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Union money rolls into Poway Unified school races

In recent weeks school employee labor groups have poured $57,000 into the Poway Unified School District board race and one candidate has accepted over $17,000 in campaign help from a group about which she says she knows very little.

Several local veterans back from memorable Honor Flight trip

Poway resident Harold Penner, left, and Rancho Bernardo resident Hobart Steely at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., during the Honor Flight San Diego trip.

By Elizabeth Marie Himchak Several Rancho Bernardo and Poway World War II veterans saw the national memorial honoring their wartime service in a never-to-be-forgotten way earlier this month. Rancho Bernardans Joel Halpern, Hal “Mac” McNicol Jr., Sebastian Nicastro and Hobart Steely; plus Powegians Ben Marcus and Harold Penner were among the 80 veterans in the [...]

Pomerado Hospital drills for Ebola threat

Registered Nurse Mel Kanter, left, plays the role of a potential Ebola patient while Registered Nurse Lyn Duran-Delacruz wears personal protective equipment to provide medical care during Pomerado Hospital’s Ebola drill on Monday morning. Photos by Rick Zamora

Following CDC and California Department of Public Health guidelines, Pomerado’s staff went all-out in the drill.

Rancho Bernardo High teacher creates monsters for classroom

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By Elizabeth Marie Himchak Spiderwebs, orange twinkle lights, ghostly apparitions and dozens of monsters and movie villains are not the typical classroom décor. But at Rancho Bernardo High, that’s just what students and visitors to Paul Messerle’s classroom encounter. For the second year, Messerle has created 30 poster-size close-ups of Hollywood villains and monsters as [...]

Couple accused of Home Depot robbery waive hearing

A couple accused of carrying out a robbery during which the husband allegedly threatened employees at a Poway home-improvement store with a makeshift flame-thrower waived their right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and agreed to be bound over for trial.

Poway Business Expo is Wednesday

The Poway Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Chamber Business Expo at the Maderas Golf Club this year.

Poway mayoral candidates offer views on the issues

Poway voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether they want to keep a long-time elected official as the city’s mayor or try someone relatively new to the political scene.

Vacation photos: Issue of Oct. 23, 2014

Brianna and Amber Nerio at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn.

Reader-submitted photos from around the world.

Community Calendar: Issue of Oct. 23, 2014

Events and meetings in our region.

Tony Gwynn to be honored with I-15 memorial signs

County supervisors on Tuesday are expected to authorize spending $7,500 to finance two signs dedicating a portion Interstate 15 to the memory of Padres great and Poway resident Tony Gwynn.