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Alumni and Advancement Center named for longtime supporters Larry and Cindy Bloch of Rancho Santa Fe

Larry ‘75 and Cindy Bloch (center) were joined by their children, Matt (left) and Reisa (right), to mark the dedication of the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center at the University of Rochester.

The University of Rochester’s Alumni and Advancement Center in Rochester, N.Y. has been renamed the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center in recognition of the couple’s support of the university and, in particular, its Advancement programs. In a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 15, UR President Joel Seligman formally dedicated the center in honor of the Blochs, who live in Rancho Santa Fe. A university trustee, Larry Bloch ’75, chairs the board’s Development Committee and has served on several leadership committees for the Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Cindy, have established the James D. Thompson Chief Advancement Officer position, and they have committed support to create the Larry and Cindy Bloch Endowment for University Advancement.

Rancho Santa Fe couple lead way in helping those with thyroid disorders

Steve and Kathleen Flynn, Deepak Chopra and musician Sia at the Chopra Foundation’s Sages and Scientists event in August, in which the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation took part.

Few people may know that Graves’ disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases afflicting Americans today. Fewer still may know that the only national non-profit dedicated to its patients is headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe.

The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, co-chaired by Rancho Santa Fe residents Kathleen Bell Flynn and Steve Flynn, has been located in their La Flecha office for the last three years.

The Flynns have been involved in the foundation for the past 10 years, after Kathleen was diagnosed with the disease that attacks the thyroid gland.

New Majority San Diego hosts guest speaker Dr. Ben Carson

Dan Pittard, Candy Carson, Dr. Ben Carson, Karolyn Dorsee, Scott Leggett and John Franklin

Renowned neurosurgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson, spoke to members of New Majority San Diego on Sept. 28

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Wine Festival

Erin Williams, Emily Prince, Leysin Fletcher, Suzette Fletcher

The RSF Golf Club held a Wine Festival featuring hundreds of wines to taste and purchase from around the world

Solana Santa Fe PTO ‘Cocktails with Class’

Heidi Parriott, Ann Le, Silvana Saldovar, Lisa Sullivan, Darci Alvarez, Tiffany Howorka

Solana Santa Fe Elementary School PTO held a “Cocktails with Class” event Oct. 18

San Diego Committee on Foreign Relations kicks off 2014-2015 Speaker Series at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

William McMullen, James Clad

The San Diego Committee on Foreign Relations, an affiliate of the American Committees on Foreign Relations, kicked off its 2014-2015 Speaker Series with…

Home 4 the Holidays Program kick-off event

Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays party

Helen Woodward Animal Center and the Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays Program held a Holidays kick-off event

Country for the Kids featuring Lonestar

Steve Black, Karen Tanz, Alban and Sarah Espiasse

The “Country for the Kids” concert was held Oct. 18 at the Santaluz Club

Beach & Country Guild ‘Dia Del Sol’

Darcy Alvarez, Lisa  Sullivan, Valerie Chatfield, Nora Balikian

The fundraiser benefits United Cerebral Palsy San Diego

DreamKeepers Projects hosts ‘Annual Chocolate Event’

Terese McMullen, Zeze Shaghaghi

The Rancho Santa Fe-based DreamKeepers Project, a nonprofit celebrating its 10th anniversary of helping women help themselves


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RSS Solana Beach, Del Mar and Carmel Valley News

  • ‘Hallow II’ nightclub-style fundraising event to be held exclusively for high schoolers October 25, 2014
    NL Productions presents “Hallow II,” a one —night nightclub from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, with a Halloween theme that’s exclusive to San Diego high school students. The event fosters a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment while maintaining an exciting and energetic club-like atmosphere. […]
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