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Time for a Rancho Santa Fe Association board progress report

Ann Boon

We are now fully one third into this fiscal year and the projects that the Rancho Santa Fe Association board has undertaken are moving along rapidly. Some are even at the finish line.

Let’s start with our Number One priority: building our technology infrastructure. As I have mentioned before, we have all hands on deck for this big and somewhat complicated priority. We are working with existing cell and WiFi providers to find ways that they can offer improved service throughout the Covenant. We have asked all the big players (AT&T, Cox, Time Warner, Verizon) to develop competitive proposals for us and we should be receiving those in the next month or so.

Size of planned senior housing facility on Via de La Valle reduced

A new design approach has been given to the proposed upscale senior facility on Via de la Valle, Rancho Del Mar. The facility, proposed for the 23.88 acres next to the San Diego Polo Club that serves as a dirt parking lot, has been in the works for several years.

Rancho Santa Fe resident Sharon Stein elected president of North Coast Rep board

Sharon Stein

A founder of the Charter Society at Scripps Clinic, Stein also was a board member of the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation and has been involved, as a board member and gala chair, with Casa de Amparo for more than 25 years. In 2007, she was named a Woman of Dedication by the Salvation Army.

Rancho Santa Fe mortgage broker gets 30-month sentence for fraud schemes

Donald V. Totten — who had previously operated a lucrative mortgage business from his Rancho Santa Fe home — was sentenced today to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Michael M. Anello for orchestrating a host of fraud schemes.

Fundraiser to boost Rancho Santa Fe teen’s literacy efforts

Sarah Lackey and her Books for Friends nonprofit delivered 3,218 books to the Monarch School library in August.

A Rancho Santa Fe teenager put her love for books and passion for giving back into starting her own non-profit Books for Friends, which seeks to get more literature into the hands of kids who need it most.

Rancho Santa Fe water district reaches new agreement regarding long-term local water supplies from Lake Hodges

The Santa Fe Irrigation District’s (SFID) Board approved an updated agreement with the City of San Diego and the San Dieguito Water District (SDWD) to preserve SFID and SDWD rights to local water supplies from Lake Hodges.

U-T San Diego’s Kids’ News Day in Rancho Santa Fe

U-T San Diego’s Kids’ News Day

Local R. Roger Rowe students were out selling papers to support Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

‘Annual Insight Vision Center Charity Golf Classic’

Jim Woods, Ann Walker, Jeff Bramstedt, Vic Maldonado

The Insight Vision Center Sponsorship Program “provides patients with comprehensive vision examinations and vision therapy through interaction with the schools and community

‘Halloween Fun in the Garden’ at Solana Santa Fe

Charlie and Francine Garton, Jude Aldairi

Students and their families were invited to spend lunchtime in the garden, enjoy the fall weather and decorate pumpkins

Friends of San Pasqual Academy ‘Celebration of Friends’

Friends of San Pasqual Academy President Joan Scott, founder Carole Markstein, Jennifer Dunn, Heidi Hollen

Attendees had the opportunity to meet some of the San Pasqual Academy’s successful alumni and learn more about “Friends.”