The searing temperatures are keeping San Diego County Animal Services busy rescuing dogs trapped in baking cars.
The department said so far this month, animal control officers have responded to 95 calls of dogs left alone in vehicles, 23 more than for the same time period last year. In cases where an animal’s life is in danger, officers will break windows to get the animals before they die from the heat.
Sep 16 2014 | Posted in Featured Story
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A group of high school students are not only earning community service hours for school as they volunteer at Ramona Library, but they are learning responsibilities as well.
“What we’re trying to do is prepare them for leadership roles,” Ramona Library Branch Manager Ellie Slade said of the Teen Action Council (TAC) program.
“These are life skills…we treat it like a job,” added librarian Charlotte King-Mills.
The goldspotted oak borer (GSOB) continues to claim the lives of oak trees in Ramona.
Latest casualties include two oak trees on the San Vicente Golf Course and a tree in the right-of-way on Archie Moore Road, south of Rancho De la Angel Road.
Ramona Community Planning Group voted Sept. 4 to recommend to the county that the tree on Archie Moore be cut down as it is now considered a safety hazard.
Youngsters participating in the Ramona Boys & Girls Club end-of-summer Our Town project combined creativity with entrepreneurial skills as they studied business and economics and then designed their own businesses around a theme.
Participants created three restaurants and chose the countries they wanted their restaurants to represent. After deciding which restaurant and country they preferred, they got busy researching the country’s cuisine online and selected menus. They also designed the restaurant’s entry banner and decor.
“Job interviews were conducted and each member had a different role within the restaurant,” said Simone McCune, supervisor of the Ramona Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego. “Some worked in the kitchen preparing plates of food while others were waiters/waitresses, cashiers and cleaning crew.”
The youngsters each had a scheduled shift, and, when they weren’t working, they were free to spend “Club Bucks” at the restaurant of their choice, said McCune.
“All earnings were divided amongst the restaurant employees, and members had the opportunity to bid on items in a prize auction,” noted McCune. “The restaurant that generated the most revenue had more to spend.”
Community members also participated and graded the restaurants on food quality, customer service and atmosphere.
“Every year, members strive to make their restaurants better than the year before, and the youth and counselors alike enjoy the chance to be creative as well as to learn business skills,” said McCune.
In addition, the young
Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday
Ramona prepares for another day triple-digit heat, as temperatures near 100 before noon. Yesterday’s high was 102 degrees, and the Saturday’s high was 100 at Ramona Airport, although residents reported temperatures of 103 and even higher in San Diego Country Estates.
The team captains were their own highlight reel. Quarterback Marco Cobian bulleted 12 of 19 passes for 210 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, a marked improvement over last week when he only had one touchdown and threw two interceptions.
Running back Brandon Gansch got the call 32 times, carrying the ball 221 yards, averaging 6.9 yards and garnering one touchdown.
On a hot and humid Friday evening, the Ramona Bulldogs beat the Grossmont Foothillers 45-27 before a large crowd on Pop Warner Night at the Dawg Pound.
The Bulldogs offensive and defensive teams were able to shore up most previously seen cracks enabling them to dominate Grossmont’s team from the line of scrimmage.
The crowd was treated to big plays in the form of Garrett Binkley, Brandon Gansch and Marco Cobian.
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pressure and offshore winds are expected to push temperatures into the triple digits in the region this weekend and into the start of next week, forecasters said today.
Heat advisory extended to Tuesday evening
A National Weather Service heat advisory for the valleys is set to take effect at 10 a.m. Saturday and extend until 7 p.m. Monday.
Higher than average temperatures on Saturday are expected give way to even hotter weather Sunday and Monday across inland and coastal areas in Southern California, with the highest temperatures in inland valleys, according to the weather service.
“The historical significance of the backcountry in addition to the active arts communities, the strong interest in quilting and the numerous tourism aspects make Julian, Ramona and neighboring areas an extremely viable option for a quilt trail,” says Julian Backcountry Quilt Trail Committee chair Nancy Weber, who will host an informational meeting in Ramona
The meeting is for anyone interested in learning about quilt trails in general and, more specifically, about a trail in and around Ramona. It will be in the Ramona Library on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m.
A red bug that has invaded a resident’s yard has been positively identified by the county as scantius aegyptius, also known as the red bug and new to the area.
Dr. Tracy Ellis, an entomologist with the county’s Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measurements, said the red bug is a seasonal nuisance pest.
“We will see it in greater numbers at this time of year, and for the first few years of its presence it will be more noticeable to us,” she said.