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RAMONA WALK FOR LIFE SUICIDE PREVENTION WALK, 4 to 7 p.m. Ramona High School track, 1401 Hanson Lane. A day of reflection, hope, resources, food, prizes and bands. Proceeds go to Ramona school programs focused on youth suicide prevention. More:

Senior Activity Center


Thursday, Oct. 23: Ham and cherry sauce, green beans, sweet potatoes, peaches.

Friday, Oct. 24: Chicken patties, California vegetables, mashed potatoes, ambrosia.

Monday, Oct. 27: Stuffed bell peppers, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, tropical fruit.

Palomar Health board election attracts 14 candidates

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Fourteen candidates are running for four seats on the Palomar Health Board in the Nov. 4 election. The boundaries of the taxpayer-supported, public health district include Ramona, Julian and Inland Corridor communities, and Palomar Medical Center in Escondido and Pomerado Hospital in Poway.

Of the 14 candidates, 11 responded to a questionnaire by the deadline. One of the candidates, Dr. Marcelo R. Rivera, is a Ramona resident. Other candidates are: Dale Bardin, a businessman/technology specialist; Dara

Couple marks 25 years of kenneling kritters

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Vacationing at Kritter Kamp has been a treat for many a pooch over the past 25 years.

The boarding kennel off Old Julian Highway marks its 25th year in business this month. And during that time, not only have owners Jim and Kim Lasley seen their clients’ pets grow up, they have also seen clients’ children mature into adults who now bring their animals to the kennel.

Voters will select seven of 14 planning group candidates

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Voters will select seven of 14 candidates vying for a seat on the Ramona Community Planning Group in the Nov. 4 election. Each is for a four-year term. The 15-member elected group advises the county on planning and land use issues.

‘Enchanted Autumn’ quilt show continues on Saturday


Mary Alice Staggs, a member of the Back Country Quilters and a Ramona resident, looks at “Ladies of the Sea,” a quilt by Susan Axelrod at the Quilt Show Friday at Mountain View Community Church. The quilt show will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Mountain View Church, 1191 Meadowlark off state Route 78 and Ash Street. Admission is free. Tickets may be purchased for the Opportunity Quilt, “Enchanted Autumn” when entering the show.

Power pole hit on Wildcat Canyon Road in early morning collision

Wednesday, 9 a.m. — California Highway Patrol is conducting alternating traffic control on Wildcat Canyon Road by Old Barona Road while crews replace a power pole that was hit in an early morning collision.

A multiple vehicle accident occurred around 1:20 a.m. and one of the vehicles is believed to have hit the San Diego Gas & Electric pole, stated the CHP website. Wildcat Canyon Road was shut down between San Vicente and Willow roads just before 6 a.m. and commuters were told to take state Route 67, according to reports.

Bulldog golfers avenge loss to Oceanside

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Not only did the Ramona High School girls golf team avenge its earlier loss to Oceanside last week, the players did so by a 20-stroke lead.

The Bulldog girls posted a 254 to Oceanside’s 274 in league play Oct. 8 at San Vicente Golf Course.

Ramona’s Rachel Costan once again took medalist honors by shooting a 44. Just four strokes behind was Cheyenne Hockin with a 48. Shooting 54 were Kaley Glotfelty, Amanda Raines and Sara Whelehon.

Motorists donate to firefighters’ MDA Boot Drive


Firefighter Roberto Machado from Cal Fire Witch Creek Station 87 accepts a donation for the Muscular Dystrophy Association from a driver at the intersection of 10th and Main streets Friday morning. Ramona Fire Department and Cal Fire firefighters held their annual MDA Boot Drive on Friday.

Bulldogs host Mt. Carmel Sundevils Friday night


After a bye week, the Ramona Bulldogs host league rival Mt. Carmel in the Dawg Pound, Friday night at 7. This football game marks the beginning of Palomar League match-ups for the 4-1 Bulldogs and the 4-1 Sundevils.

Coach Damon Baldwin encourages everyone to “Pack the Pound.”

“We are the reigning league champions and we want to start this year’s league match-ups right,” said Baldwin.