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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

Del Norte students ‘Rewind the Clock’ at homecoming

Del Norte High’s Homecoming Court members hammed it up for the camera on Tuesday, dressed in their “country club” attire, the day’s spirit theme. From left are freshmen Amanda Collins and Tyler Papineau; sophomores John Deney and Anita Clifford; juniors Daniel Niquette and Kensie Soule; and seniors Dominique Diller, Parker Lappin, Murray Andrews and Morgan Moody. Not pictured are seniors Catherine Gallanagh and Vaibhav Jayaraman. Photo by Janessa Lin and Joy Donaldson

Del Norte High students are stepping back in time this week as they “Rewind the Clock,” the theme of their homecoming festivities.

Tiny libraries bring books, camaraderie to neighbors

Jaimie and Susan Halliday next to their VW Bus-inspired Little Free Library they opened a year ago at their Gatewood Hills home. Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

In a couple neighborhoods, Rancho Bernardans who want something new to read are heading to the library — at their neighbors’ front yard.

Tickets available, sponsors sought for Rancho Bernardo Thanksgiving Luncheon

Jeff Shea

With fall now here, that means the push is on to recruit sponsors for and sell tickets to Rancho Bernardo’s Thanksgiving Luncheon.

Proposed retirement facility up for discussion

Rancho Bernardo residents have another opportunity on Tuesday to voice their thoughts on the proposed Silvergate retirement facility in Bernardo Heights.