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  • 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., at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Gather your friends, choose a decorating theme, and join in the fun of this creative...

  • 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...

  • Evening with Team Hoyt San Diego

    Evening with Team Hoyt San Diego

    The third annual Evening with Team Hoyt San Diego fundraising event took place Jan. 13 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. Guests also had the opportunity to meet the internationally-acclaimed athletes (father and son) Dick and Rick Hoyt, who has cerebral palsy, as well as athletes...

  • A variety of upcoming events, classes offered at Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center

    Resource and Referral Service: Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seniors and their family members can speak with a staff member and receive valuable information to address a wide variety of needs. For assistance, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Senior Center (858)...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Community Center to hold Charity Poker Tournament

    Rancho Santa Fe Community Center to hold Charity Poker Tournament

    The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will host its fifth annual No-Limit Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament titled “Put Your Hearts on the Table” Saturday, Jan. 28 from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m., at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club.  Players of all levels will have the chance to compete for this year’s...

  • Farewell event held for Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club’s Al Castro

    Farewell event held for Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club’s Al Castro

    A farewell party was held Jan. 5 for RSF Golf Club General Manager Al Castro, whose last day at the club was Jan. 6. Castro resigned to accept a similar position at Tradition Golf Club in La Quinta.

  • Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club offers a variety of upcoming activities

    Mark your calendars for a variety of RSF Garden Club events and activities that you can attend with your friends. Jan. 19 is our first activity of the New Year! We will be taking a tour of the San Diego Botanical Garden, just minutes away in Encinitas. As a special treat, RSF Garden Club members...

  • Jewels of the Season

    Jewels of the Season

    About 120 attendees at the Timken Museum of Art’s “Jewels of the Season” holiday party Dec. 14 enjoyed an evening of “sparkle and cheer.” The event was held to thank the Timken's Connoisseur-level donors (which includes all board members), and other distinguished guests. The Jewels of the Season...

  • ‘Team Better’ app motivates and encourages women to take care of themselves and their health

    ‘Team Better’ app motivates and encourages women to take care of themselves and their health

    Many women today say they are busier than ever juggling their personal and professional lives. Whether they are spending time raising the kids, working at a demanding job or managing the household, they often don’t take the time to care for themselves and their health.  Two years ago, Norm Hamson...

  • Tolani Collection: Rancho Santa Fe designer creates popular clothing line

    Tolani Collection: Rancho Santa Fe designer creates popular clothing line

    With a deep love of fashion and a keen eye for design, Alka Tolani began designing silk scarves as a hobby while her two children were in high school about 12 years ago. The Rancho Santa Fe resident was very active in fundraising and was part of the Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital...

  • Researchers identify second gene that causes ocular albinism

    Researchers identify second gene that causes ocular albinism

    The quest for better understanding and finding cures for ocular albinism is closer to fruition, thanks to the recent discovery of mutations in a second gene that can trigger this genetic vision disorder. This finding has major implications for better diagnosis of this disease. With a clearer understanding...

  • Friends of San Pasqual Academy volunteers make holidays special for foster teens

    Friends of San Pasqual Academy volunteers make holidays special for foster teens

    When we think of Holidays, we think of our families and loved ones and being able to spend precious time with them during this meaningful season. Holidays are particularly stressful for foster kids, who are constantly reminded of not being able to be in a traditional setting with family members....

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