Category archives for: Government

Caltrans’ SR-67 study prompts more questions, concerns


There seem to be no easy answers when it comes to options to prevent collisions on State Route 67.

That was the opinion of Caltrans’ officials and Ramona Community Planning Group members after a presentation of the state transportation agency’s Median Barrier Corridor Study for Route 67 on Dec. 5.

Agency seeks comments on transit needs


San Diego Association of Governments wants community feedback on public transit and social service transportation needs.

Questionnaires in Ramona Library and Ramona Senior Center ask residents about their accessibility to transportation, obstacles or challenges in their daily travel, availability of transit and affordability.

Highway 67, solar project among planning group topics tonight

Two items on the Dec. 5 Ramona Community Planning Group agenda involve State Route 67 and another focuses on a proposed 5-megawatt photovoltaic solar project.

Caltrans is scheduled to give a presentation on its SR-67 Median Barrier Corridor Study. The study proposes four options for the 12-mile stretch between Shady Oaks Drive in Ramona and Willow Road in Lakeside to help reduce fatal accidents and head-on collisions: A median concrete barrier, a high tension cable barrier, a metal barrier and a median buffer. A fifth option is “no-build,” meaning no changes would be made. The options may be viewed at

Committee members discuss ways to boost business, services


Developing Ramona economically and creating more community amenities captured a majority of the discussion at the Ramona Community Revitalization Steering Committee meeting Nov. 20 in the library’s community room.

Reports by subcommittee chairs included efforts to bring more visitors to Ramona and create more business opportunities, and updates on the Ramona Intergenerational Community Campus (RICC) and recreation projects.

Grant funding aids water district with projects


By receiving grant funding, Ramona Municipal Water District hopes to implement a project at the San Vicente wastewater treatment plant that would increase the amount of recycled water produced and decrease the cost of brine hauling.

Brine is the reject water produced after recycled water goes through the reverse osmosis treatment at the San Vicente plant. The treatment meets salt restrictions associated with

Supervisor Jacob to meet with Ramona Revitalization committee Wednesday


Ramona Community Revitalization Steering Committee will meet with San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Ramona Library Community Room. The meeting is open to the public.

Jacob, subcommittee chairs, and county staff will discuss and give reports on such topics as parks and recreation, economic development, infrastructure, road projects, public safety,

County negotiates with Caltrans to expand RICC property


California Department of Transportation has agreed to allow the county to acquire its property at Main and 12th Streets for the future Ramona Intergenerational Community Campus (RICC), providing the county finds suitable replacement sites.

At its Nov. 5 meeting, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, by a 5-0 vote, authorized the director of the county’s Department of General Services to execute a memorandum

Health agency warns public about diet supplement

San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency advises people against using OxyElite Pro dietary supplement capsules or powder products after several people, including a San Diego County resident, reported liver damage.

The agency said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the manufacturer, USPlabs LLC of Dallas, has voluntarily recalled OxyElite Pro Super Thermo capsules, Ultra-Intense Thermo capsules and Super Thermo powder dietary supplements.

Recreation groups vie for park money


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.

Ramona schools, county offices, libraries, courts closed Monday for Veterans Day


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.