Category archives for: Rancho Santa Fe Life

Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild to present author Hannah Kent at ‘Spring Author Talk’

The RSF Library Guild will hold a “Spring Author Talk” on Thursday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

SEAL–Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation event in Rancho Santa Fe raises over $1 million

Co-Chairs Dominique Plewes and Madeleine Pickens with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Elegant Photography

Philanthropist Madeleine Pickens and The Del Mar Country Club have announced that more than $1 million was raised at the March 22 benefit to support the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation. The fundraiser — sponsored by TaylorMade, American Airlines, Bumble Bee Tuna, Wells Fargo Bank, The Pangaea Group of Morgan Stanley and others — attracted 135 golfers at the annual Scramble Golf Tournament, and 400 attendees at the spectacular evening gala.

Rancho Santa Fe School District now enrolling kindergarten and new students K-8 for 2014-15 school year

Rancho Santa Fe School District and R. Roger Rowe School is now enrolling kindergarten and new students K-8 for the 2014-2015 school year. Please come to the school office at your earliest convenience located at 5927 La Granada between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, to pick up your enrollment paperwork. Please bring your Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN#) to verify your residency in order to receive a packet.

Rancho Santa Fe-based foundation aims to improve the quality of life for Maya families in Guatemala

The Maya Relief Foundation provides stoves and water filters to indigenous families in Guatemala.

One hour. That’s all the time it takes for the Maya Relief Foundation to improve the quality of life for Maya families in Guatemala.

The Rancho Santa Fe-based nonprofit organization provides stoves and water filters to indigenous families in the highlands of the Central American country’s rural Alta Verapaz.

Special events to be held in Rancho Santa Fe Village

The center of Rancho Santa Fe promises to be a bustling and fun destination on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The 4th Village Tag Sale will be taking place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the RSF Garden Club. A few 8’ x 6’ spaces are still available at a cost of $30 to Garden Club members and $50 to non-members. Tables are available at $10. This is always a veritable treasure trove for those who enjoy the thrill of the hunt. Coffee, tea, water and cookies will be offered for sale.

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.”

Pet of the Week


A year-old Chihuahua named Wiggles is recovered from a nearly 10-month ordeal of spinal and knee surgeries and subsequent rehabilitation and ready for adoption, the Helen Woodward Animal Center announced.

Rancho Santa Fe couple’s Camp Erin featured in HBO Documentary

“One Last Hug (and a few smooches): Three Days at Grief Camp” features Camp Erin Los Angeles, one of 43 bereavement camps for children established by Rancho Santa Fe-based Jamie and Karen Moyer. Photo/Kristina Houck

Grieving children have an opportunity to share their story, express their feelings and memorialize their loved ones at Camp Erin.

‘Celebrate Shakespeare’ at Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center event

The RSF Senior Center

Come celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday Monday, April 21, at 2:30 p.m., with Richard Lederer. He will highlight Shakespeare’s contributions to the English language. He will be joined by Alex Sandie and other members of the San Diego Shakespeare Society, who will perform excerpts from the plays and sonnets. Please call to reserve your space (858) 756-3041.

Rancho Santa Fe Library and Guild celebrating 50 years of service to the community

The first RSF Library Guild President Helen Weddell at the current library building opening in 1968.

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Rancho Santa Fe Library and its hard-working Guild.

The first librarian, Fran Johnson, is 93 years old and still living in Rancho Santa Fe. She spent an afternoon reminiscing last week, looking at old articles about the library’s humble beginnings while the library’s current staff admired a sepia snapshot of Johnson in front of the stacks in 1964.

Johnson had been an English major at Wesleyan University and is a lifelong lover of books.


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