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Kindergarten registration starts at Ramona elementary schools

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year in the Ramona Unified School District started this week.
Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. Those who will be age 5 on or between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2 will be in TK. Youngsters who will be 5 years old on or after Dec. 3 will be eligible to start school in 2015-16.
Registration packets are at the elementary schools. Students will attend the school closest to their residence. Parents who do not know which school their child should attend may call the district’s Education Services office at 760-787-2012.

Ramona Calendar of Events

LITTLE PEOPLE’S LEARNING CENTER AUCTION AND CARNIVAL, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, 3394 Chapel Lane. Magic show, carnival games, fun house, inflatable jump, barbecue dinner at 5:30 p.m., art show, silent auction. Benefits scholarships and playground improvements. Dinner and show tickets $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 3 to 12. Carnival games, 50 cents. More: 760-789-3435.

Ramona Senior Center lines up week’s activities, menus

Ramona Senior Center at 434 Aqua Lane is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals also are delivered to the homebound.

Suggested lunch donation for seniors age 60 and older and for the homebound is $4. Transportation is $1. Lunch for a non-senior guest of a senior is $6. For reservations and more information, call 760-789-0440.

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History buffs strive to connect Ramona students with nation’s past

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Jim Cooper sees a gap building between the nation’s youth and its history, and he and a group of encampment re-enactors are doing something about it.

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ opens Friday

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New in Theaters — April 4

Captain America: The Winter Soldier PG13 Steve Rogers teams up with The Black Widow to fight corruption in Washington, D.C. Stars: Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie

Ramona’s first homeless count triggers Plastic Egg and Plastic Food Drive

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Ramona’s first Plastic Egg and Plastic Food Drive is taking place through Easter Sunday to benefit the homeless in the community.

The volunteers who counted the homeless during the 2014 “We All Count” effort in January found 21 visibly homeless persons living outdoors in Ramona — one appeared to be a teenager — and they know there are more.

Ramona Tea’d hears from political commentator Pamela Geller

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Pamela Geller, nationally known political commentator and author of “Stop the Islamization of America,” talks about jihadism as a threat to civilization during the Ramona Tea’d forum on Saturday.

Squirrels have a yen for gazanias

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Squirrels apparently have a thing for gazanias.

That’s what volunteers learned after they planted rows of the colorful flowers at the Welcome to Ramona monument at state Route 67 and Highland Valley Road several months ago.

Letters to the editor: Sign of respect, cutting choir, Estates election, fulfilling a dream

I am a Ramona High School alumnus and I am shocked at the school board’s decision to cut the choir program.

The RHS choir program was a huge inspiration in my life and has led me to where I am today. I am currently singing with the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music choirs, and I have recently returned from singing abroad in Russia with the St. Petersburg State University Choir.

Lost dog

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UPDATE, Wednesday, April 2: The Good Samaritan who found the dog reports that it was reunited with its family this morning.

Good Samaritans found this lost chihuahua, a male about 7 years old, along Ramona Street Monday morning.

The woman who is caring for the dog checked with a veterinarian and learned the animal has no identification chip and has not been neutered.

Anyone with information about the dog’s owner is asked to call 760-580-1335.

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