San Elijo Hills -Just listed in Crest View

OPEN HOUSE- Saturday 6/17 1:00-4:00 PM -San Elijo Hills Dream Home on a spacious private lot, situated in the highly sought-after Crest View neighborhood of San Elijo Hills and beautifully maintained with upgrades throughout. 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 butler’s pantry, ample storage spaces, bamboo flooring, one car, and a separate 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. 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 rear patio. Thirty-two solar panels are enough to support electric vehicles—the prime location on a cul-de-sac street. Trail walks or bike rides to Questhaven Park playground, top-rated schools, town center, restaurants and shops, and all of the fantastic amenities of living in the award-winning community of San Elijo Hills. Zoned for San Marcos High School.

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Health & Wellbeing: The Female Athlete

NEW DATES!! – Health and Well-being Zoom Workshop Starting June 28th! Four 1 hour Workshops focusing on Relationships, Nutrition, and Mental HealthSign ups are open NOW! Open to ages 14+

Zoom Workshop Series will be 4 one hour sessions. The main topics are Relationships, Nutrition, and Mental Health, with Mental Health encompassing 2 full sessions. It is slated for ages 14+, for high school and college female athletes.


Vallecitos Customers can Irrigate Three Times per Week

Vallecitos Customers can Irrigate Three Times per Week

To comply with Governor Newsom’s executive order N-7-22, the Vallecitos Water District Board of Directors voted to move to a Level 2 Drought Alert at their regular meeting on April 20, 2022. Now that the calendar has moved to June, Vallecitos customers can irrigate three times per week on a schedule of their own choosing through the end of October.

The Drought Alert also serves as a good reminder of prohibited wasteful practices within the Vallecitos service area, such as:

  • Irrigating between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Irrigating within 48 hours of a measurable rain event
  • Visible signs of runoff when irrigating landscapes
  • Hosing down hardscapes (patios, driveways, sidewalks, etc.)
  • Not using a shut-off nozzle when washing cars
  • Not fixing leaks within 48 hours of discovery

Commercial customers must also comply with the following requirements:

  • Restaurants only serve water on request
  • Hotels provide the option of not laundering linens and towels daily

Vallecitos has sufficient water supplies for its customers, even if drought conditions persist. This is due to the fact that Vallecitos now receives a portion of its water directly from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant, which is a local, drought-resilient supply. Regardless, customers should always use water wisely.

Ways customers can save water include:

  • Only washing full loads of laundry or dishes
  • Taking shorter showers, rather than baths
  • Do not run water while brushing teeth or washing hands

For more information on drought regulations and conservation programs available to assist customers in their conservation efforts, go to or call the District at (760) 744-0460.

Update on San Elijo Hills shooting video posted on Reddit

Update on San Elijo Hills shooting video posted on Reddit

Loud AF at 2 AM and decides to shoot a gun in the air. from Idiotswithguns

– The Sheriff Gang Unit identified the shooter immediately, and the suspect was arrested by Tuesday morning 5/24/22. He’s a juvenile and a suspected gang member.

– If you hear or see anything, especially evidence like a video, please reach out to the San Marcos Sheriff’s Dept and call 911 when you see suspcious activity or a crime taking place. The video was posted to Reddit. You can be anonymous.

– If you see any graffiti use the City of San Marcos app or website to report it.

– Please attend the San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) hosted Coffee with the Captain event on June 27 at 9:00 am San Elijo Hills Town Square Park by the fountain.

San Marcos Unified School District is proud to announce District Employees of the Year

San Marcos Unified School District is proud to announce our three District Employees of the Year. Chosen from a group of SMUSD’s 2021-22 Employees of the Year from each department or campus, these three District Employees of the Year embody the passion and dedication to serving students and families and were nominated by their peers and supervisors:

Classified Employee of the Year: Ivy Keim, Occupational Therapist, Early Education Center
As an Occupational Therapist, Ivy brings her expertise to the youngest learners at SMUSD, providing meaningful interventions to develop their skills. Bringing a deep passion to her work, Ivy is known for always striving to do better which is only rivaled by her calming demeanor, kindness, and love for students. 
Certificated Employee of the Year: Kristen Engler, School Counselor, Richland Elementary
Returning to in-person learning posed some social emotional challenges and adjustments this year, and school counselor Kristen Engler never wavered in her support of students and staff alike. Throughout the process of guiding students through the transition, Kristen remained steadfast, always ready to help with kindness and empathy.

Administrator of the Year: Nathan Baker, Assistant Principal, Mission Hills High School
A dedicated and compassionate leader, Nathan is always ready and willing to do whatever is needed to create a safe, caring, and supportive environment for students and staff. An educator at heart, Nathan’s passion to see all students thrive has created lasting relationships and a culture of mutual respect on the Mission Hills campus.
For all of SMUSD’s 2021-22 Employees of the Year, please click here:

You’re invited: ‘State of Your Community’ event happening on June 2

San Marcos residents are invited to attend the ‘State of Your Community,’ a free event featuring Mayor Rebecca Jones, the San Marcos City Council and Dr. Andy Johnsen, Superintendent of San Marcos Unified School District,  from 5-7 p.m. June 2.

A resource fair with refreshments will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a presentation from Johnsen and an address from Mayor Jones at 6 p.m. at Community Services Main Hall, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos.

In her address, Jones will cover a snapshot of the past year, focusing on topics including: our city’s ‘spirit of service,’ community safety, quality of life, supporting local businesses, the importance of community input, healthcare and education and infrastructure and mobility.

“Today, our city is on the map as an exciting destination,” Jones said. “We are no longer just a drive-through city, we are a ‘drive-to’ location. I am proud of our residents, businesses and community advocates who have stepped up and leaned in to transform our community into the innovative civic powerhouse that it is today.”

The ‘State of Your Community’ speech will be rebroadcast on San Marcos TV beginning in mid-June on Cox Communications Channel 19, Time Warner Cable Channel 24, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.

Jones will also share the ‘State of Your Community’ speech at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce’s ‘State of the City’ event, happening from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 8. State of the City is a paid luncheon event happening at California State University San Marcos. Registration is available here. General public seating (not including lunch) is available at no cost; advance registration is recommended by calling (760) 744-1270.

WHAT:                 2022 State of Your Community’ event featuring Mayor Rebecca Jones
WHEN:                 5-7 p.m. June 2
COST:                    Free
WHERE:               City of San Marcos Community Services Main Hall, 3 Civic Center Drive

Your Baby’s First Few Weeks 

Your Baby’s First Few Weeks 

Nine months of anticipation, and now you’re home with your newborn. It can be overwhelming, but here are some great tips from Dr. Jaime Friedman on how to take care of your little one. Take a look HERE.

Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG), in partnership with Rady Children’s Health Network, is dedicated to offering outstanding healthcare for your kids, from birth through age 18. Have you checked out our website?  We can help you find a doctor, explain why CPMG is right for you and allow you to view videos on our doctors and other health topics.

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HOPS IN THE HILLS: Make sure you grab your tickets early for @hopsinthehills before they sell out!

HOPS IN THE HILLS: Make sure you grab your tickets early for @hopsinthehills before they sell out! This favorite adults-only event is making its return after two years and promises to be our biggest and best yet! Join us Saturday, June 18th from 1 – 4 PM for an unlimited tasting of your favorite local beers, wines, and more! There will be amazing food, live music, and a chance to cut loose without the kids while supporting our local schools. Don’t miss out, buy your tickets now:…/hops-in-the-hills-2022…SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: Are you a local business who’d like to get the word out about your services while supporting local schools? This high-visibility event still has a few sponsorship slots available! Contact Event Organizer Tina Heap for more details

Escondido Creek Adventure Camp is back and now enrolling


Summer is coming, but fear not, weary parents! Fortunately, our summer day camp program—Escondido Creek Adventure Camp—is back to save the day (well, five days, actually).


Escondido Creek Adventure Camp is a wildly engaging 5-day outdoor summer day camp. Campers explore the enchanting Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, where they discover the natural world by hiking, playing, and conducting hands-on science! The wide variety of activities includes guided exploration, arts and crafts, games, science experiments, storytime, visits from special live animal ambassadors, and more!

 Each day begins and ends at Grape Day Park in downtown Escondido, allowing the campers the opportunity to observe the connection between the urban portion of the creek upstream and the more natural section of the creek downstream, plus it allows them the chance to use the playground and socialize with their fellow campers. We provide transportation from Grape Day Park to Elfin Forest and back.


We are currently enrolling children ages 7-10 for the following weeks:

  • June 20-24
  • June 27 – July 1
  • July 11-15
  • July 18-22
  • July 25-29
  • August 1-5

Each day is 8:00 AM-1:00 PM. Pickup occurs between 1:00 and 1:30.


This 5-day summer day camp program costs $275 per camper (a limited number of scholarships are available for Escondido children from qualifying households). Lunch is not provided, but we do offer snacks for the campers.


Contact Education Director Simon Breen: Email:     •   Phone: (619)481-2661

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