Category archives for: Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club turf replacement project a success

The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is receiving rave reviews on its turf replacement project. At the RSF Association board’s Nov. 6 meeting, Rancho Santa Fe Association President Ann Boon said it looks beautiful from above and from the trails, and she has heard from a frequent golfer that it looks even better on the course and has enhanced the play.

“It’s coming together very well,” said RSF Golf Club Manager Al Castro, noting that work on the back nine is just about complete and the front nine work should be complete by Nov. 21. “We like the result; we’ve had a lot of positive feedback from members and guests.”

Deadline approaching to vote on health club, swimming pool planning cost

The Rancho Santa Fe Association has so far collected about 900 ballots on the health club and pool vote, asking residents whether they approve a $350,000 professional planning phase for the proposed facility between the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis and Golf Clubs.

Registered voters have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, to cast their ballots.

School parking lot may be possible location for Rancho Santa Fe Village Farmers Market

The farmers market planned for the Rancho Santa Fe village at the proposed El Tordo location has become “quite stuck” in the county process, according to Rancho Santa Fe Association director and farmers market committee liaison Rochelle Putnam. Putnam said the committee has started preliminary talks with the Rancho Santa Fe School District about hosting the market in the district’s front parking lot, potentially on Sunday mornings.

Putnam said RSF School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney will be bringing the item to the RSF School District board — the district’s preliminary concerns are regarding safety and that the market not conflict with weekend school activities.

Incumbents re-elected to Rancho Santa Fe School board

In other races, John Tanner, Laurel LeMarie and Bill Hinchy were elected to the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services District board, and John Tanner and Tucker Stine were re-elected to the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District board.

Marlene King was elected to the Division 3 seat on the Santa Fe Irrigation District board. (Two candidates qualified for the ballot for the Div. 3 seat, which represents Rancho Santa Fe — incumbent John Ingalls and challenger Marlene King. However, Ingalls resigned from the board in September but it was too late for his name to be removed from the ballot. King had to receive the most votes in order to be elected.)

Rancho Santa Fe water district tops statewide list for water usage

The Santa Fe Irrigation District announced Nov. 5 it’s on target to meet state-mandated per-capita water consumption reduction targets, despite a report showing residents in Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch and Solana Beach topped a statewide list for water usage in September.

Two insects threatening health, appearance of Rancho Santa Fe citrus trees

Conor Lenehan, left, of the RSF Fire Department, and Chuck Badger, of RE Badger and Son, examine a citrus tree damaged by the diaprepes root weevil.  The tree is in a grove in Rancho Santa Fe, at Linea del Cielo and El Camino Real.

Two tiny pests that feed on citrus trees pose a big risk to Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding areas, including increased fire hazard, diminished property values and a blight on the region’s scenic appeal.

Rancho Santa Fe water district agreements aim to protect water rights, save money

Two agreements approved Wednesday, Oct. 29, by the Santa Fe Irrigation District are expected to clarify the district’s storage rights for water in Lake Hodges, as well as save money by partnering with neighboring water districts on maintenance projects.

Both agreements were approved on 3-0 votes by the board of directors of the water district.

U.S. now leading in natural gas, oil production, consultant reports at Rancho Santa Fe event

James Clad

With the evolution of the United States from an energy importer to an energy exporter, the balance of energy production and geopolitical power has largely tilted, according to James Clad, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and current international energy consultant.

In a presentation before the San Diego Committee on Foreign Relations Oct. 15 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, Clad explained that the U.S. has taken the world lead in natural gas production. And since being ranked the No. 1 gas producer in the world, the country has become the top oil producer as well.

Size of planned senior housing facility on Via de La Valle reduced

A new design approach has been given to the proposed upscale senior facility on Via de la Valle, Rancho Del Mar. The facility, proposed for the 23.88 acres next to the San Diego Polo Club that serves as a dirt parking lot, has been in the works for several years.

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.

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