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Ramona’s Jewish congregation to celebrate Hanukkah

Congregation Etz Chaim will celebrate Hanukkah on Friday, Dec. 13.
Services led by Rabbi Leslie Bergson will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of San Diego Country Estates, 16911 Gunn Stage Road.
This holiday frequently is referred to as the “Holiday of Lights.” It is the anniversary of an event that occurred in 165 BCE.
Hanukkah, the first struggle for religious freedom in the history of the world, represents the fight against totalitarianism in all forms. It therefore is a festival honoring liberty and freedom.
After the lighting of candles in a special candelabra with room for nine candles, the hymn “Rock of Ages” is sung. It is customary to give children foil-wrapped chocolate money and to serve fried foods such as potato pancakes during this holiday. All are welcome. For more information, call 760-789-2781.

Ramona starts Independence Day at Country Estates Parade

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The entire community of Ramona participated in the July 4 Parade in San Diego Country Estates, with everyone from members of the sheriff’s Volunteer Mounted Patrol to amateur entertainers in the Lawn Mower Brigade delighting the crowds of people who lined both sides of Pappas Road for the beginning of the Estates’ annual Independence Day Celebration.

After the parade, Estates residents and guests spent the rest of the celebration in Ramona Oaks Park, where they found live entertainment, a horseshoe tournament, open volleyball play, open swimming, fun jumps, water slides, carnival booths and food.

OPMS track stars achieve personal bests

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Members of the Olive Peirce Middle School (OPMS) track team literally ran away with top honors this year.

The team, coached by OPMS teacher JJ Sclar, had 75 athletes who started their season on top and continued through to the finish line.

“At our first race, the Mt. Sac Relays, we won the Sportsmanship Award for excellent racing and attitude. There were 230 schools at the event and only one chosen team is chosen for the

Sheriff’s team recovers stolen property, arrests four

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A special team from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department arrested four people in Ramona late Thursday afternoon on charges of possession of stolen property in two Ramona cases, reported a deputy with the team.

Inside a unit in an industrial complex at Olive and Maple Streets, law enforcement recovered a stolen motorcycle and items taken from a Ramona church.