The debate over the pending school bond has included some bizarre and misleading ideas: that the bond is an implied left-wing conspiracy to perpetuate big government, that the school district is sitting on a pile of money, that the bond is undemocratic, that we were mismanaged into this crisis and shouldn’t reward that behavior.
Accolades to Michael Long, San Vicente Road project manager, and his crew for being so sympathetic towards Ramona residents. He has agreed to preserve “Cedar Dog” and has asked that residents remove their memorials before the work is started.
What a wonderful, caring thing to do.
As a long-time resident of Ramona, I’ve spent countless hours hiking, biking, and enjoying our backcountry gems, Mount Woodson in particular. In the past 15 years I’ve logged over 2,000 trips to the top on my mountain bike and have spent several hours erasing graffiti from the rocks, not to mention occasionally collecting trash that others leave behind.
In short, I have an emotional investment in preserving the natural beauty of Mount Woodson.
Appreciates coverage and Mainstage Regarding Ms. Watzek’s letter condemning the Sentinel and her comments about the attendance at the Arpaio event in Ramona Mainstage Theatre: I have been to several of the Tea Party forums there and at every one of them, all the seats were filled. I have yet to attend the midget wrestling, [...]
The current Ramona Municipal Water District Board of Directors has been one of the most dysfunctional boards in the water district’s history. That says a lot for a district with a long history of dysfunctional boards.
It’s time for Ramona citizens and voters to do something to fix the situation.
As reported, San Diego Gas & Electric has made the decision to increase rates for “small users.”
As mentioned in the article on this issue, “Large users currently pay up to 2½ times as much per kilowatt hour (compared to so-called “small users”), a disparity that diminishes under the adopted changes.”
It is really fun to see a boy and his dog representing the Ramona cowboy tradition, or a beautiful woman and her gorgeous poodle both stylishly dressed, and the amazing dog who prays with Mom. Throw in helpful community-based booths, a down-home barbecue and excellent entertainment in the series of competitions, and the day was great.
Keep mulch, bark 3 to 5 feet from home
Mulch or bark can be valuable because they conserve moisture and reduce weed growth.
However, as I’ve witnessed firsthand, especially last week while assisting with the Poinsettia fire in Carlsbad, mulch and bark are highly combustible and very receptive to flying embers. Homes, which were several streets over from the main fire, had fires in their yards because of flammable ground cover, and some of these spread to fencing that was attached to the homes.
Natural gas will soon be used to power the pump that delivers water to Ramona from the Poway pump station.
No longer will Ramona residents be at the mercy of SDGE electric outages that close Ramona whenever there is a wildfire.
This $2 million project comes at NO expense to the ratepayers, and natural gas pumps cost less to operate.
On behalf of each of the 5th and 6th grade families at our school district’s six elementary schools, please let me thank you for the wonderful gift you and your Old West encampment partners have provided to us.
It is rare, indeed, for community members to donate their resources to our local schools. It is rarer, still, when community members volunteer hundreds of hours of their time and energy away from their own homes and families to stage extraordinary learning opportunities as you and your colleagues have done for us these past few days.