The Back to School season is an exciting and busy time for students and parents alike. The shelves of every store are lined with school supplies, just as the aisles are lined with eager students picking out their favorite goodies. But, for those students who are less fortunate, this time may mean going without supplies that are essential for academic success. In conjunction with the Bellflower Volunteer Center, Santa Fe Management, Inc. is glad to have the opportunity to provide 50 new backpacks filled with school supplies to local schoolchildren this school year. After hearing of similar programs throughout Southern California, Santa Fe Management, Inc. realized the students closest to us could also use a helping hand. Last week many of our Resident Managers and staff came together to pack the backpacks with folders, pens, pencils, erasers, highlighters, pencil pouches and more. It is the hope of the company that they can help these young students reenter the school year with the supplies necessary for success and a little less of a burden to hold.
Good luck this school year from everyone at Santa Fe Management, Inc.
Next Streetfest Scheduled For Thursday, Aug. 8th
Thursday nights will be jamming as Bellflower’s Summer Streetfest concert series returns to downtown Bellflower on Bellflower Blvd. between Flower St. and Oak St. Streetfest will feature great live music, food vendors from Bellflower restaurants, craft and business vendors, and free activities and games with the B.R.I.M. program. The concerts and parking are free. The music will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until 9:00 p.m.
The band schedule is as follows:
July 25 - The Band Fresh (Top 40/Latin)
Aug. 8 - Christian Simmons (Country)
Aug. 22 - The Answer (Classic Rock)
"My City Council colleagues and I are very excited about the return of these fantastic summer events for our entire Bellflower community to enjoy. We are pleased that we can once again bring summer fun and high quality entertainment back to downtown Bellflower. The council and I believe this is just one more stepping stone on the path to revitalizing the downtown area. We encourage our residents to come out to the events and enjoy the local restaurants, new food trucks and high quality entertainment programs that we have to offer," said Mayor Ray Dunton.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the Streetfest Concert Series. They range from $200 per night to $500 for three nights. Over 3,500 people are expected to attend each concert. Sponsorship details are available on the City’s website.
For more info, call the Parks and Recreation Dept. at (562) 804-1424, ext. 2267.
Nonrefundable Renter's Credit is a personal income tax credit that can only be used to offset your tax liability; therefore, you must have a tax liability to claim the credit.
+You qualify for the Nonrefundable Renter's Credit if you meet all the following:
+You were a California resident in 2012.
+Your California adjusted gross income (AGI) is $35,659 or less if your filing status is single or married/registered domestic partner filing a separate return; or $71,318 or less if you are married/registered domestic partner filing jointly, head of household, or qualified widow(er).
+You paid rent for at least half of 2012 for property in California that was your principal residence.
+You did not live with another person for more than half the year (such as a parent) who claimed you as a dependent in 2012.
+You are not a minor living with and under the care of a parent, foster parent, or legal guardian.
+You rented property for more than half the year that was not exempt from California property tax in 2012.
+If you are married, neither you nor your spouse/registered domestic partner was granted a homeowner's property tax exemption during 2012. (You can still qualify for the credit, even though your spouse/registered domestic partner claimed a homeowner's exemption, as long as each of you maintained a separate residence for the entire year in 2012).
If you meet the requirements above the credit is:
+Head of Household or widow(er), $120
+Married/registered domestic partner filing separately, $60
+Married/registered domestic partner filing jointly, $120
Glass: Mix 1/4 cup vinegar with 1 quart of water in a spray bottle. Spray on glass and wipe clean with old newspaper or a lint-free cloth.
Countertops and Bathroom Tile: Mix 2 parts vinegar and 1 part baking soda with 4 parts water. Apply with a sponge, scour, and wipe away.
Floors: Mix 4 cups of white distilled vinegar with about a gallon of hot water. If desired, add a few drops of pure peppermint or lemon oil for a pleasant scent. After damp mopping the floors, the smell of vinegar will dissipate quickly, leaving behind only the scent of the oil.
Wood Furniture: Mix equal parts of lemon juice and olive and oil. Apply a small amount to a cloth, and rub onto the furniture in long, even strokes.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Sprinkle a toilet brush with baking soda and scrub away! Occasionally disinfect your toilet by scrubbing with borax instead. Wipe the outside of the toilet clean with straight vinegar.
Disinfectant: Mix 2 teaspoons borax, 4 tablespoons vinegar, 3 cups hot water, and 1/4 teaspoon liquid castile soap. Wipe on with dampened cloth or use a spray bottle. Wipe clean.
Mold and mildew: Wipe with straight vinegar.
Air freshener: Sprinkle essential oil on a cotton ball, and stash it in a corner of the room. If you have kids, make sure it is out of their reach as essential oils are very strong and could irritate their skin. Lavender is a relaxing scent that is great for bedrooms, and cinnamon, clove, and citrus oils are great for the rest of the house. You can stash a few in the car too—try peppermint, which may help you to stay alert.
GRAND OPEN HOUSE!
Monday, February 18th, 2013 12 – 4 pm
16220 Cornuta Avenue, Bellflower, CA
We had so much fun with our last Grand Open House, we decided to have another one! Don’t forget to tell your family and friends to join us! If you refer someone to ANY of our Santa Fe Management, Inc. communities, you are eligible to receive a referral check! So, mark your calendars!!!
Food, Games, Prizes, Face Painting!
See you there.
Keep your sink bright, clean and functioning.
¨ Never place hot pots or pans in or on any surface of the sink
¨ Never use the sink as a cutting board
¨ Do not use abrasive cleaning tools
¨ Do not use scouring pads
The following products are recommended on cleaning your kitchen sink.
¨ Non-abrasive cleaners
¨ Bon Ami
¨ Soft Scrub
¨ Spic & Span
¨ Liquid Comet
¨ Soft Cloths or Sponges
It’s often small decisions – a candle left burning, a dry Christmas tree or child left alone even for a moment – that could have life-changing consequences. When it comes to holiday dangers, the numbers are more startling than you might think:
Each year, fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of more than 400 Americans, and injure 1,650 more.
Candle-related fires are one of the most common holiday home hazards, averaging more than 12,000 each year, resulting in 136 deaths, and more than 1,000 injuries.
About 5,800 people – two to three every hour – were treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries sustained while decorating during the holiday seasons.
Christmas trees, both natural and artificial, were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 240 reported home structure fires per year. These fires caused an estimated average of 13 civilian deaths and 27 civilian injuries.
By taking simple steps, we have an opportunity to help change these statistics together. Committing a minute to safety can be as quick and easy as testing your smoke alarm, taking pillows out of the crib or simply using a cabinet lock. Imagine if we all committed just one minute to safety every day? Thousands, perhaps millions, of injuries could be avoided. Today we have a powerful opportunity to raise a safer generation of children, and it can all start by committing just one minute to safety.
Did you know as a resident at a Santa Fe Management community you have access to a Resident portal?
The portal allows you to submit Maintenance request, contact your manager, and access a resident calendar.
All of these features are available to use via a smart phone as well, just browse, come to this site, click the RESIDENTS tab above, fill out the appropriate form, and submit. It's that easy.
ApartmentRatings.com is an online user generated database of information about apartment buildings in the United States.
ApartmentRatings maintains a database of tenant-generated reviews of apartment buildings. According to the site’s homepage, the site currently contains more than 1,200,000 reviews of apartments and apartment complexes. In addition to reviews, the site features a database of building features, user ratings, and a database of tenant-reported average rental prices called "What the Neighbors Pay."
The site also has a Google Maps-based registered sex offender database, and a question-and-answer feature that allows apartment hunters to ask questions about particular apartment buildings they are interested in, and have their questions answered by apartment renters currently living in the building in question.