Dr. Kentaro Yamada, M.D., is the newest addition at Ramona Eye Care, joining Dr. Susan Cervantes, O.D.
Yamada, a general ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Yamada performs cataract surgery, LASIK, corneal transplantation, and other surgical procedures. His services include the treatment of dry eye, eye infections, and eye injuries. He also treats glaucoma and glaucoma-related problems.
Out of thousands of member owners in Chicago-based cooperative True Value Company, the Ransom Brothers True Value store in Ramona took the limelight in the co-op’s 2011 Annual Report, due in large part to the store’s new look.
In the March 2012 report, which the co-op distributes to its member base of more than 4,000 independent retailers, Ransom Brothers’ owners Jimmy and Joanne Gilchriest share photos of their newest
Krystal Klean, a window cleaning and pressure washing business, new to Ramona, marks its membership in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon-cutting event on April 26. Rick and Kim Lowe, second and third from left, get ready to cut the ribbon while their 13-year-old son, Jason, stands at far left
Subcontractors work on a retaining wall for the Starbucks drive-through that is going in at the Bank of Southern California at Main and 13th streets. The bank will share space with Starbucks. Contractor Ron Cox of Heiman Construction of Solana Beach said Starbucks will occupy 1,800 square feet inside the bank, where he will be doing a remodel. Ramona architect Carole Wylie has been involved in the project and said completion is slated for November.
Coldwell Banker Country Realty in Ramona was a top performer for March among Coldwell Banker® affiliate offices throughout North America.
Jim Gillespie, chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker®, informed the Ramona real estate office that it ranked number 12 out of 463 offices in the office size category of 11-20 sales associates/representatives.
Ramona Municipal Water District Board President Bryan Wadlington presents Annette Finley with a resolution noting she is the longest tenured department manager in the district’s history. Finley, hired as a temporary administrative assistant in 1986, retired as the district’s administrative services director on April 16. The resolution states that Finley “has continued to be a highly dedicated employee, with an unsurpassed work ethic, who has played a valuable role in making the district a stable and safe place to work.” From left are district directors Kit Kesinger, Joe Zenovic, Wadlington, Finley, Darrell
RIBBON CUTTING—Management and employees from Chase Bank celebrate a ribbon cutting event marking the bank’s membership in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce on April 4. Joining them are chamber ambassadors and Ramona rodeo queens.. Phyllis Adamo, Chase district manager, holds the membership plaque while Branch Manager Glenda McCarthy prepares to cut the ribbon. Also taking part in the festivities from Chase are: Mindy Grimming, area manager for business banking; Sandy Evola, assistant branch manager; Thomas Metzger, investment manager; Shannon Hill,
Pacifica Spa Studio invites the public to celebrate its one-year anniversary at an open house on Friday, April 20.
Owner Michele Radeke said she will have refreshments, discounts on products and services, and a drawing for a gift basket filled with products and certificates for services. Holistic health practitioner Amy Vikander will give chair massages.
New members of Ramona Chamber of Commerce are introduced at the mixer hosted by the Business Network Exchange and Tanguay’s Ramona Truck and Auto. From left are: Erin Barker, Travis Barker, Teri Crutchfield, and Jesse Rook of ShirtZink and Kat McClanahan and Bob McClanahan representing San Vicente Saddle Club. Not pictured is Justin Humbert of Just-N-Time Deli.
Joe and Becky Cullen, owners of Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch, hold their sign and a bottle of their wine as they prepare to cut the ribbon marking their membership in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce. Rick Terrazas, district chief of staff from Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office, second from left, presents them with a certificate of recognition. Cactus Star Vineyard off Highland Valley Road has a wine tasting patio by appointment. More information is at cactusstarvineyard.com or 760-787-0779.