Category archives for: Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe Fire District submits application to reorganize with Elfin Forest/Harmon Grove

The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District Board of Directors, on behalf of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) and in cooperation with County Service Area 107 (CSA 107), which encompasses Elfin Forest and Harmony Grove, has filed an application with San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) requesting the two agencies be reorganized so that CSA 107 would be included in the RSFFPD’s service area.

Traffic collision knocks out power to parts of Rancho Santa Fe

On Friday, Sept. 5, at 8:22 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) and Encinitas Fire Department responded to the report of a traffic collision in the 1700 block of Via de Fortuna.

Relief for poor cellular coverage could be coming to Rancho Santa Fe

A possible expansion of Rancho Santa Fe’s distributed antenna system (DAS) could improve wireless coverage within the Covenant. Several months ago, AT&T requested that the DAS provider ExteNet map out the biggest holes in coverage and field tests were conducted, according to RSF Association Acting Manager Ivan Holler. The Association plans to meet with ExteNet to discuss potential improvements on Sept. 18.

Rancho Santa Fe health club and pool proposal to be presented to local groups

The RSF Association Health Club and Pool Committee is making the rounds to several local groups’ meetings as it prepares for an October community-wide vote. The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s committee will present its preliminary plans and figures to the RSF Tennis Club members at the Tennis Club at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the committee will present to the Public Interest Committee (PIC) at the RSF Golf Club at 8 a.m. and to the RSF Golf Club membership at 5 p.m. that night, also at the club.

Rancho Santa Fe Finance Committee reviews $350,000 pool and fitness cost study

The Rancho Santa Fe Association Finance Committee heard an update on the community pool and fitness center effort at its Aug. 27 meeting in preparation for an October community-wide vote to spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase.

Rancho Santa Fe Association Finance Committee reviews past, present, possible future of Osuna Ranch

The Rancho Santa Fe Association Finance Committee heard a report on the history, current status and potential future of the Osuna Ranch at its Aug. 26 meeting. Kim Eggleston, chair of the RSF Finance Committee and director and treasurer on the RSF Association board, said that there needs to be some new financial analysis on how appropriate the Osuna property is as a community asset in today’s economic context.

Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe graduates from cottages to new campus building

Horizon Prep’s covered dining commons is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Below, students sign the wall of the commons building under construction. Photos by Karen Billing

Horizon Prep dedicated five new grammar school classrooms on Monday, Aug. 25. Donor contributions have allowed the Rancho Santa Fe school to grow from 14 little green cottages to a school with 29 state-of-the-art classrooms and more to come.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the opening of this school year,” said Dr. Bob Botsford, Horizon Prep president and CEO, who snipped the ribbon with Tom Morissey of Morissey Construction in front of a crowd of school families.

Rancho Santa Fe School District’s robotics program receives new funding

The Rancho Santa Fe School District is making its school’s robotics program more robust this year, allocating $42,500 in stipends to staff coaches just like the district does for its athletics program.
“I think the program has taken a big step,” said Superintendent Lindy Delaney. “I think we’re on our way toward developing a great program there.”
John Galipault will be coordinating the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics program for first through sixth grades and Dave Warner will be heading up the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics program for seventh and eighth graders.
Coaches will be paid $4,000 to $5,000 a year for after-school and weekend practices.
Robotics parent informational meetings will be held the first few weeks of school:
• Aug. 28 at 3:15 p.m. for grades 5-7, 5 p.m. for grades 7-8
• Sept. 3 at 3:15 p.m. for grade 4
• Sept. 4 at 3:15 p.m. for grades 1-3

Rancho Santa Fe School District hears Common Core concerns

This 2014-15 school year is the year when schools across the country will adopt the new Common Core State Standards, but at least one Rancho Santa Fe School District parent is asking, “Why do we have to do what everybody else does?”

Rancho Santa Fe School District to pursue energy-efficient projects with Prop 39 funding

The Rancho Santa Fe School District will receive $250,000 over the next five years from Prop 39, the Clean Energy Jobs Act.


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