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LENTEN FISH FRY, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Center, Sixth and E streets. Adults $10, children 11 and younger $5, and families of two adults and two or more children under age 12, $25. All you can eat fish dinner or fish taco plate. Hosted by Knights of Columbus. Proceeds benefit community projects. More: 760-789-0583.

Marines to join students jogging to raise money for school track

James Dukes Elementary students will be jogging on Friday to raise money to resurface the school’s track.

Everyone from early start kindergartners to sixth-graders will participate in the jogathon. Joining them will be 15 Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and 10 volunteers from Brand X CrossFit.

Dissension on water board leaves unanswered questions

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Only three directors attended the March 25 Ramona Municipal Water District Board meeting, which just constituted a quorum, raising questions about what will happen at future meetings.

Director Rex Schildhouse, who walked out of the previous two meetings after disagreements with other board members, did not attend. Director Kit Kesinger has not attended a meeting since April 23, 2013.

Ramona Country Fair, junior fair—together again

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Ramona Country Fair chairman Bob Murray with co-chairs Sally Westbrook and Darrel Kinney promise the 44th annual event will be bigger and better than ever.

Together again, Ramona Country Fair and Ramona Junior Fair will be sharing events July 31 through Aug. 3. Events will be in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center and Ramona Junior Fair grounds off Aqua Lane.

What’s new at the movies?

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New in Theaters — March 28

Noah PG13 Based upon the Biblical story, God commands Noah to build an ark to save creation from the devastation of the Great Flood. Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman

Sabotage R Members of an elite DEA team are systematically being eliminated after a raid and money theft of a drug cartel’s safe house. Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello

Volunteers, deputies join forces to take back Santa Maria Creek

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Volunteers and sheriff’s deputies are among those joining forces to clean up the Santa Maria Creek bed.

Crissy Tobiason, who is heading up the volunteer effort, has created a tentative schedule to begin phase 1 of the creek bed cleanup — from Seventh to 10th streets — in late September, after nesting and raptor seasons end.San

Two Ramonans weigh in on county plan to boost agriculture

Two Ramona residents — Dave Harbour and Beth Edwards — weighed in at the county meeting where planning commissioners recommended moving ahead with a plan to promote more agriculture in the region.

The county proposes streamlining regulations for small agricultural operations in unincorporated areas such as Ramona. If approved by county supervisors, changes likely won’t take effect for two to three years.

Highway project clears major hurdle — money

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Caltrans announced Monday that it has secured funding to improve the intersection of state Route 67 and Highland Valley/Dye Road for better traffic flow.
The $10 million will come from two sources: $7 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program, and $3 million from the County of San Diego, according to Caltrans.
The improvements will include construction to widen the intersection and to add lanes, shoulders and new traffic signals. Officials expect to break ground in late 2015.
When the project is completed in late 2016, it will mean good news for the more than 22,000 motorists who use that portion of SR-67 on an average daily basis, said Caltrans District Director Laurie Berman.
“Finding the dollars for these much-needed projects is never easy,” she said. “However, having the preliminary engineering completed positioned us to jump-start the project when funding was made available. We look forward to continuing to partner with San Diego County to improve mobility.”
For information on Caltrans transportation projects, see www.dot.ca.gov/dist11.

Grand jury has no-cost, low-cost ideas for improving school safety

Plans for keeping school children safe in the region should have greater emphasis on identifying potential threats and training students, staff and parents to recognize and report suspicious behavior, according to a report released Monday by the 2013-14 county grand jury.

These and other no-cost or low-cost actions can be taken by schools and school districts to strengthen their security planning and preparedness, even in an era of tight budgets, the report states.

Ramona Elementary students achieve language milestone

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In a new tradition at Ramona Elementary School, recently designated Fluent English students took center stage for a ceremony in the school library Friday morning.

The students came to Ramona Elementary as English language learners and are now proficient in English.

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