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Vacation photos: Issue of Oct. 30, 2014

Rancho Bernardo Seven Oaks Resident Julie Slater at Sprayview Hotel in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Africa.

Vacation photos

Mr. Marketing: Let’s start from the very beginning

Rob Weinberg

An email’s first sentence sets the tone for your entire marketing message. The reader wants to know “What’s In It For Me?”

My Town: It’s not your grandpa’s Halloween!

Bob Emery

When did Halloween turn into an excuse for adults to drink, carouse, debauch and otherwise make a fool of one’s self while dressed in ghoulish tresses, a la Michael Jackson?

YPO Soloists Ensemble to celebrate fifth anniversary

Organist Thomas Mellan will perform with the YPO Soloists Ensemble on Nov. 2.  Photo by Bob Lang

The Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) Soloists Ensemble has been entertaining Poway and Rancho Bernardo for five years, and will celebrate their fifth anniversary season with a concert on Nov. 2.

Letters to the editor: Issue of Oct. 30, 2014

Letters to the editor in the issue of Oct. 30, 2014

Prep Football: League title up for grabs in Rancho Bernardo High-Ramona showdown

Quarterback Tucker Reed will lead the Broncos into battle with Ramona Thursday night in a first-place showdown in the Palomar League. Photo by Sherri Cortez

At this point last season, the Rancho Bernardo High football team was just trying to end the year on a positive note.

Prep Football Predictions/Previews: Poway at Westview; RBV at Del Norte; Lutheran at Maranatha Christian

Game previews and predictions for Week 10. Poway at Westview; Rancho Buena Vista at Del Norte and Lutheran at Maranatha Christian.

Athlete of the Week: Reyes small in stature, but delivers big on golf course for Rancho Bernardo High

Freshman Calista Reyes helped the Broncos capture their first Palomar League title in school history. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Calista Reyes stands just 5-feet tall and is smaller than most of her competition — but she can still drive a golf ball off the tee just as far as many of the other girls.

From the Bench: Final weeks of girls volleyball regular season have playoff implications for local teams

Girls volleyball in the area is a perfect example of what The Bench enjoys most about the end of the regular season: playoff and league title chases.

Prep Girls Tennis: Poway High tops Francis Parker to reach Open Division semifinals; Rancho Bernardo High eliminated

The Poway High girls tennis team will play at least two more matches in the San Diego Section Open Division playoffs.