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Linda Matthys July 09, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Jamul is best known recently for its black flies. Otherwise I know little about. Have you thoughtRead Morea bout Ramona?
Jamie Holabird July 09, 2014 at 02:24 PM
Jamul is a large unincorporated community southeast of San Diego in the hills. There is a lot ofRead Morelan d and space between neighbors. Most parcels of land involve acres rather than square feet. The Cleveland National Forest defines part of the perimeter for the sub community of Deer Horn Valley. It is only 35 miles from downtown San Diego, but the elevation at 2700' above sea level allows us to experience all four seasons, with many many days of sunshine. The down side to living in Jamul are the wild fires, particularly when the Santa Ana winds are blowing. The border is only miles away. Seeing the Border Patrol is a staple here. Rural living means your water comes from a well on your property, you haul your trash to the dump and you drive miles to the nearest gas station. Try going to http://www.jamul.com/ you can read about some of the things going on in Jamul. I would also recommend looking at traffic for the area and keep your options open as Ramona, Julian, Alpine, and a few others still offer a great rural living that is not too far from the hustle and bustle of SD.
joinram July 06, 2014 at 03:59 PM
Is it a boxer and a larger, white, dog? Or a white pit and a small shepherd? They run loose inRead Morethe neighborhood?
joinram July 06, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Is it a boxer and a larger, white, dog? Or a white pit and a small shepherd? They run loose in theRead Moren eighborhood.
Joe Minervini July 05, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Jolinda, Joe Cahak lectured many at the last Planning Group Meeting and quite frankly, I and manyRead Moreot hers felt sorry for him. He even attacked Donna Meyers, one of Planning Group members and Cahak was told not to address Group members in that fashion. Firstly, you should be aware that there are plans to improve the intersection of 67 & Dye/Highland Valley with additional lanes on 67 and additional turn lanes on Dye & Highland Valley. If you are very interested, I can show you the construction plans over a cup of coffee at Packards. Caltrans plans on starting construction late 2015. You can reach me at: jminervini1@cox.net or 619/204-0391. Second, what Cahak recommends, putting half of Dye traffic on to Mussey Grade would create a huge bottleneck at Dye Street and Mussey Grade. I've offered to meet Cahak at Dye Street and Mussey Grade but he refuses. Again, I'd be happy to show you what current plans are.....we need more people to get interested in Ramona and its roads.
Torry Brean July 05, 2014 at 07:43 PM
Jolinda asked for input from PG members, and I am happy to share my thoughts, although I need to be Read Moreclear that I do not speak for the planning group. As I see it, the reason for rejecting the idea is because we already know Caltrans would not allow it. We know Caltrans will not build something that violates their codes. The reason their road standards disallows this is because long turn lanes create a problem with cars jumping over into the lane to try and get in front of other cars. Also, if the turn late backed up all the way to Mussey Grade, how are Mussey Grade drivers supposed to turn onto 67? They would have to get in the turn lane, then try to cut over into the 67 lane. This also does not solve the larger issue of the Mussey Grade intersection and how that will fit in to a two lane HWY67, whenever that is eventually built. So if we know this long turn lane violates Caltrans road standards, why spin our wheels? Why lose credibility by asking the same questions over and over, especially after they have already been answered? I hope this helps shed light on the counter argument (again, I do not speak for other people, this is all my individual interpretation). Thank you for the polite and civil discourse. I hope to see you all at the next meeting.
Joe Minervini July 07, 2014 at 04:35 PM
Torry, When you say extending the right turn lane "violates their (Caltrans) codes..." Read Morew hat code are you referring to specifically ? Just because Caltrans "would not allow it" (extending the right turn lane all the way to Mussey Grade) doesn't mean we couldn't ask. Caltrans tells many people "no" because they are engineers who do not measure the degree of misery as one waits behind a 1/2 mile of cars just to turn right on Dye Rd at 5 pm. However, if enough people make a stink, sometimes Caltrans listens. You Sprong, Hickman, Mansolf, Piva, and I believe Matt D. voted no on extending the right turn lane....when was the last time you all didn't vote in one Block ? I want all the Ramona voters (especially those in the Estates waiting in line to turn right at Dye) to remember that you & your Block didn't even want to ask Caltrans...like I said before, all they could do is say "No." Perhaps someday more people in Ramona will make the effort and really know what goes on with the people they vote for. As for the people who "jump over" from the right turn lane, understand there are ways to insure they stay in the right turn lane....one is signage and road striping "RIGHT TURN ONLY," etc. the CHP will handle the rest. As for people on Mussey Grade turning on to 67, that's simple, you paint "KEEP CLEAR" on the pavement. If we do not build or improve roads because we're worried about drivers who don't follow the law, there would be no new roads.
Robin Curry June 25, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Don't want to get too scary here, but Google kissing bugs and Chagas disease. Things to worryRead Moreabout, the list never ends!
Jennifer June 25, 2014 at 07:07 PM
Yes, I already know. That is the problem. I am trying to figure out if we should move from thisRead Moreho use to a different part of town or if other people have either seen or been bitten by them also. I would not want to move if futile. They are a threat to everyone, but because of husband's allergic reaction, we may have to move to Idaho or somewhere the insects cant survive. My husband thinks its only this particular house. but I am skeptical. If anyone has any information, would love to know.
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