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Chamber welcomes Oktoberfest vendors

A few spots remain for Oktoberfest food vendors, but booth space is still available for craft and business vendors, Ramona Chamber of Commerce reports.

The chamber’s 10th Annual Oktoberfest will be at Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane, on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 10 p.m. Booth spaces measure 12 feet by 12 feet.

Oktoberfest will include an area featuring craft beers and Ramona wines, dancing music from the Kalifornia Krauts band, Kids Zone with a pumpkin patch and activities, and more.

Vendor applications are at www.ramonachamber.com and the chamber office, 960 Main St.

Officers respond to report of motorcycle down on SR-78

Friday, Aug. 29—Officers are responding to the report of a motorcycle down on state Route 78 west of Rancho Santa Teresa Drive.

The incident was reported just before 5 p.m.

No other information is available.

Report of fire at San Vicente Road and Deviney Lane

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Friday, Aug. 29, 3:40 p.m.—Emergency crews are responding to the report of a fire at San Vicente Road and Deviney Lane.

No other information is available.

Water authority board supports $7.5 billion state water bond

San Diego County Water Authority Board supports Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion state water bond measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.

The board vote on Thursday was unanimous. Representing Ramona Municipal Water District on the board, David Barnum, the district’s general manager, was among those voting. The Ramona district is one of the authority’s 24 member agencies.

SR-78 reopened after three-vehicle collision in San Pasqual Valley

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Thursday, 1:35 p.m. — State Route 78 into San Pasqual Valley has been re-opened after emergency crews and investigators responded to a three-vehicle collision around 8:30 a.m. on San Pasqual Valley Road, according to officials. One driver, a 21-year-old male, was airlifted to an area hospital with serious leg injuries, said San Diego Police Department.

Karaoke, car show, Ramona Ag Boosters, AWANA signups among upcoming events

ALATEEN, 6 p.m. Arriba Teen Center, 1710 Montecito Road. To help teens ages 13 to 19 deal with relatives and friends who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. More: www.alanonsandiego.org.

Deputies, CHP nab erratic driver brandishing weapon; armed robbery suspect threatens to kill self

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Deputies from the sheriff’s Ramona station assisted California Highway Patrol Sunday, Aug. 24, when calls came in of a man brandishing a rifle and driving erratically, said Lt. Hank Turner.
Jesus “Jesse” Fernandez, 39, of Ramona, was arrested by CHP, on suspicion of felony charges that included armed robbery, evading peace officer, assault with firearm, and threaten crime that could cause death/great bodily injury, according to authorities.
The calls began around 3:30 p.m. when a man was seen walking down the street with a rifle and getting into a car around 12th Street, said CHP Public Information Officer Kevin Pearlstein.
At Dye Road and state Route 67 a woman and her daughter were in their vehicle at the stoplight when a man in a car next to them pointed a rifle at them, according to the report. The woman put her car into reverse, crashed into a fence, ran into nearby Fire Station 82 and called 911, the report stated.
According to Pearlstein, the suspect drove into a driveway on San Vicente Road where he pointed a rifle at a couple and stole their laptop and iPods. The female called 911, he said.
As CHP pursued the suspect down San Vicente Road toward San Diego Country Estates, he crashed his vehicle in a field near Chuck Wagon and San Vicente roads and fled on foot, said Pearlstein.

Medical examiner revises cause of missing man’s death

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In an amended autopsy report, the county medical examiner has determined that Carl Salayer, the 67-year-old Ramona man whose body was found off Chablis Road in June, most likely died from environmental exposure with Parkinson’s disease and Brugada syndrome as contributing factors.

The original report attributed methamphetamine intoxication as the main cause of death. However, in a follow-up investigation the medical examiner’s office said it learned that Salayer was prescribed selegiline, a medication used to treat Parkinson’s.

One person dies in motorcycle crash in Julian

One person died and another was injured when a motorcycle crashed into a tree in Julian today, authorities said.

The motorcycle crashed into the tree about 4 p.m. today on State Route 79 in front of Pinezanita RV Park and Campgrounds, Cal Fire spokesman Kendal Bortisser said.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene while another was flown to a hospital via Mercy Air, Bortisser said.

Winegrape harvest under way in Ramona Valley AVA

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The 2014 winegrape harvest is under way throughout Ramona and should continue into late September, reports the Ramona Valley Winery Association (RVWA).

“This is the earliest harvest in Ramona Valley’s young history,” said RVWA President Victor Edwards, of Edwards Vineyard & Cellars, who farms on the east side of the AVA (American Viticultural Area). “Drought conditions are continuing, but wine grapes are a very low water-use crop. The much-needed March rains came at the right time for many varietals, but those in early bloom suffered losses in crop set as a result of the timing, or from the unusual Santa Ana winds during spring. The earlier harvest dates should help us get our crops in prior to fall rains.”

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