Rancho Santa Fe Rancho Santa Fe Lead Story

A night of cards for a good cause

RANCHO SANTA FE — It was a night a night full of calls, bluffs and tells during the inaugural Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Celebrity Poker Tournament at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club Saturday night.

Card players spent the evening playing No-Limit Texas Hold ‘em with celebrities as former baseball player Bret Boone and speaker and author Richard Lederer, whose son Howard Lederer and daughter Annie Duke are poker stars.

The event was held as a fundraiser to benefit the RSF Community Center.

Carlsbad now offers a drop box to retire American flags at the Carlsbad City Library. 
Courtesy photoNerd-Con attendees enjoy a performance during Saturday’s event California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Photo by Steve PuterskiProps from “The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil” are stored backstage at the theater in the Mirage Hotel & Casino. Yes, that’s a KKK hood, used in a segment of the show that addresses racism. The show celebrates its 10th anniversary this summer. Since its conception, sound and light technologies have evolved enough that the producers of “LOVE” recently gave it a technical and artistic makeover.  The theater has installed new equipment, and reworked the music and stunning acrobatic presentations. “LOVE” is staged in-the-round, so no one in the audience is more than 100 feet from the action. Photo by E'louise OndashMrs. California Outstanding Married Woman Carolyn Kirner and her husband, Chuck Schmidt, want to collect 200 pairs of eyeglasses and sunglasses by Feb. 16 for the Lions Club International recycled eyeglass program. Courtesy photoCourtesy photo