Category archives for: Ramona

10 vie for 7 slots on Ramona planning group; 5 seek 3 seats on school board

Election 2014.FEATURE

Thursday, Aug. 7—Ten people are vying for seven seats on the Ramona Community Planning Group and five are seeking three slots on the Ramona Unified School Board, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters website this afternoon. All are four-year terms.
Unless other candidates enter the race for two water district divisions, three will be no need for an election and the two men who have filed as candidates will be elected.
Joining school board incumbents Rodger Dohm, Kim Lasley and Bob Stoody on the Nov. 4 ballot are retired teacher Joyce Daubert and educator/farmer Dick Lemire.
Planning group incumbents Scotty Ensign, Kristi Mansolf, Dennis Sprong and Kevin F.J. Wallace are seeking re-election and are joining candidates Frank D. Lucio, Robin Joy Maxson, Elio Noyas, David Ross, David E. Stone and Rick Terrazas on the ballot.
In Ramona Municipal Water District’s Division 2, former water board director George L. Boggs is the long candidate so far, and incumbent Joseph Zenovic is the only candidate for Division 4 listed on the registrar’s website.
The deadline to file as a candidate in the November election is tomorrow, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. The exception is if an incumbent has not filed by Aug. 8. In that case, the candidate filing deadline will be extended until Aug. 13. The extension rule does not apply to community planning areas, according to the Candidate Filing Guide.
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Recognizing Sheriff’s Night Out Against Crime


Standing in front of the sheriff’s Ramona station at Main Street and Montecito Road on Aug. 5, Crime Prevention Specialist Barbara Wallace reminds the community that it’s the Sheriff’s Night Out Against Crime with a row of Burma Shave-type signs. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, which recognized the event across the county, said Night Out Against Crime is a day when communities take a stand to let criminals know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Two of Wallace’s signs say “Crime is low” and “Because you care.”

Second-grader receives hero’s dinner at Ramona fire station


A 6-year-old Ramona boy credited with saving his grandmother’s life was the center of attention at a dinner in his honor at Ramona Fire Station 81.

Xavier Mumaw seemed more interested in the pizza and personal tour of the fire equipment and ambulance he received from the station’s crew than in all the attention showered on him.

Supervisors adopt Ramona Village Design plan


A new zoning plan for Ramona’s town center that has been in the works for 10 years takes effect 30 days from its approval by San Diego County Board of Supervisors on July 30.

“This is a big day for Ramona,” Carol Fowler, vice chair of the Ramona Village Design Group, told the supervisors.

The Ramona Village Center Plan of form based codes and a similar plan for Alpine, along with amendments to Fallbrook’s village zoning regulations were grouped together for adoption.

Registration packets available at Montecito High School Aug. 6-15

Registration packets for new and returning students at Montecito High School are available in the school office weekdays from Aug. 6 through Aug. 15.

The office at 720 Ninth St. is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Montecito High is one of Ramona Unified School District’s alternative schools for students in ninth through 12th grades.

School will start on Monday, Aug. 25.

More information is available at the office, 760-787-4300.

Information about the district’s Future Bound program for independent study is at 760-787-2068.

Reports from sheriff’s Ramona station

Among reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station:

Sunday, Aug. 3

•Male, 44, arrested, 1000 block Main Street, threaten crime with intent to terrorize.

Storm shifts livestock auction, drenches country fair


As drizzle turned to downpour Saturday afternoon, temporarily shutting down the livestock auction, Ramona Junior Fair participants didn’t miss a beat.

They sent their buyers across the street for an early dinner in the community center as they and their adult leaders pulled together to move the auction to the beef barn that has a covered roof.

Ramona fire reports: Crews respond to flooding in Country Estates

Ramona Fire Department responded to four reports of flooding in San Diego County Estates after Sunday’s rain.

County looks at selling surplus property on SR-78

San Diego County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to adopt a resolution of intention to sell surplus property in Ramona and set a bid date at its Aug. 5 meeting.

The 1.36-acre parcel, located at 849 state Route 78, was acquired through a donation in 2000 and is zoned A-70, which is limited agricultural and allows residential use.

County staff recommends a Sept. 23 hearing for supervisors to conduct the bid opening approve the sale of county parcel number 2014-0006-A to the highest responsible bidder. The minimum bid is expected to be $40,000.

Weather service issues flash flood warning till 4 p.m. Sunday

RM.breaking news.WEB

The National Weather Service has issues a flash flood warning for Ramona, central San Diego County and southwestern Riverside County until 4 p.m. today.
At 1 p.m. today, the weather service Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms over the north-central San Diego County mountains, which will likely produce flash flooding.
Flash flooding is increasingly likely along flood-prone roads like Highway 79.
Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Highway 78, Palomar Mountain, Warner Springs, Highway S-2, Highway 76, Oak Grove and Aguanga.