Category archives for: Editorial

Three more years to suffer

We should all respect the office of the President of the United States. However, I find it difficult to transfer that respect to the body that sits in the seat today. For me, this has been caused in part by his relinquishing to the United Nations a portion of his important authority and power.

Name suspects on police blotter

I am writing once again to encourage the management of the Sentinel and Main Street Media to stop displaying two opposite journalistic models in the weekly local newspapers. The issue is the reluctance to seemingly refuse to print the names of local suspects arrested in the police blotter articles while on the same page in an article labeled “Detectives seize drugs, arrest 13” on page 5 of the Aug. 29 issues of the Sentinel, where you do list all of those arrested.

Letter to editor: Grateful for Ramona’s support

Dear Ramona Friends and Family:

My feelings and that of my family are so deep that words can hardly describe our expressions of gratitude for the concern and love with the passing of my daughter, Anita Ann Zick.

Anita was a “hometown” girl. She felt the community support throughout her life, starting with 4-H and Guide Dogs and ending with her successful property management.

Letters to the Editor

I have lived in the San Diego Country Estates for nine years and have witnessed or heard about several accidents on San Vicente Road between Wildcat Canyon Road and Warnock Road.

Last Thursday we lost another young adult to a vehicular accident on this stretch of roadway. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families that have lost loved ones on this road. Circumstances and details of last Thursday’s accident are currently unclear.

Letters to the editor

Thank you, Ramona Municipal Water District.

On Friday morning, Aug. 16, we woke up to water gushing out of the roadway near San Diego Avenue and Cook Street, due to a leak in a 50+-year-old 14-inch water main. The repair crew was dispatched quickly, was very courteous, informative, and had our water back on within 10 hours. Thank you for your hard work and professionalism men. Job well done!

Letter to editor: Soccer madness

I just wanted to say thanks to the Ramona Sentinel for weighing in on the issues involving the two soccer leagues in town. I realize that the Sentinel doesn’t have the space to really get into the depths of depravity involved, but bringing it to the public’s attention is a great thing. Ramona Soccer League, [...]

Letters to the Editor

SDG&E electricity customers have probably read or heard that the utility has been granted an 11 percent rate increase by the PUC effective Sept. 1, 2013. What they may not know is that not all ratepayers are affected equally.

Instead of applying the 11 percent “across the board,” SDG&E is allowed or mandated to distribute the rate increases according to how much electricity a customer uses. The chart on SDG&E’s website at shows the rate increases for various levels of consumption based on $ per month on a customer’s bill as well as kilowatt hours per month consumption.

Letter to editor: Epic All Class Reunion at Back of the Ranch

The Ramona High School Class of ‘83 would like to thank Ernie and Sherri of Back of the Ranch for hosting the RHS All Class Reunion. Everyone had a wonderful time. It was great to connect with all the graduates of RHS. Also we’d like to thank the neighbors and neighborhood around “Back of the [...]

Time to reward hardworking youth

The best thing that happened to Ramona Junior Fair was shifting the livestock portion away from the country fair. It gives the public more time to enjoy each.
This week is crucial to our 4-H and FFA youth. They’ve invested time, money and a great deal of planning and work into preparing their animals for the livestock auction on Saturday. Now it’s our turn.
With help and guidance from their adult leaders, they’ve set the stage and prepared quite a show for us. Let’s acknowledge them by rewarding them with generous bids.

Contests add to Ramona Country Fair

Those who missed the pie-eating contest at the country fair Sunday afternoon lost an opportunity to witness eight of their neighbors dive into lemon meringue pies — head first, no hands — with spirit, energy and anticipation of being the first to down “the whole thing.” Family, friends and onlookers gathered ‘round the contest table to cheer on the entrants, shoot video and take photos.
It was one of the highlights of a weekend of highlights presented by Ramona Chamber of Commerce assisted by a string of sponsors, volunteers and community boosters. While some have criticized what they call the unsavory element that sometimes shows up at a carnival once the sun sets, that wasn’t what we saw as we strolled through the carnival portion of the fair and saw children having fun under the watchful eyes of parents and other adults, and pre-teens and teens seemingly inconspicuous as they checked out who else was there.
Many Ramona young people look forward to the fair each summer. For teens, it’s a place to go to be seen, to connect with classmates they may not have seen since June, to have fun, to be kids. For families, it’s a place to enjoy family time, to create memories. For young children, it’s discovering cotton candy, carnival rides, trinkets and whatever else catches their eye.
We’re thankful Ramona still has a country fair. As long as the community refuses to surrender a good thing to a few trouble-seekers who may show up now and then, this family tradition will have a place here.