Category archives for: Business

True Value puts Ramona store on its top 13 list in nation

True Value Award.JFP_9459.FEATURE

Mother and son Joanne and Jimmy Gilchriest, co-owners of Ransom Brothers True Value, are in the spotlight as recipients of a national award from the True Value Company.

The Gilchriests joined 12 other retailers honored at the seventh annual Best Hardware Store in Town international recognition program at True Value’s 2014 Spring & Rental Reunion in Atlanta, Ga.

San Onofre settlement may help ratepayers

A proposed settlement reached Thursday would relieve customers of San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison of paying $1.4 billion in utility charges related to steam generators that caused the shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station.

The settlement reached by The Utility Reform Network, state Office of Ratepayer Advocates and the two utility companies needs approval from the state Public Utilities Commission.

Ramona Country Fair, junior fair—together again

Country Fair Committee_5863.FEATURE

Ramona Country Fair chairman Bob Murray with co-chairs Sally Westbrook and Darrel Kinney promise the 44th annual event will be bigger and better than ever.

Together again, Ramona Country Fair and Ramona Junior Fair will be sharing events July 31 through Aug. 3. Events will be in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center and Ramona Junior Fair grounds off Aqua Lane.

China Blue, Bella Mia stylists schedule cut-a-thon for late pastor’s family

Stylists from China Blue Salon and Day Spa and Bella Mia Salon, Spa & Boutique invite the community to “help make a difference with one haircut” on Sunday, March 30.

Free shampoos and haircuts will be given in China Blue Salon, 17135 Main St., from noon to 5 p.m. with donations to benefit the family of the late Pastor Charles Youngkin, who died last month.

Couple seeks key to locksmith company’s lasting success


Something old will soon become new again on Main Street as a three-decade-old business opens under new ownership.

Longtime Ramona residents Rheynard Morgan and his wife, Mary, are the third owners of Ramona Locksmith Inc. since 1976. This Saturday, they will hold a grand opening celebration with free food and other giveaways at the business’ new 1,700-square-foot storefront on the backside of the Day Promenade Building at 850 Main St.

Ramona Real Estate Association donates $1,000 to senior center


Scott Norton, Ramona Real Estate Association president, left, presents a $1,000 check to Pete Bakarich, president of the Ramona Senior Center, as senior center board members Beverly Torres, Nancy Walker and Hazel Cardwell look on.

The donation represents proceeds from the real estate association’s Feb. 1 opportunity drawing ticket sales, which totaled $922.

The association rounded up the amount to $1,000.

Sponsors and golfers welcome at mural benefit

San Diego Country Estates Association invites golfers and their friends to a Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Golf Tournament to benefit the mural project on Saturday, March 29.

Proceeds from the fundraiser are dedicated to a mural on 10th and D streets. The Country Estates association will sponsor the mural, which will depict Ramona’s rural country lifestyle, including hiking, riding, golf, tennis and beautiful views, said S. Elaine Lyttleton, mural project board president.

Ramona Realtor accepts leadership roles in region, state

Chris Anderson.IMG_0546.FEATURE

Ramona Realtor Chris Anderson has leadership roles in regional and state real estate professional organizations. She is president-elect of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) and a director of the California Association of Realtors. Anderson took her oath of office in SDAR at the 2014 Installation Dinner welcoming the group’s incoming officers and [...]

Romance and risk taking

mr marketing.50x35

By Rob Weinberg Scott and Fran were together throughout my high school career. They just “worked” as a couple, and everyone assumed they’d be a lifelong success. After graduation they went to separate colleges but kept connecting and sparking. There was true love there, and everyone looked forward to them living happily ever after. Over [...]

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.