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Ramona Family Naturals to fill Main Street void

   Robert and Victoria Bradley have several passions, starting with their
family of five children ranging in ages from 21 years to 12 months.
   Another passion is educating people on how to live better and
healthier lives by keeping well, getting well again and staying well.
In their efforts to achieve that goal, the Bradleys started Ramona
Family Naturals just over a year ago. 

National Day of the Cowboy depicts a way of life

A cowboy is defined as an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in
North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a
multitude of other ranch-related tasks.  
   While true as far as it goes, it misses the point entirely. Doug
“Ranger Doug” Oliver, owner of Shootists’ Emporium in Ramona and
organizer of the local event honoring the National Day of the Cowboy,
says being a cowboy is not so much an occupation as it is a way of

Ramona Idol Contest 2009: Keystone of Country Fair

The third annual Ramona Idol contest is expected to be the keystone of
the Ramona Chamber of Commerce’s 39th Annual Ramona Country Fair.  
The contest is the brainchild of Debbie Klem, who emcees and provides sound for most of the major events in town.

Edwards, Escalona, Pamo wines take the gold

Wine and conversation flowed abundantly in the Sizzler Banquet Room at
the 2009 Lum Eisenman Ramona Valley Wine Competition last week. 

Four days of family fun packed into Country Fair

For family fun and family value, the 39th Annual Ramona Country Fair can’t be beat.
Fair Chairman Sean Leahy stresses that this year’s fair, from July 30
through Aug. 2, is packed with fun for family members of all ages.
There’ll be horseshoes, lawn tractor races, an egg toss, watermelon
eating contests, Chicken Bingo and more!  
Two NASCAR simulators will be on hand by the Ramona Outdoor Community
Center (ROCC) Pavilion for wannabe drivers to take for a spin. Contact
the Ramona Chamber of Commerce for how to enter the tractor races,

County ready to tangle with state, Jacob says

More than thirty Ramona citizens gathered for coffee with Supervisor
Dianne Jacob at the Guy B. Woodward Museum last week. Saying that the
recent news reports of a code enforcement action against a Bonita
pastor for holding weekly Bible studies in his home was “outrageous”
and that she’d “get it ironed out,” Jacob proceeded with her agenda for
the morning.

Runoff rules to cost farmers

It’s going to get either a little more expensive or a lot more expensive for local farmers.  
In 2007, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB)
adopted regulations requiring all agricultural and nursery operations
to test wet-weather and dry-weather runoff for pollutants and report
the test results.
“It’s important to remember that all owners of agricultural
operations—large and small—will be required to either file a Notice of
Intent directly with the RWQCB by Jan. 1, 2011, or join a monitoring
group by Dec. 31, 2010,” said San Diego County Farm Bureau Executive
Director Eric Larson.
These state-mandated requirements are just being implemented at the
local level and are an outgrowth of state and federal legislation that
was passed in the late 1980s. Those laws require growers to be in
compliance with clean water regulations. That led to rules that require
the use of best management practices to prevent pollution.

Sizzler of Ramona: Past, Present and Future

Sizzler of Ramona is back in the experienced hands of the original
owner of the franchise, Joyce Kohurst. The family ownership now
includes daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Adam Sullivan, to carry the
torch—or tongs—into the future.

Ramona’s new library—not so hush-hush

Almost everyone who was anybody to do with the county library system,
the Ramona Library, the Friends of the Ramona Library or the design,
building and maintaining of the new library planned for Ramona was in
the Community Center on May 7.

Ramona Town Hall celebration

Hundreds of townsfolk and guests were there: beauty queens,
dignitaries, politicians, ladies (and one man) in elegant gowns, and
gentlemen in top hats and tails.  There were several hundred members of
the John P. Squibob Chapter of the Ancient & Honorable Order of E
Clampus Vitus fraternity in their red shirts and black vests adorned
with bling, which they refer to as “wearing your tin.”