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Sabor Andaluz dancers bringing Spain to region

Flamenco dancer Stephania Rey will perform with Sabor Andaluz Dance Company in Rancho Bernardo on Nov. 2.

Get immersed in Spanish culture when the Sabor Andaluz Dance Company performs next month in Rancho Bernardo.

Same last name, new president at RB Kiwanis Club

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John Sleeper, who succeeded his wife, Julie, said he’d like to increase the opportunities for volunteers to participate in meaningful ways to create healing moments in the community.

Teens are teaching kids about politics, government

The Youth Political Awareness PAC leadership team includes, front row from left, Gleb Shevchuk, Andrew Childers, Natalie Taylor, Elise Hoffman and Emily Plantier. Back row, Sam Haber, Justin Shin, Mallory Broberg and Matthew Santos. Photo courtesy of YPA

A group of politically-minded teenagers — most of whom are not old enough to vote — have formed an organization to promote political awareness among children.

Del Norte play puts happier ending on classic

Ready to burn books are the firestarters, from left, Victoria Wilson, Tyler McDonald, Tri Le and Nick Diprima; their chief, Beatty (Nick Ninkov) and fellow firestarter Montag (Shane Doyle), who is questioning their actions in “Fahrenheit 451,” playing at 7 p.m. Oct. 23-25 at Del Norte High. Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

A literary classic is debuting on the Del Norte High stage this week, but with a happier ending than that written for its 1953 novel.

Rancho Bernardo resident pledges $1.1 million to Interfaith

A Rancho Bernardo resident has pledged a $1.1 million donation to Interfaith Community Services, just the latest in his family’s quarter-century of financial support.

Palomar Health board election attracts 14 candidates

There are 14 candidates running for four seats on the Palomar Health board of directors in the Nov. 4 election. The taxpayer-supported, public health district serves the Inland Corridor communities and its facilities include Palomar Medical Center in Escondido and Pomerado Hospital in Poway.

Learn safety tips in Rancho Bernardo at Oct. 18 event

Learn a multitude of ways to stay safe and prevent crime during Rancho Bernardo’s inaugural Safety Fair next weekend.

Community rallying around businesswoman with cancer

Rob Weinberg with Lane Elliott at the Rancho Bernardo Honorary Mayor campaign fundraiser party for Marc Nimetz last month. Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

To help ease their friend’s financial struggles due to a second bout with cancer, a group of locals are hosting a fundraiser that will benefit Lane Elliott.

Charging stations get nod of approval

Six electric vehicle charging stations are likely headed to Rancho Bernardo Community Park now that the RB Recreation Council has approved the proposal.

Pros, cons of minimum wage hike debated in Rancho Bernardo

Discussing the City of San Diego’s plan to increase the minimum wage within city limits  as of Jan. 1, 2015 were, from left, opponents Jason Roe and Kevin Haagenson, moderator Mark Sauer and supporter Mel Katz. Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

Proponents and opponents of the city’s plan to increase the minimum wage are not likely to find common ground in the next 20 months, as indicated by a debate on Tuesday in Rancho Bernardo