President's Report

SRCA Community Fair

I would like to thank both the SRCA volunteers and the Old Pros for coordinating a great community event. The SRCA Community Fair followed by the Symphony in the Park concert was a wonderful day in the park.

Until you have helped put on an event like this, you just don't know the amount of work and effort it takes. For those who wonder what your membership fees are spent on, well the fair is one of our largest community events.

4th of July

The 4th of July Parade and Celebration is just around the corner, and this is an even bigger event than the fair. The SRCA is in the midst of planning this event, and we can use your help. Please see the article on this page.

Goodbye, Clint Carney

As you may know, Clint Carney was Councilmember Brian Maienschein's Scripps Ranch representative. He has moved on, but we want to thank him for all he has done for us. Clint, you provided outstanding service to our community, especially during and after our fire.

Your willingness to sacrifice your own personal time and lots of energy for this community will always be remembered. We wish you well in your new career, and since your new office is located in Scripps Ranch, we welcome you as we say goodbye and thank you.

SRCA Fire Relief Fund

We held our first organizational meeting of the board that will decide how the fire fund will be expended. The fund stands at $166,000. The consensus was that the board will hold at least two public meetings to get community input.

The input most needed is from those who would receive the funds. If you think you are a candidate to receive fire funds, please contact the SRCA in writing so that we can ensure you are given every consideration.

Marc Sorensen, SRCA President

4th of July Parade

In only one month the Scripps Ranch Civic Association will again sponsor the annual 4th of July Parade and Celebration. The theme for the 34th annual parade is "Happy 100th Birthday, Dr. Seuss." This should allow the kid in all of us to come up with some great floats.

We will again have a wide variety of entries ranging from neighborhood floats, local businesses, youth groups, marching bands, car clubs, dignitaries, and so much more. We invite local groups and neighborhoods to join the fun and participate in the parade. The entry form is on page 6 of the Newsletter, and there is no charge for entering.

After the parade there will be more fun for everyone in Hoyt Park. The Old Pros will have their traditional beer garden, and there will be food and vendor booths. Yanni's, Sammy's Woodfired Pizza, and Dad's Café and Steakhouse will again provide the food. In the July Newsletter we will print the menu for each vendor. The SRCA will provide free ice cream, face painting, air jumps, other children's activities, and a band.

If you are interested in helping the 4th of July committee, contact Jany Staley, 4th of July co-chair, at 695-3211 or [[email protected]]. We could use your help, and you would have a great time.

The 4th of July brings out the true community spirit in Scripps Ranch, and it is a day to enjoy with family, friends, and neighbors. So mark your calendars for Sunday, July 4, and join us for the parade that begins at 10 am. There is a map of the parade route on page 7. The festivities in Hoyt Park follow immediately after the parade.

Jany Staley, 4th of July Co-chair

Convertibles Needed

In case you just heard about it, we need convertibles and drivers for this year's 4th of July Parade. The SRCA provides the vehicles and drivers for our dignitaries to ride in during the parade.

This is a good time to meet some of our dignitaries and show off your car at the same time. You will also help out the community for this year's 4th of July Parade. Be a part of the fun by contacting Bill Crooks at 653-3753.

SRCA Community Fair--A Smashing Success

Our theme of "Come Early and Stay Late" really held true as we filled the Scripps Ranch Community Park to capacity for the 5th Annual SRCA Community Fair. Scripps Ranch residents enjoyed a beautiful, fun-filled day at the fair, followed by a fabulous concert. A big factor in the success of our event was partnering with the Symphony in the Park to combine two great events to the delight of all who attended.

Special thanks to Joyce Wulkowicz, Tommy Boyd, Scott Pritchard, Andy Nicholas, John Martin, and the entire Symphony in the Park Committee for working with us to make this happen.

Our request for local business sponsors for our event was overwhelming! We hope all Scripps Ranch residents will help us thank these generous community supporters by patronizing their businesses. These extra dollars make the difference between a good event and a great event. Special thanks goes to:

Platinum Sponsors

  • Mike Marmion, McMillin Realty
  • Patrick Duffy, Copy Club owner
  • Ed Prehoden, Prudential Realty

Gold Sponsors

  • Frank Maholovic, Executive Realty
  • Drs. Kriston Gallipeau, Christie Martinez, and Amber Macias, Scripps Ranch Family Dentistry
  • Brad Donaldson, National Association of Self-Employed (NASE)
  • Nikkia Fox, Nikken
  • Bob Conlin, Best Deal Plumbing, Heating, and Air
  • Cathy's Hallmark of Cyberwise

Silver Sponsors

  • Laurie Reider and Marc Matriano, J.W. Tumbles--a children's gym
  • Marie Erickson and Marty Imler, Kidsville--a children's interactive learning center
  • Mike Peterson, Achieve Health Fitness--workout equipment for your home
  • Stu and Kim Jones, owners of Outpost Summer Camps--a premier children's camping experience

Your continued support of all Scripps Ranch events is greatly appreciated.

Nearly $1,000 worth of canopies and equipment was donated by the good folks at the Scripps Ranch Farmers Market and Art Festival, sponsored by the E. B. Scripps Elementary School's Academic Fundraising Partnership (AFP).

This event could not have taken place without the hard work and efforts of our Community Fair Committee. Thanks go to Bob Dingeman, Cathy Ripka, Victoria Mazelli, Gigi Howland, and Gloria Tran.

If you have any comments or ideas about how to enhance our efforts next year, please contact Bev Cassity at [[email protected]]. We hope all of you had as much fun as we did!

Bev Cassity and Wendy Littooy, Co-chairs

Spring Clean-Up Day

Our annual Spring Clean-Up Day, following the Community Garage Sale, was held in late April. We want to thank Tayman for their assistance, and especially the city's Environmental Services Department, which set up a complete community clean-up site in the Business Park with multiple pieces of equipment for us. We, as a community, take pride in keeping our area clean, so much of the equipment went unused or partially used and we allowed them to leave early.

For our Fall and Spring Clean-Up Days, please mark your calendar and bring your cuttings to the site for disposal. That is the service we provide, and why we hold them. You can also collect cuttings and debris, place them in bags, leave them on the curb, and our crews will pick them up. The crews, however, cannot go onto your private property and clear cuttings--that is the residents' responsibility. Remember, the area you clean up is your home. Help make Scripps Ranch sparkle as the cleanest community in San Diego.

Bob Dingeman

Newsletter Notes

Distributor Needed

If you live in the Pomerado Terraces neighborhood, we need you! We need a resident or family to distribute the SRCA Newsletter each month. It is a great way to help the community if you only have a limited amount of time. You would only need to spend about one hour per month distributing the Newsletter.

If you can help, please email us at [[email protected]]. Thank you to all Newsletter distributors who do such an amazing job each month.




Signs on the Ranch

It is time to repeat our sign and banner display policy on the Ranch, as we have received a number of complaints of consistent violations. When our community was plagued with commercial signs blossoming on each street corner on the weekends, we removed them as they were in violation of the city sign policy.

We negotiated with the city sign control personnel and Code Enforcement to designate several places where we could display community interest and activity banners and signs. No commercial advertising is permitted, and commercial banners will be removed.

The areas specified for display are:

  • Corner of Willow Creek and Pomerado roads;
  • Corner of Red Cedar and Scripps Lake drives;
  • Corner of Aviary Drive and Scripps Ranch Boulevard; and,
  • Spring Canyon Road for the Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School Farmers Market on Saturdays.

The rules are fairly simply:

  • Only community interest activities banners are authorized--no advertising of commercial products;
  • Banner will contain proper language and not be offensive to others;
  • Banners will normally go up on Thursday for a weekend event and be removed on Sunday;
  • Organizations or individuals desiring to display a banner for more than one week must get permission by calling 566-6083, or the banners will be removed; and,
  • In case of a violation, if a phone number is posted on the banner, the number will be called to have someone remove the banner.

Normally, realtor signs put up on weekends alongside the houses for sale are a service to the residents and permitted. They are removed after Sunday.

Your cooperation and assistance makes the policy work, and we are free of signs except perhaps during election campaigns. Then we have them removed as soon as the election is over.