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September 30, 2019

Governor Stone and City Hall passed approval over a proposal to repair the Dam located on the Eastern side of the valley of Santa Ramona when it was discovered that the past two earthquakes had caused cracks to form in the concrete walls of the Dam.

An examination of the Dam had been carried out and the cracks were documented and displayed in the proposal. The proposal sought to request for a Federal Grant of up to $100 million for the repairs to be carried out when the council and public approved the idea of repair versus deconstruction and rebuilding the Dam with the latter being seen as too costly.

Governor Stone was able to land $100 million Federal Grant to repair the Dam, hiring a local construction company to carry out the work. 
Post tension cables which are used to reinforce Dams were used in the project. The 'heel' or lower part of the Dam was also  reinforced with a concrete addition. The double reinforcing of post tension cables and concrete at the base of the Dam should reas...

On the Afternoon of Sunday 29th September, SRPD Officers went to an apartment on Saturn Way in order to serve an arrest warrant they had for a resident there, in connection with the recent shoot out at Seven Ring's Casino.

The Officers spent sometime explaining why they were there and the charges on the Warrant through the door to the female occupant and trying persuade her to open the door. After several warnings they attempted to breech the door. The door did not give on the first attempt, but due to its poor construction a hole was made. 

It was through this hole that the female then started firing a shotgun at the officers. They responded with several warnings that she needed to desist and drop the gun. The female failed to comply. One of the officers was shot in the arm. The Officers then attempted to return fire. The Officers on scene called in back up and two more Officers arrived. It was decided to use CS gas due to risk to life of all involved and Officers throw a canister of CS...

September 29, 2019

Santa Ramona Valley, CA

Today it was announced by Governor Jay Stone that the Santa Ramona Police Department was being dissolved effective October 4, 2019. Amid gasps of surprise, rapid fire questions, and some shouts of joy, the Governor continued with his announcement to inform the citizens that Law Enforcement duties for the city would now be handled by Santa Ramona Sheriff's Department starting that same day.

With the recent retirement of Sheriff Chuck M. Gunster, the governor appointed a new Sheriff to replace him.  The new Sheriff will be Chief of Police, Sarina Jade Ramirez. We tracked soon to be Sheriff Sarina Jade Ramirez down to answer some questions about this change.

Reporter: Why the transfer from Police Department to Sheriff Department?

Jade-Ramirez: There are several reasons to make this change.  The first being money.  It will actually cost the tax payers of Santa Ramona Valley city less money for law enforcement services.  All neighboring cities and towns within the count...

September 28, 2019

On Saturday, September 28th, the Santa Ramona Hospital hosted a health fair.  The health fair offered a variety of services to the citizens including flu shots, basic health exams, blood tests, sexually transmitted disease checks, eye exams,  blood pressure readings, prenatal care as well as setting up appointments for future care.

Mayor Chi Villanova was at the health fair.  When asked about the fair she stated, "Public health is always at the forefront of City Hall's mind be it with condoms, removing excess guns from the streets or even something as simple as filling potholes so you don't get that hard banging jar on your way to work."  When asked about taking peoples guns, the mayor was quick to add "No I don't plan on taking folks' legal guns away from them but I do plan on making it harder for felons to get guns, harder for automatic weapons to be used against our law enforcement personnel."

The hospital chief, Doctor Evelyna Stone was also in attendance helping at the hea...

On the Afternoon of Sunday 22nd September, SRPD Officers were dispatched to Boozie's Liquor Store on Saturn Way where a caller had reported a major drug deal happening and two occupants of a bright yellow Kobra on scene.

They arrived to find the Kobra and its occupants but were unable to locate the caller. It's suspected it 'might' of been an ambush as when the Officers arrived the occupants almost immediately began to fire at them. One had a hand gun the other and AK-47. Both suspects were previously known to police.

The Officers gave two verbal warnings that they would return fire if the weapons were not dropped. The suspects continued to fire at them and long shoot out ensued. During which one Officer sustained a serious gun shot wound to his arm and had to be treated for significant blood loss and another Officer sustained some minor lacerations from shattering glass and minor head injury when a cigarette lighter was thrown at his head. A final warning was issued that if the guns wer...

A Nurse and two Police Officers died yesterday, Friday afternoon, another Officer is currently in a serious but stable condition, a hospital auxiliary has critical injuries and others including yet another SRPD Officer and a SRGH Doctor also sustained injuries during the incident in the ICU department of the hospital, which rendered the hospital on security lock down for several hours we are told. At least nine gunshots were heard to be fired by the assailant and SRPD Officers attempting to stop her rein of destruction.

The hospital was open as usual again this morning September 21st and I was able to contact Dr Evelyna Stone the Clinical director of Santa Ramona General Hospital this afternoon and ask her about the incident.

"The hospital is reviewing the details of this horrible act that occurred.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families affected by the attack.  And our gratitude to the Santa Ramona Valley Police Department for their swift actions.  The staff at SRG...

September 21, 2019

The Santa Ramona Zoo had a few escapes through out the earthquake and many businesses still in tact. Although for some whom encountered minor casualties were sent to the hospital with lost memories.

Some patients were sent to psych due to stating they think they saw a bear and a cow in the middle of the road fighting at all means while others say they saw pandas in the middle of the street. Quite the chaotic night for rescue workers and Hospitals.

Some buildings encountered minor damage. no word on when repairs will be done. As for the Santa Ramona Zoo, they released a statement apologizing for the acts of the animals and that if any citizens were endangered or hurt by the animals they would be treated on their account at the SRV General Hospital.

September 19, 2019

My name is Chiara Villanova and I approved this ad. 

Many of you might not know me.  I am the lead designer and owner of Virtuous Vice Clothing Company.  While I wasn't born here Santa Ramona is my adopted hometown.  I not only work with a business on the South side, I live here on the North side, paying taxes on both a condo and my business. 

You might question my qualifications to be Mayor.  I started Virtuous Vice out of my locker in high school.  I have lead it's growth to thirteen cities across the United States.  I repaid my family the seed money they loaned me with interest.  My company employees a handful of people in the local shop but even more who handle our shipping operations.   Nationally we employ hundreds.  I pride myself on giving back with both food and clothing drives. With the help of the community we donated a  packed semi truck's worth of clothing for the homeless and passed out fifty fresh turkeys to families in need for Thanksgiving....

September 17, 2019

I have written to address Joseph Styles  points that he made to the Santa Ramona Chronicles regarding the issue of the City Council.

It seems that Mr Styles is a part of the general public who [no offense intended] does not take the time to read up on who your city council members are and what they have achieved or are about to qualify them a place in the council to begin with and what they achieved while there.

You're seeing us in a one dimensional capacity of Fire Chief, PD Chief, Doctor...etc.

If you were in this position on the council and somebody asked why you, a bar owner were a part of it, you might understand that the job you hold is not related to your opinions and experience and personal assets that you personally bring to the table/council.

We are also fellow citizens and were interested in the position of being a part of the City Council and were granted seats thereby appointed by Governor Stone because we are branches of the Municipality to begin with or are related to vital...

September 16, 2019

After attending tonight’s City Council meeting, I feel I need to get my thoughts out. I was not allowed to do so at said meeting, as I did not fill out a Comment Card before the meeting. There is only one problem, the Proposition changed during the meeting and my questions developed from those changes. How can I submit a question in advance if I do not have the question?

The Proposition I speak of was to have an elected “Southside” representative on the Council, with full voting privileges. There is only one problem with that to me. What makes one “Southside” I, for example, live in the Southside, but I own and operate a business in the North. I do not consider myself someone who divides this city of our’s in two. So what do I fall into?

Sitting in tonight’s Council meeting, I looked around the table and saw a lot of people that I was not sure why they were voting members. The police chief, a police Lieutenant, fire chief, hospital/clinic doctor and a District Attorney. All of these are...

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