Passengers board a B-24 Liberator Wednesday for the last flight of the Wings of Freedom Tour, sponsored by the Collings Foundation, at Ramona Airport. Alan Cutsinger, a volunteer with the foundation, said the B-24 Liberator is the “last one of its kind still flying.” The tour featured three WWII-era bomber aircraft.
May 8 2013 | Posted in Featured Story
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A Ramona resident accused of fatally shooting a man during a fight after a failed marijuana buy last September must stand trial on charges of murder and possession of marijuana for sale, a judge ruled.
Miles Lockhart, 52, was arrested in February and charged in the death of fellow Ramona resident Shane Tatro.
Sheriff’s Detective Norm Hubbard testified during a daylong preliminary hearing May 7 that Lockhart told him that the 38-year-old Tatro drove up to his home on Walnut Street about 3 p.m. on Sept. 16.
At least 15 reports of credit and debit card fraud have been filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station in the past week and more are expected as word is spreading that recent victims in Ramona are not alone.
Melissa Mailander of Ramona said at least 25 people at a Ramona Pony Baseball game said they had received notification that their credit or debit card numbers had been stolen.
Wednesday, May 8—The community should know the results of the Ramona Teachers Association strike authorization vote by late this afternoon or early this evening.
Teachers started voting yesterday afternoon at a general membership meeting, but because some members had duties that prevented their participation then — including coaches with games — members not able to vote yesterday will have the opportunity to do so during the day today at their school sites, said Bill Guy, communications consultant with the California Teachers Association.
All of the votes will be counted today, beginning around 4 p.m., and results are expected to be available by 7 p.m. at the latest.
The majority of teachers voting is needed for strike authorization passage. This does not mean teachers will strike, RTA representatives said last week. It means they give the RTA executive board the authority to call for a strike.
You won’t want to miss the 31st annual Home Tour set for Saturday, May 11.
Four uniquely different homes will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located throughout Ramona, the homes include:
•The historic 1886 Verlaque House at the Guy B. Woodward Museum with a display of Depression glass and antique quilts in the Barnett Barn;
Drivers in Ramona should be prepared for rolling road closures on State Route 78 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, when the 2013 Amgen Tour of California professional bike race comes through downtown Ramona.
Caltrans also cautions that there could be traffic delays on State Routes 67 and 78 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, as cyclists and race officials may be in the area.
Competition can be good for business, said one Ramona Community Planning Group member after seeing a proposal for a Tractor Supply Company store at Main and Hunter streets.
Developer Steve Powell and Architect Carole Wylie, both from Ramona, along with their client, Haymes Snedeker from Alabama, presented
Ron Ertman, left, and Tony Jauregui Jr. of Ransom Brothers Lumber & Supply recognize Ramona High School’s Agriculture Department and Future Farmers of America (FFA) with a donation made possible through Red Brand fencing. Ertman and Jauregui presented a $267 check to, beginning third from left, FFA secretary Amanda Raines, FFA treasurer Kenneth Crowder, FFA member Christopher Wier, and Ramona High School Agriculture
Ramona High School’s girls swim team finished the dual meet portion of the season with a 4-1 Valley League record after a May 3 home loss to Del Norte, which finished dual meet competition with a 5-0 league mark.
The Nighthawks’ 99-70 victory over Ramona, whose 89-64 victory April 30 at Valley Center set up the showdown between the two remaining teams without a league loss, gives Del Norte the advantage going into his week’s league meet at Del Norte. The final league standings, however, are based on
UPDATE: A three-vehicle accident that sent one person to the hospital blocked San Vicente Road in both directions east of Wildcat Canyon Road about 12:45 p.m. Monday.
The road was reopened just before 2 p.m.