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Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society honors founders

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society held a 25th anniversary celebration at La Flecha House on Feb. 7. Approximately 100 people attended the open house and shared memories of time spent in the Ranch. Light refreshments were served under the guidance of Sue Bartow, who chaired the event. “We planned this […]

Burglaries increase in Ranch

RANCHO SANTA FE — There was a significant increase in home burglaries in Rancho Santa Fe in 2009. According to Rancho Santa Fe Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser, there were 18 residential burglaries in 2009 compared to only seven in 2008. Commercial burglaries decreased slightly, 15 in 2009 compared to 17 in 2008. “All these crimes […]

School board honors art students

RANCHO SANTA FE — At the monthly school board meeting Feb. 4, the board of trustees took time out to honor 18 seventh- and eighth-graders who had artwork auctioned off to help support the Hearts for Healing Project. For the second year, students at R. Roger Rowe School worked with teacher Janis Reeser and local […]

Ranch’s Glen Bell, founder of Taco Bell, dead at 86

RANCHO SANTA FE — Taco titan Glen W. Bell, founder of the fast food empire Taco Bell, passed away in his Rancho Santa Fe home on Jan. 16. Bell was 86 years old. In his 1999 biography “Taco Titan,” Bell was quoted as saying, “We changed the eating habits of an entire nation.” So true. […]

‘New Beginnings’ at Ranch Art Guild

RANCHO SANTA FE — Art patrons gathered at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild on Jan. 14 to enjoy the work of three artists at a show titled New Beginnings. At the main gallery it was all about “the Dots.” Artists Dot Renshaw and Dot Dodds combined their pieces and did a show together. “We’ve […]

School set to tighten nonresident policy

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe school board will be more aggressively tracking nonresident students attending the R. Roger Rowe School. Superintendent Lindy Delaney brought the issue to the school board’s attention Jan. 14. The board has asked its counsel, Richard Currier, to establish a tighter policy. Some parents have been known to […]

Busby receives Democratic club’s endorsement

RANCHO SANTA FE — Francine Busby won the endorsement of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club after a debate with opponent Tracy Emblem on Jan. 14. This helps put Busby on track to receive the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Brian Bilbray for the seat in the U.S. Congress representing the 50th District. The […]

Horizon Prep students rally for Chargers

RANCHO SANTA FE — It was all things blue and gold as students at Horizon Prep gathered on a Friday morning for a pep rally to support the San Diego Chargers. Former Chargers player Tim Ware and Curt Di Giacomo were on hand to lead the enthusiastic youngsters in the second annual Touchdown Dance-off. Students […]

Whispering Palms continues fight against mixed-use

RANCHO SANTA FE — The decision by the county Board of Supervisors to approve the mixed-use development at the entrance to Whispering Palms did not sit well with residents of the Whispering Palms community. At a special meeting by the Whispering Palms Community Council held the evening of Jan. 20, the board of directors asked […]

Osuna property lot split

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Association board of directors approved a lot split on the Osuna property at the Jan. 21 meeting. Parcel 1, on the southern portion of the site, is 3.3 gross acres with a 10,500-square-foot single-family residence. Parcel 2 encompasses the remainder of the 24.6 acres, which contains a majority of the […]