In an attempt to help manage the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s legal costs, the RSF Association board approved a new policy that limits board directors’ access to legal counsel. Under the new policy, all requests for legal advice will be filtered through the RSF Association Manager. Rignt now, any board member can pick up the phone and call the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s attorney to seek information and thus incur legal fees.
After receiving various suggestions from architects, builders and the real estate community, the Covenant Design Review Committee (previously named Art Jury) has opted to make some changes to the way it does business, hoping for a more open, faster process.
“The CDRC has implemented some procedural changes which should help the process be more user-friendly for everyone, while still maintaining the goal of assisting applicants in achieving a ‘high artistic result’ as required by the Covenant,” said Robert Green, building commissioner.
Most burglaries are crime of opportunity, Wellhouser says
The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s exploratory pool and fitness center committee is targeting an October community-wide vote to begin a professional planning phase on the facility. The vote would ask residents whether the Association should pursue the planning phase, at a tentative cost of $350,000.
The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is moving fast on a turf removal project after finding out that it can receive a $1,620,000 rebate for completing the water-saving procedure. At its Aug. 7 meeting, the Rancho Santa Fe Association board approved pledging up to $800,000 from the Covenant Enhancement Fund for the project.
Originally the turf removal was scheduled to be completed over the course of two years but the RSF Golf Club became aware of the rebate program recently introduced by the Metropolitan Water District (MWD). In order to take advantage of the reimbursement, the club must complete the entire turf removal and replacement project within 160 days, a deadline of Dec. 24.
One of Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District’s firefighters helped save a life while off duty. On Aug. 4, Captain Greg Rainville and his wife, Monica, were driving on Park Blvd. near the San Diego Zoo when they saw a commotion just off the road, realized a person was down, and stopped to help. Someone had just called 9-1-1, yet none of the bystanders had started CPR. Rainville quickly assessed the situation and, recognizing the person was pulseless and not breathing, began chest compressions. He continued hands-only CPR until San Diego firefighters arrived on the scene, by which time the man had a pulse and was starting to breathe on his own.
The ordinance was created and adopted in an effort to protect the safety and welfare of district residents from the adverse impacts caused by false alarms.
The South Bay Union School District has named Cindy Schaub as the district’s new Assistant Superintendent of Educational Leadership. Schaub currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in the Rancho Santa Fe School District.
The San Diego Foundation today announced it granted $47 million to nonprofit organizations in fiscal year 2014. Since its inception, the foundation has granted $880 million to serve and improve the San Diego region.
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San Diego realtor Michael E. Lustig pleaded guilty in federal court July 31 to prostitution-related crimes, admitting that he paid for sex with a 13-year-old girl on several occasions.
Lustig, who was indicted by a federal grand jury in October of 2013, entered his plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin. (At that time Lustig was reported to be a Rancho Santa Fe resident.) Sentencing was set for Nov. 3, 2014, at 9 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez.