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Minervini relinquishes skatepark effort to Arriba teen center group

Resident Joe Minervini, who was actively pursuing a skatepark for Ramona, has halted his efforts after learning that another group is working on a skatepark.

The Arriba Skatepark Committee (ASC) has been established under the nonprofit Arriba Teen Center, said teen center board president Kim Lasley. She and the other board members — Vice President Jason Carney, Secretary Nancy Roy and Director Jake Doomey — serve on the skatepark committee.

Girls basketball shares league title with Del Norte, Oceanside


There is something about Senior Night. Two weeks ago the Bulldog wrestling team ensured a Valley League championship on Senior Night and last week the Ramona High girls basketball team ensured a share of the Valley League championship during its Senior Night by beating Orange Glen 53-37 in the Dawg House.

The Lady Dawgs jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back as they cruised to the seventh league championship in coach Dan Marshall’s 16 years as a girls basketball coach.

Signups available for Ramona adult flag football


Signups are being accepted for adult 5 on 5 flag football teams that will play Sunday afternoons at Ramona Community Park.

Jake Zoria, president of Ramona Adult Softball, is taking registration and said play will probably begin in three to four weeks. The season will be 10 weeks long, he said.

The cost is $295 per team but individuals can sign up to join a team.

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More mural ideas unveiled at Design Review meeting

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More outdoor town mural ideas were presented to the Ramona Design Review Board at its Jan. 31 meeting.

Elaine Lyttleton, president of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project Committee, said the Ramona Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a commerce mural and has chosen a painting by the late Ramona artist Louise Shidner. A picture of her painting that depicts old-time Ramona is displayed on the chamber’s website,

Boys soccer records victory after snapping 16-game winning streak


Ramona High School’s boys soccer team saw its 16-game unbeaten streak snapped Jan. 29 with a 2-1 loss at Orange Glen, but the Bulldogs followed it with a 4-3 victory over Mission Vista on Jan. 31.

The results of the two games gave the Bulldogs a 17-2-2 overall season record, including a 5-1 mark in Valley League competition.

Concert association to present harpist and flamenco dancer

The sister team of harpist Anna Maria Mendieta and flamenco dancer Suzanne Mendieta will take center stage for the Ramona Concert Association on Feb. 2.

The evening’s program is sure to please all tastes, with nostalgic Latin melodies, sultry Argentine tangos by Piazzolla, fiery Spanish classical favorites and even some Broadway, said Marlene Robershaw, association president.

Boys soccer improves record with two more wins


Ramona High School’s boys soccer team improved its overall season record to 16-1-2 and its Valley League record to 4-0 with wins Jan. 22 at home against Valley Center and Jan. 24 at Del Norte.

The Bulldogs defeated Valley Center by a 3-2 score and Del Norte by a 3-0 margin.

Water Dawgs reach finals of East County Invite


Ramona High School’s girls water polo team reached the finals of the East County Invitational tournament before a loss to Westview in the championship match Jan. 26 snapped a team-record nine-game winning streak.

“Winning nine in a row is pretty good,” said coach Donnie Williams.

Estates board drops opposition to road project after meeting with Jacob

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A meeting with County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and county staff on Jan. 22 gave the San Diego Country Estates Association board a better picture of the San Vicente Road project and produced some positive results, according to the board president.

“It’s a different picture than what they gave in October. The footprint of the road is not going to change that much. They provided a more in-depth analysis of how the project is going to be,” said SDCEA President Doug Kafka. “We agree that a safer road is a good thing.”