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City of San Marcos launches a new GIS portal to provide new levels of data transparency

The City of San Marcos announced the launch of its new public-facing GIS, or geographic information system, to provide the community with a new transparent resource for exploring the City’s features, elevations, trails, land use areas, transportation lines, boundaries and zoning, among other data points.  

Available resources include more than a dozen interactive maps to help residents gain access to current details about San Marcos. Search queries can be saved and restricted to specific time periods for advanced, customized visualizations.   

“We are excited to announce this new evolution of GIS data available for our community,” said James Crandall, GIS program manager for the City of San Marcos. “Transparency is important to the City of San Marcos, and this new portal is easier to navigate and more customizable for improved searchability. Our goal is to share available data with our community, so everyone has access to the same information about our city.” 

The City of San Marcos’ new GIS website is powered by ArcGIS HUB, and was selected because of its improved functionality and ability to showcase more current data than the previous site. “We see it as a a bridge between the City of San Marcos and the community,” continued Crandall. 

Visit the City of San Marcos’ GIS website for more information

San Elijo Hills OPEN HOUSE Saturday 1/21, 12:00-3:00

OPEN HOUSE Saturday 1/21, 12:00-3:00. See one of the only homes for sale in San Elijo Hills or CALL or TEXT Ed Philbrick 760 496-8134 to book a private showing. Situated on a private lot in the highly sought-after Crest View neighborhood of San Elijo Hills, prime location on a quiet cul-de-sac street. Beautifully maintained with upgrades throughout. Breezy trail walks to Questhaven Park playground, top-rated (Middle & Elementary) schools, town center, restaurants and shops, and all of the fantastic amenities of living in the award-winning community of San Elijo Hills. Private courtyard entry welcomes you with a wrought iron gate, tranquil fountain, detractive pavers, and updated landscaping. Highlights include surround sound, curved archways, bull nose molding, a family room fireplace, a gourmet kitchen with dual ovens and a butler’s pantry, ample storage spaces, bamboo flooring, one car, and a separate large two-car garage. The flowing open-concept floor plan features a desirable first-floor bedroom/bathroom suite with a walk-in shower, formal living and dining room, a kitchen overlooking the breakfast nook, and a family room. The second floor features a master suite with private retreat/optional office space, two upstairs secondary bedrooms with a shared bathroom, and an ample loft space currently used as an office or bedroom. Plus, an upstairs laundry room. Step outside to enjoy multiple outdoor spaces to relax. Fully fenced-in front, side, and backyard with BBQ Island perfect for entertaining. Backyard privacy with no neighbors directly behind you! Opportunities to expand the rear patio. 32 solar panels are enough to support electric vehicles. Zoned for San Marcos High School. This is your opportunity to live in San Elijo Hills and enjoy San Elijo Hills Community Association Events, including Octoberfest, Tree Lighting, Egg Hunt, Movies and Concerts in The Park, Last Day of School Foam Party, and Laser Block Party, all included in the low monthly HOA. San Elijo Hills is recognized for its ocean & sunset views! Short trail walks to community amenities & shopping. The community includes High-ranking schools, San Elijo Elementary and San Elijo Middle School, and San Marcos High. #sanelijohills #sanelijolife

Call or Text: 760-496-8134


Edward Philbrick: REALTOR Lic #01967137

Coastal Premier Properties. Lic #01882160 

City of San Marcos Splash Pad Off-Season Closure Update

Beginning in February, San Marcos will implement an off-season closure of the City’s five splash pads to support water conservation. The splash pad closures at the Buelow, Lakeview, Mulberry, San Elijo, and Sunset parks will start on Feb. 1 and conclude on Mar. 15.   

Looking ahead, the off-season closure will be in place annually during historically low usage in the fall and winter and reopen for peak usage in the spring and summer. While the splash pads are closed, other park amenities will be open for the community’s enjoyment. The City continually monitors local, and state water restrictions, and the splash pad off-season closure demonstrates we are mindful of drought restrictions. To learn more about local water restrictions, please visit Vallecitos Water District’s website

Exclusive Introductory Offer- Camp-Run-A-Mutt San Marcos

Camp-Run-A-Mutt is a cage free doggie daycare and boarding facility conveniently located off the 78 freeway in San Marcos. We have training and grooming available too!  We are offering an exclusive introductory offer of 20% off all daycare packages for new customers only.  Call or come by and visit.

Expires February 28th.

Please note:

We require current standings on Bordetella, Distemper/Parvo, Rabies, Leptospirosis, and Canine Influenza. All dogs over seven months must be spayed or neutered and are required to pass our standard temperament test.


910 Armorlite Drive, San Marcos 92069


Please check our directory if you are looking for a local San Elijo Hills business.

San Elijo Hills Business Directory

Please check our directory if you are looking for a local San Elijo Hills business. Buy Local, and see you in The Hills.

Local SEH business, don’t hesitate to contact San Elijo Life for your listing. Your listing will include your business name, logo, address, phone number, website, and email address for $100/year.

Contact San Elijo Life for your listing.

Your listing will include name, address, phone
number, website, and email address for $100/year

Advertise in San Elijo Hills  

Since 2006 San Elijo Life ™ provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. Created by residents for current and potential residents, provides a unique opportunity for businesses and services to speak directly to members of the San Elijo Hills Community.

Advertising Opportunities
We offer several advertising and sponsorship packages for businesses, services and community members. Ranging from home page banner ad placement to business directory listings, we have a package to fit your business needs and budget. For more information about advertising opportunities, please contact us at

Benefits of Advertising on San Elijo Life ™

  • Targeted email and display advertising to residents and enthusiasts of the San Elijo Hills Community.
  • Custom messaging for your business and services on a local site that is dedicated solely to sharing news and information relevant to the San Elijo Hills Community.
  • Cost Effective Advertising Packages at a fraction of the cost of national or regional online sites.
  • Packages tailored to your business requirements and budget.
  • Quick and Easy Set-Up Process, your advertisement can be live on within 48 hours.
  • Local photographic and video services.

As members of the San Elijo Hills Community, it is important to us to support community businesses and services. We value our relationships with our sponsors and appreciate the opportunity to work with you to promote your message to the greater San Elijo Hills Community. Contact us today to learn how or 760 496-8134

Erik A. Groset Appointed to fill Vallecitos Water District’s Vacant Board Seat

San Marcos, CA – During a special meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, the Vallecitos Water District Board of Directors selected Carlsbad resident Erik A. Groset to fill their vacant Division 4 Board seat. He will represent parts of San Marcos, Carlsbad, and portions of the Lake San Marcos community and assist in setting District water and sewer direction through November 5, 2024.

Groset is a La Costa Ridge resident in Vallecitos’ Division 4. He lives there with his wife, Tiffany, and two daughters. As a local startup entrepreneur and the CEO/Chairman of his own board, he is looking to give back to the community by serving on the Vallecitos Board of Directors. Groset looks to bring to the board his entrepreneurial spirit, fresh perspective, and passion for business and engineering.

Groset has relevant public experience, having recently served on the board of advisors at the business school at California State University San Marcos. He is an alumnus of that university. Further, Groset volunteers for the technical career advisory board at Carlsbad High School.

Groset is joined by Directors Jim Pennock, Division 1, Jim Hernandez, Division 2,
Craig Elitharp, Division 3, and Dr. Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson, Division 5, to make up the five-member Vallecitos Water District Board. The Board typically meets at 5:00 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the District’s Administration, Maintenance, and Operations facility located at 201 Vallecitos de Oro in San Marcos.

About Vallecitos Water District: As an independent, special district, Vallecitos is dedicated to providing water, wastewater, and reclamation services to over 105,000 people in a 45-square-mile area that includes San Marcos; the community of Lake San Marcos; portions of Carlsbad, Escondido and Vista; and other surrounding unincorporated areas.

The Vallecitos Water District is currently seeking a new Division 4 Director to sit on the Board of Directors

Due to the recent general election, Vallecitos has a vacancy on its Board of Directors. The Vallecitos Water District is currently seeking a new Division 4 Director to sit on the Board of Directors and assist in setting policy and direction for the public agency.

Eligible persons interested in being appointed as a Director to fill the vacancy must submit a letter of interest to the Vallecitos Water District, 201 Vallecitos de Oro, San Marcos, CA 92069, Attention: Anthony Flores, Senior Executive Assistant. The letter must state the qualifications of the applicant and the reasons the applicant desires to be appointed to the Board. Applications will be accepted by mail; by e-mail to; or by hand delivery during the District’s office hours.

The formal “Notice of Vacancy” with additional requirements and the geographic boundary are attached. A map of the District’s Division’s can be found here: .




Come join us for our annual community Hanukkah celebration! Bring your menorahs and head down to the town square park on Sunday, December 18th! 

All attendees must register in advance. Tickets will be provided to registered guests at the check-in tables during the event.  This event is for San Elijo Community Association residents only.

Festivities will be held from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.  The candle lighting will begin at 5:00 PM.



Don’t forget to bring your blankets and chairs!  

TKO Athletic Performance of San Elijo Hills Accepting New Clients

Hello San Elijo Life! 

My name is Joe Geletko, and I just moved into the Westridge community! I am the owner & head coach of TKO Athletic Performance LLC. I’ve been a certified strength and conditioning coach for 10 years with extensive experience in NCAA Division I sports, integrative medical facilities, and virtual fitness coaching. 

I offer 1v1 coaching for major strength and body composition goals, athletic performance training for sports of all disciplines (most notably, soccer), and virtual/hybrid training options for busy parents and professionals. 

If you have a son/daughter who is preparing to play sports in college, training for intercollegiate competition is my bread and butter. 

If you are looking for a no-frills approach to achieve all your physical goals, my comprehensive programs are designed to meet your individual needs. 

I have a fully equipped gym and utilize the latest sport science technology to achieve results. Also, my wife, Lauren Geletko, is a board-certified hormone dietitian who provides outstanding nutrition support. 

Shoot me an email or text message if you have any questions or interest in training!


Joseph Geletko, MA, RSCC, CSCS, USAW

Owner/Head Athletic Performance Coach 

TKO Athletic Performance, San Marcos, CA

Phone: (760) 553-3029

Upcoming Edward Jones interactive webinar:Charitable Giving: Structuring Your Strategy to Meet Your Goals

You’re invited to our upcoming Edward Jones interactive webinar: Charitable Giving: Structuring Your Strategy to Meet Your Goals.

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022Time: 1 p.m. PT

Register Now

As we enter giving season, charitable giving often becomes more top of mind – but for some, it’s a year-round and continuous priority.This webinar will discuss some of the tax benefits and trade-offs of charitable giving as well as related financial strategies that can be implemented across your lifetime. Our industry professionals will also help you answer the question: What does charitable giving look like for you now and in the future? Webinar Contributors:● Leslie Geller
Wealth Strategist, Capitol Group | American Funds ● Zach Gildehaus, CFA®, CFP® 
Senior Analyst, Advice and Guidance, Edward Jones ● Kobby Okum, CFP®

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.I look forward to you joining us. 

Best Regards,
Ross B Hansen of San Elijo Hills

Ross B. Hansen, CFP®

Financial Advisor

910 W San Marcos Blvd., Suite 104

San Marcos, CA  92078

P:  760-839-8217

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