Community News

Memorial Day Weekend at Palm Valley

May 27th, 2011

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!

We would like to wish all of our wonderful residents here at Palm Valley a happy and safe Memorial Day! In observance of the holiday, the office will be closed on Monday. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!

If you plan to take a dip in the pool this weekend, please remember that glass and alcohol are not permitted in the pool area. Also, no more than 2 guests per household may accompany residents to the pool. The pool will open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.

Happy Memorial Day!

Photo Credit: Carl Wycoff

Palm Valley Pool Hours & Regulations

May 19th, 2011

It’s time to relax!

There is nothing more relaxing than taking a dip in the pool after working hard all week. On the other hand, sometimes it’s just as relaxing when you sit by the pool and read the latest issue of your favorite magazine. If you’re like most Palm Valley residents, you were counting down the days until the pool reopened! In fact, you probably have friends and family members that live in other apartment communities in San Jose without a community pool on the property. It’s OK to invite them over for a swim, but remember that no more than 2 guests per household may accompany residents to the pool. In addition, please remember that glass and alcohol are not permitted in the pool area.

The pool is open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. for your enjoyment. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-959-8419.

Photo Credit: Michael Zanussi

Find a Roommate: Live in Luxury in San Jose

February 11th, 2011

Perfect Roommates

Do you dream of living in a luxury apartment in San Jose, but you can’t afford the rent? Well, instead of giving up on your dreams, find a roommate! Living with a roommate is a simple fix to your problems. In fact, many people have roommates just so they can afford to live in luxury.

Although sharing an apartment with a close friend may sound fun, it can lead to disaster. Instead of living with friends, many people utilize online roommate matching services. If you are searching for a roommate in San Jose, Rommiematch.com can help! The best thing about this company is the fact that you can sign up and review your roommate matches for free. You only have to make a payment if you find a roommate that you want to contact.

After you find your roommate, you can find the luxury apartment of your dreams! In fact, you should consider making Palm Valley your new home. Palm Valley offers Italian, Resort, Condominium, and even European style living. For more information or to schedule a tour, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-959-8419. One of our helpful leasing consultants will be happy to assist you.

Photo Credit: Genvessel

RSVP for Palm Valley’s Annual Martini Night!

February 3rd, 2011

Triple Olive Dirty Martini

Are you a martini lover? Do you have to have a martini every single time you are out with your friends? If so, you should definitely attend Palm Valley’s Annual Martini Night on Thursday, February 10, 2011!

This is the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with your fellow Palm Valley neighbors. In addition, everyone who attends will get a sneak peak at the new resident center! I’m sure you are all curious to see what’s going on, right? Well now you have the perfect opportunity to see for yourself!

Martini Night will take place at the Santa Palmia Clubhouse from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Only residents 21 years of age or older can attend. Please bring valid identification. Shuttle Services will start at 6:30 p.m. in front of Villa Veneto and Palma Sorrento.

To attend, you must RSVP with resident services office by Sunday, February 6th.

  • Santa Palmia: 365-0871
  • Village of Marineo: 365-0871
  • Palma Sorrento: 229-2850
  • Villa Veneto: 365-9290

Photo Credit: The Culinary Geek

Fire Hazards: Take Precautions to Keep Your Apartment Safe

January 27th, 2011

Give these guys a day Off!

It’s important to take precautions to keep your apartment safe. In fact, it’s a good idea to periodically look around to make sure that your apartment is free from hazards that may cause an apartment fire. You can help prevent a fire in your Palm Valley apartment by doing the following:

  • Keep your matches and lighters away from children. You should keep them stored high where your children cannot reach them. Also, talk to them about the dangers of playing with matches and lighters.
  • Never store gasoline or other flammable agents in your apartment.
  • If you are a smoker, refrain from smoking in bed. If you are not a smoker, but you friends that smoke, always check the area where they smoked for any cigarettes that may have been inadvertently dropped.

Unfortunately, the Fire Safety Presentation program has been discontinued at the San Jose Fire Department. However, they offer free safety information on their website that can help you keep your apartment safe.

Photo Credit: Jay Adan

Add Flair to Plain Window Treatments

January 24th, 2011

Plain Window Treatments

Do your window treatments look plain and ordinary? Do you want to give them a little style and pizzazz without spending an obscene amount of money? If so, you are in luck because I have a great way to add a little style to your window treatments using a rosette!

Don’t worry because it is easy to make! However, you will need to know how to sew to make this decoration.  Here are the steps that you need to follow:

  1. Find a patterned fabric that matches your existing room décor and cut a 4 1/2×48-inch strip.
  2. Press the strip in half lengthwise while coiling the strip into the rosette shape.
  3. By hand, stitch the rosette to a circle of interfacing.
  4. Top-stitch the center of the rosette.
  5. Get rid of any excess interfacing by trimming it away.
  6. Pin your new rosette to your curtain.

If you want to see a picture of the finished product, click here.

Photo Credit: Taber Andrew Bain

Tips to Help Your Organize Your Bathroom and Kitchen

January 14th, 2011

Messy Bathroom

Are you having trouble finding space in your kitchen and bathroom? Are these rooms in disorder, and you are in need of help? If so, don’t worry because I have some awesome organization tips to share:

• If your kitchen is like mine, you have a lot of papers on the counters. If so, consider purchasing a bulletin board and hang it on your kitchen wall to display papers. If that is not an option, simply buy magnets and hang the needed documents on your refrigerator. However, make sure that the things that you hang are pertinent.

• If you have an old salad spinner that you never use, get rid of it. The same can be said for any other kitchen appliance that you no longer need. For example, why would you keep a broken toaster? There is absolutely no reason why you should hang on to items that no longer can be used. Unnecessary items take up precious storage space. 

• To create more space in your bathroom closet or storage area, buy a wine rack to store your bathroom towels. Wine racks can be purchased at a fairly decent price at most department stores.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth

Palm Valley Holiday Update

December 24th, 2010

Happy Holidays Palm Valley Residents! The staff here at Palm Valley would like to wish each and every resident a happy and joyous holiday! Just as a reminder, the office will be closed December 24th and 25th.

We sincerely hope that you enjoy the holiday tomorrow. Here is a quick last minute recipe you may want to add to your holiday menu. Enjoy!

When Do You Prefer to Take a Vacation?

December 17th, 2010

In Which Season do you Prefer to Travel?

Hello Palm Valley Resident! With the holiday season here, there are plenty of people with booked flights everywhere around the world, although many may have plans to be right here in their cozy apartment for the holidays. Some people decide to take their vacations during the winter months for various reasons like discounted prices, while others find it to be a time when it just feels more appropriate to stay at home and vacation during the summer. But here is a question for you Palm Valley Residents:

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Tools for School Fundraising in San Jose

December 7th, 2010

Donate School Supplies for Kids in the Bay Area

Hello Palm Valley Residents! San Jose Council-member Ash Kalra, will be hosting a Tools 4 School Fundraising Event through out the month of December. The fundrasier is to raise money for childrens school supplies through out the Bay Area.

Although there will be several drop off points for donated items, there are several other ways you can make a contribution to such a great cause. One way is to give a monetary gift online on the Bay Area Benefit website.

Another way to donate is at Azucar Latin Bistro located in Downtown San Jose. On this day you can come and enjoy appetizers and mojitos. If you dine at the restaurant, 15% of your dining bill will be donate to the charity.

Visit the Bay Area Benefit page or the San Jose District 2 page for more information on Tools 4 School.

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