Lifestyle

  • New system brings video-game play to Del Mar driving range

    New system brings video-game play to Del Mar driving range

    For a game that is supposed to be fun, a golf driving range can be an awfully serious place. Quiet as a library. It seems like people working on their swings don’t want to be bothered by pleasantries. Often, the only chatter you hear is the occasional whispered expletive. That has changed in the...

  • Torrey Pines student hosts Sweat for a Cure on Feb. 3

    Torrey Pines student hosts Sweat for a Cure on Feb. 3

    Torrey Pines High School senior Sophia LeRose is hosting Sweat for the Cure, a cardio boot camp at Torrey Pines’ Ed Burke Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 3 benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The hour-long boot camp will be led by local fitness instructors Cindy Whitmarsh and Lisa Stettner. ...

  • Nick's Picks receives grant from Sunstate Foundation

    Nick's Picks receives grant from Sunstate Foundation

    Del Mar-based Nick’s Picks was very honored to have been chosen to receive a Sunstate Equipment Foundation Grant to continue its work providing fun-filled backpacks to children living in hospital isolation. “The Sunstate Foundation is pleased to be able to support Nick Wallace and Nick’s Picks....

  • Luna DNA announces Dawn Barry as President

    Luna DNA, the first and only genomic and medical research knowledge base powered by the blockchain and owned by its community, announced recently that Solana Beach resident Dawn Barry has been named president, according to a press release.

  • The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe debuts Morada remodel

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe debuts Morada remodel

    Morada at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe welcomed the new year with a whole new look. During the renovation in early 2013, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe moved the restaurant to the front of the hotel, taking over the old ballroom in an effort to capitalize on the sweeping views of the lawns at the center...

  • Future Legends nonprofit honors scholars at annual celebration dinner

    Future Legends nonprofit honors scholars at annual celebration dinner

    Future Legends held its annual celebration dinner at the RSF Golf Club on Dec. 27, honoring all the Future Legend scholars, the second class of graduates, and their mentors. Keynote speaker was Nathaniel Crosby, talking about his recently released book, “18 Holes with Bing; Golf, Life, and Lessons...

  • RSF man's photographic images seen around the world

    RSF man's photographic images seen around the world

    On an upcoming cruise to New Zealand and Australia, Rancho Santa Fe resident Reed Kaestner will bring together three of his passions: travel, photography and teaching. "Sharing what I've learned is one of the best parts of what I do," said Kaestner, who has logged 30 years as a commercial photographer,...

  • For 30 years, MusicWorx has spread the healing power of song

    For 30 years, MusicWorx has spread the healing power of song

    A half-dozen people sit semi-circle at the Sorrento Valley office of MusicWorx, counting out their breath, blowing through harmonicas at their weekly session of the agency’s blues harmonica group. Lindsay Zehren, a board-certified music therapist, counts out their cadence, soothing and nearly hypnotic,...

  • Solana Beach asset management firm helps clients achieve financial goals

    Solana Beach asset management firm helps clients achieve financial goals

    Russell Hall founded Hall Private Wealth Advisors after working for more than 25 years in the financial services industry with well-known firms such as PaineWebber (now part of UBS) and Morgan Stanley. He served as a senior vice president, senior portfolio manager and corporate client group direct

  • Three pregnant canine mothers find shelter just in time

    Three pregnant canine mothers find shelter just in time

    With December nights dropping to freezing temperatures, three expectant dog mothers hunkered together in their yard in a Southern California desert town. What had once been the backyard of their home had become a deadly situation, as their owners had moved away and left the trio of young mothers...

  • For a healthy New Year, doctor and patient preach the value of dialogue

    For a healthy New Year, doctor and patient preach the value of dialogue

    The hints, however slight, hadn’t gone unnoticed. Most of his adult life, Solana Beach resident Thomas Bassett had done his best to live a healthy and active lifestyle. But in the summer and fall of last year, there were suddenly times he would find himself feeling short of breath. Sometimes it...

  • San Diego Women’s Foundation raises $6,000 for Just in Time for Foster Youth

    San Diego Women’s Foundation raises $6,000 for Just in Time for Foster Youth

     The San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring women to engage in collective philanthropy, raised $6,000 for Just in Time for Foster Youth.

  • Association may suspend charging privileges at The Inn at RSF

    Association may suspend charging privileges at The Inn at RSF

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association is considering discontinuing member charging privileges at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in an attempt to curb lost revenue and lost staff time. At the Dec. 15 board meeting, Association Controller Matthew Ditonto discussed the reasons behind the proposal. “With the...

  • Breeding a Breeders’ Cup champion

    Breeding a Breeders’ Cup champion

    It was a hometown victory for Del Mar during the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Nov. 3, when Battle of Midway triumphed in the Dirt Mile. Local residents Pavla and Erik Nygaard of Thor-Bred Stables bred the 3-year-old colt, who scored the biggest victory of his career that afternoon....

  • Legacy of love begins at track

    Legacy of love begins at track

    The odds-on favorite at the Del Mar Racetrack on Nov. 18 was not a horse, but a young San Marcos couple deeply in love. On this warm and sunny, picture-perfect morning, romance was in the air … and at the Don Diego Legacy Brick Fountain at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Michael Pettinato, 26, orchestrated...

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