Spanish Ranch #1 Information

Manager: Teresa Cruz, Rutherford Investment Co. Office address: 28400 Granada Circle Phone: 510-783-5535 Office hours: 9-12 and 1:30-4 Monday-Friday. Rent may be dropped in mail slot in office door (next to laundry room). Jeffrey Stoops, Assistant Manager On-call for emergencies Sat.-Sun.-Holidays In an emergency, call 510-783-5535. Call will be directed to pager (510-312-0277). The LUNCH BUNCH meets the THIRD THURSDAY of each month to go out to lunch at various area restaurants. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH meets the SECOND TUESDAY of alternate months at 7:00 p.m. in the clubhouse BINGO is the FIRST and LAST SATURDAY of each month.

The Clubhouses are available to residents for private affairs. Contact the Office, 510-783-5535 SWIMMING POOL / HOT TUB Pool open May-October. Hot Tub open year round. The POOL ROOM inside Main Clubhouse is available for residents to use. See the office for a key. COMPLAINTS/SUGGESTIONS/REPORTS are to be submitted to Park Management in WRITING and must be SIGNED. For any complaints or suggestions concerning safety, maintenance, replace/repair, notify the Executive Board as well. This may be done through the website at, RESIDENT SUGGESTION/COMPLAINT FORM ON PAGE 14. Bus transportation information on page 15.

The Spanish Ranch #1 Association and the Spanish Ranch #1 Ladies Club are automatically comprised of park residents. There are no dues. MEETINGS of the Association Board are the FIRST THURSDAY at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Clubhouse. Residents are encouraged to attend. LADIES CLUB meets the SECOND THURSDAY of each month at 12 NOON in the Main Clubhouse.

SR-1 Association & Community Contacts
ASSOCIATION OFFICERS President: Pat Smith — 784-0105 Vice President: Dawn Plaskon — 887-2199 Secretary: Jeanie Schultz — 784-1997 Treasurer:  Peggy Nichols — 782-8950 ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD Marvin Daley — 783-0360 Clint Dean — 266-0979 Brenda Glover — 303-2308 Patty Little — 783-1534 Barbara Sacks — 783-8176 Spanish Ranch I Association Officers and Executive Board Members meet the FIRST THURSDAY of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the main clubhouse unless otherwise announced. ALL RESIDENTS WELCOME Annual Membership Meeting held each April. COMMITTEES Dime Bingo . . . . . . . . . . . Lorraine Schmuck, 783-7294 HMOA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Open Lunch Bunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Horton, 732-6671 Welcoming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Open COMMUNITY CONTACT CHAIRPERSONS Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Gomez, 782-5183 Neighborhood Watch . . . . . Peggy Nichols, 782-8950 Clint, 266-0979; Judy, 785-4894; Patty, 783-1534 N.E.R.T. . . . . . Jeanie Schultz/Dawn Plaskon, 887-2199 EL TORO — Jeanie Schultz — 784-1997 e-mail: Deadline for all submissions to the El Toro is the 10th of each month for the following month. WEBMASTER: Rev. Charles Eldred EL TORO MAGAZINE
is published monthly by Mobile Home Park Magazines and distributed by volunteers around the first of the month. Dates and times of activities are noted on the calendar therein. Special activities will be announced in the regular pages. Extra copies of the magazine (or replacement copies if you got missed) are available in the Main Clubhouse after distribution is complete.


Residents are welcome at the meeting of the

SR1 Association Board

No meeting in July.



Next meeting THURSDAY,
August 1, 2013 7:00 p.m.
in the main clubhouse
The Executive Board meets on the first Thursday of each month. Residents are invited to attend.
A special meeting will be called any time there is a need to gather park residents for anything other than routine business.

on SATURDAY , JULY 27 Regular schedule resumes AUGUST 3


Join us for

nutritious meals for Seniors
Available on MONDAYS at NOON at the Westminster Hills Outreach Center, 27287 Patrick, across from Weekes Library. $3.25 donation suggested


NOON TO 3:00 P.M.
Snack bar open before play and during breaks serving nachos, hot dogs, sodas, snacks.

Ron Gomez, coordinator 782-5183
Volunteer help is appreciated, call Ron for info.

Per state law, no one under the age of 18 is allowed in the clubhouse during Bingo
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters to the Editor are welcome on any subject. Send to: (You MUST sign your name but we won’t use it if you so request.)



is available in the Clubhouse daily during regular office hours for residents of Spanish Ranch 1.

S PA N I S H R A N C H 1 L A D I E S C L U B Open to all par k women

Ladies! Bring your lunch and let’s get together. Dessert provided.
+ .25 for the bank which gets raffled back to somebody at the first gathering in January.


Join the Ladies Club at noon on the second Thursday for

You like to eat, right?

Come join our group of park women as we visit area restaurants. You’ll get acquainted with some great gals!

Join the Lunch Bunch

Costs only a dime a game, winner take all!

Come to the Main clubhouse on the Second Thursday, at noon!
For more information call Lorraine Schmuck 783-7294
Dime Bingo 2013 Dessert Schedule:
July: Lunch/Dessert furnished by club August: Fannie • September: Irene October: Ruth • November: Lorraine December: Christmas Party Ladies Dime Bingo is for mature women who would like to get together for sharing ideas.

The Lunch Bunch meets on the third THURSDAY (unless otherwise announced) of each month at 12 noon. All are welcome to join us as we visit area restaurants. Call Wilma, 397-5701, to let her know you’re coming (so we know how many to tell the restaurant). Lady friends are welcome. 2013 July 18 Panera August 15 Sweet Tomatoes September 19 Olive Garden October 17 Coco’s November 21 Elephant Bar December Christmas Party Hayward Fremont Hayward Hayward Hayward


Questions, Ruth 732-6671 or Myrtle 786-1182

SR-1 Helping Hand

Put your mail in the

Are weeds, rubbish, or overgrown plants on your lot a cause for concern? Is your home in need of sprucing up with washing or painting?

Free help is available for elderly or disabled; others pay what you can.
Give us a call, and we’ll see what our team can do to extend a helping hand. Call us, or park management, to schedule a lot assessment. Marvin 783-0360.


located in front of Main Clubhouse close to the street (near Park map).



Summer means the pool’s open and residents dropped by for a hotdog, chips ‘n soda snack. The hot mid-May weather encouraged many of them to check out the pool. The event was sponsored by the SR1 Association and NERT, with additional financial support from Los Rancheros Charities (Bingo) and Ron Gomez of Prudential Realty. Thanks to cooks Dawn and Patty S, servers Patty L, Janelle, Brenda, Marvin, checkers-in Jerry and Pat Higgins, helpers Kathi and Nichole, setup helper Joe, and all who pitched in to help. Photos by Jeanie Schultz



Comedy Corner

contributed by S. Higman (no. 206)

(most copyright info unknown - web-exchange) A Loan for Kermit A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack. “Miss Whack, I’d like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday.” Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it’s okay, he knows the bank manager. Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral. The frog says, “Sure. I have this,” and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed. Very confused, Patty explains that she’ll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office. She finds the manager and says, “There’s a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral.” She holds up the tiny pink elephant. “I mean, what in the world is this?” (You’re going to love this) (A masterpiece) (Wait for it) The bank manager looks back at her and says...”It’s a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man’s a Rolling Stone.” Stolen A drunk phoned police to report that thieves had been in his car. “They’ve stolen the dashboard, the steering wheel, the brake pedal, even the accelerator!” he cried out. However, before the police investigation could start, the phone rang a second time with the same voice came over the line. “Never mind,” he said with a hiccup, “I got in the back seat by mistake.”

Test your IQ with the question below: There is a mute who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one’s teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done. Now if there is a blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how should he express himself? Think about it first before scrolling down for the answer... answer is at the bottom of the page........ Answering Service At The Mental Institute “Hello, and welcome to the mental health hotline. If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly. If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you. If you have multiple personalities, press 3,4,5, and 6. If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want. Stay on the line so we can trace your call. If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will transferred to the mother ship. If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a small voice will tell you which number to press. If you are manic depressive, it doesn’t matter which number you press, no one will answer. If you have a nervous disorder, please fidget with the hash key until someone comes on the line. If you are dyslexic, press 6969696969. If you have amnesia, press 8 and state your name, address, phone number, date of birth, social security number, and your mother’s maiden name. If you have post-traumatic-stress disorder, slowly and carefully press 000. If you have bipolar disorder, please leave a message after the beep, or before the beep, or after the beep. Please wait for the beep. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short term memory loss, press 9. If you have short term memory loss, press 9. If you have short term memory loss, press 9. If you have low self esteem, please hang up. All our operators are too busy to talk to you.”
I.Q. Test Answer......He just has to open his mouth and ask, so simple.


JUNE 11, 2013• 7:00 p.m.
Welcome & sign in (8 In Attendance) Police Officer: Officer Sharrock answered residents’ questions. Crime in Park: OPEN FORUM It might be worth looking into a private security service. Will check to see what is involved and prices. —Murcia resident is being harassed and residence being trashed by neighbor. Officer Sharrock suggested buying security cameras, and if that doesn’t work, getting a restraining order. —Miranda home burglarized. Residents returned and saw a person coming out of their house. Police called and a report was filed. Hayward Neighborhood Alert — Next meeting at Southland Mall — To Be Announced CAR-A-VAN is July 29, 2013 6:00 PM (meet 5:00 pm in J.C. Penney parking lot to decorate your cars with balloons and signs provided by HNA). BBQ after at Kennedy Park National Night Out is August 6, 2013. BBQ Pool side at Spanish Ranch 1 (food, drinks, prizes and entertainment). Starts at 6:00 pm with serving until food is gone. VOLUNTEERS are needed!!! Please sign-up!!!! Next Spanish Ranch 1 Neighborhood Watch meeting: August 13, 2013, 7:00 pm In the Small Clubhouse on Granada Drive. Peggy Nichols # 782-8950, Clint Dean # 266-0979, Patty Little #783-1534 and Judy Allen-Rodgers # 785-4894


Hayward Municipal Band—

Sunday Concerts in the Park
June 16 - July 21, 2013
Presented by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District

Join the Hayward Municipal Band as the great American tradition continues this summer. Bring your family, friends and picnic lunch to Memorial Park to relax, listen and enjoy to Classical, Popular, Big Band, Jazz, Musicals, Latin and more! The Band plays under the direction of Kathy Morelli Maier, and these concerts are produced in cooperation with H.A.R.D. and the City of Hayward.

Hayward Memorial Park 24176 Mission Boulevard, Hayward

Individual Dates: Jul 7 • 14 • 21


currently fashioned from large PVC pipe if your newspaper doesn’t supply one, are used to notify residents of events via flyers and the monthly park magazine. Please call the office if you need a tube installed at your home. 783-5535

“Newspaper Tubes” 



For information that leads to the arrest and conviction of graffiti vandals in Hayward. Para información que dará lugar a la detención y a la convicción de los delincuentes de graffiti en Hayward.



Call: 510-583-5500
English & Español More info:

Please Report Vandalism
(tagging too, it’s vandalism)
Please — call the police and then the office if you see anyone vandalizing property in the Park such as breaking street lights, signs and back gate key pad, etc. Please report anything suspicious. Thank you, Teresa Cruz, SR1 Manager

Looking for something specific?
The El Toro will accept listings from residents for household items or furniture, pet stuff or kid stuff, (whatever you might post on the bulletin boards) that you want to get rid of (or want to acquire).

Fundraiser or special event for your kid’s school?
We can give it a few lines. Put together what you want to say and e-mail text/pix to the editor by the 10th of the month for the following month: Be sure to include your contact information (name, phone #, best time to call), and a price, if applicable in your item. You must also provide your address to verify that you are a resident, but it won’t be published unless you want it to be.


National Night Out!
America’s Night Out Against Crime!

Join your neighbors for

Tuesday ,  August 6,

• 6-7:30

Poolside patio
at Main Clubhouse

FREE hotdogs, chips & soda

Sponsored by Neighborhood Watch, NERT and SR1 Assn with addl financial support from Bingo and local realtors,

National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.
Representatives from the Hayward Police Department will drop by as they are available. We will serve between 6 and 7:30 p.m. or until the food is gone. Please come and meet your neighbors and management. Stay after you eat to get acquainted with other residents.

Balloons • Games • Prizes • Drawing
Our neighborhood will join others throughout Hayward and thousands of communities nationwide for this 30th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by Hayward Neighborhood Alert, will involve more than 9,800 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.


School is out and the Pool is open and it is getting a great deal of use. We feel it is time to review the Pool Rules: 1. Pool Hours are from 9am until 9pm. The pool is open May through October. The hot tub is operated and heated year round. 2. Pools are for the exclusive use of residents and their guest. All guests MUST be accompanied by a resident and the resident is responsible of the conduct of their guests. Only four guests per space are allowed at any one time, and this is on a space available basis. 3. Children under the age of 14 should be accompanied and supervised by an adult when using the pool or therapy pool. 4. NO LIFE GUARD IS ON DUTY. PLEASE DO NOT SWIM ALONE. 5. All persons using the pool or therapy pool must shower pool side before entering pools. Anyone using suntan oil, lotions, or other ointments must re-shower before entering pools. 6. Persons in swimming suits or trunks, wet or dry, will not be allowed in the clubhouse. 7. Swim fins, diving masks, rubber floats, toys and the like are not permitted in the pools. 8. Screaming, running, horseplay, cannon-balling and diving is not allowed in the pools. 9. Only manufactured swim wear in good condition may be worn in the pools. 10. No food, alcoholic beverages and/or glass containers are permitted anywhere in the pool area. 11. No bobby pins or jewelry are allowed in the pools. 12. Residents climbing over or under the fence around the pool will lose their pool privileges.

A special note: PARENTS, PLEASE INSURE THAT YOUR CHILDREN OR YOUR GUESTS DO NOT PLAY WITH THE LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT LOCATED IN THE POOL AREA. The life rings and life hooks are for use in the event of an emergency.
Just recently it was found that all the life rings were taken down from their stored position and all the ropes were tied in knots. The car wash areas continue to be a challenge for loitering, depositing of trash and are generally not being taken care of by those using these facilities. A reminder: Vehicle maintenance is strictly prohibited within the confines of Spanish Ranch #1 MHP. If your vehicle requires maintenance, please do so in an approved area. The driveways, RV parking areas and the car wash areas are NOT approved areas for maintenance. What is considered vandalism? If any resident or guest of a resident moves, adjusts, changes the color, changes the wording, changes the operating perimeters, writes on, colors, or otherwise changes, adds to or

alters the normal state of park equipment or infrastructure, is guilty of vandalism. There are those that INSIST on depriving other residents of the use of the saunas in the men’s shower room and the women’s shower room by accomplishing one or both of the following: 1. Turning off the gas isolation valve, thereby extinguishing the pilot flame for the sauna, or 2. Using too much water on the sauna and flooding the combustion chamber and causing the pilot flame to be extinguished. The saunas are DRY HEAT SAUNAS. This means that they DO NOT create steam nor are they steam saunas. Water is used in small amounts in DRY HEAT SAUNAS to increase the available heat load in the sauna, but not to make steam. When using the sauna, once it is up to a proper temperature, you may add a small amount of water (a cup or so) on the rocks to momentarily increase the temperature. Jeff Stoops SR1 Assistant Manager

The following are not allowed in the hot tub enclosure: NO Food • NO Glass • NO Floating Devices NO Toys (including squirt guns) • NO Pets

Approved swimwear only
Use common sense and care when using the hot tub. Minors should always be accompanied by a parent or adult. Shower before entering the hot tub and get out to use the bathroom.


Food Bank Donations
for the Alameda County Food Bank Barrel,
an ongoing community service project,

may be dropped off in the office.
(Due to scavenging and theft, the barrels are kept in the conference room, but staff will see that all donations are put into them.)

New look for Animal Shelter

Food donations must be UNOPENED, not perishable and not require refrigeration.



Thank you!

must be submitted to Park Management in WRITING and must be SIGNED. Only the person with the problem or concern may file the complaint. None will be accepted from third parties on behalf of someone else. Forms are available in a bin on the wall next to the bulletin board in the main clubhouse AND in most issues of the El Toro.
If you want your elected SR1 Assn leadership help you, please provide a copy to the SR-1 Assn. Give a copy to any member of the board or fill out the form on the website.

COMPLAINTS/ Suggestions or Reports

A Hayward Animal Shelter staffer flanked by the artists, speaks at the May 18 dedication of a new look for the facility. Mayor Michael Sweeney and police Chief Diane Urban wait at right to make their remarks. The mural, painted by Josh Powell and Wythe Bowart, covers the front of the building and can be seen from nearby Jackson Street. It was commissioned by the city as part of Hayward’s anti-graffiti effort. An effort that took more than 2.5 months, the mural is 150 feet wide and 30 feet tall on the front of the corrugated metal building. It includes illustrations of dogs, a cat, a bird and a rabbit. The family-friendly event included demonstrations by the police K-9 unit, representatives of animal rescue groups, free hotdogs and sodas, and face painting by Darlene (at left). The perky Chihuahua graces the loading bay doors to the left of the podium.

Pet Owners! Keep ’em IN!
Only indoor pets are allowed in the park. Don’t let your CAT out to be digging in your neighbors' landscaping or flowers! Walk your DOG on a leash (it’s the law) and it’s your responsibility to pick up your dog’s waste and properly dispose of it.


Auto Safety

Lock your vehicle, close all windows and the sun roof, and take your keys. Never hide a second set of keys in or on your vehicle. Don’t leave valuables in plain view. Never leave the title document (pink slip) in your car. If stolen, this makes it easier for the thief to sell the vehicle. Park in well lit areas with plenty of pedestrian traffic. Never leave your vehicle running unattended. Vehicles are commonly stolen at ATMs and convenience stores while the owner is making a transaction. Don’t leave your car running unattended to warm-up in your driveway, even for a second. If you have a garage, use it. When the car is parked in a garage, lock the garage and the vehicle and close all the vehicle’s windows. If you plan on leaving your vehi-

Common Sense is Your Best Defense

cle parked for a long time remove the electronic ignition fuse, coil wire, rotor, distributor, or otherwise disable the vehicle. Don’t become complacent because you drive an older vehicle. Most stolen vehicles are at least a few years old. If you have “T-shaped” door lock buttons, replace them with straight locks. Investing in Vehicle Protection Don’t rely on just one anti-theft device. If your vehicle has an alarm system or other anti-theft device, use it. Visible steering wheel locks prevent the steering wheel from being turned. Ignition kill switches halt the fuel supply. Floorboard locks disable the gas or brake pedals, preventing their use. Gearshift locks disable shifting the transmission. Hood locks prevent thieves from gaining access to your security system and battery. Electric Security Systems Audio alarms emit loud warning sounds when the doors, hood, or trunk are opened. Vehicle tracking systems, which are installed in your vehicle, can be activated when your vehicle is stolen. These systems alert the police to the location of your vehicle for quicker recovery.

Enjoy a movie night under the stars, courtesy of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District and the City of Hayward. Movies on the Plaza is a free program that offers fun family films each month at the Hayward City Hall Plaza. Friday, July 26, 8:15 p.m.­­­—Brave Friday, August 23, 8:15 p.m.­­­—Rise of the Guardians Friday, September 27 8:15 p.m.­­­—Hotel Transylvania Bring low-back chairs or blankets, and if you don’t have time to pack munchies, snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Movies on the Plaza

Hayward City Hall Plaza, 777 B St., Hayward

Let the police know about that fountain stolen from your yard, or the tools taken from your driveway or porch. It might seem trivial, and you’re probably right that nobody will come and investigate, but statistics count.

Clubhouses available for your events!
Both the main clubhouse and the small clubhouse may be reserved by residents for private events. The BBQ and patio area next to the pool may also be reserved, Call the office, 783-5535, for information.

Reporting is critical to get city personnel and resources directed to areas where they are most needed. FOR ONLINE POLICE REPORTING go to departments/police Click button on left: “File a police report online” There is a step-by-step guide to filing a police report over the internet. It provides a quick and efficient way to file a police report with the Hayward Police Department.

The El Toro and the Bylaws of the Spanish Ranch 1 Association are posted here.

Plumbing issues:
baby wipes • disposable diapers feminine supplies • Depends® or large amounts of rice, potatoes or GREASE!

Please do not flush:

Voicemail phone number for the association is: 510-274-1771 11

Top, from left, Jason, Susie, Nancy, Fe, Marvin, Joe, John, Dawn, Len, Brenda (hidden), Dan; at right, Brenda and Joe slap the ribs on the barbie. Photos by Jeanie

A new family recently moved in on Avila Court, a cul-de-sac of 12 homes at the front of the park, but they won’t be strangers for long. Thanks to the block parties the residents put together a couple of times a year, the recent arrivals will soon know all the neighbors. Block parties provide an opportunity to meet your neighbors, build camaraderie, and have a good time. SR1’s Neighborhood Watch, the organizer behind our mega-block-party, National Night Out, coming up in August, has the same aim — to help people get acquainted with one another. Neighborhood Watch is an important aspect of a safe and secure neighborhood. Combined, they help make your park a better place to live. Any group on at least one block-long street can organize and execute a block party. You can do this inside a home, or in one or more front yards and driveways as Avila Court has done. There’s a ton of how-tos available on the ‘net (even a supplies list), so if YOU want to get to know your neighbors, this is the way to do it!



Meetings of the elected Spanish Ranch I Executive Board are held on the first Thursday of each month (unless otherwise announced) at 7:00 p.m. in the main clubhouse. ALL residents are welcome to attend!

Minutes of the SR1 Board Meeting—June 6, 2013

Meeting called to order at 7 p.m. All were present except Barbara, who was excused, and Clint. Minutes of the May meeting were reviewed and approved. Treasurer’s Report: E-mailed in advance of the meeting and was approved.

NERT­—Creek Cleanup the 22nd. HMOA—On break for the summer. Next meeting is Sept 21 at Spanish Ranch 1.

Block Party ­ — Avila residents Marvin, Brenda and Dawn reported on their recent block party. The editor was invited to the event to gather material to promote this idea for getting to know your neighbors and promoting a sense of community. Knowing your neighbors and agreeing to watch out for each other and your property makes for a more secure environment. July Meeting previously announced as having been postponed to July 11 because of the regular date falling on the 4th of July, has been cancelled. A separate meeting; to plan August’s National Night Out will be scheduled instead. Evening Walks scheduled for Wednesdays have been erratic so it was suggested that different days be scheduled and go with whoever shows up while we have the longer daylight hours. El Toro has been on-time lately which is appreciated. We’ve lost some of the delivery people due to moving or illness so the editor will seek more volunteers. Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Jeanie Schultz, Secretary

Resident Concerns:
Tree trimming is underway throughout the park. Street repair does not appear to have started though it was to have been half done by now. Various mechanical devices (meters, shutoff valves, etc.) are failing and efforts are directed to repairing them. A resident called to ask if bushes were the park’s responsibility, and apparently they are not. The park must take care of park trees, maintain the common areas and cut back the ivy around the perimeter. They will remove hazardous trees if a safety issue. A news story out of San Rafael that concerns an attack on rent control which could have implications for all the state’s MH Parks was discussed. The biggest mobile home park owner in the country, Equity LifeStyle Properties, tried to raise $700-800 rents to $2,000 and, when thwarted, sued the city to end rent control. A court initially ruled in their favor but was reversed on appeal. Residents say they are being harassed, that the park is not being taken care of and conditions are deteriorating. A video of the TV segment and the story are available at assignment_7&id=9126326

Treasurer’s Report for May 2013
STARTING BALANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,628.51 5/10 Los Rancheros Charity, liability insurance. . . . . –262.50 5/10 P. Nichols, NW meeting copies. . . . . . . . . . . . . – 7.39 5/13 Costco, flyers for pool party*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – 21.80 Smart & Final, chips for pool party*. . . . . . . . . . – 35.97 Food Maxx, hot dogs, turkey dogs and polish for pool party(. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – 49.38 5/19 Smart & Final, hot dog buns for pool party*. . . . – 27.80 *Paid by donation from NERT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +134.95 5/31 Deposit, donations from Prudential (Ron Gomez) $100, Los Rancheros Charities (Bingo) $100. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +200.00 ––––––––– ENDING BALANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,558.62 Respectfully submitted, Peggy Nichols, Treasurer

Flea Market: Next one scheduled for October 12 with Patty Little handling reservations. All tables will be indoor. Table cost will stay at $12 with 24 available. Patty will also handle the Craft Faire scheduled for December 8. This will also be all indoor and perhaps will be shorter hours with a start later in the morning. Pool Party, May 19: Crowd estimated at more than 100. Planners reported that a resident was unhappy with getting only one hotdog and that there was no salad as had been announced.

Neighborhood Watch meets Tuesday, June 11. National Night Out is August 6 and the Car-a-Van kick off will be Monday, July 29. Many helpers are needed to help put on this popular event.



Soliciting donations or work, door-to-door sales of any kind, door-knob hanging or distributing ads or flyers by entities outside the park is

Main Clubhouse, Small Clubhouse and the BBQ area in the courtyard are available for your events!
Both clubhouses and the BBQ area courtyard may be reserved by residents for private events. Call the office, 783-5535, for information.

DON’T let anyone into your home!
TELL the intruders that soliciting is not allowed and if they do not leave the park immediately, call the police! Then report them to the office. Help keep our residents safe!

From the Editor
Articles that appear in the El Toro are presented as an informational service to the residents. Contents are the option of the editor but do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editor, the homeowners association or management. Reader response is welcome. Your article must be in my paper tube at 28408 Granada Circle, or posted to my e-mail address, no later than the 10th of the month. All submissions must be signed with your name/phone number included, as any article must be verified. Your name will not appear, if you so request. Editor has the right to edit for space or libel. Articles considered in bad taste will not be printed. Submissions must meet the Editorial Guidelines as set forth by Mobile Home Park Magazines. If you are submitting an item someone e-mailed to you, COPY IT and PASTE it into a NEW e-mail window to send to us: Thanks, Jeanie Schultz, editor

Bookshelves in the Main Clubhouse are available for the free exchange of books by park residents. Stop by and browse any time the clubhouse is open.

Come Get a Book!

Route number 68 (which replaced line 77), a 2-directional circular route, services both the South Hayward BART station, as well as the Union Landing Shopping Center. Weekdays, going to South Hayward BART, board the bus across the street at Tampa / Folsom (where the park is) hourly from 6:16am until 8:16pm, arriving at BART at 6:23am until 8:23pm. Weekends / Holidays, service is from 6:44am until 6:44pm. Weekdays, returning from South Hayward BART, board the “counter-clockwise”, Tampa directional bus hourly from 6:30am until 8:30pm, arriving Spanish Ranch at 6:42am until 8:42pm. Weekends and Holidays, service is from 6:00am until 6:00pm. Weekdays, going to Union Landing, board the bus at the corner in front of the 2 houses at Tampa / Folsom hourly from 6:47am until 8:47pm, arriving at Union Landing at 7:04am until 9:04pm. On Weekends/ Holidays, service is from 6:47am until 6:47pm Weekdays, returning from Union Landing, Board the “clockwise”, Tampa directional bus hourly from 5:59am until 7:59PM, arriving Spanish Ranch at 6:16am until 8:16pm. Weekends / Holidays, service is from 8:27am until 6:27pm. Additional frequency (now every 45 minutes, as opposed to every 1-2 hours) has been added to the “Tuesday & Friday” shopper’s shuttle (Spanish Ranch to Southland – Route 391). Busses now leave the Spanish Ranch Clubhouse at 10:10, 10:55, 11:40am, 12:25, 1:10, and 1:55pm and arrive at Southland Mall at 10:35, 11:20am, 12:05, 12:50, 1:35, and 2:20pm. NOTE – The last trip leaving Spanish Ranch at 1:55pm which arrives at Southland Mall at 2:20pm has no direct return trip back to Spanish Ranch. Return trips leave Southland Mall at 10:42, 11:27am, 12:12, 12:57 and 1:42pm, arriving back at Spanish Ranch at 10:55, 11:40am, 12:25, 1:10, and 1:55pm. Route 22: For those who wish to walk to/from Tennyson Ave, on weekdays route 22 will go to the South Hayward BART station every 30 minutes from 6:22am until 11:22pm weekdays, and hourly on weekends and holidays from 6:22am until 11:22pm. From the South Hayward BART station going down Tennyson will leave every 30 minutes from 6:04am until 11:04pm weekdays, and hourly on weekends and holidays from 7:03am until 12:03am. Route 22 is a circular route, serving Tennyson, Hesperian (both Chabot College and Southland Mall), Winton, and both Hayward and South Hayward BART stations along Mission Blvd. Visit AC Transit’s web site at for more information. AC TRANSIT FARES — $2.00 ages 18-64, ages 5-17 and 65+ are $1.00. Transfer good for 1.5 hours is an add’l 25¢.


Spectrum meal noon See pg 2




BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. CONCERT in the PARK See pg 6 7 8
Spectrum meal noon See pg 2


BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. 12 13


10 El Toro Deadline


See pg 4 BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.

BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. 14 CONCERT in the PARK See pg 6 15
Spectrum meal noon See pg 2






See pg 4 BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. 241 25 26 MOVIE on the PLAZA See pg 11 BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. 31 AUGUST 1 AUGUST 2 SR-1 Assn Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. All residents are welcome to attend. AUGUST 3 27

21 CONCERT in the PARK See pg 6

Spectrum meal noon See pg 2


BINGO 12-3




Spectrum meal noon See pg 2

BINGO 12-3

See pg 7

(NNO is 8/6)

BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.

BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.


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