NEWS UPDATES Sept. 25, 2017

NEWS UPDATES Sept. 25, 2017

Warm weather, dry winds forecast
The National Weather Service has forecast warmer temperatures this week with winds picking up, increasing the risk of wildfires. Local and regional fire crews have reportedly increased staff and are on alert this week.

On Monday, Sept. 25, sunny weather is predicted with a high near 81. Calm winds will grow to between 10 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 59. West winds will be between 5 and 10 mph.

Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 79. Calm winds will rise between 5 and 10 mph. Temperatures will decrease slightly during the latter part of the week, rising to the low 80s on the weekend with winds diminishing.

Webelos from Scripps Ranch Pack 1216 raised funds at the old Vons over the weekend. (photo by John Gregory)

Pack 1216 Scouts raise funds

Scouts from Pack 1216, dressed in their uniforms, were selling kettle corn and caramel corn on Saturday, Sept. 23 outside old Vons, 10016 Scripps Ranch Blvd. Webelos from the pack were seen happily staffing a table with their items for sale. Scouts from the pack planned to continue their fundraising efforts at both of the Scripps Ranch Vons stores on Sunday, Sept. 24.

The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels aerobatic demonstration team could be seen over Scripps Ranch as it participated in the MCAS Miramar Air Show. (photo by John Gregory)

Angels over Scripps Ranch

Thousands of spectators attended the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Air Show this past weekend. Most residents of Scripps Ranch and surrounding communities in san Diego were able to see and hear the aerobatic performances by aircraft participating in the show.

The U.S. Navy’s famed Blue Angels aerobatic demonstration team closed out each show in spectacular fashion as always, and were the most visible from Scripps Ranch. Meanwhile, part of Kearny Villa Road was closed as the aircraft performed. Hundreds of cars pulled over to the sides of roads and highways to watch each day. Although law enforcement officials warned drivers not to do so, drivers parked their cars along Kearny Villa Road as well as along I-15 to gawk at the Blue Angels as they flew through the San Diego skies.

District 5 City Councilman Mark Kersey (left) and Lieutenant Duane Voss display new signs for the Scripps Ranch Neighborhood Watch. (photo by Jacqueline Gregory)

New signs for Neighborhood Watch

San Diego District 5 City Councilman Mark Kersey presented new signs for the Scripps Ranch Neighborhood Watch on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the San Diego Police Department Northeastern Division headquarters at 113396 Salmon River Road in Rancho Penasquitos. Kersey used District 5 Community Programs, Projects and Services (CPPS) funding for the new Neighborhood Watch signs for the Scripps Ranch community.

“Improving public safety is one of my top priorities on the San Diego City Council, so I’m proud to support community crime-prevention programs by funding these Neighborhood Watch signs specifically for Scripps Ranch,” Kersey said. “Scripps Ranch is one of the most engaged communities in San Diego with neighbors looking out for each other. This community has come together through devastating wildfires and that same determined, unified spirit resonates in Neighborhood Watch. When citizens organize themselves and work with law enforcement to keep a trained eye and ear on their communities, they reduce opportunities for crime by simply demonstrating a presence.”

Playwrights (from left) Michael Neumann (San Diego), Sam Lahne (Santa Barbara), Raegan Payne (Orange County) and Morgan Kinnally (Alpine). (photo by Jonathan Truesdail)

SR Theatre holds play readings

New Works Studio, a program of Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT), is holding play readings Monday, Sept. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Legler Benbough Theatre on the campus of Alliant International University, 9783 Avenue of Nations.

The purpose of New Works Studio is to develop new full-length plays. Four playwrights from Southern California have each been working on a new play since February with the help of each other and SRT. This program culminates with a public reading of each play at Scripps Ranch Theatre. It is free to attend, but donations at the door are suggested. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m.

“The Dying Declaration of Madge Oberholtzer” by Raegan Payne and directed by Steve Smith — Monday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. In 1925, at the height of the Ku Klux Klan’s power, a 29-year-old woman testifies against the Grand Dragon of the KKK. Based on a true story.

“Jonah” by Sam Lahne and directed by Heidi Handelsman — Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. After returning from a trip to Israel, Jonah tries to get back to his normal life in Wyoming, but is haunted by the mysterious figure of a long-dead fur-trapping mountain man. “Jonah” investigates nationality, loss of homeland and appropriation by weaving together the Israeli/Palestinian and American Colonial/American Indian conflicts.

Special days to celebrate this week

Sept. 25 to 30 brings some very special days with it nationally: Monday is National Lobster Day and National Comic Book Day. Tuesday is National Shamu the Whale Day, National Dumping Day and National Pancake Day. Wednesday is National Crush a Can Day, National Corned Beef Hash Day and National Chocolate Milk Day. Thursday is National Drink Beer Day. Friday is National Coffee Day and National VFW Day. Saturday is National Ghost Hunting Day and National Chewing Gum Day.

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