Category archives for: Ramona

Mural boosters prepare for golf tournament, dinner and auction fundraiser

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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.

San Onofre settlement may help ratepayers

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.

Students share sweet treats, school supplies during Great Kindness Challenge

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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.

Dissension on water board leaves unanswered questions

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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, junior fair—together again

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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, deputies join forces to take back Santa Maria Creek

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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

Highway project clears major hurdle — money

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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.

Ramona Elementary students achieve language milestone

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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.

Planners recommend park money for school ball fields

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Ramona High School is one step closer to receiving funding for safety improvements at the school’s baseball and softball fields.

At its March meeting, Ramona Community Planning Group recommended that the county release $100,000 of Park Land Dedication Ordinance funds that RHS baseball coach Dean Welch, who served to champion the Baseball/Softball Fencing and Dugouts project, had requested.

Ramona Relay’s Honorary Survivor of Hope walks for others

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Ramona resident and cancer survivor Darlene Scott is American Cancer Society Ramona Relay for Life’s 2014 Honorary Survivor of Hope.

Scott, who moved to Ramona with her husband Mark and their children in 2000, was diagnosed with breast cancer when her youngest child was 3 months old. This year that child will be 18 years old. Each birthday celebration of his is also a celebration of another year of survival for her. Her family now includes grandchildren.

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