Teenage snowboarder and former Ramonan Seamus O’Connor, who represented Ireland at the Winter Olympics in Russia, came close to making the finals in the men’s halfpipe on Feb. 11.
After qualifying for the semifinals, he posted a score of 54.00 in the first run, enough for fourth overall at that stage with the top six advancing to the final, but he couldn’t improve on his score in the second run and finished ninth out of 12 competitors, posted the Olympic Council of Ireland on its website.
•Grand theft of $50,000 worth of jewelry, 16600 block Peace Valley Lane.
•Theft by use of access card information over $950, 23600 block Atex Court.
•Petty theft of $50 automotive parts, $100 worth of fuel and $50 of tools, 100 block Fifth Street.
Add the beauty of the outdoors to your Valentine’s Day this year by taking your special someone on a picnic in one of the many scenic settings around Ramona.
Full of wildlife, the Ramona Valley offers stunning vistas, mountainous backdrops, canopies of oaks, intriguing boulder formations, open fields, and rugged terrain.
Your romantic picnic can be as simple as taking a drive to a local park, to hiking an easy trail to a secluded spot, to traversing rocky terrain and being rewarded with a panoramic view.
After six Valley League games, Ramona High School’s boys soccer team had yet to pull off a win against a league opponent.
The team’s league record stood at no wins, two losses, and four ties. Overall, the Bulldogs had a season record of 5-7-8 following three consecutive ties Jan. 31 at Del Norte, Feb. 5 at home against Orange Glen, and Feb. 7 at home against Mission Vista.
Feb 10 2014 | Posted in Sports
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Coach David Tomaino’s Ramona High School wrestling team has one more Valley League match and it will be a big one.
The Dawgs will wrestle Tomaino’s former team, Del Norte High School, for the Valley League title on the road Thursday.
To set up the championship match, Ramona dominated Orange Glen on the road, 68-5.
Couples wishing to “tie the knot” or renew their wedding vows have the opportunity to do so at the historic County Administration Center for their wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.
“We have decided to open our downtown location for walk-in services on Valentine’s Day to accommodate all those wanting to be married on this special occasion,” said Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., San Diego County assessor/recorder/county clerk.
The downtown San Diego office at 1600 Pacific Highway will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for licenses and ceremonies. Reservations can be made by calling 619-237-0502.
Appointments are recommended and will receive priority, but will not be required on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day 2014 falls on a Friday and comes before the three-day President’s Day weekend.
The cost of a non-confidential marriage license is $70. A confidential marriage license is $89. Couples wanting to be married at the County Administration Center by county staff will be charged an additional $88. The county will have witnesses available, if needed, for an $18 fee.
Marriage licenses and civil ceremonies are also available in county offices in El Cajon, 200 S. Magnolia Ave.; San Marcos, 141 E. Carmel St.; and Chula Vista, 590 Third Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are required for these locations and can be made at 619-237-0502.
For additional information, visit www.sdarcc.com.
Intra Soccer, a competitive soccer club in Ramona, will hold tryouts for youth teams the week of Feb. 17-21 at Ramona Soccer Fields.
Below is the tryout schedule for the different teams:
•Boys Under 10: 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, and Thursday, Feb. 20, Field 4
Feb 8 2014 | Posted in Sports
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Saturday, Feb. 8—A 62-year-old man suffered major injuries when he was ejected from his motorcycle in a crash on a curving road near Borrego Springs yesterday, California Highway Patrol officials said today.
The motorcyclist was driving his 2013 Harley Davidson west on Montezuma Valley Road west of Palm Canyon Drive about 4:20 p.m. Friday when he lost control approaching a right curve and veered across both lanes, CHP Officer Kevin Pearlstein said.
The bike overturned and the rider was ejected, Pearlstein said.
The rider lost consciousness and suffered major injuries, including lacerations to his face, Pearlstein said.
He was airlifted to Desert Regional Hospital in Palm Desert, Pearlstein said.
Feb 8 2014 | Posted in Backcountry
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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. It is approximately 660,000 acres and provides 500 miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and many miles of hiking and riding trails.
It also provides visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California desert.
The $20,000 sewer connection/mitigation fee for the Santa Maria Sewer Service Area has been reduced by about $7,000.
Directors of the Ramona Municipal Water District adopted the new fee of $13,090 per equivalent dwelling unit (EDU) at its Jan. 28 board meeting by a 4-0 vote. Director Kit Kesinger was absent.