Looking Forward

As I’ve mentioned before, spring is my favorite time of year. I am one of those people who is perpetually cold, so as spring nears, I am looking forward to the weather warming up. In addition to nicer temperatures, it seems that everyone gets out more, especially in the evening when Daylight Saving Time begins —Sunday, Mar. 12. Don’t forget to spring forward!

The Newsletter cover alludes to the fact that a lot is happening in Scripps Ranch. Looking forward, new developments are coming to our community, and construction has started on some of them.

To help fulfill one mission of the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA), we bring you a summary of what’s going on. Check out our three-page SRCA Works For You section starting on page 29. You may want to save this information so you can refer to it in the future.

Now is the time to prepare for two very popular events: the SRCA Community Garage Sale and Clean-Up Day. While they are not until next month, you may want to get your items ready to sell or throw away and look forward to getting rid of “stuff”! Details are on page 15.

If you’re a scout who is looking forward to your Eagle Scout project, we may have a great one for you. See Bob Dingeman’s excellent suggestion in his What’s Happening report on page 11.

Please take time to look through this Newsletter to see all the phenomenal businesses that support our schools, sports, and other groups. Then please give them your business. Many community organizations would not exist without the support of these generous sponsors.

I want to point out one sponsor that goes above and beyond for children—Jersey Mike’s. In the last four years it has donated more than $500,000 to Rady Children’s Hospital. Looking forward to the Day of Giving in March, it will donate 100% of its profits to our beloved hospital. Thank you, Jersey Mike’s, for your generosity and for helping kids! The Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary article on page 45 has more information.

One popular event I am looking forward to is the Scripps Ranch High School Taste of the Ranch. After a brief hiatus, this community tradition is back this year! Save the date of Saturday, Apr. 22, from 6 to 11 pm. You can enjoy food from local restaurants, drinks, casino games, dancing, and a silent auction, all while supporting the best high school in the county!

Get your tickets now at The entire Scripps Ranch community is invited—you don’t have to be a SRHS parent. Bring your friends, meet new ones, and have fun!

Many of you might be looking forward and planning ahead to fund your child’s college education. There are a couple of scholarship opportunities in the Newsletter that you don’t want to miss. The philanthropic efforts of our Scripps Ranch organizations are beyond compare.

While crime is low in Scripps Ranch, unfortunately, it does occur. Do you know how to be a good witness? Our SRCA Neighborhood Watch chair, Cheryl Shaw, shares tips that will help you get the right information for police. See page 15. That’s what Neighborhood Watch is about— looking out for each other.

You’ve heard of the State of the Union, the State of the State, and the State of the City addresses. Now, there’s the State of Scripps Ranch to be given by SRCA president Bob Ilko. The League of Women Voters Scripps Ranch Unit will host this speech. Bob will do what the SRCA does best—look forward. If we do that, we can advocate successfully for our unique community. Details are on page 47.

Due to space limitations, we don’t always have room for a listing of the officials, schools, and services in our community. But we do this month! So you may want to pull out and save the Directory on page 57 to use as a handy reference.

I hope you are looking forward to many wonderful things this spring!

Gloria Tran, Editor