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  • 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...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund ‘Fashion’s Night Out’ event to feature top designer

    Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund ‘Fashion’s Night Out’ event to feature top designer

    On Nov. 2, the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund, a division of the RSF Foundation, will bring global fashion to a stage in Rancho Santa Fe. The event will start at 6 p.m. at the beautiful Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, 5827 Via de la Cumbre, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Celebrity-loved designer Alka Tolani...

  • Oktoberfest at The Inn

    Oktoberfest at The Inn

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe hosted a Bavarian-style Oktoberfest celebration Sept. 25. The festive family event featured a Biergarten, live music, German faire and a kids zone. See more photos on page A10. Online: www.rsfreview.com Photos by Jon Clark.

  • Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation hosts reception for local business community

    Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation hosts reception for local business community

    Members of the local business community attended a reception Sept. 14 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe for an update on the Rancho Santa Fe School District. K-5 Principal Kim Pinkerton and Middle School Principal Garrett Corduan spoke about the school, and the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation...

  • Art of Fashion Runway Show 2016

    Art of Fashion Runway Show 2016

    A dazzling fashion show once again delighted attendees at The Country Friends’ 61st annual Art of Fashion Runway Show held Sept. 15 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Presented in partnership with South Coast Plaza for the 12th straight year, the event featured fashions by top designers, a champagne...

  • MCASD hosts ‘Monte Carlo: Bollywood’ benefit

    MCASD hosts ‘Monte Carlo: Bollywood’ benefit

    Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s 40th annual benefit, “Monte Carlo: Bollywood,” was held Sept. 10 at MCASD. Guests were transported to “the rich cultural vibrancy of the contemporary Bollywood scene in India.” The event included “a sumptuous Indian feast prepared by Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa,...

  • Falcons never forget

    Falcons never forget

    Torrey Pines High School honored the lives lost on 9/11 and the country’s heroes with a “Salute to America” before the Falcons varsity football game against Fallbrook on Sept. 9. The Falcon faithful paid tribute to local San Diego police officers, firefighters and Marines in the pre-game ceremony.

  • 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...

  • RSF Library Author Showcase to present Amirah Hall

    Amirah Hall is all set to refresh the way we look at life by releasing “Manifesting Miracles 101 - The Art of Being in the Flow.” Her newest book offers a unique and quite daring perspective into the world of self-healing and success in all aspects of life. Hall will offer an audience interactive...

  • RSF Saddlebred Mister French is World Champion

    RSF Saddlebred Mister French is World Champion

    Rancho Santa Fe’s Debbie Tomin recently won the Adult Three Gaited Show Pleasure World’s Championship with her American Saddlebred horse Mister French. Tomin and Mister French earned the top prize at the World’s Championship Horse Show in Louisville, Ky., a competition that gathers over 2,500 of...

  • Rancho Valencia opens new Rein pool bar

    Rancho Valencia opens new Rein pool bar

    Rancho Valencia Resort opened its new pool bar Rein this summer. Located at the resort’s adults-only pool, it offers guests and locals a new, refreshing culinary experience with an elevated yet approachable Southern California poolside vibe. Rein is a retreat complete with newly minted cabanas,...

  • Solana Santa Fe Back-to-School Night

    Solana Santa Fe Back-to-School Night

    Parents gathered Sept. 1 at Solana Santa Fe School for a “Back-to-School Night.” The event offers parents a chance to meet their child’s teacher, and for the teachers to share expectations and curriculum for the upcoming school year. It is also a time for parents to ask questions and receive clarification...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club welcomes new members

    Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club welcomes new members

    The RSF Rotary Club held an induction ceremony Aug. 31 at the RSF Golf Club for three community members who recently joined the club: Sophia Alsadek, Amy Wynne and Katherine Foster. Visit www.rsfrotary.com. Photos by McKenzie Images.

  • Midway American Patriot Award Gala

    Midway American Patriot Award Gala

    The 10th annual Midway American Patriot Award Gala took place aboard the USS Midway Museum Sept. 1. The Midway American Patriot Award honors “extraordinary individuals who exemplify the finest of American ideals, recognizing individual acts as well as cumulative lifetime achievement.” This year’s...

  • Surprise retirement party held for Robert Green

    Surprise retirement party held for Robert Green

    A surprise retirement party was held by community members Sept. 1 for Rancho Santa Fe Association Building Commissioner Robert Green, who retired Sept. 2 after 19 years with the Association. (Green has agreed to stay on for a time in an advisory role to ensure a seamless transition.) The event,...

  • Guilders find glamour at benefit for Old Globe

    Guilders find glamour at benefit for Old Globe

    The Globe Guilders luncheon fashion show, “Celebrating Couture 2016,” took place Aug. 22 at Marriott Marquis San Diego Hotel & Marina to raise funds for the artistic and arts engagement programs of The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. Neiman Marcus’ Senior Fashion Producer from Dallas, Greg Collard,...

  • Cinépolis temporarily closes to add 3 new theaters, upgrades

    Cinépolis temporarily closes to add 3 new theaters, upgrades

    Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas at Del Mar Highlands Town Center will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 6 through mid-October as Cinépolis will undergo an expansion and remodel. The renovations will include three new auditoriums that feature nearly 200 additional seats, an expanded kitchen and concession...

  • Casa de Amparo holds campus expansion celebration

    Casa de Amparo holds campus expansion celebration

    July 21, 2016 marked the grand opening celebration of a major expansion at Casa de Amparo’s Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos. A new counseling wing, providing a comfortable space for therapeutic services for abused and neglected children and families, and expansion of the Pregnant and Parenting Residential...

  • Osuna Ranch demonstration garden breaks ground

    Osuna Ranch demonstration garden breaks ground

    In late August, landscapers from the RSF Association started working on Phase 2 of the Osuna Adobe Restoration project, a demonstration garden on the north end of the property. The purpose of this project is to create an enjoyable and educational environment for Osuna visitors and to enhance the...

  • For Marshall Tucker Band frontman, Doug Gray, a passion for music 45 years and counting

    For Marshall Tucker Band frontman, Doug Gray, a passion for music 45 years and counting

    It’s an early Wednesday afternoon in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Doug Gray, frontman for the legendary Marshall Tucker Band, just took a walk on the beach from his nearby home. “This is what keeps me in shape,” Gray explains. “Going to the beach just makes you relax, and it helps when dealing...

  • Rancho Santa Fe's Susan McRea teaches yoga, plays drums at 61

    It’s not hard to center yourself when practicing yoga at the Birdwing Open Air Classroom along the San Dieguito Lagoon. That’s where Rancho Santa Fe resident Susan McCrea teaches a monthly yoga class through the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to sustaining the natural...

  • Pacificfest fundraiser benefits ‘After the Finish Line’

    Pacificfest fundraiser benefits ‘After the Finish Line’

    Pacificfest provided a rousing finish to the day of the 26th Pacific Classic, won in definitive fashion by California Chrome. About 200 racing fans and friends of Bing Bush, Jr. gathered at his law office Aug. 20 on Camino Del Mar, to celebrate the win (or just to celebrate) at Pacificfest, a...

  • Ready for some football

    Ready for some football

    Football was back under the Friday night lights on Aug. 26 at Torrey Pines High’s Ed Burke Field. The Falcons faced off against Steele Canyon in their season opener and won 23-10. Sophomore quarterback Miles Hastings connected with Scotty Gange and Micheal Gadinis for two touchdowns and Luke Duerr...

  • Torrey Pines Pop Warner Spirit Day

    Torrey Pines Pop Warner Spirit Day

    Torrey Pines Pop Warner held its annual Spirit Day Aug. 28 at Ocean Air Park in Carmel Valley. The event included team pictures for cheer and football, a dunk tank, expo booths, photo booth, silent auction, live music, baked goods, BBQ and more. Photos by Jon Clark.

  • Issa discusses new book at Freedom Frontline event

    Issa discusses new book at Freedom Frontline event

    Congressman Darrel Issa was the guest speaker at a Freedome Frontline brunch event held Aug. 24 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Issa talked about his new book, “Watchdog: The Real Stories Behind the Headlines from the Congressman Who Exposed Washington’s Biggest Scandals.” Issa also spoke about...

  • Teen Volunteers in Action SD3 Chapter holds kick-off event

    Teen Volunteers in Action SD3 Chapter holds kick-off event

    Teen Volunteers in Action SD3 Chapter held a kick-off event for the 2016-2017 year Aug. 28 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Teen Volunteers in Action “is an organization of young men who, together with their families, are committed to developing community leaders through a structured program of...

  • Teen Volunteers in Action SD1 Chapter kicks off 2016-17 year

    Teen Volunteers in Action SD1 Chapter kicks off 2016-17 year

    The founding SD1 Chapter of Teen Volunteers in Action (TVIA) held its yearly kick-off event Aug. 28 at the San Dieguto County Park. This year’s annual kick off featured a new format, introducing the approximately 180 young men to five different philanthropies served by the TVIA Chapter. The youth,...

  • Popsicles in the Garden at Solana Santa Fe

    Popsicles in the Garden at Solana Santa Fe

    New and returning Solana Santa Fe Elementary School families gathered Aug. 25 in the Solana Santa Fe Garden to enjoy tasty popsicles and welcome in the 2016-2017 school year. Photos by Jon Clark.

  • Rowe Newcomers’ Welcome BBQ

    Rowe Newcomers’ Welcome BBQ

    The RSF Education Foundation welcomed new families to R. Roger Rowe School with a Newcomers’ Orientation & BBQ held Aug. 26. Photos by Jon Clark.

  • Concert for the Kids benefit features Blood, Sweat & Tears

    Concert for the Kids benefit features Blood, Sweat & Tears

    The fourth annual Concert for the Kids, titled “Rockin’ the Ranch,” took place Aug. 27 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, where this year the band Blood, Sweat & Tears performed at the fundraiser. The event was hosted by Foundation for the Children of the Californias. Event proceeds will support the...

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