San Elijo Hills Association (HOA) Updates


Following is a list of important announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills Association:

Trails Clean Up Day: Saturday, September 20th

The trail system within San Elijo Hills is such a beloved feature of our community! Please join us on Saturday, September 20th from 9:00AM-12:00PM to help clean up the trails! Volunteers will meet in the Town Square of San Elijo Hills at 9:00AM. Walk-ups are welcome but pre-registration helps us with site logistics, so if you know for sure you want to help, please register online at

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: All volunteers should wear comfortable closed toed shoes and sun protection. Help reduce waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle, gardening or work gloves, and a bucket to collect litter. Note: every participant in CCD needs to sign a waiver; anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature to participate!

California Coastal CleanUp Day (CCD) is a statewide event and the San Elijo Hills trails system is a designated CCD area. We need volunteers for this truly awesome event!! The first 50 people to attend will receive a voucher for a free taco from Rubios, students are eligible for community service hours, and prizes will be given out for the most trash collected!

Together we can all make a difference!
Paris in the Hills: Saturday, September 20th

The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club is hosting Paris in the Hills on Saturday, September 20th at 6:00PM at Café Stoked. The night will include a live jazz band, festive dinner, drinks, and a silent & live auction! Tickets are $40.00. All proceeds benefit Straight from the Heart, a 501c3 non-profit that supports over 5,000 foster children in 1,500 foster & adoptive families throughout San Diego.

Purchase tickets online at or call Suzanne Scull at (760) 522-3125 to pay by phone.
Save the Date! Oktoberfest: Sunday, October 19th

Our most popular event of the year is coming back in San Elijo Hills! Mark your calendar for Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 19th. More details will be available on the community website and October newsletter. We hope to see you there!
Town Center Fountain & General Water Restrictions

It has been brought to the attention of the HOA that there may be concerns regarding the fountain in the Town Square during California’s drought. The water in the fountain is re-circulated and there is no additional waste of water while the fountain is running. It must be run regularly to keep the equipment functioning properly. We have been working with the Vallecitos Water District to ensure that all restrictions and guidelines are being met.

On a related note, the Association has dialed back the landscape irrigation in areas where water restrictions are applicable. Therefore, you may notice our grass areas in the community are under stress. While much of the irrigation on our perimeter slopes is not subject to water restrictions due to type of irrigation system in place, we are sensitive to the drought conditions and have restricted water use where possible in these areas.

San Marcos Fire Recovery Team to host post wildfire recovery workshop


On Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 to 11am, the City of San Marcos will be hosting a post wildfire erosion control workshop at Hollandia Park, 12 Mission Hills Court. Workshop attendees will learn how to plan, protect and restore landscape around homes from the damaging effects of wildfire.

During the workshop, residents will have the opportunity to speak with the City’s fire recovery team and watch a demonstration on how to install common erosion control devices. The San Marcos Fire Marshal will also be on hand to answer questions. Finally, the City will provide a limited number of gravel bags and fiber rolls to affected residents within the burn area on a first-come, first-serve basis.

While the upcoming rainy season will spur much needed growth in the surrounding hillsides, post wildfire erosion greatly increases the potential for flooding, runoff and debris flow into our lakes and creeks. Homeowners within the Cocos fire burn area are encouraged to begin erosion control preparations as soon as possible so that that the proper measures are installed before the wet season in October.

“Under normal circumstances, roots help to stabilize soil, while stems and leaves slow water down, giving it time to absorb or soak into the soil,” said Public Works Director/City Engineer Mike Edwards. “In the aftermath of a fire, these protective functions are severely compromised—it becomes everyone’s responsibility to stabilize and protect properties.”

The City is actively restoring many of its trails, landscaped areas and slopes that were damaged during the Cocos fire. In preparation for the rainy weather, the City is also beginning the installation of erosion control devices on City owned properties within the burn area and is working to protect storm drains from collecting sediment from the surrounding hillsides.

For more information on erosion control and fire recovery, please visit

Welcome Shane’s Pizza to San Elijo Hills


Good news for residents of San Elijo Hills in San Marcos: Hendo’s Pizza and Pints has closed and is in the process of becoming Shane’s Pizza. We all know that Hendo’s was famous for bad food and even worse (much, much worse) service. Fortunately for us, Shane has come to the rescue.

Shane is most recently from Washington State but when he saw the opportunity to open his own place in SEH he jumped at the chance. He has since moved his wife and young child into San Elijo Hills and hopes to be a permanent part or our community. It’s great to know that the new owner of our local pizza joint will be our neighbor as well. His parents who hail from Encinitas are over there helping out as well. It’s a real family joint now.

Shane is still in the process of getting moved into SEH so all the changes to the pizza place aren’t in place yet. But one thing that has definitely changed is the atmosphere. In my past two recon missions, everyone there has been friendly and welcoming. So while there are still many updates yet to come, there’s no need to wait any longer to get over there and introduce yourselves and say hi to the friendly new staff and let them know how much you look forward to some great pizza finally being offered here in San Elijo Hills.

Good luck Shane, we wish you the best.

Kevin Thomas-Checking out San Elijo Hills for San Elijo Life

Jazz at The Lake

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San Marcos High School Music Boosters invites you to join them for an evening of Jazz at the Lake on Friday, September 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of food, friendship, and lively jazz performed by the SMHS music directors and their selected colleagues. Tickets are $30 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and a no-host bar. In addition to an evening filled with professional jazz music, the event will include a wine wall and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the SMHS music program. For more information or to purchase tickets go to

Get Back to You

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If your summer was anything like ours, there wasn’t much me-time. Working around the kids’ summer schedules left little time to schedule anything else, let alone a consistent workout routine. Well, the kids are back in school and it’s time to get back to you. And we’re here to help.
Join one of our Fall 5K Programs and we’ll help you go from 0 to 5K in 8 weeks. Whether your running took a backseat to summer fun, you’re coming back from an injury or you’ve never run before, these programs are designed to help you get to the starting line of a 5K race in a fun, supportive way, all while minimizing risk of getting hurt. Participants receive discounts at Running Center in Carlsbad, product samples, a technical t-shirt and more. This is all in addition to a detailed 8-week training plan, weekly coached runs, info sessions, etc. You don’t want to miss out!!
Already a seasoned runner? Forward this info to anyone you think would be interested in starting a running program. It’s hard to get started alone. With us, you don’t have to.
Got questions? Get in touch:
phone: 240-603-5657
Instagram: @SoleHealth 

City of San Marcos to host second workshop on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan project


On Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the City of San Marcos will be hosting the second workshop for the San Marcos Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan project at the City Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive. During this workshop, city staff will present the draft project and program recommendations as well as the Safe Route to School recommendations.

The goal of the San Marcos Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan project is to provide safe mobility options for bicyclists and pedestrians throughout the City of San Marcos.

Residents unable to attend the workshop are invited to provide feedback by completing an on-line survey at

For more information, please contact City Traffic Engineer Omar Dayani at or Associate Civic Engineer Linna Zhang at

The Importance of Back to School Physical Exams



The Importance of Back to School Physical Exams

Even though school has already started, the fall is a good time to schedule your child’s annual physical exam. It may be fulfilling a requirement to participate in a sport for school or for an update on vaccines, but a yearly checkup is important. Dr. Regina Mangine of Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG) explains why in our latest YouTube video.

CPMG is dedicated to bringing the children of San Diego County the very best in pediatric healthcare. Visit our “Find a Doctor” page on our website, to search for a pediatrician near you. Or call us at 1-877-276-4543, and our Customer Service Department will be happy to help you.

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Help clean up San Elijo Hills Trails


San Elijo Hills Trails

Help clean up San Elijo Hills Trails

Meeting Place: Saturday Sept. 20th 9:00 am at the San Elijo Hills Town Square. Meet at the park near San Elijo Hills Town Square across from Cafe Stoked, the closest address is 1215 San Elijo Rd Elfin Forest Rd E, San Marcos, CA 92078

Sign up online:

Students can earn community service credit. Prizes for most trash collected! First 50 attendees get a free Rubios taco.

Walk-ups are welcomed but pre-registration helps us with site logistics, please register online. The team captains for our SEH cleanup site are Kathy Jones and Rebecca Condello of the San Elijo Hills Association – Trails Committee – an HOA committee made up of San Elijo Hills residents seeking to improve our trails.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: All volunteers should wear comfortable closed toed shoes and sun protection. Help reduce waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle, gardening or work gloves, and a bucket to collect litter. Note: every participant needs to sign a waiver; anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature to participate!



Questhaven Park Playground is Open

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Update from San Elijo Hills Association-

San Elijo Hills Association is pleased to announce that the upgrades at Questhaven Park are near completion and the park is re-opened for use. Please be aware that there is a portion of the playground that is still incomplete and has been marked off with caution tape. Please heed these warnings to make sure you and your children do not cross the tape or attempt to use the equipment in this area. The tape is up for your safety.

Please note the following reminders to make sure you and your kids have a fun and safe time at the park:

  1. Never leave your children unsupervised at the park.
  2. Be sure to share the equipment.
  3. Please do not jump off the swings or the large play structures.
  4. Talk to your children about not vandalizing the equipment.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation! We hope that our residents enjoy the new equipment!

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