President’s Report

Good Luck, Bob!

This month we say goodbye to Bob Cavanagh (right), a vital member of the SRCA Executive Board for years. He has provided great advice and lifted a heavy load while serving our community. Thank you, Bob!

Support Community Events

The SRCA’s Sustainable Scripps Ranch always holds new events that promote a healthier community. Now they are hosting an “Activate Your Energy and Water Solutions Fair.” For details, see page 9.

SRCA membership contributions help make sure these events continue and are well executed. We need your financial support for the SRCA to continue its mission to improve the quality of life for every resident. Please fill out the form below and send it in with your contribution or donate online at []. It’s easy and any amount is appreciated.

20 Years of Excellence

Can’t believe it has been 20 years since Scripps Ranch High School opened! SRHS continues to reach higher levels not only in facilities—improvements are on the way—but also academics, sports, and performing arts. With 2,400 students with different needs, skills, and life experiences, the school does a tremendous job getting students ready for the next chapter in their lives. Read more on page 15.

Improve Scripps Ranch

Do you have an idea for the city to make improvements here in Scripps Ranch? The city is looking for capital improvement projects to prioritize and eventually secure funding to complete. One idea is to repair the iconic Scripps Ranch lamp posts on Aviary Drive near Hoyt Park. Both planning groups are leading the effort. Read page 21 to submit an idea or email me at [[email protected]].

10 Years Later

We have events planned for the 10th anniversary of the Cedar Fire. One is a day of service on Saturday, Oct. 19, where we are looking for volunteers to distribute fire prevention flyers. The other is an anniversary lunch on Sunday, Oct. 27, for the entire community. Look for details in the October Newsletter, on the SRCA website and Facebook page, and in our emails.

Bob Ilko, SRCA President

Scripps Ranch 50 Plus

Scripps Ranch 50 Plus is a standing committee of the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA). Visit [] for activities of interest to baby boomers and seniors.

Aging Successfully in SR September/October Lectures

  • Introduction to The Conversation Project
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 10–11:30 am
  • SR Library

The Conversation Project is a national campaign pioneered by Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman. This revolutionary program empowers families to have honest, meaningful discussions with their loved ones about their late-in-life wishes. Learn how to be proactive and collectively make important decisions before a crisis strikes.

The Conversation Project facilitates action plans that strengthen family ties and provide peace of mind during a stressful time. Our presentation and workshop leader will be Dory Beatrice, LCSW, a Scripps Ranch resident with more than 30 years experience in private counseling.

  • So You Think That You are a San Diegan?
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2, 10–11:30 am
  • SR Library

Linda A. Canada writes about local history on behalf of the San Diego History Center and speaks to groups about San Diego and its colorful past. She also curates exhibitions at local museums and serves as the archivist for the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego.

She will be with us on Wednesday, Oct. 2, to talk about San Diego’s history. You’ll learn new things that shaped our city, from the Kumeyaay Indians to “Rosie the Riveters,” who made aircrafts here during World War II. You’ll leave this talk with a greater appreciation of San Diego, wanting to know more about our history.

Senior Living Tour: Sept. 11, Pacific Regent La Jolla

Pacific Regent La Jolla offers the ultimate in retirement living where you actually own your luxurious condominium. From charming one-bedroom to spacious three-bedroom suites, you’ll find a space that’s just right to call your own.

Dining is available for lunch and dinner in the comfortable elegance of a fine restaurant. Amenities available include: private dining and catering, room service, beauty/barber shops, dry cleaning, library, indoor heated pool with spa, and a tennis court. Social, educational, and recreational programs are regularly planned for residents, and a caring staff is on duty 24/7.

We’ll meet at the Pacific Regent at 11:30 am on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The address is 3890 Nobel Drive, San Diego. Take Miramar Road west to Nobel Drive. Turn left on Noble Drive, the intersection just before you go over the 805, and drive 2.4 miles. Pacific Regent will be on your right. This tour will include lunch.

The preferred method to RSVP is to email [[email protected]]. If you don’t have email, please call 397-5747 and leave a message.

50 Plus Sponsors

We offer special thanks to businesses that sponsored our “Unique Taste of Housing Fair” or have provided other support:

  • Front Porch Communities
  • Gateway Gardens
  • Heritage Senior Care, Inc.
  • Seacrest Village
  • Sunshine Care
  • The Vi
  • The Patrician