Jan 07

Community Identifier Projects

Community Identifier Projects

The Alameda County Arts Commission invites community members in Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, and Ashland to participate in two upcoming opportunities related to the Community Identifier Projects. When completed, these projects will result in hand-painted signs on the fronts of freeway overpasses featuring the name of each community along with other simple design elements. The overall goal is to create community gateway markers that help support a positive and welcoming environment for both the community and visitors.

Please take the Community survey at  http://tinyurl.com/ztqzvan. If you are interested in participating in the Artist Selection Committee for this project please fill out an interest form at http://www.acgov.org/arts (click on “What’s New”). The deadline for both the survey and participation interest form is January 31, 2017.

Jan 03

New Year, New Website

Welcome to the new website for the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association! All the information from the old website is here, plus a little more, and hopefully, you’ll find it easier to use.

Updates and announcements, as well as archives of our Village Briefs newsletter, can be found under “News & Updates.”

Information about our Board, office staff, and hall rental are under “About Us.”

Details about the CC&Rs, including policies and procedures for homeowners, are under “CC&R Information”

“Agendas and Minutes” is the place to find the agendas for upcoming and past meetings, and the minutes of meetings that have happened since the beginning of the previous calendar year.

And then there is the Association’s calendar, and a “Links” page to help you connect with government leaders, county services, schools, and other organizations that serve our community.

Let us know what you think!


Lorenzo Theater Tour & Free Movie Night, July 30


Alameda County and Hayward Area Recreation and Parks District are proudly hosting “Showtime in San Lorenzo”, an Outdoor Movie Night/Lorenzo Theater Tours community event, on July 30, 2016 at 16080 Hesperian Boulevard.

Tours of the historic Lorenzo Theater interior, including black lit murals, will take place 12 to 6 PM and will be led by the Lorenzo Theater Foundation. Tours will be on a first come, first served basis. The “Minions” Movie Night activities will begin at 5 PM and include photos and fun-time with a life sized Minion, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, food trucks, giveaways and information booths. Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan will sponsors a raffle for A’s tickets as well as provide other important community resources. Alameda County Library will register people for library cards and have a fun Minion themed activity for kids. Join us on July 30th!

More information at: http://tinyurl.com/hcte6un


Apr 12

DRAFT – Backyard Outbuilding & Structures Policy

The SLVHA Board of Directors seeks your input on proposed changes to the current Outbuilding, Shed & Workshop Policy (adopted October 2009). Attached is a draft copy of the Policy. The Board will vote on these proposed revisions at its July 21, 2016 Board meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may submit your questions and comments in writing to the SLVHA office at 377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580 or by email to auto@slvha.com.


Click to read: Outbuilding Shed Policy.Board.April12,16

2016 SLVHA Reserve Study

This year the Association hired Association Reserves, a professional engineering consulting company that provides Reserve budget and disclosure solutions for Association-governed communities, to perform an updated “Non-site Visit” Reserve Study. The Reserve Study is a complete, accurate, and user-friendly 30-year study that clearly spells out what needs to be reserved for, evaluates the strength of the current Reserve Fund, and recommends a funding Plan. The Study highlights those components that are expected to require attention in year one and those needing replacement within the first five years. Please review the attached Executive Summary for more information.


Mar 04

SLVHA Street Sweeping Map

On March 1st the SLVHA began its Spring/Summer street sweeping schedule. This means that the streets will be swept on a bi-weekly basis. If you reside in Mondays area and have signs posted, remember to move your car off the street to avoid being ticketed. Please move your vehicles off the street on your sweeping day to make leaf pick up faster and easier.

REMEMBER: Alameda County Ordinance prohibits homeowners from piling leaves in the street! Be a good neighbor and put your leaves in your green waste can. For any overflow that cannot be placed in your green can the Association has leaf bags available in our office.

Click for the Street Sweeping Map: SLZ Street Sweeping Map

Aug 31

SLZ Community Park

Construction on the San Lorenzo Community Park begins on Monday, August 31, 2015. Phase One will consist of constructing a new pond area, active play zone and softball complex. The remainder of the park, including the community center, will remain open during construction. See the attached San Lorenzo Park Master Plan.

San Lorenzo Park Master Plan

Apr 24

Gardens for San Lorenzo

Recommendations from U.C. Berkeley’s Landscape Architectural Department – This book was created to help San Lorenzo homeowners adapt their front yards to be more drought tolerant while meeting the standards set by our Association guidelines. SLVHA is on the vanguard of encouraging a re-evaluation of what is acceptable in the suburban front yard, leading the way to a new look for California’s suburbs.

Download a PDF of the book by clicking on the image below:

Gardens for San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo Village Specific Plan

In 2004, this Specific Plan was adopted by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to guide future public & private development. The Plan describes the County’s policies and regulations regarding development including land use, circulation, design, and infrastructure within the plan area.


House of the Month

Every other month the Association will be choosing a house from those nominated by you as the House of the Month. To nominate a beautiful, well-maintained home in your neighbor, please complete the attached form and submit it to the SLVHA.