Category Archives: San Elijo Hills News

Two Seriously Hurt When Vehicle Goes Down Hill in San Marcos – Times of San Diego

Two people were seriously injured Sunday when a vehicle went off the road and over a hillside, authorities said.Support Times of San Diego’s growthwith a small monthly contributionBecome a supporter The rollover happened at 9:22 a.m. at San Elijo Road and Schoolhouse Way, according to Sgt. Charles Morreale of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.An 84-year-old man driving a 2017 Toyota Prius, carrying a 77-year-old female passenger, was going southbound on Schoolhouse Way preparing to make a right turn onto San Elijo Road, Morreale said.“The driver was driving at a speed where he was unable to make the right turn,” the sergeant said. “The driver continued through the intersection, as he was attempting to turn right, causing him to briefly drive westbound in the eastbound lane of San Elijo Road. The driver struck the curb, continued over the sidewalk and continued about 150 feet down the hillside.”The vehicle came to rest on its passenger side against a chain-link fence, Morreale said.When deputies and San Marcos Fire Department personnel arrived, the Prius was found at the bottom of the hillside.The two occupants were trapped inside the vehicle. San Marcos Fire Department personnel extricated the driver and the passenger from the vehicle, and both were taken to Palomar Medical Center where they were treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, Morreale said.

Source: Two Seriously Hurt When Vehicle Goes Down Hill in San Marcos – Times of San Diego

SDG&E Power Line Committee Update

Dear Neighbors,

The judge overseeing SDG&E’s request to build new power lines through our community has issued his recommendation in favor of SDG&E.  We are now one step away from construction beginning.   The last step in this process requires the five CPUC Commissioners to vote on the judge’s recommendation.

We have until August 25 to provide our last round of comments on SDG&E’s request.

This time our input goes directly to the Commissioners and can be more personal.

We hope each of you will submit a comment.  You can enter your comment directly on the website or attach a pdf.  You may resubmit all or part of your comments from last year but if you do please address it directly to the CPUC Commissioners and change the date.  If you did not send a comment previously, this is your last opportunity.  Here is the link to submit comments:,57,RIR:P5_PROCEEDING_SELECT:A1711010.

Once there, click the “Public Comments’ tab along the top and you will be at the Public Comment page.

Rather than forcing the Commissioners into a simple up or down vote to either approve or deny this project we believe requesting an EIR is still the best option.  Also mention personal stories regarding wildfires including canceled or higher fire insurance, impact on property value and aesthetics, or any other power line related concern.

Our website, is being updated to reflect our current situation so visit it for further information over the coming days.

This is our last chance to make our voices heard.


SDG&E Power Line Committee

19-Year-Old Killed in San Marcos Rollover Crash – NBC 7 San Diego

A 19-year-old man was killed in a rollover crash Monday evening in San Marcos, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.At 6:40 p.m., deputies responded to a call of a single-vehicle rollover on Schoolhouse Way, just east of Elfin Forest Road. Authorities believe the white Chevy truck involved in the crash was traveling at an unsafe rate of speed, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.The truck struck a curb and went down an embankment, where it overturned.

Source: 19-Year-Old Killed in San Marcos Rollover Crash – NBC 7 San Diego

Bent Avenue to Close June 30 for San Marcos Creek Project Construction

Construction Crew To Close Bent Avenue Between Discovery Street and Creekside Drive

San Marcos, CA—Construction continues on the $104M San Marcos Creek Project with the closure of south Bent Avenue between Discovery Street and Creekside Drive on Tuesday, June 30. The closure will allow for the roadway on Bent Avenue to be raised eight feet and the construction of a bridge over the Creek to prevent flooding. Bridge construction is expected to last a year.

Detours will be clearly marked, and businesses will be open. The City will post current road closures and detours on Waze to help motorists navigate the area. To learn more about the detours in place, watch the latest active construction update video.

In the coming weeks, additional roadwork is also anticipated in the project area, including work on Via Vera Cruz, between San Marcos Boulevard and Discovery Street, and work on Discovery Street, between Via Vera Cruz and Joy Court. Exact timing and details will be shared on the Creek project webpage when available.

What To Expect

Construction hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In some areas of the Creek Project, construction hours may begin earlier than stated.

In the construction zone, please be mindful of the reduced speed limits. Drivers must adhere to the 25 mph speed limit for the safety of construction crews and others. Please remember to Honk Less and Wave More to keep San Marcos roads safe and friendly.

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, construction crews are taking all recommended precautions to stay healthy and safe by following the guidance from public health officials, practicing social distancing and frequent hand washing on the construction site. For more information, read the Creek Project’s announcement regarding COVID-19.

Construction Alerts

The City encourages members of the public to visit the project website and sign up for alerts to stay informed throughout project construction:

  • Website: Visit for project information.
  • Text updates: Text SMCreek to 484848 to sign up for text updates.
  • Project hotline: Call 877-SMCREEK with any questions and a team member will respond within 48 hours.
  • Email: Email with questions or requests and a team member will respond within 48 hours.
  • Waze: We’ll also be posting alerts and closures on Waze during construction. Download the app so you can #KnowBeforeYouGo. droid

Para información y actualizaciones en español, por favor visite la página de la ciudad:

Rouleur Brewing Company Neighborhood Pop Up Sale in San Elijo Hills 

Who: Craft Beer Lovers in San Elijo HillsWhat: Rouleur Brewing Company is offering Crowlers and Cans (4 Packs) of Fresh Beer for sale during it’s Neighborhood Pop-Up Sale 

Where: San Elijo Hills Town Square

When: Friday, April 24th, 2020 Time: 5-6 pm 

Why: You’re practicing social distancing but need great beer! You’re also helping support a great LOCAL craft brewery. How: Choose your beer styles and place orders online at sure to choose “Neighborhood Pop-Up” as your shipping method during Checkout. Orders must be placed by 2 pm on Friday 4-24-20.Bring your smile and Photo ID to the Rouleur Van between 5-6 pm to pick up your order (Must Match)

Other Notes: Please no gathering at the van. Please create a line from the van with at least 6 feet between you and others. Sorry, but no orders can be placed at the Van during the event. Orders for this “Neighborhood Pop Up” must be placed by 2 pm on Friday, April 24th, 2020. Stay safe and thank you!

Message from Laura Fratilla – San Elijo Hills Community Association – Board President

Hi All,

I am the President of the San Elijo Hills Community Association. I wanted to reach out to say we have a great community with wonderful people who are helping one another.

At this time, I have a special concern for our elderly in San Elijo Hills. I would like to encourage everyone to reach out to their elderly neighbors (either by phone/email/note on the door). Let them know what you are willing to do to help them. All folks 65+ have been asked to self-quarantine.

I have reached out to San Elijo Hills Albertsons and requested that they have a time designated for seniors to shop during the week. Hoping this will minimize exposure for the older folks in our community. The manager told me he was going to try to get approval from corporate to implement that policy. I will keep you updated when they get back to me.

I also asked about ordering online with curbside pickup for all. He seemed to think that it was not feasible at this time but might consider it for the future.

Thank You – Laura Fratilla – San Elijo Hills Community Association – Board President

Coronavirus in San Diego County. information about patients under investigation and monitoring in San Diego County

The County of San Diego is working closely with federal and state agencies and the local healthcare community to monitor and test for the COVID-19 virus in the region. For information about coronavirus disease nationwide, visit the CDC website.

The tables provide information about patients under investigation (PUI) and monitoring in San Diego County. These tables are updated daily, Monday-Friday by 4:00 p.m.

General Plan Update Visioning Workshop #1 – Values, Vision and Opportunities

The City of San Marcos is embarking on a General Plan Update, and we want your input to help shape the future of our City. Join us for Visioning Workshop #1 – Values, Vision and Opportunities on March 11, 2020, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This event is the first in a series of Visioning Workshops. The schedule is as follows:

  • Workshop #1
    Values, Vision and Opportunities
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
    San Marcos Senior Activity Center, 111 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos CA 92069
  • Workshop #2
    Land Use and Housing
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
    San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069
  • Workshop #3
    Circulation and Mobility
    Thursday, April 9, 2020, from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
    San Elijo Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078

For more information and additional ways to participate in the General Plan Update process, please visit,

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