Category archives for: Ramona

Major injury collision on I-8 sends several Ramonans to area hospitals

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Several Ramonans were involved in a collision when their vehicle went down an embankment on Interstate 8 in the Jacumba area early Tuesday, and three people, including a 2-year-old boy, suffered major injuries, California Highway Patrol reported.

At approximately 7 a.m. a 21-year-old male from Ramona was driving a 2013 Dodge Avenger eastbound on I-8 when he allowed his vehicle to drift away from a direct course of travel, which caused his vehicle to travel down

Suspect charged in case of puppy thrown over fence

A man accused of tossing an unwanted puppy over a 6-foot-high fence outside a commercial building in Ramona will be arraigned Thursday at the El Cajon courthouse on two misdemeanor charges, officials said.

Gary Sartor of Ramona faces up to six months in county jail or a fine of up to $1,000 for each violation — animal cruelty and abandonment — if convicted, according to county Animal Services Department spokesman Dan DeSousa.

Medical examiner identifies pedestrian killed on Route 67

Update, Tuesday, Nov. 4—The County Medical Examiner’s officer has identified the pedestrian who died after he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross state Route 67 early Saturday, Nov. 1, as Daniel Gene Huffman, 28, of Ramona.

Huffman was crossing SR-67 in a north to south direction, west of Mussey Grade Road, when he was hit by a pickup truck traveling east on the highway, just before 3:30 a.m., said the report.

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday

Before hitting the sack tonight, residents should remember to set clocks back an hour, as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end — giving us all an extra hour of sleep.

California and most other states will “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, as the state returns to Pacific Standard Time.

Olive Peirce Middle School redesignated state and national School to Watch

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Ramona Unified School District learned today that Olive Peirce Middle School has been redesignated a California and National School to Watch, reports Superintendent Robert Graeff, Ed.D.

“One of only 35 middle schools in the entire state to earn this honor, OPMS first earned this distinction three years ago — and has re-earned the right to continue flying this banner over its school,” Graeff said in his emailed announcement.

Crews have Walnut Street fire under control

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Emergency crews responded to the report of a fire in the 1300 block of Walnut Street at 3:41 p.m. today.

By 3:59, the fire was under control, reported the CHP website.

Halloween activities, rummage sales, art and wine festival among upcoming events

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MERCHANTS SAFE TRICK OR TREAT, 3 to 6 p.m., along Ramona’s Main Street. Participating merchants hand out treats to children. Presented by Ramona Chamber of Commerce. More: 760-789-1311.
RUMMAGE SALE, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Social Center, Sixth and E streets. Clothing, household items, books, toys, electronics and more. Open to the public. More: 760-787-0421.

New invasive mosquito found in county

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County environmental health officials are asking the public for help after the discovery of a new invasive mosquito in San Diego County that feeds in daylight hours and can transmit several diseases, including yellow fever, and dengue fever.

“We’re urging people to look for, and to eliminate or report any standing water that could be breeding grounds for mosquitoes, outside their homes, but also inside their homes because these small mosquitoes like to breed

Vehicle collides with forklift on San Vicente Road

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A collision between a car and a forklift in the San Vicente Road construction zone around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday sent one person to the hospital, according to reports.

California Highway Patrol said an 18-year-old male from Ramona was driving a 2005 Hyundai Accent south on San Vicente Road near Deviney Lane when the car rear-ended a forklift that was traveling about 25 mph and driven by a 33-year-old San Diego male.

Proposition Q = Measure Q

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What’s in a name? Apparently not as much as the county Registrar of Voters office led Ramona Unified School District officials to believe in early September, when it told the district it was changing the name of all local propositions to measures.
Propositions are state proposals and measures are local proposals, the registrar’s office told the district.
When voters began receiving sample ballots this month, they noticed that the district’s $40 million bond bid is Prop Q on the ballot and Measure Q in the Voter Information section.
“Ramona voters should keep just one thing in mind as they approach the polls,” Superintendent Dr. Robert Graeff wrote on the district’s Facebook page. “…Prop Q and Measure Q are the same exact initiative in support of the Ramona Unified School District. In short, Q = Q.”

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