November 25, 2015
News and Other Things for Harbour Vista Community Huntington Beach
posted 31 Ocotber 2015
MEET “Persnickety "PIXIE
Meet Princess Persnickity Pixie Prince, better known as just "Pixie". She is 5 years old and is a Himalayan Siamese mix. The Prince family adopted her from a friend of a friend when she was just a few months old.

She has a playful personality, and loves to be around people however petting is on her terms and if she is not in the mood you willl know it! She has lots of friends in the complex including a lot of the resident's dogs. Pixie is often found keeping watch on the large rocks by the pond, basking in the sunshine near the pool or fast asleep in the owners closet. The Princes like to take walks around the complex with the owner's son and Pixie is usually a few paces behind him the whole way.
Elliot and Pixie have a strong bond and she was very protective over him as a baby. Now that he is 3, she can often be found running in the opposite direction to him as he loves to chase her around the house and complex!■
posted 27 August 2015
October HOA Meeting Highlights
Grunion Bathroom Vandalized
Property Management Complaint
The October HOA monthly meeting was held in the Cabana Clubhouse at 6:30pm. All Board Members were present: Mike Mengel, Ted LaMantia, Cynthia Lee, Mike Peduzzi, and Mary Williams. Also in attendance were Peggy Shaw from Action Property Management and 17 residents.
The Board announced that a white male vagrant has been reported sleeping in the Grunion Bathrooms. He is approximately 5'5"-5'6", with dark brown buzzed hair, stocky build, approximately late 20s-early 30's with missing teeth. Evidently he has obtained a key to the pool area and bathrooms. He has been seen with a young woman. There is no description of the young woman. The Grunion bathrooms plumbing was vandalized and one of the doors broken. The Police have been notified to arrest him as a trespasser if caught on site. Any resident observing this man should immediately call 911.
Committee Reports
The Board asked for volunteers for the two committee: The Architectural Committee and the Landscaping Committee. Any interested member should contact Action Property Management (800-400-2284).
Open Forum
  • A new homeowner relayed a story where the main outside circuit breaking for their unit in the locked outside cabinet had tripped. He had no way to turn it back as the cabinet was locked. When he contacted Action Property Management, they provided him with little help and basically left him on his own to call an electrician. The Property Manager Peggy Shaw says this was inappropriate and would get this fixed immediately.
  • Two homeowners asked that a flyer be provided to new homeowners with contact information and so forth. A member volunteered to create one that could be distributed to each new homeowner and posted on the bulletin Board. Action Property Management stated that they provide this information already in a welcome packet to new residents.
  • A member asked if he could get the new gate code, as it has been changed. The Board said that this code was only for vendors coming on the property and delivery services. Member are not given this code.
  • The homeowners who are in litigation with the HOA, stated that the HOA forensic investigator had not shown up or contacted them that he was cancelling the appointment. The Board said they would look into it.
Unfinished Business
  • The Board announced that discussion of the 2016 budget will be scheduled for a special Executive Session meeting and will be closed to the general membership.
  • The Board approved a previous plumbing proposal from last month.
  • The Board approved a previous roof and facia proposal from last month.
New Business
The following new items were approved:
  • Repair and replacement of the BBQ’s.
  • A light pole repair/replacement.
  • Repair of Grunion Pool Filter system.
  • New plumbing repair
  • New Drywall repair.

Three leans were approved. ■

posted 30 Ocotber 2015
Dining Around Harbour Vista
by Mary Williams

I have been to Issara numerous time over the past few years. Located in a shopping center at Goldenwest & Warner. In the back near Ross.
Real Treat
Last night I was treated to a few new dishes that the owner David brought back from his recent trip to Thailand. A Red Curry Duck with Lechee, Tomatoes & Basil - it was outstanding, I am hoping he puts it on the regular menu. Also had a Pork salad. Strips of cold pork, Lime juice, lemongrass. Excellent flavor but a little goes a long way because of the lime. This is not on the regular menu yet.
Spicy Chicken Wings
Over the years I have really enjoyed the Spicy Chicken Wings made with fish sauce, tamarind and palm sugar. Sticky, crispy skin, finger licking good. Their Sa-tay with peanut sauce is another go to dish along with the deep fried crispy sole.
Traditional Thailand Dishes
Issara does an excellent job on all the traditional dishes of Thailand, Tom Yum Kung and Tom Khia Kai soups, Pineapple Rice, Pad Thai and Mango Salad.

Don't miss the Thai Tea Creme Brulee for dessert.
Beer and Wine Selection Small
Small selection of beer and wine. The do have a corkage fee but I have never paid it so I do not know the amount. ■

Issara Thai Cuisine
7251 Warner
Huntington Beach 92647
(714) 847-7777
Open for Lunch & Dinner
Closed Sundays
Dine In - Take Out - Delivery (with restrictions)

posted 27 August 2015
The newly elected Board of Directors is asking for homeowners who would like to volunteer for either the Architectural or the Landscape Committees. Those people interested can either email or phone the the Action Property Manager Peggy Shaw at:
(tel: 800-400-2284) or email the Board of Directors directly at: The HOA Bylaws and Davis-Sterling require that there be an Architectural Committee. The previous Architecture Committee as well as the Landscaping Committee were dissolved with the recent election.
Architectural Committee
The Architectural Committee is responsible for reviewing and approving individual unit remodeling projects as well as the general HOA projects. Knowledge of construction and architectural practices is a plus.
Landscape Committee
Duties of Landscape Committee are to accompany the Property Management Company and Landscape vendors (including the stream and pool vendors) during regularly scheduled walk throughs and to identify services needed. Knowledge of landscaping practices is a plus.

Both Committees will provide recommendations to
the Board and will monitor work in progress. ■
posted 24 November 2015
Maintenance Continues...
Scott English Plumbing spent more than 12 hours today Tuesday November 24 to locate and repair three leak that were reported last week at the Logo Gate. Water service was returned to the residents this evening. But the three leaks have not been repaired only their flow reduced. To complete the repair will require speical parts. Scott English Plumbing will return tomorrow Wednesday November 25 to continue the job. Once again Resdients wil be without water starting in the morning around 9AM. ■
posted 22 November 2015
Wednesday November 25, 2015
A n emergency Water Shutoff has been scheduled for Wednesday November 25th for:
  • 4852 Cabana Drive
  • 4861 Lago Drive
Residents who unit is in these buildings will be without water from 9AM to 4pm. Both hot and cold water are affected. Contact Action Property Management if you have any issues or concerns (Tel: 800-400-2284).
updated 24 November 2015
November Maintenance Happenings
Lago Gate Water Leak
A slow water leak developed near the water meter at the entrance to Lago gate and was first reported to Action Management Company on November 11th. Because this was not considered an emergency by the management company, they followed normal protocol and no action was taken by them until six days later.
It's Your Property Too
Several residents noticed this leak at least five days prior, but chose to ignore this problem believing someone else will take care of it, but YOU are responsible! This is YOUR community, and if you don’t take care of our community, no one else will.(see "We Are All In this Together") .
Scott English
The initial investigation by Scott English caused a fracturing and eruption of the main water line causing a shutoff to several buildings including the pool area. We are now at nine days and this particular leak, and it’s turning into a “Can of worms” with multiple leaks being discovered. Still developing.
Broken Mailboxes
Earlier this month, several mailboxes from Grunion and one on Cabana have been broken and in need of repair. Those residents who have broken mailboxes, are temporarily receiving their mail by going to the Central US Post Office located on Warner Ave. at Goldenwest to pick up their mail and packages
Cabana Pool
Since November 2nd, the Cabana pool has been closed for maintenance and repair. Although it looks like the Spa has been repaired and is full of water as of November 17, the chemicals need to reach their required level to close this project before it will be re-opened. ■

Editor Notes:
  • The leak at the Lago Gate near the City Water still has not been fixed. See Logo Gate Leak (above).
  • The Cabana Pool will remains closed through Thanskgiving. The eariliest it will reopen will be Thursday next week. Some minor stucco repair is still needed. But the major delay is waiting for the Board of Health to inspect the spa repair. This is sheduled for late next week.
Current News (click links)
Real Estate Update (11/25/2015)
Lago Gate Water Leak continues(11/25/2015)
November Maintenance (11/24/2015)
Agenda Change (11/24/2015)
Water Shuttoff Notice (11/22/2015)
October HOA Meeting Highlights (11/7/2015)
Pet of the Month Meet Pixie (10/31/2015)
Dinning Around Harbour Vista (10/30/2015)
Halloween Photo OP (10/30/2015)
Coyote Warning (10/09/2015)
Committee Members Wanted (09/01/2015)
Notification: The fireplaces in each Harbour Vista Condo are not designed to burn wood, paper or any other combustible material. Only "gas logs" are allowed to burn in fireplaces. Burning other material such as pressed logs or wood in these fireplaces is NOT allowed and can create a fire hazards to the complex.
Property Management
Action Property
Management Company

2603 Main Street, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: 800-400-2284
Community Manager: Peggy Shaw
Direct Line: 949-450-0202
Community Care:
Community Portal:
Harbour Vista HOA
HOA Board Email contact:
HOA Board of Directors
Name/Title Individual Emails
Michael Mengel
Ted LaMantia
Vice President
Cynthia Lee
Mike Peduzzi
Mary Williams
Member at Large
(click name link to read profile statement)
Harbour Vista ARCHIVES
Homeowner's Portal:
HOA Official Web Site:
HOA Email:
posted 9 Ocotber 2015
Notice from the HOA
On Monday October 5, 2015, it was discovered a cat was killed by a coyote roaming the complex. Please ensure all animals are keep in doors. Also be mindful when walking your dog, that is remains on a leash at all times■
Upcoming HOA Meeting Schedules
(subject to change without notice)
Date Location Time Agenda
21 December 2015 Cabana Clubhouse 6:30PM
December 21, 2015





December 21, 2015 (after open Session
25 January
Cabana Clubhouse 6:30PM
January 25, 2015
January 25, 2015 (after open Session)
Real Estate Summary
(as of November 25, 2015)
Active Real Estate Listing
Address Type Asking
4861 Lago Drive #304 1BD/1BA $249,900
16542 Grunion Lane #100 3BD/2BA $329,000
16512 Blackbeard Lane #106 1BD/1BA $199,900
16521 Grunion Lane #202 2BD/2BA $260,000 (short sale)
16521 Grunion Lane #105 2BD/2BA $299,000
4861 Lago Drive #200 3BD/2BA $329,000
Closed Sales (2015)
Address Type Closed
4861 Lago Drive #203 3BD/2BA $246,919
4852 Cabana Drive #105 2BD/2BA $283,000
4831 Lago Drive #200 3BD/2BA $305,000
16542 Blackbeard Lane #201 3BD/2BA $270,000
4791 Lago Drive #103 3BD/2BA $297,883
4791 Lago Drive #104 1BD/1BA $230,000
16521 Grunion Lane #207 3BD/2BA $340,000
4831 Lago Drive #104
2BD/2BA $205,000
4831 Lago Drive #103
2BD/2BA $265,000
4852 Cabana Drive #106 2BD/2BA $282,000
16512 Blackbeard Lane #202 3BD/2BA $240,000
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