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Narcotics investigation results in arrests of 20 Ramonans today

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The culmination of a ten-month narcotics operation, initiated by the sheriff’s Ramona substation, resulted in the arrests of 23 people in the early morning today, and seizure of 72.2 grams of methamphetamine, five pounds of marijuana, 147 marijuana plants, and prescription pills, reported Lt. Rich Williams at the Ramona station.
Six search warrants were served by the sheriff’s department in Ramona, along with one search warrant in Carlsbad and one in La Mesa. Twenty people were arrested in Ramona, two in La Mesa and one in Carlsbad, according to the report.

Harbour Farm: A boost for agritourism

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The driving force behind Dave Harbour’s agritourism business is one that most parents can relate to: He’s doing it for the kids.

“The whole idea was to help my special needs son, Shea,” said Harbour, who owns the continually-growing Harbour Farm on state Route 67 just east of Dye Road. He explained that 14-year-old Shea has autism and said statistics show that autistic adults often have menial jobs.

Sheriff’s reports

Among reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station:

Sunday, Oct. 12

• Male, 44, arrested, 400 block 16th Street, battery to spouse/ex-spouse/date.

•Vandalism, 500 block 14th Street, $225 worth of damage to automotive parts, occurred between Oct. 8 and 12.

Teen hopes to restore historic mode of transportation

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Ramona teenager Madison Kirkman has a chance to bring a piece of history back to the Ramona area for restoration, but to do so he needs to raise funds to transport it here — from Anchorage, Alaska.

The historical piece he wants to restore was a mode of transportation for people to reach Ramona from San Diego: the McKeen Motor Car “Cuyamaca” ran on the San Diego, Cuyamaca & Eastern Railroad from 1908 to around 1916.

Salerno Winery creates cultural experience

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Classical opera in Ramona?

Pair it with award-winning wines and a garden full of sculptures, and you’ve got Salerno Winery’s vision to become a cultural destination in the Ramona Valley.

“We want to showcase art and opera,” said Carol Fowler, who is working with the winery’s owners, Herman and Rose Salerno, and their new partner, Mexican businessman and art collector Jaime Chaljon. Fowler

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

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