A powerful Pacific storm is expected to pound San Diego County with heavy rain and strong winds starting late tonight.
The National Weather Service issued several advisories for the region, saying up to 3 inches of rainfall in coastal and valley areas, 3 to 5 inches in the mountains and up to an inch in the deserts would pose a threat of flash flooding and other road hazards through much of the weekend.
Approximately 40 acres Ramona Unified School District purchased for $1.19 million in 1999 is on the district’s surplus land list.
Three of the district’s five trustees — Rodger Dohm, Kim Lasley and Bob Stoody — supported the recommendation of the Surplus Property Advisory Committee to declare the land behind Ramona High and Olive Peirce Middle schools surplus. Two — Dawn Perfect and John Rajcic — voted present.
With significant rain headed to the region, San Diego County is offering free sand and bags to residents in the unincorporated areas.
•In Ramona, sand and bags are available at Fire Station 82, 3410 Dye Road. Residents will need to bring a shovel to fill their bags.
•In Julian, sand and bags are available at Cal Fire Station 50, 1587 Highway 78. Bring a shovel.
A tentative ruling in San Diego County Water Authority’s lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District found that Metropolitan’s rates violate state law.
Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow ruled Tuesday that rates Metropolitan adopted and imposed in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 violate several state statutes as well as Proposition 26, which sets the conditions under which taxes and fees can be increased, according to the water authority.
A group of residents on Creelman Lane are asking for a curvy portion of their road to be straightened — or to be straightened out with the county as to who owns that particular piece of land.
They say that the county-maintained road curves onto private property before it reaches the San Diego Gas & Electric substation.
Dr. Alireza Falahati who bought his property three years ago, said he believes the road cuts 30 to 40 feet deep across the width of his land.
Proponents for three projects recommended for Park Land Dedication Ordinance (PLDO) funds have had to take a step back to go through the proper channels.
Nearly $700,000 is available in PLDO funds for recreational uses in Ramona. The county charges the park fee with residential building permits.
Three of the projects on the eight-item PLDO Priority List — an amphitheater, Ramona soccer field expansion and Girls Softball LED scoreboards — are in Ramona Community Park, which is owned by the Ramona Municipal Water District (RMWD). The water district leases the land to the Ramona Parks and Recreation Association (RPRA), which is responsible to make sure all activities meet the insurance and permit requirements
Tuesday, Feb. 25—An airplane ran off the runway during landing at Ramona Airport this morning, but no injuries were reported, said a sergeant at the sheriff’s Ramona station.
The accident, which occurred around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, involved a single-engine fixed-wing aircraft, Sgt. John Boyce reported.
Ramona Airport was temporarily closed while the Federal Aviation Administration was notified, he said, adding that FAA will be handling any necessary follow-up investigation into the cause of the incident.
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Fire officials are investigating the cause of a late night fire that started as a vehicle fire and spread to the garage at 2006 Via Rancho Dos Ninas off Dye Road.
No injuries were reported and all of the animals were found safe, reported Cal Fire Capt. Robert Ramirez with the Ramona Fire Department.
Cal Fire/Ramona firefighters responded to the report of a residential structure fire at 10:28 p.m. Saturday. On arrival, they found a vehicle on fire in front of the home. The garage attached to the home that was about three-quarters on fire, reported Ramirez.
Crews concentrated on extinguishing the garage fire to prevent spread into the main part of the house, said Ramirez.
Occupants of the home had evacuated the house before firefighters arrived but reported they had not found all of their four dogs and eight cats. Firefighters searching for the possible extension of fire into the main house located some of the missing pets in the smoke filled home. All pets were found alive and reunited with their owners, according to the report.
Firefighters remained at the scene until 1:30 a.m. Sunday working on salvage and overhaul, noted Ramirez.
The origin of the fire was the vehicle parked in front of the house, but the cause is as yet unknown. Damage estimate was approximately $70,000.
With Cal Fire’s assistance, California State Parks will conduct a burn northwest of Paso Picacho campground in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Feb. 24, 25 and 26.
Unfavorable weather or other conditions will cause the burn to be rescheduled.
Smoke from the burn is normal and does not need to be reported as fire crews will be onsite, say park officials.
Some residual smoke may be seen throughout the week.
For more information, call 760-767-4037.
A soccer feud continues between two groups in Ramona with one filing a legal complaint against the other.
In November 2012, a group of parents split from Ramona Soccer League (RSL) to form Ramona Futbol Club (RFC) to create a higher level of competitive play and coaching. Since the split, which group should retain certain soccer equipment and portable lights has been in dispute.