Next Steps

Voice of Scripps Ranch (VOSR) is a coalition of San Diego residents for the reasonable use of the San Diego Unified School District property at the Innovations Academy site—also known as the Scripps Mesa Conference Center—at the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road. The district’s proposed use of the property is a joint-occupancy redevelopment project with the Monarch Development Group that includes a four-story, 264-unit apartment complex.

The environmental review process has started and continues into the fall. Release of the draft environmental impact report (EIR) may happen this month. After that, the public will have a 45-day comment period. The district should schedule a public hearing during that time as well. 

The draft EIR contains collected analysis, identification of environmental impacts, and mitigation measures. All residents and stakeholders are encouraged to read the draft EIR and submit questions or comments on its accuracy and sufficiency. Check SRCA social media for the latest information. The draft EIR will be posted at www.sandiegounified.org/environmental-reviews.

A final EIR is published after a waiting period and will include all public comments and responses on the draft EIR. The school board will then place the action on a future meeting agenda to vote to certify the final EIR as well as approve the project and publish a Notice of Determination (NOD) document. Any action involving a challenge under the California Environmental Quality Act generally must be filed within 30 days of the filing of the NOD.

Please participate and stay informed by visiting www.voiceofscrippsranch.com.

Suspect Arrested

An arrest has been made in the violent robbery at Market at the Ranch. The FBI told SRCA volunteer Bill Feather that a suspect was taken into custody on May 15. The man is suspected of five other robberies. If you recall, on Apr. 6 at about 9:40 pm a suspect robbed and pistol-whipped an employee at the store on Scripps Trail. Shots were fired, but the employee was not shot. He suffered minor injuries. 

As of press time, no further information was available. For the latest news, go to the SRCA Facebook page—search “Scripps Ranch Civic Association.”

Get It Done!

One of my highest priorities as your Scripps Ranch representative on the City Council is to streamline infrastructure repairs, including fixing potholes and broken sidewalks, reducing tree hazards, and replacing broken streetlights. Last June the city launched “Get It Done,” a webpage and mobile application that makes it easier to report non-emergency problems, lets you to keep track of progress, and increases efficiency by using GPS technology and photos. 

In the first quarter of 2017 Scripps Ranch submitted 283 reports through “Get It Done.” I’m happy to report that 91.52% of those have been closed. City workers continue to address the rest of the reports. If you have any feedback about the app, I’d like to hear from you at [email protected] or 619-236-6655. 

Councilmember Mark Kersey, District 5

Enjoy the Music!

It’s June! That means a concert in Hoyt Park! The Symphony in the Park Committee and concert sponsor Marrokal are pleased to present Betamaxx on Sunday, June 11, at 6 pm. High Tide Society, led by Scripps Ranch neighbor John Perkins, opens at 4:30 pm. Doug Roche will present the Old Pros scholarships. Bring your family, friends, a picnic, and have fun. Please leave pets at home. 

Betamaxx proves that the ’80s never go out of style. Contributing to Symphony in the Park never goes out of style either. Please go to www.symphonyinthepark.org and make a tax-deductible donation. We count on you and our concert sponsors!

Phoebe Carroll, Symphony in the Park

Free Movie Night!

On Friday, June 16, the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center will host its free annual Movie in the Park at the Scripps Ranch Community Park. The featured movie is The Secret Life of Pets, rated PG. It begins at dusk, about 7:45 pm. 

Get there early for easy parking and to get a good spot. Pre-movie activities start at 6 pm and include arts and crafts, a jumpie, and a DJ. For more information, call the Rec Center at 538-8085 or visit tinyurl.com/scrippsranchrec. For a list of free summer movies around the city, go to www.scrippsranch.org/summermovies.

Summer Happenings

If you have not signed up for summer camps, classes, or other activities, don’t worry. It’s not too late! Here are some you can still register for: 

  • Check out camps and classes at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center. Register at sdrecconnect.com or in person. For master sports camps, please visit www.mastersports.com.
  • Scripps Ranch Theatre has a one-week theatre camp for kids ages 8–13 the week of July 24–28. There are a few spots left! Email Caitlyn Hunter at [email protected]
  • The Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club offers a recreational coed softball league on Tuesday evenings in the summer. Register now at www.srwac.org.

Fighting Cancer as a Community

Relay For Life of Scripps Ranch has combined with the Mira Mesa and Rancho Peñasquitos communities this year. This event is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It is coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Join us at the Rancho-Scripps-Mesa event to remember loved ones lost, honor cancer survivors, and raise money to help make a global impact on cancer.

The event begins at 9 am on Saturday, June 24, and goes until 9 am on Sunday, June 25, at Hilltop Park, 9711 Oviedo Way. For more details, to form or join a team, or to donate, please go to http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=79012, or contact Joy at [email protected] or 335-1464.

Giving Back! 

Volunteer, volunteer, volunteer! Still can’t decide what to do? The Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) needs you! Volunteering is time you give back to your community. RSVP has logged more than 3,000 hours of work for our community.We patrol our schools, banks, and shopping centers, check on elderly people, and do vacation home checks. 

It’s easy to join. You must be 50 years or older, retired or semiretired, and have a California driver’s license. Please call Jim Schulte, RSVP administrator, at 538-8120 for details. Or visit the storefront at 8450-A Mira Mesa Boulevard, across from Mira Mesa High School. Be a volunteer!

Pat Clark, RSVP Board Member

Fire Safety

A big thank you to our own Fire Station 37 firefighters and the awesome Scripps Ranch residents who showed up in the rain for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day in May. It was a day filled with great information to help us plan ahead for the next wildfire. 

We will be at the Community Fair on Sunday, June 11, so stop by and get more information on fire safety. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Saturday, Oct. 21, golf tournament. Check out our website at www.srfiresafe.org or our Facebook page for pictures and more information.

Barks and Brews! 

Come adopt a beautiful greyhound and enjoy an afternoon of food, beer, and fun! The Greyhound Adoption Center will celebrate 30 years of greyhound rescue on Saturday, June 17, from noon to 4 pm at Ballast Point Brewing, 10051 Old Grove Road. Enjoy lunch from food trucks, craft beer, a raffle, and fun! The event is open to everyone, and you get a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes. 

All two- and four-legged friends are welcome! Learn “the best kept secret in the dog world,” meet greyhounds, and talk with adopters, or just share food and drinks with your neighbors and dogs. For more information, go to houndsavers.org/events/special-events.