Monthly Archives: August 2010

Recent Mountain Lion Sightings Symphony/Montage vacant development in San Elijo Hills

The security guard for the Symphony/Montage vacant development in San Elijo Hills has reported a recent mountain lion sighting.  This location would match sighting last fall and this past spring.

The following safety tips are provided by the California Department of Fish and Game. They are based on studies of mountain behavior and analysis of attacks by mountain lions.

  • Don’t hike alone. Go in groups, with adults supervising children an keep children close to you. Observations of captured mountain lions reveal that the animals seem especially drawn to children. Keep children within your sight at all times.
  • Don’t approach a lion. Most mountain lions will try to avoid a confrontation. Give them a way to escape.
  • Don’t run from a lion. Running stimulates a mountain lion’s instinct to chase. Instead, stand and face the animal. Make eye contact. If you have small children with you, pick them up if possible so that they don’t panic and run. Although it may be awkward, pick them up without bending over or turning away from the lion.
  • Don’t crouch or bend over. A squatting or bending person looks a lot like a four-legged prey animal.
  • Do all you can to appear larger. Raise your arms. Open your jacket if you are wearing one. Throw stones, branches or whatever you can reach without crouching or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a loud voice.
  • Fight back if attacked. Some hikers have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools and their bare hands. Since a mountain lion usually tries to bite the head or neck, try to remain standing and face the attacking animal. For more information about mountain lions, contact the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), case of emergency call 911 and DFG at 916-445-0045

Kohl’s, Cal South, and host club San Elijo FC put on a Free Recreational Soccer Clinic on Monday night

Kohl’s, Cal South, and host club San Elijo FC put on a Free Recreational Soccer Clinic on Monday night August 16th at San Elijo Elementary School to over 60 participants ages U6 – U12!!! Thanks to all who came out and supported this fun event!

San Marcos city manager pay defended –


Benefits can add 68% over base pay

San Marcos City Manager Paul Malone isn’t discussing his $400,000-plus compensation package. But the mayor said Wednesday that the community’s top executive is worth every penny.

Malone has declined multiple interview requests since The Watchdog began exploring public-sector salaries across San Diego County earlier this month. He did so again Wednesday.

But Mayor Jim Desmond said his city manager is doing the work of two administrators because he has no assistant manager. Desmond also noted that Malone serves as the top redevelopment official, which also saves the city money.

“You get what you pay for,” Desmond said. “San Marcos is one of the best-managed cities in the county. We are not trying to raise sales taxes in our city. We have not laid off any police and fire employees. Nor have we reduced any services in this down economy.”

Malone topped the list of compensation packages earned by city managers across San Diego County when The Watchdog compiled the base salaries and benefits packages of top public officials.

According to city records, Malone earns a base salary of $242,652 a year and retirement and other benefits that push his total compensation to $408,793. He oversees a 2010-11 budget of $195.1 million and serves just under 85,000 residents.

via San Marcos city manager pay defended –

Congratulations San Elijo FC GU13! 2010 Dave Shelton Memorial Cup Finalists!

This past weekend the San Elijo FC GU13 team brought home the very first set of hardware for San Elijo FC at the Dave Shelton Memorial Cup in Escondido.  The girls played in a very tough Silver bracket and put together three solid wins against some tough competition to enable them to advance to the Final before losing to a very tough Oceanside Breakers team.  “This is very exciting for our girls and the club.  For this to happen in such a short period of time, and in our inagaural season is just awesome for not only this team, but for all the kids and parents who represent our club.  I have a feeling this is the first of many great things in the future for our players and our club.” said Chris Fitzsimmons Founder and Director of San Elijo FC.

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San Marcos City manager has San Diego area’s top compensation


MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 AT 9:20 P.M.

Survey of municipal managers’ compensation The average salary of the 18 city managers in the county is $204,000; the average total compensation package is $271,000. The top-paid municipal manager in the region is not the one that runs the county government serving 3.2 million people or even San Diego city government serving 1.4 million. When looking at the overall compensation package, that distinction goes to Paul Malone, city manager of San Marcos, the North County suburb nestled between Escondido and Vista. Population: 84,000. Malone manages a $195.1 million budget and 238 employees, and his compensation costs more than $408,000 a year, one of the findings in a review by The San Diego Union-Tribune of public-sector salaries READ FULL UT ARTICLE

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