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Rancho Santa Fe native Caroline Ingalls wins prestigious riding championship

Champion Caroline Ingalls on Y2K. Photo by Captured Moment Photography

Caroline Ingalls, an accomplished equestrian who honed her skills riding horses since the age of 7 in Rancho Santa Fe, was this summer’s champion at the Showpark Summer Classic’s California Professional Horseman’s Association Foundation Finals.

‘Belle’ vocalist to perform at Rancho Santa Fe concert

Superb talent and entertainment is in store for the audience this month too, with a performance Oct. 24 with Broadway star Susan Egan at the Village Church Fellowship Hall.

Broadway star Susan Egan will perform Oct. 24 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall.

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe to host special trick-or-treat night

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe presents its first Halloween Trick or Treating extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Rancho Santa Fe family raising CPR/AED awareness in loved one’s memory

Bill Speeg was a picture of good health and had no history of heart problems. He ran marathons, worked out, and participated in Ironman events. Earlier this year, while exercising at a health club, Ironman Bill’s heart went out of rhythm and he suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Although there were multiple people around him, none were willing or knew how to do CPR or administer a AED.

Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation to present Halloween Parade and Carnival


The fun kicks off with a costume parade beginning promptly at 12:15 p.m., followed immediately by the Carnival held at the school. Students, families and teachers from grades K-5 will gather in the school gym at noon to line up for the parade, which will wind its way through the Rancho Santa Fe Village, then back to the school for the Carnival. Parents are asked to walk with their children.

Rancho Santa Fe Patrol member puts out call to locate kidney donor for his son

Vincent and Sal Gambino refereed a local football game together.

Rancho Santa Fe Patrol’s Sal Gambino is dedicated to saving his son’s life. He is looking for a live kidney donor for his son, Vincent who, at 21, is in severe kidney failure.

Artificial turf helps Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe support California’s drought goals

The Nativity School replaced its playing field with artificial turf this year.

The Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe opened the school year with a brand-new artificial-turf field.

After four years of research on the drainage issues caused by the floodplain zone where the school is located, the results were a fully renovated 100-yard playing field. The Nativity School uses the field for outdoor play as well as its own after-school sports teams. The field is striped for football, lacrosse and soccer.

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.


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