March 2012 - DeLuz Family Housing


March 2012 - DeLuz Family Housing
108 Marine Dr. • Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: (760) 385-4835 • Fax: (760) 385-4841 •
March 2012
Office Personnel
Melanie Gowdy
Community Director
Estella Sanchez
Asst. Director
Royce King
Leasing Agent
Jerrod Klippel
Leasing Agent
Shandra Morris
Leasing Agent
Grey Quintana
Work Order Control
Maintenance Team
Richard Lien
Maint. Director
Gustavo Orihuela
Asst. Maint. Dir.
Juan Juan
Maintenance Tech
Lucas Lilio
Maintenance Tech
Mynor Iriarte
Maintenance Tech
Gabriel Montes
Maintenance Tech
Guillermo Mendez
Maintenance Tech
Jeremy Mohabeer
Maintenance Tech
Marcos Vega
Grounds Porter
Contact Information
Accounting Questions (760) 237-6276
Emergency/After Hrs.
(760) 500-6115
(760) 725-3888
Keep Out of Hot
When getting into a shower or
bath, we aren’t likely to imagine we
are facing the risk of serious injury.
However, each year about 3,800
injuries and 34 deaths occur at home
due to scalding from excessively hot
tap water.
“Most hot tap-water burns happen
to children under 5 and older adults,”
says Jill Fuller, vice president of sales
and marketing for American Valve, a
safety valve manufacturer.
However, you can take some
simple steps to ensure your safety
and that of your loved ones. For
example, replace a regular
showerhead and tub spout with ones
designed to block scalding water.
When water reaches an unsafe
temperature, these specially created
devices quickly reduce the water flow
to a trickle. Once the water in the line
cools, the flow restarts automatically—
usually in less than 30 seconds.
Follow this advice to help reduce
the risk of scald injuries in your home:
Scrapbooking Party at
DeLuz Housing
We are pleased to announce that
Heather Plotzke will be hosting a
scrapbooking party at DeLuz on
March 21. We are asking
that everyone R.S.V.P. by calling
(760) 712-7033 no later than
March 14.
• Set your water heater to 120° F
or cooler (just below the medium
• Test the water before stepping
into the tub or shower.
• When children are in the tub,
watch them closely.
• Keep children away from the
stove when you are cooking.
• Turn pot handles toward the
back of the stove.
• Never carry a child when you
have a hot drink in your hand.
• Treat a minor burn injury
immediately with cool running
water for three to five minutes.
Do not apply ice, lotions
or butter.
For more information, visit
Our Nation’s Anthem
Originally written as a poem, “The
Star-Spangled Banner” was penned
by Francis Scott Key in 1814. It
became the national anthem of the
United States on March 3, 1931.
Since it was written, the anthem has
been sung countless times, in
countless ways. Some of the more
famous—or infamous—renditions:
• The first public performance is
said to have been by actor
Ferdinand Durang at Captain
McCauley’s Tavern in 1814.
• The anthem was played during
the games of the 1918 World
Series, and eventually could be
heard before all major league
baseball games. “The
Star-Spangled Banner” now
kicks off most sporting events in
the U.S.
• The first “pop” performance of
the anthem happened in October
1968 at the World Series. Jose
Feliciano, then 23, strummed a
blues version on his guitar—a
controversy at the time—
becoming the first of many to
play the anthem nontraditionally.
• While closing the Woodstock
music festival in 1969, Jimi
Hendrix played a version on his
electric guitar that has been
called both an important political
statement from the ’60s and one
of Hendrix’s worst performances.
• Perhaps the most infamous
singing of the anthem is
attributed to Roseanne Barr,
whose out-of-tune interpretation
before a baseball game in San
Diego in 1990 nearly ruined
her career.
• “The Star-Spangled Banner”
gave Christina Aguilera trouble at
Super Bowl XLV when she sang
the wrong lyrics, a reason many
performers choose to lip-sync
the anthem.
How to See the Glass
as Half-Full
Cultivating an attitude of optimism
not only makes you happier, it can
also boost your health and
relationships. Researchers at Duke
University Medical Center found that
heart disease patients who scored
high in an optimism survey had the
best medical outcomes. A study of
dating couples published in the
Journal of Personality and Social
Psychology revealed that optimists
are less likely to fight with their
significant others.
Need any more reasons to turn
that frown upside down? Research
indicates that an optimistic attitude
Be a Tourist in Your Own Town
Spring is the perfect time to get
away from it all. But there’s no need to
buy a plane ticket—you can live it up
without leaving town. Here are some
ideas for a “staycation” you’ll
Where the art is. Go to a local
museum and check out masterpieces
created by area artists.
Hit the history. How much do you
really know about the community? Do
you know who the earliest settlers
were? What industries first attracted
people to the town? Visit the local
library for information. You might even
be able to take a tour of historic sites.
improves coping skills and may ward
off colds and prevent depression.
March is Optimism Month, a perfect
time to look at the bright side. offers these
Change what’s not working.
Identify aspects of your life you feel
negatively about and focus on ways to
improve them.
Monitor your thoughts. If you catch
yourself in a negative spiral, reframe
your thoughts in a positive way.
Maintain healthy habits. Exercise is
a proven mood lifter, and nutritious
foods nourish your mind as well as
your body.
Find positive pals. Negative people
can undermine your ability to manage
stress in healthy ways.
Check your self-talk. Would you
think such uncharitable thoughts
about a good friend? Treat yourself
kindly, too.
Walk in the park. Spring is the ideal
season to get some exercise while
exploring the flowers, trees and
wildlife that live in the area.
Bon appétit. In the routine of our
daily lives, it’s easy to get stuck in a
dining rut. A staycation is a golden
opportunity to try new restaurants in
town. It’s also a great time to travel
with your taste buds by sampling an
exotic cuisine.
Ah, the spa. Treat yourself to a
massage or salon beauty treatment.
Or, put on a facial mask, soak your
feet and luxuriate in a relaxing spa
day at home.
Wit & Wisdom
“Green is the prime color of the
world, and that from which its
loveliness arises.”
—Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Women Who Broke Ground
and Made History
During March, Women’s History
Month, we commend the
achievements of pioneering females.
Here are a few women who made big
strides at an early age:
Betsey Metcalf. In 1798, when she
was 12 years old, Metcalf admired a
straw bonnet in a shop window.
Unable to afford it, she decided to
make one herself. Using simple tools,
Metcalf devised a way to quickly braid
straw, creating a cottage hat-making
industry in New England and
employment for girls and women in
the early 1800s.
Maria Mitchell. This Nantucket,
Mass., native learned about
astronomy from her father. In 1835,
when she was 17, Mitchell opened a
school to train women in science and
math. The following year, she became
a librarian at the Nantucket Atheneum.
In 1847, Mitchell achieved
international recognition for
discovering a comet. In 1848, she
became the first woman elected to the
American Academy of Arts and
Ruby Bridges. In 1960, 6-year-old
Bridges became the first
African-American student to attend the
elementary school in her New Orleans
neighborhood. Federal marshals
escorted her to school to protect her
from angry segregationists. Only one
teacher, Barbara Henry, agreed to
teach Bridges. When Bridges grew up,
she created the Ruby Bridges
Foundation to promote “tolerance,
respect and appreciation of all
Island Pineapple
Chicken Panini
• 2 slices fresh pineapple (1/4-inch
• 2 ciabatta rolls, split
• 1 tablespoon butter, melted
• 1/3 cup bottled teriyaki glaze
• 4 ounces deli chicken breast,
sliced thin
• 2 slices deli-style cheese
• 4 thin slices red onion
• 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
Preheat panini grill or electric grill
to high. Arrange pineapple on the
bottom grill plate, close the top plate,
and grill until pineapple is tender (1 to
2 minutes). Remove and keep warm.
Wipe grill plates clean.
Place rolls, cut side down, on a
work surface and brush crusts with
butter. Turn rolls over and brush with
teriyaki glaze.
On bottom halves, evenly layer
chicken, pineapple, cheese, onion and
cabbage. Drizzle with the remaining
teriyaki glaze. Cover with top halves
and press gently to pack.
Place sandwiches in the grill, close
the top plate, and cook until golden
brown (3 to 4 minutes). Serve
For more recipes visit
“Sometimes our fate resembles
a fruit tree in winter. Who would
think that those branches would turn
green again and blossom, but we
hope it, we know it.”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“I had to live in the desert before I
could understand the full value of
grass in a green ditch.”
—Ella Maillart
“Green is my favorite. And it’s my
favorite because it’s the color of my
wife’s eyes, grass, trees, life, and
money, and Mother Earth.”
—Casper Van Dien
“For in the true nature of things, if we
rightly consider, every green tree is far
more glorious than if it were made of
gold and silver.”
—Martin Luther
“If your knees aren’t green by the end
of the day, you ought to seriously
re-examine your life.”
—Bill Watterson
“The sincerity of the art worker must
permeate the song as naturally as the
green leaves break through the dead
branches in springtime.”
—Alma Gluck
“Green, how I want you green. Green
wind. Green branches.”
—Federico Garcia Lorca
“Green fingers are the extension of a
verdant heart.”
—Russell Page
March 2012
Trash Pickup
4 Exterminator
Yard Sale
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Girls’ Night Expo
6–8 p.m.
Kids’ Movie Night
5:30–7 p.m.
Trash Pickup
11 Exterminator
Daylight Saving
Time Begins
Kids’ Movie Night
5:30–7 p.m.
18 Exterminator
25 Exterminator
Trash Pickup
20 Kids’ Movie Night 21
5:30–7 p.m.
Resident Advisory
Meeting 4–5 p.m.
Scrapbooking Party
6–7 p.m.
Kids’ Movie Night
5:30–7 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day
Kids’ Karate Class
10 a.m.–Noon
Trash Pickup
Trash Pickup
1872: Yellowstone is established as
the first national park.
1943: The revolutionary musical
“Oklahoma!” debuts on Broadway.
1950: Silly Putty goes on the market.
1875: Georges Bizet’s famous opera
“Carmen” debuts in Paris.
44 B.C.: On the 15th of March, Julius
Caesar is stabbed to death.
1888: The Blizzard of 1888, which
dumped up to 4 feet of snow in some
places, occurs.
1957: U.S. Customs officials
confiscate 520 copies of Allen
Ginsberg’s poem “Howl.”
1889: The Eiffel Tower opens.
1962: Wilt Chamberlain scores
100 points in a single basketball game.
1920: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel,
“This Side of Paradise,” is published.
1963: The infamous prison on
Alcatraz Island is closed.
1852: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is
published, causing a stir.
1933: President Franklin Roosevelt
delivers the first of many fireside
chats designed to relieve growing
fears about the Great Depression.
2010: Kathryn Bigelow becomes the
first female director to win an Oscar.
1868: Impeachment trials for
President Andrew Johnson
1934: The ever-popular game of
Monopoly is released.
1794: Eli Whitney patents the
cotton gin.
1802: The U.S. Military Academy is
established in West Point, N.Y.

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