The Ramona High School athletic physicals night, originally scheduled for May 29, has been changed to Wednesday, May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the RHS gym, 1401 Hanson Lane.
All student/athletes, spirit squad members, and Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets who
One person was hospitalized and several structures and cars were burned in a brush fire near Interstate 8 that started about noon Sunday and was contained an hour later, a Heartland fire dispatcher said.
“One person with burns was taken to UC San Diego Hospital for treatment,” the dispatcher said.
Several air tankers and two strike teams were dispatched to fight the vegetation fire near a mobile home park at 12428 Olde Highway 80, east of Los Coches Road in Lakeside.
The CHP said Olde Highway 80 was closed near Los Coches Road, but nearby Interstate 8 was open to traffic,
Like a flash they came — and went — through Ramona today.
People lined Main Street in pockets, with most across from Town Hall in the 700 block of Main, where the theme from “Chariots of Fire” played from a loudspeaker.
Three Ramona men have pleaded guilty to felony cultivation of marijuana in connection with an indoor growing site where sheriff’s deputies found 120 marijuana plants on Feb. 22.
The apparent ringleader, Joshua Bennett Day, 27, wrote on a court document: “I planted, cultivated, harvested, dried, and processed marijuana.”
The eight-day, nearly 750-mile Tour of California, the nation’s largest cycling event, begins today with a 102.6-mile stage beginning and ending in Escondido and including more than 11,000 feet of climbing.
The stage is set to begin at 11:15 a.m. at Broadway and Grand Avenue, heading on winding state Route 78 to Ramona and Santa Ysabel before a climb up Palomar Mountain and a return to Escondido.
A ground squirrel that tested positive for plague on Palomar Mountain has led county health officials to warn campers and hikers to take precautions.
“The big thing is to avoid contact with squirrels and the fleas,” Department of Environmental Health director Jack Miller said.
“Campers should set up tents away from squirrel burrows, and hikers and campers should never feed squirrels and warn their children not to play with squirrels.’’
Sheriff’s Lt. James Bovet at the Ramona substation gave an update on drug arrests, graffiti, the recent rash of credit card fraud, and other problems in the community before seeking suggestions and concerns from those attending his Citizens Advisory Group meeting on May 9.
Fourth-generation Julian resident David Lewis will be the guest speaker when Intermountain Republican Women Federated meets in Barbara DeGraw’s home in Julian on Monday, May 20.
The meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m.
Organizers of Ramona Rodeo 2013 and the Main Street Parade have started Countdown Week as they prepare for the town’s 33rd annual rodeo weekend May 17-19.
“Home Sweet Home” is the theme of the Main Street Parade the morning of Saturday, May 18. Parade entries will be accepted through Friday, May 10.
Bills for San Diego Gas & Electric customers will rise as soon as Sept. 1 after the California Public Utilities Commission today authorized a $123.4 million rate increase for the company.
The CPUC said a typical electric customer’s bill could increase about 12.2 percent, or $9.95 per month, while households that receive natural gas would have to pay an extra 9.6 percent per month, or around $3.55.