(photo by Justin Fine)


SRHS students color spaces at library
With their campus closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) seniors were allowed to paint colorful art on parking spaces at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library instead of their high school lot this year. Normally, SRHS seniors are allowed to bid on parking spaces at their school as a fundraiser at the beginning of the school year. Then they are allowed to personalize their spaces with colorful artwork. 

County coronavirus cases set record
After more than a week of increasing COVID-19 cases in the region, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported another record-high number of novel coronavirus infections Nov. 20. The County confirmed 1,091 new cases, surpassing the previous record of 1,087 cases reported last Saturday.

County health officials are attributing the sharp increase in cases to a general fatigue of the pandemic and are urging San Diegans to avoid gatherings and take COVID-19 seriously. Too many San Diegans are failing to take sufficient measures to protect themselves from getting or passing COVID-19. That's the explanation County health officials gave for the record number of COVID-19 cases that have been reported recently.

Over the last seven days, the number of COVID-19 cases skyrocketed, reaching a record 1,087 cases Nov. 14 and followed by 833 cases Nov. 15. More than 600 cases have been reported every single day in the past week. In the last few days, 5,031 cases were reported, compared to 3,161 the previous week.

“Exactly a month ago, we sounded the alarm about the possibility of entering the purple tier and last Tuesday we confirmed that we had moved to the most restrictive tier. I had hoped those warnings would lead to a new trend in our personal and collective behavior,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer “Over the last weeks, we have seen the results of what can happen when we relax our personal behaviors and let down our guard.”

Scripps Ranch COVID-19 cases
Total cases of coronavirus reported in the Scripps Ranch 92131 ZIP Code area now stand at 281 since San Diego County began recording cases.

The County of San Diego reported 833 total cases recorded in Mira Mesa and 478 total cases in Poway. San Diego County reports the cases, broken down by community residence listed for each patient.

These are the total tabulated cases in each ZIP Code area since the County began tracking cases in February. It does not reflect those who recovered, nor does it account for those who died from COVID-19 in Scripps Ranch. The County of San Diego does not provide those statistics at this point.

Send images to the Photo Showcase
Do you have a colorful or exciting photo you took in Scripps Ranch this year? Now is your chance to show it off in the 2020 Scripps Ranch News Photo Showcase.

Submitted photos will be published in the special December Holiday Issue of Scripps Ranch News and also posted on

There is no charge to participate.

It’s easy to enter: Email a photo taken in Scripps Ranch in 2020 to Photos must be high-resolution, at least 300 dpi. Include the name and address of the photographer. Include the date and location the photo was taken.

Rules: All photos must have been taken within the 92131 Zip Code area of Scripps Ranch.
All photos must have been taken within the year 2020.
No Photoshop or alterations allowed.
Only amateur photographers are allowed to enter their photos. No professional photographers.

Deadline: entries must be submitted by Dec. 1, 2020.

Send entries to:

Wolff performs 50th livestream
Scripps Ranch rock musician Steve Wolff will perform his 50th Rock the Lockdown livestream of year this weekend! He started with Facebook, then moved to YouTube and is performing currently on the two livestream sites.

His next live session will be Sunday, Nov. 22. He will perform a 2-hour mix of “Almost Unplugged” and “1 Man Rock Band” on SessionsLive from 5 to 7 p.m. (no replays).  

Scripps Ranch News-24/7 Realty lighting contest 
It seems that folks are ready for the holidays to begin more than ever this year. The Scripps Ranch News Home Lighting Contest, sponsored by 24/7 Realty, is a great way for residents to get into the holiday spirit.

The theme for this year's contest is “Home for the Holidays.”

Anyone with a home in Scripps Ranch who will decorate the outside of their home with holiday lights is eligible to enter the contest. Prizes will be awarded to the top entrants.

Judges will drive by the properties in the contest to view the lighting displays. Once judging is complete, the top displays will be photographed. Photos of the winning displays will be published in the special December holiday issue of Scripps Ranch News. Deadline to enter is Dec. 2, 2020.

Those wishing to enter may fill out a form at

Prizes are provided by 24/7 Realty.

Here is a little about the upcoming week; Nov. 22-28, 2020:
Sunday, Nov. 22 is National Cranberry Relish Day.
Monday, Nov. 23 is National Cashew Day, National Eat a Cranberry Day and National Espresso Day.
Tuesday, Nov. 24 is National Sardines Day.
Wednesday, Nov. 25 is National Play Day with Dad, National Parfait Day, Blasé´ Day, Shopping Reminder Day, Tie One On Day and National Jukebox Day.
Thursday, Nov. 26 is Thanksgiving Day, National Cake Day and National Day of Mourning.
Friday, Nov. 27 is National Bavarian Cream Pie Day, National Craft Jerky Day, National Day of Listening, National Native American Heritage Day, Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, Flossing Day and Maize Day.
Saturday, Nov. 28 is National French Toast Day and Small Business Saturday.

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