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Spanish Ranch #1 Information

RESIDENT MANAGERS/OFFICE 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). ORGANIZATIONS 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 welcome. LADIES CLUB meets the SECOND THURSDAY of each month at 12 NOON in the Main Clubhouse. 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. MISCELLANEOUS 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 www.spanishranch1.org, RESIDENT SUGGESTION/COMPLAINT FORM ON PAGE 14. Bus transportation information on page 15.

SR-1 Association & Community Contacts


ASSOCIATION OFFICERS President: Dawn Plaskon 887-2199 Vice President: Judy Allen-Rogers 785-4894 Secretary: Jeanie Schultz 784-1997 Treasurer: Peggy Nichols 782-8950 ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD Marvin Daley 783-0360 Clint Dean 266-0979 Jerry Higgins 410-6893 Ruth Horton 732-6671 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fran La Torre, 887-1509 Lunch Bunch . . . . . . . . . . . . Myrtle Hanson, 786-1182 COMMUNITY CONTACTS Bingo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ron Gomez, 782-5183 N.E.R.T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dawn Plaskon, 887-2199 Neighborhood Watch . . . . Peggy Nichols, 782-8950; Patty Little, 783-1534; Clint Dean, 266-0979 EL TORO Jeanie Schultz 784-1997 e-mail: eltoro.editor@comcast.net Deadline for all submissions to the El Toro is the 10th of each month for the following month. WEBMASTER: Rev. Charles Eldred webmaster@spanishranch1.org 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.

COMMUNITY MEETING
(Annual General Membership Meeting)

Join the Lunch Bunch


Come join our group of park women as we visit area restaurants. Youll get acquainted with some great gals!
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 get on the list. 2012 April 19 Hometown Buffet, Hayward May 17 Applebees, Hayward June 21 Panera, Hayward July 19 Olive Garden, Hayward
Questions, Myrtle, 786-1182 or Ruth, 732-6671

You like to eat, right?

and ELECTION OF OFFICERS


This meeting is for everyone that lives here, not just the homeowner.
All residents are encouraged to attend!

LUNCH BUNCH SCHEDULE

THURSDAY,
in the main clubhouse

April 5, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Did you know? It is safe to come to the meetings!


The disruptive element that ruined all those other meetings youve been to is gone, so we have a new positive outlook and future.

ATTENTION!

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

What we need now is more involvement and more IDEAS!


The Election will be at the beginning of the meeting and should be brief. We will elect 3-4 officers and 6-8 board members. New officers take over May 1, 2012. We need you! If you are willing to serve in any capacity, please come forward at the meeting.

PROHIBITED!

DONT 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!

THEN: Join your friends and neighbors for An update on YOUR community planned park improvements planned social events What were working on for Emergency Preparation (disaster) planning and whats next Neighborhood Watch has a new team, an expanded focus and some great plans to share!

COFFEE

is available in the Clubhouse daily during regular office hours for residents of Spanish Ranch 1.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters to the Editor are welcome on any subject. Send to: eltoro.editor@comcast.net. (You MUST sign your name but we wont use it if you so request.)

Refreshments provided!
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Join us for

Be part of a nationwide Day of Service to mark Earth Day by joining our bimonthly

First and Last Saturdays of each month,

BINGO

CREEK CLEANUP Saturday, April 21, 2012 9 a.m. - noon


Earth Day is April 22 and our regular effort will be part of the nationwide Day of Service that joins Americans in cleanup efforts and neighborhood projects all across the nation.

Snack bar open before play and during breaks serving nachos, hot dogs, sodas, snacks.

NOON TO 3:00 P.M.

Meet on Folsom Street at the gates to the road along the wall paralleling Miranda.
Many thanks to our February volunteers, Judy, Gary, Marvin and Jeanie. Many hands make light work, so please join us in our efforts to keep our neighborhood looking cared for, which helps make it uninviting to the criminal element. If you have questions or are interested in helping out with this cleanup, you can e-mail Dawn at kdplaskon@sbcglobal.net. Or just show up! Heavy gloves and rubber boots are recommended if you are willing to work in the creek channel but you dont have to. Theres trash to pick up on the sides of the channel, the road and the walkway, and we paint out any graffiti thats accumulated.

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

NOTICE

THE POWER OF FOUR


As a mobilehome owner how important is it to you to be a voter in the upcoming election? Your votes elect the City Council members. Our rent control ordinance was voted into existence by the Hayward City Council. A simple majority of 4 votes at any city council meeting can take away from us part, or all of our Rent Control Ordinance. How important is it to you as a voter in the upcoming election to vote for the candidates that HMOA has endorsed as mobilehome friendly? Very important! To keep informed, attend the next HMOA meeting on May 19th at the Hayward Mobile Country Club, 1200 W. Winton Ave. For more information call Roger Schaufler at 785-8283.

Canvas gloves, trash picks, garbage bags, paint and rollers are provided.

Rain cancels PULL THE WEEDS NOW!


If you do it now while the ground is softened up from the rains, theyll come right out, probably roots and all - no problem. Dont wait until they are a BIG problemDO IT NOW! And, fr petes sake, get them before they go to seed and spread to other yards!

CURRENT SR1 CHARITY DRIVE

Please help your community by donating to the Hayward Animal Shelter!


The puppies and kittens need healthy food and loving care while they wait for new homes. You can help!

About SR-1 Charity Drives


In addition to the ongoing Food Drive for the Alameda County Food Bank food barrels, residents have an opportunity to contribute to other worthy causes throughout the year. February-April: Animal shelter. Spring is a busy time for the shelter with an influx of puppies and kittens. Gift cards from grocery or pet supply stores, dry or canned dog and cat food, and various other items are needed by the Hayward animal shelter. See specific list at left. Coming up May-July: school supplies to benefit Haywards Tools for Schools which distributes school supplies to Haywards most needy families in August before school starts. To make a donation as part of our drive, please call 510-274-1771 and leave a message or e-mail president@spanishranch1.org to request a pickup of your donation. Donations may be dropped off at the office during business hours or at the Bingo snack bar on Bingo Saturdays. Just tell the staffers what its for.

Gift cards from grocery or pet supply stores are especially appreciated. Old blankets/towels are always useful

but heres the official wish list:


(Nutromax and Royal Canin brands preferred)

Dry & canned dog, cat, puppy & kitten food

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul Brand dry or canned kitten food
(available at Haywards Pet Club and Petfood Express)

KMR & Esbilac kitten & puppy formula Royal Canin BabyCat34 dry food Nutromax small bites dog food Kitten nursing bottles (new) Also: Cat toys: toy mice, pompoms Large garbage bags with drawstrings Ziplock bags storage containers elasticized food covers or shower caps
(like you pick up in a hotelto cover food bowls)

Dryer sheets (any brand or fragrance)


Donations may also be dropped off at the office during business hours or at the Bingo snack bar on Bingo Saturdays.. Alert the staffers about what youve brought.

for SPANISH RANCH 1

PARK WEBSITE!
RESIDENT INFO
www.spanishranch1.org
The El Toro and the Bylaws of the Spanish Ranch 1 Association are posted here.

Please Report Vandalism


(tagging too, its 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.

All the latest! Check it out!


Voicemail phone number for the association is: 510-274-1771
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Thank you, Teresa Cruz, SR-1 Manager

Comedy Corner
The Missing Horse

contributed by S. Higman (no. 196)

(most copyright info unknown - web-exchange) Workplace Vocabulary Blamestorming: Sitting around in a group discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible. Chainsaw Consultant: An outside expert brought in to reduce the employee head count, leaving the top brass with clean hands. Cube Farm: An office filled with cubicles. Meerkat Dogging: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and peoples heads pop up over the walls to see whats going on. Elvis Year: The peak year of somethings or someones popularity. (Barney the Dinosaurs Elvis year was 1993.) Idea Hamsters: People who always seem to have their idea generators running. Mouse Potato: The online, wired generations answer to the couch potato. Ohnosecond: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that youve just made a big mistake. SITCOMs: What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids. Stands for Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. Stress Puppy: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny. Tourists: People who take training classes just to get a vacation from their jobs. (We had three serious students in the class; the rest were just tourists.) Xerox Subsidy: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from ones workplace. Alpha Geek: The most knowledgeable, technically proficient person in an office or work group. (Ask Tom, hes the alpha geek around here.) Assmosis: The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard. Flight Risk: Used to describe employees who are suspected of planning to leave a company or department soon. Percussive Maintenance: The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again. Seagull Manager: A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, sh-ts over everything and then leaves.

A cowboy rode to a saloon and got off his horse, found a post and tied it up. Then he walked into the saloon and ordered a few drinks, then walked back outside to find his horse gone. The cowboy stormed back into the saloon and said One of ya people stole my horse that was tied up in that post outside. That same thing happened to me back in Texas, and I had to do something I really dont want to do again. Now Im gonna have one more drink and my horse better be back, tied up to that post, exactly how I left her. Otherwise Ill have to do what I did back in Texas. So the cowboy sat down and ordered another drink, then walked outside to find his horse back, tied up to the post, exactly how he left her. He was just untying his horse when one brave soul walked up to the cowboy and asked, So what did you do back in Texas? The cowboy looked the man straight in the eye and said, I had to walk home. Q&A Q: How many alcoholics does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: Four - one to hold the bulb, and three to drink till the room spins!! Q: Why is psychoanalysis a lot quicker for men than for women? A: When its time to go back to their childhood, theyre already there.
- Martha J. Kielek

Crook and the President One Day The President was out jogging without his guards. All of a sudden a man with a ski mask jumped out from behind some bushes with a gun. The masked man said Give me all your money! Unwilling to do so, the President said, You cant do this, Im the President! The man then replied,... Oh, never mind then. Give me MY money!

MANAGERS CORNER
About Visitor parking and another gentle reminder: Parking in Visitor Parking areas is for Visitors Only. What is a visitor you might ask? A visitor is defined by the Rules and Regulations of Spanish Ranch #1 MHP as someone that spends a total of 20 consecutive days or 30 days in a calendar year. No guest may stay for over 60 days in any calendar year unless registered with the office. Your visitors can use the visitor parking for their vehicle. If someone spends more than twenty (20) days a year in your home, then they become classified as unregistered guests and must not use visitor parking for their vehicle. Residents of the park that are not visitors will have their vehicle tagged. After 96 hours the vehicle is subject to being towed at the owners expense. Street parking is not allowed. Vehicle parking in the street is for loading or unloading. All other parking is subject to towing at owners expense. If you have further questions regarding this, please contact the office. Damage to the common areas is increasing. Is everyone aware that skateboarding, bike riding, and rollerblade skating is NOT allowed in the common areas? We just had someone literally destroy the hand rail at the main clubhouse as result of what appears to have been skateboarders. Pets also are not allowed in the common areas around the clubhouse. The weather is turning nice again, and so the neighborhood patrols are commencing. Join your neighbors for the neighborhood walks in the evening hours. It is a great way to get to know your neighbors and your neighborhood. Contact Neighborhood Watch for more information. Lot inspections will be commencing within the next 30 days or so. Please take advantage of the mild weather we are experiencing and prepare for these inspections. Guillermos Corner The car wash areas are not play areas. We are seeing an increase of loitering in the car wash areas. Excising trash in the car wash areas continues to be an issue. These areas are not dumping areas for used motor oil, trash or garbage. Jeff Stoops Assistant Manager

Food Bank Donations


for the Alameda County Food Bank Barrels,
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.)

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

PLEASE DONATE!
Thank you!

Have you had something stolen from your property or vehicle? Or suffered damage to your yard, your house or your car but figured it wasnt worth reporting, or the police wont do anything anyway?
Let the police know about that fountain stolen from your yard, or the tools taken from your driveway or porch. File a report about the unidentified car that mowed down your mailbox or ran over your solar lights. It might seem trivial, and youre probably right that nobody will come and investigate, but statistics count.

ANY CRIME IS WORTH REPORTING!


If they dont know it happened, how can they stop it from happening again?

Reporting is critical to get city personnel and resources directed to areas where they are most needed.

FOR ONLINE POLICE REPORTING go to www.hayward-ca.gov/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.

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 almost every issue of the El Toro.
To help 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

JOIN US! Heres the training you need for the SR-1 NERT team! Its useful, informative and fun and we NEED you!

http://www.hayward-ca.gov/departments/fire/DP/disasterprep.shtm
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Spanish Ranch I NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH


NEXT MEETING:

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
Clint Dean, 266-0979 Peggy Nichols, 782-8950 Judy Allen-Rogers, 785-4894 Patty Little, 783-1534
Report criminal activity the police first, but ALSO to Neighborhood Watch! Call anyone on the team!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 7:00 p.m.


MAIN CLUBHOUSE
Note: NW meeting moved from 2nd Tues to Wed this month only, to avoid a conflict with the Community Academy currently in progress.

Recap of February 21, 2012 meeting


1. Welcome & sign in (10 IN ATTENDANCE) 2. Gale Bleth : Crime Prevention Specialist, HPD 3. Police Officer: Not Available 4. HAYWARD POLICE DEPT. Community Academy Free 9 week course every Tuesday March 6 May 1, 2012, 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm at Hayward City Hall Room 2A at 777 B Street. Everyone is welcome!! RSVP to Gale Bleth (510) 2937151 or gale.bleth@hayward-ca.gov 5. Crime in Park: OPEN FORUM Per Gale Bleth there has been 19 police calls in the last 4 to 6 weeks, 4 were vehicle stops, a domestic problem, burglaries and an assault that was just outside the front entrance. 6. Hayward Neighborhood Alert: Next Hayward Neighborhood Alert meeting is 7 pm, March 28th at Southland Mall and the topic will be Earthquake Preparedness JULY 30th: Annual CAR-A-VAN starts at 6 pm. Meet in the parking lot at Southland by JC Penney at 5:30 to decorate your cars. AUGUST 7th: National Night Out BBQ: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with set-up, cooking, sign-in, serving, cleanup, and games. All help would be GREATLY appreciated. 7. PLEASE CHECK City website for info: http://www. ci.hayward.ca.us/ 8. Next Spanish Ranch 1 Neighborhood Watch meeting: WEDNESDAY APRIL 11, 2012 7:00 pm in the Main Clubhouse. 9. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH TEAM = Peggy Nichols, Clinton Dean, Patty Little & Judy Allen-Rodgers

STOP GRAFFITI REWARD PROGRAM

$500
REWARD RECOMPENSA
For information that leads to the arrest and conviction of graffiti vandals in Hayward. Para informacin que dar lugar a la detencin y a la conviccin de los delincuentes de graffiti en Hayward.

Call: 510-583-5500
English & Espaol More info:
www.hayward-ca-gov

ARE YOU A NEW RESIDENT?


Wed like to welcome you to our community!
Our WELCOMING COMMITTEE has information that can help make your introduction to mobilehome living easier and friendlier. And youll have some new friends! Our friendly welcomers are anxious to hear from you! Call Patty Little, 783-1534 or Judy Allen-Rodgers, 785-4894. If you already live here and are saying, hey! nobody ever welcomed us when we moved in, give the welcomers a call because we all want to meet you too!

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?

SR-1 Helping Hand


Were here to help!
Give us a call, and well see what our team can do to extend a helping hand. Call us, or park management, to schedule a lot assessment. 510-274-1771 (Assn msg); Marvin 783-0360.

PULL EM UP!
GET WEEDS NOW WHILE THE GROUND IS SOFT. INSPECTIONS ARE COMING UP. DONT WAIT. ITLL BE AN EASIER JOB IF YOU DO IT NOW!

DONATE TO THE HAYWARD ANIMAL SHELTER!


See needs list on page 4.

AT THE LIBRARY
Homework Support Center
Free drop-in homework help Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursdays 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Main library and Weekes Branch Library hours: M-T-W 11-8, Th-F-Sa 10-5 Closed Sun email: library@hayward-ca.gov Teen Activity Zone Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 p.m.@ Main Library

You are invited to attend a FREE JOB FAIR being held at Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Job Fair will allow you, a family member or friend an opportunity to meet with some of the leading Bay Area companies that are looking for skilled employees for a wide variety of professions in demand. You will also be able to discuss legislative issues of importance for the state. The Job Fair is open to the public regardless of enrollment status at Chabot College. Please call the District Office at (510) 583-8818 or register online at www.asmdc.org/ya to attend. Sponsored by MARY HAYASHI, ASSEMBLY MEMBER, DISTRICT 18

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Join the Ladies Club at noon on the second Thursday for

More Energy Saving Tips from PG&E


You can easily save energy in the winter by setting the thermostat to 68F (20C) when youre at home and awake, and lowering it when youre asleep or away. This strategy is effective and inexpensive if you are willing to adjust the thermostat by hand and wake up in a chilly house. In the summer, you can follow the same strategy with central air conditioning, too, by keeping your house warmer than normal when you are away, and lowering the thermostat setting to 78F (26C) only when you are at home and need cooling. A common misconception associated with thermostats is that a furnace works harder than normal to warm the space back to a comfortable temperature after the thermostat has been set back, resulting in little or no savings. This misconception has been dispelled by years of research and numerous studies. The fuel required to reheat a building to a comfortable temperature is roughly equal to the fuel saved as the building drops to the lower temperature. You save fuel between the time that the temperature stabilizes at the lower level and the next time heat is needed. So, the longer your house remains at the lower temperature, the more energy you save. Another misconception is that the higher you raise a thermostat, the more heat the furnace will put out, or that the house will warm up faster if the thermostat is raised higher. Furnaces put out the same amount of heat no matter how high the thermostat is setthe variable is how long it must stay on to reach the set temperature. In the winter, significant savings can be obtained by manually or automatically reducing your thermostats temperature setting for as little as four hours per day. These savings can be attributed to a buildings heat loss in the winter, which depends greatly on the difference between the inside and outside temperatures. For example, if you set the temperature back on your thermostat for an entire night, your energy savings will be substantial. By turning your thermostat back 10 to 15 for 8 hours, you can save about 5% to 15% a year on your heating billa savings of as much as 1% for each degree if the setback period is eight hours long. The percentage of savings from setback is greater for buildings in milder climates than for those in more severe climates. In the summer, you can achieve similar savings by keeping the indoor temperature a bit higher when youre away than you do when youre at home.

Ladies! Bring your lunch and lets get together. Dessert provided. Costs only a dime a game, winner take all! + .25 for the bank which gets raffled back to somebody at the first gathering in January.

DIME BINGO!

Come to the Main clubhouse on the Second Thursday, at noon!


For more information call Lorraine Schmuck 783-7294
Dime Bingo 2012 Dessert Schedule:

April: Fannie May: Pat June: Ruth July: Lunch/dessert provided by Ladies Club August: Louise September: Bridgette October: Lorraine November: Irene December: Christmas Party

IF ITS NOT YOURS, DONT FEED IT!


(and if it is yours, keep it inside)
Sure, you feel sorry for that stray cat or dog, but if you feed it, it WILL stick around and perhaps not go back to its rightful family. Dont leave pet food outside! Food left out will attract raccoons, stray pets, opossums, and other varmints! Only indoor pets are permitted in the park so dont encourage outside animals to stay! 11

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

Please do not flush:

SPEED LIMIT WITHIN THE PARK IS 15 MPH. PLEASE SLOW DOWN!

Minutes of the SR1 Board MeetingMarch 1, 2012


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! The March 1, 2012 Meeting of Spanish Ranch 1 Association was called to order at 7 p.m. by Vice President Judy Allen-Rodgers. All officers and board members were present, except Dawn who was out of town, Peggy who was sick, and Marvin. Guests were Regional Manager Greg OHagan, and managers Teresa Cruz and Jeff Stoops. The pledge of allegiance was said. Minutes The minutes of the February 2012 meeting were approved as published. Treasurers Report Treasurer Peggy Nichols emailed in advance of the meeting that there has been no activity this month so a balance of $1,031.57 carries over. Greg OHagan from Rutherford Greg had requested to speak to the board about what Rutherford has budgeted for the park for this year. Streets: The streets got minor repairs but replacement was pushed back until summer. The work will be done in two phases, half the park this summer and the rest next summer. The plan includes laying conduit while the road is being redone to facilitate possible future lighting upgrades. In the meantime, as yellow light fixtures need repair they are being replaced with clear glass to increase the light output. Re-pave and upgrade the RV parking area Redo and upgrade the car wash opposite Los Ojos to include three stalls. Close the car wash at the end of Murcia and make the area into parking. A suggestion to gate the new car wash area and make it card-access was dismissed as being too expensive to maintain based on the experience of the back gate which has cost more than $5,000 in the last two months due to damage and vandalism. Remodel the small clubhouse to include a kitchen with sink and a microwave Broken fence: PG&E owns the transformer near main clubhouse where the fence blew down. Current regulations require more clearance for a fence than before, which would take away a parking space so Rutherford is looking to surround it with barriers instead. Roof repair to the disaster shed and equipment shed adjacent to the transformer will be handled separately. Security: Hiring security hasnt worked in the past, and while ownership is willing to do this, getting the 51% of residents to approve a rent increase to pay for it is difficult. Greg told of a Neighbor Walk program at a park Rutherford owns in Fresno, that has been very successful in deterring crime. Ownership would fully support such a program in this park, perhaps supply food for a kick off event, supply flashlights, and, in response to a query, perhaps even spring for identifying vests for walkers. Management is committed to attending the Neighborhood Watch meetings, and will help. Maintenance: The usual tree trimming and flushing sewers is in the budget, and other things like repainting white visibility areas on curbs will be done when the weather warms up. Additionally, ownership is looking into solar energy and getting an energy audit done on the property. Committee Reports: DisasterA meeting with Regional manager Greg OHagan is set for Monday, March 5. Disaster chairperson Stacia Higman and NERT co-chair Jeanie Schultz will meet with him. Community Reports: HMOA The next meeting is March 17 at Continental Mobile Home Park. Neighborhood Watch The NW team has met with management who have stated they are open to working with them. There have been 19 reports of incidents in the park since January, the most recent being a flat-screen TV stolen from a residents on Zamora Court. El ToroPublication was delivered to the park five days late, apparently because of a week-long mechanical breakdown, making it necessary to distribute minutes electronically which was done a few days before. The El Toro is posted on the website: www.spanishranch1.org. Old Business Vendor Event: Not enough response has been received from potential participants so it was decided to shelve this event. Flea Market Planning: A reminder will be included on a flyer going out to publicize the elections. Jeanie will draw up a layout for grandson Joe to set up. Elections planning: A flyer announcing the upcoming elections and general meeting, and asking people to step forward and get involved will go out mid-month. New Business Agenda for the community meeting Besides the election, Dawn will give a rundown on the state of the park and what the association is doing, and Jeanie will summarize the Emergency Preparation Planning. The Neighborhood Watch team which has added Judy to Peggy, Clint and Patty, will be introduced and will explain their program. Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Jeanie Schultz, Secretary

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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: eltoro.editor@comcast.net. 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!

THWART THE THIEVES!


Put your mail in the

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

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

MAILBOX

THEPOOLISCLOSED FORTHEWINTER! LaPicinaestacerradadurante elInvierno THEHOTTUB/SPA ENCLOSUREISOPEN. ELSPAESTASIMPREABIERTO.

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.

BUS SCHEDULE INFORMATION


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 6:32am until 8:32pm, arriving at BART at 6:46am until 8:46pm. Weekends / Holidays, service is from 6:32am until 6:32pm. 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 6:37am until 8:37pm, arriving at Union Landing at 6:54am until 8:54pm. On Weekends/ Holidays, service is from 6:37am until 6:37pm Weekdays, returning from Union Landing, Board the clockwise, Tampa directional bus hourly from 6:22am until 8:22PM, arriving Spanish Ranch at 6:39am until 8:39pm. Weekends / Holidays, service is from 6:22am until 6:22pm. Additional frequency (now every 45 minutes, as opposed to every 1-2 hours) has been added to the Tuesday & Friday shoppers 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 6:17am until 11:17pm. 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 Transits web site at www.actransit.org 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 addl 25.

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APRIL
SUN 1 Palm Sunday MON 2 TUES 3 WED 4

2012
THURS 5 FRI 6
Good Friday

SAT 7

BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. 8 9

Election of Officers 7:00 p.m. All residents should attend. 11 NBOR WATCH 7pm 12 LADIES CLUB DIME BINGO

Community Meeting &

BINGO 12-3

BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. 13 14

EASTER

10 El Toro Deadline

BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. 15 16 17 18 19


Holocaust Remembrance Day

BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. 20 21

CREEK CLEANUP 9-noon

BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. 22 230 241 25

LADIES CLUB LUNCH BUNCH 26

BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. 27 28

EARTH DAY

Spring Begins

BINGO 12-3

BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. 29 30 MAY 1 MAY 2 MAY 3 SR-1 Assn Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. All residents are welcome to attend.

BUS 10:10 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. MAY 4 MAY 5

BINGO 12-3

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

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

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