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Rancho Santa Fe resident among seven new trustees joining UC San Diego Foundation Board

Proactive stewards, higher education advocates and expert financial strategists, UC San Diego Foundation trustees play an important role in cultivating community partnerships and garnering resources to support UC San Diego research, teaching and public service initiatives. Trustees govern the Foundation, including managing net assets totaling $717 million, including an endowment of nearly $508 million, and help advance the university’s fundraising efforts. Seven trustees joined the 2014-15 Foundation board this year, three new and four returning, including regional business executives, philanthropists, law professionals and alumni. RSF resident Leo Spiegel is among those returning to the board.

Rancho Fire District to recognize Fire Prevention Week with two events

National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11, and the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) will host two community events to recognize the annual awareness campaign. The first will be an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 4 at RSF Fire Station 2, 16930 Four Gee Road in 4S Ranch. Guests will be able to tour the fire station and training center, see the fire engines up close, and learn about fire safety, fire prevention, and basic CPR. Light refreshments will be served.

New Rancho Santa Fe Library Branch Manager welcomes community input

The Rancho Santa Fe Library’s new Branch Manager Haley Kwon. Photo by Karen Billing

Rancho Santa Fe Library’s new Branch Manager Haley Kwon has been charmed by the village’s “sweet, down-home” character, the simple pleasure of visiting the local library and people’s enjoyment of a slower speed of time.

“It’s a small town and the library is a place for people to connect,” Kwon said. “People have a different sense of time here, they come in to see you rather than call you on the phone or send an email. I enjoy both, the super speedy as well as the slower pace, but it’s cool to have that communication.”

Red Envelope Friday fundraiser returns to benefit Rancho Santa Fe School


The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation’s annual Red Envelope Friday fundraiser returns Sept. 26. All families are encouraged to contribute “Your Share” in support of a world-class education for their children at R. Roger Rowe School during Red Envelope Friday.

Making a contribution is easy! On Sept. 26, volunteers will be at drop off and pick up lines at the school collecting pledge forms and contributions. Also, red boxes will be located at the office and around campus where parents and family members can drop their contributions. Online contributions are also accepted at All major credit and debit cards are accepted. Pledges for future contributions are encouraged and accepted if payment cannot be made by Sept. 26.

Two men to share stories of adventure, hardship and unity at Viewpoints event in Rancho Santa Fe


One man is a mountain climber, inspirational speaker and cultural anthropologist. The other survived a 1,000-mile trek through war zones in Africa as a young boy, and has since written a best-selling book about his experience.

The two men, now close friends, collaborators and housemates, will share their divergent tales of adversity as part of the Viewpoints lecture series at the Village Community Presbyterian Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Cancer expert highlights Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund anniversary day

Kate Williams, Donna Walker, Pat Newmark

The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund marked its 10th anniversary at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe with guest speaker Dr. Razelle Kurzrock of UCSD’s Moores Cancer Center

Solana Santa Fe Back-to- School BBQ/Fall Fling


Solana Santa Fe Elementary School families gathered Sept. 12 for a festive Back-to- School BBQ/Fall Fling.

Crystal Ball Gala Wine Drop Off Party

Board member  Kayleen Huffman, Steve Duff, Rick and Kim Hasay, Maureen Duff, Rick Huffman

The Crystal Ball Gala (Casa de Amparo) Wine Drop Off Party was held Sept. 11 at the home of Jim and Kim Grant in Encinitas

Bishop’s families enjoy private concert by Steve Poltz

Alicia Monroy, Simón Shams, Marco Monroy, Linda Coe

At The Bishop’s School annual auction held earlier this year, which raises money for financial aid and faculty professional growth

‘Jet setters’ land at museum’s Monte Carlo benefit

Rex and Steve Romande, Lisa and Darrin Fetterolf, Marsi and Craig Hauenstein

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) presented its 38th annual fundraiser Monte Carlo Jet Set on Sept. 6


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  • AutoMatters+: Unlimited Hydroplane Racing at San Diego Bayfair 2014 September 21, 2014
    What better way to deal with the unseasonably warm temperatures than by heading for the beach? That’s what San Diegans and visitors alike did on the weekend of Sept. 12 – 14, as we all helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of San Diego Bayfair at San Diego’s beautiful Mission Bay. […]
  • Del Mar City Council approves public trailhead September 21, 2014
    Del Mar hikers will soon have a new way to access three local trails. The Del Mar City Council on Sept. 15 upheld the conditional approval of a coastal development permit by Kathleen Garcia, Del Mar’s planning and community development director, for a public trailhead at Jimmy Durante Boulevard and San Dieguito Drive. […]
  • Council asks for redesign of plans for proposed Del Mar home September 21, 2014
    In order to preserve public views, the Del Mar City Council on Sept. 15 asked an architect to redesign plans for a proposed two-story, single-family home on Ocean View Avenue. “This project unreasonably blocks public views and there are alternatives available that will result in a perfectly usable project for the applicant and will help that project blend in […]