By Cindy Jones Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation. Every year, 17 million cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays in the United States. These high numbers are the result of unplanned puppies and kittens that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering. Top Reasons to [...]
Vegetables are the topic of discussion at this get-together at the Labyrinth Community Garden at St. Mary’s in the Valley Episcopal Church. From left are gardeners David Ortiz, Cindy Dodson, Elizabeth Ponce de Leon, Garden Coordinator Marisa Ponce de Leon, and Master Gardener Jonnie Wilson. The garden marked the official start of its spring growing season at a recent open house and “healthy garden” workshop.
Access to Cedar Creek Falls from the trailhead in San Diego Country Estates will open on April 5 under a Visitor Use Permit System, Cleveland National Forest has announced.
The San Diego River Gorge Trailhead that leads to the falls is at the end of Thornbush Road in San Diego Country Estates. Under the permit system,
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (CRSP) is undergoing a General Plan Update, and you are once again invited to provide input.
The first meeting in October 2012 went well with a large turnout and tons of public comment and opinion. The meeting was a workshop setting with stations set up to provide information for the attendees to make informed suggestions to the park staff regarding the future of the park.
A reduced-cost gelding clinic co-hosted by National Equine Resource Network (NERN) and R-VETS will be held at Creek Hollow Ranch on Sunday, March 24. Private horse owners in need of this service are invited to participate.
The cost to horse owners who bring their horses to the clinic will be $75, compared to an average veterinary fee of approximately $150 to $300, according to those organizing the event. The clinic will also take a limited number of cryptorchids and hernia repairs, for an additional fee.
Copper Meadows hosted a spring trail trials event March 15 to 17, bringing hundreds of riders to the Ramona area.
Along with the riders, support people, family, friends, and spectators filled Copper Meadows at 633 Montecito Way with activity. Veterinarians, farriers and grooms were on hand at all times.
Ramona Community Planning Group voted to support the county’s proposed tiered equine ordinance following a county staff presentation during the planners’ March 7 meeting.
Public comments on the ordinance and draft Environmental Impact Report close March 20.
Wearing a helmet when you ride your horse? I am writing again to remind you to please put one on every ride!
There was a photo in the paper on Feb. 28 about a fallen rider. I receive my Sentinel on Thursdays and I honestly did not pay much attention to that particular photo. It was brief and small and didn’t catch my attention.
San Diego Gas & Electric is expected to begin work March 18 relocating utility poles along San Vicente Road between Warnock Drive and Deviney Lane, and from Chuck Wagon Road to just beyond Wildcat Canyon Road in Ramona.
The poles are being relocated for the planned San Vicente Road Improvement Project.
Mount Woodson Trail is set for a facelift beginning in the spring. Also known as the Fry-Koegel Trail, it is approximately 11 miles long and provides a vital connection to or from the city of Poway, depending on your direction of travel.
The Ramona side of the trail has been unusable for quite some time due to erosion, brush and poison oak overgrowth, but that is going to change.