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Deputies take student with air gun into custody

About 100 people—students and parents—near Ramona High School witnessed sheriff’s deputies take into custody a minor with an air gun Thursday morning, Oct. 25, said Sgt. Daniel Vengler of the Sheriff’s Ramona substation.

Vengler said numerous calls came in around 7:01 a.m. of a male walking northbound on San Vicente Road with what was believed to be a real gun pointed at his head. A California Highway Patrol officer arrived and closed the road, and a sheriff’s deputy who is a member of the sheriff’s Crisis Negotiation Team was able to talk the male into dropping the gun, which turned out to be an air gun, stated Vengler.

Voters to decide on 11 state propositions in Nov. 6 election

The Nov. 6 election ballots will ask voters to decide on 11 state propositions on a wide range of topics, including the death penalty, human trafficking, auto insurance, and food labeling.

Two propositions—30 and 38­—address increased taxes for education and other government-related services. If both propositions pass, they would conflict, so the one with the most “yes” votes would prevail.

Traffic light at 10th & H gets support of planners

Chair Jim Piva called it a “sign of the times” as he ran through the lean Ramona Community Planning Group agenda, noting there was no business to report from any of the subcommittees.

The Sept. 6 meeting lasted barely an hour. In the past, meetings have lasted two hours or longer, depending on the amount and magnitude of projects presented.

Livestock Olympics under way at junior fairgrounds

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While 2012 Summer Olympics fans stay tuned to the international competition, excitement is building closer to home, as the Livestock Olympics get under way in Ramona.

The theme of the 41st Annual Ramona Junior Fair coincides with the London contests, but that’s where the similarity ends. Instead of swimmers, runners and gymnasts competing for medals across the Atlantic, 4-H, FFA and Grange participants from throughout San Diego County are in Ramona in hopes of their animals garnering blue or red ribbons—guaranteeing them entry into the auction arena on Saturday, Aug. 4—and perhaps a grand championship or reserve grand championship.

Free Saturday programs in Dos Picos Park

Programs for all ages are slated in Dos Picos Park in Ramona on Saturday.

Snakes ‘n Skins with Ranger Ron will begin at 11 a.m., Jr. Rangers at 1 p.m., Craft Time at 2 p.m., Earth Ball at 4 p.m., Fishin’ with a Ranger at 5:30 p.m. and Night Hike at 8:40 p.m.

State Board of Forestry hears opposition to fire tax

t California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection’s first of two public meetings on the state’s new fire tax, held May 16, San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob requested that the county be exempted.

Ramona businessman enters U.S. Senate primary race


Longtime Ramonan and businessman John Boruff has entered the primary election, scheduled for June 5, as a Republican candidate hoping to challenge Democrat incumbent Dianne Feinstein for her U.S. Senate seat.

Why pray the rosary on Main Street?

Oct. 10, 2009, marked the third annual Public Square Rosary sponsored by America Needs Fatima. Every year it seems like more and more Catholics are attending as they come to understand the tremendous moral crisis that America is experiencing.

In year 2009, there were 3,000 Public Square Rosary rallies. Last year they had nearly 5,830 Public Square Rosary rallies. This year, I am sure the numbers will be even more. Just here in Ramona we are so

Mistakes cost Bulldogs in Valley Center game


The statistics were not close and the final score was not close, but the Ramona Bulldogs played the Valley Center Jaguars very closely on the road before losing 38-24 in the final minutes of the football game.

“We did not play with urgency at critical times,” Coach Damon Baldwin told his team after the Friday night game. “We could have won that game, but we gave it away. We are a one and four team and we have Poway, Oceanside, Torrey Pines, Rancho Bernardo and Westview coming up after a bye. We can beat any of those teams if we quit making mistakes and start making plays.”

Remember the power outage this month?

Remember the regional blackout this month? Cal Fire, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Forest Service and more will be showing the community what they can do in an emergency at the Emergency Preparedness & Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 8.

There will be cooking demonstrations and healthcare providers will check blood pressure as well as take glucose, BMI and hip to waist ratio readings. Classes such as “Cooking in the Dark” and “Be Your Own Hero” will be held, Ramona