Report Storm Drain Clogs

Regardless of the intensity of this year’s rainy season, even a small amount of rain can cause flooding if storm drains are clogged. Our council office recommends that Scripps Ranch residents check the storm drain inlet closest to their home for trash, debris, or anything that might cause a clog. City crews inspect and clean every storm drain inlet each year—sometimes on multiple occasions.

If you see something that might clog the city’s storm drain system, please submit a service request online at Reporting storm drain issues online is quick and effective. Just last month, a resident reported a clogged gutter along Spruce Run Drive and city staff promptly resolved the problem.

Once rains begin, look for any areas of prolonged flooding along the streets. That may mean that a storm drain nearby is clogged. If you see flooding, call the city’s Storm Water Hotline at 619-235-1000. You also can contact my office at 619-236-6655 or [email protected] Happy New Year, Scripps Ranch!

Councilmember Mark Kersey

Be “Red Cross” Ready

The Red Cross helps people during emergencies, and it’s part of the group’s mission to help you help yourself! Becoming “Red Cross Ready” for an emergency means following simple steps in advance to ensure you can weather a crisis safely. Getting prepared—with help from the Red Cross—is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Get a Kit—learn the essential supplies to put in your family’s first aid and survival kits
  2. Make a Plan—before a crisis
  3. Be Informed—understand which disasters are likely in your area and what you must know to stay safe

You also need to plan for family members with disabilities. Do you have family in assisted living or senior communities or home givers? What special considerations are needed for these individuals?

We have booklets for advanced planning. If you would like one, contact us at 201-3711 or [email protected] The SRFSC wishes you a happy, prosperous, and safe new year!

St. Gregory the Great Rummage Sale

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church’s Sister Parish Outreach Ministry holds its Annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, Feb. 4, in the parish hall from 7 am until noon. Proceeds go to scholarships for children of our sister parish, Our Lady of Angels.

Come early for the best selection on a wide range of items: children and adult clothing and shoes; jewelry; household furniture and appliances; cooking and dinnerware; art and collectables; sporting goods and tools; bikes; toys; games; books; CDs; and DVDs. For the first time this year we will accept donations of good quality furniture only. Please coordinate with Randy Large at 689-2526.

Keep the Music Going

Symphony in the Park wishes all of you a happy new year. We also want to thank you—our family friends, friends of note, patrons, business friends, and U.S. Bank—for your support of our concerts. Thanks also to our 2016 concert sponsors:

  • Marrokal Construction
  • Collins Family Jewelers
  • Cymer
  • Associa N.N. Jaesche, Inc. and AssociaOnCall
  • Sharp

Special thanks to a wonderful lineup of bands. It was a fabulous season.

We are self-supporting through your donations and generous sponsors. Soon we will start the campaign for the 2017 season. Please visit and see how you can keep the music playing. See you in the park!

Phoebe Carroll, Symphony in the Park

Scripps Ranch Crime Report

November 2016

6 Residential burglary: Pickford Rd., Old Creek Rd., Punta Dulcina, Scripps Westview Wy., and Camto. Covewood.

1 Commercial robbery/no weapon: Mira Mesa Bl.

1 Burglary/shoplifting: Watkins Ct.

1 Vehicle theft: Cordelia Ct.

5 Vehicle break-in: Hibert St., Rue Des Amis, Ironwood Rd., Scripps Poway Pkwy., and Aviary Dr.

3 Petty theft: Miro Cr., Scripps Ranch Bl., and Libelle Ct.

1 DUI alcohol or drugs: Carroll Cyn. Rd.

1 Disorderly conduct/alcohol: Scripps Westview Wy.

1 Possess controlled substance paraphernalia: Scripps Trail.

4 Vandalism/malicious mischief: Waldorf Wy., Doverhill Rd., Camto. Memosac, and Ravensthorpe Wy.