Category archives for: Rancho Santa Fe

Survey shows community doesn’t support bond for new Rancho Santa Fe School gym at this time

The Rancho Santa Fe School District has received the results from its community interest survey on the possibility to rebuild the school gym. At a July 21 special board meeting, Superintendent Lindy Delaney reported that 54.3 percent of the community is not interested in supporting a bond on the November ballot at this time.

“The results showed us the interest in the community for fixing up the gym is not as strong as we had hoped to see,” Delaney said. “I think the community spoke and said ‘Please wait.’”

Fire sprinkler extinguishes garage fire

On July 24, at 2:02 a.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District responded to a residential fire in the 10000 block of Lone Dove Street in 4S Ranch. When they arrived on scene, firefighters found that a single sprinkler head had activated and extinguished a fire in the garage near the water heater. One person was home at the time and was able to safely evacuate the home.

Rancho Santa Fe attorney obtains a $26 million judgment against City of Los Angeles

Longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Michael D. Myers obtained a $26 million judgment against the City of Los Angeles for violations of labor laws on behalf of 1,100 sanitation truck drivers.

County Board of Supervisors honors longtime former Rancho Santa Fe Association Manager

Former longtime RSF Association Manager Pete Smith recently received a proclamation declaring July 8 as “Pete Smith Day” throughout the County of San Diego. Smith is pictured above with the proclamation and members of his family (wife Debbie with granddaughter Mackayla to the left of Smith, and daughters Courtney and Caroline to the right). County Supervisor Bill Horn is on the far left and former longtime County of San Diego Chief Administrative Officer Walt Ekard is pictured in the back row, third from right. Courtesy photo

The County Board of Supervisors recently honored former longtime Rancho Santa Fe Association Manager Pete Smith for “his outstanding service, leadership, and commitment to area residents.” Supervisor Bill Horn presented a proclamation to Smith on July 8 and the county board declared July 8 to be “Pete Smith Day” throughout the County of San Diego. Smith retired as Manager of the RSF Association at the end of June. (Note: A group of private citizens will be hosting a Pete Smith Appreciation Party in October. To attend the event and receive an invitation, email:

Ritto, Frank to run again for Rancho Santa Fe School board

Trustees Todd Frank and Marti Ritto have decided to seek re-election on the Rancho Santa Fe School District Board.

“I’ve so enjoyed being able to help the school district expand the music programs as well as the robotics and technical programs these past four years,” Ritto said. “There are so many exciting things happening in the world of education these days!”

Preparation for wildfire in Rancho Santa Fe is imperative, officials warn at community meeting

Well-maintained defensible space helped firefighters save these homes during the Bernardo Fire.

Local firefighters are warning that the next big wildfire to threaten the Rancho Santa Fe community is not a matter of if but when. To ensure that all residents are prepared for this year’s fire season, which unexpectedly kicked off early this year in May, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District held a community readiness meeting on July 8.

“The fuel moisture levels we’re seeing are unprecedented,” Deputy Chief Mike Gibbs said.

Rancho Santa Fe Association board to explore possibility of recording meetings

As a result of a request from some community members, the Rancho Santa Fe Association board will explore the possibility of recording its meetings and posting the audio on the RSF Association web site. The recordings are an attempt to make board discussions and deliberations more widely available for members who are unable to attend, according to RSF Association Acting Manager Ivan Holler.

Rancho Santa Fe Association Pool and Fitness Committee to meet

The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s Pool and Fitness Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Covenant members are welcome to attend the meeting.

According to RSF Association Director and Committee Chair Heather Slosar, the committee members believe they have found a neutral location for the pool and fitness center and have been working with the architect of the Santaluz Club. An update will be provided at the meeting.

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club ends fiscal year on a positive membership note

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Manager Al Castro said with the end of the fiscal year last month, the club experienced one of its best years as far as memberships go. The club added 26 new members and only lost 33 members.

“The gap is narrowing,” Castro said, noting the numbers are usually separated by up to 15 memberships. The club now has 504 total members.

Castro said many of the new members are in the fairly new junior executive and former resident categories. Of the 26 new members, eight were junior executives on the payment plan; the 18 other new members paid the full $50,000 enrollment fee.

Man injured in Rancho Santa Fe accident

A man was seriously injured Wednesday morning when his dump truck overturned at a Rancho Santa Fe intersection, authorities reported.


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