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Juvenile elephants move to San Diego Zoo

(courtesy of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance) Juvenile elephants move to San Diego Zoo Two juvenile male African elephants, Tsandizkle (meaning “beloved”) and Inhlonipho (meaning “courteous”) have taken up residence at the San Diego Zoo’s Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey habitat. The males, who arrived from the Reid Park ...
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Pandemic inspired change for catering company

Emjaye Inspired offers private event catering, comfort food, takeout and delivery, an outdoor seating area for dining, online cooking courses and a stocked travel trailer rental. (courtesy of Emjaye Inspired) Pandemic inspired change for catering company By Ashley Shah Melissa Kasarda, founder of Emjaye Inspired, has been offering new and ...
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SD Festival of the Arts set Sept. 11-12

The San Diego Festival of the Arts will be held Sept. 11 and 12 at the San Diego Surf Club Soccer Park. (courtesy images) SD Festival of the Arts set Sept. 11-12 The San Diego Festival of the Arts is scheduled for Sept. 11 and 12. The region’s top-selling artist showcase ...
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Botanic Garden: Wild and Beautiful sculptures

“Cherub” by Warren Bakley (photo by Lisa Reynolds) Botanic Garden: Wild and Beautiful sculptures The San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG), in partnership with Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) Artist Alliance, presents the Wild and Beautiful sculpture exhibition. SDBG has developed a longstanding tradition of exhibiting sculptures within its lush 37-acre ...
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Birch Aquarium is completely open

(courtesy of Birch Aquarium) Birch Aquarium is completely open Birch Aquarium is open indoors and out. Guests are welcome back into the Hall of Fishes, as well as the museum side of the aquarium. Several of the experiences that were added to the aquarium while it was operating outdoors-only will ...
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Custom piñatas: Take a swing at COVID-19

Hazel Sharifi creates custom-made piñatas such as this COVID-19 design. (courtesy of Sarah Sharifi) Custom piñatas: Take a swing at COVID-19 By John Gregory Now that COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, the infection rate is slowing and the anticipation of gatherings becomes more common – some might want to consider ...
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PUPPY THERAPY Pets make lockdown bearable

Cabo is bringing lots of love, fun and happiness to the York family. (courtesy of Loryn York) PUPPY THERAPY Pets make lockdown bearable By Terry L. Wilson Some Scripps Ranch residents discovered the best way to beat the stress of the coronavirus lockdown was by adopting a new four-legged member ...
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Elliott balances work, home life

Mara Elliott Elliott balances work, home life By Bella Ross Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is no easy feat during the pandemic, especially when you’re the head lawyer for one of the largest cities in the nation. San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott is no stranger to Scripps Ranch, where ...
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Farmer’s Market a howling success!

A friendly face greets shoppers at the Abi’s Flavors booth. (photo by John Gregory) Farmer's Market a howling success! It’s fair to say the first day of the New Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market – May 20 – was a big hit. Customers flocked to the market located in and around ...
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Perfect season: UNDEFEATED!

Scripps Ranch High School senior Ella Brislin (above) was recently named USA Lacrosse High School Girls Player of the Week for the western region. The Scripps Ranch High School female lacrosse team finished its regular season undefeated. (photo by Justin Fine) Perfect season: UNDEFEATED! By Kaila Mellos EDITOR’S NOTE: The ...
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Pro basketball plays at Alliant campus

A West Coast Breeze player shoots a jumper near the foul line. (photo courtesy of Greg Siller) Pro basketball plays at Alliant campus Hector Trujillo The West Coast Breeze basketball team, which will play part of its 2021 home schedule at Alliant University in Scripps Ranch, kicked off its first ...
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Pure Water Program assembly starts soon

Construction will begin soon at Miramar Reservoir for the city’s Pure Water Program. (photo by John Gregory) Pure Water Program assembly starts soon By Hoyt Smith After nearly 12 years of studies, planning and preparation, thePure Water San Diego Program is about to impact Scripps Ranch in a major way ...
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New Farmer’s Market is poised to open May 20

Celebrating the New Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market are (from left) Mathew Perry, owner of Auto-Ness Physical Therapy; Beverly and Mike Cassity, Farmer’s Market managers; and Newtopia Cyder owners Jennifer Hays Moreno and Rick Moreno. (photo by John Gregory) New Farmer's Market is poised to open May 20 John Gregory All ...
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Becca Cook plays in the trenches!

Becca Cook runs onto the field prior to a football game against Kearny High. (photo by Justin Fine) Becca Cook plays in the trenches! By Kaila Mellos Becca Cook, a Scripps Ranch High School senior, is a female student who plays on the Falcons varsity football team. “I’ve always wanted ...
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RomBomb Burgers are the bomb!

Romin Irani with wife Naomi and son Mateo. (courtesy photo) RomBomb Burgers are the bomb! By John Gregory Hamburger fanatics seeking a new, nearby taste sensation need look no further than RomBomb Burgers, a curbside pick-up style burger service. This efficient business that is seemingly perfect for these COVID-affected times ...
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Von Wilpert co-chairs COVID-19 committee

District 5 San Diego City Council member Marni von Wilpert Von Wilpert co-chairs COVID-19 committee By Bella Ross As San Diego begins to approach what some have regarded as the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic, the San Diego City Council has launched a new committee intended to better organize ...
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Take the COVID-19 Quiz

Dr. Anthony Blain Take the COVID-19 Quiz By Arthur Blain, MD, FAAFP Realistic COVID-19 expectations: Take this quiz to see how much you know about the coronavirus. Dr. Arthur Blain, a doctor who has treated COVID-19 patients, provides answers to current questions. (Scroll to bottom of article for answers). With ...
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SDMA features student artists

Sanjana Ganti SDMA features student artists By Nick Ng The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) will exhibit original artwork of local students from kindergarten to 12th grade in its 46th biennial Young Art celebration. The exhibit also features artwork from three Scripps Ranch High School seniors: Sanjana Ganti, Charlotte ...
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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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