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.
RIBBON CUTTING—Just-n-Time deli owner Justin Humbert, center, holds his Ramona Chamber of Commerce membership plaque, as presented by chamber President Jason De Leo, while his son, Justin, helps to cut the ceremonial ribbon. Also at the ribbon cutting on March 22 are Humbert’s wife Alecia and their daughter, Sarah; his parents Michelle, far left, and Art Candlan, second from right; and chamber members. Just-n-Time is at 1415 Main St. in the Albertsons shopping center.
Dinner Studio owners Josh and Natalia Otten, center, and their 3-month-old son, Smith, celebrate their membership in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting held Friday at The Yogurt Barn, 1334 Main St. Standing with the Ottens are Chamber President Jason DeLeo, fourth from right, and other chamber members. Dinner Studio prepares weekday meals for busy families and delivers the meals to The Yogurt Barn in the Sun Valley Center on Tuesdays for pickup between 2 and 7 p.m. Meals, averaging $4.90 per person, may be ordered online and personalized, said Josh Otten. More
Samuel Lutt, center, owner of Mariscos Mar De Cortez restaurant, stands with members of his staff and with Ramona Chamber of Commerce ambassadors as he cuts the ceremonial ribbon in front of his business, marking his membership in the chamber. The new Mexican seafood restaurant is at 109 10th St.
With less than six weeks left until the tax deadline, the Free File Alliance, a coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), suggests taxpayers take advantage of the IRS Free File program.
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Gene Driscoll, project owner of Cumming Ranch, will be the speaker at Ramona Real Estate Association’s breakfast meeting that will start at 8:30 a.m. in Nuevo Grill, 1413 Main St., on Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Cost of $5 for members and $10 for non-members includes a breakfast buffet. All are welcome to attend and should RSVP at 760-787-3189 or email
Bank of Southern California, with offices in Ramona, announces a net income of $1.1 million in 2011, compared to a net loss of $0.7 million in 2010.
“We are extremely pleased by the bank’s earnings performance last year,” said Nathan Rogge, president and chief executive officer. “Careful management of the bank’s operations and continued progress on our strategic plan combined to produce strong momentum that we expect to continue in 2012.”
Randy Hynd of Sunset Marine Inc. cuts the Ramona Chamber of Commerce’s ceremonial ribbon on Feb. 8 to mark Sunset Marine joining the chamber. Hynd, a Ramona resident, is president of Sunset Marine in El Cajon, a 35-year-old business offering boat and marine engine repairs and parts.
Ramona Realtor Chris Anderson, GRI, SFR, PMN, CRS, e-Pro of Town & Country Real Estate, was installed as the 2012 president of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® San Diego Chapter in a ceremony held in the Admiral Baker Club.
The San Diego Chapter is a 100-plus member professional real estate group affiliated with the Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR), a national professional development organization with 19,000 members.