Rain predicted for lower elevations, snow at higher elevations
Rain could fall up to the elevation of Pine Valley, and snow might dust Julian and higher points, as a low pressure system moves toward the county, forecasters said Sunday.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory starting at midnight and expiring at noon Monday. The NWS expected rain to turn to snow early Monday at about the 4,500 foot level, which includes Cuyamaca, Mount Laguna and Ranchita.
Ramona Senior Center has a new website: ramonaseniorcenter.com.
The center at 434 Aqua Lane is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for legal holidays.
Monday, Feb. 3: Exercise at 9 a.m., Lace/Crochet at 9 a.m., Ramblers Travel Club at 1 p.m.
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An area off Montecito Way across from an old rodeo arena is being used as a vernal pool restoration/creation area for the Montecito Ranch development, according to a consultant working with the developer.
Last month some residents saw workers planting at the site. Round depressions in the ground were flagged with new plants. The mitigation bank, adjacent to the northeast portion of the county-owned Ramona Grasslands Preserve, is within an approximately 220-acre site dedicated to open space for Montecito Ranch, said a county official.
A James Dukes Elementary teacher was released early from school Thursday after an incident during recess.
Superintendent Robert Graeff said the primary grade teacher who is battling an illness removed her pants in the classroom and wandered outside. The campus supervisor and a teacher in the classroom next door witnessed her “and quietly and professionally escorted the teacher back into the classroom,” said Graeff.
Some students witnessed the incident, he said.
The principal was called and school officials sought medical attention from Ramona paramedics, said Graeff. Once paramedics examined her, she was released for the day. She was not in class Friday.
“We’re working with medical professionals to address the illness condition,” said Graeff. “Once that’s resolved, we will take the next step, which very likely will be (she will) return to work. She will not be in on Monday.”
Graeff explained he is unable to say more because employees have rights.
“Her illness motivated her to do something inappropriate,” said Graeff, noting she took off her pants but was never naked.
“This was not a flasher,” he said. “There’s no crime.”
Primary grades are kindergarten through third grade.
Approximately 45,000 San Diego County residents signed up for health plans through Covered California in the final three months of last year, the agency announced today.
The total of 45,081 represents 105 percent of the base projection of 43,051 sign-ups Covered California estimated for the region during the entire six-month enrollment period, which ends March 31.
A felon who had been released from jail as a result of AB 109, the state’s prison realignment to prevent overcrowding, was re-arrested on a number of felony charges, said Lt. Hank Turner of the sheriff’s Ramona station.
Turner said deputies responded to a call of shots fired Friday evening, Jan. 24, in the 1700 block of San Vicente Road, and saw Dusten Hayes, 31, throw a shotgun over a fence. Deputies retrieved the shotgun and believed he was under the influence of controlled substances, said Turner.
San Diego County authorities today warned the public not to fall for a telephone scam in which a male caller posing as a peace officer tells potential victims that they have a family member named in an outstanding warrant and an immediate cash payment is needed to avoid arrest.
SPAGHETTI DINNER, Ramona VFW, 2247 Kelly Ave., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. seatings. Hosted by Ramona High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. $10 per meal. Proceeds help defray cost of NJROTC’s trip to Pearl Harbor this spring.
About 1,300 volunteers — three in Ramona — took to the streets Friday in the annual countywide homeless count to give government agencies and charities an idea of how many people are living on the streets or in shelters.
Ramona volunteers Kathleen Kelley, Joe Minervini and U.S. Navy Chief Wiley Nowling met at 5:30 a.m. in the Jack in the Box parking lot at 1056 Main St., got into Minervini’s vehicle and spent the next three hours traveling throughout town to get as close a count as possible.
A two-year prison term was handed down Wednesday for a man who took a hatchet to a stranger’s home, and then tried to axe the man’s neighbor and a vehicle in Ramona.
Devin Michael Jones, 23, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism, said Deputy District Attorney Matthew Carberry.