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‘John Wick’ and ‘Ouija’ open Oct. 24


New in Theaters — October 24

John Wick R A retired hitman resurfaces to avenge his life by tracking and eliminating the gangsters that took everything from him. Stars: Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Bridget Moynahan

Ouija PG13 Friends gather around a Ouija board and bring forth their greatest fears as they awaken an ancient spirit bent on destruction. Stars: Olivia Cook, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith

Authors Day, Harvest Festival, Walk for Life, and community theater among upcoming events


RAMONA WALK FOR LIFE SUICIDE PREVENTION WALK, 4 to 7 p.m. Ramona High School track, 1401 Hanson Lane. A day of reflection, hope, resources, food, prizes and bands. Proceeds go to Ramona school programs focused on youth suicide prevention. More:

What’s new at the movies?


New in Theaters — October 17
Fury R In 1945 Nazi Germany, an American sergeant and his small platoon desperately fight the surrounding enemy from their Sherman tank. Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman

The Best of Me PG13 High school sweethearts re-unite in their small hometown, but her marriage and the past will lead to serious trouble. Stars: Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Liana Liberato

The Book of Life PG Manolo, an idealistic hero, strives to rescue his village and save his one true love as he travels through mythical worlds. Stars: Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna

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New in Theaters — October 10

Addicted R A talented businesswoman with a great husband and two beautiful children risks everything by engaging in an illicit affair. Stars: Sharon Leal, Tasha Smith, William Levy

Alexander PG Experience the “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day” with Alexander and his exasperated parents from the children’s book. Stars: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner

San Diego author to sign her second novel at Unicorn in Ramona on Saturday

San Diego author R.J. Belle will be in Ramona for a book signing of her second novel, “Second Sight,” in Unicorn Books and Gifts on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Belle’s debut novel, “First One Down: A Paul Sutton Novel,” was released in April 2014 and within months landed on Amazon’s Top 100 Legal Thrillers, climbing to No. 1 on multiple dates. The mystery novel also ranked in the Top 50 Indie Books as voted by Indie Author News readers in June and July.
“Second Sight” is the next installment in the Paul Sutton series. Detective Sutton is on a new case that pushes the boundaries between ethical and moral standards. He is out to catch one of San Diego’s worst while threatening to color the reputation of an entire police department in the process.
Erin Greene lost the love of her life and found herself inside a world of gunrunners and loan sharks. The danger is real and consequences could be deadly. Her life is on the line and she propels herself into living a role she knows nothing about.
The deeper she falls underground the more she discovers her hidden strengths. Going from a naive girl-next-door to a one-woman force to be reckoned with, how is the gray area defined? How close can you get to the line before you’ve gone too far?
Sutton discovers a new world, too. While investigating the senseless murder of a young war hero, he is introduced to a homeless veteran society, the people often ignored and unseen by society. He learns that these nameless men see much more than most will ever know, and someone among this invisible community could hold the key to helping Sutton catch a killer.
As this case test’s every law and justice principle Sutton has ever known, he learns that things are not always black and white. There is gray in everything.
Belle began writing as a teenager as a way to express her creative side. In 2013, she found herself spending a great deal of time working on plot development and character creation, and decided to make the jump into writing for publication. After spending 15 years in the lending industry, she left her career to write full time and within three months she published “First One Down.”
She will release her first nonfiction book, “After,” in late 2014. To learn more, go to
Unicorn Books and Gifts at 738 Main St. is owned and operated by business partners Stacy Bart and Julia Dammeir.
The age limit at the book signing is 18.

Concert association opens season celebrating a double anniversary

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Ramona Concert Association will open its 2014-15 season Oct. 4 celebrating two anniversaries: Their 30th and concert headliner The Four Preps’ 60th.

Ramona Concert Association began in 1985 as a dream of Olive Peirce Middle School’s first principal, Charles R. Nunn. Nunn wanted to see the new school and its performing arts center used to present the finest in music to the students and residents of Ramona.

New Ben Affleck film opens Friday


Box Office Leaders

The Equalizer R Retired operative McCall wants to forget his past, but his special skills and need for justice will even the odds of the oppressed.

The Maze Runner PG13 Waking up in a maze without a memory, young Thomas must find clues from the maze and his dreams to plan his escape.

Denzel Washington stars as ‘The Equalizer’


New in Theaters — September 26

The Boxtrolls PG A local exterminator wishes to gain fame from Cheesebridge by eradicating the underground Boxtroll dwellers. – Animated — Stars: Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning

The Equalizer R Retired operative McCall wants to forget his past, but his special skills and need for justice will even the odds of the oppressed. Stars: Denzel Washington, Chlöe Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas

Also Playing: Believe Me – Good People – Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart – Jimi: All Is by My Side – Lilting – The Song – Two Faces of January

What’s new at the movies?


The Maze Runner, Tusk, A Walk Among the Tombstones and This is Where I Leave You open in movie theaters Friday.

Ramona Calendar of Events

World War II fighter airplanes, experimental aircraft, firefighting air tankers and helicopters, air traffic control tower tour, food, classic cars and big-rig trucks, face painting and Smokey Bear — all at Ramona Airport Open House Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.