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Torrey Pines High School baseball alum Taylor Murphy excelling in pro ball

In his first two months with the Class-A Mahoning Valley (Niles, Ohio) Scrappers in the New York-Penn League, Taylor Murphy is putting up big numbers. Mahoning Valley Scrappers

It was during a breakout senior year at Torrey Pines High that Taylor Murphy first popped up on the radar of professional scouts. Shortly after graduation, Murphy was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 40th round of the June 2011 amateur draft. He declined, honoring a commitment to the University of the Pacific. Three years later, Murphy got another shot at professional baseball. And this time, he pounced.

Nonprofit Pegasus Rising in urgent need of a new home for horses

The therapy horses of Pegasus Rising of Rancho Santa Fe need a new home — and fast. Courtesy photo

The horses of Pegasus Rising are in need of a rescue again: After six years at the Valenti Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, the organization that provides equine therapy to military personnel is in urgent need of a new home. They need to be out by Aug. 15.

Laughing Pony benefit in Rancho Santa Fe

Don Durbin, Tom Dulaney, Dave Baker, Nancy Priestly

Laughing Pony Rescue, a non-profit 501(c)3 in Rancho Santa Fe, is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating sick, abused, and abandoned horses of any breed

The Bridges presents Bull & Bear economic roundtable with George Chamberlin

Tricia O’Brien, Robin Raskind, Mary Chaparro

On July 22, The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe hosted financial journalist George Chamberlin for a Bull & Bear economic roundtable presentation

Possible site, price tag presented for proposed Rancho Santa Fe pool and fitness center

The committee exploring a potential pool and fitness center for Rancho Santa Fe has zeroed in on a workable location and come up with a tentative price tag for the facility. A site between the Player’s Club of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club and the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club was presented at a July 15 meeting, as well as a potential $10 million-$15 million price tag.

Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe opens new season with pop, opera, Broadway performers

The Community Concerts season kicks off on Sept. 19 with new pop-opera star Fernando Varela. He has been described as “Pavarotti at 21.”

Rancho Santa Fe water district receives national award in financial reporting for eighth year

This is the eighth year successively that Santa Fe Irrigation District has received this award.

Frank to run again for Rancho Santa Fe School board

RSF School District Board of Trustees President Todd Frank has decided to seek re-election on the Rancho Santa Fe School District Board.

Kent Farrington and Blue Angel to compete at inaugural Longines Los Angeles Masters

Blue Angel and Kent Farrington         Photo by Eric Knoll

Rancho Santa Fe resident Robin Parsky’s Blue Angel and top world-ranked rider Kent Farrington will participate in the inaugural Longines Los Angeles Masters at the Los Angeles Convention Center Sept. 25-28.

More than 25 of the best horse-rider combinations will compete for $1 million in prize money.

Fire sprinkler extinguishes garage fire

On July 24, at 2:02 a.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District responded to a residential fire in the 10000 block of Lone Dove Street in 4S Ranch. When they arrived on scene, firefighters found that a single sprinkler head had activated and extinguished a fire in the garage near the water heater. One person was home at the time and was able to safely evacuate the home.