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  • Association holds town hall, reschedules regular meeting

    Association holds town hall, reschedules regular meeting

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association did not post the notice of its Dec. 7 regular board meeting in the required four days in advance so the meeting was turned into a town hall, discussing non-action items and taking public comment. The board rescheduled its regular board meeting for Friday, Dec. 15....

  • TPHS Red Ribbon Week shares tough consequences of drug, alcohol use

    TPHS Red Ribbon Week shares tough consequences of drug, alcohol use

    This year’s Torrey Pines Red Ribbon Week was one of the hardest and most emotional assemblies that teacher Don Collins said he had ever put together. It featured a man who was left a quadriplegic after a drunk driver struck him on his bicycle 40 years earlier and three heartbroken mothers of San...

  • RSF Attack Holiday Soccer Camp to be held Dec. 26-29

    RSF Attack Holiday Soccer Camp to be held Dec. 26-29

    Once again Rancho Santa Fe Attack will be holding its Holiday Soccer Camp the week of Dec. 26-29. The camp is designed for all players who want to have fun on their break while working on their technical ability and improving their skills. “We do it every year because it fills a need,” said Marilee...

  • Event honors longtime Rowe volleyball coach Jackie Mendez

    Event honors longtime Rowe volleyball coach Jackie Mendez

    “A Night to Honor Jackie Mendez” was held at a private Rancho Santa Fe home on Nov. 30, celebrating Mendez’s 25 years as the volleyball coach at R. Roger Rowe School, as well as her partnership with the nonprofit Starlings Volleyball Clubs as a new board member. The celebratory event was hosted...

  • RSF Association manager stepping down

    RSF Association manager stepping down

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association will again search for a new manager for the second time in the last two years as it was announced Bob Hall will be retiring effective Jan. 2, 2018. “Due to some recent events in my personal life I’ve decided it is time for me to focus on the things I’ve wanted to...

  • Resident celebrates 50 years living in his Rancho Santa Fe home

    Resident celebrates 50 years living in his Rancho Santa Fe home

    Dale Nelson has lived in his home in Rancho Santa Fe for half a century. The 92-year-old Nelson recently celebrated his 50-year anniversary in the house he moved his family into back in November 1967. Nelson, a World War II veteran who served in the Air Force, has an American flag proudly on display...

  • Honor Flight thanks Rowe students with visit from World War II veteran

    Honor Flight thanks Rowe students with visit from World War II veteran

    A true hero visited the R. Roger Rowe School campus on Thursday, Nov. 30 after two patriotic third graders fundraised for Honor Flight San Diego, an organization that sends World War II veterans to Washington, D.C to visit the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice. Upon hearing about...

  • RSF couple devoted to helping foster children

    RSF couple devoted to helping foster children

    Rancho Santa Fe residents Vivianne Villanueva Dhupa and Sarit Dhupa have become devoted to their mission of helping foster youth in San Diego County through their support of Promises2Kids. Promises2Kids (P2K) is a nonprofit originally founded as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation of San Diego...

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