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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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