President’s Report

Welcome Principal Steven Hill

    We welcome Steven Hill as the new principal of Jerabek Elementary School. With his strong educational background and welcoming personality, we are confident that he will be an excellent addition to Jerabek and the Scripps Ranch community. Stop by and say hi; Jerabek is in session until mid-July. Welcome Steven!

SOS Ranch

    Ever stop and wonder what makes Scripps Ranch the great place to live that it is? The answer is you and your neighbors. Scripps Ranch is it’s residents–people who are passionate about their families and their community. Many residents donate many hours to all aspects of our community to help keep it special. Right now there is a growing group of residents who have banded together as “SOS Ranch” (Save Our Scripps Ranch) to support the continuity of our community plan.

    This document controls the very character of our community and is a critical element to maintaining Scripps Ranch as we all love it. It is the cornerstone of our community and SRCA firmly believes that any changes to it should be thoroughly studied and carefully considered by the community and the City.

    SRCA, the Scripps Ranch Planning Group, and the newly formed SOS Ranch are all in agreement that changes to our community plan must be meticulously reviewed and have thoughtful community input–before they are enacted. Please read the article about this concern in the News section on page 19 and let us know what you think.


    Remember it not only takes a lot of volunteers working together to keep Scripps Ranch what it is, but it also takes all our residents staying in touch with what is going on around us to help the various organizations stay focused on what’s best for Scripps Ranch.

    In the coming months there will be several key issues that we must deal with, and the best way for us to preserve Scripps Ranch it to remember this, “The main thing, is to keep the main thing–the main thing!” The best way to do this is stay informed, stay involved, and please speak out and let us all know what you think.

On-going issues that effect Scripps Ranch include:

  • Scripps Ranch business park rezoning. Should industrial land be converted to high-density residential? Interested? Attend the Scripps Ranch Planning Group meetings and consider joining the SOS Ranch effort.
  • Marine housing. Where will it be built and how will it be integrated into the surrounding communities? Interested? Attend either the Miramar Ranch North or Scripps Ranch planning group meetings.
  • Future urbanizing area, the Rancho Encantata development being planned for the area east of Scripps Ranch. What will be its impact on Scripps Ranch? Interested? Attend either the Miramar Ranch North or Scripps Ranch planning group meetings.
  • Overcrowded schools. How will the “final” school district solution to our overcrowded schools be implemented. Interested? Contact the Scripps Ranch schools subcommittee.
  • Recreation center. Will the community’s need for a “recreation center” north of the lake be satisfied? Interested? Contact the Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee.

    Meeting times for the SRCA and two planning groups are listed in the Calendar section of the Newsletter each month. The schools committee chair is Lynn Parke (549-6941, [email protected]). Contacts for the new SOS Ranch group are listed on page 19.

    Lastly, let’s not forget to have some fun! SRCA’s 4th of July committee is in full swing and always can use an extra pair of hands. Interested? Contact 4th of July chair Jany Staley at 695-3211.

SRCA Actions

New Advertising Policy

    A new advertising policy is now in place as of June 1. The goal of the policy is two-fold:

  • To rebalance the amount of news and advertising and make them more equivalent each month; and
  • To make the amount of space in the Newsletter more predictable so that organizations can more readily count on having room to announce their many activities on the Ranch.

    For the advertisers, the change will mean that roughly the same amount of space in the Newsletter is available for advertising as last year. But the space may not be available in a specific month.

The new policy is as follows:

  • All text and advertising copy is due on the 10th of the month preceding publication.
  • Advertising space is limited in each issue. In particular, the number of double, full-page, and half page ads is limited, and the total number of ad pages is limited. A backup list for ads will be will be maintained.
  • Reservations for space in the next issue of the Newsletter will be accepted, on a space-available basis, beginning on the 1st of the preceding month. Camera-ready, advertising copy with payment is due on or before the 10th of the month. For example, reservations for an ad in the July issue will be accepted beginning June 1; payment and copy will be due by June 10.
  • Advertising space can be reserved ahead of time for one issue per quarter. Quarters are defined as January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December. Payment is due at the time of reservation and secures that price regardless of any subsequent increase in advertising rates. Reservations for the next year are accepted beginning November 1.
  • Because of this new advertising policy, no prepayment of ads, except those reserved per quarter, is possible.
  • Double-page ad price is $800, to be comparable to other premium pages.

Administrative Services

    The SRCA is seeking administrative services as described below. The ideal candidate will be a Scripps Ranch resident, interested in the community, and familiar with providing high-quality administrative services. A retired person or a stay-at-home parent might find this an ideal opportunity to provide service to the community as well as to obtain a modest compensation; but note that most meetings are held in the late afternnon or evening.

    If you are interested, please mail a resume and letter of interest to: SRCA Administrative Services, 9974 Scripps Ranch Blvd., PMB 317, San Diego, CA 92131. We will take applications until July 1.

  1. Acts as an independent contractor to the SRCA for the purpose of providing administrative services. No benefits are provided.
  2. Reports to the SRCA Secretary and the SRCA President.
  3. Prepares and maintains a mailing list for the SRCA. Included in the mailing list are about 100 individuals or organizations.
  4. Prepares an agenda for the monthly SRCA meeting from information obtained from the SRCA Secretary.
  5. Distributes the agenda for the monthly SRCA meeting electronically and (or) via U.S. mail to the individuals and organizations on the mailing list.
  6. Prepares an information packet in advance of the SRCA monthly meeting from information provided by the SRCA Secretary and the SRCA President. The information packet typically includes about 15 documents totalling about 50 single-sided pages.
  7. Distributes the monthly information packet to the SRCA Executive Board and about 10 other individuals, via hand delivery or U.S. mail.
  8. Records and prepares minutes of monthly SRCA meetings. Each meeting lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 10 pm. No meeting is held in December.
  9. Records and prepares minutes of SRCA subcommittee meetings. These meetings occur about 1-3 times per month. Meetings are commonly held in the late afternoon or evening, on weekdays or weekends, often at the Scripps Ranch Library or sometimes at a Scripps Ranch home. Holidays typically are not used for meetings. Advance notice of a subcommittee meetings usually is a week or two, but may be only a couple of days.
  10. Reserves meeting rooms for use about 3 times per month by the SRCA.
  11. Uses Word and Excel computer programs to prepare electronic information for use by the SRCA.
  12. Uses email to communicate with the SRCA.
  13. Provides information to the SRCA webmaster for posting on the SRCA webpage(s). Information includes the monthly agenda and information packet.
  14. Provides such other duties as assigned by the SRCA Secretary, the SRCA President, or the SRCA Executive Board.
  15. Time commitment per month is estimated (in hours) to be: prepare agenda (1), prepare and distribute information packet (3), record minutes (3), prepare minutes (3), update mailing list (2), reserve meeting rooms (1), respond to email (3), provide information to the SRCA website (2) and miscellaneous work (2). Additional work for SRCA subcommittees, including preparation of minutes, may total an additional 10 hours per month.
  16. Total estimated time to provide these administrative services to the SRCA is 20 to 30 hours per month.
  17. Financial compensation is available.

Vacancies for SRCA District Representatives

    We have filled nearly all the vacancies for District Representatives, but we still have vacancies in the following areas:

  • Wine Country — Named after the streets with names of wine such as Riesling and Charbono, this area is bounded by Pomerado Road, Spring Canyon Road, and Semillon Blvd. Improvement of the Semillon tot lot might be a goal of a future district representative.
  • Marketplace — Named for the area near the new Vons, this area includes the Windchime and Heatherwood neighborhoods. Issues include expansion of the shopping center, design of the new elementary school, and provision for a recreational club.

    If you are interested in helping your neighborhood as well as the rest of the Ranch, please contact SRCA Executive Vice President Gordon Boerner at 689-2411.

Newsletter Notes

Old Newsletters Needed

    Do you have copies of the SRCA Newsletter prior to 1980? If so, could we have or borrow them for our archives? Please contact Wes at 695-6835 or send email to [email protected]

Delivery Schedule

The schedule of the SRCA Newsletter for the rest of 2000 is as follows:





June 3

Symphony … Park


July 1

4th of July


July 29

SR Map


Sept. 2

SRHS Foundation


Sept. 30

MRE Halloween


Nov. 4

SR Theater


Dec. 2

Looking Back

    The Newsletter is delivered to neighborhood distributors on the Saturday morning listed above, ready to be delivered to individual homes.