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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.

Lemire retains third spot in school board election in latest release of unofficial results

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Dick Lemire retains third place in the Ramona Unified School District election, according to unofficial results from the San Diego County Registrar’s office Thursday afternoon.

Until Thursday’s results were released, Lemire was 1 vote ahead of incumbent Rodger Dohm, who now is fifth among the five candidates for school board.

With three seats on the school board open in this week’s election, incumbent Bob Stoody is the top vote-getter with 3,810 votes, incumbent Kim Lasley is second with 3,421 votes, and Lemire, a Navy veteran and math teacher at Chaparral High School in the Grossmont school district, is third with 3,083 votes.

Retired teacher Joyce Daubert is fourth with 3,068 votes, and Dohm has 3,063 votes.

There are about 150,000 mail and provisional ballots in the county yet to counted, according to the registrar’s website,

The county has until Dec. 2 to count the remaining ballots.

Art & Wine Festival nets about $19,500 for mural project


The rain stayed away Saturday for the second annual Ramona Art & Wine Festival, but the crowds and donations poured in to support the fundraiser for the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project.

“It was miraculous, especially as the rain stopped just as we were setting up,” said Elaine Lyttleton, chair of the festival.

Staged at the Amy Strong Castle at Mt. Woodson, the festival netted approximately $19,500 for the mural project, said Lyttleton. That represents about a $6,000 increase over last year’s proceeds.

High school band earns first in Festival of Bands

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Saturday, Oct. 25, was a day of firsts for the Ramona High School Royal Alliance band. Not only did the day mark the group’s first competition of the 2014 season, but it was the first competition under the guidance of first year teacher Zachary Christy.

Continuing with the theme of “firsts,” the Royal Alliance took first place band in its division, and the parade band took first place overall receiving the highest score Ramona High has ever earned at the annual Mt. Carmel

Division 3 director resigns from board


After learning late last week that his complaints against Ramona Municipal Water District will not be further investigated by the San Diego County Grand Jury, Rex Schildhouse has resigned from his seat on the water board.

“I’m tired of fighting a ‘one versus many’ type of war,” said Schildhouse, who was elected to represent Division 3 on the water board for a four-year term in 2012. Division 3 includes a southwest portion of San Diego Country

Ramona voters defeat Prop. Q, unofficial election results show

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Unofficial results of Tuesday’s election show Proposition Q, Ramona Unified School District’s $40 million bond bid, losing, with 3,995 (54.04 percent) no votes and 3,398 (45.96 percent) yes votes.

Approximately 180,000 mail and provisional ballots in the county remain to be counted, San Diego County Registrar of Voters reports.