At the last meeting of the Rancho Santa Fe Association board, the main item of interest on the agenda was the status of the negotiations for the purchase of the RSF Garden Club. Although, as an item of contract, the negotiations had been held in closed sessions, members requested a discussion in an open meeting. The board reported that an agreement has been reached with the Garden Club and now it is up to attorneys to draw up legal documents for the purchase and lease arrangements. We will be presenting the details of those documents in open session as we receive them. Every future open session will have an update on the Garden Club purchase until the transaction is closed.
By Kevin Yaley, Francis Parker School One of the major goals in Parker’s recently approved Strategic Plan is to inspire academic excellence through the design and development of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Program. This STEAM Program will provide our students with opportunities to apply knowledge and skills acquired in content area [...]
This is a very busy Association board and I am proud to be leading it this year. We have so many things we are trying to accomplish — even the Association Manager admits he has “never seen it so busy.” Maybe you noticed in last week’s issue of the Review how many articles related to topics that were covered in our Dec. 5 board meeting.
By Janet Lawless Christ Our homes are our havens. Here, we build families, friends and community. Our homes are not only our sanctuary, but they are likely the most valuable asset we own. It’s these emotional and financial values behind a home that guide my approach to real estate. Buying and selling real estate is [...]
By Chris L. Meacham, CPA, Cornerstone Wealth Management Analysts seem to agree that as of November the unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent. However, agreeing on what the unemployment rate says about the state of our economy is a different story. Some analysts argue that the rate has dropped simply because government employees are [...]
By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) affect every facet of life, from memory to physical ability to performing every day functions like speaking and eating. Unfortunately, it goes without saying that TBIs are one of the most catastrophic forms of injury. And when it comes to recovery, restoring full [...]
By Kevin Yaley, Francis Parker School Last year, the government unveiled new nutritional standards in support of increased student health and wellness as recent studies reinforce the critical role nutrition plays in promoting better learning in students. The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success Through Healthy School Environments highlights the critical importance of improved nutrition and physical activity [...]
By Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs Hans Christian Andersen wrote, “Just living is not enough … one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” With our hectic schedules, most of our sunshine, freedom and flower appreciation takes place not in the great outdoors, but in the comfort of our own backyards. Because this commune with [...]
By Janet Lawless Christ Let’s do something a little different this holiday season. Let’s dream big. Within a few short weeks, Rancho Santa Fe will be covered in twinkling white lights and festive red bows as we usher in the holiday season. Spirits will be higher, moods will be lifted and nice people will get [...]
By Chris L. Meacham, CPA Investing is a fine balance of diversification, professional guidance and long-term planning. When it comes to strategy, many investors look to private investments – also known as “alternative” and “non-traditional” investing – to strengthen their portfolios. Although once reserved for the ultra-wealthy, private investments have become accessible to more investors [...]