The Sheriff’s Department have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the bombing of the Santa Ramona Chronicles offices. The arrest took place this Sunday just past.
The bomb exploded at the Chronicles offices just after six-thirty pm on Thursday September 10 shortly after a parcel was delivered. Fortunately no one was hurt, and the only damage was a window blown out and two desks burnt.
Investigation by the Fire Department, who had responded rapidly to a 911 call reporting the explosion, revealed that the blast had been caused by a home-made bomb or similar.
The Sheriff Department’s investigations are ongoing.
The polls are open for the mayoral election. To help Santa Ramona Valley residents makes up their minds how to vote we publish edited extracts from the statements the two candidates made at Friday's mayoral debate.
The format of the debate was that questions were posed and the candidates responded in turn. We have grouped their statements together so that readers can get a full picture of what they said.
The polls close in Wednesday at 10am. The result will be announce shortly after midday.
Dimitri Rousseau won the toss and spoke first, so his statements appear first. The ones made by Angelyna Russo are below his.
" I am Dimitri Rousseau, a long time resident of Santa Ramona. I am former Mayor as some of you might recall, I was in term from March till June of this year and Ms Roisin Russo succeeded me. I'm running again as you can see. My platforms are briefly; Boosting the local Tourism industry via creating solid careers in these here in this city, Bringing in bus...
The crowd on hand for the Mayoral debate at the Courthouse Friday evening included friends and families of the candidates as well as the former mayor and others. The proceedings, delayed without explanation, were gaveled to order by Mr. Gil T. Justice who explained the proceedings and introduce the two candidates, Angelyna Russo and Dimitri Rousseau.
It had all the markings of a Civil War, north versus south. Mr. Rousseau, representing the Northern section of Santa Ramona, was dapperly dressed and Ms. Russo, as the champion of the South End, in more casual attire. As the audience moved to the edge of their seats, the combatants were at the podiums and the fight was on.
A coin toss determined the order of presentation and the North fired the first volley with a laundry list of projects including increase tourism, investments ( North and South), and helping local businesses. The idea of a battle royal ended however when the candidate declared “ I am also collaborating with Ms Russo...
No one passing the Chronicles offices this last weekend - and not many who visited the hospital opposite us - can have missed the damage to the Chronicles office caused by an explosion. The window was blown out and there were scorch marks on the wall. Fortunately, no one was injured.
We have not previously published the details of the explosion that caused this damage on the request of the Sheriff’s Department, until they had interviewed us about it.
The explosion took place just after six-thirty pm last Thursday, the 10th. A parcel had just been delivered to the Chronicles, addressed to the editor, when the explosion took place. The night clerk had taken receipt of the parcel and placed it in the main office. He had gone into the rear of the building when the explosion happened, with the result that no one was physically harmed.
The Santa Ramona Fire Department responded, with its usual alacrity, to a 911 call from an anonymous witness, and the fire that the explosion caused was...
Dr Gunther Roberts, the psychologist who markets the Charge Soda drink, was found guilty on Thursday of a number of offenses relating to the drink. In addition, he was also remanded for breaking federal law regarding subliminal advertising.
Roberts, who defended himself─ his attorney being held up in traffic – had previously confessed to creating a subliminal message in his TV advertising. But he surprised the court when he denied telling anyone to commit a crime and pleaded not guilty. He elected to be tried by the judge, Evelyna Stone, in the absence of a jury.
Three dead bodies, believed to have been murdered, were found last Friday morning on Santa Ramona beach, hanging under the Northside Boardwalk.
The bodies, two females and a male, wrapped in plastic, were reported to the Sheriff’s Department around 7am by a Santa Ramona resident who had come across them while walking their dog. The SD called the coroner who proclaimed the victims deceased at then scene.
The deceased had obviously not been dead for very long at all, since a witness who contacted the Chronicles described blood falling as the SD took the bodies down.
Because of the small amount of blood on the beach and its patterning, the Sheriff’s Department believe the people were murdered elsewhere and were then brought to SRV, probably by boat. They are working with the coastguard to try to identify any vessels that were in the area on Thursday night into early Friday morning.
The SD are not currently releasing details of how the victims were killed. They are also waiting on identif...
The Governor's office is pleased to inform the Chronicles that two candidates have risen to the challenge of contending for the next mayoral position for this fall. Per the new orders in place the second most voted candidate will become Deputy Mayor and the first most voted will become Mayor. The current candidates are:
Dimitri Rousseau and Angelyna Russo
Debates: 9/18 5-7slt
Campaign til: 9/21
Vote: 9/22&23rd til 10 am slt
On August 27, we published an official proposal from Angelyna Russo, the owner of Lock n Load, a Southside business. It called for the establishment of the post of Deputy Mayor in Santa Ramona Valley, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to come from different areas of the city - one from Northside, one from Southside. The same day we published an official rebuttal from the Mayor, agreeing with the proposal for a Deputy but disagreeing with the idea that the two officials should come from different area.
This opinion piece continues the debate. The opinion column in the Santa Ramona Chronicles is open for others to express their opinions on this very important topic.
From Angelyna Russo, Very Concerned Southside Resident:
The city council has very much been nearly all Northside residents: Evelyna Stone, Northside; Dimitri Rousseau, Northside; Jay Stone, Northside; Sarina Jade-Ramirez, Northside. There have been various people in and out of seats, but overwhelming residents of Northside. Whoever w...
In past elections the City of Santa Ramona had an entire council behind the mayor, made up a various persons from all over the City. We have also had at least one previous who was living in and a very active voice in the South side. In both these situations plans were put in place to help the people of that area. They did not do enough or produce the desired results.
This supposed divide between North and South is something that is more prevalent to the residents of the South side than anyone else. It is the residents from that area of the City who mostly perpetuate this idea. This office recognizes that the 'South side' faces a different set of challenges to those of the North side, it also considers Santa Ramona Valley as one City. What happens in one place effects everyone not just the resident of a particular area. This office believes it is time to stop thinking of a divided City.
To address the matter of the clean up program in the City. This incentive...