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Residents turn out for inaugural Turkey Trot

RANCHO SANTA FE — It seemed that Mother Nature sanctioned the inaugural Turkey Trot hosted by the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center at the Arroyo Ranch Property on Nov. 26. The day was dripping with sunshine and temperatures were in the mid-70s — perfect for running the 5K and/or sliding around in the mud during […]

Garden club hosts Sassy Santa

RANCHO SANTA FE — Just walking through the doors of the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club evoked the spirit of Christmas. Maybe it was all the sparkle and glitz, the warm textures and patterns and the scent of spice and pine all wrapped up with Santa at his station by the Christmas tree. It was […]

Patrol member honored

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Nov. 17 meeting of the Association was short and to the point, slightly longer than the shortest meeting record at 21 minutes. First on the agenda was the recognition of Rick Petoscia, who earned a five-year pin for service to the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol. Matt Wellhouser, chief of the […]

Big band event promises swinging

RANCHO SANTA FE — Take a sentimental journey back to a time when big bands ruled and songs born of passion, romance, sentimentality and bravado told the story of the World War II years 1941 to 1945. The opportunity to travel back will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Village Church […]

Association approves park equipment, not location

RANCHO SANTA FE —The Association voted to give $25,000 toward the purchase of playground equipment, but did not approve the park promoters’ suggestion that the equipment be placed at the Rancho Santa Fe Arroyo property. Instead, the Association said it would come back in 60 days with suggestions where the equipment should be placed. It […]

STAR students lauded

RANCHO SANTA FE — Once again, the students at R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe did very well on their state-mandated STAR testing. In fact, many of the students scored 100 percent on their tests and were recognized at the school board meeting on November 3. Their name was called, they were received […]

There’s nothing but love for these tennis club pros

RANCHO SANTA FE — It doesn’t hurt to remind community members about the caliber of people who work for them throughout the Covenant. At the Association’s Nov. 3 meeting, it recognized tennis professionals Derek Miller and Dophie Poiset from the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club. Miller and Poiset co-manage the tennis club, give lessons and […]

Association addresses noise

RANCHO SANTA FE — The top three noise complaints in Rancho Santa Fe are loud parties, barking dogs and randy peacocks. Apparently the birds make quite a racket in the throes of mating, Chief Matt Wellhouser of the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol told the Association on Nov. 3. The subject of noise was brought up […]

Bank robbed, suspect still remains at large

RANCHO SANTA FE — A Rancho Santa Fe bank was robbed the afternoon of Nov. 4 by a man with a gun who was also carrying what looked to be a white, plastic pesticide sprayer. Special Agent Darrell Foxworth of the FBI said the man walked into the Pacific Western Bank in the 6100 block […]

State-funded restoration efforts continue at Del Dios Gorge

RANCHO SANTA FE — The next phase of the riparian restoration project in Del Dios Gorge has begun and will be carried out in phases between now and January 2014. The project will remove invasive, non-native species and re-vegetation with native plants, said Leslie Woolenweber, conservation program director of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. […]