Category archives for: Backcountry

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.

Tractor Supply’s first customer is a 3-year-old

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Three-year-old Dawson Schuler of Ramona became Tractor Supply Company’s first customer, with assistance from his great-aunt, Carole Wylie, who had some pull as she was the architect who designed the store’s building at Main and Hunter streets.
Wylie, also of Ramona and a former chair of the Ramona Design Review Board, knew how much Dawson loves tractors and was aware that Tractor Supply Company carries toys.

Sheriff’s Reports

Sunday, Aug. 17

•Female, 21, arrested, 200 block Main Street, receive known stolen property, possess unlawful paraphernalia, felony bench warrant and misdemeanor bench warrant.

•Petty theft of $8.69 worth of goods, Stars gas station, 1900 block Main Street.

Desert crash sends adult, infant to hospitals

An adult and an infant were flown by medical helicopters to a hospital today as a one-vehicle crash closed state Route 78 in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

The crash was on Route 78 about a mile west of Borrego Springs Road, and it was first reported about 11:45 a.m. today, according to a CHP dispatcher.

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.

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