The Hot Spots, the fundraising arm of Intermountain Fire, flared up once more. Beth Edwards, Holley Birt, Sharon Greene, Lesa Sailors, Lora Tustison, Carol Waters, Gayle Wright, Charlie Teichert, and Ron Peterka working with the unofficial direction of Kim McLelland put on Novemberfest 2012 and were able to hand over a check for $9,500 to Board President Maurice Waters and Chief Jeremy Christofferson at the Dec. 12 board meeting.
By Connie Claxton
Shop at our schools and make it a happy holidays for everyone.
Did you know that every time you spend $100 at Stater Bros you could be giving $6 to a Ramona Unified school? And we also carry Albertsons, Vons, and Smart & Final.
Dec 14 2012 | Posted in Editorial
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I would like to thank everyone who came out to support our OPMS Washington, D.C., Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Due to the generosity of our community, we raised a nice sum of money that will be applied directly to World Strides, our group organizer, to help defray our costs. We enjoyed a wonderful spaghetti dinner prepared by Chef Paul Michaelis, rocked out to our DJ “IPOD,” had the opportunity to bid on almost 20 silent auctions
What a community we live in. One doesn’t have to go far to find businesses, organizations, and individuals making sure no one in Ramona goes hungry at Christmas and no child is lacking at least one toy.
Walking into the VFW post on Kelly Street Saturday morning was like stepping into Santa’s toy shop, with elves—aka VFW Ladies Auxiliary and
Dec 13 2012 | Posted in Editorial
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Ramona loves and protects animals You know who you are. You are the person who drove up Deviney Road (Barnett Ranch Open Space Preserve) on Tuesday, Nov. 27, around 11:45 a.m. You drove halfway up the road into the preserve, opened your vehicle door, and dumped your puppy there—then sped off at a high rate [...]
Ramona High School’s 2012 football team is making history. For the first time in 39 years, the Bulldogs are playing for the San Diego Section title. In 1973 they shared co-champion honors with Army-Navy. In 1970—that’s 42 years ago—they won the championship.
It wasn’t easy getting where they are today, giving the players, their coaches, and their families and fans all the more reason to pop a button or two. They’re playing in a tough league, something their head coach did intentionally, and they’ve been up to the challenge, despite mid-season injuries that kept some players off the field for a time.
Nov 28 2012 | Posted in Editorial
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Lawsuit pending on state’s new fire tax
Like many of you, our family recently received a $150 “fire tax” bill from the state.
I voted against this tax last year in Sacramento and believe it is unfair to suburban and rural Californians.
The state doesn’t charge residents in urban areas a “crime tax” even though most crimes occur in cities, so why should those of us living in suburban and rural areas get charged a fire tax?
Proposition R, the school district’s $66 million bond bid, failed.
So what now, Ramona? Before the election, some planning to vote No said they could get contractors to help with some of the projects, that the community would rather contribute a specific amount to a specific cause. Well, here’s our chance.
Nov 14 2012 | Posted in Editorial
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Newly-elected planner creates public contract
I begin by thanking Jim Piva and Eb Hogervorst for leaving me off the list of the candidates that they were supporting for the vacancies to the Ramona Community Planning Group. I cherish my independence and it remains intact, and hopefully this swayed some Ramonans to entrust me with their vote.
Over the past years, there have be a few attempts at building a skatepark in Ramona. Unfortunately, none of the previous attempts had any lasting results.
I did hear a rumor that the junior high or the high school did have skaters and skating ramps for public use for a short period, but I have not been