What’s in a name? Apparently not as much as the county Registrar of Voters office led Ramona Unified School District officials to believe in early September, when it told the district it was changing the name of all local propositions to measures.
Propositions are state proposals and measures are local proposals, the registrar’s office told the district.
When voters began receiving sample ballots this month, they noticed that the district’s $40 million bond bid is Prop Q on the ballot and Measure Q in the Voter Information section.
“Ramona voters should keep just one thing in mind as they approach the polls,” Superintendent Dr. Robert Graeff wrote on the district’s Facebook page. “…Prop Q and Measure Q are the same exact initiative in support of the Ramona Unified School District. In short, Q = Q.”
Friends of Ramona Library’s third annual Authors Day will feature 12 local authors whose works cover a wide range of subjects.
The event will be held in the library’s Community Room, 1275 Main St., on Saturday, Oct, 25, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m A forum on getting published will follow.
Attendance is free to the public.
The writers will be available to discuss and sign their books. They include featured speaker Laurel Corona, best-selling author of historical novels who will speak at noon.
Ken Woodward will unveil his new work titled “RUBABOO” about the life of Arthur Woodward. Arthur was Ken’s uncle and Guy B. Woodward’s brother. He was a Ramona High School graduate of 1917 who became a world-renowned scientist, anthropologist, historian and explorer.
Other authors include Mary Galusha, western novel; Steve McClure, science fiction; Judith Doxey, art and poetry; Dante Cosentino, memoir; Lynn Keller, earliest American book on morals; Chuck LeMenager, S.D. backcountry historical trilogy; Annette Williams, family memoir; Don Failla, communications book with multimillion copy sales; David Van Cleve, park ranger’s humorous memoir; Timothy Daniels, law enforcement action; and Penelope Fox, historical fiction. For those writers interested in getting their book to the public, there will be a forum on different ways and options for publishing, promotion and distribution. Panelists include Corona and her work with agents and publishing houses, Van Cleve on production and marketing with CreateSpace, and LeMenager about working with university publishing and self-publishing.
Beth Edwards will talk about book design and PDF service for self-publishers, and Daniels will discuss full-service production and marketing firms. The open-to-the-public forum will start at 2 p.m.
The 6th Annual Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Walk for Life will take place at the Ramona High School football field on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m.
There is no registration fee to participate in the walk. It is a free event.
The community event is to raise awareness about suicide prevention and issues contributing to the mental health of youth. Proceeds from the event will provide programs in the Ramona Unified School District that address bullying, mental health issues, stress reduction and team building among students.
A student at Palomar College in San Marcos is recovering from meningococcal bacteria, but there is no known connection between the unidentified patient and a San Diego State University freshman who died Saturday of the bacterial disease, county health officials said today.
No one at the community college has reported close contact with the student, who attended only one class in the past three weeks, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.
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Ramona Municipal Water District’s board meeting Oct. 14 abruptly ended after two minutes because a vote to adopt the agenda failed, 2-1, so no agenda items could be addressed.
After the vote in which director Rex Schildhouse was the lone dissenter, board president Darrell Beck said he could not conduct a meeting without an agenda and therefore had to close the meeting.
Only three of the five directors were at the meeting — Beck, Schildhouse and Joe Zenovic. Director George Foote was absent and Director Kit Kesinger has not attended a meeting in the past 1-1/2 years.
Three votes, a majority, were needed to adopt the agenda.
It wasn’t the first time Schildhouse did not approve adoption of the agenda. He voted no at the Sept. 9 meeting and abstained at the Aug. 12 meeting.
“I can’t get anything on the agenda, so I’m not going to approve it,” Schildhouse told the Sentinel. He has been at odds with the board since February over the requested format to place items on the agenda, as well as other complaints.
Schildhouse said he felt bad for members of the public who attended the meeting, but added, “I voted to my principles. It wasn’t to punish the board.”
Thanking the 28 people who applied to be on the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, Ramona Unified School District trustees gave conditional approval to them all.
Among other business at their meeting Oct. 21, trustees heard reports on student enrollment, Scholastic Aptitude Test results for 2013 graduates, and what Olive Peirce Middle School students are learning in their Project Lead the Way STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) course titled Design and Modeling.
RAMONA WALK FOR LIFE SUICIDE PREVENTION WALK, 4 to 7 p.m. Ramona High School track, 1401 Hanson Lane. A day of reflection, hope, resources, food, prizes and bands. Proceeds go to Ramona school programs focused on youth suicide prevention. More: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voters will select seven of 14 candidates vying for a seat on the Ramona Community Planning Group in the Nov. 4 election. Each is for a four-year term. The 15-member elected group advises the county on planning and land use issues.
Monday, Oct. 20, is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election.
If you’ve moved, changed your name or aren’t registered, you need to get your registration forms postmarked or turned in to the Registrar of Voters Office by the end of the day.
For four hours on Saturday, guests of all ages packed onto and into Fire Station 80 for demonstrations, fire safety talks and materials, food, discussions with emergency preparedness workers and volunteers, and to sit inside fire trucks and other emergency vehicles. They also watched as emergency helicopters landed on the grounds of the fire stations, and then gathered around for a closer look.
Smokey Bear made an appearance, posing for photos, and Cal Fire rescue crews demonstrated how to extinguish various types of kitchen fires and how they remove a vehicle’s roof and doors to extricate accident victims.
Youngsters also had the opportunity to enter a coloring contest that promised a range of prizes. Among the numerous booths at the open house, members of Ramona High School’s Song Team sold baked goods and candy to raise money for their trip to competition in Florida in March.