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Teen’s horse rescue finds a home in Ramona


A young girl’s homeschool project and her affection for a horse named Zoey spurred her family to create a horse rescue and relocate to Ramona to accommodate its growing operation.

Annika Russell, 15, is the force behind the horse rescue that she named TheraPony after searching for names online. The name reflects a “spin off of therapy,” said Annika.

Ramona Food and Closet Foundation donates $5,000 to Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center

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Judy Beckett, executive director of Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center in Ramona, accepts a check for $5,000 from Jeff Funk, Ramona Food and Clothes Closet Foundation chairman, in the Food and Clothes Closet’s Thrift Store at 773 Main St. last Thursday. Also pictured are Mary Halliday, left, foundation secretary, and Vesna Curry, Ramona Food and Clothes Closet service manager. Beckett said the donation will go toward feed.

Voters reject Q, may unseat trustee

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“This is a devastating loss for the school district,” school board president Dawn Perfect said. “We really put everything we could, resource-wise, into the information component of Measure Q. We really tried to get the word out about the particulars, what it exactly entailed and why we needed it.”

Pregnancy care clinic marks milestone at banquet


Ramona Pregnancy Care Clinic supporters gathered recently to celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary.

Model, actress and writer Jennifer O’Neill was the keynote speaker at the clinic’s 25th Anniversary Banquet, held at Mountain View Community Church, and talk radio host Mark Larson was the master of ceremonies.

Vacated board seat, legal services, rate and fee study among agenda topics for RMWD’s meeting on Wednesday


The Ramona Municipal Water District Board of Directors’ agenda for its meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12,includes discussion and possible action to fill the Division 3 seat recently vacated by Director Rex Schildhouse, and discussion on the San Vicente sewer rate and fee study.

The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in the Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. RMWD meetings are normally scheduled the second Tuesday of the month, however, because Veterans Day fell on the second Tuesday the

Ramona football takes down Carlsbad; Bulldogs earn seed in CIF Open Division

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Damon Baldwin had a choice to make this week.

Many coaches, at all levels, are faced with how best to position their team for postseason play. Professional football teams will rest their starters in a late regular season game so that they are healthy for the playoffs.

County auctions surplus vehicles through online public bidding


Monday, Nov. 10—Registration began this morning for online public bidding on hundreds of surplus vehicles, including automobiles and heavy equipment, and surplus government property from the county and other agencies. TNT Auction is running the event with many bids start at $100.

The online auction event ends at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, but public previews will be offered in Ramona at 369 Main St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, and from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 17.

No. 6 Bulldogs draw No. 3 Helix in first round of Open Division CIF playoffs


The game will be Nov. 21 at Helix High School, reports Nancy Sapper of the Sentinel.

Rodger Dohm captures third place in school board race


Based on the most recent unofficial results from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, incumbent Rodger Dohm has retained his seat on the Ramona Unified School District Board. Since the county began counting ballots in the Nov. 4 election, Dohm has been fourth and fifth and is now third in the five-person race for [...]

Bulldogs finish strong in regular season play beating Carlsbad 53-37


Bulldogs finish strong in regular football season play beating Carlsbad 53-37. Ramona High senior athletes were honored at the home game.