Ramona’s 33rd annual rodeo continues tonight at 7:30 in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center Fred Grand Arena, 421 Aqua Lane. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
A free family dance featuring entertainment from the country band Whiskey Rodge will start in the ROCC Pavilion immediately after the Saturday rodeo show.
On Sunday, Cowboy Church will start in the Cowboy Hospitality area at 9:30 a.m.. Kids Day will be from noon to 2 p.m. in the pavilion.
The weekend’s final rodeo show will start at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Gates open at 12:30 p.m.
Details are at ramonarodeo.net.
Proceeds from a bake sale at Java Hut Coffee Shop Saturday morning will help a widow whose teenage son suffers with a severe case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
The May 18 bake sale will be from 7 to 11 a.m. at Bob Murray’s Java Hut at 23658 San Vicente Road.
Ramona’s original CrossFit gym and headquarters of the international CrossFit Kids program, CrossFit Brand X, is sending a six-athlete team to the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Southern California Regionals at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, May 17-19.
For Mother’s Day Bella Mia Salon, Spa & Boutique honored six mothers whose husbands serve in the military with a Saturday afternoon of free hair styling, make-up, and massage.
Bella Mia owner Linda Hall said she wanted to do something special for the military wives. Those invited either have
Organizers of Ramona Rodeo 2013 and the Main Street Parade have started Countdown Week as they prepare for the town’s 33rd annual rodeo weekend May 17-19.
“Home Sweet Home” is the theme of the Main Street Parade the morning of Saturday, May 18. Parade entries will be accepted through Friday, May 10.
Unicorn Books and Gifts will host a book signing on Saturday, May 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. to introduce Ramona author S.D. Howard and her book “Charlee’s Cards,” published by Outskirts Press.
“Charlee’s Cards” is about a shop located in a small town Main Street.
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.
Focused on the safety of children as the No. 1 priority, those attending County Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s meeting on Santa Maria Creek Monday agreed that cleaning up the overgrown waterway should be done in phases, beginning with the section behind Ramona Community Park ball fields.
“We do have some safety issues with the kids there,” said Dawn Perfect, a Ramona Unified School District trustee.
Freelance photojournalist and videographer James “JC” Playford of Ramona has refiled a federal complaint against multiple law enforcement agencies, saying they are obstructing his rights as a member of the press under the First, Fourth and 14th amendments.
“When our forefathers got together and created the Constitution of the United States, they were thinking about an individual, not the corporations that didn’t exist,” he said.
April 15, 2013, is a day that will be forever etched in the memories of Dr. Steve Tally and his wife Kris. On this day Kris was there to support her husband, though she is also an athlete.
Steve finished the race in 3:12:59, about one hour before the first blast. Steve and Kris had just sat down to enjoy lunch along the race route when the explosions occurred.