Cush Legs For Literacy

Lace up those running shoes, grab your sunscreen, and head out to the 3rd annual Scripps Ranch Community 5 Mile & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at Miramar Lake.

This popular event takes place at 8 am on Saturday, Oct. 13 and benefits the literacy programs at Marshall Middle School and Scripps Ranch High School. Last year $16,000 were raised in support of our schools and more than 700 participants are expected this time around.

All entrants go home with a T-shirt and goodie bag, and kids 12 years and younger receive a medal for participation in the 1 mile fun run. Festivities will include storytellers, balloon artists, and face painting.

Registration fees are $17 per adult and $13 for students and children.

You may register online at, use the form on page 19, or pick up a registration packet on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 4-8 pm at Subway Sandwiches at 12030 Scripps Summit Drive. Day of race registration at Miramar Lake begins at 6:45 am.

Join your friends and neighbors at this fun event. Carpooling is encouraged due to limited parking at Miramar Lake. Water stations and refreshment booths will be provided by local businesses including On the Border Mexican Cafe, Planet Smoothie, HomeTown Buffet, Starbucks Coffee, Sephora, Bruegger’s Bagels, Pat & Oscar’s, McDonalds, Vons, Alta Dena Dairy, Chair Massages by Pat, Haircut Store, and Zany Brainy. Many thanks to the Cush Automotive Charitable Foundation for its support. For more information call Tina at 547-8488.

Scripps Ranch Gold Medal Winners!

The Scripps United Boys U-13 Red team led by Coach Gene Morris went undefeated in the Villa-San Diego Fire Tournament to take the gold medal on Monday, Sept. 3. Led by a strong defense, the team had two shutouts and outscored their opponents by 10-2 heading into the final against last year’s champion, East County Alliance. The championship game was tied 0-0 after regulation time, and the game went into “Golden Goal” overtime. With two minutes left, Christian Bond, assisted by Shaheen Pourfallah powered the ball past the EC Alliance goalie to end the game and capture the title for Scripps Ranch. The championship was a result of a total team effort by the Scripps U-13 boys.

Caught You Bein’ Good!

A big “thank you” to the very kind man who spotted our dog “accidentally” cruising down Red Cedar Drive and stopped her, called me to pick her up and sat waiting on the curb until I arrived to collect her. I failed to get your name but wanted very much to thank you for the kind deed.

Knights of Columbus Fundraising Drive Kicks Off

The 60,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in California and their volunteers will conduct their Annual Fundraising Drive in communities across the state to raise funds for people with mental retardation.

The drive will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct. 19-21. The Scripps Miramar Council 10094 will coordinate our local drive. They will be easily visible because of their bright yellow aprons and the candy they will be carrying.

Please support this important activity by making a donation.

Ursula K. LeGuin to Visit the Scripps Ranch Library

On Friday, Oct. 5, at 6 pm, Mysterious Galaxy is proud to host an event with one of the seminal authors of contemporary speculative fiction, Ursula K. LeGuin. Her works have changed the way people look at the world, and each other, including her powerful examination of gender roles in The Left Hand of Darkness. In her latest book, The Other Wind, she looks at the relationship between magic and death.

This is a ticketed event. Due to time constraints, Ms. LeGuin will only sign copies of The Other Wind. For more information call 268-4747.

SRHS Cheerleaders

It is yet another great year for Scripps Ranch High School cheerleading. We were off to an early start in May getting ready for camp, clinic, and the 4th of July parade. This year’s teams consist of 20 JV members and 22 Varsity members. This may be two of the strongest teams to date.

We were successful at cheer camp once again, bringing back to the Ranch a plethora of awards including, Varsity and JV spirit awards each day of camp, JV placed 2nd in the dance competition, and Varsity placed 3rd, Best Overall Team award for both JV and Varsity, and Superior trophies for both JV and Varsity, (this award is based on he overall evaluations of the teams throughout their time at camp). Team awards are always so exciting and rewarding to the kids for all of their hard work; however, we had three standout individuals who each took home All-Star honors: JV cheerleader Jeanete Sly, and Varsity cheerleaders Desiree Dreszer and Kate Brouillard. They are superior individuals who complement he team, academically as well as athletically.

Both squads are preparing for Nationals in Las Vegas in December. Needless to say, they are keeping very busy. Thursday, Oct. 4, the cheerleaders will be hosting a fundraiser spaghetti dinner at SRHS. Buy a ticket from a cheerleader and support our efforts to attend Nationals. Each ticket is only $5.

Car Break-Ins

I hate to admit that I left my purse in my car while at a Boy Scout function at Miramar Ranch school recently. Someone used a tool to put a hole under the door handle to open my car and stole two credit cards from my wallet in my purse. Nothing else was taken–not even my purse. I would have never even missed the cards but the credit card company called last night because it was unusual for someone to purchase about $250 of “whatever” at two different grocery stores in the 92131 zip code. I reported it to the police. I know that this has happened in the past and maybe through the Newsletter we could get a reminder out not to leave valuables in the car. Soccer practice was going on and people were walking around. Someone was pretty bold.