Category archives for: Ramona

The Art Center aims to connect community with artist


This fall sees the opening of the The Art Center in Ramona, where everything from traditional to expressive art will be explored.

The center’s mission is to create an inclusive community art space, where the community and the artist are put into direct contact, states the announcement of the center’s opening.

Rickey Rae Thomas graduates from 40th Annual San Diego Law Enforcement Explorer Academy


Ramona resident Rickey Rae Thomas completed the highest phase of the San Diego Law Enforcement Explorer Academy for the second time, and received her certificate of completion in August at a ceremony in Mandeville Auditorium in La Jolla.

She was among 241 Explorers from two dozen California and Washington state law enforcement agencies participating in the weeklong, live-in academy held on the University of California, San Diego campus. The training, which is divided into three phases, prepares Explorers to work alongside sheriff’s deputies and police officers.

The program’s first phase, which Thomas completed several years ago, is the equivalent of a basic police academy. In this phase topics include the administration of justice, criminal law, officer safety, traffic enforcement, juvenile procedures, physical c

Cuyamaca State Park and the squeaky wheel

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Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is undergoing a transformation, and it’s not too late to be heard on the matter.

The nearly 25,000-acre park has acquired more land and is adjacent to Anza Borrego State Park as well as other public lands and trails. The third and final public meeting was held nearly a year ago and the public comment period is now open.

Truck crash knocks out power in Ramona

A truck took out a power pole in Ramona Friday, knocking out electricity for about 100 utility customers, authorities said.

Witnesses reported about 6 a.m. that a large commercial truck hit the pole at Highland Valley and Rangeland roads and was off the road, the California Highway Patrol said.

Highland Valley Road reopened after large truck overturned near Rangeland

Friday, Sept. 5, 9:30 a.m.—Highland Valley Road has been reopened following closure this morning due to a large commercial truck that overturned in a field near Rangeland Road, according to California Highway Patrol.

Ramona Pregnancy Care Clinic to start childbirth preparation series Sunday

Ramona Pregnancy Care Clinic’s free four-session childbirth preparation series will begin Sunday, Sept. 7, and continue from 2 to 4 p.m. each Sunday through Sept. 28.
The class is designed to prepare a mother-to-be for the birth experience. Some of the topics covered will be choices available, nutrition during pregnancy, medical intervention, and different drugs and medications offered in the hospital. Natural pain relief, how to make a birth plan and what to do in case of an emergency also will be discussed as will breast feeding and information about the newborn.
Attendance at all four classes is encouraged. For more information or to register, call 760-789-7059. Ramona Pregnancy Care Clinic is at 1530 Main St., Suite 6.

SDG&E adds helitanker to high-risk fire season arsenal

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For the fifth consecutive year, San Diego Gas & Electric has contracted for the use of a firefighting helitanker with the capacity to drop up to 2,500 gallons of water at a time.

The Erikson Air-Crane and a second helicopter will be on standby for use by fire agencies through autumn, a period generally marked by high fire risk.

Ramona Calendar of Events

Ramona Stars 4-H, Garden Club, service clubs and Santana Riders among groups meeting this week.
Ramona Bar Association provides free legal clinic Saturday, and Arriba Teen Center reopens after summer hiatus.

CHP arrests 88 for DUI over Labor Day weekend

No traffic fatalities occurred in the San Diego area over the Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday.

Between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Monday, CHP officers jailed 88 motorists on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the county, according to the state agency.

Statewide, automobile accidents claimed 49 lives over the same period, and the CHP made 1,168 arrests for suspicion of DUI.

Ramona Bulldog Booster Club: What is it and what does it do?

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“Booster clubs are just there for the football team,” seems to be what many believe of most high school booster groups. That’s not the case at Ramona High School.

Ramona Bulldog Booster Club (RBBC) raises a lot of money at football games but gives the majority of the money raised to everyone else. The football team gets a percentage of snack bar sales and season tickets purchased, but the remainder of the funds raised at the games and through other fundraisers goes into the bank to provide monetary grants to the not so high profile team sports and clubs.