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  • NCL Senior Recognition Ceremony honors graduating 2017 Ticktockers

    NCL Senior Recognition Ceremony honors graduating 2017 Ticktockers

    The San Diego Del Norte Chapter of National Charity League Inc. (NCL Inc.) honored 15 members on March 25 at the Hyatt Regency at Aventine in La Jolla during its 27th annual Senior Recognition Ceremony and Dinner Dance. Known as “Ticktockers” within the NCL organization, the graduates have completed...

  • ‘Private Tours, Tapas and Tequila’ at custom-built estate for sale

    ‘Private Tours, Tapas and Tequila’ at custom-built estate for sale

    Attendees had the opportunity to view Hacienda Del Corazon (The Home of the Heart) for a night of “Private Tours, Tapas and Tequila” at the authentic Spanish Colonial Compound on March 23. The evening featured Spanish cuisine, a private performance by local country artist Steven Ybarra, Aston Martin...

  • ‘Thrive in the Ranch’

    ‘Thrive in the Ranch’

    “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” held its first adventure March 23 with a Pizza Picnic and Market at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. ...

  • 2017 Women of Dedication Luncheon

    2017 Women of Dedication Luncheon

    The 2017 Women of Dedication Luncheon was held March 23 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. The theme of this year’s event was “Angels of Dedication.” The 12 Women of Dedication for 2017 are: Dee Ammon, Sally Fuller, Susan Hoehn, Norma Jones, Caroline Nierenberg, Rosemary White Pope, Nayda Locke, Yolanda...

  • ‘Over the Top Tables’ Spring Luncheon

    ‘Over the Top Tables’ Spring Luncheon

    The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center held its popular “Over the Top Tables” Spring Luncheon March 22 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. The luncheon’s theme, “Over the Top Tables,” reflects the variety of unique tabletop designs that were on display. Awards for individual tables were given in...

  • Notre Dame Academy hosts annual gala

    Notre Dame Academy hosts annual gala

    Notre Dame Academy held its annual gala/fundraising event March 25 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The theme of the event was “One Family Growing Together” which is why Notre Dame Academy invited the heads of school from local Catholic high schools, such as Cathedral Catholic,...

  • ‘A Night of One Thousand Spotlights’

    ‘A Night of One Thousand Spotlights’

    “A Night of One Thousand Spotlights” was held March 25 at Temple Solel in Cardiff . The event, which was organized by Caitlin McGuire, a high school student from Rancho Santa Fe, raised funds for Sahasra Deepika Foundation For Education (USA), an organization providing residential care, education...

  • Patrons of the Prado presents ‘The Gown Event’

    Patrons of the Prado presents ‘The Gown Event’

    Patrons of the Prado held an afternoon of fashion March 17 at “The Gown Event,” held at Neiman Marcus. The event included a champagne reception, hors d’oeuvres and a fashion presentation. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the “Bucks4Buses” program, which “provides funding for transportation...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society hosts author Chris Cleave

    Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society hosts author Chris Cleave

    The Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society held a luncheon March 16 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The event featured author Chris Cleave, who discussed his novel “Everyone Brave is Forgiven.” (See story in next week’s issue of the RSF Review on March 30.) The next RSF Literary Society luncheon will...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hosts ‘Dodge City’ author

    Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hosts ‘Dodge City’ author

    Bestselling author Tom Clavin spoke about his new book, “Dodge City,” March 13 at the RSF Library. Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson are two of the most famous names from the history of the American West. As lawmen and adventurers, they sought to bring a measure of order to frontier towns known for...

  • Freedom Frontline event features Heritage Foundation speaker

    Freedom Frontline event features Heritage Foundation speaker

    Freedom Frontline hosted a dinner and discussion with special guest speaker Rachel Bovard, director of Policy Services for the Heritage Foundation, March 16 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Bovard spoke “on how and why, as citizens, we can and should hold our government accountable to do that which...

  • International Festival held at R. Rowe School

    International Festival held at R. Rowe School

    Students had the opportunity to learn about and celebrate different cultures at the International Festival held March 10 at the R. Roger Rowe School gym. The event, which was sponsored by the RSF Education Foundation, featured cultural tables and booths, international food and more.

  • ‘The Great Purim Circus’

    ‘The Great Purim Circus’

    “The Great Purim Circus,” Chabad Jewish Center of RSF’s “creative twist to this year’s community celebration of Purim, the holiday commemorating the Jewish people’s salvation in Persia of old,” took place March 12 at Cielo Village. The event featured the Fern Street Circus, aerialists, jugglers,...

  • Welcome reception for new RSF Association Manager

    Welcome reception for new RSF Association Manager

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association hosted a welcome reception March 8 at the RSF Golf Club to introduce new RSF Association Manager Bob Hall to the community. Hall assumed the role of Association manager on March 6.

  • ‘Symphonic Soiree and All That Jazz’

    ‘Symphonic Soiree and All That Jazz’

    A fundraising event, “Symphonic Soiree and All That Jazz,” was held March 11 to benefit Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Instrumental Music program. The event was held at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Darryl and Elsa Wong. The event featured a jazz concert, hors d’oeuvres, champagne cocktails and...

  • ‘Evolution of the Art Market’

    ‘Evolution of the Art Market’

    US Trust hosted “Evolution of the Art Market” at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club March 9 featuring Evan Beard, National Art Services Executive with the private wealth management firm. Beard took eight paintings to explain the current state of the global art market and considerations for the modern...

  • Susan Taylor featured speaker at Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund meeting

    Susan Taylor featured speaker at Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund meeting

    The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund hosted its “February General Meeting and Site Visit Signup” at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Feb. 28. The event featured guest speaker Susan Taylor, a former NBC San Diego news anchor for 15 years who now represents Scripps Health as Executive Director of External...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Little League Opening Day

    Rancho Santa Fe Little League Opening Day

    Rancho Santa Fe Little League celebrated Opening Day for the 2017 season March 4 at RSF Sports Field. The event included Opening Ceremonies, a Home Run Derby, pictures, carnival and more. Visit www.rsfll.com

  • Beach & Country Guild New Member Brunch

    Beach & Country Guild New Member Brunch

    The members of the Beach & Country Guild held their annual New Member Brunch March 1 at the RSF home of Lisa Sullivan. The Guild’s mission is to raise funds supporting United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego (UCPSD). Dave Carucci, executive director at UCPSD, spoke at the event. The New...

  • Scholar discusses “The Kabbalah of Happiness”

    Scholar discusses “The Kabbalah of Happiness”

    Internationally-acclaimed philosopher and scholar Rabbi Manis Friedman, author of “Doesn’t Anyone Blush Anymore?”, discussed “The Kabbalah of Happiness” at a Chabad Jewish Center of RSF community lecture Feb. 28 at the home of Jeff and Linda Church. The event was sponsored by Charles And Randi...

  • Future Legends mentors, board meet at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

    Future Legends mentors, board meet at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

    The Future Legends mentors and board of directors met at the RSF Golf Club March 2 to welcome back to RSF their first graduate, Steven Sakara, as well as to nominate and officially install Sakara as a member of the board of directors. Sakara graduated from Baylor University in 2016 and immediately...

  • Oscar Awards Viewing Party benefits San Diego Film Foundation

    Oscar Awards Viewing Party benefits San Diego Film Foundation

    Attendees had the opportunity to “walk the Red Carpet and watch the Academy Awards in style” at the annual San Diego Film Foundation Oscar Awards Viewing Party Feb. 26.The evening also featured signature dishes from acclaimed local chefs, desserts and champagne toasts. The event, which benefits...

  • The Howell Foundation hosts Salk Institute speaker

    The Howell Foundation hosts Salk Institute speaker

    The Salk Institute’s Janelle Ayres, Ph.D. spoke March 2 on “Ending the arms race with infectious diseases” at a luncheon held by The Howell Foundation at Morgan Run Club & Resort. Founded in 1995, the mission of the nonprofit Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is to fund undergraduate...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Cub Scouts Pack 766 Pinewood Derby

    Rancho Santa Fe Cub Scouts Pack 766 Pinewood Derby

    Rancho Santa Fe Cub Scouts Pack 766 held its 2017 Pinewood Derby Feb. 27 at the Village Church. Winners of the 2017 Pinewood Derby include: Tiger Rank: 1st Place: Henley Willingham, 2nd Place: Anthony Slosar, 3rd Place: Bennett Gamache; Wolf Rank: 1st Place: Matthew Bellows, 2nd Place: Alexander...

  • 2017 San Diego Go Red For Women Luncheon

    2017 San Diego Go Red For Women Luncheon

    The 2017 San Diego Go Red For Women Luncheon was held Feb. 24 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Go Red For Women encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life. The event featured a "Heart Healthy Panel Discussion" hosted by UC San Diego Health, guest speakers, a fashion...

  • Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe presents Alina Kiryayeva

    Alina Kiryayeva performed her show titled “Moving Pictures” on Feb. 24 at the Community Concerts of RSF event held at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. (See a review on the concert inside this issue.) The next CCRSF concert will be held April 1 and feature Equinox Little Big Band. Visit www.ccrsf.org.

  • Woodward Center Doggie Gras Parade

    Helen Woodward Animal Center's fifth annual Doggie Gras Parade took place Feb. 26 at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market in the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center in Fairbanks Ranch. The festivities "shine a light on Woodward Center orphan pets by inviting participants to join a parade supporting...

  • Music, Mimosas & More

    A spirited Broadway brunch featuring performances of the greatest hits of American songwriting duo Rodgers and Hammerstein was held at the Village Church Feb. 26. Proceeds from the event – Music, Mimosas & More – will help fund the church’s Chancel Choir Presbyterian Heritage Concert Tour to Scotland...

  • 'Hidden Masterpieces' event held in Rancho Santa Fe

    A reception and lecture titled “Hidden Masterpieces,” presented by the San Diego Museum of Art, Great Masters and Guru, was held Feb. 23 at the RSF Garden Club. Featured speakers included Roxana Velasquez, Maruja Baldwin executive director of the San Diego Museum of Art, and Maurizio Seracini,...

  • Torrey Pines High School fundraiser features bestselling author

    Michelle Gable, New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment and I’ll See You in Paris, held an intimate Book Club signing brunch at the RSF home of Helen Nordan, as part of a fundraiser for Torrey Pines High School, the author’s alma matter. Each guest was given a signed copy of I’ll...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild presents author Scott Morrow Johnson

    The RSF Library Guild presented sports journalist and author Scott Morrow Johnson Feb. 18 at the RSF Library. Johnson is the author of “Phog: The Most Influential Man in Basketball,” the story of the legendary basketball coach Phog Allen (available on Amazon.com). In addition to the author presentation,...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society hosts author Diana Abu-Jaber

    The RSF Literary Society hosted guest speaker Diana Abu-Jaber, author of “Life Without a Recipe,” at a luncheon held Feb. 13 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. For more on Abu-Jaber, see page A5. The RSF Literary Society is sponsored by Northern Trust, the RSF Community Center and the RSF Review.

  • USC scholarship fundraiser held in Rancho Santa Fe

    Trojan League Associates of San Diego County (TLASDC) held its annual “LUSCious” dinner to raise funds for USC scholarships Feb. 18 at the RSF home of Louay and Sophia Alsadek. The event included a western-themed BBQ dinner. Channel 8 news anchor Carlos Cecchetto served as the event’s celebrity...

  • Rady benefactors gather ‘For the Love of a Child’

    The 108th annual San Diego Charity Ball, “For the Love of a Child,” was held Feb. 11 at the Hotel Del Coronado to benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital. Phyllis Parrish chaired the gala this year and a shout-out went to Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, president/CEO...

  • Ocean Week at Rowe School

    Events celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ocean Week in the Rancho Santa Fe School District were held Feb. 6-10 at the school. Photos on this page: A kick-off assembly with an original play featuring Rowe students and adapted from Dr. Seuss, A Wish for a Fish, was held Feb. 6 at the school’s Performing...

  • 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...

  • ‘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...

  • ‘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...

  • Operation Game On’s 15-Inch Cup Challenge

    Operation Game On’s 3rd annual 15-Inch Cup Challenge was held Feb. 6 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The 15-Inch Cup Challenge took place on the driving range, with four distances, ranging from 50-yards to 125-yards. Every hole-in-one won cash. The event also included a silent auction, corporate...

  • Torrey Pines High School boys lacrosse fundraiser

    The Torrey Pines High School boys lacrosse team held its first fundraising event, the “Face-Off Golf Tournament,” with an auction and dinner, Feb. 4 at Morgan Run Club & Resort.

  • Chopped at Church contest

    Talented cooks from across San Diego took on a formidable challenge Feb. 4 – they created mouth-watering meals from the simple ingredients offered at food pantries that serve low-income residents. Teams from six Presbyterian churches, including RSF’s Village Church, armed with just a two-burner...

  • CU Boulder alumni reception held in Rancho Santa Fe

    On Friday evening, Feb. 3, Rich and Koki Reasons hosted a festive CU Boulder (University of Colorado Boulder) reception for 80 guests at their home in Rancho Santa Fe. Rich received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in 1985. The reception brought together local CU Boulder alumni,...

  • Michael Dukakis speaks at Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club reception

    Michael Dukakis, the former governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic presidential candidate, spoke and answered questions at a reception sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club Feb. 4. The event was held at a home in Fairbanks Ranch. The Governor spoke on the topic “The State of the...

  • Former Rowe Superintendent Lindy Delaney honored

    Community members gathered at the RSF Garden Club Feb. 2 for a reception honoring former longtime RSF School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney. The Lindy Delaney Legacy Fund was established at the Rancho Santa Fe School Endowment Fund in Delaney’s honor. To make a tax-deductible donation to...

  • Fundraiser held for Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club pro James Conda

    A fundraiser was held Feb. 4 at the RSF Tennis Club for one of the club’s tennis pros, James Conda, who recently suffered from kidney failure. He has already undergone many medical procedures and is currently on dialysis. He will continue this daily treatment until he can receive a kidney transplant....

  • ‘Bubbles and Blanca’

    The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund held a fun and festive event called “Bubbles and Blanca” Jan. 26 at the home of Mary Schulman in The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe. Attendees wore white to the event, enjoyed bubbly drinks and were introduced to the RSF Women’s Fund’s mission, which is to “educate,...

  • ‘Plant Our Future’event held at Osuna Ranch

    Rancho Santa Fe Association’s park department and Committee on the Natural Environment hosted a community tree planting event, “Plant Our Future,” Jan. 28 at Osuna Ranch. The goal of the event was to plant about 35 indigenous native trees.

  • ‘Put Your Hearts on the Table’ benefit for RSF Community Center

    The RSF Community Center held “Put Your Hearts on the Table,” its “No-Limit Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament” Jan. 28 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Players of all levels competed for this year’s title of “Champ of the Ranch” and the chance to win a variety of prizes. The evening also...

  • San Diego Police Officers Association Charity Fund Reception

    The Advisory Board of The San Diego Police Officers Association (SDPOA) Charity Fund held a reception Jan. 26 in support of the organization at the Fairbanks Ranch home of Mike and Lori Conger. The event was attended by SDPOA Board President Brian Marvel and the honorary speaker was San Diego Police...

  • GOP toasts Trump inauguration in Fairbanks Ranch

    Champagne corks popped, balloons dropped and fists pumped into the air at a Fairbanks Ranch party Friday morning, Jan. 20, as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. “He’s giving it back to the people,” said Rosemary Patterson of Freedom Frontline, one of the organizers...

  • Rowe School presents K-8 Shining Stars Variety Show

    R. Roger Rowe School showcased the many talents of its students at the K-8 Shining Stars Variety Show held Jan. 11 at the Performing Arts Center. The event featured a variety of acts, including magic shows, skits, stand-up comedy, puppets, singing, dancing, playing music, karate and more.

  • 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...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society hosts author Joshua Hammer

    The RSF Literary Society hosted guest speaker Joshua Hammer, author of “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,” at a luncheon held Jan. 13 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Hammer, a journalist as well as an author, visited Timbuktu numerous times over the past 20 years. According to the RSF Literary...

  • Rancho Santa Fe School’s donated blankets warms hearts in Mexico

    “El Fuego! El Feugo! El Fuego!” Little 8-year-old Miguel screams in delight as he points to the flames on the fleece blanket as it is handed to him. He tucks the blanket under one arm and runs into his cinder block cottage, through the common room decorated with a small Christmas tree and into...

  • Poker players go all in for Graves Disease and Thyroid Foundation

    Fellow friends and seriously competitive poker players gathered at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Jan. 1 for the Rancho Santa Fe Texas Hold'em Invitational Poker Tournament. The event benefited the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation (GDATF). The event featured a mix of skilled players, including...

  • Cure for Cancer Cup

    Canyon Crest Academy and Cathedral Catholic High School soccer programs held one of the annual Cure for Cancer Cup games Jan. 6. The Cure for the Cancer Cup took place Jan. 6 and will take place again Jan.13 at Cathedral Catholic High School. (Photos on this page) Girls Varsity played Jan. 6. Boys...

  • 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.

  • 4th Annual Santa and Light Up a Life fundraiser

    Smiles were brought to the faces of more than 300 children through the San Diego Center for Children (SDCC) and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (BHHS). Thanks to a passionate effort between SDCC, the Carmel Valley Moms group and The Charitable Foundation of BHHS, over 300 toys and $2,500 in cash...

  • Future Legends Celebration

    Future Legends gathered Dec. 28 at the RSF Golf Club to celebrate the accomplishment of the Future Legend scholars and their mentors. John Ashworth joined the evening as keynote speaker and shared stories of his road to success with Ashworth Golf Clothing, from its modest beginnings to its growth...

  • Chabad Jewish Center of Rancho Santa Fe holds Chanukah Celebration

    The Chabad Jewish Center of RSF held a Chanukah Celebration Dec. 27 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The event featured a Menorah lighting, ice skating, live music, Chanukah crafts, Latkes, donuts, hot drinks and more.

  • Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club hosts ‘A Toast from Coast to Coast’

    RSF residents welcomed 2017 at the RSF Golf Club’s New Year’s Eve celebration “A Toast from Coast to Coast.” Attendees celebrated the New Year across America with champagne toasts at midnight from coast to coast: Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific times. The event also included a DJ, dancing,...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters Holiday Party

    Members of RSF Toastmasters celebrated another great year at their holiday party held Dec. 20 at the RSF Library. The Toastmasters is a local group – that is part of an international organization – focused on helping people feel more at ease while doing public speaking, no matter the skill level....

  • 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...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library celebrates Chanukah

    The Rancho Santa Fe Library celebrated Chanukah with Rabbi Levi Raskin on Dec. 15. Children learned about the importance of olive oil in the holiday and helped make fresh olive oil to light menorah candles. Each child made their own wax candle and left with some Chanukah gelt (chocolate coins)....

  • Mrs. Claus makes surprise visit to RSF Library

    On Dec. 13, children were nestled all snug in their pajamas for a reading of “ The Polar Express” during storytime at the Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library. They were expecting to enjoy a reading and make a hot chocolate craft but were surprised when Mrs. Claus popped in for a visit. Mrs. Claus...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Rady Auxiliary Holiday Brunch and Fashion Show

    The Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Children’s Hospital Auxiliary held its annual Holiday Brunch and Fashion Show Dec. 9 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The event, which also featured boutiques, celebrated the auxiliary’s current and past members, and raised money for the Endowment of Genomics. The organization...

  • Las Damas de Fairbanks Holiday Home Tour and Luncheon

    Las Damas de Fairbanks, a philanthropic organization of women in Fairbanks Ranch, presented its annual Holiday Home Tour and Luncheon Dec. 9.The event included a self-guided tour of Fairbanks Ranch homes decorated for the holidays, luncheon and holiday boutique. The Showcase of Holiday Homes will...

  • Santa Day Brunch at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

    The RSF Golf Club hosted its popular annual Santa Day Brunch Dec. 11.The event included photos with Santa and a variety of kids’ activities.

  • R. Roger Rowe School hosts FTC Robotics Tournament

    RSF Logitechies take top Alliance Trophy The R. Roger Rowe Middle School hosted an FTC Robotics Qualifying Tournament Dec. 10 with 15 teams from around Southern California competing. The school had three teams at the event. The RSF Logitechies came away with the top Alliance Trophy. The school’s...

  • Gingerbread City Gala

    Featuring the theme “Charles Dickens,” the 23rd Annual Gingerbread Structure Competition and Gala took place Nov. 29 throughout the ballroom of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The event also included delicacies from the top chefs of San Diego, hand-crafted holiday cocktails, champagne, live and silent...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hosts author Joyce Maynard

    The RSF Library Guild, in partnership with Warwick’s, held a member-exclusive Author Talk Nov. 30 featuring Joyce Maynard, author of “Under the Influence.” The event was held at the RSF Library and included a light lunch, author presentation, question and answer session and a signed copy of the...

  • ‘Olde Fashioned Christmas’at The Inn

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe held an “Olde Fashioned Christmas” event Dec. 2. Festivities included a ribbon cutting for the ice skating rink, a tree lighting, soup challenge, pictures with Santa and more. For more information, visit www.theinnatrsf.com.

  • Past Charity Ball chairs honored

    A holiday tea honoring the past chairs of the Rady Children’s Hospital Charity Ball was held Dec. 1. Called “A Victorian Christmas,” the event was held in the Hansen Mansion, which is a very large 1898 house in Coronado. The event was chaired by Bonnie Hage. The 108th Rady Children’s Hospital Charity...

  • 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

    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’

    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...

  • R. Roger Rowe hosts Grandparents and Special Friends Day

    Rancho Santa Fe’s R. Roger Rowe School held a “Grandparents and Special Friends Day” Nov. 18. The day’s festivities included classroom visits and a Thanksgiving program featuring grades K-5 in the Performing Arts Center. Immediately following the program a lunch was held for grandparents and special...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club holds Annual Tree Lighting event

    The RSF Golf Club kicked off the holiday season with its Annual Tree Lighting event Nov. 27.

  • West Coast Tennis Pro-Am

    The USTA Foundation held a unique West Coast Tennis Pro-Am Nov. 6 at the Del Mar Country Club where Southern California players had the chance to play with the stars. USTA Foundation Chairman and former world No. 4 James Blake served as the host of the event, which included an evening dinner. For...

  • 4th Annual Shelter to Soldier Benefit

    Guests attended Shelter to Soldier’s 4th Annual Benefit Oct. 21 at the Del Mar Arena VIP room overlooking the Del Mar International Horse Show Charity Class. Participants were dressed in Roaring ‘20s attire and danced to live 1920s jazz music by Alli & the Cats. All proceeds benefit Shelter to...

  • San Diego Blood Bank hosts ‘Moonlight Masquerade’

    San Diego Blood Bank’s “Moonlight Masquerade,” presented by Sycuan Casino, was held Oct. 29 at the U.S. Grant Hotel. The enchanted evening featured mystical entertainment, dinner and live and silent auctions. The San Diego Blood Bank also honored Illumina for their innovation, vision and dedication...

  • The Nativity School Christmas Boutique

    The Nativity School Christmas Boutique was held Nov. 3. Attendees had the opportunity to shop for housewarming gifts, Christmas décor, stocking stuffers, toys, jewelry, plus clothing for women, children and even men. Nativity is a Preschool-8 school that teaches Christ-like values in a nurturing...

  • ‘Military Angel Giving Tree Rotary Social’

    Rancho Santa Fe Rotary held a “Military Angel Giving Tree Rotary Social” at the office of Norma Wiberg in RSF Nov. 18. The purpose of this event was to provide support of the junior enlisted military families and their children during the holidays by having attendees pick “your very own angel off...

  • ‘Celebrate Arroyo’

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association hosted “Celebrate Arroyo” Nov. 19 at the Association-owned open space at 17211 El Vuelo, Rancho Santa Fe. Covenant members were encouraged to come discover and enjoy the 68-acre lot that the Association has owned since the late 1990s. Celebrate Arroyo included activities...

  • Del Mar Rady Auxiliary Holiday Boutique

    “Shop for a cause – Holiday Boutique” took place Nov. 10 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The event was hosted by the Del Mar Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary (RCHA). The boutique featured chic apparel and accessories, handbags, jewelry, tastes and treats, and more. Net proceeds benefit...

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