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Hoedown in the Hills

Yeehaw! 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 Saturday, September 16 at the Williams Barn, located in San Marcos’ Walnut Grove Park, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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 basket, and personal services. Tickets are available at sehwc.weebly.com. Don’t delay; get your tickets today!

Double Peak Challenge 10k & 5k returns to San Marcos

North County’s most challenging 10K race returns to San Marcos on Saturday, Sept. 30. The race will feature a 10K timed race, a 5K untimed event and a free kids trail trot starting from San Elijo Hills Park, 1105 Elfin Forest Road. All participants must register online at www.doublepeakchallenge.com or in-person on race day at 6:30 am.

“Double Peak Challenge is a trail run like no other,” said Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Board Member Nick Buck. “The race is a celebration of outdoor recreation where trail runners will experience unparalleled beauty atop one of North County’s highest point.”

With festivities kicking off at 7 am, runners can participate in a pre-race cardio stretch and warm-up.

Runners participating in the 10K Double Peak Challenge will set out at 7:30 am to begin a nearly 2,000-foot elevation gain up to Double Peak’s summit while winding along rugged hillside trails with sweeping views of North County.

While the 10K race will be a tough, timed event that will challenge even the most experienced runners, Double Peak Challenge will also offer a shorter 5K untimed course at 8 am and a free  kids trail trot at 9:30 am. All registered 10K and 5K participants will receive a commemorative Double Peak Challenge completion medal and awards will be given to the top 10K race finishers in each age category.

The event concludes with an expo and beer garden that will be located in the lower softball fields at San Elijo Hills Park. 10K race participants over 21 years of age with proof of ID will receive a complimentary beer in the beer garden. Additional beverages can be purchased for $5 each.

All race proceeds will benefit the Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation and The San Marcos Promise.

“Your participation in the Double Peak Challenge supports two great causes integral to the city of San Marcos,” said The San Marcos Promise Executive Director Herbie Smith.  “Your commitment to #ReachthePeak promotes health and economic prosperity for our entire region through investment in local parks and higher education.”

The Friends of San Marcos Park & Recreation invests in events, programs, parks and facilities to enhance the quality of life in the City of San Marcos.

The San Marcos Promise provides students in the San Marcos Unified School District with a path to prosperity by providing scholarships and career guidance to inspire academic achievement and post-secondary educational opportunities.

To register for a race or to volunteer during the event, visit www.doublepeakchallenge.com. Corporate sponsorship packages are also available.

Join the Sheriff’s Dept. for Night Out Against Crime

Join the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for FREE Night Out Against Crime© events on TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST.

SAN MARCOS (SAN ELIJO HILLS)
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
San Elijo Park
1105 Elfin Forest Road
Contact: (760) 510-5255
Flyer: https://goo.gl/CrpgY3.

Sheriff’s Stations and Substations all over the county will be hosting block parties to take a stand against crime.

Activities vary by location and may include free food, drinks, giveaways and activities for kids.

Night Out Against Crime© is a celebration of community relationships. Meet your neighbors, as well as deputies who patrol your area.

All locations will have a Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Specialist on site so you can get tips on how to stay safe.

See below for a community near you or visit www.sdsheriff.net:

ALPINE
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Alpine Sheriff’s Station
2751 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Holly Nicholson (619) 659-2608
Flyer: https://goo.gl/PE2ZHo.

ENCINITAS
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Target Parking Lot
1010 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Jonathan Simon (760) 966-3588 or Gary Rivers (760) 966-3587
Flyer: https://goo.gl/KNazUe.

FALLBROOK
Friday, August 4th
5:00 p.m. to sunset
Fallbrook Summer Nights Downtown Block Party
on Main Street & Alvarado Street, Fallbrook
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Jake Kruger (760) 451-3124
Flyer: https://goo.gl/2ZAQa4.

IMPERIAL BEACH
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Robert Eggers Sr. Recreation Center
1885 Coronado Avenue, San Diego
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Julio Garcia (619) 498-2435
Flyer: https://goo.gl/uC7GmA.

LEMON GROVE
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Main Street Promenade
3443 Main Street, Lemon Grove
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Jim Wieboldt (619) 337-2039
Flyer: https://goo.gl/u79aWU.

POWAY
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Poway Sheriff’s Station & Library Parking Lots
13100 Bowron Road, Poway
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Eric Kant
(858) 513-2810
Flyer: https://goo.gl/rpdLPC.

RAMONA
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ramona Branch Library
1275 Main Street, Ramona
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Barbara Wallace
(760) 738-2425
Flyer: https://goo.gl/sCwAM7.

RANCHO SAN DIEGO
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Target Parking Lot
2911 Jamacha Road, El Cajon
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Nancy Ortiz (619) 660-7009
Flyer: https://goo.gl/9Mnb3m.

SAN MARCOS (CITY)
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Richmar Park
110 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos
Contact: (760) 744-1050, ext. 3111
Flyer: https://goo.gl/EfjKGG.

SAN MARCOS (SAN ELIJO HILLS)
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
San Elijo Park
1105 Elfin Forest Road
Contact: (760) 510-5255
Flyer: https://goo.gl/CrpgY3.

SANTEE/LAKESIDE
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Santee Trolley Square
9884 Mission Gorge Road, Santee
Contacts: Crime Prevention Specialists Holly Angeles (619) 956-4021 and Martha Miramontes (619) 956-4022
Flyer: https://goo.gl/9KmQsq.

VALLEY CENTER
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Valley Center Branch Library
29200 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Brandy Contreras
(760) 751-4408
Flyer: https://goo.gl/JsoSFy.

VISTA
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Target
3150 Business Park Drive, Vista
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Henry Tirado (760) 940-4352
Flyer: https://goo.gl/cSF664.

Watch our Night Out Against Crime video at: https://vimeo.com/226476154.

If you can’t make it to any of these events, leave your porch light on as a show of solidarity on Night Out Against Crime©.

To learn more about the Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Unit, including important safety tips, visit www.sdsheriff.net/crimeprevention.

Address/Location
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
9621 Ridgehaven Ct
San Diego, CA 92123

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 858-565-5200

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

Celebration of Life for Chris Vulovic

Charity will be holding a Celebration of Life for Chris Vulovic (the co-owner) on Feb 26, 2017 from 3:00 – 6:30 pm at Cafe Stoked. Charity (owner and sister of Chris) is opening up the Celebration of Life to community members to attend.