Monthly Archives: November 2014

Vallecitos Water District announces its first ever “A Week Without Water” 2014 video contest


Lights, Cameras, Action! Vallecitos Water District announces its first ever “A Week Without Water” 2014 video contest           

San Marcos, CA – In an effort to increase public awareness and education, the Vallecitos Water District is looking for video submissions for its new video competition for junior high and high school student filmmakers called “A Week Without Water.”

Students are encouraged to create videos, 30 seconds to 2 minutes in length that illustrate how a week without water would affect homes, businesses, farms, pet owners, and families, and what actions individuals can take to conserve. The winning video will promote awareness of behavioral changes that can take place to increase water efficiency and conservation. This is your chance to help the District communicate the value of water and help spark change in the community.

Judges will score videos based on overall impact, message strength, originality, artistic merit, and technical execution.

Winners will receive cash awards, and their videos may be aired on local cable TV and posted on the District’s website. Prizes are as follows: First place, $500; second place, $300; third place, $150.  Cash prizes will be given to individual or group submissions.

Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014. For more information and complete contest rules, visit


San Marcos Unified School District Election Results


Incumbent Pam Lindamood and Stacy Carlson are elected to San Marcos Unified School Board.

The San Marcos Unified School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms. Two seats were up for election in 2014, and three seats will be up for election in 2016.

Full election results here:

Precincts: 92
Counted: 92
Percentage: 100.0%

Vote for: 2

San Marcos’s Veterans Day Event

San Marcos Veterans Day Event

San Marcos’s Veterans Day event on Tuesday November 11th at the Veterans Wall in Helen Bougher Park

Join fellow San Marcos residents honoring the protectors of our liberties

12 noon Lunch – $5.00 provided by Jersy Mikes
1pm – Ceremony honoring Veterans
2pm – Free Coffee and Tea Reception – by Old California Coffee Company

Some seating provided – a lawn chair is encouraged.

November San Elijo Hills Association Updates

San Elijo Hill's Trail System

Following is a list of special announcements for San Elijo Hills Association:

Board Election
Ballots will be mailed this week for the election of three members to the Board of Directors. The following neighborhoods will also have an opportunity to elect Neighborhood Representatives: Acacia, Bella Vista, Calistoga, Cambria, Carmel, Cedar Crossing, CrestView, Promontory Ridge, Saverne, Waterford and Westcliffe. Ballots must be returned by December 4th, 2014. The San Elijo Hills Assocation encourage all owners to participate in this important process. Should you have any questions after reviewing the balloting materials, please contact Jean Salvia at

Ridgeline Trailhead Closure
Due to recent wildfire related damage, the Ridgeline Trail will remain closed until further notice. The Ridgeline Trailhead parking lot and public restroom along San Elijo Road will also be closed. Please obey all posted signs as they are placed for residents’ safety as well as liability purposes. We hope that you continue to enjoy the rest of the 18 miles of trails that we have in our community! As always, trail maps are available in the Visitor’s Center or online at

Fire Safety Concerns
As the weather remains warm and the conditions dry, we would like to remind our residents to take extra care in protecting their home from fire danger. Please visit to learn about the San Diego County’s “Ready, Set, Go” approach. Additionally, the fire department has requested that owners trim any trees that are growing over the fence line into HOA trees or that are growing close to the eves of your home. Thank you for your attention to this matter!

Must Dash for a Cure Event: Sunday, November 16th
The community of San Elijo Hills invites you to join us for a dash, walk & skip for a cure! This fun-filled day will benefit JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) all with a fabulous mustache theme! Please visit for more information.

Turkey Classic Golf Tournament: Saturday, November 29th
It’s time! Time to register for the 12th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament and this year promises to be better than ever! You can assemble your own four-some or we can match you up with the perfect partners for a great day of golf right here in San Marcos. We’re aiming for a shotgun start this year. This means we need at least 65 players. Are you in? This is the most fun golf tournament you’ve ever experienced and the event committee for the San Elijo Hills Foundation is busy taking this long-standing community tradition to a whole new level. It’s going to be a blast! Come meet some new friends, get involved and make an impact in our community. All levels of players are welcome. Visit for more information.

Tree Lighting Event Save the Date: Friday, December 5th
Jingle all the way to the Hills! Save the Date for our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 5th from 6:00PM-8:00PM. We are even expecting a special visitor all the way from the North Pole!
Keep an eye out for more information on this event!

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Enjoy Life in The Hills!

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of San Marcos


American Cancer Society Relay For Life of San Marcos

COMMUNITY Fights Back Against Cancer!

Relay For Life is a fun and unique 24-hour event to increase cancer awareness in San Marcos while raising much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society’s programs and services. Teams composed of 1 – 24 people formed by local businesses, community groups and individuals raise funds prior to the event. At the Relay, team members take turns walking or running around a track, relay-style and enjoy fun activities and entertainment off the track.

April 18th – 19th, 2015

San Elijo Middle School / 1600 Schoolhouse Way, San Marcos, CA 

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature event, held in more than 4,800 communities across the country. In California, more than 300 communities will host Relay For Life events. We are inviting everyone from the community to participate and bring their family and friends. This is a FREE event open to the public.

Sign up now at

Relay For Life celebrates those who have survived cancer, remembers those who have lost the battle and gives communities an opportunity to fight back against a disease that takes too much. Funds raised go to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving research, advocacy, education and free support services.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

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