Amalea Ribeiro (courtesy photo)
Local people and events
Local singer places at RB competition
Scripps Ranch singer Amalea Ribeiro placed second in the RB Star competition at the recent RB Alive! street fair in Rancho Bernardo, earning a $200 prize. She sang “That Would be Enough” from the musical “Hamilton.” Ribeiro was recently promoted from eighth grade at Marshall Middle School.
New stores opening
- Pressed Juicery, featuring cold-pressed natural and nutritious juice beverages, is replacing the former Starbucks located at Scripps Ranch Marketplace near the “new” Vons. Meanwhile, Starbucks, complete with drive-through service, opened in the former location of Taco Bell in the same shopping center.
- Nutmeg Café continues interior construction at the corner location where Pick Up Stix was once located in Scripps Ranch Marketplace. Targeted opening is sometime in August, but is not guaranteed pending city permits.
- A few blocks away to the west, groundbreaking has begun on the property that will eventually house The Watermark at Scripps Ranch, a mixed-use development on the I-15 corridor that will offer shopping, dining and entertainment.
- To the south, JuneShine Hard Kombucha has opened its new location at the former site of Ballast Point: JuneShine Ranch, 10051 Old Grove Road.
- 40N Pho & Grille, located in the “old Vons” shopping center at 9978 Scripps Ranch Blvd., will hold its grand opening in early July.
Erin Hanson displays ‘The Floral Show’
Scripps Ranch artist Erin Hanson recently released a floral collection called “The Floral Show.” This series of paintings celebrates the color found in San Diego’s recent spring blooms as well as the blossoms popping up in the American Southwest and wine country. Art lovers are invited to visit The Erin Hanson Gallery to enjoy these floral works at 9705 Carroll Centre Road.