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THURSDAY, March 23 Ramona Business Network Exchange, 7 a.m., Nuevo Grill, 1413 Main St. Buffet breakfast. 760-788-1770 or www.bneRamona.com. 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...

Education

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  • District gives no explanation for RHS principal’s departure; Tony Newman fills in as interim principal

    District gives no explanation for RHS principal’s departure; Tony Newman fills in as interim principal

    For the second time in just over year, Ramona High School students are wondering what happened to their principal. At a faculty meeting in the school library Monday morning, employees learned that Rowena Mak, principal since the start of the school year, is gone and former principal Tony Newman...

  • Inspirational student has one wish

    Inspirational student has one wish

    Many wiped away tears when 7-year-old Jannah Kato shared her wish. “If Mr. President Trump comes to my house, I would tell him, ‘I want one wish from you. I just want my dad here,’” the first-grader at James Dukes Elementary School said. James Dukes Principal Joy Harris, Ed.D., introduced Ramona...

  • Barnett celebrates 25th birthday in style

    Barnett celebrates 25th birthday in style

    Memories — past and present — took center stage at Barnett Elementary School’s 25th Birthday Bash. Food, games, photo booth, music, dancing, Bounce House, a Memory Wall, an array of recently unearthed 25-year-old time capsule items, and, of course, birthday cake were part of the celebration that...

Business

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  • Markee celebrates 15 years as immigration attorney

    Markee celebrates 15 years as immigration attorney

    Immigration attorney Tifany Markee is celebrating 15 years as a legal professional. “More important than the number of years I have practiced is my ability to look back and see my work pay off for individuals, families, and companies throughout the world,” said Markee, a Ramona resident and partner...

  • Design review, county team up on code compliance

    Design review, county team up on code compliance

    Having seen an increase in code violations complaints, the County of San Diego has expanded its code compliance staff and says a new full-time officer has been assigned to the Ramona area. That was welcome news to Ramona Design Review Board members, who for months have complained about a lack of...

  • Lawsuit against water district moves to appeals

    Lawsuit against water district moves to appeals

    A class action lawsuit against the Ramona Municipal Water District that was ruled in the district’s favor in November 2015 is making its way through the appeals court. The suit, filed in 2014 on behalf of commercial property owner Eugene Plantier, claimed that RMWD’s method of charging sewer fees...

Opinion

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  • Our Readers Write

    Our Readers Write

    Indivisible or Divisive? A town hall meeting like the one that was scheduled to take place Saturday, March 11, at the Mainstage theater, is a forum where questions can be asked of our congressional representative, Duncan D. Hunter. It should be a chance for each of us to ask our questions and hear...

  • Guest Commentary: Public records are your records

    Guest Commentary: Public records are your records

    This week (March 12-18) newspapers across the country will publish stories about the importance of public records and measure how well their local governments allow access to information. Public records are very serious business for newspapers because they form the backbone of most newspaper stories....

  • Guest Commentary: Respect, unity was left at the door

    Guest Commentary: Respect, unity was left at the door

    Rebuttal to Susan Conrad and Indivisible Ramona. Susan, I was relieved to read your warm and kind guest commentary introducing Indivisible Ramona in the March 9 Sentinel. I, too, had hoped the town hall would be a model for others to emulate. I would like to commend you on the creation of Indivisible...

Entertainment

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  • Flickers: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens Friday

    Flickers: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens Friday

    BOX OFFICE LEADERS Kong: Skull Island PG13 A team of explorers discover an uncharted Pacific island and decide to explore it, unaware of the monsters that await them. Logan R Ailing Professor X is being cared for in a remote location by Logan, who encounters a young mutant that is being hunted...

  • Ramona author to introduce latest mystery novel

    Ramona author to introduce latest mystery novel

    Ramona author Jeffrey Crimmel will introduce his latest novel, “The Hemp Papers,” and will be available to sign copies and discuss the book at Unicorn Books and Gifts on Saturday, March 4, from 3 to 5 p.m., In “The Hemp Papers,” the Cyber Department is among agencies working to keep America safe...

  • Flickers: ‘Logan’ and ‘The Shack’ open Friday

    Flickers: ‘Logan’ and ‘The Shack’ open Friday

    BOX OFFICE LEADERS Get Out R A young woman takes her African-American boyfriend to meet the parents, but the climate soon changes from ultra nice to dangerous. The LEGO Batman Movie PG Bruce Wayne, Batman, takes on an even greater challenge than fighting evil as he raises a newly adopted young...

  • Trustees celebrate Town Hall’s 123rd anniversary

    Trustees celebrate Town Hall’s 123rd anniversary

    Ramona Town Hall trustees on Feb. 18 celebrated the 123rd anniversary of the adobe building that Augustus and Martha Barnett gifted to the town in 1893. “In spite of the rainy weather, we had a wonderful warm crowd,” said Honorary Mayor Sharon Davis, who coordinates fundraising events for the hall’s...

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