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  • Local doctor pens page-turners of medical mayhem

    Local doctor pens page-turners of medical mayhem

    As a urologist and surgeon, Kelly Parsons’ job is to take the best possible care of his patients and help them overcome serious illnesses and medical conditions. But when he sits before a keyboard to write one of his medical thrillers, his mission is completely different. He’s a storyteller and...

  • Captain Richard Phillips to be keynote speaker at fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe for SEAL Family Foundation

    Captain Richard Phillips to be keynote speaker at fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe for SEAL Family Foundation

    Philanthropist Madeleine Pickens, Event Co-Chair Dominique Plewes and the Del Mar Country Club have announced that Captain Richard Phillips, who was dramatically rescued from the clutches of Somali Pirates by Navy SEALs in 2009 and was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 2013 film Captain Phillips, will...

  • 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...

  • ‘For the Love of Horses’

    ‘For the Love of Horses’

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars La Jolla sponsored the Valenti Foundation Valentine fundraising event “For the Love of Horses” at the Valenti Equestrian Club Feb. 12 to benefit Saving Horses, a nonprofit organization that rescues horses and provides equine assisted therapy programs. The event showcased...

  • ‘The Ballerina of Auschwitz’ speaks at Village Viewpoints event

    ‘The Ballerina of Auschwitz’ speaks at Village Viewpoints event

    “The Ballerina of Auschwitz,” Dr. Edith Eva Eger, was the guest speaker at the Feb. 12 Village Viewpoints event held at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. The Holocaust survivor shared her ultimately inspirational story with a captivated audience. Village Viewpoints is co-presented by the Rancho...

  • Rancho Santa Fe home setting for journalist’s web show featuring inspiring female leaders

    Rancho Santa Fe home setting for journalist’s web show featuring inspiring female leaders

    Already firmly established in mainstream media, Abbey Gibb’s career is soaring to new heights through web TV. The Emmy Award-winning journalist, who is an anchor and reporter for FOX 5 San Diego, recently launched abbeygibb.tv with the help of her friend Janet Lawless Christ of Rancho Santa Fe....

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