Category archives for: Rancho Santa Fe Life

Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters host ‘To Tell the Truth’ contest

Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters will hold “To Tell the Truth,” a special contest, on Tuesday, Nov. 18. In this spin on an old TV game-show favorite, two teams of three contestants each will describe the same unusual occupation or experience within a 2- to 3-minute time frame. The “truthful” character is accompanied by two impostors who pretend to be the “real” person. Together, three of them each quote the same description of an unusual occupation or experience. (Look forward to some outlandish experiences laced with lots of humor!)

Rancho Santa Fe student wins gold at 22nd California Open International Taekwondo Championship

Nicholas A. Carlo, a fifth-grader at the R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe, recently won the first place gold medal in kyoroogi (full-contact sparring). Nicholas competed in the 10- and 11-year-old heavyweight black belt division.

Good Earth/Great Chefs event in Rancho Santa Fe features ‘Heritage’ author Brock

Good Earth/Great Chefs is made up of co-founder Nina MacConnel, Jennifer de la Fuente and Adele Irwin, who have brought an all-star lineup of cookbook authors to Chino Farm. Chef Sean Brock, author of ‘Heritage,’ will appear from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16.

The Good Earth/Great Chefs series is back at The Chino Farm in Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday, Nov. 16, with a book signing with Chef Sean Brock.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. guests are welcome to stop by and purchase a signed copy of Brock’s long-awaited cookbook “Heritage.” The event is free and will feature live music from the bluegrass band Box Canyon and food prepared in tribute to Brock’s Southern cuisine style using Chino-fresh ingredients. Dishes to be sampled on Sunday include creamed corn, pickled green tomato and a special surprise treat.

“‘Heritage’ will thrill, surprise and delight as readers discover what rich, glorious and delicious culinary history we once had — and thanks to chefs like Sean, will surely have again,” Chef Anthony Bourdain said in his review of the cookbook. “You too can cook this stuff. And you should.”

‘Heritage’ cookbook author Sean Brock to appear at Chino Farms in Rancho Santa Fe

“Heritage“ by Sean Brock.

The Good Earth/Great Chefs series will present Sean Brock for a signing of his debut cookbook, “Heritage.”

Join fellow foodies for a festive autumn afternoon Nov. 16 at Chino Farm, with Brock telling stories and signing books, food samples inspired by his unique brand of Southern cuisine, and music from Prairie Sky.

There will also be new items for sale at the Pop-Up Pantry, so this is a perfect opportunity for one-of-a-kind holiday shopping. And as Brock says, “He who dies with the biggest pantry wins.”

The book signing is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, outdoors, rain or shine, at Chino Farm, 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe.

Rancho Santa Fe’s Tanz family presents $1 million gift for Medical Research at Sanford-Burnham Gala

Gala Chair Karen Tanz of Rancho Santa Fe and Gloria Limas

San Diego’s philanthropic community was out in force at the annual Sanford-Burnham Gala, during which the Tanz family of Rancho Santa Fe gifted $1 million to fund research on neurodegenerative diseases.

Rancho Santa Fe resident’s orphanage in Baja gives medically fragile kids a chance

Catherine Kids serves medically fragile children with various needs in Rosarito.

Rancho Santa Fe’s Jerry McTaggart considers himself the father of 11 very special children, and it’s difficult for him to speak about them without his eyes filling with tears. The 11 children live at Catherine’s Kids, a home he founded for medically fragile children in Baja California in 2005.

Holiday Gift Boutique coming to Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

The Holiday Gift Boutique Committee: front row (L-R): Janet Lawless Christ, Deb Gustafson, Rhonda Wilson, Pam Wasserman, Susan Muha; back row: Dee Swanson, Dottie Mulholland, Kris Charton, Cathy Wessels. Photo by Jon Clark

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club will host a Holiday Gift Boutique from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the clubhouse.

Shoppers can mingle with other RSF Association members and their guests, enjoying the decorations, music and twinkling lights that set a magical mood among cheery vendors and their delightful gift items! Choose from a plethora of jewelry, creative garden art, holiday creations, candy, kiddy gifts, doggie items, snappy apparel (no bad Santa sweaters — promise!) and more.

National Fire Prevention Campaign hits home at The Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe

Nativity Student Firefighter

The May wildfires that struck San Diego and Rancho Santa Fe were very much on the minds of students at The Nativity School when Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters came to talk about fire prevention and preparedness this month. The firefighters hold a special place of honor at the school especially considering they helped save many of the students’ homes in the region as well as the school itself. The firefighters were greeted with a long standing ovation as they walked into a school assembly of students, parents and teachers.

‘Art of Racing’ author Stein brings light to University Club luncheon

L-R: Julie Slavinsky, Garth Stein, Nancy Vaughan

“There’s a rule by, like, the Author’s Guild of the Universe,” said Garth Stein during a recent luncheon hosted by The Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club of San Diego and Warwick’s. “One dog book per author.”

Stein was in town to talk about the follow-up to his beloved best-seller, “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” whose canine narrator, Enzo, has touched millions of readers during the book’s whopping 158 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. If you’re a dog person at all, you’ve most likely read, cried through and quoted the book — and bought copies to share with everyone you know.

His new novel, “A Sudden Light,” is already receiving rave reviews, despite the fact that it never once mentions a dog.

Rancho Santa Fe resident Sharon Stein elected president of North Coast Rep board

Sharon Stein

A founder of the Charter Society at Scripps Clinic, Stein also was a board member of the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation and has been involved, as a board member and gala chair, with Casa de Amparo for more than 25 years. In 2007, she was named a Woman of Dedication by the Salvation Army.


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