Letters to the Editor

  • Nov. 30: Letters to the editor

    Gratitude to hard-working journalists With the recent celebration of Thanksgiving what better time to express gratitude to our hard-working reporters. Is it surprising that our founders identified freedom of the press as the very first amendment? It is America's free and independent press that...

  • Sept. 28: Letters to the Editor

    A $7,000 kitchen remodel Everyone knows that remodeling your kitchen pays off when it’s time to sell your house. The national average cost for kitchen remodels is around $55,000. What if there was a way to increase your house value by about the same amount that a kitchen remodel would, but it only...

  • Sept. 21: Letters to the editor

    Help students succeed in the future: Support RSF Connect We are fortunate to live in an area that boasts some of the best schools in the state. Thanks to the RSF School District (RSFSD), the Education Foundation and our community’s generous support, our R. Roger Rowe School teachers have the resources...

  • Sept. 14: Letters to the Editor

    Vote “Yes” for installation of fiber optics, and here is why We are at a crossroads and it is vital Rancho Santa Fe moves forward with the installation of fiber optics. The benefits to all would be those of convenience, speed, safety, and a guarantee into the future. Increased property values:...

  • Aug. 24: Letters to the editor

    Revision needed for high-speed internet proposal In my opinion the high-speed internet proposal needs revision because it requires the members of the Association to sign a blank check. Association Manager, Bob Hall’s recent explanation of the proposal stated, “… any shortfall in cash flows would...

  • Aug. 17: Letters to the editor

    Coyote pet protection Thank you for your excellent and topically important article, “Coyotes ‘Out of Control’ in Carmel Valley.” I might have an idea that would be helpful to other local pet owners. After the 2003 fires our Maltese named “Fat Boy” was attacked in our backyard in Del Mar near...

  • July 6: Letters to the editor

    Perseverance pays off in rate case ruling When the San Diego County Water Authority filed its initial rate case lawsuit in 2010 against the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, we knew it would be a marathon. Seven years later, we passed another important marker...

  • June 29: Letters to the editor

    Clarifying how SFID’s 9% revenue adjustment translates into varying percentage rate increases Regarding the June 22 article, “Water Board approves budget containing rate increase,” I wish to explain the inaccuracies behind the following statement: “…and two 9 percent rate increases already instituted...

  • June 22: Letters to the editor

    Better building designs needed for young adults with special needs In the past six years, I have mentored and worked with 300 architects and soon to be architects. They look up to me as someone who “walks the talk” in social activism. And many of them reach out and help me when I am in despair...

  • June 15: Letters to the editor

    Village update "So how did your week go?" I asked my neighbor. (True story.) "Well, we discovered bees in the attic, oh and a mouse in the garage." Only one? I wondered. "The gardner found a rattlesnake in the backyard-- scary!" "Oh, yes, we had a baby bunny that got into the house. And we've had...

  • June 8: Letters to the editor

    Rancho Santa Fe Association board member makeup The elected Board of Directors of the RSF Association can present a potential majority conflict of interest if they are also directors or members on other boards within the Covenant. Example: If the RSF Association board were to vote on anything that...

  • June 1: Letters to the editor

    Untold story is the state’s school funding formula On the field, Torrey Pines is our archrival. We delight in victories over and mourn losses against them, but take no delight in their recent treatment in the press. A critical fact, ignored in the May 14 San Diego Union-Tribune article, is the...

  • April 20: Letters to the editor

    Transparency? At the RSF Association Board of Directors meeting on April 6, item six on the agenda was Resolution #2017-XXX RESOLUTION FOR RULES RELATING TO MINUTES OF THE ASSOCIATION BOARD AND COMMITTEES. “RESOLVED FURTHER, there shall be neither audio nor video recording of any meeting by a Member...

  • April 6: Letters to the editor

    Rancho Santa Fe Association Assessment fees The Rancho Santa Fe HOA dues discrepancy issue, mentioned in an article in our local RSF newspaper recently, is but one of several problems with our current assessment situation. Problem #1 Using the current County Assessor’s valuation as a basis for...

  • April 6: Letters to the editor

    Rancho Santa Fe Association Assessment fees The Rancho Santa Fe HOA dues discrepancy issue, mentioned in an article in our local RSF newspaper recently, is but one of several problems with our current assessment situation. Problem #1 Using the current County Assessor’s valuation as a basis for...

  • March 2: Letters to the Editor

    The McNally Company Antiques: Time to enter a ‘New Season’ “To everything there is a season a time for every purpose under heaven” Ecclesiastes 3 :1. NKJV After a wonderful 26 years of owning and operating a retail gallery in Rancho Santa Fe, we are entering into a “New Season.” Our time in the...

  • Feb. 23: Letters to the Editor

    Safety alert: Recalled smoke detectors may still be in use Residents may have a false sense of security when it comes to their smoke detectors. In 2014, Edwards/Interlogix issued a recall of its 400/500 series smoke detectors due to a radio frequency interference issue that could keep the device...

  • Feb. 16: Letters to the editor

    Project AirGig should be considered I hope that the RSF Association board has someone talking with AT&T about their Project AirGig, which is scheduled for field trials this year. AT&T may even be interested in the Ranch as a next level test site in that Project AirGig seems to be a perfect fit...

  • Feb. 9: Letters to the Editor

    Does the deluge mean lower water rates? It was with great pleasure that we read the recent article in the Rancho Santa Fe Review in which Michael Bardin, general manager of the Santa Fe Irrigation District, pointed out that Lake Hodges possibly could “fill and spill this spring.” Since the district...

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