Ramona Airport’s air traffic control tower will remain open at least for a few more months, according to an announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday, May 10.
Scheduled to close June 15 due to spending cuts under sequestration, the Ramona control tower and 148 other low
Bills for San Diego Gas & Electric customers will rise as soon as Sept. 1 after the California Public Utilities Commission today authorized a $123.4 million rate increase for the company.
The CPUC said a typical electric customer’s bill could increase about 12.2 percent, or $9.95 per month, while households that receive natural gas would have to pay an extra 9.6 percent per month, or around $3.55.
A single bald eagle chick was seen in the nest of the two bald eagles living in the Ramona Grasslands Preserve during an aerial survey by Wildlife Research Institute (WRI).
The observations were conducted in early May during the second phase of WRI’s annual county-wide Golden Eagle nesting survey.
BUSINESS NETWORK EXCHANGE, Nuevo Grill, 1413 Main St., 7 a.m. More: 760-504-6608.
TOPS—Ramona Chapter of TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly), Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, 9 a.m. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m.
Details about a proposed affordable workforce housing community for Ramona drew some positive feedback from members of the Ramona Community Planning Group at their May 2 meeting.
The proposal also garnered comments from two public speakers: one in favor and the other voicing concerns.
A legal challenge to San Diego County’s tiered winery ordinance is scheduled to be heard on Friday, June 14.
San Diego Citizenry Group, represented by Coast Law Group, filed an appeal over a year ago to Judge Timothy Taylor’s April 15, 2011, ruling in favor of the ordinance that allows boutique wineries by right to open tasting rooms on A70 or A72 agricultural-zoned land. The judge also required the citizenry group to pay nearly $16,500 for administrative costs.
By a more than three-fourths majority — with 99 percent voting — members of the Ramona Teachers Association overwhelming approved a vote authorizing the RTA’s executive board to call for a strike action “when and if it becomes necessary” to the teachers’ efforts to achieve what they believe is a fair contract settlement with the Ramona Unified School District.
“Ramona teachers do not want to strike,” said RTA President Donna Braye-Romero, “but we are not willing to accept the district’s unfair, unreasonable imposition.
A Ramona resident accused of fatally shooting a man during a fight after a failed marijuana buy last September must stand trial on charges of murder and possession of marijuana for sale, a judge ruled.
Miles Lockhart, 52, was arrested in February and charged in the death of fellow Ramona resident Shane Tatro.
Sheriff’s Detective Norm Hubbard testified during a daylong preliminary hearing May 7 that Lockhart told him that the 38-year-old Tatro drove up to his home on Walnut Street about 3 p.m. on Sept. 16.
At least 15 reports of credit and debit card fraud have been filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station in the past week and more are expected as word is spreading that recent victims in Ramona are not alone.
Melissa Mailander of Ramona said at least 25 people at a Ramona Pony Baseball game said they had received notification that their credit or debit card numbers had been stolen.
Wednesday, May 8—The community should know the results of the Ramona Teachers Association strike authorization vote by late this afternoon or early this evening.
Teachers started voting yesterday afternoon at a general membership meeting, but because some members had duties that prevented their participation then — including coaches with games — members not able to vote yesterday will have the opportunity to do so during the day today at their school sites, said Bill Guy, communications consultant with the California Teachers Association.
All of the votes will be counted today, beginning around 4 p.m., and results are expected to be available by 7 p.m. at the latest.
The majority of teachers voting is needed for strike authorization passage. This does not mean teachers will strike, RTA representatives said last week. It means they give the RTA executive board the authority to call for a strike.