Transportation and Trails Subcommittee creates new lists of road projects
The proposed Southern Traffic Bypass will not be on the revised road improvement priority list that will be presented to the Ramona Community Planning Group at its April 3 meeting.
That was welcome news to the approximately 50 residents who attended the planning group’s Transportation and Trails Subcommittee meeting March 24 to show their opposition to the multi-phase South Bypass, which is on the planning group’s 2009 Top 10 priority list.
Donations of gowns and tuxedos are being accepted at Ramona High School for students planning to attend this year’s prom.
Attending the annual prom is an expensive venture, school officials said. In addition to the price of the tickets, students must consider what to wear, transportation to and from the event, flowers, corsages, dinner and more.
In an effort to make the financial bite less steep, the high school welcomes donations of gowns and tuxedos that student can have at no cost. Anyone with appropriate attire for the annual prom may bring it to the high school office, 1401 Hanson Lane, any time from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on days school is in session.
The 2014 prom will be held at the University of San Diego Hahn Center on Saturday, May 3, from 7 to 11 p.m. “Arabian Nights” is the theme.
Stephanie Norvell, organizer of the H.E.A.R.T. Mural Golf Tournament at San Vicente Golf Course on Saturday, arranges some of the silent auction items that will be available for bid at the fundraiser.
The event includes the golf tournament followed by dinner and live and silent auctions.
A proposed settlement reached Thursday would relieve customers of San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison of paying $1.4 billion in utility charges related to steam generators that caused the shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station.
The settlement reached by The Utility Reform Network, state Office of Ratepayer Advocates and the two utility companies needs approval from the state Public Utilities Commission.
Olive Peirce Middle School’s participation in the Great Kindness Challenge earned the school a framed certificate at a regional event held at The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego.
On behalf of the school, two OPMS seventh-graders — Hope Garmon-Sooley and Ashley Dominguez — accepted the award from Raoul Martinez, morning anchor for television’s Fox 5 San Diego.
Only three directors attended the March 25 Ramona Municipal Water District Board meeting, which just constituted a quorum, raising questions about what will happen at future meetings.
Director Rex Schildhouse, who walked out of the previous two meetings after disagreements with other board members, did not attend. Director Kit Kesinger has not attended a meeting since April 23, 2013.
Ramona Country Fair chairman Bob Murray with co-chairs Sally Westbrook and Darrel Kinney promise the 44th annual event will be bigger and better than ever.
Together again, Ramona Country Fair and Ramona Junior Fair will be sharing events July 31 through Aug. 3. Events will be in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center and Ramona Junior Fair grounds off Aqua Lane.
Volunteers and sheriff’s deputies are among those joining forces to clean up the Santa Maria Creek bed.
Crissy Tobiason, who is heading up the volunteer effort, has created a tentative schedule to begin phase 1 of the creek bed cleanup — from Seventh to 10th streets — in late September, after nesting and raptor seasons end.San
Caltrans announced Monday that it has secured funding to improve the intersection of state Route 67 and Highland Valley/Dye Road for better traffic flow.
The $10 million will come from two sources: $7 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program, and $3 million from the County of San Diego, according to Caltrans.
The improvements will include construction to widen the intersection and to add lanes, shoulders and new traffic signals. Officials expect to break ground in late 2015.
When the project is completed in late 2016, it will mean good news for the more than 22,000 motorists who use that portion of SR-67 on an average daily basis, said Caltrans District Director Laurie Berman.
“Finding the dollars for these much-needed projects is never easy,” she said. “However, having the preliminary engineering completed positioned us to jump-start the project when funding was made available. We look forward to continuing to partner with San Diego County to improve mobility.”
For information on Caltrans transportation projects, see www.dot.ca.gov/dist11.
In a new tradition at Ramona Elementary School, recently designated Fluent English students took center stage for a ceremony in the school library Friday morning.
The students came to Ramona Elementary as English language learners and are now proficient in English.