Category archives for: Poway

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.

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.

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

sprinklers 1

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

Poway woman’s invention to be featured on TV

POW 2x home decor

When Sammee VanArsdale created her frame wraps, she was really just trying to keep from becoming bored with her home decor.

More CAB discussion on Poway Unified board agenda

Further discussion of a proposal to refinance some of the Poway Unified School District’s controversial capital appreciation bonds will be held at Monday night’s regular board meeting.

Poway Unified superintendent picked to attend White House conference

Supt. John Collins

Poway Unified School District Supt. John Collins has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in an education summit on Wednesday at the White House.