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‘Cleanup’ language irks many vintners By KAREN BRAINARD Of the estimated 100 people who attended the county’s Jan. 17 workshop on proposed revisions to the Tiered Winery Ordinance, about 23 spoke, with the majority from the Ramona area and in opposition to the changes. “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it,” said Elaine Lyttleton of Hatfield Creek Vineyards and Winery,

speaking as a representative of the Ramona Valley Vintners Association. “We would urge no changes to the ordinance as currently written.” “The proposed changes are not consumer-friendly,” said Teri Kerns, co-owner of Ramona Ranch Winery and editor of Ramona Valley Wine Region Magazine. Not all were against. Carolyn Harris, co-owner of Chuparosa

Vineyards and general counsel of the Ramona Valley Winery Association, gave her support, saying some of the ordinance’s language was ambiguous and needed clarification. The interpretation of “by right” in the ordinance needs to be strengthened, she said, “so that critical boutique winery category can live.” Joe Farace, planning manager with the county’s Planning and

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Development Services (PDS) opened the workshop, held at the county’s operations center in San Diego, by explaining the background of the ordinance and the reason behind the changes. The Tiered Winery Ordinance was adopted by the county Board of Supervisors in 2010 to allow boutique wineries on agricultural-

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Superintendent Robert Graeff discusses the school district’s community workshop set for Saturday. At left is Dawn Perfect, school board president.

School officials interview potential bond consultants By MAUREEN ROBERTSON What a difference a year makes, Ramona Unified School District Assistant Superintendent David Ostermann said at the start of his report

Saturday workshop targets fiscal health of school district on the governor’s budget proposal for 2014-15. “Fourteen months ago I

was standing here and we were talking about Proposition 30 and what would happen to schools if it did not pass, the devastating cuts that See SCHOOLS, page 16

Ramona Municipal Water District’s controversial $20,000 sewer connection and mitigation fee that has been blamed for stifling business growth in town could be reduced by a third — to $13,090. Residents and business owners will have a chance to comment on the proposed change at a public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. The $20,000 per equivalent dwelling unit (EDU) fee was charged to new customers in the Santa Maria Sewer Service Area that serves the downtown and western portions of Ramona, and to those seeking business expansion or a change in use that would increase discharge into the

sewer system. One EDU is 200 gallons per day of wastewater discharge. “I think this will be a good thing for Ramona,” Darrell Beck, board president, said Jan. 14 after a presentation on the recommended reduction. “I think this is huge,” Ramona Realtor Carol Fowler told the board. “It will stimulate growth.” Alex Handlers of Bartle Wells Associates, the consultant the district hired last year to conduct a Santa Maria fee and rate study, presented the findings to the board. The $20,000 fee was a combination of the district’s $5,432 connection fee and a $14,568 mitigation fee to help pay for upgrades and planned expansion of the Santa Maria See SEWER FEES, page 12


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Littlepage property owner wants downzoning reconsidered By KAREN BRAINARD

“They’re taking away our property rights. Basically they’re devaluing our properties.” once again when it met on Jan. 9. She told planners her land is agricultural, not wilderness, and

a county-maintained road runs through it. The county planning commissioners are sched-

uled to meet at 9 a.m. in the County Conference Center, 5520 Overland Ave., San Diego.

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Jeanine Hawkins, a member of Ramona’s Littlepage family, tells the planning group she will ask the county planning commissioners to reconsider the RL80 zoning on her property as part of the General Plan Amendment and Rezone Cleanup.

On Friday, Jan. 24, she plans to ask the San Diego County Planning Commission to reconsider her two parcels that were rezoned RL-80 when it holds a public hearing on the 2013 General Plan Amendment and Rezone

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Cleanup. She also owns one parcel that is RL-40 and wants the other two zoned the same. “I’m doing it for my family,” she said. “My greatgrandfather settled here.” Hawkins got the support of the planning group

Friends of Ramona Unified Schools (FORUS), a group of volunteers working to fill the gaps in deferred maintenance that affect the health and safety of students and staff at Ramona’s public schools, continues to accept donations to repair school roofs that leak. Recent donations have brought contributions to $8,245, FORUS treasurer Carmen Bedia reported Tuesday. Donations are accepted in canisters at numerous Ramona businesses. Checks payable to FORUS Roof Project may be sent to Dave Patterson, Roof Project chairman, 1003 Sixth St., Ramona, CA 92065.

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For 150 years Jeanine Hawkins’ property has been in her family’s hands, but in the past 20 years the county has chipped away at her property rights, down-zoning it 800 percent, she said. When Hawkins inherited the property on Littlepage Road, named after her family, it was zoned to allow one dwelling unit per 10 acres, she said. That was changed to one dwelling per 40 acres or RL-40, and then to one per 80 acres, RL-80, in the General Plan Update adopted by the county Board of Supervisors in August 2011. She tried to fight the zoning changes and had the support of the Ramona Community Planning Group but said county officials ignored property owners and community support. “They’re taking away our property rights,” she said. “Basically they’re devaluing our properties.”


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Volunteers hope to get accurate count of Ramona’s homeless By MAUREEN ROBERTSON

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Kevin Bell, right, Kiwanis Club of Ramona president, and Jose Alvarado, Kiwanis scholarship chair, present checks for $1,000 each to Ramona graduates Julie Voorhes and Olivia Springfield. The checks are the second of $2,000 scholarships awarded to each student in 2013. Springfield attends California State University Channel Islands. Voorhes attends Smith College in Massachusetts.

Ramona resident Joe Minervini and two other volunteers will be counting the number of homeless people in Ramona as part of the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless on Friday, Jan. 24. The volunteers will start counting at 5:30 a.m. They ask those who are homeless to be visible along Main Street between 5:30 and 8:30 a.m. Minervini asks people who know of homeless people in Ramona to call him at 619-204-0391. Mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this annual single-day count provides an estimate of the number of homeless persons throughout San Diego County. The an-

Middle school students stage ‘Treasure Island,’ the musical Olive Peirce Middle School Musical Theatre class will present “Treasure Island: A Musical Adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson Classic” in the Charles R Nunn Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Students in this production are

seventh- and eighth-graders in the new elective offering at OPMS. Ramona Unified School District music teacher Donna Ransdell directs the production. The students will be singing such songs as “Captain Flint,” “Rich! Rich! Rich!” and “We Are the Piga-

loo Tribe,” written by George L.O. Strid and Mary Donnelly. Tickets, available at the door on the night of the performance, are $5 for adults, $3 for students age 10 through 18, and free for ages 9 and younger. The public is invited.

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nual count includes persons living “on the street” or staying in homeless shelters. The tally is used to help the county receive federal money to address homeless issues. The 2013 count identified 8,879 homeless persons living in San Diego County. On the night of Jan. 24, 2013, more than half — 4,574 — were unsheltered, living in places not meant for human habitation, according to the 2013 San Diego Regional Homeless Profile Summary. According to the summary, there were no homeless in Ramona. “We know that’s not true,” said Minervini, who has heard estimates ranging from 30 to 50. With the other volunteers, he hopes to arrive at as specific a number as possible.

On the Agenda Saturday, Jan. 25 Ramona Unified School District Board, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Olive Peirce Middle School performing arts center, 1521 Hanson Lane. Community workshop on a long-term fiscal plan for the district. More: www.ramonausd.net, page 1. Tuesday, Jan. 28 Ramona Municipal Water District Board, 2 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. Public hearing on Santa Maria sewer connection/mitigation fee. More: rmwd.org, page 1.

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thought was a car backfire, but after three to four more shots, he was convinced they were gunshots. Shaw testified he saw the gun’s muzzle flash outside a passenger window. “I felt I was being shot at,” he said. “I ducked down in the seat. It literally looked like the tip of that muzzle flash hit my window. I was scared of dying. I thought I’d be shot and killed.” Defense attorneys argued to Smyth that Rains may have fired out the window, but not toward Shaw because none of the bullets hit the police car. They also cited testimony by Shaw who said he didn’t see anyone partly outside the car and aiming toward him. Rains’ attorney, Richard Jayakumar, argued that the “intent to kill” must be shown for an attempted murder charge to stick. Schwartzel’s attorney, Michael Berg, said Shaw did not see an arm or body outside the car during the shootings. “The fact that he missed doesn’t mean he wasn’t trying to hit him,” responded the judge. Deputy District Attorney Michael Runyon argued that the number of shots show intent to kill and thus attempted murder. Runyon also cited testimony about Rains’ words in

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By NEAL PUTNAM A judge denied a prosecutor’s request that an attempted murder charge be added against a Ramona man who is suspected of firing gunshots out of a car window while being pursued by police. A full day of testimony was heard about Michael Eugene Rains, 28, of Ramona, and the getaway car’s driver, Daniel Patrick Schwartzel, 18, in the preliminary hearing before San Diego Superior Court Judge Michael Smyth on Jan. 17. Smyth ordered both men to stand trial for assault with a deadly weapon upon San Diego Police Lt. Steven Shaw in the Nov. 16, 2013, incident on Poway Road. Both men also were ordered to stand trial for shooting at an occupied vehicle, and Rains was held to answer for resisting Shaw, an executive officer who is also a detective. Shaw testified he was driving on Poway Road near the Espola Road intersection at 8 p.m. in Poway and the driver of a white SUV came close to hitting another car and swerved back and forth. Shaw said he tried to make a traffic stop to see if the driver had been drinking. The car driven by Schwartzel did not pull over and Shaw said he heard gunshots. He said the first one he

another incident in which he said “every cop who stops me will have a fight.” Sheriff’s Deputy David Ross testified he encountered Rains on April 17, 2013, at a Poway address and Rains was verbally abusive to deputies. Ross said Rains made a movement to his waist and he took him to the ground for not complying. Ross testified he saw an 8-inch knife dropped and Rains punched and kicked him, even after he was handcuffed. “He seemed to be very angry at law enforcement,” said Ross. Runyon argued that Rains’ words show motive, but the judge was not persuaded to add the charge. If Rains is convicted of felony assault of an officer, he could face at least seven years in prison. Numerous officers testified about finding shell casings on the road. Other police units arrived after Shaw made a radio call about shots being fired and asked for assistance. Rains and Schwartzel pleaded not guilty at the end of the hearing and a trial was set for May 6. Both waived their right to have a speedy trial. They remain in jail on $155,000 and $100,000 bail respectively. Schwartzel’s attorney scheduled a bail review for Jan. 27.

By NEAL PUTNAM A sex offender who gave Halloween treats to children in Ramona has been sentenced to two years in state prison. Probation was denied for Danny Emmett Shaw II, 29, who pleaded guilty Dec. 18 to failing to register as a sex offender with the sheriff’s department in Ramona. The probation department and Deputy District Attorney Derek Grilz asked El Cajon Superior Court Judge John Thompson for the maximum sentence of six years in prison. Thompson gave Shaw credit for 2½ months in jail since his arrest on Halloween. Shaw, of Yucca Valley, was visiting family members in Ramona on Halloween when he was seen giving candy to children

at the annual Main Street Trick or Treat event sponsored by Ramona Chamber of Commerce. Grilz said Shaw should have registered with sheriff’s deputies in Ramona even though he was only visiting. Grilz said Shaw comes to Ramona somewhat frequently so the law requires he register in Ramona. Shaw was convicted of a sex charge involving a 13-year-old girl in Oregon in 2003 when he was 19 years old. In 2005, he was convicted in San Diego County of failing to register as a sex offender, said Grilz. Shaw was dressed as a zombie at the event, and some parents told sheriff’s deputies he was acting suspicious to them by insisting he give treats to children.

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an Diego County Board of Supervisors tentatively agreed to amend the county’s zoning ordinance and sections of the county code to allow community and special event signs and banners along county rights of way in unincorporated areas. The flags currently are banned, but community groups have been asking for the prohibition to be repealed so they can promote their neighborhoods. “Any business owner will tell you that signage is very important to their business, and I think it’s true for the cities and the communities, and it’s also important for the unincorporated areas,” Supervisor Bill Horn said. “Signs bring new visitors, and visitors bring money — and that’s pretty simple.” The emblems would be similar to those that promote the Chargers and Aztecs and are attached to poles along Friars Road near Qualcomm Stadium. “Driving in any city you’ll see a lot of distinctive signs that welcome you to Escondido or San Marcos or are guidelines to places of interest, so I think this is a good move to allow the unincorporated areas to have that same opportunity,” Horn said. The proposal requires a final vote on Jan. 29 and also would allow the hanging of banners across streets, like the ones above Mission Gorge Road in Santee to promote holiday events. In the unincorporated county, such signs could point the way to business districts or places of interest, promote special events and welcome tourists.

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Kremensky. The total cost to upgrade the “shared As the county looks to update its radio backbone infrastructure” of NextGen RCS communications system, Ramona Munic- is $105 million. The agreement allocates ipal Water District and other jurisdictions costs based on the number of radios each are entering into an agreement to partici- party has. Ramona’s share is estimated to be around $130,000. pate in the new system. The water board voted 4-0, with DirecRamona Fire Department/Cal Fire Battalion Chief Burke Kremensky presented tor Kit Kesinger absent, to enter into the agreement. To help the Next Generabe more tion Regional Com“The plan is to design a sys- residents prepared for emermunications System (NextGen RCS) tem that will last the next 20 gencies, the board agreed to add a agreement with the years.” county and particiBattalion Chief Burke Kremensky link on the district’s website, rwmd. pating cities to the org, to the county’s water board. “The plan is to design a system that will website, www.preparesandiego.org. The last the next 20 years,” he said of efforts county website explains how to create an to modernize the radio communications. emergency plan and build a disaster kit, NextGen RCS will provide “effective and it provides other information. Kremensky said only 7 percent of and reliable voice radio communications for routine intra- and interagency opera- households in the county are prepared for tions as well as inter-agency communica- a disaster, based on research. “Their goal in 2014 is to have a million tions throughout the region during mutual aid and disaster operations,” states the people signed up for Prepare San Diego,” Kremensky said of the county. agreement. In other business: According to Kremensky’s Jan. 14 staff •The water board adopted the 2013 report, Ramona Fire Department started using the county’s radio communication California Fire Code and the 2012 Intersystem in the late 1990s but was not a national Fire Code after a public hearing party in the 1995 agreement. Ramona with no public speakers. •Cal Fire Chief Steve Foster is serving Fire Department has 21 radios that use the current system on calls other than as the district’s interim fire marshal folwildland fires. Cal Fire and all municipal lowing the retirement of Battalion Chief fire departments in the county as well as Saul Villagomez. Foster served in a simithe agencies that have mutual aid agree- lar position in Valley Center, said RMWD ments with Ramona use the system, said General Manager David Barnum.

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What is the long-term fiscal plan for Ramona schools? By SUPERINTENDENT BOB GRAEFF Ramona Unified School District (This is the fifth of a series about fiscal issues related to the Ramona Unified School District.)

Under the law, every school district has to project a budget plan for three years which forecasts its fiscal condition. Due to our many local challenges, our governing board has wisely decided to create a longer view for our staff and local community. Accordingly, the board has scheduled a Community Workshop for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Olive Peirce Middle School Performing Arts Center at 1521 Hanson Lane. At this community gathering, staff will make a brief presentation of a proposed long-term fiscal plan before inviting community members to ask questions, make comments, or suggest alternative solutions. Currently, staff is forecasting negative ending balances to reoccur locally in 2015-16. Conditions of declining enrollment, increasing healthcare costs, employee salary schedules, long-term debt, and less state funding have all contributed to our current fiscal challenge. Deficit spending — as with many public agencies the past several years — has been a necessity and has crippled our local budget. Recently, we publicly projected that we may have more than a $7 million shortfall two years from now which can only grow worse if something is not done. But there is a way out. We have worked hard to prepare a fiscal plan for the community which results in a school district that continues to support the educational needs of children, pays its bills, and remains a source of community pride. While not showcasing all the details here, our plan is based on the sale of key district properties, reducing expenses to match declining enrollment, managing healthcare costs, utilizing the benefits of an improving state economy, and — yes — the passage of a local school bond. Together, these core pieces can work together to create a positive budget for the district and end our spiral toward fiscal failure. The benefits of our plan include maintaining local control of our Ramona schools versus a state takeover (like in Compton, Oakland, Inglewood, Richmond, and more). We maintain a strong academic reputation and thriving co-curricular programs. We maintain a loyal and dedicated employee base. We serve the needs of our students and their families. The requirements to make this plan work? Community participation in plan development and an eventual ballot measure, employee support of a responsible approach to resource allocation, and strong leadership by the governing board and our administrative team. To hear more, attend this Saturday’s Community Workshop, follow us on RUSD Facebook, see our website, and continue to follow our articles printed in the Ramona Sentinel. Working together, our residents and our staff can keep Ramona schools strong!

Creelman residents share concerns about SDG&E project The Steering Committee of Creelman Lane sent this to Ian Stewart, San Diego Gas & Electric regional public affairs manager. We are a group of citizens who live in sight and near to the proposed SDG&E Industrial Solar Generating project at Creelman Lane and Ashley Road in Ramona. We don’t want this solar generating plant in our area. SDG&E over the past 25 years has not been a good neighbor. The purpose of this letter is to address current issues and concerns prior to the advancement of this project — dust health hazards, road safety, traffic issues, noise issues, unfinished projects from the past, paving and straightening of Creelman Lane,

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present plans and 20-year plan of property, substation needs to be less obtrusive, compensation for devaluation of our properties, and stipends for all properties above the solar plant. SDG&E has not been a good neighbor to residents of Creelman Lane and Ashley Road. Projects have been done without the meeting, approval and discussion with local residents. Projects of the past haven’t been completed. Poles along Creelman are still remaining from the 64K upgrade project done in the late ‘90s. Not only do they not meet road setbacks, they are a hazard and an unsightly mess. Being a good Sentinel Staff neighbor means Douglas F. Manchester - Publisher working with Phyllis Pfeiffer - Vice President and General Manager the residents Michael Raher - Ramona Sentinel General Manager of the area and Maureen Robertson - Editor their approval Karen Brainard - Assistant Editor not ramming Nancy Stegon - Graphic Designer projects through Lynn Sampson - Advertising Executive the county Stephanie Holas - Administrative Sales Assistant Bill Tamburrino & Joe Naiman - Sports Jerry Meloche - Cartoonist Frenchy & Chris Choquette - Distribution

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Board of Supervisors and ignoring the Ramona Planning Group. An example is your Warnock and Dye solar project, which despite the objections of the people the project was pushed through and distorted to the area residents. The solution — work with the residents, remove the seven wood poles and clean up the unfinished projects. The next concern is a requirement and not a request. Creelman Lane is a county maintained d/g (dirt) road. This construction project will increase the use of this road by 400 to 600 vehicle trips per day from plant employees during and after construction. The estimated trips are based upon the Warnock/Dye solar generating plant count of vehicles. This will increase the dust, which will exacerbate the health problems for the residents of Creelman Lane. Also, this will increase safety and noise issues. Creelman Lane is a dirt road from San Vicente to the substation. It See CREELMAN COMMITTEE, page 9

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needs to be paved from San Vicente to the substation due to the impact of this project, which will greatly increase the number of trips between the Warnock solar plant, the proposed Creelman solar plant and the current Creelman substation. This road was put in by SDG&E to access your substation when it was in-

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stalled. The solution to this problem is SDG&E needs to work with the county to straighten and pave Creelman Lane from San Vicente to the substation at the end of Creelman. SDG&E owns the substation at the end of Creelman. Over the years, the residents of Creelman have been living with the

existing substation and its unsightly problems. It is unsafe, the unsightly fencing in need of repair, driveway unsecured and not fortified, which is an inducement for loitering. However, other substations in other areas are pristine. Our concern, if SDG&E can’t take care of its existing substation, then how

are you going to convince the residents of Creelman Lane that you can take care of a solar plant much larger than the substation? The solution is for SDG&E to make the substation less obtrusive, which would mean landscaping, covered fencing and upgraded beautification. Glare is another concern, especially for the people who live above street level

of the proposed solar generating plant. A solution to this problem is to give a stipend to all residents for trees to block the view and glare from the plant. Ramona is not a town of uneducated hicks. Many of the residents of Creelman Lane are educated professionals and are frankly fed up with SDG&E’s ramming projects at us. Any project in the county of San Di-

Judy was an avid quilter and loved to travel with friends and family. Her influence will be carried on by her family and friends. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/ramonasentinel. obituaries/ramonasentinel.

operated the dodge and American Motors car dealership on the corner of Market and Water Street in Crawfordsville for over fifty years. Don passed away in October of 2002. Mary was one of the first women pilots in Crawfordsville in the 1040s. When she was taking her pilot certification test, she had to position the plane in a free fall dive, but when she asked the instructor if she should pull the plane out of the dive, she noticed he had lost consciousness. She was an accomplished artist and a charter member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. One of her last works, a water color, was selected for sale in a charity auction for the Alzheimer’s Association. An equestrian from her childhood on, she raised horses until late in her life. She enrolled at Purdue in her forties and earned her B.A., gaining state-wide recognition for flying from the family farm to the Purdue University Airport to attend classes. She briefly taught Spanish at North Montgomery High School. Mary is survived by her son, William Douglas Galloway of Washington, D.C.; daughter, Cynthia Anne Galloway of Ramona, CA; and sister, Jane Bozanich of St. Cloud, MN. She was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond Allen and Richard Allen, and sister, Harriet Ade. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/

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Patricia Carr 1934 – 2014

Patricia (Patsy) Carr passed away surrounded by her family on January 14th. Patsy moved to San Diego County from her native Indiana, and has been a Ramona resident since 1971. A strong believer in the importance of education, Patsy received degrees from Cal Western and LaVerne Universities. She taught for Poway Unified school District for 30 years, teaching kindergarten through fourth grade, and supporting students as a reading specialist. Patsy enjoyed traveling with her beloved husband Ben, exploring the U.S. by RV and visiting other countries on extended trips. Faith was an important part of Patsy’s life. As a long time member of the First Congregational Church she helped with the Children’s Choir and held a yearly Scholastic Book Sale to benefit the Congregational Children’s Center. Patsy loved her family and was predeceased by her husband Ben Carr; parents Russ and Marybelle Wright; and sister Jackie Behrens. She is survived by her siblings Kay and Jim Leming; Dan and Puncky Wright; son Russ; daughter Kristy (David) Whigham; grandsons Matt (Emily) and Greg (Megan) Whigham; and greatgrandchildren Justin and Lilly Whigham.

In lieu of flowers and to honor her love of children and books, we are asking that donations be made to the Congregational Children’s Center or a donation of a children’s book to a special recipient of your choice. A visitation will be held at Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, January 23rd from 5pm-8pm. She will be laid to rest at Nuevo Memory Gardens in Ramona at 10am on Friday, January 24th. Following the burial, at 11am a Celebration of Life will beheld in Patsy’s honor at First Congregational Church in Ramona. Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Please sign the guest book online at www. legacy.com/obituaries/ ramonasentinel

cowboy action shooting in CA and AZ, his alias was “Banjo Brown”. Rich is survived by his son, Jonathon Blanciak, and daughter, Jennifer Blanciak. Those who knew him will miss him greatly. There will be a memorial on January 25, 2014, at 2:00 pm in Yuma, AZ, at Yuma Mortuary. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/ obituaries/ramonasentinel.

Mary Audrey Galloway 1924 – 2013

Judy Marsh 1956 – 2014

Richard Blanciak 1951 – 2014

Rich Blanciak passed away on January 6, 2014, after a short illness in Yuma, AZ. Rich was active in Little League and Adult Softball. He was a long time resident of Ramona. Rich was a fence contractor with California Fence and FCS Fence Co. He made friends wherever he went. He was active in

Judy Marsh, 57, of Ramona, passed away on Friday the 10th of January, 2014. She was born to John and Margaret Collin on the 21st of February, 1956, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Judy Graduated from El Cajon Valley High School in 1974 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from UCSD in 1978. She married Patrick Marsh in 1977. Judy was a proud and loving mother and grandmother, and is survived by husband, Patrick Marsh of Ramona; twin sons, David Marsh of Escondido and Ian Marsh of San Diego; and grandson, Aron Marsh. She is also survived by her mother, Margaret Collin of El Cajon; brother, Bruce Collin of Chula Vista; and sister, Becky Love of Pleasanton. Judy and Pat made homes and friends in San Luis Obispo, CA, Boulder, CO, San Diego, CA, and Idyllwild, CA.

Mary Galloway passed away December 17, 2013, in Ramona, CA, where she had been receiving medical treatment for a long illness. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, on March 22, 1924, to Raymond H. and Ethel B. Allen, the family moved to Crawfordsville, IN, in the late 1920s where Raymond took the position of general manager of Crawfordsville’s RR Donnelley’s plant. When she was 18 she moved to Washington, D.C., and worked in the newly completed Pentagon building as a civilian during World War II. At first her duties included reporting the deaths of service men, but she later was transferred to the Liaison office of Robert Oppenheimer, the inventor of the atomic bomb. She studied art at Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and took language classes at Berlitz in Washington, D.C. Mary married William Donald Galloway on October 26, 1944, in Crawfordsville. Don and his father, O.K. Galloway,

John Noyes Tappe 1926 - 2014

Mr. Tappe, 87, of Ramona, passed away Jan. 6, 2014. Services will be held Jan. 27, 2014, at 11am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Ramona. Interment with military honors will be Jan. 28, 2014, at 11am at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery.

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ego requires a major use permit and a meeting of the residents. There are requirements that apply such as the need to see actual plans, setbacks, fencing style, landscaping, and entryways. The Creelman Lane residents are requiring a complete design review. In addition, we would like to see SDG&E’s 20-year plan for this project and surrounding property. What are your plans for the remaining 60 percent of this property? The last issue is the devaluation of the properties surrounding this solar generating plant. Since the article was written in September, all surrounding properties have devalued. We checked other properties in Ramona and they have appreciated. The solution to this is to compensate all property owners whose properties have devaluated due to the announcement of the SDG&E solar generating plant. This is not a request; this is a requirement. The homeowners believe this to be a reasonable requirement considering the blight you will be putting in our area and the current loss of property values. The group of citizens who live near the proposed SDG&E Industrial Solar Generating project at Creelman Lane and Ashley Road in Ramona don’t want this solar generating plant in our area. Consider the above problems and requirements to be an opportunity for SDG&E to work with the residents to do something positive for the community. In summary, we are looking for the following items: Straighten and pave Creelman Lane, Stipends for trees to block glare, Upgraded beautification of existing Creelman substation, Remove the poles along Creelman from previous projects, Compensation for devaluation of surrounding properties due to the solar generating plant, and SDG&E 20-year plan for this project. Creelman Lane Steering Committee members are: Bob and Trudy Romeo, Jim and Vicky Tate, Randy and Pan Ayers, Ali, M.D. and Juby Falahati.


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Business News New dentist in town aims to bring more smiles to Ramona By JESSICA KING Whether he’s talking about his work or his family, Ramona’s newest dentist is as passionate as they come — and for good reason. His humble beginnings in Mexico and his notalways-easy path to financial security have shaped Dr. Rodolfo Orozco into a man of devout faith and appreciation. Orozco, a licensed dentist in California since 1991, opened Ramona Oak Dental at 1721 Main St., Suite 201, this month. The new office is a complement to Orozco’s longstanding practice in Alpine, named Alpine Oak Dental. “I really love what I do,” said Orozco, who does a lot. His services range from the basic to the complex, offering difficult wisdom teeth extractions, root ca-

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Dr. Rodolfo Orozco is growing his practice with a new office in the Ramona Professional Center. nals, implants from start to finish, orthodontics and, for patients 13 and older, sedation dentistry. He sees children and adults, and offers free service to missionaries and disabled children by referral.

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about his dreams, she told him he was crazy and said she wasn’t interested in seeing him again. Not willing to give up so easily, he convinced her to take his phone number and hold onto it for two weeks. She did and exactly two weeks later, she called and they’ve been together ever since, he said. “She made me sweat a little bit,” joked Orozco. Eventually the couple married, Orozco finished his time in the Army and his wife joined the Navy, bringing the couple from Texas to California. Their first home in California was in San Diego Country Estates in Ramona and both said they loved the area but later moved “down the hill” due to the taxing commute. They had four daughters and moved throughout California for Judy’s career before settling in Alpine, where Orozco opened Alpine Oak Dental, but they never forgot about Ramona, he said. More recently, with his daughters all grown up and out of the family home and Judy’s retirement from the Navy, the couple decided to return to Ramona to open Ramona Oak Dental. “I believe that God leads you in a certain way and if you just follow the hints … everything works out,” said Orozco. “When I first came to Ramona, I didn’t have as much training. I wouldn’t have been as much of a service to the

area as I can be now. I’ve learned from every step I’ve taken to get here.” Orozco, a believer in continued education, is looking into getting additional training to sedate patients under 13 so that he can help more disabled children. “I’ve always looked at my patients as someone to whom I owe so much, because without them I wouldn’t be able to feed my family and put a roof over their heads,” he said. “To me, the best way I can repay the debt I owe to my patients is by always training and always trying to be better than myself — not other dentists — myself, every day.” When he’s not working or training for work, Orozco is happy to brag about his four daughters and his three grandchildren. He’s also a licensed pilot and shares a passion for flying with his wife. His other hobbies include anything artistic, from woodworking to pen making. For now, Ramona Oak Dental is open three days a week: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Orozco works alongside his wife, who handles the day-to-day business operations and assists during procedures when needed. The couple, married for 28 years, plans to open more days as he gets more local patients. For more information about Ramona Oak Dental, call 760-440-9000 or visit ramonaoakdental.com.

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Teachers to focus on professional development Friday By MAUREEN ROBERTSON Ramona students, who had Monday off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, have another day off on Friday — but it will be a work day for teachers. While most of the teachers will spend the day in the performing arts center at Olive Peirce Middle School, Ramona High teachers will be “doing their own thing,” Theresa Grace, senior director of education services for Ramona Unified School District, told trustees last Thursday. It’s a staff development day, and all of the teachers will be focusing on some aspect of the Common Core State Standards, new academic and teaching standards set to start in English and math next year. The new

standards target, among other things, critical thinking and writing. According to the state Department of Education, they will provide students with the “deeper learning, critical thinking and other skills they need to prepare for college and a career.” Ramona Unified is spending $6,000 of federal money for instructional materials and to have Kate Kinsella, Ed.D., come to OPMS on Friday. She will be talking to all K-12 teachers except RHS educators. The district is required to spend the federal money on professional development, said Grace. “Dr. Kate Kinsella, a nationally recognized expert in vocabulary development for students and student engagement, will facili-

tate the professional development for us,” said Grace. Kinsella’s morning session will be directed to all of the teachers attending. They will split into two groups in the afternoon, with Ramona teachers-on-assignment Pixie Sulser and Leslie Wilson leading a break-out session titled “Applying Kinsella Strategies to Student Learning” for kindergarten through fourthgrade teachers. Kinsella will lead the other session, titled “Focusing on Informational Text in Summary Writing,” for fifththrough 12th-grade teachers. This is the first time in the 10 years Grace has been with the district that K-12 teachers have participated in professional development together, she said. “It’s going to be a great day,”

she said, inviting trustees to visit. Activities at Ramona High will not cost the district any additional money, since a task force of 11 RHS teachers and Principal Christopher King, Ph.D., have been working on the content that will be presented. “It’s a big commitment, said King. “We meet an hour a week.” The 11 teachers volunteered to work with King on the task force to design professional development for the new standards. “The No. 1 request (from RHS teachers) has been more time for professional development related to the common core,” said King. In addition to Friday, the entire RHS faculty has earmarked one hour on nine late-start Monday mornings for common core professional development.

“Staff members will be teaching other staff members on those nine days,” said King. Teachers Robin Brainard, Carol Canfield, Alexandra Cavell, Rose Darrough, Robert Grace, Steve Koch, Laurie McBride, Cori McDonald, Lori Roque, Liz Schaude and John Swafford are on the task force. They teach English, history, biology, chemistry, art, automotives, economics, math and critical issues. “Common core implementation is all about professional development for this year,” King said during a presentation to trustees. “As the board knows, we have a bit of a hiatus from state-mandated testing this year and we’re using that time to prepare for the changes that are ahead of us.”

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treatment plant. The threephased project was estimated to cost $34 million. In October 2010, RMWD held a public workshop to explain the reasoning behind the fee after a Ramona woman was told she would have to pay about $32,000 in sewer fees to open a yogurt shop. Since then, the district has undergone various studies and determined that increased capacity at the plant is not necessary at this time — one reason being that growth has slowed in the community — and cut improvement costs in half. A Santa Maria master plan, developed in 2012, addresses the plant’s aging treatment facilities and operational challenges and identifies $16.5 million worth of needed capital improvements. “This is a step in a long process this board and previous boards have been taking for a long time now,” RMWD General Manager David Barnum said of the fee and rate study. In his presentation, Handlers recommended the proposed $13,090 fee

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Darrell Beck, board president, says cutting the sewer connection/mitigation fee from $20,000 to $13,090 will be good for Ramona.

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Holding their basketballs and certificates, winners in the Ramona division of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw competition will vie for district championships in Poway on Saturday.

Ramona winners to compete in district playoffs Ramona Knights of Columbus Free Throw champions will compete in the San Diego District Playoffs on Saturday, Jan. 25. The afternoon playoffs will be in the Saint Michaels Catholic Church gymnasium, 15546 Pomerado Road in Poway, from 1:30 to 2:30. Registration will start at 1. Of the 40 contestants — 29 boys and 11 girls — competing for the Ramona championships, 10 qualified for the district playoffs.

Saturday’s winners will advance to the regional playoffs in February. The 2014 Council No. 9133 winners from Ramona and their ages are: Boys Age 9, Adam Moe Age 10, Jay Friend Jr. Age 11, Trent Conley Age 12, Jaedon Gotowala Age 13, Shawn McClure Girls Age 9, Maddie Knowd Age 10, Jessie Horton Age 11, Grace Knowd Age 12, Jolie Davis

Age 13, Elexis Espina Those competing in Poway should bring their birth certificate or passport for proof of age. Most of those competing for the Ramona championships participate in the Boys and Girls Club of Ramona Basketball League, said Ramona Knights of Columbus member Brian Douglass. For more information, contact Douglass at 619993-1965 or brianinsd@ cox.net.

Agency releases draft ADA plan for review San Diego Association of Governments’ draft of its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 2014 Access Plan is available for public review and comment until Jan. 31. Community members are encouraged to review the draft at www.sandag. org/uploads/publicnoticeid/publicnoticeid_273_16953.pdf and provide feedback by sending an email to laura.cote@ sandag.org or calling 619-699-6947.

Title II of the ADA prohibits state and local governments from discriminating against persons with disabilities or from excluding participation in or denying benefits of programs, services or activities to persons with disabilities. According to the regional agency, the Access Plan is intended to outline the methods by which changes will be or have been made to implement Title II’s non-discrimination policies.

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Rotary helps Tijuana school at Christmas Governor declares drought emergency Ramona Rotarians contributed approximately $800 in December to provide Christmas baskets of food for poor families of teenage students at Pan American Institute in Tijuana, Mexico. The International Service branch of Ramona Rotary Club has been supporting this school and “adopting” selected students for over 20 years. Patrick Osio, Ramona Rotarian in charge of the club’s International Service branch, was unable to attend the school at Christmas time, so he delegated longtime Rotarian Bernie Kuhn to present the money, which school officials said was a major help in

Longtime Ramona Rotarian Bernie Kuhn, third from right, visits Pan American Institute students and their families after presenting the Tijuana school with approximately $800 from Ramona Rotary Club. With him are granddaughter Sandra Bowe and daughter Nancy Kuhn. supplying food baskets for all the students’ families. Ramona Rotary Club meets Tuesdays in Ramona Valley Grill. Lunch is at noon, the meeting starts

about 12:30 p.m. and a speaker at 1 p.m. For more information about the club, call Amber Ramirez, club president, at 760-789-0010.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in California on Friday, prompting an environmental group to call on the San Diego County Water Authority to impose conservation measures. State officials say this winter is shaping up as the driest in California history and the third consecutive dry year. “We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared for the terrible consequences that California’s drought now threatens, including dramatically less water for our farms and communities and increased fires in both urban and rural areas,” Brown said. The governor ordered state agencies to use less water, initiate a public conservation campaign, hire additional firefighters, and assist farmers and communities economically impacted by drought. His order also gives state water officials more flexibility to manage supply throughout California. Meanwhile, San Diego Coastkeeper

called on the county water authority, the local water wholesaler, to require San Diegans to conserve. Ramona Municipal Water District is one of the county water authority’s 24 member agencies. “As water importers, we have a responsibility to conserve when our end-of-pipe habits have devastating effects rippling throughout the western United States,” said Matt O’Malley of Coastkeeper, which bills itself as the region’s largest professional organization working on inland and coastal water issues. He said the importation of water to San Diego impacts the Colorado River Basin and the Sacramento Bay Delta. The county water authority, which takes in the imports and distributes the water to local districts, said it has adequate water supplies this year but encourages residents and businesses to avoid waste. State water officials say that California’s river and reservoirs are below their record lows.

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require boutique wineries to use a 25 percent minimum of grapes grown on their premises and a 75 percent minimum of grapes grown in San Diego County for wine production. The wording “No wine produced offsite may be sold on premises,” also drew criticism. Several speakers said the grape requirements and prohibition of selling wine produced offsite would limit winery owners, especially when starting out or trying to meet demand. Harris’s husband, Andy, said a problem was that some winery owners purchased bulk wine and repackaged it, which is not allowed. However, Dennis Grimes, co-owner of Eagles Nest Winery disputed that, saying county

Carolyn Harris, co-owner of Chuparosa Vineyards, gives her support to the changes, saying the language in the ordinance needs clarification.

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Elaine Lyttleton, speaking for the Ramona Valley Vintners Association, says the county should not change the winery ordinance.

code enforcement “has determined that no proven sourcing problems exist.” Matthew Schneider, a planning manager with PDS, told the Sentinel after the workshop that complaints of boutique winery owners sourcing wine could not be substantiated

because the current ordinance does not allow the county to review wineries’ documents to see if they are buying in bulk. A suggested provision in the ordinance would require vintners to provide all records within 72 hours of request by the county. Fa ra c e also pointed out that the intent of the ordinance was to promote farms and grape production. E r i c M e t z , owner of Lenora Dennis Grimes, co-owner of Eagles Nest W i n e r y , Winery, expresses concerns that changes c a l l e d to the winery ordinance will trigger an- the draft other lawsuit in regards to environmen- c h a n g e s tal impacts.

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Grimes suggested the “do nothing option” by leaving the ordinance alone to avoid legal risks. “We have an ordinance and EIR that stood up in court,” he said. Peter Clarke, owner of Altipiano Vineyard in Escondido also addressed legal risks, saying “I think we’re playing with fire if we make any changes.” Felix Tinkov, an attorney who worked pro bono with Carolyn Harris and county staff and counsel on the original ordinance, said if any changes to the ordinance went back to court, the ordinance would not

detrimental to the county’s wine industry. “The real issue with growing wine grapes is you have no use for them if you can’t make wine,” he Joe Farace with the county’s Planning said. and Development Services opens up Other is- the workshop, summarizing proposed sues that amendments to the winery ordinance. PDS addressed in the ordinance be thrown out but would are public events, and revert back to its original size of production area in wording. relation to size of property. “Do not become fracEvents such as weddings tured over something like and “organized activities” this,” he told the wineare prohibited at boutique makers. wineries, however, ocThe San Diego County casional nonprofit events Vintners Association and would be permitted pro- Highland Valley Wine viding compliance with Country Alliance also opthe community events per- pose the changes, said mit process. representatives for those Farace noted that the En- organizations. vironmental Impact Report Farace said the county’s for the ordinance survived next step will be to rea two-year legal challenge view and consider all the that ended in October comments. If the changes 2013. move forward, Farace said “It’s important that we there will be opportunities stay within the framework for public review and posof the EIR for the ordi- sibly another workshop. nance,” he said. To view the draft ordiSome expressed con- nance changes, see www. cerns that revising the or- sdcounty.ca.gov/pds/addinance would open it up vance/Draft_Winery_ZO_ to more legal challenges. Jan_10_14.pdf.

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Blessed are those who share the Gospel of Fitness This is a two-way street. If you are a fitness believer, share it with those around you, and if you’re not and know someone who is, get in there are be a part of what they are doing. Fitness and healthy living are a choice. We are not genetically inclined toward living healthy. In fact, I would say it is the complete opposite. We are inclined to always take the path of least resistance. Just as water flow-

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Those who are looking to start a program and know someone who’s into this fitness stuff, let them know you’re ready and get moving. My club and many clubs will let you try before you buy. You can come in, try out the classes, meet with a coach, use all the equipment and group coaching sessions and even use all the hot water before you ever sign up. I’m pretty sure most facilities will let you do something along those lines as well. Ask that fitness person in your life to meet you for a hike on one of the many open space preserves that our community has. Gower, Barnett Ranch, Simon Preserve, the Grasslands are all beautiful trails that are great for the fitness novice or advanced trail runner. Team up and get this fitness thing going. It truly is a matter of life and death, surviving and thriving, adding LIFE to those YEARS and very likely YEARS to that LIFE. Good luck and check out www.ramonastrainer.com for articles, workouts, videos and how you can get started on your path to you, only better.

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we could be facing,” Ostermann said. Voters in November 2012 approved Proposition 30, the temporary sales and income tax increase, “and now the governor is proposing the biggest increase to school funding since 2000-01,” Ostermann told trustees at their Jan. 16 meeting. Despite that, Ramona Unified School District still faces a projected deficit of $7.2 million in two years, he said. The school board has scheduled a community workshop for Saturday, Jan. 25, to discuss a long-term fiscal plan for the district. The workshop will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the performing arts center at Olive Peirce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Lane. It will start with a brief presentation from the district and will be followed with public comments, questions and suggestions. Trustees have made the district’s long-term fiscal health a key priority. While a bond may be part of the solution, “there’s many

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parts of that package, so we’ve been simultaneously working on several pieces, which we intend to lay out completely before the community” at the workshop, Superintendent Robert Graeff, Ed.D., said. School officials have been interviewing bond consultants, said Graeff, who received permission from trustees to bring a recommended consultant to their Feb. 13 meeting. A bond consultant would work with a team that would include a strategist, financial adviser, attorney

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Spivack, founder of Free Market Warrior, is a popular speaker on the conservative and libertarian circuit, Intermountain’s meeting notice said. An entrepreneur, he teaches student groups on classical economic theory. He spent most of the past 20 years living in New York City, fundraising for various charities. He also has worked as a marketing and management consultant for numerous companies and nonprofits. For more information about Intermountain Republican Women Federated or the upcoming meeting, contact Nancy Frazee at 760-788-6342 or nfrazee34@cox.net.

Ramona Tea’d speaker ‘gearing up for the 2014 elections’ Ramona Tea’d will kick off its 2014 forums with Bill Whittle, conservative blogger, political commentator and author. Whittle, who spoke at the Ramona Tea’d forum in January 2013, also is a director, screenwriter, editor and pilot. He is probably best known for producing PJ Internet videos, and he presents “Afterburner,” a weekly three-minute editorial challenging conventional wisdom about politics and society from a conservative perspective, and “The Firewall,” a

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Our Town Calendar Thursdayjan. 23 CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS, first of a two-part series, 11:30 a.m., Ramona Pregnancy Care Clinic, 1530 Main St., Suite 6. Topic: The Hospital Experience, including when to go to the hospital, what will happen, rests and coping measures. More: 760-789-7059. TOPS—Ramona Chapter of TOPS, Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, 9 a.m. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. Tai Chi for Adults at 9 a.m., English as a Second Language at 9:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Teen Origami at 3 p.m., Teen Creative Writing Workshop at 4 p.m., Homework Club at 4, Free Citizenship Class at 6, Platicas De Vida at 6, Bilingual Activity at 7. ARRIBA TEEN CENTER, 3 to 6 p.m., 1710 Montecito Road. More: 760-788-6443. TOWN HALL BRIDGE CLUB, 6 p.m., Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St. More: 760-7891132.

Fridayjan. 24 RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. Bilingual Zumba at 9:30 a.m., Bouncing Baby Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Teen Music Shop at 3 p.m. TOWN HALL BRIDGE CLUB, 10 a.m., Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St.

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saTurdayjan. 25 GOLF TOURNAMENT to benefit Ramona High soccer programs, 6:30 a.m. checkin, 8 a.m. shotgun, San Vicente Golf Resort, 24517 San Vicente Road. Individual golfer: $105; foursome: $380. More: www.ramonausd.net/RHS. KIWANIS OF RAMONA, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Ramona Valley Grill, 344 Main St. More: 760-440-3000. WEIGHT WATCHERS, Ramona Woman’s Club, 524 Main St., 8 a.m. RAMONA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNITY WORKSHOP, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Olive Peirce Middle School performing arts center, 1521 Hanson Lane. Discuss and receive community input on long-term fiscal plan for the district. More: www.ramonausd.net. TOM STEPHAN’S RAMONA HAWK WATCH, 9 a.m., meet at Highland Valley Road and Highland Valley Court. Bring binoculars, water, sunscreen. More: 760-445-2023. RAMONA CERTIFIED FARM-

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SUPPORT GROUP for those with depressive or bipolar illnesses, 10 to 11 a.m., 323 Hunter St. More: 760-4436861.

ERS’ MARKET, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kmart lot, 1855 Main St. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. Exercise dance class at 9 a.m. RAMONA TEA’D FORUM, noon, Ramona Mainstage, 625 Main St. Conservative blogger, political commentator and author Bill Whittle, presenter of “Afterburner” and “The Firewall.” Doors open at 11 a.m. Food and drinks available. DOS PICOS PARK FREE SATURDAY PROGRAMS, 17953 Dos Picos Park Road. Snakes ‘N Skins 1 to 1:30 p.m.; Junior Rangers 1 to 2 p.m.; Craft Time 2 to 3 p.m.; Earth Ball 4 to 4:30 p.m. For full list see program guide at co.sandiego.ca.us/parks/actguide. html or call 760-789-2220. UNICORN BOOKS AND GIFTS 2nd Anniversary Open House celebration, 6 p.m., 738 Main St. More: unicornbooksandgifts.com. YOGA OPEN HOUSE, 845 D St., 1 to 4 p.m. Door prizes, healthy snacks. Usha Zelmer. RAMONA CONCERT ASSOCIATION—Doug Mattocks Banjo & Guitar, 7:30 p.m., Charles Nunn Performing Arts Center, Olive Peirce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Lane. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 students and children. More: 760-7897474 or 760-788-0434, or visit ramonaconcerts.com.

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sundayjan. 26 YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC for ages 8 to 14, hosted by Ramona High School’s baseball team, 9 a.m., Ramona High School, 1401 Hanson Lane. Cost: $40. To sign up or for more information: coach Dean Welch, 760-787-4050, dw e l ch @ ra m o n a u s d . n e t , or visit www.ramonahighschoolbaseball.com. CAR SHOW, 3 to 5 p.m., Albertsons parking lot, 1400 block of Main Street. Free. More: 760-789-3396.

Mondayjan. 27 RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. Scrapbooking at 10 a.m., Adult Book Club at 1 p.m., Homework Club at 4 p.m., Citizenship Class at 6. GRIEFSHARE support group, 6:15 p.m., Mountain View Community Church. More: 760-789-4798.

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noon, Ramona Valley Grill, Speaker: Ken Gosselin, Being a Judge in San Diego. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. English as a Second Language at 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., Yoga at 11 a.m., Teen Chess Club at 3 p.m., Homework Club at 4 p.m., Pajama Storytime at 7 p.m. RAMONA MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Board public hearing on Santa Maria sewer connection/mitigation fee, 2 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. ARRIBA TEEN CENTER, 3 to 6 p.m., 1710 Montecito Road. More: 760-788-6443. SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF RAMONA, 6 p.m., meets at member’s house. More: 760-522-5204. FAMILY HISTORY/GENEALOGY CLASS, 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, San Vicente Road and 11th Street. More: Rob Wallace, rjwinsd@cox.net.

RAMONA VALLEY VINEYARD ASSOCIATION, 6:30 p.m., Ramona Valley Grill, 344 Main St. Annual election of officers. More: www.ramonavalleyvineyards.org.

wednesdayjan. 29 TOWN HALL BRIDGE CLUB, 10 a.m., Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St. . RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. English as a Second Language at 9:45 and 10 a.m., ABC Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Storytime Craft at 11 a.m., Teen Wii at 3 p.m., Homework Club at 4. SAN VICENTE VALLEY CLUB, 11 a.m., San Vicente Resort. Lunch at noon. Speaker Mary Hopperton, holistic health coach and personal trainer, at 1 p.m. More: 760-788-6189. ARRIBA TEEN CENTER, 3 to 6 p.m., 1710 Montecito Road. More: 760-788-6443. AWANA—ages 3 through 12th grade, 6:20 to 8:30 p.m. More: RamonaAwana.org.

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they have been great leaders all season. They work hard in practice and they work hard on the mat and they get results,” said coach David Tomaino. The match started with Jordan Castro (106) winning by forfeit. When Devon Parsons (115) lost

The Bulldog wrestling team got off to a great start in Valley League action as it beat Valley Center in the Dawg House 65-12. “Vince Adair and Arturo Osario had big nights. They are both seniors and

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Four Bulldog girls score double figures to beat the Sundevils By BILL TAMBURRINO Ramona High girls basketball finished its nonleague schedule by hosting and beating Mt. Carmel High School 63-59. The Lady Dawgs will enter Valley League play with a 12-6 record against some of the best competition in the county. The Sundevils (13-5) got off to a fast start and led 16-10 at the end of the first quarter and held on to a 25-18 lead at intermission. Then the Lady Bulldogs got hot. Ramona outscored Mt. Carmel 26-10 in the third quarter and took its first lead of the game with 4:20 remaining in the third period. Ramona would not relinquish the lead but the Sundevils kept constant pressure on them until the final buzzer. When asked what made a difference in this game, coach Dan Marshall said, “Katherine Mauldin’s defensive play on Ali Engelhardt. Ali averages 26 points a game and Katherine held her to 13 and she did it all by herself. We didn’t double Ali or give Katherine any help.” It is the second time this season that Mauldin has held a 20-point-per-gameplus scorer to half her season average. Mauldin turned in another double double as

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she scored 15, grabbed 10 boards, blocked a shot and dished off assists. Kailey Hill also turned in a complete effort before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Hill scored 21 points with two 3-pointers, grabbed seven boards, dished off three assists and played stellar defense. Hill blocked two shots and had three steals. Four Lady Dawgs scored in double figures. Freshman Chiara Mattern scored 12 points and hit two from beyond the arc, and was a clutch 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Mattern also grabbed three boards and had three steals. Point guard Christina Barrameda scored 12 points, grabbed

nine boards, and had two assists, two blocked shots and a steal. Kylee “The Cheetah” Scheib grabbed seven defensive rebounds and blocked two shots. Molly McLeod came off the bench in a pressure situation and grabbed two key boards. Lauren Werhanowicz came in for Hill in clutch time and hit a key shot after grabbing a rebound and hit a clutch free throw. Hannah Farhat came off the bench and played her usual tough defense and moved the ball on offense. Ramona opens Valley League play with two weeks on the road before its first home game Feb. 5.

Boys soccer ends pre-league action By JOE NAIMAN The Bulldog boys soccer team’s final pre-league game was an 8-1 home win Jan. 13 over Health Sciences High School. The win followed a 2-1 loss Jan. 10 at Vista and a 1-0 home win Jan. 8 against San Dieguito Academy. Ramona has a 5-5-4 record entering Valley League play, which began Wednesday. The only goal of the game against San Dieguito was scored in the first half when Colin Uekert flipped the ball to Charles Montana for the shot, which was too fast for the Mustangs’ goalkeeper to react. “He just had a cracker

of a shot,” said coach Michael Jordan. Goalkeeper Jesse Bonilla made 10 saves. The starting defense, who contributed to the shutout, consisted of Carson Charbonneau, Brandon Chavez, Ian Roed, and David Soto. “Our defense has played great all year,” Jordan said. “They’ve given us an opportunity to win every game.” Chavez was injured during the game. “We had to replace him and the guys on the bench played great,” said Jordan. Ramona and San Dieguito Academy are both in Division I for CIF playoff purposes. The Mustangs

were ranked higher entering the game. “That’s the biggest win we’ve had this season,” Jordan said. “They’re a very good team, so to beat them was huge.” All of the scoring at Vista took place in the first half. The Panthers opened the scoring before Uekert scored the equalizer off an indirect kick. Vista’s second goal broke that deadlock. “A little disappointing. We had a couple of opportunities for breakaways or one-on-ones and just couldn’t convert,” Jordan said. “To win such a big game on Wednesday and See BOYS SOCCER page 24

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highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 37441 MONTEZUMA ROAD, RANCHITA, CA, 92066. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $441,319.38. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-2818219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case TS No. 10-0095507. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. DATED: 11/14/2010 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST

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COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A-4438541 01/23/2014, 01/30/2014, 02/06/2014. R2749 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2014-000776 Fictitious Business Name(s): Ability Rehabilitation Specialists Located at: 737 Pearl Street, Suite 108, La Jolla, CA, 92037, San Diego County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on: 6/1/2009, File No. 2009-016070 is (are) abandoned by the following registrant (s): Julie Hom, 737 Pearl Street, Suite 108, La Jolla, CA 92037. This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., of San Diego County on 01/09/2014. Julie Hom, Owner. R2748. Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014-000010 Fictitious Business Name(s): PLM Marketing Located at: 3517 Roselle Street, Oceanside, CA, 92056, San Diego County. Mailing Address: Same. This business is hereby registered by the following: Paul King, 3517 Roselle Street, Oceanside, CA 92056. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 01/02/2014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/02/2014. Paul King, Owner. R2746. Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014-000879 Fictitious Business Name(s): Shepherd Home Rental Located at: 16604 Hamlin Court, Ramona, CA, 92065, San Diego County. Mailing address: 16604 Hamlin Court, Ramona, CA, 92064. This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The first day of business was 10/01/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: 1. Brian Scott Shepherd, 16604 Hamlin Court, Ramona, CA 92065 2. Catherine La Gaye Shepherd, 16604 Hamlin Court, Ramona, CA 92065. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/10/2014. Brian S. Shepherd. RA2745. Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2014-000694 Fictitious Business Name(s): Ramona Pawn Located at: 811½ D St., Ramona, CA, 92065, San Diego County. Mailing address: 754 Gem Ln., Ramona, CA, 92065. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: Eric C. Webb, 754 Gem Ln., Ramona, CA, 92065. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 01/09/2014. Eric C. Webb. RA2744. Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2014. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13-565799-CL Order No.: 1474002 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/1/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and


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authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JAMES M GARCIA AND DEBRA S GARCIA Recorded: 4/8/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0288475 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, California; Date of Sale: 2/13/2014 at 10:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the entrance to the east county regional center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020 Amount of unpaid balance and other

January 23, 2014 charges: $474,955.12 The purported property address is: 25525 PAPPAS RD, RAMONA, CA 92065 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 288-623-43-00 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on

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the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www. qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13-565799-CL . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://www. qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-565799-CL IDSPub #0061022 1/23/2014 1/30/2014 2/6/2014 R2750 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 130131248 TS No.: 2200006614-F00 (THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY) NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED May 24, 2010. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN

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EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 14, 2014, Sage Point Lender Services, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT drawn on a state or national bank, cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN BELOW MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST Executed by: JOHN B KESELBURG, AND REBECCA KESELBURG, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded on June 07, 2010, as Instrument No. 2010-0284357, of Official Records, in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, California Date of Sale: February 14, 2014 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: at the Auction.Com Room of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 26125 BELLEMORE DR, RAMONA, CA 92065-4806 APN# 288-632-04-00 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Sale is $312,777.74. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to the return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of

which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.AUCTION. COM, using the file number assigned to this case 2200-006614-F00. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: January 7, 2014 Sage Point Lender Services, LLC 400 Exchange, Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92602 949-265-9940 Iuliia Calloway FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (800) 280-2832 or visit WWW. AUCTION.COM SAGE POINT LENDER SERVICES, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. A-4437079 01/16/2014, 01/23/2014, 01/30/2014 R2741 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-035760 Fictitious Business Name(s): Doula Debbe Birthing Basics Located at: 15702 Zeigler Court, Ramona, CA, 92065, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: An Individual. The first day of business was 11/26/2013. This business is hereby registered by the following: Debra Jenae Cannone, 15702 Zeigler Court, Ramona, CA, 92065. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/30/2013. Debra J. Cannone. R2739. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 Central Division PETITION OF: DEVIN PATRICK MCCOLLUM for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER 37-2014-00081864-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: DEVIN PATRICK MCCOLLUM filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Present Name DEVIN PATRICK MCCOLLUM to Proposed Name DEVIN PATRICK. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Notice of Hearing Date: Feb. 14, 2014 Time: 9:30 AM Dept 46. The address of the court is: 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each

week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Ramona Sentinel. Date: Jan. 02, 2014. David J. Danielsen Judge of the Superior Court R2738. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-035564 Fictitious Business Name(s): General Systems, Inc. Located at: 10054 Mesa Ridge Court, #116, San Diego, CA, 92121, San Diego County. Mailing Address: 10054 Mesa Ridge Court, #116, San Diego, CA 92121. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The first day of business was 12/16/13. This business is hereby registered by the following: IT4SD, Inc., 10054 Mesa Ridge Court, #116, San Diego, CA 92121, California. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/26/2013. Katie McEvoy, President. R2737. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2014. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1385744-31 APN: 284051-19-00 TRA: 65010 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6873 REF: Baker, Dorothy J IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED April 30, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 13, 2014, at 10:00am, Cal-western Reconveyance Llc, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded May 09, 2007, as Inst. No. 20070317096 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, executed by Dorothy J Baker, Trustee of The Dorothy J Baker Living Trust Dated February 28,2002, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial code and authorized to do business in this state: At the entrance to the east county regional center by Statue, 250 E. Main Street El Cajon, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 415 Hanson Lane Ramona CA 92065-3513 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $330,407.97. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to


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January 23, 2014 January 23, 2014 January 23, 2014 the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.dlppllc.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1385744-31. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. CalWestern Reconveyance LLC, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: December 30, 2013. (DLPP-435662 01/23/14, 01/30/14, 02/06/14). R2736 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-035621 Fictitious Business Name(s): Ramona Valley Grill Located at: 344 Main St., Ramona, CA, 92065, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The first day of business has not yet started. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Enrique Aviles, 26636 Old Julian Hwy., Ramona, CA 92065 #2. Lilia Valenzuela, 26636 Old Julian Hwy., Ramona, CA 92065 This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/27/2013. Enrique Aviles. R2735. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-034982 Fictitious Business Name(s): The Creative Vine Located at: 24250 Compadre Way, Ramona, CA, 92065, San Diego County. This business is conducted by: A Married Couple. The first day of business was 12/14/13. This business is hereby registered by the following: #1. Barbara Blankenbaker, 24250 Compadre Way, Ramona, CA, 92065 #2. Damon Blankenbaker, 24250 Compadre Way, Ramona, CA 92065 This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County on 12/18/2013. Barbara Blankenbaker. R2731. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014.

The Caregivers’ Journey

When life hands you lemons, bake a lemon pie By MARSHA SEFF As an adult child of octogenarian parents, I wore a virtual millinery shop full of hats. Often, it felt as if I needed more heads. I know I needed more arms and legs — and much more time. One of my most-frayed chapeaus was my thinking cap, for I was most certainly the daughter of invention. A big part of my role as the designated caregiver was inventing gizmos that would make my parents’ lives more manageable and comfortable. And, if I must say so, I became very good at that role. New problems sim-

ply meant I needed to be creative. Often paint, tape or string was enough to glue my parents’ lives back together, at least temporarily. When my mom first moved into her assistedliving apartment, she hated the 6-foot-high, gray concrete wall that separated her balcony from the real world. Because we couldn’t knock down the wall, I camouflaged it with painted leaves. Mom never stopped teasing me about the “anatomically incorrect” foliage, but it did alleviate the claustrophobic feeling. Mom’s walker was another coup. To encourage her to embrace the dread-

ed equipment, I gave it a personality. A child’s denim skirt from a local thrift store made a practical, hanging catchall. A Goofy bicycle horn and a bicycle license plate, announcing “New Kid on the Block,” warned other pedestrians to get out of her way. The once-institutional walker became a conversation piece that Mom grew to accept, if still not love. To keep her blouses safe from spilled food, I fashioned an apron out of old denim overalls. And, when the apron fell short of her zest for food, I bought an assortment of colorful fabric remnants, which she appliqued over stubborn stains.

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Benjamin Franklin couldn’t hold a candle to me and my use of string and elastic. When my mother broke her pelvis and had to use a portable potty by her bed, I hung

Holistic health coach to talk to Valley Club Holistic health coach and personal trainer Mary Hopperton will be the

guest speaker at San Vicente Valley Club’s luncheon meeting on Wednesday,

Jan. 29. The meeting will be in San Vicente Resort, 24157 San Vicente Road.

Interested in singing in a community choir? Attend upcoming meeting in Town Hall Singers ages 15 and older are invited to the Ramona Community Choir Interest Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. Those attending will meet and greet, sing a little and share plans for organizing a community choir. There is no commitment — it’s an interest meeting only — and no audition is required. There will

be a variety of music. Those who are interested but unable to attend may email Gina Seashore: g.seashore@earthlink.net. The meeting will be in the Ramona Town Hall West Wing, 729 Main St. For more information, contact Seashore at 760-788-1887 or 650-755-3243.

Family History/Genealogy Class starts Tuesday The Family History/Genealogy Class will get under way for 2014 on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at San Vicente Road and 11th Street. Material will be pre-

pared for everyone from the beginning family historian to the more experienced veteran. What will be covered at each session will depend on who attends and what their interest is. Sessions will be more of

a discussion format than a lecture with the focus to help people with what they need. Anyone with questions may email Rob Wallace at rjwinsd@cox.net. “Hope to see you there,” said Wallace.

Auditions scheduled for Out of the Box Players production of ‘Usher: A Totally Teen Comedy’ Fifth- through 12th-graders are invited to audition for the Out of the Box Players production of “Usher: A Totally Teen Comedy” on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Directed by Juliana Stewart and written by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, the play is loosely based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, but adapted as a comedy. The auditions

will be in Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary, 321

12th St. The majority of the roles are for teens.

Yoga instructor holds open house Yoga instructor Usha Zelmer will hold an open house at her newly remolded studio on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. “Our painter, Eric Lacey, really liked using the zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint,” Zelmer said in her announcement. The studio has sustainably harvested bamboo flooring, a yoga wall and body bands, “which enable you to do things you never thought you could and to make progress you didn’t think was possible,” she said. The studio is at 845 D St. #4. Door prizes such as yoga passes and yoga books will be given away, and healthy snacks will be provided.

Reservations are requested at the front desk of the resort or with Maxine McNamara at 760-788-6189 by Friday, Jan. 24. Cost is $12. The public is welcome. “I practice a holistic approach to health, wellness and physical well-being, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected,” said Hopperton, a Ramona resident. “Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole. My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats and proteins or to spend hours at the gym.” Instead, she said, “I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding. Check-in and social time will begin at 11 a.m., Call to order 11:30, luncheon at noon and the program at 1 p.m. For membership information in the San Vicente Valley Club, contact McNamara. Among the club’s interest groups are Book Marks, Bridge Marathon, Lunch Bunch, Friends of the Library and Bunco.

the T.P. from a string so she could actually find the tissue and reach it. For the times when Mom needed a nurse and couldn’t reach her call button, I added an extralong string. For times when that wasn’t long enough, I bought her a loud referee’s whistle. When Dad couldn’t reach his nightstand from his bed at the skilled-nursing facility, I hung his radio from the bedrails. I also attached a piece of short elastic to his TV remote so he could reel it in. Elastic also kept my mom’s room key on a short leash, which I attached to her catchall bag with a safety pin. More ideas Here’s a list of some other easy solutions to everyday challenges: A plastic cup hanger stuck to the wall held the controls for Mom’s electric bed. Because Dad had limited wall space, I filled a cork bulletin board with a montage of family photos. When Dad couldn’t reach his bedside phone, I attached it to his hospital tray with extra-strength, double-sided tape. So that Mom could contact me without having to find her phone book, I taped my number to her phone. (Although that made her life easier, it often disrupted mine at inconvenient times) To make it easier for Mom to organize and reach the food on the bottom shelf of her minifridge, I added small plastic baskets that she simply pulled out. Because Mom could no longer carry a container to water her flowers, I filled her balcony with silk blooms. I only wish that all life’s hurdles could be solved with faux flowers, string and elastic. Sponsored by Right at Home In-Home Care & Assistance, www.rahencinitas.com, 619-200-2110, alex@rahencinitas.com. Contact Marsha Kay Seff at mkseff@gmail.com.


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RHS girls soccer ties Division I team The Ramona High School girls soccer team went up against the Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns

Friday night on home turf, playing an intense game that resulted in a 0-0 tie. The Bulldogs’ offen-

Ramona High senior Teresa Italiano, blocks her opponent to get to the ball.

Sports brief The National Football Federation Scholarship committee has informed Ramona High School football coach Damon Baldwin that five RHS senior scholar/athletes have qualified for a scholarship. Garrett Dart, Tanner “T-Bone” Williams, Michael Hoover, Travis Kerchner, and Tanner Williams have qualified for the National Football Foundation Scholarship. Baldwin will assist the Bulldogs in putting together their scholarship resumes in order to take the next step in the process. —Bill Tamburrino g

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83-57, as the Bulldog defense could not find an answer for 6’4” forward Caleb Morris who scored a game-high 37 points. Two other Cadets scored in double figures. Marco Cobian was the only Bulldog to score in double digits. The sophomore guard scored 10 points. He also led Ramona with five rebounds as Army/Navy controlled the boards. Cobian, Blake Seits (8 points) and Jake Newman (6 points) hit two 3-point goals apiece. Eleven Bulldogs scored in the game as Reichner tried to come up with the right five to open Valley League play. Calvin Harris (2), Scott Stransky (5), Anthony Silvaggio (4), Christian Dominguez (5), Logan Knudson (3), Tan-

sive team of Bianca “B” Scodellaro, Daniela Charbonneau, Katherine Lorentz, Danielle Vizcarra, and Katherin Hoertig created opportunities in the first half, beating the Longhorns in shots taken. The Longhorns came out in the second half challenging the Bulldog defense. The Bulldogs’ defensive team of Cecilia Estrada, Sydney Marin, Courtney Dolan, Sydney Schmidt, Karli Njaa and Hoertig maintained possession of the game and kept the Longhorns from scoring. Bulldog goalkeeper Taylor Stacy assisted in the shutout. RBV is the second Division I team that the Lady Bulldogs have played during pre-season. The first was Torrey Pines, which resulted in a 1-1 tie. Going into league play, g

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then not convert on the opportunities on Friday was difficult.” Ramona’s game against Health Sciences, which is located in the City Heights area of San Diego, wasn’t originally intended to be a confidence booster for the Bulldogs. The initial schedule had Bonita Vista traveling to Ramona

the Bulldogs’ record is 3-32. Their coaches agree that the girls have been working hard on their passing game, keeping possession and finishing strategies throughout pre-season, said assistant varsity coach Deena Vizcarra. “As long as the girls stay healthy and injuryfree, they are ready and prepared for league play,” Vizcarra said. The Lady Bulldogs will play their first four league games on home turf, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22, when they kick off against Mission Vista at 5 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 24, they play Oceanside at home, starting at 5 p.m., and then Valley Center at 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 29. A varsity vs. staff game will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the Boys and Girls Club in Collier Park, 622 E St.

— Coach David Reichner ner “T-Bone” Williams (6), Colton Harris (2) and Riley Hubbard (6) scored for the Dawgs. Seven Cadets scored for Army/Navy. Stransky led the team with five assists and Hubbard led the team with three steals. The Bulldogs won a nail-biter as they beat Mt. Carmel 65-63 on a buzzer-beating shot by Stransky. In the beginning it was all Mt. Carmel. The Sundevils jumped out to a 7-0 lead and then the lead ballooned to 20 in the second quarter.

With two minutes left in the half, Reichner called a time-out. “The time-out worked because a new team took the court and the Dawgs went on a 13-0 run, ending the half with a beautiful full court defensive steal by Christian Dominquez, who dropped a nice pass to Scott Stransky for a lay-up at the buzzer,” explained Reichner. Ramona turned the 7-point deficit into a 10-point lead with three minutes left in the game. The Mount mounted a comeback of its own and

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Ramona High girls soccer co-captain Bianca Scodellaro, No. 7, hits the soccer ball with her head during play against Rancho Buena Vista.

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on Jan. 13, but when the Barons found themselves unable to fulfill that commitment they worked with the Ramona and Health Sciences athletic departments to send the Surgeons to Ramona. The Bulldogs had a 6-0 halftime lead. “We needed to get a little bit of our confidence

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tied the game in the final minute, setting up Stansky’s dramatic game-winning shot. Stransky led the Dawgs with 28 points as he hit four 3-point goals and was 10 of 13 from the field and went 4 for 4 from the charity stripe to go with three assists and two steals. “Awesome stats!” said Reichner. Seits scored 12 points and hit four 3-point shots. Cobian (8), Colton Harris (7), Dominguez (6), Williams (2) and Hubbard (2) also scored in the win. Colton Harris led the team with seven boards. Cobian had five rebounds and five assists. The Dawgs remain on the road until Wednesday, Feb. 5, when they will host Orange Glen High School.

back,” Jordan said. the second half. Health Sciences began Later in the game Rothe game with the opening driguez collided with a kickoff, but the ball was Health Sciences player. taken away by Brandon The trip to the hospital Duarte. Duarte turned the revealed a fractured face, possession into a break- so Rodriguez is out for the away and scored eight season. seconds into the game. Bonilla made one save “I’ve never seen a goal in the first half. Eric Meza scored that fast before,” was Ramona’s second-half said Jordan. goalkeeper and recorded Duarte scored four goals three saves. in the game’s first 21 minRamona’s league openutes before being pulled. er was scheduled for “A goal scorer needs Wednesday at Mission to score goals to keep Vista. The Bulldogs have a his confidence and keep league match at Oceanshis touch, and going into ide on Friday. league it was a good thing,” Jordan said. Ramona had a 5-0 lead after D u a r t e ’s f o u r t h goal; Carlos Morales had the game’s second score. The final firsthalf goal was from Montana. Photo courtesy of Michael Jordan Uekert and Brandon Duarte, right, who scored four Alejandro goals in 21 minutes in the Bulldogs’ 8-1 Rodriguez win on Monday, faces an opponent as he scored in vies for the ball.

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Cycling races capture interests of Cappos siblings lens to snap her brother cycling around the twists As Jaron Cappos races and turns in the narrow to the top of his mountain rugged path. “I just ask her for picbike competitions, his sister, Stassa, is there to cap- tures of me on a bike,” said Jaron. ture the moments. “I’m his personal Together they make a photographer,” Stassa good team. Fifteen-year-old Jaron quipped. This was not Jaron’s first took part in the Socal Endurance Race Series at win in a mountain bike Vail Lake in Temecula last competition. In November weekend, placing first in 2013 he won the junior dithe junior division on Sat- vision of another six-hour urday, and third on Sun- Socal race at Vail Lake, day. Each day he raced for and earlier in the year he six hours, riding up and placed first overall in the down hills with elevation beginner category at the Quick ‘n Dirty race series gains of about 1,200 feet. “The feel of being in a at Lake Hodges in San Dirace is so much fun,” said ego. This month marked the Ramona teen, a sopho- his first anniversary of bikmore at Mountain Valley ing competitions. Soon he will be competAcademy. Stassa, 13, is a budding ing with the Ramona High photographer and was School Cycle Dawgs. As a there with her telephoto freshman on the team last year, he ranked 16th out of 79 at the state high school championships. To get some training in, he rode 100 miles on Dec. 29 with teammate Kyle Skeen — from Ramona to the beach and back. On average he rides 120 miles a week to practice and build up endurance. Photo/Stassa Cappos “Training is the icing Cyclist Jaron Cappos, cen- on the cake. I just like to ter, celebrates his first- ride,” he said. place, six-hour solo win The weekly distances on Jan. 18 at Vail Lake. taper down during the high school season, he said, when he works on interval training to improve sprinting for race starts. The high school competitions are cross country races, usually covering five miles in 2-1/2 Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard to 3 hours. Sister and brother Stassa and Jaron Jaron owns Cappos support each other’s interests. three bikes: a

moved up from the beginner category at the Quick ‘n Dirty race, Jaron said, “I’m just getting faster. Once I’m even better, I’ll move up to ‘expert.’ That’s my goal.” He’s also gotten his sister interested in biking. “Jaron is a good big brother and takes me out on rides,” she said. With her mountain bike she competed in the beginner female category of the Quick ‘n Dirty race last year, but noted, “I didn’t place as well as Jaron.” One of the high school competitions this spring will provide a race for middle-schoolers in which

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Jaron Cappos competes in the Socal Endurance Race in Temecula, taking first place on Jan. 18 and third on Jan. 19.

mountain bike, road bike and a race bike. He recently picked up Maxxis Tires as a sponsor for 2014 and will get his bike tires discounted. That helps, said his mother, Caron Cappos. “You really run through tires, whether you’re flatting them or beating the

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Stassa plans to compete. Photography, however, has inspired her. It started when her aunt loaned her an older Canon camera. Stassa, an eighth-grader at Mountain Valley Academy, researched and saved up to buy her own Canon last summer and then, because she wanted to edit and enhance photos, saved and purchased a MacBook Pro. She especially enjoys nature and action shots, which of course includes photographing her brother. Competing in about 20 races per year, Jaron gives her plenty of opportunities for action shots.


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he basketball tournament season is over. The only tournament that really matters will commence at the end of the regular season. Cross-league games, which are arranged to make money and keep the money in the North County, are done. Having the girls varsity and boys varsity play opposite sites on the same night actually hurts the gate in most cases. However, when the boys freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams all traveled in the same bus to a game, Ramona had a built-in crowd and, according to boys’ varsity coach David Reichner, that was a big factor in his victory over Mt. Carmel. Non-league games, which coaches schedule

either to improve their teams or to improve their teams’ records, are over. It is now time for league action. League play used to be the most important part of the season. Teams actually played the tournament and non-league games to get ready for league play. Not so any more. League play in the San Diego Section of the CIF is as important as the Jerry Springer Show. League standings are just as important. Now it is time for the Valley League to start its five-week schedule. In the Valley League there are six teams. At one time leagues were formed according to the size of the schools. Then, when the energy crisis was blown out of proportion, teams were aligned geographi-

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cally (but Ramona still played Oceanside in every sport). Now the leagues are aligned supposedly by strength of competition which is ridiculous. Ramona’s football team was in Division I. Our girls basketball team is in Division II. The boys basketball team is in Division III, boys soccer is Division I, and wrestling is Division III. Enrollment-wise Ramona is a Division III school. Wrestling is the only winter sport that goes by enrollment which is ironic. A 106-pounder is a 106pounder! Reichner’s team is in a good position to return to the playoffs after a threeyear absence from post season play. The team is the 126-ranked Division III team in the state; it is 51st in San Diego Section overall and 12th in San Diego’s Division III. Sixteen teams go to the playoffs. Valley Center is the smallest school in the Valley League but its boys basketball team is Division II with a 6-9 record and ranked 16 in D2. There are three Division III teams in the Valley League. Del Norte is 10-5

and ranked fifth in D3. Ramona is 8-7 and ranked 12th, Oceanside is 5-11 and ranked 18th. Mission Vista is 5-11 and ranked 11th in Division IV. Orange Glen is 13-3 and ranked third in Division IV. It is ludicrous that in one league there are three divisions but it is better than the old Avocado League that had Division I, II, III, and IV teams in it. Comparing apples to oranges, the Bulldogs figure to be third in the Valley League on paper. The games are not played on paper. Ramona has a shot at the league title. Coach Dan Marshall’s Lady Bulldogs are ranked 77th in the state for Division II schools. They are the 24th-ranked team in the San Diego Section and are ranked fourth in Division II. Their playoff picture is very good. They are 12-6. The only other Division II team in the Valley League in girls basketball is Valley Center which is 2-12 and ranked 20 in D2. Three Valley League girls teams are in Division III. Orange Glen is 5-8 and ranked 13th. Del Norte is 11-5 and ranked sixth.

Oceanside is 5-9 and ranked 15th. Mission Vista is in Division V. It is 3-7 and ranked 10th in D5. What is a Division V school doing in a league with the fourthranked team in Division II? No good answer. Reichner posted on the boys basketball’s website that he would like to see North County Conference go back to same-gender tripleheaders in league play. His main reason is that it would help build esprit de corps in the program — a point well taken. However, after running that thought by several administrators and Marshall, I decided I favor the current system, but would offer a change. The main reasons for girl/boy doubleheaders are gate and supervision. Currently, the girls at RHS are a better draw than the boys. That may be because the girls play more home games before league play or have been enjoying more success in recent years. Under the current practice, the student body gets to see both varsity games on the same night. The spirit squads get to cheer at both varsity teams

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on the same night and the community gets to see both varsity teams play. Supervision is also a concern. With two varsity teams at the same location, more administrators from both schools can be on hand to solve any problems that might occur. Not as many administrators or security personnel are needed at a JV doubleheader with earlier start times. Marshall suggested going back to tripleheaders with the boys junior varsity playing before the varsity games one night, and the girls junior varsity playing on the other night. Let’s say on Wednesday the boys JV plays the first game, then the boys varsity plays the second game, and the girls varsity the third. On Friday the girls JV would be followed by the girls varsity and then the boys varsity. Alternate so that each varsity team gets to have its JV team the same amount of Fridays. The frosh teams and the JV team not playing on a Friday would play on the road. Show up at a basketball doubleheader during Valley League play and see what you favor.


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Ramona Boys and Girls Club basketball Star Standouts

For week ending Jan. 11

Girls 3rd/4th/5th grade division Gwen Espina

Boys 5th/6th grade division Micah Bowman

Girls 6th/7th/8th grade division Julia Plantz

Boys 7th/8th grade division Gavin Lucas Gavin Lucas had a great game in week 3 of the season, scoring 15 points and leading Team Five to a victory. He has scored 30 points in the three games in which he has played. For more, see www. leaguelineup.com/ramonahoops.

Gwen Espina, 11, is a fifth-grader at Barnett Elementary. She plays basketball for the girls travel team, Ramona Rampage, and the Boys and Girls Club. Gwen has also played two years of baseball in Ramona’s Pony League, and has taken an interest in snowboarding. When not playing sports, she enjoys singing, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.

Micah Bowman, a sixthgrader at Hanson Elementary School, is 11 years old. He enjoys reading and his favorite subject is language arts. Micah has found a love in basketball. The best thing about basketball, he said, is helping the team to win. If he wasn’t playing sports in Ramona, he would be at the beach boogie-boarding or hanging out with friends.

Julia Plantz, 13, loves basketball. In addition to her Boys and Girls Club team, the Flying Dynamite Pickles, she plays on Ramona Rampage travel basketball team. She had an undefeated season with the Olive Peirce Middle School 7th grade volleyball team. When she’s not participating in sports, Julia plays six musical instruments, and is in the OPMS jazz and advanced bands.

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Boys 3rd/4th grade division Carson Ward

Carson Ward, 8, is a third-grader at James Dukes Elementary. His best subject is math. He is a hard worker and pays close attention to his coaches. He loves football and basketball equally, although he has been playing basketball since biddy ball in first grade. Carson is excited to be chosen as the Star Standout.

Ramona High School's baseball team will offer a clinic for youth baseball players, ages 8 to 14, at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Ramona High, 1401 Hanson Lane. The cost is $40. To sign up for the clinic or for more information, contact coach Dean Welch at 760-787-4050 or at dwelch@ramonausd.net. Ramona Soccer League will offer walk-up registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26 and Feb. 8 and 9 outside Quiznos in the Stater Brothers shopping center, 1664 Main St. For more, visit RamonaSoccer.com.

Youth invited to free fishing derby at Lake Poway on Feb. 8 A free Youth Only Fishing Derby will be hosted by the City of Poway at Lake Poway on Feb. 8, starting at 6 a.m. The lake will be stocked with 1,500 pounds of fish. Prizes and a free barbecue will conclude the event. Participants can avoid the early-morning rush to the

derby by camping the night before at Lake Poway. For a $15 registration fee, participants can get fishing tips from the pros, enjoy a free dinner, and camp under the stars. For more information, contact Greg Sundberg at 858668-4774, or email him at gsundberg@poway.org.

Intra soccer to hold tryouts in February Intra, a competitive soccer club in Ramona, will hold tryouts for younger teams during the week of Feb. 17-21 at the Ramona Soccer Fields. Tryouts will be conducted for the following teams: Boys Under 10, Boys Under 11, Boys Under 12, Boys Under 13, Boys Under 14, and Girls Under 11. Intra soccer says its youth program specializes in building players from the grassroots level to Premier level, and maximizes the enjoyment and development of each player. The coaching staff works with players, focusing on creativity, technical repetition, tactics and principals of play. For more information, visit www.ramonasoccer. com, or contact Leo Landgrave at 760-703-3817 or email lleopoldo@netzero. com. The soccer fields are off Earlham Street in Ramona Community Park.

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