Make Things Happen

We have a lot of news to tell you about this month. We start with information about two large developments in Scripps Ranch, ones that will affect our community for decades. First, the lots across from Scripps Ranch High School—the former Intel sites—have been sold and will be developed into industrial buildings. That project will now be called the Scripps Ranch Technology Center and is shown on the Newsletter cover. Also, the community hopes to use one lot to expand library parking, a much-needed project.

Next, it appears the big box proposal is on hold—that site is also on the cover—and the developer is looking at another plan. See our Special Report on page 17.

Huge thanks goes to a few amazing volunteers who work hard on important land-use issues and make things happen: Scripps Ranch Civic Association president Bob Ilko, Scripps Ranch Planning Group chair Wally Wulfeck, and Miramar Ranch Planning Committee chair Lorayne Burley. If you see them around, please thank them for their dedication.

Here’s more great news. The Community Center on Cypress Canyon Road has had many names throughout the years. Now, with the help of our Council member Mark Kersey and his Scripps Ranch rep Tiffany Vinson, it is officially the SRCA Community Center. As Mark said on Twitter—@markkersey—“They’re more than deserving of the honor!” The SRCA already runs the center and schedules meeting for nonprofits. See page 5 for more details on this story.

One community event you don’t want to miss is the Miramar Ranch North 5K Run/Walk to celebrate MRN’s 20th anniversary! It’s on Saturday, Dec. 6, and it will be a blast! All the info you need, including registration details, is on page 7. The SRCA made this event happen!

Registration opens in November for a number of Scripps Ranch sports leagues. Check out the Sports section starting on page 41, then sign up your child!

We have a new writer giving us an inside look at Scripps Ranch High School. Since it’s a community of nearly 2,300 people, it deserves it’s own “reporter. We welcome senior James Manso to the Newsletter family. Find out why he calls his column Where the Coffee Never Stops on page 25! James is one busy guy who makes things happen!

This month the Scripps Ranch Library expands its hours! How great is that! Check out page 55 for the new hours.

Whether or not you have kids in school, don’t you want to know when schools start and end to avoid the traffic? I do! So we now list each schools’ hours in our Directory on page 69. Thanks to resident Oren Patashnik for bringing us this idea.

A new play opens at the Scripps Ranch Theatre. Don’t miss the comedy Absurd Person Singular. Buy your ticket now or, better yet, get season tickets! See page 57.

I know it’s trite to mention all I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving, so I’ll keep it short! I thank God for my family and my community. Happy Thanksgiving!

Gloria Tran, Editor