A Ramona man who surrendered to sheriff’s deputies after damaging cars with a shovel and then hiding in an attic has pleaded guilty to felony assault and resisting an executive officer.
Daniel Michael Ponce, 24, will be sentenced Jan. 6 in El Cajon Superior Court. He is free on $30,000 bond.
Nov 15 2013 | Posted in News
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Ramona’s crime trends continue to fall, said Lt. James Bovet when presenting updated crime statistics at the Sheriff’s Citizen Advisory Group meeting Nov. 14.
“Our arrests have increased but our reported crimes are down,” he said.
At this time last year the crime rate was 20 per 1,000 people, but that rate has decreased to 10.3.
The annual Komen San Diego Three-Day Walk begins this morning to raise money to fight breast cancer.
The trek will cover 60 miles, beginning at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and ending with a celebration Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.
As the winter solstice approaches, the nights grow longer and daylight hours decrease.
It has been common for many of the world’s peoples to illuminate the darkness by the lighting of candles. This practice is observed by many of the world’s religions and has been so for many millennia.
An estimated 500 people participated in the 5th Annual Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Walk for Life at the Ramona High School field on Saturday.
They walked the track, wore memory beads and bracelets, learned Zumba moves, had their faces painted, posted messages and/or photos on the Memory Wall, decorated memory tea light bags, won prizes, listened to music, visited the food booth, and talked with and received information from counselors and others manning the resource tables.
“It was a great crowd, said Sun Valley Council PTA President Kristina Krohne, event chair. “It just grows every year.”
Approximately $1,000 in donations came from students, parents, school employees and community members at the walk, and the food booth raised about $300. Add to that the $1,700 donated before the walk — $800 from Dr. Jane Tanaka, $800 from Palomar Health and $100 from Fitness Xpress — and a total of $3,000 will go to anti-bullying, Challenge Day and other programs at Ramona High, Montecito High, Olive Peirce Middle School and the elementary schools.
Decisions about specific programs will be made after walk organizers discuss options with school counselors, said Krohne.
More information about the walk is on the Ramona Suicide Prevention Walk for Life Facebook page and on the Ramona Unified School District Facebook page.
Fixing the intersection of State Route 67 and Highland Valley/Dye roads for improved traffic flow could come at the expense of other county road projects.
That could be welcome news to those opposing the Dye Road Extension and the Ramona Street Extension.
Ramona Community Planning Group Chair Jim Piva has led the push to improve the Route 67 and Highland Valley/Dye roads intersection to alleviate the traffic backups during
San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency advises people against using OxyElite Pro dietary supplement capsules or powder products after several people, including a San Diego County resident, reported liver damage.
The agency said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the manufacturer, USPlabs LLC of Dallas, has voluntarily recalled OxyElite Pro Super Thermo capsules, Ultra-Intense Thermo capsules and Super Thermo powder dietary supplements.
Wednesday, Nov. 13—Four U.S. Marines died today in an accident at Camp Pendleton, according to base officials.
The fatalities occurred about 11 a.m. during a maintenance operation at the USMC base north of Oceanside, military authorities said.
The victims’ names will be announced 24 hours after next of kin notification.
“We offer our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the families of the Marines lost today in this tragic accident,” . said Brig. Gen. John W. Bullard, Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West — Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. “Our first priority is to provide the families with the support they need during this difficult time,”
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Nov 13 2013 | Posted in News
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RAMONA REVITALIZATION STEERING COMMITTEE, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St. County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Ramona subcommittee chairs, and county staff give reports on community projects, infrastructure, public safety, health services, and economic development. Open to the public.
Because of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, Ramona Design Review Board will meet a week early in November and December.
The group will meet Thursday, Nov. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 19. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. in Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane.
Nov 13 2013 | Posted in Business
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