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Supervisors to consider adoption of Ramona Village Center Plan on Wednesday

The Ramona Village Center Plan of custom-tailored zoning and design standards for the town’s core will be considered for adoption into the county Zoning Ordinance by the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, July 30.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the board’s north chambers at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego.

Also known as form based codes, the Ramona Village Center Plan, created by the Ramona Village Design Group with assistance from consultants and county staff, will promote mixed uses for buildings, compact building design and a variety of

Crews respond to report of vegetation fire on Maple Street

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Monday, July 28—Emergency crews are responding to the report of a vegetation fire near 156 Maple St. The call came in about 3:45 p.m.

Illegal immigration tops Sheriff Arpaio’s talk at Ramona TEA’d forum

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Ramona TEA’d drew its largest crowd ever for its 50th public forum when Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Arizona’s Maricopa County came to speak on Saturday.

Darrell Beck, Ramona Tea’d member, said about 460 people came to hear Arpaio, known as “America’s toughest sheriff.” A couple hundred people had to be turned away, he said.

Ramona Junior Fair continues Sunday

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Ramona Junior Fair continues Sunday with goats, llamas, alpacas and horses.

The 43rd annual junior fair opened today at Ramona Junior Fairgrounds, 431 Aqua Lane, with a dog show, rabbit and cavy show and home economics judging.

A highlight of the 10-day fair for 4-H and FFA participants is the livestock auction slated to begin Saturday at 1 p.m.

Ramona calendar of events

NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY, noon to 5 p.m., Mountain Valley Ranch, 842 Highway 78 near Magnolia Avenue. Free event to feature live cowboy music, re-enactments by the Old West Mounted Lawman’s Association, cowboy poetry, leatherwork and art displays, custom western shirts and cowboy hats, vendors, opportunity drawings and food for purchase.

43rd Annual Ramona Junior Fair kicks off 10 days of 4-H, FFA with dog show on Saturday

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With nearly 300 exhibitors in the 43rd Annual Ramona Junior Fair, participants, bidders and visitors anticipate 10 days of shows, showmanship and competition as area 4-H’ers and FFA members gather “Under the Big Top with the Livestock.”

All activities except the horse show will be at the Ramona Junior Fairgrounds, 431 Aqua Lane, from July 26 through Aug. 3. The horse show will be at Mountain Valley Ranch, 842 Highway 78, Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m.

CHP closes Wildcat Canyon Road near Barona this morning for accident investigation

Friday, July 25—Wildcat Canyon Road will be closed at Founder’s Way, near Barona Resort and Casino, from 9 to 11 a.m. today for the investigation of the motorcycle fatality that occurred July 18, California Highway Patrol reported.

James Gansch, 39, of Ramona, was killed last Friday when his motorcycle collided with a BMW sedan around 9:25 p.m. on Wildcat Canyon Road, according to the county Medical Examiner’s office.

County reminds hikers to take precautions in summer’s heat

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With summer temperatures rising and the death this week of a teenage hiker who suffered from heat-related physical distress, the county reminds residents to take precautions when planning to enjoy the area’s mountains or other backcountry attractions.

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old female hiker died after she was airlifted out of an area on the Three Sisters Falls trails in Julian, reported San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The County Medical Examiner identified her as Yasmen Vidales of San Diego.

On the Agenda: Parks Subcommittee meets July 29; Design Review Board, July 31

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Parks Subcommittee of Ramona Community Planning Group, 6:30 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. Status update on current PLDO (Park Lands Dedication Ordinance) projects: Amphitheater fencing, sod and seed (approved for $27,500), Ramona Soccer League field Expansion ($150,00), Skateboard park development ($90,000), Girls Softball LED scoreboards ($40,000), Collier Park tennis court conversion to basketball courts ($70,620), Ramona High School baseball/softball fencing and dugouts ($100,000), community athletic complex ($250,000), Barnett Elementary School playground project ($75,000).

Crowd expected for Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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An overflowing crowd is expected when the man known as America’s toughest sheriff, Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona, comes to Ramona as guest speaker at the Ramona Tea’d forum on Saturday.
The free public forum will be in Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main St. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the program will begin at noon.
“Please come early because we expect a full house and we may need to turn back latecomers,” said Darrell Beck, Ramona Tea’d member.
Arpaio has been elected sheriff of Maricopa County six times and has a reputation for believing in old-fashioned punishment. As head of the nation’s third largest sheriff’s office, he is known for his tent city, chain gangs and pink underwear provided to inmates. Years ago, when Arpaio learned that inmates were stealing jailhouse white boxers, he had all inmates’ underwear dyed pink for better inventory control.
At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Arpaio will be signing pink underwear souvenirs for $15 each with donated proceeds going to the Youth Assistance Foundation in Arizona.
Arpaio has been criticized by liberals and politically-correct progressives, said Beck.
“He’s been soundly condemned by Attorney General Eric Holder, who accuses Arpaio of racial profiling in Arpaio’s attempt to do the job Holder refuses to do, by trying to control crime coming across the open border,” Beck said.
Arpaio, who served in the U.S. Army from 1950-53, worked for years as a federal narcotics agent, infiltrating drug organizations in Turkey and the Middle East, Mexico, Central and South America and cities around the United States, and served as head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Arizona. He was elected sheriff of Maricopa County in 1992.
For more information about Saturday’s forum, see www.ramonatead.com.

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