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Early election results show Q failing

Election 2014

With 36.7 percent of votes tallies, San Diego County Registrar of Voters shows Proposition Q, Ramona Unified School District’s bid for a $40 million bond bid, failing with 52.34 percent of voters saying No and 47.66 percent Yes votes.
In the race for school board, early results show Bob Stoody, Kim Lasley and Joyce Daubert ahead of Dick Lemire and Rodger Dohm.
For Ramona Community Planning Group, top voter-getters are David Ross, Kristi Mansol, Frank Lucio, Rick Terrazas, Robin Joy Maxson, Dan Scherer and Elio Noyas.
In Ramona Municipal Water District Division 2, Jim Hickle has 61.02 percent of the votes, with George Boggs registering 38.98 percent.

Red flag warning in effect until 5 p.m. Thursday

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With conditions ripe for a wildfire, San Diego County officials offer tips aimed at saving homes.
A National Weather Service red flag warning, signifying high wildfire danger, was issued through 5 p.m. Thursday for the inland valleys and mountains, where gusts could reach 60 mph and relative humidities could fall as low as 5 percent.
Brush should be cleared within 100 feet of homes — at least — but people should avoid using power mowers or weed cutters that could produce a disastrous spark while conditions are ripe for an out-of-control fire, county spokeswoman Yvette Moe said.
Any flammable materials should be moved away from homes, and tree branches that hang over roofs should be trimmed, she said.
The county developed an app that delivers news updates, maps, shelter locations, disaster planning templates and checklists. In the event of a wildfire or other emergency, that same information would be available at sdcountyemergency.com.
Emergency information is also relayed via text messages to those who have signed up for the county’s “AlertSanDiego” cell phone notification service, officials said.

Major injury collision on I-8 sends several Ramonans to area hospitals

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Several Ramonans were involved in a collision when their vehicle went down an embankment on Interstate 8 in the Jacumba area early Tuesday, and three people, including a 2-year-old boy, suffered major injuries, California Highway Patrol reported.

At approximately 7 a.m. a 21-year-old male from Ramona was driving a 2013 Dodge Avenger eastbound on I-8 when he allowed his vehicle to drift away from a direct course of travel, which caused his vehicle to travel down

Football Dawgs fall short in league title quest

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Dreams of a repeat Palomar League championship were dashed Thursday night in Rancho Bernardo as the Ramona Bulldogs lost to the RB Broncos 31-21.

Although the scoreboard showed the game was never fully out of reach for the Bulldogs, they just couldn’t seem to get into their usual rhythm. Rancho Bernardo was well-prepared and had the answers to the Bulldogs’ usually successful game plan.

Bulldogs lose Palomar League title to Rancho Bernardo

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Thursday, Oct. 30—Ramona High School’s football team lost the Palomar League title to Rancho Bernardo 31-21 tonight.

Olive Peirce Middle School redesignated state and national School to Watch

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Ramona Unified School District learned today that Olive Peirce Middle School has been redesignated a California and National School to Watch, reports Superintendent Robert Graeff, Ed.D.

“One of only 35 middle schools in the entire state to earn this honor, OPMS first earned this distinction three years ago — and has re-earned the right to continue flying this banner over its school,” Graeff said in his emailed announcement.

Ramona Girl Scouts strive to make world a better place

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From sprucing up the Welcome to Ramona sign and collecting donations for foster youth to serving military troops and providing clean water across the globe, the nearly 300 Girl Scouts of Ramona and surrounding areas strive to make the world a better place.

To celebrate the achievements of local Girl Scouts, the Sunrise Valley Service Unit — which serves Ramona, Julian, Borrego Springs and Warner Springs — recently held its seventh annual Court of Awards ceremony in Ramona. Girl Scout Cadettes Sarah Dean and Makena Jackson served as emcees for the occasion, which began with a flag ceremony.

Crews have Walnut Street fire under control

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Emergency crews responded to the report of a fire in the 1300 block of Walnut Street at 3:41 p.m. today.

By 3:59, the fire was under control, reported the CHP website.

New invasive mosquito found in county

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County environmental health officials are asking the public for help after the discovery of a new invasive mosquito in San Diego County that feeds in daylight hours and can transmit several diseases, including yellow fever, and dengue fever.

“We’re urging people to look for, and to eliminate or report any standing water that could be breeding grounds for mosquitoes, outside their homes, but also inside their homes because these small mosquitoes like to breed

Vehicle collides with forklift on San Vicente Road

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A collision between a car and a forklift in the San Vicente Road construction zone around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday sent one person to the hospital, according to reports.

California Highway Patrol said an 18-year-old male from Ramona was driving a 2005 Hyundai Accent south on San Vicente Road near Deviney Lane when the car rear-ended a forklift that was traveling about 25 mph and driven by a 33-year-old San Diego male.

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