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TV Time-Out

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The “good ol’ days” are gone. And that is a good thing.

I lived in the Valley of the Sun when television reception was more of a disaster than a joke. Before cable. Before satellite. Before hundreds of stations. We had two or three that could be picked up by antennas. Dave Casper was not the only ghost who played football on TV. Every football player, baseball player, basketball player and hockey player looked like a ghost on the tube. Most of the time one could see the football or

Teen suffers major injuries after vehicle hits utility pole

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An 18-year-old Ramona girl was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center with major, life threatening injuries early Thursday morning after the vehicle she was in struck a utility pole, said California Highway Patrol.

The single vehicle accident occurred on San Vicente Road, just north of Creelman Lane, at 4:20 a.m.

Search continues for missing Ramona man

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Authorities continue to search for a 67-year-old Ramona man, missing from his home in the 17000 block of Handlelbar Road since early Tuesday morning.

Sgt. John Boyce of the sheriff’s Ramona station said residents can help by checking barns, sheds or other structures on their properties.

Carl Salayer, described as 6 feet, 3 inches tall, 140 pounds, mostly bald with some gray hair and a gray mustache, suffers from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Commissioners approve village plan, hold off on re-zone for big box store

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Both the proponents and the opponents of a proposed re-zone that could pave the way to a big box store on H Street claimed a partial victory after a decision by the county Planning Commission on June 12.

“We kind of won,” said Jim Hagey, owner of the 20 acres behind the Stater Bros. shopping center.

However, David Glassford, who is a neighbor of Hagey’s property and opposes a big box, expressed a similar reaction.

Bulldog track and field banquet recognizes athletes’ performances

At Ramona High School’s track and field post-season banquet, Bulldog Awards were presented to two senior boys: Kevin Carmona and Austin Minnocci.

The banquet was held in the Ramona High gym at the end of May, which was earlier than usual due to graduation dates. La Cocina provided food, which was consumed outside on the campus before the awards presentations inside the gym.

Planners say no to commercial at SR-67/Dye

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The idea of new commercial business at the corner of state Route 67 and Dye Road was quickly shot down by Ramona Community Planning Group members after a presentation from a real estate agent.

Janet Worsham said she represents four property owners, whose lots total 4.11 acres at the corner of SR-67 and Dye Road. The lots are zoned agriculture, A70. The sellers are interested in a lot merge and a commercial zoning variance for C37 zoning, she said.

Teen finds wild racing at Nevada’s Wild West track

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randon Arthur, a Ramona teenager, went from the bottom to the top and back again in a wild race weekend during rounds 5 and 6 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Reno, Nev.

It was Arthur’s first time racing on the Wild West Motorsports Park track, which climbs to the top of a ridge before plunging back down again. The one-mile track offers 1,000 feet of elevation change and the gravity assist makes it one of the fastest tracks in the series.

RHS hosts youth volleyball open gym

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Ramona High School volleyball teams are hosting youth volleyball open gym to students in middle school or younger from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, June 12 through July 17, in the RHS gym, 1401 Hanson Lane.

The open gym event is free and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Connie Halfaker at 760-310-3868 or conniehalfaker@cox.net.

Village center plan, zoning request to go before planning commission Friday

Ramona Village Design Group’s proposal for Ramona’s town center will be considered at the San Diego County Planning Commission meeting Friday, June. 13.

The commissioners meet at 9 a.m. in the County Operations Center Conference Center Hearing Room, 5520 Overland Ave. San Diego.

Along with Ramona’s Village Center plan, commissioners will be considering a similar proposal for Alpine’s town center.

McLaughlin selected MVP at Bulldogs’ volleyball banquet

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At the post-season awards banquet for Ramona High School’s boys volleyball senior Jake McLaughlin received the team’s Most Valuable Player award.

Coach Jeff Klauda noted that McLaughlin excelled throughout the court.

“Played good defense, and offensively when he was going outside he hit really effectively,” Klauda said.

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