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DUI arrests up, no fatalities this weekend, CHP reports

With the Labor Day weekend winding down, California Highway Patrol reported that arrests for suspicion of driving under the influence were up, but fatalities were down countywide this year compared to last.

Between Friday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. today, there were 72 DUI arrests reported this year compared to 57 in 2013. There were no fatalities this year during the same period. In 2013 there were two fatalities.

Commission sets hearings on proposed SDG&E rate changes

San Diego Gas & Electric customers will have an opportunity to give their opinions on how proposed rate changes would affect them when the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) holds hearings next month in the county.

According to the CPUC, the state lifted restrictions on residential rates with the signing of Assembly Bill 327 in October 2013, and utilities can now propose residential rates that are more reflective of cost. The CPUC is evaluating a proposal that could include changes to baseline percentage and time of use rates.

Labor Day closures

Government offices and most public facilities will be closed today for the Labor Day holiday.
The closures will include administrative offices, courts and libraries. Curbside trash pickup will be delayed one day.

Parking meters in San Diego will not be enforced, according to the city.

Bulldogs dominate Braves in football’s season opener

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Last season’s first-team all-league running back, Brandon Gansch, returned with a flourish as he rushed for 159 yards on 10 carries and scored 4 touchdowns on the night.

Gansch is running this season with an angel on his shoulder pads after his father’s death in a motorcycle accident this summer. James Gansch was a super fan not just of Brandon, but of all the Ramona players. As such, the team has chosen to honor James by wearing his initials on their helmets this season. Brandon seemed to score at will during the game.

Bulldogs beat El Cajon 55-13 in first game of season

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Ramona High School Bulldog Erik Schmidt runs the ball in Ramona varsity’s first game of the season against El Cajon Valley High.

The Bulldogs won 55-13 in El Cajon Friday night.

Outage cuts power to 1,531 SDG&E customers in Ramona

A power outage cut service to 1,531 San Diego Gas & Electric customers in the Ramona area for about 2 hours 40 minutes Friday night, the utility reports.
The outage began at 8:50 p.m. and the estimated time of restoration wass 11:30 p.m., according to SDG&E.

Chamber welcomes Oktoberfest vendors

A few spots remain for Oktoberfest food vendors, but booth space is still available for craft and business vendors, Ramona Chamber of Commerce reports.

The chamber’s 10th Annual Oktoberfest will be at Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane, on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 10 p.m. Booth spaces measure 12 feet by 12 feet.

Oktoberfest will include an area featuring craft beers and Ramona wines, dancing music from the Kalifornia Krauts band, Kids Zone with a pumpkin patch and activities, and more.

Vendor applications are at www.ramonachamber.com and the chamber office, 960 Main St.

Officers respond to report of motorcycle down on SR-78

Friday, Aug. 29—Officers are responding to the report of a motorcycle down on state Route 78 west of Rancho Santa Teresa Drive.

The incident was reported just before 5 p.m.

No other information is available.

Report of fire at San Vicente Road and Deviney Lane

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Friday, Aug. 29, 3:40 p.m.—Emergency crews are responding to the report of a fire at San Vicente Road and Deviney Lane.

No other information is available.

Water authority board supports $7.5 billion state water bond

San Diego County Water Authority Board supports Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion state water bond measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.

The board vote on Thursday was unanimous. Representing Ramona Municipal Water District on the board, David Barnum, the district’s general manager, was among those voting. The Ramona district is one of the authority’s 24 member agencies.

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