Category archives for: Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe mortgage broker gets 30-month sentence for fraud schemes

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.

Rancho Santa Fe water district reaches new agreement regarding long-term local water supplies from Lake Hodges

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.

Young Rancho Santa Fe equestrian negotiates life’s hurdles on way to championship

Savanah Stuart and Andover won the national championship at the U.S. Hunter and Jumper Association’s Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Md., in early October. Courtesy photo

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.

Candidates seek election to three Rancho Santa Fe special district boards

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.

Rancho Santa Fe – based Freedom Frontline to host post-election discussion at Del Mar Hilton

Ursula Kuster

Group seeks to engage young people in politics, educate them on ‘constitutional responsibilities’

Community input received on proposed health club and pool facility in Rancho Santa Fe

About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity.

RSF Association Director Heather Slosar said the pool and health club could increase home values and make the Covenant more attractive to younger families, as well as serve as a lifestyle enhancement for existing Covenant members.

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation accepting 2014 Rancho Santa Fe Community Grant Proposals

This competitive grant process is worth up to $5,000 for each organization selected as a recipient.

Rancho Santa Fe resident joins San Diego Film Foundation’s board of directors

Vicky Carlson

Vicky Carlson, president and CEO of LEAD San Diego, has joined the San Diego Film Foundation’s board of directors.

Children’s letters, family sponsors help bring Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Halloween party back to life

The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club had recently sent a message to families that the party was going to be cancelled and disappointment grew among children and parents who had grown to see the event as a fun family tradition.

Jenny Craig’s Rancho Santa Fe horse farm purchased by Bill Gates

Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently bought the 229-acre Rancho Santa Fe thoroughbred training center owned by Jenny Craig.

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