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  • Rancho Santa Fe residents bound in home-invasion robbery

    Rancho Santa Fe residents bound in home-invasion robbery

    A family was bound while gunmen ransacked their Rancho Santa Fe home late Friday, Jan. 12, in a robbery, sheriff’s officials said. The home invasion was reported about 11 p.m. on Stonebridge Lane, a dead-end road off of El Camino Real. It is a gated community of about two-dozen mansions on three-acre...

  • Helen Woodward Animal Center expansion begins

    Helen Woodward Animal Center expansion begins

    Helen Woodward Animal Center broke ground on their new adoptions building.

  • The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe debuts Morada remodel

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe debuts Morada remodel

    Morada at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe welcomed the new year with a whole new look. During the renovation in early 2013, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe moved the restaurant to the front of the hotel, taking over the old ballroom in an effort to capitalize on the sweeping views of the lawns at the center...

  • RSF School board discusses master plan, gym condition

    RSF School board discusses master plan, gym condition

    At its Jan. 11 meeting, the Rancho Santa Fe School District board heard presentations from two architectural firms as its considers a new or refreshed master plan as well as reconstruction, modernization or expansion of its R. Roger Rowe campus, particularly the school gym. The district put out...

  • Association considers fine schedule for Covenant violations

    Association considers fine schedule for Covenant violations

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association will soon have the ability to assess fines to members in violation of the Covenant, which it hasn’t been able to do since the document was drawn up in 1929. Per its governing documents, the only action the Association is able to take in the occurrence of a Covenant...

  • RSF's Max Root receives 2018 IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship

    RSF's Max Root receives 2018 IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship

    Max Root, a 17-year-old driver from Rancho Santa Fe, is the 2018 recipient of the IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Scholarship, which he will use toward a full-season ride in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama season with Wright Motorsports, according to an IMSA news release. The scholarship,...

  • Candidate filing period opens for RSF School special election

    Candidate filing period opens for RSF School special election

    The candidate filing period for the Rancho Santa Fe School District’s April 24 special election began on Jan. 2 and will run through Jan. 26. A special election was forced after a petition of 110 signatures was submitted to the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools objecting to the school...

  • County continues review of Gateway project

    County continues review of Gateway project

    Developers of the new Gateway commercial building in the Rancho Santa Fe village are hoping to receive final approval from the County of San Diego in the next few months. The project aims to replace the existing gas station on the corner of Via de Santa Fe and La Granada with office and retail,...

  • Surfers, runners team up for 1 Wave Challenge to benefit Boys to Men

    Surfers, runners team up for 1 Wave Challenge to benefit Boys to Men

    The 1 Wave Challenge on Jan. 27 will combine 200 surfers attempting to break the Guinness World Record and a 5K and 5 mile run to benefit Boys to Men Mentoring.

  • Country Friends Giving Hearts dinner dance Feb. 2

    Country Friends Giving Hearts dinner dance Feb. 2

    The Country Friends will host its first annual Giving Hearts Dinner Dance at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club on Friday, Feb. 2. All proceeds will benefit The Country Friends Legacy Campaign, supporting local causes throughout San Diego. The event, emceed by Andrea Naversen, will unveil the 2018...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Association board approves resolution on easements

    Rancho Santa Fe Association board approves resolution on easements

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association board passed a resolution regarding easements at its Dec. 14 meeting, to fix an issue that had been brought to the board’s attention by staff. RSF Association President Fred Wasserman said that about 12 years ago, a member of the then-Art Jury decided that if someone...

  • Part 2: 2017 Rancho Santa Fe Year in Review

    Part 2: 2017 Rancho Santa Fe Year in Review

    Below is Part 2 of the 2017 Rancho Santa Fe Year in Review, which covers the second six months of the year. July -The 36th annual Fourth of July Parade hits the streets of Rancho Santa Fe. -The San Dieguito Union High School District continued to face questions on how it plans to address the issue...

  • One year in: County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar named chairwoman of board

    One year in: County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar named chairwoman of board

    In 2017, San Diego County District 3 Supervisor Kristin Gaspar was sworn into office, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to the board of supervisors. This month, Gaspar will become the new chairwoman of the board. Below, the former mayor of Encinitas reflects on her first year in office: ...

  • SDUHSD faces declining ridership, driver shortages with its bus service

    SDUHSD faces declining ridership, driver shortages with its bus service

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) is facing challenges about what to do about its transportation services. At the Dec. 14 board meeting, the SDUHSD board heard a report about the status of the program, in which bus ridership has decreased 65 percent in the last 10 years. “We...

  • Part 1: 2017 Rancho Santa Fe Year in Review

    Part 1: 2017 Rancho Santa Fe Year in Review

    Below is Part 1 of the 2017 Rancho Santa Fe Year in Review, which covers the first six months of the year. Look for Part 2, which covers the last six months of the year, in next week’s issue (Jan. 4, 2018). January - About 70 community volunteers gathered for “Plant Our Future,” planting 35 native...

  • Three elected officials vie to replace veteran County Supervisor Bill Horn

    Three elected officials vie to replace veteran County Supervisor Bill Horn

    Three candidates - all of them elected officials in North County - have made an early start in the race to succeed County Supervisor Bill Horn, who will be termed out of office next year after serving more than two decades in the District 5 supervisorial seat. San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond and Oceanside...

  • CHP support helps address Rancho Santa Fe issues

    CHP support helps address Rancho Santa Fe issues

    At its Dec. 15 meeting, the Rancho Santa Fe Association board extended its $160,000 two-year agreement with the California Highway Patrol to provide supplemental support in the Covenant. Since 2004, the Association has contracted with the CHP for supplemental overtime hours, in addition to the...

  • SDUHSD selects map for district elections

    SDUHSD selects map for district elections

    The San Dieguito Union High School District board has selected the map that will transform the district from an at-large election method to by-trustee voting areas. The board voted unanimously in favor of the “Cranberry 1” map, one of eight map options under consideration. The two Cranberry maps...

  • RSF board considers assessment of gym, facilities conditions

    RSF board considers assessment of gym, facilities conditions

    At the Dec. 14 Rancho Santa Fe School board meeting, board member Sarah Neal had requested a discussion regarding facilities planning and bond planning, recommending that the district consider hiring an independent firm to perform a facilities conditions assessment. She said her request was in...

  • Association may suspend charging privileges at The Inn at RSF

    Association may suspend charging privileges at The Inn at RSF

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association is considering discontinuing member charging privileges at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in an attempt to curb lost revenue and lost staff time. At the Dec. 15 board meeting, Association Controller Matthew Ditonto discussed the reasons behind the proposal. “With the...

  • Petition forces April special election for RSF School board

    Petition forces April special election for RSF School board

    A special election has been called for April 24, 2018 to fill the vacant Rancho Santa Fe School board seat.The election was forced after a petition of 110 signatures was submitted to the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools objecting to the school board’s appointment process — the first successful...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Association names Christy Whalen as manager

    Rancho Santa Fe Association names Christy Whalen as manager

    The Board of Directors of the Rancho Santa Fe Association announced Dec. 15 that Christy Whalen has been appointed manager of the RSF Association and Board Secretary following the retirement of Manager Bob Hall on Jan. 2, 2018. Whalen is currently Assistant Manager and Covenant Administrator. Prior...

  • Event honors longtime Rowe volleyball coach Jackie Mendez

    Event honors longtime Rowe volleyball coach Jackie Mendez

    “A Night to Honor Jackie Mendez” was held at a private Rancho Santa Fe home on Nov. 30, celebrating Mendez’s 25 years as the volleyball coach at R. Roger Rowe School, as well as her partnership with the nonprofit Starlings Volleyball Clubs as a new board member. The celebratory event was hosted...

  • CCA student Anne Liu named National YoungArts finalist

    CCA student Anne Liu named National YoungArts finalist

    Carmel Valley’s Anne Liu, a sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy, has been named a 2018 National YoungArts Foundation Finalist in Classical Music, the organization’s highest honor.

  • Illumina executive is honored for her efforts to apply DNA research

    Illumina executive is honored for her efforts to apply DNA research

    Invention of the microscope centuries ago revolutionized scientific perspective, unlocking a world previously hidden to human eyes and opening doors to improved medical treatments and hygiene. Today, another innovation promises exponentially greater rewards in understanding the nature of life and...

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