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  • 2018 San Diego Opera Ball ‘Pretty in Pink’

    2018 San Diego Opera Ball ‘Pretty in Pink’

    The 2018 San Diego Opera Ball “Pretty in Pink” honored iconic fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes April 7 at The US Grant Hotel. In addition to her longtime work as a designer for a variety of celebrities, Rhodes is a San Diego Opera board member and opera designer. Rhodes founded the Fashion &...

  • ‘Salute to Glen Campbell’

    ‘Salute to Glen Campbell’

    A “Salute to Glen Campbell,” was held April 15 at Morgan Run Club & Resort in Rancho Santa Fe. The event featured Jeff Dayton and his band who are keeping the legacy of country-pop superstar Campbell, who died last August of Alzheimer’s disease, alive with their show. The event was sponsored by...

  • RSF Art Guild hosts acclaimed painter Jeff Yeomans at demo

    RSF Art Guild hosts acclaimed painter Jeff Yeomans at demo

    Local painter Jeff Yeomans was the featured artist April 4 at a painting demonstration held at the RSF Senior Center and sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild. Yeomans has received numerous painting awards including “Best Urban Landscape” at the California Art Club’s 97th Annual Gold Medal...

  • Solana Santa Fe Open House

    Solana Santa Fe Open House

    Solana Santa Fe Elementary School held its annual fun-filled family Open House April 5. All classrooms were open for children to bring in their parents and show off their work. The Discovery Labs were also open, including the STREAM Lab, and an Art Show was on display in the FAB. In addition, the...

  • Community Resource Center 23rd Annual English Tea

    Community Resource Center 23rd Annual English Tea

    Community Resource Center held its 23rd Annual English Tea April 14 at the Encinitas Community Center. CRC works to end hunger, homelessness and domestic violence in North County San Diego. The traditional English Tea included a silent auction, raffle, short program and tea. NBC 7 Reporter Gaby...

  • Pairings with a Purpose benefit for Feeding San Diego

    Pairings with a Purpose benefit for Feeding San Diego

    Feeding San Diego’s 3rd Annual Pairings with a Purpose fundraiser took place April 14 at the Bobby Riggs Tennis Club & Museum in Encinitas. The event featured outstanding local chefs paired up with top breweries and wineries to create delicious Surf & Turf-themed tasting items. The fundraiser also...

  • Ronald McDonald House Giving Circle reception

    Ronald McDonald House Giving Circle reception

    A Ronald McDonald House Giving Circle reception was held April 5 at the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. Giving Circle Honorary Chairs Susan and Bill Hoehn attended the event. Susan has been on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego Board of Trustees for five years and the Hoehns donate...

  • RSF Art Guild Pop-Up Gallery show and sale

    RSF Art Guild Pop-Up Gallery show and sale

    A Pop-Up Gallery show and sale, “Engaging The Light,” was held March 29-31 at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas. The exhibition featured 80 original paintings and sculptures with an emphasis on dramatic light. All of the artwork was created by Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild members who live in and...

  • RSF Library hosts ‘Letters Home from Stanford’ author

    RSF Library hosts ‘Letters Home from Stanford’ author

    Author Alison Carpenter Davis discussed and signed her book, Letters Home From Stanford: 125 Years Of Correspondence from Students Of Stanford University, March 28 at the Rancho Santa Fe Library. RSF resident Kim Smith Moffitt read excerpts from the letters of her uncle, (William) Russell Smith,...

  • NCL Del Norte Chapter Senior Recognition Ceremony features graduating 2018 Ticktockers

    NCL Del Norte Chapter Senior Recognition Ceremony features graduating 2018 Ticktockers

    The San Diego Del Norte Chapter of National Charity League Inc. (NCL Inc.) honored 16 young ladies on March 25 at the Hyatt Regency at Aventine in La Jolla during its 28th annual Senior Recognition Ceremony and Dinner Dance. Known as “Ticktockers” within the NCL organization, the graduates have...

  • Student Service Day at the Nativity School

    Student Service Day at the Nativity School

    The Nativity School’s annual Student Service Day took place during Holy Week at the Nativity School campus. What began 13 years ago as Family Service Night has grown to include all students in the Preschool-8th grade Catholic school as well parishioners from the Church of the Nativity. Thousands...

  • RSF Golf Club Easter Brunch

    RSF Golf Club Easter Brunch

    The RSF Golf Club held an Easter Brunch April 2. In addition to great food, the event featured activities on the driving range,a petting zoo, clown, rad hatter, bounce house, Easter egg hunts and more.

  • Former Solana Santa Fe students return to discuss their philanthropic work with students

    Former Solana Santa Fe students return to discuss their philanthropic work with students

    Torrey Pines High School students and brothers Connor, 16, and Sean, 13, Jabbar, who are graduates of Solana Santa Fe Elementary School, returned to Solana Santa Fe March 23 to speak to students about their philanthropic venture Double Peak. The Jabbar brothers launched Double Peak on Dec. 1, 2017....

  • Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Social

    Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Social

    A Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Social was held March 28 at Casa Aldea Senior Living (casaaldeaseniorliving.com) located near Rancho Santa Fe and Santaluz. The event included music performed by Tracy Hanak. For more on the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club, visit rsfrotary.com.

  • ‘A Creative Affair Art Auction’

    ‘A Creative Affair Art Auction’

    Parents, teachers and community members came together March 22 at The Inn at RSF to celebrate and support R. Roger Rowe School. Top bid at the 10th Annual “A Creative Affair Art Auction” was for a student to be “Superintendent for a Day.” Guests were also entertained by a speed painter who created...

  • RSF Literary Society hosts Longmire author Craig Johnson

    RSF Literary Society hosts Longmire author Craig Johnson

    The RSF Literary Society presented author Craig Johnson March 13 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The Western Star is the 13th novel in Craig Johnson’s popular New York Times bestselling Walt Longmire mystery novels, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. A former law enforcement...

  • Passover Library Hour and Craft event

    Passover Library Hour and Craft event

    Chabad Jewish Center of Rancho Santa Fe held a creative Passover Library Hour and Craft event for children March 22 at the Rancho Santa Fe Library. Kids had the opportunity to hear a fun, interactive story on the Jewish holiday and create their own holiday craft.

  • Eggstravaganza at the Village Church

    Eggstravaganza at the Village Church

    The Village Church welcomed over 175 people March 24 at its annual Easter event, Eggstravaganza. Families enjoyed breakfast while Rev. Dr. Jack Baca, senior pastor, told the Easter story. Children followed along with “Resurrection Eggs,” filling plastic eggs with small tokens that represent Jesus’...

  • RSF Historical Society holds unique history lesson event for Rowe students

    RSF Historical Society holds unique history lesson event for Rowe students

    On March 22 and March 23, the RSF Historical Society presented 70 R. Roger Rowe third grade students with a hands-on approach to the history of Rancho Santa Fe. Docents met with students at their school and walked them to various historic points in the village, where they received a lesson and...

  • North Coast Rep Theatre Gala Patron Party

    North Coast Rep Theatre Gala Patron Party

    North Coast Repertory Theatre held its Patron Party March 18 at the home of Jim and Debra Lampley in Del Mar to honor the patrons of the theater’s upcoming annual gala. North Coast Rep’s “Around the World in 80 Days”-themed Spotlight Gala will be held Sunday, April 22, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m....

  • Book release party held for author Brent Gleeson

    A book release party took place Feb. 28 for Rancho Santa Fe resident and author Brent Gleeson at Nick & G’s restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe. His new book, TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail-Safe Principles for Leading Through Change, has become the #1 new release on Amazon for “Organizational Change...

  • Reception held for Project Concern International

    A reception was held for Project Concern International (PCI) March 7 at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Nancy Jo and John Cappetta. Event attendees had the opportunity to hear about the work of PCI, San Diego’s largest health and humanitarian organization with programs worldwide and in San Diego. PCI’s...

  • Operation Game On 15-Inch Cup Challenge

    The Fourth Annual 15-Inch Cup Challenge, benefiting Operation Game On, took place March 5 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club Driving Range.The 15-Inch Cup Challenge included cash prizes for hole-in-one wins at four distances, a silent auction, corporate village, live music, a variety of great food...

  • RSF Women’s Fund hosts guest speaker Ilene Schaffer

    The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund presented Ilene Schaffer as the guest speaker for its Membership Meeting held Feb. 27 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Schaffer helps women in transition thrive personally and professionally throughout their various life stages. To learn more, visit www.IleneSchaffer.com....

  • ‘Oscars in the Ranch -Academy Awards Viewing Party’

    San Diego International Film Festival presented “Oscars in the Ranch -Academy Awards Viewing Party” March 4 at a private estate to benefit the nonprofit San Diego Film Foundation. The event began with the Red Carpet arrival of guests, followed by the live broadcast of the Academy Awards, great...

  • Community Concerts of RSF hosts TWO ON TAP

    Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe presented TWO ON TAP March 2 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall. Trading in their NYC Broadway theatre experiences for a national tour of song and tap dance, Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano treated attendees to a high energy and entertaining show, similar...

  • TPHS Foundation ‘Donor Appreciation Event’

    The Torrey Pines High School Foundation held a “Donor Appreciation Event” event March 3 at a home in Rancho Santa Fe. This year’s theme was “Yacht Rock.” Visit torreypinesfoundation.org.

  • ‘Purim in Hawaii’

    The Chabad Jewish Center of RSF held “Purim in Hawaii” March 1 at Morgan Run Club & Resort. The event included a Megillah reading, an exotic parrot show, island music, Purim crafts, a Hawaiian buffet and more. Visit jewishrsf.com

  • Flashback Nights Gala

    The Rancho Santa Fe Auxiliary Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital held its Flashback Nights Gala Feb. 24 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Proceeds from the gala will benefit Rady Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department. Visit www.rchsd.org

  • Shelter to Soldier Donor Appreciation Soiree

    TextEditor Shelter to Soldier and Rancho Santa Fe resident Holli Lienau held a Donor Appreciation Soiree Feb. 24 at the Lienau residence in Rancho Santa Fe. The event, which included a reception; live music, small bites, beer and wine, celebrated the individuals and companies who supported the...

  • RSF Rotary Winter Serenades Charity Concert

    Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Foundation/Club held its “Winter Serenades” Charity Concert Feb. 23 at an estate in Rancho Santa Fe. The event featured accomplished chamber orchestra conductor Michael Tseitlin accompanied by internationally-acclaimed soloist Kevin Fitzgerald and Pasha Tseitlin. www.rsfrotary.com

  • ‘Go Red for Women’ luncheon

    The American Heart Association’s annual “Go Red for Women” luncheon, expo and fashion show took place at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Feb. 23. Go Red For Women advocates for “more research and swifter action for women’s heart health,” according to its website. Visit GoRedForWomen.org

  • Doggie Gras Parade

    Helen Woodward Animal Center held its sixth annual Doggie Gras Parade Feb. 11 at the RSF Farmers Market in the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center. The festivities shine a light on Woodward Center orphan pets by inviting participants to join a parade supporting animal rescue and celebrating Mardi...

  • Luncheon in the pink for spring Opera Ball

    Fashionistas and trend-setters attended an exclusive fashion show Feb. 8 at the Miguel and Veronica Leff residence in Del Mar Mesa, designed to tease the upcoming San Diego Opera Ball, “Pretty in Pink.” The mix-and-mingle reception featured pink bubbly and other tasty pink treats, and then a runway...

  • RSF Literary Society presents author Kate Moore

    The RSF Literary Society hosted guest speaker Kate Moore, author of “Radium Girls” at a luncheon held Feb. 14 at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar. In Radium Girls, Moore tells the shocking story of how early 20th-century corporate and legal America set about silencing dozens of working-classwomen who...

  • Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 109th Anniversary Charity Ball

    Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation held its 109th Anniversary Charity Ball “Everything’s Coming Up Roses and Lollipops” Feb. 10 at Hotel Del Coronado. The event benefits Rady Children’s Trauma Center. The Sam and Rose Stein Emergency Care Center at Rady Children’s is the only emergency care center...

  • The Bishop’s School Wine Party Reception

    A Wine Party Reception was held Feb. 3 at the Encinitas home of Dawn and Ralph Birchmeier to kick off The Bishop’s School’s 2018 Auction Season. Attendees of the event were asked to bring a bottle of 95+ point wine. Donated wines will be included in the silent auction at the school’s April 28 event,...

  • Village Church Broadway Brunch

    The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe hosted its 2nd Annual Broadway Brunch Feb. 11. This year’s brunch was inspired by Valentine’s Day and featured songs from great composers such as Andrew Lloyd Weber, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Entertainment was provided by the church’s Chancel Choir.

  • LUSCious Luau and Scholarship Fundraiser

    The Trojan League Associates of San Diego County LUSCious Luau and Scholarship Fundraiser, a festive-Polynesian-themed evening, took place Feb. 10 at the Miller House in Rancho Santa Fe. Carlo Cecchetto served as the emcee of the event, which raises funds for scholarships. The Miller House, built...

  • Solana Santa Fe PTO event celebrates Silver & Gold PTO Giving Tree Donors

    Solana Santa Fe Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) held an event Feb. 8 at Table Food + Drink restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe to celebrate Silver & Gold PTO Giving Tree Donors. The donors help make the Solana Santa Fe PTO’s mission to “enhance and enrich the educational experience...

  • The Nativity School Annual Father-Daughter Dance

    The Nativity School’s third annual Father Daughter dance took place Jan. 26 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Preschool through 8th grade girls danced the night away with their fathers, grandfathers and friends. Evening activities included a fun photo booth as well as formal photos, sundae and...

  • RSF Auxiliary Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital appreciation event

    The RSF Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital held a VIP wine tasting event Jan. 23 at the RSF home of Nicole Franks to thank the supporters and sponsors of the Unit’s Flashback Nights gala to be held Feb. 24 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Proceeds from the gala will benefit Rady Children’s Hospital’s...

  • RSF Women’s Fund hosts ‘Bubbles and Blanca’

    The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund held its annual White Party, “Bubbles and Blanca,” Jan. 18 at the RSF home of Minerva Walz. Attendees dressed in their favorite winter whites and enjoyed a festive and fun evening of champagne and nibbles. The event was also open to women in the community who wanted...

  • R. Roger Rowe School Father-Daughter Dance

    R. Roger Rowe School daughters and fathers (as well as grandfathers, uncles and friends) enjoyed a special evening at the school’s Father-Daughter Dance held Jan. 19 at the RSF Garden Club. The event was sponsored by the RSF Education Foundation.

  • Local Rotary clubs gather for annual 6-way meeting

    Over 130 members of Rotary Clubs of Del Mar, Del Mar-Solana Beach, Encinitas, Encinitas Coastal, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach Eco gathered for their annual 6-way meeting at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar hotel. During the meeting club presidents Klaus Gubernator, Bill Sutton, Richard Cohen, Jim...

  • R. Roger Rowe Middle School teams take top honors at an FTC Robotics Tournament

    A field of 16 teams from throughout the region gathered on Saturday, Jan. 13 at the R. Roger Rowe School for an FTC Robotics Tournament. The four Rowe Middle School teams who competed were RSF Intergalactic Dragons, RSF Singularity, RSF Virtual Vipers and RSF Logitechies. Intergalactic Dragons...

  • Helen Woodward Animal Center expansion begins

    The Helen Woodward Animal Center is getting closer to its own forever home, finally breaking ground on its center expansion that will include a long-awaited, new and improved adoptions building. A small groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Rancho Santa Fe facility on Jan. 14 with Helen Woodward’s...

  • Team Hoyt San Diego fundraiser

    A fundraiser for Team Hoyt San Diego took place Jan. 12 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. Team Hoyt San Diego aspires to build the individual character, self-confidence and self-esteem of America’s disabled youth in all facets of daily life, including family and community activities,...

  • TABLE Food+Drink opening celebration

    A special event was held Jan. 5 to celebrate the rebranding of Cesar restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe which officially changed its name to TABLE Food+Drink. The rebranded restaurant serves modern American fare, including favorites such as Mary’s Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Panko Crusted Sole...

  • RSF Golf Club hosts New Year’s Eve celebration

    The RSF Golf Club held its annual New Year’s Eve event Dec. 31. Attendees welcomed 2018 at an evening that featured casino games, music, dancing and great food prepared by Executive Chef Joey Rojas and his team.

  • Las Damas de Fairbanks Holiday Home Tour

    Las Damas de Fairbanks, a philanthropic organization of women in Fairbanks Ranch, presented its annual Holiday Home Tour and Luncheon Dec. 8. The event included a self-guided tour of Fairbanks Ranch homes decorated for the holidays, plus a luncheon and holiday boutique at Fairbanks Ranch Country...

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident Jamie Carr hosts reception for Congressman Adam Schiff

    Rancho Santa Fe resident Jamie Carr hosted a “Cocktail Reception and Conversation” with Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Dec. 3 at her residence in Fairbanks Ranch. Schiff is a ranking member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence...

  • VIP event hosted at Equestrian Estate

    Pacific Sotheby’s top producing agents Eric Iantorno and Mary Raser are exclusively representing Rancho Santa Fe’s beautiful new listing: 17541 Los Morros. The two agents hosted a cozy, pre-holiday VIP event at the incredible estate on Nov. 28. The duo served small bites and cocktails to a group...

  • Holiday event in Rancho Santa Fe supports Padres Pedal the Cause

    A holiday event to benefit Padres Pedal the Cause took place Nov. 28 at the RSF home of Bill and Amy Koman. New York interior design expert Marshall Watson, author of The Art of Elegance, signed copies of his new coffee table book at the event. He shared some of his trade secrets on creating a...

  • Olde Fashioned Christmas at The Inn

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe held its 4th Annual Olde Fashioned Christmas Dec. 1. The event included an ice rink ribbon-cutting ceremony, ice skating, roasting s’mores, soup contest, Christmas tree lighting, tasty treats and more. The ice-skating rink will be open through Jan. 1. Visit theinnatrsf.com

  • Celebration of Palma de la Reina completion

    Earlier this month, Newport Pacific celebrated the completion of Palma de la Reina, the final component of the Whispering Palms community and Rancho Santa Fe’s newest luxury apartment homes, offices and retail space. Hosted by Newport Pacific President and CEO Richard Cavanaugh, and his family,...

  • Military Angel Giving Tree Rotary Social

    Rancho Santa Fe Rotary presented Military Angel Giving Tree Rotary Social Nov. 16 at the Office of Norma Wiberg. RPM Mortgage. Initiated by the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary, the purpose of this event was to provide support of the Junior Enlisted military families and their children during the holidays....

  • RSF Golf Club Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    The RSF Golf Club kicked off the holiday season with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 26. The event also featured strolling carolers, a petting zoo and holiday treats.

  • A Popular Pop-Up Art Gallery appears in Rancho Santa Fe

    When Rancho Santa Fe resident and Realtor Janet Lawless Christ was presented with the listing at 16354 Via Del Alba she was met with a dilemma. What to do with a beautiful 2008 soft contemporary residence that was built by art lovers but now stands vacant? Staging with furniture that likely would...

  • 19th Annual Crystal Ball Gala

    Casa De Amparo held its 19th Annual Crystal Ball Gala Nov. 11 at the Del Mar Country Club. The event featured a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner by Pamplemousse Grille, music and entertainment by CalPhonics, a live auction and more. All proceeds will directly benefit Casa de Amparo’s programs...

  • RSF Art Guild presents painter Alex Schaefer

    Alex Schaefer returned to RSF for the RSF Art Guild to demonstrate his approach to landscape painting on Nov. 10 at the RSF Senior Center. Schaefer did two paintings. The first was a plein air demonstration of two of the buildings at the Senior Center. The second was a portrait. Schaefer has taught...

  • Gala brings research funds for Medical Discovery Institute

    The Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Gala was held Oct. 14 at Coasterra on Harbor Island Drive. Funds raised will help support the Institute’s goal of paving the way to address unmet clinical needs in cancer, neuroscience, immunity, metabolic disorders and rare diseases. By blending...

  • San Diego Symphony presents recital and panel discussion

    The San Diego Symphony hosted a recital and panel discussion Nov. 7 at the RSF home of Dr. Bob and Mao Shillman. The event featured a recital by concertmaster Jeff Thayer and pianist Tina Chong. The recital was followed by a panel discussion about the role of the music director, the position’s...

  • Military Veterans Tribute

    Patriots Aware held a nonpartisan Veterans Day tribute to military veterans and their families Nov. 11 at the RSF Golf Club. Iwo Jima U.S. Navy veteran John McKenzie attended the event and Col. Frank Dowse, USMC (ret.) was the event speaker. U.S. Coast Guard’s Color Guard performed at the opening...

  • ‘Her Story Matters’

    RSF resident Tamara Lafarga-Joseph opened her home on Nov. 5 for “Her Story Matters,” a special event in support of Visions Global Empowerment. Lafarga-Joseph is on the board of the Southern California-based nonprofit, which serves citizens in Sri Lanka, India, Ethiopia and Nicaraugua, countries...

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