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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Justin Fine

Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk scores a touchdown during a game against the San Diego State Aztecs in 2018. (photo by Justin Fine) FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Justin Fine By Ashley Shah Justin Fine, known for his sports photography, had an interest in photography at a young age. “My ...
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Seen in San Diego

Seen in San Diego A PARADE OF THEIR OWN While the Scripps Ranch Fourth of July Parade was wrapping up, these mallard ducklings followed their mother down a street just a few blocks away.  (photo by John Gregory)   HAPPY GRAD An exuberant graduate flashes a big smile as he takes part in ...
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Nutmeg Bakery Café

Nutmeg Bakery & Café offers a variety of pastries including zucchini muffins, chocolate brioche and cinnamon rolls. (courtesy of Nutmeg Bakery & Café) Nutmeg Bakery Café Taste of sweet and savory with a local twist By Sonia Cervantes I recently visited Nutmeg Bakery & Café, a family-owned artisan establishment offering ...
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Sockers look toward new arena

(photo courtesy of Eddie Trujillo) Sockers look toward new arena By Hector Trujillo An eventful 2021 continues for the 15-time champion San Diego Sockers as the team starts on a new adventure that will see them relocate to North County from their current location at Pechanga Arena starting in 2023 ...
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Sports in San Diego

Sports in San Diego USA TENNIS ACTION (photos by Justin Fine) A competitor stretches to return the ball during the opening round of the Southern California Open Sectional Championships July 7 conducted by the United States Tennis Association at the Barnes Tennis Center in Point Loma. (photo by Justin Fine) ...
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News in San Diego

News in San Diego BIG DRINK A San Diego County Sheriff’s helicopter rises after dipping its hose into Miramar Lake to grab water in order to fight a brush fire that broke out in northeastern Mira Mesa off Capcano Road just south of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve on June 23 ...
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The journey of a comic book master

“The Great Gatsby” cover (courtesy of Clover Press) The journey of a comic book master By Colleen McNatt It’s fitting that Robbie Robbins’ life vocation is in comics. As a pre-teen around the age of 10 or 11, he remembered poring over the “Richie Rich” comic book series. While other ...
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Parade makes a glorious return!

Parade makes a glorious return! Despite a lengthy delay as spectators roasted in the summer sun, few complained as the 2021 Scripps Ranch Fourth of July Parade got underway following its cancellation last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The crowd was extremely patient and in a highly festive mood ...
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SRHS alumna thrives in NWSL

Former Scripps Ranch High soccer player Samantha Staab now plays for the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League. (courtesy of the Washington Spirit) SRHS alumna thrives in NWSL By Hector Trujillo San Diego is known as a sports town, and among the most popular sports is soccer. Many ...
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CHAMPIONS! SRHS girls lacrosse

(photo by Justin Fine) CHAMPIONS! SRHS girls lacrosse The Scripps Ranch High School girls varsity lacrosse team defeated highly ranked La Jolla High School 10-3 to capture the 2021 CIF San Diego Open Division Championship on June 5. The 2021 team is clearly at the top of the California girls ...
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Graduation car parade

(photo by Justin Fine) Graduation car parade Happy graduates from the Scripps Ranch High School class of 2021 celebrated as they participated in a car parade June 14 down Ironwood Road to Scripps Ranch Boulevard. Families and friends lined the route to cheer on their grads. Parent volunteers planned the ...
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Local graduates from Coast Guard Academy

President Joe Biden with Ensign Jake Danzer on U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation day. (courtesy photo) Local graduates from Coast Guard Academy Ensign Jake Danzer, son of Jerry and Lisa Danzer of Scripps Ranch, graduated May 19 with high honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of ...
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Padres High School All-Star Night 2021

All-Star Game showcases top players

(photo by Justin Fine) All-Star Game showcases top players The San Diego Padres honored the top high school baseball players of 2021 in the CIF San Diego Section at the Padres High School All-Star Night on June 24 at Petco Park. The All-Star Game featured the CIF San Diego Section’s ...
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Bobcats and coyotes roam about

Bobcats and coyotes have been spotted around Scripps Ranch neighborhoods. Bobcats and coyotes roam about By Suha ChariSustainable Scripps Ranch In the past few weeks, our neighborhood has enjoyed a duck pair strutting about, getting into our yards and being quite at home here. We all think they’re cute. But ...
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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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