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Poway approached to be Special Olympics host city

world games

Poway could play host to a contingent of Special Olympians from somewhere in the world next summer.

Poway youngster is social media star after meeting ‘Guardians’ actor

Poway resident Jimmy Hernandez, left, tries on actor Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord jacket during a meet-and-greet on Aug. 20.   Photo courtesy of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

A short appointment at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles turned into an exciting meeting for a young Poway resident.

Kiwanians serving pancakes Saturday

Skip cooking breakfast on Saturday morning and instead head over to Rancho Bernardo High for the 46th annual RB Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast.

Museum rolls out plans for wagon

Phil Ewing, an expert blacksmith and wheelwright, straightening a spring leaf, part of the work required to repair an authentic mud wagon frame that Rancho Bernardo Historical Society volunteers will use to construct a wagon replica. Photo by Richard Thorpe

The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society is embarking on a new endeavor to help it illustrate the area’s past — volunteers are going to build a mud wagon replica.

Rancho Bernardo youngster granted wish to see platypuses

Make-A-Wish recipient Ben Krueger, right, with his younger brother, Leon, and parents, Stephanie and Ingolf, who will be going to Australia this fall to fulfill Ben’s wish of seeing a platypus in person for the first time. Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

When 11-year-old Ben Krueger returned to St. Michael’s School in Poway on Wednesday, he had a lot of good news to share with his fellow sixth graders.

Poway front yard now features fierce guardian

Debbie Boyd, left, and artist Ricardo Breceda, right, with the dragon sculpture now residing in Boyd’s front yard. Photo by Emily Sorensen

A Poway woman’s yard is a little more fearsome with the addition of a metalwork dragon head.

Singing contest kicks off annual Poway Days fun

The Poway Days celebrations will be kicking off Friday with the beginning of the fourth annual So You Think You Can Sing competition at Kaminski’s.

PUSD candidate downsizes signs to meet Poway rules

School board member Marc Davis and members of his family spent time Monday trimming the size of his roadside campaign signs to comply with Poway’s amended sign code.

Sheriff warns of new telephone scam

Authorities warned the public today about a telephone scam in which thieves posing as members of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department falsely inform people they are subjects of arrest warrants as a means of extorting money from them.

Number of crimes reported in Poway down 32 percent

Preliminary statistics covering the first six months of 2014 show a significant decrease in the number of crimes reported in Poway when compared to the same period of last year.