A Manufactured Home Community in Sunnyvale, CA

June - July 2022

Edition No. 7

Welcome!

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Manager's Corner
 

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Our community manager would like to remind everyone of some guidelines that help make living at Plaza Del Rey great. Read on for a message from Bridget!

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Manager's Corner

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Hello Plaza Del Rey,

I would like to thank you for your continued residency. We are happy you are here! I wanted to touch base on a few reminders for our community. We are a pet-friendly community; however, we do not allow dog walking. There is also no street parking allowed in our community since the streets are too narrow. Please make sure you are following these rules so that a safer and calming environment can be provided for everyone!

As a reminder, we do still have parking spots available for rent in the East Lot. Inquire with the office if you would like more information.

Sincerely,
Bridget
Community Manager

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The office will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. However, the Sales Office may be open. Be sure to check with them for appointments and tours.

Food

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Patriotic Popsicles

Summer calls for poolside conversations, suntan lotion, and good eats! There’s nothing better than a cold treat on a hot day. Next time the temperature spikes, try making these red, white, and blue popsicles to cool off in high spirits.

Sales Update
 

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If you’re considering buying or selling your home, the Plaza Del Rey Sales Team has you covered! We help with the process to ensure an easier transition for you. Read on for a message from the team.

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Sales Update

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Hometown America Plaza Del Rey is expanding! In case you haven’t noticed, we are building eight homes on the East side of the community. If you have any friends or relatives that are interested in living here (in a brand-new home!) please refer them to our onsite Sales Agent, Benjamin Holden.

Are you interested in selling your home and possibly upgrading to a new one? We are here to help you! We offer a ton of value to your sale when you choose to list with us. If you are considering selling, reach out to Benjamin Holden, and he will set up an appointment to help you with the next steps of listing your home, simplifying everything and ensuring a smooth transaction.

Thank you,
Benjamin Holden
(408) 691-5629

Capital Improvements

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Stay tuned as we work on giving our Main Clubhouse kitchen a facelift this year. We will be putting in some new stoves as well as adding 2 dishwashers!

Upcoming Events
 

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Get ready for summer fun at Plaza Del Rey with our upcoming events! Read on to see the social events we have cooking for you all. You’ll want to mark your calendar for these.

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Upcoming Events

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Social Club BBQs
Our Social Club barbeques are back! Join us every Thursday, beginning June 9 at the Main Clubhouse.

Karaoke
Enjoy karaoke on the third Saturday of the month at the Main Clubhouse.

Sell-A-Thon
Saturday, June 11 at the Main Clubhouse.

Ice Cream Social
This Hometown America sponsored event will be on Wednesday, June 15 from 4:00pm – 6:00 pm

Father’s Day Brunch
Saturday, June 18 at the Main Clubhouse.

Flag Raising Parade
Enjoy hot dogs while you view the parade on Monday, July 4 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Movie Night
Friday, July 22 at 7:00 pm in the Main Clubhouse

Your Health

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Orange You Glad It’s Summer?

Oranges are one of the most popular citrus fruits on the market, and for good reason: they’re sweet, tangy, and refreshing. They contain high levels of Vitamin C to boost your immune system and keep your skin healthy. This summer, try slicing or blending more delicious oranges into your diet!

Restaurant Review
 

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Tired of eating at the same restaurants? Try something new at Mariscos Costa Alegre Restaurant and Bar. They offer a delicious seafood selection (and more!) ready for you to indulge in. Read on for our review!

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Restaurant Review

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Mariscos Costa Alegre Restaurant and Bar

If you have not had the chance to try this restaurant, you are in for a treat! With 3 different locations in nearby San Jose, you are sure to love any meal. They serve all types of seafood dishes, even sushi. Give it a try, you will love it!

Yard of the Quarter
 

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We recognize when you go above and beyond with your yard upkeep, and Robert Shiraki and Martha Perez at site #306 do an excellent job of maintaining their homesite. Congratulations on being this issue’s Yard of the Quarter winners.

Past Event Recap
 

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Were you unable to attend our events in April and May? Don’t worry, there will always be opportunities to get together, but you can also keep reading for a short recap and photos to help you feel like you were there!

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Past Event Recap

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We had a great crowd at our Taco Tuesday Event in March. We considered it a great success and we can’t wait to see what all our future events have in store for our residents.



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Home & Garden

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Feng Shui Your Room

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that emphasizes arranging your home in a way that balances its energy. For example, adding a rug at the edge of your bed is said to provide comforting and calming energy. Incorporate feng shui rules into your bedroom and see if you notice any changes!

Plan Your Day
 

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Planners are great tools for organizing your busy life’s many responsibilities. Physical planners help you visualize your tasks for the day, track your habits, and keep you accountable for staying productive. Keep reading for some ways you can make the most out of your planner.

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Plan Your Day

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Have you ever made a to-do list in your head and forgotten to get everything done? Relying on your mind to remember important tasks can be overwhelming and lead to forgetfulness. Using a planner is one of the best ways to stay on track with your goals while reducing stress.

If you’re not already a planner person, getting started is easy! Establishing a planner routine is crucial to staying organized and on top of your tasks, and these tips can help you get started. Start by taking ten minutes before bed every night to write your to-do list for the next day. Then, you can rest easy and refer to the list in the morning instead of wasting time feeling overwhelmed about your obligations.

Another way to stay organized with your planner is to categorize tasks by day, week, and month, following these eight steps. Most planners have separate sections where you can break up your to-do list over time instead of feeling swamped with one huge list. It can also be helpful to use colorful pens and highlighters to separate your tasks into categories!

Remember, the only way to successfully utilize a planner is to refer to it regularly. When you purchase your planner, make sure that it isn’t too big to carry around and that you leave it in an easy-to-remember place. You can even decorate your planner to make it more enjoyable to use!

Everyone is different with their organizational style. Try to find a planner that works for you, and don’t forget to have fun with it! Happy planning!

Fitness for You
 

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If you’re looking to get into fitness but don’t know which kind of exercise suits you best, take a look at your lifestyle! Whether you love being active outside or prefer a cozy day at home, keep reading to learn more about your new favorite workout.

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Fitness for You

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Research has shown that a sedentary lifestyle is linked to many health issues, including cardiovascular disease. But don’t worry, there are plenty of simple ways to adopt a more active lifestyle! No matter what type of workout you enjoy, there are countless ways for you to be more fit and get moving.

Do you love being outside? Start going for daily walks through your community! You can even get a group of friends together for a group walk and a social outing at the same time. Not interested in walking? Check out these fun activities that can help you get active.

Love to cook? Plant a garden and grow ingredients that you can use in your next recipe! After all, there is nothing more satisfying than getting outside and moving to grow ingredients that you can enjoy in your next meal.

Are you a TV watcher? Believe it or not, there are ways to make watching TV active. Use commercial breaks to stand up and stretch or multitask by folding your laundry while watching your favorite show!

There are also other simple ways to get moving without making drastic changes to your daily life. Start by parking a bit further from the grocery store to get your steps in while you walk through the parking lot. You can also opt to take the stairs instead of the elevator to get that heart rate up.

There are countless other ways to find your favorite way to stay active. Challenge yourself to make a change in your routine, your physical and mental health will thank you!

E-Z Pay
 

E-Z Pay

Take the hassle out of making rent payments with Hometown America’s E-Z Pay. With E-Z Pay, your lot rent will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the third of each month.

Experiences

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Stroll Through Time

Spend a hot day this summer indoors by visiting a museum. You may find yourself admiring art painted 500 years ago in a European castle or standing in the presence of a treasured artifact worth millions. Museum Finder helps you find museums of all sizes near you, no matter your interest.

 
 
 

Entertainment

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Riddle Me This

Brain teasers like riddles are a fun way to keep your mind sharp and entertained. Here’s a riddle for you: a man rode into town on Friday and left two days later on Friday. How is this possible? Take a moment to think about it. Ready for the answer? His horse’s name was Friday!