Ramona Senior Center will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The center at 434 Aqua Lane is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for legal holidays.
Friday, Dec. 27: Exercise at 9 a.m., Pinochle at 9 a.m., Seniors Empowering Seniors at 10:30 a.m., Pokeno at 1 p.m.
The gusty winds that have been blowing through the region are expected to continue this morning, forecasters said.
Peak gusts on Thursday reached 53 mph in West Wynola and 52 mph in Julian, according to the National Weather Service.
A National Weather Service wind advisory is scheduled to remain in effect until noon in the valleys and mountains, where winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts of up to 50 mph are possible.
A truck carrying a load of hay overturned near Julian early today, prompting authorities to close part of state Route 78 in both directions, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The noninjury crash near the intersection of state Route 78 and Great Overland Stage Route was reported about 1:10 a.m., CHP officials said.
A tow truck was called to remove the overturned truck from the roadway, the CHP said.
While the off-road community is celebrating a partial victory with the courts, an environmental group is planning to amend its complaint to shut down open riding at Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area.
“It wasn’t a complete victory, but it was a real good win,” said Amy Granat, managing director of the California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA).
Forecasts calling for stiff winds and extra-low humidity across the San Diego area this weekend prompted the National Weather Service today to issue a “red flag” wildfire warning, effective from noon Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.
During that period, critical brush-fire risks will prevail due to sustained winds of 15 to 30 mph around the region, with gusts up to 65 mph in some locales, and daytime air-moisture levels dipping to about 10 percent, according to the federal agency.
Update, 4:50 p.m.: SDG&E reports power is expected to be restored by 7 p.m.
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Caltrans advises motorists to be alert for the landscaping work that is taking place on several rural highways through Monday, Dec. 22, as crews prepare for the next fire season.
Moving lane closures will take place intermittently on state routes 76, 78, 79, 94 and 188 in both directions daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Route 78 work will be from 10th and Main in Ramona east toward Julian about 25 miles.
Work will move onto highway shoulders where possible to minimize traffic impacts. Drivers may experience minor delays in the work zones and are advised to plan accordingly.
Motorists are reminded to slow down and safely move over a lane when Caltrans or other emergency vehicles are displaying flashing amber lights. It’s the law.
Follow @SDCaltrans on Twitter for information about traffic and transportation in the region — tweets weekdays from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Strong winds and low humidity will create a heightened risk of wildfire in San Diego County this weekend, meteorologists said today.
The National Weather Service scheduled a fire weather watch for the valleys and mountains from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast or occurring.
With his “Love Life” sign displayed above his head, cross country walker Steve Fugate heads into Ramona Thursday afternoon, having left Santa Ysabel in the morning. The Vero Beach, Fla., resident is heading to Coronado, where he plans to meet with a friend, and then he will head up to Sacramento and make his way back east. His goal is to walk in all lower 48 states on this seventh trek across the country. The 67-year-old has logged 34,000 miles so far on his trips, spreading his message to love life. Having experienced tragedy in his family, Fugate said, “I want to mend the broken heart while it’s still beating.” More about his story and trip is on his website, lovelifewalk.com.
Barbara Wallace, crime prevention specialist at the sheriff’s Ramona station, shares holiday shopping tips for online shoppers.
It’s true that shopping online can save a lot of time and trouble, but it comes with a new set of hazards, she said.