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10U girls team wins tournament championship

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At Ramona Girls Softball’s 22nd annual Valley of the Sun Tournament last weekend, the Ramona league’s 10U All Star team won the championship of the silver division, beating the Navajo team 13-11.

The tournament drew 39 teams, representing approximately 468 girls, from 11 different leagues: Ramona, Coastal Bay, Navajo, Lakeside, Imperial Beach, French Valley, Alpine, Fallbrook, Peninsula, 4S Ranch and Tierra Canyon.

Woman caused SR-67 fatal crash as means of suicide, officials report

An East County freeway collision that killed two people last week was intentionally caused by one of the drivers as a means of killing herself, the Medical Examiner’s Office reported Monday.
Trista Lynn Stier, 29, purposely drove her pickup the wrong way and at high speed on state Route 67 in Lakeside about 3:15 p.m. Friday and crashed it into an oncoming truck just south of Winter Gardens Boulevard, according to the county agency.
Medics took Stier and the other driver, 49-year-old Douglas Menegos of Alpine, to trauma centers, where both were pronounced dead later in the afternoon.
The medical examiner ruled Stier’s death a suicide. The reason for that determination was not made public.

Jackson’s pole vault earns her spot at state meet

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Ramona High School senior Courtney Jackson will conclude her high school track and field career with the CIF state meet Friday and Saturday at Buchanan High School in Clovis.

The athletes with the top three performances in each event at the CIF San Diego Section finals May 31 at Mt. Carmel High School qualified for the state meet. Jackson’s distance of 11 feet, 7 inches in the girls pole vault was second overall and first among Division II girls.

Ramona salutes fallen veterans

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By Maureen Robertson Each of the 585 U.S. flags on gravesites at Nuevo Memory Gardens represents the final resting place of a veteran, Doug Scholl said during Memorial Day ceremonies at the cemetery Monday. “All of them have a story,” said Scholl, commander of Ramona Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783, encouraging veterans to tell [...]

Supervisors consider tiered system for regulating beekeeping

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San Diego County Board of Supervisors asked staffers to come up with a tiered system to regulate beekeeping in unincorporated areas, instead of moving forward with any of the three options presented today.

The supervisors, who proposed easing the regulations last October, declined to cut the current 600-foot setback requirement between bee hives and dwellings by half, by two-thirds or down to 15 feet — similar to the City of San Diego’s rules and the favorite of several beekeepers in the audience.

‘Godzilla,’ ‘Million Dollar Arm’ open May 16

Godzilla PG13 Can a nuclear engineer stop the fire-breathing Godzilla who has awakened from the ocean depths to wreak havoc on the world? Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Juliette Binoche

Million Dollar Arm PG A sports agent discovers two teenagers on an Indian reality show that may have the touted “Million Dollar Arm.” Stars: Jon Hamm, Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma, Aasif Mandvi

Drought spawns concerns of wells running dry

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Drought conditions have prompted Ramona Municipal Water District to revise the use of excess groundwater at the district’s Well Field Park, also known as Ramona Community Park.

Board president Darrell Beck said he is concerned that by August a lot of wells in Ramona will be running dry.

About four wells of varying age and depth, dating back to RMWD’s precursor, the Ramona Irrigation District, are at Well Field Park, said David Barnum, the district’s general manager. The district leases the park to the Ramona Parks and Recreation Association, which uses the untreated well water, stored in a tank, for irrigation.

Easter egg hunts galore this weekend in Ramona

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Youngsters have their choice of Easter egg hunts this weekend, including the Ramona Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary event that will feature 4,500 eggs filled with candy and toys on Sunday afternoon.

An added treat will be the VFW’s second annual Easter Bonnet and men’s Baseball Cap Contest scheduled after the egg hunt. The contests are open to all ages and there is no charge

Students find Ramona connection during East Coast trip

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Ramona eighth-graders continue to explore the nation’s capital and Arlington, most recently the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial with the bronze sculpture of servicemen raising the U.S. flag during World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima, the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and Smithsonian Institution.

Ramona’s boys tennis team shuts out Orange Glen

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The varsity tennis team made a statement before starting its 20-day spring break. The Dawgs beat Valley League foe Orange Glen 18-0 at Riviera Oaks.

“We had Christian (Failla) back in this match and our singles line up was unstoppable,” said coach Rose Darrough. “Chad Martin and Seneca Utech continue to play very strong in doubles. Karl Sapper and Matt Lawler subbed in for our No. 3 doubles team and won their first varsity point. The whole team played well as we are playing for a good draw in the CIF team playoffs.”

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