Cal State San Marcos basketball is still a national power |

CSUSM hoops is again a national power

For a second straight year, wins are gushing out of North County at an incomprehensible rate.

For a second straight season, a school most people didn’t even realize had a basketball program is forcing folks to take notice.

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Scholarships for all graduates? Promise? |

Scholarships for San Marcos grads? Promise?

By Logan Jenkins

It’s Econ 101 that high-achieving schools pump up community pride and (let’s be real here) real estate values.

Poway has teed off on that economic driver for decades. Desirable schools are as reflective of a community’s vitality as crime rates and tax base.

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The San Marcos Promise-Town Hall Forum

Event Details
When:     Friday, January 23, 2015
Time:       6:00pm
Where:   San Marcos High School Theater – 1615 San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078
SMUSD invites you to participate in our upcoming Town Hall Forum.  Union Tribune Reporter, Logan Jenkins will serve as the moderator and facilitate the discussion.  The forum will include a presentation summarizing the impact of the PACE Promise since 2009 followed by a panel discussion including:
  • Mayor Jim Desmond
  • Superintendent Dr. Kevin Holt
  • Vice Chair Rick Gittings
  • Board Member Randy Walton
  • Current PACE Scholar, Alex Contreras
As the conversation ensues, we invite the audience to participate and freely share thoughts that will add to the dialogue.  Your participation in this event is instrumental to forming a strong strategic plan that reflects the needs of our community.
Questions?  Contact Herbie Smith –

Best of San Marcos Photo Contest Announced


San Marcos, CA—The City of San Marcos is hosting its first “Best of San Marcos” photo contest in conjunction with the Community Services Department.

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit striking images that capture the “Best of San Marcos”: natural beauty, recreational activities, architectural points of interest, as well as people enjoying San Marcos parks and trails, sporting and special events, and other community programs.

All entries must be submitted in a digital, TIFF or JPEG format by Monday, Feb. 23 to Assistant Community Services Director Holly Malan, Limited to one entry per person, photographers must be taken in the City of San Marcos and accompanied by an entry form, liability waiver, and a parent/Guardian release for photographers under age 18.

Winning entries will be published in the San Marcos 360 News and Recreation Guide or used in other city publications, promotional materials and/or city website. First place winners will also receive $50 San Marcos Bucks redeemable towards one session of any enrichment camp or specialty class, subject to availability. Second place winners will receive $25 San Marcos Bucks redeemable towards one session of any enrichment camp or specialty class, subject to availability.

By entering the contest, photographers grant the City of San Marcos a royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute and publicly display submitted photographs for advertising, promotional and other purposes. The photographer may or may not be credited when their photo is used.

Entry Form/Liability Waiver
Parent/Guardian Release Form (for photographers under 18)


For more information, please contact Communication Officer Sarah Divan at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3174 or

What are you Reading This Weekend

The Jonville Team - The Next issue of SOLD is on it's way to you.

Hi Neighbor,

Check your mailbox for SOLD from the Jonville Team – a Real Estate Insight publication for San Elijo Hills & Old Creek Ranch to keep you informed on latest trends, market statistics and updates, including some fun and useful tips about our community and the local businesses. We’ve also included the popular Local Deals page filled with savings and special offers.

Homes In Escrow by The Jonville Team

Sagewood/San Elijo Hills
1547 Copper Court 5 Bedr./4 Baths, 2,883 ESF VR $699,999 – $709,999
Carmel/San Elijo Hills
1488 Crystal Court 4 Bedr./3 Baths,
2,551 ESF Offered at $699,999
Cambria/San Elijo HILLS
1723 Thorley Wy 4 Bedr. + Loft,
2,226 ESF Offered at $614,700
Acacia/San Elijo Hills
1550 Black Walnut Dr 3 Bedr./2 Baths, 1,664 ESF Offered at $589,000
We have buyers looking to purchase a home. If you or anyone you know is looking to sell your home, please contact us at (760) 471-5098 so we can discuss the opportunities.What is My Home Worth?

Just Listed With The Jonville Team

San Eijo Hills/Azure [ view ]
893 Genoa Way, San Marcos
4 Bedrooms+1 Loft/3 Baths, 3,334 ESF
Offered at $899,000
Carlsbad West/Seabright [ view ]
[ Open House – Sunday, January 18. 1pm to 4pm ] [ Map ]
1022 Turnstone Rd, Carlsbad
4 Bedrooms/3 Baths, 2,706 ESF
Offered at $849,000
San Elijo Hills/Calistoga [ view ]
1744 Kenwood Pl, San Marcos
3 Bedrooms+Loft/2 Baths, 2,106 ESF
Offered at $619,900
San Elijo Hills/Belmont [ view ]
[ Open House – Sunday, January 18. 1pm to 4pm ] [ Map ]
1519 Chert Dr, San Marcos
3 Bedrooms/2 Baths, 1,459 ESF
Offered at $510,000
San Elijo Hills/Westrige [ view ]
1339 Sky Ridge Ct, San Marcos
4 Bedrooms/3 Baths, 1,656 ESF
VR $449,900 – $469,500
Old Creek Ranch/Magnolia [ view ]
2433 Sentinel Ln, San Marcos
3 Bedrooms/3 Baths, 1,649 ESF
VR $447,000 – $464,000
San Elijo Hills/Morgan’s Corner [ view ]
1160 Goddard St, San Marcos
3 Bedrooms/3 Baths, 1,740 ESF
Offered at $429,000
Old Creek Ranch/Magnolia [ view ]
2655 Rawhide Ln, San Marcos
2 Bedrooms/2 Baths, 1,477 ESF
Offered at $380,000
As always, please do not hesitate to call or email with any real estate questions, or visit our office in the heart of San Elijo Hills in San Marcos.Best Regards,

Nicolas, Jena and all the Jonville Team members.Nicolas & Jena Jonville, Anne, Brooke, Paige, Pascale, Stephanie & Todd, REALTORSKathy – Agent and Office Coordinator. Lydia – Agent and Team Support(760) 471-5098


San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates – 1.15.15

San Elijo Hills

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

Tropical Beach Party
The San Elijo Hills Community Association would like to cordially invite our San Elijo Hills Association residents 21 and over to our tropical beach party at Café Stoked! The event will be held on Thursday, February 26th from 6:00PM-8:30PM. Residents will be delighted with delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and dancing in the true spirit of a fun and festive beach party!

Attendance to this event is limited. Cost is $5.00/person. You must provide a check (no cash) payable to San Elijo Hills to Ted Tuleck in the Visitor’s Center in order to reserve your spot! All reservations will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please feel free to contact with any questions.

Trail Use Regulations
With the onset of a new year, we would like to take the time to remind everyone of our trail rules here in San Elijo Hills as well as the La Costa Preserve which is adjacent to our trail system. Please keep these in mind while you are out enjoying the beauty of the community!
1. Stay on designated trails.
2. Trails hours are from dusk to dawn.
3. Bicyclists and skaters yield to equestrians; pedestrians yield to equestrians.
4. Keep to the right of the trail. Allow room for others to pass.
5. No smoking or fires allowed.
6. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
7. Keep dogs on 6 foot leash maximum at all times; clean up after your pet.
8. Take out what you carry in; do not litter.
9. Rattlesnakes are found in this area. They will defend themselves if cornered or threatened. Ticks, poison oak, loose rock, steep ravines other dangers exist in parks and/or trails. Mountain lions have been spotted in this area. Please use caution.
10. If you have an emergency, dial 911.
11. Trail use is at your own risk.
Thank you!

San Elijo Hills Foundation
The San Elijo Hills Foundation is looking to fill a couple of Board positions opening up in 2015. The Board meets monthly, usually on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 right here in San Elijo Hills.

Please stop by the Visitor’s Center (open daily 10:00AM-5:00PM) if you are interested or e-mail the foundation at

The San Elijo Hills Visitor’s Center is located across from the Town Square at:

1277 San Elijo Road
San Marcos, CA 92078

San Elijo Hills Community Association

Double Peak School Updates

Double Peak School
Intra-District Transfers 
The window is now open through March 27th.  Applications are available at the SMUSD District Office – Student Services.
PTO Meetings
January 26 & February 9 at 6:00 pm at the District Office
The goal of these meetings will be to develop bylaws, organize a board, and move forward on our 501 (c)(3).
TK & Kindergarten Enrollment Packets
Enrollment packets will be available at San Elijo Elementary and Discovery Elementary.  Please indicate that you are in the Double Peak attendance boundary. If you are applying for an intra-district transfer, you must enroll at your home school.
Students Within the Double Peak Attendance Boundary
Students who are currently at San Elijo Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Woodland Park Middle School, and San Elijo Middle School and are in the Double Peak attendance area will not need to enroll for Double Peak.  All paperwork will be transferred from the current school.  You will be receiving a letter in the mail in March with more information.
If you currently have a 4th, 6th, or 7th grader at San Elijo Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Woodland Park Middle School, or San Elijo Middle School (and are zoned for Double Peak) and are planning on exercising the grandfathering policy to stay at your current school, you must complete an intra-district transfer form at the SMUSD District Office.

New San Marcos school taking shape |

Double Peak School, set to be the first comprehensive K-8 campus in the San Marcos Unified School District, is beginning to take shape along Elijo Road near the sprawling San Elijo Hills housing development.

Grading was recently completed for the 125,000-square-foot, two-story school, which will take up about half of the 36-acre school site. Construction on the $75.5 million project began this week.

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