Outdoors

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 4th annual Arroyo Cup Regatta hosted by Rancho Santa Fe Outdoors Club

    4th annual Arroyo Cup Regatta hosted by Rancho Santa Fe Outdoors Club

    By Dennis Conner The fourth annual Arroyo Cup Regatta hosted by the Rancho Santa Fe Outdoors Club was held recently at the Arroyo Pond. As usual, the course ran 80 feet, from the south to the north side of the pond. The wind was fair out of the west, with the sun behind clouds for most of the race....

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident’s grandchild earns spot on Luge Junior Olympic team

    Leading a balanced life is paying off for 14-year-old Edgebrook, Ill., native Joan Kemper, granddaughter of RSF resident Joan Kemper-Sealy. This summer, Kemper learned she had earned a spot on the USA Luge Junior Olympic National “D” Team. Her introduction to luge began when her father, Bo Kemper,...

  • Rancho Santa Fe garden conserves water while maintaining aquatic theme

    Rancho Santa Fe garden conserves water while maintaining aquatic theme

    Behind Chuck Bahde’s Rancho Santa Fe house are several ornamental lakes that gleam with blue and green hues, and fountains that sparkle in the sun. But not even the most ardent water conservationist could quibble with Bahde’s landscape scheme — none of the lakes or fountains contains a drop of...

  • Rancho Santa Fe volunteer commits to enhancing River Park, Coast-to-Crest Trail

    Rancho Santa Fe volunteer commits to enhancing River Park, Coast-to-Crest Trail

    Shortly after moving to Rancho Santa Fe in 2008, Peter Shapiro began volunteering with the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, pulling out invasive, non-native plants along the Coast-to-Crest Trail and planting native species. Shapiro and his wife, Kathy Sage, are avid hikers, and Shapiro figured...

  • Grand Prix Equestrian event honors veterans served by R4 Alliance members

    Grand Prix Equestrian event honors veterans served by R4 Alliance members

    The Grand Prix Equestrian event was hosted by Blenheim EquiSports on Aug. 29 at the Del Mar Horse Park in Del Mar. The event honored all U.S. military veterans who benefit from the services provided by R4 Alliance member organizations (www.r4alliance.org), a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charity that facilitates...

  • 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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