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Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society sees boost in demand for community tours

RSF Historical Society board members Joanne Fishman and Kathy McHenry, and RSF Historical Society administrator Dana Evanson (center) display the walking tour literature. Photo/Karen Billing

There has been a recent boost in Rancho Santa Fe tourism, according to the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. The group is putting its new walking tour brochures to steady use.

The recently updated brochure features photos of what the buildings on the RSF tour looked like in the past and present, and a handy map of the 16 sites and destinations.

Juvenile Court Book Club honors longtime Rancho Santa Fe volunteer

Captain Gisele Bonitz, honoree Christina Fink and Susan Leonard, supporter. Courtesy photo

Founded in 1996, Juvenile Court Book Club offers literacy programs at San Diego’s youth detention facilities.

‘Tee It Up For Foster Teens’

Kathy Lathrum, Joan Scott, Paige Hollen, Jocelyn Scott

The event benefits the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy.

La Jolla Playhouse celebrates 30 years

The evening featured a standout performance of songs from the Playhouse’s last 30 years by Playhouse alums Elizabeth Stanley, ‘Xanadu,’ ‘Cry-Baby’; Melissa Hoff, ‘Zhivago’; Chad Kimball, ‘Memphis’; Kimiko Glenn, ‘The Nightingale,’ ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’; Michael Benjamin Washington, ‘The Wiz,’ ‘Memphis,’ ‘Blueprints to Freedom’; and Max Von Essen, ‘Xanadu.’

Chaired by Debby Jacobs, the sold-out event began with a festive cocktail party, featuring signature spirits and savory treats. Guests then enjoyed a specially prepared, dinner-by-the-bite menu catered by Chef Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille.

Tag and book sales in Rancho Santa Fe Village

Sam and Dolores Crawford, Valley Reilly

The RSF Garden Club Shoppe (situated in the basement of the Garden Club) was open and full of temptation for bargain hunters.

Eggstravaganza at Rancho Santa Fe Village Church

Nathan, Scott, Cassie and Adeline Wallace

The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe hosted an Eggstravaganza on April 12.

Rancho Santa Fe women co-chair fundraising gala for 50th anniversary of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Scripps Encinitas Gala Co-Chairs (L-R) Catherine Nicholas, Joanne Marks, Franci Free and Mary Miller. Photoc ourtesy of Scripps Health.

Scripps Encinitas recently marked its 50th anniversary, having grown from a small convalescent center to a full-service hospital that cares for more than 80,000 patients a year.

Rancho Santa Fe resident pitches a no-hitter at Petco Park

Chase Bushor at Petco Park. Courtesy photo

The 18-year-old pitcher tossed a no-hitter in a 8-0 victory over Bishop’s on April 4, a feat no Padres pitcher has ever accomplished, even in the pitcher’s park that is Petco.

Special district elections in Rancho Santa Fe fly below most voters’ radar

The agencies are the Santa Fe Irrigation District, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services District. Seats on each of the three boards that govern the agencies come up for election in November.

Blood drive benefit for Rady Children’s Hospital to be held at Rancho Santa Fe Community Center

A blood drive benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center parking lot.