Scripps Ranch 4th of July Run and Ride Appreciation

The Old Pros would like to thank our sponsors for their support of this year’s community athletic event.

  • Washington Mutual & Shea Homes
  • The Corky McMillin Companies
  • Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza
  • Oscar’s
  • Cullligan
  • Play It Again Sports
  • Sunbreaker Australia

The Old Pro’s would also like to express our gratitude to members of the Scripps Ranch Civic Association for their continued support and assistance to our community. The SRCA works year round to support the entire community and make Scripps Ranch a great place to live and play. Happy Fourth!

Symphony in the Park Gives You Two Good Reasons to Party in July

Get your dancing shoes ready this month as two bands make their way to Hoyt Park to entertain and delight Scripps Ranch residents and friends. We kick off Independence Day at 10 a.m. with a musical entry in the parade. When you find you can no longer sit still you’ll realize that Breezin’ is headed down the parade route, and you’re invited to dance with our Committee members as they go by. Then meet your neighbors down in Hoyt Park for more music following the parade so you can celebrate this great day in Scripps Ranch fashion.

As if that’s not enough, there will be another concert on Sunday, July 22, at 6 pm, when we introduce a brand new band, all the way from Arizona, 6’6″, better known as “Six foot Six.” This band is known well by a very select group of Scripps Ranchers who seek them out during their regular trips to Arizona. They perform rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and country, and have a reputation of being versatile, fun, and entertaining. Most outstanding is their friendship and their pure enjoyment of each other and the music they make together. We have it on the best authority that you will not be disappointed. We welcome them for their first concert here and already know you’ll be glad they came.

We hope you join us for both concerts. Bring your picnic, your blanket, your suntan lotion, your favorite beverage… and of course, your dancing shoes, and we’ll see you there!

Plan ahead for our next concert on Aug. 12, featuring The Rhythmakers at 6 pm. Concerts are sponsored by the Old Pros and Women’s Athletic Club. They are fully supported by community businesses and residents. 2001 Season Chairs are Cheryl Pritchard and Phill Hansen.

150th Birthday for the “Y”!

Did you know that…the YMCA is celebrating it’s 150th Birthday in the United States?

…the sport of Basketball was invented at the “Y” in Springfield, MA?

…the first indoor swimming pool was built in 1885 at the “Y” in Brooklyn, NY?

…the first Father’s Day celebration occurred in 1910 at the “Y” in Spokane, WA?

…the sport of racquetball was invented in 1950 at the “Y” in Greenwich, CN?

…the SD County “Y” is 4th largest in the nation (13 branches and 230k members)?

Scripps Ranch is serviced by the Penasquitos “Y”. The “Y” offers year-round childcare and activities for kids of all ages, including the popular Indian Guide and Princess Program, which teams Dads with their respective sons/daughters in the Pomerado Nation. For more information about the Scripps Ranch Indian Guides/Princesses program, turn to the Organizations section of this Newsletter and call the Y at 484-8788.

Miramar Water Distribution System Improvements Project Construction

Project #1

Pipeline construction in the intersection of Scripps Ranch Boulevard and Scripps Lake Drive

Duration: three weekends, beginning in June.

Work Hours: 24 hours a day

Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. This work is being done over three different weekends to avoid impacting weekday commuting traffic.

Project #2

Pipeline construction on Scripps Lake Drive and Scripps Ranch Boulevard

Duration: approximately 3 months, beginning in June.

Work Hours: 7 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

This work is being done in the summer months to avoid impacting the high school and elementary school schedules while they are in full session.

Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times, though traffic control may be necessary at certain construction milestones. The larger pipeline being placed east of the business park will be constructed by tunneling. Tunneling operations will be conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Project #3

Pipeline Construction in Scripps Terraces Business Park. The water Department owns a 50 foot easement within the parking lot at Scripps Terraces Business Park, on the northeastern corner of Scripps Lake Drive and Scripps Ranch Boulevard. The new pipelines will accompany an existing 66-inch pipeline underneath the parking lot.

Duration: approximately 3 months, summer through early fall, 2001.

Work Hours: 6 pm to 7 am, seven days a week

Note: this is nighttime construction being done to avoid impacting the business park. Sound walls and other measures will be implemented to lessen noise levels during construction.

Project #4

Scripps Lake Drive and Red Cedar Drive.

A small connection that will cross Scripps Lake Drive is being constructed in the area of Scripps Lake Drive and Red Cedar Drive. This construction is being timed to avoid traffic impacts to the elementary school and daily commuting times. Construction in the winter period will take advantage of a school holiday also.

Duration: approximately one month, winter 2001/2002 20

Work Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., seven days a week

Please refer back to this schedule as changes are a possibility. More information can be obtained by calling the Water Department Capital Improvements Program Public Information Line at (619) 533-4679, or visiting our Web page at www.sandiego.gov/water.

Miramar Air Show

The Miramar Air Show dates have been announced for the Biggest Show ever Oct. 12, 13, 14. The show has normally been held during the summer but the heat on the tarmac tended to limit people’s enjoyment. Last year the terrorist bombing of the USS Cole occurred just as the Air Show was starting and many people were concerned that the base would be closed for security and elected not to come. This year a date has been established well in advance so residents of San Diego will know when it will occur and can plan to attend. It remains the premier Air Show on the West Coast.

The Newsletter Really Needs Your Help!

Unfortunately, we have not received any responses to our request for a replacement for Aaron Scheinbein as an area distributor. This task involves dropping off boxes of Newsletters to individual neighborhood distributors. This is a job that can be divided among several people, so please don’t be scared away if the job sounds too big; we’ll happily take whatever time and energy you can afford. If you think you can help, or would simply like a more specific job description, please call our Distribution Manager, Chuck Adkison at 271-8853.

We are also in need of some neighborhood distributors. Please turn to the Directory at the back of this Newsletter and check out your neighborhood. Does it say “Vacant!”? That means you may not keep getting your Newsletter each month unless someone steps forward! If you can help, please call Chuck at the number listed above.

Summer Youth Theater

Summer Youth Theater is opening its 6th season with L’il Abner, the down home musical based on the comic strip by Al Capp. The residents of Dogpatch, USA and its first family, the Yokums have to preserve their way of life against the politicians from Washington. They need to prove that Dogpatch isn’t the most worthless place in America to prevent test bombs from going off and destroying their homes. The infamous Sadie Hawkins Day Race must be saved or how else will Daisy Mae ever catch and marry L’il Abner?

The cast includes middle school and high school students from Scripps Ranch, Penasquitos and Mira Mesa. They are directed by Loren Salter and Melissa Parks. Performances are July 27- 28 and Aug. 3-4 at 7 pm in the Little Theater at Wangenheim Middle School in Mira Mesa. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. July 26 is a special preview evening, all tickets will be sold at the door for $5. For ticket information call 566-8372.

Witnesses To Accident Needed

If you witnessed an accident on Sunday, June 10 on westbound Pomerado at Fairbrook just before 2 pm, between my son in a big, blue, old, El Camino and a white SUV, I’d appreciate it if you would call me at 578-5535.

It was only a minor accident, but if you saw the other car passing in the bike lane (or anything else), our insurance company would appreciate receiving a statement from you. We know someone stopped to help, but was told to leave in very strong terms, and we understand.

Thank you for your help.

Sandlot Baseball in SR?

You bet! If you’re interested in starting “pick-up” baseball each week this summer, give me a call. I’m 12 and will be going into Pony League, but would be interested in playing ball at Jerabek Park with anyone who’s interested. Sky Danskin, 695-6880.

Violations Of San Diego City Code

When complaints are received of potential violation of San Diego City Code, the procedure is normally to go to the site and verify that a violation has occurred and to take a Polaroid shot of the violation area since a photo is worth a hundred words. We then prepare a request for further investigation by the Code Enforcement and Code Policy mechanism which includes a uniformed city official inspection and report. Does it work instantly? No, there are only two uniformed inspectors for the City so it does take time. Here in Scripps Ranch I reported on six potential violations and asked for an official policy statement on each so I could pass to the residents for their information and compliance. As one of these may apply to your situation or a neighbor I have summarized each for your use.We have also included what we call “regulatory remedies” to help address the issue. The phone number of Neighborhood Code Compliance is (619) 236- 5500.

Last month we published three of the problems and remedies, this month, we conclude with three more: barking dogs, garage conversions and use, and inoperable vehicles/repairing vehicles.

Violations Of San Diego City Code

When complaints are received of potential violation of San Diego City Code as the Code Enforcement Officer the procedure is normally to go to the site and verify that a violation has occurred and to take a Polaroid shot of the violation area as a photo is worth a hundred words.Then we prepare a request for further investigation by the Code Enforcement and Code Policy mechanism which includes a uniformed City Official inspection and report.Does it work instantly? No there are only two uniformed inspectors for the City so it does take time. Here in Scripps Ranch I reported on Seven Potential Violations and asked for an official policy statement on each so I could pass to the residents for their information and compliance.As one of these may apply to your situation or a neighbor I have summarized each for your use.We have also included what we call “regulatory remedies “to help address the issue. The phone number of Neighborhood Code Compliance is (619) 236- 5500.

Barking Dogs

This is a recurring problem where homeowners leave their dogs in the yard all day when absent at work and the dogs bark. This is a Noise Complaint and the usual routine is to first advise the offending party of the violation and request action to be taken. Also corroborating statements are normally secured from adjoining neighbors in the course of investigation. Normally the dogs in question must be kept within the garage or other structure as being in the open yard they can bark all day waiting the return of their owners.

Garage Conversions And Use

Garages are considered specifically for storage of cars. Too often they are filled with stored items and vehicles are stored in the driveway or the street. If a conversion of a garage for other purposes is desired any structure over 120 square feet requires a City Building Permit and this includes changing a garage. An accessory structure must also conform to zoning regulations and to set backs, floor area ratio etc. A home office activity must comply with home occupancy regulations and requires at the minimum a business tax certificate and depending on actual use a Home occupation discretionary permit.

Inoperable Vehicles / Repairing Vehicles

The most recent interpretation of this issue by the City Attorney has reversed the position that a vehicle without a valid

registration may be construed as inoperable. The San Diego Police Department Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Team uses this criteria and only cites vehicles which are mechanically inoperable.

Vehicles parked on the street and observed without moving for an extended period of time can be ticketed and then towed. Technically major automotive repairs are not permitted in the residential zone, on driveways and streets. Repair of vehicles not belonging to residents of the premises is not permitted.

Damage to the streets and sidewalks from oil contamination can be construed to be both a damage to City property as well as creating a potential fire hazard and are considered violations

What does all this mean? If you are in doubt check the city offices for an answer. Call the Information Center to ask for assistance. Before you start any proposed remodeling of the exterior of your home which changes the basic structure. The time you spend getting a reading will pay off later in getting the job done according to specs and legally sanctioned. These are designed to preserve and enhance the overall appearance and values of homes and neighborhood and normally compliance is secured as we do for our CC&R by cooperation and compliance not by edict.

Again the phone numbers to call are (6l9) 236-5500 for the Code Enforcement Hot Line and the Information Center 538-8200.