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Hot air balloon lands in Rancho Bernardo

A hot air balloon landed on the Duenda Road bridge in Rancho Bernardo on Tuesday evening. Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

A hot air balloon on a birthday excursion had an unexpected landing near the Duenda Road bridge in Rancho Bernardo on Tuesday evening.

May 3 barbecue, concert will help struggling local veterans

A May 3 barbecue fundraiser featuring modern country music will raise money to help area veterans going through unexpected hardships.

Communities planning egg hunts on Friday and Saturday

A fourth generation Rancho Bernardan, 2-year-old Chloe Heintz, was among children who searched for eggs on April 5 in Rancho Bernardo Community Park during the annual Spring Fling hosted by Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council. Photo by Criselda Yee

Youngsters — and the young-at-heart — will be scouring grassy fields on Friday and Saturday when several egg hunts are held throughout the area. Below is a list of some events. Don’t forget to bring a basket to hold all the goodies.

Pageant queens look back on year representing Poway

With the Miss Poway Scholarship Pageant being held on Saturday, April 19, it’s time to say goodbye to our current Miss Poway and Miss Teen Poway.

Rancho Bernardo grant applicant forum set for April 28

Rancho Bernardo nonprofit groups that would like a grant to promote civic engagement and leadership can learn more about applying for money at an April 28 forum.

Chance meeting leads city manager to Poway

A chance late-January meeting with a professional recruiter at a governmental conference is the reason Dan Singer will go to work June 1 as Poway’s new city manager.

‘Hats Off’ to Rancho Bernardo volunteers on April 26

The 2014 Hats Off to Volunteers Committee includes, from left, co-chairman Nick Anastasopoulos, Robin Kaufman and co-chairman Scott Lawn.

Rancho Bernardo will be recognizing 67 individuals during the fifth annual Hats Off to Volunteers on Saturday, April 26.

San Diego’s mayor unveils his budget proposal

A nearly $3 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year in the city of San Diego will add funding for infrastructure and public safety, and continue to restore neighborhood services, Mayor Kevin Faulconer said on Monday.

Box Canyon Band brings bluegrass to Poway Library

The Box Canyon Band is, from left, Jim Henderson, Tom Dillon, Eric Bentley, Steve Spiker and Lou Shrinkle.

The Poway Library will be coming alive with the sounds of bluegrass 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at 13137 Poway Road.

Comedy play ‘Baat Ek Raat Ki’ comes to Poway Center for the Performing Arts

The cast and crew of “Baat Ek Raat Ki.”

The San Diego Indian community will get a treat with the comedy play “Baat Ek Raat Ki,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.