On a typical Wednesday night in Molly Malone’s sports bar, the mood among a group of patrons is friendly but focused.
Most would not be in a bar on a mid-week night except for one reason, said Bill Mellecker of Ramona, and that is to play pool.
With the formation of a Billiards Congress of America Pool League (BCAPL) in Ramona, playing pool competitively is growing.
After viewing a presentation on replacing the playground structure at Barnett Elementary School, Ramona Community Planning Group unanimously agreed to add the project to the Ramona Park Land Dedication Ordinance priority list.
The Barnett project will rank eighth on list, which has seven other projects requesting PLDO funding. Approximately $600,000 of PLDO funds is available for recreational uses in the community. The county charges the park fee with residential building permits.
The $680,000 of Park Land Dedication Ordinance (PLDO) money earmarked for Ramona has various sports- and recreation-oriented organizations clamoring for the funds.
After hearing from several members of those organizations who sought to justify their needs for project funds, the Ramona Community Planning Group voted Nov. 7 to recommend the county release a portion of PLDO funds for three projects, based on the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Subcommittee.
They came with tents, folding chairs and sleeping bags to form a concrete campground in front of the new 99¢ Only Store at 1326 Main St.
The payoff? Brand new 40-inch Westinghouse flat screen LED TVs, each for only 99 cents to the first nine customers in line.
Renee Bushey nabbed front-of-the-line honors at 1 p.m. Nov. 5 — 43 hours before the store would open at 8 a.m. Nov. 7. She was joined a half-hour later by her horseback riding
After the Bulldogs became the outright Palomar League champions in football by beating Westview High School 14-7 before a large Senior Night crowd on the road Nov. 8, the mood in Coach Damon Baldwin’s post- game message was surprisingly somber.
“I am not pleased with the way we played. We should get a bye and that will give us a chance to get healthy. From now on out, it is sudden death,” Baldwin told the team.
Paramedics prepare to airlift a male pedestrian approximately 70 years old after he was struck by a pickup truck that was turning onto San Vicente Road from Gunn Stage Road just before 9:30 a.m. Monday, Cal Fire Capt. Robert Ramirez with the Ramona Fire Department reports. The man, who suffered rib and facial injuries and possibly a punctured lung, was taken via Mercy 6 helicopter to Palomar Medical Center, said Ramirez. No other information is available.
Ramona schools, Superior Court, all County of San Diego offices, libraries and animal shelters, and other public agencies will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Essential services such as law enforcement, fire and rescue, and emergency animal control response will continue through the holiday.
Inspiring, educational, emotional, enlightening and patriotic are adjectives that describe what occurred as the Ramona High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps held its sixth annual Salute to Veterans at the school on Saturday.
About half of the 66 cadets present participated in the ceremonies as speakers, honor guards and demonstrators. Master of ceremonies was Cadet Maggie Mellecker, a 4.08 grade-point average student who wants to attend University of California Santa Barbara and pursue a doctorate in psychology.
Oscar Reyes has been restoring the interiors of automobiles for three decades. From floorboards to seats and everything in between, Reyes takes pride in his craftsmanship, which he learned from his father.
“My family has been doing this for a long time,” he said. “It’s in the blood.”
Until earlier this year, Reyes worked for other people and tinkered with independent jobs out of his home garage in Ramona.
After serving Ramona with dental care for 31 years, Dr. Steven Shevinsky, D.D.S., is retiring and looking forward to traveling with his wife, Lynne.
Shevinsky, a Ramona resident since 1982, started as an assistant with Dr. Walt Drexl, D.M.D, when he moved to the community. In 1989, he bought Drexl’s practice at 1530 Main St.