Southern California Real Estate Market Awakens from Recent Slumber

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After a recent one year slumber of relatively flat home prices and low demand, the Southern California real estate market seems to have been jolted into awakening just in time for spring and summer! The median home price climbed to $425,000 in the month of March, and economists are uncertain about how much more …

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Rancho Santa Fe Residents Support San Pasqual Academy

Members of Friends of Pasqual Academy ℅ http://www.friendsofsanpasqualacademy.org

Located in Escondido, California, is San Pasqual Academy, a unique educational facility designed specifically for foster teens.  The Academy’s special cause has engaged dozens of supporters, including Rancho Santa Fe resident Dagmar Helgager and her friends. Without their help, there’s a chance that San Pasqual Academy might not be what it is today – …

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Rancho Santa Fe Enforces Restrictions on Water Usage

California Drought

It’s no secret that the state of California is currently experiencing one of the most severe and prolonged droughts on record. With a dry spell that has lasted three years, now going on four, it’s no wonder that many Californian cities, towns and communities have begun to place restrictions on water usage and consumption. …

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Talk of New Parent Teacher Organization at Rancho Santa Fe School

R. Roger Rowe Middle School in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Recently, many Rancho Santa Fe parents have joined together to request that a committee be formed to discuss bringing a PTO, or parent teacher organization, to R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe. This PTO is not just about toy drives and bake sales, either. The parent group that has formed in favor …

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Rancho Santa Fe Artist Annie Omens Creates Beautiful Digital Art

Rancho Santa Fe artist Annie Omens specializes in digital art. ℅ http://www.ranchosantafe review.com, Karen Billings

Rancho Santa Fe’s Annie Omens attended art school in the 1970′s, and she hasn’t stopped making art since.  Omens’ latest art show, “Welcome to My Magical Garden” is currently on display at the Encinitas Civic Art Gallery.  The show features 25 digital paintings on canvas and will run through May 6th. This is not …

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Rancho Santa Fe Philanthropy: March Recap

JDFR's Taste the Cure event raised awareness and funds for Type 1 Diabetes. ℅ http://sd.jdrf.org/

It’s well known 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, a few of last month’s events.  Every month in Rancho Santa Fe you can …

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Rancho Santa Fe Organizations Collaborate to Hold “Spring Cleaning” Sale


On May 2nd, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, RSF Country Friends and The RSF Book Cellar are working together to put on a “spring cleaning” sale, an attempt to give the community reasons to give back. This is not the first time that such organizations have put on an event to benefit the …

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Southern California Real Estate Market Anticipating Strong Season Ahead

Solana Beach, Catherine and Jason Barry of Barry Estates

According to the LA Times, the supply of houses for sale is starting to open up for Southern California home buyers.  This event could initiate a strong season for the region’s real estate market. Said Rich Simonin, chief executive of a real estate firm in Riverside, “Supply is not an issue right now, not …

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Entrepreneurs Securing Luxury Real Estate in Southern California

Justin Yoshimura recently purchased a home in Santa Monica. ℅ http://www.latimes.com

Not many millionaires can call Tom Cruise their next-door neighbor, but Amazon’s Jeff Bezos can.  Bezos currently owns a $27 million Beverly Hills estate, complete with a tennis court, greenhouse, swimming pool and secondary guesthouse that takes up two acres of land. Some of the most high profile purchases in recent years include Bezos’ …

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Rancho Santa Fe Fundraiser Remembers Robin Williams and Raises Funds

Event co-chair Jeffrey Essakow, CAF co-founder Bob Babbitt, Katherine and SD Mayor Kevin Faulconer. ℅ http://www.ranchosantafereview.com, McKenzie Images

Earlier this month, the Challenged Athletes Foundation honored Robin Williams’ legacy with a fundraiser held in Rancho Santa Fe. The event brought almost 500 people together to remember Robin Williams and raise money for the newly established “Challenged Athletes Foundation Endowment in Memory of Robin Williams.” Established in 1997, the Challenged Athletes Foundation works …

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