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  • Thrive in the Ranch kicks off summer activities on June 2

    Thrive in the Ranch kicks off summer activities on June 2

    Thrive in the Ranch, a new non-profit organization led by local residents and business sponsors who want to support a thriving village for all generations in historic Rancho Santa Fe, is hosting its first summer event series. On Friday, June 2, Thrive in the Ranch will host Movie under the Stars,...

  • Rancho Santa Fe water district plans double-digit rate hike

    Rancho Santa Fe water district plans double-digit rate hike

    Customers of the Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID) are looking at double-digit increases in their water bills next year, based on a proposed spending plan that will be considered for adoption by the district’s board of directors in June. The rate hike, which is planned for Jan. 1, 2018, will...

  • Rancho Santa Fe firefighters recognized at Appreciation Dinner

    Rancho Santa Fe firefighters recognized at Appreciation Dinner

    At its recent Annual Employee Appreciation Dinner, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District recognized two firefighters for their outstanding service to the organization and the community.

  • Overparenting Anonymous

    Overparenting Anonymous

    R. Roger Rowe School hosted Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of the best-selling parenting books “The Blessing of a Skinned Knee” and “The Blessing of a B Minus” on May 10.

  • High school district to review costs of College Fair

    High school district to review costs of College Fair

    As the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) begins planning for next year’s College Fair Night, it will look at ways to scale back and reduce where possible due to concerns about the cost of hosting the event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. At the May 11 SDUHSD board meeting, board member...

  • Rowe teachers want their children to attend school

    Rowe teachers want their children to attend school

    R. Roger Rowe School teachers are hoping that the district will consider amending its policy regarding allowing teachers’ children to attend Rowe School. As part of ongoing negotiations with the Rancho Santa Fe School District, the Rancho Santa Fe Faculty Association (RSFFA) has proposed adding...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Gateway project's market back on the table

    Rancho Santa Fe Gateway project's market back on the table

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association board recently agreed in concept to the terms of an agreement proposed by Landrock Development, the developer of the Gateway project, according to a press release. The project is designed to include a grocery store and office space. The proposed agreement sets the...

  • Local boys represent Cleveland Browns at NFL draft

    Local boys represent Cleveland Browns at NFL draft

    With the number one pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on April 27, the Cleveland Browns selected Myles Garrett, a powerful defensive end from Texas A&M. While Garrett was celebrating with his family in his Texas hometown, 12-year-old twin brothers from San Diego had the opportunity to walk on stage in...

  • Veteran conquers 81-mile Badwater race for fellow wounded warriors

    Veteran conquers 81-mile Badwater race for fellow wounded warriors

    Rancho Santa Fe residents Ben Brown and Mike Trevino run the Badwater Salton Sea with Solana Beach's Katya Meyers.

  • Schools try but can’t always prevent suicide

    Schools try but can’t always prevent suicide

    Teachers look for warning signs, classmates keep an eye on their friends and counselors have meetings with parents, but all the efforts still are not enough at times. “I think the natural reaction for people is to consider, ‘Is there more we could have done, and are there things we should have...

  • Police say teen killed at Torrey Pines left suicide note

    Police say teen killed at Torrey Pines left suicide note

    When a 15-year-old summoned police to Torrey Pines High School early Saturday, May 6, he had a BB gun tucked in his waist band and a suicide note in his pocket, authorities said Monday, May 8. Police said the note was discovered the day after the boy was fatally shot by two officers as he approached...

  • Community mourning teen fatally shot by police after he pulled BB gun

    Community mourning teen fatally shot by police after he pulled BB gun

    Sunday’s gloomy weather seemed a fitting backdrop at Torrey Pines High School for the visitors who stopped by a growing memorial dedicated to the 15-year-old boy fatally shot by officers after he pointed a BB gun at them. The boy’s mother released a statement to Fox 5 San Diego which read: "Our...

  • SDPD: Officers fatally shoot 15-year-old boy who pulled BB gun at Torrey Pines High School

    SDPD: Officers fatally shoot 15-year-old boy who pulled BB gun at Torrey Pines High School

    Two San Diego police officers shot and killed a 15-year-old boy who pointed what turned out to be a BB gun at one of them as he stood in front of Torrey Pines High School early Saturday, May 6, police said. Police officials are declining to name the boy because he was a juvenile. The teen was a...

  • Rancho Santa Fe doctor receives Frederic E. Mohs Award

    Rancho Santa Fe doctor receives Frederic E. Mohs Award

    Hubert Greenway, M.D. of Rancho Santa Fe., chairman of Mohs and dermatologic surgery at Scripps Clinic, received the Frederic E. Mohs Award from the American College of Mohs Surgery at the college’s annual meeting in San Francisco on April 28. The award honors Greenway’s lifetime achievements in...

  • Cannabis festival coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Cannabis festival coming to Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Where the turf meets the surf meets the spliff? The Del Mar Fairgrounds has inked a contract for its first-ever cannabis festival — and the largest by far ever in San Diego County. As many as 6,000 people are expected for the Sept. 23 event, which organizers are calling the Goodlife Festival. Attendance...

  • Postal Annex handles all shipping needs

    Postal Annex handles all shipping needs

    Postal Annex on Rancho Santa Fe Road specializes in being the neighborhood business service center, fulfilling packing, shipping and mail delivery needs for local residents and businesses. With the increased popularity of online shopping, Postal Annex also hopes to be “your personal doorstep”...

  • Via de la Valle widening could begin next year

    Via de la Valle widening could begin next year

    The widening of Via de la Valle from two to four lanes is expected to begin construction in summer 2018. On April 27, the Carmel Valley Community Planning board approved an extension of time for the widening — the project 14 years in the making received its site development permit in 2015 and it...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Village commercial project in discussions

    Rancho Santa Fe Village commercial project in discussions

    Story poles and a rendering of a new village development have sprouted up on the corner of La Granada and El Tordo in the RSF village. The proposed plan for the vacant lot next to Rancho Santa Fe Flowers and Gifts is a single-story, commercial, retail and office building, with 10 to 11 rooftop...

  • Gateway project to come before board in June

    Gateway project to come before board in June

    Update: During executive session on May 4, the Rancho Santa Fe Association board discussed the Gateway project and conceptually agreed to refine the terms of the Covenant and that the previously submitted and CDRC-approved project can move forward with the rest of the process. The project, including...

  • Santa Fe Irrigation District receives national awards in financial reporting

    Santa Fe Irrigation District receives national awards in financial reporting

     The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented the Santa Fe Irrigation District (District) the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

  • Votes still needed in uncontested Rancho Santa Fe Association election

    Votes still needed in uncontested Rancho Santa Fe Association election

    Only two candidates remain for the two available seats in the Rancho Santa Fe Association board election, as Sharon Ruhnau has dropped out. Rick Sapp and Stephen Dunn will be on the ballot for next month’s election — a meet-the-candidates and question-and-answer session will be held at the RSF...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Association prohibits recordings of meetings

    Rancho Santa Fe Association prohibits recordings of meetings

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association board passed a resolution on rules relating to meetings of the board and its committees at the April 6 meeting. According to the new rule, any member may attend Association board or committee meetings; however, audio or video recordings are no longer allowed. Per...

  • Rancho Santa Fe School District considers middle school bell schedule change

    Rancho Santa Fe School District considers middle school bell schedule change

    Rancho Santa Fe School District Superintendent David Jaffe is considering adjustments the middle school bell schedule. The changes are proposed to address more elective options for students and to provide a study hall for academic support within the school day. “One of the areas we’re looking...

  • Parent-led committee urges SDUHSD to build high school pools

    Parent-led committee urges SDUHSD to build high school pools

    The San Dieguito Union School District (SDUHSD) board has agreed to do a deeper dive into exploring the possibility of building a district pool or pools to support its high school aquatics programs. A parent-led pool steering committee provided a report to the school board on April 6 in front...

  • Rowe student a soloist in SD Gay Men’s Chorus ‘Broadway Now’

    Rowe student a soloist in SD Gay Men’s Chorus ‘Broadway Now’

    R. Roger Rowe School sixth grade singer Sofie Brown will take center stage with San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus’ “Broadway Now” on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 at the Balboa Theatre. The show will feature the best of Broadway with music from “Hamilton,” “Wicked,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Mary...

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