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CHP issues SigAlert for San Vicente Road near Deviney Lane

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 4:30 p.m.—Two vehicles were involved in a collision on San Vicente Road near Deviney Lane, around 4:20 p.m., California Highway Patrol reports, and both lanes are blocked. The two vehicles — a white sedan and a silver SUV — have major front end damage and will need tow trucks, state the CHP website.

Beetle claims more oak trees in Ramona

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The goldspotted oak borer (GSOB) continues to claim the lives of oak trees in Ramona.

Latest casualties include two oak trees on the San Vicente Golf Course and a tree in the right-of-way on Archie Moore Road, south of Rancho De la Angel Road.

Ramona Community Planning Group voted Sept. 4 to recommend to the county that the tree on Archie Moore be cut down as it is now considered a safety hazard.

Two-vehicle collision at SR-67 and Kay Dee Lane sends one person to hospital

Tuesday, Sept. 16—A traffic collision involving a white Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck and a Volkswagen car at state Route 67 and Kay Dee Lane around 10:45 a.m. sent one person to Palomar Medical Center, said authorities.

Two people were treated at the scene for bumps and scrapes and released, said a Cal Fire official. No other information is available.

Ramona High cancels tennis matches due to heat

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Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday

Ramona prepares for another day triple-digit heat, as temperatures near 100 before noon. Yesterday’s high was 102 degrees, and the Saturday’s high was 100 at Ramona Airport, although residents reported temperatures of 103 and even higher in San Diego Country Estates.

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Ramona Senior Center Nutrition Program

An All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be held in Ramona Senior Center, 434 Aqua Lane, on Saturday, Sept. 20, from noon to 6 p.m.
The meal will include spaghetti with or without meat sauce and salad. Iced tea and water also will be served.
Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will be available at the door. Advance tickets available at the center.
Proceeds will benefit the senior center, which provides meals and activities for those aged 60 and older in Ramona and nearby communities.

Weather service issues heat advisory from 10 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Monday

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pressure and offshore winds are expected to push temperatures into the triple digits in the region this weekend and into the start of next week, forecasters said today.
Heat advisory extended to Tuesday evening

A National Weather Service heat advisory for the valleys is set to take effect at 10 a.m. Saturday and extend until 7 p.m. Monday.

Higher than average temperatures on Saturday are expected give way to even hotter weather Sunday and Monday across inland and coastal areas in Southern California, with the highest temperatures in inland valleys, according to the weather service.

Weaving a quilt trail through the backcountry

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“The historical significance of the backcountry in addition to the active arts communities, the strong interest in quilting and the numerous tourism aspects make Julian, Ramona and neighboring areas an extremely viable option for a quilt trail,” says Julian Backcountry Quilt Trail Committee chair Nancy Weber, who will host an informational meeting in Ramona

The meeting is for anyone interested in learning about quilt trails in general and, more specifically, about a trail in and around Ramona. It will be in the Ramona Library on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Softball scoreboard, soccer field expansion top parks list

With two park projects nearly completed — the Boys & Girls Club basketball court and the Ramona High School baseball/softball dugouts, Ramona Community Planning Group approved a new priority list of five park proposals at its Sept. 4 meeting.

The new Park Lands Dedication Ordinance (PLDO) priority list was recommended by the planning group’s Parks Subcommittee, chaired by Torry Brean, and came at the request of the county Department of Parks and Recreation, which asks for an annual update.

County entomologist identifies red bug

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A red bug that has invaded a resident’s yard has been positively identified by the county as scantius aegyptius, also known as the red bug and new to the area.

Dr. Tracy Ellis, an entomologist with the county’s Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measurements, said the red bug is a seasonal nuisance pest.

“We will see it in greater numbers at this time of year, and for the first few years of its presence it will be more noticeable to us,” she said.

Meet Ramona’s school board candidates at San Valley Council PTA forum

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Sun Valley Council Parent Teacher Association will host a forum featuring Ramona Unified School District candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 8.
The “Meet the Candidates” event will be in the Ramona High School Performing Arts Wing, 1401 Hanson Lane, and will start at 6:30 p.m.
Carol Tennebaum, Ramona resident since 1985 and retired Ramona Community School principal, will serve as moderator.
Each candidate will receive the opportunity to address the community and share his or her views on issues that directly affect children’s education, states the flyer announcing the event.
Voters will have an opportunity to vote for three prospective school trustees.
Seeking election to one of the four-year terms are Joyce Daubert and Dick Lemire and incumbents Rodger Dohm, Kim Lasley and Bob Stoody.

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