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Jury begins Rancho Bernardo murder case deliberations

Gerald Rabourn

Jurors Tuesday began deliberating the fate of a caretaker accused of stealing more than $500,000 from an 88-year-old Rancho Bernardo man before killing him so she could carry out her plan to become independently wealthy.

Poway man leads regional water board

Mark Weston

Poway’s representative on the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors has been elected to a two-year term as chairman.

Crash closes Rancho Bernardo Road onramp to I-15

A small pickup and a utility truck collided on a freeway onramp in Rancho Bernardo early today, prompting an hours-long closure as crews worked to clean up gravel, tools and other building supplies from the roadway, authorities said.

Poway High bringing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to life

The cast of Poway High School’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” opening Thursday, Oct. 2 at the PCPA. Photo by Emily Sorensen

The Poway High School Theatre Guild will be presenting Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with a unique twist.

Blue Sky to celebrate 25th anniversary on Oct. 11

The Blue Sky Ecological Reserve attracts around 40,000 visitors per year mostly for its hiking and nature watching. Photo courtesy City of Poway

By Michael Bower The Blue Sky Ecological Reserve — once an area used to dump trash — will be celebrating its 25th anniversary from the day it was officially declared a natural habitat by the California Department of Fish and Game. The celebration, at what is now a beautiful 720-acre reserve that attracts some 40,000 [...]

Rancho Bernardo park picked for vehicle charging stations

OpConnect electric vehicle charging stations like this one in Hawaii could be coming to Rancho Bernardo Community Park.  Photo courtesy of OpConnect

The Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council will hear a proposal next week to add four electric vehicle charging stations to Rancho Bernardo Community Park.

Many questions at first meeting on Poway Unified bonds


A small but impassioned crowd gathered in the Rancho Bernardo High School Performing Arts Center Tuesday night to share their opinions with the Poway Unified School District Board of Education about the possibility of refunding the controversial capital appreciation bonds (CABs).

County to buy third firefighting helicopter

The San Diego County Supervisors Tuesday authorized the acquisition of a third firefighting helicopter, one of a series of recommendations stemming from the rash of wildfires in May.

Broncos selling breakfast tickets

The Rancho Bernardo High School choir, pictured at last year’s pancake breakfast, will be among groups performing at and selling tickets to this year’s fundraiser on Sept. 27. File photo

The Broncos at Rancho Bernardo High School will once again be serving up pancakes and sausages as they raise funds for more than a dozen groups.

Palomar Health CEO to earn $725K in first year

Robert Hemker

Palomar Health plans to pay its new president and CEO $725,000 during his first year in the post, not including bonuses and other financial perks.