Category archives for: Business

Dunkin’ Donuts eyes former Burger King site

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Business request on agenda of Thursday night’s Ramona Community Planning Group meeting
Instead of hamburgers, the former Burger King site at Main and 14th streets may be serving doughnuts and ice cream.

“This would be the first drive-through Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins in the state,” developer Steve Powell said at the June 26 Ramona Design Review Board meeting.

Banner Fire is 100 percent contained, reports Cal Fire

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The Banner Fire was 100 percent contained today, with a total of two houses and 217 acres burned, firefighters announced.

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

SDG&E can meet summer demands, but conservation needed during heat waves and unplanned outages, say utility leaders

Electrical supplies will be adequate in San Diego and southern Orange counties this summer, but conservation will be needed during heat waves or unplanned power plant outages, San Diego Gas & Electric announced today.

“SDGE is prepared to meet this summer’s energy demand but we expect that there will be days when we will need help from customers through conservation and demand response, and we appreciate all efforts by our customers so far this year to help keep the electric system running smoothly during the recent wildfires,” said Steven Davis, SDG&E president and chief operating officer.

Sen. Anderson co-hosts free workshop for first-time, move-up and re-entry homebuyers on Saturday

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District 36 Sen. Joel Anderson and the San Diego Association of Realtors will co-host a free workshop to provide potential first-time, move-up or re-entry homebuyers with information for what may be the biggest investment of their lives on Saturday, June 21.
A panel of experts will discuss how to achieve the dream of homeownership and answer questions about purchasing your first home.
“As your state senator, I am pleased to work with the San Diego Association of Realtors in co-hosting this valuable public service event,” said Anderson.
Specific topics covered at the workshop will include:
• Available lending programs
• How to choose a REALTOR®
• Recommended funding methods
• Credit repair
• Seasoning requirements & new lending rules for re-entry
• Lessons learned from foreclosures, short sales, and bankruptcy
The workshop will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m at SDAR’s El Cajon Service Center, 220 W. Main St., El Cajon. For more information and to RSVP, call the association at 858-715-8088, email GovAffairs@SDAR.com or visit HBW.EVENTBRITE.COM.
“As always, feel free to contact my office at 619-596-3136 for more information,” said Anderson.
While the workshop is free to all attendees, space is limited and registration ahead of time is required.
“Great information for homebuyers,” said Ramona Realtor Chris Anderson, president-elect of the San Diego Association of Realtors.

Covert to leave Palomar Health in August

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Palomar Health, the North County’s public health district, will be looking for a new president and CEO now that Michael Covert has announced his resignation.

Covert, in charge of Palomar Health since 2003, will leave on Aug. 15. He informed Palomar Health’s directors of his plans on May 30.

Those plans include becoming the regional market CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives St. Luke’s Health System in Houston, Texas. He will also be senior vice president for Catholic Health Initiatives, St. Luke’s parent

Enthusiastic crowds tour Ramona farms

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It was a great day to be down on the farm — especially if you were a guest on the San Diego County Farm Bureau’s Farm Tour and had chosen Ramona as your destination. Although the tours have been in existence for a few years, this was the first year Ramona was involved.

Three farm tours took place simultaneously on Saturday, June 7, as Escondido and Oceanside each had its own farms participating.

VA audit shows up to 44-day wait for new patients

New patients at Veterans Affairs medical facilities in the San Diego region generally had to wait nearly 44 days for a primary care or specialty care appointment, according to an systemwide audit released Monday.

The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a nationwide access audit last month after it was reported that patients at the VA medical center in Phoenix died while awaiting care. The scandal led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

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.

Ask Mr. Marketing: A classy way to stand out in the graduating crowd

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Congratulations, graduates! You’ve received diplomas, some gifts and maybe even a scholarship or two.

Before all hell breaks loose and you get into summer celebrations, consider how mailing a thank you note to the gift-giver or scholarship committee will differentiate you from the majority of students and really make your reputation shine.

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