World War II fighter airplanes, experimental aircraft, firefighting air tankers and helicopters, air traffic control tower tour, food, classic cars and big-rig trucks, face painting and Smokey Bear — all at Ramona Airport Open House Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, Update, 3:45 p.m.—Firefighters have extinguished the brush fire, reports Karen Brainard with the Sentinel.
Wildfires that swept through San Diego County in 2007 spurred development of a web-based weather monitoring system that quantifies the risks of blazes during Santa Ana windstorms to equip first-responders and the public with information to prepare for an emergency, officials said today.
U.S. Forest Service rangers, along with representatives from San Diego Gas & Electric and UCLA, jointly developed the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index, which was unveiled during a briefing at the forest service’s Southern California Geographic Area Coordination Center in Riverside.
Upgrades to the San Vicente wastewater treatment plant and Fire Station 81, both of which serve San Diego Country Estates, were recommended by the three Ramona Municipal Water District directors who sat through the entire Sept. 9 meeting, as one director walked out early following an angry encounter with board president Darrell Beck.
It was the third or fourth meeting this year that Director Rex Schildhouse, who represents a portion of the Estates in his Division 3, walked out of a meeting after clashing with other directors. He told the Sentinel he did so in
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 4:30 p.m.—Two vehicles were involved in a collision on San Vicente Road near Deviney Lane, around 4:20 p.m., California Highway Patrol reports, and both lanes are blocked. The two vehicles — a white sedan and a silver SUV — have major front end damage and will need tow trucks, state the CHP website.
The goldspotted oak borer (GSOB) continues to claim the lives of oak trees in Ramona.
Latest casualties include two oak trees on the San Vicente Golf Course and a tree in the right-of-way on Archie Moore Road, south of Rancho De la Angel Road.
Ramona Community Planning Group voted Sept. 4 to recommend to the county that the tree on Archie Moore be cut down as it is now considered a safety hazard.
Tuesday, Sept. 16—A traffic collision involving a white Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck and a Volkswagen car at state Route 67 and Kay Dee Lane around 10:45 a.m. sent one person to Palomar Medical Center, said authorities.
Two people were treated at the scene for bumps and scrapes and released, said a Cal Fire official. No other information is available.
Sep 16 2014 | Posted in News
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Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday
Ramona prepares for another day triple-digit heat, as temperatures near 100 before noon. Yesterday’s high was 102 degrees, and the Saturday’s high was 100 at Ramona Airport, although residents reported temperatures of 103 and even higher in San Diego Country Estates.
An All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be held in Ramona Senior Center, 434 Aqua Lane, on Saturday, Sept. 20, from noon to 6 p.m.
The meal will include spaghetti with or without meat sauce and salad. Iced tea and water also will be served.
Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will be available at the door. Advance tickets available at the center.
Proceeds will benefit the senior center, which provides meals and activities for those aged 60 and older in Ramona and nearby communities.
Sep 12 2014 | Posted in News
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pressure and offshore winds are expected to push temperatures into the triple digits in the region this weekend and into the start of next week, forecasters said today.
Heat advisory extended to Tuesday evening
A National Weather Service heat advisory for the valleys is set to take effect at 10 a.m. Saturday and extend until 7 p.m. Monday.
Higher than average temperatures on Saturday are expected give way to even hotter weather Sunday and Monday across inland and coastal areas in Southern California, with the highest temperatures in inland valleys, according to the weather service.