SRWC Scholarship

The Scripps Ranch Women’s Club (SRWC) will be awarding it’s annual $1,000 scholarship to a graduating female student from SRHS. We are looking for an applicant with a 3.5 GPA or higher who has demonstrated personal contributions to the community and has membership in school organizations and (or) community services. If you are interested in applying, contact the office at Scripps Ranch High School. They have details and applications available. Completed application packages must be submitted by Thursday, Mar. 30.

SRCA Scholarship

Nominations for the Bob Dingeman SRCA scholarship for community service can now be made. Special forms for applying for the scholarship are available at the counselors office of Scripps Ranch High School and need to be filled out as soon as possible for consideration. The counselor’s office will process the applications and assist in completing it. The scholarship, awarded by the SRCA in amounts of $300 and $500, are for exemplary community service performed by a graduating senior of Scripps Ranch High School. The scholarship is to be used to further the education of the recipient. If you want further information, please call Bob Dingeman at 566-6083.

Symphony in the Park Fundraising is Underway

With the arrival of this Newsletter, the fund drive to provide for seven concerts this season has begun. If you enjoy a variety of music, then you could help. If you like to dance, then you could help. If you come to Hoyt Park and picnic with friends during a concert, then you could help. If you like to support Scripps Ranch community events, then you could help. Even if you’ve never supported the Symphony before, you could help this year.

We are hoping to bring bands that include our friends and neighbors, bands we have loved from the past, bands that have been recommended to us because of their reputation, and bands with big name recognition. To attract this kind of talent, we need your support.

Individuals, families, and businesses are invited to support the Symphony in the Park. The donation envelope is included in this issue of the Newsletter. It only takes $25, or $75 if you wish, for a family to help bring these concerts to Scripps Ranch. Businesses are invited to support at three levels: $125, $500, or $1,000. Every donation is appreciated. Please help us by using the envelope to send in your donation and bring another year of music, dancing, picnics, fun, and friends to Hoyt Park. All donations must by received by Friday, April 7, to be listed in our first program. Thank you.

Summer Camps

The SRCA Newsletter will run a listing of summer camps in the Scripps Ranch area in the May issue. Please forward information to the Newsletter [[email protected]] prior to Monday, April 10 to be included in this annual listing.

1st Annual Dog Walk and Roll at Miramar Lake

On Saturday, April 8, at Miramar Lake Canine Companions for Independence will host its first annual Walk and Roll for Independence, sponsored by the IAMS Company. Registration will be from 7:30 to 9 am. The Walk and Roll is from 7:45 am to 9:30 am and is open to all canine participants and their people friends. The event is wheelchair accessible, and all ages are welcome. Best of all, people are encouraged to bring their favorite leashed canine buddies on this gentle 1 or 2 mile walk at the lake.

There is a $15 registration fee which will provide the registrant with a goodie bag and bandana for the their pooch. A $30 donation provides a CCI T-shirt and a $50 donation additionally provides a photo with your favorite pet friend. All donations will support Canine Companions in their goal to provide well trained service dogs for physically disabled people.

The City Parks and Recreation Department has asked that parking for this event be off-site. It is recommended you attend early for good parking nearby at Miramar Ranch School and behind the Library on Meanly Drive. Arriving early also means a chance at coffee and breakfast treats available supplied by the local businesses.

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the needs of people with disabilities by providing trained assistance dogs. CCI dogs enable people with disabilities to lead more independent lives. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help with the Dog Walk, please call Jonna Lanigan at 586-0259.

Jewish Couple Connections

If you are a Jewish couple, ages 45-55, looking for social connections and are currently living in the Scripps Ranch area, we would love to hear from you. Contact Kimberly Malinowski, Community Outreach Director, at 792-9043 or send email to [[email protected]].

Boy Scouts Need Your Help

Despite rumors to the contrary, the Scout newspaper pickup will continue south of Pomerado Road. Residents are asked not to put their newspapers out for weekly trash collection. Instead, they are asked to continue putting them out each first Saturday of the month for the scouts.

Newspaper recycling is the primary fundraising source for the local Boy Scouts in Troop 616. Without the funds, the scouts will have to discontinue many of the activities and programs that have been a part of their scouting experience. We appreciate all your support in the past and hope that you will continue to remember us when you discard your newspapers in the future.

A Chorus Line Extended

Due to popular demand, Scripps Ranch Theatre’s production of A Chorus Line has been extended one weekend. The show will now close on Saturday, March 11. Tickets are going fast so get reservations by calling 578-7728.

A Chorus Line Review

Sharon Hayes (Producer), Dave Rethoret (Director), John Simonds (Set Design) along with Gabriella Nanci (Music Director) and Ann Savage (Costume Design) and, of course, a very talented cast have put together a marvelous production of A Chorus Line. Also, as a little surprise, Sam Youghans son, Torie, plays Zak, the director.

I saw an invitational dress rehearsal and normally these can be sketchy at best, but this was top drawer. The Scripps Ranch Theatre has quite a reputation and boy are they living up to it.

Twilight Exhibition

The Michael Campbell Portrait Exhibition is coming to the Scripps Ranch community room on Saturday, April 29 from 6 to 8 pm. Parents may take advantage of a very special offer and help the Scripps Ranch Library at the same time. Campbell, who is an internationally known British photographer, has made his home here in Scripps Ranch and offered to help the Library.

He has won many awards for his creative and original portraits both in Europe and in the USA, and has recently developed a new and beautiful style of photography using state-of-the-art digital technology. His very popular Children’s Fantasy Portraits often depict little girls as fairies or young boys as pirates or knights in armor. Some of his images resemble paintings by European masters such as William Bouguereau or delicate impressions reminiscent of Renoir or Degas.

In order to help the Library, Michael has agreed to accept sittings for a limited period from families in the Ranch. For a $50 donation to the Friends of the Library, he will photograph children or adults and produce a framed portrait for the exhibition and reception at the Library on Saturday, April 29. At that time the prints may be purchased at a 50-percent discount. Portraits from the exhibition may be used as illustrations in an upcoming book. For further information please call Michael at 578-8252 or email [[email protected]].

SRHS Band and Pageantry Halfway to China

The Scripps Ranch High School marching band and pageantry is over one-half way to their fundraising goal to be the first high school marching band to perform in China. They still need to raise about $200,000, and need your financial support, whether large or small, $10 or $10,000. If you can help our local youth create bonds of understanding between the United States and China, please contact Tom Avey at 695-2856 or via email at [[email protected]].

Perhaps you saw them perform at each home football game in Falcon stadium, or maybe at each SRHS basketball game. Or maybe you saw them participate in the Gaslamp Quarter’s celebration of the Chinese New Year, or at the grand opening of the new Home Depot, or at the terrific musical Bye Bye Birdie at the high school auditorium, or at the opening to the new state highway Route 56, or at a downtown parade with the Padres. They are a busy and involved group.

The cultural exchange trip to the People’s Republic of China will occur in August of this year. Our group will be giving five performances in China and also meeting and rehearsing with Chinese student musicians. In preparation for this trip, the band and pageantry are selling Dudley’s Bread, See’s Candies, cookie dough, and a variety of gift certificates in support of local businesses. But these efforts alone will not raise the necessary funds by August. Please consider giving them your financial support.

Census Day

April 1 is Census Day. Early in March, census questionnaires will be mailed out to every household in the country. Every person living in San Diego County needs to be counted, including non-citizens and children.

Due to serious under-counting of San Diego County people in the 1990 Census, the county lost millions of dollars of federal revenue as well as 1 or 2 congressional seats. The Scripps Ranch Library will be a site for volunteers to assist people in completing their questionnaires accurately. Call the Library at 538-8158 for more information.

Tax Forms

Federal tax forms have been placed by the Scripps Ranch Library in 4 locations throughout Scripps Ranch. With the exception of the Medco Drugs location, all forms are reproducible at a nominal charge. Medco Drugs provides a postal sub-station, and basic federal and state forms are offered there.

Other locations include Mailboxes, Etc. on Scripps Poway Parkway and on Scripps Ranch Blvd., and Scripps Copy & Mailstop. All of the San Diego Public Library branches offer resident and non-resident California tax forms and information. A full display of IRS and FTB forms is available at the Central Library lobby downtown.

School-to-Career at SRHS

Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) is ready to expand our school-to-career program to make practical learning experiences available in more depth to more students. The Scripps Ranch community has traditionally been extremely supportive of our efforts. Therefore, we come to you asking for your help once again to develop an even more comprehensive program for preparing students to meet the challenges of adulthood and the world of work.

Over 50 local businesses currently participate with us in a variety of activities including mentoring, tutoring, classroom presentations, job shadowing, as members of senior exhibition panels and as sponsors for internships for our ROP (Regional Occupational Program) students. However, more help is needed to give all Scripps Ranch students the opportunity to experience the practical application of the knowledge they are gaining at one of San Diego’s finest high schools. Statistics have shown that those students that understand and experience the practical uses of their education generally do better in their studies and are more successful upon graduation.

If you, your business, or someone you know can help bring meaningful work experiences and information to our students, or if you would like to help plan this collaboration, please call Mary Bostwick in the SRHS Career Center at 621-9020 x132 or contact by e-mail at [[email protected]].

Signal to be Installed on Spring Canyon Road

Perhaps you have seen the notice for stop signs to be installed shortly on Spring Canyon Road at Scripps Creek Drive. This is the first step toward the installation of a traffic light, which will follow in about 5-6 months. The installation of this traffic light was needed to provide a safe crossing for pedestrians and a safe intersection for cars.

As described previously in the Newsletter, the SRCA, the Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee, and the Scripps Ranch Planning Group concurred in this decision and last year requested the City Council office to install a signal as soon as possible. The decision was made in light of the increasing danger at the intersection with increasing traffic, several car accidents, and the unfortunate death of a youth last year near the intersection. Additional studies are being done to limit dangerous traffic conditions near the Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School, to be constructed at the corner of Spring Canyon Road and Scripps Poway Parkway.