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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

Ramona Idol auditions, Summer Health Fair, ham radio Field Day and more on week’s calendar of events

Ramona Idol auditions, ham radio club holds Field Day, Summer Health Fair, farmers’ market, free car show among week’s happenings…..

Officials to dedicate greenway staging area first day of summer

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Ramona and regional officials will dedicate the staging area for the Santa Maria Creek Greenway on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The dedication will be at the San Diego County Parks & Recreation monument next to the Arriba Teen Center at 1710 Montecito Road.

Kiwanis of Ramona to stage 10th annual Bow Wow Pow Wow Fun Dog Show on Saturday

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From the tiniest chihuahua to the giant mastiff and from the purebred to the mutt, everyone is welcome when Kiwanis of Ramona presents the 10th annual Bow Wow Pow Wow Fun Dog Show at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center Pavilion on Saturday, June 14.

Ten categories include: Best costume (adult’s dog and child’s dog), dog owner look-alike, most beautiful, most handsome, best tail wagger, best kisser, most talented, most unusual markings and cutest little dog. The winners of each category are eligible for best in show. To qualify for best in show, the dog must be entered in three categories.

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.

Farm Tour Day, adult volleyball, summer reading kick-off among Ramona happenings

Residents and visitors have an opportunity to see what life on a farm is like when five Ramona farms open their gates for tours on Saturday, June 7.
The fifth annual Farm Tour Day, sponsored by San Diego County Farm Bureau, will showcase the county’s diverse agricultural enterprises

Supervisors consider tiered system for regulating beekeeping

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San Diego County Board of Supervisors asked staffers to come up with a tiered system to regulate beekeeping in unincorporated areas, instead of moving forward with any of the three options presented today.

The supervisors, who proposed easing the regulations last October, declined to cut the current 600-foot setback requirement between bee hives and dwellings by half, by two-thirds or down to 15 feet — similar to the City of San Diego’s rules and the favorite of several beekeepers in the audience.

Who gets the Best Seat at the Rodeo?

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If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to watch the Ramona Rodeo from the contestant’s point of view, this could be your opportunity.

By entering the “Best Seat at the Rodeo” drawing, some lucky winner will watch the rodeo right alongside the cowboy and cowgirl entrants.

Trailhead residents concerned over increased traffic

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Neighbors of the Cedar Creek Falls Trailhead in San Diego Country Estates told forest service officials Wednesday that traffic from hikers was again increasing on their residential streets.

The 75-permit-per-day system for the trail was working, many said, asking why the forest service increased that number to 91 before the “spring spike” occurred.

Cindy Venolia said residents fear the forest service will raise the maximum permit use even more.

Forest service to host open house at Cedar Creek Falls Trailhead Wednesday

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Cleveland National Forest representatives will be on hand to answer questions and address concerns from the public regarding the Cedar Creek Falls Trail and permit system at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the beginning of the trail in San Diego Country Estates.

With the arrival of spring, forest officials are seeing a spike in people hiking the trail, said Joan Friedlander, district ranger for the Palomar Ranger District in the Cleveland National Forest. The number of permits

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