Rancho Santa Fe residents Bill Scripps, president of the W.H. Scripps Company; Robert Marren, managing director of Allianz Global Investors; and Sanjay Jha, former CEO of Motorola and former COO of Qualcomm, are among the new members of the 2013-14 UC San Diego Foundation board.
A Florida jury has awarded a $1 billion judgment to Lennar Corp., developer of The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, following a civil trial alleging defamation and conspiracy to extort money by the company’s former business partner, Nicholas Marsch III of La Jolla.
The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) recently named engineer Nick Brandow as the recipient of the 2013 David B. Dewey Firefighter of the Year Award. Brandow was announced as the recipient of the award at the annual RSFFPD Appreciation Dinner for his “dedication, sense of duty, leadership, commitment to the Fire District, and customer service.”
R. Roger Rowe sixth grader Adam Stibla was recently named a top five finalist in the Earth Science Week 2013 Photography Contest, out of hundreds of entries nationwide.
One neighboring water district has no interest in merging with the Santa Fe Irrigation District, while another is open to the possibility.
The issue came to the fore earlier this year, when the Santa Fe board held a workshop meeting to discuss the possibility of consolidation with its neighbors to save money. Santa Fe directors decided at their September workshop to reach out to two nearby water districts to gauge their interest.
Santa Fe Irrigation District directors voted to award a contract for nearly $1.5 million for a package of four pipeline replacement projects, in spite of concerns that the low bid had come in 33 percent higher than an engineer’s estimate prepared for the work.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved adding 31.15 acres of land, including sensitive southern maritime chaparral and coastal sage scrub habitat, to the Lusardi Creek Preserve.
AMR will provide several new services to the CSA 17 region, including a full-time, around the clock supervisor who will coordinate all ambulance activity to ensure the most efficient deployment of resources and 24-hour-a-day bilingual dispatchers and translation services.
The Rancho Santa Fe Association Board of Directors will meet in a one-day planning retreat with the RSF Golf Club Board of Governors on Nov. 21 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.
On Sept. 9, the state Attorney General’s office filed a formal accusation against Dr. Keith D. Kanner on behalf of the California Board of Psychology. The accusation alleges that Kanner engaged in a sexual relationship with the mother of a juvenile patient, and also failed to properly document his treatment of the patient.