What’s New in PQ?

The Rancho Peñasquitos Town Council is in full holiday mode. The lights are going up as the spirit of the season is showing up in all our neighborhoods.

Soon you will see new local street signs by the Design Competition Winners of our first collaborative design contest with local high school students. Students from Westview High School, Mason Bartelt and Huy Vu, won. They have captured the themes of Hot Air Balloons and Fireworks that highlight a few of the reasons we love Rancho Peñasquitos in some very creative ways. The awards presentations will be at this month’s RP Town Council Meeting.

We will also be honoring all the local volunteers who made the 5th Annual Cookies & Cocoa Community Celebration and Gift Drive for Voices for Children possible. This fun and festive event brings the community together to give back and enjoy photos with Santa, crafts, face painting, and lots of cookies and cocoa while collecting donations for foster kids away from loved ones this year.

And we can’t forget the annual Christmas Card Lane festivities that begin Dec. 1 on Oviedo St. or the weekly farmers market and the San Diego Holiday Half Marathon race starting here. To get involved with the Rancho Peñasquitos community-wide events, join us for our monthly meetings held the first Thursday of every month at the Hotel Karlan, Del Mar Rm. at 7:30 p.m. All residents are welcome to join us. Visit our website at

Upcoming Events

Dec. 1: Winter Wonderland, Hilltop Recreation Center
Dec. 3: 5th Annual Cookies and Cocoa with Santa,
Dec. 7: Parents’ Night Out, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Canyonside Recreation Center
Dec. 8: Holiday Half Marathon, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Hotel Karlan,
Dec. 8: Decorate Your Gingerbread Person, Rancho Peñasquitos Branch Library
Dec. 24 – Jan. 4: Poway Unified School District Winter Break
1st Thursdays: RP Town Council Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Hotel Karlan, Del Mar Room, 14455 Peñasquitos Dr.
Saturdays: PQ Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Salmon River Rd. and Fairgrove

Find out more about the Town Council:

The Rancho Peñasquitos Town Council meets the first Thursday of each month. The community is welcome to come and join the all-volunteer group of friends and neighbors dedicated to bringing community grants, sponsorships, and events to PQ since 1975. Meetings are held at the Hotel Karlan at 7:30 p.m., 14455 Peñasquitos Dr., San Diego, CA 92129, The Del Mar Room.

Meetings: First Thursday of every month, 7:30 p.m., Hotel Karlan
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 720783, San Diego, CA 92172-0783
Phone: 858-848-7782