Outdoors

  • Construction crew turns fairgrounds parking lot into tidal wetland

    Construction crew turns fairgrounds parking lot into tidal wetland

    A construction crew is digging up thousands of cubic yards of dirt from a former parking lot next to the Del Mar Fairgrounds as part of an ambitious plan to restore the property to a tidal wetland, as it existed long before humans began developing the North County coast. The work, which began in...

  • 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...

  • Local families survive annual ROC Arroyo campout

    Local families survive annual ROC Arroyo campout

    The Rancho Santa Fe Outdoors Club (ROC) held its annual family campout at the Arroyo this past Veterans Day weekend. Although good weather and the holiday encouraged families to get an earlier start, campers enjoyed the extra juicy Sloppy Joes prepared by Blob Willingham in the dark due to the...

  • New executive director joins Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

    New executive director joins Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

    Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, a not-for-profit organization, recently announced important staff changes. First, at the end of December, Executive Director Erin Browne will leave the Garden Club, get married, and move farther north. Secondly, Shelly Breneman has joined the RSF Garden Club as its...

  • ‘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. ...

  • RSF Tennis Club hires activity director, pro shop manager

    RSF Tennis Club hires activity director, pro shop manager

    The Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club has hired Matt Previdi as its tennis activities director and pro shop manager.

  • Rancho Santa Fe attorney reaches top of Mount Rainier on second try

    Rancho Santa Fe attorney reaches top of Mount Rainier on second try

    Author Barry Finlay once said that “every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” That’s true for Rancho Santa Fe’s Steve Cologne and Mount Rainier. After a failed attempt to reach the peak of the highest mountain in the state of Washington four years ago, Cologne successfully...

  • Renowned singer to perform at River Valley Fest

    Acclaimed singer-songwriter, multi-platinum composer, and North County resident Jack Tempchin will be the featured musical entertainment at the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s (SDRVC) 7th Annual River Valley Fest, “Passion for the Park,” celebrating the Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary, on...

  • Phil Mickelson helps Aviara Golf Club celebrate its 25th Anniversary

    Guests at the 25th anniversary celebration of Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad last week received an unexpected gift of their own when five-time major champion Phil Mickelson showed up to teach a special golf clinic. The native San Diegan offered an insightful lesson on the basics of chipping. He revealed...

  • RSF Garden Fair & Market returns to the Ranch

    RSF Garden Fair & Market returns to the Ranch

    The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club will host the 2nd Annual Rancho Santa Fe Garden Fair & Market on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Rancho Santa Fe Association/Community Center Parking Lot (17022 Avenida de Acacias). The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Fair & Market celebrates all things...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club distributes grants

    Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club distributes grants

    The RSF Garden Club recently completed its second round of grant distributions. A total of $50,000 was awarded to 12 nonprofit organizations with charitable horticulture projects in need of funding. The San Diego Botanic Garden, one of the recipients, used their grant money to help fund their annual...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club driving effort for more junior players

    Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club driving effort for more junior players

    Seeing new young golfers picking up the game is truly a great sight to see for Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club members. Through the growing junior golf program, camps, clinics and individual and group lessons are available year round, teaching kids fundamentals and respect for the game that hopefully...

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident leads American tennis team to win Alice Marble Cup

    Rancho Santa Fe resident Carolyn Nichols led her tennis team to win the Alice Marble Cup at the ITF Seniors World Team Championships. The ITF Seniors World Team Championships is the highest-ranked event on the ITF Seniors Circuit for male and female players in the age categories 50-60 and was held...

  • Hiking series across San Dieguito Watershed leads to wedding

    Hiking series across San Dieguito Watershed leads to wedding

    Just as most movie buffs know the story of “When Harry Met Sally,” many San Dieguito Lagoon enthusiasts have come to learn the love story of Rob and Vicki. “We’re actually very famous,” Robert Weisgrau said as he and his new wife, Victoria Monaco, laughed. The Rancho Santa Fe couple live off of...

  • Celebrate Osuna to bring Rancho Santa Fe community together on June 11

    Celebrate Osuna to bring Rancho Santa Fe community together on June 11

    All Rancho Santa Fe residents are invited to come Celebrate Osuna on Saturday, June 11 at the Association-owned property home to a working horse ranch and the Osuna Adobe, a unique piece of history with ties back to 1831 as well as architect Lilian Rice. The free community event will run from 3-6...

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident becomes world's youngest PADI Junior Master Scuba Diver

    Rancho Santa Fe resident becomes world's youngest PADI Junior Master Scuba Diver

    At just 12 years old and one day, Rancho Santa Fe resident Tennessee Cumming became the world’s youngest PADI Junior Master Scuba Diver after completing the required dive for certification by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) on the island of Taveuni in Fiji on May 17. Tennessee,...

  • Family-owned Rancho Soledad Nurseries in Rancho Santa Fe has flourished for 52 years

    Family-owned Rancho Soledad Nurseries in Rancho Santa Fe has flourished for 52 years

    For 52 years, Rancho Soledad Nurseries has specialized in growing the unique and unbelievably beautiful. The nursery, known for its tree aloes and succulents, has taken root in a sprawling but serene 25-acres in Rancho Santa Fe, tucked into the end of Aliso Canyon Road. “A lot of people don’t even...

  • Community tree-planting event to be held in Rancho Santa Fe

    The community is invited to help plant trees in Arroyo Park in Rancho Santa Fe on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s Committee on the Natural Environment (CONE), the nonprofit Tree San Diego organization and the Stanford Club of...

  • Thanksgiving Fun Run to benefit Woodward Center

    A Thanksgiving Family Fun Run to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center will be held on Thursday, Nov. 26, from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at the Del Mar Racetrack. The event features a one-mile run around the race track. Participants receive racetrack admission, free event parking, a Fun-Run T-shirt...

  • President Obama plays at The Crosby

    President Obama plays at The Crosby

    At the end of a West Coast visit, President Barack Obama played golf at The Crosby National Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe. His motorcade arrived at the club at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, after which he warmed up on the driving range, short game area, and putting green before his tee time at 8:15...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Garden Fair & Market

    Rancho Santa Fe Garden Fair & Market

    In honor of the Balboa Park Centennial, the Ranch Santa Fe Garden Club teamed up with the Balboa Park Conservancy to host the inaugural Rancho Santa Fe Garden Fair & Market on Oct. 17. The event was presented by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and was held at the Rancho Santa...

  • Rancho Santa Fe couple support Girl Scout fundraiser

    Rancho Santa Fe couple support Girl Scout fundraiser

    Local residents showed their support for Girl Scouts San Diego at the organization’s recent fundraiser, “Urban Campout: Island Treasures.” The 18th annual event brought in $385,000 to keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for 40,000 girl and adult members. A portion of the proceeds has also...

  • Rancho Santa Fe students haul in catch of a lifetime

    Rancho Santa Fe students haul in catch of a lifetime

    Ernest Hemingway would be so proud. On a recent weekend six third-graders from R. Roger Rowe — Robert and William Kleege, J.T. Moss, Johnny Woodson, Andrew Aarons, and Jack Kafka — chartered the famed Indigo Seas to take them into southern waters in search of big fish. According to Andrew, this...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club hosts ‘Members Only Doubles Social Tournament’

    Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club hosts ‘Members Only Doubles Social Tournament’

    The Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club hosted a “Members Only Doubles Social Tournament” Oct. 3-4. The two-day event included: Men’s Doubles; Lunch; Women’s Doubles; Pig Roast, Awards and Party; Mixed Doubles and a Champagne Brunch. For more information, visit www.rsftennis.club. Photos by McKenzie Images.

  • 1st Annual VIP 2015 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship Beach Party

    1st Annual VIP 2015 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship Beach Party

    The 1st Annual VIP 2015 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship Beach Party was held Sept. 26. The event was hosted by Jeff Jacobs, co-owner of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, and Annie Lawless, co-founder of SUJA Juice, to raise awareness for Challenged Athletes Foundation at the home of Jeff Jacobs....

  • Concert on the Green

    Concert on the Green

    A festive Concert on the Green was held Aug. 30 by The Village Community Presbyterian Church. The event featured The Peter Sprague Group. The concert was held on the front lawn of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. For information, visit villagechurch.org. Photos by Jon Clark.

  • Solana Santa Fe ‘Back-to-School BBQ’

    Solana Santa Fe ‘Back-to-School BBQ’

    Solana Santa Fe Elementary School staff and families enjoyed a fun-filled “Back-to-School BBQ” Aug. 28 at the Solana Santa Fe back playground. The event featured music, games and food trucks. Photos by Jon Clark.

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