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RSF Association Board Biz: It’s fire season: Be prepared

Ann Boon

The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) was officially formed in 1946, in the aftermath of a devastating fire that took place in 1943 and destroyed brush, farmland and homes from Rancho Bernardo through Rancho Santa Fe, all the way to Solana Beach and Del Mar. Today the Fire District spans 38 square miles and protects nearly 30,000 residents.

With the continued drought in California, the RSFFPD staff has advised us that fire season is almost year-round now. But with many major fires in recent years occurring in September and October, we tend to think about fires more this time of year.

Rancho Santa Fe couple lead way in helping those with thyroid disorders

Steve and Kathleen Flynn, Deepak Chopra and musician Sia at the Chopra Foundation’s Sages and Scientists event in August, in which the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation took part.

Few people may know that Graves’ disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases afflicting Americans today. Fewer still may know that the only national non-profit dedicated to its patients is headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe.

The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, co-chaired by Rancho Santa Fe residents Kathleen Bell Flynn and Steve Flynn, has been located in their La Flecha office for the last three years.

The Flynns have been involved in the foundation for the past 10 years, after Kathleen was diagnosed with the disease that attacks the thyroid gland.

Candidates seek election to three Rancho Santa Fe special district boards

Seats on the boards of directors of three special districts that provide such services as water, fire protection, sewage treatment and landscape maintenance are on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election.

The three special districts are the Santa Fe Irrigation District, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services District.

This fall, three seats came up for election for the Santa Fe Irrigation District, which provides water service to residents of Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and part of Fairbanks Ranch.

New Majority San Diego hosts guest speaker Dr. Ben Carson

Dan Pittard, Candy Carson, Dr. Ben Carson, Karolyn Dorsee, Scott Leggett and John Franklin

Renowned neurosurgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson, spoke to members of New Majority San Diego on Sept. 28

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Wine Festival

Erin Williams, Emily Prince, Leysin Fletcher, Suzette Fletcher

The RSF Golf Club held a Wine Festival featuring hundreds of wines to taste and purchase from around the world

Solana Santa Fe PTO ‘Cocktails with Class’

Heidi Parriott, Ann Le, Silvana Saldovar, Lisa Sullivan, Darci Alvarez, Tiffany Howorka

Solana Santa Fe Elementary School PTO held a “Cocktails with Class” event Oct. 18

San Diego Committee on Foreign Relations kicks off 2014-2015 Speaker Series at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

William McMullen, James Clad

The San Diego Committee on Foreign Relations, an affiliate of the American Committees on Foreign Relations, kicked off its 2014-2015 Speaker Series with…

Home 4 the Holidays Program kick-off event

Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays party

Helen Woodward Animal Center and the Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays Program held a Holidays kick-off event

Country for the Kids featuring Lonestar

Steve Black, Karen Tanz, Alban and Sarah Espiasse

The “Country for the Kids” concert was held Oct. 18 at the Santaluz Club

Beach & Country Guild ‘Dia Del Sol’

Darcy Alvarez, Lisa  Sullivan, Valerie Chatfield, Nora Balikian

The fundraiser benefits United Cerebral Palsy San Diego