Planning panel approves development, which also includes retail center

A four-story hotel, a three-story office building and a retail center will be coming soon to a roughly 19-acre empty parcel on a busy San Marcos corner a block from the city’s Town Center. The city’s Planning Commission on Monday evening unanimously OK’d the project, planned for a vacant lot at the southwest corner of North Twin Oaks Valley Road and San Marcos Boulevard — READ MORE via NEW HOTEL PLANNED IN SAN MARCOS |



Part-timers also negotiating for benefits in Encinitas, San Marcos

School districts in Encinitas and San Marcos are locked in labor negotiations with an employees union that wants health benefits and more work hours for instructional aides, the front-line workers who help students with special needs. READ MORE VIA UT

Last Minute Shoppers – Age-appropriate gifts for kids of all ages!


Last Minute Shoppers – Age-appropriate gifts for kids of all ages! 

We’ve all been there, trying to come up with last minute gift ideas for the kids on your list. Dr. Jaime Friedman of Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG) shares some of her favorite developmentally appropriate ones HERE on our blog.

Be sure to visit our website to find a doctor, get the latest information on important children’s health topics and find out why CPMG is right for you. We’re the regions only pediatric medical network specializing in children’s health, from birth through age 18.

Happy, healthy holidays from Children’s Physicians Medical Group!

2014 Winter/Spring edition of The City of San Marcos 360 Magazine


With a fresh new look, the 2014 Winter/Spring edition of the San Marcos 360 Magazine is now available in your mailbox and online.

San Marcos residents will receive the publication in their mailboxes this week. Featuring articles on new retailers in San Marcos, fire recovery efforts, housing projects and more, the free magazine serves to connect residents to their government.

San Marcos 360 is published three times per year by the city and includes timely news about the city along with a complete guide to the city’s parks and recreation offerings.

Residents and visitors can also discover exciting recreational activities, special events, day camps, enrichment programs and classes, sporting leagues, and senior programs.

Jonville Team Open Houses in San Elijo Hills and Old Creek Ranch


1744 Kenwood Place San Marcos, CA 92078


2655 RAWHIDE LANE San Marcos, CA 92078

Stop wishing and start doing!   

Sole Running

A year from now, will you wish you had started? Will you wish you had set some new goals? Met new friends? Become the runner you’ve always wanted to be? We’re telling you to stop wishing and start doing. Now. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by this year. Join our Winter 5K Running Program and you’ll reach heights you never thought were possible. In just 8 weeks, you’ll go from 0 -to- 5K. Along the way, you’ll receive a detailed 8-week training program, weekly coached runs, unlimited contact with the coach, information seminars (including info on running form, nutrition, injury prevention and more), discounts on running gear from the Running Center, product samples, technical t-shirt and much more!

Register now, before January 1st, and you’ll save $15.

To learn more, check out our website:

Got questions? Get in touch:

Double Peak School – Principal’s Coffee

Double Peak School Principal’s Coffee

Please join Steve Baum, principal of Double Peak School, for a cup of coffee and an informal meeting. He will provide a brief update on the new K8 school and then be available to answer question. This informal setting is a wonderful way to support our local businesses, get to know our new principal and meet the parents that will be attending Double Peak School.

December 12 – Cafe Stoked (9:15 – 10:30)

Student Participation Survey
Mr. Baum will be visiting Discovery Elementary, San Elijo Elementary, Woodland Park Middle, and San Elijo Middle during the upcoming months.  These meetings will build excitement for the new school and allow students to assist in the decision making process.
If you would like your child to participate in these meetings, please use the link below to fill out the survey.  Both students in the Double Peak boundary and possible intra-district transfer students are welcome to participate.
This is a wonderful way for the students to take part in the development of the school culture.
Student Participation Link:

San Elijo Hills Local Business Directory

San Elijo Life

Looking for a local Electrician or Painter? Make sure you check the San Elijo Life Business Directory to find a wide selection of local business catering to San Elijo Hills. We also have important contact information for the San Elijo Hills Association, San Elijo Hills Development Company, San Elijo Hills Foundation, San Elijo Hills Schools, Utility Services, City of San Marcos Services etc.

Here is a sample of some local listings:


Ms. Sparky Electric
Serving North County


ProTect Painters serving San Marcos, Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista
Dave McFarland – Owner
310 S Twin Oaks Vly Rd 107-332
San Marcos, Ca. 92078
Cell: 760 916-9522
License # 937723

Have a business looking to reach San Elijo Hills? Please contact San Elijo Life for your listing for just $75.00/year email us at hills

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