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Rancho Santa Fe School’s Prop 39 projects moving forward

The Rancho Santa Fe School District will take advantage of funding from Prop 39, the Clean Energy Jobs Act to help make its school more energy-efficient.

Traffic collision on La Granada in Rancho Santa Fe sends four to hospital

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 2:34 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and Encinitas Fire Department responded to the report of a traffic collision on La Granada near the intersection of Rambla de las Flores. When they arrived on the scene, rescue crews found a mid-sized sedan and SUV had collided. Crews quickly worked to extricate the driver of the mid-sized vehicle.
The adult female and her three passengers, who were minors, were transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla via ambulance. The driver of the SUV was checked for injuries but declined further treatment. There were no other passengers in the vehicle. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the collision.

Rancho Santa Fe School District may be a Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club buyer

Rancho Santa Fe School District officials have expressed an interest in purchasing the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, now up for sale.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center provides support to Rancho Santa Fe Fire District with recent donation

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center recently made a donation to the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department, funds coming from the Community Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Moroccan Fantasy Gala in May. The donation is pending approval from the RSF Fire District board and a specific amount will be announced in next week’s Review (Sept. 18).

The contribution fits the Community Center’s goal as a nonprofit to serve and support the community, especially an important resource such as the fire department, according to Molly Wohlford, Community Center board president.

Rancho Santa Fe Finance Committee finally gets a charter

After several years of the finance committee requesting a formal charter to provide guidance on how to operate, the Rancho Santa Fe Association board approved the committee’s charter at its Sept. 4 meeting.

The charter details the composition, terms, purpose and general duties of the finance committee. Committee duties include reviews of the budget and investment portfolios, monitoring financial performance of the Association’s divisions and reviews of capital expenditures of $5,000 or more and acquisition or sale of real property.

Rancho Santa Fe Intersection Committee returns to work after long layoff

In September 2013, the Rancho Santa Fe Association formed an ad-hoc Intersection Committee to work on evaluating conceptual designs for signalized intersections in the Ranch as an alternative the proposed roundabouts on Del Dios Highway/Paseo Delicias.

Since that time, the committee has only met once and work was temporarily suspended due to staffing changes at the Association. As the Association has hired Larry Roberts to replace associate planner Chris Livoni, one of his first tasks was to get to jump-start the Intersection Committee.

Rancho Santa Fe Association’s CDRC changes a success so far

Changes to the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s Covenant Design Review Committee process have already seen positive results and more improvements are on the way.

Rancho Santa Fe Fire District submits application to reorganize with Elfin Forest/Harmon Grove

The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District Board of Directors, on behalf of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) and in cooperation with County Service Area 107 (CSA 107), which encompasses Elfin Forest and Harmony Grove, has filed an application with San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) requesting the two agencies be reorganized so that CSA 107 would be included in the RSFFPD’s service area.

Traffic collision knocks out power to parts of Rancho Santa Fe

On Friday, Sept. 5, at 8:22 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) and Encinitas Fire Department responded to the report of a traffic collision in the 1700 block of Via de Fortuna.

Relief for poor cellular coverage could be coming to Rancho Santa Fe

A possible expansion of Rancho Santa Fe’s distributed antenna system (DAS) could improve wireless coverage within the Covenant. Several months ago, AT&T requested that the DAS provider ExteNet map out the biggest holes in coverage and field tests were conducted, according to RSF Association Acting Manager Ivan Holler. The Association plans to meet with ExteNet to discuss potential improvements on Sept. 18.

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