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Long ago … in Scripps Ranch

Miramar Ranch Elementary School faculty members dressed in pajamas to serve students a pancake breakfast June 15, 1989, as part of a book reading challenge.

Long ago … in Scripps Ranch

The publisher of Scripps Ranch News served as the editor of the old Scripps Ranch Sentinel newspaper in 1989. Here is what was happening this week 28 years ago.

June 22, 1989: Concerts in San Diego included The Ramones, Chris Isaak and Concrete Blonde scheduled for the Bacchanal in Clairemont Mesa. Oingo Boingo was set for SDSU's Open Air Theatre. Bands playing the Del Mar Fair included Milli Vanilli, Waylon Jennings, Sheena Easton and Sweethearts of the Rodeo. The movie review featured Robin Williams in “Dead Poets Society” and the TV Log featured an interview with Dana Delaney of “China Beach.”

Meanwhile, in Scripps Ranch …
A standalone photo (above) showed a member of the Miramar Ranch Elementary faculty dressed in pajamas, waiting in line for breakfast with students on June 15. In November, the faculty had promised to serve students a pancake breakfast while dressed in pajamas if the children would read 1 million pages of books outside of school as opposed to watching TV. The kids succeeded.

Brodwolf Construction, Inc. completed the Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club, a $487,538 swim and sports facility at 10210 Scripps Trail Road. The work included building a junior-sized Olympic swimming pool, spas, saunas and facilities for offices, lockers and restrooms. The design included extensive trellis work and expansive concrete decking around the pools and spa area.

New starting points for the Scripps Ranch Old Pros 10 and 50-mile bike rides were announced. The Scripps Ranch Business Park of Scripps Ranch Boulevard was the new send-off point for both events which drew more than 1,000 riders in 1988. The 50-mile ride was set to take a clockwise route through Sorrento Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Lake Hodges, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo and Poway. The 10-mile ride circled Miramar Lake twice. Both rides were scheduled to finish near Hoyt Park in the “heart of the North City community.”

The Scripps Ranch Library planned several events over the summer including a sing-a-long with patriotic songs, a puppet show presented by Sea World and a ventriloquist act. The Scripps Ranch Library was located at 10625 Scripps Ranch Blvd., not at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, the present site of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library, which had not been built at that time. 

More than three hours of breathtaking aerobatics and six acres of aircraft displays were being planned for that year's annual air show, planned for Aug. 12 and 13 at Miramar Naval Air Station. The theme for the show was “Naval Air Station Miramar Salutes San Diego County,” in tribute to nearly 40 years of community support for the Navy. Naval Air Station Miramar was established in 1952.

The “Seniors' Scene” reported that the Golden Friends would enjoy their summertime-get-togethers on Wednesdays at Miramar Lake. The next one was set for June 28. There were always lots of good eats; bring your own, of course, but “there's usually enough for a taste of someone else's.”

Long Ago … in Scripps Ranch will be a weekly feature in Scripps Ranch News.

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