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18th Anniversary of Heaven’s Gate mass suicide at Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. March 26, 1997…

The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild Bit the Dust — Union Bank Foreclosed March 2013 Art Show and still has done nothing with the space

On May 11, 2013, the latest Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild Show titled “Passions” opened to record gallery crowds, but it didn’t go quite as advertised. The show was scheduled to run until July 5. However, Union Bank, the Guild’s landlord, foreclosed on the Guild and the

Protestors rally against baby trafficking outside embattled Chatsworth DCFS Office

Weekend disclosures of state investigations into possible baby selling and other child protective abuses by the Chatsworth Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) prompted a Monday morning protest outside agency offices. Protesters with banners and signs attached to gates outside the office at 20151 Nordhoff Street

Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services under state investigation

The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services has been under fire in recent years with official commissions investigating high-profile deaths of children who had come in contact with the foster care system. It’s being investigated again by state regulators for possible baby-selling charges. Allegations are

THE OLD BOYS CLUB’S, GRAND OLD PLAN (GOP)…. a political fairy tale

THE OLD BOYS CLUB’S, GRAND OLD PLAN (GOP)…. a political fairy tale The string theory suggests there might be parallel worlds.  The following is, of course, fiction but there may be parallels to the world with which we are familiar, because of the string theory, dontcha know.

Growing Up In Rancho Santa Fe (sort of) In The 1940s

By Sally McKenney   I stood at the edge of the driveway as my mother’s car circled around and exited the big iron gates which clanged shut behind her.  I waved goodbye but did not see anyone wave back.  I was four years old.  I burst into

Valley Center, CA vote-count machines gave us Bush in 2000

Ever wonder about those darn voting machines that caused all the controversy in 2000 when George Bush squeaked through the election thanks to some hanging chad and an one-vote Supreme Court victory. Valley Center. That’s right, right over there at 29751 Valley Center Rd. Dick Stephens, along


This is a story in itself. Wow, I wrote this a long time ago and completely forgot about it. Not only, but I also couldn’t remember at all when I wrote it and why. However, it goes on and on and on and apparently I was trying

Taking agricultural education to a whole ‘nother level

SAN PASQUAL VALLEY — Organic farming pioneer and consultant, resource conservation leader, and now agricultural educator, Scott Murray hopes his back-to-the-future efforts will keep farming viable in California and the nation. Murray was doing it, in part, at a groundbreaking venue, the San Pasqual Academy. Located in

Interior Designer Penelope Voisen engages in a bit of ‘pillow talk’

Interior Designer Penelope Voisen engages in a bit of ‘pillow talk’ You can never have too many pillows on a bed.  The warm, inviting, and comfortable feeling you get when you enter a bedroom and see lots of pillows on the bed instantly gives a relaxed sense

Bheau View Ranch Transforms Into Exclusive Private Wedding and Party Venue

An oasis in the midst of ever-burgeoning development, Bheau View Ranch has protected and enhanced the land and local health for more than a decade at the corner of Cox Road and what may yet come. Now, Bheau View Ranch and its gardens are starting a new

Local ironworker Paul Pursley spent 10 weeks at Ground Zero following Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2001: Local ironworker Paul Pursley spent 10 weeks at “Ground Zero” following attack. “Ironworkers worked every day,” Pursley said. “We went on 12-hour shifts starting at 6 (a.m.) or 7 (a.m.) The more iron we cut up, the more firemen we could find. But we

War and politics might suck, but now what? Domestic staffing around Rancho Santa Fe proving hard to find

Economy, war, politics suck, but what now? Domestic staffing is proving hard to find.  “It can be frustrating for them finding the right person with the right experience,” Danielle continued. “Some people are looking for a French chef, for example, and they have to be French. Or