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Ramona Boys and Girls Club basketball Star Standouts

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Julia Plantz, 13, loves basketball. In addition to her Boys and Girls Club team, the Flying Dynamite Pickles, she plays on Ramona Rampage travel basketball team. She had an undefeated season with the Olive Peirce Middle School 7th grade volleyball team. When she’s not participating in sports, Julia plays six musical instruments, and is in the OPMS jazz and advanced bands.

Bulldog girls turn game around to beat San Pasqual 61-50

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When the Bulldogs girls trailed San Pasqual 12-2 it looked bad for the Ramona High basketball team, but then they went on a 20-5 run and never surrendered the lead in a 61-50 non-league win on the road.

The ladies from the Valley of the Sun improved their record to 11-6 as they head into their final non-league game.

Montecito Ranch to seek grading, blasting changes

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A representative for Montecito Ranch, a 935.2-acre residential development, will present proposed grading and rock blasting changes for the project to the Ramona Community Planning Group on Jan. 9.

Consultant Chris Brown said the developers are requesting about a one-third reduction in grading and a reduction in blasting for the project that is slated to be built south of State Route 78, west of Ash Street, and north of Montecito Way, Summer Glen and Cedar Street.

Flickers: Box office leaders and more

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Frozen PG The kingdom is trapped in eternal winter unless Anna can find her sister Elsa and unleash her icy powers. – Disney animation

The Hobbit 2 PG13 Bilbo joins with Thorin, Gandalf, and the Dwarves to reclaim Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Vandalism, domestic violence, petty theft and drug possession among recent sheriff’s reports

Among reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station:

Sunday, Jan. 5

•Male 29, arrested, 24200 block Cerro Vista Way, warrants.

•Male, 23, arrested, 400 block Penn Street, suspected of drunk in public.

Girls U8 team goes undefeated in Scripps Ranch Tournament

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DIVISION CHAMPS—Ramona Soccer League’s Girls Under 8 team placed first in the U8 Girls Division of the Scripps Ranch Tournament Dec. 21 and 22. The Ramona players were undefeated. Standing from left are Adalyn Kobs, Addison Cruz, Coach Brian Williams, Piper Williams, Taylor Garner, Bailey Filice, Karlee Larzalere-Higuera, Coach Ashley Cruz, Layla Fait, and Head Coach Gavin Bangs. Front from left are Emily Wright, Gabby Ward, Claire Cannon and Dalylah Cruz.

Let’s consider the reason for the season

“The reason for the season.”

Can we reflect on that just for a minute? There are, whether you like it or not, many reasons for the season. No matter which of the reasons you might choose, all or none, the basic and glaring fact is this very one. All of the reasons for the joy of the season share a similar point and theme: be good to your fellow man, whether they are good to you or not, for the winter is long and the New Year is that which can only come with the promise of Spring.

Bonilla remains consistent as Bulldog soccer goalkeeper

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During a three-day period in which the Bulldog boys soccer team split a pair of 1-0 games, coach Michael Jordan learned that he could depend on Jesse Bonilla, who is playing his fourth season as the starting goalkeeper, regardless of what other lineup was on the field.

Bonilla allowed a penalty kick goal in Ramona’s 1-0 home loss Dec. 11 against Grossmont while making seven saves, including a second penalty kick. He made nine saves in the Bulldogs’ Dec. 13 home game against El Camino, which ended with the 1-0 score in Ramona’s favor.

Assisted living lodge strives to create homey environment

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Off a dirt road, in the rural nooks and crannies of southwestern Ramona, is a new business striving to make elderly residents feel at home.

It’s called Ramona Senior Lodge and is a six-bed assisted living facility for the elderly. The lodge, which sits at 15855 Marmac Drive, is the brainchild of longtime San Diego resident Serena Nelson, now a Ramona resident.

Ramona Calendar of Events

RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. Tai Chi for Adults at 9 a.m., English as a Second Language at 9:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Teen Movie & Munchies at 3 p.m., Teen Origami at 3 p.m., ‘Tis the Season Celebration at 4 p.m., Teen Creative Writing Workshop at 4 p.m., Homework Club at 4 p.m., Free Citizenship Class at 6 p.m., Bilingual Activity at 7 p.m.

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