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Philip Southwood

January 2, 2019 by Phil Southwood (Register to contact)

Philip Southwood has passed away

1993 class reunion

January 29, 2013 by Aimee Silk Smith (Register to contact)

Class of 1993 high school reunion is scheduled for August 2-4, 2013. Locations to be determined shortly.

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Police investigating bomb threat at Poway High School

Police are investigating a bomb threat that was sent to Poway High School Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Poway Summer Concert Series 2019 - August 11, 2019  KPBS

Poway Summer Concert Series 2019. Some of the best local entertainment and summer fun returns to Poway with the Summer Concert Series! Please arrive ...

San Diego July 4th Guide To Fireworks, Parades & More 2019  San Diego, CA Patch

July 4th Guide To Fireworks, Parades: San Diego - San Diego, CA - Your complete listing of times and locations to Independence Day fun and activities going on ...

Coronado July 4th Guide To Fireworks, Parades & More 2019  Coronado, CA Patch

July 4th Guide To Fireworks, Parades: Coronado - Coronado, CA - Your complete listing of times and locations to Independence Day fun and activities going on ...

U.S. News Best High Schools 2019: Poway Schools Make List  Poway, CA Patch

U.S. News Best High Schools 2019: Poway On List - Poway, CA - U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best High Schools list Tuesday. Here's how ...

Vigil Set At Poway School Stadium For Synagogue Shooting Victims  Poway, CA Patch

Vigil Set At Poway School For Synagogue Victims - Poway, CA - The community vigil will be Monday at 6:30 p.m. "Show the world what #PowayStrong looks like ...

Thousands mourn synagogue shooting during vigil at Poway High

Many walked into Poway High School's football stadium Monday night expecting a somber mood; instead, they left with smiles and a sense of encouragement.

Four of five PUSD high schools rank in top 100 for the state  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Four out of Poway Unified School District's five regular high schools rank in the top 100 public high schools in the state, according to the website

Poway High School student arrested for alleged threats

Reports of threats being made against students at Poway High School led to the arrest of one student, a sheriff's deputy said Saturday.

Poway Unified Gives Company Whose Products Failed More No-Bid Contracts  Voice of San Diego

Poway Unified School District gave more than $800000 in no-bid contracts to FieldTurf, though the company's fields have failed prematurely at sites across the ...

After winning division, Poway girls water polo captures first state title win  FOX 5 San Diego

The girls water polo team at Poway High School was once a powerhouse in Division I. The Titans reached the finals seven times in 10 years, winning the section ...

Woman killed, 3 others wounded in Poway synagogue shooting  FOX 5 San Diego

A woman was killed and multiple other people were wounded when a man entered a Poway synagogue with a rifle and opened fire Saturday morning.

PUSD says farewell to 28 retiring high school teachers  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Profiles on the high school teachers retiring from Poway Unified School District in 2018.

Email threatens violence at Rancho Bernardo High  FOX 5 San Diego

An online threat was made to Rancho Bernardo High School and prompted teachers to secure students in their classrooms Monday morning, according to ...

Police swarm school after student chases classmates with screwdriver

Administrators locked down Mount Carmel High School Thursday morning after a student with a screwdriver caused a disturbance in class.

Four PUSD high schools rank among top in nation  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Four out five Poway Unified School District high schools ranked in the top 1000 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report.

Calif. assistant HS football coach resigns after physical confrontation with player  USA TODAY High School Sports

A California assistant high school football coach resigned after a disagreement he held with a student athlete turned physical during a Friday night game.

Poway High School’s Class of 2018  The San Diego Union-Tribune

These are the seniors expected to graduate on June 14 who had a media clearance on file with the school.

Historic Poway cable car needs public’s help  The San Diego Union-Tribune

A fundraising drive has been launched to get the Poway Midland Railroad's authentic 1906 San Francisco cable car back into *service*. The goal is to have a new ...

Assistant high school football coach resigns following on-field altercation  CBS 8 San Diego

A Friday night football game between Rancho Bernardo High School and Poway High School took a dramatic turn off the field after a confrontation between a ...

Poway mayor announces ‘free test rides’ on new Potato Chip Rock zip line

A number of Poway residents showed up at Lake Poway Monday hoping for a thrill ride after Poway Mayor Steve Vaus announced free test rides on the city's ...

In California, Home to Many Hate Groups, Officials Struggle to Spot the Next Threat  The New York Times

Lone actors who come out of the blue present a daunting challenge for law enforcement, even in a region where investigators have a solid grasp on extremist ...

Guided tours of Moses Tabernacle replica begin today  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Guided public tours of the Moses Tabernacle, a life-sized replica of the Ark of the Covenant, will be available at the Poway Stake Center, 15730 Bernardo ...

Federal Agency Investigated San Diego Unified Over Anti-Muslim Bullying Incident  Voice of San Diego

An incident involving a Muslim student at James Madison High in 2017 provides a window into the type of bullying San Diego Unified hoped to prevent with an ...

High school teachers close book on careers  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Poway Unified School District is bidding farewell to 11 of its high school teachers who have decided to retire.

Poway Unified School District responds to racist video posted by student  KUSI

T.J. Zane joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the district's response to a racist video posted online by a Poway High School Student.

Retiring PUSD middle school teachers reflect on their careers  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Profiles on middle school teachers retiring from Poway Unified School District in 2018.

Hours-long SWAT standoff ends with apparent suicide  FOX 5 San Diego

An hours-long standoff at a Poway home ended after the suspect apparently killed himself.

Twenty-year-old running for mayor in Poway  CBS 8 San Diego

POWAY (NEWS 8) – A young North County woman is not asking what Poway can do for her, but what she can do for Poway. In Friday's Zevely Zone, she ...

‘Voice’ contestant Jackie Foster visits Poway High  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Jackie Foster, a Poway High grad, former Miss Poway and current contestant on NBC's “The Voice,” returned to her alma mater on Wednesday.

Poway Unified responds to racial slur video  CBS 8 San Diego

An investigation is underway at Poway Unified School District after an offensive video containing racial slurs was posted to social media.

Racial Slurs In Video Linked To Poway Unified Students

Racial Slurs In Video Linked To Poway Students - Poway, CA - Poway Unified School District ​is investigating a video containing racial slurs and involving ...

Poway High presents ‘Cinderella’ opening Friday  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Poway High School's Titan Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's “Cinderella,” opening Friday.

Threat to Scripps Ranch High School triggers lockdown  FOX 5 San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- Scripps Ranch High School was placed on lockdown Thursday after officials were told about a threat to campus. The lockdown was reported at ...

Bernardo Gardeners Club to feature five gardens on tour  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Five local gardens will be featured in the Bernardo Gardeners Club's annual spring garden tour later this month, offering everything from water-wise plantings to ...

Students evacuate after fire at Lincoln High School  FOX 5 San Diego

Students were evacuated at Lincoln High School after a fire was reported on campus late Thursday morning.

Titans top Falcons, 3-1, head to CIF baseball final  Star-News

On a cold, blustery Tuesday afternoon dotted with a bit of mist in the air, the Eastlake High School baseball team got hot at the right time to punch its ticket to ...

Coronado High student accused of making social media threat

A Coronado High School student was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of making threats of violence toward another youth enrolled at the campus.

Public meeting on ‘The Farm’ to be held May 23  The San Diego Union-Tribune

The first public meeting regarding the “The Farm in Poway,” a proposed development on the closed StoneRidge Country Club property, will be held from 6:30 to ...

Police boost patrols at Scripps Ranch High after potential threat

Scripps Ranch High will have extra patrols on its campus Tuesday in response to a potential threat against the school, according to a San Diego Unified School ...

Poway High grad running marathon in memory of good friend  The San Diego Union-Tribune

If it weren't for her hatred of running, Camille Carter might never have found herself preparing to run a marathon. Carter, who graduated from Poway High School ...

Wildfires leading to higher insurance bills, canceled coverage for some  The San Diego Union-Tribune

The recent statewide wildfires have caused extra hardship for some insurance customers, as companies are raising rates and canceling the coverage of some ...

Lockdown lifted after gunshot sounds reported near elementary school

Hope Elementary School in Carlsbad was placed on "precautionary lockdown" Wednesday morning after "what sounded like gunshots" were heard nearby.

Students at Cathedral Catholic High School protest ‘sexist’ skirt ban  FOX 5 San Diego

Students at Cathedral Catholic High School in Carmel Valley are protesting a decision to ban skirts from the school's dress code.

Bomb hoax prompts Poway High School lockdown

POWAY, Calif. -- A phony bomb threat forced a lockdown at Poway High School Wednesday morning. The security measure went into effect at the Espola Road ...

Poway Mayor Inspires Woman to Run Against Him  NBC 7 San Diego

In North County, one mayor's race is getting a lot of attention because of one candidate's age and what inspired her to run.

Campus deemed safe after bomb threat reported at SoCal high school  FOX 5 San Diego

Investigators responding to a reported bomb threat did not find any suspicious devices or packages during their search of Alain LeRoy Locke College ...

North County teen accused of making terror threats to school

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- A 17-year-old high school student in North County was arrested Thursday after he allegedly made terrorist threats against his school.

Threat to Bonita Vista High School wasn’t credible, police say

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Chula Vista police said Sunday that a threat made to Bonita Vista High School over social media was “unsubstantiated,” but extra police ...

Rallies against drugged driving held across San Diego County  CBS 8 San Diego

Ahead of New Year's Eve, rallies were held across San Diego County Friday to raise awareness about drugged driving.

8th grader from Poway questioned after hit list found

An investigation was underway in Poway after a "hit list" with names of faculty and students was found Thursday.

14-year-old suspected of threatening school on Snapchat

A 14-year-old Fallbrook High School student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly making an online threat to carry out a shooting at the northern San Diego ...

Increased security expected at Monte Vista High School after school threat

Vague but threatening graffiti was found scrawled at Monte Vista High School Monday, prompting heightened security at the campus.

Parents outraged after Instagram pages rate local high school girls  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

A series of Instagram accounts has caused an uproar among parents of students attending Valhalla High School.

In Poway, a Shabbat of Healing, Inspiration and Joy - Led by Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, congregants experience an 'unforgettable' Shabbat

The previous Shabbat, they ran from the synagogue, fleeing a gunman's bullets. This week, they filled it to capacity as Chabad of Poway, Calif., hosted a ...

Golden Hill school resumes classes after brief lockdown

Teachers at Golden Hill Elementary School were allowed to resume classes following a brief lockdown due to police activity in the area Tuesday.

Full slate of candidates running for City Council  The San Diego Union-Tribune

The mayor and three sitting City Council members will be facing challengers in the Nov. 6 general election.

Arrangements pending for Stephen G. Bowersox  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Stephen G. Bowersox, 23, was found dead in his Manchester University dormitory room in England on Feb. 10. Officials in England, including a coroner, told the ...

Threatening graffiti prompts security increases at 2 North County high schools  FOX 5 San Diego

An increased law enforcement presence is expected at Vista and Rancho Buena Vista high schools Friday.

WATCH: SoCal music teacher arrested after brawl with student

A high school music teacher in Maywood was arrested Friday after a classroom fistfight between him and a student was caught on video, officials said.

Poway July 4th Fireworks, Parades & More: 2018 Guide  Poway, CA Patch

Poway July 4th Fireworks, Parades & More - Poway, CA - Your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events in Poway and ...

PUSD scores exceed state, county averages  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Poway Unified School District students exceeded the state and county averages in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress exams.

Mission Bay High lifts lockdown after reports of weapon on campus

Mission Bay High School was locked down late Friday morning over reports of a person bringing a weapon on campus, San Diego Unified School District ...

Bomb threat to grocery store prompts evacuations

A grocery store was evacuated in Lakeside Thursday morning due to an alleged bomb threat, authorities said.

End of an era as Poway wrestling coach Wayne Branstetter retires  FOX 5 San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- Wayne Branstetter will coach his final wrestling meet in San Diego this weekend when he leads Poway into the Masters Tournament. One of the ...

Fleeing driver arrested following hit-run crash  The San Diego Union-Tribune

The driver of a stolen pickup was arrested Thursday morning after running away from the scene of a crash in the Poway Royal Estates mobile home park.

Six East County mat squats tabbed for CIF dual wrestling meet finals  The East County Californian

Poway High School remains the San Diego Section's wrestling beast with four state championship titles and six runner-up place-finishes to its credit. It's a proud ...

Poway students call for more mental health counselors  FOX 5 San Diego

Students from Del Norte High School were demanding more mental health counselors on campus.

Remembering Amber Dubois and Chelsea King a decade later  CBS 8 San Diego

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — Amber Dubois and Chelsea King went missing from North County San Diego neighborhoods 10 and 9 years ago respectively this ...

‘Unspeakable Sadness’: Chelsea King’s Parents Mark 7 Years Since Teen’s Killing  NBC 7 San Diego

The parents of a San Diego teenager who was kidnapped and murdered while out on a run exactly seven years ago paid tribute to their daughter with a ...

Facebook buildings briefly evacuated over bomb threat

Several buildings on Facebook's main campus in California were temporarily evacuated on Tuesday because of a bomb threat.

Del Norte High School celebrates character, not popularity  CBS 8 San Diego

Instead of having their Homecoming Court based on popularity, Del Norte High School began a new tradition Friday night by selecting their royal court based on ...

Deputies search for man with knife at local middle school

Sheriff's deputies put a Rancho San Diego middle school on lockdown after a student reported seeing a man with a pocket knife.

PHS Launches Hall of Fame to Honor Noteworthy Alumni

Poway, CA - The first four Hall of Fame inductees will be honored May 25.

Connor Joe reveals his first reaction to trade to Giants

Connor Joe grew up in San Diego, but he knows San Francisco well, and it's excited to be a Giant.

One teen stabbed, another loses finger in fight at high school beach party

A young man faces charges Tuesday for allegedly stabbing a 14-year-old boy from Poway and slashing his face during a fight at a high school party at La Jolla ...

Early retirement offered to some PUSD teachers  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Some teachers in the Poway Unified School District will have the opportunity to receive a “golden handshake” at the end of the school year. The PUSD Board of ...

Poway students, staff have been bullied since election, superintendent says

Poway Unified School administrators sent a letter to parents Tuesday claiming that bullies have created an 'unsafe learning and working environment' for a few ...

Student arrested after hoax threat at San Marcos High School

An unfounded shooting threat at San Marcos High School prompted heightened security measures on campus Friday and resulted in a student being arrested ...

VCHS does well in ranking of high schools  Valley Roadrunner

In a ranking ranking by "2019 Best Public High Schools in California" Valley Center High School was ranked 50th in the County, and 394th in the state.

Error leads to nearly $900,000 expense for City of Poway  10News

POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) - Poway must spend nearly $900,000 more on a project to create a dedicated bike lane on Espola Road just months after the City Council ...

National wave of bomb threats includes dozens in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- Officials were investigating a wave of bomb threats made across the country Thursday, including dozens in the greater San Diego area, none of ...

Sweetwater baseball, softball teams sweep to CIF play-in victories  Star-News

Sweetwater High School's baseball and softball teams represented themselves well during the 2019 season. The Red Devils won this spring's South Bay ...

Students walk out of San Diego schools to protest gun violence  CBS 8 San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CNS/NEWS 8) - Students from about two dozen San Diego County schools walked out of class Friday for the second time in just over a month to ...

Suburban Nightmare: Opiates in Poway, California

Parents think the disease of addiction is about them: what kind of parent they are, where they live, how much money they make. They see their kids with their ...

Woman connected to Denver school threats found dead: FBI

The woman at the center of a massive manhunt for allegedly making threats against schools in the Denver metro area was found dead, the Clear Creek County ...

Rancho Bernardo centenarian is taking a ‘No Regrets’ tour  The San Diego Union-Tribune

A 100-year-old World War II Army infantry veteran from Rancho Bernardo is going on a “No Regrets” tour that has garnered him national attention and many ...

Report of gunfire prompts lockdown at Southwestern College

he Chula Vista campus of Southwestern College was briefly locked down after reports of gunfire in the library.

Seniors honored for their years of helping Poway Unified students  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Seniors Helping Our Kids and OASIS tutors at Poway Unified schools were honored on May 11 for their years of volunteer efforts.

Poway students’ ‘hit lists’ sparks increased patrols at middle school

POWAY, Calif. -- School and law enforcement officials met with parents Monday morning outside Meadowbrook Middle School to answer questions and ...

Poway was on fire 50 years ago - Pomerado News  The San Diego Union-Tribune

As many as 700 firefighters from near and far were involved in fighting the Woodson Fire back in 1967.

Mixed-use Poway Road development approved  The San Diego Union-Tribune

City Council members Tuesday night gave an enthusiastic endorsement to a $35 million mixed-use development project on Poway Road, but sent a second ...

Pranksters move Tony Gwynn statue to high school, mayor says in April Fools’ post  FOX 5 San Diego

The pedestal where the Tony Gwynn statue once stood was bare Sunday morning after pranksters moved it to Poway High School, the mayor stated in his ...

Expansion brings The Lipo Lounge to Ramona  The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Lipo Lounge is expanding from its home base in Poway to a remodeled home in Ramona where there are four private spa-like rooms and two larger rooms ...

Reports of gun prompt lockdown at Westview High School

POWAY, Calif. – A lockdown at Westview High School was lifted Friday after reports of a gun sighting in a campus bathroom. according to a spokesperson from ...

Threat prompts increased security at Escondido High football game  FOX 5 San Diego

Escondido police are investigating a threat of violence at Escondido High School's football game Friday night.

Swastika, other graffiti found at local high school

SAN DIEGO – Graffiti, including a swastika, was found spray painted at the Westview High School campus early Wednesday. A campus supervisor called San ...

4th Of July Fireworks In Poway, San Diego County: 2017 Guide

4th Of July Fireworks In Poway - Poway, CA - Here's your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events in Poway and ...

Top 12 San Diego public high schools  10News

With back-to-school season around the corner for millions of students across the country, it's a perfect time to recognize the very best schools in all of San Diego ...

Where to watch fireworks in San Diego

SAN DIEGO - Independence Day fireworks displays will be held throughout San Diego County Wednesday evening, including what's billed as the largest ...

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