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2-acre Brush Fire in the Questhaven Area

2-acre Brush Fire in the Questhaven Area

Fire crews are mopped up a 2-acre brush fire in the San Marcos/Questhaven area.

The fire occurred in the ridgeline area near Questhaven Road at Tanglewood Drive at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Air and ground crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

No homes were threatened and no structures were damaged.

There is no confirmation on what caused the fire at this time.


Multi-car collision at San Elijo Hills Road

Photo by Kevin Thomas

Photo by Kevin Thomas

A multi-car collision on San Elijo Hills Road near Questhaven Road occurred at approximately 2;30 pm this afternoon (3.19.13). Motorists can expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes while public safety crews work to clear the incident. More photos at https://www.facebook.com/SanElijoLife and read the UT’s version of the accident

Brush Fire south of Questhaven Road adjacent to San Elijo Hills

Photo Jonathan Wadley

Photo Jonathan Wadley

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.

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Video of fire location

Looking North at Fire Location

Poppy gets a high-five-Sign on San Diego

Centenarian has kind words and stories for his friends at the park

By John Wilkens-UT

6:57 a.m. July 9, 2009

When asked why he likes going to the Questhaven Park so often, Tony Cardarella laughed and said it’s because of the women he knows there.

SAN MARCOS — One of the ideas behind neighborhood parks is that people will come and mingle, get to know each other, form a community. Sometimes it actually happens that way.

It did at the park on Questhaven Road in San Elijo Hills. Almost every morning, mothers, grandmothers and nannies take children to the park, where the hive they buzz around is a 100-year-old man everybody calls Poppy. He greets them with high-fives and hugs. He hands out Tootsie Rolls. He tells stories about his days back in Brooklyn, when milk was delivered door to door in wagons pulled by horses.

“I’ve seen a few things,” he said. His name is Anthony Cardarella. He lives a block away with his daughter’s family. He said he comes to the San Marcos park every day because he likes the people and because life is too short not to be friendly.

“I’ve never had any enemies, not even in the Army,” Cardarella said. Well, the Germans did shoot at him during World War II. They hit him, too – a leg wound in 1944 earned him a trip to the hospital and a Purple Heart. But that was combat. Nothing personal. “He hasn’t met anybody he doesn’t like,” said Becky Nutter, a nanny who has been coming to the park for about 3½ years. “If somebody doesn’t say hi to him, he wonders what’s wrong.” READ MORE via Poppy gets a high-five.

The community of Venzano is holding a neighborhood garage sale

The community of Venzano, located off Questhaven and Windriver Street, is having a huge neighborhood garage sale this Saturday, Nov 8th from 7am – 11am.  Items for sale will include furniture, clothing, baby items, electronics and more.

Editors note: watch out for all the lost cars saturday AM

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