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October 2017 San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates

Turkey Classic Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers (and non-golfers)! Whether you are a first time golfer or seasoned pro, it’s time to register for the 15th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament!

Come join us Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. for some golf, food, and drinks!

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 feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Harvest Market

On Saturday, November 18th from 10AM-3PM, the San Elijo Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, will be transformed into a fabulous holiday shopping experience guaranteed to put everyone in the mood for the season ahead. The event, formerly co-sponsored by the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC) and the City of San Marcos, is now hosted solely by the SEHWC, with all proceeds benefitting the SEHWC Scholarship Program.

This is a vetted event and several favorite vendors from past years will be available, in addition to many first-time participants — all offering a fun and diverse variety of holiday and non-holiday items for everyone’s shopping enjoyment. Don’t miss this great opportunity to do your holiday shopping in a relaxed, stress-free environment! RUSH Coffee Truck will be on site during the morning with specialty coffees and treats. Delectable home-baked goodies will be sold during the SEHWC Bake Sale, and seasonal favorites and fall-inspired snacks from Cafe Stoked will be served as shoppers stroll among the booths. Live music will help create a festive atmosphere, and children will have the opportunity to work off some of their energy in the KIDS’ ZONE. Be sure to buy Raffle tickets for a chance to win a Date Night Basket and Fitness Basket, each brimming with hundreds of dollars in gift cards and certificates–generous donations from San Elijo Hills proprietors and surrounding businesses.

The Holiday Market promises to be a wonderful family activity, a fun girlfriends’ Saturday get-together, and an opportunity for parents and grandparents to do some early holiday shopping. Make plans now to attend this exciting fall event!

Town Square Park Gazebo

The gazebo around the fountain is getting a makeover! If you have visited the park, you may have noticed that the wood is in disrepair and rotted. The Board of Directors approved repairing and expanding the gazebo to provide more shade over the table area. If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

San Elijo Hills Association Board Meeting-October Meeting Re-Scheduled

The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078).

Save the Date- Annual Tree Lighting

Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills! Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 1st.

Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM. Don’t forget your cameras for a photo op with special visitors from the North Pole!

Keep an eye out for more information on this event in the December newsletter and on the community website www.sanelijohills.net.

Happy Holidays!

Community Reminder: Exterior Fireplaces, Chimneys, Fire Pits, Flues & Roofs

Please remember that fire places, chimneys and fire pits shall burn natural gas only and may not burn wood or propane.


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San Elijo Hills Women’s Club -Harvest Market Saturday, November 18, from 10AM-3PM

Saturday, November 18, from 10AM-3PM, the San Elijo Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, will be transformed into a fabulous holiday shopping experience guaranteed to put everyone in the mood for the season ahead. The event, formerly co-sponsored by the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC) and the City of San Marcos, is now hosted solely by the SEHWC, with all proceeds benefitting the SEHWC Scholarship Program.

This is a vetted event and several favorite vendors from past years will be available, in addition to many first-time participants — all offering a fun and diverse variety of holiday and non-holiday items for everyone’s shopping enjoyment. Don’t miss this great opportunity to do your holiday shopping in a relaxed, stress-free environment! RUSH Coffee Truck will be on site during the morning with specialty coffees and treats. Delectable home-baked goodies will be sold during the SEHWC Bake Sale, and seasonal favorites and fall-inspired snacks from Cafe Stoked will be served as shoppers stroll among the booths. Live music will help create a festive atmosphere, and children will have the opportunity to work off some of their energy in the KIDS’ ZONE. Be sure to buy Raffle tickets for a chance to win a Date Night Basket and Fitness Basket, each brimming with hundreds of dollars in gift cards and certificates–generous donations from San Elijo Hills proprietors and surrounding businesses.

The Holiday Market promises to be a wonderful family activity, a fun girlfriends’ Saturday get-together, and an opportunity for parents and grandparents to do some early holiday shopping. Make plans now to attend this exciting fall event!

San Elijo Hills Real Estate September Market Report

San Elijo Hills Real Estate Market Report

Only 28 Active homes and condos currently for sale in San Elijo Hills averaging 31 days on the market priced from to $439,000-$1,502,990. Some homes are selling quickly before they hit the market. Not a lot of homes for buyers to choose from and a great time to sell your San Elijo Hills home.

In September  – 4 homes sold in San Elijo Hills with an average sale price of $601,750. Since August 1st 19 homes have sold.

North County San Diego Detached Homes Market Report
Average Sale Price $613,654 +9.8%
Average Market Time 41 Days -10.9%
Inventory 2.3 Months -32.4%
Active Listing 919 -28.3%
If you’re thinking of selling, whether it’s this fall or next year, let me know! With so little inventory on the market, many buyers are still looking for homes so if it’s the right time for you to make a move now, I’m here to help! If you’re planning to move in the new year, it’s never too early to get started preparing your home for sale.

Ed Philbrick: REALTOR®
www.hillsandcoast.com
M: 760-496-8134
CalBRE # 0196713
Coastal Premier Properties CalBRE # 01861547

Have Questions? Things You’d Like to See Featured Here? Need a contractor referral?

Contact Me: ed@hillsandcoast.com 

Cal State San Marcos looking to add building, bridge, parking structure – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Cal State San Marcos is looking to add a six-story building and a parking garage for more than 700 cars, a nearly $80 million development slated to go up on vacant land across from a main entrance to the university.The building will house the university’s Extended Learning program, which provides continuing education, accelerated degrees, certificates and customized training programs. The department also coordinates all the international programs and services, such as study-abroad offerings.The project — which also includes a pedestrian bridge to the main campus — still needs final approval from the California State University Board of Trustees, which is expected to consider it in the coming months, according to school officials.“From the university standpoint, all our I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed. We are optimistic for Board of Trustees approval, but it’s up to them,” said Mike Schroder, dean of the university’s Extended Learning program.If all goes well, the entire project, on the northwest corner of East Barham Drive at Campus Way, should be open for business in the fall of 2019.

READ MORE VIA Source: Cal State San Marcos looking to add building, bridge, parking structure – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Plan calls for homes, offices on Scripps land in San Marcos – The San Diego Union-Tribune

More than a quarter-century ago, Scripps Health had what turned out to be a short-lived plan to build a medical campus on 80 acres it owns west of Cal State San Marcos and just east of the San Marcos Creek.In the decades since, even as San Marcos grew up around it, the Scripps land has remained vacant.But that could change soon. Developer H.G. Fenton — which has had an option to buy the Scripps land since the early 2000s — has pitched plans to allow 230 homes on half of the Scripps land. The other half is slated to see a mix of offices, shops and residences, as well as a potential new school site and wetlands.The proposal also calls for the completion of Discovery Street, which the developers say could ease traffic on other roads, and possibly keep a few cars off nearby state Route 78.Under the best-case scenario for Fenton, construction on the south phase, including the completion of Discovery, would start in 2019.The development project is still in its infancy, but Fenton hosted an introduction to it last week, with the first public presentation to share the vision of what it calls Discovery Village.Fenton CEO Mike Neal said Friday he sees the project as a natural connection between the city’s plans to craft a downtown area by the creek to the west and the redevelopment of land north and east of the university.

READ MORE VIA Source: Plan calls for homes, offices on Scripps land in San Marcos – The San Diego Union-Tribune

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San Elijo Hills are you looking for top level local customer service and support- GoWireless in La Costa Town Square is ready to help you!

GoWireless
La Costa Town Square (next to Project Pie and Chipotle)

#3410 Via Mercato, Suite 102
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-933-6053

Elfin Forest “Keepin’ it Rural” 5K 10K

DECEMBER 3, 2017 | ELFIN FOREST RECREATIONAL RESERVE

Come  join the community of Elfin Forest and Harmony Grove for a 5k/ 10k trail run/hike to raise funds to help “keep it rural.” Elfin Forest and Harmony Grove are a hidden gem in San Diego North County, home of diverse wildlife, scenic trails and biological diversity. This event raises money to help fund the cause of keeping this area scenic, rural and pristine.

This will be a chip-timed race for both the 5k and the 10k.   The 5k can include hikers and runners while the 10k will be limited to runners.  A 2 hour time limit will be imposed on the course. 

DATE: Sunday, December 3, 2017 

SCHEDULE:

6:45: registration begins (runners pick up packets or register)

7:00: Festival ready for business

7:45: 10K Race Begins

8:00: 5K Race Begins

9:45: Both courses close

10:00: 1K fun run for kids

10:15: raffle winners announced

10:30: award festival for 5K, 10K and 1K fun run.

FOR RUNNERS:

A timed, relatively accurately measured 5K and 10K trail run.  All registered runners/hikers receive a T-Shirt and a raffle ticket for a special racer raffle. For both races: top 3 places, both men and women get killer prizes which will be announced as they become confirmed.  

PAST YEARS’ PRIZES included:

— Spy Optic performance sunglasses (~$90 to $150) (1st, 2nd, 3rd: M & F, 5K/10K)

— Rudy Project gift certificates (~$90 to $150) (1st, 2nd, 3rd: M & F, 5K/10K) 

— Gift Certificates from Movin’ Shoes ($30, $20 and $10) (1st, 2nd, 3rd: M & F, 5K/10K)

— Milestones Running: $50 gift certificates for 1st place (1st M & F, 5K/10K)

— Patagonia apparel: ~$90 to $140 (1st, 2nd, 3rd: M & F, 5K/10K)

— Moving Shoes (top 3 M & F, 5K/10K) 

— Prana gear 

— And the satisfaction of racing hard for a great cause.

— This year’s prizes are still TBD and will be announced as they become available.  

FUN STUFF FOR ALL: If you’re not hiking or running, there will still be plenty

to do at the Keepin’ it Rural festival.

•   Local Craft Beer garden (courtesy of Alesmith and Stumblefoot Brewery).

•   Coffee and snacks for sale courtesy of Cafe Stoked;

•   Gourmet Food Trucks;

•   Massages courtesy of Ernie Villanueva;

•   Expo featuring vendors offering free or discounted goods or services

KIDS: Kids are welcome to sign up for the 5K or they can participate in the 1K fun run, free with adult admission.  Other kid-friendly activities will be available.

•    1K kids fun run with prizes for fastest kids kicking off around 10am.  (flat-ish course)

•    Cool bug presentation by EFRR docent (pending availability)

•    All kinds of fun carnival-style games, prizes and giveaways.

•    Kid-friendly snacks and drinks for purchase.  

ADDRESS: Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, Olivenhain Dam Staging Area at 19090 Via Ambiente, Elfin Forest, CA (Click here for map). IMPORTANT: this area can only be accessed from Elfin Forest / Harmony Grove area.  It cannot be reached from Del Dios Highway, Cielo or Rancho Santa Fe (online maps are often incorrect about this).

This not at the main trailhead and parking area for Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve.  It is on the backside off of Via Ambiente at Harmony Grove Road right after the bend on Elfin Forest Road (if going East) or after the Reserve (if going West). See directions below.    

DIRECTIONS FROM 5 FREEWAY:

Take the 5N:

Leucadia Avenue Exit.

Follow it straight. It runs into Rancho Santa Fe Road.

Take a RIGHT on San Elijo Road,

RIGHT on Elfin Forest Road which ends and then curves sharply LEFT and turns into Harmony Grove Road.

Take a RIGHT on Via Ambiente. Follow signs up to the Dam and staging area. 

DIRECTIONS FROM THE 15:

Take 9th Avenue W exit,

Follow it until it turns LEFT onto Hale Avenue.

Take a RIGHT on Harmony Grove Road,

Then take a LEFT to stay on Harmony Grove Road.

Follow it to Via Ambiente. LEFT onto Via Ambiente. Follow signs up to the Dam and staging area. 

ORGANIZER: The Elfin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council, a 501c(3) non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to the preservation of the community character, open space and natural habitat of the Elfin Forest Harmony Grove area. For more information: http://www.efhgtc.org

CONTACT INFO: Email efhgtc@gmail.com if you have any questions. Or you can message us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letskeepitrural 

PLEASE NOTE: The Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is being opened for us only on this date.  If you wish to pre-view the course, you must park at the main entrance on 8833 Harmony Grove Road and take the Way Up Trail to get there. Please do not try to access from Via Ambiante as it is considered trespassing and it will make it a lot harder for us to get the race approved in the future if people try to access the course this way.  Thanks for helping us to keep it rural.

Annual San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival & Street Faire

Photo by Alan Crosthwaite

Annual San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival & Street Faire

This Sunday is the annual Fall Festival & Street Faire hosted by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce. The event is on Via Vera Cruz between San Marcos Blvd. and Grand Avenue and lasts from 9 am to 5 pm. This family friendly event includes nearly 200 vendors with food, crafts, jewelry, artwork and more

 

Sheriff Press release regarding yesterday’s fatal accident near San Elijo Hills Chevron

Sheriff Press release regarding yesterday’s fatal accident near Chevron:

SYNOPSIS:

On October 3rd , 2017, at approximately 4:48 p.m., Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s San Marcos Station, Traffic Division responded to a vehicle versus a pedestrian collision in the 1700 block of San Elijo Road. Based on the preliminary investigation it was determined a vehicle was entering the number one lane of southbound San Elijo Road from a nearby business when it struck a female pedestrian who was in the roadway at the time. The female sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment where she later succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the vehicle sustained no injuries and remained on scene. Impairment of alcohol and/or drugs is still under investigation. The cause of the collision is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is requested to contact Deputy Rosenthal at (760)510-5047.

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