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n the middle of summer, when the heat rises and the days are long, it’s not unusual for youngsters to become restless, to say the least. Your little angels could easily turn into barbarians – and they aren’t at your door – they are already inside. Having options and knowing where to take the kids on one of those hot days that seem to drag on and on can be a real blessing, especially when the activity is close. Some would scoff at the notion that a list of activities is necessary for battling the summertime blues. Such critics probably have never had children. Fighting the summertime doldrums is a very critical challenge and it’s best to have a few plans available to help prevent a full-scale rebellion in the home. It’s a real thing. Here is a list of spurof-the-moment activities to provide parents, grandparents, babysitters and even nannies with some ideas for the next few weeks of summer.

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These take a little time and effort – and some are obviously traditional activities – but they might still save the day in a pinch: Outdoor treasure hunt; lemonade stand; build a pillow fort or tent city out of sheets

Peruse this list of nearby summer activities to help keep the young ones occupied and the parents sane.

and blankets indoors on a hot day; backyard movie night; backyard water slide using a large plastic sheet; run through the sprinklers; bicycle rodeo; plastic cup stacking; build a shoebox house for dolls or action figures; build a fort out of cardboard shipping boxes; backyard obstacle course; backyard camping; water balloon fight; backyard Olympic Games; mud pies in the backyard or sandbox; popcorn party and indoor movie marathon. Don’t forget the classic picnic at

least once this summer. This one involves other kids, but consider inviting your children’s friends over for a playdate at your house or in a park. Sounds obvious, and possibly a recipe for a big headache – but why not add the extra dimension of inviting your grown-up friends and their kids over for a late afternoon “wine down?” Better yet, have them invite you to their home.

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Harland Brewing tasting room on the way By Ken David

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cripps Ranch residents awaiting the opening of the tasting room for local brewery Harland Brewing Company will have to wait a little longer to lift a glass there, but the company’s beers are already available out on the town or to enjoy in your own home. Originally anticipated to open last April, Harland Brewing Company co-founder and CEO Josh Landan said the Scripps Ranch tasting room at 10119 Caroll Canyon Road is now scheduled to open Sept. 1, if not a little earlier. The original timeline was pushed back while the company worked to open its Del Mar tasting room at One Paseo in time to meet contractual obligations, according to Landan. “With that Del Mar location now open, all our attention is focused on completing the Scripps Ranch tasting room,” he said.

In a change from previously announced plans to have food trucks providing bites to go along with the beer at the Scripps Ranch tasting room, Landan and his partners have decided to add a kitchen and offer a full menu from noon until closing, seven days a week. Experienced chef and restaurateur Joey Zasso will be developing the menu, preparing food and building out that part of the business. Landan said the menu will start out with tacos, salads and sandwiches, but will evolve based on customer input. “I think that’s really nice for people to be able to come in, eat lunch or dinner and have a couple of beers,” Landan said. “The food trucks are great, but I think having food onsite and being able to change the menu based on the feedback we get from our guests definitely makes it a more attractive destination for the Scripps Ranch community.” See HARLAND BREWING, Page 2

Beer from Scripps Ranch-based Harland Brewing Company is available at bars, restaurants and hotels throughout San Diego County, and the brewery has recently begun distribution of six-pack cans. (courtesy photo)

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Before launching Harland, Landan and partners Jeff Hansson and Anthony Levas worked together at St. Archer Brewing, which Landan co-founded in 2013. St. Archer was located in the Miramar area that, with its concentraion of business parks and no residences, gets pretty quiet after 5 p.m. on weekdays. When the three were looking for a home for Harland Brewing Company, they were looking for something different, which they found in Scripps Ranch. “There are a lot of families here,” Landan said. “I’m really excited about that. This could be your neighborhood brewery and lunch and dinner spot. It’s more exciting to be a part of a community than in a standard business park.” As previously reported, the new facility will feature up to 24 craft beer taps to suit a variety of tastes ranging from blondes to lagers to IPAs. The brew masters at Harland Brewing Company are Nick Marron, a former brew master at St. Archer and assistant brewer at Pizza Port; along with Ryan Alvarez. Beer lovers seeking a taste of Scripps Ranch don’t have

to wait until the tasting room opens. Landan reports that Harland Brewing Company products are already available at many bars, restaurants and hotels with about 250 draught handles throughout the county. Additionally, the brewery just launched its six-pack cans into the market, with some 50 accounts already selling them. “The cans will be available in pretty much every gourmet grocery store,” he said. “We’ll be in Whole Foods, Lazy Acres, Seaside Market, gourmet grocery places like that, and hopefully eventually in Target, Trader Joe’s and stores like that.” For the foreseeable future, Landan said, Harland Brewing Company plans to focus on distributing throughout San Diego County as opposed to venturing farther into other markets. “It’s fun to be focusing on the innovation, different beers and being nimble enough to do all these things you can just think up,” he said. “When you’re making beer just for our county, it’s like it opens more doors. You’re more flexible and you can do what you want to do. And I enjoy that.” For more information, visit harlandbeer.com.

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hen two Scripps Ranch residents each lost a parent to pancreatic cancer, they came across the Pancreatic Action Network, an organization focused on providing services to pancreatic cancer patients and raising funds for research. Years later, they are both volunteering with the organization. Angela Essex-Hans and Lisa Kobzi are among the group of volunteers planning and promoting the Pancreatic Action Network’s annual PurpleStride San Diego walk/run. The event will take place at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay on Sept. 28. “It’s a way to honor my mom and it’s a way to help other people. I like doing what I’m doing. I like getting involved in the walk,” Essex-Hans said. The goal of the walk is to raise money for research and patient services, Essex-Hans said. According to the Pancreatic Action Network website, the organization offers a variety of free services to patients with this form of cancer. These services range

Scripps Ranch resident Angela Essex-Hans is the San Diego volunteer outreach chair for the Pancreatic Action Network and will walk with her team, Gisela’s Angels, in the 2019 PurpleStride San Diego walk/run. (courtesy of Angela Essex-Hans)

from matching the patient with local doctors to matching them with clinical trials. Pancreatic cancer is projected to be the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States around the year 2020. Today, this form of cancer has a 9 percent survival rate, according to the Pancreatic Action Network. “The word cancer will change anyone’s life. If you put pancreatic in front of it, you know your chance of survival is so small and it’s just an awful diagnosis. What makes you crazy is that it’s an awful diagnosis and then the funding’s not there,” Essex-Hans said. This annual walk/run is

also hosted in other cities and is the organization’s main fundraiser, Kobzi said. Last year, the San Diego event raised more than $300,000. “At the end of the day, it’s really important that the money is being used for what it’s supposed to be used for and I’m proud to be a part of it,” Essex-Hans said. Essex-Hans, a Scripps Ranch resident for more than 20 years, learned about the Pancreatic Action Network after her mother died, a few months after her cancer diagnosis. She has been volunteering with the organization for the last five years. This year will be her first year as the San Diego

volunteer outreach chair. As part of that position, Essex-Hans said she reaches out to doctors and oncologists to get the organization’s name out. She has also been focusing on securing donations for the event and recruiting teams and volunteers. At the event, Essex-Hans will walk with her team, Gisela’s Angels, in honor of her mother. She will also work to recruit more volunteers into the San Diego affiliate location. “Until we get rid of this ugly disease, there’s so much to do and every little bit will help,” she said. Lisa Kobzi, a Scripps Ranch resident for 18 years, came across the Pancreatic Action Network through research when her father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He died three months later. Kobzi said this event impacts her in more than one way as she has known multiple people who have died from this form of cancer. “I know more people that have passed away from pancreatic cancer than any other type of cancer,” she said. See CANCER WALK, Page 4

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California Assemblyman Brian Maienschein announced on June 24 that he has allocated $5 million from the state budget to three public service programs and projects in the 77th Assembly District. The majority of those funds will be directed toward Jerabek Park, 10150 Avenida Magnifica, in Scripps Ranch. Upgrades at Jerabek Park will be funded with $4 million provided to install American Disabilities Act (ADA) infrastructure improvements. Public park facilities are required to meet ADA standards which are federally regulated in order to install any new park equipment. “Adults and children with disabilities will now have the same access to public park space as everyone else,” Maienschein said. “Now, the community will be able to get even more use out of this park.”

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Bella Ross, a freelance reporter for Scripps Ranch News, is gearing up to lead San Diego State University’s (SDSU) daily student newspaper, The Daily Aztec. Ross an SDSU student double majoring in journalism and political science, was selected as the new editor-in-chief of the newspaper. She began working at The Daily Aztec in the news section in fall 2017. She also worked as an intern for inewsource, and at KPBS on its online community events calendar. She eventually hopes to report on national politics for a large newspaper one day.

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Since her father was diagnosed, Kobzi has walked the event every year. This will be her third year with a position with the Pancreatic Action Network’s San Diego location. As the media relations chair, Kobzi said she is responsible for getting media sponsors and media coverage for the event and the organization all year round. This year, Kobzi will also be walking with her team, Purple Pie. “It’s very inspiring to do the walk because you can relate to other people that have been affected or have lost a family member to pancreatic cancer. We all join together and remember our loved ones that passed away,” she said. To Essex-Hans, the walk is also very powerful. “You talk to people. You have survivors there. You make instant connections because we’re all out there trying to change the history and we’re out there trying to honor our loved ones that we lost, or honor someone that’s fighting right now. Even though it’s only for a few hours, it’s just a great, amazing feeling to have,” she said. For more information on PurpleStride San Diego, visit pancan.org or contact Angela Essex-Hans at aessexhans@pancanvolunteer.org.

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he Garden Club at Miramar Ranch Elementary School meets in the mornings before classes and not only helps students learn about nature – the results help feed students in the school cafeteria. None of this would happen without effort from volunteers. Eric Morgan – whose daughter Liberty attended and was recently promoted from Miramar Ranch Elementary – headed the efforts for the Garden Club this past school year. Morgan is a humble and somewhat reluctant Gardening Club volunteer. He said he has no real interest in the subject, but became involved when his daughter’s Girl Scout troop once worked on a project in the garden. He stated that it seemed like another good place for students to “hang out” before classes. “If there weren’t ever kids that wanted to come, I would have stopped doing it a long time ago,” Morgan said. “But the kids come back and they’re here and they have

‘I really hope we can find somebody to take this over because … I enjoy kids having a safe place in the morning to come and have fun.’ –Eric Morgan fun, so I just stuck with it.” Morgan arrived each weekday at about 7:05 a.m. and stayed until around 7:40 a.m. during the school year, he said. Students come and go, with between 10 and 20 on any given day. “They’ll do anything from helping move some mulch or do weeds or vegetables. They help us do a lot of harvesting,” Morgan said. Harvesting is done at least once a week. One week this spring they delivered about 19 pounds of food to the school cafeteria for the Garden to Café Program, he said. Items in the garden include a few types of romaine lettuce, butterhead lettuce, chard, ground cherries (related to tomatillos), radishes, beets, collard greens,

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asparagus, broccoli and carrots. The orchard includes apple, apricot, peach, mandarin orange, nectarine, lemon and pomegranate trees. There are two blueberry bushes, grape vines and a passion fruit vine that has produced about 100 pounds of fruit this year, Morgan said. Last year, a Boy Scout working on his Eagle project built wooden garden boxes. Morgan expects about three more Scouts to build other plant beds this summer. “I’ll be here helping to facilitate that. This is awesome. I never got to be involved in Boy Scouts, so it’s nice to help out,” Morgan said. He credits his wife, Jacqueline, with providing the botanical research for the garden. He explained that it was Jacqueline who insisted that if they were to be involved, it should be done correctly. Morgan helped start a curriculum with former Miramar Ranch Elementary Family Faculty Association President Jennifer Leader, who was instrumental in getting the garden in order a few years ago. On a Saturday morning

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Hilliard Harper (from left), Janelle Manzano, Liberty Morgan and Eric Morgan prepare rabbit fences at the Miramar Ranch Elementary School Garden. (photo by John Gregory)

this spring, Eric and Liberty were joined by volunteers such as nearby resident Hilliard Harper and others, as well as Janelle Manzano, Farm to School Program specialist at San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). The group was working mostly to install rabbit cages around the plant boxes to prevent the bunnies from eating the plants this summer. Manzano explained that the SDUSD Farm to School program allocated $200 toward the project. The funds were originally donated to the SDUSD program by the Village Garden Club of

La Jolla. The funds were earmarked for the district’s Garden to Café program in which items from a school’s garden are used for the cafeteria lunchtime salad bar. “Eric reached out and said he needed fencing,” Manzano stated. The group was also fixing the sprinklers and getting the plant beds ready for the next set of volunteers who take over in the upcoming school year. “I really hope we can find somebody to take this over because … I enjoy kids having a safe place in the morning to come and have fun,” Morgan said.

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or parents looking for an end of summer camp for kids ages five to 12, look no further. Scripps Theatre Arts, a local non-profit production company, still has spots available for its final summer camp Aug. 19 through 23 featuring Seussical Kids. The camp will offer children the chance to delve into the world of theater from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center. Alicia Gonzalez, founder and CEO of Scripps Theatre Arts, started the production company to fill the need for a quality theater program in Scripps Ranch for children.

‘My favorite thing about Scripps Theater Arts is that the community has totally embraced us.’ –Alicia Gonzalez “My kids have been doing musical theater for eight

Scripps Theatre Arts is offering a summer camp for kids ages 5 to 12. The theme will be “Seussical Kids” and runs Aug. 19-23. (courtesy photo)

years now, and the caliber that we appreciated in youth theater in Escondido and Balboa Park was not offered in the Scripps Ranch area. I knew so many families who wanted to get their kids into it, but couldn’t accommodate the drive,” Gonzalez said. “I had been thinking about it for a few years and just decided ‘I’m going for it,’ and started it here in Scripps Ranch.” The company, established in the summer of 2018, has

already boasted remarkable ticket sales for its first three productions. Scripps Theatre Arts’ most recent production, the “Lion King,” sold out all four performances that were offered, with 47 kids in the cast. “We are growing better than I ever could have hoped. My favorite thing about Scripps Theater Arts is that the community has totally embraced us,” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez said that the

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camp is a great introduction for families who are interested in having their child audition for their larger productions. “A day at camp is very busy. It is completely musical theater oriented. The first day of summer camp includes auditions, where the director will teach the kids one of the numbers in the show and they will cast it from there,” Gonzalez said. She also said there is a wide variety of theater experience with the kids who attend the camp. It is geared toward providing the biggest opportunity to every child who attends. The camp is broken up into sections focusing on choreography, singing and learning how to block a production. Blocking is the acting portion of the show that includes how to say the lines, where to stand when saying the lines and where fellow performers are when on stage, Gonzalez said. Between all of the sections, the kids also play theater games and have lunch. At the end of camp, family and friends are invited to a performance to see the work their children have put into the production. “The confidence I see from the kids who are new to musical theater is just incredible. I’ve seen kids who are not sure that they want to do musical theater go through camp and decide they want to land a solo. It’s a really great experience for kids,” Gonzalez said. If interested in registering a child for the final Scripps Theatre Arts summer camp, visit scrippstheatrearts.com. In addition, Scripps Theatre Arts’ is preparing for its next full production, “Disney’s Mulan Jr.,” scheduled to run Sept. 13-15 and Sept. 20-22. Visit the website for tickets.


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he Scripps Ranch Women’s Club offers a choice of varied activities to engage the interests of its members. Here is what three members shared about their favorite Women’s Club activity. Marian Jacobs’ favorite Women’s Club activity is bridge. Marian enjoys the friendly, pleasant women who participate, the challenge of learning and improving in the game, and the idea that each new bridge hand has new possibilities. Laura Wright’s favorite activity reflects her love of the outdoors. Laura participates in the Club’s newest activity: the longer hiking group. Besides being outdoors, Laura values the varied terrain of these five-mile plus hikes while being part of the camaraderie of this group. Lauretta Johnson’s favorite Women’s Club activity is bunco. Lauretta appre-

ciates the lively energy as bunco participants socialize, moving from table to table, enjoying conversations with long-time friends and meeting newer members of the group. In addition to these three activities, throughout the month the Women’s Club provides pre-theater parties, a book club, a walking group, happy hours and enrichment outings.

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The Women’s Club members met the 2019 scholarship winners and their mothers at the Annual Dinner Meeting on July 24. This year’s winners, chosen from an outstanding group of Scripps Ranch High School candidates, are: Sara Smith, Haley Nguyen and Michelle He. Sara is heading to UC Berkeley, Haley to the University of Chicago, and Michelle to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. More information on this year’s winners will be presented in the

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Lynnell Hallock, centerpiece designer (from left); Trudy Jenner, event chair; and JoAnn Farmen, Welcome Club co-president put the finishing touches on the table settings for the annual outdoor Salad Supper. This year’s event brought more than 75 members together and was titled “Flamingle.” (courtesy photo)

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he cool and flavorful ice cream treats planned for the Aug. 12 meeting of the Scripps Ranch Welcome Club will make members’ taste buds happy. But the White Elephant exchange that will follow will make their whole experience de-

lightful. White elephants are great instigators of laughter. The fun starts at 7 in the evening at the Scripps Ranch Community Center on Cypress Canyon Drive. Welcome Club members are still savoring the flavors of the annual Salad Supper held in July. For more than 30 years, local women have been sharing with one an-

other their culinary expertise in summer dishes. If the savory salad buffet wasn’t enough, the elaborate gift baskets that were raffled off at the “Flamingle” made the evening a summer highlight. Trudy Jenner chaired the Salad Supper and did a wonderful job along with JoAnn Farmen by elaborating on the flamingo theme with

colorful décor in the outdoor setting. Karen Reilly was in charge of trimming up those treasured gift baskets and raising funds for the club’s activity calendar. Once again, talented designer Lynnell Hallock adorned the dining tables with elaborate floral arrangements which lucky members took home to enjoy.

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More than 75 enjoyed the festive Salad Supper celebration this year. It seems that the outdoors and delicious food are popular among the convivial Welcome Club crowd. On Aug. 10 the club members and their escorts and friends will be gathering on a member’s patio to share a potluck and a summer evening. The TGI, as it is known, is an opportunity for another seasonal celebration. The second half of the year promises to be informative for the group. Program coordinators Angela Piccillo and Cindy Marshall have lined up speakers for monthly meetings that will be interesting and helpful. In September, Linda Canada from the San Diego Historical Center; in October, John Joyce from RSVP; and in November, Liza Pille, a financial counselor, will make presentations on their specialties. Meanwhile, throughout the months, all the regular interest groups will pursue their games, crafts, book discussions, trail walks and gadabouts on a regular basis. To end the year, December’s meeting will feature a holiday cookie and gift exchange. There is also a dinner-dance planned at a nearby country club. While Welcome Club has been active in the Scripps Ranch community for more than three decades, the membership keeps growing as the word about the fun they have keeps spreading. Should you be interested in learning more about the group, check the website scrippsranchwelcomeclub. com and you will find contact information there.


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ne 27-year-old Scripps Ranch product is modernizing music – and doing it his own way. Ryan Waczek graduated with a music degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in 2014 and returned to his Scripps Ranch roots with his own record company called Lion Bold. Waczek is a Scripps Ranch High School alumnus and the son of Tom Waczek, a music teacher at Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School. When asked about the origins of Lion Bold’s name, Waczek said it came from the Bible verse, Proverbs 28:1 (NIV): “The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” “It’s speaks to the way I like to communicate and to the commitment I have with my artists; being bold with them and telling them the hard truths in a way that they can ultimately succeed. It’s also a way to stand out. I wanted something that had a little more attitude in a brand,” Waczek said. Originally a record label in 2016, Lion Bold has evolved into an artist development company and a creative agency hybrid of sorts. While there isn’t a specific category just yet into what

it is that Lion Bold actually does since getting out of the so-called “traditional record label model,” as Waczek

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er, has played bass and guitar in several bands. The music has been a major influence throughout his life. Opening the local School of Rock franchise has been a big accomplishment for Peterson, demonstrating his passion for rock music. His efforts have paid off as he already has about 150 students. “We broke the record for the fastest growing School of Rock in U.S. history,” Pe-

terson said. School of Rock Scripps Ranch offers classes for everyone, with core programs running through age 17. Experience is not necessary. Students can take lessons in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. School of Rock Scripps Ranch is located at 12090 Scripps Summit Drive. Visit bit.ly/2qGtEhn or email Peterson at Speterson@schoolofrock.com.


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he good time, danceable sounds of Motown, soul and R&B – both old and new – will fill the air when The Detroit Underground brings its high-energy show to Scripps Ranch’s Symphony in the Park concert series, Aug. 11 at Hoyt Park. First formed in 1994 by bandleader and trombonist Mike Perreault, the band initially focused on mostly Motown songs – the popular music that came out of bands signed to the Detroit-based Motown Records. The group expanded its repertoire over the years to unlock opportunities for more gigs. “We decided to bring in some more dance songs,” Perreault said. “We still play the older songs, but we’ll bring in new Top 40 songs if they lean the same way.” The result is a song list with broad appeal, filled with tunes by acts like Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, Donna Summer, a few ’80s songs and modern hitmak-

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anyone who wants to come alongside us and partner with us.” According to Waczek, the music industry has fallen behind a bit compared to other creative industries in the digital streaming era. His main inspiration for Lion Bold was to think of “outside the box solutions” to find “the new path” for artists in the age of declining CD sales. “What we’re doing is a lead by example approach,” he said. “We’re using the message that we teach to show that growth can happen. It inspires artists and draws their attention. [For example] on YouTube, we’ve

ers like Bruno Mars and Meghan Trainor. Comprised of nine experienced musicians and singers, the band regularly plays throughout San Diego, including Humphrey’s by the Bay, Anthology, and Viejas, Harrah’s and Valley View casinos. The upcoming Scripps Ranch performance is a chance to bring the show to audiences of all ages. “One thing we like about playing summer concerts is the family element,” Perrault noted. “We get people who can’t see us in a bar or casino, so we like to play some stuff they’re going to recognize. When you play at a club, you can advertise for your particular genre of music. But when you play at a casino or a summer concert, you’re playing to a lot of people. You want to make at

least somebody happy for 3 1/2 minutes.” The band’s big sound gets a big boost from active stage performances and a full horn section. Some bands cover horn parts with a keyboard. But as a brass player himself, Perrault is proud to feature the real thing in his band and notes audiences seem to enjoy it as well. “People really appreciate the live horns being there, shining in the light and being in your face like the old days,” he said. Concert attendees can expect a lively show from the band, including some upclose time with the horns. “We pride ourselves on having a more dynamic show,” Perrault said. “We integrate a little choreography and we’ll take the horns down into the audience.” At Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park concerts, picnics are welcome, only low-to-the-ground chairs are allowed, no dogs are allowed, and attendees cannot bring plastic tarps. For more information, visit symphonyinthepark.org.

answered about 400 questions even though they’re not [from] our artists because it’s that community-building in this industry that is kind of missing right now.” Waczek added that social growth and marketing is Lion Bold’s focus with business coaching also emphasized as a huge part of their curriculum. Their main strategies are designed to help their talent roster – also dubbed by Waczek as “music entrepreneurs” – best grow their audience and customer base. “We’re leading by example by giving to the community first; by providing free valuable help first which goes to show we’re a team player and that this is out there,”

Waczek explained. Lion Bold is currently comprised of a small team consisting of Waczek, his wife Alessandra, his brother Kevin, copywriter Jessica Woods, consultant Travis Carver and various contractors. In reminiscing about Lion Bold’s Scripps Ranch origins, Waczek credits the start of his musical journey back to his parents’ house – specifically their downstairs guest bedroom-turned-home studio – where he first wrote and recorded music. “Scripps Ranch is the catapult into everything I’m doing now. This is literally where it was born,” Waczek said. Visit lionbold.com or @lionboldrecords on Instagram.

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Dr. Cathy Collins, with her daughter Ava Duchicela, age 12, started “Talking Together” as a way to help parents and children connect over the topics of puberty and health. (courtesy of Dr. Cathy Collins)

just on growth and development, but also on pressures from the outside.” The seminar is available to girls ages nine to 12 and is structured to be concise and memorable with the idea that conversations with daughters and their parents will be ongoing, Collins said. “The curriculum that is offered through the state of California is great, and this is meant to be supplemental. This seminar is also aimed at a younger age group. Most schools start at sixth grade and then provide additional health information in high school. The

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the day – and bring plenty of water, of course. After exploring your neighborhood trails, drive a few blocks away and try different ones on other days. Hikes will help calm the children and get out their wiggles before they return home.

Ponds

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FAMILY ducks and turtles. Hendrix Pond is an often-overlooked part of Scripps Ranch within what’s called Hendrix Park. The vegetation can get dry, but it showcases many aspects of nature in close proximity. Suggested parking is along Aviary Drive between Atrium Drive and Willow Creek Road, then walk in.

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Craig Newton’s “Amazing Multicultural Music Show” Aug. 8 Cowboy Ken and “The American Cowboy Wild West Show” Aug. 15 “Zovargo Animal Show” Regular children’s events include:: StoryBox Theatre Tuesday, Aug. 6, 3 p.m. Artist Spotlight Friday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m. Family Game Night Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6 pm. The Homework Center at the library is open to all students who want to work on math and reading skills with the library’s Tutor Learning Coordinators. Available Mondays-Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. through Aug. 15.

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Scripps Ranch Recreation Center

The local recreation center is a hidden gem. Situated next to Scripps Ranch Community Park, the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive, offers public sports fields, picnic areas, grass fields, programs for kids and a gym. Many programs available. Visit bit.ly/2YqxVbo.

Lake Miramar

Possibly the most popular recreation area in Scripps Ranch is Lake Miramar, 10710 Scripps Lake Drive. It features fishing, aquatic rentals, picnic areas and a 5-mile walking path around the reservoir. Parking is tight on weekends, but not bad on weekdays. Concessions provided by Rocky Mountain Recreation Center include rentals such as row boats, motor boats, pedal boats, kayaks, beach cruiser-style bicycles, as well as bait and tackle for fishing. Don’t forget to say hello to Louie the Goose, the lake’s popular, friendly water fowl mascot who has called Lake Miramar home for many years.

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in all sizes. Most feature playgrounds and have restrooms. Here are a few favorites: Miramar Overlook Park, 11417 Scripps Ranch Blvd. Lakeview Neighbohood Park, 10794 Mira Lago Terrace. Cypress Canyon Park, 11480 Cypress Canyon Park Drive. Hoyt Park (no restrooms), 10711 Canyon Lake Drive. Jerabek Park, 10150 Avenida Magnifica.

Symphony in the Park

Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park organization provides a free summer concert series. The next concert features The Detroit Underground, 5:30 p.m. on, Aug. 11 at Hoyt Park.

Scripps Ranch’s Got Talent

The Scripps Ranch 50 Plus organization is holding Scripps Ranch’s Got Talent each month in hopes of establishing intergenerational connections with residents age 20 and under with those age 50 and older. Residents are invited to showcase their personal creations or collections. The next event will be 3-5 p.m. Aug. 10 in the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Community Room. Contact Rose Chou: 92131rose@gmail.com.

Swim & Racquet Club

The Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club is an important part of this community, supplying fitness, swimming, recreational, social and preschool services for years. While most services and activities are limited to club members, other activities, such as swim lessons, are open to the public for a fee. Two club locations: 9875 Aviary Drive, phone (858) 271-6222; and 10216 Scripps Trail, phone (858) 271-4231. Visit srsrc.com. EVENTS: Taco Tuesdays Every Tuesday through Aug. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Aviary club location. Live music. Family Happy Hour 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Trails club location. Live music. Dad & Kids Campout Aug. 17-18 at the Aviary club location.

Rita’s reading program

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ith so many surfing academies dotting the San Diego coast, it’s impossible to say which is the best. So, maybe start with the one owned by the man who personally gifted Pope Francis his first surfboard. His name is Sean Brody and he’s a lifelong Scripps Ranch resident and the founder of Surf Education Academy. He started surfing at the age of 10, got a surfing-focused master’s degree from San Diego State University and taught the sport to at-risk youth in Africa. In other words, Brody knows a few things about surfing. He opened the academy three years ago with one simple goal: “I ultimately wanted to create the program that we wish we had when we were kids growing up in Scripps Ranch.”

‘We see that confidence translate on land, whether it’s in the school yard or the classroom or the household or even the workplace for adults.’ –Sean Brody For starters, this means getting people from Scripps Ranch to the academy’s headquarters in La Jolla Shores, a 20-minute drive. He said they are happy to offer van transportation when enrollment is high enough. The academy also puts a high emphasis on inclusivity. This not only means offering programs for those of all ages and skill levels, but also for those with disabilities. “We also have kind of an inclusive model where we also work with people with special needs or disabilities,” Brody said. “We make sure that we can accommodate.” This is an area Brody is particularly skilled in, as the head coach for Team USA’s Adaptive Surfing Team. While he said the academy will happily work with anybody with a willingness to learn the sport, Brody said it’s these kinds of community connections that he values most. “We can gladly accommo-

Surf Education Academy will work with anybody with a willingness to learn the sport. (courtesy photo)

date any tourist or anybody that wants to have a surfing bucket list experience,” Brody said. “But we really take a lot of pride in working with communities.” These community connections can be seen forming in some of the academy’s more regular classes and camps. For those who like to frequent the waves, Surf Education Academy offers a unique membership system in which members can drop

into whichever classes fit their schedules for a monthly rate, rather than paying on a singular basis. For the kids, Brody said the academy uses a martial arts-inspired approach in which the youngsters have the opportunity to work up to different colored leashes, starting with a white one. For those looking to perfect their techniques, he said, the academy uses photos and videos of ses-

sions to show surfers exactly what they need to do to improve. With this, Brody said, it’s hard to walk away feeling unaccomplished. “We see that confidence translate on land, whether it’s in the school yard or the classroom or the household or even the workplace for adults,” he said. For more information about Surf Education Academy, visit SurfEducationAcademy.com.

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RUN & RIDE DRAWS THOUSANDS Independence Day 2019 got started early with the Scripps Ranch Old Pros’ annual Fourth of July Run & Ride as a seemingly endless stream of participants filled the streets. The local sports club coordinated a morning of running and cycling events including a 10k Run, a 2-Mile Fun Run, a 50-Mile Bike Ride, a 28-Mile Bike Ride and a 12-Mile Bike Ride. Thousands of runners and cyclists took part in this local tradition as friends, family members and neighbors cheered nearby.

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(StatePoint) The Farmhouse style is cozy, rustic, charming and eclectic. While creating the vibe in your own home is easy, according to home decorating experts, it requires some attention to detail. Designer, Instagram personality, blogger and business owner Liz Marie Galvan, who recently renovated her 1840s farmhouse, is sharing a few key elements to consider:

Natural wood elements

Searching for the perfect table, picture frame, or bookshelf? When in doubt, use natural wood. “Natural wood really evokes that old-time feel. In our home, we have wood flooring in every room, but you can also bring in natural wood kitchen cabinets, dressers, trim and so much more,” Galvan said. To be eco-conscious while nailing the weathered look, consider sourcing locally reclaimed lumber, where possible. You can continue the wood motif by adding shiplap accent walls or even shiplap ceilings to certain rooms.

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“Most people don’t think a lot about windows – window treatments, yes, but windows, not so much,” Galvan explained. “But windows themselves can be a game-changer. One of the key parts of our renovation was all-new windows with a historically accurate grille pattern, which totally changed the look and feel of the house.” This upgrade not only complemented the historical period of the home’s structure to define the look, it also eliminated the draft she was experiencing from the old windows that came with the home – a good reminder that old-school charm does not need to be accompanied by old-school discomfort. While Galvan did hers in white with colonial grilles, other colors, such as black, would also go great in a farmhouse-style home. Keep in mind, there are many elements to consider, and you’ll want the flexibility to customize. This is why Galvan turned to Renewal by Andersen, the full-service custom replacement window division of Andersen. Offering a start-to-finish process, one can select among 49 color combinations, numerous hardware choices and a wide variety of grille

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patterns and frames – including a custom-designed option. For customization inspiration, visit renewalbyandersen.com/style. As for trim, Galvan said one can get instant farmhouse vibes and make a new build look old by using thick, chunky window, door and floorboard trim throughout the entire home.

Extra touches

Decorate with items you’d actually find on a farm, as much as possible. Galvan used rustic farmhouse fabrics like grainsack, tobacco baskets, chicken nesters, farmhouse signs, barn wood and more. About 80 percent of her home’s furniture is antique or vintage, she said. Antiquing is not only fun, but when you find that per-

fect treasure, there may be a touch of triumph involved. However, if the treasure hunt starts to feel more like a search for a needle in a haystack, consider going the “faux antique” route. Many stores sell convincing reproductions. For more style inspiration and to learn more about Galvan’s project, visit renewalbyandersen.com/farmhouse.

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Outsmart bugs in your home (StatePoint) If you have bugs in your home – as many households do – there may be good reasons for this. Insects are resilient, strategic and way smarter than you may realize. But before dealing with insect invasions, it’s helpful to understand what you’re up against. These surprising bug facts can help you better understand common opponents: • Cockroaches have the capacity to memorize and learn – and they may just use those smarts to remember the layout and contents of your kitchen, including hiding spaces! But even without their heads, cockroaches are fairly formidable – decapitated, they can survive for weeks. • Once an ant knows where food is located, it’ll leave a scented trail to guide others to the source. Ants help each other out in other ways, too. Certain ant species have been observed linking their bodies together to build ladders, chains, walls and even rafts that float in water. • If your fly-swatting skills leave something to be desired, don’t feel bad. Flies

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some level of safety concern with using traditional insecticide sprays inside the home. According to experts, you don’t have to trade one worry (bugs) for another (traditional bug sprays). So how should you deal with creeping, crawling and stinging invaders? Take a fresh approach to home insect control that you can feel good about with these safe extermination tips: • Keep common entry points like doors, windows and garages closed. Need a crossbreeze? Install screens on doors and windows. • Seal cracks around window and door frames, which are both entry points and hiding spaces for bugs. • Don’t stack firewood or scrap wood next to your house – bugs love these havens. • Avoid leaving food around after meals. Make a habit of prompt clean-ups. • For bugs you see, use a spray that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals, such as Zevo Instant Action Spray. Its active ingredients are essential oils that target nerve receptors active only in insects, so you (and your pets) don’t need to leave the room after spraying, as you would with traditional insecticide. Just spray on the roach, ant, fly, wasp or other pesky bug, and wipe up after use. • For the bugs you don’t see, use chemical-free traps in areas heavily trafficked by bugs. Those from Zevo, which plug into outlets around the home, use multi-spectrum light technology and a body heat attractant that mimic nature’s most primal powers of attraction. Try to reduce competing light around the traps. Though they work 24/7, flying insects will find the traps especially enticing at night.


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Tips to illuminate your home’s exterior (StatePoint) Many homeowners spend time and money perfecting curb appeal, but forget to make it shine at night. Experts say a well-lit home exterior and surrounding landscape is both beautiful and functional. “The addition of outdoor lighting is transformative, making it possible to see beauty that would ordinarily be hidden at night, while also extending your living space to the outdoors at all hours of the day,” said Linkoln Dixon, product manager at Progress Lighting. “Additionally, lighting provides safety and security, creating visibility and eliminating hiding spots.” To help you tailor lighting for enhanced beauty, visibility, security and ambiance, consider these tips from the experts at Progress Lighting: Just like inside the home, layering light outside is essential to create a welcoming atmosphere. Light layering uses three layers of light: ambient, task and accent lighting. Begin by selecting ambient lighting that provides a comfortable level of brightness. Wash the home’s exterior with light, using a combination of downlights and uplights to cast a warm, gentle glow on outdoor living spaces while providing indirect lighting to entryways. Next, select task lighting to add focused illumination that makes entrances and pathways visible and shadow-free. A rule of thumb for lighting doorways is to size lighting in proportion to the door itself. Select wall sconces and lanterns that measure anywhere from 1/4 to 1/3 the size of the door. Mount out-

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door sconces and lanterns at eye level, with the center of the light source between 5 1/2 to 6 feet off the ground and 8 to 10 feet apart. Install soft, non-glaring path fixtures about 14 inches high that direct most of the light downward. Define the edges of the path by placing lights about one foot from one or both sides of the walkway, staggering the placement slightly to create a natural flow. For steps, install lights directly into the risers. This soft light provides just enough brightness to mark each tread and prevent glare. Finally, add accent and decorative lighting that accentuates your home’s architectural features. For entertaining areas, select wall-mounted fixtures such as sconces or lanterns, or overhead lighting that focuses task light on work surfaces. Outdoor chandeliers and pendants are a stylish way to bring the design appeal of indoor lighting outside. For a professional, pulled-together look, choose light fixtures with the same finish as door pulls, fencing

The Glen names new executive director eegan F. Kline has been named executive director for The Glen at Scripps Ranch, the new lifeplan community in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego. The Glen at Scripps Ranch, located at 10718 Pomerado Road near Interstate 15, is scheduled to open to residents later this year. As executive director, Kline will serve as head of staff with complete oversight of the retirement community, including the planning, performance and review of all departments and operations. She will also oversee the financial management of The Glen to sustain the community’s long-term economic health

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and viability. According to Rick Aschenbrenner, marketing director for The Glen, Kline was selected based on her solid experience within the industry and her track record of ensuring resident satisfaction. “The executive director is central to the successful operation of our new community, especially as we prepare to move in hundreds of new residents later this year,” Aschenbrenner said. “Meegan is a career professional in the senior living industry with a deep commitment to residents and their families. Her strong administrative and interpersonal skills will be critical in managing a large, diverse staff and exSee THE GLEN, Page 22

and outdoor furniture. Other accent lighting choices that add flair include post lights, spotlights, strip lights and water-feature lighting. As a finishing touch, use timers, dimmers or motion sensors to control lights, turning them on or down as desired. Remember, outdoor lighting must be rated for outdoor use to ensure it’s waterproof and that dust and rain won’t interfere with the bulb or circuitry. For more outdoor lighting tips, trends and inspiration, visit Progress Lighting at bit.ly/LightingOutdoors.

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ecuting our core values of service, team success, excellence and integrity from senior management on down.” Prior to joining The Glen, Kline was executive director for three years at Greenwood Village South in Greenwood, Indiana. She was responsible for overall management of the community, including budget oversight, resident services and activities, marketing and external community relations. Before moving to Indiana, Kline served as administrator of the health center at Casa de las Campanas in San Diego for four years, providing her with in-depth knowledge of the San Diego area. Kline is a licensed California Assisted Living and Nursing Home Administrator and a certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. She is also a graduate of the California Association of Health Facilities Leadership Academy. Kline earned a bachelor of science degree from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. She is a resident of San Diego County. The Glen at Scripps Ranch is the first new lifeplan community to be built

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