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Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update

Torrey Pines’ amazing state title run is over.

The Falcons’ unheard-of streak of four consecutive state championships ended with a second-place finish at this year’s finals at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga on Nov. 18.

The Falcons shot a combined 401 team score, finishing 20 strokes behind Diamond Bar.

The Falcons were led by senior Rong Ji, who shot a 77.

Gene implants may hold promise for Alzheimer’s research, says expert at Rancho Santa Fe event

L-R: Susan Appleby, RSF Library Guild membership and development manager; Dr. Michael Rafii, director of the Memory Disorders Clinic and assistant professor at UCSD; and Lynn Mullowney, Alzheimer’s Association associate director, Western region. Photo by Diane Y. Welch

Experimentation with genetic implants in Alzheimer’s patients may yield a way to stop or slow the loss of healthy brain cells, a medical expert told the the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild recently.

The guild held an informative presentation about Alzheimer’s disease on Nov. 13 at the Rancho Santa Fe library. Dr. Michael Rafii, director of the Memory Disorders Clinic and assistant professor at UCSD, discussed advances in research.

Rafii’s lecture was the last of three in the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Series offered by the library guild in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association. November is designated as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month.

Rafii was introduced by Lynn Mullowney, AA associate director, Western region. Susan Appleby, guild membership and development manager, opened up the evening.

Rancho Santa Fe resident earns Gold Circle Award

Canyon Crest Academy senior Peter Lillian has been recognized for superior journalism by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Peter received a third place 2014 Gold Circle Award in the nonfiction magazine article category for his story “The Mural,” which was published in Global Vantage, a print and online magazine run by students from Canyon Crest Academy, Pacific Ridge School and Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (Kibera, Kenya). “The Mural” recounted Peter’s vivid impressions from his trip to Israel in 2011.

The magazine represents the founding chapter of The Global Journal Project, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing stories and forming relationships across international and cultural boundaries.

Rancho Santa Fe Library welcomes author Richard Torregrossa

Author Richard Torregrossa

Long-time San Diego resident and local author Richard Torregrossa discussed his novel

Village Church hosts Egyptian scholar, Christian leader

Ray Turhune, Kathy Turhune, Al Panton, Jack Baca

An evening lecture featuring the Rev. Dr. Atef Gendy, president of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt

Rancho Santa Fe Library hosts energy consultant

Tracy Wessel from Palomar Solar

The Rancho Santa Fe Library hosted “What Every Homeowner Should Know”

San Diego-based nonprofit honors local humanitarians

Mukesh and Sushma Patel (Solana Beach), Patricia and Mike Mogul (Carmel Valley), Mark Heine (Del Mar)

San Diego-based nonprofit PCI (Project Concern International) raised more than $500,000

R. Roger Rowe Grandparent’s & Special Friends Day

Neal Family

Students in kindergarten and grade 3 performed for delighted grandparents and special friends

Worldreader President discusses e-book plan at Del Mar Country Club

Susan Wooley, Annie Hall, Jeannie Arsenault, Denise Hall, Michelle Ganotis

Worldreader President and Co-Founder David Risher spoke at a cocktail reception

‘10 Best Dressed’ gala

Danica Grimm, Jay Roth, Darcy Delano Smith (honoree), Daran and Ray Grimm, Cameron Smith

Leonard Simpson’s 2014 “10 Best Dressed” gala was held Nov. 13 at the Hilton