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  • Scripps Family Estate Sale to benefit Just in Time for Foster Youth and Humble Design

    The family of Kathy and Bill Scripps, together with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, Just in Time for Foster Youth and Humble Design have created a unique collaboration to address the growing issue of homelessness in San Diego County. More than 500 items of household furniture and accessories...

  • 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....

  • North County Baha'is to join global celebration

    North County Baha'is to join global celebration

    Over the weekend of Oct.21 and 22, millions of members of the Baha’i religion around the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, a Persian nobleman and the founder of the faith, who is considered a prophet by the Baha’is. Locally, Baha’is in Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding...

  • Viewpoints presents ‘FBI: Special Agent in Charge Daron Borst’ Oct. 29 in Rancho Santa Fe

    Viewpoints presents ‘FBI: Special Agent in Charge Daron Borst’ Oct. 29 in Rancho Santa Fe

    Daron W. Borst, a 19-year-veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 29 Village Viewpoints event at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Borst serves as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the San Diego Division of the FBI. Borst leads...

  • The Country Friends honors donors with Legacy Campaign Brick Unveiling

    The Country Friends honors donors with Legacy Campaign Brick Unveiling

    The Country Friends will present a brick unveiling in front of its Consignment Shop at 6030 El Tordo in Rancho Santa Fe on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to honor those who have contributed time, talent and funds to its Legacy Campaign. To date, there are 100 honorees, including Jenny...

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident Connie Matsui to receive award for her philanthropic work

    Rancho Santa Fe resident Connie Matsui to receive award for her philanthropic work

    Connie Matsui says she retired in 2009, but there’s a qualification – she retired specifically from “full-time, paid work.” Retirement for Matsui is busier than the working lives of many people. She seems to be constantly in motion, whether traveling to India for a meeting of one of the many nonprofit...

  • Young owner opens unique salon in Rancho Santa Fe

    Young owner opens unique salon in Rancho Santa Fe

    A salon that appears to have been inspired by Halloween and Tim Burton films year-round sits in a Rancho Santa Fe shopping center at the entrance to the Whispering Palms community. The walls of the shop are all painted black, and all of the furniture, each custom-made with a Victorian gothic vibe,...

  • 100% Chiropractic making adjustments in new Cielo office

    100% Chiropractic making adjustments in new Cielo office

    100% Chiropractic, a chiropractic wellness center, celebrated its grand opening in Cielo Village on Aug. 17. The new business aims to educate and empower patients to take charge of their health, rather than just treat symptoms. 100% Chiropractic offers chiropractic care, chiropractic x-rays, massage...

  • Miracle Babies fundraiser to help mothers of critically ill newborns

    Miracle Babies fundraiser to help mothers of critically ill newborns

    Suzanne Seui was expecting her fourth child when she received devastating news: Her daughter, Manaia, would be born with a rare and serious condition that causes intestines to push into the chest cavity. It would require major surgery soon after birth, and an extended stay in the neonatal intensive...

  • For Your Sweetheart: Local resident raises awareness about diabetes link to heart disease

    For Your Sweetheart: Local resident raises awareness about diabetes link to heart disease

    Rancho Santa Fe Attack’s Malcolm Tovey is taking part in For Your Sweetheart, a national campaign to raise awareness about the critical link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Tovey, a type 2 diabetic, was unaware of the link until he discovered he had two blocked arteries and would likely...

  • 12th annual SES Tennis Center Fundraising Pro-Am returns Sept. 22-23

    12th annual SES Tennis Center Fundraising Pro-Am returns Sept. 22-23

    Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa’s head tennis professional, Eduardo Sanchez, is hoping to net plenty of support for an annual charity event. The 12th annual SES Tennis Center Fundraising Pro-Am is scheduled for Sept. 22-23 at the resort, which features a sponsor party and tennis tournament. Monies...

  • Secret Car Club discontinues Saturday village meet-ups

    Secret Car Club discontinues Saturday village meet-ups

    Rancho Santa Fe’s Secret Car Club Saturday meet-ups have been discontinued. The popular club, which was not truly a secret, brought classic cars and people together in the village on weekend mornings. On Aug. 13, founder Chris Erickson sent out a notice to all club members. “Watching the group...

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