Fall-ing Into the Holiday Season

The tourists are gone, the air temperature is warm, and so is the ocean. And even though days are growing dimmer, and foliage is fading, Scripps Ranch has many of the feelings of new year. Maybe it’s back-to-school fever; maybe it’s people coming back from vacation all rested; whatever the cause, it keeps us hopping every fall and this year is no exception!

Many thanks to the City, McMillin, and our own Victoria Mazelli for giving us the most beautiful community Information Center in San Diego. Be sure to stop by and take a look at a bit of Scripps Ranch history, and maybe pick up your voter registration card while you’re there!

We had a chance to meet our new, interim City Councilmember Phil Blair at the opening of the Information Center. You can meet him too if you stop by on Oct. 5. Read more about it in the Presidents Report on page 5.

Want to meet the people who will represent you in city government? Don’t miss Candidate’s Night, Tuesday, Oct. 10. We will have both candidates for Mayor and City Council. This is your chance to be heard. Read all about it on page 11, and be there!

Remember all the dying eucalyptus trees throughout the Ranch? Well our hard-working volunteers, working with the state agricultural department, have released a lerp predator. Persistence and hard work pays off again! Read Bob Dingeman’s report on page 17.

Time to clean up, clean out, and make some money for holiday shopping! Prudential Realty is sponsoring our semi-annual garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 14. Flip to page 19 for all the details!

Next stop, City Council chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 17. This is the final showdown on the Scripps Ranch business park. Please be sure to read the article in News on page 17, and make every effort to come to the hearing. Showing we are united in our effort to ensure the area near the library is not converted to a sea of apartments is crucial. You won’t need to say a word at City Council. Just be there.

Another place to be is the Farmer’s Market every Thursday! If you haven’t come by yet, you’re missing out on a real treat! I’ll see you there every Thursday, from 2 to 6 pm at Miramar College.

But I guess I won’t see you at the Haunted House this year. Boo hoo… So far no one has agreed to take over one of the most fun events on the Ranch. Can you do it? See the article on page 17 if you want more info. It would be great to carry on this Scripps Ranch tradition.

Imagine how great you’ll feel when you clean out the garage for the garage sale. Now imagine how much better on the following Saturday, Oct. 21., if you do a 5-mile fun run/walk to help our schools, followed by a Ranch-wide clean up? It’s easy to do. Just fill out the Legs for Literacy form on page 28, and you’ll be helping our middle school, high school, and your heart. After the race, you can hurry home and clean out all that summer debris that gathers in the great outdoors and help our Ranch sparkle for the holidays. Turn to page 19 for details on Clean-up day.

Don’t forget the annual Miramar Ranch Elementary Halloween Carnival! See our Focus section for all the ghoulish details! And over at the new EBS school, all is going well. Check out the site plan on page 27, and read the principal’s report in Schools.

As you read through this Newsletter each month, don’t you wonder who does all this stuff for the Ranch? It’s our beloved volunteers! This is the time of the year we ask for your help in honoring our volunteers. Turn to page 9 and please take a few moments to nominate your favorite volunteer to receive an award at Recognition Night. Have a beautiful autumn, Scripps Ranch!