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Girls tennis begins CIF team play Tuesday

The Ramona High School varsity girls tennis team begins CIF team play on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Chula Vista High School.
The Bulldogs, seeded 15th in CIF league play, pulled Mater Dei Catholic in the first round of play. Mater Dei Catholic is seeded No. 2.
Top-ranked doubles team of seniors Danielle Vizcarra and Rebecca Vargas will be on line one of the doubles card, and senior Megan Douglass will be the starter for line one singles.

Bulldogs trounce Titans 44-0


Ramona High School’s football team trounced Poway High 44-0 on Poway’s field tonight.

Proposition Q = Measure Q

Election 2014.FEATURE

What’s in a name? Apparently not as much as the county Registrar of Voters office led Ramona Unified School District officials to believe in early September, when it told the district it was changing the name of all local propositions to measures.
Propositions are state proposals and measures are local proposals, the registrar’s office told the district.
When voters began receiving sample ballots this month, they noticed that the district’s $40 million bond bid is Prop Q on the ballot and Measure Q in the Voter Information section.
“Ramona voters should keep just one thing in mind as they approach the polls,” Superintendent Dr. Robert Graeff wrote on the district’s Facebook page. “…Prop Q and Measure Q are the same exact initiative in support of the Ramona Unified School District. In short, Q = Q.”

Prop. Q: A good choice

This election cycle I will vote YES on Proposition Q. The Ramona Unified School District has been working hard to formulate methods of good management of the money they will receive through this bond, and part of that is the creation of a citizen oversight committee. Thus, I feel comfortable giving the school district approximately $39 per $100K value of our home per year, as an investment in the future of our children and this town.

Having been part of the Friends of Ramona Schools, (FORUS), I have been affo

Measure Q: Vote No

Don’t be fooled by pro Q people parading the children. If you feel the employees need more compensation and the district board/administrators need free tickets and free restaurant meals (pay to play), then vote Yes. If you don’t trust the district or otherwise object to more property tax, then vote No.

Authors Day at Ramona Library to feature a dozen local writers


Friends of Ramona Library’s third annual Authors Day will feature 12 local authors whose works cover a wide range of subjects.
The event will be held in the library’s Community Room, 1275 Main St., on Saturday, Oct, 25, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m A forum on getting published will follow.
Attendance is free to the public.
The writers will be available to discuss and sign their books. They include featured speaker Laurel Corona, best-selling author of historical novels who will speak at noon.
Ken Woodward will unveil his new work titled “RUBABOO” about the life of Arthur Woodward. Arthur was Ken’s uncle and Guy B. Woodward’s brother. He was a Ramona High School graduate of 1917 who became a world-renowned scientist, anthropologist, historian and explorer.
Other authors include Mary Galusha, western novel; Steve McClure, science fiction; Judith Doxey, art and poetry; Dante Cosentino, memoir; Lynn Keller, earliest American book on morals; Chuck LeMenager, S.D. backcountry historical trilogy; Annette Williams, family memoir; Don Failla, communications book with multimillion copy sales; David Van Cleve, park ranger’s humorous memoir; Timothy Daniels, law enforcement action; and Penelope Fox, historical fiction. For those writers interested in getting their book to the public, there will be a forum on different ways and options for publishing, promotion and distribution. Panelists include Corona and her work with agents and publishing houses, Van Cleve on production and marketing with CreateSpace, and LeMenager about working with university publishing and self-publishing.
Beth Edwards will talk about book design and PDF service for self-publishers, and Daniels will discuss full-service production and marketing firms. The open-to-the-public forum will start at 2 p.m.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Walk for Life to focus on awareness, prevention, resources


The 6th Annual Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Walk for Life will take place at the Ramona High School football field on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m.

There is no registration fee to participate in the walk. It is a free event.

The community event is to raise awareness about suicide prevention and issues contributing to the mental health of youth. Proceeds from the event will provide programs in the Ramona Unified School District that address bullying, mental health issues, stress reduction and team building among students.

Chamber re-elects four incumbents, chooses one newcomer

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Amber Ramirez, right, Ramona Chamber of Commerce second vice president, introduces newly elected chamber directors during the “Take a Trip to Wonderland” mixer hosted by Ramona Disposal Friday evening.

From left are Sally Westbrook, TL&Associates real estate agent; Michael Raher, Ramona Sentinel general manager; Carol Fowler, Stage Presence Homes real estate agent; Charlotte Jensen, chamber president; Bob Murray, The Java Hut owner; and Ramirez.

Incumbents for the three-year terms starting in January are Westbrook, Fowler, Galloway and Murray. Raher is new to the chamber board.

Palomar College student recuperating from meningitis

A student at Palomar College in San Marcos is recovering from meningococcal bacteria, but there is no known connection between the unidentified patient and a San Diego State University freshman who died Saturday of the bacterial disease, county health officials said today.

No one at the community college has reported close contact with the student, who attended only one class in the past three weeks, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

‘John Wick’ and ‘Ouija’ open Oct. 24


New in Theaters — October 24

John Wick R A retired hitman resurfaces to avenge his life by tracking and eliminating the gangsters that took everything from him. Stars: Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Bridget Moynahan

Ouija PG13 Friends gather around a Ouija board and bring forth their greatest fears as they awaken an ancient spirit bent on destruction. Stars: Olivia Cook, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith