Thursday, October 20, 2016
School and water board candidates. 16, 22
■ Election deadlines, 3 ■ Opinion, 4 ■ Kiwanis helps, 7 ■ Lindbergh mural, 8 ■ Quilt show, 11 ■ Sports, 12 ■ Dining Guide, 17 ■ Obituaries, 20 ■ Faith Directory, 21 ■ Classifieds, 23
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Ramona High program earns statewide honor Eco-Leaders teacher, students lauded
Ramona Unified School District has been chosen as one of 56 recipients of the state’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award. The award recognizes Ramona High School teacher Gloria Quinn and her program, Eco-Leaders Save the World, which focuses on the school’s sustainable, renewable energy and resource-efficiency. The California School Boards Association sponsors the Golden Bell Award. The award, in its 37th year, recognizes public school programs that are innovative and sustainable, make a demonstrated difference for students, and focus on meeting the needs of all public school students. Ramona Unified School District will receive its award at a recognition ceremony to be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CSBA’s Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in San Francisco at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis at 780 Mission St. Initiated in 2013, Quinn’s model food recovery effort began with a partnership agreement between the Ramona district’s Special Education Functional Skills Program and the County of San Diego, who donated an Earth Tub and provided composting experts to help establish the program and provide training and operational support. The program follows the EPA’s hierarchy of source reduction, food donation, and animal feed methods employed to maximize community and environmental value. The district’s eight school kitchens participate and have been SEE AWARD, A2
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Red Eagles Formation Display Team pilot Pete Cooper, in flight suit, talks about the YAK-52 aircraft flown by the team with one of the many visitors to the Ramona Air Fair & Fly-In at Ramona Airport on Saturday. The Red Eagles performed during the event that also featured classic airplanes and helicopters, experimental planes, firefighting air tankers and helicopters, and tours of the Ramona Air Attack Base and Classic Rotors Museum.
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Standing with teacher Gloria Quinn by the Earth Tub composting system at Ramona High are students, from left, Reggie Moody, Shane DelReal, Chris Gilfoil, Alex Ramirez, Jonathan Villegas, Isaac Madsen, Nick Wiechert and Makayla Lucas.
amona Community Foundation (RCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, awarded $39,700 to 10 nonprofits at its 5th Annual Grants Celebration at Schwaesdall Winery. The foundation focused its 2016-17 grants on projects for Ramona that demonstrate the power to build a more vibrant and civically engaged community Programs funded at the Oct. 13 event include: ArtReach Access to Art Program at Ramona Elementary ($7,000); Healthy Girls, Healthy Life Project with Girls on the Run San Diego ($3,500); On-site and Off-site Sessions with Heart and Hooves Therapy Inc. ($3,000); Ramona Sobering Center with In His Steps Christian Recovery Homes ($3,500); Senior Companion Program with Lutheran Social Services of Southern California ($3,500); Giving and Giving: A Food Drive and Delivery
Current foundation chair Paul Zawilenski talks with chair emeritus John Degenfelder and immediate past chair Wes Brustad. with Promising Futures Inc. ($2,000); Ramona Junior Fair Inc. ($6,700); Ramona Meals on Wheels ($4,000); Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego Inc. ($3,500); and Take SEE GRANTS, A27
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FROM AWARD, A1 diverting between 40 and 70 pounds of edible food or compostable scraps on a daily basis. Food suitable for donation is frozen and collected weekly by a local pantry, the Ramona Food and Clothes Closet. This food is available to the underserved in the community and is also distributed to a partner agency that provides nutrition services and reduces hunger. As of April 2016, the program had diverted at least 13 tons of lunch scraps and landscape remnants from the landfill. This breaks down to: 8,782 pounds of ready-to-eat nutritious meals for the hungry in the Ramona community; 4,706 pounds fed to animals in Ramona High School’s agriculture program; 7,096 pounds composted; and 4,028 pounds in source reduction. Compost is utilized in the students’ County Certified Culinary Garden adjacent to the classroom. Students participate in all aspects of planning, growing and harvesting. The hands-on experience continues in the functional skills classroom kitchen where students collaborate, communicate and create delicious and nutritious meals. Academic subjects are brought to life and connected to the community while developing independent living skills and purpose. “This is so exciting for us,” said Quinn. “We are grateful to the
that reviewed the written entries and made the initial recommendations for the awards. On-site validators assessed the programs in action. This year’s award is presented to school districts and county offices of education helping students achieve through after-school programs, mentoring, instructional interventions, use of data and other innovations. “California’s K-12 public schools continue to produce some of the nation’s best and brightest students, and our Golden Bell recipients are a reflection of that excellence as well as the spirit of innovation which is so characteristic of this state,” said CSBA CEO and Executive Director Vernon M. Billy. “The Golden Bell awards recognize the quality and the determination of school leaders from across California in meeting the needs of California’s students through award-winning programs and services.” CSBA is a nonprofit education association representing the elected officials who govern public school districts and county offices of education. With a membership of nearly 1,000 educational agencies statewide, CSBA brings together school governing boards and district and county office administrators to advocate for effective policies that advance the education and well-being of the state’s more than 6 million school-age children.
Ramona High School functional skills teacher Gloria Quinn talks to her students about the award they received for their food waste reduction program. California School Boards Association for the recognition.” Since the announcement, Quinn has received emails from classes in Arizona and New Mexico that want to contact the students in her class. “A think that is amazing,” she said. “So the word’s out. These kids are having an impact.” “This program is unique, innovative and the first of its kind
in Southern California,” said Superintendent Anne Staffieri, Ed.D. “We are very appreciative of Mrs. Quinn and her leadership which makes a difference in the lives of our students, empowering them through real world opportunities for environmental stewardship.” Experts from school district and county offices of education made up the 16-member judging panel
ON THE AGENDA Monday, Oct. 24 Parks Subcommittee of Ramona Community Planning Group, 6:15 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. Update Park Lands Dedication Ordinance list for 2016. West Subcommittee of Ramona Community Planning Group, 7 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. Theaker administrative permit for agricultural clearing for a vineyard on seven of 14 acres on three lots at 1303 Olive St. Thursday, Oct. 27 Ramona Unified School District Board, 7 p.m. Wilson Administrative Center Board Room, 720 Ninth St. Agenda online at www.ramonausd.net by Friday afternoon. Ramona Design Review Board, 7:30 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. Monday, Oct. 31 East Subcommittee of Ramona Community Planning Group, 7:30 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. Administrative permit for small winery for Ramona Ranch Winery at 23578 state Route 78 to allow maximum 38-foot passenger vans, events, and new production and wine tasting building, with future plans to add small cabins for farm stay experiences.
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Authors Day to feature cartoonist, author Steve Breen BY CHUCK LEMENAGER The fifth annual Authors Day at the Ramona Library will feature 10 local authors whose works cover a range of subjects. Also at the event will be featured speaker Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-Tribune cartoonist. Breen, a two-time Pulitzer prize winning political cartoonist and author of children’s books, will talk about his books and newspaper career and sign his books. The open-to-the-public event will be held in the Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendance is free. Participating authors will display their books, sell and sign them, and network with the public and other writers. They
are: David Bantz, inspirational book about surviving cancer; Wes Brustad, historical fiction set in biblical times; Jeffrey Crimmel, travel and murder fiction; Emelie Da Paixar, illustrated Hispanic lore and tradition; Judith Doxey, inspirational poetry and short stories; Penelope Ann Fox, historical fiction set in 1960s; Dora Klinova, memoirs and poetry; Chuck LeMenager, San Diego County backcountry historical trilogy, Ramona, San Vicente, Barona, Julian, Flying after 50 and family history; Chi Varnado, memoirs and children’s books; and Annette Williams, family and childhood memoirs. Writers interested in getting their books produced and to the public will find help from the 2 p.m. forum
discussing ways and options for publishing, promotion and distribution. A panel consisting of Óauthors and Beth Edwards of Edwards Graphics will discuss book design and production for self-publishing. Joining them will be Lezley Knott of Get Savvy to discuss the design of authors’ personal websites and the power of pairing the web with social media when marketing books. “This is the Friends of the Ramona Library’s fifth annual author’s event, and we think it will be the best,” said Dr. Mike Barker, Friends president. “We’ve learned with each one and think this will fit the needs and expectations of both published and yet-to-be published writers. We’re looking forward to a fun day at the library.”
Deadlines for Nov. 8 election Residents have less than a week to register to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential general election or to re-register for those who have moved or wish to change parties. The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 24, and can be done online at registertovote.ca.gov. Forms may also be obtained at many government offices, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles, post offices, public libraries and
county registrar of voters offices. “If you’ve moved recently or changed your name, you’ll need to fill out a new registration form,” said Registrar of Voters Michael Vu. “If you go online, the process is quick, easy and convenient.” Those who are unsure whether they’re registered may check online at the Registrar of Voters’ site at sdvote.com. Because there are so many state and local propositions — some of them
Steve Breen, cartoonist for The San Diego Union-Tribune and author of children's books, will be the guest speaker during Authors Day on Saturday.
complicated — election officials hope that people will sign up for mail-in ballots and vote at home to reduce wait times at polling places next month. The last day to apply for a mail ballot is Nov. 1. However, the faster the ballots are completed and returned, the sooner the votes will be recorded, according to the registrar’s office. The election will determine races for Ramona school board, planning group and two water district divisions as well as president, Congress, the state Legislature, and 17 state propositions. Locally, there are two countywide ballot
measures — whether to approve or deny San Diego Association of Governments’ bid for another half-cent sales tax increase and whether to approve or deny a development in the Lilac Hills section of Valley Center. The Registrar of Voters Office at 5600 Overland Ave. in Kearny Mesa is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those who want to complete a ballot in person before election day. The office will also be open for weekend voting on Nov. 5 and 6. To learn more about the Nov. 8 election, call 858-565-5800 or visit sdvote.com.
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OUR READERS WRITE Students are safe in Ramona schools As superintendent of Ramona Unified School District, I am responding to the guest commentary of Rick Tavares, of Sept. 29, 2016. It is not my intention to engage Dr. Tavares in a public debate regarding his allegations about an incident during last school year (which preceded my becoming superintendent) nor address his subjective opinions. Instead, I want to assure the parents, students, and citizens of our educational community that the safety of all persons, and especially of our students, within our educational environment is a constant and primary consideration. The allegations involving one incident of last school year will hopefully not adversely impact the public’s confidence in our staff members. Generalizing that our staff members do not care about each and every student, based upon the allegations of one incident would be unjustified. In answer to the headline of that guest commentary — "Are our children safe at school?" — yes, they are and will continue to be safe. Anne L. Staffieri, Ed.D. Superintendent Ramona Unified School District
New blood needed to reform policies Rex Gammon's letter in the Oct. 13 issue of the Sentinel begs for rebuttal. When San Vicente golf course pays the required price for recycled water, the reported cost per round of golf will increase by $5 to $10. When Estates homeowners require golfers to pay for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the golf course in order to "break even," the price per round of golf will increase by the same amount. The increase for an annual family golf club membership will be measured in thousands of dollars. For San Vicente golfing families, the desire to avoid these price increases creates an obvious and powerful conflict of interest when participating in decisions regarding recycled water from the San Vicente treatment plant. Directors of Ramona Municipal Water District whose families play golf at the San Vicente golf course may not participate in such decisions. This is hardly the "absurd" issue described by Mr. Gammon. Mr. Gammon's logic regarding "support in electing proven community leaders" is equally flawed. Albert Einstein described "insanity" as "doing the same thing over and over, and SEE LETTERS, A6
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Learning from Colorado’s marijuana experiment Proceed with caution BY DIANE CARLSON ince voter approval of recreational marijuana in 2012, Coloradans have become accustomed to predictable jokes — yes, our mountainous state is very “high” — and good-natured curiosity from out-of-state friends and relatives. But Colorado’s status as a guinea pig in the nation’s marijuana commercialization experiment has produced serious consequences and provided sobering lessons that can inform other states. Many Coloradans believe adults should be allowed to use small amounts of marijuana in private. But there is a big difference between decriminalizing marijuana and allowing full-blown profit-driven commercialization. We formed our nonprofit organization, Smart Colorado, after the passage of Amendment 64, which amended Colorado’s constitution to allow anyone 21 and older to use marijuana. Protecting kids is our sole purpose. Our supporters include those who voted for and against marijuana legalization. And our nonpartisan efforts have been endorsed by Colorado’s four living ex-governors. We’ve learned the hard way: • What a daunting a task it has been for Colorado policymakers to devise a new regulatory framework and for regulators to enforce it. • How aggressive and powerful the financial interests behind the billion-dollar marijuana industry have become. • How difficult it is to ensure even the most minimal protections for kids in the midst of an intoxicating green rush. As of January, Colorado had 424 retail marijuana stores compared to 322 Starbucks and 202 McDonald’s, according to the Rocky Mountain High
Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. The state has licensed a total of 2,849 marijuana businesses, including manufacturing and cultivation facilities. Our most vulnerable neighborhoods have been overrun with these businesses. Here’s advice for other states facing marijuana legalization: 1. Prioritize protecting kids. Ensure that education, health, and youth-serving organizations are at the table so that kids’ interests are always at the forefront of discussions. Marijuana legalization initiatives often come with promises of tax windfalls. In Colorado’s case, some revenue was designated for schools. In reality, much of the new funds have gone to address challenges caused by marijuana legalization. While our schools have identified pot as the top issue they face now — Colorado, not surprisingly, leads the nation in teen use — marijuana tax revenue amounts to a drop in our state’s public education budget bucket. “So far, the only thing that the legalization of marijuana has brought to our schools has been marijuana,” the superintendent of a large school district wrote recently. 2. Understand THC potency and why it matters. Colorado has no limits on THC, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient. The potency of pot has more than doubled since the 1990s. The average potency of THC for marijuana buds in Colorado is now 17.1 percent, a level exceeding what Dutch health experts concluded should be considered a hard drug. And yet it’s the brave new world of edibles and concentrates — they average 62 percent THC but have been recorded as high as 95 percent — that have turned Colorado’s marijuana into a fundamentally more dangerous drug (and one that comes in innocuous forms like candies, cookies or sodas and can be inhaled in new and dangerous ways). The result is a spike in marijuana-caused SEE MARIJUANA, A6
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FROM LETTERS, A4 expecting a different result." How is recycling the same politicians from one era to another, from one division to another, or one elected position to another doing something different from the past? Why should we expect any result different from the current policies unless we elect some "new blood" to reform our water district? Mr. Gammon sees Montecito Ranch and Cal Fire contracts as management issues. I see them as opportunities for "new blood" to reform district policies related to capital management by using simple, time-tested analysis. Carolyn Loguidice Ramona
Taste of Ramona thanks The 2nd Annual Taste of Ramona was a great success thanks to our participating restaurants who went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you to MainCourse, London Bakery, Kountry Kitchen, Marinade on Main, Ramona Family Naturals, Packards Coffee Shop, La Cocina, Pete’s BBQ & Burgers, Starbucks, D’Carlos, Yogurt Barn, Baskin-Robbins, Dunkin’ Donuts, Mamma Rosa’s, Salsa Mexican Food, Rubio’s Coastal Grill, Pinto Thai Ramona, Boll Weevil, and Oaks Grille. Thank you generous sponsors who made this event possible. Ramona Disposal Service, Barona Resort & Casino, D’Carlos, Krysak & Associates, SDG&E, Jewelry World & Loan, El Cajon Print, Ramona Parks & Recreation, Heidi Sam Aflac, Patricia Pogue, and Baskins-Robbins/Dunkin’ Donuts, we appreciate your support! Special thanks to the sheriff’s patrol volunteers who helped keep everyone safe. Thank you to the talented musicians for providing entertainment for everyone’s enjoyment. The Ramona Chamber thanks our community for all your support. We hope you enjoyed the day, the event, the great tastes from all our restaurants and we look forward to seeing you again next year for an even bigger and better event! Charlotte Jensen Ramona Chamber of Commerce S T A T E
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BY PIERRE BEAUREGARD n 2010 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations have equal rights with citizens, regarding campaign finance rules. This opened the floodgates of corporate and even foreign manipulation of elections. One example used cites that only six corporations control 90 percent of what Americans watch, read and hear across all media. No rational person would think that such circumstances are in our best interest, regardless of our political leaning. Changing this dynamic will
require a Constitutional Amendment that takes away the equality between a corporation and an individual. A Constitutional Amendment requires that the U..S Congress either author one directly, or if 38 states call a national convention to deal with it. Prop. 59 advises the California elected officials to create an amendment and make it viable with work as necessary. Prop. 59 does not direct spending, only that our elected officials clarify through a Constitutional Amendment that corporations are not people and thus do not have
FROM MARIJUANA, A4 hospitalizations — including children — and even deaths. Although the industry likes to compare marijuana to alcohol, these new products and potencies are nothing like a beer or a glass of wine. Research hasn’t kept up with the rapidly increasing potency so there’s no standard for what marijuana products are safe or can be used responsibly. Don’t confuse these highly potent
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allow large corporations and certain individuals to have great influence in the election process. However, I also believe that free speech is one of our most protected rights under the Constitution and I have significant concerns with efforts that would target a specific industry's constitutional rights as identified by the nation's highest court.” This equates to corporations having more money, meaning they have more power over your voice, my voice and every voice in America as long as they are free to give unlimited contributions to politicians and political action committees. That is not “free speech.” It’s bribery. Pierre Beauregard is a Ramona resident.
with reassuring pictures of doctors. Youth prevention efforts, successful in curbing teen tobacco use, must be funded generously to counteract marijuana industry marketing. Unfortunately, Colorado’s exploration of the new frontier of marijuana legalization echoes the age of the Wild West. Other states would be wise to learn from our experiences and proceed with caution. Diane Carlson is a co-founder of Smart Colorado.
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BY TOM TAYLOR Kiwanis Club of Ramona donated $675 to cover major expenses of the Ramona Haunted Town Hall fundraiser at Ramona Town Hall on Oct. 28, 29 and 31 . Proceeds from the Ramona Haunted Town Hall fundraiser will be shared between Ramona Skatepark Champions and Ramona Council of the Arts, Unlimited. Ramona Skatepark Champions, a nonprofit organization, promotes safe action sports in Ramona and is raising money for a community skatepark. Arts, Unlimited provides arts and humanities enrichment classes for all ages and also gives arts scholarships to Ramona students. "This late in the year, it was hard to get cash sponsors for this event,” Tracy Engel, president of Ramona Skatepark Champions and a Kiwanis Club of Ramona member, said during the club’s evening meeting on Oct. 12. “Without this cash donation, we would not be able to purchase the insurance required to host the event, and we might have had to cancel. Kiwanis really saved the day."
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Kiwanis Club of Ramona president Pat Bell presents a check for $675 to Kiwanis member Tracy Engle, Ramona Skatepark Champions president, and Christian Lucchese, center, a skateboarder.
Kiwanis raises money for scholarships for Ramona graduates, supports Project Lifesaver in Ramona, and provides support to local charities. Kiwanis meets the second Wednesday of each month in Amici Pizza-Pasta-Subs, 1429 Main St., in the Albertsons Center at 6 p.m. Other than the second week, Kiwanis can be found on Saturday mornings at 7 in Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St., sharing a breakfast catered by Something Delicious, Personal Chef Service and listening to speakers on various topics. Ramona Haunted Town Hall will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 and from 3:30 to 9 p.m. on
Halloween Monday, Oct. 31. Advance tickets are $25 for 10 admissions and are available at Unicorn Books & Gifts, Ramona Music Center, Java Hut, Ramona Town Radio, Ramona Sentinel and Packards Coffee Shop. Admission at the event will be $5 per person age 7 and older. Those age 6 and younger will be admitted free. Groups are encouraged to attend on Oct. 28 and 29 when event hosts will not be as busy as they expect to be on Halloween Monday, when a carnival also will be held. Carnival admission is free and will include games, prizes and candy.
The third annual Putting for Peyton golf tournament scheduled for Nov. 19 at the San Vicente Golf Resort welcomes sponsors and players. The tournament will benefit Here with HOPE, a nonprofit that provides guidance and financial support to families of children diagnosed with cancer. Here with HOPE, a 501(c)(3), says 100 percent of net proceeds will benefit local HOPE families. The tournament is named after Peyton Lane, a Ramona girl who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 14 months old. After meeting with specialists and finding their daughter improving, Lindsey and Brandon McMorran decided to pay it forward, and Lindsey co-founded the Here with HOPE foundation to help other families through the difficult times. The golf tournament will begin at 10 a.m. with registration and a putting contest. The cost of $110 for a single golfer and $440 for a foursome includes lunch and an
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BY JOYCE STRAND A dedication ceremony to celebrate the “Landing of Lindbergh in Ramona” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at Tires 4 Less, 902 Main St., at the corner of Main and Ninth streets. The public is invited. The Lucky Spirit mural of Charles Lindbergh was originally displayed on the commuter building at the San Diego Lindbergh Airport. The artists, John and Jeanne Whalen, purchased it and sold it to the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals Project. They refurbished it for display at the corner of Main and Ninth streets. Representatives from the County of San Diego will be on hand at the dedication to participate in the festivities. Chuck Matthews, director for the North County region of the Health and Human Services Agency, and Victoria Floyd, field representative from County Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s office, will present the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals Project with a proclamation acknowledging their partnership in Live Well San Diego, the county’s vision for healthy, safe and thriving communities. The H.E.A.R.T project is being recognized for its efforts to promote tourism, economic vitality, civic engagement, community safety, volunteerism, social connectedness, walkability and the arts — all key components to Live Well San Diego. They join the 230 existing partners throughout San Diego County, including cities, school districts, community and faith organizations, businesses and chambers of commerce in a collective effort to realize the vision of a healthy, safe and thriving region. For more information on Live Well San Diego, visit www.livewellsd.org. The artists of the Lindbergh mural, John and Jeanne Whalen, will be available to discuss it and will sign autographed copies of the mural for all who attend. Jeanne Whalen founded Wall-it Graphics in 1975, with John Whalen joining the company in 1977, following jobs in teaching, design, and as art director for KPBS Public Television. Their murals often represent education, work, and community. For more information on the artists, go to www.wall-it-graphics.com/aboutus.html. Also joining the dedication ceremony will be aviation historian and Ramona resident Cory Crowell, who spent 20 years, from 1980-2000, helping rebuild the San Diego Aerospace Museum. He had the opportunity to work with two of Lindbergh's grandsons, Morgan and Erik, as well as T. Claude Ryan, the founder of the San Diego company Ryan Aircraft and the builders of the "Spirit of St. Louis" plane. Crowell will bring some of his Lindbergh memorabilia to display that day, and will make himself available to answer any and all "airplane-y questions.” As with all Ramona mural projects, viewers will be challenged to discover the “heart” icon in a “Where’s Waldo” exercise. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
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The Lucky Spirit mural of Charles Lindbergh standing on the side wall of the building at 310 Ninth St. will be dedicated in a ceremony on Saturday at 10 a.m.
The artists of the Lindbergh mural, John and Jeanne Whalen, will be available to discuss it and will sign autographed copies of the mural for all who attend. Donations to help pay for this ambitious mural project can be made on the website at ramonamurals.com. Donations of $100 or more will be listed on the website and on a plaque on the building. The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The main goal of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project is to create a reason for those passing tourists to stop to enjoy Ramona’s beauty, charm, character and heritage, and to rest a spell. After looking to the examples set by other mural towns, a group of Ramona business people came together to launch an aggressive outdoor visual arts program, starting with murals. The acronym H.E.A.R.T. indicates Ramona as the geographic center of San Diego County, and reflects the character of the community. “H” for Historic and Hiking, “E” for Equine, “A” for Arts, Antiques and Agriculture, “R” for scenic rural vistas and drives, and “T” for Tasting of fine wines. For more information about the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, go to ramonamurals.com or contact Elaine Lyttleton at 760-787-1102.
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hristine Barton, animal care manager with The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, gets ready to release a bald eagle after its three-week rehabilitation recovering from West Nile Virus. The bird was found Sept. 19 by Ramona brothers Andrew and Josiah Hix, 23 and 18, in bushes off a dirt road between Montecito Way and Rangeland Road. Andrew said the eagle was unable to fly out of the bushes so he wrapped his sweater around the bird, which fought for a while but settled down after its claws grabbed hold of the sweater. Because the wildlife center was closed, they took the bird home, put it in a dog crate with a dish of water, and covered the crate with a tarp. The next morning they took it to the center at 18740 Highland Valley Road. Before the adult male eagle was released Oct. 14 and flew off in a northern direction, it was banded by a California Fish and Wildlife warden.
Board seeks conflict of interest advice Division 3 is represented by board president Thomas Ace, who is being challenged by Jim Piva. Seeking election to Division 5, currently represented by George Foote who is not running again, are Gary Hurst, Doug Kafka and Bryan Wadlington. FPPC opinions generally take at least a month, stated the memo. The board unanimously approved the request for FPPC advice on its consent calendar. Also approved on the consent calendar was extending a communications site license agreement between RMWD and New Cingular Wireless, which has a cell site where the district has a water tank at 18303 Spring Wagon Road. The agreement began in June
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Retired drug agent to speak to Valley Club Tommy LaNier, who retired as director of the National Marijuana Initiative that supported the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HIDTA), will be the guest speaker at the San Vicente Valley Club’s luncheon in San Vicente Resort on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Reservations are due at the front desk of the resort at 24157 San Vicente Road or by calling Pam Molthen at 760-789-6659 by Friday, Oct. 21. The public is welcome. Check-in will be at 11 a.m. LaNier worked 10 years in fire management with the U.S. Forest Service and 33 years in law enforcement. His last 10 years were with HIDTA. As HIDTA director, he supported 33 HIDTA programs across the nation that were funded through the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He facilitated the exchange of intelligence and information among federal, state and local law enforcement to disrupt the marijuana market. Under his leadership, marijuana cultivation on public lands was reduced by at least 40 percent. LaNier will share some of his experiences and insights at the meeting. In addition to their monthly luncheon meetings, San Vicente Valley Club members have several interest groups. Among them are Book Marks, Bridge Marathon, Lunch Bunch, Friends of Ramona Library, Bunco and Scrabble. More information is at sanvicentevalleyclub.com.
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Concert association begins 32nd season Oct. 29 BY MARLENE ROBERSHAW Ramona Concert Association will start its 2016-2017 Season with the Firebird Balalaika Ensemble on Oct. 29. This accomplished group of energetic musicians perform on Russian traditional instruments. These include the Dorma, a string instrument first appearing in written records at the end of the 15th century; the Balalaika, a triangular-bodied Russian instrument; and the Bayan, a member of the accordion family popular in Russia and Ukraine. Firebird’s repertoire includes vocals and dancers and ranges from traditional Russian and Eastern European songs to well-known classics and works of contemporary composers. Touring extensively in the United States and abroad, the ensemble also performs for television, radio and films. Live appearances include the John Anson Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles, Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Sound of LA concert series at the Getty Museum, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, and the Ronald
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Back Country Quilt Club to stage 17th annual show The Back Country Quilt Club will hold the 17th Annual Quilt Show at Mountain View Community Church on Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, but vendors may have postcards for attendees to use for a discount of $1 off the entrance fee. In addition to quilts of all types that will be displayed, a variety of vendors will be
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Defensive play sets stage for wild win by Bulldogs Faculty Appreciation Night Friday
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Ramona receiver Dominic McManus, a junior, makes a leaping catch over a Mt. Carmel defender on a pass from quarterback Casey Buggeln, also a junior.
BY RICK HOFF In a contest that included its fair share of offensive fireworks, it was a key defensive play that led to a comeback victory for Ramona High. Linebacker Joaquin Gonzales intercepted a Mt. Carmel pass with 1 minute, 24 seconds remaining in the fourth period, leading to the winning touchdown by Dawson Castro as the Bulldogs came away with a 34-31 victory Friday night in a wild Palomar League game. Each team came into the contest with two league losses already and could not afford to lose another with Rancho Bernardo and Poway both being unbeaten. It was Ramona (3-4, 2-2) emerging victorious after Gonzales picked off Sundevils quarterback Sean Casey at the Mt. Carmel 41-yard
Junior Tristan Stacy scores two touchdowns Friday, one with a 99-yard kickoff return and one at the receiving end of an 85-yard pass from Casey Buggeln. line. Ramona receiver Dominic McManus then made a leaping catch over a Mt. Carmel defender on a pass from QB Casey Buggeln to give the hosts a first-and-goal at the 5-yard line, and Castro took it over the left side from there for the go-ahead score with 1:03 to
play. Mt. Carmel (4-3, 1-3) advanced as far as the Ramona 36-yard line before time expired, sending the Sundevils to their third straight loss after a 4-0 start. Mt. Carmel running back Brandon Hernandez accounted for three touchdowns on scoring runs of
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"That was really important for us," Halfaker said. McKenna Marshall had 16 kills and Morgann Wilson had 13 kills. "Those two offensive contributions helped keep the pressure on as well as serving," Halfaker said. Sammy Shupe set for 38 assists. Shupe and Katie Flinn had nine digs apiece. Gracie Seits recorded five blocks. Ramona will host Escondido in an Oct. 25 match and then host Fallbrook on Oct. 27 to close out the league portion of the season. "That will be a very competitive final match," Halfaker said. The victory over Fallbrook concluded the first round of league play for Ramona. The second round of league competition began Oct. 13 at San Pasqual. "That went even better," Halfaker said. The Bulldogs defeated the Golden Eagles in three sets. Including platoon players, Ramona has eight starters, five of whom are seniors, and during the second round of league play Halfaker plans to use the seniors during the first set, use only non-seniors in the second set, and return to the seniors for the third set. "We have the expectation that our older kids will take care of business in the first set," Halfaker said. The one starting junior and the two starting sophomores will join the other players on the SEE BATTLE, A19
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Win over Cougars breaks losing streak BY JOE NAIMAN A 12-6 victory Oct. 13 at Escondido High School broke a two-match losing streak for the Ramona High School girls tennis team and also gave the Bulldogs the eighth position in the CIF Division II power rankings. The CIF team playoff selection and seeding meeting will take place today, and if the Bulldogs maintain the eighth seed the Riviera Oaks court in Ramona will host a first-round playoff match Oct.24 if that day's weather allows. San Pasqual, which handed Ramona the Bulldogs' only loss during the first round of Valley League play, won the Oct. 6 rematch in Ramona by a 16-2 score. "They've got a lot of depth," said Ramona coach Troy Romero. Ramona, whose varsity roster has 12 players, had no depth against the Golden Eagles. Kaley Sapper was in Northern California for a three-day eventing equestrian competition (she placed 12th among more than 30 competitors), Jamie Roe participated with her club softball team in a tournament, and a sprained ankle kept Mylani Garduno off the court. San Pasqual won all nine doubles sets. Renee Hogervorst defeated one of her singles opponents and Chelsea Boss had Ramona's only other singles win. Garduno did not play Oct. 11 when Ramona traveled to Valley Center. Each team won nine sets, which triggered the tiebreaker of games won. The Jaguars had an 85-76 advantage in that criteria and thus were the victors of the match.
"It was pretty exciting. Unfortunately we didn't come out on top in the tiebreaker," Romero said. A pinched nerve in her shoulder kept Hogervorst out of Ramona's match at Escondido and contributed to her defeats in the three sets at Valley Center. "She was fighting, but she couldn't serve because she couldn't lift her shoulder," Romero said. Toni Radeke also lost all three of her sets including a 7-5 contest against Maddison Clark. The only Ramona player to prevail in a singles set was Boss, who defeated Clark in a 6-1 contest. The set between Hogervorst and Clark was the last to be completed. Ramona held a 9-8 lead at that point. "It was disappointing because all we needed was for Toni or Renee to beat Maddison," Romero said. The Bulldogs won eight of the nine doubles sets. "The doubles teams were just fantastic," Romero said. Roe and Sapper won their three sets, as did Ashley Cortez and Sarah Drown. Hannah Nowakowski and Halli Romero won two sets while losing a 3-6 competition, and one of their victories was by a 7-6 margin as the result of a 7-4 triumph in the tiebreaking game. "The doubles teams just really played exceptional," Troy Romero said. "Eight of nine, that's great, including winning the tiebreaker. SEE TENNIS, A19
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Ramona Unified School District Board: Choose 2 Three candidates are on the Nov. 8 ballot for two seats on the Ramona Unified School District Board: incumbents John Rajcic and Dawn Perfect, and Daryn Drum. The Ramona Sentinel presented each the same questions and appreciates the responses they shared with the community. JOHN RAJCIC Age (optional), education and background I am old enough to know my limitations and young enough to overcome them. Education: BA University of John Rajcic Minnesota, MS University of Southern California, Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University. Graduate Army War College and the Army Command & General Staff College. Experience: Deputy Superintendent, Irvine School District. Teacher; University Instructor/lecturer; Vice President/General Manager, Kawai America Corporation, a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of pianos and other musical instruments. Assistant Chief of Staff 6th Army.
Reasons for seeking office and your goals as trustee. I am seeking the office to influence policy. The budget is singularly the most significant policy statement made by the board. The budget is the educational program expressed in dollars. My votes are indicative of my positions with emphasis on the classroom, minimizing administrative overhead and maintaining facilities. My goals include: a balanced budget, increasing student academic performance, recognizing that in many cases student interest trumps test scores. I will endeavor to influence the board and high school staff to have a student newspaper, debate team and academic team, excellent computer programming/coding and robotic classes, also a world class choir, among others. Life without music is a mistake. What are the school district’s strengths and weaknesses? Many students do well when they leave the high school as evidenced in colleges attended, in the military and other jobs. The district has many excellent teachers and administrators as noted by state and national recognition. The district overall
has good schools and programs, including athletic programs, the arts and extracurricular programs. Technical education should be enhanced through budget action. Are you satisfied with the quality of education Ramona Unified students receive? Explain. If not, what suggestions do you have to improve it? I do not know of an employee in the district who does not see an area where they can not enhance their performance. Satisfaction leads to complacency. Complacency leads to poor performance. I have put forth proposals to financially recognize outstanding performance. It should be communicated that student success not only requires an effective teacher, it requires a willing student and supportive family. The PTA and other organizations should be recognized for their contributions. As a trustee, how would you balance student needs, maintenance/facility needs and employee salaries, benefits and working conditions? My votes on the budget, as in the past, will do the balancing. A side note, the critical constant to
student achievement is the teacher; however, buildings and equipment enhance staff and student performance. Facilities and up-to-date equipment make a statement about community support and improve attitudes of the staff and students. Attitude is a little thing, but it makes a big difference. What challenges does the district face? How would you deal with them? Education itself is a challenge. The district has declining enrollment and over a 3,000 student excess capacity. The need in this regard is obvious. Closing schools is politically difficult but financially a necessity. Others addressed above. What qualities do you bring to the board? My personal philosophy is anchored in optimism. My wife, Connie, and I have resided in Ramona for 22 years and two of our grandchildren, Emily and Christian, graduated (K-12) from our schools. We are Friends of the Ramona Library. I am an adviser to the Ramona Historical Society and Museum. I believe in collaboration but in being provocative at times; better policy is the result.
DAWN PERFECT Age (optional), education and background. I am a graduate of Poway High School where I had a fine example of what a quality education looks like. My school experience was rich with music, Dawn challenging Perfect coursework and vocational education. I attended San Diego State where I took general education classes and juggled a job. As sometimes happens, my plan took a detour during which my husband and I started our family. While raising our four children, I returned to college, completing two degrees at Palomar. My background gives me insight into the challenges students may face and how we can prepare them for successful post-secondary education. I am dedicated to ensuring that our students receive a quality education they can be proud of. Reasons for seeking office and your goals as trustee. My desire to serve on the school board is simple. I love this town SEE CANDIDATES, A18
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FROM CANDIDATES, A16 and I’m dedicated to doing everything I can to keep our town great. I volunteer with a variety of organizations from sports leagues, park planning and Scouts to women’s clubs, transportation & infrastructure planning, and the intergenerational campus. Regardless of where I serve, it keeps coming back to the kids. Our students are our future and developing them into productive, civic minded citizens is key to a happy and prosperous future. My foremost goal as a trustee is to be sure our schools prepare our students well for both college and career. What are the school district’s strengths and weaknesses? Ramona Unified has many strengths. Teachers work hard to reach every student and support staff genuinely cares about kids. Our schools are very safe and there isn’t a single one I wouldn’t send my own kid to. Ramona Unified has programs suitable for all stages of development and a variety of school opportunities to meet the need of every child. Each of the traditional elementary schools has its own unique campus atmosphere where every kid can fit in. For those who prefer a more individual study model we have college style scheduling for home school students. Ramona has a variety of vocational programs, athletics, arts, and college prep programs. The district’s main challenge is how to pay for it all.
Are you satisfied with the quality of education Ramona Unified students receive? Explain. If not, what suggestions do you have to improve it? I am very proud of Ramona schools. There are many great opportunities for students and teachers are top-notch. But I can’t say that I am completely satisfied with the quality of education Ramona students receive. Ramona schools do many things well, in fact they do most things very well. There are some issues to resolve. Even though test scores in Ramona are in the top third, the scores show that there are still students who are not mastering material. English language learners do learn English eventually, but English proficiency is so important to learning and I’d like to see the process happen faster. Vocational programs should also be strengthened so students develop career skills that carry them into the future. As a trustee, how would you balance student needs, maintenance/facility needs and employee salaries, benefits and working conditions? Ramona has some financial challenges. Efforts have been made to manage debt with consistent loan payments and restructuring of debt, but an eye needs to be kept on this. Student needs are always the top concern and Ramona does a good job providing what’s needed. Good
schools come from good people, and people need to be compensated in a way that lets them focus on teaching without worry about personal finances or health worries. The best way to find balance is to have a long-term plan. Facility needs are pretty easy to determine. Both students and staff deserve to spend their time in clean, modern facilities. Expenses should be built into the budget with a plan transparent to all. What challenges does the district face? How would you deal with them? Finances will continue to be a challenge for Ramona Unified. The district is faced with declining enrollment; our community is aging. Fewer students means fewer dollars. The district needs to be smart about how they manage enrollment classroom by classroom, school by school. Deteriorating facilities need to be repaired and renovated. It is important to plan for these expenses and to seek all grants, etc. that keep our facilities modern and efficient. The district also needs to provide compensation that attracts and retains quality teachers. Teachers like to teach here and we need to keep salaries competitive so they can afford to stay. Administration needs to be kept in line with what is appropriate for a district this size. What qualities do you bring to the board? My dedication to the long-term good of the community drives my passion for education. My experience
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Dawgs outmatched at Valley Center, Clairemont BY JOE NAIMAN Ramona High School's boys water polo team lost a 13-4 match Oct. 11 at Valley Center and also lost Oct. 14 at Clairemont, but the loss to the Chieftains was by a closer 6-4 margin and the Bulldogs held the lead after three quarters. "We're developing," said coach Donnie Williams. Valley Center is one of Ramona's Valley League
opponents. "They're just a strong team. They have some really good shooters," Williams said. The Jaguars scored the game's first three goals, although Ramona had two of the final three scores in the first quarter and trailed by a 4-2 margin after seven minutes of play. The halftime score was 9-2. "The second quarter pretty much did us in,"
Williams said. Valley Center had an 11-4 cushion after three periods. An elbow injury deprived the Bulldogs of Trevor White for part of the game against Valley Center and for all of the game in Clairemont. A heater valve problem in Ramona's pool deprived the Bulldogs of practice time during the two days between the week's games.
FROM TENNIS, A14 They played terrific." Ramona's doubles players had a 53-34 edge in games over their Valley Center counterparts while the Jaguars' singles players won 51 games to the Bulldogs' 23. The singles losses were an item of focus Oct. 12. "Wednesday's practice was pretty intense," Romero said. Roe and Sapper won all three of their doubles sets. Cortez and Drown lost a 7-5 set to Escondido's No. 2 doubles team but defeated the No. 1 and No. 3 Cougars duos. "Escondido got the wrath of our refocus," Romero said.
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"We weren't getting as much practice time as we needed," Williams said. "I think that affected our actual performance." Water polo rules include the removal from the rest of the game of a player with three exclusions, and two of Ramona's players had been lost that way when the Bulldogs entered the fourth quarter with a 4-3 lead over Clairemont. The Chieftains tied the game early in the fourth quarter, took a 5-4 lead with four minutes remaining, and scored once again on a power play. "Just came up a little short," Williams said. "We had opportunities, but it just wasn't enough."
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FROM CANDIDATES, A18 buy-in in the quality of the education that is delivered. They are passionate and dedicated members of the community and it shows in the quality of their work. The biggest weakness of the school district is the declining enrollment, which directly leads to fiscal challenges. This has plagued the district and will continue to until we address the funding mechanism of the state. Are you satisfied with the quality of education Ramona Unified students receive? Explain. If not, what suggestions do you have to improve it? I am never satisfied with the status quo. I believe that we all should strive to improve every day. Having said that, I am pleased with the quality of education and instruction that my children receive in the Ramona Unified School District. I would suggest that we work with the staff and teachers to increase the professional development and continuing education that we provide our employees. We need to encourage innovation and be willing to pursue new programs. As a trustee, how would you balance student needs, maintenance/facility needs and employee salaries, benefits and working conditions? Balancing student needs, maintenance/facility needs and the compensation package of the employees is a very fine line; all are important. I will work with the district administrative staff and the teachers/classified employees in an honest, collaborative and trusting manner that brings all parties together to support one thing, OUR CHILDREN! We will be transparent, inclusive and successful. What challenges does the district face? How would you deal with them? Budgetary challenges are the primary challenge that the district faces. We will never have the funds to do everything that we would like to do. This is true for most of us, but improvement never ends and we should not be satisfied with the status quo or good enough. Greatness is the only goal, but again we are forced to manage that greatness with what we can fund. This challenge is an opportunity to bring together the district administrative staff, school board and the teachers/classified staff together as one, working collaboratively in a transparent environment to solve the challenges together. What qualities do you bring to the board? My wife and I moved to Ramona 13 years ago. We have 3 young girls attending RUSD schools today. I am dedicated to our community and to high quality education for our children. Ramona is truly a community like any other and I relish that. As a member of the school board, I assure you that your voice will be heard and your concerns will be addressed. I have been a firefighter for over 20 years. I responded to New York City on 911, I spent many days on the water in the City of New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, I fought the Cedar and Witch fires, and I will fight to make our schools great.
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P.J. Terry of Riviera Wellness Spa will discuss the benefits of skin care when Ramona Woman’s Club meets at 524 Main St. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. Members and nonmembers are welcome, and there is no charge to attend. After a short business meeting, Terry will give her presentation and then attendees socialize and are treated to light refreshments. Ramona Woman’s Club, a nonprofit organization, raises money for scholarships for Ramona students. In addition to its monthly meetings, the club has interest groups that meet monthly: Ladybugs, Bridge and Literary. For more information about the club or renting the club building, call Jill McKenzie, 760-789-3596.
Desert Festival The 51st Borrego Days Desert Festival, the annual launch for the desert region’s new season, will be Oct. 21 through 23, with the Borrego Days Parade at 10 a.m. on Oct. 22. Festival hours will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 22, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23. The parade will include a flyover, marching bands, floats, clowns and dancers. Admission is free. More about the festival is at www.borregodays.com and 760-767-5555.
Raising chickens The library is partnering with Kahoots Feed & Pet Store to host two “Chicken Chatter” classes. The first class at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 will include an introduction to the different types of chickens and what is needed to raise them. The second class at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 will go more indepth on chicken nutrition and preventing disease. Both classes will feature live chicks, and each attendee will receive a goodie bag of related items and a chance to win a gift basket from Kahoots. The library is at 1275 Main St. For more information, call 760-788-5270.
Surviving holidays “Surviving the Holidays” will be held at Mountain View Community Church, 1191 Meadowlark Way, on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 760-789-4798 or 760-805-5722.
Poll workers The county registrar’s office is recruiting poll workers, especially those who are bilingual, for the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election. Prospective poll workers may apply online at www.sdvote.com. For more information, call 858-565-5800 or email email@example.com.
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fter 70 years of marriage, Eleanor and William Brown will renew their wedding vows at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Sunday, Oct. 23. The Browns, Ramona residents for the past six years, were married in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Youngstown, Ohio, on Oct. 19, 1946. William “Bill” Brown, a World War II veteran, received a Purple Heart after the ship he was serving on was hit by Kamikaze pilots in the Pacific. After spending a year in a hospital, healing from his injuries, he was discharged from the service and returned home to Youngstown. He was introduced to Eleanor “Elly” Holland, who was the sister of one of his friends, a former
Eleanor and William Brown on their wedding day. shipmate. After dating for three months, they were married. They live in Ramona with their daughter, Kathy Hogan, and her husband, Dick, who have lived in Ramona 26 years.
Eleanor and William Brown celebrate 70 years of marriage. The Browns have six children, 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Bill is 92 and Elly is 89. “God has blessed this marriage,” said their daughter, Kathy.
Stolen necklace with baby’s ashes returned to couple BY KAREN BRAINARD A Ramona couple can breathe a sigh of relief now that the necklace containing ashes of their baby nephew has been returned to them. The last time Louis and Brettiney Tusing had seen the necklace, shaped like Buddha, was July 4 when they left it in a black velvet box in the center console of their vehicle. Brettiney’s
nephew, Landyn, was her husband’s godson and just 4 months old when he died of pneumonia in March. Brettiney, who had publicized her email address so anyone with information about the stolen necklace could contact her, said she received a random email. In it a man stated he had a necklace and believed it belonged to them. They agreed to
meet at a designated public spot on Sept. 16. “As soon as he opened the box…I started crying,” she said. “My husband had the biggest smile on his face ever.” Brettiney said they did not ask questions and all the man said was that he found it. The couple is just happy to have the necklace back.
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SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER Seniors celebrating birthdays this month will be recognized at the Birthday Lunch in Ramona Senior Activity Center on Friday. The center at 434 Aqua Lane is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for legal holidays. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals also are delivered to the homebound. For reservations, call 760-789-0440.
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Water district board: Division 3, choose 1 Ramona Municipal Water District directors are elected by division. Two candidates are on the ballot: incumbent Thomas N. Ace and Jim Piva. The Ramona Sentinel presented each the same questions and appreciates the responses they shared with the community. THOMAS N. ACE Age (optional), education and background Age: 69 Attended Cedar Cliff High School, Camp Hill, PA. Graduated Attended Ottawa Thomas N. University, Ottawa, KS. Ace Studied Biology/Chemistry Enlisted United States Navy, serving 10 years active duty Lakeside Fire Protection District, a 28-year career, retiring as Fire Chief Attended Heartland Fire Academy, Graduated Attended National Fire Academy, Graduated Attended University of California, San Diego, Graduated Public Service Administration/Fire Protection Attended Special Districts
Institute of California, Graduated, Special District Administration, Finance and Governance. I have held positions of responsibility including: Firefighter-Paramedic, Fire Marshal, Division Chief and Fire Chief. This experience, education, and background make me uniquely qualified to serve on the Ramona Municipal Water District Board of Directors. Reasons for seeking office and your goals as director In 2015, the Water District, Division 3, was struggling to keep a qualified member seated. I saw this as an opportunity to give something back to the community my wife, Jacque, and I call home. I was appointed to serve on the board in April 2015. Since appointment I have earned a solid record of achievement for you, the ratepayer. I have worked tirelessly with other board members to reach consensus on many varied and important issues. My goals as director are simple: To maintain a safe and reliable source of water, recycled water, and sewer service to meet ever increasing demands of the Ramona community. My second goal is to deliver the best possible fire and emergency medical
service. As a director, what would your budget priorities be? The foremost priority of any Special District Board is the establishment and implementation of the district budget. I am proud of this board’s ability to establish and implement the Fiscal Year 2015-16 and ’16-17 annual budgets. The district has received a favorable and unqualified opinion as to its financial health from the last independent annual audit. My budget goals into the future include funding the required capital improvements to both the San Vicente and Santa Maria treatment plants. The Ramona Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services also require detailed budget support of the contract with Cal Fire. As my record indicates, I am pro-fire and will continue to support the maintenance and improvement of our current contract with Cal Fire and district owned facilities. What challenges does the district face? How would you deal with them? The Ramona Water District faces both internal and external challenges. Stability on the Board of Directors is key to managing these challenges. For many years
the district deferred maintenance on its facilities and enjoyed Indian gaming grants for some equipment replacement. These grants are no longer available and the district finds itself in need to purchase two ambulances and a fire engine. Acting proactively, a budget category was implemented to fund this type of purchase now and into the future. A portion of ambulance transport fees support this category. The district uses a “Pay as you go” system for capital improvements saving you, the ratepayer, any finance charges. I would continue to find innovative solutions, such as these, to meet the challenge. What qualities do you bring to the board? I bring three qualities to the Board of Directors: Credibility, Stability, and Ability. I am a results oriented professional who has contributed to credible decisions by the current Board of Directors. I am the only current board member running for election and I believe in stability of action to reach the most desired results. As a graduate of Special District Institute of California I am the only candidate who has
qualifications and certifications in Special District Administration, Finance and Governance. It is my wish to continue to be your voice on the board and your choice on election day. I am proudly endorsed by the Ramona Firefighters (Cal Fire Local 2881) and the San Diego County Republican Party. JIM PIVA Age (optional), education and background Age: 56. Wife, Melanie. Children, Cory and Sara, both married and two grandsons, all Ramona residents. Graduated San Diego State Jim Piva University — Business Management. Started my business in Ramona in 1983. Owner of Piva Equipment Services Inc. Reasons for seeking office and your goals as director It is critical for an elected representative to always represent the best interests of their constituency. In the positions I’ve held, I have always done so. RMWD ratepayers have faced SEE DIVISION 3, A26
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Ramona Municipal Water District directors are elected by division. Three candidates are on the ballot: Gary Hurst, Doug Kafka and Bryan A. Wadlington. The Ramona Sentinel presented each the same questions and appreciates the responses they shared with the community. GARY HURST Age (optional), education and background • 20+ years experience as water company director and officer before moving to Ramona. • Harvard MBA and Cornell BS in Engineering. • Designed and installed dozens of information Gary Hurst systems, including public sector fund accounting. • Chief operating officer at multiple publicly-held electronics corporations. • Fellow of American Production and Inventory Control Society. • 20+ years experience as Homeowner's Association director and officer before moving to Ramona. • Authored dozens of commentaries and letters to the editor published in Ramona Sentinel. • Director and officer of multiple
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-025057 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. JM Studio Art Located at: 25237 Hereford Dr., Ramona, CA 92065, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Johnathan Martinez, 25237 Hereford Dr., Ramona, CA 92065. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 02/14/2014. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/23/2016. Johnathan Martinez. R3564. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-025694 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Silhouwest Located at: 16438 Salida Del Sol, Ramona, CA 92065, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Leslie Souza, 16438 Salida Del Sol, Ramona, CA 92065. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 10/01/2002. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 09/30/2016. Leslie A. Souza. R3566. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-026118 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Joshua Spieker Located at: 16227 Scarbery Rd., Ramona, CA 92065, San Diego
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-026971 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. White Dove Domestics Located at: 2542 Robertson Street, Ramona, CA 92065, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Chinoa Brown, 2542 Robertson Street, Ramona, CA 92065. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 10/17/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/17/2016. Chinoa Brown. R3577. Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2016-026018 Fictitious Business Name(s): a. Inland Pacific Kitchen and Bath Located at: 526 B St., Ramona, CA 92065, San Diego County. Registered Owners Name(s): a. Erick Timmsen, 526 B St., Ramona, CA 92065. This business is conducted by: an Individual. The first day of business was 09/30/2016.
first day of business was 09/30/2016. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Recorder / County Clerk of San Diego County on 10/05/2016. Erick Timmsen. R3575. Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2016.
APN: 288-650-04-30 TS No: CA05004396-13-2 TO No: 8526115 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d) (2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 12, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 17, 2016 at 09:00 AM, Entrance of the East County Regional Center, East County Regional Center, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on July 20, 2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0612606, and that said Deed of Trust was modified by Modification Agreement recorded on October 14, 2010 as Instrument Number 2010-0553526, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, executed by CHARLES S. MCGOWAN, A SINGLE PERSON, as Trustor(s), in
- LEGAL NOTICES A100 SINGLE PERSON, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORPORATION as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 15838 DAVIS CUP LANE, RAMONA, CA 92065 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 made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations 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 Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $299,694.88 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a 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 California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. 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 re-
postponed, and, if applicable, the re scheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction. com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www. Auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA05004396-13-2. 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: October 12, 2016 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA05004396-13-2 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone:949-252-8300 TDD: 866-6604288 Stephanie Hoy, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Auction.com at 800.280.2832 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. ISL Number 21066, Pub Dates: 10/20/2016, 10/27/2016, 11/03/2016, RAMONA SENTINEL. R3573. T.S. No.: 2016-01473-CA A.P.N.:280-061-27-00 Property Address: 818 West Haverford Road, Ramona, CA 92065 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/20/2005. 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. Trustor: George A Hampton And Regina M Hampton, Husband And Wife, As Joint Tenants. Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Recorded 10/28/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-0936865 in book ---, page-- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, Date of Sale: 11/10/2016 at 10:30 AM. Place of Sale: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONALCENTER BY THE STATUE, 250 E. MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA 92020. Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $ 751,508.56 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 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, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: All right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 818 West Haverford Road, Ramona, CA 92065 A.P.N.: 280-061-27-00. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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) se-
ing principal sum of the note(s) secured by the 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: $ 751,508.56. 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 of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a 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 this property. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. 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 (866)-960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices. aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2016-01473-CA. 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: September 29, 2016. Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary, c/o 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450, Irvine, CA 92606. Automated Sale Information Line: (866) 960-8299 http://www.altisource. com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (866) 240-3530 WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. APP1609-CA-3109150. R3567. 10/13/16, 10/20/16, 10/27/16. APN: 282-206-12-00 TS No: CA09000419-15-1 TO No: 5925668 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d) (1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU
Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED February 18, 2004. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 4, 2016 at 10:30 AM, at the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on February 24, 2004 as Instrument No. 2004-0143907, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, executed by RANDY HILL, AN UNMARRIED MAN, Estate of Randy Hill, as Trustor(s), in favor of CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2544 KELLY AVE, RAMONA, CA 92065. 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 made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations 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 Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $334,403.47 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a 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 California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. 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 coun-
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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 In Source Logic at 702-6597766 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address listed below for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA09000419-15-1. 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: October 5, 2016 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA0900041915-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-252-8300 TDD: 866-660-4288 Miguel Ochoa, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.insourcelogic.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: In Source Logic AT 702-659-7766 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. ISL Number 20832, Pub Dates: 10/13/2016, 10/20/2016, 10/27/2016, RAMONA SENTINEL. R3568.
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 PETITION OF: BRIANNA CIRENE SCOTT-JONES for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR A CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2016-00036237-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Petitioner(S): BRIANNA CIRENE SCOTT-JONES filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Present Name : BRIANNA CIRENE SCOTT-JONES to Proposed Name: BRIANNA CIRENE SCOTT 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 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: 12/09/2016 Time: 8:30AM 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: OCT. 17, 2016 JEFFREY B. BARTON Judge of the Superior Court R3578. Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2016. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. Broadway, room 225 San Diego, CA 92101 PETITION OF:
PETITION OF: Tina Benedetta Zietzke for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR A CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2016-00034203-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Petitioner(S): Tina Benedetta Zietzke filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Present Name : Tina Benedetta Zietzke to Proposed Name: Tina Benedetta Romano 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 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: Nov. 18, 2016 Time: 8:30am 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: Sept. 30, 2016 Jeffrey B. Barton Judge of the Superior Court R3562. Oct. 6,13, 20, 27, 2016
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 PETITION OF: ZIBA KHATIBI for change of name. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR A CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2016-00034738-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Petitioner(S): ZIBA KHATIBI filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Present Name : ZIBA KHATIBI to Proposed Name: ZIBA BURROW 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 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: DEC. 02, 2016 Time: 9:30AM 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: Oct. 05, 2016 Jeffrey B. Barton Judge of the Superior Court R3570. Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2016
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FROM DIVISION 5, A22 costs are not mixed and potable water customers do not pay for Ramona dam and lake, the “Malone account,” the irrigation water distribution system, etc. • Reduce water rates to the price paid to County Water Authority to acquire water. • Determine fair and predictable annual capital expenses required to sustain fire/emergency, sewer, and water funds using replacement cost analysis. • Sell recycled water at the alternative source of supply price — County Water Authority — as recommended by Local Area Formation Commission. This offsets the expense of recycling the water and reduces annual homeowner sewer assessments by nearly $300 per EDU (typical household). What challenges does the district face? How would you deal with them? 1. Customers aren't “getting everything they pay for, and paying only for what they get.” Restructure financial reports to: • Separate funds for potable and other water systems, • Show the subsidy effect of sweetheart deals by reporting discounts from published water prices, and • Prevent “unfunded liabilities” by reporting currently accrued costs of contracts and long-term liabilities. 2. Some customers subsidize others. Water rates must be equal to the price paid to County Water Authority. 3. Recycled water cannot subsidize private ventures and must be sold at published rates. 4. Capital replacement and improvement expenses vary widely from year to year. Replacement cost analysis must be used to calculate these expenses fairly and consistently. What qualities do you bring to the board? The only candidate in Division 5 • with the experience, knowledge, and skills required to implement reform of charges, fees, rates, and financial reporting, • with no track record demonstrating indifference to ratepayers, taxpayers, and Prop 218, • opposed to public subsidies of private ventures, and subsidies of one group of customers by another group, • with no interests in conflict with the public interest and can represent constituents on all issues, • that will restore the public trust and the role of directors as leaders of public policy, and • with the integrity to comply with all laws. DOUG KAFKA Age (optional), education and background My wife, Mary, and I moved to Ramona from the Midwest 12 years ago. I had just sold my insurance agency after 40 years with the same company and sought a more favorable climate. I graduated from Carroll College in 1966 with a degree in Sociology and Psychology. I also had a strong background in Philosophy and Theology. I coached both soccer and basketball for four years Doug Kafka for pre-teen girls. My avocations are art ( oil painting - landscapes ), fishing, golf ( but not a member of the golf club ) and reading. While in Ramona I have participated in numerous volunteer activities over the years. They include Hawk Watch, Feed The Hungry, and In His Steps. Reasons for seeking office and your goals as director I have chosen to pursue a position on the board for two reasons. First, I believe that at some time in our life we should give back to the community. We all receive benefits from society and when the opportunity arises, we should be willing to share our time and talents. Second, I feel that it is time to return organization and decorum to the RMWD board. It has been a circus over the past few years — directors quitting, directors boycotting meetings, and legal counsel quitting. Time to replace the old network with new people and a new direction. As a director, what would your budget priorities be? My budget priorities remain steadfast. We must be sure that we utilize every tax dollar to its fullest value. Our sewer tax rates have gone up 56% since 2009. I don’t have to tell you how much water rates have skyrocketed. Much of our water rates are a pass through from the producer but over 50% of my bill was “system charge.” Perhaps there could be savings here. We must not treat the ratepayers as an unlimited revenue source. It is time to give critical evaluation to all Capital and Reserve sewer projects, and eliminate excess expenditures. Not every problem must be solved with a Rolex — sometimes a Timex will do the trick.
What challenges does the district face? How would you deal with them? We have many challenges facing us in the coming years. (1) Our infrastructure in many areas will need to be replaced. The trick here is to reasonably budget for the anticipated future expenses without overtaxing the ratepayers now. I am not sure we have the correct balance at this time. (2) Our water rates continue to go through the roof. As stated before much is pass through cost, but we must scrutinize all the additional costs that are rolled on to the water bill. (3) It is time to redefine the relationship between the general manager and the board of directors. The general manager is there to advise the board on matters, but the board makes the decisions — not the other way around. What qualities do you bring to the board? I will bring my previous experience on other boards to this board. It is important to be able to work with other board members toward solutions to problems. As a board we must independently and critically evaluate all projects for need and cost. In many cases a professional second opinion is essential. I have served on the SDCEA board of directors for seven years, three of them as president. During that time we have met all the needs of the association, updated facilities and expanded our reserves — and we did it without raising assessments. I believe that with three new board members we can once again start serving the interests of our ratepayers. I look forward to participating in this process. BRYAN A. WADLINGTON Age (optional), education and background Age: 66. AA, AS, BA San Diego State. 32 years in the fire service working as Firefighter, Paramedic, Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief, Fire Marshal. Reasons for seeking office and your goals as director The primary reason for seeking election to the board of directors of the water district is I feel strongly that a community such as ours is only as strong and vibrant Bryan A. Wadlington as the business community. From a one-person plumbing shop to a major retailer, to a country club and hotel, each must operate in an environment of fairness and competitive equality. The water district must have policies that are fair and equitable to the business community while at the same time watching out for the average ratepayers so that each is assured that when a water bill is received, it is the absolute lowest possible. Ways must be found to promote business and residential growth in order for our Ramona to thrive and prosper. As a director, what would your budget priorities be? Number one budget priority is for future repair/replacement of outdated and failing infrastructure as well as planning for future growth potential. It is far better to replace lines or valves months early than waiting for those items to fail, which not only leads to additional costs for repair, but associated loss of our precious water resource. Next in importance is our emergency services contract. Because the fire/paramedic contract is such a large budget item, I feel it is crucial to have someone with emergency services experience seated on the board. My background makes me the most qualified candidate to evaluate the annual Cal Fire budget to make sure our citizens are receiving the most affordable professional emergency protection possible. What challenges does the district face? How would you deal with them? The biggest challenge facing the water district today, and in the foreseeable future, is doing more with less. With water sales declining and costs of wholesale water rising, we, the ratepayers, are caught in the middle. Creative direction and management are called for to meet this formidable challenge. Solutions such as seeking grants for new projects or infrastructure upgrades; making sure there is no waste or hidden costs in the annual budgets; working with staff to ensure the leanest, most cost efficient administrative and operational staffing is being utilized. What qualities do you bring to the board? In the past some board members have taken positions of inflexibility to the point of dogged pursuit of singular issues. I don’t believe this is the type of director the people of Ramona want nor deserve. This type of behavior is counter-productive and stagnates board effectiveness. Unlike others currently running for office, I am running without personal agenda or single-mindedness. Although I represent a certain district, my interest, my passion is for all the people of Ramona. Finding creative solutions to vexing problems facing the community is “job one” of a director. I have a history of being such a person and am ready to bring my experience, knowledge, passion and energy to the directorship of the Ramona Municipal Water District.
FROM DIVISION 3, A22 large rate increases, all while district reserves continue to grow. I will question the reserve policies to ensure that high reserves are not obtained at the expense of ratepayers. I have also seen a board that has been, at times, dysfunctional and lacking in transparency. It makes one wonder if the best interests of ratepayers are truly being represented. If elected, I will propose changing the board meeting times to 7 p.m. so that all ratepayers have the opportunity to attend the meetings and have their voices heard. As a director, what would your budget priorities be? My top priority will be addressing the need to replace deteriorating infrastructure while balancing the need to keep rates as low as possible. I will propose a comprehensive evaluation of capital spending projects to ensure we are spending the ratepayers’ money wisely. As a business owner, I understand the need to continually evaluate opportunities for cost reductions and efficiencies. Often, public entities lean on rate increases in lieu of operating efficiencies. As the cost of water increases, cost efficiencies become ever more important. I will place a priority on ensuring that the RMWD is operating as cost effective as possible in order to reduce the rate burden Ramona residents have faced in recent years. What challenges does the district face? How would you deal with them? Water rates continue to climb in California. The cost of fire protection services from Cal Fire and RMWD staffing costs are increasing at a rate greater than the rate of inflation, in large part due to pension, healthcare and other costs. At the same time, the district’s infrastructure is aging and in desperate need of replacement. We need to ensure that we have strategies in place that will alleviate the burden of these increased costs to the ratepayers. The district has built up a substantial reserve. It is the board’s obligation to ensure that the appropriate balance is found between adequate reserve funding and higher rates. What qualities do you bring to the board? As a local business owner and long-time resident, I believe it is important to give back to the community that has been so good to me and to my family. I have served as a member of the Ramona Community Planning Group and the San Diego Country Estates Board of Directors. Having served in these elected positions, I understand how to collaborate with others who often have very different views than mine, while ultimately ensuring that the best interests of my constituency are being represented. I am honored to be the only candidate endorsed by County Supervisor Dianne Jacob. If elected, I will serve this community with the same integrity and transparency I have in other elected positions I’ve held.
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FROM GRANTS, A1 Note: Music in the Schools Program with Young Audiences of San Diego ($3,000). “Over the past five years, Ramona Community Foundation has granted more than $150,000 to 42 programs supporting a variety of needs in Ramona,” said Paul Zawilenski, RCF Board chair. “Combined with an endowment of $62,069, RCF members created a $200,000 impact in Ramona. RCF members are engaged with and educated about the community’s needs. Each year’s grantmaking focuses on those unique and evolving challenges, while enhancing the quality of life for those who live, work and play in Ramona.” RCF is dedicated to improving the quality of life and meeting emerging needs in Ramona by increasing responsible and effective philanthropy; building a community endowment for the benefit of the region; providing funds annually to community organizations and causes; and giving the community a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that will benefit Ramona now and in the future. To become a member, contact Trudy Armstrong at 619-814-1312 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the RCF website. A representative of each group receiving an award explained the grant’s value and how the money would be spent. RCF Board members encouraged others to join the foundation and talked about how their donations are leveraged to provide more than donors could do as individuals. During the event, Ramona Chamber of Commerce directors Sally Westbrook and Cindy Galloway presented Zawilenski with a check for $350 for the foundation. The money is from the motorcycle show Zawilenski chaired during the Ramona Country Fair. About the 2016 Grantees: • ArtReach Access to Art Program: Visual Arts Education at Ramona Elementary School ArtReach believes that socioeconomic status and geographic location should not prevent
Ramona Community Foundation Board chair Paul Zawilenski, left, stands with representatives of the nonprofits receiving 2016-17 grants. Ramona Elementary students from receiving the same opportunities as wealthier schools. With a grant of $7,000, the program will bring new art materials and techniques to Ramona Elementary, and will offer 10 lessons to all fourth- and fifth-graders, in addition to one lesson to the entire school. The program also seeks to connect the school to the larger community through ideas and real-life experiences. • Girls on the Run San Diego — Healthy Girls, Healthy Life Project Healthy Girls, Healthy Life Project is a program that offers an effective youth-mentoring experience for participants. The program includes lessons on self-awareness, team building, and community responsibility that will challenge minds and foster personal growth. With a grant of $3,500, 35 girls will be provided with a full-scholarship for a program site in the Ramona community. •Heart and Hooves Therapy Inc. — On-site and Off-site Sessions and Visits The grant of $3,000 will aid the program that provides mini-horses and other animals that are used to teach basic horse safety, hoof care and grooming. The program incorporates educational games into each session to teach confidence, courage and respect with on-site sessions. Hearts and Hooves also travels off-site and visits senior centers, schools, assisted living facilities and individual homes in Ramona. • In His Steps Christian Recovery Homes — Ramona Sobering Center The grant will provide a non-medical sobering
center for law enforcement or private individuals to bring an intoxicated person, thus providing an alternative to jail or hospitalization. This will aid in the efforts to remove people from risky situations and place them in an environment to help sustain personal growth. With a grant of $3,500, there will be an impact on the lives of those in recovery and aid in re-entry to society through a 24-hour recovery center in Ramona. • Lutheran Social Services of Southern California (LSS) — Senior Companion Program LSS provides critical needs support, supportive services, housing, case management, mental health services and advocacy to vulnerable populations. With a grant of $3,500, LSS will expand Senior Companion Program operations in Ramona by utilizing active seniors to assist isolated seniors with services to allow them to remain in their homes and improve their quality of life. • Promising Futures Inc. (PFI) — Giving and Giving: A Food Drive and Delivery PFI provides care for the developmentally disabled population. PFI administers three homes and a day vocational training program that serves about 60 clients. The grant of $2,000 will support training for individuals with
developmental disabilities on how to use Adobe software to create flyers for both those who can give food or money and for those who need the food. Two hundred families in need in Ramona will also be served as people with disabilities will be involved in the pick-up and delivery of food. • Ramona Junior Fair Inc. — Purchase of an Industrial Ceiling Fan for Ramona Junior Fair Barn The Ramona Junior Fair puts on a weeklong annual event that features livestock, a home economics show, a competition and an auction. With a grant of $6,700, Ramona Junior Fair will purchase a large industrial fan for one of the barns. • Ramona Meals on Wheels — Meals on Wheels The nutrition program serves lunch to 200 seniors five times each week with each meal designed to provide one-third of the calories and nutrition that a senior needs each day. With the rising costs in fuel and food, the $4,000 grant will support food, fuel and payroll expenses. • Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego Inc. (TIP) — Crisis Intervention TIP provides emotional and practical support to persons in crisis immediately following a tragic event. With a grant of $3,500, TIP will offer the Ramona Fire Department an opportunity to receive ongoing training on how to request TIP volunteers on scene immediately to serve Ramona. •Young Audiences of San Diego (Arts for Learning San Diego) — Take Note: Music in the Schools The purpose of this $3,000 grant is to offer assembly programs in the Ramona Unified School District to provide students an introduction to music and offer interactive lessons on music style, history and cultural heritage.
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