Category archives for: Ramona

Executive director considers his job a ‘grand opportunity’


Five Questions

Dr. Robert Argyelan is executive director of the Ramona Chamber of Commerce. A chiropractor with a background in fine arts, Argyelan has a lengthy list of accomplishments in professional, community and cultural developments. Originally from New Jersey, “just a subway ride from Manhattan,” Argyelan was exposed early to the museums and the culture of New York City. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Arts from New Jersey City University where he taught in the Fine Arts Department for 10 years. He obtained a grant to create a Department of Cultural Affairs for Jersey City, where he served as deputy director for 15 years.

Ramona Calendar of Events

ST. PATRICK’S DAY POT OF GOLD FOR CHARITY, Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m., ChuckAlek Independent Brewers, 2330 Main St., Suite C. All ages welcome. Live music by The Jive Bombers, special beer release, Bisher’s corned beef sandwiches. Benefits FORUS School Roofing Project, Neighborhood Tatas (Susan G. Komen 3-Day walkers), and Ramona Pony Baseball. Wear green.

San Diego County takes steps to regulate e-cigarettes


San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday took two actions intended to limit the use of electronic-smoking devices.

The board voted 3-1 to add several types of such devices to its anti-tobacco policy, and ordered staffers to look into outlawing the devices in county areas where traditional cigarettes are banned.

ChuckAlek to host St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold charity event Saturday


ChuckAlek Independent Brewers invites the community to St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold for Charity on Saturday, March 15, from 5 to 9 p.m.

The event will feature a live band — the Jive Bombers — and will benefit three Ramona charities: the Friends of Ramona Unified Schools (FORUS) school roofing project, the Neighborhood Tatas Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk team, and Ramona Pony Baseball.

Forest service officials estimate Gun fire will be contained by 8 tonight


Firefighters said today they expect to have a brush fire that scorched about 125 acres east of Pine Valley fully contained tonight.

No injuries or structure damage have been reported as a result of the fire, which was dubbed the Gun Fire because of its proximity to a hunting club.

Daylight saving time: Turn clocks ahead one hour


The weekend is going to be an hour shorter than usual, thanks to the beginning of daylight saving time at 2 a.m. Sunday. Before going to bed tonight, remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour. Firefighters encourage people to use the time change as a reminder to check smoke alarms and replace the batteries [...]

Ramona team ranks sixth in second day of San Diego Regional: FIRST Robotics Competition


Ramona High School’s robotics team ranks sixth today, the second day of the San Diego Regional: FIRST Robotics Competition in downtown San Diego.

The Ramona students are competing against approximately 60 teams, reports Kim Lasley, Ramona school board member at the competition in Valley View Casino Center, formerly San Diego Sports Arena.

Four-vehicle accident blocks lanes at SR-67 and Archie Moore Road

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Friday, March 7, 4:45 p.m. — California Highway Patrol has issued a SigAlert at state Route 67 and Archie Moore Road due to an accident involving four vehicles. According to CHP, the No. 1 northbound lane on Route 67 and left turn lane to Archie Moore are blocked.

The accident occurred around 4:40 p.m. and CHP also reported a fire at the scene.

Three injured in campfire blast in desert

A man and two teenage boys suffered burns today in an explosion during a school field trip to a desert campground, authorities reported.

The blast in the 200 block of Palm Canyon Drive in Borrego Springs happened shortly after 9 a.m., apparently when flammable fumes wafted into a campfire, according to Cal Fire.

Ramona Calendar of Events

DR. SEUSS BREAKFAST FOR DINNER, 4 to 8 p.m., Ramona Cafe, 628 Main St. Proceeds benefit Soroptimist International of Ramona awards and scholarships for women in Ramona. More: 760-789-8656.