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  • A family tradition: Dewhurst & Associates home building

    A family tradition: Dewhurst & Associates home building

    For the last 87 years, the Dewhurst & Associates family has built a legacy as custom-home craftsmen. The strong, family-run company gives homeowners the ability to take design concepts into construction reality, blending a long-standing tradition of fine home design with the most modern building...

  • RSF Firefighters team up with Toys for Tots for holiday toy drive

    The Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters are once again hosting their annual Toys for Tots holiday toy drive in hopes of making the season a bit brighter for local children.  “We look forward to this event every year,” said Firefighter Kyle Carranza, who is coordinating this year’s toy drive. “It’s a simple...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s easy way to maximize giving through December 2016

    Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s easy way to maximize giving through December 2016

    With the generosity of one local couple, there is a special opportunity to double certain philanthropic efforts of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation through Dec. 31, 2016. It is through a challenge to help the Community Impact Fund, a fund RSF Foundation started in 2006 to turn local vision into action...

  • Olde Fashioned Christmas, ice rink return to Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

    Olde Fashioned Christmas, ice rink return to Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

    It’s snowing in San Diego! At least it will be on Friday, Dec. 2, when The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe kicks off its 3rd annual “Olde Fashioned Christmas.” The celebration is open to the public and begins at 5 p.m. with snow blowing and the ice rink ribbon-cutting ceremony. Shortly after, attendees...

  • Thanksgiving Family Mile Fun Run benefits Woodward Center

    Thanksgiving Family Mile Fun Run benefits Woodward Center

    The 3rd Annual Del Mar Family Mile Fun Run took place Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24 at the Del Mar Racetrack. Proceeds from this popular event benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Therapeutic Riding Program. The event also included adoptable puppies, kids’ crafts, face painting, games, giveaways...

  • Valenti Equestrian Club hosts Children’s Dressage Show and Hunter-Jumper Exhibitions

    Valenti Equestrian Club hosts Children’s Dressage Show and Hunter-Jumper Exhibitions

    The Valenti Equestrian Club in Rancho Santa Fe hosted a children’s judged Dressage show Nov. 13 facilitated by Valenti Equestrian Club (VEC) professional trainers Kajsa Wiberg and Lena Nordlof-Davis, combined with an adult Hunter-Jumper exhibition event. The children’s Dressage show scored students...

  • Vision Research Symposium is ‘Eye Opening’

    Vision Research Symposium is ‘Eye Opening’

    When scientists attend scientific symposiums, they don’t typically present their “unfinished” work or interact with families directly impacted by the very diseases they are trying to cure. Yet that is exactly what happened at the 9th World Symposium on Vision Disorders hosted by The Vision of Children...

  • Maranda’s 10th annual ‘Howliday in a Bottle’ event to benefit FACE

    Maranda’s 10th annual ‘Howliday in a Bottle’ event to benefit FACE

    On Sunday, Dec. 4, from 4-7 p.m., longtime FACE (Foundation for Animal Care and Education) supporter and local high school student Maranda Phillips will host her 10th annual “Howliday in a Bottle” shopping event at The Bridges in Rancho Santa Fe to raise funds for pets in need. Stop by to shop...

  • Author Joyce Maynard to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild member event Nov. 30

    Author Joyce Maynard to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild member event Nov. 30

    The RSF Library Guild, in partnership with Warwick’s, will hold a member-exclusive Author Talk Wednesday, Nov. 30, featuring Joyce Maynard, author of “Under the Influence.” The event will be held at the RSF Library from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event will include a light lunch, author presentation,...

  • Deck the halls with wreathmaking event

    Deck the halls with wreathmaking event

    The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club will hold its annual holiday wreathmaking workshop on Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center at 10 a.m. The event is complimentary for RSF Garden Club and RSF Community Center members and $15 for guests. Bring clippers, scissors and any décor you...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Rotary to hold ‘Military Angel Giving Tree Rotary Social’ Nov. 18

    Rancho Santa Fe Rotary will present “Military Angel Giving Tree Rotary Social” at the office of Norma Wiberg, 6108 Paseo Delicias, on Friday, Nov. 18 from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for all of the community to serve those who are always in service to us and show our appreciation to...

  • ‘Celebrate Arroyo’ at Nov. 19 event in Rancho Santa Fe

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association will host Celebrate Arroyo on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Association-owned open space on 17211 El Vuelo, Rancho Santa Fe. From 1-4 p.m., Covenant members are encouraged to come discover and enjoy the 68-acre lot that the Association has owned since the late 1990s. ...

  • Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe to hold Alternative Christmas Market Nov. 20

    Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe to hold Alternative Christmas Market Nov. 20

    You have a chance to change someone’s life this Christmas season by choosing to buy gifts at the Alternative Christmas Market held at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Last year, participants in the market helped to raise nearly $80,000 for 26 local...

  • Las Damas de Fairbanks presents ‘A Showcase of Holiday Homes’

    Las Damas de Fairbanks, a philanthropic organization of women in Fairbanks Ranch, will present their annual Holiday Home Tour and Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 9. The Showcase of Holiday Homes will benefit DreamKeepers Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3 organization that supports the Family Recovery Center in...

  • 18th Annual Crystal Ball Gala

    18th Annual Crystal Ball Gala

    The 18th Annual Crsytal Ball Gala took place Nov. 5 at the Del Mar Country Club. The black-tie event included a lavish cocktail reception, gourmet dinner by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, dancing to one of San Diego’s top local bands, JP Hunten Music, and exclusive live auction items. ...

  • Trees and fire safety discussed at Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club Quarterly Meeting

    Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club members and guests met at the RSF Golf Club on the evening of Nov. 1 for their quarterly meeting. The topics presented included the need for reforestation in the community and education on making sure homes and families are prepared in the event of a wildfire. Bill Beckman,...

  • Osuna Ranch sees more upgrades, activity

    Osuna Ranch sees more upgrades, activity

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s Osuna Ranch is finding its footing, according to an update given at the Nov. 3 RSF Association Board of Directors meeting. The Association-owned horse ranch on Via de Santa Fe, home to the historic adobe, has streamlined operations, made facilities upgrades and...

  • The White Rose blooms in Cielo Village

    The White Rose blooms in Cielo Village

    Rancho Santa Fe resident Alya Zahid has opened up The White Rose, a new salon and spa in Cielo Village. White Rose offers hair styling, skincare, massage, makeup and a break from busy lifestyles in a unique, tranquil setting. “I want it to be a retreat, a sanctuary where people come get beauty...

  • ROMP Gala benefits San Diego Ronald McDonald House

    ROMP Gala benefits San Diego Ronald McDonald House

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego’s annual ROMP Gala held a fun-filled, 1980s “House Party” at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Oct. 29 with a focus on a serious cause – keeping families together. The annual gala featured musical entertainment, gourmet food and a live auction to raise funds...

  • Children’s Museum receives funding from Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club for outdoor exhibits

    Children’s Museum receives funding from Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club for outdoor exhibits

    The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum works with children to help them connect with nature and the environment through activities such as environmental science, outdoor play and gardening. At a recent Coffee in the Garden event, members of the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club visited the museum...

  • Bestselling author Jodi Picoult addresses difficult issues in latest new novel

    Bestselling author Jodi Picoult addresses difficult issues in latest new novel

    “Writing this book has completely changed my life and the way I see the world,” said Jodi Picoult at the recent 13th annual Words Alive Author’s Luncheon. A record 750 people attended the event at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina to hear the bestselling author talk about her latest novel,...

  • The White Rose Salon holds Grand Opening in Cielo Village

    The White Rose Salon holds Grand Opening in Cielo Village

    A Grand Opening was held for The White Rose Salon in Cielo Village on Oct. 28. The White Rose Salon offers a variety of beauty services, including hair, skin care, massage, nails and more. The White Rose is located at 18029 Calle Ambiente, Suite #507, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. For more information,...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Food Company hosts Grand Opening

    Rancho Santa Fe Food Company hosts Grand Opening

    The Rancho Santa Fe Food Company held a Grand Opening in Cielo Village Oct. 28. The Rancho Santa Fe Food Company is a place to grab breakfast or lunch and a bakery where you can find freshly baked loaves of bread and decadent pastries, cakes, cakes tarts and bars — many of which are gluten-free....

  • R. Roger Rowe Halloween Parade & Carnival

    R. Roger Rowe Halloween Parade & Carnival

    R. Roger Rowe students participated in a festive Halloween Parade & Costume Carnival Oct. 28. The parade began at the school and moved through the village of Rancho Santa Fe. This time-honored tradition features witches, ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes and more. The carnival, brought to...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hosts author Maria Semple

    Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hosts author Maria Semple

    Maria Semple, author of the successful “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” read from and discussed her new book, “Today Will Be Different,” at the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild’s October Author Talk held Oct. 24 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Visit www.rsflibraryguild.org.

  • Halloween in the Village

    Halloween in the Village

    The Village of Rancho Santa Fe captured the spirit of the season at the second annual Halloween in the Village event Oct. 27. The event included pumpkin carving and decorating on the Village Green, and trick or treating in the shops along Paseo Delicias.

  • The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe presents Haunted House

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe presents Haunted House

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe hosted its annual Haunted House Oct. 27 and 28. Daring guests were able to enter the freak show-themed maze that led through creepy rooms, dark hallways and other terrifying aspects. The event also featured a a kids’ zone and lawn games.

  • Village Viewpoints event features conservation biologist Bill Toone

    Village Viewpoints event features conservation biologist Bill Toone

    Conservation biologist Bill Toone was the guest speaker at the Village Viewpoints event Oct. 30 at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Toone took event attendees on a world-wide journey of the people and environments in which he has worked. Visit www.villageviewpoints.com.

  • Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon benefit

    Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon benefit

    A Holiday Fashion Show and Luncheon benefit for Casa de Amparo took place at Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe Oct. 25. The event featured exclusive fashion selected by Maggie Bobileff. Established in 1978, Casa de Amparo (Home of Protection) is recognized as a leader in treating and preventing child...

  • ‘All Fore the Community’ Golf Classi

    ‘All Fore the Community’ Golf Classi

    The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s popular “All Fore the Community” Golf Classic was held at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Oct. 24. Participants had an opportunity to enjoy an 18-hole scramble with friends, clients and business partners. The event also included a three-course dinner, live auction,...

  • Malin Burnham ‘Makes Waves’ at National Charity League San Diego Del Norte Chapter meeting

    Malin Burnham ‘Makes Waves’ at National Charity League San Diego Del Norte Chapter meeting

    Malin Burnham, author of the newly released book “Community Before Self, Seventy Years of Making Waves,” addressed over 200 members of the San Diego Del Norte Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) at their Chapter meeting on Oct.9 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Burnham encouraged...

  • Tenoré to perform at Community Concerts event in Rancho Santa Fe

    Tenoré to perform at Community Concerts event in Rancho Santa Fe

    Community Concerts of RSF (CCRSF) kicked off its17th season recently in grand style with a fabulous and uplifting concert with crooner George Bugatti. Only weeks later CCRSF is presenting the trio of tenors, Tenoré, on Friday, Nov. 11. Tenoré is an award-winning classic tenor pop/op trio. They...

  • “Once Upon a Time’ gala benefits Miracle Babies

    “Once Upon a Time’ gala benefits Miracle Babies

    The seventh annual Miracle Babies gala, this year themed “Once Upon a Time,” took place Oct. 22 at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The gala, chaired this year by Tamara Lafarga Joseph, featured a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment with professional dancers....

  • ‘Celebration of Second Chances’

    ‘Celebration of Second Chances’

    The Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s “Celebration of Second Chances” was held Oct. 22 at the Del Mar Country Club. The Celebration of Second Chances included a buffet dinner, music, entertainment, and raffle and auction items. Jeff Zevely, host of the “Zevely Zone” on CBS News 8, returned as co-host...

  • Dia del Sol fashion show benefits UCP of San Diego

    Dia del Sol fashion show benefits UCP of San Diego

    The Beach & Country Guild of Rancho Santa Fe hosted the annual Dia del Sol fashion show Oct. 19 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in La Costa. The annual luncheon, live and silent auction and fashion show event benefits United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of San Diego. The highlight of the event is the children’s...

  • ‘Raven’s Challenge Soiree’

    ‘Raven’s Challenge Soiree’

    The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation held a “Ravens Challenge Soiree” Oct. 20 at the Fairbanks Ranch home of Mike and Melia Fuller. The event is one of a series of VIP events for major donors to meet CCA’s new principal Brett Killeen. Visit www.canyoncrestfoundation.org.

  • Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe hosts George Bugatti

    Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe hosts George Bugatti

    Community Concerts of RSF present the opening concert of its 17th season on Oct. 21 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall with George Bugatti and “Portraits of America.” Bugatti is a great crooner and a favorite of Tony Bennett. He has been described as a little bit of Sinatra, mixed with a bit...

  • Bestselling author Alice Hoffman to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild event Nov. 10

    Bestselling author Alice Hoffman to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild event Nov. 10

    “As a reader, the books I’ve really loved are the ones that helped me through something,” said bestselling author Alice Hoffman. “And, as a writer, there’s nothing more special than when someone feels that way about a book I’ve written.” “Faithful” is the story of Shelby, a Long Island, New York...

  • RSF Food Company opens in Cielo Village

    RSF Food Company opens in Cielo Village

    The Rancho Santa Fe Food Company is opening this week in Cielo Village, a place to grab breakfast or lunch and a bakery where you can find freshly baked loaves of bread and decadent pastries, cakes, cakes tarts and bars—many of which are gluten-free. “The pretzel croissants are to die for,” promises...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Attack Director of Coaching thrives on a decades-long career in San Diego sports

    Rancho Santa Fe Attack Director of Coaching thrives on a decades-long career in San Diego sports

    It’s an early Friday morning and Malcolm Tovey has a brief break. With his multitude of current positions, from being the varsity soccer coach for The Bishop’s School, the Director of Coaching for the Rancho Santa Fe Attack and a physical education teacher at The Nativity School (just to name just...

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