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Fire department to host open house on Saturday

Youngsters will have the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of fire engines, meet Smokey Bear and watch emergency helicopters land during Ramona Fire Department’s annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Among other activities will be up-close viewing of a Cal Fire dozer and a Mercy Air helicopter, Jaws of Life demonstrations and stove fire demonstrations. The family event will be at Fire Station 80, 829 San Vicente Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.
An interactive fire safety trailer, California Highway Patrol and San Diego County sheriff’s booths, and Ramona Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) booth are among other open house features.
Mexican food will be available, and music is planned.
Anyone wishing more information may call 760-788-2269.

Narcotics investigation results in arrests of 20 Ramonans today

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The culmination of a ten-month narcotics operation, initiated by the sheriff’s Ramona substation, resulted in the arrests of 23 people in the early morning today, and seizure of 72.2 grams of methamphetamine, five pounds of marijuana, 147 marijuana plants, and prescription pills, reported Lt. Rich Williams at the Ramona station.
Six search warrants were served by the sheriff’s department in Ramona, along with one search warrant in Carlsbad and one in La Mesa. Twenty people were arrested in Ramona, two in La Mesa and one in Carlsbad, according to the report.

Carnival, fire department open house, quilt show, play opening among upcoming events

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Coming Home Night Carnival, ‘Johnny Brooke: A Ghost Story’ opening, annual quilt show, Ramona Fire Department Open House and Ramona VFW’s Christmas in October dinner are among events in Ramona Thursday through Sunday.

Power pole hit on Wildcat Canyon Road in early morning collision

Wednesday, 9 a.m. — California Highway Patrol is conducting alternating traffic control on Wildcat Canyon Road by Old Barona Road while crews replace a power pole that was hit in an early morning collision.

A multiple vehicle accident occurred around 1:20 a.m. and one of the vehicles is believed to have hit the San Diego Gas & Electric pole, stated the CHP website. Wildcat Canyon Road was shut down between San Vicente and Willow roads just before 6 a.m. and commuters were told to take state Route 67, according to reports.

Ramona Fire Department reports

Ramona Fire Department responded to:

Sunday, Oct. 12

•Medical aid, 2200 block El Paso Street.

•Medical aid, 1600 block Griffith Road.

Sheriff’s reports

Among reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station:

Sunday, Oct. 12

• Male, 44, arrested, 400 block 16th Street, battery to spouse/ex-spouse/date.

•Vandalism, 500 block 14th Street, $225 worth of damage to automotive parts, occurred between Oct. 8 and 12.

Minor injuries reported in two-vehicle collision at San Vicente Road and Hanson Lane

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Thursday, Oct. 9, 1:30 p.m.—Emergency responders reported minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of San Vicente Road and Hanson Lane around 1 p.m.

Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire paramedics were transporting a couple in their 60s who were in a white Camry — one of the vehicles involve — to an area hospital, said Capt. Jose Ramirez.

The driver of the other vehicle, an SUV, is an employee of Ramona High School, said the school’s principal, Dr. Chris King.

Search continues for woman, 75, missing from Julian campground

Monday, Oct. 6—Authorities searched for a third day today for a 75-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who went missing from the Pinezanita RV Park and Campgrounds in Julian.
Sally Estabrook was last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday at the 26.5-acre campground in the 4400 block of state Route 79, north of Harrison Park Road, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
She apparently walked off while her husband was showering, and he called the sheriff’s department to report her missing shortly before 5 p.m.
A sheriff’s department search and rescue team combed the area Saturday evening, and continued to do so on Sunday with no success.
Estabrook is white, 5 feet 4 and 145 pounds with shoulder-length blonde hair. She may be wearing a teal top and white knee-length pants. Sheriff’s officials said she is not very communicative but may respond to her name.
Anyone who spots Estabrook is asked to call 911 or the sheriff’s department at 858-565-5200.

House fire in 1500 block of Ashley Road

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Emergency crews are battling a house fire at 1540 Ashley Road that is sending plumes of smoke through the neighborhood and beyond.
According to neighbors the owner of the house died a couple months ago and it has been vacant.
Cause of the Saturday morning fire has not been determined as firefighters continue to fight the blaze.

Prepare for triple-digit temperatures

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Inland daytime temperatures are projected to soar into the triple digits from mid-morning to late afternoon Friday through Sunday, forecasters said.
For its part, Cal Fire is bracing for the hot weather by assigning an additional air tanker to the Ramona Airport this weekend, according to public-affairs Capt. Kendal Bortisser. In the event of a wildfire, Cal Fire would have a total of three airtankers at the ready to help squash the flames.
National Weather Service attributes the forecast to high pressure over California mixes with offshore flow.
In other parts of the county, the hottest temperatures will occur from mid-morning to late afternoon Friday and Saturday in coastal areas, and from late morning through late afternoon Friday and Saturday in the mountains, according to the weather service.
The agency scheduled a heat advisory for the valleys from 11 a.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Sunday and for coastal and mountain areas from 11 a.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday.
No advisory was issued for the deserts, though triple-digit heat is also expected there starting Friday.
“Heat can be stressful to animals and humans, making it hard for the body to acclimate and remain hydrated,” according to the weather service. “Without precautions, even healthy adults could experience heat stress and illness.”
The agency encouraged those spending time outside to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours, if possible.
Relief from the heat wave is expected early next week but it will be a slow cooling, forecasters said.

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