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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 [...]

New Shop offers a little bit of something for everyone


Whether it’s a cool-looking piece of handmade silver jewelry or a guide to eastern religion, the newly opened Unicorn Books and Gifts offers a little bit of something for everyone.

Owner Stacy Bart opened the shop at 780 Main St., next to Ramona Tan, earlier this year.

“I was looking for a shop like this in town and there was none … and so when the opportunity arose, I thought I’m just going to do it,” Bart explained. “I’m going to have that eclectic, kind of funky place

Pacifica Spa nears 1-year anniversary


Pacifica in Italian means “peaceful,” noted Michele Radeke when describing the atmosphere of her Pacifica Spa Studio in downtown Ramona.

Offering classic and therapeutic spa facials, customized back and body treatments, waxing and different massage techniques, Pacifica Spa is nearing its one-year anniversary.

Radeke, a massage therapist, said, “It’s just always been a dream to have my own business.”

AccuTech provides computer repair and support

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Computers aren’t intelligent—they only think they are, said Terry Koehl, owner of AccuTech Support in Ramona.

When your computer seems to take on a mind of its own or breaks, it can be a very frustrating and time-consuming experience to return the computer back to its correct state, said Koehl, who recently opened his doors for business in Ramona.

Just-N-Time Deli owner banks on freshness


Like so many Ramona residents, welder Justin Humbert saw his work slump off in the bad economy. Though he could have chosen to dwell on the negative, the 37-year-old instead focused his attention on opening Just-N-Time Deli in the Albertsons Shopping Center.

“I grew up in the restaurant industry and just happened to get the opportunity to go to welding school about 12 years ago and did that and got a job in

Wine and beer bar opens in Ramona Business Barn

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Southern California Wine Co., a family-owned business, celebrated the grand opening of its wine and beer bar in the Ramona Business Barn last weekend.

Nathan Marsh, his wife, Sandy, and son, Garrett, own and operate the Southern California Wine Co., specializing in local wines and beers.

“Most of our wines are from Ramona,” said Nathan Marsh.

Ramona Tan becomes a family business venture


Family ties are important to the mother/daughter business duo at Ramona Tan.

“At any given moment we have four generations in this salon working,” said Venetia Farmer, co-owner and cosmetologist at Ramona Tan.

“I like the convenience of having a family-owned business,” said her daughter and business partner, Onaletia Petersen.