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Quit smoking with the help of Medicare and other tools

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“The Savvy Senior” by Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can Medicare help me quit smoking? I just turned 65, and would like to quit but need some help.    -  Coughing Connie Dear Connie, Yes, Medicare actually covers up to eight face-to-face counseling sessions a year to help beneficiaries quit smoking. And, if you have [...]

Popular children’s author meets Meadowbrook students

Meadowbrook Middle School teacher Heidi Uyloan, left, with fantasy author Tui T. Sutherland, center, and Meadowbrook Principal Miguel Carrillo.   Photo by Emily Sorensen

Meadowbrook Middle School students recently got the opportunity to meet with popular children’s fantasy author Tui T. Sutherland.

Vacation photos: Issue of Nov. 20, 2014

Jason and Heather Symons at the Château de Chambord in France.

Reader-submitted vacation photos from around the world.

Crime Log: Issue of Nov. 20, 2014

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Crimes reported in our region.

Community Calendar: Issue of Nov. 20, 2014

Events and meetings in our region.

4S Ranch HOA explains its turf reduction plan

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Drought-tolerant landscaping along some public medians could be in the near future for 4S Ranch.

Participate in 4S Ranch run before eating turkey dinner

Children cross the finish line in last year's Thank You Run.

The fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Thank You Run is returning to 4S Ranch on Nov. 27. The 10K, 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run will be held at 4S Ranch Community Park and adjacent trails.

Roost: Ending the cycle of aggression

Amy Roost

How can we put an end to the cycle of aggression? As with all change, it begins close in.

Taxpayers group backs plan to refinance Poway school district bonds

A proposal to refinance some of the Poway Unified School District’s controversial capital appreciation bonds has received the backing of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.

Sellers fails in try to delay approval of three PUSD contracts

A newly-elected Poway Unified School District board member failed in an attempt Monday night to have the approval of the contracts of the district’s three associate superintendents postponed until a new board majority takes office next month.