While serving a state search warrant at a Julian home, the San Diego Narcotics Task Force and Julian sheriff’s deputies discovered a marijuana grow operation consisting of 839 plants in three large greenhouses and a main residence, reported sheriff’s Lt. Hank Turner.
They arrested Paul Hage Sedlock, 43, at the scene, 17875 Oak Lake Lane, about 7:15 a.m. Sept. 25 on suspicion of cultivation and sales of marijuana and booked him into San Diego Central Jail, Turner said in a statement released this morning.
Among reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station are:
Sunday, Sept. 29
•Petty theft of cell phone, 100 block 14th Street.
•Male, 28, arrested, 27700 block Sawday Truck Trail, suspected of assault with deadly weapon: not firearm and battery with serious bodily injury, both felonies, and probation violation.
With the federal government nearing a shutdown, San Diego County Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Supervisor Ron Roberts stress the importance of keeping the Ramona Airport traffic control tower open.
The Federal Aviation Administration earlier this year targeted the airport — a hub of aerial firefighting operations — for closure due to sequestration, but extended the funding to Oct. 1. In recent weeks, the FAA has not publicly disclosed its plans for the tower, according to the county, and the looming shutdown is heightening worries about the facility’s
Two weekend earthquakes rattled the Laguna Mountains in East County, including a magnitude 3.6 temblor early Sunday, but no damage was reported, authorities said.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the strongest quake at 1:41 a.m. Sunday, 1.1 miles below ground, with its epicenter 15 miles east-northeast of Pine Valley, 28 miles east of Alpine and 29 miles east-southeast of the San Diego Country Estates in Ramona.
Residents in Ramona, Pine Valley, Jamul and northern San Diego reported weak shaking from that quake to the USGS, but no damage.
A magnitude 3.3 quake struck in about the same area shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the USGS. No shaking or damage from that earthquake was reported to the agency.
Red Flag Warning of critical fire weather conditions remains in effect until 6 p.m. today
Saturday, Sept. 28—A fire blackened about 10 acres of brush near the Daley Ranch outside Dulzura today before firefighters stopped its spread, fire officials said.
Friday, Sept. 27—The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning that will be in effect from noon today through 6 p.m. tomorrow.
A combination of high winds, dry brush creates the increased fire danger in Ramona, Santa Ysabel, Julian, Ranchita, Warner Springs, Valley Center, Fallbrook, Escondido, El Cajon, Alpine, Potrero, Campo, and Descanso.
One person was transported to an area hospital after a collision on State Route 78 near Casner Road around 6:40 p.m. Thursday, according to California Highway Patrol. The accident blocked the westbound lane of SR-78 in that area and traffic was reduced to one lane. CHP is reporting it as a solo DUI collision. No other information is available.
The defense industry in San Diego County handled federal budget cuts known as sequestration relatively well, with the number of active duty, civilian and reserve personnel remaining steady and direct spending increasing slightly, according to the San Diego Military Advisory Council’s fifth annual Military Economic Impact Study released today.
Efforts are under way to ensure the Ramona Airport air traffic control tower stays open despite federal funding hanging in balance, according to Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office. “We’ll take every action …to work with community leaders to make sure that it remains open,” said Michael Harrison, deputy chief of staff in Hunter’s El Cajon office [...]
A high wind warning is set to go in effect this afternoon for the mountains and deserts of San Diego County, where gusts of up to 65 miles per hour were expected to create dangerous driving conditions.
“A deepening trough of low pressure will move through the region (today), resulting in stronger onshore flow,” according to a National Weather Service advisory. “Westerly wind gusts of 55 mph and isolated 65 mph gusts in the more wind-prone mountain and desert locations are possible (this) afternoon into Thursday morning.’’