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San Elijo Hills Community Yard Sale (NORTH of San Elijo Road)-TOMORROW!!

Community Yard Sale (NORTH of San Elijo Road)-TOMORROW!!
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting our annual community-wide yard sale!   All residents are welcome to participate in this FREE event! 

This year we will split the community into two sections (North and South).  This will allow residents to shop and participate in the sale! 

OCTOBER 2ND (NORTH)
OCTOBER 9TH (SOUTH)

Directional signage will be placed out the morning of the sale to the individual neighborhoods. Please note, there will be NO MAPS distributed indicating which individuals homes are participating.

Gates for Promontory Ridge, Saverne/Azure, Westcliffe, The Summit, and The Estates will be held open from 7 am to 5 pm; in all other neighborhoods, please check with your community regarding access.
 
Please feel free to add additional signage in the community after 8 PM the night before so long as it is removed promptly after the event.

If you have any questions, please email SanElijoHills@WaltersManagement.com

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City of San Marcos News: San Elijo Hills Dog Parks Closed For Maintenance

City of San Marcos News: San Elijo Hills Dog Parks Closed For Maintenance
Ground maintenance will take place next week at the large and small dog parks at San Elijo Hills Park to keep the park safe and enjoyable. The closure dates are listed below:

Large Dog Park Closed: Wednesday, September 15
Small Dog Park Closed: Thursday, September 16
Other dog parks will be open at Sunset Park, Montiel Park and Hollandia Park. For questions, please contact the Public Works Office at (760) 752-7550.

San Elijo Hills Front Entry Renovation Project

Association News from The San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA)


Front Entry Renovation Project
The Board has inherited significant challenges regarding trees throughout the community. 
Many trees have reached their capacity to thrive in their current locations or become
problematic due to their proximity to various structures.  The Board has been working tirelessly
to resolve these issues.

The Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum) trees in the concrete cut out boxes in town center, for
example, have been lifting concrete and creating hazards and liability issues. On the bright side,
the Lagerstroemia indica (Crape Myrtle) trees that we’ve been replacing them with are a great
addition to our tree palette, with flowers in the spring, and beautiful fall foliage in autumn, as
well as eliminating those pesky seedpods (aka spikey balls).

One of the areas we are currently working on is the front entry feature. The Pinus canariensis
(Canary Island Pines) that were planted in this area are oversized for the space. Additionally,
the Erythrina caffra (Coral) trees and Populus nigra (Poplar) trees in that same space have very
invasive root systems and are starting to compromise the rock retaining walls in that area. The
elimination of the deciduous trees above and around the pond will alleviate water chemistry
and litter issues that they cause with the pond itself.

Starting Wednesday, September 8th we will begin removing the trees in the front entrance to
our community. This will kick off a renovation project in this area where we plan to accomplish
the following: remove the trees with invasive root systems, renovate the pond feature so that
the water level can be raised without flooding, regrade the area to enhance the visibility of the
pond, plant new trees that have been properly selected for the space, install water-wise plant
material that can be maintained on drip irrigation, install a lighted welcome sign and landscape
lighting to increase the aesthetics of the main entry to our community.

We will be releasing additional details as the project progresses and we have included a
concept plan of what the space will look like once completed. In the meantime, please give
yourself more time Wednesday through Friday (September 8-10) during the tree removal phase
(approximately 8:30 am- 2 pm each day). Our contractor is familiar with the traffic concerns
during commuting hours and will do their best to limit their lane closure to the side of the road
that is opposite traffic.

If you have any questions about this project, please email the San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA): SanElijoHills@waltersmanagement.com

Thank you,
Your San Elijo Hills Board of Directors

Lisa Druxman of FIT4MOM is celebrating 20 year anniversary! Based in San Elijo Hills! 

Lisa Druxman is a founding resident of San Elijo Hills and the founder / CEO of FIT4MOM a national business that is having its 20 year anniversary! Lisa is proud to have grown her business with a home base of San Elijo Hills! 

FIT4MOM, the Nation’s Prenatal + Postpartum Fitness Leader, Celebrates its 20-year Anniversary with a new App + Mega Classes Nationwide

After a challenging year in the fitness industry, FIT4MOM® – creator of Stroller Strides and the nation’s largest prenatal and postpartum fitness company – is coming out strong, and celebrating 20 years of Strength in MotherhoodTM by hosting free mega classes across the country this month. FIT4MOM underwent a massive pivot in 2020, transitioning from in-person fitness classes and communities to offering virtual workouts on Zoom, and launching the new FIT4MOM On Demand App, offering workouts moms can do from anywhere.

While the pandemic impacted FIT4MOM franchisees and small business owners heavily, the 20-year anniversary is the perfect way to unite communities back together again and begin rebuilding after the past year. FIT4MOM, which was founded in 2001, has now grown to offer more than 300 franchise owners and 2,000 locations nationwide.

The company will be hosting “Exercisepalooza” themed workouts in cities across the U.S., offering samples of various FIT4MOM class formats and a throwback playlist featuring top hits from the year it all began.

“Looking back on the past 20 years, 2020 was the most challenging yet and I am beyond proud of our franchise owners’ resilience and ability to pivot,” said Lisa Druxman, FIT4MOM Founder. “FIT4MOM creates a supportive community focused on well-being and fitness that is positively impacting moms nationwide, and moms need community now more than ever before.”

While the company has experienced many milestones over the past 20 years, in the past year FIT4MOM has:

Launched FIT4MOM On Demand, an App offering 100+ FIT4MOM workouts for every stage of motherhood, available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and more. Moms can sign up for a full year of workouts for $99 using code SummerSale.

Expanded by opening FIT4MOM locations in the following cities: Greenville, SC; Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket, VA; West Knoxville, TN; St Vrain Valley, CO; Dunedin-Palm Harbor, FL; West Columbia, SC; Palmdale, CA; Las Cruces, NM; Iowa City, IA; Upper Main Line, PA

Launched the Strength in Motherhood Virtual Race series with more than 3,000 moms racing for their physical + mental health and to raise money for charity

Launched Gather; a 30-day family nutrition plan and recipe guide

Donated more than $10,000 to various charities including The Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Every Mother Counts and The Black Women’s Health Imperative

Began offering FIT4MOM classes at select YMCA locations in San Diego, CA and Asheville, NC


Launched a Diversity Committee and hosted diversity and inclusion trainings for all employees, franchisees and instructors nationwide

I’m honored to be leading this mission after 30 years in the fitness industry and thrilled that is shaping up to be our strongest year yet at FIT4MOM,” said Druxman.

For more information and to find the local anniversary celebration near you, visit fit4mom.com/locations.

About FIT4MOM

FIT4MOM is the nation’s largest wellness company designed for moms, by moms. Dedicated to providing Strength In Motherhood, FIT4MOM provides programs, classes and support for mothers throughout every stage of motherhood. With more than 2,000 locations nationwide, FIT4MOM has built a village of fitness professionals that nurture the total wellness of mothers. With FIT4MOM, women discover their greatest inner and physical strength, connect with like-minded mamas, and find a sisterhood in motherhood. For more information visit www.fit4mom.com or follow them at @FIT4MOMHQ.

San Elijo Hills Home For Rent 5 Bedroom 4.5 Bathroom

1506 Sandbar Drive- For Rent 🏡5 Bedroom 4.5 Bathroom. Largest plan and pool in Promontory Ridge, San Elijo Hills Cul de sac-gated community with the new upgraded security system at gate. Mature landscaping. 2 fireplaces. Brand new 42’ Pool with 5 waterfalls, huge in-ground spa, and rock climbing wall in the pool. Brand new custom-built Bull BBQ, fridge, and kegerator. Guest room downstairs away from other rooms with french doors that lead to a huge spa and pool just steps away. Mature landscaping that creates an oasis-type feel in the background, very private. Newly installed beautiful pavers in the backyard. Powerful Pentair High-Performance pool equipment (heats up the spa in minutes) and pool within a day. 36 solar panels for the house makes your electricity bill nonexistent. 15 solar panels for pool- don’t need heat during summer at all. Nest system air conditioning throughout the home is easily controlled by an app. New custom-built wood and iron banister and gate on the front of the home. Huge master bedroom with office or sitting area and terrace overlooking the pool. Jack and Jill bedrooms and bath. Custom-built loft beds that turn two rooms into mini-apartments (they can be left or removed.)Top-of-the-line plantation shutters throughout the home. Recently painted interior and exterior with new paint. Recently upgraded shower and tiled master bathroom. Gorgeous new hardwood floors in living and dining rooms. Top of the line Bosch connects fridge and freezer. Second refrigerator in the garage. New Jenn air double convection oven New Jenn air range and hood New LG Double clothes washer and dryer with steam. Three-car garage with custom-built storage. Available 8/1 for lease 760-496-8134 (Call/Text)

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760-496-8134 (Call/Text)
www.hillsandcoast.com
E: ed@hillsandcoast.com
Edward Philbrick: REALTOR Lic #01967137
Corcoran Global Living Lic #02109201  

San Elijo Hills Real Estate Market Update for July 2021

The average home selling in San Elijo Hills is closing for 108% of the listing price in an average of just 11 days. The price per square foot in June was $480, up from $473 in May. Currently, only 11 active homes for sale in San Elijo Hills, and 28 homes are pending in escrow. With 28 homes selling in June. San Elijo Hills San Elijo Hills is highly sought after for its sense of community, schools, trails, and town center restaurants and shops. Low mortgage rates and historically low inventory of homes for sale make now the time to sell your San Elio Hills Home. Please call or text 760 496-8134, and we can talk about selling your home in this amazing market.

760-496-8134 (Call/Text)
www.hillsandcoast.com
E: ed@hillsandcoast.com
Edward Philbrick: REALTOR Lic #01967137
Corcoran Global Living Lic #02109201  

Mountain Lion Sighting in San Elijo Hills

Warning-Mountain Lion Sighting

UPDATE from The San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA)

The HOA received an email from the Principal at San Elijo Elementary School that parents have reported seeing a Mountain Lion along the trail near the back gate. 

Please be aware of this situation if you have students who walk to and from school.  

This area is also a popular trail for hiking and biking, so please keep an eye out. The following is from the Mountain Lion Foundation on what to do if you have a close encounter with a mountain lion:

Seem as large as possible: Make yourself appear larger by picking up children, leashing pets in, and standing close to other people. Open your jacket. Raise your arms. Wave your raised arms slowly.
Make noise: Yell, shout, bang your walking stick or water bottle. Make any loud sound that cannot be confused by the lion as the sound of prey. Speak slowly and loudly to disrupt and discourage the lion’s hunting instincts.
Act defiant, not afraid: Maintain eye contact. Never run past or away from a mountain lion. Don’t bend over or crouch down. Aggressively wave your arms, throw stones or branches, do not turn away.
Slowly create distance: Assess the situation. Consider whether you may be between the lion and its kittens, prey or cache. Back away slowly to give the mountain lion a path to retreat, never turning your back. Give the lion the time and ability to get away.
Protect yourself: If attacked, fight back. Protect your neck and throat. People have used rocks, jackets, garden tools, tree branches, walking sticks, fanny packs and even bare hands to turn away mountain lions.
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Tips for a Calmer Feline Veterinary Visit

Experts recommend that all adult pets see a veterinarian once a year for a wellness visit.  These exams allow the veterinary team to screen for medical, husbandry, and behavioral concerns on a regular basis.  This gives owners tools to help their pet live as long and as happy a life as possible, while potentially identifying early signs of illness and disease allowing for early intervention.  Unfortunately, studies have shown that many cats are not getting these visits on a regular basis. This is not because cat owners do not love their feline family members, but because they are concerned about the emotional well-being of their pets.  

Many feline owners report that their cats feel an extreme level of stress when going to the vet, which may manifest as hiding, cowering, howling, and even aggression.  As a result, many cat owners avoid veterinary visits, sometimes until their pet is very sick.

There are, however, ways to make a cat’s veterinary visit a much lower-stress experience. Working in concert with your pet’s veterinarian and staff, techniques can be employed to lower your cat’s anxiety level before, during, and after the veterinary visit.  These calming techniques begin at home, days before your scheduled appointment.

Start with the Carrier:
The choice of carrier/crate is extremely important.  You may choose a hard or soft carrier depending on your and your cat’s preference, but whichever you choose, it should have a few traits:

  • It should be big enough for your cat to lie down in while still being light enough for you to carry from the bottom
  • The carrier should have at least two openings – one at the front and one on the top
  • It should be easy to take apart so that the cat doesn’t have to be dragged out of the carrier for the exam
  • It should be sturdy, secure, and quiet

Most cats flee at the sight of the carrier because they only see it when they are being taken to the vet.  This does not need to be the case.  You can train your cat to love its carrier!  First off, do not “hide” the carrier; this will only signal your cat to flee and become stressed when you remove the crate from its hiding place.  Leave the carrier out at all times and fill it with soft bedding.  Place it in an area that the cat likes to rest and leave the door open, encouraging your cat to use it as a sanctuary.  Many cats prefer elevated surfaces, so place the carrier on a secure table or shelf off of the floor.  Play with your cat near the carrier, so it becomes part of an enjoyable environment.  You may also place favorite toys, treats, or feline calming pheromone spray (“Feliway”) to encourage your cat to go into its carrier.  If your cat is reluctant at first, take the top off or the carrier leaving only the bottom tray and the soft bedding.  Once your cat starts to use the carrier for sleep, you can put the top back on and continue to encourage your cat to use the carrier as a safe space.

Calmer Transportation:

When it comes time to take your cat to the vet, give yourself time to make it a calmer experience.  Don’t rush to shove your cat into the carrier and go.  Take the time to lure your cat into the carrier with treats or toys.  Place familiar smelling objects in the crate before transport.

Once your cat is in the carrier, cover the carrier with a familiar smelling towel and/or one infused with calming pheromone spray.  When moving the crate, carry it from the bottom, at chest height, to prevent too much movement/swinging.  

In the car, place the carrier somewhere with lower visual stimuli and little motion.  The ideal place is on the floor behind the passenger seat.  Keep the towel over the carrier on three sides so the cat has the option to look out of the carrier or hunker in a darker space.  Play quiet, calming music while driving as cats may become stimulated by loud noises, and drive calmly trying to avoid sudden starts and stops.

At the Vet*:

Working with the veterinary team, you can make your cat’s time at the veterinary clinic a calmer experience.  Leave your cat in the safe space in the car for as long as possible.  This may mean calling the reception for check in or walking to the reception desk to check in while leaving your cat in the car, weather permitting.  Once in the hospital, keep your cat’s carrier on an elevated surface facing away from the open space of the waiting room where other animals may over-stimulate your pet.  

Once in the exam room, remain quiet and calm.  Open your cat’s carrier, but do not force them to exit.  Offer tasty treats and play with toys if your cat is interested.

*If your veterinarian is currently offering curbside service, leave your cat comfortably in their secure spot in the car until the veterinary staff member comes to get them for the exam.


The Return Home

Remember that your cat may still be in a heightened state of arousal when they come home.  This may interfere with their interactions with other pets in the household.  When you come home, take the carrier to a quiet, safe space and allow your pet to leave the carrier on its own. Watch for signs of stress or aggression between pets due to behavioral changes or foreign smells on your cat.  Distract other pets with treats or play while your cat acclimates to being back home.

Other Tips and Tricks

  • Bring your cat’s favorite high-value treats along to the veterinary visit.  Encourage staff members to feed your cat if your pet is willing to eat
  • Feed your cat less that morning so they arrive to the appointment hungry and willing to take treats
  • Purchase calming pheromone spray (“Feliway”) and spray covers, blankets, your car, and yourself 15 minutes before leaving for the vet

For very stressed cats, anti-anxiety medication can make veterinary trips a much calmer experience.  Appropriate use of these medications can help your pet immensely, resulting in less fearful visits which will ultimately benefit your pet’s health by decreasing stress and allowing for more comprehensive examinations.  Talk to your veterinarian about options for your specific pet.

If your cat has significant fear issues when going to the vet, discuss these concerns with your veterinarian so that their team can devise a plan to make the visit as low-stress as possible.  This will help your pet get the wellness care it needs to help it live as long and happy a life as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our hospital at (760) 736-3636.

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

1691 Melrose Dr. Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
www.sanelijovet.com

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