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  • Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club to hold 5th Annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe

    Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club to hold 5th Annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe

    The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club recently announced that Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is this year’s title sponsor of the 5th Annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe. “We are so pleased that Pacific Sotheby’s has joined us as title sponsor and grateful for their support, “said RSF resident Lauren...

  • July 20: Event briefs

    July 20: Event briefs

    Film ‘Day of Days’ at The Lot - La Jolla A premier/public screening of the film "Day of Days" with Tom Skerritt will be held Thursday, July 27 at 6 p.m. at The Lot - La Jolla. The film is produced by Rancho Santa Fe resident John Cappetta. Synopsis: "A reclusive, God-fearing 91-year-old war veteran...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund supports The Elizabeth Hospice Children’s Bereavement Program

    Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund supports The Elizabeth Hospice Children’s Bereavement Program

    The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund recently awarded The Elizabeth Hospice a grant of $18,042 in support of the Children’s Bereavement Services. The Elizabeth Hospice provides the most comprehensive counseling and grief support services for all ages in the region. Services are available to the community-at-large,...

  • 2017 racing season kicks off July 19 with Opening Day events

    2017 racing season kicks off July 19 with Opening Day events

    Del Mar’s summer Opening Day celebration is more than just a day-long affair. Preparations begin well ahead of time, as women and men shop for the perfect outfit and headgear to don at this premier event on the San Diego social scene schedule. But by July 19, everyone will be ready to strut their...

  • Hats, Heels and Hooves kicks off Del Mar racing season

    Hats, Heels and Hooves kicks off Del Mar racing season

    A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, which provides financial assistance to approximately 60 former jockeys

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident receives 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

    Rancho Santa Fe resident receives 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

    Chun Bin (Charlie) Yim, D.B.A., a Rancho Santa Fe resident and Encinitas businessman who was born in South Korea, was celebrated as one of Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2017 recipients from across the nation at a ceremony presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) in New York...

  • Author’s debut novel digs into roots and impacts of slavery

    Author’s debut novel digs into roots and impacts of slavery

    Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel covers a huge sweep of history, touches on the lives of dozens of characters and takes place in two geographic settings - what is today the nation of Ghana, and the United States. “I wanted it to be clear that the things we see in the present do not appear out of nowhere,”...

  • The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe joins Marriott International brand

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe joins Marriott International brand

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe has recently become a member of the Tribute Portfolio brand of Marriott International. The change was announced on May 1 and made The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe the third California hotel in the Tribute Portfolio. The Inn General Manager Jerome Strack said The Inn is thrilled...

  • Rancho Santa Fe couple established program for brain cancer patients

    Rancho Santa Fe couple established program for brain cancer patients

    When Laurel Amtower was diagnosed with cancer in late 2009, she and her parents were floored. Laurel, an English professor at San Diego State University, had been having trouble keeping her balance, and her family doctor sent her to have a magnetic resonance imaging test, or MRI. A doctor came...

  • USO gala to take place in San Diego on May 20

    USO gala to take place in San Diego on May 20

    An event in San Diego on May 20 will honor and support active duty military and veterans. USO San Diego — which helps keep service members connected to their families, homes and countries — will host the 76th annual Stars and Stripes Gala, themed “Land of the Free... Because of the Brave” at the...

  • Jenny Craig named honorary chair of Art of Fashion Runway Show

    Jenny Craig named honorary chair of Art of Fashion Runway Show

    Designs from top international luxury brands will dazzle on the runway in Rancho Santa Fe when The Country Friends presents the Art of Fashion Runway Show and luncheon on Sept. 14 in partnership with South Coast Plaza for the 13th straight year. Considered the premier style event in Southern California,...

  • Rancho Santa Fe photographer creates illusion of painting in new photography exhibit

    Rancho Santa Fe photographer creates illusion of painting in new photography exhibit

    French Polynesian seascapes come to life in Bill Rastetter’s newest art exhibit titled: Equatorial Sea: Water and Light, A Study of Color. The unique photographs of the sea and the sky after sunset were taken on the equator, on a small atoll named Tetiaroa. Rastetter’s artwork is currently on display...

  • Childhood friends, Eagle Scouts, Marines

    Childhood friends, Eagle Scouts, Marines

    Captains Brad Abell and M.J. Harris are fulfilling their childhood dreams of serving their country as United States Marines. The two Rancho Santa Fe natives are currently serving together with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Central Command, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve....

  • Yellow Ribbon Week shines light on mental wellness

    Yellow Ribbon Week shines light on mental wellness

    Torrey Pines High School hosted another powerful Yellow Ribbon Week March 13-17, promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Teacher Katie Bayliss said she is proud to work in a school that has something like Yellow Ribbon Week, as suicide affected her personally when she lost her...

  • Torrey Pines High School dance team wins national championship

    Torrey Pines High School dance team wins national championship

    The Torrey Pines High School dance team won the national championship at the West Coast Elite National Competition in Long Beach on March 18. At the grand finale gala event, two Torrey Pines dances competed for the title. The Small Hip Hop crew won first place in the gold category, earning the...

  • Palma de la Reina signs restaurateur Bob Djahanguiri

    Palma de la Reina has signed a lease with accomplished restaurateur Bob Djahanguiri, a Rancho Santa Fe resident and co-owner of the popular eatery The Rancho Santa Fe Bistro. Djahanguiri’s concept for his new space at Palma de la Reina includes an Italian coffee house, convenience market and classic...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild to hold exhibit and reception March 30

    Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild to hold exhibit and reception March 30

    The Rancho Santa Art Guild recently announced it will hold art exhibits in the RSF Library every two months during 2017. It is a wonderful opportunity for the artists to gather and exhibit their art for the local residents. The first evening reception will be held Thursday, March 30, 5-7 p.m....

  • Thrive in The Ranch’ launches March 23

    Thrive in The Ranch’ launches March 23

    “Thrive in the Ranch,” a collaboration of caring, independent Rancho Santa Fe Covenant residents and business people who are dedicated to creating a series of ongoing gatherings and special events will launch its first adventure with a Pizza Picnic and Market at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Beginning...

  • 'Tee It Up For Foster Teens' to be held at The Santaluz Club on April 3

    'Tee It Up For Foster Teens' to be held at The Santaluz Club on April 3

    Don’t miss the “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” golf tournament, dinner and auction that will take place on Monday, April 3, at The Santaluz Club. Even if you are not a golfer, join in the cocktail party, dinner and auction festivities that benefit the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. “We have...

  • Adopt a Family hosts 'An Evening for Israel' March 26

    Adopt a Family hosts 'An Evening for Israel' March 26

    Adopt a Family Foundation will be hosting its annual gala “An Evening for Israel” at El Cortez in downtown San Diego on Sunday, March 26 at 6 p.m. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and a live auction. The night’s keynote speaker will be Denis Charbit, a professor at the Open University...

  • March 2: Event briefs

    March 2: Event briefs

    Arts Alive Banner Unveiling March 5 Join Leucadia 101 and The 101 Artists’ Colony for the 2017 Arts Alive Banner Unveiling on March 5 from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. at The Leichtag Commons (441 Saxony Rd., Encinitas) in Barn 2. Each year the Arts Alive Encinitas exhibit features 101 local artist creations...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Community Center to hold ‘Over the Top Tables’ Spring Luncheon

    Rancho Santa Fe Community Center to hold ‘Over the Top Tables’ Spring Luncheon

    The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will hold its popular “Over the Top Tables” Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, March 22, at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gather your friends, choose a decorating theme, and join in the fun of this creative extravaganza. The luncheon’s theme,...

  • Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist receives award from United States Marine Corps

    Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist receives award from United States Marine Corps

    Ursula Kuster, local skin care manufacturer, philanthropist and founder of Freedom Frontline, a 501-c4 Educational Organization, recently received an award from the United States Marine Corps. The Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service rendered to the 1st Marine Raider Support Battalion...

  • Experts to speak on ‘Why the Border Matters’ at next Village Viewpoints event in Rancho Santa Fe

    Experts to speak on ‘Why the Border Matters’ at next Village Viewpoints event in Rancho Santa Fe

    Dr. Mary Walshok and Malin Burnham will speak on “Why the Border Matters” at the next Village Viewpoints event on Sunday, March 19, in the Fellowship Center of the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 6 p.m., with Walshok and Burnham to begin speaking...

  • Tasty memoir dishes up food, family and friendship

    Tasty memoir dishes up food, family and friendship

    As the daughter of a Middle Eastern father and an American mother, Diana Abu-Jaber grew up in a household with strict, traditional rules – she and her sisters were not allowed to date or indulge their romantic passions. Instead, she said, they developed a strong love of the sensual, and the kitchen...

  • Registration is open for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Registration is open for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that registration is open for the 6th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference, which will be held on Saturday, March 11, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.. All high school students are invited to this free conference which is the only one of...

  • Feb. 16: Event briefs

    Feb. 16: Event briefs

    ‘The Illusion’ coming to North Coast Rep North Coast Repertory Theatre will present The Illusion, hailed by The New York Times as “Fantastical…takes your breath away.” Legendary playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) displays his brilliance in this wildly inventive tour de force, which celebrates...

  • Students interview Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Chavez

    Students interview Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Chavez

    Students from Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, who are participating in the 10th Grade Living History Project, visited the local home of Richard Rovsek, founder of the Spirit of Liberty Foundation, Feb. 11. At Rovsek’s home, the students had the opportunity to interview Ray Chavez,...

  • Del Mar Hills Date & Daughter Dance

    Del Mar Hills Date & Daughter Dance

    A great time was had by all at the 9th Annual Del Mar Hills Academy Date & Daughter Dance held in the Performing Arts Center on campus Feb. 12.

  • Opera gala heralds upcoming ‘Falstaff’

    Opera gala heralds upcoming ‘Falstaff’

    The San Diego Opera (SDO) hosted its “Gala Redefined” on Jan. 28 at the Port Pavilion, Broadway Pier. Dinner was catered by Sycuan Casino, with entertainment by The Mighty Untouchables and singer Sacha Boutros. SDO will next present Giuseppe Verdi’s “Falstaff,” Feb. 18, 21, 24 and 26 at the San...

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