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Ramona deputies step up underage drinking patrols

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With Ramona high school graduations this week, the last article anyone wants to read is about graduates being severely injured or killed as a result of alcohol-related incidents.

For that reason, the Ramona Sheriff’s Substation has been doubling its enforcement level to focus on the Social Host Ordinance, underage drinking and minors in possession of alcohol during the two weeks surrounding high school graduations.

Even Big Bird makes mistakes

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The email you forwarded was well-designed, had a cohesive message, and was obviously targeted to a house mailing list. It appears to be part of a multi-segment campaign, with messaging that probably includes direct mail, events and other communications outlets.

However, I was troubled by the greeking. Greeking — also known as Lorem Ipsum — is dummy text mimicking everyday language patterns. It’s used by graphic designers to fill space until actual text can be written.

And as you probably noticed, the entire right hand column of the email was Lorem Ipsum.

Narcolepsy in Horses – Did You Know?

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The other day I was having lunch with a friend, and she mentioned that a gal she knows has a horse that may have narcolepsy. It caught my breath. I had never considered that this disorder may occur in the equine species.

Horses sleep so little each day that I would never imagine narcolepsy would happen for them. Horses rest a lot. In fact, most of every day is eating or resting, but actual sleep is not part of their nature.

Adult horses sleep about three hours in a 24-hour period, with younger horses and senior-aged horses sleeping more than that, just as in the human species.

Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Corner: Nixle — emergency information now

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Would you like to receive free official emergency notifications if there is a fire, hazard or danger in your neighborhood? Are you doing everything you can to protect and defend your family if a fire or natural disaster struck?

While you prepare your emergency supplies, be sure to prepare your “digital emergency lifeline” as well. Start preparing by signing up for Nixle alerts for your phone and your computer.

‘Divergent,’ ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ open March 21

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Need for Speed PG13An mechanic/race car driver of good character is framed for a crime he didn’t commit and plots his revenge in prison.

300: Rise of an Empire R During the Battle of Marathon, Darius is killed and his son, Xerxes, will battle the Greek warrior, Themistocles.

Ramona’s Trainer: Are you FITTE?

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Everyone wants to be FIT, but not everyone understands the benefits of being FITTE. The FITTE principle has been a long-term component of personal training and coaching for years.

The FITTE principle is used to help keep you moving forward and making progress. I know, you’re in the dark and have no clue what I’m talking about, so let me explain.

‘Tis is the season for desert camping

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It’s still desert season. If you’ve never been camping in the desert with your horse ­— or if you’ve ever been — there is one camp you should not miss. Stage Coach Trails and Horse Camp is fantastic for first timers and seasoned camp veterans.

Large sites, hookups for those of you with luxury model trailers, restrooms, showers and laundry for those of us with basic trailer accommodations, you will be comfortable for an overnight stay or a weeklong adventure.

TimeOut with Tambo: Briseno achieves wrestling goal to compete at state; sets goal to medal next year

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Bulldog wrestler Raul Briseno set goals early in the season. Many might have thought that those goals were set too high. Not Briseno.

“I wanted to win the league, earn a trip to the Masters and go to the state meet,” he said. “I knew that if I did my best I could accomplish those goals.”

The old saying goes: “If you can do it, it ain’t braggin’.” Briseno did it.

TimeOut with Tambo: Coach Reichner’s resignation

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One day after he posted online, “I can’t wait to get our boys into their first spring tournament,” coach David Reichner resigned as the head basketball coach of the Ramona Bulldogs.

The main reason given for his stepping down was his commitment to being the recruiting consultant and associate head coach at St. Katherine College. Reichner took those positions this year and there was an immediate conflict between his job as head coach at RHS and associate head coach at St. Katherine. Reichner missed several RHS practices, an RHS game, the all league meeting, and was late to practices and a game.

Compare your Oscar picks with the Academy judges

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

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