President's Report

38 Years Strong!

By the time you read this, the 38th annual 4th of July Parade will be just around the corner. Which neighborhood or block will stay up all night on July 3 building a float to share with our community?

All the information you need about our 4th of July Parade and Festivities is on pages 44-45. And the map of the parade route is at the bottom of this page. Find a spot on the route and enjoy the celebration and our community!

In some respects, it is hard to believe that Scripps Ranch is still one of the city's newer communities with less than 40 years of history since the Donigan family moved in on December 31, 1969. The community is still experiencing "firsts," including the one you can read about in the following paragraph.

Fortune 100 Company Coming to Scripps Ranch

The Scripps Ranch Business Park lot southeast of the library and Evans Pond will welcome Fortune 100 multinational firm Lockheed Martin to our community early next year. With more than $40 billion in annual sales, Lockheed Martin will bring 700 employees to its 157,000 square foot Global Aeronautics and Space campus on the 10-acre lot.

We look forward to welcoming a firm that has been named one of the top 40 employee volunteer organizations in the nation, and one that matches employee donations. Read more in the SR Planning Group article on page 23.

How You Can Help a Scripps Ranch Family in Need

Many of you will remember Becky D'Aoust as one of Scripps Ranch's tireless volunteers and dear friend to all who knew her. Please see page 15 for excerpts of the touching eulogy delivered by her loving husband Jim--printed with his permission--and suggestions on how to help the family deal with the challenges confronting them.

Future Traffic Signals on Spring Canyon Road?

With the StoneBridge Estates buildout nearing 50%, we approach the planned timing for an updated formal traffic study on Spring Canyon Road. The city will initiate a request for proposal (RFP) for a traffic engineering firm to complete the study, including recommendations for potential traffic signal additions between Pomerado Road and Scripps Poway Parkway. Please read the planning group articles in the coming months to keep track of this project, as funding for up to three traffic signals is already in place--if justified by the study.

Pool Safety

For anyone with children who will be anywhere near a pool this summer, please read the Spotlight on Scripps Ranch article on page 47. It includes important life-saving information offered up by a resident who has personally felt the heartache of a pool tragedy right here in Scripps Ranch.

SRCA Board for You?

The SRCA welcomes Jim Paterniti as the new District 5 representative. Jim has been a community volunteer for many years, and now we look forward to his efforts in this new role.

The SRCA Board is looking for residents to represent two of our community's 20 designated neighborhood districts. We need representatives for:

  • District 11: including the Renaissance, northern Sunset Ridge, Lakeview, and Galleria neighborhoods;
  • District 19: including Legacy and the area surrounding Cypress Canyon Park.

To see in which district you live, please check the map on the SRCA website at []. For a "job description," please call SRCA executive vice president Jan Kane at 577-0014.

Gordon Boerner, SRCA President

Meet Your District Rep

In order to put a face to the SRCA, we profile the district representatives in the Newsletter. When you see them around the community, please be sure to thank them for their volunteer spirit.

District 14--Kathy Geiahchy

My name is Kathy Geiahchy, and I am the SCRA's District 14 representative. District 14, known as the Marketplace area, encompasses part of the northwestern portion of Scripps Ranch. I was appointed a district representative in the fall of 2007. As a native San Diegan and longtime Scripps Ranch resident, I am happy for the opportunity to represent this area.

My husband, Moe, and I chose Scripps Ranch to start our family because of the great community spirit. We are original homeowners in Heatherwood and have enjoyed seeing Scripps Ranch north grow up around us these past 13 years.

I have been a parent volunteer at Dingeman Elementary School where our son, Michael, just finished 5th grade. I may have met you at the baseball fields since Michael has played in the Scripps Ranch Little League since T-Ball.

My husband and I are local business owners of Budget Blinds, and we provide service to the Scripps Ranch area. This gives us the opportunity to work with our neighbors on the Ranch.

Please feel free to contact me with any issues or suggestions you may have. You can reach me at [[email protected]].

Kathy Geiahchy, District 14 Rep.

SRCA Funds

On a regular basis we want to let you know what some of the membership funds are used for. Last year the SRCA donated $12,000 to the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library to replace the carpet in the community room. Many community groups utilize this room, along with the SRCA that holds its monthly meetings there. In May the carpet was replaced and it has enhanced the look of the room. Stop by and take a look.

In May the SRCA also hosted the annual Community Fair that includes booths with community organizations, sponsors, vendors, sales, food, and activities for children. This is a great event for families and is widely attended. The season's first Symphony in the Park concert was held following the fair.

It's never too late to support your community by joining the SRCA--and it's so simple to do! Just visit the SRCA website at [], and you can pay by credit card. Imagine spending just pennies a day to support your Scripps Ranch!

Join us at our monthly meetings held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library.

Newsletter Notes

Deadline Dates

The deadlines to submit articles for the rest of 2008 are listed below. Please be aware that they vary due to various printing deadlines for the staff. The goal is to deliver the Newsletter on the Saturday closest to the first of each month. We also include the deadlines on the Calendar on page 4.

  • Aug. Newsletter--Thursday, July 10
  • Sept. Newsletter--Saturday, Aug. 9
  • Oct. Newsletter--Wednesday, Sept. 10
  • Nov. Newsletter--Friday, Oct. 10
  • Dec. Newsletter--Friday, Nov. 7

Please send all articles and pictures to [[email protected]]. Pictures must be sent as jpg or tif attachments at the highest dpi possible. Let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at the address above.

Thank You, Newsletter Distributors

Your SRCA Newsletter is delivered to you each month by a group of Newsletter distributors who are also your neighbors. It is an amazing network of hundreds of volunteers--led by volunteer extraordinaire and our distribution manager, Jim Caughey--who give their time each month to the community.

If you happen to see your distributor deliver your Newsletter, please thank them for their volunteer spirit. And if you have any questions about the delivery of your Newsletter, please email us at [[email protected]].

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We love receiving ideas and feedback from you--even constructive criticism! Please feel free to let us know how we are doing. Simply drop us an email at [[email protected]].