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Hometown favorite dishes up more room for diners


For the second time in seven years, Amici is expanding to meet the demands of Ramona’s Italian food lovers who can’t seem to get enough of the restaurant’s authentic pizza, subs and pastas.

The Albertsons shopping center business recently opened a third indoor dining section, bringing its size from 1,800 square feet to 2,700.

Shidner family joins celebration of Ramona chamber mural


Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and other relatives of the late Ramona artist Louise Shidner were among the estimated 50 people at Saturday morning’s celebration of Ramona Chamber of Commerce’s mural depicting historic commerce on the town’s Main Street.

Ramona chamber invites community to mural unveiling Saturday

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The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project will unveil its latest mural on Saturday Feb. 8, at 10 a.m.

The mural is on the side of the Affordable Treasures building at 677 Main St. Sponsored by members of Ramona Chamber of Commerce, the mural is a reproduction of a painting by the late Ramona artist Louise Shidner. It depicts historic commerce on Ramona’s Main Street.

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