Rancho Santa Fe Association briefs; Oct. 18 meeting

More Ranch roads to be repaved

San Diego County will reseal two more Covenant roads in the coming months, according to Rancho Santa Fe Association Assistant Manager Ivan Holler. Lago Lindo and Via de la Valle, from Paseo Delicias to Via de Santa Fe, will be repaved, with work tentatively scheduled to begin by mid-November. Holler said the timeline could change but it is the hope the work will be complete in a couple months.

Rancho Days Round-up

Rancho Santa Fe celebrated its historic roots with a very successful Rancho Days this year. The Rancho Santa Fe Association heard reports of high attendance numbers from several of the event organizers.

Early reservations for events had trickled in so some organizers had thought it would be a down year, but it turned out to be the opposite.

Assistant Manager Ivan Holler said that 250 people swung by to check out the Osuna Adobe during its open house, enjoying a guided tour, lunch and demonstrations by the Osuna Ranch horses, including apple dunking.

Another 200 people came to the Association offices for Taco Fest on Oct. 3 for street tacos and live music—a lot of Johnny Cash.

“It went over really well,” said Daria Quay, Association secretary.

Rancho Santa Fe Rotary kicked off Rancho Days with a very well-attended barbecue and the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club’s Hoedown BBQ & Dance had 153 attendees, including 24 children.

“It was very popular and very well received,” said Al Castro, general manager of the golf club.

Director Craig McAllister, who had a hand in planning the Tennis Club’s 50th anniversary party that capped off Rancho Days on Oct. 7, said that their celebration was “incredible.” McAllister said they had a turnout of over 300 people and former professional tennis player Tracy Austin led a very entertaining exhibition—“she still has game,” he noted.

The board recognized the Association’s Shannon Mountain who took the lead in planning Rancho Days. Mountain received a gift of thanks and kudos for all her hard work that resulted in such a successful week.

— Karen Billing

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