Category archives for: Rancho Santa Fe Life

Rancho Santa Fe couple see used car lot as fertile ground for reality series ‘Life on the Lot’

(L-R) Karen Ventura, General Manager Linda Johnson and Gene Ventura. They are in front of EZCars101 on Coast Highway in Encinitas, which the Venturas own.

Shooting for a reality show pilot began this week, and once the program is edited, the couple will shop it to various TV networks, hoping to bring it to the airwaves.

The Crosby Club in Rancho Santa Fe pumps up fitness center with top-of-the-line gym equipment

The Crosby Club’s new fitness center features a full set of equipment from TechnoGym. Photo by Karen Billing

The Rancho Santa Fe club’s fitness center was once a smaller, darker space with equipment much in need of an update. Darkened walls received a new coat of paint, darkened floors were lightened and ceiling fans were added to the now-bright and airy space. Most important, the new state-of-the art equipment has created a high-quality experience for members.

Rancho Santa Fe resident takes on germs with traveling ‘Cootie Booties’

Rancho Santa Fe’s Adria Cammeyer has invented the Cootie Bootie to keep feet safe.

Three years ago, Adria Cammeyer was going through the new travel ritual of removing one’s shoes at airport security and being totally grossed out by the idea of being barefoot where so many others had bared their soles.

“I need a pair of cootie booties,” the Rancho Santa Fe resident said aloud to her husband while looking around at the unsettling barefoot scene.

‘An Evening at The Bridges’ with George Harrison’s sister held in Rancho Santa Fe

Katie Michel, Louise Harrison, RC Haus (Music Director, R. Roger Rowe School), Cooper Vincik at the Sept. 25 event at The Bridges. See more photos inside.  Photo/Jon Clark

On Thursday, Sept. 25, Katie Michel wore her Beatles shirt to school. When she arrived home later — at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe — she saw notice of a talk that night at The Bridges by Louise Harrison. As she rushed to attend the presentation, she realized the irony of her attire that day.

Louise Harrison is the older sister of the late George Harrison, the former Beatles’ lead guitarist and acclaimed singer-songwriter and philanthropist. He was also a compassionate advocate for music in schools.

Harrison’s talk echoed her brother’s concern about keeping music in education.

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Ladies Golf Tournament to raise funds for breast cancer research

Members of the RSF Golf Club are: back row, Susie Ault, Cindy Bligh, Joan Flowers, Michele Homan, Dolores Crawford, Rhonda Wilson, Kathy McElhinney. Front row, Mindy Cagen, Deana Ingalls, Madeline Javelet, Debbie Chapparone, Gail Kendall.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the women of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club have organized an annual tournament for 13 years raising funds for organizations whose focus is the treatment and/or cure and prevention of breast cancer. Deana Ingalls and a capable and creative committee are organizing another Breast Cancer Benefit Tournament on Oct. 16 to raise funds this year for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation.

Steven Tyler rocks at Le Cirque du ROMP Gala

Tim Malott, Laura Cain, Steve and Donna Evans, Olivia Melendrez Kump and Brian Kump with Christina de Vaca.

Rocker Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) was the guest performer at the fifth annual Le Cirque du ROMP Gala

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

Alepho Deng, Rev. Jack Baca, Dr. Jeff Salz

Alepho Deng, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan who 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, and Dr. Jeff Salz, a mountain climber, inspirational speaker and cultural anthropologist, were the guest speakers on Sept. 28 at a Viewpoints [...]

An Evening at The Bridges with George Harrison’s sister Louise

Louise Harrison talks with Gordon Cooke

Harrison, sister to George Harrison of The Beatles band, discussed her book, “My Kid Brother’s Band a.k.a. The Beatles.”

Free Tennis and PickleBall offered at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club during Rancho Days

Rancho Days is now Rancho Tennis Days at the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club. During the 10 days of Rancho Days (Oct. 3-12) the RSF Tennis Club is offering all Covenant-area residents free tennis. This includes many free clinics for all levels, free court time (just sign up at the front desk or call 858-756-4459) and free entry to the end of week mixed tennis tournament (multiple ability levels!). During Rancho Days, come visit the Covenant’s community tennis center in the heart of Rancho. Play tennis, get fit, meet your neighbors, have fun! Then sign up for our end of Rancho Days Tennis Adult Mixed Tennis Tournament for all levels (Saturday, Oct. 11).

Rancho Santa Fe golf tournament to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital

The fourth annual “Tee Up Fore Rady Children’s Hospital Invitational Scramble” will feature four different hole-in-one prizes, including a new Maserati from Maserati of San Diego, a new Mercedes from Hoehn Mercedes of Carlsbad, and more. Non-golfers are invited to join the party for cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and music after the tournament.


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