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SR-78 reopened after three-vehicle collision in San Pasqual Valley

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Thursday, 1:35 p.m. — State Route 78 into San Pasqual Valley has been re-opened after emergency crews and investigators responded to a three-vehicle collision around 8:30 a.m. on San Pasqual Valley Road, according to officials. One driver, a 21-year-old male, was airlifted to an area hospital with serious leg injuries, said San Diego Police Department.

Students start a new school year

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Members of the Olive Peirce Middle School band welcome students to school on the first day with entertaining music

Medical examiner revises cause of missing man’s death

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In an amended autopsy report, the county medical examiner has determined that Carl Salayer, the 67-year-old Ramona man whose body was found off Chablis Road in June, most likely died from environmental exposure with Parkinson’s disease and Brugada syndrome as contributing factors.

The original report attributed methamphetamine intoxication as the main cause of death. However, in a follow-up investigation the medical examiner’s office said it learned that Salayer was prescribed selegiline, a medication used to treat Parkinson’s.

Firefighters extinguish blaze in fifth wheel

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Friday, Aug. 22—Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire firefighters extinguished a blaze in a travel trailer in the 1300 block of Ash Street about 11 a.m. this morning.

According to homeowner Victor Smith, he was in his house when two females knocked on his door, saying they were driving by and saw a fire in back of his lot. They had already called the fire department, he said.

“I have no idea who they were,” he said.

Football scrimmages Friday: ‘Important day for the teams’

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Ramona High School football teams will travel to San Pasqual High School to participate in CIF scrimmages on Friday, Aug. 22.

Varsity starts at 6 p.m., preceded by junior varsity at 4 p.m. and freshmen at 2 p.m. Admission is free, and the fans are welcome to see how the teams do in their first contests against other teams this season.

The scrimmages will be played against San Pasqual, Carlsbad and El Capitan high schools.

Tractor Supply’s first customer is a 3-year-old

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Three-year-old Dawson Schuler of Ramona became Tractor Supply Company’s first customer, with assistance from his great-aunt, Carole Wylie, who had some pull as she was the architect who designed the store’s building at Main and Hunter streets.
Wylie, also of Ramona and a former chair of the Ramona Design Review Board, knew how much Dawson loves tractors and was aware that Tractor Supply Company carries toys.

Sheriff’s Reports

Sunday, Aug. 17

•Female, 21, arrested, 200 block Main Street, receive known stolen property, possess unlawful paraphernalia, felony bench warrant and misdemeanor bench warrant.

•Petty theft of $8.69 worth of goods, Stars gas station, 1900 block Main Street.

86-year-old golfer amazes with tournament performance

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The results from this year’s San Vicente Men’s Senior Golf Club Championship will likely be the topic of Par Lounge conversation for many years.

For the second year Barry Barefoot was the overall low gross champion, but the buzz this year was from the performance of the overall low net champion, Galen Bowman.

Bowman is 86 years old, and known to be a perfect gentleman, a fixture on the golf course, and Mr. Baseball at Ramona High School.

Albertsons celebrates remodel with samples, activities, donations

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Albertsons celebrated the completion of its two-month remodeling project with a grand re-opening that included a ribbon cutting, free samples, in-store activities and donations.

Brian Swartwood, store director, presented $1,000 donations to the Ramona Food and Clothes Closet, Ramona Senior Center, and Ramona High School for its band and cheer programs. Ramona High Principal Christopher King suggested the donation be split between cheer and band, Swartwood said. Both high school groups entertained in front of the store with music and cheers.

Health & Wellness Expo, outdoor movie, book sale among events this week

HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St. Vendors, healthy eating speaker, fitness demonstrations, spinal screening, face painting, more. Admission $1. Goodie bags to first 300 who attend. More:marciek25@gmail.com.
FREE SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK — “Rio 2″ rated G, Collier Park, 626 E. St., begins at dusk, approximately 15 minutes after sunset. “Rio 2,” the sequel to the 2011 animated adventure “Rio,” is a colorful, musical tribute to the natural beauty of the Amazon. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on and view the movie on a large outdoor screen. More: www.funflicks.com/summer-movie-series.

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