The eight-day, nearly 750-mile Tour of California, the nation’s largest cycling event, begins today with a 102.6-mile stage beginning and ending in Escondido and including more than 11,000 feet of climbing.
The stage is set to begin at 11:15 a.m. at Broadway and Grand Avenue, heading on winding state Route 78 to Ramona and Santa Ysabel before a climb up Palomar Mountain and a return to Escondido.
A ground squirrel that tested positive for plague on Palomar Mountain has led county health officials to warn campers and hikers to take precautions.
“The big thing is to avoid contact with squirrels and the fleas,” Department of Environmental Health director Jack Miller said.
“Campers should set up tents away from squirrel burrows, and hikers and campers should never feed squirrels and warn their children not to play with squirrels.’’
Sheriff’s Lt. James Bovet at the Ramona substation gave an update on drug arrests, graffiti, the recent rash of credit card fraud, and other problems in the community before seeking suggestions and concerns from those attending his Citizens Advisory Group meeting on May 9.
Fourth-generation Julian resident David Lewis will be the guest speaker when Intermountain Republican Women Federated meets in Barbara DeGraw’s home in Julian on Monday, May 20.
The meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m.
Milagro Farm Vineyards & Winery’s newly released 2012 Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc was awarded “Best of San Diego County” and a Double Gold Medal at the California-wide San Diego County Fair Commercial Wine Competition.
This Sauvignon Blanc also won “Best Sauvignon Blanc” at the Winemaker Challenge competition and “Platinum” at the San Diego International Wine Competition.
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Organizers of Ramona Rodeo 2013 and the Main Street Parade have started Countdown Week as they prepare for the town’s 33rd annual rodeo weekend May 17-19.
“Home Sweet Home” is the theme of the Main Street Parade the morning of Saturday, May 18. Parade entries will be accepted through Friday, May 10.
Bills for San Diego Gas & Electric customers will rise as soon as Sept. 1 after the California Public Utilities Commission today authorized a $123.4 million rate increase for the company.
The CPUC said a typical electric customer’s bill could increase about 12.2 percent, or $9.95 per month, while households that receive natural gas would have to pay an extra 9.6 percent per month, or around $3.55.
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By a more than three-fourths majority — with 99 percent voting — members of the Ramona Teachers Association overwhelming approved a vote authorizing the RTA’s executive board to call for a strike action “when and if it becomes necessary” to the teachers’ efforts to achieve what they believe is a fair contract settlement with the Ramona Unified School District.
“Ramona teachers do not want to strike,” said RTA President Donna Braye-Romero, “but we are not willing to accept the district’s unfair, unreasonable imposition.
A Ramona resident accused of fatally shooting a man during a fight after a failed marijuana buy last September must stand trial on charges of murder and possession of marijuana for sale, a judge ruled.
Miles Lockhart, 52, was arrested in February and charged in the death of fellow Ramona resident Shane Tatro.
Sheriff’s Detective Norm Hubbard testified during a daylong preliminary hearing May 7 that Lockhart told him that the 38-year-old Tatro drove up to his home on Walnut Street about 3 p.m. on Sept. 16.