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Community Calendar: Issue of Nov. 27, 2014

Events and meetings in our region.

Vacation photos: Issue of Nov. 27, 2014

Poway residents Gregg and Sharon Gregory celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary hiking the Napali coastline in Kauai.

Reader-submitted photos from around the world.

Crime Log: Issue of Nov. 27, 2014

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Crimes reported in Poway Nov. 22 • Misdemeanor carry switchblade knife on person – 12400 block Oak Knoll Road, 10:45 p.m. Nov. 21 • Other robbery – no weapon – Pomerado Road/Poway Road, 11:15 p.m. • Misdemeanor drunk in public: alcohol, drugs, combo or toluene – Bowron Road/Civic Center Drive, 9:41 p.m. Nov. 19 • [...]

Tickets selling fast for RB Chorale’s holiday show

Pat Bean directs the RB Chorale.

By Elizabeth Marie Himchak You better act fast if you want tickets to RB Chorale’s 40th annual holiday show, “Mistletoe Magic,” especially for the Sunday matinee. Founder and Director Pat Bean said on Monday that around 100 of the 800 or so tickets remain for the 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 performance, a show especially [...]

Hemphill: Four words at center of pending case regarding Obamacare

Allen Hemphill

The U.S. Supreme Court has accepted a case in which it will decide whether a word commonly used in the U. S. really means what it is usually accepted to mean.

Deputies increasing patrols for holiday shopping season

By Elizabeth Marie Himchak The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is increasing patrols at local shopping centers to protect holiday shoppers and reminding residents to be proactive in crime prevention. The department’s Holiday Watch begins this week and continues through early next year. It includes more patrols by uniformed and undercover deputies in various settings, including [...]

Former NFL QB to star in video boasting Poway

Television personality and former NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw will be touting the advantages of living and working in Poway in a new video to be filmed early next year.

Veterans housing project on Poway City Council agenda

A proposal to build 30 affordable townhouses that would be purchased by veterans will be discussed at next Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

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.

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