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NEW DIGS IN OLD LIBRARY—If employees and volunteers at the sheriff’s Ramona station seem to be stretching and smiling more, it’s likely because they’re no longer in cramped quarters and are getting used to having more room—double

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TELEPHONE TRESPASS—That’s what Barbara Wallace, the crime prevention specialist at the sheriff’s Ramona substation, calls what happened to a Ramona teenager. Someone called the girl about 10:30 p.m. last Wednesday impersonating a reporter and attempting to get personal information from her.

Behind the Front Page: Teen center gets alarm system

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FAIR WARNING—Arriba Teen Center vandals have fair warning: The recently installed alarm system beeps inside and outside the buildings at 1710 Montecito Road, can be heard by neighbors, and alerts the sheriff’s department, which responds and then contacts key teen center volunteers.

The alarm has motion sensors and protects all the buildings in the complex that once housed Ramona Community School. The system is a gift from Marvin Brehan, owner of Quality Security

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TURKEY TWIST—Considering Ramona’s reputation as the former turkey capital of the world, how did two Poway FFA members walk away with the grand champion and reserve grand champion turkeys at the Ramona Junior Fair? That’s what happened, with Hunter Lane‘s 38-pound “Hugh” wearing the grand champion ribbon in

Breakfast in Collier Park

BREAKFAST IN THE PARK—Habits are sometimes hard to break. Perhaps that’s the reason retired and other former Ramona Unified School District employees meet on the first day of each school year — but they don’t go to work. They share breakfast in Collier Park.

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FOLLOWING HIS HEART—Larry Rosenbaum traveled from Quartzsite, Ariz., to Ramona for the fifth year to make custom cowboy hats and to visit with people stopping at his Ritter Hats table at the National Day of the American Cowboy event at Mountain Valley Ranch on Saturday. He’s a soft-spoken man whom Lynn and Doug

Behind the Front Page: Prank or Crime?

A woman alone in a vehicle stopped in the turn lane at San Vicente and Gunn Stage roads, waiting for a green light so she could turn left onto Gunn Stage.

It was about 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, and no one else was around — she thought. As she looked to her right, out of the darkness came two figures wearing ski masks and black clothing, creeping toward her vehicle. They were about 4 feet from her vehicle, and one of them had a hand extended to open the passenger door.

UFO reported at fireworks

UFO ARRIVES FOR FIREWORKS—Sometimes the answer to a question is where you are. A caller to the Sentinel on Tuesday morning asked if anyone else was asking about a UFO — unidentified flying object — in the sky during the July 4th Fireworks Monday evening.

Future of fireworks uncertain in Ramona

LAST YEAR FOR RAMONA FIREWORKS?—At a recent Rotary Fireworks Committee, chairman Pete Schiff commented about a court ruling that fireworks over water must have an environmental review, which may end Ramona’s annual July 4 sky show. Between vernal pools and the creek running through school district land where the fireworks are held, the fire marshal is pretty certain Rotary will need an environmental impact report for next year’s show, Schiff reported, adding that “everyone gets a waiver (from the court) this year.”