Bratwurst, sauerkraut, beer, German pretzels, German sliders, German funnel cakes and Frauleins armed with baskets of German pastries and more are on the agenda for Oktoberfest, A Harvest Celebration.
Presented by Ramona Chamber of Commerce, the family event will be at Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Calling all golfers. The centuries-old game of hitting a ball around grassy knolls has gone high-tech at the Ramona Fitness Center.
Center owner Peter San Nicolas is offering U Turn Golf, a computer-based program that fuses one-on-one fitness coaching with technology to up a player’s game.
Country Wine & Spirits, which has a location in San Diego Country Estates, has purchased Daniel’s Market at 1360 Main Street and Daniel’s West on State Route 67.
The two markets were owned by Ramona businessman Daniel Vengler. They opened under new proprietorship on Sept. 23, with lowered gasoline prices on Sept. 25 attracting lines of customers in a “welcome to the neighborhood” effort.
A Las Vegas woman who was the mastermind of a mortgage-fraud scheme that involved Ramona real estate agent Teresa Rose and generated almost $15 million in illegal kickbacks was sentenced in San Diego Monday to more than eight years in prison.
Ramona resident Timothy L. Daniels will sign copies of his debut novel, “A Target Rich Environment,” in Unicorn Books and Gifts today from 3 to 5 p.m.
In the book, U.S. Customs Special Agent Jimmy Maxwell is targeting narcotics smuggler Angel Garcia. But the overload of drug-related cases flooding the ports of San Diego is stalling Maxwell’s investigation.
Look for Ramona resident Jessica Ford in an upcoming issue of San Diego Home Garden Lifestyles magazine.
Ford, a designer at Tracy and Matt Taft’s Kitchen Barn, won two awards at the National Kitchen and Bath Association Star Design Awards competition this month at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego: Best Student Kitchen and Best Student Bath.
The defense industry in San Diego County handled federal budget cuts known as sequestration relatively well, with the number of active duty, civilian and reserve personnel remaining steady and direct spending increasing slightly, according to the San Diego Military Advisory Council’s fifth annual Military Economic Impact Study released today.
NEW CHAMBER MEMBER—Tina Wright, center, with New Dawn Realty, prepares to cut the ceremonial ribbon marking her membership in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce. Standing next to Wright is Realtor Dawn Lewis of the New Dawn Realty office in Ramona.
Sep 20 2013 | Posted in Business
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It’s wine month in the state of California, where the business of making and selling vino is thriving, especially in Ramona.
Among the 23 boutique wineries with tasting rooms in the Ramona valley is Woof’n Rose Winery and Vineyard, owned and operated by Marilyn and Stephen Kahle in the Highland Valley area.
By JOE NAIMAN
The County of San Diego collected more Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenue for Fiscal Year 2012-13 than in any fiscal year since 2008-09, and TOT collected from Ramona lodging establishments increased 4.5 percent over 2011-12.
The county collected $2.65 million TOT revenue in 2012-13, an increase from $2.58 million in 2011-12 and $2.45 million in 2010-11. The county collected $2.8 million TOT money in 2008-09. Ramona’s TOT revenue rose from $105,516 in 2011-12 to $110,252 in 2012-13, the county reports.
The tax, which is 8 percent of the lodging unit rate, is collected from occupants of hotels, motels, bed and breakfast venues, mobile home parks, private campgrounds and other structures occupied or intended for occupancy by non-residents for lodging or sleeping purposes. A timeshare unit used by an ownership partner is not subject to TOT, but it is subject to the tax if it is rented to the general public. Campgrounds at the county’s eight parks are exempt, as are lodging facilities on Indian reservations or other areas where the county has no taxation power.
The tax is only collected in the county’s unincorporated area, but the revenue is used for the county’s Community Enhancement program and may be given to organizations in incorporated cities as well as unincorporated communities. Community Enhancement funds are intended to promote tourism, including visitors from other parts of the county, and are allocated during the county’s annual budget process in June, the county reports.