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Ramona builder constructs Zero Net Energy house

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Eric Webb, owner of Webb Construction, is so pleased with the outcome of his first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) house that he is building four more in Ramona.

“Basically this house produces as much energy as it uses,” he said of the ZNE spec house he built on Indian Oaks Road off state Route 78.

Tested by a Home Energy Rating System company, the house’s energy efficiency results were 48.5 percent better than required by the state of California under Title 24, said Webb. Title 24, he explained, is the energy code for the state, and a

Arborist works to save oaks

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Thomas Stephan is on a quest to save oak trees.

“I can’t watch the oak trees die anymore,” the Ramona resident said. “I had to do something.”

As a certified arborist who operated Stephan’s Tree Maintenance for 32 years, he knows a lot about trees. In 2005 he switched from running a tree service business to installing barn owl nest boxes for organic rodent

Fix Auto owner offers employee ‘unbelievable’ opportunity

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When Steve Lamb received a phone call from his employer with an unbelievable offer, his first thought was that it was a prank call.

“I just — I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe the opportunity he was giving me,” said Lamb, a Ramona resident.

His employer, Greg Carter, was offering to give him the Fix Auto franchise in Ramona.

Mega farm, ranch retailer opening this summer

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Within a few months, mega farm and ranch retailer Tractor Supply Co. will introduce itself to the San Diego County market with a new store opening on none other than Ramona’s Main Street.

The nearly 20,000-square-foot store will open at Main and Hunter streets some time in the third quarter, according to Randy Guiler, Tractor Supply’s vice president investor relations.

The contractor on the job, CSI Construction of Irvine, began construction on Feb. 5. A tentative completion date is late June.

New dentist in town aims to bring more smiles to Ramona

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Whether he’s talking about his work or his family, Ramona’s newest dentist is as passionate as they come — and for good reason.

His humble beginnings in Mexico and his not-always-easy path to financial security have shaped Dr. Rodolfo Orozco into a man of devout faith and appreciation.

Orozco, a licensed dentist in California since 1991, opened Ramona Oak Dental at 1721 Main St., Suite 201, this month. The new office is a complement to Orozco’s longstanding

Ramona interior designer makes Cowboy Christmas debut

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In 1996, a year after she moved to Ramona, Marlene Holmquist traveled to Las Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo and visited the Cowboy Christmas gift show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

She did not return to Las Vegas during NFR until 2013, when her involvement with Cowboy Christmas was as an exhibitor on behalf of her Luxury Ranch interior design business.

Assisted living lodge strives to create homey environment

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Off a dirt road, in the rural nooks and crannies of southwestern Ramona, is a new business striving to make elderly residents feel at home.

It’s called Ramona Senior Lodge and is a six-bed assisted living facility for the elderly. The lodge, which sits at 15855 Marmac Drive, is the brainchild of longtime San Diego resident Serena Nelson, now a Ramona resident.

Mossers choose Old Town Ramona for their third Subway franchise

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Subway owners Lara and Wayne Mosser will celebrate the grand opening of their new location in Old Town on Nov. 1 and 2.

The Mossers, who live in Ramona, said they decided to open a franchise on the east side of town to take pressure off their other store at the west end.

“Mainly to have better customer service because we are so busy over there,” explained Lara Mosser, noting that sometimes they lost customers because they were so crowded

Sears marks 20th anniversary of move to Hometown stores

This year marks two decades since Sears, Roebuck and Co. did a final run of its legendary “Big Book” catalog, closing its catalog stores and shifting to a new retail model of locally owned and operated dealer stores.

The move not only ushered in a new era for shoppers, but provided opportunities for entrepreneurs to operate their own local Sears Hometown Store. In Ramona, Amy and Jeff Ruland opened their Sears Hometown Store at 220 Rotanzi St. on the corner of Main in June of 1998. They marked their 15th year here last month.

New Old Town shop offers stroll through memory lane

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A new storefront that pays homage to the past is scheduled to open on Main Street today.

The Mason Jar is an antique and collectibles store that owner Debbie Roelle says has been in the works for about five years. Thousands of items, from vintage toys and tools to jewelry and kitchenware, await customers in a 3,500-

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