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The City of San Marcos is kicking off a #DiscoverSanMarcos photo scavenger hunt Monday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 30. Visit local parks, trails, facilities, activities and events to receive participation souvenirs and a chance to win gift cards and a WinCo shopping spree valued up to $500.
“With thousands of programs and healthy activities offered each year, this scavenger hunt is a fun way to help residents discover all that San Marcos has to offer,” said Community Services Director Buck Martin. “From hiking to concerts to swimming, athletics, arts and dance classes, San Marcos has something for everyone.”
Designed to encourage residents to discover the variety of recreation places and programs that the City has to offer, the #DiscoverSanMarcos scavenger hunt asks participants to take photos at a variety of pre-determined locations.
“Social media is a great way for the community to engage with their government and learn about city services, issues, news and event,” said Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald.
Participants are encouraged to post the photos to social media and tag images with the hashtag #DiscoverSanMarcos along with a location-specific tag listed on the scavenger hunt photo log.
“By using the #DiscoverSanMarcos tag during the scavenger hunt, residents can help others discover San Marcos and all the things that make this community a vibrant place to live, work and play,” said Macdonald.
Visit www.san-marcos.net/DiscoverSanMarcos for a complete listing of destinations and a photo log to track scavenger hunt discoveries.
Snap photos at each location, post it to social media and tag your photo with the hashtag #DiscoverSanMarcos along with the location-specific tag indicated on the photo log.
For the last stop, visit the San Marcos Community Center at 3 Civic Center Drive to complete a registration form and show city staff your log and scavenger hunt photos.
Participants will receive a program souvenir and earn one raffle ticket for each photo stop completed for the chance to win prizes donated by local businesses. Prize drawings will be conducted in early November.
For more information, visit www.san-marcos.net/DiscoverSanMarcos or contact San Marcos Community Services at (760) 744-9000.
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The intention of San Elijo Life is to support San Elijo Hills and San Marcos resident’s with current information and ideas. We have lived in SEH since 2004 and have a great love for “Life in The Hills.” The site is independent from the developer and the homeowner’s association (HOA). The site is supported by paid advertising. We welcome guest posts and reporting, and your participation!
The key to San Elijo Life is the participation of its readers on our site and social media. We encourage everyone to share what they see, what they know, and how they feel. Here are 7 ways that you can contribute to the San Eljio Life, and be part of San Elijo Hills and San Marcos open online community.
List is not in order of priority or importance.
REPORT BREAKING NEWS – Hear or witness some news? Send a breaking news report to email@example.com or post on our Facebook Page. It can be as brief as one sentence or posted as a request for more information. Example: “Three fire trucks just went by with sirens blaring. What is up?” We’ll post the report and people who see it on the site or social media will add details. We can sort it out as a group that is open to all. Communication will help us all.
BE A REPORTER – Do you know about something interesting happening in San Elijo Hills or San Marcos? If it is interesting to you, then it’s sure to be interesting to others in the community. Send it in via email or Facebook post or IM us via Facebook. We try to be fast!
COMMENT – Share what you know on our site and Facebook. Whether its details about a breaking news report, government press release, citizen report, photo, or anything else posted on the website, the San Elijo Hills/San Marcos community benefits when you add your input. Sometimes you might have an answer to a specific question, other times you might know some related piece of information. Once again, if it is interesting to you, it will be interesting to others.
WRITE AN OP-ED/GUEST POST – Got an opinion about something local? Write it down and argue your side of the story. Op-EDs should be between 500 to 1000 words in length. We require that you be willing to share your name with readers. Op-EDs cannot promote local businesses or political figures, and are subject to approval of San Elijo Life. Maybe you would like to write a weekly cooking post? This is a great chance for local students to practice some journalism. Photos are important and help tell the story.
POST AN EVENT – It’s the same form for news or events. Be sure to include the date, time, place and any other information about the event. Be sure to specify whether it is a free event or not. Please also send a photo or logo. Please share who is producing/hosting the event, some readers think we host the Farmers Market, Business Expo etc. :).
ASK A QUESTION – Got something you want to know that has local relevance? The question could be historical, factual or just something you’re curious about. Lots of great insight comes from “Question and Answer” posts. Email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post on Facebook.
TELL A FRIEND – If a friend shows you a cool local photo, tells you some news, conveys a strong opinion … tell them that they should send their stuff in to San Elijo Life! We have a lot of new San Elijo Hills residents who are not clear on what going on and who is responsible for what..lets sort this out and work as a community.
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We now have Pinterest boards http://pinterest.com/sanelijolife/ we can now all share the San Elijo Hills lifestyle. Pin your SEH landscaping pictures, SEH home decorating pictures or your favorite spots in SEH.
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We are excited to announce the first annual San Elijo Hills Cutest Pet Contest! Grab your best buddy and a camera and capture your picture perfect pet enjoying a favorite spot in San Elijo Hills.
Whether your pet loves to parade around the park, be the toast of Towncenter, hike the trails, or curl up on the couch in your lovely San Elijo Hills home, your pet could win some droolworthy prizes, so head for the hills and start snapping. Deadline for submissions is November 14, and winners will be announced via Facebook on November 22.
All resident and non-resident pet owners are welcome to enter the contest, as long as the photo is taken in San Elijo Hills. The three pets with the most Facebook “Likes“ will win one of the following fabulous prizes:
• Professional Pet Photography Package by Tristan Quigley Designs
• Dexter’s Deli Gift Card
• Dogtopia Spa Package
Click here to visit our Facebook page for official rules and to enter your pet into the contest.
RADIO SAN ELIJO IS LIVE!!! Giving kids a choice, by giving kids a voice. The kids are in charge…..save this page to your favorites and listen on-line anytime. Radio San Elijo is going to be an after school program at San Elijo Elementary School starting in October. More details coming soon!
50-year-old high school would be top beneficiary of measure before voters in November
BY MICHELLE BREIER-SD UT
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
SAN MARCOS, CA — Supporters of a $287 million school bond campaign now under way say the measure will modernize aging schools and ease overcrowding.
So far few critics of Proposition K have come forward publicly. One resident filed an opposing argument for the ballot.
The lead project for the bond measure would be rebuilding San Marcos High, built in 1960 to accommodate 1,600 students. Enrollment is now about 2,200, and the district is growing, said Superintendent Kevin Holt.
Major work is also planned at older schools, including Alvin Dunn, Richland and La Costa Meadows elementary and San Marcos Middle. Holt said the bond would provide improvements districtwide for safety and technology. Repairing infrastructure to meet earthquake-safety codes; replacing plumbing, heating and air-conditioning systems; and improving security systems are on the to-do list. Upgrading electrical systems and modernizing classrooms to support technology are also targeted.
The bond needs 55 percent of voter approval to pass Nov. 8. If approved, the bond is expected to cost property owners $44 per $100,000 of assessed value of their property annually. The district also will qualify for state matching funds.
The district recently opened the rebuilt San Marcos Elementary, which Holt said is the model for the school bond. “San Marcos Elementary is what Prop. K will do for other schools,” he said. Eliminating overcrowding and preparing for future growth is also a goal of the bond. The district now has 39 percent of its teaching stations in portable buildings, said Kathy Tanner, the district’s facilities director. READ MORE VIA SD UT
“Yes on K for Kids” Campaign website www.YesonKforKids.org
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