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Historical Society signs lease

VISTA — The Vista Historical Society hosted a lease-signing ceremony at historic Rancho Minerva on Jan. 26. The historic home, located at Foothill Drive and San Clemente Avenue in Vista, will be leased by the Vista Historical Society from the city of Vista. Built by Nick Huntalas in 1933, the house was a center of […]


GFWC Contemporary Women of North County, or CWONC, initiated two new members at its January meeting. Pictured from left are new member Penny Hagler, Co-Membership Chairs Lisa Pratte and Kathleen King and new member Jenna Jahn. CWONC is a nonprofit volunteer organization that supports community service efforts in the North County area, focusing on issues […]

Letters: Jan. 30, 2009

Glad to hear Sockers are back It was great to read about the Sockers coming back to San Diego. David Pike and Carl Savoia are doing a great thing for the community and for the sport of soccer. Maybe it will be successful the third time and stay in San Diego for many years. I’m […]

Rancho Santa Fe student named to leadership program

RANCHO SANTA FE —Grant Daniels, a student at Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. Daniels will join a group of students in Washington, D.C. from April 6 through April 12 to study leadership and explore some of the United States’ most prominent monuments […]


Ellen McGrath-Thorpe, president of the Carlsbad Garden Club, and David Root, floral designer and lecturer, deliver bouquets to Camp Pendleton, as part of efforts by six North County garden clubs which take turns delivering 15 floral arrangements once a month to Camp Pendleton’s Wounded Warriors. Dos Gringos, a wholesale florist in Vista, donates the flowers […]

Hammer takes top spot in tournament

COAST CITIES — The San Diego Hammer varsity wheelchair basketball team was crowned champion for the second straight year after winning the West Coast Regional Tournament on Jan. 11 at Canyon Crest Academy. The Hammer won the championship game with a 61-28 win against the Rancho Renegades of Los Angeles, following a win over the […]

Taxpayers should scrutinize stimulus bill

COAST CITIES — As the economy continues to suffer the effects of the current recession, and as we enter the tax filing season, it may be worth noting that this year especially may be a year that all taxpayers take additional time to review all income, expense, and deduction items reported on their tax return. […]


Pictured above is the Rancho Santa Fe Attack Girls Under 14 team. Standing from left, Samantha Rauch, Cathie Haynor, Dana Conlin, Casey Ballard, Jenna Loheed, Lauren Miller, Teresa Echols, Kayla McGuinness and Coach Nate Hetherington. Kneeling from left, Camille Brouwer, Grace Dhanens, Wylie Schwartz, Mackenzie Gaurano, Maddie Scott, Emily Gruzdowich and Kate Larkin. Sitting from […]

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Above, the Rancho Santa Fe Attack Girls-Under-9 team. Standing from left, Kathryn Miller, Brittany Reppenhagen, Abby Gausepohl, Coach Mike Jones, Anna Kochanek, Camryn Tastad, Emily Ross and Elle Schneider. Kneeling from left, Cate Jones, Billy Anderson, Chloe Crochet and Rachel Askari. The team members were named the San Diego Presidents Cup Tournament champions. The 8- […]

Miller joins firm as principal

RANCHO SANTA FE — CresaPartners announced that Rancho Santa Fe resident Ron Miller has joined the firm as a principal for the San Diego Tenant Advisory firm. Miller is a former Cushman & Wakefield senior director following the 2008 merger with Burnham Real Estate, where he was a principal and top broker/advisor throughout his career. […]