News

  • Eric Dill appointed to lead San Dieguito Union High School District in 3-2 vote

    Eric Dill appointed to lead San Dieguito Union High School District in 3-2 vote

    Eric Dill was officially voted the new superintendent of the San Dieguito Union High School District on Jan. 19, but he did not receive a unanimous vote of confidence from his board. Trustees Mo Muir and John Salazar voted against his appointment despite the board having reached unanimous support...

  • San Diego County Board of Education to make decision on SOUL charter school

    The founders of SOUL have brought their Encinitas charter school petition before the San Diego County Board of Education (SDCOE) after being denied by San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) last year. SOUL co-founders Marisa Bruyneel and Michael Grimes, as well as a number of SOUL supporters,...

  • Rancho Santa Fe School won’t pave Dacus property lot

    The Rancho Santa Fe School District board has put the brakes on its parking lot project after seeing the estimated price come in at $325,000. Superintendent David Jaffe said the cost was “shocking” and recommended that the board instead complete a simple-site cleanup of the grading and gravel on...

  • Reception to be held for former Rancho Santa Fe School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney

    Reception to be held for former Rancho Santa Fe School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney

    A reception honoring former Rancho Santa Fe School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney is planned for 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. All community members, current and former students and their families are encouraged to attend, and volunteers are...

  • County supervisors get salary boosts

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a 12.5 percent raise for themselves at the Jan. 10 meeting, a salary increase of more than $19,000 a year. Newly-appointed board vice chair Kristin Gaspar, who represents District 3, was the sole vote against the raises. The new formula is based...

  • Public invited to weigh in on senior facility's environmental review

    A scoping meeting for Hacienda Del Mar, the proposed senior facility on Via de la Valle, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at Torrey Pines High School’s lecture hall. At the meeting, members of the public are invited to provide input on what the environmental impact report (EIR) for the...

  • Tree planting event to be held at Osuna Ranch

    Tree planting event to be held at Osuna Ranch

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s park department and Committee on the Natural Environment will host a community tree planting event on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Osuna Ranch. The “Plant Our Future” event will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The goal is for Covenant families to help plant 35 indigenous...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Association plans rules, form for new voters

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association has developed rules and a verification form for new voters now that the Association no longer has a registration process. According to RSF Association President Fred Wasserman, the process is meant to verify who is an eligible and entitled voter, but will not impact...

  • Junior executive category to expand at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

    Junior executive category to expand at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association board approved removing the 30-member cap on the RSF Golf Club’s junior executive category at its Jan. 5 meeting. The category, meant to attract younger members to the club, allows new members under 48 to spread out their $50,000 enrollment fee in installments. For...

  • General Manager Al Castro leaves Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club to accept new position

    General Manager Al Castro leaves Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club to accept new position

    Al Castro has left the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, serving his last day as general manager on Friday, Jan. 6. Castro resigned to accept a similar position at Tradition Golf Club in La Quinta.  “We wish Al and his wife Cary the best, and appreciate Al’s leadership at RSFGC for almost five years,”...

  • Eric Dill selected as San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent

    Eric Dill selected as San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent

    The San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to one candidate, Eric Dill. Dill has been serving as interim superintendent of the district since July 1, 2016 following the departure of former superintendent Rick Schmitt. Dill joined...

  • San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy reveals plans for Harbaugh Seaside Trails

    The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy has announced plans to add trails, a viewing deck, a commemorative monument to donors and educational signs to the Harbaugh Seaside Trails in Solana Beach. The area will also connect with the Coastal Rail Trail in the city, officials said. The 3-acre Harbaugh Seaside...

  • Part 2: Year in review for Rancho Santa Fe

    Below is a recap of notable actions/events that took place in Rancho Santa Fe in the last six months of 2016. July New restaurant Cesar opens in Del Rayo Village. Fred Wasserman was named the new president of the RSF Association board, Ken Markstein was elected vice president and Janet Danola was...

  • Three-vehicle accident on Del Dios Highway sends two to hospital

    On Thursday, Dec. 29, firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District responded to the call of a traffic collision on Del Dios Highway near Camino de Estrella. Upon arrival they found two sedans and a minivan had collided, sending one of the sedans approximately 15 feet down an embankment....

  • Part 1: Year in Review for Rancho Santa Fe

    Below is a recap of notable actions/events that took place in Rancho Santa Fe in the first six months of 2016. A recap of notable events that occurred in Rancho Santa Fe in the last six months of 2016 (with changes that ultimately occurred to some of the actions taken in the first half of the year)...

  • San Dieguito Half Marathon to leave Rancho Santa Fe

    After 48 years running through Rancho Santa Fe, the San Dieguito Half Marathon has changed course. The 13.1-mile race, one of the oldest half marathons in America, has moved from the Ranch to Qualcomm Stadium. Kathy Loper Events did not respond to a request for comment, but, according to Loper’s...

  • SDUHSD board approves budget

    The San Dieguito Union School District (SDUHSD) unanimously approved its first interim budget for the 2016-17 school year at the Dec. 8 meeting. The first interim budget includes changes to district revenue due to a slight increase in the state’s funding and an increase in property tax estimates....

  • New executive director joins Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

    New executive director joins Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

    Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, a not-for-profit organization, recently announced important staff changes. First, at the end of December, Executive Director Erin Browne will leave the Garden Club, get married, and move farther north. Secondly, Shelly Breneman has joined the RSF Garden Club as its...

  • Several San Dieguito Union High School District construction projects to begin next year

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) plans to begin construction on several Prop AA projects in summer 2017. The four new campus upgrades include Torrey Pines High School’s new performing arts center,  culinary arts classroom modernization and parking lot improvements set to be...

  • R. Roger Rowe School to host FTC Robotics League Meet

    On Saturday, Dec. 10, the R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe will host an FTC Robotics Tournament in the school gym. Opening ceremonies is at 9 a.m. followed by competition. The tournament is expected to end at approximately 1:30 p.m. In addition to three Rowe teams, 14 additional teams from...

  • Celebrate the holidays at the RSF Children's Library

    Celebrate the holidays at the RSF Children's Library

    The Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library will hold two fun holiday-themed events next week. On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. there will be a pajama storytime reading of “The Polar Express” with a surprise guest. Come in your pj’s to hear this favorite Christmas tale of an adventure to the North...

  • Survey results: Association urged to improve Rancho Santa Fe’s internet service

    Residents felt free to express themselves on a recent internet service survey conducted by the Rancho Santa Fe Association Technology Committee, many requesting that the Association get up to speed and bring faster internet to the Covenant to allow for a better quality of life. Read one survey...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Association approves tennis club plan, non-Covenant memberships

    Rancho Santa Fe Association approves tennis club plan, non-Covenant memberships

    On Dec. 1, the Rancho Santa Fe Association approved the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club’s plan of operation, which includes an extension of the sponsored membership program, allowing non-residents to join as playing partners and pay a premium to be a part of the Covenant club. The vote was 5-1, with...

  • Angled parking spaces hope to bring relief for Rancho Santa Fe Village merchants

    Angled parking spaces hope to bring relief for Rancho Santa Fe Village merchants

    Soon there should be more open spaces in the Rancho Santa Fe village to allow people to park and do such things as grab a latte at Caffe Positano, a muffin from Thyme in the Ranch, a birthday gift at Country Squire Gifts and Linens or an anniversary bouquet from Rancho Santa Fe Flowers & Gifts....

  • Knife-wielding man shot in Rancho Santa Fe

    Knife-wielding man shot in Rancho Santa Fe

    A man with a knife who had just stabbed a sheriff’s K-9 was shot by a deputy in Rancho Santa Fe Dec. 3 after taking a man hostage in his apartment, authorities said. The incident began at about 5:30 a.m. when deputies were called to the 6000 block of Paseo Delicias for reports of a person yelling...

  • Senior facility aims to be ‘non-urban’ in character

    A senior housing development is planned for the vacant lot adjacent to the polo fields on Via de la Valle — whether or not the project is subject to a city-wide vote remains a topic of debate. The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board’s Prop A subcommittee met on Nov. 21 to discuss Prop A as it...

  • Solana Santa Fe Student uses bracelets to help South African village

    Solana Santa Fe Student uses bracelets to help South African village

    Solana Santa Fe fifth grader Leah Banuelos, 10, is putting her passion for fashion toward a very worthy cause. Through her nonprofit Kids Helping Kids, Leah is selling her custom-made essential oil beaded bracelets to raise money for mini solar power systems for a small rural Zulu village in South...

  • RSF Firefighters team up with Toys for Tots for holiday toy drive

    The Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters are once again hosting their annual Toys for Tots holiday toy drive in hopes of making the season a bit brighter for local children.  “We look forward to this event every year,” said Firefighter Kyle Carranza, who is coordinating this year’s toy drive. “It’s a simple...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s easy way to maximize giving through December 2016

    Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s easy way to maximize giving through December 2016

    With the generosity of one local couple, there is a special opportunity to double certain philanthropic efforts of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation through Dec. 31, 2016. It is through a challenge to help the Community Impact Fund, a fund RSF Foundation started in 2006 to turn local vision into action...

  • Living Nativity at Horizon Dec. 15-18

    Living Nativity at Horizon Dec. 15-18

    Horizon Christian Fellowship in Rancho Santa Fe is excited to welcome back its Living Nativity with new and refreshed activities for the whole family. The Living Nativity will offer free tours nightly Dec. 15-18 from 6-9 p.m. The event also includes a marketplace with camel rides, a snow hill with...

  • Rowe School Red Ribbon Week essay winners announced

    Rancho Santa Fe’s R. Roger Rowe School held its annual Red Ribbon Week campaign Oct. 24 through Oct. 28. Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign promoting drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse prevention and awareness in schools and communities. It is a wonderful opportunity for schools and families...

  • Another rate hike coming for Santa Fe Irrigation District customers

    Customers of the Santa Fe Irrigation District - which provides water to residents of Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch - will see their water bills rise on Jan. 1, the second rate hike to hit them in seven months. In May, the district approved a three-year rate plan that called...

  • Gun shows to stay at Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Gun shows still have a future at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The board of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds, discussed the Crossroads of the West Gun Show and heard from both supporters and opponents at the Nov. 15 board meeting. About two dozen...

  • Incumbents win San Dieguito Union High School District seats

    The incumbents carried the day in the San Dieguito Union High School District board election.  Board members Beth Hergesheimer and Joyce Dalessandro retained their seats on the board. Among a contested race of five candidates, Hergesheimer received 32.66 percent of the vote and Dalessandro received...

  • Three elected to Rancho Santa Fe School District board

    Two incumbents and one newcomer were elected to the Rancho Santa Fe School board on Nov. 8.Of the seven candidates in the race, current board president Tyler Seltzer received 23.37 percent of the vote, followed by parent Sarah Neal with 19.48 percent and incumbent Scott Kahn with 15.93 percent....

46°