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!

San Marcos lands $1.4 million housing-related state grant to build new park

San Marcos, CA— The City of San Marcos received more than $1.4 million in Housing-Related Parks (HRP) grant funds from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The City will use these funds for the design and construction of a new park, which will be built on City-owned vacant land in the Richmar neighborhood.

San Marcos was the ninth highest award of the 109 California cities and counties to receive HCD’s 2013 round of funding earmarked to help build much-needed parks and/or repair existing parks and recreation facilities.

“With the loss of redevelopment dollars, the City relies now more than ever on grants to create and maintain community spaces available to all income levels,” said Housing and Neighborhood Services Director Karl Schwarm. “Improving the surrounding neighborhoods with more park land adds to the high quality of life residents enjoy here in San Marcos.”

The Housing-Related Parks program is an innovative program designed to reward local governments that support affordable housing. Funds are allocated on a per-bedroom basis for each residential unit that targets the very low- to low-income households. During the 2010 to 2013 grant period, the City approved close to 320 affordable housing units including the Autumn Terrace, Parkview, Sage Point and Westlake Village apartments.

Since 2004, the City has received nearly $2.8 million from four similar state grants based on affordable housing production. These previous funds supported the expansion of Walnut Grove Park, the construction of Sunset and Hollandia parks and the recently opened Connors Park.


Run strong. Run with Sole

Sole Running
Join the upcoming 10K and Half Marathon program with Sole Health and Wellness beginning August 24th. It meets every Sunday at 8:00AM at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Participants receive a detailed 12-week training program, weekly coached runs, information seminars (including info on running form, nutrition, injury prevention and more), a 40-minute sports massage, discount on a second massage after the race, 2-week unlimited membership to re:form Fitness Studio (new members only) for $20, discounts on running gear, product samples, a technical t-shirt and much more! Runners will also get a special discount on race registration but you must join the program to get it! 
To register online, go to: 
Got questions? Get in touch: 
phone: 240-603-5657 


Serial arsonist not responsible for May fires but juvenile facing charges for Cocos fire start |

Juvenile accused of starting Cocos fire

Officials: serial arsonist not responsible for fires that swept through county in May

READ MORE via Serial arsonist not responsible for May fires but juvenile facing charges for Cocos fire start |

Here is press release from Sheriff Department

Cocos Fire Investigation

The Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit with the help of Cal Fire, San Marcos Fire Department and ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) arson investigators, conducted a complete investigation into the origin and cause of the Washingtonia/Cocos Fire in San Marcos which occurred on May 14, 2014.

Investigators determined the initial fire was intentionally set. The fire quickly spread due to the severe weather conditions. Investigators sifted through the many tips and photos provided by the public. A juvenile suspect believed to be the person responsible for starting the fire has been identified. It is the policy of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department not to release information about juvenile suspects.

At this time, investigators don’t have any information linking the suspect to any other fires.

The Sheriff’s Department participated with the Joint Arson Task Force Information Exchange during the May fires. At this time, it does not appear that there is any connection linking any of the fires.

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No other information will be released at this time as the case has been submitted to the District

Attorney’s Office for review. Additional media inquiries should be directed to the D.A.’s Office.




Musical Recital Featuring Children & Adult Performers from the North County Academy of Music Performance & Leading Note Studios to be Held at Café Stoked in San Elijo Hills 

San Marcos, CA, July 9, 2014 – San Elijo Hills will come alive with the sound of music on Sunday, July 20th starting at 11am at Café Stoked, when local children and adult performers from the North County Academy of Music Performance (NCAMP) and Leading Note Studios take the stage to share their vocal and instrumental talents in a music recital for the community.

Novice to seasoned musicians will perform a variety of well-known songs to entertain Café Stoked attendees.  Following this free event, attendees of Café Stoked will have the opportunity to meet veteran vocal and instrumental coach, Debbie Nicastro, from NCAMP and Leading Note Studios.  This music industry veteran can provide expert advice, and discuss their studios full-range of services which encompass voice and all instruments.

“We are proud to pair live music with our restaurant’s fresh made, daily fare in downtown San Elijo Hills, said Charity Abelardo, Co-Owner and Managing Director of Café Stoked.  “Our community within San Marcos has been asking for live music venues, and we are thrilled that NCAMP and Leading Note Studios have chosen our venue to host their recital.”

“Café Stoked is the perfect stage to feature our rising talent in North County, from vocal performers to instrumentalists,” said Debbie Nicastro, vocal and instrumental coach with NCAMP and Leading Note Studios.  “We know this venue will be a fantastic place for our students to showcase a wide-range of music genres and original works from rock, pop, classical and musical theatre.”

This is a FREE event sponsored by NCAMP and Leading Note Studios, and reservations for Sunday Brunch are recommended by contacting Café Stoked at (760) 798-1322.  Café Stoked is located at 1215 San Elijo Road, right in the heart of downtown San Elijo Hills, and is a co-owned by Charity Abelardo and Chris Vulovic.  For more information about these companies go to:, and

AYSO San Elijo Introduces PlayTime Adventure

AYSO Playtime

Introducing PlayTime Adventure
Playtime Adventure is an activity program that will help improve physical motor-skills, providing a foundation for an active lifestyle.
Created by experts in child development, Playtime Adventure combines physical learning with fun and imagination. Your child accompanies Team Adventure to complete action tasks in Adventure Land!

The excitement doesn’t stop there!
Using our unique Playtime Adventure Activity Storybook you can continue your child’s development at home, re-enacting all their favorite Adventures over and over again.
AYSO Region 1505 (San Elijo) is bringing this exciting new program to San Elijo.

• Playtime Adventure Details •
An “Interest List” is being formed. We are still working on the details; but have some approximate information now.
• 6 Week Session (starting week of Sept 8) – One 1-hour session per week (most likely Tuesdays around 10am)
• Location: One of the fields in San Elijo
• Professionally Trained Staff from AYSO Soccer Camps
• Participants Receive T-Shirt and Storybook
• Children born between 9/1/2010-8/31/2011
• Cost will be approximately $90 per child
• Interest List and More Info •
If you are interested in this new program, please reply to this email to join the interest list by Jul 12th.
More general information about the program can be found at But you won’t find registration for us there yet as we are still finalizing the details. Join the interest list and we will let you when you can register.

• Contact for Questions •
AYSO Region 1505 (San Elijo): AYSO 1505 -CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR Playtime Interest List

City of San Marcos adopts balanced budget plans to invest in infrastructure rehabilitation

The San Marcos City Council passed and adopted a $63.7 million general fund budget in June for the Fiscal Year 2014-15, which begins July 1. The general fund pays for important services such as fire protection, law enforcement, street and park maintenance, recreation services, land use planning and general administration.

After undergoing a significant overhaul last year, the budget document is now easier for individuals unfamiliar with budgeting processes to understand. The document also includes revenue and expenditure summaries for each department, summarizes each department function, outlines how the budget supports the City’s strategic goals and includes information on non-general fund spending.

“The goal is to make it easier to learn about the City’s budget, programs and services while presenting a more accurate depiction of costs and where each dollar is being spent,” said Finance Director Laura Rocha. “As stewards of the public dollar, the City is committed to continually improving transparency accountability.” Read more

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