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Welk’s ‘Oklahoma!’ is definitely more than ‘OK’

The cast of “Oklahoma!” performing at the Welk Resorts Theatre through Nov. 16. Photo by Ken Jacques

The Welk’s delightfully sweet and charming rendition can be seen in Escondido through Nov. 16.

Rancho Bernardo youngster granted wish to see platypuses

Make-A-Wish recipient Ben Krueger, right, with his younger brother, Leon, and parents, Stephanie and Ingolf, who will be going to Australia this fall to fulfill Ben’s wish of seeing a platypus in person for the first time. Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

When 11-year-old Ben Krueger returned to St. Michael’s School in Poway on Wednesday, he had a lot of good news to share with his fellow sixth graders.

Meet 4S Ranch’s new youth services librarian

Kathleen Sullivan-Long started this month as 4S Ranch Library’s youth services librarian.  Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

4S Ranch Library has a new youth services librarian — Kathleen Sullivan-Long — who plans to start a weekly baby storytime early next month.

Buy tickets now for Rancho Bernardo honorary mayor parties

Rancho Bernardo Honorary Mayor Alex Monroe, center, with the candidates trying to succeed him, Debbie Kurth and Marc Nimetz. Both are selling votes and tickets to their upcoming parties, which serve as fundraisers for the Rancho Bernardo Business Association contest that benefits several community groups.

Debbie Kurth and Marc Nimetz are vying to become Rancho Bernardo’s next honorary mayor.

Rancho Bernardo artist is painting Westfield Mission Valley murals

Michael Makram painting on Aug. 16 the first of seven murals for Westfield Mission Valley mall. This one highlights Mission Hills. Photos by Matthew Lawless

Seven Westfield Mission Valley mall murals featuring community signs, classic vehicles and splashes of color reflective of local stores are the artistic creations of a Rancho Bernardo resident.

Rancho Bernardo planners, council seek additional members

Rancho Bernardo Planning Board and Community Council are each posed to appoint new members to vacant seats when meeting this month.

City interns assessing condition of Rancho Bernardo sidewalks

Allyson Serafico and Angel Andrade, student engineers with the city, assessing the condition of Rancho Bernardo sidewalks on Aug. 14. Their work will continue in the area through next week. Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

College interns wearing bright yellow vests are walking throughout Rancho Bernardo this month as they assess the community’s sidewalk conditions and needs.

RB murder trial delayed one day

Gerald Rabourn

Problems with juror availability Monday caused a one-day delay of opening statements in the trial of a caregiver accused of killing an 89-year-old Rancho Bernardo man and draining his bank accounts of more than $500,000.

Italian dinner at winery will help babies in need

The year’s worth of supplies that Gently Hugged volunteers place in a bag for a baby girl.

An Italian-themed fundraiser is being planned for Gently Hugged, a local non-profit that provides a bag full of clothes and other items to help low-income parents during their baby’s first year.

Cans, bottles needed for recycling partnership

all 3x recycling web

Plastic bottles and aluminum cans are being accepted for recycling at the Ed Brown Senior Center in Rancho Bernardo, a partnership that helps the facility and a Poway organization that gives job training to adults with developmental disabilities.