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Scripps gives students peek at future

RANCHO SANTA FE — As part of its Community Mentorship Program to attract youth to careers in the health and science industry, the Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education, or SCORE, at Scripps Clinic gave an extensive, hands-on tour to a Rancho Santa Fe School seventh-grade science class of more than 70 students Jan. […]

Sprinkler saves home from fire

RANCHO SANTA FE — Automatic sprinklers went far to help fire crews from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District save a home Jan. 16. The residential fire was in the 6400 block of Primero Izquierdo. Upon arrival, firefighters found the large residential structure surrounded by a heavy odor of smoke. Upon investigation, it was […]

Author visit set at Rancho Santa Fe Library

RANCHO SANTA FE — The newly renovated Rancho Santa Fe Library will host Olivenhain author Mike Ryan, discussing his book “The Old Guys — Back To Baghdad,” at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at 17040 Avenida de Acacias. The story centers around three unlikely heroes, disenfranchised baby boomers (the old guys) and a retired Marine sergeant […]

Mille Fleurs hosts the Kids Korps fundraiser

RANCHO SANTA FE — Each year, restaurant proprietor Bertrand Hug hosts a wine party for Kids Korps USA supporters at his Rancho Santa Fe restaurant Mille Fleurs. This year was no exception. The 2009 Pre-ECO Ball Wine Party took place Jan. 18 to kick off the arrival of the upcoming annual fundraiser, ECO Ball 2009 […]

Fire Department offers emergency response training

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, or RSFFPD, is looking for residents interested in becoming part of the Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT. Applications are now being accepted for the spring session, which begins Feb. 25, at the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station 1, 16936 El Fuego. CERT is […]

Letters: January 30, 2009

Del Mar needs to start with City Hall I just came across the article in today’s (Jan. 15) San Diego Union-Tribune entitled “City takes steps to freshen up downtown.” If the city of Del Mar really wants to “freshen up downtown” and “attract investors, development, businesses … ” and make downtown more marketable, take a […]

O’side artist to face trial for slashing wife

OCEANSIDE — A Vista Superior Court judge found enough evidence at a preliminary hearing Jan. 21 to order a local artist to stand trial for a vicious attack on his wife. Blane Richard Bizzaro, 45, is accused of slashing his wife, Eugenia Bizzaro, across the forehead with a machete in their Oceanside mobile home after […]

Doctor: Retiree possibly plagued by dementia at time of slaying

ESCONDIDO — An elderly man accused of gunning down his two roommates, killing one of them, may have been delusional and suffering from paranoia during the April 2007 shootings, a neuropyschologist testified Jan. 23. Largely due to two strokes, Octavian Crishan, 70, has a “fist size” area of damage to the right hemisphere of his […]

Merrill, Madoff, money

Bernie Madoff made off with $50 billion. From the rich and famous to charities and widows, Madoff (pronounced Made-off) took money from believers and gave it to himself. It is likely that he never made a single trade under his scheme that was supposed to provide better than average returns without ever losing money. It […]

It’s important to take care of your feet

The feet are body parts that get little respect despite the repeated pounding and daily use forced upon them. Most people simply take their feet for granted. That is, until they don’t function at their best and send painful signals of their neglect. Imagine how much pressure and wear and tear each of those 26 […]