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Planners critical of architecture for church expansion

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Presented with preliminary plans for Mountain View Community Church’s building expansion, Ramona Community Planning Group members responded by suggesting the architecture blend with the character of the community.

To do that, planners recommended the proponents take a look at the Ramona Village Center Plan of form based codes that was adopted into the county zoning ordinance by the county supervisors on July 30 and provides architectural designs reflective of Ramona’s rural character.

Whooping cough cases surpass last year, say county health officials

The number of pertussis cases in San Diego County so far this year has surpassed the record set in 2010, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced.

The agency has tallied 1,183 confirmed diagnoses of the disease, also known as whooping cough, in 2014. The 2010 total was 1,179, according to the health agency.

Ramona planning group attracts 15 candidates

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Wednesday, Aug. 13—Fifteen citizens are vying for seven seats on the Ramona Community Planning Group in the Nov. 4 election, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters website today. Four are incumbents seeking re-election to the 15-member group that serves as an adviser to the county on planning and land use issues. The [...]

Creek bed cleanup hits bureaucratic snags

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Bureaucratic hurdles have stalled efforts by the Ramona sheriff’s station to clean up the Santa Maria Creek bottom, even as it continues to arrest criminals living and hoarding items among the bed’s vegetation.

Lt. Hank Turner of the Ramona station updated the Ramona Community Planning Group, a creek cleanup advocate, on the project during the planners’ Aug. 7 meeting.

Supervisors adopt Ramona Village Design plan

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A new zoning plan for Ramona’s town center that has been in the works for 10 years takes effect 30 days from its approval by San Diego County Board of Supervisors on July 30.

“This is a big day for Ramona,” Carol Fowler, vice chair of the Ramona Village Design Group, told the supervisors.

The Ramona Village Center Plan of form based codes and a similar plan for Alpine, along with amendments to Fallbrook’s village zoning regulations were grouped together for adoption.

County looks at selling surplus property on SR-78

San Diego County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to adopt a resolution of intention to sell surplus property in Ramona and set a bid date at its Aug. 5 meeting.

The 1.36-acre parcel, located at 849 state Route 78, was acquired through a donation in 2000 and is zoned A-70, which is limited agricultural and allows residential use.

County staff recommends a Sept. 23 hearing for supervisors to conduct the bid opening approve the sale of county parcel number 2014-0006-A to the highest responsible bidder. The minimum bid is expected to be $40,000.

County’s surplus vehicle online auction starts Monday

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Bidding for the county’s latest online public vehicle auction opens at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, with hundreds of surplus vehicles and many bids starting at $100.

The auction will include automobiles, heavy equipment and surplus government property from the county and other local agencies.

Bidding will end at noon on Monday, Aug. 11. For anyone who would like to see the vehicles in person, they will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, and 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 11, at 369 Main St. in Ramona.

CHP opens SR-67 traffic lane near Mt. Woodson, after vehicle overturns

Thursday, July 31, 2:55 p.m. — CHP has opened up a southbound lane on state Route 67 near Mt. Woodson following an accident involving an overturned vehicle.

According to CHP, the accident occurred 200 yards south of the Poway city limit sign and caused damage to 20 feet of guardrail on the southbound side of SR-67. No information is available as to whether there are injuries.

Ramona water district lawyer resigns when director claims negligence

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A brief special meeting of the Ramona Municipal Water District Board on Monday resulted in a heated exchange between Director Joe Zenovic and the district’s legal counsel, who announced he will be submitting his resignation.

While Zenovic claimed negligence on an action by legal counsel, James Gilpin, a partner with Best Best & Krieger, said he was resigning “because there’s a lot of shenanigans that I can’t support.”

Four incumbents seek re-election to Ramona posts on Nov. 4

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Four incumbents ­— two on the Ramona Community Planning Group and two on the Ramona Unified School District Board — have filed for re-election on the Nov. 4 ballot.

According to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters website, no candidate has filed for either of the two Ramona Municipal Water District seats up for election.

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