Community News

You will now have access to the clubhouse from 6 AM to 10 PM Monday through Sunday including all holidays. There may be some glitches, please be patient with us as we work through them.

Modified Staffed Hours

No Staff Thursday Evenings 4 PM -9 PM

No Staff Saturdays after 1:30 PM

No Staff Sundays all-day

Important things to remember: 

  1. Do not let other people into the Clubhouse. Everyone must use their fob to gain access thru all access points.
  2. The Front Door is not fobbed and will be locked when staff is not present. You will need to enter at the access points that are shown on the map below i.e. the door closest to the fitness center and the restrooms.
  3. It is critical that all doors and gates are tightly closed when you enter or leave the club facility otherwise the alarm system will not be automatically armed at 10 PM.
  4. Do not prop open any gates or doors at any time as that interferes with the system.
  5. When you leave a room please make sure you have turned the TV off.
  6. All overhead recessed lights and the AC are on timers and will automatically turn off at 10 PM.
  7. Billiards room: Please turn off the lights above the billiard table when you are finished playing.  The recessed lighting is on a timer.
  8. There will not be music playing in the clubhouse when staff is not present.
  9. Everyone must be out of the clubhouse, billiard building, pool, spa, and patio areas by 10 PM sharp.  The alarm is on a timer and will be set to arm the system at that time.
  10. If you have a regular evening activity and have not filled out a room reservation, you will not have access to the Card Room or the MPR when staff is not present.


Governing Documents-
Final Informational Email

To all Talega Gallery Homeowners:
Prior to circulating the restated governing documents for a town-hall meeting we are sending out background information and answers to frequently asked questions to help increase the understanding of the documents and how and why they are important to every homeowner in the Gallery.

Previous “information sheets”:

  1. What are governing documents?
  2. Why are our governing documents being updated?
  3. Why are the governing documents important to me, the homeowner?
  4. What is the process for approving the restated governing documents? 
  5. How and when will homeowners have an opportunity to review and have input?

This email addresses the following question:
6.  How are the restated documents different from the originals?
The following list, with reference numbers to the articles of the proposed CC&Rs and Bylaws, will also be attached to the proposed documents when they are distributed in August.

We know this can be fairly heavy reading, so we encourage every homeowner to take the time and make the effort to become informed.

Thank you
The Governing Documents Committee
Talega Gallery Community Association

  1. How are the restated documents different from the originals?
CC&R Clarifications, Updates and Significant Changes
  • Removes old ‘developer’ language and references
  • Updates various sections to conform with current CA Civil Code
  • Incorporates both prior amendments into one consolidated document
  • Recovered and organized all the old drawings and Exhibits
  • Where possible, made the document more ‘reader friendly’
  • Clarifies definitions plus updated and expanded the Responsibility Matrix for Seagarden and for the residential lots
  •  Changes definition of Association ‘Member’ from minimum 10% ownership to 25%
  • Clarifies occupant restriction so that 100% of homes need at least one person 55+
  • Clarifies short term leasing restrictions
  • Establishes for new owners a separate 20% ‘rental cap’ for homes and for condos
  • Establishes that new owner must own home/condo for two years before renting
  • Adds wording to allow the Association to paint utility boxes
  • Simplifies the Architectural Control section to reflect TMC control
  • Formalizes the “Front Yard Enhancement Program”
  • Clarifies that a resident can be an ‘Approved Vendor’
  • Adds restriction on cannabis growing in common area
  • Adds a restriction on machinery and equipment in the Gallery
  • Adds detailed requirements for installation of solar energy systems
  • Adds restriction on use of drones
  • Clarifies responsibility for property damage caused by tree roots
  • Changes wording to allow the Association greater flexibility in purchasing insurance
  • Lowers vote to approve future CC&R changes from 67% to 50%

Bylaw Clarifications, Updates and Significant Changes

  • Clarifies need for 25% ownership to exercise rights/privileges
  • Adds wording to allow future flexibility in distribution of information
  • Eliminates cumulative voting
  • Adds member conduct during meetings
  • Clarifies: Officers must now be a Director
  • Adds new Article: Indemnification and Ethics


Exhibit A: Maintenance Responsibility Matrix Updates/Revisions
Residential Lots Only

Component                                               Significant Changes
Address sign - lighted…………Added to clarify Association responsibility
Association property……….…..Added to clarify Association responsibility
Driveways……………………....Added to clarify Homeowners responsibility
Insurance………………….…....Added to direct attention to Article XI
Landscaping…………….…...…Added two sections to clarify responsibilities
Party Walls…………….….…....Definition expanded for clarification
Property Walls………...…..……Added to clarify responsibilities
Utilities………………………….Clarified to show responsibility for all utilities
Exhibit A: Maintenance Responsibility Matrix Updates/Revisions
Condominiums Only

Component                                   Significant Changes
Matrix layout……………………....Divided into Interior and Exterior sections
Air Conditioning…………………..Added to clarify responsibility
Built-in Appliances……………….Added to clarify responsibility
Ceilings……………………………Expanded to clarify responsibility
Chimney…………………………..Separated from Fireplaces for clarity
Dryer Vents……………..…………Added to clarify responsibility
Insurance……………….…………Added to direct attention to Article XI
Floors………………………………Expanded to clarify responsibility
Furnace & Ducts………….………Added to clarify responsibility
Interior Non-loadbearing Walls…Added to clarify responsibility
Pipes/Plumbing…………………..Expanded to clarify responsibility
Slab Leaks……………..………….Added to clarify responsibility
Termites……………………………Expanded to clarify responsibility
Doorsteps (exterior)/Threshold….Added to clarify responsibility
Gates (side yard)………………….Added to clarify responsibility
Light Fixtures (exterior)….…….…Added to clarify responsibility
Roof Damage………………..……Added to clarify responsibility
Yard Areas………………….…….  Expanded to clarify responsibility



Clubhouse Facility Camera

NOTICE: Video surveillance in use at the clubhouse Facility

Surveillance shall not constitute an increase in security nor guarantee the safety of persons or property.  The Association and its Board, agents or representatives are not required to monitor or view live surveillance or recorded surveillance footage. Access to live video surveillance and/or any recorded video shall be limited to the Board, the association’s manager, or other Association agent.


Copies & Faxes

The office will no longer make copies of personal documents or personal faxes.  The office may only print copies of Gallery generated documents.


Going on Vacation?

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) offers Vacation Home Checks! You can contact RSVP to request a Vacation Home Check at (949) 361-8269. Visit the City of San Clemente website if you would like more information on the services provided by RSVP.


Electronic Correspondence (Community Email Blasts)

The Gallery sends all news via email blast.  We would like to ensure all residents stay informed so please be sure to sign up for electronic correspondence. If you have not signed up for electronic correspondence please contact the office. If you are not receiving our informational emails, check your spam folder for emails from then add our email address to your allowed contacts. If you have unsubscribed, you will need to go to the last email you received and re-subscribe in order to start receiving email blast again.


Reminder ~ Dogs are not allowed at the clubhouse facilities.

Per the Rules: Animals- “No animals (other than seeing-eye dogs or service animals) are permitted within the TGCA Club Facilities including, but not limited to, the entryway, pool, spa, patios, bocce courts, etc.” If you have a service animal please contact the office at (949) 361-4685. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this matter.


Library Book Donations

 We are happy to receive library books for the Gallery if they are in good condition, no more then 4 years old, and if they are fiction or non-fiction books. If you have older books that are in fair condition, travel books, cookbooks, dictionaries we ask you please donate them to the Salvation Army, FAM, Goodwill or any other charitable organization of your choosing.


Emergency Call Box

Located on the exterior shower wall under the AED. In the case of an emergency, all you have to do is press the button and you are automatically connected to 911 dispatch. Give them the clubhouse address listed on the sign above the call box and the location of the emergency: inside or outside the clubhouse, pool area, patio area, gym, etc.

City of San Clemente  Emergency Planning


For Local Resource Information visit City of  San Clemente website

Click on Department & Services, then click on Public Safety Services.



Surviving an earthquake and reducing its health impact requires preparation, planning, and practice. You and your family can reduce your risk of injury during an earthquake by preparing beforehand. Take some time to gather supplies, identify and reduce possible hazards in your home, and practice what to do during and after an earthquake. Develop an earthquake plan for your household and then talk to your neighbors about developing a neighborhood plan. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Put together your family emergency plan

  • Build a disaster preparedness kit
  • Place large or heavy objects on the lower shelves. Fasten shelves, mirrors, and large picture frames to walls. Brace taller top-heavy objects.
  • Store bottled foods, glass, china and other breakables on low shelves or in cabinets that fasten shut
  • Know the safe spots in each room: under sturdy tables or desks
  • Know the danger spots - near windows, mirrors, hanging objects, etc.
  • Install flex fittings on all gas and water connections
  • Practice earthquake drills with family members
  • Maintain an updated out-of-state contact card

Visit the Great Shakeout to learn how to participate and get your family ready for an earthquake.

For real-time earthquake information visit the United States Geological Survey.

For more information contact:
Stephen Foster, Emergency Planning Coordinator,

(949) 361-6109


Spring Home Maintenance Review

 It is important to start looking around the outside of our homes to see what needs work.  Our Talega Gallery Rules and Regulations state: “The primary goal of both the Architectural and Landscape Rules and Guidelines is to preserve and enhance the beauty of the Talega Gallery Community Association (TGCA).”

The Community Associations Institute (CAI) calls the annual analysis an “esthetic review to ensure property values maintenance”. That phrase says a lot. It reminds us that the up-keep of our homes is not only about looking good but, more importantly, it is about each homeowner’s responsibility for maintaining the value of our community.

What to look for:

  • Awnings – mildew and stains, fading and tears
  • Garage Door – peeling paint, dirt accumulation
  • Door Trim – peeling paint, wood damage
  • Shutters – peeling paint, fading, weathering and warping
  • Stucco (including chimneys)– mildew and stains
  • Window stucco trim – staining and mildew

Remember, we are all responsible to our neighbors and to the Gallery for maintaining the value of our community.


Spring Cleaning of Your Backyard/Side Yards

We have noticed there are a lot of trees and vegetation in owners backyards that are in need of trimming.  Please trim all trees and vegetation that are growing over the

common area walls, fencing and neighboring roofs.  In addition, we have observed that there are many homes that have mounded dirt covering the bottom of the perimeter fencing.  All mounded dirt must be removed from the fencing immediately as it will corrode the fencing and void our warranty.  Lastly, please keep all irrigation in your backyard from hitting the perimeter fencing.  Should you notice the irrigation from the slope is hitting your fence, please contact the office (949)361.4685 so we may open a work order with TMC.

Gallery Events & Happy Hours

How to Form New Groups 

Looking to form a new group: (Sports night, card group, board game group, men’s groups, movie nights, surf group etc.)

We have been asked by some residents how to form new groups or additional card groups.

It’s as easy as pie:

If you have an idea for a new group put together a flyer with the details (day of the week, time, how often, the main contact persons email or phone number) and we will post it on the community bulletin board in the clubhouse. We will lso advertise it in the monthly newsletter!

Contact the office if you need help getting started call us at (949)361.4685 or email us at


Volunteer Opportunity

The Recreation Committee understands that you may not have the time to participate in all the events or the Rec. Committee.  If you are interested in volunteering to host a happy hour or to be on an events sub-committee please let us know.  We would love to have your input.

Please contact Denise Rebholz at or contact the office at (949) 361-4685.

Gallery Events Via Online Sign up!!

We are happy to announce the Gallery has moved to online sign-ups for events.

Sign-ups will no longer be completed in person at the office, online only. All sign-ups begin 30 days before a scheduled event at 7:00 am. Online sign-ups close 10 days prior to the event at 4:30 PM.   If you pay by check you have 7 days from the date you sign up to pay, otherwise, you will be removed from the event.

On you will see the events that are available for sign-ups.

You may also pay via credit cards (online only) on this site or you may bring a check into the office by the deadline provided in the event details.

Video Sign Up Demo


If you need assistance registering for the Gallery event site please contact the onsite office at (949) 361.4685.

You may ask your block rep for assistance.

On-site staff is not authorized to enter residents personal  information

(i.e. credit card information) on their devices.


Who is my Block Rep?

Camino Lienzo South:

Barbi Milne & Vinnie Sheftell

Camino Lienzo North:

Vicki Yorba & Vi Richie

Corte Tallista:

Karen Terry & Linda Robben

Corte Rivera:

Sheila Valenzuela & Elaine Elkins

Corte Sevilla:

Beth Wilford & Jan Lines

Corte Pinturas:

Nancy Parrish & Sue Duss

Corte De Vega:

Annette Good & Sandi Shoden

Corte Ladino:

Christa Huddle & Kay Hogge

Corte Miro:

Rhonda Robinson & Becky Lindblad

Camino Botero:

Gloria Rooney & Donna Waldfogel

Camino Del Prado:

Mary Carlson & Adrienne Waibel

Camino Alenza:

Sue Aaron & Linda Stevens

Calle Galeria:

Jeanne Tavasci & Janet Collins

Corte Sagrada:

Susie Wolcher & Jan Tolson


The Gallery Book Club

The Gallery Book Club will meet on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Clubhouse.  The book that will be discussed at that meeting is, “The Lowland,” by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Future Book Selections:

Sept.2, 2019—”The Glassblower,” by Petra Durst-Benning

Oct. 7, 2019—”The Island of Sea Women,” by Liss See

Nov. 4, 2019—”The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” by Heather Morris


Monday Night Poker Group

You may have thought that the Poker Group on Monday night was for men only.  If you are interested in playing poker, male or female, please consider joining us on Monday nights in the Banquet Room from 6-9 pm.

If you are interested in playing, give Wayne Carlson a call at 949-275-0583.


Music By The Pool

Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, 5:30-9 p.m.

$23 Per Person

The Habit Burger truck will be here, along with musical entertainment provided by Tony O’Dell Rogers!  We will be providing dessert.  Bring Your Own Beverages

Online Registration Begins Aug. 20, 2019 at 7am.


Farm School Hands-On Cooking Class

31600 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano

Thurs., Sept. 12, 2019, 6:30—8:30 p.m.

$64 Per Person

Experience the ultimate farm to table culinary

experience with hands-on cooking in a historical farm cottage setting.


Online Registration Begins Aug. 12, 2019, at 7:00 am


Happy Hour at the Gallery

Join your neighbors for Happy Hour at the clubhouse! Bring an appetizer to share for 10 people and your own drink of choice to this popular homeowner event.

All Happy Hours start at 5:00 pm.

Happy Hour 2019 schedule is:

 Friday, August 2nd          Friday, August 16th
Friday, August 30th          Friday, September 6th
Friday, October 4th          Thursday, October 31st (Halloween)
Friday, November 15th

Bocce Ball Season!

Join your neighbors for friendly competition at the Bocce Courts on the 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month at 5 p.m.

Bring appetizers, dinner and bring your own beverage to enjoy the rest of the evening.

Gallery Pickleball

Join in the pickleball fitness fun with other Gallery residents.

 Typical Weekly Schedule Tuesday 10 am: Practice n Play Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 10 am:

Open Play (Mixed skill levels)

Wednesday 2 pm: Ladies Time

Go to the Gallery Pickleball website
Gallery Pickleball

Sign up for playtimes or clinic Peruse Tips & Techniques See our players

All players must sign a waiver prior to playing for the first time. Wear flat-soled “court” shoes.


Aerobics with Rhonda

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays!

Shed calories, stay active, make new friends and have fun!  Join Rhonda for 30 minutes of aerobic exercise followed by 30 minutes of weights and mat exercise. No fee.

Beginners (men & women) are welcome. Classes are held at 9 AM on Tuesday and Thursday; 8:30 AM on Saturdays.


Bridge Players Wanted

 If you are interested in playing bridge on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30- 4:30, please contact Barbara Beaupre at

Duplicate Bridge Players Wanted

Looking for residents to play duplicate bridge on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month.  We meet in the card room from noon to 3:30 p.m.  If interested please contact Carol Tiberi at or 949-492-4827.

Men’s Bridge Players Wanted

If you are interested in playing men’s bridge on Monday evenings please contact Jimmy Hu at



How to Safe List a Vehicle

To safe list a vehicle, you no longer need a paper on your window. You may safe list your guest vehicle 24 hours a day as indicated below:

  • Website (24/7)

Enter your address, click each date you would like your vehicle safe listed on the calendar, enter the license plate number, make, model and color of the vehicle, click the agree  box, then submit.

  • OC Patrol (24/7) - 800.525.1626
  • Onsite Office- (during business hours) 949.361.4685

Please note that every resident receives 7 safe list days each month.  If you are unable to safe list your vehicle online you have exceeded your 7 days and will need to contact the management office to safe list your guests' vehicle.


TMC Architectural Application Process & Guidelines

There have been some questions about when owners need to submit an architectural application to the Master Association (TMC).


If you are planning on changing your paint color to a different scheme then the original, you must submit an architectural application to the Master Association and receive approval.  If you are painting your home the exact scheme color then you must notify the on-site management office by providing the paint numbers and the scheme number.

Backyard enhancements:

If you are changing out dying plants with the exact same plants, trimming trees, replacing seasonal plants or replacing the sod in your backyard this is considered maintenance. No application needed.

If you are changing plants, hardscape, installing patio covers, jacuzzies, pavers, etc. you will need to submit an architectural application to the Master Association.

Please review the Master Associations (TMC) architectural guidelines found once you log in to

Contact the on-site office or Kathy Conkey directly at 949.448-6026 should you have any questions regarding an architectural application.

Electronic Statements

Please help us to significantly reduce costs for the Association by signing up for E-Statements!

E-Statements are separate from the auto pay of monthly fees.

Management will be happy to sign you up for e-statements. Please contact the office at (949) 361-4685 for more information

Hazardous Waste

 CR&R has brought to our attention they have observed owners disposing of hazardous waste in the trash bins.  All contractors should be disposing of their paint material, chemicals, and other hazardous waste off-site.  

CR&R has advised us to have owners contact 714.834.6752 to schedule a hazardous waste pick up.

Important Contact Information

General Manager, Lauren Donovan

(949) 361-4685

Assistant Manager, Denise Rebholz

General Email Account

TGCA Website

Clubhouse Hours:

Monday to Friday- 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday- 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

OC Patrol Private Patrol:

(800) 525.1626 (24 Hours)

Safe List Website:

Talega Maintenance Corp. (TMC)

Slope Maintenance, Slope Irrigation

Issues, Streetlights, Streets & Mailboxes

Phone: (949) 361-8466



After Hours Emergency Numbers: 

TMC: (800) 428-5588

Seabreeze: (800) 232-7517 (property threating emergency)

OC Sheriff Non-Emergency Line: (949) 770-6011