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Spring - The Season of Giving They say that Christmas time is “the season of giving.” Why does there need to be just one season of giving? Here in San Elijo, let’s try to make this a springtime of giving.

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The Rebirth of WISE When her son started first grade five years ago, Shawna Allard started WISE – Women in San Elijo – a networking group for women who wanted to support each other and their businesses. WISE took a little break, and with it, Shawna sat down to consider changes she might make to the group. Now, in partnership with Angela Holt of Hometown Realty, they open up WISE to all women.

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Annual Sa n E li j o hi lls East er Egg H un t on Saturday, Ma rch 31 Spring has sprung! The San Elijo Hills Community Association is having its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31. This year’s event will include an Egg Hunt for children 10 years and under so don’t forget to bring your basket! This year’s activities include face painting, crafts, bounce houses and more!

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Kar ishm a Sin nott

A Spring Full of Promise In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. – Margaret Atwood

It’s March! You know what that means? Spring is around the corner. I suppose it’s not as exciting for us here in San Diego as it probably is for people who live in, say, Spokane, Washington, because we haven’t exactly been snowed in for the last six months. However, there is something about spring that is just so happy and cheery, isn’t there? Of course, there are the usual spring-y things that we all love – the flowers bloom, the Easter Egg Hunt comes to our neighborhood, the grass looks greener, the cold, crisp mornings give way to bright, sunny afternoons here in The Hills. Spring break is always something to look forward to, and for those of us who have children at the elementary and middle schools, spring means that the school year is almost at its end. There are more people on their bikes, more people out on jogs, the sun sets a little later, so there are more adults out grilling in their backyards later in the evenings, and more children actually still playing outside while their parents’ car pulls in to the driveway after work. Yes, spring is something to look forward to. And I do. However, there is one aspect of spring that makes me cringe. It’s gardening time.

Gardening. The very word makes me shrivel up like a dried prune. You know how they say that people are born with green thumbs? Well, I was born with two black thumbs and eight dark grey fingers. I do not like to garden. It gives me no pleasure. I want to be a good gardener; every year I set a goal and try to work on it, and yet, I just can’t seem to make anything grow. Our backyard is always a work in progress. I wanted to be water conscious last year so I decided I was going to plant all succulents in the back yard. My intentions were good; but alas, my black thumb took over and my little aloe plants are still little aloe plants. My cacti even seem to be wilting away. Every time the man at Home Depot tells me that a certain plant is “fool proof,” I want to tell him that I will kill it. I always do. I don’t know what it is about me, but I cannot seem to grow anything with leaves.

I have read Andrea Loosen’s article on succulents that is in the paper this month. I’ve decided, this spring,

I am going to work on my garden. I really want to plant some vegetables and an herb garden. I’m so glad I will always have the Farmers’ Market as a back up, or else my family would starve. If you haven’t been to the San Marcos Farmers’ Market, I hope you will read our article about them and find your way over there on a Wednesday afternoon this month. For all you farmers and gardeners out there, I’m hoping that some of you have ideas for me – do you have a wonderful garden that you tend to each day? Do you have tips that will help me as I try, valiantly, this spring, to grow something that will remotely resemble a vegetable or fruit? Don’t tell me to plant mint – I know that most people cannot kill it, but I do!

While some of you are gardening this spring, others of you will spring clean. See, I like doing that! We did ours last month, and it was so liberating. If you are spring cleaning this year, we have some tips and suggestions for you, including a list of non-profit organizations that will take your bags of stuff and place them in good homes, with families that need them. Spring cleaning always seems like such a chore, but it really does feel good to de-junk and cleanse, and give at the same time, doesn’t it? So, as I say, spring will be here soon. Will you put on gardening gloves, Crocs, a wide-brimmed hat and go out to putter in your garden? If you’re like me, maybe you will forego the gardening and get on your bike and take a long, leisurely ride to grab a cup of yogurt at Utopia. Will you clean and organize and host a garage sale (we have tips for you)? Maybe you will put on your yoga pants and walk briskly to the new yoga studio for a class. This would be a great time to join the incredibly knowledgable folk who guide the trail walks in San Elijo on Saturday mornings. It seems like a glorious spring day is a good one to spend painting a cheery pot or coffee cup at A Colorful Universe with the children. The leaves will be green again, the flowers will be blooming soon, the Hills will be alive with the Sound of Music? Well, perhaps not the Sound of Music, but the sounds of laughing children, happy grown-ups, and all the pleasures that come to San Elijo Hills in the spring.

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Women 2 Women Business Network The Women 2 Women Business Networking Dinner is a relaxed dinner/networking gathering for women. They meet on a Tuesday evening each month from 7-9:30pm here in San Elijo Hills. Attendance is limited to 20 and membership is not required. $20 a person includes dinner. Contact: Shirley Benton (760) 744-7244

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Women’s Wisdom This networking group for women meets on the 4th Monday of each month here in San Elijo Hills from 6-9 pm. Contact: Judy Foster judy@womenswisdom.net (760) 798-4183

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San Elijo Hills Moms Club New group for moms in the San Elijo Hills, Old Creek Ranch and Venzano. A great time to meet and socialize. Park days, field trips, playdates, scrapbooking and moms night out. The more the merrier! Contact: De Anne Crossman (760) 529-3231

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Every Wednesday Network San Elijo! Don’t miss the Wednesday morning networking group. Network San Elijo! meets at the Peppertree Hills Eatery here in San Elijo Hills every Wednesday from 7:308:30am. Contact: Lauren Lanni, (760) 815-7563

Spring has sprung! The San Elijo Hills Community Association is having its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31. This year’s event will include an Egg Hunt for children 10 years and under so don’t forget to bring your basket!

The BUNNYPALOOZA will begin at 10am and run until 12pm. We will have the Egg Hunt at 10:30am sharp! Please schedule to arrive by 10:20am to ensure your child doesn’t miss the egg hunt. This year’s activities include face painting, crafts, bounce houses and more! Also, the Easter Bunny promises to make a special appearance. Bring your cameras and be prepared to have some springtime fun with your San Elijo Hills Community! For more information about the event, please feel free to contact Christine Hurdle at (760) 798-9015 or churdle@waltersmanagement.com. pag e 6 : th e fo u nta i n

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CLUBS & EVENTS LUNA Moms Club and Stroller Strides Weekly

Interested in connecting with other moms? Join the local LUNA Moms Club every Friday at 10am at the Lower Tot Lot (by water feature). Stroller Strides Class, Mon-Wed-Fri from 9-10am. Contact: Bre Hamideh, bregetfit@gmail.com

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San Elijo Hills’ Women’s Club SEHWC is a philanthropic and social group that includes women of all ages. Members live in San Elijo Hills and surrounding communities. They meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm. Contact Martha Kaloogian, SEHWC President, at sehwc@ yahoo.com. Remember to “Like” us on Facebook.

The Rebirth of WISE

Fence Painting - FAQ

When her son started first grade five years ago, Shawna Allard started WISE – Women in San Elijo – a networking group for women who wanted to support each other and their businesses.

Over the next six months, the Association will be completing this extensive project around the community. This can sometimes seem like an intrusive, annoying prospect. Please realize that the HOA understands your concerns and will attempt to be as unobtrusive as possible.

The idea was for women to inspire and empower each other and support one another as they worked from home. Shawna found some of her closest friends at these meetings, and felt complete in mind, body, spirit and work. WISE took a little break, and with it, Shawna sat down to consider changes she might make to the group. Now, in partnership with Angela Holt of Hometown Realty, they open up WISE to all women. If you’re currently working, thinking about working, if your work is that of being a mother and wife, if you are new to our neighborhood and want an open forum, WISE is where you want to be. WISE meetings will take place once a month at the Hometown Realty office here in the Town Square. Meetings will be the second Wednesday of every month from 6:30-9pm. WISE gatherings will include a special speaker, wine and cheese. Space will be provided for display of business cards and community announcements. Save The Date: March 14 for a WISE gathering and celebration. For inspiration, personal growth and the company of delightful women, contact Shawna Allard at shawna.psychic@roadrunner.com or (800) KNOWING, (800) 566-9464.

If you are interested in being the speaker and hosting a WISE event, contact Angela Holt at angela.myhometown@gmail.com or (858) 735-0511. For a calendar of WISE events, visit www.divineknowing.com and go to the tab for WISE.

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Running Club The San Elijo Running Club meets regularly for a variety of runs. Beginners to seasoned athletes are welcome. Times and locations are subject to change, but you can find information about upcoming runs at http:// www.meetup.com/runningmeetup/ or contact Dax at the number below. Contact: Dax Ross, dax@larsenglobal.com, (760) 473-5621

Groundbreaking for Pacific Preschool in San Elijo Hills Set for March 8 The groundbreaking for Pacific Preschool and Kindergarten of San Elijo Hills, a 6,975-square-foot facility with a 10,000-square-foot outdoor playground, will take place at 10am on March 8, at the school site on Elfin Forest Road, across the street from San Elijo Middle School. The preschool and kindergarten is being developed by DWO Enterprises of Rancho Santa Fe and will feature eight individual classrooms surrounding a large multipurpose room, a kitchen and ancillary facilities. It is scheduled to open in the fall, serving children from 18 months through kindergarten. San Elijo Hills is the third location for Pacific Preschool, a privately owned Early Education Program. Other locations in South Orange County are accredited by the National Academy for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a distinction earned by only eight percent of preschools nationwide.

According to Paul Borden, president of HomeFed Corporation, which oversees the development of San Elijo Hills, “We knew that there was great demand for a high-quality preschool in San Elijo Hills. When we visited Pacific Preschool in Ladera Ranch, we were impressed with the facility, the staff and the entire educational environment. We knew we had found the perfect match for our community.” Pre-opening registration is underway and Pacific Preschool is planning a series of introductory “orientation” sessions to acquaint parents to the philosophy and curriculum of the school. For information, call (760) 510-0155 or visit www.pacificpreschool.com.

FAQ: Why are you painting MY Fence?

The perimeter fencing in the community is maintained by the HOA. These include common area fencing and resident fencing that backs up to open or common area. The goal is to extend the life and appearance of the fencing by periodically painting, sealing and repairing the fencing. Didn’t you just do this?

The last fencing painting project was completed in 2005 and only impacted a portion of the community. The HOA Board has worked with our paint vendors to extend the warranty with the hope that the next fence painting project will move to an 8 to 10 year cycle - ultimately saving a tremendous amount of money for the association. Can I OPT OUT of this process and just maintain my own fence?

Unfortunately, this is not an option. The fencing is maintained by the HOA to help preserve the integrity and beauty of our community. Can’t you paint around all the vines and plant life I have growing over my fencing. I like the privacy they provide.

Unfortunately, the paint vendors need complete access to the fence. This is a requirement to meet the warranty specifications. They require a 6 inch clearance on both sides of the fence as well as underneath the bottom rail. What about my Rabbit Fencing?

Anything attached to the fence needs to be removed during this process. After the painters finish, we would encourage you to find a solution to reapply it that doesn’t require it to be attached to the fence. This will avoid having to remove it when the next fence painting project cycles. Will you notify me when you’re going to paint?

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kids of san elijo Spring – The Season of Giving

They say that Christmas time is “the season of giving.” Why does there need to be just one season of giving? Here in San Elijo, let’s try to make this a springtime of giving.

I’ve been meaning to tell you about a random act of kindness that took my husband by surprise a little while ago. It has been on my mind for a while now, and I’ve been meaning to share it with you. Perhaps we could start a chain in our neighborhood of random acts of kindness? Do you think it would work? I really do. It all started with coffee. My husband’s day always starts with coffee. No matter how many in-home coffee pots we try, he still likes to stop by Starbucks each morning for his morning elixir of life. One morning, he called me, very surprised, because the person in the line in front of him paid for his coffee. This had never happened before, and I think it started his day off on just the right note. When he came home that night and told us all his story, he said he was going to do the same for the person behind him in line the next time he stopped at Starbucks. This got me wondering if the recipient of my husband’s act of kindness did the same for another? The chain would have been passed on, and who knows how far it could go. Tim Minjares, publisher of The Fountain, told me how incredibly grateful he felt one day when a friend dropped off dinner to his family on a particularly crazy deadline night. It happened a few months ago, and the thought of it still makes him smile.

So here’s an idea – let’s do this as a community. Why don’t we start a random act of kindness in our neighborhoods and see if we can pass on the chain. It doesn’t have to be a huge gesture – what about a thoughtful letter to your neighbor or friend, thanking them for the difference they make in your life each day? (I was inspired by a friend who wrote 40 letters of thanks one a day over 40 days to 40 people who had made a difference in his life.) Maybe drop off a handful of flowers to a friend? Cook dinner or bake cookies for a family and drop them off one evening? Buy some strawberries and dip them in chocolate for a close friend. It doesn’t matter how big or how small the gesture is, it is sure to bring a smile to someone’s face. If you are the recipient of this gesture, do something sweet for another person. I truly believe that we can keep this cycle going in our neighborhood. It could be our spring promise to each other – and the karmic cycle of kindness will come back to you, with good thoughts and blessings along the way. P.S. – If you are the recipient of one such wonderful act, please write and tell me about it. Maybe we can, as a community, keep track of how many lives we have touched each day, month, or year.

It Really Does Take A Village

The Children of San Elijo Learn the Value of Service

Some of you may know Brooke Lonsdale as “the crossing guard lady.” Others of you may know her as “Ms. Brooke, kindergarten supervisor.” What most of you may not know is that 10 years ago, Brooke was diagnosed with cervical cancer, and was treated with chemotherapy. Last September, Brooke was in a car accident, and in the aftermath of the accident, the doctors found a tumor in her thyroid. This form of thyroid cancer is slow growing, and at 4mm., has been growing for approximately 10 years. Brooke had surgery over Christmas break where they removed her thyroid, lymph nodes and tumor, and this month she starts radiation. Brooke contacted The Fountain and asked if she could thank all the wonderful San Elijo families who rallied around her and supported her when she came home from surgery. Brooke especially would like to thank Lisa Kaltenbach for setting up personal websites with Care Calendar and Caring Bridge, which spread like wildfire across the neighborhood. This allowed her family the luxury of homemade meals that were made by residents of our wonderful neighborhood and delivered to her every day for weeks as she healed from her procedure. Brooke was extremely touched that even during the holidays, families put aside their own needs and came together to help her in her time of need. It really does take a village sometimes, and as Brooke goes through more treatments, you can stay updated on her progress by visiting http://www. caringbridge.org/visit/brookeholcomblonsdale

Five years ago, with her friend Kristin Aschbrenner, Heather Dorny started the San Elijo Chapter of Kids Korps. She was searching for a way to serve, and a way to teach her children the value of giving back. She wanted to go on missions to India and Africa to offer assistance, but realized that there are opportunities right here in San Diego to help someone live a better life. There is an amazing impact to be made with small means, and with little helping hands along the way, people’s lives can be changed, slowly, but surely. The vision of Kids Korps is to “develop leaders for life through youth volunteerism.” The exposure to community service is invaluable to our children – they see that they are blessed with more than they need, they learn that it’s easy to make a difference in someone’s life, and that there are needs in our communities that we can meet through volunteering. Heather and Kay Lani Rapp now head the San Elijo Chapter of Kids Korps. Many of you have seen the children of San Elijo selling newspapers for Kids’ News Day. Perhaps you saw The Giving Tree at our elementary school last Christmas. These were only a few of the projects that our families took on. The children will continue to serve this year. In March, they will serve at Bread of Life. In April, they will do a craft and visit with the children at The Children’s Convalescent Hospital. In May, they will host a water party at HeadStart. Kids Korps has a website and anyone can sign up, regardless of whether you are a resident of San Elijo. There are hundreds of activities to choose from, and it’s never too late to register to serve. If you would like to be involved, visit www.kidskorps.org or email Heather Dorny at seeskidskorps@yahoo.com.

Brooke Lonsdale Thanks the San Elijo Community for Their Help and Support

Donation Centers in San Diego

As you do your spring cleaning this month, you may want to think about donating your unwanted, gently used items to the following nonprofit organizations. Straight From The Heart, www.straightfromtheheartinc.com Bikes Del Pueblo, www.bikesdelpueblosd.blogspot.com AMVETS, www.amvets.org Salvation Army, www.sandiego.salvationarmy.org Goodwill, www.sdgoodwill.org Father Joe’s Villages, www.fatherjoesvillages.org Jewish Family Services, http://www.jfssd.org

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on your doorstep News from the San Elijo Hills Foundation

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By: Lauren Lanni, Vice President

It’s March and that means contest time, San Elijo! When you “like” the San Elijo Hills Foundation Facebook page before March 15, you will be entered to win one of our great prizes, like a basket full of San Elijo Hills themed merchandise. We are still accepting prize donations for this drawing, so if you would like your business showcased, contact us at sehfoundation@gmail. If you participated in the San Elijo Hills’ 5K & Street Fair, we hope you stopped by our booth. Even in the rain we had a great time seeing all of the San Elijo families and passing out water bottles donated by the San Elijo Hills’ Albertsons. We have lots of great things in the works for San Elijo this year so make sure to “like” our Facebook page for all the earliest news – Facebook.com/ SanElijoHillsFoundation

City of San Marcos Presents Annual Talent Show The City of San Marcos will be presenting its 17th Annual Talent Show on Saturday, March 10 at 6pm. The public is invited to attend this entertaining production featuring local talents who will perform in the following categories: Instrumental, Vocal, and Dance. The Talent Show will be held at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. They can be purchased in advance at the Community Center or at the door starting at 5pm. For more information, please call (760) 744-9000 or visit www. san-marcos.net.

Hike to Discovery Lake The City of San Marcos Community Services will sponsor a Discover San Marcos Hike on Saturday, March 3, from Discovery Lake Park. The hike is free and will begin at 9am; hikers can start signing in at 8:30am. This easy, 3-mile hike will circle Discovery Lake and follow the Discovery Creek and Cima Drive trails. A challenging, more difficult 6-mile hike to Double Peak Park and the ridge line trails will also be offered. Hikers will meet in the parking lot at Discovery Lake Park, 650 Foxhall Drive, San Marcos. The hike is subject to cancellation in the event of rain. An adult must accompany all minors. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended, bring water and trail snacks. Dogs must be on a leash at all times (maximum leash at 6’). For information on hikes or the City’s trails, visit www.san-marcos.net or call (760) 744-9000, Ext. 3535.

Friday Fun Nites! San Marcos Community Services is offering a fun program for children called Fun Friday Nites! The program is offered for children aged four to twelve years old and takes place from 6 to 10pm on one Friday night each month. Children will enjoy a night of games, crafts, pizza and movies with friends at the San Elijo Recreation Center. The program is supervised by trained recreation leaders. The cost is $20 per child, a $5 discount is offered for siblings. Parents must register in advance at www.san-marcos.net. The program will be offered on the following Fridays: March 2, April 13, May 11 and June 22. Please call (760) 744-9000 x3500 for more information.

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The City of San Marcos Family Enrichment Program (FEP) will host two special events during the month of March. Families will join together to make “Grass Head Guys” on Wednesday, March 7 at 7pm. The event is $3 per person.

The Family Enrichment Program is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day Party on Wednesday, March 14 from 6:30-8:30pm. Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at the San Marcos Community Center for $3 per person or $5 at the door. Cost includes crafts, treats, BINGO and other carnival games. Additional game tickets will be available for purchase at a cost of five tickets for $1. Don’t forget to wear green!

All FEP activities cost $3 per person. FEP events are located at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Dr. The FEP brings families together through arts, crafts, cooking and special events. The program is sponsored by the City of San Marcos’ Community Services Department. Please call (760) 744-9000 or visit www.san-marcos.net to register for activities.

Theater West Presents Chicken Little The City of San Marcos Theatre West Youth Theater will present the musical production, Chicken Little, at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive on March 29 through April 1. Show times are Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 2pm and 6pm. The show features a cast of local actors aged 7 to 17. For more information, go to www.san-marcos.net or call (760) 744-9000.

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on your doorstep News from AYSO AYSO Matrix-San Elijo: BU9 at State Cup! The Boys U9 Matrix-SE team competed in the State Cup games recently; in their inaugural year, this is quite an undertaking. But this team was up for the challenge. They advanced out of pool-play on the first weekend. In the next round, after scoring the equalizer in the last seconds of regulation play, they lost on a last second goal in the second overtime. The team had their heads held high as participating in the State Cup was ‘icing on the cake’ of an already successful season!

My Best Experience at the State Cup (Hieu Pham #2) Have you ever been in something you thought you would never be in? I will never forget the time my team and I went to the State Cup Tournament. On our first game we played against InterAmerica team and we did not play so well. The next day we played against Avengers Soccer and we played much better. We still had a chance to advance but we had to win the last game. On the next game we played against Canyon PSA and I scored a goal! My friends Ty Boysen and Nicholas Rich also scored a goal. The final score was 3-0 and I felt so happy that day. After that, we went to a party at Hendos and had lots of fun. My coach, Stephen Ure, tallied up our points and we made it to the next round. I was so proud I was on San Elijo BU9 Matrix team.

Matrix BU9 in 2nd Round at the State Cup! (Ty Boysen #12) What a game for the San Elijo Matrix BU9 soccer team in the second round of the State Cup! Every player put forth their very best effort and as quoted by one player, “We played so hard it felt like our legs were going to fall off!” Even when down 3-1, the boys played their hearts out the entire game, making it one of the most exciting matches of the season! They scored again in the last few seconds just before the whistle blew, putting the score at 4-4 and into overtime! They continued to work as a team and not one player gave up! Even though they lost 5-4, they will end the season with their heads held high, proud to be a part of a special team led by a passionate and committed coach, Stephen Ure! They are all looking forward to next season, and we are confident this won’t be the last our community will hear of this awesome group of third graders!

State Cup – A Great Experience! (Jimmy Ure #8) I was so happy that my team went to the state cup. We beat Canyon PSA 3-0 and moved on to the next round in Apple Valley.  In Apple Valley we lost the game 5-4 in overtime but everybody played their best. We all felt sad after we lost, but we know we can win it the next time. My dad is the coach and he told me that he is so proud of all the boys and the way we played. I love being on the Matrix team.

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Children of San Elijo Celebrate Chinese New Year On January 28, the children of the San Elijo FLAP Mandarin Chinese program performed at the Meadowbrook Middle School in Poway. The FLAP program is the foreign language program available to children at the elementary, middle and high school. Students in Chinese 1 and Chinese 2 took to the stage to sing songs and perform speeches. Dressed in red, and with two Chinese dragons as accompaniments, these students amazed parents and visitors with their command of the language.

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on your doorstep The Seventh “Season of Giving” for the San Elijo Hills’ Women’s Club This edition of The Fountain is dedicated to the Season of Giving and the San Elijo Hills’ Women’s Club (SEHWC) is proud to announce our seventh year of giving to San Elijo Hills and surrounding communities. Our membership of 45 women embraces the concept of helping others while having fun doing it! We always welcome new members so we can continue to give back and broaden our positive effect on the community.

Second Chance San Diego A San Diego non-profit agency that provides self-sufficiency programs for the homeless, unemployed and parolees reentering the community. You can help, too: Donate gently used business attire for women during the SEHWC clothing drive for Second Chance. Watch for details in The Fountain.

The SEHWC supports the following charities:

Women’s Empowerment International (WE) Funds micro-loans for poor women in developing countries.

Straight From The Heart A foster care advocacy and support organization located in San Marcos You can help, too: Please make tax deductible donations of clothing, baby/children gear, household items to Straight From The Heart Thrift Shop at 839 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078, 760-7442240. Also, when you participate in the  SEH Community-Wide Garage Sale  sponsored by  Jonville Team Real Estate on May 19, consider donating any unsold items to Straight From The Heart. After the Garage Sale hours have ended, just leave your items at the curb marked “Straight From the Heart.” A truck will be by to pick up your donated items promptly and leave you a tax deductible receipt. The garage sale is a community wide garage sale and charity event. To register, visit www.SEHgaragesale.com

The Angel’s Depot A Vista organization helping to feed over 950 seniors living below the poverty line. These seniors, many of them war veterans or their widows, receive a box of nutritious, non-perishable food items every month. You can help, too: Donate canned food at the SEHWC Food Drive in front of our Albertsons on Saturday, April 21.

The Hills are Turning Green – Are You In? We all know how important recycling is. We also lead busy lives and without easy recycling options you may be tempted to dispose of batteries, prescription meds, etc. in the trash. Yikes! I think we can do better as a community and it all starts at home. Contest officials for RecycleMania, an intercollegiate recycling competition, declared California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) the 2011 Grand Champion, marking the university’s seventh consecutive title victory. It is inspiring to know that our local San Marcos university, CSUSM, is known for being the nation’s best college campus for recycling. San Elijo Hills can be the leading city in recycling too. A competition is coming up by the California Environmental Protection Agency to see which city is the best at recycling. Go to CoolCalifornia.org/community for information. This month we are going to talk about something as simple as baggies. Yes, I know you all try very hard to bring your own bags to the store. We also need to think about the small baggies. You pack them in lunches, your newspaper is delivered in one, your fruits and veggies might travel home from the market in them, bread often comes in a similar bag. These can all be recycled right back at the grocery store in the same bin where you recycle your grocery bags. However, did you know, they do not get recycled by hav-

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International Rescue Committee (IRC) Provides assistance to international refugees resettling in San Diego. a partner.

You can help, too: Visit www.rescue.org to donate or become

SEHWC College Scholarship Fund The club provides an annual college scholarship to one female deserving graduate from San Marcos High School. You can help, too: Donate to the fund. If you are interested in furthering the education of one female senior, please email the SEHWC President at sehwc@yahoo.com. This is a new program within SEHWC and our goal is to reach $500. Any contributions are greatly appreciated With all of our lives brimming over with activities, one of the wonderful things about the San Elijo Hills’ Women’s Club is that you can be involved when your schedule permits. We are a group of heartfelt woman who give to others in need where we can. In these days of need, everyone counts. For further information about the San Elijo Hills’ Women’s Club, please email sehwc@yahoo.com.

By: Shawna Allard ing them picked up curbside in your recycle bin? An easy trick for storing all those little miscellaneous baggies and food wrap for recycling is reuse the box your baggies came in. Stuff them in your small box as they accumulate, rather than your standard trash or recycle. These bags do not get recycled in the standard home recycling pick up. Keep your little baggie recycle box right in the drawer where you reach for baggies. Let’s make it easy to do the right thing. Another great option to consider is the biodegradable sandwich bags available at Sprouts. Try not to use vegetable and fruit bags at the market if you can do without. Biodegradable bags are available for picking up after your pets, as well. They work great and are available at Target. I have heard it said, I may have even said it myself at one time, “I’ll just put this in the recycling, if it’s not recyclable, well it should be.” The truth is that unless you recycle the right stuff in the right place, it really just ends up in the landfill or the ocean. I am certainly no expert on recycling, but I hope to research and keep us all informed about little and big ways we can have a positive impact on our environment. If you have ideas and knowledge or questions to contribute, I would love to hear from you. Thank you for helping the Hills turn Green. To contact Shawna, email her at Shawna.psychic@roadrunner.com, or call 1-800-566-9464

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in your backyard Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos Hosts 33rd Annual Auction The Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos is celebrating its 33rd Annual Auction with a “Swing into Spring” theme.

The evening begins at 5pm and guests are encouraged to wear their best springtime attire. Guests will enjoy a fun-filled evening with opportunities to bid on hundreds of silent and live auction items that include trips, golf packages, electronics, sports memorabilia, From left to right) Jason Simmons, spa services, restaurant certificates, entertainment and Councilwoman Kristal Jabara, much more! Councilwoman Rebecca Jones and

tee. Since then he has been a member of the Board of Directors, served as Board Chair for two terms, Chair of the Capital Campaign committee which raised $1.5 million to build a permanent facility in 1994 and was appointed to the Club Advisory Council in 2002. ViceMayor Martin joins a list of exceptional individuals who have served as Honorary Chairs in the past. Event Details:

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1 Positive Place, San Marcos, CA 92069 This year’s auction is Co-Chaired by Councilwoman Vice-Mayor Hal Martin. Rebecca Jones, Councilwoman Kristal Jabara and Board Member and Tickets are $125/person or $1,000 for a Corporate Table of 8. Vice President of Operations for Consultants Collaborative Inc. Jason Donate an item and/or provide a sponsorship. For more information, Simmons. Vice-Mayor Hal Martin will serve as the Honorary Chair of please visit the Club’s website at www.boysgirlsclubsm.org or contact the event. Martin has been a part of the Boys & Girls Club family since Carmen Laguardia at (760) 471-2490 x 307. 1991 when he started volunteering as a member of the auction commit-

Revered for Recycling – CSUSM wins again! Contest officials for RecycleMania, an intercollegiate recycling competition, declared California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) the 2011 Grand Champion, marking the university’s seventh consecutive title victory. This year, CSUSM set an all-time record for the 10-week competition by achieving a 79.69 percent recycling rate.

Created in 2001 by two rival universities, RecycleMania has grown into a nationwide competition that challenges more than 630 universities and colleges to reduce overall waste and increase recycling over a 10-week period. Cal State San Marcos has claimed the title of Grand Champion since first entering the competition in 2005. To earn the prestigious title, RecycleMania officials evaluate a university’s performance in two categories, the Per Capita Classic and Waste Minimization, to determine which campus demonstrates the greatest achievement in both source reduction and recycling. As a result of the 10-week competition, which began January 23 and ended April 2, CSUSM recycled 40 pounds of material per person on campus, and diverted 50 pounds of waste per person.

San Diego Alumnae Panhellenic Offers Scholarships to Women San Diego Alumnae Panhellenic, an organization composed of alumnae from National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities, is pleased to announce that it is offering merit scholarships. Applicants need to be graduating San Diego County high school women who in the 2012-2013 school year will be attending a four-year college or university that has NPC sororities on its campus or women who are presently in an NPC sorority attending a San Diego County college.

The women of SDAP have been active supporters of young 2011 SDAP Merit Scholarship Collegiate women all over San Diego Recipients L-R:Gabrielle Owen, University of County and specifically in San San Diego, Whitney Sillers, CSU-San Marcos, Marcos through the high school Jenna Heath , San Diego State University, Robyn Sablove, UC San Diego and collegiate scholarship programs. In 2007, SDAP awarded a High School Merit Scholarship to Jenny Kwan, a graduate of San Marcos High School who attended Stanford University to study biomedical engineering. SDAP was impressed by Jenny’s excellent academic background with a focus on advanced study in physics, her interest in tennis and dance, and her commitment to the San Marcos community. In 2011, SDAP expanded its scholarship program to include collegiate awards. SDAP was proud to present a collegiate award to Whitney Sillers, a student at CSUSan Marcos. Whitney is an active member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and has served her chapter as Recruitment Secretary. She balances sorority life, academics, volunteering at Palomar Hospital and a part-time job. San Diego Alumnae Panhellenic would love to continue supporting the young women of San Diego. All applications must be received by March 31. To obtain an application or for more information, go to www.sdaph.org or email sdap.scholarship@gmail.com.

Kid City Sports The San Elijo Hills Spring 2012 Beginner T-Ball League through Kid City Sports begins March 10 on Hilltop Field on Schoolhouse Way. Game Days are Saturdays from 12-4pm. There are no practices, but there will be an introductory clinic. There are two age divisions available: 4 year-old division – Must be 4 years by June 30, 2012 5-6 year-old division – Must be 6 years old by league start date. In addition, the Spring 2012 sports classes for kids aged 24 months to 6 years will begin in early April. Visit www.kidcitysports.com for details and mail-in registration forms. pag e 14 : th e fo u n ta i n

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in your backyard Future of San Marcos Takes Shape February was an important month for the City of San Marcos. The City took two important steps toward establishing a bright future for our City: receiving the final environmental approvals to move forward with the Creek District development and passing a modernized General Plan to guide the City’s future development. Chris Orlando: City Council

Creek District Receives Permits San Marcos has received environmental permits necessary to move forward with the highly anticipated San Marcos Creek District, a comprehensive 214-acre “downtown” specific plan between San Marcos Boulevard and San Marcos Creek. The district will include mixed-use development, a 73-acre habitat preserve, environmental enhancements and infrastructure improvements like roadway, bridges and flood control. Its valuation at build out is estimated at $1.25 to $1.5 billion.

The San Marcos Creek District plan was adopted in 2007 following extensive analysis of environmental conditions and input from city decisionmakers, landowners, neighbors, and the community-at-large. The plan provides a comprehensive vision for the District including goals, policies and development standards to guide future public and private actions relating to the area’s development and conservation of open space and natural resources. Full build out of the San Marcos Creek District is expected to take about 15 to 20 years. The project has been in the works in various forms for more than 28 years.

The Creek District has received permits from resource and environmental protection agencies necessary to move forward, including: The United States Army Corps of Engineers (Clean Water Act Section 404 Individual Permit); California Department of Fish and Game (Fish and Game Code Section 1602 Streambed Alteration Agreement); and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification).

The clearing of vegetation has already begun in order to prepare a portion of the site for upcoming Phase 1 public infrastructure improvements between Bent Avenue and Via Vera Cruz. Construction of those improvements should get under way by late summer or early fall and will include the first portion of habitat restoration/expansion, installation of a flood wall and linear park along Discovery Street, widening of Discovery Street, construction of Creekside Drive, and construction of the Creekside Promenade. Comprehensive General Plan Passed After two years of planning, more than 30 public workshops, three Planning Commission meetings and three City Council meetings, the City Council has approved a comprehensive update to its General Plan. The Plan guides future development in the City of San Marcos and sets a vision for what our City will become in years to come. The General Plan update process modernized the nearly 30-year-old plan. It incorporates the latest and most innovative approaches to planning, including complete streets, formed based-zoning, and an entirely new approach called transitional zoning. For the first time, the Plan also comprehensively addresses environmental, mobility, sustainability, air quality, and water quality concerns.

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meet your neighbor The Gill Family – Jennifer, Ellen, Brenna, Keller and John The Gill family has lived in San Elijo since August of last year, and they feel like they are already setting down into our wonderful community. It wasn’t an easy year for them – their twin girls were born last March, and in August, they moved their girls, their little boy, and themselves across the country to a new home. Last June, the Gills came to San Diego to look for homes. John’s new company is in La Jolla, and he had been offered a new, exciting position here. They came to look for a neighborhood that had a great school, child-friendly atmosphere and safe, pretty surroundings. So they started looking in 4S Ranch. When their realtor brought them to San Elijo Hills on a whim, they fell in love and bought the first home they saw in Carmel. John and Keller drove cross country with their dog and got here before Jenn and the twins. Keller, their little boy, made friends the same day with boys that live on his street. Keller is six years old and is a first grader at San Elijo Elementary. The east coast boy has become completely Californian – he gets upset when it’s too cold to wear shorts, he loves the ocean and the beach, and is thrilled to be so close to LEGOLAND. He enjoys taking karate classes at the martial arts studio in Bressi Ranch. A voracious LEGO builder, Keller spends many hours working with his LEGO bricks, and teaching his little sisters how to do the same. Ellen and Brenna are twins, and will turn one this month. Jenn says that

they are the sweetest babies, happy all the time, even amidst the chaos of moving, packing and unpacking. They seem to have complementary personalities. Ellen is more laid back and observant while Brenna is a little spitfire, who likes to rough and tumble and gets into everything. It is obvious that Jenn adores her children, and is so proud of the way they have found their places in their new home. Jenn is a running coach and she says she has been running most of her life. Marathons and long distance running have been part of her life for ages, and so she started a new business called Sole Health and Wellness (www.solehealthandwellness.com). You may have seen her name in The Fountain, because her company runs a running club for beginners here in San Elijo. She says that she has worked the “regular, office job,� but really loves being around people and helping them be more active and achieve their fitness goals. When she’s not mom, and not running, Jenn loves to read and cook and says that the local produce here in San Diego is inspiring her to cook more. Her husband, John, is no doubt enjoying the benefits of her inspiration. John and Jenn married 10 years ago, and met while working together at a lab in Maryland. Jenn says that John is “a true scientist� and loves his job at Synthetic Genomics, where he is working on developing alternate forms of fuel. When he’s not at work, John enjoys bicycling, running and competing in triathlons. It seems like the Gill family is thrilled with their move. They have put the 2011 whirlwind year behind them, and this year are working on planting roots in San Elijo and making it home. So far, they seem to have done an excellent job, and we hope they know that all of us in San Elijo are so glad they found their way here.

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school news Pancake Breakfast Reaction “I thought the first Annual Pancake Breakfast was a hit! The music was great. The band did really well. The Craft Fair idea was great, creative, and awesome. I loved everything about it. I totally hope we can do it again next year!”  - Ciara O’Reilly, 2nd Grade “It was awesome!” -- Ocean Street

Mark Your Calendars 3/5 - 9:15am – PTO Meeting 3/5 - 6pm – Mom’s Prep Night 3/5-9 – Spring Book Fair 3/5-9 – Dr. Seuss Week 3/7 – Book Fair Social 3/14 – Room Parent Meeting 3/23 – Flag Salute 3/23 – Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Sales Begin 3/30 – Multicultural Night Note: A copy of the PTO Calendar can be downloaded from the SEES website.

FUNDRAISING CORNER We would like to thank the community and the San Marcos Fire Department (IAFF Local 4184) for making the Pancake Breakfast a great success! The San Marcos Fire Department generously donated their time to cook and serve our community a hot delicious breakfast. The kids had a blast making a craft, creating unique art on the chalk walk, listening to music and getting their faces painted. We couldn’t put on these events without our volunteers, so we would like to thank all the volunteers who helped put this event together. The proceeds collected from this event benefited the San Marcos Fire Department and SEES. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at seesfundraisingevent@gmail.com

SEES needs you! Hello Volunteers! A big thank you to you all for your help in making our school events a success. Without you, our volunteers, these events would not be possible. We have three events coming up in March where we will need your help. Be on the lookout for an email from me with details about the following volunteer opportunities for these events. March 5 - March 9 - Spring Book Fair March 7 - Family Literacy Night March 30 - Multicultural Night If you would like to be on our volunteer distribution list to get details on upcoming opportunities, please email me at sees_volunteer@yahoo. com. Sincerely, Jennifer Cangley VP Volunteer Coordination

“Oh, The Places We’ll SOAR” The SEES All American Country Fair is a few months away! It will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 5pm. Come and help SEES celebrate our 5th Annual Country Fair! Our Bake Sale Team needs your help. If you are interested in donating yummy baked goodies for the fair, please contact Juli Defilippis at julidefilippis@gmail.com For sponsorship or donation opportunities, please contact Anne Browne or Nicole Apostolakos at seescorporate@gmail.com For Auction donations, please contact Gail Gonzalez at gailgonz@ hotmail.com If you are interested in helping out in any way such as helping the decoration team, set up/take down, or just volunteering for the day, please contact us at countryfair.sees@gmail.com. A little help goes a long way. Thank you for supporting our Country Fair!

SAVE THE DATE June 1 at 7:05pm – Padres vs. Diamondbacks. Enjoy an evening of Padres baseball with your friends at SEES! A portion of every ticket sold will benefit the SEES PTO.

Thank You to Our Wonderful Community Thank you to Noodles & Co. for hosting our February dine out. Thank you to all the families that donated their spare change for the Pennies for Patients drive benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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school news Get Caught Reading – The Hunger Games! By Skylar Starrs Siben

Get Caught Reading is a program that got started after winter break at SEMS. If a member of the school staff sees you reading outside of class, you may get a ticket that is put inside a box for a chance of winning a cool prize. Prizes can be things like yogurt coupons and they are awarded to a few lucky winners who are selected by the SEMS TV crew each week. To be able to get a lot of tickets (and hopefully a lot of prizes) you need to be reading a good book. That’s why I suggest reading The Hunger Games series. I know many people have already read all three books (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay), but with the first movie in the series coming out on March 23, it wouldn’t be too bad of

an idea to reread them. If you haven’t read the books and are interested in seeing the movie when it hits theaters, I suggest you read them. Not only are the books great, but they will help you better understand the movie. The Hunger Games series can be found at any bookstore, on the Nook or Kindle, and in our school library. If you want to get the books at the library, be sure to get on the waiting list ASAP because these books are very popular. Even if you don’t like reading, give these books a try. They have so much action you won’t be able to put them down. Remember, if you get caught reading these, or any other books, you have a chance of winning cool prizes. So find a book and start reading today. “Let the games begin.”

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By: Megan van Hamersveld In the 13th century, medieval knights involved in the Crusades were trained to stay on active duty in rain or shine. Like those brave knights, bipolar weather has got nothing on us! The month of February brought the first rain on the new campus, and no one really knew what to expect. People in my classes were all concerned about a possible flood because none of us could remember seeing drains anywhere. However, when droplets fell from the sky, we were all very pleasantly surprised. There were no unavoidable puddles or surprisingly slippery spots on the pavement, like our old school. Also, our plethora of metal overhangs came to the rescue once again and the entire school, it seemed, was able to huddle under them with plenty of elbow room. And to top it all off, our wonderful administration provided us with free Knights’ umbrellas to use for the day! I, personally, am quite impressed. On sunny days, ASB plays music at lunchtime. Good moods are immediately created, especially one day when they played the Temptations’ “My Girl” and literally the whole school was singing along. It truly echoed across campus. With the weather obstacle avoided, students continue to focus on their studies harder than ever. Seniors are beginning to hear from colleges and juniors are taking the SAT and the ACT for the first time. Just to prove to all of our parents how well we are doing (or how crazy our teachers are), SMHS

hosted Day with a Knight. Basically, Day with a Knight allows parents to follow their sons and daughters around during a normal school day. It was hilarious to see how different the teachers sometimes act. The mean ones always act nice and the nice ones always act nicer. It was quite a success and everyone’s parents got to see what life is like on the interim. They got to walk our walk and can now talk our talk. Our school continues to plan activities to make our school life out of this world. SM decided to help promote the opening of the new Flippin’ Pizza on Twin Oaks Valley Road and, in return, we all got a free slice after school! The dance team performed a flash mob at the restaurant and, at lunchtime, a few students got to participate in a pizza “pie” eating contest that we all got to watch. It was hilarious and a fun way to spend lunch. February is now gone with the wind and April has been thrown into our laps with full force. With April, come more acceptances, more denials, more sports and more homework piles. The end of the year is coming closer and closer. Sadly, we wave goodbye to this campus at the end of April because of a severe rat problem. Well, it was fun while it lasted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Fools!

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community l ifesty le : h e a lt h By : T K S mith, www.th e kitche n skin n y.com

How to Get the Perfect Body

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e all want the “perfect body,” right? Each of us has set goals at one point or another to lose weight or gain muscle or fit into a certain size jeans or look like a certain person or whatever. For the longest time, I sifted through fitness magazines and pulled out images of people I wanted to look like. I used these images as motivators to help “keep me on track.” The problem was that these people had totally different body types than me. I was never going to look like those people. But for some reason, I always set my goal based on images I believed were the ideal “perfect body” and not based on what my personal ultimate goal was. I spent a lot of time trying to become that “perfect body” and it was a struggle. Trying to mold your body into some perfect image – well, it’s a battle. Maybe you relate. One day I sat down and asked myself, where am I going with this? What is my ultimate goal? You see, I can work all day long on trying to have a “body builder” type of body, but my body is not designed that way. And, no matter what I try, that look will never be a sustainable look for me. So, what is my real goal when it comes to fitness? My real goal is to feel good and to not have to obsess about what I eat or don’t eat. My real goal is to be healthy and to know I’m taking care of myself.

What I found in my life is that when I let go of the images from the fitness magazines and focused instead on letting my body gravitate to its own natural state of health, I no longer needed to worry about eating high levels of protein or calories or working out all the time to maintain a certain body mass. I just matched up the proper nutrition for my body type and then my body maintained the healthy physique that was right for my body. If you really sit down and think what you really want, it makes the journey so much easier and more direct. You will save yourself a lot of time and frustration. We are all different and unique people with our own unique physique. And, we each have a “perfect body” in us. The trick is finding it. The good news is, once you find it, it is actually very easy to maintain. So look deep and identify what you really want. Is it to be more attractive? If so why do you want to be more attractive? Is it to feel better? Is it to live longer? Is it to be healthy? If you focus on letting your body naturally gravitate to what is best for it, I think you will be surprised and pleased with the results. You will feel better and you will finally be truly happy with what you see in the mirror.

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Nth Puzzle Corner

This month we look at random puzzles that are quite common so if you really want to rack your brains, don’t Google them. Ashes to ashes Dust to dust

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2. How many does it take to put in a light bulb?

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First, some logical problems: 1. Missing money Three men go into a hotel and ask for one room to share. The front desk receptionist says the room is $30. Each man pays his share of $10 and goes to the room. A while later the receptionist realizes that the room was only $25. She sends the bellboy to the three guys’ room with $5 change back. On the way the bellboy figures he can keep some money himself. He

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gives each man a $1 and keeps the other $2 for himself. This means that the three men each paid $9 for the room, which is a total of $27. If you add the $2 that the bellboy kept, this equals $29. But we had $30 to start with! Where is the missing dollar?

Outside a light-tight, well-insulated room, on a wall, there are three standard on/off switches. One (and only one) controls a light bulb inside the room. The other two switches do nothing. You can only open the room door once, and cannot touch/change any switches after the door is open (or closed again, for that matter). Damaging or disassembling the door, walls, or switches is against the rules. How do you determine which of the three switches controls the light bulb? 3. Shangri-La One road leads to cliffs of insanity where you will surely be dropped into a fire swamp leading to certain doom and the other to a beautiful valley of Shangri-La full of peace and prosperity. On both sides of the road there is a person. One is a pathological liar (everything he says is false), the other a pathological truth teller (everything he says is true). If you get to ask a single question to one of them, what would you ask so you can choose the road to Shangri-La?

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Pet Rescues

The Fountain would like to kick off a new column that will focus on animals and shelters across San Diego. We would like you to share your stories of pet adoption with us – tell us how you found your beloved dog or cat, and which rescue center you recommend. With the number of animals that need homes rapidly rising here in San Diego County, we’d like to spotlight your rescued pets and the shelters from which they were saved. Lab Rescuers, San Diego It all started one morning with a walk to Albertsons. We ran into a family with their gorgeous, regal looking black Labrador, and of course, my children had to stop and pet him. “Look how good he is, Mama,” they said, “Can we get a dog, too?” Now, we’ve had this conversation many times, and we weren’t quite ready before. But we were starting to think about it more seriously, and so we asked the family where they found their dog. And they told us about Lab Rescuers. Lab Rescuers works hard to rescue, relocate and rehabilitate Labs that have seen harder times. Their animals include dogs that have been sick, abused, neglected or abandoned, and the volunteers’ goal is to find them foster homes and adoptive homes as well. We came home from Albertsons and started looking on their website, www.labrescuers.org, and of course, the children wanted to look at every single dog listed on the site. Then they wanted to fill out an application form, which we did. When they found out that Lab Rescuers hosts adoption events at Petcos and Petsmarts across North County, they begged us to take them to one. And so we did, muttering all along that, “We were just going to look.” As I write this, our six-year-old black Lab sits at my feet, snoring softly, warming my toes. Wiley is a kind, sweet dog with the gentlest nature. Before he came to Lab Rescuers, he was underfed and more than likely abused. We thought our kids would want a puppy, but as they read the stories about the older dogs, they changed their mind and really wanted to adopt an older dog that needed a good home. Lab Rescuers allowed us to foster Wiley for a week so that we could make sure that he worked with the dynamic of our family. It only took one day before his dog tag was replaced and the new one read “Wiley Sinnott.” I won’t tell you that he hasn’t dug in the trash can for food, or that he doesn’t shed all over my floors. He has and he probably

will. But when my girls walk in the door, the dog wakes from the depths of slumber to slobber all over them and then lies quietly under the table at their feet as they eat their snack and do their homework. If you are thinking about adopting a dog, there are many shelters around San Diego that can help you. If you have used a particular shelter, please write and tell us about your experience and share a picture of your pet. Email karishma@fountain-inc.com with your story.

A lovable pair need a home! by : R e n u Mahajan

Herky, a male, and Shilo, a female, came to Lab Rescuers as a bonded pair. Their dad is a Husky and their mother, a white Lab. They both have the Husky eyes – one dark, one blue. Both dogs are super sweet and gentle. They are friendly with people and with other dogs, and ride nicely in the car. Herky and Shilo have been staying at Dogtopia for the past three weeks. They love to play with the other dogs, and cuddle with each other. They adore each other and have been together all their lives. These two would like to find a home where they can stay together. They both also need a family who is active but home more than not, as they don’t really like to be alone. They are both good with small children and would make a wonderful addition to any active family. If you are interested in meeting this adorable pair, please call Dogtopia of San Marcos at (760) 471-6888.

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Get Healthy With Health Insurance Spring is a time of new beginnings and for many people that means a recommitment to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Your health insurance policy can play a big role in helping you accomplish that goal. Your insurance policy can help you stay healthy by giving you peace of mind, easing stress, providing free preventive care, and offering discounts on health management services including diet and exercise programs. Since healthcare reform passed in 2010, each new health policy comes with an unlimited lifetime benefit as well as free preventive care. Take advantage of this – after all, part of your peace of mind is in early diagnosis. Getting prescreened for changes in blood pressure, cholesterol, breast and prostate cancer, and getting other preventive care, not only saves money over time but gives you a healthier and a better life. Now that the warmer weather of spring is here, many Southern Californians start thinking about adopting a more active lifestyle and many providers offer discounts to popular diet plans and gym memberships to

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help you get there. Log in to your health provider’s website or call your agent to get the low-down on how your policy can help create the ‘new you.’ Depending on your specific plan, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, and Blue Shield of California all offer specials for weight management and other services, from Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers, to gym memberships at Curves and Bally’s, home gym equipment, health books, and programs to manage emotional eating, alcohol management, stress, and smoking cessation. Wellness and health tracking programs available on your provider’s website also measure your progress towards optimum health. Some even offer discounts on alternative ways to de-stress like acupuncture, massage, vitamins, and yoga equipment. Giving special incentives to get screened, lose weight, and maintain an active lifestyle is one of the ways health insurers encourage their clients to get healthy and stay that way. Remember, there is more to health than your monthly premium; total wellness is about playing the long game.

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business highlight Shawna Allard Shawna Allard has been called many things – Gifted Intuitive, Spiritual Counselor, Psychic. It doesn’t matter what you call her or how you choose to understand what she is willing to share, the fact remains that she exudes serenity, understanding, thoughtfulness and an open mind that she uses to help people find their peace and truth.

guide her clients to find their peace and truth. She makes a CD recording for her clients during their appointment, so that they can really spend the time to understand and absorb the message they have been given. Shawna offers appointments by phone or in person.

Shawna didn’t know that she was psychic until she was nine years old, when she realized that she could see auras or, in nine-year-old terms, “colorful lights around people’s heads.� She knew she was different and was gifted with the ability to “see,� but she didn’t fully develop this gift until she was in her mid thirties, and her life turned upside down. In her early thirties, Shawna had a nine-month-old baby and was pregnant with her second, when she became a single mom. At this point she worked as an accountant, and in her spare time, did psychic readings for friends and family. In lieu of a fee, Shawna asked for feedback, so that she herself could learn from the readings. Eventually she quit accounting and was able to support her family with the money she made from psychic readings. People come to Shawna from all over the world – from Japan and Switzerland and Norway, mostly with questions about relationships, finance, health and spiritual wellness. Some want to connect with family and friends who have passed on, and for Shawna, it doesn’t matter what the question is, the ultimate goal is the same – to help

It doesn’t matter what your religion is, Shawna has a strong love for all religious beliefs and aspects, and believes that religion is not a barrier. The point is to make a connection with truth that enables you to live your best possible life. Shawna has spent a lifetime devoted to helping people find the healing and peace that they seek. She has been serving as a professional Psychic for over 21 years now. Along with being a Gifted Intuitive, she is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, Spiritual Counselor and Feng Shui Practitioner. Shawna is celebrating a new office and is offering her services for half off the usual price to all new clients in the month of March. You may be skeptical, but when you find yourself with questions that you cannot fathom or answer, or if you feel like you need help with connecting to a source of wisdom, Shawna will give you strong support and a valuable second opinion. She is easy to contact via website www.divineknowing.com or email shawna.psychic@roadrunner.com. Calls can be made to (800) 566-9464.

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MARKETWALK TOWNHOMES 2,734 Square Feet 2 Bedrooms & 4 Baths Includes 1,153 Square Feet Retail Storefront $695,000 (760) 798-1765 DRE #0179342

TERRAZA (LENNAR) 2,182 – 2,726 Square Feet 3 – 5 Bedroom Homes 2.5 – 3.5 Baths From the Mid $500,000s (760) 798-2822 DRE #01252753

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MARCH 2012

HOMETOWN REALTY Your home Your town Your realty

for sale and lease

recent activity

in, and around, san elijo hills WestCliffe

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Offered at $899,000

CrestView

in, and around, san elijo hills

Palisades

Mariner’s Landing

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951 Wild Iris

Offered at $749,000

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Offered at $599,000

Offered at $689,000

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Sagewood

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Offered at $599,000 - $619,000

1522 Crescent Place

Íś‡†”‘‘Â?•Č Í´ƒ–Š•Č ʹ͜͡͡Ǥ Ǥ

short sale

short sale

Cedar Crossing

Morgan’s Corner

Larkspur Creek

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Offered at $529,500

1714 Morgans Ave

Offered at $329,000 - $349,000

2414 Longstaff

Offered at $299,000 - $349,000

MarketWalk

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Address 1678 Windemere 1788 Star Crest ͳͳͳͺÂŽĎ?‹Â? ‘”‡•– ͳͳ͸͚ÂŽĎ?‹Â? ‘”‡•–

Price $526,000 $486,000 ̈́ʹ;ͲǥͲͲͲ ̈́ʹ;ͲǥͲͲͲ

Represented Buyers Sellers —›‡”• ‡ŽŽ‡”•

Community Carmel Saverne ‹ŽŽƒ‰‡“—ƒ”‡

Address 1475 Crystal Ct 1762 Tara Way ͳͳͳͲÂŽĎ?‹Â? ‘”‡•–

Price $649,000 $565,900 ̈́ʹʹͲǥͲͲͲ

Representing Sellers Buyers ‡ŽŽ‡”•Ə—›‡”•

Community ‡•–Ž‹ˆˆ‡ ƒŽ‹•ƒ†‡• Palisades Ž†”‡‡Â?ƒÂ?…Š ƒ”‹Â?‡”ǯ•ƒÂ?†‹Â?‰ ”‡•–‹‡™ Mariner’s Landing ‹ŽŽƒ‰‡“—ƒ”‡

Address Price Representing ͳ͜͜͸ Žƒ‰•Š‹’– ͳǥͳ͜͝ǥͲͲͲ ‡ŽŽ‡”• ͳ;͸͝‘…Â?– ͚͚̈́͝ǥͲͲͲ ‡ŽŽ‡”•ĆŹ—›‡”• 958 Idyllwild $749,000 - $769,000 Sellers ʹ͸͚͜ ƒŽŽ•˜‹‡™ ̈́͜͡͝ǥͲͲͲ ‡ŽŽ‡”• ͚;ͺ‡‡™ƒ”† ̈́͡ʹ͜ǥͲͲͲ ‡ŽŽ‡”• ͳ͡ʹ;Ž‹ˆ–‘’ ̈́͡ͳ͝ǥͲͲͲ ‡ŽŽ‡”• 748 Hollowbrook Ct. $499,000 - $519,000 Sellers ͳʹ͜͜ƒÂ?Ž‹Œ‘†Ǥ ̈́;͜͝ǥͲͲͲ ‡ŽŽ‡”•

Community ‹ŽŽƒ‰‡“—ƒ”‡

Address Price ͳͳʹ͸ÂŽĎ?‹Â? ‘”‡•–† ̈́ʹǥʹͲͲȀ‘Ǥ

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short sale

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Offered at $530,000

views! 1445 Golden Sunset

Community Promontory Old Creek Ranch ‹ŽŽƒ‰‡“—ƒ”‡ ‹ŽŽƒ‰‡“—ƒ”‡

in escrow

Carmel

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sold

1486 Crystal Ct.

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Indicates Short Sale

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For Lease at $1,950/Mo.

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