San Marcos residents encouraged to attend annual Fourth of July Firework Extravaganza

Leave fireworks to the experts

Residents encouraged to attend annual Fourth of July Firework Extravaganza

With Fourth of July only a few days away, the San Marcos Fire Department reminds all residents that fireworks are best left to experts.

“Fireworks are extremely dangerous, unpredictable and capable of causing serious burns and disfiguring injuries,” said San Marcos Fire Chief Brett Van Wey. “They can also ignite dry brush, grasses and dead tree material and cause serious fires in our community.”

All residents should know that all fireworks — even those labeled “consumer” or “safe and sane” — are illegal in San Diego County. This includes cone fountains, cylindrical fountains, roman candles, skyrockets, firecrackers, mine and shells, helicopter-type rockets, sparklers, poppers and revolving wheels.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, thousands of people, including children and teens, are injured every year while using consumer fireworks. Even something as “harmless” as a sparkler, which burns at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, can cause critical injuries and pose a serious fire hazard. Additionally, two out of five fires reported on Independence Day are started by fireworks.

Residents are encouraged to enjoy the city’s FREE professional fireworks show during the annual Fourth of July Firework Extravaganza at Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Drive, on Tuesday, July 4.

Entertainment and festivities begin at 6 pm with the firework show at 9 pm. The evening’s free entertainment featuring Liquid Blue, a show band, will begin at 6 pm.  Children’s activities include face painting, party jumps and more.  Food concessions will include hot dogs, hamburgers, tacos, snow cones and more.

“Offered for more than 36 years of spirited family fun, this annual event offers residents a way to safely enjoy fireworks while celebrating our nation’s independence,” said Community Services Director Buck Martin. “With children’s activities, food for purchase and a great pyrotechnic display, this event has something for everyone.”

The fireworks show is entirely dependent on community donations.  To contribute, please send tax-deductible donations by June 26 to: San Marcos Fireworks Fund, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos 92069.  Donations of $25 or more will receive a commemorative item.

For more fire prevention information, contact the San Marcos Fire Department at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3410.

To learn more about the city’s Fourth of July celebration or to donate to the fireworks show, visit www.gofundme.com/SM2017Fireworks.

Summer brings warm temps and scaly critters

Summer brings warm temps and scaly critters 

As summertime brings warmer temperatures, more fury and scaly creatures have begun appearing in our yards and parks.

While April and May mark the start of rattlesnake season in San Diego County, recent reports have described increased snake sightings. As the reptiles come out of hibernation, it is not uncommon to spot them locally, though bites are rare. Most sightings are likely to happen between now and October.

“Snakes are most likely venturing out in search of food and to soak up the sun,” said San Marcos Park Ranger Ron Vinluan. “People think they’re going to chase you—that isn’t so. They don’t want anything to do with us.”

If you encounter one of the four varieties of rattlesnakes found in the county, give it space. Calmly back away from it, leave it alone and let it go on its way, Vinluan continued.

To avoid encounters with rattlesnakes, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife suggests these safety steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of startling a rattlesnake:

 

  • Never go barefoot or wear sandals when hiking. Wear sturdy hiking boots with loose-fitting long pants to protect feet and ankles.
  • Stay on paths and trails, avoiding tall grass, weeds and brush where snakes may hide.
  • Keep your dog on leash while hiking and be aware of what your dog is doing at all times.
  • Make sure you can see where you are reaching and that you can see ahead of you. Look for concealed snakes before picking up rocks, sticks or wood.
  • Be careful when stepping over doorsteps as snakes like to crawl along the edge of buildings where they are protected on one side.
  • Never hike alone. Always have someone with you who can assist in an emergency.
  • Teach children early to respect snakes and to leave them alone. Children are naturally curious and will pick up snakes.

If bitten or you feel a snake or other animal is dangerous, call 911 immediately. For more information about rattlesnakes in California, visit https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/News/Snake.

For more information about San Marcos parks, trails and outdoor adventures, visit www.san-marcos.net/play or contact San Marcos Community Services at (760) 744-9000.

ASK: Asking Saves Kids

ASK: Asking Saves Kids

Wednesday, June 21st is National ASK Day. This campaign promotes a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe. It encourages parents to ASK if there is an unlocked gun in the homes where their children play. Dr. Jaime Friedman’s recent blog which includes her podcast, “Gun safety, ASK Day & Coordinating a playdate”, reviews many helpful tips for parents when their kids visit a friend’s house.

Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG), in partnership with Rady Children’s Health Network, is dedicated to offering outstanding healthcare for your kids, from birth through age 18. One visit to our website can help you find a doctor, explain why CPMG is right for you and allow you to view videos on our doctors and other health topics.

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San Elijo Hills Community Association – HOA Updates -June 2017

San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates:

San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors Meeting-LOCATION CHANGE

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00 p.m. at the San Elijo Hills Community Association Onsite Office (1277 San Elijo Rd., San Marcos, CA 92078).

Foam Party in the Town Square

Come join us in the town square park for a foam party! Dr. Bronner’s Foam truck will be coming out on Wednesday June 21, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for a free foam party! The foam is biodegradable and made simply from organic soap, water and compressed air. Take the family down for music, foam, and fun! Bring your bathing suits, towels and goggles or come as you are!

Summer Concert and Cookout – July 1, 2017!

Come down and celebrate our summer concert and cookout! This all American themed carnival will entertain our residents of all ages with music, carnival games, prize booth with tons of prizes, obstacle course, bounce houses, zip line, rock wall, and much more!

Document your experience with a keepsake, and visit our photo booth! If you are hungry during all that fun, fill up on BBQ chicken, BBQ pulled pork, hot dogs, salad, fruit and other yummy classics!

Featuring The Mighty Untouchables!! Bring your chairs, blankets, sit back and enjoy the concert!

There is no need to go anywhere when you can hang out in your own neighborhood and celebrate the Holiday weekend San Elijo Hills style! This event will take place on Saturday July 1, 2017 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park!

Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. No guests will be permitted, no pets will be permitted.

Save the date – Movie in the park – Part II

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 8:30PM).

This year we will provide free popcorn! 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.

Who to Contact Within the Management Team

Do you have questions regarding your assessments or considering making exterior changes to your home or yard? Here are some tips on who to contact within our Management team!

For any questions involving community events or architectural matters, please call Liz McCardle at 760-798-9015 or email at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Should you need to submit a work order request, have questions regarding your account, enforcement matters or any other management related matters, please contact Rebecca McDonald and Ruth Vaughn at 760-431-2522 or by email (rvaughn@waltersmanagement.com / rmcdonald@waltersmanagement.com).

If you need to report an after-hours emergency, please contact our after-hours on call service at 858-495-0900.

Pet Waste on the Trails

The trails in San Elijo Hills are one of our largest assets and enjoyed by all of our residents. We are finding an increase in pet waste and litter in these areas.

The Trail Guidelines and Rules include cleaning up after your pet. We kindly ask that everyone do their part and ensure that not only are pets controlled, but that all pet waste is collected and placed in the receptacles.

Let’s keep our trails beautiful!


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Carnival for Cancer

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Carnival for Cancer- Saturday, June 10th at Questhaven Park from 9:30-1:30. Games, jump house, face painting, food, and a raffle. Raffle prizes include gift cards from Bloom, Epoch, 101 Diner, Grace & a Heart jewelry, Slate Hair Studio, and much more with our grand prize a GoPro camera with memory card. Tickets are $2 each and you don’t need to be present to win. Presales happening now. You can also donate to our website
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June 2017 San Elijo Hills Community Association updates

Movie in the Park-Part I

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (rated PG) as part of our summer movie series Friday June 9th at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park!

The year is 1936. An archeology professor named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles of South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap but miraculously escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Rene Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.

For our younger audiences, we will be showing a 30 minute compilation of Looney Tunes prior to the main feature!

Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, a sticky wall and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the Looney Tunes will start after sunset (around 8:30PM) with the main feature beginning at approximately 9:00 PM.

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

This year we will provide free popcorn! The San Elijo Hills Foundation will provide a few food trucks and will have a variety of food & refreshments for purchase.

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

Foam Party in the Town Square

Come join us in the town square park for a foam party! Dr. Bronner’s Foam truck will be coming out on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. for a free foam party! The foam is biodegradable and made simply from organic soap, water and compressed air. Take the family down for music, foam, and fun! Bring your towels, bathing suits and goggles or come as you are!

Community Reminders

-Clear and visible address numbers are important when it comes to safety. Please check your address numbers and replace any faded or missing numbers. This is a safety concern, which could potentially delay first responders in an emergency response.
It also impacts the general aesthetics of the community and is part of the required maintenance per the Governing Documents.

-No Parking zones have been designated on many of our streets to ensure adequate access for vehicles, most importantly emergency vehicles. Please be reminded that it is illegal to park in No Parking zones, and we ask that residents, as well as guests, gardeners, contractors, etc. refrain from parking in No Parking zones. Also, please keep sidewalks clear of vehicles and obstacles so that pedestrians can use them. To report illegal parking in your neighborhood, call (619) 531-2000.

A Fresh Coat for a Fresh Start

How closely have you look at your homes paint lately? Many homes in the community are beginning to show their age with faded, discolored, and peeling paint facades and fences. It is important to keep your home looking its best by having those areas power-washed and painted on a regular basis.

Did you know we now have paint color booklets for each neighborhood? With current palettes and some suggested palettes, you can refresh your homes look by visiting the onsite office for ideas. All painting requires the submission of an application and approval by the Architectural Committee. But it’s an easy process and we would love to assist you through it!

Interested in a group discount? With enough committed residents, the HOA can facilitate group discounts with reputable paint companies. Please email us at sehstaff@waltersmanagement.com to get on the interest list. Let us know what you are interested in painting (i.e. whole house, trim/shutters/doors only, fence only, etc.).

 

Save the Date – Summer Concert and Cookout – July 1, 2017!

Come down and celebrate our summer concert and cookout! This all American themed carnival will entertain our residents of all ages with music, carnival games, prize booth with tons of prizes, obstacle course, bounce houses, zip line, rock wall, and much more!

Document your experience with a keepsake, and visit our photo booth! If you are hungry during all that fun, fill up on BBQ chicken, BBQ pulled pork, hot dogs, salad, fruit and other yummy classics!

Featuring The Mighty Untouchables!! Bring your chairs, blankets, sit back and enjoy the concert!

There is no need to go anywhere when you can hang out in your own neighborhood and celebrate the Holiday weekend San Elijo Hills style! This event will take place on Saturday July 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the upper softball field of San Elijo Hills Park!

Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. No guests will be permitted.

San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors Meeting

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00 p.m. at the San Elijo Hills REC Center (1105 Elfin Forest Rd., San Marcos, CA 92078).

Save the Date: Upcoming San Elijo Hills Events

Please visit our website for updates and detailed event information as each event gets closer.

July 28th– Movie in the Park @ the upper softball field
August 25th – Movie in the Park @ the lower softball field
September 8th – Block party in the town square
September 24th – Community Yard Sale
October 15th– Oktoberfest @ the lower softball field
December 1st– Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

 


**Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent from the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

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