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Mayoral candidate disputes drunk driving charges

A Santa Ramona mayoral candidate facing a raft of charges after a drunk driving incident claims it wasn't her behind the wheel, despite police audio proving otherwise. Santa Ramona police confirmed Monday that mayoral candidate Aria de Saragosa faces charges following a hit-and-run incident which sparked a police chase through downtown earlier this month. She is charged with disturbing the peace, driving under the influence, aggravated assault and intimidation of a witness. A black GMC Yukon registered to her remains in police possession as the district attorney processes the case. "That's what they are saying, but you know how the police are sometimes, stretching the truth to get the ar


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Body found at Full Moon Beach

Police are not ruling out foul play after discovering a man dead at the Full Moon Beach Monday evening. Officers converged on the secluded nude beach and discovered the body of a single white man in his early 20s. Police on scene said it was too early to rule out murder. The identity of the victim was not released and the investigation is ongoing. The body represents the latest case of a fatality occurring on the beach, a popular nudist destination. Police are seeking better ways to monitor the beach while navigating the tricky legalities around public nudity, which is technically illegal in California but tolerated at Full Moon Beach. "It's concerning that this beach is being known

Bedeviled Beach: Violence Continues

The body of a female victim of an apparent homicide was discovered in the nude district of Santa Ramona public beach alongside Pacific Avenue. A passer-by discovered the victim laying on a beach lounger, deceased. Emergency services and authorities were alerted and arrived promptly on scene. The victim, currently a Jane Doe, was was found naked in a pool of blood with clear signs forced violence. Santa Ramona PD Officer Kang-Sin, first on scene, was able to call in an ambulance while assessing the scene of the crime and helping the forensic CSI team recover the details and any possible evidence. There were no perpetrators on scene at the time of the call and currently no suspects that have b

The Night the Lights Went Out in Cali

This week’s heatwave topped out Saturday at a whopping 110 degrees. To put that in perspective, this is the temperature that can cause second degree burns for anyone attempting a barefoot walk across the parking lot or beach sand. This can be easily solved. Stay inside. Keep the A/C pumping. Santa Ramona citizens were doing just that this weekend. Perhaps so much so, that the Southern California Edison Power Company was not able to keep up, and power died Saturday evening. Jules Watt from the SCE Power Company spoke on the events leading up to the loss, “After rolling brownouts during the afternoon hours, mandated by the SCE Power Company in an attempt to save the transmission lines runn

Treating With the Heat

Amidst the current severe heat warning, one of SRV's fine doctors has found it important to share the following with the public: 'Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are real dangers with temperatures currently soaring over 90°F. Last year the heat wave that hit California was blamed for at least six deaths, which is tragic considering that they were all preventable. So look after yourself and also keep an eye out for friends and family that may be vulnerable too, especially the elderly or people you know are isolated. Watch out for fatigue, nausea, and confusion and make sure you hydrate often, as hot weather makes you lose fluids faster, and you may not notice as sweat evaporates too quickly.


The weather desk brings you this 7-Day Forecast in light of recent weather conditions affecting Santa Ramona Valley. See our Health and Lifestyle Section for some advice from one of SRV's finest health professionals!