Approximately 40 acres Ramona Unified School District purchased for $1.19 million in 1999 is on the district’s surplus land list.
Three of the district’s five trustees — Rodger Dohm, Kim Lasley and Bob Stoody — supported the recommendation of the Surplus Property Advisory Committee to declare the land behind Ramona High and Olive Peirce Middle schools surplus. Two — Dawn Perfect and John Rajcic — voted present.
A tentative ruling in San Diego County Water Authority’s lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District found that Metropolitan’s rates violate state law.
Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow ruled Tuesday that rates Metropolitan adopted and imposed in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 violate several state statutes as well as Proposition 26, which sets the conditions under which taxes and fees can be increased, according to the water authority.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a late night fire that started as a vehicle fire and spread to the garage at 2006 Via Rancho Dos Ninas off Dye Road.
No injuries were reported and all of the animals were found safe, reported Cal Fire Capt. Robert Ramirez with the Ramona Fire Department.
Cal Fire/Ramona firefighters responded to the report of a residential structure fire at 10:28 p.m. Saturday. On arrival, they found a vehicle on fire in front of the home. The garage attached to the home that was about three-quarters on fire, reported Ramirez.
Crews concentrated on extinguishing the garage fire to prevent spread into the main part of the house, said Ramirez.
Occupants of the home had evacuated the house before firefighters arrived but reported they had not found all of their four dogs and eight cats. Firefighters searching for the possible extension of fire into the main house located some of the missing pets in the smoke filled home. All pets were found alive and reunited with their owners, according to the report.
Firefighters remained at the scene until 1:30 a.m. Sunday working on salvage and overhaul, noted Ramirez.
The origin of the fire was the vehicle parked in front of the house, but the cause is as yet unknown. Damage estimate was approximately $70,000.
With Cal Fire’s assistance, California State Parks will conduct a burn northwest of Paso Picacho campground in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Feb. 24, 25 and 26.
Unfavorable weather or other conditions will cause the burn to be rescheduled.
Smoke from the burn is normal and does not need to be reported as fire crews will be onsite, say park officials.
Some residual smoke may be seen throughout the week.
For more information, call 760-767-4037.
In an apparent effort to gain consensus, two Ramona Unified school trustees and Superintendent Robert Graeff will review a proposed contract with Urban Futures Inc. and renegotiate with Isom Advisors, the Urban Futures division that will work as bond consultant for the district.
The school board’s 5-0 vote came after trustee Bob Stoody expressed concerns about what he called possible land mines in the proposal.
Two tow trucks are responding to the scene of a two-truck collision at Wildcat Canyon and San Vicente roads, according to the California Highway Patrol website.
The accident was reported at 5:08 p.m. and, according to the CHP, is near a 25 mph curve in the road. One truck is in the road and one is off the road and 20 feet down, reports CHP, noting no injuries are reported.
The northbound lane will be blocked until the accident scene is cleared.
Lt. Hank Turner of the sheriff’s Ramona station presents a Crime Free Multi-Housing certificate to Mary Meurs, manager of Ramona Village Apartments at Seventh and A streets. The certification allows apartment complexes to evict renters who have been arrested for crimes, making the area safer for residents, said Turner. To achieve the certification, Meurs attended training through the sheriff’s department. Turner said Ramona Village Apartments is the first complex on A Street to receive the certification, adding that he is focusing the program on A and B streets, considered the highest crime area in Ramona.
Thursday, Feb. 20—San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported yesterday that 43 people in the county had died so far this season of flu-related causes. They ranged in age from 26 to 100 and most had underlying medical conditions, according to the county report.
While the number of cases of the flu have dropped the past three weeks, county health officials said the flu season typically lasts through March and early April, so people should continue taking preventive measures.
The H1N1 flu virus contributed to the death of Mountain View Community Church’s senior pastor, Charles Youngkin, last week. A memorial service will be held at the church, 1191 Meadowbrook Way, at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
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Family and friends will gather at Mountain View Community Church this weekend to celebrate the life of Senior Pastor Charles Youngkin.
Known as Charlie, the vibrant 60-year-old’s sudden death Feb. 12 is being attributed, in part, to the H1N1 flu virus.
New in Theaters — February 21
3 Days to Kill PG13 An elite government hit man facing a terminal disease must choose between re-uniting with his daughter or one last mission. Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard, Connie Nielsen
Pompeii PG13 An unbeatable gladiator must save his true love, Cassia, from an arranged marriage while Mt. Vesuvius prepares to erupt. Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland