Category archives for: Ramona

Cuyamaca State Park and the squeaky wheel

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Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is undergoing a transformation, and it’s not too late to be heard on the matter.

The nearly 25,000-acre park has acquired more land and is adjacent to Anza Borrego State Park as well as other public lands and trails. The third and final public meeting was held nearly a year ago and the public comment period is now open.

Truck crash knocks out power in Ramona

A truck took out a power pole in Ramona Friday, knocking out electricity for about 100 utility customers, authorities said.

Witnesses reported about 6 a.m. that a large commercial truck hit the pole at Highland Valley and Rangeland roads and was off the road, the California Highway Patrol said.

Highland Valley Road reopened after large truck overturned near Rangeland

Friday, Sept. 5, 9:30 a.m.—Highland Valley Road has been reopened following closure this morning due to a large commercial truck that overturned in a field near Rangeland Road, according to California Highway Patrol.

Ramona Pregnancy Care Clinic to start childbirth preparation series Sunday

Ramona Pregnancy Care Clinic’s free four-session childbirth preparation series will begin Sunday, Sept. 7, and continue from 2 to 4 p.m. each Sunday through Sept. 28.
The class is designed to prepare a mother-to-be for the birth experience. Some of the topics covered will be choices available, nutrition during pregnancy, medical intervention, and different drugs and medications offered in the hospital. Natural pain relief, how to make a birth plan and what to do in case of an emergency also will be discussed as will breast feeding and information about the newborn.
Attendance at all four classes is encouraged. For more information or to register, call 760-789-7059. Ramona Pregnancy Care Clinic is at 1530 Main St., Suite 6.

SDG&E adds helitanker to high-risk fire season arsenal

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For the fifth consecutive year, San Diego Gas & Electric has contracted for the use of a firefighting helitanker with the capacity to drop up to 2,500 gallons of water at a time.

The Erikson Air-Crane and a second helicopter will be on standby for use by fire agencies through autumn, a period generally marked by high fire risk.

Ramona Calendar of Events

Ramona Stars 4-H, Garden Club, service clubs and Santana Riders among groups meeting this week.
Ramona Bar Association provides free legal clinic Saturday, and Arriba Teen Center reopens after summer hiatus.

CHP arrests 88 for DUI over Labor Day weekend

No traffic fatalities occurred in the San Diego area over the Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday.

Between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Monday, CHP officers jailed 88 motorists on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the county, according to the state agency.

Statewide, automobile accidents claimed 49 lives over the same period, and the CHP made 1,168 arrests for suspicion of DUI.

Ramona Bulldog Booster Club: What is it and what does it do?

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“Booster clubs are just there for the football team,” seems to be what many believe of most high school booster groups. That’s not the case at Ramona High School.

Ramona Bulldog Booster Club (RBBC) raises a lot of money at football games but gives the majority of the money raised to everyone else. The football team gets a percentage of snack bar sales and season tickets purchased, but the remainder of the funds raised at the games and through other fundraisers goes into the bank to provide monetary grants to the not so high profile team sports and clubs.

DUI arrests up, no fatalities this weekend, CHP reports

With the Labor Day weekend winding down, California Highway Patrol reported that arrests for suspicion of driving under the influence were up, but fatalities were down countywide this year compared to last.

Between Friday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. today, there were 72 DUI arrests reported this year compared to 57 in 2013. There were no fatalities this year during the same period. In 2013 there were two fatalities.

Commission sets hearings on proposed SDG&E rate changes

San Diego Gas & Electric customers will have an opportunity to give their opinions on how proposed rate changes would affect them when the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) holds hearings next month in the county.

According to the CPUC, the state lifted restrictions on residential rates with the signing of Assembly Bill 327 in October 2013, and utilities can now propose residential rates that are more reflective of cost. The CPUC is evaluating a proposal that could include changes to baseline percentage and time of use rates.