The school year is based on a time when America was an agricultural nation. Students had to be home to help with the crops during the summer. The work that needed every hand in the family to harvest was mostly done by fall so that is when school started.
The school calendar has seen big adjustments during the last decade or so. When I started teaching and coaching in California the school year started in mid-September and ended in mid-June. Most schools in the country started after Labor Day and ended just after Memorial Day.
Ramona Sheriff’s Substation has created a new and hopefully more convenient method for citizens to provide information about criminal activity in our community.
It takes the cooperative effort of citizens and law enforcement to reduce crime and keep Ramona safe. In the “old days,” people with information about suspected criminal activities (drugs and drug sales, thefts, etc.) would pick up the phone and dial. Now you can quickly send an e-mail to: Ramonainfo@sdsheriff.org.
Aug 26 2013 | Posted in Columnists
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He’s 40 now and is successful in his work. He’s attained that upper management position at the firm and drives a nice luxury car big enough to fit the family, but flashy enough to make him feel young.
He’s happily married and has two kids, the house and the whole nine yards. He’s blessed and enjoys his biannual vacations to the white sand beaches of the Bahamas.
Gone fishing signs are often seen on several establishments in Ramona this time of the year. The last part of my two-week vacation should be entitled “Gone Wishing” because when I throw a line in the water that is all that I am doing — WISHING!
I spent a week in the Eastern Sierras camping in the June Lake Loop at Grant Lake. Grant is the biggest of the four lakes in the June Lake Loop and the farthest from restaurants, watering holes and the town of
For my 65th birthday — when did I get so old? — my sister gave me a plane ticket to visit her in New York. She pointed out that we have lost Mom and Dad and Uncle Seymour and we’re pretty much all that is left of our family.
It made me think about some other siblings who once asked me to settle a squabble about how they were going to bury their dad. One insisted on an all-out military sendoff, while the other held firm for a small civilian ceremony.
I’ve seen many of you out enjoying the lovely trails in town and I had to remind you that Ramona Grasslands Open Space is one sweet ride. Currently containing about 3400 acres and right off Highland Valley Road, this property has been set aside as an open space preserve and our community is able to enjoy hiking or riding along the trails, picnicking under the grand oak trees and enjoying the great outdoors.
Years ago, I anxiously waited for word from the county hoping they were working on a public staging area, which we had anticipated would open summer 2009. I can hardly believe it’s been so many years in the
Most people take a vacation to get away from the grind of their everyday job: those who work in the big city like to go camping, those who live near the beach like to go to the mountains, those who live on dry land like to go on a cruise, those who eat too much meat go fishing.
Sports writers are a different breed. After 11 months of covering high school sports, reporting on the progress of Ramona High School graduates who have gone on to the next level, going to college athletic events, going to professional athletic events, covering youth sports, going to horse races, golfing, bowling, hiking and burning off 300 calories working out and replacing them with 1,500 calories of pasta,
Ramona High School’s 2012 historical run to the CIF championship game last season is in the record books and the community has had a chance to exhale after a phenomenal playoff run that packed the stadium for weeks in November here in “Football Land.” This season promises to be extremely exciting in Ramona.
The Bulldogs will compete in the always tough Palomar League again and come CIF playoff time, they will compete in the very tough Division 1 bracket in the newly designed football playoff divisions.
I love summer. I know, it’s too hot in Ramona, but to me summer means farm stands and winery visits. Being the husband of a personal chef allows me to make many of these visits.
I recently tagged along with my wife on her food adventures. Our first stop was down the road at La Finquita Winery on Vista Ramona Road. Owners Mario and Diana Bergeron were hosting a wine pairing. Guests were treated to five wine and food combinations including a Cabernet Sauvignon paired with a spicy creole shrimp and spinach salad, and a Petite Syrah paired with caprese skewers.
As mentioned in my column July 25, we need more and better recreational activities for not only the youth of Ramona but also for all of the citizens of Ramona.
Just because there is a need doesn’t mean that nobody is trying to fulfill that need. I recently visited the Arriba Teen Center at 1710 Montecito Road, which is in a building that has also served as Ramona Community School and as the Ramona High School wrestling team’s practice facility. Come to think of it, where haven’t the wrestlers practiced?