NEWS UPDATES: April 26, 2019

(photo by Ralph LoVuolo)

NEWS UPDATES: April 26, 2019

SR Fire Safe Council holds Preparedness Day
The Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council is holding Wildfire Community Preparedness Day in the park next to Fires Station 37 on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 11640 Spring Canyon Road. at Fire Station 37, 11640 Spring Canyon Road.

The public is invited to tour Station 37, learn about smoke alarms and gain fire extinguisher service and training.

Visit to learn more about the Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council.

Dream House raffle ends
Ticket sales have ended for the 15th annual San Diego Dream House Raffle featuring a multimillion-dollar Scripps Ranch house which is being raffled as a fundraiser benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. The Grand Prize and Multi-Ticket Drawings will be conducted live on local morning TV news on April 29.

• Demolition to clear a 9.52-acre Scripps Ranch lot of aging buildings in preparation for a mixed-use redevelopment project is scheduled to begin in April. The lot, on the northeast corner of Carroll Canyon Road at I-15, is planned to be the future home of The Hub at Scripps Ranch, including 260 luxury apartments and approximately 10,700 square feet of commercial retail space. The developer is Sudberry Properties. Two vacated buildings and a kiosk currently stand at the site. —Hoyt Smith

• The Philanthropic Chicks of Scripps Ranch reportedly raised $3,048 for Ruby Melchior, a Scripps Ranch High student who suffered a brain bleed and needs specialized help as she rebuilds her life. The funds will help pay for several camps for Ruby this summer.

Scripps Mesa Fireworks, the nonprofit that raises funds for the local 4th of July fireworks show, named Neha Yalamanchili, a third grader at Dingeman Elementary School, the winner of the Third Annual Scripps Mesa Fireworks T-Shirt Design Contest. “That the first winner from Scripps Ranch is from the school named for Colonel Dingeman, someone so important to the local community, seems exceptionally special,” said Michael Spencer, president of Scripps Mesa Fireworks.

•This year’s Poway Rotary Parade, hosted by the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps, will be held Sept. 7. County Supervisor Dianne Jacob will serve as grand marshal and this year’s theme is “Celebrate Country Living.” Visit

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