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elcome to Ramona, affectionately known as the “Valley of the Sun,” where all-American, small-town hospitality greets visitors and residents alike. The community is proud to be home to so many hardworking individuals, including members of law enforcement and the military. Often you will see our nation’s flag flying majestically in front of homes and businesses, as well as up and down Main Street. With outstanding and awardwinning schools, shopping diversity, recreational opportunities, fine restaurants, cultural events, and plenty of activities for the kids, there’s something here for everyone. Ramona is not only a great

place to live, it’s a fantastic place to visit, with an intimate sense of community and friendly ambience. Ramona also boasts warm summers and cool winters, perfect for a variety of outdoor activities. The climate is also conducive to agriculture, making Ramona one of the leading producers of grapes and fine wines in Southern California. Thriving within the 89,000-acre Ramona Valley American Viticulture Area and nurtured by the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association, the burgeoning wine industry has added a new and exciting dimension to the area’s unique charm. We invite you to look through “The Guide to Ramona” and discover why America is our country, and Ramona is our hometown. n

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Contents

the Guide to Ramona • Issue 11 ~ Winter 2013/Spring 2014

Ramona is Our Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Experience Ramona, The Town With a Heart . . . . . 5 Eucalyptus Colonnade a Majestic Canopy . . . . . . . . 6 120 Years for Town Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Dickens-Style Christmas Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Deep Christmas Tree Roots in Ramona . . . . . . . . 10 Local Crafters Sell at Town Hall Shows . . . . . . . . 15 Where the Camels Roam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ramona’s Royal Representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Artists’ Studios A Feast for the Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Spring Gardens on Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Museum Keeps History Alive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Local Cuisine Satisfies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Location, Location, LOCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Boy Scouts in Ramona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Country Roads — Pioneer Names Live On . . . . . . 30 Equestrian Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Map of Ramona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 A Museum for Copters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Wine Country Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Ramona Wineries Come of Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Play While the Sun Shines! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Changing Lives One Horse at a Time . . . . . . . . . . 43 Marvelous Murals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Rodeo Queen Brittney Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Collier County Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Concert Series an Annual Delight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Ramona is a Shopping Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Looking Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Hikes & Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Parading Down Main Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 The Sound of Music in Ramona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Ramona Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Camping In and Around Ramona . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Getting Ready for the Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Library Grows with the Community . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Community Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Advertiser Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

On the Cover: The Original Old Town Ramona Antique Fair, Ramona Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Lighting, and Ramona Rodeo

PUBLISHERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darrel and Carol Kinney Writers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tracy Rolling, Annette Williams, Ruth Lepper, Johnny McDonald, Ann Reilly Cole, Bobbi Zane, Tiffany Pressler, Darrell Beck Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Kinney, Darrel Kinney, John Jones, Tracy Rolling, Paul Tarr, Annette Williams, Tiffany Pressler, Darrell Beck Graphic Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Van Doren

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— Darrell Beck

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t the turn of the 20th century, the road leading into Santa Maria Valley from the west consisted of a dirt wagon trail, rutted and muddy during the winter and dusty silt in the summer. Because travelers could only find relief from the hot sun in the shady canyons and under the live oaks on Mussey Grade, land developer, D.C. “Charlie” Collier wanted to improve the appearance of the entrance to the valley by planting a double row of eucalyptus shade trees along the road. On April 28, 1909, the Cuyamaca News reported, “An adequate corps of Ramona citizens interested in the development and improvements of our valley set out approximately 2,000 sugar gum trees.” The trees were arranged in a

double row, “Bordering the stage road from the Earl School to the premises of James Booth.” With the exception of a half-mile tract of adobe east of Etcheverry that was impractical for planting, the boulevard of young trees measured six miles. According to the agreement at the time Collier donated the trees, the Ramona Improvement Company was to do the planting, and the County Board of Supervisors was to provide the care necessary for their growth. In 1931, more trees were planted about two miles from town by members of the American Legion, but by the turn of the 21st century, the colonnade only extended to Etcheverry Street. All of the other trees had long since disappeared, either due to drought, poor soil, disease or the woodsman’s axe. n

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120 Years for Town Hall

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n Feb. 22, 1894, Ramona Town Hall was dedicated to the community by Augustus and Martha Barnett. The building’s intended purpose was to serve as a hall for dances and a public library, and it became a primary gathering place for community events. Over the years, the facility has been home to a public high school, bank, courthouse, sheriff’s office, Chamber of Commerce, basketball court, and a

theater for films and live entertainment, among other uses. Following an arson fire in 1995, the building required major renovations. Due to the efforts of the Town Hall Board of Trustees and Honorary Mayor, the East and West wings have been restored, and the building is again being used as a meeting spot for local groups and fundraising events. n

Ramona Town Hall in early 20th Century.

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here is no better place to hold a traditional “Dickens of a Christmas Dinner” than in historic Ramona Town Hall. The event, hosted by the Town Hall Board of Trustees and Honorary Mayor Sharon Davis, will feature a Charles Dickens village theme and harkens back to the first Town Hall Christmas Dinner held in 1894, when the facility was brand new. The gala fundraiser is set for Dec. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., at 729 Main St., where guests will enjoy a roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings, no-host bar featuring local wines, live piano and violin music, and a youth choir. Period attire is encouraged. Proceeds benefit Ramona Town Hall. Tickets are $65, available only in advance and limited to guests age 21 and older. Call 760-789-0574 or visit www.ramonatownhall.com. n

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— Tracy Rolling

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mall towns across America are planning to celebrate the holidays this year in pretty big ways, including Ramona. That’s because the community has a few deep roots, especially when it comes to Christmas trees.

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For 28 years, local residents Fred and Vickie Christian have provided Christmas trees to families in and around the area. The owners of Pine Tree Acres, located at 620 Haverford Rd., say they may have started the business 28 years ago, “But it seems like just yesterday, and we still love it!” Excited to be part of the community’s Christmas tree tradition, the pinery offers choose-and-cut trees, potted trees, and a variety of fresh-cut fir trees, including Noble, grand, Fraser and Nordmann. They say selecting the perfect tree boils down to personal preference and available space. In addition to selling trees, they offer activities for the whole family, including cookie and ornament decorating, hot apple cider, a petting zoo and weekend pony rides. Even Santa joins in the weekend fun. Pine Tree Acres opens the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 29, and remains open until Dec. 15. Weekday hours are from noon to 5 p.m., with weekend hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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naturally fragrant selection of fresh-cut Noble, Douglas and grand firs; cedar wreaths; and locally grown poinsettias. Visiting the ranch is a tradition enjoyed by locals as well as folks from out of town, including repeat customers and word-of-mouth clients. Christmas tree shoppers appreciate that the ranch’s trees are not only fresh and moist, but also affordable. Mountain Valley Ranch is open daily from Nov. 29 through Dec. 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by 842 Highway 78 or visit www.mountainvalleyranch.com.

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Christmas trees will also be sold by Ramona Ag Boosters from Dec. 8 to 22 in the lot at Fifth and Main streets. Tree sales support the Ramona High School Future Farmers of America and local 4-H clubs. Hours are Monday through Friday, 5 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Other deep roots include the 21st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, sponsored by the Ramona Chamber of Commerce. Scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m., the town tree lighting will illuminate the season and dazzle both young and old. Taking place at Collier Park, located at 626 E. St., the family-friendly event

is expected to draw a handsome crowd by offering photos with Santa, live entertainment, a snow machine, vendor booths and food for purchase. Admission is free, and Chamber officials say the tree lighting is a wonderful way to welcome the Christmas season as a community. n

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Local Crafters Sell at Town Hall Shows

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bout 25 vendors show off their wares for the “In Your Own Backyard” craft shows that set up shop twice a year in Ramona Town Hall. Town Hall directors often turn out to give tours of the historic building. Vicki Franano, one of the organizers of the show, has her own specialty. She makes, or creates, “Renewed Beginnings.” She describes her craft as “upscale recycled and refurbished” items. “I make votive holders out of wine bottles,” she says. “Sometimes I actually make furniture out of old windows.” Other items for sale are handmade purses, jewelry and gift items, with everything one-of-a-kind. Franano, along with Susan Doughner and Lynette Harding, started the In Your Own Backyard craft shows about three years ago, so named because the first show was held in a backyard. B R A n d

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Doughner makes memory boxes, and Harding’s craft is wire-wrapped jewelry with gemstones and sterling silver. In Your Own Backyard craft fair will be open at 729 Main St. on Dec. 6 from noon to 7 p.m.; Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many merchants along Main Street from Sixth to Eighth streets will be open until 7 p.m. on Friday and promoting their businesses all weekend. n

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Where the Camels Roam — Ann Reilly Cole

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ight here in Ramona, far away from the desert winds of the Middle East or the North African continent, you can get up close and personal with camels at the Oasis Camel Dairy. Pet, feed, ride and learn more than you ever thought you wanted to know about the gentle giants. While you’re there, you can pick up some luscious soaps and lotions or chocolate made from camel’s milk. The husband-and-wife team of Gil and Nancy Riegler have created a unique sanctuary where camels in need can come for care and rehabilitation in order to become

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Artists’ Studios a Feast for the Eyes

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Museum Keeps History Alive

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uy B. Woodward Museum is set in the heart of Old Town Ramona, where buildings and furnishings from days gone by have found a home, thanks to the farsightedness of the late Guy B. Woodward and the Ramona Pioneer Historical Society. The museum, located at 645 Main St., is open Thursday and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., and by appointment. Call 760-789-7644. n

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rom elegant to casual, from leisurely to on-the-go, local dining establishments can meet your mealtime needs. Let someone else do the cooking while you enjoy views of the Valley of the Sun through spectacular picture windows or from an outdoor seating area. There are establishments that offer an all-American, home-style menu; award-winning burgers; hearty, authentic Italian entrees; or sumptuous meals served in a resort setting. Desserts from area bakeries also take the cake — or pie — when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth.

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Location, Location, LOCATION

— Tracy Rolling

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amona is one of the most unique and rural communities in San Diego County, according to Scott Norton, president of the Ramona Real Estate Association. He describes the quaint country town as centrally located between the beaches and mountains, literally at the heart of San Diego. “It has a nice, comfortable atmosphere that offers a well-balanced blend of country living,” he said. “Plus, it is much more affordable than other

areas in San Diego.” Boasting property amenities that often include room for horses and livestock, vineyards or orchards, private or club swimming pools, golf courses, and endless scenic views, Norton said, “It’s not just about the homes, it’s about the quality of life.” He says that there is a wide variety of activities for children, seniors and families, and that some of the local events include an annual Main Street Parade, rodeo, art and garden shows, among others. Norton applauds the Mural Project,

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which focuses on creating colorful masterpieces on the sides of buildings in the downtown business district between Fifth and 10th streets. He also takes note of the many reputable stores that offer quality products and friendly service. “We have a growing wine industry and a lot of open space for people to enjoy.” In addition to single-family homes in both planned communities and rural neighborhoods, there are manufactured homes, senior parks, condominiums, ranches, and plenty of land for homebuyers who want to build their custom dream home. “You definitely get more ‘bang for your buck’ in Ramona, so to speak.” Home values range from $150,000 to well into the millions, and inventory is constantly changing. Norton encourages people who are interested in moving to Ramona to consult a Ramona real estate professional who knows the area intimately, and can guide homebuyers to the right location. n

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Boy Scouts in Ramona

— Tracy Rolling

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here are a variety of programs and activities for children in Ramona. One of them is the Boy Scouts of America. Under the Pacific Crest District, which encompasses Ramona, Julian, Borrego Springs, Warner Springs, Barona and Mataguay, there are roughly 28 troops and packs with

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more than 400 boys. Describing the program as one that build life skills, former District Chairman Russ Christensen said, “Scouting introduces a lot of opportunities for boys, and teaches leadership, self reliance and personal skills, all while having fun.”

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The program is open to boys from first grade at the Cub Scout level up to age 18. With the focus being on fun, parent and adult leaders guide and teach the boys hundreds of practical skills during meetings and outings. Older boys mentor younger boys, and all Scouts contribute to community service projects. While the highest rank in Scouting is Eagle, a boy must earn the rank by age 18, but it is not a requirement. Boys can earn merit badges and rank advancement at their own pace. To learn about Boy Scout programs in Ramona, visit http://pacificcrest. sdicbsa.org. n

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Country Roads

Pioneer Names Live On

Ashley Road is one of many byways named in Photo by Darrel Kinney honor of Ramona citizens. — Ruth Lepper

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everal of Ramona’s country roads were named in honor of the town’s pioneers. Let’s take a look at Ashley, Bargar, Barnett, Keyes and Telford roads. Often the location of a road has to do with where its namesake lived. George Ashley lived on the road that now bears his name. He was a noted gemologist and miner. Examples of his lapidary work are on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Barnett Road may be the best known of this group because of its namesake,

Augustus Barnett. If only a smattering of local lore is known, it’s that Barnett was the man behind Ramona Town Hall. He had it built and donated it to the people of Ramona. George Telford was one of the original members of the Ramona Town Hall Board of Trustees. He was a carpenter who also helped build the Town Hall as well as First Congregational Church. Keyes Road is perhaps the most mispronounced name in the entire town, or even all of San Diego County. It is pronounced “Kize.” Remember that next time you are driving on it. George Keyes moved around the backcountry before settling in Ramona in 1900. Previously, he had ranches in Warner Springs, Julian and Banner. He also was a justice of the peace. Bargar Road, on the other hand, is quite often misspelled. It is with “ar” at the end, not “er” that has turned up on maps and business stationery. John Bargar is this road’s namesake. He was a leading entrepreneur in the early part of the 20th century and is credited with bringing water to Santa Maria Valley. Take note that of these five early residents, three of the men were named “George.” It’s a wonder there isn’t a George Road in Ramona. n

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Casey Tibbs Western Center 760-789-3407 or email equestrian@sdcea.net International Equestrian Center 760-789-3407 or email equestrian@sdcea.net Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center www.cornerstonetrc.org SAN DIEGO HIPPOTHERAPY www.sandiegohippotherapy.org

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ith its rare display devoted to the history of vertical flight, Classic Rotors, located at Ramona Airport, is a must-see museum. Twenty-five helicopters representing those that have been flown for decades are positioned inside two hangars. Additionally, there are locations for restoration work and interesting memorabilia. After building and learning to fly his own helicopter, Mark DiCiero founded Classic Rotors in 1992. It is one of only four such museums giving attention to helicopter advancement, to honor rotorcraft pioneers and companies like Bell, Hughes and Robinson. They are constantly improving and expanding exhibits. In association with the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, Classic Rotors’ exhibits include

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museum, the operation is based on donations, memberships and sponsorships. Classic Rotors’ key objective is to provide education about and demonstrate the various designs in rotor technology, including tandem, coaxial, conventional (single), sync (intermeshing) and tip power. The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other days and hours vary. For tours, call 760-650-9257. n

Sikorsky, Hiller and Kaman. There is also a pair of Russian-built copters. They have a fully restored flying Piasecki H-21 Shawnee tandemrotor that attends a dozen air shows each year. Associations also include those with the San Diego Air and Space Museum, USS Midway, Experimental Aircraft Association, Naval Helicopter Association and the Canadian Museum of Flight. Since it is an all-volunteer, nonprofit

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Pamo Valley Winery

603 Main Street • 760/271-3090 Mon-Fri: 2-6/Sat-Sun: 11-6 pamovalleywinery.com

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Witch Creek Winery

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amona wineries aren’t just growing a bountiful bouquet of grapes, they are growing a reputation as an up-and-coming leader in the industry. After a short and scenic drive from downtown San Diego, guests will find Ramona boutique wineries both intimate and inviting. Most of the tasting rooms offer casual and comfortable settings, with both indoor

and outdoor accommodations. Oftentimes, the winemakers are on-site, ready to personally assist visitors with palatable recommendations and give suggestions for pairing specific wines for holiday and celebratory events. Most tasting rooms are open on weekends, and groups greater than 10 should call ahead. n

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Ramona Wineries Come of Age

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ess than 10 years ago, wineries were few and far between in Ramona, despite the ideal grape-growing climate found here. Now the region holds numerous vineyards and boutique wineries, many of which have earned honors in wine competitions held throughout Southern California.

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Ramona Wineries Come of Age Continued from page 39

Some of the wineries are more seasoned, and some are recently opened. They offer popular styles such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Chardonnay. But some winemakers are experimenting with grapes new to the area, such as Petit Verdot, Picpoul Blanc, and Alicante Bouschet. An Estate designation at a winery means all the grapes were grown on the property. Two wineries described here lie along the southern and western edges of Ramona.

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Most charge for tasting and serve indoors and outdoors. In some cases access roads can be challenging, but worth doing. Chuparosa Vineyards 910 Gem Lane Rd., 760-788-0059 www.chuparosavineyards.com Open Sat. - Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. A Spanish setting prevails here, where owners Carolyn and Andy Harris serve up Zinfandel, Sangiovese, and Malbec. What we love: knowledgeable wine makers. Woof’n Rose Winery and Vineyard 17073 Garjan Lane, 760-788-4818 www.woofnrose.com Open by Appointment Proprietors Stephen and Marilyn Kahle greet wine-tasting guests on a veranda with a sweeping valley view. At 12 for 2012, their medal count may be the highest in the Ramona region. Consider their Cabernet Franc Reserve or Eglantine for a winning taste. What we love: visiting with the woofs. n

Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery

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Play While the Sun Shines! No matter the time of year, it’s a rare week in Ramona when the sun doesn’t shine! Here are a few ways to while away a sunny day.

• Horse riding or hiking on Ramona’s many trails can be a wonderful way to enjoy beautiful sunlit days.

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• The Ramona area offers two 18-hole golf courses — more than most small towns can boast. • Spectacular views are everywhere you look, and you may even catch a glimpse of the birds and wildlife that thrive in this sunny climate. • Keep up your energy with fresh fruits, vegetables and more, available from several local farmers and at the certified farmers’ market. • And last but not least, attend one or all of Ramona’s fun community events held throughout the year. You’ll find them listed in the Calendar of Ramona Events in this issue. n

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— Tiffany Pressler

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he beautiful valley of the sun offers two nonprofit equine assisted therapy facilities for children and

Stacey Nelson, Brandi Wood, client Aaron on Zach, Dean Meyer and Robin Prince.

quadriplegics. San Diego Hippotherapy is a premier accredited center with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International that provides skilled therapy and therapeutic horsemanship services to the people of San Diego County. Hippotherapy gets its name from the Greek word “hippos,” for horse. “It’s literally therapy with the help of the horse,” says Stacey Nelson, MS, OTR/L, founder and executive director. Hippotherapy is provided by a licensed occupational, physical or speech therapist. The focus is on improving strength, balance, muscle tone, coordination, sensory integration, speech and cognition. “San Diego Hippotherapy aims to provide the highest-quality, equine-

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adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center and San Diego Hippotherapy clients develop relationships with horses to improve independence and function in their daily lives. “Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center changes lives, builds dreams, and opens doors,” says Judy Beckett, founder and executive director. Riding horses is a physical activity that can offer many therapeutic benefits. It builds strength and increases balance and body awareness. It helps relax tightened muscles and increases range of motion. The program teaches progressive thought and helps clients learn to follow directions. It’s about building life skills, independence and self-esteem, and having fun. The horses’ three-dimensional swinging gait moves the rider’s body in ways similar to those produced by normal human walk. Horseback riding emulates the movement of walking for patients with spinal cord injuries or

One of the horses at Cornerstone Therapeutic Photo by Tiffany Pressler Riding Center.

assisted services in a friendly, relaxed, fun and safe environment,” says Nelson. “We have been providing services for 12 years and have an excellent record of positive outcomes and safety.” Call San Diego Hippotherapy at 760-440-0286 or visit www.sandiego hippotherapy.org. Call Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center at 760-788-CTRC (2872) or visit www.cornerstonetrc.org. n

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— Tracy Rolling

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he Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project was established in December 2010 with one goal in mind — to make Ramona an even more beautiful place to work, live, visit and play. Mural Project President Elaine Lyttleton describes how the nonprofit organization helps industries and businesses raise funds to install themed

murals at various locations. Currently there are two murals. The first is of the renowned cowboy Casey Tibbs, located at the corner of Tenth and Main streets. The other, on the corner of Fourth and Main streets, is a welcome message from the equine community, showcasing a barrel racer, farmers on horseback, and Western and English riders. A third mural, sponsored by the Ramona Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to be installed in December on the east wall of the old Ramona Pharmacy building, located at the corners of Seventh and Main streets. As many as 40 murals are projected to be painted around town, and projects in the fundraising stage include a San Diego Country Estates mural, a Ramona music industry mural and a historic rendering of the Kenilworth Inn. For information, visit www.ramona murals.com. n

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Collier County Park on E Street was the first park established in San Diego County. The land was donated in the early 1900s by David Charles “Charlie” Collier, a renowned San Diego businessman and philanthropist. The park offers beautiful, peaceful surroundings for a quiet stroll as well as play areas for children.

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Concert Series is an Annual Delight — Annette Williams

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Doug Mattocks Photo courtesy of Ramona Concert Association

amona Concert Association’s 29th season is under way, with exciting musical performers guaranteed to delight audiences. Doug Mattocks will appear Jan. 25, 2014. Mattocks, an American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame member, will present a program filled with humor, education, history and sublime musicianship. Rounding out the season, Ramona High School Symphonic Band and Advanced Jazz Band will perform March 8, and the San Diego Concert Band will appear April 5. Concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Peirce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Ln. Individual and season tickets are available. Visit www.ramonaconcerts.com. n Serving San Diego and Riverside Counties Since 1990

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Ramona’s Best Kept Secret!

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Oak Tree Ranch is a unique manufactured home Land Lease community. It is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Santa Maria Valley in historic Ramona. The Santa Maria Creek, when it is running, flows through property from the Sutherland Dam located above the property approximately six miles. Oak Tree Ranch has a rich history starting out as a “tent village” in the early 1900s, to a “turkey ranch” in the 1940s to the beautiful housing community it currently is. If you Love country living . . . you’ll LOVE Oak Tree Ranch! The Choice is yours! Buy one of the move-in ready model homes on display or order your dream home from the dealer of your choice! LOW RATES – NO INCREASE FOR 5 YEARS! 2239 Black Canyon Road - Ramona, CA 92065

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R amona is a Shopping Haven

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— Ruth Lepper

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shops specializing in antiques and collectibles. All offer a multitude of selections, with something for everyone. Stop by The Original Old Town Ramona Antique Fair and take note of the huge elephant greeting customers. At Squash Blossom Trading Co., there is more to see than the namesake necklace. Dollhouses seem to be the main attraction at The Mason Jar. And Hobson’s Choices furniture offers quality consignment and resale pieces. But antique shops are not the only draw for people coming to Ramona, as crafts stores — where artisans showcase their unique items — are booming businesses. Crafts outlets include Ramona Business Barn, which has both crafts and antiques, and Affordable Treasures, which is home to many crafters, all under one roof. Then there are the fashion boutiques, including Adorn Boutique and Fashionably Late. While not exactly in the boutique category, Jewelry World and Loan and McWhorter Jewelers have sparkling surprises awaiting eclectic shoppers. Unicorn Books and Gifts is another ideal place to shop. Then there are the florists — Sun Valley Florist and Ramona Florist and Gifts — where gift selections abound, along with flowers and plants. The customer base includes local residents as well as clientele from down the hill and the backcountry. People come from all around the county to shop Ramona. n

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— Annette Williams

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Looking Ahead

ummer sun brings out the fun, and autumn is awesome! Don’t miss any of next year’s big community events. It wouldn’t be summer fun without the annual July 4th Community Fireworks celebration! Enjoy entertainment, activities and food starting at 5 p.m., followed by the spectacular fireworks grand finale at 9. Admission is free. The event is set behind Olive Peirce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Ln. Ramona Country Fair at the end of July offers traditional live entertainment, exciting carnival rides, vendor booths, good food and more, all set

at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center on Aqua Lane. Look for updates at www.ramonachamber.com. Kids and their animals take center stage at the Ramona Junior Fair in early August. Area youth have the opportunity to show and auction their animals and demonstrate skills in many other creative areas. Find out more at www. ramonajuniorfair.com. You’ll find vintage aircraft, the latest in aerial crime-fighting, big trucks and more at Ramona Airport Open House. The event is held in September at 2626 Montecito Rd., where admission and parking are free. Learn more by calling 760-788-3366. n

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Walking down Mount Woodson, high above the clouds. Photo by Paul Tarr

Hikes & Trails CEDAR CREEK FALLS Access: Trailhead is open at Thornbush Road in Ramona; $6 visitor use permit and photo ID are required — call 877-444-6777, ext. 2, or visit www.recreation.gov. Access also available from the Saddleback Trail parking area off Eagle Peak Road in Julian. Length: 5.2 miles round-trip. Return hike is more than 1,000 feet uphill and challenging. DOS PICOS COUNTY PARK Access: From Highway 67 (Main Street) in Ramona, take Mussey Grade Road, continue 1.1 mile, turn right on Dos Picos Park Road to park entrance. Length and Elevation: Nature trail length is about 0.5 mile, 1,506 feet elevation. RAMONA GRASSLANDS PRESERVE Access: Highland Valley Road off Highway 67. Trailhead and staging area are east of Archie Moore Road. Length and Elevation: 4-mile-long loop trail on 480 acres in the western portion of a 3,521-acre preserve. HOLLY OAKS PARK AND TRAIL Access: From Highway 67, turn on Dye Road to the Holly Oaks Staging Area on the south side of Dye Road at Southern Oak Road. Length and Elevation: 2 miles one way, 1,430 feet to 1,480 feet. Mt. Gower Open Space Preserve Access: From Highway 67, take 10th Street (becomes San Vicente Road) south 6 miles into San Diego Country Estates. Turn left at Gunn Stage Road, go 1.8 miles to the entrance of Mt. Gower Open Space Preserve. Restrooms and drinking fountain at staging area. Length and Elevation: 4.8 miles of trails, 1,625 feet to 2,650 feet.

BARNETT RANCH PRESERVE Access: From Highway 67, turn south on San Vicente Road/10th Street to Deviney Lane, then turn right. Length: 4 miles of multi-use trails include Valley View Trail, Overlook Trail, Rattlesnake Trail and Oak Loop Trail. Ramona Community Park Access: From Main Street (Highway 78), turn north on Fifth Street, right on Aqua Lane, and take third driveway on right. Length and Elevation: 5 miles of trails, 1,425 feet to 1,515 feet. Mount Woodson Trail Access: From Highway 67, go north on Archie Moore Road 1 mile to a fork in the road, then go left onto a one-way street to the staging area on the right. Hike back toward Highway 67 to the trailhead at Mt. Woodson Golf Club. Length and Elevation: 11 miles of trails, 1,000 feet to 2,400 feet. SANTA YSABEL PRESERVES Access: Take Highway 78 into Santa Ysabel and turn north onto Highway 79. Trailhead is 1.5 miles north of Santa Ysabel. Parking available along Highway 79. Trails open year-round, seven days a week at 8 am, closing fall and winter at 5 pm or spring and summer at sunset. Closed after rainfall or snow. Length: 3,800-acre preserve with 18.5 miles of multi-use trails; two loop trails. n Trail information is provided by the Ramona Trails Association. For an index of parks and open space, visit www.ramonatrails.org or www.sdcounty.ca.gov/ parks/openspace.

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Parading Down Main Street

— Tiffany Pressler

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amona Rodeo weekend marks the time when spectators can enjoy a day at the parade. People will be lined up on the sidewalks down Main Street on Saturday, May 17, to get a front-row seat to watch the parade that starts at 10 a.m. Participants dressed in costumes can be seen on foot; in cars, floats and tractors; and on horses, marching down Main Street, smiling and waving to the

cheering crowd. The parade participants, ranging from Miss Ramona and her court to Bob the Great Dane from All About Fun RV, will show their hometown spirit. Other sights to see include military marching bands, the Al Bahr Shriners, antique trucks and tractors, and beautiful equestrian entries, to name a few. About 100 entries are expected. Be sure to bring a lawn chair to comfortably enjoy this free event. n Photo by Darrel Kinney

Calendar of Events

November 2013 23-24: Camel Dairy Pomegranate Day events begin at 1 pm, pomegranate feeding 2 pm, camel rides 2:30 pm. $15/$10. Hwy. 78. 760-787-0983 www.cameldairy.com. December 2013 6-8: Craft Fair and Old-Fashioned Christmas in Downtown Ramona features local crafters and merchants, with special events along Main Street and at Ramona Town Hall. 7: Christmas Tree Lighting from 4-8 pm, family fun and a visit from Santa Claus at Collier Park on E Street. 760-789-1311 www.ramonachamber.com 14: Traditional Dickens Christmas Dinner at Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St. From 6-9 pm. $65 in advance. 760-789-0574 www.ramonatownhall.com February 2014 Feb. 28-March 3: Desert Safari Off-Road Benefit hosted by Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club. www.tds4x4.com March 2014 1-3: Desert Safari Off-Road Benefit continues. 1: Mardi Gras Event San Vicente Valley Club. www.sanvicentevalleyclub.org April 2014 12-13: Open Studios Tour visit local artists’ studios. 760-789-1311 www.ramonaart.com

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26: Garden Tour & Plant Sale Tour tickets and sale at Ramona Library, 1275 Main St., from 9-3:30. www.ramonagardenclub.com TBA: Ramona Music Fest live entertainment on two stages at Dos Picos County Park, 17953 Dos Picos Park Rd. Music, food and fun for all ages. www.ramonamusicfest.org May 2014 3-4: Bluegrass and Old West Fest Western and bluegrass musicians come to town. www.ramonabluegrassfest.com 16-18: Ramona Rodeo in the Fred Grand Arena, 421 Aqua Ln. PRCA sanctioned. Tickets and schedule www.ramonarodeo.net 17: Ramona Main Street Rodeo Parade at 10 am on Main Street. www.ramonarodeo.net 26: Memorial Day Service at 10 am at Nuevo Memory Gardens, 532 Ash St., followed by other local services. Lunch at VFW Post 3783, 2247 Kelly Ave. 760-789-7888 June 2014 14: Bow Wow Pow Wow Dog Show at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center pavilion, 421 Aqua Ln. 760-789-7629 Bow-Wow6@cox.net TBA: Valley of the Sun Horseshoe Duel at Ramona Outdoor Community Center, 421 Aqua Ln., from 10-4. 760-789-1311 www.ramonachamber.com

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The Sound of Music in Ramona — By Tracy Rolling

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ne might say the hills of Ramona are alive with the sound of music. That’s because local artists and topname entertainers are pouring their heart and sounds into the community.

2012 Ramona Bluegrass and Old West Fest.

Photo by Darrel Kinney

On Sat., Dec. 14, former major league baseball player and longtime musician Tim Flannery will perform at Leahy’s Cheers, located at 2475 Main St. A week later, singer-songwriter Steve Poltz will celebrate Cheers’ 10th Annual Christmas Show. In December, the local middle and elementary school bands will make a joyful noise, and in the New Year, three special performances organized by the Ramona Concert Association are sched-

uled for Jan. 25, March 8, and April 5. Information about performers is available at www.ramonaconcerts.com. San Diego Country Estates Par Lounge offers live entertainment on most weekends, and has hosted bands such as Classic Buzz, Black Canyon and Steel Horse. Information about their upcoming events can be found at www.sdcea.net. Plans for the 2014 Ramona Music Fest are under way, as Ramona Rotary partners with Kiwanis Club of Ramona to put on a spectacular show. Expected to boast a variety of talent, the one-day event is scheduled for a fun-filled Saturday in April. Visit www.ramonamusicfest.org. And last, but in no way least, the Fifth Annual Ramona Bluegrass and Old West Fest is gearing up to welcome some big-name groups to three separate stages at the Fred Grand Arena at 421 Aqua Ln. The affordable, family-friendly show will feature bands such as Bluegrass, Etc., Hot Club of Cowtown, Bluegrass Brethren, Windy Ridge, Lonesome Otis and many, many more. Taking place the weekend of May 3 and 4, the Fest includes entertainment and comes complete with jam sessions and encampments. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.ramonablue grassfest.com. n

Ramona Schools

District Office: Ramona Unified School District 760-787-2000 • 720 Ninth Street Public Schools: Barnett Elementary School 760-787-3500 • 23925 Couna Way Future Bound Independent Study 760-787-2068 • 720 Ninth Street Hanson Elementary School 760-787-2100 2520 Boundary Avenue

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James Dukes Elementary School 760-788-5060 • 24908 Abalar Way Montecito High School 760-787-4300 • 720 Ninth Street Mount Woodson Elementary School 760-788-5120 17427 Archie Moore Road Mountain Valley Academy 760-787-3600 • 1010 Ramona Street Olive Peirce Middle School 760-787-2000 • 1521 Hanson Lane

Ramona Community School 760-787-3600 • 1010 Ramona Street Ramona Elementary School 760-787-4400 • 415 Eighth Street Ramona High School 760-787-4000 • 1401 Hanson Lane Private Schools: Montessori Children’s Elementary 760-788-0910 • 703 Ninth Street RLS Christian Day School 760-789-4804 • 520 16th Street

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Camping In and Around Ramona Catch-and-release pond at Dos Picos County Park.

Photo by Carol Kinney

— Tracy Rolling

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ccording to the U.S. National Park Service, some of the best vacations take place fewer than 500 miles from home. That’s because people are discovering the ease and affordability of camping. In Ramona, there are a few campgrounds to consider, including Ramona Canyon RV Resort. General Manager Ron Morway describes the well-shaded, park-like property as a place that offers more than 100 sites equipped for tents, trailers or recreational vehicles (RVs). See Camping In and Around Ramona continued on page 59

Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4, 2014 RAMONA RODEO GROUNDS in RAMONA, CA

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Camping In and Around Ramona Amenities include a large pool, heated spa, fenced dog run, miniature golf, hiking trails, and a catch-and release fishing pond. The resort also offers secured parking, gated entrance, two comfort stations and laundry facilities. “We are a fun, family and petfriendly resort. Even though we are a membership park, we welcome nonmembers for short periods of time,” he said. Membership privileges include access to nearly 20 affiliated properties. The park is located at 24340 Highway 78. For information, visit www.ramonacanyonrvcamping.com or call 760-788-3085. Dos Picos County Park offers cozy cabins in addition to traditional campsites. The park hosts a variety of free programs year-round, and guests may hike, bike, explore or fish in the catchand-release pond. Younger children can enjoy the elaborate play structures, and picnic tables are conveniently placed throughout the property.

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Dos Picos is located at 17953 Dos Picos Park Rd. Information may be found at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/parks/ Camping/dos_picos.html. Another affordable camping option is renting an RV trailer or coach. Kevin and Nora Price, owners of All About Fun RV Rental Sales & Service in Ramona, believe Americans love to camp. Their philosophy is the vacation begins once you pull away from the curb. They say it doesn’t matter whether families visit the desert, coast or even the Grand Canyon, they can bring their favorite amenities with them, including flat-screen TVs, heating and air conditioning, complete kitchens, toilets, showers, comfortable beds and more. All About Fun is located at 499 Main St. and may be reached at 760-789-8988 or www.allaboutfunrvrental.com. No matter where you go, or even how you get there, camping offers folks an opportunity to see and experience the great outdoors. n

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Getting Ready for the Rodeo

— Tiffany Pressler

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rab your hat and boots for the 34th annual Ramona Rodeo, May 16, 17 and 18. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned event includes bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding and mutton busting. “We will have mutton busting at all three performances,” says Joani Georgeson, rodeo director. “It was such a hit last year, we just have to have it back and get the little guys involved.” Kids ages 4 to 6 years old hold on for dear life aboard un-sheared sheep. Each contestant will win a special “Bustin’ buckle,” donated by Justin Boots. Kids must wear a Justin protective helmet and body pads to compete. There will be a mechanical bull riding competition Friday night that anyone can enter. Entertainment showcased on Friday night is free. The theme is Urban Cowboy, and will offer karaoke and a dance. Saturday night, a live band will be featured along with a dance that is free. Sunday morning kicks off Cowboy Church at 9 a.m. at the rodeo arena. 60

The rodeo offers a wonderful Kids Day on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. The first 200 youngsters under the age of 11 get a free cowboy or cowgirl gift. Vendors will be stationed in the newly designed free spectator area, which means anyone can visit to browse and shop without paying an entrance fee. Hold on to your hats, because Andy Stewart will be the rodeo announcer. He was in the top five for PRCA Announcer of the Year the past few years. The Ramona Rodeo broke a record last year, with the contestant entry count at 319. This is compared to 276 entries in 2012. According to Georgeson, the increase is due to the fact that Ramona is a beautiful rodeo park, and the cowboys and cowgirls are appreciated and catered to with food, snacks, a private rest area, chiropractor and private rodeo seating. Performances are in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center, Fred Grand Arena, at 421 Aqua Ln. Friday and Saturday, gates open at 6 p.m. and the performance is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Kids Day starts at noon, rodeo gates open at 1 p.m. and the performance starts at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.ramonarodeo.net. n

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Photo by Carol Kinney

Library Grows with the Community

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amona Community Library first opened in 1894, and became an official member of the San Diego County Library system on May 26, 1913, shortly after the county library was founded. The local library has had several homes over the years. It moved from Ramona Town Hall in February 1939, to a large room on Main Street rented from the Bargar family. In 1956, the building was sold and the rent

increased, so a move to 619 Main St. was made on June 30, 1956. On Feb. 6, 1973, the library moved to 1406 Montecito Rd., and as the community grew, additions to the building were made. In 1985, Friends of the Ramona Library was established to promote fundraising and community support, which helped support the building of the current facility, which opened at 1275 Main St. on Feb. 15, 2011. n

Community Contact Information

DISASTER INFORMATION: Emergency Advisories/Updates: www.sdcountyemergency.com Dial 211 • www.211sandiego.org Reverse 911 Cell Phone Registry: www.readysandiego.org CERT Community Emergency Response Team: www.ramona-cert.org ROARS Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society: www.roars.net Medical Centers and Hospitals: Arch Health Partners: Ramona • 760-789-5160 Urgent Care Centre: Ramona, 211 13th St. • 760-789-5174 Poway • 858-675-3200 North County Health Services: Ramona • 760-789-1223 Palomar Medical Center: Escondido • 442-281-5000 Pomerado Hospital: Poway • 858-613-4000 Health Agencies : Public Health Nurse: 760-738-2441 Department of Public Health: 916-558-1784 San Diego Blood Bank: 800-469-7322 www.sandiegobloodbank.org Poison Control Center: 800-222-1222 • www.calpoison.org. Government Services: Ramona Sheriff Substation, Ramona: 760-789-9157 • 24-hr. 858-565-5200 Ramona Fire Dept. #80: 760-789-8914 Ramona Fire Dept. #81: 760-788-2229 Ramona Fire Dept. #82: 760-788-2269 Intermountain Volunteer Fire Dept. #85: 760-789-3710 Cal Fire, Ramona #86: 760-789-1150 • www.fire.ca.gov U.S. Forest Service, Ramona: 760-788-0250 • 2498 Montecito Rd.

Helitack: 760-789-3110 Air Base: 760-789-1520 24462-A San Vicente Rd. • 760-789-0739 Barona Fire Protection District: 619-390-2794 • www.baronafire.com California Highway Patrol: 858-637-3800 • www.chp.ca.gov Caltrans: 800-427-7623 • www.dot.ca.gov Local Contacts: Ramona Library:760-788-5270 • sdcl.org/locations_RM.html Ramona Unified School District: 760-787-2000 • www.RamonaUSD.net Ramona Community Center: 434 Aqua Ln. • 760-789-0440 Ramona Food & Clothes Closet: 760-789-4458 Utilities: Ramona Municipal Water District: s760-789-1330 • www.rmwd.org San Diego Gas & Electric: 800-411-7343 • www.sdge.com Ramona Disposal: 760-789-0516 Daily Disposal: 619-702-3300 Hazardous Waste Disposal: 877-713-2784 U.S. Postal Service: 858-674-2670 • www.usps.com AT&T Residential: 800-288-2020 Business: 800-750-2355 Emergency Assistance: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): 800-621-3362 • www.FEMA.gov Office of Emergency Services: 858-565-3490 Salvation Army: 619-231-6000 San Diego Red Cross: 858-309-1200 • www.sdarc.org Animal Services: Emergency Animal Rescue: 760-789-5775 San Diego County Dept. of Animal Services 619-236-4250 • 760-746-7307 Lost & Found Pet Hotline: 760-788-9822 Life-Threatening Emergency: 911

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Adobe Animal Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Adventures on Horseback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Albertsons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 All About Fun RV Rental Sales & Service . . . . . . . . . 58 Amici Pizza, Pasta & Subs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Arch Health Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Artistry in Hair & Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Birdwatcher, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Bob Ballantyne Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Bob’s Hats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch . . . . . . . 39 Carpet Lady, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Century 21 Award — Barbara Jensen . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Century 21 Award — Patti Guerrero . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Century 21 Award — Roxane Dyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Century 21 Award — Teresa Hobbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Century 21 Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Chuparosa Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Coldwell Banker Country Realty — E.G. “Trudy” Brodbeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Coldwell Banker Country Realty — Susan Michalek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Country Tire & Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Dr. Jaime Gonzalez, D.D.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Economizers — Do It Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Edwards Vineyard & Cellars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Farmers Insurance — Amber Ramirez . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fitness Xpress For Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Guide to Ramona, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 James L. Hill, D.D.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jewelry World and Loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Julian Lodge Bed & Breakfast Getaway . . . . . . . . . . 21 Kamps Propane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Kirk’s Bike Shop, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Kiwanis Club of Ramona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Krysak & Associates, Law Offices of . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Leahy’s Cheers Pub & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Lenora Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery . . . . . . . . 41 Mamma Rosa’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Mary Kay — Russ Ann Zazas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Mom’s Pies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Mountain Valley Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Oak Tree Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 One Stop Equipment Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Orchard Hill Country Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Original Old Town Ramona Antique Fair, The . . . . . . 50 Pamo Valley Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Patriot Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Proflame Gas Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ramona Bluegrass & Old West Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Ramona Café & Bake Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Ramona Canyon RV Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Ramona Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ramona Dental Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Ramona Disposal Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Ramona Home Journal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Ramona Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Ramona Motor Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Ramona Parks & Recreation Association . . . . . . . . . 46 Ramona Ranch Vineyard and Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ramona Real Estate Brokerage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Ramona Valley Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ramona Valley Wine Region Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ramona/Julian Academy of Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Ransom Brothers True Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Recycling On Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Richardson Recycling of Ramona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 RLS Christian Day School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Salerno Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 San Vicente Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Santa Ysabel General Store & Warner-Carrillo Ranch House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Squash Blossom Trading Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Stage Presence Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 TL & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Toothacre & Associates, APC, Attorneys at Law . . . . 18 Town & Country Real Estate/Home Loans — Stephanie Norvell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Velocity Paintball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Venus Nails & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Vineyard Grant James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 W.J. Bradley — Shelly Heimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Wateridge Insurance Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Witch Creek Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Woof’n Rose Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

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NOW OPEN

Arch Health Partners

Proudly Announces the Opening of our New Ramona Location! Our new office features primary care physicians who are all accepting new patients, an Urgent Care Clinic and digital X-ray services. Centrally located on 13th Street, just off Main Street near the new library, our new location is home to:

» Dr. Ellen Blando » Dr. Charles Hardison » Dr. Janine Kasch

» Dr. Christine Lind » Dr. Gordon Luan » Dr. Robert Zgliniec

Same-day appointments are available with all physicians Monday through Friday. The new Urgent Care Clinic provides walk-in care:

» Mon., Wed., Fri., Noon – 7 p.m. » Tue. & Thu., 3 – 7 p.m.

» Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

211 13th Street, Ramona, CA 92065 For more information, call 760.789.5160 or visit www.ArchHealth.org.

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