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Carnival, fire department open house, quilt show, play opening among upcoming events

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Coming Home Night Carnival, ‘Johnny Brooke: A Ghost Story’ opening, annual quilt show, Ramona Fire Department Open House and Ramona VFW’s Christmas in October dinner are among events in Ramona Thursday through Sunday.

Power pole hit on Wildcat Canyon Road in early morning collision

Wednesday, 9 a.m. — California Highway Patrol is conducting alternating traffic control on Wildcat Canyon Road by Old Barona Road while crews replace a power pole that was hit in an early morning collision.

A multiple vehicle accident occurred around 1:20 a.m. and one of the vehicles is believed to have hit the San Diego Gas & Electric pole, stated the CHP website. Wildcat Canyon Road was shut down between San Vicente and Willow roads just before 6 a.m. and commuters were told to take state Route 67, according to reports.

Ramona Community Foundation grants aim to assist range of nonprofits

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Everyone from disadvantaged youth interested in attending college to chamber members wanting to “set the table” for community collaboration are among this year’s recipients of Ramona Community Foundation grants.

Nine nonprofits received checks ranging from $1,500 to $7,000 during the foundation’s third annual awards ceremony. The $29,200 awarded this year brings to $84,450 the total of foundation grants given since 2012.

Ramona High NJROTC commissions four platoons, pins 42 first-year cadets

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Forty-two first-year cadets with Ramona High’s Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp took part in their first formal ceremony this month.

The cadets, considered recruits prior to the Oct. 7 ceremony, will learn discipline inside and outside of the classroom, Lt. Cmdr. Mike Ernst promised parents, who sat in the school’s stadium as their students stood shoulder-to-shoulder in military uniform on the track.

Harbour Farm: A boost for agritourism

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The driving force behind Dave Harbour’s agritourism business is one that most parents can relate to: He’s doing it for the kids.

“The whole idea was to help my special needs son, Shea,” said Harbour, who owns the continually-growing Harbour Farm on state Route 67 just east of Dye Road. He explained that 14-year-old Shea has autism and said statistics show that autistic adults often have menial jobs.

Ramona Fire Department reports

Ramona Fire Department responded to:

Sunday, Oct. 12

•Medical aid, 2200 block El Paso Street.

•Medical aid, 1600 block Griffith Road.

Sheriff’s reports

Among reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station:

Sunday, Oct. 12

• Male, 44, arrested, 400 block 16th Street, battery to spouse/ex-spouse/date.

•Vandalism, 500 block 14th Street, $225 worth of damage to automotive parts, occurred between Oct. 8 and 12.

Ramona man bitten by bat undergoes rabies shots

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It may be the season for spooky creatures, but live bats landing on humans is no playful matter as one Ramona resident discovered.

Joe Cullen, co-owner of Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch, just finished the series of rabies shots he was required to undergo after being bitten by a bat in late August.

Ramona firefighters to hold MDA boot drive Friday

Members of Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire will be at three intersections Friday morning from 6:30 to 8:30 for their annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Boot Drive.

Drivers will be able to drop donations into firefighter boots at: San Vicente and Gunn Stage roads in San Diego Country Estates, Main and 10th streets, and state Route 67 and Dye Road.

Minor injuries reported in two-vehicle collision at San Vicente Road and Hanson Lane

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Thursday, Oct. 9, 1:30 p.m.—Emergency responders reported minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of San Vicente Road and Hanson Lane around 1 p.m.

Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire paramedics were transporting a couple in their 60s who were in a white Camry — one of the vehicles involve — to an area hospital, said Capt. Jose Ramirez.

The driver of the other vehicle, an SUV, is an employee of Ramona High School, said the school’s principal, Dr. Chris King.

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