the Board of Supervisors. Toward that end, we would appreciate hearing from as many MCA members as possible on this issue so that whatever position MCA takes will accurately reflect its members' views. Thanks in advance for your help.
Link to the Survey
- Mission Canyon Cell Phone Reception Questionnaire
The Mission Canyon Association is surveying Canyon residents about their experience with cell phone reception. Verizon is currently proposing installing a new cell phone tower in the canyon (possibly on property owned by the Botanic Garden), and the Garden has asked the Association for feedback on whether an additional tower is warranted. If built, other wireless providers (AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.) will be able to "piggy-back" their services on such a tower. Therefore, your help in responding to the following few questions will help us greatly in assessing the need for a new tower. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and help.
Link to the Survey
In this issue:
- Sober Lessons from the Wine Country Fires
The Wine Country fires sobered all of California.
Wildfires are part of California's landscape, our history, our life. We expect them every year. But total devastation and the horrific loss of life in the midst of Northern California's lush wine country, death and destruction in a planned, urban development that would never be called "fire prone," that is not what we expect......
- How to Harden a Home
One thing most people do not understand is that during a wildfire, the home normally burns from the inside out. Yes, the inside out. The challenge for the homeowner is....
- Homes and the Wildland Zone
Mission Canyon and Tunnel roads lie in a box canyon with only one exit. That singular exit is one of the four exits that serve Mission Canyon Heights, which itself has narrow, winding roads that serve 500 homes on ocean-view hillsides. The Heights' rabbit warren of streets could become very dangerouse...
- Is the Area Around Your Home Defensible?
How many times have you had the lecture on Defensible Space? It's like the safety briefing on the airplane where everyone keeps looking at their smart phone and ignoring the flight attendants. Well, it pays to pay attention. Homes surrounded by defensible space survive...
- Early Fire Alerts
The most horrific stories of the Wine Country fires center on people having no idea they were in danger until their house was actually burning. Too many
people died because...
- Red Flag Day Nightmares
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For those of you who don't live on Tunnel Road, the Tunnel Trail has become a popular hiking spot for
what seems like the entire world. Because of the worry over getting everyone out during a fire, parking is prohibited ...
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