Rancho Santa Fe

City info

The community of Rancho Santa Fe is home to approximately 3,000 residents and an abundance of eucalyptus trees.Distinguished by both its sprawling estates and Lilian Rice architecture, the Ranch was the place to be for early Hollywood and continues to be home to many affluent and well-known residents.In the Bing Crosby era, the community became popular among Crosby himself and those in the Del Mar Racetrack scene.

Golf, equestrian activities and social galas were as popular with residents and visitors alike in the Ranch’s beginnings as they are today.

Population: Approximately 3,000

Housing units: Approximately 1,200

Median income: more than $189,065

Education: 68.4 percent of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher

RSF School readies for student council election

RANCHO SANTA FE — The board of trustees for the Rancho Santa Fe School District was introduced to the upcoming student council election during its April 4 meeting. Starting off the topic, Superintendent Lindy Delaney, informed the board that the switch from traditionally holding elections in September, and now changing them to May, would be […]

‘Real Housewives’ invade Morgan Run for day of fun

‘Real Housewives’ invade Morgan Run for day of fun

RANCHO SANTA FE — There was no shortage of leopard print, pumps and fedoras — as well as club covers that included everything from Rocky and Bullwinkle’s Natasha to a cactus and a giraffe — when the Real Housewives of Morgan Run hit the links on March 18 for fun and philanthropy. The event, for […]

Fire does minimal damage

RANCHO SANTA FE — Firefighters with the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District responded to a call on Sunday afternoon of smoke seen coming from a detached structure near Via de la Valle and Calzada Del Bosque. When firefighters arrived at the scene they found a Toyota pickup truck on fire in a carport. The […]

Fighting fire with science

Fighting fire with science

RSFFPD training facility is being used to implement new tactics in fighting fires 4S RANCH — Probationary firefighter John Daniels watched as the flames swelled in front of him and smoke funneled throughout the structure he was in. Luckily, there was no hurry to put the flames out. What Daniels and the other firefighters inside […]

A matter of ‘trying to keep people safe’

A matter of ‘trying to keep people safe’

CHP is increasing watch over motorist, cyclist infractions RANCHO SANTA FE — Not until this September does the newly signed into law Three Feet For Safety Act, which is aimed at helping motorists and bicyclists to better coexist on the roadways, take effect. But even then, around the narrow roads of Rancho Santa Fe, a […]

Nancy Hillgren named to EMS advisory committee

Nancy Hillgren named to EMS advisory committee

RANCHO SANTA FE — Nancy Hillgren is now representing the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District on the CSA-17 committee. CSA-17 oversees ambulance services for 150,000 residents in Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe. Currently, Hillgren’s main goal for CSA-17 is to help ensure the success of a new 911 ambulance provider. […]

Verizon proposes cell site in Rancho Santa Fe

RANCHO SANTA FE — Verizon is seeking to bring its 4G LTE wireless services to the area through a proposal to take over an existing cell tower site, which is currently being leased by Nextel. The existing tower would be equipped with 12 Verizon antennas and 12 RRUs (remote radio units). The site, a small […]

Senior center receives grant from county

Senior center receives grant from county

RANCHO SANTA FE — The historic building where seniors have been able to take part in numerous social programs, activities and classes for more than 10 years is in need of some overhaul, and as of this week, grant money will help them to do it. The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center applied for a […]

The highs and the lows of it

The highs and the lows of it

Questions rise as the water level of Lake Hodges continues to fall REGION — Residents living in sight of the Lake Hodges Reservoir, which stretches from Interstate 15 all the way west towards Del Dios Highway, have seen its highs and lows over the years. Rainy seasons have filled the reservoir beyond its water level […]

Community opposition to Rancho Cielo projects builds

Community opposition to Rancho Cielo projects builds

RANCHO SANTA FE — Multiple lawsuits and an appeal have been filed against proposed development projects in the Rancho Cielo residential community of Rancho Santa Fe. The specific plan to develop Rancho Cielo, which encompasses about 2,668 acres north and west of Del Dios Highway, originally came before the San Diego County Board of Supervisors […]

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