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Bulldogs trounce Titans 44-0

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Ramona High School’s football team trounced Poway High 44-0 on Poway’s field tonight.

Proposition Q = Measure Q

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What’s in a name? Apparently not as much as the county Registrar of Voters office led Ramona Unified School District officials to believe in early September, when it told the district it was changing the name of all local propositions to measures.
Propositions are state proposals and measures are local proposals, the registrar’s office told the district.
When voters began receiving sample ballots this month, they noticed that the district’s $40 million bond bid is Prop Q on the ballot and Measure Q in the Voter Information section.
“Ramona voters should keep just one thing in mind as they approach the polls,” Superintendent Dr. Robert Graeff wrote on the district’s Facebook page. “…Prop Q and Measure Q are the same exact initiative in support of the Ramona Unified School District. In short, Q = Q.”

Authors Day at Ramona Library to feature a dozen local writers

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Friends of Ramona Library’s third annual Authors Day will feature 12 local authors whose works cover a wide range of subjects.
The event will be held in the library’s Community Room, 1275 Main St., on Saturday, Oct, 25, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m A forum on getting published will follow.
Attendance is free to the public.
The writers will be available to discuss and sign their books. They include featured speaker Laurel Corona, best-selling author of historical novels who will speak at noon.
Ken Woodward will unveil his new work titled “RUBABOO” about the life of Arthur Woodward. Arthur was Ken’s uncle and Guy B. Woodward’s brother. He was a Ramona High School graduate of 1917 who became a world-renowned scientist, anthropologist, historian and explorer.
Other authors include Mary Galusha, western novel; Steve McClure, science fiction; Judith Doxey, art and poetry; Dante Cosentino, memoir; Lynn Keller, earliest American book on morals; Chuck LeMenager, S.D. backcountry historical trilogy; Annette Williams, family memoir; Don Failla, communications book with multimillion copy sales; David Van Cleve, park ranger’s humorous memoir; Timothy Daniels, law enforcement action; and Penelope Fox, historical fiction. For those writers interested in getting their book to the public, there will be a forum on different ways and options for publishing, promotion and distribution. Panelists include Corona and her work with agents and publishing houses, Van Cleve on production and marketing with CreateSpace, and LeMenager about working with university publishing and self-publishing.
Beth Edwards will talk about book design and PDF service for self-publishers, and Daniels will discuss full-service production and marketing firms. The open-to-the-public forum will start at 2 p.m.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Walk for Life to focus on awareness, prevention, resources

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The 6th Annual Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Walk for Life will take place at the Ramona High School football field on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m.

There is no registration fee to participate in the walk. It is a free event.

The community event is to raise awareness about suicide prevention and issues contributing to the mental health of youth. Proceeds from the event will provide programs in the Ramona Unified School District that address bullying, mental health issues, stress reduction and team building among students.

Chamber re-elects four incumbents, chooses one newcomer

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Amber Ramirez, right, Ramona Chamber of Commerce second vice president, introduces newly elected chamber directors during the “Take a Trip to Wonderland” mixer hosted by Ramona Disposal Friday evening.

From left are Sally Westbrook, TL&Associates real estate agent; Michael Raher, Ramona Sentinel general manager; Carol Fowler, Stage Presence Homes real estate agent; Charlotte Jensen, chamber president; Bob Murray, The Java Hut owner; and Ramirez.

Incumbents for the three-year terms starting in January are Westbrook, Fowler, Galloway and Murray. Raher is new to the chamber board.

Director’s No vote ends water board meeting

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Ramona Municipal Water District’s board meeting Oct. 14 abruptly ended after two minutes because a vote to adopt the agenda failed, 2-1, so no agenda items could be addressed.

After the vote in which director Rex Schildhouse was the lone dissenter, board president Darrell Beck said he could not conduct a meeting without an agenda and therefore had to close the meeting.

Only three of the five directors were at the meeting — Beck, Schildhouse and Joe Zenovic. Director George Foote was absent and Director Kit Kesinger has not attended a meeting in the past 1-1/2 years.

Three votes, a majority, were needed to adopt the agenda.

It wasn’t the first time Schildhouse did not approve adoption of the agenda. He voted no at the Sept. 9 meeting and abstained at the Aug. 12 meeting.

“I can’t get anything on the agenda, so I’m not going to approve it,” Schildhouse told the Sentinel. He has been at odds with the board since February over the requested format to place items on the agenda, as well as other complaints.

Schildhouse said he felt bad for members of the public who attended the meeting, but added, “I voted to my principles. It wasn’t to punish the board.”

Ramona trustees give initial nod to 28 bond oversight applicants

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Thanking the 28 people who applied to be on the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, Ramona Unified School District trustees gave conditional approval to them all.

Among other business at their meeting Oct. 21, trustees heard reports on student enrollment, Scholastic Aptitude Test results for 2013 graduates, and what Olive Peirce Middle School students are learning in their Project Lead the Way STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) course titled Design and Modeling.

Palomar Health board election attracts 14 candidates

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Fourteen candidates are running for four seats on the Palomar Health Board in the Nov. 4 election. The boundaries of the taxpayer-supported, public health district include Ramona, Julian and Inland Corridor communities, and Palomar Medical Center in Escondido and Pomerado Hospital in Poway.

Of the 14 candidates, 11 responded to a questionnaire by the deadline. One of the candidates, Dr. Marcelo R. Rivera, is a Ramona resident. Other candidates are: Dale Bardin, a businessman/technology specialist; Dara

Couple marks 25 years of kenneling kritters

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Vacationing at Kritter Kamp has been a treat for many a pooch over the past 25 years.

The boarding kennel off Old Julian Highway marks its 25th year in business this month. And during that time, not only have owners Jim and Kim Lasley seen their clients’ pets grow up, they have also seen clients’ children mature into adults who now bring their animals to the kennel.

Voters will select seven of 14 planning group candidates

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Voters will select seven of 14 candidates vying for a seat on the Ramona Community Planning Group in the Nov. 4 election. Each is for a four-year term. The 15-member elected group advises the county on planning and land use issues.

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