National Night Out

Tuesday, Aug. 7—Dusk to Dark

Vehicle break-ins continue in Scripps Ranch. In the last few months, it has been the top crime in our community—just check out the Scripps Ranch Crime Report below. As we have urged before, please lock your car doors, don’t leave items visible in your vehicle, and, if at all possible, park your car in a garage. Keep an eye out for suspicious vehicles and people in your neighborhoods.

One way to help fight crime is to join the Scripps Ranch Civic Association’s Neighborhood Watch (SRCANW) as we mark the 8th Annual Scripps Ranch Community National Night Out. It’s basically a block party where neighbors gather to show criminals that crime in our community does not pay. We began our Scripps Ranch-style event in 2011 and it’s been growing each year. Bring snacks and drinks and enjoy the camaraderie while taking a stand against crime.

We ask that you register your event at www.scrippsranch.org/watch and click on the “Register Your Party” link so that we can keep track of the number and location of block parties. We send the final list to the San Diego Police and Fire-Rescue departments, as well as elected officials. Your party may get a visit, and we all know how much children love our police, firefighters, and fire trucks! Please email me at [email protected] if you have questions. Thank you for joining us.

Cheryl Shaw, SRCANW Chair

Preparing Those With Special Needs

Our community had a scare last month. A fire broke out on East Miramar, very close to StoneBridge Estates. People packed items to be ready to evacuate. Thanks to an aggressive firefighting attack, including helicopter water drops, that was not necessary.

As we’ve suggested, you should always be ready. We have talked about preparing your children and pets for an emergency, so let’s not forget the seniors and those with disabilities. Much of the information will be the same, but a little extra preparation is needed for seniors and those with a disability. Things to consider:

  • Medical equipment supplies, such as batteries and chargers
  • Prescriptions
  • List of medical, pharmacy, and medical device and supply providers including phone numbers
  • Copies of prescriptions, doctors’ orders, and serial numbers of medical devices
  • Extra eyeglasses and hearing aids; consider getting a spare
  • Medical alert tags or a written description of your needs if you cannot describe it in an emergency
  • Assistive technology and communication tools

All of these items should be added to your “Go Kit.” If you have not done so, register your cell phone and email for emergency notifications with AlertSanDiego.com.

Please visit our booth during National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the San Diego Police Department’s Northeastern Division, 13396 Salmon River Road. Also, go to www.srfiresafe.org and “Like” us on Facebook. Sign up to play in our golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 20. Go to our website to register!

Symphony in the Park

The music in the park continues! On Sunday, Aug. 12, the Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park Committee presents the third show in our 2018 Jed Pettey Memorial Summer Concert Series. This performance features a showcase of three local Scripps Ranch bands: High Tide Society, yacht rock that recreates the ’70s and early ’80s soft rock hits; BREEZ’N, San Diego’s variety band; and Wolff, a trio, two of whom are longtime Scripps Ranch residents, that plays danceable ’60s music and today’s rock classics from “both sides of the pond and beyond.” Bandleaders of all three of these bands are longtime Scripps Ranch residents.

Many thanks to Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air for its sponsorship of the August concert.

The music begins earlier than usual— 5:30 pm—in Hoyt Park. Bring family and friends for a picnic dinner and enjoy the music. Please leave your doggies at home. You can spread a blanket on the ground, but please no plastic tarps. We also ask that you bring only low-back chairs so everyone can see the stage.

We are an all-volunteer organization and rely on your tax-deductible contributions to keep the music playing. To donate, please visit our website at www.symphonyinthepark.org. Thank you and see you in Hoyt Park!

Cheryl Shaw, Symphony in the Park

Free Musical Performance

Mackenzie Wrap (above) performs at the Scripps Ranch Marketplace on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6 to 7:30 pm. This 14-year-old aspiring singer-songwriter-actress, originally from Scripps Ranch, is now attending the Musical Theatre Conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts. She has won numerous singing competitions and has been invited to perform at Hollywood venues. Mackenzie will perform in the gazebo area of the shopping center between Starbucks and Luna Grill.

Movie Night Under the Stars

This is the ultimate in Scripps Ranch family entertainment! Join us for a free Movie Night in the Scripps Ranch Community Park, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive. The Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) again is hosting this popular event, so bring your family and friends and enjoy a great evening watching a fun movie.

Movie Night is on Saturday, Aug. 11. The film is the wonderful Coco—rated PG—and it starts at dusk, about 7:45 pm, but the festivities begin at 6 pm with entertainment by our DJ. No need to pack dinner, as there will be food available for purchase from a food truck with subs, fries, and drinks. The kids’ menu will have cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Also, we will have shaved ice and kettle corn.

Come early to save your space and bring your blanket and low-profile chairs. Join us for a fun family evening! For questions, please call the Rec Center at 858-538-8085.