San Diego County supervisors added the intersection of state Route 67, Highland Valley Road and Dye Road to the list of projects to be funded over the next five years during its annual update of the county’s TransNet Local Street Improvement Program.
Also at the Feb. 26 meeting, the supervisors adjusted funding for the Dye Road extension, San Vicente Road widening, and the Ramona Street extension.
The Read Across America event celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss at Ramona Library March 4 was “a big success,” reported Stephanie Hurst, president of the Iota Rho chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma teachers society, which hosted the party.
Held annually, this year’s Read Across America event drew approximately 250 people, said one volunteer.
The Bulldog tennis team opened the season with a 15-3 victory over Sage Creek High School at Riviera Oaks Resort and Racquet Club and then went on the road to beat Mission Hills High School 14-4.
Coach Rose Darrough was pleased with the team’s effort and had praise for the No. 1 doubles team.
“Seneca Utech and Chad Martin played well and won all three sets (6-1, 6-0 and 6-1),” she said. “No. 1 singles player Christian Failla also played well and won all three sets (6-4, 6-1 and 6-0). Our No. 3 doubles team, Joey Guzzina and Albert Austin, also won all three sets (6-3, 6-1, 6-0).”
Firefighters said today they expect to have a brush fire that scorched about 125 acres east of Pine Valley fully contained tonight.
No injuries or structure damage have been reported as a result of the fire, which was dubbed the Gun Fire because of its proximity to a hunting club.
The weekend is going to be an hour shorter than usual, thanks to the beginning of daylight saving time at 2 a.m. Sunday. Before going to bed tonight, remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour. Firefighters encourage people to use the time change as a reminder to check smoke alarms and replace the batteries [...]
Ramona High School’s robotics team ranks sixth today, the second day of the San Diego Regional: FIRST Robotics Competition in downtown San Diego.
The Ramona students are competing against approximately 60 teams, reports Kim Lasley, Ramona school board member at the competition in Valley View Casino Center, formerly San Diego Sports Arena.
Friday, March 7, 4:45 p.m. — California Highway Patrol has issued a SigAlert at state Route 67 and Archie Moore Road due to an accident involving four vehicles. According to CHP, the No. 1 northbound lane on Route 67 and left turn lane to Archie Moore are blocked.
The accident occurred around 4:40 p.m. and CHP also reported a fire at the scene.
They came in two shifts, ready to learn. After signing in, each received a new Chromebook and found a seat.
The first hour-long class started at 2:30 p.m. The teacher, Joe Hartman from the San Diego County Office of Education, faced a captive audience — a roomful of teachers.
A director of the Ramona Municipal Water District walked out during the Feb. 25 board meeting after disagreements with two other board members regarding district policy.
“Good luck,” Director Rex Schildhouse said as he got up from his chair after the other directors voted to have legal counsel check if action taken by Schildhouse was a violation of district code.
With the 2014 Ramona Rodeo just 10 weeks away, plans are under way for the Main Street Parade on Rodeo Saturday.
Applications for the parade will be available at Rubio’s at 1661 Main St. from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 6.
Parade entrants are encouraged to get their application and turn it in then. They can use the same script from last year if they want, said Bonnie Kirkland, a member of the parade committee.
“Living the Dream” is the theme of this year’s parade. It will start at 10 a.m. on May 17 and go along Main Street from 13th to Fifth streets.
Pat Donovan returns as parade chairman.
The 34th annual Ramona Rodeo will be May 16 to 18.
For more information about the rodeo and Ramona Main Street Parade, see ramonarodeo.net.