Stories

Children’s book offers perspective on autism

Dr. Carol Cujec Children’s book offers perspective on autism By Nick Ng “Real” is a book about Charity, a 13-year-old girl with autism who faces her biggest fears when her parents enroll her in a public middle school. She is a math savant and has a camcorder-like memory, but she ...
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Committee celebrates high school seniors

Jody Luke, Scripps Ranch High School Senior Parent Committee founder, with her SRHS senior daughter Annalee Luke. (courtesy of Jody Luke) Committee celebrates high school seniors By Alex Piscatelli A group of parents are determined to give their kids a great senior high school experience, despite an unprecedented school year ...
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Brothers create projects to help others

Trent and Drew Wan have created their own community service projects to help others. (courtesy of Keith Wan) Brothers create projects to help others By Ashley Shah Scripps Ranch residents Drew and Trent Wan have created programs to help the community in different ways. Drew Wan, 17, created Project Render ...
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Actors nominated for awards

Sydney Taber Actors nominated for awards By Nick Ng Six Scripps Ranch youth artists from Scripps Theatre Arts were recently nominated for the National Youth Arts Awards competition.  This is a huge deal for Scripps Theatre Arts founder Alicia Gonzalez and the actors, especially since they have only been putting ...
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Birch Aquarium reopens outdoors

This is a map of the areas that will be open at theBirch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Birch Aquarium reopens outdoors Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego announced that it will open outdoors-only beginning Saturday, Feb. 27. The aquarium’s outdoor spaces ...
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Science Center resumes Distance Learning Hubs

The Fleet Science Center at night (courtesy of the Fleet Science Center) Science Center resumes Distance Learning Hubs The Fleet Science Center resumed operations for the Distance Learning Hubs to serve the ongoing needs of parents, students and teachers in the San Diego community to find a place for children ...
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Gorillas recovering from SARS-CoV-2

Winston, a gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, was treated with heart medications, antibiotics and monoclonal antibody therapy. (courtesy San Diego Zoo Global) Gorillas recovering from SARS-CoV-2 The gorilla troop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is recovering following the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes ...
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Poway OnStage celebrates Black History Month

In Poway OnStage’s Virtual Field Trip celebrating Black History Month, Jazzy Ash will introduce students to the musical stylings of zydeco, jazz, blues and swing in her energetic and engaging concert. (courtesy of OnStage) Poway OnStage celebrates Black History Month Poway OnStage’s popular Virtual Field Trip Series continues through Feb.26with a celebration ...
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SRHS student designs special library card

The San Diego Public Library is releasing a Black History Month special edition library card designed by 15-year-old Scripps Ranch High School student Sahithi Lingampalli. SRHS student designs special library card (Feb. 1, 2021) The City of San Diego Public Library has a full schedule of events this February to ...
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Popular student video: ‘Surfin’ USA’

Dingeman Elementary School teacher Garner Saguil taught his students how to play the ukulele and posted a popular video of them singing and playing “Surfin’ USA” by The Beach Boys. (courtesy of Garner Saguil) Popular student video: ‘Surfin’ USA’ By Kaila Mellos Garner Saguil, a fourth-grade seminar teacher and the ...
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F.R.O.G.S. hop into action

Scripps Ranch cat Liv poses with the scanner. F.R.O.G.S. hop into action By Terry L. Wilson Members of the Real House Cats of Scripps Ranch Facebook group created a new program to help reunite lost cats and dogs with their anxious humans – using state-of-the-art microchip scanning.  “The program is ...
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Maya’s cookies are irresistible

Maya’s cookies are irresistible By Bella Ross In 2015, Scripps Ranch resident Maya Madsen was baking 20 dozen batches of her specialty vegan cookies in her home kitchen every week. The nutrition buff and fitness instructor was driven by more than just her sweet tooth: Madsen had two sons in ...
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Marni takes her seat

Marni von Wilpert Marni takes her seat By Bella Ross Organizing a strong response to COVID-19, solidifying public safety services and taking a hard look at infrastructure are all at the top of Marni von Wilpert’s agenda heading into her first months on the San Diego City Council. A Scripps ...
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Group collects essential items for students

Candace Gyure (left), the head nurse at Hoover High School, is pictured next to Kylie Bach with a load of items ready for delivery. (courtesy photo) Group collects essential items for students By Ashley Shah Kylie Bach and Madhavi Akella, both juniors at Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS), have begun ...
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Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic set for April

Participants enjoy the fun during a past Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic, sponsored by the Poway Chamber of Commerce. The eighth annual event will be held on Friday, April 16, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive. (courtesy of the Poway Chamber of Commerce) Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic ...
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Loggins donates song to kids channel 

Kenny Loggins donated the song “The Great Adventure” for use by the San Diego Zoo Kids Channel. (photo by Leslie Hassler) Loggins donates song to kids channel Kenny Loggins, one of pop music’s greatest hit makers, will treat young patients and their families at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego – ...
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A journey to freedom

Mahshid Hager A journey to freedom By Ashley Shah The year was 1981, post-revolution Iran, a time of uncertainty for many in which more than 2 million people fled the country in search of a better life. Mahshid Hager, a resident of Scripps Ranch, recounts her experience as a young ...
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Starlight hosts Santa’s Zoom Room

Starlight hosts Santa’s Zoom Room (Dec. 17, 2020) This holiday season, Starlight Amphitheater’s new Streaming Studios gives children a one-on-one personal minute with Santa unlike any other. The Save Starlight organization, the non-profit working in tandem with the city in the restoration and re-activation of the Historic Starlight Amphitheater in ...
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Organ Society presents holiday concert webcasts

(photo by Len Filomeo) Organ Society presents holiday concert webcasts (Spreckels Organ Society) The Spreckels Organ Society and San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez announced a series of holiday webcast concerts direct from Balboa Park during the pandemic holidays 2020. Since March 2020, the historic Spreckels Organ Pavilion has ...
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Old Globe presents holiday event online

The AXIS event was held in Balboa Park last year. (courtesy of The Old Globe) Old Globe presents holiday event online  Now in its second consecutive year, and for the first time as part of its AXIS program, The Old Globe will present a sensory-friendly holiday event online Sunday, Dec ...
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Scuba Santa dives live

(Courtesy of Birch Aquarium) Scuba Santa dives live (Dec. 17, 2020 – Birch Aquarium) Ho, ho, ho! Scuba Santa is making a splash, virtually, at Birch Aquarium! Birch Aquarium may be closed this holiday season, but Scuba Santa will still be stopping by to feed the fish. Birch Aquarium will ...
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