Category archives for: Ramona

Friends of Ramona Unified Schools ‘kicks it up a notch’

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The failure of Proposition Q does not mean Ramona does not support schools or children, Greg Chick told a roomful of people at Ramona Elementary School’s Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser in the school’s multipurpose room Friday evening.

“It means Q is not for Ramona by popular vote,” said Chick, one of the founding members of Friends of Ramona Unified Schools (FORUS), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit group of volunteers formed in early 2013 after Ramona Unified School District’s 2012 $66 million bond bid failed.

Ramona voters this month rejected the district’s $40 million bond bid, with 53.58 percent voting no and 46.42 percent voting yes, unofficial election results show. To pass, the measure needed 55 percent support of those voting.

Benefit golf tournament, art reception, car show among upcoming events

Thursday, Nov. 20 TOPS—Ramona Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, 9 a.m. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tai Chi at 9 a.m., English as a Second Language at 9:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Homework Helpers at 4 [...]

San Diego County planners develop new online tools for residents

Ramona Community Planning Group chair Jim Piva and member Richard Tomlinson praised San Diego County’s Planning and Development Services’ new online tools for residents.

Tomlinson said the county updated its Geographic Information Systems (GIS) system so residents can pull up maps and access reports online.

Ramona Fire Department reports

Ramona Fire Department responded to:

Sunday, Nov. 16

•Medical aids

-1200 block Poplar Street.

Ramona water board directors seek Div. 3 prospects for vacant seat

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Ramona Municipal Water District directors are looking for interested candidates to fill the Division 3 seat recently vacated by Director Rex Schildhouse.

Candidates must live in Division 3 and submit a completed application to the district by 4 p.m. Dec. 2. Division 3

Airport, naming parks among planners’ topics

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John and Arvie Degenfelder were recognized for their 30 years of service to the community at the Ramona planning group’s Nov. 6 meeting, which also included informational topics of a cautionary nature.

Piva, chair of the planning group, made the presentation to the Degenfelders.

“In recognition of your 30 years,” he began to read from the framed certificate, but then stopped. “Now just think about that — 30 years. They have shaped this community to be what it is today, including this library where

Catholic church continues 67-year-old tradition with turkey dinner Sunday

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church continues a tradition that started in 1947 when it stages its 67th Annual Turkey Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Because the congregation did not have a place to cook in 1947, the entire community pitched in and cooked the turkeys in their homes and delivered them and all the dinner trimmings where everything could be served to the public. Those were the days that Ramona staged a Turkey Festival with a parade, activities and special honors to citizens.

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.”

Ramona Trails Association to stage annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 22

Ramona Trails Association will stage its annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Participants should be ready to hike, mountain bike or horseback ride from the staging area at Mt. Gower Open Space Preserve, 17090 Gunn Stage Road, at 10 a.m.

A potluck lunch will start about 12:30 p.m. just over the hill at Hellanback Ranch Winery.

Participants are encouraged to bring a friend or two to enjoy a leisurely ride or hike through Mt. Gower Open Space Preserve and then test the Thanksgiving dishes from their fellow turkey trotters.

Bring the potluck dishes to the staging area and they will be delivered to the winery.

Those interested in just joining the group for just the potluck lunch are welcome.

For more information, call 760-896-4782.

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