San Elijo Life Celebrates it’s 8th Year

San Elijo Life

San Elijo Hills thanks for your loyal readership over the last 8 years!

We have enjoyed watching San Elijo Hills grow and change over the last 8 years. It’s a pleasure to cover the pulse of Life in The Hills.

This last year we welcomed new residents; as new home construction filled in, we grew stronger as a community during the May fires. New school contraction started in San Elijo Hills, and we have watched local SEH business become more established. We felt the community frustration around the Town Center, cell towers, cell coverage, and traffic.

What have you noticed in the last year? What will change in the next year?

A few stats:

  • Over 3,000 Comments from readers in 8 years
  • We generated over 2,000 posts in 8 years
  • We now average over 400 page views a day
  • 33,000 page views during the May 2014 fires
  • Over 2400 Fans of our San Elijo Life Facebook Page

We could not continue without the loyal support of our San Elijo Life advertisers…so a big thanks to: The Jonville TeamChildren’s Physicians Medical GroupSole Health and WellnessPacific Preschool and Kindergarten, San Elijo Hills Development, SoulShine Yoga, and all our San Elijo Hills Business Directory advertisers.

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Enjoy Life in The Hills!

The City of San Marcos gears up for the annual National Night Out event

The City of San Marcos will host National Night Out at two locations on Tuesday, August 5 to celebrate America’s night out against crime.

The free event will be held at Connors Park, 320 West San Marcos Boulevard from 3 to 6 pm; the second will be held at San Elijo Park, 1105 Elfin Forest Road from 5 to 7 pm. Both offer an opportunity to meet your neighbors, local sheriff deputies and learn about the City’s crime prevention program. The San Marcos Fire Department will also be at the event to provide fire safety information.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children to one of the two event locations to be educated on good safety habits. The events will offer fingerprinting, information on neighborhood watch and tips for child safety. There will also be a talking patrol car, games and refreshments. 

San Marcos National Night Out is in coordination with the 31st Annual National Night Out, a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Last year, nealry 38 million people participated in National Night Out across the country in more than 16,200 communities. 

“National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer City,” explained San Marcos Sheriff’s Captain Scott Ybarrondo. “The benefits to the community extend well beyond this one night.” 

Along with traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials, safety fairs and youth events. 

For more information, please call the City’s crime prevention unit at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3111 or (760) 510-5255.

City of San Marcos, CA: Stage two drought alert in effect for San Diego County

City of San Marcos splash pads will temporarily close to conserve water

As a result of worsening drought conditions and Governor Edmund G. Brown’s statewide drought relief measures, the San Diego County Water Authority has declared a Level  drought alert prompting mandatory conservation measures to prevent water waste.

In order to comply with these state restrictions, the City of San Marcos will be closing splash pad water features at City parks beginning Friday, August 1 and will remain closed until drought conditions improve.

Parks affected by the splash pad closures include:

  • Sunset Park
  • San Elijo Park
  • Buelow Park
  • Mulberry Park
  • Lakeside Park

By closing the splash pads, the City anticipates saving between 8,100- and 12,150- gallons of water per day.

To further conservation efforts, the City is adjusting irrigation schedules and cutting back on watering in all San Marcos parks and other landscaped public spaces like center medians, street parkways and trails, and City Hall water fountain features.

The City’s public works department continued its water saving efforts by installing nearly 1,400 new rotator nozzles in turf areas and medians. Five new SMART controllers covering 7.5 acres were also installed to make real-time adjustments based on weather information to avoid water waste.

The Vallecitos Water District Board of Directors will be voting August 6 to move Vallecitos customers into a Level 2 Drought Alert as well.

For more information about the level 2 drought alert and mandatory conservation measures, please visit

Priority List Now Forming at Sanctuary

Sanctuary San Elijo Hills

Sanctuary Grand Opening August 9th

Set in the breathtaking hills of North San Diego County, Sanctuary at San Elijo Hills offers a distinctive collection of new home with a  wealth of personalization options. Offering two single story floorplans and two 2 story floor plans. Enjoy convenient amenities, popular schools and scenic landscape, just six miles from the Pacific Ocean.

To preview our new community video or more information on San Elijo Hills and the surrounding area, please visit or check us out on Facebook. To join Sanctuary’s interest list please Click Here.

Questhaven Park Playground Improvements

The San Elijo Hills Association is renovating the Questhaven Park playground area and adding new play equipment and a new shade structures to cover the playground. The new play equipment will be dynamic/kinetic and provide opportunities for a wider age group to enjoy the park. The sand will be retained and new pour in place padding will be installed.

The playground and portions of the park be closed for approximately 2 weeks for this project, beginning Monday, July 21st, 2014.

Little Yogi’s Summer Camp at SoulShine Yoga

SoulShine Little Yogi's Camp

Little Yogi’s Summer Camp

August 11-15th, 2-5pm

Ages 5-10 years

$165 / week

Yoga, music in the park, a craft and more…

Facilitated by Rhonda Michaels and Annabeth Hinderling

Limited space available, so register TODAY!



or stop in the studio

Please put sunblock on your child and provide watersnack and yoga mat daily.

Little Yogi’s will be separated into 2 groups: 5-7 yr olds and 8-10 yr olds

***A Colorful Universe is also offering summer camp next door to SSY.

They run from 10-2pm.  So, if you’d like your child to enjoy a full day of creativity,

movement and socializing, please also visit their store or website

Summer 2014 Event Updates for San Elijo Hills Association

Movie in San Elijo Hills Park

Pirate Party in the Park (San Elijo Hills Residents ONLY): Saturday, July 26th

Shiver me timbers and batten down the hatches! San Elijo Hills is excited to invite all our mateys to come celebrate spring with us pirate-style on Saturday, July 26th at Hilltop field of San Elijo Park from 2:00PM-5:00PM. Activities include:

Pirate craft station
Lawn games
Treasure Hunt
Obstacle course and bounce house
Concessions including popcorn and cotton candy
And more fun surprises!

The kids are sure to have a great time at this event! We hope to see you there!
Please feel free to contact Christine Cruz at with any

Movie Under the Stars: Part 3: Friday, August 8th

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of The Lego Movie (rated PG) as part of our summer movie series!

“The LEGO Movie is a 3D animated film which follows lead character, Emmet, a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business.”

The movie will be shown on Friday, August 8th at the lower softball field of San Elijo Park. Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, a sticky wall and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start at sunset (around 8:00PM). Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating! A few awesome food trucks will be there and will have a variety of refreshments available for purchase.

Please note the following to ensure that we may continue to be allowed to use the sports fields for our events:

-No dogs are allowed on the field (with the exception of service dogs).
-All trash must be picked up and disposed of in the provided receptacles.
-There this no alcohol or glass containers permitted.
-Please do not park in the designated “Caretaker Parking” spots.

For more information, feel free to contact Christine Cruz at or call (760) 798-9015.

Concert in the Hills: Saturday, August 9th

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is joining with the City of San Marcos to present a free concert with “The Reflexx”, an 80’s New Wave Tribute band. The concert will be held at the lower softball field of San Elijo Park on Saturday, August 9th from 4:00PM-7:00PM.

This dance party for all ages will feature a variety of food trucks selling their specialties as well as some awesome inflatables for the kids to enjoy!

No glass or alcohol is permitted in the park. Beach chairs or blankets are recommended for lawn seating. For further information call (760) 798-9015 or email

Canvas Painting in the Park: Sunday, August 10th

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your kids before they head back to school? Or, are you interested in learning a new artistic talent? If so, we have the perfect event for you! A Colorful Universe in conjunction with the HOA is inviting our residents to come out and enjoy a class of painting your very own canvas in the park! The 90 minute class will be held on Sunday, August 10th at 3:00PM in the Town Square. All ages and all ability levels are welcome! The cost to participate is $10.00/person.

This is a great opportunity to let your inner artist shine and the whole family can participate! Space is limited so make sure to call A Colorful Universe at (760) 761–0476 to reserve your spot! You won’t want to miss out!

HOA Reminder

Please do not burn wood in outdoor fire pits or barbeques. Not only is this activity prohibited in the HOA’s Rules & Regulations, but it is also a fire danger. Please burn natural gas only. Thank you!

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