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Ramona Country Fair and Junior Fair & Livestock Auction promise activities galore

Carnival rides, contests, entertainment, games, food, animals and lots of vendors will fill the outdoor community center for the 44th Annual Ramona Country Fair and 43rd Annual Ramona Junior Fair and Livestock Auction this week. Golfing for a Cure, a contemporary art show and a certified farmers’ market are among other weekend highlights.

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.

Crews stop spread of brush fires off Wildcat Canyon Road; CHP issues SigAlert

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Tuesday, 4 p.m. — San Diego Country Estates residents who drive Wildcat Canyon Road home from work should consider an alternate route, California Highway Patrol advises, estimating it will be another three hours before the road can be opened as fire crews put out hot spots from brush fires that erupted earlier near Barona Casino.

Supervisors to consider adoption of Ramona Village Center Plan on Wednesday

The Ramona Village Center Plan of custom-tailored zoning and design standards for the town’s core will be considered for adoption into the county Zoning Ordinance by the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, July 30.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the board’s north chambers at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego.

Also known as form based codes, the Ramona Village Center Plan, created by the Ramona Village Design Group with assistance from consultants and county staff, will promote mixed uses for buildings, compact building design and a variety of

Crews respond to report of vegetation fire on Maple Street

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Monday, July 28—Emergency crews are responding to the report of a vegetation fire near 156 Maple St. The call came in about 3:45 p.m.

Illegal immigration tops Sheriff Arpaio’s talk at Ramona TEA’d forum

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Ramona TEA’d drew its largest crowd ever for its 50th public forum when Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Arizona’s Maricopa County came to speak on Saturday.

Darrell Beck, Ramona Tea’d member, said about 460 people came to hear Arpaio, known as “America’s toughest sheriff.” A couple hundred people had to be turned away, he said.

Ramona Junior Fair continues Sunday

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Ramona Junior Fair continues Sunday with goats, llamas, alpacas and horses.

The 43rd annual junior fair opened today at Ramona Junior Fairgrounds, 431 Aqua Lane, with a dog show, rabbit and cavy show and home economics judging.

A highlight of the 10-day fair for 4-H and FFA participants is the livestock auction slated to begin Saturday at 1 p.m.

Ramona calendar of events

NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY, noon to 5 p.m., Mountain Valley Ranch, 842 Highway 78 near Magnolia Avenue. Free event to feature live cowboy music, re-enactments by the Old West Mounted Lawman’s Association, cowboy poetry, leatherwork and art displays, custom western shirts and cowboy hats, vendors, opportunity drawings and food for purchase.

43rd Annual Ramona Junior Fair kicks off 10 days of 4-H, FFA with dog show on Saturday

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With nearly 300 exhibitors in the 43rd Annual Ramona Junior Fair, participants, bidders and visitors anticipate 10 days of shows, showmanship and competition as area 4-H’ers and FFA members gather “Under the Big Top with the Livestock.”

All activities except the horse show will be at the Ramona Junior Fairgrounds, 431 Aqua Lane, from July 26 through Aug. 3. The horse show will be at Mountain Valley Ranch, 842 Highway 78, Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m.

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