In the Know

We start with sad news and a warning. One Scripps Ranch family’s beloved dog was killed by a coyote when the pet’s owner turned his head for a moment. We thank Pam Mott and her family for sharing their story and keeping all of us in the know. Pam has an important warning not only about pets but also small children. Please read her story on page 13.

You may have heard that a senior living community is proposed for Scripps Ranch. In fact a model of what that community would look like is on this Newsletter cover. We wanted to find out more so we could give you all the details, and you would be in the know. Check out page 13 for a closer look at this project.

One of my favorite events is this month—Kids’ NewsDay is on Tuesday, Oct. 21. That’s when you can buy a special edition of the U-T San Diego newspaper that focuses on some of the amazing stories that come out of Rady Children’s Hospital. Just look for people selling the paper at Starbucks, outside some of our schools, and on street corners.

This event is hosted by the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, and Scripps Ranch has it’s own unit that coordinates sales here. The Scripps Ranch Old Pros always help with this event as well. Many folks in Scripps Ranch have a personal connection to that hospital. I know I do, so please be generous and help these precious children. Details are on page 47.

Here’s another way to help those in need. Domestic violence has been top of mind recently because of the video of a football player hitting his then-fiancée, now wife. We hope you never need it, but we always list the County of San Diego Domestic Violence Hotline in the Directory of each Newsletter. It’s 888-DV-LINKS (385-4657).

Hidden Valley House (HVH) is a domestic violence shelter that helps families in crisis. The Scripps Ranch HVH Auxiliary has provided volunteers and supplies for the shelter for more than 15 years. To find out ways you can support this amazing group, check out page 51.

Starting this month, Scripps Ranch residents have new travel choices to get around San Diego. Wouldn’t it be nice to take a break from driving—and finding parking—take a nice bus and enjoy the ride while reading…or napping?! The Sustainable Scripps Ranch Committee wants you to be in the know. See page 7.

It’s that time of the year…to clean up and get rid of unwanted items. The Scripps Ranch Civic Association once again brings you Fall Clean-Up Day. On Saturday, Oct. 18, there will be huge trash bins at two locations, and you can bring your “junk.” Page 15 has details.

At the same time, you can recycle your used alkaline batteries at the SRCA Community Center. ONE CELL, a battery recycling program started by Marshall Middle School 8th grader Anirudh Suri, will take part in Fall Clean-Up Day this year. That’s also on page 15.

Halloween is coming up, and a couple of events can help you and your kids celebrate! First is the 41st Annual Miramar Ranch Elementary School Halloween Carnival, and everyone is invited. It’s on Saturday, Oct. 18, and there will be games, a haunted house, inflatables, a DJ, and much more. Check out page 29 for details. Now that you’re in the know about when this popular Scripps Ranch tradition takes place, don’t miss it!

Then at the Scripps Ranch Marketplace—the new Vons center—you can take the kids “trick or treating” at the different stores. There will be lots of other activities as well. That’s on Saturday, Oct. 25. Page 15 has more information.

One more festival to tell you about, this one at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School. It’s on Saturday, Oct. 11, and, again, the community is invited. See Pages 32–33 for all the fun.

Once you read this Newsletter, you’ll be in the know about what’s going on in Scripps Ranch! Happy Halloween!

Gloria Tran, Editor