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Third-generation Ramonan stages Health & Wellness Expo Saturday

Third-generation Ramonan Marcie Laws will stage a Health and Wellness Expo featuring everything from organic and natural foods to face painting and firefighters at Ramona Town Hall on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Laws, owner/operator of Mirabella Care, is a senior care provider and personal assistant.
“Through my work, I am interested in providing organic and natural foods and products to my clients and child, as well as other services that promote overall health and wellness,” she said.
The expo will showcase vendors that provide health and wellness goods and services such as organic foods, natural and green cleaning products, fitness experts, weight loss solutions, medicine alternatives, natural pet products, medical professionals and gluten-free products.
A guest speaker will discuss healthy eating choices and how it affects overall wellness, CrossFit Brand X will provide demonstrations, Dr. Richard Turpin’s Chiropractic Clinic will offer free spinal evaluations, and Ramona Fire Department will provide information about fire prevention during the drought and how to clear vegetation from property and yards to make them less of a fire hazard. The department also will have a fire truck at the expo, said Laws.
Face painting for the children also is planned.
Admission is $1.
The first 300 people attending will receive a goodie bag with coupons from local businesses as well as treats and samples.
“What’s exciting for me is that I was born and raised here, and some of the participating vendors are people I literally went to elementary school with,” noted Laws. “Now we all have young kids and aging parents, and are interested in making sure they have healthy choices available right here in Ramona. As a senior care provider, I also think these vendors and topics are very important as we age. I also love the opportunity to support and promote small local business and remind people to shop Ramona.”
Town Hall is at 729 Main St.

Whooping cough cases surpass last year, say county health officials

The number of pertussis cases in San Diego County so far this year has surpassed the record set in 2010, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced.

The agency has tallied 1,183 confirmed diagnoses of the disease, also known as whooping cough, in 2014. The 2010 total was 1,179, according to the health agency.

Ramona Skateboard Champions to outline plans Tuesday

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Less than a month after one skateboard park group dropped its efforts, another stepped up as torchbearer and will hold an information meeting for the public on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

The meeting will be in Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The town’s new skatepark proponents are the Ramona Skatepark Champions. They met with members of the Friends of the Lakeside Skatepark last Monday and held an executive meeting last Tuesday to discuss what they had learned and to focus their efforts, said Dwight Webster, the group’s media spokesperson.

“Who we are, what we know so far and what we plan to do” will be among discussion topics at the public meeting, said Webster. They will provide some history of previous skatepark efforts in town and outline what they want to do now and in the future.

Friends of Ramona Unified Schools receives federal tax-exempt status

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Friends of Ramona Unified Schools (FORUS), a volunteer organization started in 2013, has received tax-exempt status from the federal Internal Revenue Service.

“That is great news,” said FORUS member Dave Patterson, chair of the nonprofit’s Roof Project, when he learned of the IRS notice last week.

The California nonprofit had been awaiting word from IRS before re-energizing its Roof Project campaign.

Ramona planning group attracts 15 candidates

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Wednesday, Aug. 13—Fifteen citizens are vying for seven seats on the Ramona Community Planning Group in the Nov. 4 election, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters website today. Four are incumbents seeking re-election to the 15-member group that serves as an adviser to the county on planning and land use issues. The [...]

Creek bed cleanup hits bureaucratic snags

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Bureaucratic hurdles have stalled efforts by the Ramona sheriff’s station to clean up the Santa Maria Creek bottom, even as it continues to arrest criminals living and hoarding items among the bed’s vegetation.

Lt. Hank Turner of the Ramona station updated the Ramona Community Planning Group, a creek cleanup advocate, on the project during the planners’ Aug. 7 meeting.

Sheriff’s reports: Deputies arrest four living in creek bed on private property

Sheriff’s deputies from the Ramona station arrested four people Aug. 6 who were living in the Santa Maria creek bed on private property near B and 11th streets, according to reports.

Lt. Hank Turner said the property owner had signed a “no trespass” letter with the sheriff’s department. Doing so lets the sheriff’s department know that anyone living in the creek bed on private property does not have the owner’s permission.

Arrested for disorderly conduct: lodge without consent were three males, ages 34, 37 and 32, and a 55-year-old female. Turner said they were living in a tent. The lieutenant pointed out that homelessness is not a crime but it is a crime to live on

Crews rescue three female hikers from Cedar Creek Falls trail

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Three female hikers suffering from heat-related symptoms were rescued from the Cedar Creek Falls trail around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to officials. San Diego County Sheriff’s Department sent two helicopters to hoist the hikers from the trail and bring them to a landing area near Ramona Fire Station 81 on San Vicente Road. The hikers [...]

Neighbors air issues about solar plants in Ramona

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As the owners of the solar facility at Warnock Road and Ramona Street indicate they want to be a better neighbor, the company proposing a solar plant on Creelman Lane is not gaining any fans.

Vicky Tate, a Creelman Lane resident, said the neighbors’ efforts with San Diego Gas & Electric is moving backward. SDG&E wants to build a 4 to 5 megawatt solar energy facility on approximately 17.5 acres of its property at the northwest corner of Creelman Lane and Ashley Road. The utility has a substation at the end of Creelman Lane, a dirt road, and neighbors are asking that the road be paved because the SDG&E trucks create a lot of dust.

Shoes & Socks Program helps nearly 100 Ramona schoolchildren

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Ramona Kmart’s shoe section was busy today and will be busy again Aug. 17, as school-age children in need receive a pair of new shoes and a package of socks, thanks to the Shoes and Socks Program sponsored by the Outreach Ministry at St. Mary’s In-the-Valley Episcopal Church.

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