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County budget includes money for chamber, murals, museum

San Diego County’s 2014-15 budget includes Community Enhancement money for Ramona Chamber of Commerce, Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project and Ramona Pioneer Historical Society.

The money, which totals $85,000, comes from the Transient Occupancy Tax revenue the county charges hotels, motels and other temporary lodging establishments in the unincorporated part of the county.

Friends of Ramona Skatepark launches photo contest on Facebook

In an effort to generate and organize community support for a skatepark, Friends of the Ramona Skatepark is spearheading a promotional campaign that starts with the Summer Skater Photo Contest.

The photo contest on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RamonaSkatepark encourages Ramona skaters to submit photos of their best tricks for a chance to win prizes. Skaters may enter one photo per day through Aug. 23 on the Facebook entry page.

Officials suspect juvenile of setting Cocos fire

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A wildfire than blackened nearly 2,000 acres and destroyed 40 structures in and around San Marcos two months ago was intentionally ignited, sheriff’s officials announced today.

A juvenile suspected of igniting the so-called Cocos fire on the afternoon of May 14 has been tracked down but will not be publicly identified because the alleged arsonist is underage.

County plans to lease a fire-attack helicopter for two months this fall

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County officials plan to lease a fire-attack helicopter this fall to respond to wildfires. The contract guarantees exclusive use of the aircraft for two months.

“This will significantly bolster our immediate response capabilities during the weeks when we typically see our strongest Santa Ana wind events,” Holly Crawford, county emergency services director, told the San Diego County Board of Supervisors as it voted yesterday to terminate an emergency declaration it enacted during the May wildfires.

Ramona Junior Fair pie auction, Book Time with Ronald McDonald and free movie in the park among week’s happenings

Look for mouth-watering pies, cookies, cakes, brownies and more at the Ramona Junior Fair Barbecue and Pie Auction on Saturday. Among other events this week are Book Time with Ronald McDonald, a free summer movie in the park and open swims at the community pool.

Dunkin’ Donuts eyes former Burger King site

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Business request on agenda of Thursday night’s Ramona Community Planning Group meeting
Instead of hamburgers, the former Burger King site at Main and 14th streets may be serving doughnuts and ice cream.

“This would be the first drive-through Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins in the state,” developer Steve Powell said at the June 26 Ramona Design Review Board meeting.

Water main break occurs at Main and Rotanzi streets

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Update Tuesday, July 8—A water main break at Main and Rotanzi streets Monday afternoon affected about 47 Ramona Municipal Water District customers and slowed traffic in that area as it was diverted around the site of the leak.

RMWD Water Superintendent Johnny Brean said staff worked through the night to repair the pipe, and all affected customers had water by 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. He expected to have road

Banner Fire is 100 percent contained, reports Cal Fire

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The Banner Fire was 100 percent contained today, with a total of two houses and 217 acres burned, firefighters announced.

Toddler found in pool airlifted to hospital

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A 3-year-old drowning victim had a pulse and was breathing on his own but was unresponsive when he was transported by air to Rady Children’s Hospital this afternoon, Cal Fire Capt. Bert Ramirez with the Ramona Fire Department reports.

Ramona Fire Department and sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a 3-year-old male drowning in a swimming pool at a residence in San Diego Country Estates today at 4:24 p.m., said Ramirez.

Julian cancels July 4 Parade

Due to the Banner fire in the Julian area today, Julian Chamber of Commerce has canceled the town’s annual 4th of July Parade.

The decision came as a result of numerous road closures and evacuations and with the advice of California Highway Patrol, the chamber reports.

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