A $4.97 billion budget proposal for the next fiscal year is scheduled to be presented next week to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
The plan would increase spending in the fiscal year that begins July 1 by 2.5 percent over this year. It would also provide funding for the equivalent of 16,601 full-time jobs, an increase of 3.7 percent.
Friday, May 3, 3:30 p.m.—Cal Fire has reported a vegetation fire off Highway 78 in the Witch Creek area east of Ramona.
No other information is available.
A wind-driven wildfire of unknown origin blackened swaths of open grassland south of Donovan State Prison today.
The fast-moving flames began spreading shortly after 2 p.m. near Alta and Otay Mesa roads, east of Brown Field airport and about a mile north of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Cal Fire.
As firefighters battle six significant fires across the state, Ramona and San Diego County remain on high alert.
A red flag warning signifying wildfire conditions remained in effect today in the inland valleys and mountains amid hot, dry conditions and gusty winds.
During the warning period, set to expire at 6 p.m., gusty east-to-northeast winds of 20 miles per hour with gusts as strong as 45 mph are expected as the humidity level plummets to about 5 percent, according to the National Weather Service.
A large retail store with products to support the rural lifestyle could be coming to Ramona.
Developer Steve Powell and Architect Carole Wylie, both from Ramona, introduced conceptual plans for a Tractor Supply Company store, on behalf of their client, to the Ramona Design Review Board at its April 24 meeting. Powell said the plans will also be presented at the May 2 Ramona Community Planning Group meeting.
National Weather Service has upgraded its fire weather watch to red flag warning for San Diego County inland valley and mountains.
This includes all ranger districts of the Cleveland National Forest. The red flag warning will be in effect from midnight until 6 p.m. Friday
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.
Water rate increases will not exceed 7 percent and sewer rates will not rise more than 4.5 percent, beginning July 1, for customers of the Ramona Municipal Water District.
The Proposition 218 letter with not-to-exceed rates, scheduled to be mailed to customers the week of May 6, was approved by the RMWD Board of Directors by a 4-1 vote on April 23.
Two hikers who called the sheriff’s department Saturday night to report they were lost were rescued in a rugged area near Cuyamaca Peak early today.
About 9:35 p.m. Saturday, the hikers reported they were trapped in thick brush without any food or water on the west side of Cuyamaca Peak,” sheriff’s Sgt. Don Parker said.
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.