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  • Rancho Santa Fe resident named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidate

    Rancho Santa Fe resident named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidate

    Canyon Crest Academy student and RSF resident Jayden Gillespie has been named one of 60 Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidates in 2017. The candidates were nominated from over 11,000 participants in the annual YoungArts competition conducted by the National YoungArts Foundation. If named a...

  • Planning in the works for Del Mar’s first Breeders’ Cup

    Planning in the works for Del Mar’s first Breeders’ Cup

    Tickets for the first-ever Breeders’ Cup horse race to be held at the Del Mar Race Track, one of the premier events on the sport’s annual calendar, are set to go on sale to the public March 6. An executive with the Breeders’ Cup gave an update on planning for the event, set for Nov. 3-4, to the...

  • El Camino Real widening, new bridge to begin in 2021

    El Camino Real widening, new bridge to begin in 2021

    San Diego City Council approved a site development permit for the widening of El Camino Real and the replacement of the existing aging, narrow bridge across the San Dieguito River at its Feb. 14 meeting. District 1 Councilmember Barbara Bry quickly made the motion to approve the long-awaited project....

  • Mom, baby yoga classes offered at RSF Library in March

    Mom, baby yoga classes offered at RSF Library in March

    Mother and baby yoga classes are coming to Rancho Santa Fe Library courtesy of Seed & Song, a new yoga program that incorporates music to create a space where mothers can connect with themselves, their child and their community. The three women founders of Seed & Song believe that in this frantic,...

  • County Supervisors wait on community choice energy study

    County Supervisors wait on community choice energy study

    Despite many public comments in support, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors opted not to go forward with a feasibility study on community choice aggregation (CCA), instead voting to wait a year and see how other cities’ and jurisdictions’ studies progress. Currently the cities of San Diego...

  • Trees lost in storm; Rancho Santa Fe Association board approves forest study

    Trees lost in storm; Rancho Santa Fe Association board approves forest study

    The Rancho Santa Fe community “weathered the storm” as strong rainfall soaked San Diego Jan. 20-24. “We had quite a busy four days,” said Christy Whalen, Rancho Santa Fe Association Covenant administrator and assistant manager during an update at the Feb. 2 board meeting. The Rancho Santa Fe Patrol...

  • Canyon Crest Academy students march to protest Trump immigration policies

    Canyon Crest Academy students march to protest Trump immigration policies

    Students at Canyon Crest Academy peacefully protested President Donald Trump’s immigration policies during lunchtime on campus on Thursday, Feb. 2, carrying signs and marching silently through common areas at the school. Between 100 and 150 students took part in the march, said Safi Jafri, 16,...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Association selects Bob Hall as new manager

    Rancho Santa Fe Association selects Bob Hall as new manager

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association board voted unanimously Feb. 2 to hire Bob Hall as the new Association manager, effective March 6. Hall currently serves as the city manager for Fountain Valley in Orange County and has worked in public service for more than 28 years. RSF Association President Fred...

  • Learning commons opens at Torrey Pines

    Learning commons opens at Torrey Pines

    Torrey Pines High School held a ribbon-cutting event for its new learning commons on Friday, Jan. 27. The plywood walls finally came down revealing a new gathering spot for students filled with flexible furnishing such as moveable couches and chairs, plenty of places to plug in and even a row of...

  • Whispering Palms CSD to revisit plan for landscaping

    Whispering Palms CSD to revisit plan for landscaping

    Whispering Palms Community Services District is starting from “square one” on its plans to refresh the landscaping at the community’s entrance on Cancha de Golf and CSD-managed land along Via de la Valle. At its Jan. 24 meeting, the board, which includes two new members, requested to begin a productive...

  • Two rescued from vehicle in flooded creek

    On Sunday, Jan. 22, at 5:58 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and San Marcos Fire Department responded to the report of a water rescue south of Country Club Drive and Harmony Grove Road at the Arizona crossing. When they arrived on scene, firefighters found one...

  • SOUL charter school approved for Encinitas

    SOUL charter school approved for Encinitas

    On Jan. 19, the San Diego County Board of Education approved the SOUL charter school for a two-year term, the first charter school approved on appeal by the county since 2003. SOUL (School of Universal Learning), which aims to open its 7-12th grade school this fall in Encinitas, saw its petition...

  • Rarely seen spill could be coming to Lake Hodges dam

    Rarely seen spill could be coming to Lake Hodges dam

    The unusually wet winter now hitting San Diego County and California could bring a sight that’s been witnessed only twice in the past 13 years - water cascading over the Lake Hodges dam. “If the weather pattern we have continues through February, in all likelihood Lake Hodges will fill and spill...

  • 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...

  • 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)...

  • ‘Team Better’ app motivates and encourages women to take care of themselves and their health

    ‘Team Better’ app motivates and encourages women to take care of themselves and their health

    Many women today say they are busier than ever juggling their personal and professional lives. Whether they are spending time raising the kids, working at a demanding job or managing the household, they often don’t take the time to care for themselves and their health.  Two years ago, Norm Hamson...

  • San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept. begins using drones

    Following a deputy-involved shooting earlier this month in Rancho Santa Fe, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept. used aerial drone footage to document the scene and capture overhead images to be used as evidence. Modern-day footage from these unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, can be paramount...

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