Letters to the Editor

Tired of hearing how dangerous 67 is

In response to the opinion of Donald L. Russell on the speed on 67 in last week’s paper, I totally agree with the whole article and have been wanting to write it myself.

I am so tired of hearing how dangerous 67 is. I have driven 67 a lot, since I have lived in Ramona for 44 years.

I can remember years back when it was only two lanes with no turn lanes for the residents living on 67. That is when is was dangerous, but mainly for the people trying to turn into their driveways. Then people pretty much drove the speed limit and used courtesy to fellow drivers.

I drive the speed limit and get tailgated until the two lanes start and they can fly by. Usually I see them at the first light, so what’s the point?

Sharon Pritchard

Ramona

An expensive and unnecessary loss

During the recent Ramona Main Street Parade, our group REAL—the Ramona Emergency Assistance League—posted three “big pink signs.” These signs notified residents and travelers about the road closures due to the parade, and also alerted residents to radio station AM 1610, a station that will be used in the future to post information in times of emergency.

We have received great feedback on our signs and the radio station, and we sincerely thank the San Diego Foundation for approving the grant that made all this possible.

Signs were posted in three areas—Highway 67 east of Dye Road, Highway 78 west of Magnolia, and Highway 78 near Haverford. Unfortunately, the sign on Highway 78 near Haverford was removed and is now missing.

Since these signs are a community necessity in time of emergency and since the signs were purchased from grant funds, this is an expensive and unnecessary loss. If anyone has seen our large pink sign—it reads “EVENT (or EMERGENCY) INFORMATION DIAL 1610 ON YOUR AM RADIO”—please either return it to us or let us know where we can find it. We can be reached by calling 760-271-2088 or 760-896-4422 or by emailing us at info@ramonareal.org.

We thank everyone for their support and compliments, and appreciate the community’s help in retrieving this sign.

Jolene Dayton

Secretary, REAL

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