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Poway school drumming up support for ukuleles

Pomerado Elementary Principal Luis Ortiz, left, accepts a check for $1,000 for the after school ukulele program from, left to right, Tyler Burmeister, Sophia Burmeister, Jim Lafenhagen and Ayane Burmeister.

Pomerado Elementary School is looking to start an after-school music program — with a bit of an unusual twist.

Poway Home Depot robbery suspects plead guilty

A Lakeside man charged with threatening Home Depot employees in Poway with a makeshift flame-thrower after stealing some tools pleaded guilty Thursday to robbery, child endangerment and driving under the influence of methamphetamine.

‘Hanoi Hilton’ brick now part of Poway Veterans Park

Brick from the POW prison donated to Poway by John Head.

A brick from the “Hanoi Hilton” in Vietnam was installed in the park recently, along with a plaque explaining the history of the brick.

4S Ranch HOA explains its turf reduction plan

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Drought-tolerant landscaping along some public medians could be in the near future for 4S Ranch.

Participate in 4S Ranch run before eating turkey dinner

Children cross the finish line in last year's Thank You Run.

The fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Thank You Run is returning to 4S Ranch on Nov. 27. The 10K, 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run will be held at 4S Ranch Community Park and adjacent trails.

Volunteers pack 82,512 meals, exceed event goal

From left, Alexandra, Arianna and Henry Evans; Molly Abrom and Emma Carrington working at one of the food packing stations.

The food packing event held at Poway High School on Sunday was declared a success, exceeding its already-extended goal by over 500 meals.

Rancho Bernardo Thanksgiving luncheon is Tuesday

Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation board members, from left, Nick Anastasopoulos, Debbie Kurth and Scott Lawn with some of the live and silent auction items up for bid at the Rancho Bernardo Thanksgiving Luncheon on Tuesday. Photo by Larry McIntyre

Getting a deal on a special gift while helping the Rancho Bernardo community at the same time will be easy for those attending the 25th annual Rancho Bernardo Community Thanksgiving Luncheon on Tuesday.

Taxpayers group backs plan to refinance Poway school district bonds

A proposal to refinance some of the Poway Unified School District’s controversial capital appreciation bonds has received the backing of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.

Sellers fails in try to delay approval of three PUSD contracts

A newly-elected Poway Unified School District board member failed in an attempt Monday night to have the approval of the contracts of the district’s three associate superintendents postponed until a new board majority takes office next month.

Hot weather drives countywide water usage up in October

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Driven by extremely high temperatures potable water use in San Diego County rose 6 percent in October 2014 compared to October 2013.