At Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo we have had two patients bitten by rattlesnakes just within the last week. We recommend the following precautions to keep your pet safe from rattlesnake envenomation:
Keep your dogs on a leash at all times while walking or hiking.
Walk your dog in the middle of the walkway or trail and keep an eye out for snakes on or beside the trail.
Avoid letting your pet explore areas with brush, tall grass, rocks, and logs.
Keep your yard neat and uncluttered to avoid unwanted reptile guests.
Avoid using bird feeders which attract rodents (and consequently snakes) during the spring and summer.
In the event that your pet is bitten by a rattlesnake seek immediate veterinary care! The doctors at Advanced Veterinary Care are very experienced in treating rattlesnake bites. We are prepared to provide the care that your pet needs, including administration of anti-venin.
Please call our office if you have any questions regarding rattlesnake bite prevention, treatment or vaccination. 760-736-3636
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We loved seeing all of your festive holiday decorations during the holiday season! We still see a good amount of lights still up, so please make arrangements to have them taken down as soon as possible. Please remember that the governing documents require removal of holiday lights no later than 15 days following the holiday. As you’re putting away electrical light strings, take time to inspect each for damage. Throw out light sets if they have loose connections, broken sockets or cracked or bare wires. Do not place a damaged set of lights back into the storage box for next year’s use. Wrap each set of lights and put them in individual plastic bags, or wrap the lights around a piece of cardboard. Store electrical decorations in a dry place where they cannot be damaged by water or dampness. Also, keep them away from children and pets. Thank you!
Community Garden Lottery
It is time for our annual community garden lottery! Grow your own flowers, vegetables, and herbs! Plots will be available from 4.1.19– 3.31.20. The cost of a yearly lease is $50.00 plus a $25.00 key deposit (pre-paid). All existing lessees must reapply for the lottery. If you would like to participate in the lottery to lease space in one of the community gardens, please submit your application to the onsite office no later than 3.15.19. For more information please call 760-798-9015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open House Signs
The San Elijo Hills Community Association has a very specific sign policy in place regarding Open House signs in the community implemented to keep our community beautiful! The San Elijo Hills Community Association’s governing documents prohibit the display of any non-Association signs in the Common Area. The intent of the San Elijo Hills Open House Sign Policy is to (1) provide an acceptable means for homeowners to market homes for sale within the community; (2) reduce the number of open house signs used in the community; and (3) discourage the ‘alternative’ means of signage that has been used in the past (sign spinners, signs on cars, etc.). We are seeing an increasing number of unapproved signs, signs with balloons, flags, and riders that are directly in conflict with our policy. Here are some highlights:
• Approved Open House signage is allowed for use on Saturday’s and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm only.
• No riders, balloons, flags or other attention generating devises may be used with the sign.
• Only one sign directing traffic either left or right may be installed at each corner. The first homeowner or agent to reach an intersection on route to their open house will place their sign at the given location. If another homeowner or agent has an open house along the same route, an additional sign is not needed. Homeowners or agents should continue to the next intersection on route to the open house and place their sign as necessary. In many cases, several open houses can be served by the same directional sign.
• It is your responsibility as the homeowner to notify your agent of the policy prior to putting out their signage. If it does not follow the guidelines, it will be removed and disposed of. The Open House Policy can be found on our website www.sanelijohills.net for your convenience. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Questhaven Park Use
Our parks are some of our best assets. Turf repair is a normal part of maintenance, and the rate of deterioration of the grass is accelerated when the park is used for commercial purposes or when residents heavily use the grass when it is wet. Please limit your use of the turf areas when the grass is wet, and please report commercial use to Walters Management. If you are able to provide us with the business contact information, we will be happy to follow-up with the commercial entity in order to protect our parks while suggesting alternatives within the city for their use. The goal is not to take away opportunities for residents to stay active within the community—we simply want to ensure our parks are readily available for use and enjoyed by all residents without excessive damage and unnecessary closures. Thank you for looking out for our parks! The Board of Directors feels strongly that we must continue to work together to ensure that San Elijo Hills is well maintained and continues to be a premier community in North County. Thank you for your cooperation and for doing your part to help maintain our community.
Save the Date-BunnyPalooza
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is having its Annual BUNNYPALOOZA on Saturday, April 13th at the Hilltop field of San Elijo Hills Park. Activities will include an egg hunt, bounce houses, face painting, crafts, photo-ops with the Easter bunny, light refreshments, and more! A DJ will be entertaining us with music, games, and an obstacle course so parents and kids of all ages can enjoy some friendly competition! BUNNYPALOOZA will begin at 9:30AM and run until 11:30 PM. The Egg Hunt will be split by different age groups in 10-minute increments beginning at 10:00 AM. For more information please call 760-798-9015 or email email@example.com.
Finding the perfect gift is the great obsession of every holiday shopper. After scouring the malls and toy stores for something the recipient does not already have, the giver may think “A pet!” and picture their loved one embracing a fluffy puppy or kitten in the glow of the Christmas tree. Such scenes are always heart-warming and there is no doubt that most people would love a puppy or kitten to cuddle near the fire on Christmas day. But what about then next day? What about when the kids go back to school and the puppy is left alone in a crate or backyard?
What of the kitten, who’s bow has come off and is having trouble using the litter box consistently? What about the cost, for grooming, feeding, training, and veterinary care? As pet lover’s, we at AVC understand the allure of a holiday pet and the joy it can to bring to a family for years to come. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider before getting a pet as a gift.
Make sure the person wants the pet! Pets are a life-long commitment and can often interfere with jobs, school, vacations, and other lifestyle choices.
Consider getting the pet gear (bed, collar, leash, toys) and giving a “pet promise.” After the holidays are over, take the recipient to a local shelter to pick out their pet.
Make sure the recipient has the financial resources to care for the pet. Food, training, boarding, grooming, and veterinary care add up over time and you do not want to put someone in a position where they have a pet they cannot afford.
Shop the shelters first. There are so many wonderful shelter dogs and cats available, and many shelters offer gift cards so you can give those as part of a “pet promise.”
Do research on whatever you are considering. Do you have enough room for a large dog? Is anyone in the family allergic to cats? Is your child old enough and responsible enough to care for a pet? It is better to ask these questions before you get a pet than find out after you have bonded with a pet and have to rehome it.
Do not let getting a pet as a present be a “spur of the moment” decision. A pet is a gift, not a present, and should be enjoyed throughout the year and not just at holidays.
If you have any questions about getting a pet this holiday, please feel free to contact AVC to speak to our knowledgeable staff. If you get a pet, feel free to stop by so we can meet the newest member of your family!
Ringing in the New Year
It is natural for people to overindulge at this time of year and allow their pets to do the same.Remember that pets have delicate digestive systems and changes to their diet could cause vomiting or diarrhea. Turkey or ham scraps may seem like a nice treat for your dog, but you are better off throwing it away. Turkey and prime rib bones are choking hazards and may cause internal bleeding. Also, remember that alcohol is toxic to pets. If possible, contain your pet in an area away from parties. If your pet mingles with the guests, make sure they do not indulge in any untended plates or drinks. If you have reason to believe your pet may have ingested something harmful, bring them to AVC immediately.
Possibly the most traumatic event for pets on New Year’s Eve is fireworks. Fireworks can be so upsetting for some dogs that they jump through a window or over a six-foot fence out of sheer panic or in an attempt to escape the noise and booming vibration. For this reason, the most important thing you can do to protect your pet (even indoor pets) is to make sure they are microchipped and have a collar with your contact information on it. We strongly recommend your pet have both. Other things you can do to help your pet survive the holiday include keeping them home, closing all the windows and doors, leaving a television or radio playing to drown out noise, keeping them in a small secure space, and staying home with your pet. For dogs with an extreme fear of fireworks, all of the above, products like the Thundershirt, and even sedation may be required.
The doctors and staff at AVC are looking forward to an amazing 2019.We wish all our friends, two-legged, four-legged, no-legged, and feathered, a safe and happy holiday season.
The city of San Marcos refinanced municipal bonds in June to save some San Elijo property owners $120 to $450 per year in Mello-Roos taxes.“We are trying to be prudent, and whenever we can, with any of our (community facilities districts,) make sure we are getting the best interest rate and moving forward for our taxpayers,” said Finance Director Laura Rocha. Mello-Roos districts are authorized by a 1982 California law which allowed local governments to finance infrastructure improvements and services through special districts. Facilities covered by those bonds include roads, sidewalks, water and sewer lines, police and fire stations. Those special taxes are usually included annually in property tax bills issued by the county. Benefiting from favorable bond markets this year, the San Marcos Public Financing Authority reduced interest rates on $20.6 million in bonds for a number of San Elijo neighborhoods, slashing net interest from 4.82 percent to 3.55 percent, officials said. That produced total savings of about $3.9 million to 882 property owners in the San Elijo communities of Saverne, Azure, Cambria, Woodley’s Glen, Crest View, Waterford, Village Square and Westridge. Savings to individual property owners vary, based on the square footage of their homes, with condominiums typically paying a lower tax rate than single-family homes, said Fiscal Services/Debt Manager Roque Chiriboga. The 31-year Mello-Roos bonds covered the cost of sidewalks, lighting and other infrastructure for the communities, and will mature in 2035. The refinancing reduces annual payments, but will not extend the term of the bond, officials said.The new bond issue, which closed June 6, marks the final step in a series of refinancing efforts to bring down rates in the city’s Mello-Roos districts, Chiriboga said.“Our previous refinances started in 2012, when we initially started seeing the market come down,” he said.As districts became eligible for refinancing, the city issued new bonds at lower rates. It completed three bond refinancing efforts in 2012, one in 2014, and the final one this summer, he said. Those efforts cut bond rates for 5,533 property owners by a total of $23,543,126, officials said.“We try to be very diligent in making sure we are capturing any savings throughout the term of the bond,” Rocha said.
EVERBOWL TO OPEN 15TH LOCATION THIS FRIDAY IN SAN ELIJO HILLS
Everbowl is a rapidly expanding new option in San Diego’s fast-casual, healthy food scene featuring a streamlined counter-service menu of build-your-own acai and other “craft superfood” bowls and smoothies. Everbowl is currently in the midst of a massive SoCal expansion. Each Everbowl location features a menu of “build your own” acai and other superfood based “bowls,” with unlimited toppings of fresh fruit and healthy “add ins.” They will be opening the doors to their fifteenth location this Friday.
Everbowl San Elijo Hills will be part of the long-awaited San Elijo Town Center, a five-acre retail and residential hub, along with fitness studios, restaurants and retailers including CycleBar, Starbuck’s and Lourdes Mexican. On opening day, Everbowl will be passing out samples of their popular bowls, while supplies last.
Each Everbowl location offers a focused quick-serve menu of “craft superfoods” – fresh fruit-laden, layered parfaits that allow the consumer to choose from one of four superfood base options: acai, pitaya, graviola or acerola. Customers can choose the liquid which is blended into the base and select from an extensive list of fruit toppings to create a custom bowl with healthy “super stuff” add-ins such as spirulina and bee pollen. Each bowl is priced at $8, and includes unlimited ingredients. They also offer smoothies, as well as a focused menu of grab-and-go salads.