Time to hold school district accountable »

The mood at the last school board meeting was light—almost giddy for a few. The county had accepted the district lawyers’ less than candid 75-word sales pitch for the bond measure, and they were seeing big dollar signs. They were assuming their money problems would…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

It is time for Ramona to pass a school bond »

In a historic vote last month, the Ramona school board unanimously agreed to place a school improvement measure on the November 2014 ballot. If approved by voters this fall, the school bond will pay off a large district loan and support much-needed school repairs and…

Aug 21 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

No more endorsements »

Once upon a time, before absentee balloting became the preferred way for voters to express their candidate preferences, newspaper publishers and editors would spend considerable time and energy on offering ballot recommendations to their readers. That tradition dates back to days long before the Internet,…

Aug 16 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Pierce Brosnan stars in ‘The November Man’ »


New in Theater — August 29 The November Man R An ex-CIA agent returns to the field to protect a witness and becomes a target for death by a former associate. Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, Luke Bracey As Above/So Below R A horrifying journey awaits a…

Aug 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

“Sin City’ and ‘If I Stay’ open Aug. 22 »


Box Office Leaders Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PG13 Shredder and the evil Foot Clan have taken over NYC but will be battled by the infamous ninja turtles. Guardians of the Galaxy PG13 A mysterious orb that holds the fate of the cosmos is stolen, and…

Aug 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Kia treats couple to all-expense paid trip to Seoul, South Korea

A Ramona couple will soon be traveling on an all-expense paid trip to Seoul, South Korea, courtesy of Kia Motors. Don and Nancy Failla were chosen by Kia as one of six couples to tour its headquarters…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Chamber welcomes Oktoberfest vendors

A few spots remain for Oktoberfest food vendors, but booth space is still available for craft and business vendors, Ramona Chamber of Commerce reports. The chamber's 10th Annual Oktoberfest will be at Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua…

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Ramona school district provides free and reduced-price meals

Ramona Unified School District provides free and reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. Copies of the policy are at each school and in the district office, 720 Ninth St. Household…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Grandmother earns medals in Triple Crown half marathons

Describing herself as "very, very poorly coordinated," adding with a chuckle, "ask my granddaughters," Kathy Carpenter has finally found a sport in which she can excel. The 71-year-old Ramonan has been running half marathons and just…

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »

Karaoke, car show, Ramona Ag Boosters, AWANA signups among upcoming events

ALATEEN, 6 p.m. Arriba Teen Center, 1710 Montecito Road. To help teens ages 13 to 19 deal with relatives and friends who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. More:…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »

Water authority board supports $7.5 billion state water bond

San Diego County Water Authority Board supports Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion state water bond measure on the Nov. 4 ballot. The board vote on Thursday was unanimous. Representing Ramona Municipal Water District on the board, David…

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Ramona AWANA schedules signups, adult and teen meetings

Signups for the 2014-2015 Ramona AWANA club will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church and at Mountain Valley Community Church. This international program geared for ages…

Aug 23 2014 / Read More »
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Estates offers free sandbags, sand to association homeowners

With the threat of rain today, San Diego Country Estates Association is offering free sandbags and sane to Estates homeowners. Sandbangs are at the clubhouse, 24157 San Vicente Road, and sand is available at the Recreation Center,…

Aug 20 2014 / Read More »

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