“This week brings an exciting week of Bulldog sports as our winter teams move on to CIF action,” says Ramona High Athletic Director Damon Baldwin.
Here is what is on the “Dawg Plate,” he notes.
Tuesday Feb. 25
•Girls Water Polo plays in the CIF semifinals at La Jolla High School’s Coggan Pool at 5:45 p.m. against No. 1 seed Valhalla High.
The CIF playoff selection and seeding meeting on Feb. 22 gave Ramona High School girls soccer team its first playoff match in three years.
The team was given the ninth seed and a first-round match Feb. 25 against No. 8-seed Horizon Christian Academy at Horizon. The match will begin at 3:30 p.m.
The first-round winner plays Friday at Escondido Charter.
Feb 24 2014 | Posted in Sports
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Coach David Tomaino’s Valley League championship wrestling team will advance eight wrestlers to the Masters Meet on Friday and Saturday at Mission Hills High School.
The Bulldogs finished second as a team in Division III behind Brawley High School of Imperial County, so technically the Bulldogs are the best Division III team in San Diego County.
“As a team I thought we competed very well,” said Tomaino. “We did our part in the head-to-head bouts with Brawley, pinning two of their wrestlers in the finals. We just didn’t get any help from the rest of the field. We are still hungry at this point, which is a good sign heading into the Masters.”
She calls herself the “traveling yoginista” and among her many adventures was delivering aid to typhoon victims in the Philippines.
Desiree Crossman, a 2000 Ramona High School graduate, didn’t have to travel far to deliver the aid last November — it took about a 4 1/2-hour boat ride to take food and building supplies to the residents of the isolated village of DapDap on Ponson Island.
A soccer feud continues between two groups in Ramona with one filing a legal complaint against the other.
In November 2012, a group of parents split from Ramona Soccer League (RSL) to form Ramona Futbol Club (RFC) to create a higher level of competitive play and coaching. Since the split, which group should retain certain soccer equipment and portable lights has been in dispute.
Lt. Hank Turner of the sheriff’s Ramona station invites the public to attend his Citizen’s Advisory Group meeting in the sheriff’s station, 1424 Montecito Road, at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24.
The meetings offer an opportunity for dialogue between the Sheriff’s Department and the community on law enforcement concerns, issues and priorities.
For more information, contact Barbara Wallace at 760-738-2425.
Friday, Feb. 21—The sheriff’s Ramona station arrested five people this week — four of them today — on suspected drug-related charges, and seized a total of 7.2 grams of heroin, .2 grams of methamphetamine and $580 in cash, reported Lt. Hank Turner.
On Wednesday, detectives from the Ramona substation conducted surveillance on a residence in the 1500 block of Wilson Road, he said. Around 5:45 p.m. detectives observed a male that was a suspect in a drug sale in
Ramona Soccer League will take registration for adult soccer until March 3 but encourages those who want to play to register as soon as possible.
The first game starts at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 9, and uniforms must be ordered. The spring adult league will consist of eight games played on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. There will be no games on the Sundays before and after spring break. The cost to play is $75.
The meeting time of the Ramona Municipal Water District Board of Directors will once again be reconsidered, this time at the request of Director Rex Schildhouse.
The Division 3 director said 10 to 12 constituents have told him they would like the meetings, held at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, changed to a later time. Schildhouse proposed 7 p.m.
That was one of several agenda requests Schildhouse had Feb. 11 after a heated exchange between him and Darrell Beck, board president.
Schildhouse complained at the start of the meeting that an agenda request he submitted Feb. 4 was not included on the meeting’s agenda. Instead, he said, the request led to a note in his director’s mailbox and four or five phone calls, one between Beck and General Manager David Barnum, that determined the item should not be added to the agenda.
Beck refuted the claim that he and Barnum decided by phone the item should not be on the agenda.
Barnum told the Sentinel that Schildhouse’s request had to do with board information and meeting procedures that are covered in Policy 1 of the district’s Legislative Code. Barnum said he put a copy of Policy 1 in each director’s mailbox and asked Schildhouse if he wanted the Legislative Code chapter addressed at a meeting. The general manager said there seems to be a misunderstanding. He also noted that directors must write an agenda memo on a requested item.
According to Barnum, he had a phone conversation with Beck on procedural aspects of meetings.
After Barnum gave his general manager’s report at the Feb. 11 meeting, which included information about the San Diego County Water Authority’s drought response, Schildhouse asked Beck if the Ramona district has adequate water supply to tackle a fire in dry conditions.
“I’m just asking for a statement of confidence,” Schildhouse said.
Beck deferred the question to Barnum, who said the board cannot discuss items that are not on the agenda. Schildhouse turned to legal counsel to get an opinion.
“It’s appropriate to ask a question on a subject that’s raised,” responded Ron Ball with Best Best & Krieger LLP, the district’s legal counsel.
After Schildhouse repeated his question, Beck said the board would move on to committee reports, which elicited a comment from Schildhouse that he did not get an answer.
“I’m running this meeting,” Beck responded, but allowed Barnum to provide an answer.
Barnum said there is plenty of water to put a fire out, but he added it depends on the fire and future conditions.
“If the drought continues, that could change,” he said.
At the end of the meeting, Schildhouse gave a list of agenda requests that included a presentation by legal counsel on board policies, what board members should be doing, rules and regulations for compensation, and what constitutes a quorum, as well as moving the meeting time so more members of the public can attend.
A later start time was requested in early 2013 by Division 2 Director Kit Kesinger, who has not been at a meeting since April 2013. Kesinger said he cannot make 2 p.m. meetings because he works in El Cajon. The time was changed from 4:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in July 2012. Kesinger was elected to a four-year term in 2010.
Barnum told the Sentinel the next board meeting, Feb. 25, will include a Policy 1 workshop. The board will meet at 2 p.m. at the Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane.
In other business:
•Directors awarded a construction contract to TC Construction Company Inc., which provided a $770,000 bid for site improvements for the Poway Pump Station Secondary Power Source Project. The project will run a natural gas line to the station and add a new pump that can run on both electricity and natural gas to provide a dependable power source if electricity goes out.
TC Construction came in $4,000 higher than the lowest bid, which did not have the minimum required experience, according to district staff. The project total is estimated at nearly $2 million.
•The board authorized a contract for Bartle Wells Associates to conduct a rate and fee study for the San Vicente Sewer Service Area. The study is expected to cost $20,000.
Students from the Ramona Lutheran Christian Day School Science Enrichment Program were treated recently to a presentation by Hugh Harvey of General Atomics and by Garrett Willat of SkySurf Glider-port of Warner Springs on the principles of flight.
Harvey presented his PowerPoint in a humorous and age appropriate way, said science teacher Frank Lucio, beginning with the basic principles of flight and ending with the subject of drones manufactured by General Atomics and their possible future applications.
Feb 18 2014 | Posted in Schools
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