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Rancho Santa Fe fire halted off Camino de la Mitra

Fire crews have halted the spread of a several-acre brush fire off Camino de la Mitra in Rancho Santa Fe, according to firefighting officials. Firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and Cal Fire responded to a report of a vegetation fire at 1:41 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, according to the RSF Fire Protection District, in the 17000 block of Camino de la Mitra.

Rancho Santa Fe School District adopts advanced math track

The Rancho Santa Fe School District adopted an advanced math pathway Oct. 2 for grades 4-8.

In meeting with the district’s team of teachers, math specialists and principals, Superintendent Lindy Delaney recommended they offer advanced math at every level, because they have students who are ready to accelerate.

Some Rancho Santa Fe parents looking for Spanish to return to elementary school

Roger Rowe parent Linda Leong came before the Rancho Santa Fe School Board on Oct. 2 to request that the school bring back foreign language for kindergarten through fifth grades

Local utilities and fire agencies finalize arrangement to improve fire response in North County

SDG&E is currently under contract with the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department to provide helicopters to increase regional firefighting capabilities

Ballots to be mailed Oct. 20 on planning phase for Rancho Santa Fe pool and health club facility

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The Rancho Santa Fe Association board approved the language for the pool and health club vote, which will ask residents whether they would approve a $350,000 due diligence and planning effort for the proposed new facility. Ballots will be mailed on Oct. 20 and will be due back on Nov. 19.

Prior to the ballots being mailed there will be a community-wide meeting on the topic on Friday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.

Rancho Santa Fe Fire District and Rancho Santa Fe Association work together to remove diseased eucalyptus trees

A property that has had diseased trees removed and remaining trees appropriately trimmed. Courtesy photo

In an effort to protect lives and property, the RSFFPD is working with the Rancho Santa Fe Association and local homeowners to eliminate hazardous trees within the district and bring properties within compliance of existing fire codes.

“We are absolutely not looking to remove all of the trees in the area,” explained Conor Lenehan, Urban Forester for RSFFPD. “Rather, we are targeting only those trees that are clearly diseased. We are also encouraging homeowners to clean up and maintain any undergrowth and ladder fuels. This will help minimize the fire hazard in the community and beautify the landscape. “

Couple plead guilty in fraud case involving Rancho Santa Fe broker

A real estate investor and his wife pleaded guilty Sept. 30 to conspiring with a Rancho Santa Fe broker and others to defraud mortgage lenders and impede the Internal Revenue Service.

Grant McCollough, 38, and his 36-year-old wife, Marisa, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and defrauding the United States. Both face up to five years in prison when they are sentenced Jan. 6 by U.S. District Judge Michael Anello.

Rancho Santa Fe School reassures parents: Common Core math concepts do add up

Parents toured classrooms at R. Roger Rowe during a Common Core math information session. Photo by Karen Billing.

A small cluster of kids around a tabletop with their teacher, discussing their math journals, where they solve a problem and explain how they came up with the answer.

2015 county fair theme to highlight Balboa Park, 1915 exposition

Poster depicts theme for the 2015 San Diego County Fair: the Balboa Park exposition of 1915.

The 2015 San Diego County Fair will celebrate Balboa Park, a San Diego icon, and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, which was held in the park.

Next step in Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club sale likely to be mid-October

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club board won’t likely make a decision on the sale of its clubhouse until mid-October, according to co-president Fred Wasserman. The 1.04-acre property, home to the 7,974-square-foot clubhouse, has been listed with Colliers International and the realtors are handling all offers submitted. Nobody on the board is discussing the offers, Wasserman said — it is all going through Colliers.
“In mid-October the board will meet and review all the offers submitted and select the best offer or maybe a couple and we will ask for a re-offer from the finalists,” Wasserman said.
Wasserman said the RSF Garden Club board will then make the final selection and negotiate a purchase price and sale agreement. The sale will then go before the Garden Club membership for a vote.
“We’re hopeful that we’ll find someone that wants to keep the facility available to the community,” Wasserman said.

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