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Bonnie’s Nook joins chamber

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On behalf of Congressman Duncan Hunter, Ramona Chamber of Commerce President Bob Murray, left, presents Bonnie’s Nook owner Bonnie Wan with a certificate of appreciation during the ribbon cutting ceremony marking her membership in the chamber. Bonnie’s Nook at 621 Main St. sells gifts, jewelry, collectibles, and items crafted by local

Consider the perils of off-MLS listings when selling your home

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As the California real estate market changes, so does the vocabulary of real estate.

Once common phrases from the real estate recession such as distressed property, short sale, and shadow inventory are fast being replaced as the real estate market improves with new phrases such as equity sale, multiple offers, and

Webb Construction breaks ground for Zero Net Energy house

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Eric Webb, owner of Webb Construction in Ramona, breaks ground on his first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) house, and what he says is the first ZNE house in Ramona. The new home is expected to produce as much energy from on-site renewable sources as it consumes to move toward a goal of total energy independence. Just under 2,000 square feet,

Unicorn to host Ramona author’s book launch and signing

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Unicorn Books and Gifts will host a book signing on Saturday, May 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. to introduce Ramona author S.D. Howard and her book “Charlee’s Cards,” published by Outskirts Press.

“Charlee’s Cards” is about a shop located in a small town Main Street.

Ransom Brothers presents donation to FFA

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Ron Ertman, left, and Tony Jauregui Jr. of Ransom Brothers Lumber & Supply recognize Ramona High School’s Agriculture Department and Future Farmers of America (FFA) with a donation made possible through Red Brand fencing. Ertman and Jauregui presented a $267 check to, beginning third from left, FFA secretary Amanda Raines, FFA treasurer Kenneth Crowder, FFA member Christopher Wier, and Ramona High School Agriculture

Chamber plans to promote town during Amgen bike race

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Ramona Chamber of Commerce, gearing up for the crowd of cyclists and spectators who are expected to travel through Old Town on May 12, is putting out a call to business owners and volunteers.

The 2013 Amgen Tour of California, a professional cycling race, has included Ramona in its Stage 1 route that begins and ends in Escondido.

Health officials, supervisor celebrate at Ramona clinic open house

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Palomar Health officials, Arch Health Partners doctors and District 2 County Supervisor Dianne Jacob welcomed Ramona residents to the open house of the new Ramona Ambulatory Care Center on Saturday, April 13.

The 7,600-square-foot clinic is on 13th Street, just off Main Street, and across from the Ramona Library.

Ramona Ambulatory Care Center invites residents to open house on Saturday

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Tours, screenings, entertainment, and refreshments are part of what Palomar Health and Arch Health Partners have planned at the new Ramona Ambulatory Care Center, 211 13th St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. The center has primary-care doctors, an urgent care clinic, and digital X-rays.

Apartments become certified in Crime Free Multi-Housing

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Sheriff’s Lt. James Bovet, right, and Crime Prevention Specialist Barbara Wallace, left, present Crime Free Multi-Housing certificates and a sign to Penny Ganci, second from right, and Melissa Dixon at the Courtyard Apartments. Ganci and Dixon are property management assistants — Ganci for the apartments at 733 B St. and Dixon for the apartments at 714 B St. — and took the sheriff’s class on Crime Free Multi-Housing. Bovet said apartments with crime-free housing certification can evict renters who have been arrested for crimes. Commenting that crime has been high, Bovet said, “It’s time to push back.”

Apartment managers become certified in Sheriff’s Crime Free Multi-Housing program

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Sheriff’s Ramona Substation Lt. James Bovet, second from right, presents Anna Melgoza, manager of the Raymond Ritz apartments, 1811 Raymond Ave., with a certificate and an official sign showing she has completed a class and the apartment complex has been certified in the San Diego County Sheriff Department’s Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. Raymond Ritz was [...]

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