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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.

Rustle up tickets now for Poway Rodeo

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It wouldn’t be Poway Days without the Poway Rodeo, and this year promises music, family fun and much more.

A colorful display of yarn: Knitters brightly ‘bomb’ Old Poway Park

The yarn bombers, from left, Renee Edwards, Mary Whitehead, Tessa Strout (front), Kristin Osborn, Sara Stolz, Nancy Paris and Mary Anne Payton. Photo by Emily Sorensen

A group of Poway knitters have brought yarn bombing to Old Poway Park.

Get a peek at Design 39 Campus on Saturday

Construction crews were busy completing the final touches at Design 39 Campus on Monday. Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

Construction crews are busy getting Design 39 Campus ready not only for students when school starts on Wednesday, but for a community open house on Saturday.

Alumni Report: Poway High graduate a heptathlon champion despite asthma

Poway High graduate Erin Zwinger went from not knowing what a heptathlon was her freshman year at Cal Poly Pomona to a conference champion in the grueling event her junior year. Photo by Jade Steddom

Erin Zwinger never had any intentions of running. She was in it for the high jump and the long jump and that was it. But Cal Poly Pomona track and field coaches had something else in mind.

Prep Baseball: Dean honors ‘Mr. Padre’ in classic; Finley sharp in outing

Rancho Bernardo High's Kyle Dean, left and Drew Finley, right, pose for a picture after the Perfect Game All-American Classic Sunday night at Petco Park. Photo by Nicole LeBlanc

Those that didn’t know what Kyle Dean was planning to do Sunday night might have thought the nerves had gotten the best of the Rancho Bernardo High senior for a moment.

Volunteers needed to help locals learn English

Rancho Bernardo Coordinator Nancy Anderson, standing in the center and wearing a pink jacket, with some of the volunteer tutors who help locals learn English at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church on Monday mornings.

Volunteers are being sought to teach English to area residents who need help learning the language.

Israel-Hamas fighting impacts Mt. Carmel grad

Former Sabre Springs resident Talya Herring with a child she cares for at Aleh Negev in Israel, a rehabilitative facility 18 miles from the Gaza border.

The war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip over the past month is more than a passing news story for a local family.

Athlete of the Week: Poway High’s Beeson helps all-star team win title

Nick Beeson finished the season as a starter for the Poway High boys lacrosse team last year. Photo by Sherri Cortez

Nick Beeson had always pictured himself donning a Poway High baseball uniform during the spring for his four years of high school. But a little taste of lacrosse in the sixth grade changed that path.

Prep football: New season, new rules to follow

Del Norte High football coach Leigh Cole directs his team during practice on Tuesday. Photo by Sherri Cortez

The helmets and the pads were on Monday for several high schools across the San Diego County, signaling the official start of the prep football season.