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“Love Your Heart” this Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th

Free blood pressure screenings offered in San Marcos

On Thursday, Feb. 14 between 10 am and 2 pm, residents will be able to have their blood pressure checked at two San Marcos sites including the San Marcos Senior Activity Center, 111 Richmar Avenue, and the San Marcos Library, 2 Civic Center Drive.  Representatives from San Marcos Fire Department will be on hand to assist with the blood pressure readings while providing heart disease education and awareness.

According to San Diego County Health officials, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death in San Diego County. Getting a blood pressure check is a simple step to take for improved heart health.

The City’s participation in the “Love Your Heart” campaign supports the County’s Live Well, San Diego! initiative, which strives to improve the health, safety, and economic well-being of every resident in the region.

For more information about free blood pressure screenings in San Marcos, please contact the San Marcos Fire Department at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3410.

To learn more about the “Love Your Heart” campaign, please visit www.livewellsd.org.


Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG) wants your children to be healthy!

Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG) wants your children to be healthy!  Here’s a great article by CPMG pediatrician Dr. Christine Wood, with some tips on nutritionally sound snacks for active kids!

Pre and post game snacks

And don’t forget, CPMG has multiple pediatric offices in your area!  With over 300 San Diego and southern Riverside pediatricians and pediatric specialists at more than 50 offices, we’re close by for all of your kids’ healthcare needs.  Please visit our website or call today!

www.CPMGSanDiego.com, or call us toll free at 877-CPMG-KIDs (877-276-4543).  You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter!

Food Trucks, The Gathering -San Diego Magazine

San Diego Magazine


Thousands of food truck fans trekked to San Marcos’ San Elijo Hills earlier this month, when the housing developments’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting coincided with their first Foodie Fest – a collection of close to twenty food trucks from Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. The aptly named Cluster Truck Events and their team of food truck wranglers helped to organize the mobile food frenzy, which included local MIHO Gastrotruck (farm-to-table fare), Joe’s on the Nose (gourmet coffee drinks), Sweet Treats (ice cream and baked goods) and the Devilicious truck, which marked its grand opening with a menu that included lobster grilled cheese and a smoked bacon hot dog with agave mayo. READ MORE VIA SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE

10-Q: HOMEFED CORP Quarterly Report


Quarterly Report

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Interim Operations.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

For the nine month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, net cash was used for operating activities, principally for real estate expenditures at the San Elijo Hills and Otay Ranch projects, general and administrative expenses and farming operations at the Rampage property. In addition, net cash was used for estimated federal and state tax payments during the nine month 2010 period. The Company’s principal sources of funds are proceeds from the sale of real estate, fee income from the San Elijo Hills project, proceeds from the sale of grapes at the Rampage project, dividends and tax sharing payments from its subsidiaries, borrowings from or repayment of advances by its subsidiaries and cash and cash equivalents and investments. As of September 30, 2010, the Company had aggregate cash, cash equivalents and investments of $59,600,000 to meet its current liquidity needs and for future investment opportunities.

As of September 30, 2010, the remaining land at the San Elijo Hills project to be developed and sold or leased consisted of the following (including real estate under contract for sale):


Single family lots                        409
Multi-family units                        162
Square footage of commercial space     50,100


As of September 30, 2010, the Company has entered into three sales agreements with homebuilders that have not closed. The Company has agreed to sell 32 single family lots for aggregate cash proceeds of $7,000,000, 131 multi-family units for aggregate cash proceeds of $18,500,000 and 52 single family lots for aggregate cash proceeds of $13,600,000. The Company received non-refundable option deposits with respect to these agreements of $650,000 in 2009 and $2,850,000 in 2010 (of which $500,000 was received in October 2010). These option payments are non-refundable if the Company fulfills its obligations under the agreements, and will be applied to reduce the amount due from the purchasers at closing. Although these agreements are binding on the purchasers, should the Company fulfill its obligations under the agreements within the specified timeframes and the purchasers decide not to close, the Company’s recourse will be primarily limited to retaining the option payments.

As more fully discussed in the 2009 10-K, residential property sales volume, prices and new building starts have declined significantly in many U.S. markets, including California and the greater San Diego region, which have negatively affected sales and profits at the San Elijo Hills project. The slowdown in residential sales has been exacerbated by the turmoil in the mortgage lending and credit markets, which has resulted in stricter lending standards and reduced liquidity for prospective home buyers. Sales of new homes and re-sales of existing homes have declined substantially from the early years of the project’s development; there has been only one sale of residential lots at the San Elijo Hills project since June 2006.

The Company has substantially completed development of all of its remaining residential single family lots at the San Elijo Hills project, many of which are “premium” lots which are expected to command premium prices if, and when, the market recovers. Although the Company has received unsolicited offers, the Company is not actively soliciting bids for its remaining inventory of single family lots and is unable to predict when local residential real estate market conditions might improve. The Company believes that by exercising patience and waiting for market conditions to improve it can best maximize shareholder value with its remaining residential lot inventory. However, the Company evaluates the local real estate market and economic conditions in general on an ongoing basis, and updates its expectations of future market conditions as it continues to assess the best time to market its remaining residential lot inventory for sale.

The Towncenter includes multi-family residential units and commercial space, which are being constructed in phases. The Company has completed construction of the first phase of the Towncenter, which includes 12 residential condominium units and 11,000 square feet of commercial space. Nine of the twelve condominium units were sold during the nine month period ended September 30, 2010. The Company has entered into leases for eight of the nine phase one retail spaces covering 9,900 square feet; all of the tenants have opened for business. The Company is currently evaluating design options for phase two of the Towncenter, which is expected to be comprised of office and retail space.

In October 2010, the Company engaged a real estate brokerage firm to sell the Rampage property. The listing price for the property is $25,000,000; however, no assurance can be given that the Company will be successful in selling the Rampage property, or if the property is sold whether it will be sold for the asking price. READ MORE



San Elijo Hills chapter of Kids Korps will be participating in the annual Kid’s News Day


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Kids’ News Day

One Dollar. One Paper. One Day.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 19th, the San Elijo Hills chapter of Kids Korps will be participating in the annual Kid’s News Day by selling a special edition of the Union Tribune. Look for Kids Korps kids in their red shirts in front of San Elijo Elementary, Alberston’s and the PepperTree Hills Cafe from 7:30-8:30 am. All proceeds go directly to Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. Buy a paper and help a child for life. For more information go to www.kidsnewsday.com.

San Marcos mobile command post could even double as a City Hall-San Diego Union Tribune

Emergency ops center is top-notch

BY MICHELLE BREIER- San Diego Union Tribune

SAN MARCOS — The city is now home to one of the most sophisticated mobile emergency operations centers in Southern California.

Housed at Fire Station 4 in San Elijo Hills, the trailer the past few weeks has been demonstrating what it can do. Fire Chief Todd Newman said the center was shown to Cal Fire recently. The mobile emergency operations center is filled with high-tech equipment and can be towed to a scene to serve as a command center or dispatch center during a wildfire or other disaster.

The center cost a little more than $1 million, Newman said, with about half the cost covered by a Department of Homeland Security grant. It’s also now in the state’s mutual aid database and available for use by other agencies.

“Everyone has one,” Newman said of command trailers. “Very few have them with this level of technology.”

The San Marcos center is equipped with geographic information systems, or GIS, technology; satellite phone technology; and a system that allows the center’s users to combine various frequencies from agencies into one dedicated frequency. That system to unify frequencies also can be incorporated into cell phones, essentially turning them into two-way radios. READ MORE VIA San Diego UT


Fall Harvest Celebration in San Elijo Hills on October 16th

Don’t forget this Saturday the 16th is San Elijo Hills’ Fall Harvest event at the Terraza models and sales center.

Celebrate the fall season with Oktoberfest inspired food and refreshments, an ice cream sundae bar, live music and fun activities for the kids including pumpkin decorating, pinecone art and mask making.

Visitors will also get the opportunity to tour the beautiful models at Terraza, Lennar’s first all-solar community in San Diego County.  Terraza features three two-story floor plans ranging from 2,182 to 2,721 square feet and an extensive package of energy-saving features, including a SunPower® solar system.  Homes are priced from the mid $500,000s.

This event is free and open to the public

12-3pm, Saturday, October 16th

Terraza at San Elijo Hills

1000 Festival Road (near the intersection of Wild Canyon Road and San Elijo Road)

Click here for more information.

San Elijo Hills in the news on cbs8.com “Cozy community comes alive”

SAN ELIJO HILLS (CBS 8) – In the morning fog, the community of San Elijo Hills raises out of the mist like a mirage.

“People are still confused as to where San Elijo Hills is,” resident Owen said.

Owen runs Dexter’s Deli in the heart of the quaint town square where pampered pooches mack on beef tracheas and custom-designed layer cakes.

“People still call us every day wondering where the heck we are located. They can’t find us, their GPS is sending them to dead ends,” Owen said.

So where exactly are we?

“Pretty close to Carlsbad, right on the edge of San Marcos,” a resident said.

People who have found it tend to love its folksy feel. “It’s very sweet. It’s a very cute town,” a resident said.

There are tree-lined streets just beginning to sprout their fall plumage, charming parks, festive fountains and distinctive brick edifices. It’s as if the village was designed by Department 56, thus earning San Elijo Hills its nickname. READ MORE VIA KFMB

The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC) Proudly Hosts A Victorian High Tea

At Richoux, in London.

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The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC)

Proudly Hosts

A Victorian High Tea

Sunday, October 17th,  at 2:00 pm


Martha Kaloogian’s house

1409 Schoolhouse Way

San Elijo Hills


This elegant affair includes the traditional three-course menu of:

Delicate tea sandwiches
Freshly baked scones
Delectable desserts
A fine selection of teas and sparkling champagne


–       Tax deductible donations are $25 per person, all of which will go to Women’s Empowerment International (WE) which gives grants to women to help them work their way out of poverty

–       Hats are welcome so if you like hats, please wear your favorite or browse in our Hat Loaner Boutique to borrow one for the day

–       We can seat 64 people so make your reservation right away.  This event is open to everyone so bring someone you know will enjoy the experience.

–       Includes shopping at a Bazaar to sell goods made by some of the women who were helped by WE here in San Diego.  There will be jewelry, scarves, and African artifacts. There will also be Fresh Produce Sales from the organic garden run by International Rescue Committee in University Heights.

–       Participation is limited to 64 so make your reservation soon!

Contact:  Martha Kaloogian at 760-736-4044 or email at sehwc@yahoo.com .

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