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New trees a welcome addition to Dos Picos Park

Contributions large and small will make a difference in the amount of healthy trees that can replace those fallen by the wayside at Dos Picos County Park and other parks throughout San Diego County.

Education

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  • Middle school receives third ‘Schools to Watch’ honor

    Middle school receives third ‘Schools to Watch’ honor

    Olive Peirce Middle School has been redesignated as a California Schools to Watch under the California League of Middle Schools, California Department of Education and California Middle Grades Alliance. Olive Peirce is one of 24 middle schools in the state to receive this re-designation, which...

  • Trustees critique district budget at workshop

    Trustees critique district budget at workshop

    Reducing chronic absenteeism, maximizing grant opportunities, creating a fundraising foundation, applying for state money for aging schools and examining transportation operations are among ways Ramona Unified School District hopes to match anticipated income with projected expenses.

  • Mt. Woodson Elementary PTA + FORUS = new water fountains

    Mt. Woodson Elementary PTA + FORUS = new water fountains

    Mt. Woodson Elementary School PTA’s partnership with Friends of Ramona Unified Schools (FORUS) is the latest in a series of partnerships that have benefited Ramona schoolchildren. FORUS, an independent group of volunteers established in 2013 after a school bond measure failed, received tax-exempt...

Business

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  • Colours salon owner sets friendly tone for customers

    Colours salon owner sets friendly tone for customers

    Colours Beauty Salon is just beginning to provide a rainbow of hair, nail and skin care services under the guidance of manager Quoc “Richie” Le, a longtime cosmetologist who hails from Vietnam. Located on the outskirts of Ramona in a large salon formerly operated as Joyful Cut, Colours celebrated...

  • Chamber accepts reservations for annual gala

    Chamber accepts reservations for annual gala

    Ramona Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations for its Annual Installation Dinner & Community Awards Gala through Jan. 25. The event, an opportunity to welcome the 2018 chamber board and to honor those who go above and beyond for the town. will be in the Barona Resort & Casino Golf Center,...

  • Spreading Christmas Cheer

    Spreading Christmas Cheer

    Country Wine & Spirits Assistant Manager Wijda Abdo and General Manager Steve Hermiz are all smiles as they load frozen turkeys into the Calvary Chapel Ramona van for Saul Villagomez, right, the congregation’s junior high youth leader, to deliver to those in need. Country Wine & Spirits donated...

Opinion

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  • Our readers write: Issue of Feb. 15, 2018

    Our readers write: Issue of Feb. 15, 2018

    Take a lesson from the birds On a Saturday in Ramona this time of year, the Hawk Watch is spectacular. But there are other places to see these birds in action. With a high wind, almost any large outcrop of rock can provide an updraft to their delight. They often seem to swoop and soar, dive to...

  • Guest Commentary: Keep Ramona safe and beautiful

    Guest Commentary: Keep Ramona safe and beautiful

    Ramona residents love this place for so many reasons. That is clear. Its people have the pioneering spirit that has founded and preserved Ramona thus far. Ramona is a good, safe place to raise a family, where people and animals have room to roam, and hiking the backcountry is enjoyed by people...

  • Guest Commentary: Tribalism doesn't belong in politics

    Guest Commentary: Tribalism doesn't belong in politics

    I’m a dyed in the wool Green Bay Packers fan. It doesn’t matter that they just had a terrible season, I will go to my grave believing that the Green Bay Packers are what God meant us to watch on Sunday afternoons after church — that they can all walk on water, cleats and all. This is called Tribalism....

Entertainment

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  • Movie illuminates pastor's religious struggles

    Movie illuminates pastor's religious struggles

    “Tortured for Christ,” a movie that documents the powerful message of love and forgiveness amidst difficult trials, will be playing in local theaters for one night only, March 5. Advance ticket sales are needed to help secure the theaters for the showing. Tickets may be purchased online at Persecution.com...

  • Flickers: ‘Early Man,’ ‘Black Panther’ open Friday

    Flickers: ‘Early Man,’ ‘Black Panther’ open Friday

    BOX OFFICE LEADERS Fifty Shades Freed R Anastasia and Christian finalize their relationship with marriage and prepare for a luxurious life and possibly a newborn, but evil lurks its head as a visitor from the past emerges to sabotage their bliss. Peter Rabbit PG This animated adaptation of Beatrix...

  • Out of the Box production of ‘Picnic’ opens Friday

    Out of the Box production of ‘Picnic’ opens Friday

    The Out of the Box Players production of award-winning playwright William Inge’s “Picnic” will open in Ramona on Friday. Four performances are planned — Jan. 19, 20, 26 and 27 — all starting at 7 p.m. at 321 12th St. Admission is $5 per person. An optional Opening Night dinner, dessert and wine...

  • Flickers: ‘Jamanji,’ a box office leader

    Flickers: ‘Jamanji,’ a box office leader

    "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" are among box office leaders this week. BOX OFFICE LEADERS Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle PG13 An old video game pulls four teens into the virtual reality of the game as they become avatars attempting to solve the continuing mystery...

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