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‘Total nightmare’ is over for Richardson Recycling


It’s been a long haul for the owners of Richardson Recycling of Ramona, but they are ecstatic about their new digs on A Street.

“We were all outdoors,” Debbie Richardson said, explaining that their former operations at the site consisted of orange bins and seatrains. “This is like an extreme makeover took place. This is so much better.”

Ramona Senior Manor to provide care and comforts of home


Giving elderly people a comfortable home and their families peace of mind was the intention behind building the new Ramona Senior Manor, said its owner.

“Providing affordable, sensible care solutions,” is how Harris “Jim” Jamil described his residential care home for the elderly.

Chamber award tops off good year for Pamo Valley Winery


After receiving the Ramona Business of the Year award, Pamo Valley Winery owner Jennifer Jenkin noted that 2012 was a good year for her winery.

In addition to the award, presented at the Jan. 13 Ramona Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Banquet, Pamo Valley Winery was voted Best Wine in the Ramona Sentinel’s Best Of Ramona readers’ poll, was voted best wine-tasting spot in the readers’ poll, and her tasting room achieved a five-star rating on

Big Apple Bagels hosts grand re-opening


The new owners of Big Apple Bagels will hold a grand re-opening this weekend, offering free samples of food and opportunity drawings.

The celebration will be from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Opportunity drawings will be held for free food prizes such as a dozen muffins or bagels, sandwiches, or breakfast or lunch for two. Customers can

New business promises ‘fast, friendly’ smog testing


The newly-opened Ramona Smog Station is just that, said owner David Connor.

“Our focus is just your smog check,” he said. “We do all smogs.”

Many smog inspection locations are also repair shops, he noted, and will offer to repair a vehicle if it fails an inspection.

Sizzler becomes Ramona Valley Grill to focus on wine region


Owners of a longtime Ramona restaurant are re-positioning their dining establishment to better suit the local wine industry and those who visit the tasting rooms.

Adam and Karen Sullivan, owners of Sizzler at 344 Main St., will no longer operate it as a franchise and have renamed their restaurant Ramona

Ramona brothers ease into recycling business


Looking for ways to boost income with a business affected by the sluggish economy, the Roe brothers of Ramona found a compatible niche: recycling.

“We were in the construction repair business, and with the economy construction was kind of slow,” said David Roe.

A.C.E. Rental and Repair, the business owned by Roe and his brother, Jim, deals with heavy equipment repair. For over 20 years, they had been hauling their own scrap metal, David Roe noted, so they thought

New spa owners in San Diego Country Estates focus on wellness


The new owners of the spa in San Diego Country Estates say they redecorated with a focus on wellness, and they emphasize that they are easy to locate.

Jennifer Lannon and PJ Terry purchased the former Spa Riviera and have renamed it Riviera Wellness Spa.

The spa is adjacent to the Good Life Timeshare Resort offices off Pappas Road. To get there from San Vicente Road, visitors should turn left on Ramona Oaks Road, then right on Avenel, left on Pappas, and

Health coach opens wellness center

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Holistic Health Coach Kat McClanahan of Ramona has achieved her goal of opening a wellness recource center on Main Street.

Loving Life Wellness recently opened at 1140 Main St., Suite 115.

McClanahan said her practice focuses on helping children with issues that stem from autoimmune or neurological dysfunctions such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Dress Shop Opens for Life’s Special Occasions


By Jessica King From baptisms and weddings to Quinceaneras and proms, the newly opened Damari’s Boutique is poised to help Ramona residents celebrate life’s most special occasions. Damari’s sits at 733 Main St., next to Ramona Town Hall. It opened April 2 and not only offers something for every special occasion but something for every [...]