Home Video Cameras Help Police

Block captains are a crucial part of the Scripps Ranch Civic Association Neighborhood Watch (SRCANW) program. Recently we threw a well-deserved party to honor them. We were joined by a contingent of San Diego Police representatives and community leaders (pictured above).

All of the police leaders stayed until the end, which combined with the information they shared, “wowed” the attendees. The block captains met each of the officers and asked questions. In addition, the block captains had the opportunity to meet one another and share ideas.

Chief Shelley Zimmerman suggested block captains find out who has video surveillance cameras in their area and share that information with police. Clear video footage could help catch a crook, but oftentimes the police aren’t aware of cameras near crime scenes. Several cameras could show different angles so the police can collect more complete evidence.

For more about the SRCANW, visit www.scrippsranch.org/watch, and to reach us, email [email protected]

Cheryl Shaw, SRCANW Chair

Virtual Neighborhood Watch

In an effort to help facilitate a virtual Neighborhood Watch program and help foster neighbor-to-neighbor communications, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) is working with Nextdoor.com, a private social network for neighborhoods.

Nextdoor.com is free. Each San Diego neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. Information is only visible to verified members. The SDPD posts crime updates, suspect pictures, and event details. The SDPD will not access the websites or any contact information.

Visit www.nextdoor.com to sign up. This is not intended to replace traditional Neighborhood Watch groups, but it is an additional way to stay connected.

Shannah Oliveras, SDPD Community Service Officer

Remove Dead Trees

The SRCA recently sent letters to members asking for input on a proposed senior living project for our community. It would be on the south side of Pomerado Road between Chabad Driveway and Alliant International University. The Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council (SRFSC) strongly endorses this project for three significant safety enhancements it could provide.

  1. The removal of 33 acres of dead, diseased, and dangerous wildfire fuel from the canyon.
  2. It could result in the removal of the dead and dangerous trees left by the Cedar Fire on Pomerado Road.
  3. It provides the possibility to widen Pomerado from Chabad Drive to I-15 to three lanes—with the center lane reserved for emergency vehicles and provide a two-lane exit in case of an evacuation.

This project is still in the planning and approval stages. We encourage you to express your comments with a quick email to [email protected]com.

Ride the Bus to School!

Registration is open for next year’s Marshall Middle School (MMS) Parent-Paid Bus Program. Details and forms are on the MMS website at www.marshallmiddle.org now. Sign up now!

Great Lineup for Symphony in the Park Concerts

It will be another fun year of music in the park. We rely on your contributions to keep this longtime community tradition going. So if you enjoy these great events, please show your support through a donation at www.symphonyinthepark.org.

All concerts are on Sundays at 6 pm in Hoyt Park. Here’s the schedule:

  • June 14—The Long Run: Experience the Eagles, concert host: Marrokal Design and Remodeling
  • July 12—The Heroes, concert host: Collins Family Jewelers
  • Aug. 9—Bill Magee with Bayou Brothers, concert host: Cymer
  • Sept. 13—The Mighty Untouchables, concert host: Associa, N.N. Jaeschke, Inc.
  • Dec. 6, 5 pm—Holiday concert and Santa, concert host: Sharp

We keep an updated schedule on our website. Also, become a friend on Facebook. Just search for Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park. See you in the park!

Kate Northcote

A “Don’t Miss” Academy Award Concert

The Scripps Ranch High School music department, in association with Scripps Ranch resident and music teacher Carol Cesena, is proud to present “An Evening With Oscar.” This black-tie concert will be on Friday, June 5, on the SRHS concert green. We invite all attendees to dress to impress as they walk the red carpet entrance. Food trucks will be available.

The performance ensembles—including the award-winning string orchestra, full band, and choir—will perform Academy Award favorites from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Toy Story, and a special tribute from Saving Private Ryan. Tickets are available in the SRHS finance office: general admission is $10; and a VIP/cabaret section offers seats at $20 a seat or a table of four for $75. Concert grounds open at 5:30 pm, and the concert begins at 7 pm.

Kristin Young Rader

Our Community Needs You!

Wondering what to do? We think RSVP may be that “special something” you’re looking for. The Scripps-Mesa Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) needs you!

We not only drive around our neighborhoods but we check on the elderly who have signed up for the You Are Not Alone program. We also do vacation home checks. It can be every day, every other day, a drive by—you choose.

It’s easy to join. You must be 50 years or older, retired or semiretired, and have a valid California driver’s license. Please contact Jim Schulte, RSVP administrator, at 538-8120 to join this important group.

Pat Clark, RSVP Board Member

If you see people camping in the Scripps Ranch Community Park at the end of June, here’s why. Relay For Life of Scripps Ranch is back for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28. Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate cancer survivorship, remember our loved ones who have been lost, and raise money for the fight against cancer.

We kick off our 24-hour event on Saturday, June 29, at 9 am with an Opening and Survivor Recognition Ceremony. We will have guest speakers from County Supervisor Dave Robert’s office and City Councilmember Mark Kersey’s office, as well as a dove release for our survivors.

We welcome everyone in the community to join us. There is no cost to attend. For more details, please contact Bill Feather at [email protected] or visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15CA?pg=entry&fr_id=68509. We hope to see you there!