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Dunkin’ Donuts eyes former Burger King site

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Business request on agenda of Thursday night’s Ramona Community Planning Group meeting
Instead of hamburgers, the former Burger King site at Main and 14th streets may be serving doughnuts and ice cream.

“This would be the first drive-through Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins in the state,” developer Steve Powell said at the June 26 Ramona Design Review Board meeting.

Scheib picked as Ramona’s interim girls hoops coach

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Coach Dan Marshall decided not to resign as head girls basketball coach, but instead asked for and received a one-year leave of absence.

Longtime RHS teacher and basketball coach Ken Scheib will become the interim head girls basketball coach for the 2014-15 season, announced Athletic Director Damon Baldwin.

“Coach Scheib was the top assistant on Dan Marshall’s staff last season,” stated Baldwin in a press release. “Coach Marshall will take a year off and return as the RHS girls basketball coach in 2015-16 season. Congratulations to Coach Scheib

Water main break occurs at Main and Rotanzi streets

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Update Tuesday, July 8—A water main break at Main and Rotanzi streets Monday afternoon affected about 47 Ramona Municipal Water District customers and slowed traffic in that area as it was diverted around the site of the leak.

RMWD Water Superintendent Johnny Brean said staff worked through the night to repair the pipe, and all affected customers had water by 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. He expected to have road

Student athletes train for fall sports

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School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean student athletes planning to compete in fall high school sports are taking it easy.

Many of those athletes are out nearly every day training and working up a sweat.

In fact, Bulldog Stadium is quite busy weekday mornings with football players performing drills on the turf and cross country athletes running around the track.

Splashin’ good times at Ramona community pool

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trip to Ramona’s community pool is a surefire way to cool down on a hot summer day and give youngsters a splish-splashin’ fun afternoon.

Where is the community pool?

During the school year, Ramona High School’s pool is reserved for the Bulldogs, but come summer it turns into a community pool offering swim lessons mornings and late afternoons and open swim from 1 to 4 p.m.

St. Louis Cardinals draft former RHS baseball player

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After three stellar seasons on Concordia University’s baseball team in Portland, Ore., Blake Drake decided to forgo his senior season and turned pro.

The 2011 Ramona High graduate was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and assigned to their farm team in Johnson City, Tenn. Drake started playing baseball in Ramona at age 6 and signing with the Cardinals fulfills a lifelong ambition.

Ramona’s 12U All Stars place 2nd at district, head to state

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Ramona Girls Softball’s 12U All Star team placed second at the Amateur Softball Association’s (ASA) district championships last weekend and will advance to the ASA state championships July 18-20 in Lancaster.

“This is not only a great achievement for these girls but it also brings our league back into a very positive spotlight,” Ramona Girls Softball president Jeff Moody said in a statement. “Please join me in congratulating the players, coaches and parents of this All Star team and go get them in Lancaster.”

Arborist works to save oaks

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Thomas Stephan is on a quest to save oak trees.

“I can’t watch the oak trees die anymore,” the Ramona resident said. “I had to do something.”

As a certified arborist who operated Stephan’s Tree Maintenance for 32 years, he knows a lot about trees. In 2005 he switched from running a tree service business to installing barn owl nest boxes for organic rodent

Registration for Ramona Soccer League’s fall season to be held this weekend

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Ramona Soccer League will be holding fall soccer signups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, and July 12 and 13, outside Quiznos in the Stater Bros. shopping center.

The cost is $120 for Divisions 7-8 (starting at age 4 as of July 31), $140 for Divisions 1-6 (starting at age 6 as of July 31) and $85 for Adult (starting at age 19 as of July 31).

The first games of the fall season will be on Saturday, Aug. 23 for youth and Sunday, Aug. 24 for adults. There will be 12 games for the youth divisions and 10 for adults. There will be no games Labor Day weekend.

Ramona Intra soccer news

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Ramona Intra Girls Under 16 soccer team participated in its first tournament as a new team June 21 and 22 at the Kickin It Challenge, which supporting the fight against breast cancer.

The first game against Temecula United ended in a 0-1 loss for the Ramona team. Temecula’s only goal came from a penalty shot early in the first half. One Intra player was removed from the game with a broken wrist from an early fall.

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