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GriefShare support group meets weekly

The GriefShare Christian support program to aid anyone in the community who is grieving the death of a loved one began Jan. 14 at the Mountain View Community Church, 1191 Meadowlark, off Highway 78 and Ash Street.
The program will run from 6:15 to 8 p.m. each Monday for 13 weeks. There is a charge of $15 for the workbook. Scholarships are available.
For more information or to register, call Ina Lowe at 760-789-4798.

Girls basketball plays tough in 51-43 loss against San Pasqual


Coach Dan Marshall’s Bulldog girls hoopsters showed no signs of rust after a week layoff. The Lady Bulldogs played a highly- touted San Pasqual (14-2) team in a 51-43 loss.

Ramona High School outscored and outplayed the Eagles in the first half as Ramona led 12-10 after one period, and took a halftime 27-20 lead into the locker-room.

Letters to the editor

I was surprised to see the sophomoric slur about the President becoming an Aztec in the Reader Opinion section of the December 20 edition. This is the sort of inane innuendo I might expect to see scrawled on a public restroom wall, not in the editorial section of the Sentinel. Despite strong opinions I would hope that the public discourse about politics and politicians would rise a few levels above this sort of comment.

Ramona planners want voices heard on Sol Orchard project


Continuing to oppose the Sol Orchard solar energy project for Warnock Drive and Ramona Street, Ramona Community Planning Group (RCPG) is taking steps to make sure its voice is heard before the issue goes to the county Board of Supervisors for a vote.

RCPG unanimously rejected the Sol Orchard project twice this year, but the group is only advisory and the county Planning Commission on Oct. 19 approved a major use permit for the solar farm. The next step will be the Board of Supervisors.

NASA grant propels robotics team to new heights

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A $5,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will propel the Ramona High School robotics team to new heights this year by providing money to expand design capabilities and competition opportunities.

“This grant is a huge help to our program,” said team adviser and RHS mathematics teacher Rick Waters. “We were awarded the $5,000 as a

Wrestling criteria determines winner in Bulldogs’ tie with San Marcos


When two top 10 wrestling teams square off, the match is expected to be close, but close doesn’t even come close to describing the Ramona/San Marcos dual meet.

The score was 28-28, however, in wrestling there are no ties. The rule book has a list of 22 criteria for declaring a winner, with the final criterion a coin flip. The Bulldogs made it to the seventh criterion tie breaker before San Marcos was declared a winner.

New Year brings new adventure for local vet—in China


Next year will bring a new experience for a Ramona doctor who, in what would seem to be a turnabout, has been asked to perform Eastern medicine in China.

“It’s a unique opportunity for me,” said veterinarian Dr. Jon Matthews.

Cedar Creek Falls to reopen in the spring, but no alcohol, no jumping, no diving

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Public access to Cedar Creek Falls is scheduled to be allowed from Ramona this spring, but hikers will need a permit, according to the Cleveland National Forest.

New restrictions will also prohibit alcohol in the visitor use permit area and will implement permanent closure of cliffs immediately surrounding the falls to public entry, prohibiting jumping and diving from the cliffs.

Cleveland National Forest Supervisor Will Metz signed the Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Cedar Creek Falls Visitor Use Permit System, based on an environmental assessment that was

Mazzola named MVP of Bulldog girls cross country team

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The post-season banquet for Ramona High School’s girls cross country team Dec. 11 at Olive Peirce Middle School included the selection of junior Anna Mazzola as the team’s Most Valuable Player.

“Came out strong and she basically led the team time-wise and kept getting stronger,” said coach Kim Toth. “She came out very strong and was in front of all the races.”

Free gifts this Holiday Season


It is the Holiday Season (politically correct for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza and other holidays that I am not aware of but will undoubtedly hear about in the Letters to the Editor) and I would like to give out some gifts that won’t cost me any money.

During this season I am often referred to as a Scrooge or a Grinch. Compared to me, Ebenezer and the Green Meany are nice guys.