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Squirrels have a yen for gazanias

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Squirrels apparently have a thing for gazanias.

That’s what volunteers learned after they planted rows of the colorful flowers at the Welcome to Ramona monument at state Route 67 and Highland Valley Road several months ago.

Lost dog

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UPDATE, Wednesday, April 2: The Good Samaritan who found the dog reports that it was reunited with its family this morning.

Good Samaritans found this lost chihuahua, a male about 7 years old, along Ramona Street Monday morning.

The woman who is caring for the dog checked with a veterinarian and learned the animal has no identification chip and has not been neutered.

Anyone with information about the dog’s owner is asked to call 760-580-1335.

Subcommittee proposes dropping South Bypass from road priority list

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Transportation and Trails Subcommittee creates new lists of road projects

The proposed Southern Traffic Bypass will not be on the revised road improvement priority list that will be presented to the Ramona Community Planning Group at its April 3 meeting.

That was welcome news to the approximately 50 residents who attended the planning group’s Transportation and Trails Subcommittee meeting March 24 to show their opposition to the multi-phase South Bypass, which is on the planning group’s 2009 Top 10 priority list.

Ramona High accepts donations of prom gowns, tuxedos

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Donations of gowns and tuxedos are being accepted at Ramona High School for students planning to attend this year’s prom.
Attending the annual prom is an expensive venture, school officials said. In addition to the price of the tickets, students must consider what to wear, transportation to and from the event, flowers, corsages, dinner and more.
In an effort to make the financial bite less steep, the high school welcomes donations of gowns and tuxedos that student can have at no cost. Anyone with appropriate attire for the annual prom may bring it to the high school office, 1401 Hanson Lane, any time from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on days school is in session.
The 2014 prom will be held at the University of San Diego Hahn Center on Saturday, May 3, from 7 to 11 p.m. “Arabian Nights” is the theme.

Mural boosters prepare for golf tournament, dinner and auction fundraiser

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Stephanie Norvell, organizer of the H.E.A.R.T. Mural Golf Tournament at San Vicente Golf Course on Saturday, arranges some of the silent auction items that will be available for bid at the fundraiser.

The event includes the golf tournament followed by dinner and live and silent auctions.

Cycle Dawgs log miles, medals

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A lot goes into being a member of the Cycle Dawgs, Ramona High School’s mountain biking team, and practice is paying off as some of the cyclists earn medals this season.

“It’s an honor to get a medal and it’s even a bigger honor to get a trophy,” said coach Robert Grace.

The top five cyclists in each race earn a medal and the top three teams in a division receive a trophy.

Students share sweet treats, school supplies during Great Kindness Challenge

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Olive Peirce Middle School’s participation in the Great Kindness Challenge earned the school a framed certificate at a regional event held at The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego.

On behalf of the school, two OPMS seventh-graders — Hope Garmon-Sooley and Ashley Dominguez — accepted the award from Raoul Martinez, morning anchor for television’s Fox 5 San Diego.

Dissension on water board leaves unanswered questions

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Only three directors attended the March 25 Ramona Municipal Water District Board meeting, which just constituted a quorum, raising questions about what will happen at future meetings.

Director Rex Schildhouse, who walked out of the previous two meetings after disagreements with other board members, did not attend. Director Kit Kesinger has not attended a meeting since April 23, 2013.

Ramona Country Fair, junior fair—together again

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Ramona Country Fair chairman Bob Murray with co-chairs Sally Westbrook and Darrel Kinney promise the 44th annual event will be bigger and better than ever.

Together again, Ramona Country Fair and Ramona Junior Fair will be sharing events July 31 through Aug. 3. Events will be in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center and Ramona Junior Fair grounds off Aqua Lane.

Volunteers, deputies join forces to take back Santa Maria Creek

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Volunteers and sheriff’s deputies are among those joining forces to clean up the Santa Maria Creek bed.

Crissy Tobiason, who is heading up the volunteer effort, has created a tentative schedule to begin phase 1 of the creek bed cleanup — from Seventh to 10th streets — in late September, after nesting and raptor seasons end.San

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