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Apartments become certified in Crime Free Multi-Housing


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


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 [...]

Goodwill to remove blue container


Representatives from Goodwill Industries have come up with a solution to its big blue container on Ramona Street that meets the approval of the Ramona Design Review Group.

The Goodwill store at Main and Ramona streets had used the blue container for donation drop-off and storage, but the majority of design review members said it detracted from the community and did not comply with county code.

Animal rescue joins chamber


Debbie DeGarmo, president and founder of Double D Rescue Ranch-Heaven Can Wait Inc., stands in front of her banner, ready to cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark her membership in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce. Celebrating with DeGarmo are rescue volunteers, chamber members, and several furry friends.

Adobe sponsors pet event


Santa Claus sits with Rudy (Rudolph) the terrier and Nick Ford (St. Nicholas) the doberman at Adobe Animal Hospital’s learning seminar for pet owners. Santa was available for pictures with the pets.

Bonnie’s Nook celebrates grand opening Saturday and Sunday


Bonnie Wan shows a display of Halloween and Christmas decorations in her new store, Bonnie’s Nook at 621 Main St. Wan will celebrate the grand opening of her store on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shop sells gift and decorative items, along with jewelry made by Ramona crafters. For more information, call 760-440-9400 or visit

Chamber celebrates bakery opening


Sonja Steiner, owner of Ramona Cafe & Bakery at 632 Main St. prepares to cut the ribbon during a celebration of the opening of her bakery with members of the Ramona Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Sept. 14. Presenting her with certificates of recognition at the event were Alec Barron, on behalf of Assemblyman Brian Jones, and Holly Hough, on behalf on Congressman Duncan Hunter.

Real estate agent Barbara Jensen joins chamber


CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING—Barbara Jensen, center, a real estate agent with Century 21 San Vicente, prepares to cut the ribbon, celebrating her membership in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Marking the occasion with Jensen are her husband, Mike, standing behind her, other chamber members, and Michael Harrison, deputy chief of staff for Congressman Duncan Hunter, front row left, who presented her with a certificate of recognition on behalf of the congressman.

Mirabella Care joins chamber


Holding her son Evan, Marcie Laws, owner of Mirabella Care Inc., prepares to cut the ribbon marking her membership in Ramona Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Aug. 17. Mirabella provides non-medical care and companionship for senior citizens. At the ribbon cutting, Michael Harrison with Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office presented a certificate of recognition from the congressman, and Samantha Finegan from Assemblyman Brian Jones’ office gave a certificate of recognition on behalf of Jones.

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for The Dusty Oak


Dave and Lisa Brown, second and fourth from left, and their daughter Aubry, third from left, owners of The Dusty Oak, mark their membership in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Aug. 17. The Dusty Oak, a new business, “re-purposes” wine barrels by creating furniture, light fixtures, wine racks, and other items from the oak wood of the barrels. The family-owned business includes the Browns’ son Sean, who has made surfboards and skateboards from the barrel wood. Michael Harrison, second from right, from Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office presented them with a certificate of recognition.