SAN MARCOS — Chris Orlando and his son, Ryan, are at a crossroads that few father-and-son duos face together.Call it ‘term limits’ — figuratively and literally. Chris Orlando is a San Marcos City Councilman in the final year of his last four-year term of office. Ryan Orlando, 18, is a standout basketball player at San Marcos High School, playing his final high school basketball season. Both are plotting their next steps. For Chris Orlando, the next step could be a run — for mayor, that is. For Ryan Orlando, it could be a walk — as in “walk-on,” the term for a nonscholarship member of a collegiate basketball team.But both of them are enjoying going through the transition together.“It’s really interesting, as I am considering my next step and watching him do that, the realization that we’re both figuring out what the next chapter is, is kind of cool,” Chris Orlando said. “My son has a strict ‘no pep talk’ policy, so we keep the pep talks to a minimum, but it is neat we are at a new chapter at the same time. It’s been good.”The Orlandos’ respective political and athletic journeys have virtually paralleled each other. The elder was elected in 2006, around the time that the younger first picked up a basketball.
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East & West Animal Hospital
Regular Veterinary Medicine, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Holistic Medicine
Mon – Fri 8 AM – 6 PM, Sat 8 AM – 1PM
750 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd
San Marcos, CA 92078
For more info visit: www.eastwestah.com
The San Marcos City Council early next year will consider whether to approve a six-story hotel proposed near the Nordahl exit of State Route 78.The project would be located at the southwest of Montiel Road and Leora Lane, near UEI College and Turner’s Outdoorsman, according to a staff report to the planning commission.The commission recommended approval of the project on a 4-3 vote on Dec. 4.The hotel would offer 128 guest rooms, a cafe, fitness room and indoor pool, and would incorporate architectural features such as colored glass and metal fins. It would also include a partially underground parking structure with 141 parking spaces. Although the site near the Nordahl offramp of Route 78 near Costco and Walmart receives frequent commercial traffic, the hotel plan would not significantly affect traffic, so it would not require any road or highway improvements, according to San Marcos spokeswoman Sarah MacDonald.
San Marcos Patent Attorney Running for Congress
San Marcos, CA– Today, in view of the announcement by District 49 Representative, Darrell Issa, that he will be retiring, local patent attorney Joshua S. Schoonover announced that he will refocus his campaign to seek office in District 49. “When initially discussing the idea of running for Congress with my wife, Erika, we weighed the options of whether to run in District 49, where our business is located and where most of our friends and business contacts live, or District 50 where we reside. At the time, I thought the people of District 50 most needed the things that I can bring to Congress, however, now with Rep. Issa retiring and no Republican candidate on the ticket, it is clear that I must amend the direction of our campaign and seek office in District 49”, said Schoonover.
Schoonover is a conservative who supports individual freedom, personal accountability, low taxes, small government and a strong military.
More information and a map of the 49th District can be accessed on Schoonover’s campaign website: www.JoshuaSchoonover.com.
Phone: (858) 945-7817
New year, DO YOU, Mama!
Now that the holiday hustle and bustle are behind us, it’s time to focus on YOU. Whether your dreams and goals for 2018 are big or small, we challenge you to embrace change, strive for growth, and have an open mind! January is the perfect time to give back to yourself and your health by enrolling in Body Back.
Body Back is a results-based fitness program where you will:
- Experience targeted high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and results-based workouts through cardio, strength, and core work.
- End each class with a relaxing meditation to help you recharge and head back to your work week, your teething baby, or school drop-off.
- Find inspiration and motivation in every class through a mamahood sisterhood.
- Improve your health, ﬁtness, and physical strength while experiencing a personal transformation.
- Learn to embrace change, and love your body, inside and out!
Body Back classes meet here in San Elijo Hills and we are now enrolling for our January sessions! Click here to enroll and receive a limited time discount.
Never been to a class? Here is a sneak peek: https://vimeo.com/195336053
For more information, email email@example.com
San Elijo Hills Real Estate Market year in review:
224 homes sold with an average time on market of 21 days. Selling price ranged from $1,699,000 – $405,000 or an average price $749,343.
North County San Diego Detached Homes Market Report
Median Sale Price $580,500 +12.7%
Average Market Time 36 Days -14%
Inventory 2.2 Months -24%
Active Listing 860 -22.5%
Wishing You and Your Family a Very Happy New Year!
The first quarter of the year is one of the best times to sell your home! If you or someone you know is thinking of making a move in 2018, I would love to help. The highest compliment I can receive is the referral of your friends and family! Who you work with matters and I’m here to provide an exceptional real estate experience in 2018.
See you around town or out on the trails.
SAN ELIJO HILLS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
NOTICE OF HOA BOARD ELECTION RESULTS
2017 Annual Meeting Election Results
In accordance with Section 13(k) of the San Elijo Hills Election Rules and Procedures, we are pleased to announce that the following Members were elected to the Board of Directors during the Annual Meeting of Neighborhoods:
Elliot Herman (2-year term)
Halé Richardson (2-year term)
Michael Quinn (1-year term)
Board members, Laura Fratilla and Katherine Bond will continue to serve on the Board for the remaining year on their terms.
The Annual Meeting of Neighborhoods was held on Tuesday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m. after due notice was given to the Neighborhood Representatives and all community members. We appreciate the participation of all those that took the time to turn in ballots.
The next regular Board of Directors meeting will be held on February 20, 2018 at the San Elijo Hills Recreation Center, located at 1105 Elfin Forest Road San Marcos, CA 92078. All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Attendance Boundary Committee December Update from SMUSD
On December 7th, the District’s Attendance Boundary Committee (Committee) met for the third time. The Committee is tasked with providing two recommendations to the Governing Board.
- Recommendation #1: Propose adjustments to current attendance boundaries to optimize student capacity at each school.
- Recommendation #2: Propose an implementation plan / schedule for the Board-approved attendance boundary adjustments.
- On January 16th, 2018, the Governing Board will hear a presentation from the Attendance Boundary Committee Chair on the recommendations from the Committee. There will be no vote or action by the Governing Board at this meeting.
- The week prior to the January 16th meeting, the recommendations will be placed on the District’s website for community review. Instructions will be uploaded in how to view the maps and a link will be made available where comments may be submitted.
- The Governing Board has the option to hold special board meeting to further study the recommendations from the Attendance Boundary Committee prior the the meeting on February 20, 2018.
- The soonest the Governing Board would vote on attendance boundary changes will be at the meeting on February 20, 2018.
Winter Break Art Camp
December 26th-January 12th 10:00 AM.-2:00 PM.
A Colorful Universe
1523 San Elijo Rd. Ste. 106
San Marcos, CA 92078
Questhaven would love to invite all of our neighbors of San Elijo Hills and the surrounding community to come join us this Saturday, December 23 at 7:00 pm – to a free handbell choir Christmas concert.
This unique handbell presentation of beautiful Christmas music and sharing, will be held in the church at Questhaven retreat, located at 20560 Questhaven Rd., San Marcos.
View this short video of the handbell choir practicing for Saturday night:
For more information, visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/QuesthavenRetreat/
Learn more about Questhaven: http://www.questhavenacademy.com/intro/