By Nadin Abbott
Photos by Tom Abbott
October 25, 2013 (San Diego)—Today political leaders from San Diego City and the County came together with fire officials to remember the 2003 Cedar Fire. The press conference served as both a status report on our region’s ability to respond to the next emergency, as well as a memorial for the 15 San Diegans who died during the firestorm.
December 28, 2012 (San Diego) – The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 9996 Scripps Ranch Boulevard, San Diego on December 26 at approximately 12:08 p.m. The robber approached the victim teller, who had just finished helping another customer, and held a demand note in one hand and a bag in the other. The teller placed a sum of money in the bag and the robber quickly exited the bank with the bag, spilling money on the way.
WORRIED ABOUT STUDENTS' DEBT? LOCAL GROUP OFFERS $47,000 SCHOLARSHIP FOR A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR: DEADLINE NOV. 23 TO APPLY
November 15, 2011 (San Diego) – If you’re a high school senior aspiring to go to college, you are eligible to apply for a $47,000 scholarship at www.stop2011.org. To win, students need to write a 1,000 word essay on why the federal debt is important to young people. The deadline to apply is November 23.
The organization was founded by Scripps Ranch resident Jim Hester, a father of two teens who says he is concerned about students burdened with debt. Hester has founded an organization to raise awareness of the issue, supported by East County Magazine's nonprofit publisher, the Heartland Coalition.
July 25, 2011 (Scripps Ranch)—Each Fourth of July for the past 12 years, Sheriff’s Homicide Captain Tim Curran and his wife, Debby, have displayed a flag the size of a two-car garage at their Scripps Ranch home. But on July 5, the flag was stolen and Debby was injured as the thief made a getaway.
The story drew national attention. While the crime remains unsolved, this morning the Currans received a new flag from the Captain and Command Staff of the U.S.S. Sterett aboard the guided destroyer at the Naval Air Base.
June 28, 2011 (Scripps Ranch) – A brush fire at Scripps Ranch Blvd. and Carroll Canyon Road has burned two acres as of 3:25 p.m. A helicopter is now making a water drop and command has requested a brush engine response and arson investigators, Incident Page Network reports.
March 14, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Don’t want to fight crowds to head to downtown San Diego for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, or drive home after a night of partying? Sure ‘n’ we’ve got the answer!
Irish pubs in La Mesa, Rancho San Diego and Poway are hosting their own celebrations—complete with free cab rides home. For families, an Escondido park is offering a St. Patrick’s Day hike and crafts. Plus a Scripps Ranch church is holding a special St. Patrick’s Day mass--in Gaelic.
Don’t forget to wear green!
January 24, 2011 (Scripps Ranch) – Gusty winds toppled a 100-foot-high eucalyptus tree in Hoyt Park, crashing it down upon a home owned by Art and Terri Moreau on Canyon Lake Drive in Scripps Ranch. Although the massive tree crushed the home’s roof and damaged a kitchen and bedroom, fortunately no one was injured.
Chez Nous Gourmet Deli and Café
9821 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite E, San Diego
Review By Tanya Huang
December 15, 2010 (Scripps Ranch)--As I pull into the familiar small parking lot, the first places I’m forced to notice are Carl’s Jr. on my right and the local salon on my left. Then, slowly but surely, my eyes are drawn to the sky blue sign, “Chez Nous.” I feel as though I’ve spotted a long lost friend in a crowd of strangers. It’s been months since I’ve been home, in Scripps Ranch, and even longer since I’ve indulged in the best sandwich in town.
August 20, 2010 (Scripps Ranch) – On Wednesday, 22 vehicles were damaged on Hibert Street in Scripps Ranch. A witness saw a white man with curly brown hair, 18-25 years old and around 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 8nches tall, run from some of the vandalized vehicles to a black two-door Honda Civic
April 25, 2010 (San Diego's East County) - San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) has announced four community meetings on Sunrise Powerlink during May in Campo, Alpine, Scripps Ranch, and Boulevard. (Details below). But conspicuously absent is a long-awaited second meeting in Lakeside that SDG&E officials promised area residents.
At a contentious first meeting in Lakeside, SDG&E officials promised to respond to citizens' concerns in a follow-up meeting. Lakeside's new fire chief, Andy Parr, missed that meeting but pledged to attend the subsequent public meeting. SDG&E has since cancelled two followup meetings in Lakeside, one due to weather and a second due to conflicts with the Lakeside Rodeo calendar.
March 25, 2010 (San Diego) – San Diegio Police Department’s northeastern division is inevestigating three burglaries believed to be related, including two in which intruders sprayed caustic chemicals, possibly bear spray or peper spray. The break-ins occurred on March 22 in the Rancho Bernardo, Miramar Ranch, and Scripps Ranch communities.
December 30, 2009 (Poway) – Roxanne Pennock, 37, was arrested near her Poway resident today for suspected armed robbery of two local banks. The first occurred at the San Diego National Bank (Community Road & Poway Road) on September 30th. The second robbery occurred at the US Bank (Scripps Poway Parkway & Pomerado Road) on October 13th.
September 3, 2009 (Scripps Ranch)--On Saturday, September 26th 2009 at 8:00 am, the Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council will host its third annual “PLAY TO PROTECT” Charity Golf Tournament at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course.
Proceeds help the nonprofit Council fulfill its mission to protect 12,000 Scripps Ranch homes by establishing firebreaks, clearing overgrown trails, cutting dead or dangerous trees, and planting new trees in the community. (photo: 2003 Cedar Fire, which devastated Scripps Ranch)
May 16, 2009 (Scrpps Ranch)--The Scripps Ranch Commuity Association invites you to help celebrate the 10th Annual Community Fair on Sunday, May 17, at the Scripps Ranch Community Park, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive, San Diego.The fair runs from noon to 5:30 pm, followed by the first Symphony in the Park concert of the year at 5:45 pm. The concert will feature the Siers Brothers Band, a Scripps Ranch favorite, performing classic rock `n roll.