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San Marcos gears up for 33rd annual National Night Out event at San Elijo Park

National Night Out

The City of San Marcos will host National Night Out at two locations on Tuesday, August 2 to celebrate America’s night out against crime.

The free event will be held at Connors Park, 320 W. San Marcos Boulevard from 3 to 6 pm; the second will be held at San Elijo Park, 1105 Elfin Forest Road from 5 to 7 pm.  Both offer an opportunity to meet your neighbors, local sheriff deputies and learn about the City’s crime prevention program.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children to one of the two event locations to be educated on good safety habits. The events will offer free hot dogs,  fingerprinting, information on neighborhood watch and tips for child safety. There will also be a talking patrol car, games and refreshments.

“National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and law enforcement-community partnerships in our fight for a safer City,” explained San Marcos Sheriff’s Captain Mike McClain. “The benefits to the community extend well beyond this one night.”

San Marcos National Night Out is in coordination with the 33rd Annual National Night Out, a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Last year, more than 37 million people participated in National Night Out across the country in more than 15,700 communities.

Along with traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials, safety fairs and youth events.

For more information, please call the City’s crime prevention unit at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3111 or (760) 510-5255.

October San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates


Following is a list of important announcements and upcoming events from The San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA):


Prost!! ! Fall is in the air and our most popular event of the year is back! Come celebrate Oktoberfest with your neighbors on Sunday, October 18th from 3:00PM-6:00PM at the lower softball field of San Elijo Park! Expect some of your past favorites, and some new surprises!

We will be celebrating German traditions through food! Bratwurst, hot dogs, veggie dogs, potato salad, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, and apple strudel will be served. A beer garden will also be available to residents 21 and over (must bring a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID). Four drink tickets will be given per household. No outside alcohol will be permitted into the event.

A lively DJ will be playing some German music mixed in with some modern, family-fun hits that will be sure to get you on your feet and dancing!

Carnival games will be sure to entertain our young residents! We will also have face painting, pumpkin decorating, arts & crafts, a rock climbing wall, bounce house, obstacle course, wrecking ball ride, photo booth and much, much more!

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.

If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com. Hope to see you all there!

Artificial Turf

The San Elijo Hills Community Association Board of Directors is aware that Governor Brown has signed emergency legislation (AB 349) restricting Associations from prohibiting the use of artificial turf or any other synthetic surface that resembles grass. Bill AB 340 does not prohibit an Association from applying landscaping rules, so long as the rules fully conform to restrictions in Civil Code 4735(a).

The Board is currently in the process of creating a proposed policy, which will be provided to the membership and formally adopted after the review and comment period in accordance with California Civil Code 1357.130.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while the Board of Directors creates a policy that incorporates the synthetic material while maintaining a certain level of aesthetics and consistency in the community.

Double Peak Park Hours

As a reminder to residents, Double Peak Park is closed at dusk and persons in the parking lot and behind the lower gate will be cited by the Sheriff. Please be courteous and refrain from entering this area after the park is closed, which often disturbs the residents nearby.

Address Numbers

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.

Yard Maintenance

Keep your yards looking their best! During the on-going drought and reduced watering times, owners must continue to maintain their yard areas by mowing, edging, weeding, trimming, and pruning.

Did you know that there are many great alternatives to grass? Why not consider gardening with sustainable landscape that benefits the environment. There are trees, shrubs, ground covers, grasses and wildflowers that are already well-adapted to the environment in our region. They will reduce the use of fertilizers, pesticides, watering and maintenance. Native and non-native species can be interspersed to add variety and color. Plant using multiple layers or mixed borders. Trees, shrubs and flowers can be planted in layers which successively shade each other, requiring less water. Plantings should be closely spaced to discourage weeds from sprouting.

Consider mulch! The first line of defense against hot weather, and against windy conditions which can dry surface soil, is to apply a liberal layer of mulch around the plants. This protects the soil from direct sun exposure, keeping it moist at the surface. Mulch also reduces evaporation of water from the soil which reduces the need for watering.

If you are interested in modifying your current design, please remember that you must submit the necessary application and plans for review and approval by the Architectural Committee. Please contact Liz McCardle at 760-798-9015 with any questions.

San Elijo Hills National Night Out Against Crime -August 4th

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Join the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for FREE Night Out Against Crime© events on TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH.

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.

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:  http://goo.gl/uKMm6j

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Target Parking Lot
1040 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Jonathan Simon (760) 966-3588
Flyer:  http://goo.gl/MIZ85Y

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Parking Lot behind Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce
111 S. Main Avenue, Fallbrook
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist John Mclelland (760) 451-3124
Flyer:  http://goo.gl/55jwRH

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:  http://goo.gl/YBJALw

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Main Street Promenade Corner of Broadway and Lemon Grove Ave.
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Jim Wieboldt (619) 337-2039
Flyer:  http://goo.gl/6P1QJk

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Poway Sheriff’s Station
13100 Bowron Road, Poway
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Darlene Duncan (858) 513-2807
Flyer:  http://goo.gl/sDodQm

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Albertsons Shopping Center Corner of 14th and Main Streets
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Barbara Wallace at (760) 738-2425
Flyer:  http://goo.gl/b7ZJny

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Target Parking Lot
2911 Jamacha Road, El Cajon
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Nancy Ortiz (619) 660-7009
Flyer:  http://goo.gl/zux820

3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Connors Park
320 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos
Contact: (760) 744-1050 Ext. 3168
Flyer:  http://goo.gl/15gJiC

5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Meadow Lake Golf Club
10333 Meadow Glen Way, Escondido
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Carmela Lutz (760) 510-5254
Flyer:  http://goo.gl/gECKUI

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Town Center Community Park West
(Between Baseball Fields 2 & 3)
9409 Cuyamaca Street, Santee
Contacts: Crime Prevention Specialists Holly Angeles (619) 956-4021 and Martha Miramontes (619) 956-4022
Flyer:  http://goo.gl/EVWHqk

5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Valley Center Library
29200 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Brandy Contreras (760) 751-4408
Flyer:  http://goo.gl/hpcvQa

The Vista Sheriff’s Station is holding its Night Out Against Crime Event during Vista’s Summer Fun Fest and Safety Fair
Saturday, August 8th
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Brengle Terrace Park Ball Fields
1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista
Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Henry Tirado (760) 940-4352
Flyer:  http://goo.gl/D1CHBA

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.

Free vacation checks with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department


Going away on a summer break? An empty house is a tempting target for burglars.

Don’t let your vacation be ruined by a crime. Sign up for free vacation checks with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The Sheriff’s Department offers free vacation checks year-round. Let us know when you’re leaving and Sheriff’s Senior Volunteers will perform security inspections outside your home Monday through Friday.

They will check if your doors, windows and garage are locked. They will also hide your newspapers and packages in your side fence or back patio.

If they see anything suspicious, they will call for the assistance of a deputy who will determine if there’s been a break in. Upon your return, you will receive a welcome home letter listing the dates your home was checked and observations made during the visits.

You can take advantage of this free service by completing a
form on www.sdsheriff.net. Just look for the “Vacation Home Checks”
box on our homepage. There’s a link to a form online which must be
submitted in person at your nearest Sheriff’s Station or Substation to
verify I.D.

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department-Fireworks Safety


It’s a colorful and spectacular salute to our nation’s independence. Fireworks, however, can cause injuries and spark fires.

As the Fourth of July approaches, the Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit is reminding San Diegans it’s illegal to possess and use fireworks in the county.

It’s also illegal to transport fireworks from elsewhere into San Diego County or to make homemade fireworks and explosives.

Hundreds of pounds of illegal fireworks are confiscated in the county each year. Items are collected at various points of entry or dropped off at Sheriff’s Stations or Substations, as well as fire and police stations.

For your safety, the Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit routinely dispose of fireworks and other hazardous items.

Under California law, illegal fireworks include sky rockets, bottle rockets, roman candles, aerial shells, firecrackers and other types that explode, go into the air, or move on the ground in an uncontrollable manner.

Those convicted of possessing and/or using fireworks could be fined up to $50,000 and sent to prison or jail for up to one year. Fines can be significantly increased depending on the amount of property loss or if human suffering is caused by a fire set.

A Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) study shows eight people were killed and more than 11,000 thousand were injured while handling fireworks across the country in 2013.

Children under the age of five suffered the most fireworks‐related injuries.

Let’s leave the fireworks to the professionals. Don’t allow children to pick up pieces of fireworks after an event. Some may still be hot or ignited and can explode at any time.

To learn more about the Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit, go to: http://goo.gl/FKF2mI.

For full details, view this message on the web.

Thirty San Elijo Hills Residents Exchanged Traffic Concerns With Sheriff Department

San Elijo Hills Traffic and Safety Meeting

Wednesday Night The San Marcos Sheriff held a community forum with 30-40 San Marcos and San Elijo Hills Residents. The following is an outline of some of the questions from residents and responses from The Sheriff Deputies.

A San Elijo Hills resident pointed out the ten or so accidents at the corner of Eclipse and San Elijo Hills Road. The Sheriff pointed out the improvements The City had made to the area with reflectors, LED lighting, chevrons signs, lighting at that corner. The Sheriff remind the audience that the City of San Marcos is responsible is for streets, signage, and traffic lights. They are aware of the problems of that intersection.

One resident asked if more stop signs could be placed in San Elijo Hills. The resident give example of traffic calming on Olivenhain Road as a result of stop signs. This should be taken up with The City of San Marcos and it’s Traffic Commission and City Traffic Engineers.

A resident stated they lived in the San Elijo Hills Town Center immediately adjacent to the San Elijo Hills visitor Center and that an accident last summer had caused a car to land right their front door.  They also reported that an accident had taken place there this morning in front of the Epoch Wine Bar. They also stated that there are numerous accidents late at night that go unreported and that there is high-speed travel through the town center at late at night. They asked why there is a not patrol after 6:00 PM?

Another resident asked why and when they do targeted mass patrols in particular areas and what makes that happen. The sheriff responded and said monthly the additional patrol groups work together and target particular trouble areas in San Marcos, Poway, and other areas they patrol. Call and make complaints. Data drives patrols.

Some residents asked why there are no patrols early in the morning. The sheriff stated that their patrol shifts change over at 6:00 AM and they have briefing meetings and then they head out for patrol.

One resident spoke about calling the sheriff and being told that San Elijo Hills residents need to make up their mind whether they like the patrols or not a lot of pushback against the amount of patrols. The audience appeared to respond that they overwhelmingly like the patrols.

It was pointed out by one resident that the students need to be educated on traffic and safety. Students are seen walking to the town center texting, not taking preventative measures to keep themselves safe, nor obeying the crossing guards etc. or traffic lights.

The City has done studies and is currently doing studies to optimize the traffic lights and the timing of the lights to best protect children in the crosswalks.

The City of San Marcos is going to paint 25 MPH speed limit on the road in the San Elijo Hills Town Center and add additional street signs.

One of the deputies stated that he likes the social media campaigns and chain emails that alert SEH residents to their patrols. He says 5 years ago a lot of the tickets were given to residents now they see a shift to people who are commuters from Riverside County, Escondido coming through the area. He felt is was helping residents slowdown.

The Sheriff deputies also recommended that residents should carpool, that simply carpooling could cut the traffic in half and cut down the traffic impact on the area they recommended an education campaign at the local schools.

Theme of the night was “Go” to the San Marcos City Traffic and Safety Commission meetings the first Wednesday of the month. The sheriff deputies recommended that residents attend those meetings as the commission and the traffic engineers have the biggest impact on signs, and lights.

One Sheriff deputy told a story about how speed bumps can backfire. Residents in Poway asked for and got speed bumps. People passing through would honk to express frustration after they passed over the speed bumps. The theme of this story was careful what you ask for.

One San Marcos resident expressed frustration in the notification of this meeting he felt residents outside of San Elijo Hills were not properly notified of this meeting. He was confused by the Sheriff’s Nixel notification system, and the last-minute nature of the meeting.

One San Elijo Hills resident pointed out that the developer, school district and ultimately The City are responsible for traffic and congestion. The traffic has far exceeded their original forecasts and enrollment has far outgrown the capacity of the schools.

The Sheriff Department was asked how many deputies are on patrol at any one time. 2 are on traffic (4 on Wednesday), 6 are on city-wide patrol throughout the city. They recommend you tell The City and elected officials you would like more deputies under contract.

One San Elijo Hills resident recommended that residents drive the speed limit to effectively block speeders and slow down the traffic.

Residents expressed their appreciation to The Sheriff Deputies for protecting their homes during the Cocos fire.

Meeting was cordial and lasted approximately one hour.

Join the Sheriff’s Department at a community forum to address traffic safety in San Marcos & San Elijo Hills:


Join the Sheriff’s Department at a community forum to address traffic safety in San Marcos & San Elijo Hills:

Wednesday, February 18
6:00 p.m.
San Elijo Recreation Center
1105 Elfin Forest Road
San Marcos

Deputies and other Sheriff’s Department representatives will be at the community forum to hear about your traffic safety concerns. Come out and help keep your community safe.

For more information, contact Bebe Nares with the City of San Marcos at (760) 510-5255.:

San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) – Upcoming Events & Announcements

San Elijo Hills

Following is a list of important announcements and upcoming events for The San Elijo Hills Association (HOA):

HOA Board Meeting: Tuesday, February 17th

The next HOA Board of Director’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 17th at 6:00PM in the San Elijo Elementary School multipurpose room. All homeowners are welcome to attend. Agendas will be posted on the community website www.sanelijohills.net and at the Visitor Center prior to the meeting.

Community Event w/ The Sherriff’s Department: Wednesday, February 18th

The Sheriff’s Department will send representatives to discuss traffic safety in the community. The event will be on Wednesday February 18th at 6 PM at the San Elijo Recreation Center. It should be a very positive event for members of the community to hear from the Sheriff’s Department and also ask questions about any traffic safety concerns they may have. This is a perfect forum to give direct feedback and voice your traffic and safety concerns. For more information please contact Kelly O’Donnell at kodonnell@jonesday.com. All residents are encouraged to attend.

Community Event w/ The Sherriff’s Department: Monday, February 23rd

Community outreach is a top priority of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Members of the community should feel comfortable bringing problems related to safety and security to our staff. The San Marcos Sheriff’s Station is holding a Coffee with the Community on:

Monday, February 23rd
8:00 a.m.
The Broken Yolk Café
101 South Las Posas Road

This event will give the public a chance to chat with deputies from the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station in a casual setting and exchange ideas and concerns over a cup of coffee.
Come out and make a positive difference in your community!
For more information, please contact Deputy Betzy LaDieu at (760) 510-5240.

Tropical Beach Party

The San Elijo Hills Community Association would like to cordially invite our residents 21 and over to our tropical beach party at Café Stoked! The event will be held on Thursday, February 26th from 6:00PM-8:30PM. Residents will be delighted with delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and dancing in the true spirit of a fun and festive beach party! Please register before it’s too late.  We are already at 50% capacity!

Attendance to this event is limited. Cost is $5.00/person. You must provide a check (no cash) payable to San Elijo Hills to Ted Tuleck in the Visitor’s Center in order to reserve your spot! All reservations will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please feel free to contact sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com with any questions.


The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28th.

The BUNNYPALOOZA will begin at 9:30am and run until 11:30 am. We will have the Egg Hunt at 10:00 am sharp! Please do not be late if you plan on participating.

This year’s activities include face painting, crafts, bounce houses and delicious snacks. Also, the Easter Bunny promises to make a special appearance. So bring your cameras and be prepared to have some springtime fun with your San Elijo Hills Community!

Trails Clean Up Day – Save The Date

The next trails clean up day is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, 9:00a.m.- noon. Registration opens in late March. All volunteers will meet in town square. More details as well as the new event website will be announced soon. Students get community service credits for participating!

Sheriff’s Department Coffee With The Community


Community outreach is a top priority of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Members of the community should feel comfortable bringing problems related to safety and security to our staff.

The San Marcos Sheriff’s Station is holding a Coffee with the Community on:

Monday, February 23rd
8:00 a.m.
The Broken Yolk Café
101 South Las Posas Road

This gives the public a chance to chat with deputies from the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station in a casual setting and exchange ideas and concerns over a cup of coffee.

Come out and make a positive difference in your community!

For more information, contact Deputy Betzy LaDieu at (760) 510-5240.

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