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Compare your Oscar picks with the Academy judges


Who’s your Oscar choice for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director? See how you compare with the Academy Award judges.

County offers sandbags, road reminders as storms near


With significant rain headed to the region, San Diego County is offering free sand and bags to residents in the unincorporated areas.

•In Ramona, sand and bags are available at Fire Station 82, 3410 Dye Road. Residents will need to bring a shovel to fill their bags.

•In Julian, sand and bags are available at Cal Fire Station 50, 1587 Highway 78. Bring a shovel.

Tow trucks respond to Wildcat Canyon Road accident; no injuries reported

Two tow trucks are responding to the scene of a two-truck collision at Wildcat Canyon and San Vicente roads, according to the California Highway Patrol website.

The accident was reported at 5:08 p.m. and, according to the CHP, is near a 25 mph curve in the road. One truck is in the road and one is off the road and 20 feet down, reports CHP, noting no injuries are reported.

The northbound lane will be blocked until the accident scene is cleared.

Soccer signups, tax help, ‘Band on the Run’ among activities on Ramona’s Calendar of Events

DOS PICOS PARK FREE SATURDAY PROGRAMS, 17953 Dos Picos Park Road. Snakes ‘N Skins 1 to 1:30 p.m.; Junior Rangers 1 to 2 p.m.; Craft Time 2 to 3 p.m.; Earth Ball 4 to 4:30 p.m. More: or 760-789-2220.

Ramona chamber invites community to mural unveiling Saturday

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The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project will unveil its latest mural on Saturday Feb. 8, at 10 a.m.

The mural is on the side of the Affordable Treasures building at 677 Main St. Sponsored by members of Ramona Chamber of Commerce, the mural is a reproduction of a painting by the late Ramona artist Louise Shidner. It depicts historic commerce on Ramona’s Main Street.

Italian royalty meets Ramona royalty


An Italian prince spent a day in Ramona last week with the town’s royalty, learning the western-style of living, earning a belt buckle, and expressing a desire to come back for the rodeo.

“It has been an incredible day for me, something totally new,” Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, Prince of Piedmonte and Venice, told a group of Ramonans at the end of a long day of filming Jan. 22.

Five RHS scholar/athletes qualify for scholarships

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The National Football Federation Scholarship committee has informed Ramona High School football coach Damon Baldwin that five RHS senior scholar/athletes have qualified for scholarships.

Garrett Dart, Tanner “T-Bone” Williams, Michael Hoover, Travis Kerchner, and Tanner Williams have qualified for the National Football Foundation Scholarship.

Cycling races capture interests of Cappos siblings

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As Jaron Cappos races to the top of his mountain bike competitions, his sister, Stassa, is there to capture the moments.

Together they make a good team.

Fifteen-year-old Jaron took part in the Socal Endurance Race Series at Vail Lake in Temecula last weekend, placing first in the junior division on Saturday, and third on Sunday.

Ramona Boys and Girls Club basketball Star Standouts


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


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.