Category archives for: Ramona

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.

Ramona Rodeo ticket sales kick off at Albertsons’ Easter party Saturday

Ramona Rodeo Queen Brittney Phillips, the Easter Bunny and Smiley the Clown will be among dignitaries in Albertsons for the supermarket’s Guest Appreciation Day and the kickoff of ticket sales for the 34th Annual Ramona Rodeo on Saturday.

Also planned is an Easter Egg Hunt for three age groups: infant to age 3 at 9 a.m., ages 4 to 6 at 9:30 a.m., and ages 7 to 10 at 10 a.m.

Fewer claims net insurance refund for water district

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A check for $239,791 was presented to the Ramona Municipal Water District by representatives of the Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority (ACWA/JPIA) as a refund on the district’s insurance premium.

“This is our biggest one,” Melody McDonald, ACWA/JPIA executive committee member, said of the amount on April 8. “It’s a pleasure when you invest in your staff.”

Court to decide if father stands trial for son’s death

A preliminary hearing is scheduled today for the biological father of a Ramona boy who suffered serious brain injuries as an infant and died as a blind and bedridden 6-year-old.

Today’s hearing will determine whether Billy Joe Springfield should stand trial for murder in the death of Samuel Dahlke. The child died at his adoptive family’s home in Ramona in November 2011.

Repairman suspected of home burglaries arrested in Ramona

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The sheriff’s department is investigating a North County repairman who was arrested in Ramona, suspected of burglarizing homes during jobs, and is asking anyone who hired him and may have been victimized to contact law enforcement.

Carlos Barajas, 31, of RB Remodeling, was taken into custody in Ramona on April 9 on suspicion of check fraud and burglary charges, according to reports.

Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Corner: Nixle — emergency information now

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Would you like to receive free official emergency notifications if there is a fire, hazard or danger in your neighborhood? Are you doing everything you can to protect and defend your family if a fire or natural disaster struck?

While you prepare your emergency supplies, be sure to prepare your “digital emergency lifeline” as well. Start preparing by signing up for Nixle alerts for your phone and your computer.

Easter egg hunts, rodeo ticket sales kickoff among Ramona activities this week

VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Post 3783 Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., Easter Sunday, corner of Hunter and Kelly streets. 4,500 candy- and toy-filled eggs. The hunt will be divided into age groups. Easter Bonnet and Baseball Cap contest to follow Easter egg hunt.

Thieves steal Episcopal church safe, money, communion silver, sacred wines, more in daylight burglary

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Suspects broke into St. Mary’s In-the-Valley episcopal church Monday afternoon, April 14, stealing a metal safe with currency, all the silver for communion and other items, said church authorities.

“They knew what they were doing. It was fast,” said the Rev. Gwynn Freund.

According to the sheriff’s Ramona station, two suspects were caught on video surveillance.

Wildlife center director shares springtime advice

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San Vicente Valley Club members, like most Ramona residents, know that springtime is the most vibrant time for Mother Nature. It means wildflowers, vibrant grasslands and babies — lots of animal babies.

Many wild species give birth in or near backyards or in the places where Ramonans enjoy outdoor activities.

The timing was right to learn about the rehabilitation facility that helps with so many of those native species who share Ramona’s outdoor spaces, so the club invited Ali Crumpacker, director of The Fund for Animals

Elliott Pond landowner asks planners to endorse town square

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A town square or subdivision sprawl of entry-level homes?

That’s the choice, said Jim Hagey, who owns the 20 acres of property that includes Elliott Pond behind Stater Bros. shopping center.

The decision, he said, depends on whether Ramona Community Planning Group endorses his request to include his property in the Ramona Village Design Group’s Town Center plan of form-based codes.

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