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Sheriff’s department seeks suspect in Ramona burglary case

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Investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Ramona substation and San Diego County Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary in Ramona.

On Feb. 4, a woman living in the 16000 block of Peace Valley Lane reported that approximately $64,000 worth of items had been stolen from her home, including jewelry, 152 antique miniature books, $500 in quarters, seven autographed Major League Baseball cards, and two watches, Crime Stoppers reported.

Vehicle flips on its side in San Vicente Road collision

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A pickup truck flipped over on its side after a collision with a mini van around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday on San Vicente Road near Vista Vicente Drive in San Diego Country Estates, California Highway reported.

The 37-year-old male driver of the flipped vehicle was transported to Pomerado Hospital with neck pain, said Capt. Robert Ramirez of the Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire. The 38-year-old male driver of the other vehicle and his 10-year-old male passenger were uninjured and released after they were checked by paramedics, he said.

Cross country teams bring home three first-place plaques

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The Mustang Invitational cross country meet at Rohr Park in Chula Vista on Friday ended with Ramona High School boys Gabe Plendcio and Matt Meskell winning their races and head coach Sherri Edwards taking three of the four first-place Silver Division plaques to Ramona along with a third-place team plaque.

“It was great,” Edwards said.

Water board moves forward on projects directors say will benefit Country Estates

More recycled water and increased storage at Fire Station 81 were two items approved by the water board that directors said will benefit San Diego Country Estates residents.

Ramona Municipal Water District directors voted 3-0 Sept. 9 to authorize the district’s general manager to execute a contract with Enaqua for a third reverse osmosis (RO) unit at the San Vicente wastewater treatment plant to generate more recycled water. Voting were directors George Foote, whose Division 5 covers a portion of the Estates, Joe Zenovic and board president Darrell Beck. Director Rex Schildhouse, representing Division 3, which

Bulldogs bring the heat in home opener win

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On a hot and humid Friday evening, the Ramona Bulldogs beat the Grossmont Foothillers 45-27 before a large crowd on Pop Warner Night at the Dawg Pound.
The Bulldogs offensive and defensive teams were able to shore up most previously seen cracks enabling them to dominate Grossmont’s team from the line of scrimmage.
The crowd was treated to big plays in the form of Garrett Binkley, Brandon Gansch and Marco Cobian.
Full story to come.
­—Nancy Sapper

Rancho Bernardo firm buys Ellsworth Bicycles in Ramona

Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles of Ramona has been acquired by BST Nano Carbon, a leading design and advanced composites manufacturer in Rancho Bernardo.
As part of the agreement, Ellsworth Bikes’ Founder and CEO Tony Ellsworth will oversee the brand’s product design and work closely with BST Nano Carbon’s engineering and advanced materials team to create the next generation of Ellsworth bicycles.
“I’m so excited that the Ellsworth brand has found such a remarkable, synergistic partner in BST Nano Carbon,” said Ellsworth. “I look forward to seeing the brand I started nearly 25 years ago continue to excel with ideals in environmental consciousness, craftsmanship, advanced material of the highest quality and technology utilization.”
Ellsworth said those ideals are embraced and shared by the leadership at BST Nano Carbon.
“I’m confident with their amazing design and technological expertise, truly ‘Made in the USA’ manufacturing and financial resources, Ellsworth will not only continue to grow, but become the worldwide leader I always envisioned it could be,” said Ellsworth.
William C. Wood, senior vice president of BST Nano Carbon’s Worldwide Sales and Marketing, said the company appreciate’s Tony Ellsworth’s “design brilliance.”
“Ellsworth customers will be very excited to soon see a new generation of high-quality, Tony Ellsworth-designed bicycles and components that are engineered and manufactured in our San Diego facility,” Wood said.
Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles offices and operations are now in BST Nano Carbon’s 65,000-square-foot research and development manufacturing facility at 16275 Technology Drive in Rancho Bernardo.

Grandmother earns medals in Triple Crown half marathons

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Describing herself as “very, very poorly coordinated,” adding with a chuckle, “ask my granddaughters,” Kathy Carpenter has finally found a sport in which she can excel.

The 71-year-old Ramonan has been running half marathons and just completed the Triple Crown — a trio of half marathons in San Diego County. She took first place among women in the 70-74 age division for each race.

“I’m just having fun,” Carpenter said.

County poised to start San Vicente Road project

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To provide information to residents and address concerns about the San Vicente Road Improvement Project that is set to begin Sept. 15, a community outreach meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Charles Nunn Performing Arts Center at Olive Peirce Middle School 1521 Hanson Lane.

The public forum, to be facilitated by the Ramona Community Planning Group (RCPG), will include county staff and representatives from the Ramona Fire Department, Ramona Unified School District, Ramona Municipal Water District, San

Planners critical of architecture for church expansion

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Presented with preliminary plans for Mountain View Community Church’s building expansion, Ramona Community Planning Group members responded by suggesting the architecture blend with the character of the community.

To do that, planners recommended the proponents take a look at the Ramona Village Center Plan of form based codes that was adopted into the county zoning ordinance by the county supervisors on July 30 and provides architectural designs reflective of Ramona’s rural character.

Creek bed cleanup hits bureaucratic snags

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Bureaucratic hurdles have stalled efforts by the Ramona sheriff’s station to clean up the Santa Maria Creek bottom, even as it continues to arrest criminals living and hoarding items among the bed’s vegetation.

Lt. Hank Turner of the Ramona station updated the Ramona Community Planning Group, a creek cleanup advocate, on the project during the planners’ Aug. 7 meeting.

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