Welcome, Baby Maienschein!

Congratulations to Councilmember Brian Maienschein and his wife Janna. Their baby daughter, Taylin Amber, was born September 17. Taylin weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Taylin and Janna are fine, and proud father Brian is adjusting to his shorter sleep schedule.

Fire Radio Missing

Our Scripps Ranch Fire Station 37 is missing a portable Motorola radio. It was last seen at an emergency call on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Petenwell Road here in Scripps Ranch.

If you found the radio or know what happened to it, please call the station at 538-8136. Our firefighters would really like to have it back and would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you.

SRHS Parade

Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) is holding its 10th annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 25. Come check out the floats and cheer on the band, sports teams, and homecoming court.

Traffic in the area will be affected. The parade begins at SRHS, goes north on Treena Street, then east on Scripps Lake Drive. It turns west on Hibert, then goes south on Treena Street, before returning to the high school. The parade begins at 12:30 pm and should end by 2 pm. If you drive in the area on that day, please use extra caution.

Old Pros Recognize Maienschein

Councilmember Brian Maienschein was presented with an award by the Scripps Ranch Old Pros. For his efforts in getting the Miramar Lake dam open for the annual 4th of July run, Maienschein received an engraved Old Pros baseball bat–a prestigious honor from this organization. Maienschein committed to work to allow the 4th of July race to continue as usual in coming years.

CUSH Legs for Literacy

It is almost time to lace up your running or walking shoes, stretch those hamstrings, and join your neighbors in this year’s CUSH Legs for Literacy 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. It takes place on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Miramar Lake. We anticipate a great turnout this year from all Scripps Ranch residents because the money raised from this event benefits our local schools.

Fees are $18 for adults and $15 for students. Kids under 12 will receive medals for participating, and everyone will get a T-shirt and goody bag. Various food samples and giveaways will be available courtesy of our booth vendors, including: On the Border, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Play It Again Sports, Planet Smoothie, Bruegger’s Bagels, The Haircut Store, Scripps Ranch Bank of America, The Wave, Pat and Oscar’s, Zany Brainy, Vons, and the Country Girl Nutrition Shoppe.

Here’s how you can register:

  • SRCA website at [www.scrippsranch.org];
  • Farmer’s Market at E. B. Scripps Elementary School: Registration, Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 am-1 pm; Packet pick up, Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 am-1 pm;
  • Watch for registration flyers to come home from school; or,
  • Online at [www.active.com] or [www.raceplace.com].

Last-minute registration will take place beginning at 6:45 am on race day. Parking is limited. You are encouraged to carpool and park below the library on Meanley Drive. Remember, the 1-Mile Fun/Run begins at 8 am, while the 5K starts at 8:30 am.

Let’s all pull together again this year to support our schools, while having a fun-filled day. For more information, call Tina at 547-8488 or Mary at 560-2052. To volunteer, call Shannon at 547-9566. See you at the finish line!

Pat Matthews, Publicity

Nutcracker Auditions

Auditions for the Scripps Performing Arts Centre’s 13th annual production of the Nutcracker are underway and will continue through October. Auditions are held by appointment only, and every child who auditions will receive a part.

The Scripps Ranch Nutcracker is the only all-children production of this Tchaikovsky ballet in all of San Diego. For 12 years, it served as a fundraiser for the Scripps Ranch Library. More than $16,000 has been raised by past productions. Proceeds from Nutcracker 2002 will benefit the Super*Kids College Scholarship Fund awarded to a Scripps Ranch High School student.

Positions are open for preschoolers through high school-aged children. Those not wishing to perform can participate behind the scenes. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact the Scripps Performing Arts Centre at 586-7834.

Veterans Day Celebration

Veterans Day will be commemorated in an observance at Scripps Ranch High School again this year on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 pm. This tribute to our nation’s veterans is a moving one, with elementary through high school choirs presenting patriotic songs. Veterans are invited to attend, in uniform, if possible.

Pizza, beverages, and other food items will be sold. At this date, we are not sure of the venue–whether in the gym or outdoors on the quad. We should know by Tuesday, Oct. 15, and we will have the information on the SRHS website at [http://srhs.sandi.net].

Veterans Organization

Hello, my name is David Wloczewski, and I would very much like to hear your input on a proposal for our Scripps Ranch community. Being a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam era, I would very much like to give back to this wonderful country.

I would like your support in making Scripps Ranch an even better community. I propose the formation of a veterans organization for the betterment of Scripps Ranch. If you would like to be a part of this organization in the building stages, please contact me at 566-0315.

Learn to Landscape

Beautiful landscapes are a hallmark of San Diego. Yet, there are many questions about how to develop a healthy, vibrant landscape with our limited natural water supply. It can be done, and the City of San Diego Water Department can help–for free!

In an effort to help homeowners learn more about landscaping fundamentals, the city is offering free classes. They are as follows:

  • Landscape plants–Saturday, Oct. 12;
  • Landscape sprinkler systems–Saturday, Oct. 26; and,
  • Landscape watering and fertilizing–Saturday, Nov. 9.

All classes will be at the Information Center at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road from 8:30 am-12 pm. You should bring a notebook and pen. Class size is limited, so reserve your space now! Call Maureen Hall at 619-533-4136.

Homeowners Night

Do you plan to remodel or add to your home? If so, do not miss Homeowners Night sponsored by the city’s Development Services Department and the Scripps Ranch Information Center.

It is on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 6-8 pm. Staff will be able to answer questions, including: when do you need a building permit; how do you get one; and, what is your zone? The Information Center is at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. To RSVP, call Michael Young at 538-8200.

Free Classes

Centers for Education and Technology, the non-credit arm of the San Diego Community College District, is offering new classes in Scripps Ranch this fall. Time Saving Cooking is at the Scripps Ranch Library on Thursday nights from 5:30-8:30 pm, and Friday mornings from 9 am-12 pm. Time Saving Cooking is a great class for busy people.

Also offered is a class in sewing basics. Sewing Fundamentals will be taught at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 9-1l am. The classes are free, and students are welcome to enroll anytime. For information, call North City Center at 627-2545.

Missed the Cozy Coupes?

Did you miss seeing the Cozy Coupes Corps in the 4th of July parade this year? Would you like to see them again next year? Or, something just as creative? This is a great way to participate in the parade with your 3- and 4-year-olds.

I have been in charge of this award-winning event for eight years and it is time to pass it on to the next generation. Please call me if you would like to take over as coordinator. I’m Katy Philyaw, and you can reach me at 578-7524.

Madrigal Dinner Planned

The date is set for the 2002 Madrigal Dinner, a beautiful catered affair. It will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Scripps Ranch Library and will feature the talented Scripps Ranch High School choral groups.

Since holiday weekends are so busy for everyone, we hope that this early, mid-week date will allow more members of the community to enjoy this festive event.

Family Justice Center

In a first for the nation and with an innovative approach to the problem, City Attorney Casey Gwinn and Police Chief Dave Bejarano are working closely with the San Diego Domestic Violence Council to launch a new initiative called the Family Justice Center. Working with city and county elected officials, state and federal government agencies, nonprofit agencies, and corporate and community leaders, the Family Justice Center will bring together approximately 100 domestic violence professionals.

The Family Justice Center will house under one roof the Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit, the City Attorney’s Domestic Violence Unit, and other medical and domestic violence professionals to work as a single team.

The advantages are many. No longer will victims be traumatized by telling their story over as they move from one agency to another. No longer will the sophisticated offender slip through the cracks because of caseload volume, lack of resources, or lack of communication.

As you can imagine, coordinating an effort this large across so many agencies and jurisdictions is a very daunting task. This Family Justice Center promises to be a large step forward in the effort to stop domestic violence. If you would like to learn more or contribute to the effort, please call us at the Information Center at 538-8200 or 538-8210.

Clay Bingham, Center Manager