Category archives for: Rancho Santa Fe Life

Style takes center stage as The Country Friends nonprofit presents ‘Art of Fashion’ runway fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe

Jeanne Lucia, left, Marci Cavanaugh (Past Presidents of The Country Friends); Andrea Naversen (2014 Art of Fashion Chair); Rhonda Tryon (President of The Country Friends). Courtesy photo

South Coast Plaza announced the lineup for this year’s show, to include Barbara Bui, Canali, Donna Karan, Faconnable, MaxMara, Oscar de la Renta, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Versace.

Dottie McCrink donates more than 100 antique dolls to RSF Historical Society

By Karen Billing A special grown-up tea party in a room full of beautiful dolls was held June 25 at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. The tea party celebrated longtime resident Dottie McCrink’s recent donation of more than 100 antique dolls from her personal collection to the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. McCrink, who [...]

Virtuoso guitarist Hank Easton to perform at Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Summer Supper Club Dinner

2013 Summer Supper Club Dinner

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is serving up another series of Summer Supper Club dinners, and virtuoso guitarist Hank Easton is slated to perform at the July 12 dinner.

Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championships to be held at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

The SCGA Amateur Championship has been played every year since 1900 and is the second oldest continuously contested amateur championship in the United States. Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club General Manager Al Castro said they are privileged to have one of the nation’s most storied amateur contests at the club. He said the course will challenge the players, and the level of play will be amazing to watch

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ dinner, youth camps on tap at Rancho Santa Fe Community Center

A supper club dinner, Jazzercise classes to work off the dinner, and summer camps for the kids are among upcoming events at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. Call 858-756-2461 or visit

Rancho Santa Fe School reminds students to always be ‘Kind to the Core’

The school’s grass-roots club, Change the World, performed a skit.

In an end-of-year ceremony led by the Student Council, students listened to a review of all of the accomplishments by each grade throughout the year — such as working with our military, seniors, underprivileged, animals and pets, to name a few.

Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters Club switches to summer schedule

The RSF Toastmasters International Club has a new schedule for summer, meeting at 5:30 p.m. every other Tuesday in the RSF Community Center.

The RSF Toastmaster’s Club begins its summer schedule at 5:30 p.m. every other Tuesday in the Community Center, from July 1 through Sept. 9.

Meeting dates are: 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26 and 9/9. Stop by on Tuesday evenings to check out the scene. Meetings start promptly at 5:30 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m.

Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters welcomes new members who wish to expand their horizons, improve communication skills and discover how to become accomplished speakers. Everyone learns from everyone else — positive results are abundant! It’s never too late to become a great speaker.

Rancho Santa Fe students among those participating in Pacific Ridge School’s global service program

Rancho Santa Fe resident Colton Bancroft (right) interacted with school children in Cambodia on a recent trip through Pacific Ridge School.

Colton Bancroft and Lindsey Sanderson of Rancho Santa Fe are two of more than 480 Pacific Ridge School students and staff who spent the past few weeks experiencing academic, service learning, and cultural experiences around the world.

Rancho Santa Fe students win big in robotics showcase at San Diego County Fair

R. Roger Rowe eighth grader Brandon Fitzpatrick took first and third place on June 15 at the SouthWest Robotics in Science Education Student Showcase at the San Diego County Fair.

For the past two weekends, the fourth through eighth grade members of the R. Roger Rowe Robotics program competed in the SouthWest Robotics in Science Education Student Showcase at the San Diego County Fair.

Students exhibited their knowledge and programming skills by building robots tasked with accomplishing various missions. Eighth grader Brandon Fitzpatrick took first place in the Sumo Competition and third place in the Line Following Competition.

U.S. Naval Academy official to speak about admissions process at Rancho Santa Fe event

A meet-and-greet with U.S. Navy Capt. Ann Rhie Kubera will be held from 10-10:15 a.m. Sunday, July 6, on the patio of the Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe (, followed by a presentation from noon-1 p.m. at the Church Fellowship Hall.
The church campus is at 6225 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe.
This will be a great opportunity to learn about one of America’s premier institutions of higher learning, which prepares American men and women to serve the country with the highest of academic standards.
RSVP by July 1 with Paula Borisoff at 858-756-2441 or
This event is sponsored by the Family Ministries Department of the Village Community Presbyterian Church. Worship times are 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Visit


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  • VA System Working with Local Providers to Reduce Wait Times July 28, 2014
    By Joseph Franz Wait times at the VA has been a common headline lately. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire as tens of thousands of veterans nationwide have been waiting three months or more to get their first VA medical appointment. This has caused dozens of investigations and led Veterans Affairs […]
  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]

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