Spring Canyon Road Improvements to Begin

My office continues to push for improvements on Spring Canyon Road. The latest from the Street Division is that repairs and repaving of Spring Canyon Road have been moved up and are scheduled to begin in January. They were originally scheduled to begin in April.

The portion of Spring Canyon Road that will be overlaid is between Spruce Run Drive and Cypress Canyon Park Drive. The overlay portion of the project will begin in January, however, the slurry portion of the project is still tentatively scheduled for April. We realize how important improving the road conditions on Spring Canyon Road is for Scripps Ranch residents, and we will continue to do everything we can to complete this process as quickly as possible.

For more information about the scheduled repairs, please contact our Scripps Ranch representative, Jack Straw, at 619-236-6655 or [[email protected]].

Councilmember Carl DeMaio

Suspected Burglar Arrested

Back in January there were two burglaries on Montaubon Way. In one of the cases a homeowner returned home and interrupted the burglary. The suspect fled in a silver Hyundai. While running to his vehicle he apparently dropped his cloned cell phone. However, no one saw him drop it, so it could not be directly tied to the burglary. DNA recovered from the phone, though, identified a potential suspect. There was insufficient evidence to charge the man.

In late November Carlsbad police had a case where a burglar was videotaped on the homeowner’s surveillance camera inside the home. That man was identified and is the same man as from the Montaubon cases. Carlsbad and San Diego police worked together to serve search warrants on his home. He was arrested.

Charges regarding the Montaubon cases will be resubmitted to the district attorney. Apparently this man has been prolific in the area from Anaheim to North County, including our community. We are looking at other unsolved burglaries to see if he can be tied to any of those. The investigation continues.

Susan Steffen, SDPD Community Relations Officer

Protect Yourselves From Unlicensed Solicitors

Unlicensed, aggressive adult solicitors continue to be a problem in Scripps Ranch. If any unwelcome solicitor–nonprofit or business–comes to your door, tell them through the locked door that you are not interested. You also may want to yell, “Joe, it’s just a solicitor,” to make it clear that you are not alone.

If any business solicitor comes to your door without a proper San Diego Police Department (SDPD) issued identification permit, please report it as suspicious activity by calling the SDPD non-emergency number at 484-3154. Then send the SRCA Neighborhood Watch (NW) an email about the incident at [[email protected]] so we can follow up with police.

The SDPD has regulations for solicitors. In a nutshell:

  • They must obtain a police registration card and display it on the front of their person.
  • They must have a business tax certificate or be employed by a licensed business.
  • It is unlawful for someone to solicit if there is a “No Solicitors” sign posted on the premises.
  • No one may solicit before 9 am or after 8 pm, except by appointment.

If you have any questions, please email us at [[email protected]] or visit us at [www.scrippsranch.org/watch].

Cheryl Shaw, SRCANW Chair

Christmas Tree Recycling

You can recycle your Christmas tree two ways: drop it off at the Scripps Ranch Community Park parking lot at 11454 Blue Cypress Drive; or, leave it at your curb for collection with your regular yard waste. The park recycling center is open until Sunday, Jan. 23.

Green and flocked trees are accepted. For both curbside and drop-off sites, all tree stands, lights, ornaments, and decorations must be removed. No artificial trees please. Also, do not illegally dump other items at the drop-off location.

Trees will be recycled into mulch and compost, which is available free if self-loaded at The Greenery at the Miramar Landfill. For details, call the landfill at 492-6100. For more about recycling, call 694-7000 or visit [www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services].

Scholarship Available

Applications are being accepted for the 2011 Sean Maloy Community Service Scholarship to recognize a student with a commitment to community service. The $500 scholarship is offered each year to a high school senior who lives in Scripps Ranch. The application deadline is Thursday, Mar. 31. For details, contact the San Diego Foundation at [www.sdfoundation.org], Karen Christian at [[email protected]], or your high school counseling office.

Tribute to Scripps Ranch

Scripps Ranch resident Deandre Matthews is a junior at High Tech High School. Publishing an original piece is one of the components of his English Honors class. So he presents you a poem about our special community.

Scripps Ranch is wonderful, the people are too,

We do not run about crazy, like a zoo.

“Country Living” with a modern day touch,

Oh, Scripps Ranch is just so much.

Walking around or relaxing with friends,

Scripps Ranch is peaceful again.

I love my community, my neighbors too,

They enjoy me, and everything I do.

A far little travel, just to get home,

But peacefully relaxing, in my zone.

Distant from my friends but nevertheless

Scripps Ranch is home to a lot of greatness.

Deandre Matthews

New SR Business

Businesses in Scripps Ranch are very supportive of our organizations and schools. The relationship between businesses and our community has always been mutually supportive. In that spirit, we congratulate this new Scripps Ranch business.

  • Bruski is coming in January! It’s a family owned restaurant of longtime Scripps Ranch residents who felt that a casual dining place where “everybody knows your name” was missing in the area. Bruski offers comfort foods such as gourmet burgers, pizzas, paninis, and sandwiches. You can choose from 24 craft beers. Also, cheer for your favorite team on our flat screen HDTVs. Bruski is in the Trader Joe’s center at 9844 Hibert St., Ste. G-10. 530-BREW or [www.bruskihouse.com].