The Ugandan Orphans Choir, a ministry of Childcare Worldwide, will present a concert in Ramona on March 5.
Hosted by Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, the 10 Ugandan children will present their songs and dances in the church, 1735 Main St., at 7 p.m.
All 10 children have been given hope through Childcare Worldwide’s Sponsorship Program and are spreading that hope to audiences across the United States, states an announcement of their performance in Ramona.
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob opened her Coffee with Constituents meeting in Ramona Town Hall on Thursday with what she called “really good news.”
“And because of all of our efforts, the Ramona (Airport) tower is going to stay open,” she said to applause among the nearly 70 people in attendance.
A sheriff’s search and rescue team was combing the area around the Sutherland Reservoir near Ramona for a kayaker who went missing this afternoon, a sheriff’s lieutenant said.
The man, in his 50s, was reported missing by an employee just after 1:30 p.m., according to sheriff’s Lt. Dave Schaller.
The employee told authorities the kayaker suffered from a heart condition, Schaller said.
The man’s kayak was found unmanned and overturned, he said.
Sutherland Reservoir is owned by the City of San Diego and east of Ramona off state Route 78 and Sutherland Dam Road.
The storm that buffeted the region Friday with heavy rain and stiff winds delivered nearly 2 inches of moisture to Ramona, according to the weather service at Ramona Airport.
In addition to the 1.86 inches of precipitation recorded at Ramona Airport Friday, the town received .2 inches on Thursday and rain returned Saturday.
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.
Due to weather conditions, Ramona Pony Baseball Opening Day ceremonies scheduled for Saturday are canceled.
The fields are closed. League officials ask that people stay off the fields today and Saturday.
Make-up games and the basket auction will be rescheduled.
For more about the league, see www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=ramona.
A powerful Pacific storm is expected to pound San Diego County with heavy rain and strong winds starting late tonight.
The National Weather Service issued several advisories for the region, saying up to 3 inches of rainfall in coastal and valley areas, 3 to 5 inches in the mountains and up to an inch in the deserts would pose a threat of flash flooding and other road hazards through much of the weekend.
Approximately 40 acres Ramona Unified School District purchased for $1.19 million in 1999 is on the district’s surplus land list.
Three of the district’s five trustees — Rodger Dohm, Kim Lasley and Bob Stoody — supported the recommendation of the Surplus Property Advisory Committee to declare the land behind Ramona High and Olive Peirce Middle schools surplus. Two — Dawn Perfect and John Rajcic — voted present.
With significant rain headed to the region, San Diego County is offering free sand and bags to residents in the unincorporated areas.
•In Ramona, sand and bags are available at Fire Station 82, 3410 Dye Road. Residents will need to bring a shovel to fill their bags.
•In Julian, sand and bags are available at Cal Fire Station 50, 1587 Highway 78. Bring a shovel.
Wednesday, Feb. 26—Ramona High School’s Girls Basketball and Girls Soccer teams won their games Tuesday night in the first round of CIF playoffs and advance to the quarterfinals.
RHS Girls Water Polo lost to Valhalla Tuesday night in the Division II playoffs by a score of 9-3.