Fall Clean-Up Day

I hope you all take advantage of this annual event to make our home sparkle. Details are on page 15. We started holding Fall and Spring Clean-Up Days early in our Ranch history. It is our chance to pick up trash, cut back on vegetation, and get rid of junk around our homes.

We asked for volunteers to take their gloves and bags and go down along our entry on Pomerado Road. It always seems to collect its share of discards from motorists. Thank you to those volunteers!

Annual Beach Cleanups

It does not seem it was 25 years ago that a bunch of us got together and decided we would clean up La Jolla Shores beach from all the trash and litter. Thirty people had a great time picking up the debris. The beach looked so good we expanded to other beaches in a citywide endeavor. With lots of help, we organized the annual effort that now cleans up all of our beaches and is a true civic event.

For you who have helped, our collective thanks. For you who have not yet tried it, get a pair of gloves and some bags and plan to join the group effort. Just Google “San Diego Beach Cleanup” and you will find a numbe of events. You will feel good about it and San Diego looks clean.

Keep Our Kids Safe

Thank you for your traffic care and perseverance when school started. It went well with no reports of accidents or problems. I must admit, however, that I will be out on my curb on Aviary Drive because too many drivers forget that there is a four-way stop sign on Aviary and Red Cedar drives. I see many “California rolls.” /p>

Please make a complete stop and watch out for children, as there is a school right down the street. Let’s keep our kids safe.

New Traffic Enforcement Tool

Our San Diego Police Department’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patr l (RSVP) is going high-tech to help law enforcement. RSVP officers now have a list of stolen cars on a computer that can then feed into a special sensing device in their patrol cars. It will read and report to the officers any vehicles encountered that are on the stolen car list. Due to the cost of the system, we will share this capability with at least one other RSVP organization.

You Can Help

The Scripps Ranch-Mira Mesa RSVP Board welcomes anyone over 50 and able to drive to volunteer their time. You will be enrolled in a training course, and the demands are easy to meet. The feeling of helping the community is a great reward for all they do: traffic assistance; visiting the elderly; and so many other functions.

For more details, call Jim Schulte at 538-8120 or visit the storefront at 8450-A Mira Mesa Boulevard.

Bob Dingeman