Scripps Ranch seems so peaceful
Missile test sites, a starter home, view from Mira Mesa, neighbor complains about mooning, USIU, Scripps Trail, the 964 bus, who remembers the old days, Wal-Mart, evil eucalyptus
Perhaps I was the only guy who’d toured the place by car, but that seemed unlikely.
- While hardly Death Valley, Scripps is hot in August, with any errant ocean breezes conditioned by their journey over industrial parks and tract homes on the intervening mesas. And no matter the season, Scripps is prosaic in its tightly controlled, residential regularity, its kingdom of homeowners’ associations and glad-handing realtresses. There wouldn’t be much mystery or romance in running these suburban streets.
- By Moss Gropen, April 2, 2008 Read full article
Little white box condo in Scripps Ranch, the starter home among all the other starter homes.
- Little white box condo in Scripps Ranch, the starter home among all the other starter homes. We bought at the height of the boom. Everybody's on ARMs, and a black cloud of negative amortization follows us around. Men emotionally stiff-arm each other by waving across the parking spots that smell of fresh white paint, like cancer.
- By Glenn Morgan, September 20, 2007 Read full article
- Whenever I found out one of my classmates lived in Scripps Ranch, I always thought "rich kid." And if I went to his house, through the winding streets lined with trees, I would be surprised that some of the houses didn't look much different from those in Mira Mesa, although others were gigantic and beautiful, especially the ones that lined Lake Miramar.
- By Josh Board, December 30, 2004 Read full article
When Pearce entered Miramar yard facility, a man came from a parked van and mooned him. Pearce snapped away while the city uniform was draped around his ankles.
- When San Diego city employee Marcus Arenas pulled down his pants and mooned Harold Pearce, Pearce knew something was up. Pearce had been photographing Arenas and other city workers as they hoisted a beer keg up a flagpole during a raucous party at a Scripps Ranch water-treatment plant.
- By Colin Flaherty, March 28, 1991 Read full article
William Rust. As Rust’s international university took shape, he became all the more eager to gain complete control over it.
- Rust applied in the early Sixties to the federal General Services Administration for 350 acres of the dismantled Camp Elliot marine base in Scripps Ranch. In 1964 it was granted to the university, and a year later another fifty acres were added — all free of charge, with the condition that the land be used for educational purposes.
- By Stephen Meyer, Apr. 24, 1986 Read full story
Numerous streets surrounding Scripps Trail (highlighted in orange and blue) have been repaired in recent years.
- Claudia Walker's family bought a home on the 10400 block of the street, a quiet, neatly manicured tract in Scripps Ranch near where the northeastern edge of the city shares its border with Poway, in 2004. Upon meeting longtime residents, she says street repairs were one of the first things to come up.
- By Dave Rice, February 6, 2018 Read full article
Bus route 964 between Alliant University in Scripps Ranch and Miramar College transit center
- Scripps Ranch does have a bus route that operates on weekdays from 6 am to a little after 8 pm. The route starts at Alliant University south of Pomerado Road and winds up the east side of the 15 until Mira Mesa Blvd., where it crosses the freeway westbound and arrives at the Miramar College transit station. It continues north through Mira Mesa. And it doesn’t run on weekends.
- By Marty Graham, August 14, 2018 Read full story
I’m hangin’ at Ballast Point. Hey, it’s pretty loud and there appear to be a goodly number of sub-30 folks here.
- In May 1982, I met and fell in love with a woman who lived there. An elementary-school teacher, she’d just bought a condo off Pomerado Road. I’d never heard of the place before. We had a torrid but brief affair, and I recall that, on my drives north from Mission Valley to see her, I’d mentally refer to her as “the girl on Pomerado Road.”
- By Moss Gropen, November 8, 2017 Read full article
Scripps Ranch residents don’t love this “dilapidated eyesore” of an empty business park, but they don’t want the Walmart rumored to be planned for the site.
- At the junction of Carroll Canyon Road and Interstate 15 is a 9.5-acre parcel where Pacific Southwest Airlines used to train its employees. Bought in 2006 by the Horizon Christian Fellowship, the buildings at the site have stood unoccupied for 15 years, one of a myriad of tenant-bereft business parks that dominate the southern reaches of Scripps Ranch.
- By Moss Gropen, March 19, 2014 Read full article
"Someone spread the rumor that the eucs had flared, flamed, and burned. This was a patent lie."
- After parts of Scripps Ranch were burned in the 2003 Cedar Fire, it seems natural that some residents would blame the eucalyptus. “When the firestorm hit our community,” Dingeman tells me, “and we lost so many houses, it seems someone spread the rumor that the eucs had flared, flamed, and burned. This was a patent lie, as none — repeat none — were reported or documented.
- By Joe Deegan, August 19, 2009 Read full article