Holiday Celebration

The 19th Annual Holiday Celebration was held as usual in Jerabek Park with a fine turnout for Santa, caroling and the USMC Reserve “Toys For Tots” program. The Marshall Middle School band played at the fun family event.

The lighted tree was decorated by the SRCA for your pleasure and was on a timer this year to save electricity. We thank Chairman Heidi Brown and all the Girl Scouts for their efforts to make this a fine traditional event for us all. Our special thanks to Santa and Mrs. Claus as well. The SRCA gave candy canes and special patches to all the participants.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

First of all, if you retain your tree past Christmas be sure to keep water in the base. When the time comes to take down your tree, there are two places to dispose of them: Hoyt Park and the Community Park parking lot. Take your tree there after removing lights, ornaments and stands so the trees can be collected by the City and run through the large tub mulcher for use in the landfill. Also, the tree you recycle is properly used in the environment and not discarded in the open space. Thanks. We will work with the City to keep these collection spots clean and to remove the residue.

Death Of Scripps Ranch Friend, Oscar Simpson

One of Scripps Ranch’s most distinguished residents and volunteers died at Thanksgiving. He will be missed. A gentle man and a gentleman of the old school who loved the Ranch and worked for its betterment.

Fire Station Open House Lost and Found

Lost and Found on Dec. 1 at the Open House of the new Fire Station 37:

One white toddler tennis shoe – Ruff n Tuff brand, an angel medallion, and a butterfly pin – contact any of the Captains on duty at 538-8137.

Sir Gallahad Award?

At the Nov. 24 Scripps Ranch Theater performance of Ravenscroft, patrons were treated to a downpour just as they were arriving before curtain time. The rain was so strong that the street and much of the sidewalk area around the box office table became flooded. (The culprit was a blocked drain in the street which was later cleared by Alliant University staff.) The mini flood meant that patrons had to wade through ankle-deep water to reach the theater.

To the delight of everyone, one of our season ticket holders, Hants White, took of his shoes, rolled up his pants, and proceeded to carry a number of our stranded patrons across the flood area.

SRT truly believes in customer service. This went beyond even our best definitions of the term. Our heartfelt thanks go to Hants and his wife, Caroline. SRT members are the very best!

Special Meeting of Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee

MRNPC is holding a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 pm in the Information Center. The topics on the agenda include the installation of median chokers on Cypress Canyon Road, Maintenance Warehouse’s proposal for build-out, an update on Rancho Encantada, a review of the Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) fees, the middle school EIR, and an update on our bylaws. Please join us if you are interested in learning more about these important issues.

Garage Burglaries

Recently there have been several incidents of garage burglaries throughout our community. Doorknobs on the pedestrian door are being forced open by pliers or similar tool. Doors with proper deadbolt locks are not being targeted. Install a deadbolt in your garage pedestrian door in addition to the doorknob lock. Always keep garage door closed when not in use. What can’t be seen is not a temptation.

Report suspicious activity to 619/531-2000 or 484-3154. Crime in progress, call 911.

With the holidays, we see more new bicycles, skateboards, and various scooters on our roadways. Parents please ensure your children are attired with the proper safety equipment and are aware of the laws regarding the use of their equipment.