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  • Rancho Santa Fe resident John Seiber to be honored as ‘Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer’

    Rancho Santa Fe resident John Seiber will be recognized as Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer at the 44th National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 16, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center. San Diego’s annual National Philanthropy Day celebration, presented by the Association...

  • March of Dimes gala raising funds to ensure more healthy babies

    March of Dimes gala raising funds to ensure more healthy babies

    The San Diego Chapter of the March of Dimes will hold its annual Signature Chefs Gala on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The fundraiser is a “supper by the bite” experience from San Diego’s top chefs. Guests will enjoy a variety of culinary offerings paired with signature libations...

  • Working for no pay puts Rancho Santa Fe man on path to prosperity

    Working for no pay puts Rancho Santa Fe man on path to prosperity

    With little money and poor English conversational skills, Chun “Charlie” Yim found doors closed to him as he looked for a job to pay for his business studies at San Diego State University. That’s when he hit on the idea of working for free. Yim, then in his 20s, had recently emigrated to the United...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Rotary donations help doctor treat children in Malawi

    Rancho Santa Fe Rotary donations help doctor treat children in Malawi

    The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club recently hosted Dr. Wone Banda, the very first plastic surgeon resident in Malawi, Africa. Through the Rotary’s support of ConnectMed, a beneficiary of the 2015 Taste of Rancho Santa Fe event, Banda will be able to gain critical surgical training that will help her...

  • The big story of ‘Little Boy’

    The big story of ‘Little Boy’

    World War II ended with arguably one of the most significant events in the history of the 20th century, the dropping of two nuclear weapons. An exact replica of the atomic bomb that fell on Hiroshima —“Little Boy” — sits in Rancho Santa Fe resident Clay Perkins’ backyard. Perkins’ home in Fairbanks...

  • SDUHSD candidates object to political signs in school parking lots

    Two San Dieguito Union School District board candidates have questioned the practice of a number of teachers placing campaign signs in their cars while parked at school. Candidate Lucile Lynch brought the issue to the board’s attention following signs spotted at Earl Warren Middle School. Candidate...

  • Two new faces to join water board after election

    The Santa Fe Irrigation District, which provides water to residents and businesses in Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and Fairbanks Ranch, will see new faces on its five-member board of directors later this year, as two incumbent directors are stepping down from their seats and will be replaced by...

  • SDUHSD finishes school year with $4 million financial surplus

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) ended the 2015-16 school year with its fourth consecutive surplus, Interim Superintendent Eric Dill reported at the Sept. 15 board meeting. The district went from a projected $2.4 million deficit in the spring to a $4 million surplus with fall’s...

  • ‘All Fore the Community’ Golf Classic is Oct. 24 at RSF Golf Club

    ‘All Fore the Community’ Golf Classic is Oct. 24 at RSF Golf Club

    The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will hold its 23rd Annual “All Fore the Community” Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 24, at the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The 18-hole scramble format tournament is open to the public. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a fantastic day of golf on this...

  • Week in sports for Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas

    Week in sports for Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas

    Football: Cathedral Catholic rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat Helix 35-28 in a nonleague game on Sept. 16.Dons quarterback Tate Haynes completed 11 of 14 passes for 193 yards with three touchdowns to lead the comeback.The Dons trailed 28-7 early in the third quarter before closing out...

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident still full of life at age 102

    Rancho Santa Fe resident still full of life at age 102

    Marian Snyder turned 102 years old on Aug. 21 and though she is still physically healthy and mentally sharp, she doesn’t have a secret to share. “Good genes I guess from my mother who lived to be in her 90s, which was an adventure because back then people didn’t really live that long,” Snyder said,...

  • Public hearing held on charter school

    Public hearing held on charter school

    The San Dieguito Union High School (SDUHSD) board heard strong support for the new School of Universal Learning (SOUL) charter school at its Sept. 15 meeting. The hearing was the next step in the process for the district’s first-ever charter school petition — the board will make a final decision...

  • 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...

  • Recycled water plan in works for RSF Golf Course; water board approves ag rate

    Recycled water plan in works for RSF Golf Course; water board approves ag rate

    Officials from three local entities are working together on a plan that would provide recycled water to irrigate the Rancho Santa Fe golf course, thus saving nearly 80 million gallons of drinking water annually that could instead be used by residents of Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and Fairbanks...

  • Three resign from Whispering Palms CSD board

    Three resign from Whispering Palms CSD board

    The Whispering Palms Community Services District (CSD) board did not meet this month, as it did not have a quorum — three of the board members have resigned. President Nancy McElfresh, Vice President David Nugent and Director Jack Wasserman resigned, leaving just two board members. McElfresh’s...

  • 18th Annual Crystal Ball Gala to be held Nov. 5

    18th Annual Crystal Ball Gala to be held Nov. 5

    The goal of this year’s Crystal Ball Gala Committee is to make 2016’s event the most successful in the history of the event.  Returning on Saturday, Nov. 5, to the premier private Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, the black-tie gala will kick off with an elaborate cocktail reception. Guests...

  • Playwrights Project inspires people from all walks of life

    Playwrights Project inspires people from all walks of life

    In the tradition of Shakespeare in the Park, Playwrights Project presented Live Theatre at Home in the backyard of Carmel Valley resident Lynne Bath recently. Bath, a board member of Playwrights Project, hosted an evening of informal theatre in which three well-known local actors performed material...

  • Week in sports for Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas

    Week in sports for Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas

    Football: Cathedral Catholic jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as the unbeaten Dons defeated Liberty of Bakersfield 49-7 in a nonleague game on Sept. 23. The Dons opened the game with four unanswered touchdowns.Adam Eastwood rushed for 158 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Dons.Quarterback...

  • Beach and Country Guild’s Dia del Sol to shine light on cerebral palsy

    Beach and Country Guild’s Dia del Sol to shine light on cerebral palsy

    The Beach & Country Guild of Rancho Santa Fe will host the annual Dia del Sol fashion show on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in La Costa. The “fabulous” annual luncheon, live and silent auction and fashion show event benefits United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of San Diego. The favorite...

  • Heart to Heart: SDJA student devoted to helping Israeli orphans

    Heart to Heart: SDJA student devoted to helping Israeli orphans

    For her 11th birthday, Rancho Santa Fe’s Bella Silberstein decided she didn’t need any presents: she already felt blessed. Instead of gifts, the San Diego Jewish Academy sixth grader requested that guests of her Sept. 18 birthday party make a donation to Lev Lalev, a girls orphanage in Israel that...

  • Bill’s Angels paves the way for significant growth with Padres Pedal the Cause

    Bill’s Angels paves the way for significant growth with Padres Pedal the Cause

    On Tuesday, Sept. 20, co-captains Amy Koman and Denise Hawkinson hosted a fundraising and recruitment party at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Amy and Bill Koman for their team Bill’s Angels, a current and historic front-runner in Padres Pedal the Cause. Last year Bill’s Angels was comprised of 77...

  • Ladies, little ones come together at Moms and Tots

    Ladies, little ones come together at Moms and Tots

    The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center brought locals together for the kick-off of the Moms and Tots group on Sept. 21. The open house featured a bounce house, pizza, snacks, balloon animals and a magic show. The group features weekly play dates for parents of newborn through pre-school children...

  • Hullabaloo brings out wiggles, giggles at Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library

    Hullabaloo brings out wiggles, giggles at Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library

    The popular Hullabaloo, “free-range, organic kid folk” by Steve Denyes, returned to Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library on Sept. 9 for a fun morning of music. Kids flapped, clapped and danced along to the happy tunes. There is always something going on at the RSF Children’s Library. Book Babies...

  • 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...

  • Design firm fills village vacancy

    Design firm fills village vacancy

    There are lots of adjectives Rancho Santa Fe interior designer Susan Spath would use to describe the look of Kern & Company — distinctive, elegant, contemporary and sophisticated — and now, local. Spath opened the doors on her new Rancho Santa Fe Village digs on Sept. 11, taking over the space...

  • Shopping event benefits veterans

    Shopping event benefits veterans

    A Shop for a Cause fundraiser supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be held at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. The event will feature 16 independent distributors for the women’s and children’s clothing line LuLaRoe. The benefit for veterans and...

  • Week in sports for Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley and Encinitas

    Week in sports for Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley and Encinitas

    Football: Cathedral Catholic is off to a 3-0 start after a resounding 34-0 victory over Westview in a nonleague game on Sept. 9. Adam Eastwood rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries to lead the Dons. Dons quarterback Tate Haynes rushed for 80 yards and one score on 11 carries....

  • Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society to hold Open House/Happy Hour event Sept. 22

    The upcoming Summer Village Gathering to be held at La Flecha House, home of the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5-7 p.m. will be a Happy Hour for Meet and Greet. You will hear a live music performance by San Diego top male country artist Steven Ybarra. His most recent...

  • Rancho Santa Fe equestrian rode in Rio Olympics

    Rancho Santa Fe equestrian rode in Rio Olympics

    Eduardo Menezes will compete in Del Mar International Horse Show Oct. 12-30

  • 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.

  • Rancho Santa Fe Village parking relief in the works

    Rancho Santa Fe Village parking relief in the works

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association is working on adding angled parking spaces on El Tordo near the park, a net gain of 28 parking spaces in the village. As plans are underway to paint curbs for 42 two-hour parking spaces in high-priority village areas, Tom Farrar, the RSF Association’s interim building...

  • Popular after-school Writing Club returns

    Popular after-school Writing Club returns

    Last year, Canyon Crest Academy's Creative Writing Club President, Julia Camilleri, who also organizes the annual CCA Writers' Conference, saw a need for writing workshops at the middle school level. “I had many parents of middle schoolers try to register their students for the annual writers conference...

  • 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...

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