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Richardson Recycling opens FORUS account


Richardson Recycling presented Friends of Ramona Unified Schools with a check for $409.61 after an anonymous person donated recyclable materials and asked that the value of the “junk” go to the FORUS school roof project.

The donation brings the roof project fund to $9,388.22 toward its goal of $20,000 to repair some of the school roofs that leak.

Chamber presents scholarship to Ramona graduate

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Dr. Robert Argyelan, Ramona Chamber of Commerce executive director, presents Antoinette Miller, 2013 graduate of Mountain Valley Academy and a student at Sonoma State University, with a $1,000 college scholarship check from the chamber.

Montecito Ranch developer works on mitigation project


An area off Montecito Way across from an old rodeo arena is being used as a vernal pool restoration/creation area for the Montecito Ranch development, according to a consultant working with the developer.

Last month some residents saw workers planting at the site. Round depressions in the ground were flagged with new plants. The mitigation bank, adjacent to the northeast portion of the county-owned Ramona Grasslands Preserve, is within an approximately 220-acre site dedicated to open space for Montecito Ranch, said a county official.

Artist works on chamber mural that depicts historic commerce

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San Diego County artist Bob Teague is busy working in his studio on the latest mural for the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, one sponsored by the Ramona Chamber of Commerce.
The mural will be on the wall of Affordable Treasures at 677 Main St. As the chamber requested, it depicts historic commerce in Ramona.
Based on a painting by the late Ramona resident Louise Shidner, the mural features a horse-drawn hay wagon on Main Street.
Teague is carefully replicating the Shidner painting with the approval of her trustees, said Elaine Lyttleton, Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project president.
The completion and installation is hoped to be achieved in the next few weeks, said Lyttleton.

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

Shop owner trades construction for gunsmithing

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From the curious to the experienced, those interested in all things firearms need look no further than Main Street.

Bravo4 Tactical Armory at 1140 Main St., Suite 101, sits across the street from 7-Eleven and just east of Rice King. From his roughly 850-square-foot shop, owner Zach Fetterolf sells not only rifles, shotguns and handguns, but all the things a responsible gun owner would need to go with them — from safety goggles and ear plugs to storage cases and cleaning supplies. He also offers a range of classes, from gun safety to survival training.

County workshop Friday targets proposed changes to winery ordinance


San Diego County Planning and Development Services will hold a workshop on Friday, Jan. 17, to discuss possible changes to the tiered winery ordinance.

Many winery owners in Ramona say they will attend and are against the proposed changes, which they say create more restrictions for boutique wineries.

Anyone planning to attend was asked to RSVP by Jan. 15 to Joe Farace at or

Chamber celebrates accomplishments, 2013 award winners

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In his first awards banquet address as Ramona Chamber of Commerce executive director, Dr. Robert Argelan recognized the willingness of Ramona’s volunteers “to give of time, thought and money,” demonstrating an understanding of the importance of being involved “and how that involvement plays a keen role in the evolution of our community” as the Heart of San Diego County.
The event, held in San Vicente Resort Sunday evening, culminated in announcements of Ramona’s 2013 award winners: Jewelry World & Loan as Business of the Year, attorney Robert Krysak as Citizen of the Year, Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center as Non-Profit of the Year, and 9-year-old Alexavia Zetterberg as Special Recognition Award recipient.
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob administered the oath of office to the chamber’s 2014 board of directors, outgoing chamber directors received accolades, and special recognition went to the chamber’s 2013 committee chairs and to Tina Cowle, 2013 Ambassador of the Year.

Supervisors sign off on road signs


San Diego County Board of Supervisors tentatively agreed to amend the county’s zoning ordinance and sections of the county code to allow community and special event signs and banners along county rights of way in unincorporated areas.

The flags currently are banned, but community groups have been asking for the prohibition to be repealed so they can promote their neighborhoods.

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.