community: Time Travelers Car Show and Poker Run - San Marcos CA - 03/27/12 10:50 AM
Mark your calendars and sign up for the "Time Travelers" car show and poker run on May 6th.  Visit SMHistory.org for details and an entry form.  This is a great opportunity to learn something about the history of San Marcos, CA and have a great time with friends and neighbors.   … (0 comments)

community: Cool Hand Luke's in San Marcos - 01/02/12 03:30 PM
Cool Hand Luke's is scheduled to open in mid January of 2012.  Check their website for updates and grand opening information.  Cool Hand Luke's has a wonderful variety of grilled fare. Included on their menu are Rib-eye, Prime rib, BBQ chicken, seared Ahi, Shrimp and several salads. The San Marcos Cool Hand Luke's is located at the corner of Knoll Rd and San Marcos Blvd, just west of the Starbucks. … (2 comments)

community: San Marcos Community Services Directory - 11/25/11 02:52 PM
The City of San Marcos is a very well run machine and they provide wonderful services.  This is a great list that is extremely helpful and should be printed and saved as a resource.   Community Resource Guide All City phone numbers are(760) 744-1050 plus the extension listed below unless otherwise noted.
City Departments
3206 Abandoned Vehicles
3118 Administration
3238 Affordable Housing
3331 Brush Clearance in Public Right-of-Way
3241 Building Permits
3102 Business License
3174 Cable Service Problems
3145 City Council
3145 City Clerk
3145 City Elections
3206 Code Compliance Hotline
3331 Dead Animal Pickup
3216 Development Services
3229 Engineering
3126 … (1 comments)

community: Montiel Park in San Marcos - 10/14/11 01:25 PM
San Marcos has many recreational parks through out the city and two of the parks have Disc Golf Courses.  Sunset Park has a short course and is on the west end of town.  Montiel Park is a 10 acre park at the east end of San Marcos on Montiel Rd near Nordahl.  Montiel Park was originally opened in May of 2005 and the DGC was added in Feb of 2008.  The 9 hole course is just under 2800 feet long and the city of San Marcos continues to improve the course with drought resistant trees and a more "park like" landscape.
In … (1 comments)

community: Veterans Day Ceremony in San Marcos 11/11/11 - 09/30/11 04:03 PM
Veterans Day Ceremony Friday, November 11, 2011 at 10:30am Helen BougherMemorial Park, San Marcos, California "A memorial to honor those who honorably served in the military" San Marcos All Veterans Memorial Committee with the United States Marine Corps and the San Marcos Mayor invite you to honor our Veteran Heroes on 11 / 11 / 11   Bring your lawchairs and a picnin lunch.  For more details on the event, visit the City of San Marcos website. … (1 comments)

community: Ohh Pancho, Ohh Cisco! - 08/30/11 03:23 PM
The Young Adventurers were treated to a special outing this month at the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park in Carlsbad.  11 Youngsters were excited to make the trip and were accompanied by three chaperones/drivers.  During the trip it was clear that none of the children nor the adults had ever seen Leo Carrillo on television.

 
The Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm.  Tours are available with specific start times as noted on their website or by advance reservation.  The tour includes information about the previous settlers on the … (4 comments)

community: Free concert in the park, San Marcos Aug 13 - 07/11/11 04:08 PM
The City of San Marcos is sponsoring free concerts in the park again this summer.  Although many of the San Marcos City concerts are held at the Wood House in Woodland Park, this concert will be held at Hollandia Park. Diamond is Forever! the Neil Diamond Experience will be performing at Hollandia Park in San Marcos on August 13th.
  Gather your lawn chairs and blanket for a free concert at Hollandia Park on August 13th. The concert begins at 6pm but be sure to get there early to enjoy the pre-show activities. Deserts and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the … (6 comments)

community: Flag Retirement Ceremony - 06/13/11 12:45 PM
FLAG DAY - JUNE 14th The Kiwanis Club of San Marcos is collecting U.S. and CA flags that have flown proudly over homes and businesses in San Marcos and are now ready for retirement. If you have never been to a flag retirement, you must not miss this opportunity. If you have attended then you know how special the event is and I know you'll be there. The flags have been collected at several locations around San Marcos over the past month in addition to tattered flags that have been dropped off to our club throughout the year. Generally 600-800 flags are … (7 comments)

community: Community comes together to paint at San Marcos Middle School - 04/04/11 07:23 PM
Community comes together to help paint San Marcos Middle School Our Kiwanis One Day event this year was a great success.  Our project this year was to help out one of our local middle schools by painting the exterior of their very bland gym with the school colors.  The awesome organizer of this year's Kiwanis One Day was San Marcos Club member Anna Fleming.  Anna made sure that there were coffee and donuts in the morning as well as pizza and water for lunch. The coffee came from Ryan Bros Coffee in San Marcos and the pizza was donated by Rossi's … (2 comments)

community: Sikes Adobe and Lake Hodges with the Young Adventurers - 03/13/11 02:50 PM
This Saturday we chaperoned a trip for the Young Adventurers to the 1870 Sikes Adobe Farmhouse and hike at Lake Hodges.  The Original home was recently restored after being completely destroyed in the 2007 San Diego Wild Fires.  Of course the adobe walls resisted the fire storm and still stood, waiting to be repaired. One item of interest to our young adventurers was an old Gately Automatic Organ seen, and heard, in the video below.  For More information on the Sikes Adobe Farmhouse and surrounding area, visit the San Dieguito River Park website.  Better yet, call me and lets go … (2 comments)

community: Free Food at Capriotti's in San Marcos - 03/06/11 12:56 PM
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Yesterday afternoon our neighbors stopped in and told us about a new restaurant in town that was in a the middle of a soft opening.  They informed us that the food was fantastic and that everything was free for this day only because they were training their staff and spreading the word about their new location.  Well we could not pass up a chance to check out a new restaurant in town so we finished working and headed over. My wife ordered the Cran-Slam Club, which has homemade turkey, cranberry sauce, ham, mayo and lettuce.  All on a … (6 comments)

community: The 1910 Bell is back in San Marcos - 03/01/11 03:25 PM
The 1910 School House still stands in San Marcos but the bell has not been here for many years.  That is until last week!!  The 1910 School House bell returned last week and is housed at the San Marcos Historical Museum on Sycamore in Walnut Grove Park. The Youtube video is a bit long but watch it all the way through so you can enjoy the ringing of the old bell.  The San Marcos Historical Society is always looking for volunteers and members so if you have an interest in history, please join us. </iframe … (1 comments)

community: EATING FOR A CAUSE tastes even better! - 02/28/11 01:15 PM
· Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1  · Lunch or Dinner at Pat & Oscars, San Marcos at the Grand Shopping Plaza* in San Marcos  · Please print out the coupons below(and forward to your friends too!)  Good for: · Take out or Dine in · ANY TIME during the day 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Just present the flyer to the cashier. Pat & Oscars will donate 20% of your food purchase to the Kiwanis Foundation’s Team “KIWANIANS KICKIN’ CANCER”   *137 South Las Posas Rd., Suite 153, San Marcos, CA 92069 THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! For eating for a … (6 comments)

community: Escondido Creek in the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve - 01/11/11 05:26 PM
40+ fellow outdoor enthusiasts hike 15 miles in celebration of Don Parnell's 80th birthday.  Don Parnell is a Naturalist and often leads long distant hikes all over San Diego county.  Several notable people made the trip, including Bill Burke (Oldest American to summit Everest)  Happy Birthday Don!! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * For your Real Estate needs in North San Diego or Southwest Riverside County........ Make the Call to Hankins and Hall Lela 760-591-0020 DRE#01407710 … (2 comments)

community: The Baja Garden at The San Diego Zoo's Safari Park - 01/07/11 03:27 PM
Baja Garden at Safari Park * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * For your Real Estate needs in North San Diego or Southwest Riverside County........ Make the Call to Hankins and Hall Lela 760-591-0020 DRE#01407710 Steve 760-809-1637 DRE#01764446 Lela Hankins and Steve Hall are full time real estate professionals providing full service in real estate to Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, San Elijo Hills, Escondido,Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rancho Bernardo, Valley Center, Temecula, Red Hawk, … (3 comments)

community: Stanley Peak at Daley Ranch in Escondido - 01/03/11 03:23 PM
Stanley Peak at Daley Ranch in Escondido Below is a panoramic view from Stanley Peak.  Stanley Peak is a short 3 mile hike from the trail head near Dixon Lake.  For more information about the 3000+ acre native ecosystem, check out the City of Escondido's web site. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * For your Real Estate needs in North San Diego or Southwest Riverside County........ Make the Call to Hankins and Hall Lela … (1 comments)

community: Free Movies of the week at the San Marcos Civic Center Screen - 12/28/10 06:33 PM
Free Movies of the week at the San Marcos Civic Center Screen Free Movies of the week for December 31st, 2010 The Civic Center Screen is an Outdoor venue that hosts movies, videos and community content. The screen is located between Ryan Bros Coffee and Pizza Nova 141 North Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA All movies start at 6:00pm and you will need to bring your own blanket(s) and chair(s).   Things to Come - Friday, December 31st Starring Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Pearl Argyle and Margaretta Scott. This screenplay was written by H.G. Wells and is an adaptation of … (2 comments)

community: Sunset Park in San Marcos - 12/28/10 01:47 PM
Sunset Park is a 19 acre park located at the wester border of San Marcos and includes the following amenities: •2 Reservable picnic areas •2 Tot lots    •Off-leash dog park    •Splash pad    •Volleyball court    •Half basketball court    •Lighted indoor soccer arena    •Disc golf course    •Multi-purpose sports fields    •Amphitheater    •Picnic areas •Multi-use trails For more information about the park, please call (760) 744-9000 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * For your Real Estate needs … (2 comments)

community: Free Movies of the week at the San Marcos Civic Center Screen - 12/17/10 01:36 PM
Free Movies of the week at the San Marcos Civic Center Screen Free Movies of the week for December 17th and 18th, 2010 The Civic Center Screen is an Outdoor venue that hosts movies, videos and community content. The screen is located between Ryan Bros Coffee and Pizza Nova 141 North Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA All movies start at 6:00pm and you will need to bring your own blanket(s) and chair(s).   Christmas Cartoon Classics- Friday, December 17th More Christmas Cartoon Classics- Saturday, December 18th * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … (0 comments)

community: Free Movies of the week at the San Marcos Civic Center Screen - 12/10/10 02:27 PM
Free Movies of the week at the San Marcos Civic Center Screen Free Movies of the week for December 10th and 11th, 2010 The Civic Center Screen is an Outdoor venue that hosts movies, videos and community content. The screen is located between Ryan Bros Coffee and Pizza Nova 141 North Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA All movies start at 7:00pm and you will need to bring your own blanket(s) and chair(s).   Santa Claus Conquers the Martians - Friday, December 10th Scrooge (1935)- Saturday, December 11th With Sir Seymour Hicks as Scrooge * * * * * * * * * … (0 comments)