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Halloween activities, rummage sales, art and wine festival among upcoming events

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MERCHANTS SAFE TRICK OR TREAT, 3 to 6 p.m., along Ramona’s Main Street. Participating merchants hand out treats to children. Presented by Ramona Chamber of Commerce. More: 760-789-1311.
RUMMAGE SALE, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Social Center, Sixth and E streets. Clothing, household items, books, toys, electronics and more. Open to the public. More: 760-787-0421.

New invasive mosquito found in county

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County environmental health officials are asking the public for help after the discovery of a new invasive mosquito in San Diego County that feeds in daylight hours and can transmit several diseases, including yellow fever, and dengue fever.

“We’re urging people to look for, and to eliminate or report any standing water that could be breeding grounds for mosquitoes, outside their homes, but also inside their homes because these small mosquitoes like to breed

Vehicle collides with forklift on San Vicente Road

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A collision between a car and a forklift in the San Vicente Road construction zone around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday sent one person to the hospital, according to reports.

California Highway Patrol said an 18-year-old male from Ramona was driving a 2005 Hyundai Accent south on San Vicente Road near Deviney Lane when the car rear-ended a forklift that was traveling about 25 mph and driven by a 33-year-old San Diego male.

Beyond recycling: Richardsons show unique collection

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Ron and Debbie Richardson never know what kind of “treasures” might pop up at their recycling business.

In Richardson Recycling’s 25 years of business, countless unusual items have been carried in with customers along with the CRV plastics, cans, cardboard, and scrap metals.

“You wouldn’t believe the stuff that we have,” said Debbie.

Authors Day, Harvest Festival, Walk for Life, and community theater among upcoming events

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RAMONA WALK FOR LIFE SUICIDE PREVENTION WALK, 4 to 7 p.m. Ramona High School track, 1401 Hanson Lane. A day of reflection, hope, resources, food, prizes and bands. Proceeds go to Ramona school programs focused on youth suicide prevention. More: kristinakrohne@gmail.com.

Senior Activity Center

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Thursday, Oct. 23: Ham and cherry sauce, green beans, sweet potatoes, peaches.

Friday, Oct. 24: Chicken patties, California vegetables, mashed potatoes, ambrosia.

Monday, Oct. 27: Stuffed bell peppers, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, tropical fruit.

Palomar Health board election attracts 14 candidates

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Fourteen candidates are running for four seats on the Palomar Health Board in the Nov. 4 election. The boundaries of the taxpayer-supported, public health district include Ramona, Julian and Inland Corridor communities, and Palomar Medical Center in Escondido and Pomerado Hospital in Poway.

Of the 14 candidates, 11 responded to a questionnaire by the deadline. One of the candidates, Dr. Marcelo R. Rivera, is a Ramona resident. Other candidates are: Dale Bardin, a businessman/technology specialist; Dara

Couple marks 25 years of kenneling kritters

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Vacationing at Kritter Kamp has been a treat for many a pooch over the past 25 years.

The boarding kennel off Old Julian Highway marks its 25th year in business this month. And during that time, not only have owners Jim and Kim Lasley seen their clients’ pets grow up, they have also seen clients’ children mature into adults who now bring their animals to the kennel.

Voters will select seven of 14 planning group candidates

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Voters will select seven of 14 candidates vying for a seat on the Ramona Community Planning Group in the Nov. 4 election. Each is for a four-year term. The 15-member elected group advises the county on planning and land use issues.

‘Enchanted Autumn’ quilt show continues on Saturday

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Mary Alice Staggs, a member of the Back Country Quilters and a Ramona resident, looks at “Ladies of the Sea,” a quilt by Susan Axelrod at the Quilt Show Friday at Mountain View Community Church. The quilt show will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Mountain View Church, 1191 Meadowlark off state Route 78 and Ash Street. Admission is free. Tickets may be purchased for the Opportunity Quilt, “Enchanted Autumn” when entering the show.

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