Approximately 40 acres Ramona Unified School District purchased for $1.19 million in 1999 is on the district’s surplus land list.
Three of the district’s five trustees — Rodger Dohm, Kim Lasley and Bob Stoody — supported the recommendation of the Surplus Property Advisory Committee to declare the land behind Ramona High and Olive Peirce Middle schools surplus. Two — Dawn Perfect and John Rajcic — voted present.
With significant rain headed to the region, San Diego County is offering free sand and bags to residents in the unincorporated areas.
•In Ramona, sand and bags are available at Fire Station 82, 3410 Dye Road. Residents will need to bring a shovel to fill their bags.
•In Julian, sand and bags are available at Cal Fire Station 50, 1587 Highway 78. Bring a shovel.
Wednesday, Feb. 26—Ramona High School’s Girls Basketball and Girls Soccer teams won their games Tuesday night in the first round of CIF playoffs and advance to the quarterfinals.
RHS Girls Water Polo lost to Valhalla Tuesday night in the Division II playoffs by a score of 9-3.
A tentative ruling in San Diego County Water Authority’s lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District found that Metropolitan’s rates violate state law.
Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow ruled Tuesday that rates Metropolitan adopted and imposed in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 violate several state statutes as well as Proposition 26, which sets the conditions under which taxes and fees can be increased, according to the water authority.
A group of residents on Creelman Lane are asking for a curvy portion of their road to be straightened — or to be straightened out with the county as to who owns that particular piece of land.
They say that the county-maintained road curves onto private property before it reaches the San Diego Gas & Electric substation.
Dr. Alireza Falahati who bought his property three years ago, said he believes the road cuts 30 to 40 feet deep across the width of his land.
Proponents for three projects recommended for Park Land Dedication Ordinance (PLDO) funds have had to take a step back to go through the proper channels.
Nearly $700,000 is available in PLDO funds for recreational uses in Ramona. The county charges the park fee with residential building permits.
Three of the projects on the eight-item PLDO Priority List — an amphitheater, Ramona soccer field expansion and Girls Softball LED scoreboards — are in Ramona Community Park, which is owned by the Ramona Municipal Water District (RMWD). The water district leases the land to the Ramona Parks and Recreation Association (RPRA), which is responsible to make sure all activities meet the insurance and permit requirements
“This week brings an exciting week of Bulldog sports as our winter teams move on to CIF action,” says Ramona High Athletic Director Damon Baldwin.
Here is what is on the “Dawg Plate,” he notes.
Tuesday Feb. 25
•Girls Water Polo plays in the CIF semifinals at La Jolla High School’s Coggan Pool at 5:45 p.m. against No. 1 seed Valhalla High.
Coach David Tomaino’s Valley League championship wrestling team will advance eight wrestlers to the Masters Meet on Friday and Saturday at Mission Hills High School.
The Bulldogs finished second as a team in Division III behind Brawley High School of Imperial County, so technically the Bulldogs are the best Division III team in San Diego County.
“As a team I thought we competed very well,” said Tomaino. “We did our part in the head-to-head bouts with Brawley, pinning two of their wrestlers in the finals. We just didn’t get any help from the rest of the field. We are still hungry at this point, which is a good sign heading into the Masters.”
In a battle for the Valley League title, Ramona High School’s girls basketball team beat Del Norte 49-45 on Feb. 21 in the Dawg House to remain undefeated in the league.
The Bulldog girls have earned the No. 1 seed in CIF playoffs and will play No. 16-seeded Bonita Vista High in the Dawg House at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25.
The Lady Dawgs entered the Del Norte game with a 9-0 league record while Del Norte had an 8-1 league record. Both teams wanted to be league champs and they played like it.
She calls herself the “traveling yoginista” and among her many adventures was delivering aid to typhoon victims in the Philippines.
Desiree Crossman, a 2000 Ramona High School graduate, didn’t have to travel far to deliver the aid last November — it took about a 4 1/2-hour boat ride to take food and building supplies to the residents of the isolated village of DapDap on Ponson Island.