Category archives for: Ramona

2014 Miss Ramona title goes to Courtney Ford

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Courtney Ford, second from right, is crowned 2014 Miss Ramona while Elizabeth Bowersox, second from left, wins the title of Teen Miss Ramona during the Miss Ramona and Teen Miss Ramona Scholarship Pageant at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center Saturday Night. The First Princess Teen title goes to Shannon Huff, left, and First Princess Miss to Chersten Sandvik, right.

Sailor killed in motorcycle accident

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Update, April 15—A motorcycle accident in Julian, just before 3 p.m. April 11, claimed the life of a 29-year-old active duty sailor who resided in Ramona, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The Navy has identified him as Petty Officer Third Class Trevor C. Ducusin. He was based aboard the USS Higgins in San Diego, said a Navy spokesperson.

The sailor was driving a motorcycle northbound on state Route 79, north of KQ Ranch Road and, while maneuvering into a right-hand curve, his bike entered the southbound lanes and he collided head-on with an SUV,

Car strikes ambulance at Sixth and Main Friday afternoon

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A 37-year-old female passenger was transported to Palomar Medical Center with facial injuries after the vehicle she was in struck a private ambulance at Sixth and Main streets about 2:45 this afternoon, said authorities.

California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Kattke said the silver Suzuki ZX4 was northbound on Sixth Street and the driver thought it was clear to cross Main Street when it broadsided a private ambulance. The front of the car sustained major damage. Four people were in the Suzuki — the female driver from Warner Springs, and two females and one male, all who are special needs from Ramona, said Kattke. Only the 37-year-old was

32 teams to participate in 2014 24-hour Ramona Relay for Life

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Representatives of 32 teams will line up for the Opening Ceremony of American Cancer Society’s 2014 Relay for Life of Ramona at 8 a.m. Saturday.

The 24-hour event, which raises money for cancer research and education, will be held at Wilson Stadium, 720 Ninth St. All are welcome.

Deputies nab minors for underage drinking

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Sheriff’s deputies from the Ramona station conducted a foot patrol Saturday, April 5, that netted several arrests in San Diego Country Estates.

At 12:06 a.m. at San Vicente and Gunn Stage roads, deputies arrested a 21-year-old male for manufacture/sale/possess leaded cane/billy and for being drunk in public. Two females, ages 18 and 19, were arrested for being drunk in public.

Ramona Calendar of Events

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TOPS—Ramona Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, 9 a.m. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m.

22ND ANNUAL BULLDOG INVITATIONAL track and field meet for Ramona’s adapted physical education students. First race begins at 9:15 a.m., lunch and awards at 12:15 p.m., Ramona High School track, San Vicente Road and Hanson Lane.

RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tai Chi for Adults at 9 a.m., English as a Second Language at 9:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Teen Origami at 3 p.m., Homework Club at 4 p.m., Free Citizenship Class at 6 p.m., Public Safety Presentation in Spanish at 6:30 p.m., Bilingual Activity at 7 p.m. More: 760-788-5270.

Lakeside resident pleads guilty to misdemeanor in Ramona man’s death

A Lakeside resident pleaded guilty today to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence for causing a head-on crash that killed a 74-year-old man in Ramona.

Garrett Michael Sparks, 20, was arrested shortly after the Aug. 29 collision, which occurred on San Vicente Road south of Warnock Drive about 7:40 p.m. The defendant later posted $50,000 bail.

Planners keep two sections of bypass on priority lists

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Two of the three phases of the proposed South Bypass remain on Ramona’s recommended road priority lists.

The Dye Road Extension, also known as Phase 2 of the South Bypass, was included in a Top 14 list of capital improvement project priorities by a majority of the Ramona Community Planning Group at its April 3 meeting.

Phase 1 of the South Bypass, extending Dye Street from state Route 67 and Mussey Grade Road to Dye Road, didn’t make the Top 14 but was added to a list of road projects that the planning group is recommending the county pursue with Caltrans.

Ramona couple quickly assist two victims in solo accident on Pamo road

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A man and woman were aided by a Ramona couple Friday evening, shortly after the car they were in flipped on its side on Pamo Road as it heads down to Orosco Ridge

Rod and Barbara Hepburn were driving down Pamo Road when they saw the car on its driver’s side, just after 6 p.m.

Barbara Hepburn said the female driver was pinned under the car between the window and the pavement.

Fire destroys storage building on Starvation Mountain Road

Fire destroyed an agricultural storage building on Starvation Mountain Road near Highland Valley Road Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.
The 500-square-foot wood frame building with corrugated aluminum siding in the 19000 block of Starvation Mountain Road was packed with personal items, said Cal Fire/Ramona Fire Department Battalion Chief Burke Kremensky. He did not have a damage estimate as of Thursday.
Responding to the call, which came at 2:15 p.m., were Ramona Fire Department, Cal Fire, San Diego County Fire Authority and San Pasqual and Lakeside fire departments.
Although there was access to the location, Kremensky said, “Water was a concern. We ended up ordering up three water tenders.”
Those tenders came from Lakeside, San Pasqual and San Diego County Fire Authority.
The cause is under investigation.
According to Kremensky, the homeowners were home and said they heard what sounded like an explosion.
“We couldn’t determine a cause because the building had so much storage,” he said.
San Diego Gas & Electric also responded to secure the building’s power. Firefighters left the scene about 7 p.m., said Kremensky.

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