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Homeownership vs. government education

It is unfortunate that homeownership and the funding of government education are at odds with each other. Because we have allowed government to tax our property, we have also allowed government to take our property.

Because government has gotten too big and too intrusive, it now demands an excessive amount of our resources to sustain itself. Because we have foolishly tied the funding of government schools to the taxing of our homes, our home ownership is at risk from a school system and a government with an insatiable appetite for our money.

County poised to start San Vicente Road project

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To provide information to residents and address concerns about the San Vicente Road Improvement Project that is set to begin Sept. 15, a community outreach meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Charles Nunn Performing Arts Center at Olive Peirce Middle School 1521 Hanson Lane.

The public forum, to be facilitated by the Ramona Community Planning Group (RCPG), will include county staff and representatives from the Ramona Fire Department, Ramona Unified School District, Ramona Municipal Water District, San

Court announces five-hour website shutdown Saturday

San Diego Superior Court’s website is scheduled to be shut down for maintenance for about five hours on Saturday.
None of the court’s pages will be accessible beginning at 8 a.m.
The shutdown will affect court records, e-filing, calendars, jury service postponements, online payments and emails, among other things, according to the court.
The website is scheduled to be back in service by 1 p.m., according to the court.

Supervisors adopt Ramona Village Design plan

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A new zoning plan for Ramona’s town center that has been in the works for 10 years takes effect 30 days from its approval by San Diego County Board of Supervisors on July 30.

“This is a big day for Ramona,” Carol Fowler, vice chair of the Ramona Village Design Group, told the supervisors.

The Ramona Village Center Plan of form based codes and a similar plan for Alpine, along with amendments to Fallbrook’s village zoning regulations were grouped together for adoption.

Letter to editor: Duped by SDG&E

As reported, San Diego Gas & Electric has made the decision to increase rates for “small users.”

As mentioned in the article on this issue, “Large users currently pay up to 2½ times as much per kilowatt hour (compared to so-called “small users”), a disparity that diminishes under the adopted changes.”

Ramona fire reports: Crews respond to flooding in Country Estates

Ramona Fire Department responded to four reports of flooding in San Diego County Estates after Sunday’s rain.

Miniature books reap big awards

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Eileen Cummings has displayed portions of her miniature book collection at the San Diego County Fair in past years but it was her assortment of teddy bear-themed books that won her Best of Show and Best of Division for Home and Hobby this year.

“This is like winning the gold medal at the Olympics,” the enthusiastic Ramona resident said. “I reached the ultimate goal.”

Ramona water district lawyer resigns when director claims negligence

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A brief special meeting of the Ramona Municipal Water District Board on Monday resulted in a heated exchange between Director Joe Zenovic and the district’s legal counsel, who announced he will be submitting his resignation.

While Zenovic claimed negligence on an action by legal counsel, James Gilpin, a partner with Best Best & Krieger, said he was resigning “because there’s a lot of shenanigans that I can’t support.”

Girls and Boys leagues start Winterball signups

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Winterball signups for Ramona Pony League and Ramona Girls Softball begin this weekend.

From noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, registration for boys winterball will be available at the Pony fields’ snack bar at 417 Aqua Lane.

The cost, which includes hat and shirt, is $95 per player and $80 for a sibling of a player. Parents need to bring their children’s birth certificates to registration.

Local flier soars for Team USA

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At the recent World Gliding Championships in Finland, a Ramona resident was one of seven on Team USA.

To qualify for the team, Garret Willat won the 2013 U.S. Club Class Nationals in Mifflin, Penn.

“That got me enough points to make it on the team,” he said.

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