With high Santa Ana winds and red flag warnings in place through Wednesday, Nov. 14, expect intermittent power outages throughout San Marcos and County of San Diego as SDG&E takes steps to keep communities safe from wildfire. Follow San Diego Gas & Electric and visit www.sdge.com/outages for the latest updates.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for San Marcos and San Diego County through Wednesday, Nov. 14. Red flag warnings are designed to alert fire departments of the onset, or possible onset, of critical weather and dry conditions that could lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity.
According to CALFIRE, the type of weather patterns forecasted for the area include low relative humidity, strong winds, dry fuels, the possibility of dry lightning strikes, or any combination of the above.
During heightened fire danger, CAL FIRE and San Marcos Fire Department will place additional firefighters on duty, staff more fire engines and keep more equipment on 24 hours a day to be able to respond to any new fires.
“Wildfires burning in Ventura, Los Angeles and Butte counties are a clear reminder that we are in a dangerous fire season, and that one could flare up any moment, especially with the forecasted Santa Ana winds heading to San Diego County,” said Fire Chief Brett VanWey.
To prepare, San Marcos Fire Department and the County of San Diego are recommending residents take a “Ready, Set, Go!” approach for peak fire season.
Homeowners are asked to get “ready” by creating or maintaining at least one hundred and fifty feet of defensible space – but to do so only early in the morning when the grasses are still dewy to prevent sparking a fire in the dry heat of the day.
Residents can also get “ready” by making an emergency plan, gathering emergency supplies and making sure smoke detectors are in working condition.
If a fire breaks out, San Marcos residents can get “set” to evacuate by staying updated on the latest local safety information by visiting the city’s website, following San Marcos @sanmarcoscity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; registering for e-notifications; and turning radios to AM 1610.
Finally, if told to do so by a public safety official or you feel unsafe, be ready to “go” by taking the evacuation steps necessary to give your family and home the best chance of surviving a wildfire.
“San Marcos is no stranger to wildfire and it is up to all of us to help keep ourselves, our property and the community safe,” said Fire Chief Brett VanWey.
It is important that residents stay connected before, during and after emergencies.
In addition to city information channels, residents can register cell phones with San Diego County’s free AlertSanDiego notification system by visiting www.readysandiego.org to sign up. Once registered, residents will receive calls or texts with local emergency information.
For more information about how you can prepare for emergencies, visit www.san-marcos.net/beprepared or visit ReadySanDiego.org. For red flag warning updates or to learn how you can do your part to reduce wildfire risk, visit CALFIRE’s website.
On November 13 @ 6pm the San Marcos City Council will be covering agenda item TMP-1117 could impact on the traffic flow in San Elijo Hills
November 2018 updates from The San Elijo Hills Community Association:
Winter Wonderland & Tree Lighting
LET IT SNOW! This year’s annual tree lighting is becoming a WINTER WONDERLAND! Please join us for this long standing tradition in the Town Square Park on Friday, December 7th. Festivities will run from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM with the tree lighting at 7:00 PM. This magical night will include some of these fun activities!
* Santa and Mrs. Clause will be here for pictures so make sure you are on his “nice” list! Don’t forget to bring your camera!
* A Colorful Universe will have an ornament painting station for only $5.00 per ornament. Stop by to create a one-of-a-kind decoration for your home! They also make great gifts for family.
* Holiday elves will join us to show off their artistic skills with balloons.
* Cookies, cider and hot chocolate will be served to warm your belly!
* Delicious food trucks will be serving up a variety of specialties available for purchase.
* The SEMS choir will perform Holiday inspired music throughout the night!
We hope that you and your family are able to make it out to this wondrous event! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz McCardle at email@example.com.
Holiday Decoration Committee
The Board of Directors will be kicking it up a notch this year! Our new winter wonderland theme will continue on to the common areas of the community, and we need your help! Lighted wreaths will be hung on various street lights in the town center, which require decorating. If you like to be creative and are looking for a way to participate in the community, we are putting together a group of folks to help decorate the wreaths. Come join the fun! If you are interested in participating, the committee will be decorating on Wednesday November 14th at 5:00 PM. For location and details, please contact please contact Liz McCardle at firstname.lastname@example.org
San Elijo Hills Women’s Club-A Night in Casablanca-November 17th!
Round up the usual suspects! The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club is gearing up for their largest fundraiser of the year. This year’s event, A Night in Casablanca, will take place on Saturday, November 17 from 6 to 10PM at the San Elijo Rec Center on Elfin Forest Rd. You will feel like you’ve been swept away to another era as you enter the courtyard and find the venue magically transformed into an upscale night club & gambling den complete with traditional casino tables from roulette to black jack, live music, heavy appetizers and a live & silent auction full of amazing products, experiences & services. Be ready for a night of fun, laughter, and partying with a purpose. All proceeds will go to Straight from the Heart – a local San Marcos organization that provides support services for foster families. This event is an important part of their funding each year, so be ready to give big and live large for the night! Tickets are only $75/each and will get you in the door to enjoy all of the fun, appetizers, drinks, play money and memories to last a lifetime. You can purchase your tickets directly online at sehwc.weebly.com. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
The 16th Annual Neighborhood Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 24th. You can organize your own four-some or we can match you up with the perfect partners for a great day of golf right here at the St. Mark Executive Course in San Marcos. Hosted by the San Elijo Hills Foundation, this long-standing community tradition is something no one should miss. There are tons of great raffle prizes. The spirit of the event is light-hearted and fun. And, you just might win the coveted Turkey Classic Green Jacket & trophy. Come meet some new friends, get involved and make an impact in our community. It’s going to be a blast! Sponsorship opportunities are available! Visit www.turkeyclassic.com for more information and to register. Hope to see you all there! If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please contact the San Elijo Hills Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOA elections are coming up here in San Elijo Hills! This year’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:00PM at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078). Neighborhood Representatives are required to attend the meeting to ensure quorum is established and the votes from their neighborhood are counted. Neighborhood elections are scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 15th at 10:00AM at the Walters offices in Carlsbad. To date, we only have 3 neighborhoods out of 30 that have received enough ballots to make the initial quorum requirement. So if you haven’t done so, please submit your ballot ASAP. Ballots can be mailed directly in the envelopes provided; or you can drop them off at the onsite office. All ballots must be received by 9AM on November 15th in order to be counted. Thank you to everyone who has already submitted their ballots!!
2nd Annual Menorah Lighting
Come celebrate our 2nd Annual Menorah Lighting! Bring your menorahs and head down to the town square park on December 2nd at 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm on the first day of Hanukkah! There will be kids activities, face painting, latkes, donuts, music and more! Bring a plain sweater or shirt to participate in our ugly sweater decorating contest…Hanukah style! If you are interested in attending this event or have any questions, please contact your community director, Liz McCardle, at email@example.com.
Have you enabled our San Elijo Life Flash Briefing on Alexa yet? Quick San Elijo Hills news and events.
Enable San Elijo Life Flash Briefing now! 👇🏼
**Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent of the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.
San Elijo Hills are you looking for top-level local customer service and support- GoWireless in La Costa Town Square is ready to help you!
La Costa Town Square (next to Project Pie and Chipotle)
#3410 Via Mercato, Suite 102
Carlsbad, CA 92009
November is the perfect time to teach our children how to show gratitude now, and all year long. Taking time to pause and reflect on the many people and things to be thankful for can literally improve our health! Dr. Gina Rosenfeld’s latest blog offers some great tips to share with your kids. And for some daily inspiration, download this printable calendar.
Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG), in partnership with Rady Children’s Health Network, is dedicated to offering outstanding healthcare for your kids, from birth through age 18. Have you checked out our new and updated website? We can help you find a doctor, explain why CPMG is right for you and allow you to view videos on our doctors and other health topics.
Round up the usual suspects! The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club is gearing up for their largest fundraiser of the year. This year’s event, A Night in Casablanca, will take place on Saturday, November 17 from 6 to 10PM at the San Elijo Rec Center on Elfin Forest Rd.
You will feel like you’ve been swept away to another era as you enter the courtyard and find the venue magically transformed into an upscale night club & gambling den complete with traditional casino tables from roulette to black jack, live music, heavy appetizers and a live & silent auction full of amazing products, experiences & services.
Be ready for a night of fun, laughter, and partying with a purpose. All proceeds will go to Straight from the Heart – a local San Marcos organization that provides support services for foster families. This event is an important part of their funding each year, so be ready to give big and live large for the night!
Tickets are only $75/each and will get you in the door to enjoy all of the fun, appetizers, drinks, play money and memories to last a lifetime. You can purchase your tickets directly online at sehwc.weebly.com.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of San Marcos Election Results are in. Rebecca Jones elected Mayor and Randy Walton elected to District 2 City Council Seat.
County of San Diego
Gubernatorial General Election
November 6, 2018
Unofficial Election Night Final
(Outstanding Ballots to be Processed: 490,000)
When to expect 2018 election results
According to San Diego County, election results are expected to take longer than usual
On election night, we all want to know who won and which propositions and measures passed – and as soon as possible! According to the County of San Diego, the Nov. 6 Gubernatorial General Election results are expected to take longer than usual to come in. Here’s why.
- San Diego County voters will get a two-card ballot with contests listed both on the front and back. Voters will need more time to fill them out and the Registrar of Voters will need more time to process them.
- More mail ballots than ever before were issued by the Registrar’s office, over 1.2 million, and many voters do not turn them in until Election Day.
- A record high number of registered voters: San Diego County has more than 1.7 million registered voters.
- More polling places will be open: 1,542, up from 1,444 in the June 5 Primary Election.
In short, we have two cards for every ballot, more candidates, more measures, more voters, more polling places, more mail ballots and more ballot cards in general.
The number of provisional ballots cast has grown in recent elections. These take additional processing time. Registrar workers must make sure your votes count for the contests you were entitled to vote on and that they don’t count the ones you weren’t.
Mail ballots are more convenient, but if you drop them off at the polls on Election Day, the Registrar of Voters can’t start counting them until Thursday at the earliest because the signatures need to be verified first. The Registrar expects 250,000 to 300,000 mail ballots will be dropped off at the polls or picked up at the U.S. Postal Service on Nov. 6.
“This is not really a new phenomenon,” said Vu. “We’re just likely to have a higher volume of outstanding ballots.”
So what can you expect?
The polls close at 8 p.m. Within minutes, the results should come through for the ballots that were mailed in, submitted at drop-off points before Election Day or during early voting at the Registrar’s office.
After that, some precinct results may trickle in, but only a very light number. Close to 11 p.m. you can expect the bulk of the precinct numbers. Then, results should come in periodically as trucks with ballot boxes continue to roll in. All the precinct ballots might not arrive until after 1 a.m. and the final unofficial election night results may not be done until after 4 a.m.
After all the precinct ballots are counted on election night, Vu expects only about 55 to 60 percent of the vote to be in the count. Tight races will still be up in the air.
“It’s not over on election night, and it hasn’t been for a long, long time,” said Vu. “Close contests are not decided until all the ballots are in the count.”
While you can guess how some races will turn out due to the early numbers, the results for the tight races must wait until election workers process, review and inspect every ballot: precinct, provisional, mail-in and damaged.
“Between mail ballots and provisional ballots, a close race always comes to the very end,” said Vu. “We must do our due diligence to make sure everything is right.”
Some races may not be decided for several weeks. However, the results must be certified 30 days after Election Day on Dec. 6.
For more information, visit sdvote.com or call (858) 565-5800.
Public Health Alert—-Flea-borne Typhus
We all know that fleas are irritating to our pets, cause itchiness and skin allergies and are just generally undesirable and challenging to eliminate in the environment. But did you know that fleas also transmit serious diseases to humans, such as Typhus and Plague?
We are writing to alert you to a recent, local increase in Typhus cases reported by Los Angeles Public Health documenting over 100 cases of people who contracted Flea-borne Typhus. Flea-borne typhus is a bacterial disease that infected fleas can spread to humans during a fleabite. Symptoms of Typhus include fever, chills, lethargy, rash and headache. Once diagnosed, the condition can be treated with appropriate antibiotic therapy. It is not spread directly from person to person.
The health of your family, both human and furry-babies, is our number one concern at Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo. Our doctors are recommending the following actions to keep your household safe from flea-borne pathogens:
Make sure all of your pets receive year round, effective flea medication. This includes strictly indoor pets, who are still at risk for flea exposure.
Do not leave pet food out that will attract rodents and other wild animals.
Keep trash in tightly sealed containers.
Reduce debris and overgrown plants and bushes in your yard.
Address any issues that your property may have with respect to mice, rats, gophers or any stray animals.
If you would like additional information on the recent Typhus outbreak please visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/typhus or ask one of our doctors.
If your pet is not current on flea control please protect your family and contact our office today to schedule an appointment. AVC doctors can prescribe a flea medication that is safe and effective for your pet and will protect your human family from contracting flea-borne diseases as well.
Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo
1691 Melrose Dr Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078