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Rancho Santa Fe native pursuing comedy hits milestone with YouTube channel ‘Totally Sketch’

Michael Gallagher. Courtesy photo

Michael Gallagher, a 2007 graduate of Torrey Pines High School, runs the comedic YouTube channel “Totally Sketch.”

From San Diego to Spokane, young sports anchor and Rancho Santa Fe native inspired by father’s legacy

Sports anchor Bryan Fenley. Courtesy photo

It’s a Tuesday afternoon in Spokane, Wash., and Bryan Fenley has some rare time off. “My workdays are typically full of adrenaline,” said Fenley, who is the weekend sports anchor and a reporter for KREM, the city’s TV news affiliate. Fenley, who grew up in Rancho Santa Fe and only graduated from Santa Fe Christian High School in 2007, is the youngest person at the station.

Rancho Santa Fe resident to debut in racing reality show

Christian Hellmers

Rancho Santa Fe resident Christian Hellmers is a leading character in “Horseplayers,” a reality show that will air on Esquire television. The first episode of the 10-show horse racing series is scheduled to air at 10 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The show is about the high-stakes world of professional handicapping. “Handicapping” is the process of analyzing data and selecting horses to bet money on.

Rancho Santa Fe residents Bill and Dana Knees launch unique custom fragrance company ‘Pastiche’

Bill and Dana Knees started Pastiche.

Entrepreneurial husband and wife team Bill and Dana Knees have used their business sense to launch a new business that specializes in scents. Their company, Pastiche, allows people to mix their own perfumes, sold at fun and festive privately-hosted parties and events.

Rancho Santa Fe National Philanthropy Day honoree supports local and national organizations in a variety of ways

Pamela S. Wygod / Courtesy photo

One of Rancho Santa Fe’s very own will soon be honored for her work in the community.

Pamela Wygod, who has lived in Rancho Santa Fe for 20 years, is one of eight community leaders who will be recognized at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon Nov. 7 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.

Accomplished Rancho Santa Fe executive launches cyber-security company

Hossein Eslambolchi

Companies around the world are at greater risk than ever of losing their coveted trade secrets to computer hackers, said Rancho Santa Fe resident Hossein Eslambolchi, and his new venture aims to help businesses bolster their cyber-defenses.

Rancho Santa Fe resident again named one of San Diego’s ‘top criminal attorneys’

Ranch backdrop

You might say Paul Neuharth Jr. has the best of both worlds. He splits his time between San Diego, where he runs a successful criminal and administrative law practice, and his ranch in Oregon, where he raises Black Angus cattle.

Rancho Santa Fe doctor helping bring cancer treatment to ‘next level’ at Scripps Proton Therapy Center

Dr. Huan Giap

Dr. Huan Giap’s path from his native Vietnam to his current job of treating cancer patients with radiation therapy in San Diego took many twists and turns.

Rancho Santa Fe resident thrives in avocation as a news helicopter pilot

Rancho Santa Fe resident Ruben Campos was recently hired as the Chopper 8 pilot. Courtesy photo

“To be up in the air, especially in a helicopter hovering, that’s the ultimate. In an airplane you take off and it can basically fly by itself. In a helicopter, you can’t take your hands off the controls,” Ruben Campos said.

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation thriving under longtime Executive Director Christy Wilson

Organization now launching The Patriots Initiative

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