NEWS UPDATES Oct. 2, 2017

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NEWS UPDATES Oct. 2, 2017

Mild weather will warm up late this week
The National Weather Service forecasts warmer weather on its way by the end of the week. A cool morning today will warm, with days gradually becoming even warmer.

Today is partly cloudy, with a high predicted near 73. Southwest winds between 5 and 10 mph are expected. Clouds will increase tonight with a low around 63. West winds will be around 5 mph, becoming calm.

Tuesday will be much like today: cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Southeast winds are expected between 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest. The high Thursday is expected to be around 74 degrees and Friday’s high is forecast to be near 77.

On Saturday, expect a sunny day with a high near 81, and Sunday’s high should be about 80.

MCAS Air Show poll results are in Results of the Scripps Ranch Next Door social media network community poll titled “MCAS Miramar Air Show Debate” have been posted: 91 percent of the voters chose “I support the Miramar Air Show;” 9 percent chose “I do not support the Miramar Air Show.” The poll received 376 votes overall. The 2017 Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar Air Show was held Sept. 22-24, and several aerial demonstration teams from the show, including the Navy’s famous Blue Angels, could be seen and heard from Scripps Ranch. The social media site received 45 written responses about the debate. View them at

SRHS water polo team holds fundraiser The Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) men’s water polo team is holding a fundraiser at Jersey Mike’s Subs, 10764 Westview Parkway, on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Come in to get a sub sandwich and, when placing your order, tell the cashier that you are supporting the SRHS men’s water polo team and 20 percent of the sale will go toward the water polo fundraising effort. Customers may also order online at Remember to mention the water polo team fundraiser.

Marching Band & Color Guard Tournament set Experience the sights and sounds of the 20th annual Scripps Ranch High School Marching Band & Color Guard Tournament on Oct. 7 at Scripps Ranch High School. This event showcases marching bands from throughout Southern California. Sponsorships are greatly appreciated. See the Scripps Ranch High School Music website for details:

Cards for Humanity effort nets more than $300 Seventh-grade art students from teacher Laura McDonald’s classes at Marshall Middle School raised more than $300 for victims of recent hurricanes that struck the United States. The effort was named Cards for Humanity. Students collected donations at the Starbucks located at 10000 Aviary Drive over the weekend of Sept. 20-22. Those who donated were given a handmade greeting card created by the students. The entire selection of cards was given away during the fundraising effort.

Deported father in touch with his family Gaston Cazares, the father of two Scripps Ranch High School students, was deported by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency last week. He reportedly wound up in Tijuana, and has been in touch with his family. While Cazares is a Mexican citizen, he has lived in the United Sates since age 16, and has few connections in Mexico.

ICE, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, ruled Sept. 28 that Gaston Cazares would be deported to Mexico because he was in this country illegally

Cazares and has been married to a U.S. citizen for 23 years. His wife and children are American citizens, but Cazares reportedly moved to the U.S. illegally at age 16 and did not gain U.S. citizenship.

Cazares was reported to be his family’s sole source of income, paid taxes in this country and has no criminal record besides his immigration status. The literal enforcement of immigration laws underway, as ordered by President Donald Trump, is the reason for the ruling.

A fund has been set up for the family at

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