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  • Fair board to review gun show policies in September

    Fair board to review gun show policies in September

    The state agency that runs the Del Mar Fairgrounds will for the first time publicly debate—and possibly vote on—the future of the Crossroads of the West Gun Show this September. The 22nd District Agricultural Association’s board of directors unanimously approved the move on April 24 after nearly...

  • Live from Encinitas, it's SDUHSD: board may broadcast meetings

    Live from Encinitas, it's SDUHSD: board may broadcast meetings

    In May, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) will consider a $4,000 expenditure to record and broadcast its monthly board meetings. At the April 19 SDUHSD board meeting, Joel Van Hooser, director of information technology, presented three possible options for recording the board...

  • Fencing, surveillance cameras coming to San Dieguito campuses

    Fencing, surveillance cameras coming to San Dieguito campuses

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) is taking steps to secure its two most open campuses as the board approved two firms to design new perimeter fencing for San Dieguito High School Academy and Torrey Pines High School at its April 19 meeting. In addition to fencing, the board...

  • Parents leading recall effort for SDUHSD board member

    Parents leading recall effort for SDUHSD board member

    Torrey Pines High School parent Wendy Gumb announced her intention to circulate a recall petition for San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board member Joyce Dalessandro at the April 19 board meeting. “We’ve decided to take action because we think it’s important that we have transparent...

  • Barton leading RSF School District special election

    Barton leading RSF School District special election

    The results of the Rancho Santa Fe School District special election are not yet official as of this posting but candidate Thomas Barton leads the way with 48.96 percent of the vote with Jon Yonemitsu behind him with 38.51 percent. Of the 4,321 registered voters in the district there were 1,062...

  • April 19: Event briefs

    April 19: Event briefs

    The 5th Annual Solana Beach PTA International Festival will be held Thursday, April 26, at Solana Vista Elementary School from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • RSF Tennis Club looks to increase sponsored memberships

    RSF Tennis Club looks to increase sponsored memberships

    The Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club is preparing to request an increase for its sponsored membership program, potentially raising the number of non-Covenant resident members at the club from 25 to 50. At the Rancho Santa Fe Association board’s April 17 meeting, the board decided to table the consideration...

  • Trial ordered for man accused of murder, torture in father's death

    Trial ordered for man accused of murder, torture in father's death

    A Vista judge on Tuesday, April 17, ordered the son of a Rancho Santa Fe man to face trial on a murder charge in the beating death of the elder man last May. Leighton Dorey IV has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder, and a special circumstance allegation of torture in the death of his father,...

  • St. John Garabed Armenian church to break ground

    St. John Garabed Armenian church to break ground

    After an eight-year long process to obtain city and state permitting, the Armenian community of San Diego will finally break ground on the new St. John Garabed church campus in Carmel Valley. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 29 at 11 a.m. under the auspices of His Eminence...

  • Hearing starts for son accused of beating father to death in Rancho Santa Fe home

    Hearing starts for son accused of beating father to death in Rancho Santa Fe home

    Kimberley Dorey knew her 71-year-old husband was home that morning on May 30, 2017. She had just spoken to him on the phone, and he told her that his namesake son had just come over. But when she arrived at their Rancho Santa Fe home moments later, she couldn’t find her husband, Leighton Dorey...

  • RSF resident Cole Harris commits to sail at Dartmouth College

    RSF resident Cole Harris commits to sail at Dartmouth College

    Cole Harris, Francis Parker Class of 2018, confirmed his commitment to sail at Dartmouth College in a special ceremony held April 11 at Francis Parker School.

  • Physician turned entrepreneur begins work with new patients: Union-Tribune and L.A. Times

    Physician turned entrepreneur begins work with new patients: Union-Tribune and L.A. Times

    Growing up in apartheid South Africa, the son of Chinese immigrants, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong got his information and entertainment from daily newspapers. Television was banned in that country until he was 23. When he started saving money for college, he turned to newspapers again, plucking hundreds...

  • CDRC reviews Plaza de Santa Fe renovation

    CDRC reviews Plaza de Santa Fe renovation

    Updates to the Plaza de Santa Fe, home of the post office and the former market on Via de Santa Fe, have been submitted for review to the Rancho Santa Fe Association Covenant Design Review Committee. According to Building Commissioner Tom Farrar, the plans call for a facelift of the building with...

  • Miracle Babies 5K celebrates 10 years May 6

    Miracle Babies 5K celebrates 10 years May 6

    The 10th annual Miracle Babies 5K will take place on Sunday, May 6 at NTC Park at Liberty Station. Participants will receive a race medal and can attend a postrace celebration including a Kid Zone with bounce house, obstacle course, carnival games, diaper dash contest, Family Resource Fair, merchandise...

  • Rancho Santa Fe couple sentenced to prison for fraud, tax evasion

    Rancho Santa Fe couple sentenced to prison for fraud, tax evasion

    A Rancho Santa Fe man accused of hiding millions in bankruptcy assets and evading taxes, and his wife who was accused of bank fraud, both were sentenced last week to federal prison terms. Disbarred attorney and accountant J. Douglass Jennings Jr., 73, was sentenced Thursday to 34 months in federal...

  • Three candidates vie for two seats in Association election

    Three candidates vie for two seats in Association election

    There are now three candidates for two Rancho Santa Fe Association board seats with Sharon Ruhnau going up against incumbents Mike Gallagher and Fred Wasserman. The RSF Association’s Annual Meeting and candidate forum will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 5 p.m. the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Ballots...

  • RSF rider wins championships at Carousel Charity Horse Show

    RSF rider wins championships at Carousel Charity Horse Show

    Rancho Santa Fe’s Henry Reif, 15, recently had a strong showing at the American Saddlebred Association of Arizona’s Carousel Charity Horse Show in Scottsdale, Ariz. With horse A Lasting Legacy, Henry was named Junior Exhibitor Five Gaited Champion and Grand Champion; Regal’s Promoter and Henry...

  • RSF Association offices to get a refresh

    RSF Association offices to get a refresh

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association offices will be getting a new look. At the April 5 meeting, the board approved expenditures not to exceed $200,000 for interior improvements in the Association building on Avenida de Acacias. The funds will come from the Association’s reserves. RSF Association Assistant...

  • Update on SDG&E's pole replacement operations in RSF

    Update on SDG&E's pole replacement operations in RSF

    In March, over 200 Rancho Santa Fe residents signed a petition to stop SDG&E from installing 120 permanent overhead steel poles within the Covenant and the Rancho Santa Fe Association board, which also opposed the project, announced that it would pursue its legal options. At the April 5 board meeting,...

  • Service provider named for RSF Connect network

    Service provider named for RSF Connect network

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association has selected Race Communications as the internet service provider for its Rancho Santa Fe Connect project, bringing a 1 gigabit fiber optic network to every home in the Covenant. At the April 5 board meeting, Association Assistant Manager Arnold Keene said the Association...

  • Parents advocate for school safety measures at R. Roger Rowe

    Parents advocate for school safety measures at R. Roger Rowe

    R. Roger Rowe School parents are speaking out on school safety, some asking the Rancho Santa Fe School District to explore investing in a full-time armed security guard on campus. During public comment at the board’s March 8 meeting, parent Yann Phung said the district is in a unique position to...

  • Musical storytime at RSF Children's Library

    Musical storytime at RSF Children's Library

    The San Diego Music Academy visited the Rancho Santa Fe Children's Library on March 13.

  • Lessons in resilency, hope at suicide prevention week at Torrey Pines

    Lessons in resilency, hope at suicide prevention week at Torrey Pines

    Last week was Yellow Ribbon Week on the Torrey Pines High School campus, a week centered on suicide prevention. In a crowded gym on March 7, teacher Don Collins had each teenager turn to the student next to them and say: “It’s good to see you” and “I care about you.” In unison, the students said:...

  • RSF School board candidate forum to be held March 18

    RSF School board candidate forum to be held March 18

    A candidate forum for the Rancho Santa Fe School board special election will be held on Sunday, March 18 at 6 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. All five candidates in the April 24 election are planning to attend, including Thomas Barton, Elise Dufresne, Steven Hughes, Jee Manghani and Jon...

  • Solana Beach district agrees to salary increases

    Solana Beach district agrees to salary increases

    The Solana Beach School District and certificated and classified teachers’ unions were able to come together on a new collective bargaining agreement, to be ratified at a special board meeting on March 20. The agreement came after some tension-filled school board meetings and “some negativity,...

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