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Back to School Physicals – Have you scheduled yours yet?

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Movie Under the Stars Part II – Sing

DATE : July 28 2017 at 6:00PM

Movie Under the Stars Part II! In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same. Sing will be shown on Friday, July 28th at the upper field of San Elijo Hills Park. Pre-show activities will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start after sunset (around 8:30PM). The movie is provided by San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA)

July 2017 San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA Updates

Movie in the park – Part II-Upper Softball Field

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Sing as part of our summer movie series!

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same.

Sing will be shown on Friday, July 28th at the upper softball field of San Elijo Hills Park. Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, a sticky wall and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start after sunset (around 8:15PM).

The San Elijo Hills Foundation will provide food trucks and will have a variety of food & refreshments for purchase.

Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating.

For more information, please e-mail: sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

Tree Trimming:

Please remember to trim any trees growing over the sidewalks or dropping seeds or leaves. They can create unsafe conditions for pedestrians and pets (poor little puppy paws!). We appreciate your efforts in keeping the sidewalks and streets looking great!

Save the date: Movie in the Park – Part III –Upper Softball Field

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Disney’s Moana (rated PG) as part of our summer movie series!

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Moana will be shown on Friday August 25th at the upper softball field of San Elijo Hills Park. Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, a sticky wall and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start after sunset (around 8:15).

Save the date: The San Elijo Women’s Club Hoedown in the Hills

The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club’s fall fundraiser, Hoedown in the Hills, is coming up!

Hoedown in the Hills benefits Straight from the Heart, a local support and outreach organization serving 5,000 North County foster children and their families. The fundraiser will be held on September 16, 2017 at the Williams Barn, located in San Marcos’ Walnut Grove Park beginning at 6:00 p.m.

For just $45 per person, attendees will enjoy mouth-watering chicken, pork and tri-tip BBQ, sides and dessert, beer and wine, lively music, line dancing, and silent and live auctions offering guests the opportunity to bid on amazing items, gift baskets and personal services. Tickets will be available online beginning July 1 at sehwc.weebly.com.

San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors Meeting

The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills onsite office (1277 San Elijo Rd. S., San Marcos, CA 92078).


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Defensible space inspections help keep homeowners safe in San Marcos

Defensible space inspections help keep homeowners safe in San Marcos

San Marcos, CA –In the last year, the San Marcos Fire Department (SMFD) conducted nearly 830 defensible space inspections of properties located in the city’s highest wildfire risk areas, as determined by the Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

Photo caption: San Marcos Fire Inspector Randy Hill conducts a defensible space audit on a home in a high fire risk area.  

Since January, the San Marcos Fire Department has sent notices to 250 properties asking owners to remove dead and overgrown vegetation and maintain the required 150 feet around a home to help reduce or slow the spread of 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.

During the defensible space audits, recommendations on how to improve or maintain defensible space are provided to the homeowner using a checklist and photos based on an inspection of the property.  If a homeowner is not home or cannot participate in the inspection while fire department personnel are on site, a copy of the report will be mailed to the owner.

Free of charge, homeowners do not need to be present as inspectors are able to assess defensible space requirements from the street or an adjacent property. Inspections are conducted only by uniformed fire department personnel to help educate homeowners on opportunities to minimize risk of wildfire.

“Creating defensible space is critical for a home’s chance of surviving a wildfire and reduces risk to our firefighters responding,” continued VanWey.


Photo Caption: Defensible space saved this home during the May 2014 Cocos Fire.

In addition to local inspections, CALFIRE will coordinate inspections with SMFD for residents living in the State Responsibility Area. CALFIRE’s main goal will be to educate homeowners and evaluate properties to ensure owners maintain the required defensible space – 100 feet for homes built prior to 2005 and 150 feet for homes built after 2005.

Homeowners can use the following tips to help homes survive a wildfire:

  • Maintain 150-feet of defensible space around all structures (100 feet for homes built prior to 2005).
  • Clear all needles and leaves from roofs, eaves and rain gutters.
  • Trim tree branches 6 feet from the ground.
  • Use trimming, mowing and power equipment before 10 a.m.
  • Landscape with fire resistant and drought tolerant plants that require little water.
  • Remove branches away from roofs and 10 feet from the chimney.
  • Keep wood piles and flammable materials at least 30 feet from the home.
  • Use fire ignition resistant building material.

For more emergency preparedness information, visit www.san-marcos.net/beprepared or call the San Marcos Fire Department at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3410.

Report: San Marcos’ Gaining Steam in Key Economic, Education Areas

Housing and business stock are on the rise, and there’s still plenty of potential for growth

In recent years, San Marcos has seen household incomes grow and the already low unemployment rate fall. At the same time, the city is home to high-paying industries and universities that are a pipeline for regional talent.

Those are among the takeaways of a recently released City of San Marcos Regional Profile, which demonstrates with comprehensive data sets the city’s momentum in key economic and education areas.

The city commissioned the regional profile, produced by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (San Diego Regional EDC), to gain insight and information to be used on future economic development efforts, a major priority for the city.

The regional profile encompasses four sections: demographics, socioeconomics, the housing market and the economy, with major findings that include:

  • Household income grew by 8.9 percent each year from 2011 to 2015, greatly outpacing the region’s rate of 1.4 percent;
  • The unemployment rate of 2.9 percent continues to be low, and historical unemployment data show the city weathered the Great Recession better than the region, state and nation;
  • San Marcos boasts 4,000 businesses, up 10 percent from a decade ago. Local firms’ resiliency in the face of the Great Recession has been a key to San Marcos’ status as an economic powerhouse;
  • As North County’s education hub, San Marcos produces 10 percent of the San Diego region’s total academic program completions, with the lion’s share coming from Cal State San Marcos and Palomar College;
  • Higher-than-average median wages can be found in three high-paying industries: manufacturing, wholesale trade and information; and
  • Between 2010 and 2015 housing stock grew by 10.1 percent—San Marcos has more opportunities for development than other regional cities.

“The numbers in the regional profile tell the story: San Marcos’ growing reputation as a great place to live, work and play is well deserved. Not only do we have 40,000 jobs, an annual GDP totaling $7.9 billion and stellar educational institutions, but the community also boasts 72 miles of multi-use trails, 300 acres of park space, 240 restaurants and eight breweries,” said Economic Development Manager Tess Radmill.

As for the work piece of that trio, the City bolstered its business-friendly reputation through proactive economic development, which in 2012 the City Council prioritized in response to the tough economy and the end of redevelopment funding. City efforts thus far have included cutting red tape from the development approval process and there is recognition that there is room for more improvement.

Also part of this commitment to improving business is the regional profile itself, the City’s first such snapshot that will shape future economic development initiatives.

“This profile provides clarity and insight into San Marcos’ regional strengths, in addition to identifying the fundamental drivers of the local economy,” said Kirby Brady, the San Diego Regional EDC’s Director of Research. “It is clear that the city is an economic powerhouse with a diverse economic base, a highly-educated and talented workforce, and opportunities for growth.”

To review the full regional profile, visit www.san-marcos.net/regionalprofile.

What is San Elijo Life and How do I Participate?

San Elijo Life ™  – #1 Community Website for Everything in San Elijo Hills

What is San Elijo Life and How do I Participate?

San Elijo Life ™ – #1 Community Website for Everything in San Elijo Hills since 2006. We cover News and Events for San Marcos and San Elijo Hills.

The intention of San Elijo Life is to support San Elijo Hills and San Marcos resident’s with current information and ideas. We have lived in SEH since 2004 and have a great love for “Life in The Hills.” The site is independent from the developer and the homeowner’s association (HOA). The site is supported by paid advertising. We welcome guest posts and reporting, and your participation!

Participation

The key to San Elijo Life is the participation of its readers on our site and social media. We encourage everyone to share what they see, what they know, and how they feel. Here are 7 ways that you can contribute to the San Eljio Life, and be part of San Elijo Hills and San Marcos open online community.

List is not in order of priority or importance.

  1. REPORT BREAKING NEWS – Hear or witness some news? Send a breaking news report to hillslocal@sanelijolife.com or post on our Facebook Page. It can be as brief as one sentence or posted as a request for more information. Example: “Three fire trucks just went by with sirens blaring. What is up?” We’ll post the report and people who see it on the site or social media will add details. We can sort it out as a group that is open to all. Communication will help us all.
  2. BE A REPORTER – Do you know about something interesting happening in San Elijo Hills or San Marcos? If it is interesting to you, then it’s sure to be interesting to others in the community. Send it in via email or Facebook post or IM us via Facebook. We try to be fast!
  3. COMMENT – Share what you know on our site and Facebook. Whether its details about a breaking news report, government press release, citizen report, photo, or anything else posted on the website, the San Elijo Hills/San Marcos community benefits when you add your input. Sometimes you might have an answer to a specific question, other times you might know some related piece of information. Once again, if it is interesting to you, it will be interesting to others.
  4. WRITE AN OP-ED/GUEST POST – Got an opinion about something local? Write it down and argue your side of the story. Op-EDs should be between 500 to 1000 words in length. We require that you be willing to share your name with readers. Op-EDs cannot promote local businesses or political figures, and are subject to approval of San Elijo Life. Maybe you would like to write a weekly cooking post? This is a great chance for local students to practice some journalism. Photos are important and help tell the story.
  5. POST AN EVENT – It’s the same form for news or events. Be sure to include the date, time, place and any other information about the event. Be sure to specify whether it is a free event or not. Please also send a photo or logo. Please share who is producing/hosting the event, some readers think we host the Farmers Market, Business Expo etc. :).
  6. ASK A QUESTION – Got something you want to know that has local relevance? The question could be historical, factual or just something you’re curious about. Lots of great insight comes from “Question and Answer” posts. Email your question to hillslocal@sanelijolife.com, or post on Facebook.
  7. TELL A FRIEND – If a friend shows you a cool local photo, tells you some news, conveys a strong opinion … tell them that they should send their stuff in to San Elijo Life! We have a lot of new San Elijo Hills residents who are not clear on what going on and who is responsible for what..lets sort this out and work as a community and be #sanelijothankful

San Elijo Life Advertising Opportunities

We offer several advertising and sponsorship packages for businesses, services and community members. Ranging from email: social media, home page banner ad placement to business directory listings, we have a package to fit your business needs and budget. We can help tell the story of your business to build local community.

For more information about advertising opportunities please contact us at hillslocal@sanelijolife.com or 760 496-8134

Our Commitment To San Elijo Hills:

San Elijo Elementary Country Fair Sponsor
San Elijo Hills Foundation Shade Structure Project Donor
SEMS Golf Classic Hole Sponsor
San Elijo Hills AYSO Sponsor
San Elijo Hills 5K Sponsor
We are local residents and HOA and PTO Volunteers

Thanks for all your Support & Readership!

Edward & Michelle Philbrick
Publishers

Enjoy Life in The Hills.
#sanelijothankful #sanelijolife

2017 SAN DIEGO 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SCHEDULE

4th of July Celebrations
All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

Enjoy a safe 4th!

Camp Pendleton
Ken Grody Ford 4th of July Beach Bash w/Fireworks
10am-10pm / Del Mar Beach Resort
www.mccscp.com/beachbashCarlsbad
Red, White and BOOM! Includes Fireworks
10am-9pm / LEGOLAND California
www.legoland.com

Chula Vista
4th Fest Fireworks
9pm / Elite Athlete Training Center
www.chulavistaca.gov

Coronado
Independence Day Parade & Festivities
7am-9:30pm / Various Locations
www.coronadochamber.com

Del Mar
San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration w/Fireworks
10am-11pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
www.sdfair.com

Independence Day BBQ & Fireworks
6:30-9:30pm / Fairmont Grand Del Mar
www.fairmont.com

El Cajon
4th of July Picnic & Fireworks
1-9:30pm / Kennedy Park
www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us

Escondido
Independence Day Festival & Fireworks
4-9:30pm / Grape Day Park & The Center
www.artcenter.org

Imperial Beach
Independence Day Fireworks
12-6pm / IB Pier
www.imperialbeachca.gov

Julian
4th of July Parade
10am-5pm / Downtown Julian
www.julianparade.com

La Jolla
Fourth of July Fireworks
9pm / Ellen Browning Scripps Park
www.lajollabythesea.com

Mira Mesa
Parade, Family Fun Day in the Park & Fireworks
7am-9:30pm / Community Park
www.miramesatowncouncil.org

National City
4th of July Festivities – June 29-July 4
Kimball Park
www.ci.national-city.ca.us

Ocean Beach
4th of July Fireworks
9pm / Ocean Beach Pier
www.oceanbeachsandiego.com

Oceanside
Independence Parade
10am-12pm / Coast Hwy
www.mainstreetoceanside.com

Oceanside Fireworks Show – July 3
5-9:30pm / Rancho Del Oro Rd.
www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Poway
Old Fashioned Fourth of July
10am-4pm / Old Poway Park4th of July Veterans Ceremony
11am / Veterans Park

Fourth of July Fireworks
6-10pm / Poway High School
www.poway.org

Ramona
Rotary Community Fireworks & Family Picnic   
5:30-9:30pm / Olive Peirce Middle
www.ramonarotary.org

Ranch Bernardo
Spirit of the Fourth
Community Fair: 9:00am / Webb Park
Parade: 3:30pm / Downtown Rancho Bernardo
Festivities/Fireworks: 6:30-9:30pm / Bernardo Heights Middle
(858) 945-1616 / www.spiritofthefourth.org

Rancho Santa Fe
4th of July Parade
1pm / Avenida De Acacias
www.rsfassociation.org

San Carlos
Fireworks and Music Fest
11am-9:30pm / Lake Murray Community Park
www.lakemurrayfireworks.org

San Diego
San Diego Symphony: Star Spangled Pops – June 30-July 2
7:30pm / Embarcadero Marina Park South
www.sandiegosymphony.org

Big Bay Boom
9pm / San Diego Bay
www.bigbayboom.com

Old Town 4th of July
11am-4pm / SD State Historic Park
www.parks.ca.gov

SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks
9:40pm / SeaWorld
www.seaworldparks.com

San Marcos
4th of July Celebration w/Fireworks
6-9:30pm / Bradley Park
www.san-marcos.net

San Ysidro
Independence Day at the Border – July 1
3-9pm / Cesar Chavez Park
www.sanysidrochamber.org

Santee
Santee Salutes – Includes Fireworks
2:30-10pm / Town Center Park East
www.ci.santee.ca.us

Scripps Ranch
4th of July Parade
10am / Red Cedar Place to Hoyt Park
www.scrippsranch.org

Vista
Independence Day Celebration w/Fireworks
7am-10pm / Brengle Terrace Park
www.cityofvista.com

The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club’s fall fundraiser, Hoedown in the Hills

The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club’s fall fundraiser, Hoedown in the Hills, benefitting Straight from the Heart, a local support and outreach organization serving 5000 North County foster children and their families, will be held on September 16 at the Williams Barn, located in San Marcos’ Walnut Grove Park beginning at 6:00 p.m. For just $45. per person, attendees will enjoy mouth-watering chicken, pork and tri-tip BBQ, sides and dessert, beer and wine, lively music, line dancing, and silent and live auctions offering guests the opportunity to bid on amazing items, gift baskets and personal services. Tickets will be available online beginning July 1 at sehwc.weebly.com

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