The Santa Fe Irrigation District announced Nov. 5 it’s on target to meet state-mandated per-capita water consumption reduction targets, despite a report showing residents in Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch and Solana Beach topped a statewide list for water usage in September.
Two tiny pests that feed on citrus trees pose a big risk to Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding areas, including increased fire hazard, diminished property values and a blight on the region’s scenic appeal.
Two agreements approved Wednesday, Oct. 29, by the Santa Fe Irrigation District are expected to clarify the district’s storage rights for water in Lake Hodges, as well as save money by partnering with neighboring water districts on maintenance projects.
Both agreements were approved on 3-0 votes by the board of directors of the water district.
With the evolution of the United States from an energy importer to an energy exporter, the balance of energy production and geopolitical power has largely tilted, according to James Clad, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and current international energy consultant.
In a presentation before the San Diego Committee on Foreign Relations Oct. 15 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, Clad explained that the U.S. has taken the world lead in natural gas production. And since being ranked the No. 1 gas producer in the world, the country has become the top oil producer as well.
A new design approach has been given to the proposed upscale senior facility on Via de la Valle, Rancho Del Mar. The facility, proposed for the 23.88 acres next to the San Diego Polo Club that serves as a dirt parking lot, has been in the works for several years.
Donald V. Totten — who had previously operated a lucrative mortgage business from his Rancho Santa Fe home — was sentenced today to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Michael M. Anello for orchestrating a host of fraud schemes.
The Santa Fe Irrigation District’s (SFID) Board approved an updated agreement with the City of San Diego and the San Dieguito Water District (SDWD) to preserve SFID and SDWD rights to local water supplies from Lake Hodges.
Rancho Santa Fe equestrian Savanah Stuart overcame more than her share of difficult hurdles on her way to becoming the U.S. Hunter and Jumper Association World Champion Hunter Rider in the 15-17 division at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Md., on Oct. 5.
In the past seven years, the 18-year-old has had nine horses, but because of unforeseen circumstances, was never able to have one horse last for an entire competition season.
“It was a great end to my junior career, not only reaching that moment but all the things that led up to it that really made it special,” said Stuart.
Seats on the boards of directors of three special districts that provide such services as water, fire protection, sewage treatment and landscape maintenance are on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election.
The three special districts are the Santa Fe Irrigation District, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services District.
This fall, three seats came up for election for the Santa Fe Irrigation District, which provides water service to residents of Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and part of Fairbanks Ranch.
Group seeks to engage young people in politics, educate them on ‘constitutional responsibilities’