Category archives for: Backcountry

Backcountry Quilters call for entries in Enchanted Autumn Quilt Show

Members of Back Country Quilters are gearing up for the Enchanted Autumn Quilt Show, their 15th show.
Everyone wanting to enter a handmade quilt at the show is invited to get a registration form at Crazy 9 Patch, 2260 Main St. The quilts may be antique or modern and should be created by them or family or friends.
Registrations will be accepted through Sept. 13. Quilts are to be dropped off at Crazy 9 Patch between Sept. 29 and Oct. 4. If dropoff cannot be done between those dates, contact Candy Mittag at 858-361-8905 or cndymmjwc@cox.net to make other arrangements.
The quilt show will be on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All quilts shown at the show are photographed and included on the annual DVD sold at the quilt show.

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.

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.

Sheriff’s reports: Deputies arrest four living in creek bed on private property

Sheriff’s deputies from the Ramona station arrested four people Aug. 6 who were living in the Santa Maria creek bed on private property near B and 11th streets, according to reports.

Lt. Hank Turner said the property owner had signed a “no trespass” letter with the sheriff’s department. Doing so lets the sheriff’s department know that anyone living in the creek bed on private property does not have the owner’s permission.

Arrested for disorderly conduct: lodge without consent were three males, ages 34, 37 and 32, and a 55-year-old female. Turner said they were living in a tent. The lieutenant pointed out that homelessness is not a crime but it is a crime to live on

Crews contain fire by Wildcat Canyon and Barona roads

Friday, Aug. 8, 1:20 p.m. — A brush fire that was reported around 12:45 p.m. at Wildcat Canyon and Barona roads is contained, California Highway Patrol reports on its website. CHP said it is conducting one-way traffic control in that area.

Court announces five-hour website shutdown Saturday

San Diego Superior Court’s website is scheduled to be shut down for maintenance for about five hours on Saturday.
None of the court’s pages will be accessible beginning at 8 a.m.
The shutdown will affect court records, e-filing, calendars, jury service postponements, online payments and emails, among other things, according to the court.
The website is scheduled to be back in service by 1 p.m., according to the court.

Recognizing Sheriff’s Night Out Against Crime

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Standing in front of the sheriff’s Ramona station at Main Street and Montecito Road on Aug. 5, Crime Prevention Specialist Barbara Wallace reminds the community that it’s the Sheriff’s Night Out Against Crime with a row of Burma Shave-type signs. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, which recognized the event across the county, said Night Out Against Crime is a day when communities take a stand to let criminals know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Two of Wallace’s signs say “Crime is low” and “Because you care.”

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.

Weather service issues flash flood warning till 4 p.m. Sunday

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The National Weather Service has issues a flash flood warning for Ramona, central San Diego County and southwestern Riverside County until 4 p.m. today.
At 1 p.m. today, the weather service Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms over the north-central San Diego County mountains, which will likely produce flash flooding.
Flash flooding is increasingly likely along flood-prone roads like Highway 79.
Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Highway 78, Palomar Mountain, Warner Springs, Highway S-2, Highway 76, Oak Grove and Aguanga.

Traffic hazard reported at SR-78 near Horizon View Drive

Friday, Aug. 1, 9:50 a.m.—California Highway Patrol is reporting a traffic hazard at state Route 78 near Horizon View Drive where a gray Honda Insight traveling in the westbound lane, got a flat tire.

According to the CHP website, the driver believes something was intentionally placed in the roadway to damage vehicles.

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