Ramona Southern Baptist Church, a ministry started 46 years ago with meetings in Odd Fellows Hall at 10th and B streets, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary as a congregation.
A collage of church beginnings notes that the first Bible study took place on Aug. 22, 1968, and by April 1970 two acres were purchased at 838 Hanson Lane to build the church.
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Drivers traveling San Vicente Road to reach San Diego Country Estates have seen a lot of changes during the past two months as construction is under way to widen and realign the road.
“Overall, given the constraints that this project presents, I feel that the project is going very well,” said county project manager Michael Long. “There have been the anticipated delays and frustration from some travelers, but I have received some very positive response as to how the construction and associated traffic control are being handled. I credit the county’s very experienced and capable contractor, Flatiron, and the entire county and emergency service team for successful coordination of a very challenging construction project.”
Mario Trejo, general manager of San Diego Country Estates Association, also praised the construction teams.
Who’s got talent, Ramona?
Alexavia Zetterberg, 10-year-old founder of Believe in Miracles charity, is looking for talent for her talent show.
Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, or do you have a special talent you want to share? If so, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-887-HOPE (4673).
The public is invited to attend the Ramona Municipal Water District’s dedication ceremony to mark the completion of its Poway Pump Station Secondary Power Source Project on Tuesday afternoon. The water board will hold s special meeting, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane, and then adjourn to the Poway Pump Station site off Espola Road in Poway for a brief tour of the new natural gas engine and a dedication ceremony.
Sunday, Nov. 23—A forecast of gusty Santa Ana winds combined with low humidity are expected to up the risk for wildfires through mid-week, meteorologists said today.
A National Weather Service Red Flag Warning for the inland valleys and mountains is set to go into effect at 4 a.m. Monday and extend through 6 p.m. Wednesday. A high wind warning for the rest of the county iss set to remain in effect from 4 p.m. Monday to noon Wednesday.
“A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will contribute to extreme fire behavior,” reports the weather service.
Peak wind gusts Saturday night topped out at nearly 60 mph at Mount Laguna and 54 mph on Mountain Springs Grade, and forecasters said even stronger winds were to come as a result of surface high pressure over the Great Basin.
The strong, gusty Santa Ana winds are expected to bluster into the region on Monday.
Sustained wind speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, with gusts that could reach 45 mph, were in Monday’s morning and afternoon forecast for the inland valleys and mountains as were daytime relative humidities as low as 5 percent, according to the weather service. Winds of up to 40 mph with gusts that could top 80 mph are expected Monday night into Tuesday.
Meteorologists warned that the winds could be strong enough to down tree limbs and kick debris into roadways. Isolated power outages and minor structural damage could also be possible.
Ramona High School’s boys cross country runners won the CIF San Diego Section Division III championship at Morley Field in San Diego this morning, reports Sentinel sportswriter Joe Naiman.
Ramona High School’s girls volleyball team won the CIF San Diego Section Division II championship this afternoon, reports Sentinel sportswriter Nancy Sapper.
A Ramona man should be convicted of reckless driving for illegally passing a car on the right shoulder of state Route 67 and hitting a bicyclist, a prosecutor said today, but a defense attorney said the accident happened after his client’s truck brushed up against a car vying for position as the road narrowed to one lane.
The failure of Proposition Q does not mean Ramona does not support schools or children, Greg Chick told a roomful of people at Ramona Elementary School’s Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser in the school’s multipurpose room Friday evening.
“It means Q is not for Ramona by popular vote,” said Chick, one of the founding members of Friends of Ramona Unified Schools (FORUS), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit group of volunteers formed in early 2013 after Ramona Unified School District’s 2012 $66 million bond bid failed.
Ramona voters this month rejected the district’s $40 million bond bid, with 53.58 percent voting no and 46.42 percent voting yes, unofficial election results show. To pass, the measure needed 55 percent support of those voting.