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Poway karate instructor given four-year prison term

A Poway karate instructor who had unlawful sex with a girl over a 3 1/2-year period, beginning when she was 14, was sentenced Friday to four years and four months in state prison.

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.

Tickets on sale for annual Rancho Bernardo Thanksgiving Luncheon

A scene from last year's annual RB Thanksgiving Luncheon.

With less than a month to go until Rancho Bernardo’s Thanksgiving Luncheon, the push is on to sell tickets to the community and recruit sponsors.

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

RB 4x Halloween art 2

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 [...]

Jack-O-Smash 5000 slated for Sunday at Sportsplex USA

Get ready to smash some pumpkins — and do some good for the community at the same time.

City Council candidates offer views on issues

A political newcomer is competing with two incumbents for two seats on the Poway City Council.

Candidate critics file spending report

The couple responsible for the negative roadside campaign signs against two school board members and Poway’s mayor have reported spending $3,181 on their efforts between Oct. 1 and 18.

Mayoral race finances running close

The two candidates for Poway mayor are only a few dollars apart in campaign fundraising and spending, according new reports.

Reporter wins Press Club awards

Rancho Bernardo News Journal staff reporter Elizabeth Marie Himchak received four awards during San Diego Press Club’s 41st annual Excellence in Journalism awards ceremony on Tuesday night.