Rancho Santa Fe Jewelry to Host Philanthropy Event

Shelter to Soldier provides military personnel with service dogs. ℅ http://www.specialtydogtraining.com

For many years, Rancho Santa Fe has served its residents with first-class facilities, accessible resources, and opportunities to engage in a variety of hobbies and activities.  Rancho Santa Fe Estate & Fine Jewelry is just one example of a business that has not only catered to those interested in buying and collecting jewelry, but …

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Spotlight on Del Mar: A Seaside Community Near Rancho Santa Fe

1844 Ocean Front, Del Mar, California

On August 14th, 1882, the first California Southern Railroad train took off on its new route from San Diego to San Bernardino.  Theodore M. Loop, the contractor and engineer behind the project, had built a home just North of San Diego.  He described it as “the most attractive place on the entire coast.”  Today, …

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Steve Waugh to Sell Luxury Real Estate to Indian Expats

Puri Constructions - Luxury Real Estate - Catherine and Jason Barry

Former cricket icon, Steve Waugh, and investment banker, Dean Honan, saw great struggle in India’s overpopulated slums, but also saw opportunity in luxury real estate. It is clear that vastly growing India needs houses. Waugh and Honan are determined to build them. Honan sports a clean financial-type look whereas Waugh looks of spending hours …

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Rancho Santa Fe Middle Schoolers Attend Pali Institute Camp for the First Time

The Pali Institute Camp offers a challenging ropes course. R. Roger Rowe students at the Pali Institute Camp. ℅ http://www.paliinstitute.com

Just a few weeks ago, Rancho Santa Fe middle schoolers attended a weeklong camp at the Pali Institute for the first time.  Over 200 sixth, seventh and eighth graders opted to go to the camp at Pali. In the past, the middle schoolers attended Camp Marston in Julian.  This year, Principal Garrett Corduan had …

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Loving Animals Up for Adoption at Rancho Santa Fe’s Helen Woodward Animal Center

Heidi, a German Shepherd up for adoption at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. ℅ http://www.animalcenter.org

Interested in adopting a new furry friend?  There’s no better place to visit than Rancho Santa Fe’s Helen Woodward Animal Center.  More than just a pet adoption facility, the Center puts on weekly events and programs, hosts an annual conference, and offers a variety of quality services – all for the love of animals. …

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Rancho Santa Fe’s Jerry McTaggart Provides Home for Medically Fragile Kids

Jerry McTaggart with Genesis at the Catherine's Kids Home ℅ http://www.catherineskids.org

It is no secret that the citizens of Rancho Santa Fe appreciate a high standard of living and overall affluence.  But while the community certainly boasts an opulent lifestyle, it more importantly advocates for philanthropy and good will.  Take, for example, Rancho Santa Fe resident Jerry McTaggart. In 2005, McTaggart founded Catherine’s Kids orphanage, …

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Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary


The goal of the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund is to inspire more women to get involved with philanthropy.  The Fund now has 120 members, and has grown substantially since 2004, when its 53 charter members granted $100,000 to four organizations.  Last year, the foundation awarded six grants to charities and programs that work …

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Good Vibes at Rancho Santa Fe Farmer’s Market

Michael Varbaek and Diana Haworth of the Rancho Santa Fe Farmer's Market

Every week, the residents of Rancho Santa Fe have the opportunity to purchase fresh produce, relax to live music, and watch the children enjoy arts and crafts.  Indeed every Sunday, the Rancho Santa Fe Farmer’s Market promises good vibes – and more! On Sunday afternoons, the parking lot of the Del Rayo Shopping Center …

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Real Estate’s Most Expensive Home Hits Market

Palazzo di Amore front yard - a new real estate listing in Beverly Hills.

America’s most expensive home hit the real estate market this week with a price tag of $195 million, making it the nation’s most expensive private residence on the MLS. Investor Jeff Greene is selling the 25-acre Beverly Hills compound, otherwise known as the “Palazzo di Amore.” Listing agents for the property are Stacy Gottula …

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Phil Mickelson Selling Rancho Santa Fe Home For Nearly $6 million


The historic Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe has long been known for its breathtaking landscape views and opulent homes.  For years, the upscale and exclusive neighborhood has drawn residents from all over Southern California.  Notable residents have included Jenny Craig, Bing Crosby, and even Glen Bell, the founder of Taco Bell. For the past …

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