Category archives for: Ramona

Ramona gardens, artists and more on annual tour, plant sale Saturday

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Artists at their craft, a garage filled with Jaguars, and an increased selection of garden art are among attractions added to this year’s annual Garden Tour and Plant Sale, hosted by the Ramona Garden Club. This year’s “Blooms, Boulders and Birds” event is set for April 26.

Four gardens will be showcased on the tour. The biggest garden covers 24 acres and is the personal growing grounds for a major nursery in Rancho Santa Fe. The mountain views as well as the number and variety of low water use plants, especially cactus and agaves, seem endless.

County selects Ramona man Dispatcher of the Year

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When San Diego County Sheriff’s Department hired Benny Hernandez to answer emergency calls in 1979, they did things differently.

All information was handwritten on a card, time-stamped and then placed in racks to be given to U.S. Navy radio chiefs who would then dispatch the calls to deputies in the field.

Now, sheriff’s dispatchers use a computer-aided system.

Garden tour, teen comedy, creek and school cleanup among upcoming events in Ramona

Thursday, April 24 WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ramona Airport, 2898 Montecito Road. On display near the control tower will be B-17, B-24 and P-51 aircraft. Tours of aircraft: $12 adults, $6 children 12 and younger, free for WWII veterans. Flights aboard B-17 or B-24: $450 per person. Call 978-562-9182 for [...]

Immigration fraud, preventing identity theft topic of bilingual meeting

Jesse Navarro from San Diego County District Attorney’s Office will be at Ramona Library to discuss immigration fraud and prevention of identity theft on Thursday, April 24, at 6 p.m. The presentation will be in Spanish and English.
Childcare and snacks will be provided.
All are welcome.
The library is at 1275 Main St. For more information, call 760-788-5270.

Water board directors approve financing for pipeline relocation

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Ramona Municipal Water District directors authorized a debt service agreement to finance an approximately $4.8 million pipeline relocation project at its April 8 meeting.

The relocation is required for the county’s San Vicente Road Improvement Project that will widen and realign the road from Warnock Drive to east of Wildcat Canyon Road. The district has 19,000 feet of waterline within the right of way for the county’s road project.

Two suspects arrested in connection with burglary at St. Mary’s

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Two Lakeside residents were arrested on suspicion of breaking into St. Mary’s In-the-Valley Episcopal Church on April 14, stealing safes, cash, checks, communion silver, sacramental wines and other church property, reported sheriff’s officials. Detectives from the sheriff’s Ramona substation followed up on multiple tips from Crime Stoppers and media outlets on possible suspects and focused [...]

Forest service to host open house at Cedar Creek Falls Trailhead Wednesday

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Cleveland National Forest representatives will be on hand to answer questions and address concerns from the public regarding the Cedar Creek Falls Trail and permit system at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the beginning of the trail in San Diego Country Estates.

With the arrival of spring, forest officials are seeing a spike in people hiking the trail, said Joan Friedlander, district ranger for the Palomar Ranger District in the Cleveland National Forest. The number of permits

Water district to hold groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for pump station project

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Following its 2 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, April 22, the Ramona Municipal Water District Board of Directors will mark the construction start of the district’s Poway Pump Station Secondary Power Source Project with a groundbreaking ceremony.

The ceremony, open to the public, will be held at the district’s easement road just south of the Blue Sky Preserve public parking lot on Espola Road in Poway.

Church campus project available for public review

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church is another step closer to building its campus at the northeast corner of state Route 67 and Highland Valley Road with completion of environmental documents.

Public review of the project’s mitigated negative declaration for a major use permit is available at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/pds/ceqa/0809005.html. The public review ends on April 28.

Ramona Community Planning Group accepted the mitigated negative declaration at its April 3 meeting by a 12-1 vote with planner Kevin Wallace opposing. Matt Deskovick and Paul Stykel were absent.

Ramonans to participate in Faith and Family Night at Petco Park

A group of Ramonans plan to participate in Faith and Family Night when the San Diego Padres play the Miami Marlins in Petco Park on Saturday, May 10 — and they invite others to join them.

Proceeds from Ramona’s participation will benefit the Ramona Pregnancy Center and Ramona AWANA, a group for ages 3 through 12th grade that meets weekly during the school year to have fun in a Christian ministry environment.

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