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New openings for ABC’s Licensed Family In-Home Daycare in San Elijo Hills!
Are you a teacher looking for quality childcare?
We create a safe, fun, loving and nurturing home away from home for every child! We focus on child development through active play and educational activities/curriculum that is age appropriate. There will be no more than 6 children per day to give each child the one-on-one attention that they need and deserve. Parents and provider are partners working together to serve the best interest of the children. Provider has a degree in Child Development, ECE units and a Masters Degree in Sports Administration, with 15 years varied experience- teaching preschool, as a nanny and a children’s swim instructor.
Actively looking for ages 2 and up to start the preschool program
Accepting ages 1-4
Full and part time spots are available
Open floor plan so children are not confined to one room
Please email or call with questions or to schedule an appointment to see the comfortable in-home feel of the daycare set up. References are available.
A small brush fire started Thursday night at 9:15 p.m. south of Questhaven road just east of San Elijo Hills. The fire is 100% extinguished and burned less then a 1/2 acre of San Diego County owned brush land. The parcel is located south of Venzano and adjacent to Cambria neighborhoods in San Elijo Hills.
San Marcos, Elfin Forest and Cal Fire responded and should be thanked for a quick response. Favorable winds conditions assisted the fire teams. San Elijo Hills residents reported something in the air, potentially a homemade mini hot air balloon.
The City of San Marcos will hold its seventh annual Volunteer Improvement Beautification Event (VIBE) on Saturday, October 17 from 8 am to 3 pm. The VIBE program will revitalize a series of homes in a local San Marcos neighborhood. The City of San Marcos is seeking volunteers to help with the home makeover efforts.
The City is collaborating with United We Paint to implement the event. United We Paint is a volunteer organization that provides home makeovers to the most deserving families.
United We Paint Executive Director Jeff Zotara states, “Volunteerism is at an all-time high now and we are seeking volunteers and site captains to help lead the event. The VIBE program is an excellent opportunity to give back and make new friends at the same time.”
Interested volunteers can register today at unitedwepaint.org or call United We Paint at (760) 855-8858 for more information. Volunteers are encouraged to register early. All volunteers must be registered no later than Monday, October 12.
Volunteers will help paint and landscape homes during the one-day VIBE event along with other home maintenance projects planned throughout the day. The City provides all volunteers with breakfast snacks, beverages, lunch, music, official volunteer t-shirt, volunteer certificate and pictures. Past events attracted a record 450 volunteers.
Karl Schwarm, Director of Housing & Neighborhood Services explains, “Our San Marcos VIBE program is an extension of our vision of a bigger and better future for San Marcos. The City of San Marcos continues to be actively involved in our community and make a difference in the lives of our residents. Hands on experiences such as the VIBE combine our heartfelt commitment together with our labor to make a transformational change in the lives of children, seniors, and families in San Marcos. I am excited to join our residents in picking up brushes and rolling up our sleeves to give back to our community”
To arrange interviews please contact Jeff Zotara directly at (760) 855-8858.
Property Manger Has Not Repaid Deposit, Couple Says
(Queshaven Road Area of SEH) — Several local couples told 10News that they are losing the location and deposits for their wedding ceremonies. The couples said they had planned their weddings on an estate located just south of San Marcos, but the owner of the property told them he has been shut down. After two years of dating, Josh Rubin and Jeanne Cuevas decided to get married and thought they had found the perfect place to do it. However, one week before the wedding, the couple was given bad news by the property manager.
“And I said, how am I supposed to tell my fiance that? We’re getting married in 7 to 8 days. We’ve been planning this for a year. We’ve got people coming in, caterers, all this stuff, so it’s kind of a shock,” said Rubin. What was even more shocking to the couple was being told that their $2,000 deposit they paid about one year ago was not available to be paid back.
“I don’t have a great deal of money, but I definitely want to work with the brides and the grooms and try and make things right for them,” said property owner Steve Pike. Pike owns the nine-acre property and has been renting it out for weddings for about a year and a half.
Last October, the county began receiving complaints from neighbors that Pike was operating a wedding business illegally. The county warned Pike to either obtain a permit or stop operating, but he did neither.
Our neighbors in Lake San Marcos have shared news that there has been a recent Mountain Lion sighting in their community. This is a reminder that we share our surroundings with various wildlife species and we need to consider this as we spend time in the open space areas and trails that surround our homes.
The following safety tips are provided by the California Department of Fish and Game. They are based on studies of mountain behavior and analysis of attacks by mountain lions.
Don’t hike alone. Go in groups, with adults supervising children an keep children close to you. Observations of captured mountain lions reveal that the animals seem especially drawn to children. Keep children within your sight at all times.
Don’t approach a lion. Most mountain lions will try to avoid a confrontation. Give them a way to escape.
Don’t run from a lion. Running stimulates a mountain lion’s instinct to chase. Instead, stand and face the animal. Make eye contact. If you have small children with you, pick them up if possible so that they don’t panic and run. Although it may be awkward, pick them up without bending over or turning away from the lion.
Don’t crouch or bend over. A squatting or bending person looks a lot like a four-legged prey animal.
Do all you can to appear larger. Raise your arms. Open your jacket if you are wearing one. Throw stones, branches or whatever you can reach without crouching or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a loud voice.
Fight back if attacked. Some hikers have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools and their bare hands. Since a mountain lion usually tries to bite the head or neck, try to remain standing and face the attacking animal. For more information about mountain lions, contact the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), case of emergency call 911 and DFG at 916-445-0045