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Ramona is still our choice

Growing up in Ramona for the Gunnett family has and always will be the only choice for us.

From my earliest days as a Ramona native and the son of a longtime Ramona schoolteacher, I can remember our town taking care of each other and putting our youth first in the community. Playing soccer and baseball on the local fields bring back fond memories of support from my teachers, coaches, and family.

What’s in a name?

Isis Fuller Figure Fashion of Ramona, a plus size dress store for women sizes 14-38 named after the ancient Egyptian Goddess of motherhood, friendship and love, has been at the center of controversy over the name of the store, and the unfounded false claims that the store is connected to the terrorist organization ISIL.

VFW supports Measure Q

A very serious issue is about to affect Ramona and we to can see the storm clouds brewing. Our school system is facing a terrible future if action is not taken in the present. Not every single member of Post 3783 will agree, but overall we do agree something must be done to protect our schools.

Measure Q — a personal historical perspective

“I will only endorse a school bond — if I believe that every viable stone (of resources) has been overturned.”

This was my declaration 12 years ago, while campaigning (for what became the first of three terms) as a trustee on the Board of the Ramona Unified School District.

Now, 12 years later, still holding the same beliefs and after personally turning over many “stones” resulting in the expense reductions of approximately $10 million annually (not even counting inflation), I am recommending this bond measure, as it falls within my belief of “limited government” and provides local control for the families of Ramona.

We pay now; they pay later

Our children, the students, those who are presently enrolled and those who shall be enrolled in the future, need the best possible education that can be created. They are the ones who will control the future, both theirs and ours. They will have to compete and earn their way in the world economy of the future, and they will pay for both their and our future. We pay now, and they pay later.

Who is Measure Q really about?

Every time the Ramona Unified School District (RUSD) wants to raise your property taxes, they or their supporters eventually use “the children” as their motivation for doing so. They desperately want you to envision vulnerable children suffering greatly if you don’t hand over your cash.

Measure Q helps support strong future

By Robert Grace, Mike Jordan Sr. and Mike Saavedra Ramona Unified School District has a long history of supporting Career and Technical Education (CTE), which was called Vocational Education for many years. Our Automotive program is nationally recognized and has provided a strong technical foundation to hundreds of students, many of whom are now employed [...]

Questioning school district’s Measure Q

So here I sit going through my mail and what do I find — the first political mailer for the Ramona school bond.

Now I could gripe about the use of limited budget dollars being used to produce this mailer, or the fact that they are using you and I to pay for the mailing of the info-flier of a political nature, (using nonprofit postage for the mailer), but that is all too easy and, well, will generate a lot of argument in either direction.

Vote Yes on Measure Q

Measure Q will give Ramona residents an opportunity to put our money where our mouth is. We say we love our beautiful, rural community and the advantages of clean air and clear views. We say we support the charm of our small businesses and shop locally. We say we love our kids and want to provide them with every opportunity for happiness as children and success as adults.

Support school bond; let district focus on education

My husband, myself and our two youngest daughters were living in a less than ideal neighborhood and within a matter of months my oldest would be starting school. I was concerned about what that experience would be for her.

I knew that this was a defining moment in our lives and that it would lay groundwork for my children’s educational future. After much research and nearly deciding on moving to Austin, Texas, we happened upon a community right here in San Diego County. The schools were rated high, the neighborhood was relatively crime free, and the people were ­— different.