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January San Elijo Community Association Updates and Events

View from The Estates in San Elijo Hills

Please see the most recent updates from the San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) updates:

Mardi Gras Celebration!

Let the good times roll! This Mardi Gras celebration will be the best one yet!

The San Elijo Hills Community Association would like to cordially invite our residents 21 and over to our Mardi Gras Party at Café Stoked! The event will be held on Friday, February 5th at 6:00PM.

Residents will enjoy delicious food, music, dancing and contests in the true spirit of New Orleans! Maybe you can be crowned the King or Queen of Mardi Gras or win a prize for most festive! Don’t forget the drinks! Our signature cocktails will be sure to delight!

Attendance to this event is limited! Cost is $5.00/person. You must provide a check (no cash) payable to San Elijo Hills to Liz McCardle in the San Elijo Hills Visitor’s Center in order to reserve your spot! All reservations will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Visitor’s Center is located at 1277 San Elijo Road S., San Marcos, CA 92078. For more information, contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

Reserve now before space fills up!

Disaster Preparedness Seminar

Is your family prepared for an emergency? Did the 2014 Coco’s fire surprise you? Did you know what to do? Would you like to be more prepared?

Let’s be prepared together! Please join us on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:00 PM at the San Elijo Hills Recreation Center. 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078.

The City of San Marcos Emergency Preparedness Manager, along with 2-1-1 San Diego, will present information to help our residents be better prepared for major emergencies or disasters.

The City of San Marcos Fire Department Battalion Chief and staff will also be present to discuss the hazards faced in our community and how you can be better prepared to handle these hazards.

You will be provided easy to use resources to assist in developing a family emergency plan, and opportunities for more information and training. This is a great way to get informed and get your questions answered. For more information, contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

San Elijo Hills Foundation

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is looking to fill a Board positions! If you are looking for a great opportunity to get involved, this is the perfect way to start!

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is a California public non-profit organization created to support and enhance projects that improve the quality of life within San Elijo Hills.

The Foundation brings community resources together to address community needs, and relies on the support of the community through the sale of merchandise, fundraising events, sponsorships and donations.

The Board meets monthly, typically on the first Monday of the month at 5:30, right here in San Elijo Hills. Please stop by the San Elijo Hills Visitor’s Center (open daily 10:00AM-5:00PM) if you are interested or e-mail the foundation at sehfoundation@gmail.com.

You may also visit the Foundation website: http://sanelijohillsfoundation.weebly.com/ or call 760-798-9015.

Lost and Found Box at Questhaven Park

A shout out to Girl Scout Troop 4495! The local Girl Scout Troop came to the Board of Directors with an amazing idea on how to achieve the Bronze Award with a great project-organizing and implementing a lost and found box at Questhaven Park! With a little help from the HOA, it all came together, and the box is installed and ready for use. Troop 4495 will be emptying the box monthly and donating unclaimed items. Way to go Troop 4495!

Save the Date! BunnyPalooza 2016

This year’s BunnyPalooza will be held on Saturday, March 19th!

The event will include an egg hunt, crafts, snacks and even an appearance by a very special Bunny! Be sure to mark your calendar and keep an eye out for additional information in the April newsletter! We promise it will be “eggstremely” fun!

Walters Management Carlsbad Office

The Carlsbad office has moved! Our new location is 3207 Grey Hawk Court, Suite 140, Carlsbad, CA, 92010 Phone: (760) 431-2522 Toll Free: (866) 431-2522

CSUSM Extended Learning Offers Timely Certificate Program in Business Emergency Preparedness Planning



CSUSM Extended Learning Offers Timely

Certificate Program in Business Emergency Preparedness Planning

This fall, CSU San Marcos Extended Learning will offer a six-week certificate program that will help participants create emergency preparedness plans for their organizations.

San Marcos, Calif. — Sept. 1 — Fire season began early this year, and wildfires have been ravaging large portions of Northern and Central California. San Diego County residents are aware that it’s only a matter of time before the danger reaches our part of the state. With climate change intensifying the frequency and ferocity of natural disasters like fires and flooding, and the emerging perils of manmade disasters like cybersecurity threats and infrastructure breaches, it’s important to plan an effective response in the event of an emergency.

While emergency preparedness efforts tend to focus on protecting homes and families, the San Diego Office of Emergency Services recommends that every business have an emergency preparedness element in their strategic business plan. However, a mere 7% have taken this precaution: That means 93% of organizations do not have a plan for business resumption in the event of an emergency. CSU San Marcos aims to help more businesses become disaster-ready with the Professional Certificate in Business Emergency Preparedness Planning (BEPP). Meeting over six half-day sessions this fall, the BEPP Certificate will give participants the tools, information, and processes needed to develop and implement an emergency preparedness plan for their organization.

“Having been a first responder for many years, I recognize that the new Business Emergency Preparedness Planning Program at California State University San Marcos is a must-attend for San Diego’s business community,” says Jason Adams, Disaster Program Manager for the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross. “It is essential that businesses are exposed to this curriculum so that they can protect their staff and their assets, mitigate losses, and have the ability to keep their organizations functioning during and after a disaster.”

The BEPP Certificate program takes participants through each phase of the disaster preparedness planning process, from assessing potential hazards and vulnerabilities to developing a recovery plan and resuming operations. The classes will be held on-site at businesses and government emergency operations centers, giving those enrolled an inside look at the resources that are available to assist in a crisis. Over the course of the six-week program, each participant will develop an emergency plan for his or her business or organization using the techniques, strategies, and tactics learned in the classes.

Enrollment for the Business Emergency Preparedness Planning Certificate program is now open for fall 2015, with classes beginning on Friday, Oct. 9. The half-day classes will be held on Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm through Nov. 13, 2015, with lunch included at each session. The program is cohort based. To learn more about the BEPP Certificate program call 760-750-4020 or visit http://www.csusm.edu/el/certificateprograms/bpdev/bepp/index.html.


Vellecitos Water District Office


On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the Vallecitos Water District Board of Directors took action in response to the Governor’s Executive Order and the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) emergency urban water conservation regulations.

The Board voted to limit outdoor irrigation to 8 minutes per station, two days per week from June 1 through October 31. This will help the District achieve the 24% reduction in water use mandated by the Governor.

In addition, the Board also adopted edicts from the SWRCB’s emergency drought resolution in their new ordinance. The District’s ordinance now restricts watering within 48 hours of a rain event, irrigating street medians and adjacent landscape strips using potable water and requires all leaks to be repaired within 48 hours of notification by the District. The new Ordinance can be found here: http://www.vwd.org/home/showdocument?id=3800. The existing Policy on conservation can be found here: http://www.vwd.org/home/showdocument?id=821.

The District is committed to its community-wide conservation goal aimed at keeping as much water as possible in storage for 2015 and beyond. As a proactive measure, the District initiated drought patrols in its service area. District employees are on duty in the pre-dawn hours and during the day looking for drought ordinance violations. When a violation is spotted, the information is noted and the customer will be contacted to provide assistance with ways to conserve water, available water conservation rebates, as well as general information on how the District can help customers save water.

Since the patrols started on May 11, staff has documented over 250 instances of water waste. Nearly all of them are due to irrigation runoff. If a runoff problem exists, it could be caused by many factors, most easily repaired or adjusted, including broken or misaligned sprinkler heads, compacted soil, or sprinklers that may be running for too long. The District urges all customers to check their irrigation system and correct any problems. For more information or to schedule a free irrigation audit, please visit www.vwd.org.


About Vallecitos Water District: As an independent, special district, Vallecitos is dedicated to providing water, wastewater and reclamation services to approximately 97,000 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 public is invited to Board meetings, taking place at 4 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Vallecitos’ Administration Building – 201 Vallecitos de Oro, San Marcos. Board meetings are also televised on San Marcos TV. Visit www.san-marcos.net/smtv for a complete programming schedule.

City of San Marcos, CA: Fire department seeks CERT students

The San Marcos Fire Department urges residents to train and prepare themselves for emergency situations by enrolling in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. This program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.

Using their training, CERT members can tend to themselves, their families and their neighborhoods in the event of a disaster. The next CERT class is scheduled to start on Saturday, September 12, 2009 and will run for eight consecutive Saturdays.

For enrollment information, please call (760) 744-1050, extension 3405.