A Great Place to Live

It’s time once again to celebrate where we live and the wonderful life we enjoy in America, and especially Scripps Ranch! Happy 4th of July!

Start your holiday celebration bright and early on the 4th with the Old Pros bike ride or run, follow it up with a great old fashioned parade, and stick around the park for an ice cream social and concert. Get all the details along with a map of the festivities in the centerspread, pages 42-43.

Would you like to know one of the secrets to Scripps Ranch’s success as a community? I’m convinced it is because we have less whining and more action per capita than anywhere else.Ever wonder, when you’re sitting in traffic on Pomerado Road, what is going on with I-15? See the report of our traffic committee on page 23. If you live on Riesling Drive, you won’t want to miss it!

Scripps Ranch also has especially thoughtful neighbors (most of the time!). Ever wonder what complaints we hear most often? Turn to the President’s Report on page 5 and see if any of these ring a bell for you.

But it’s certainly not all complaints; just as often we catch you being good! Luis Biaggi found a couple out on their daily walk with a trash bag and litter lifter (see page 17). Three cheers for these anonymous neighbors!

It was Scripps Ranch neighbors who helped create the Summer Youth Theatre too! Don’t miss their production of the Wizard of Oz, July 14-22 at Wangenheim Middle School.

Did you attend the First Annual Community Fair in May? Well, you have Wendy Littooy to thank for that! Another involved Scripps Ranch neighbor. Read her report on page 19. Then turn to page 13 and find out about the new home for the Farmer’s Market.

We have five articles in Dialogue this month! Reading them will give you a pretty good understanding of the high level of involvement and concern of our Scripps Ranch neighbors.

Right about now you’re probably saying, “What? No school news?” Ha! First turn to page 25 for our Schools Committee report. There you will find an Informational Handout prepared by San Diego City Schools. In addition, we have news that came in too late for the committee report. On Tuesday, July 11, the School Board will hear about the Phase 1 middle school boundary change that will affect students moving into the undeveloped areas of Scripps Ranch. If you are interested in attending this board meeting, you may call the school board office at 619-725-5506 for the time-certain agenda item.

But that’s not all! Did you know that Scripps Ranch High School was named a Blue Ribbon School? One of only two from San Diego Unified? Read all about it in Schools.

With more kids out of school, our parks and open space are really getting a workout! Please enjoy the new playground equipment and sand at Jerabek Park, but please also respect park closure signs when then appear. Every now and then we need to give our parks a (short!), but well-deserved rest.

Speaking of parks…I hope you have stopped in to see our beautiful new Rec Center! What a gem! I bet we’ll keep that place hoppin’!

Speaking of parks and open space, even though we’ve been getting some odd rainy days, remember the threat of fire is tremendous this year. See Bob Dingeman’s fire season checklist on page 9.

Have you been to our website lately? It’s www.scrippsranch.org. Good things are happening every day! Stop by and check us out. This is where you can find late-breaking local news. Read all about it on page 7.

Have a safe and happy summer!

Rita Danskin