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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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Coronado High School Girls Rugby Team Remains Undefeated  Coronado Eagle and Journal

Islander Rugby President Santos Trujillo reports on the successful weekend turned in by the Islander Girls Rugby Team. “Coronado hosted two squads from ...

Poway High student arrested for alleged threat  CBS 8 San Diego

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

'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 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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Local 'The Voice' Fans Cheer on Poway's Jackie Foster at Local Watch Party  NBC 7 San Diego

San Diego's very own Jackie Foster continued her journey on NBC's “The Voice” Monday night with nothing but support back home.

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.

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.

Espola Road work to begin March 12  The San Diego Union-Tribune

A March 12 date has been set for the start of a large construction project to underground overhead lines along much of Espola Road and install a pathway to ...

Legendary Poway coach Wayne Branstetter retiring after this year  CBS 8 San Diego

The most successful high school wrestling coach in San Diego history, Wayne Branstetter will retire at the end of the season in March 2018. The Poway High ...

Second Poway student found with hit list

A seventh-grade student at Meadowbrook Middle School in Poway was detained Friday after staff discovered the student had a so-called "hit list" of students' ...

Reported social media post threatens possible shooting at San Marcos High School  KUSI

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department was alerted Monday night to a reported post on social media threatening a possible shooting at San Marcos High ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

4th of July 2018: Celebrations around San Diego - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station  CBS 8 San Diego

NOTE: All events listed are subject to change. Be sure to check the original website for the latest information. Events take place on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 ...

Family accused in North County crime spree

Police believe two men arrested in Poway early this summer were connected to a string of burglaries in the North County -- and crime may have run in the family.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Sheriff’s deputies investigating two unproven school threats  FOX 5 San Diego

Authorities Friday were investigating reports of an apparently unfounded shooting threat at San Marcos High School and a separate unfounded threat of ...

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 ...

National School Walkout: San Diego County students plan walkout to protest gun violence  10News

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Students throughout San Diego are expected to take part in a widespread walkout Wednesday morning in protest of gun violence.

‘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 ...

Six East County mat men qualify for state wrestling tournament ECC  The East County Californian

Six East County mat men will make the trek to Bakersfield's Rabobank Arena to compete in this weekend's boys state wrestling championships after successfully ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

2nd teen arrested on suspicion of threatening Torrey Pines High School  FOX 5 San Diego

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday on suspicion of threatening a shooting at Torrey Pines High School, a day after a 14-year-old TPHS freshman was ...

PHS Launches Hall of Fame to Honor Noteworthy Alumni

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

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.

Son of former Padre shines at Poway High

POWAY, Calif. – The son of a former Padres player has hit over two dozen home runs during his senior year at Poway High School. Tyler Nevin plays third base ...

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 ...

Police Say School Shooting Threat Made To San Marcos High School Unfounded  KPBS

A social media post originally believed to have threatened a school shooting at San Marcos High School Tuesday sparked an investigation that found there was ...

Student arrested after shooting threat at Westview High School  FOX 5 San Diego

A student was taken into custody Tuesday after police say the juvenile threatened a shooting at Westview High School.

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 ...

Deputies: Threat to Mar Vista High was likely hoax  FOX 5 San Diego

Mar Vista High School received a threat Thursday, but Imperial Beach Sheriff Deputies responded quickly and determined the threat was likely a hoax.

Complete Guide to San Diego Fireworks on July 4, 2018  Times of San Diego

With is military history, and miles of great views over the water, there may be no better place to view July 4 fireworks in 2018 than San Diego. Support Times of ...

Poway Teen’s Death a Wake-Up Call for Students  NBC San Diego

An unusual number of tragedies at Poway High School has sparked concern among local parents in the wake of student Luke Lipscomb's death on Monday.

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 ...

'She Was Amazing': Sister Poway Crash Victim, 20, Shares Memories  NBC 7 San Diego

The sister of a 20-year-old woman killed in a crash in Poway said her sister texted their mother 30 minutes before the crash, adding that when she first heard of ...

MAP: Fourth of July fireworks shows around San Diego County  10News

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - If there's one holiday San Diego is great at celebrating, it's July 4th. With fireworks displays and parades around the county, there are ...

Where to Watch the Fireworks in San Diego This Fourth of July  Thrillist

San Diego's got lots of fireworks displays around town for the Fourth of July, and we've rounded out the best places to watch.

Mark J. Johnson  Valley Roadrunner

Mark J. Johnson, aka Bones, passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer on July 9 at the age of 61. He graduated from Poway High School and ...

Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks in San Diego in 2018  NBC 7 San Diego

With patriotic parties aplenty, there will be no shortage of fireworks in San Diego this 4th of July. Here's our guide to the dazzling shows that will illuminate our ...

School threat suspect to stay in psychiatric hospital during trial

21-year-old former Torrey Pines High School student accused of posting threats targeting the school on his Instagram account can remain at a county psychiatric ...

14-year-old arrested after school threat  FOX 5 San Diego

Deputies arrested a 14-year-old student on suspicion of making a threat against El Capitan High School.

Branstetter in 35th season at Poway High School  KFMB News 8

POWAY (CBS 8) - Time is something Coach Wayne Branstetter doesn't like to waste. He has a limited time with these wrestlers. He gets them just four years.

Picturesque Poway Home Comes With Pool, Spa, Waterfall

Picturesque Poway Home Comes With Pool, Waterfall - Poway, CA - WOW House: The expansive backyard at this Poway home also features an outdoor kitchen ...

Poway High graduate reported missing

POWAY, Calif. – A family is asking for help Sunday in locating their 22-year-old daughter, who was last seen in University Heights Friday. Victoria "Tori" Long, a ...

Poway Unified gets earful from angry parents over data breach

Poway Unified School District officials received an earful from angry parents Wednesday during a meeting about sensitive student information that was ...

Poway High School Hosts Marching Band Tournament  Patch

Poway, CA - Local high school marching bands will compete in the 18th annual Poway Invitational Field Tournament.

Fundraiser Launched For San Diego Olympian Battling Cancer  San Diego, CA Patch

California Olympian Battling Cancer - San Diego, CA - Zhang Ouying, also known as Coach O by her students, was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.

Judge Rules In Favor Of Poway School In Anti-Gay T-Shirt Case

A federal judge has ruled in favor of Poway school officials in the case of siblings who claimed their constitutional rights were violated when one of them was ...

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

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

Student arrested after threat against La Jolla High  FOX 5 San Diego

A student was arrested in connection with a threat against La Jolla High School, according to the school's principal Friday.

Missing Poway High graduate found safe

SAN DIEGO – The search for a missing Poway High graduate ended Tuesday after she was found safe, police said. Victoria “Tori” Long, 22, has made contact ...

Hilltop Lancers move to the head of the class among Sweetwater district roller hockey teams  Star-News

The Hilltop Lancers haven't won any title yet but they continue to pick up wins in the early part of the season that has helped them compile an undefeated 6-0 ...

Serra High student arrested after threatening message found on bathroom wall  FOX 5 San Diego

A Serra High School freshman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of scrawling a threat about a school shooting in a restroom at the Tierrasanta campus.

Deputies: Poway student threatened mass shooting

POWAY, Calif. -- An email threatening that students and a teacher would be shot at a Poway middle school prompted deputies to take a 12-year-old boy into ...

Sisters deliver babies on same day, in same hospital, with same doctor  CBS 8 San Diego

The *content* of this article is sponsored by Palomar Health. To find out more, please visit the Palomar Health website. [Lara and Taliyah show off their newborns ...

Sheriffs: Julian High student posed no credible threat  FOX 5 San Diego

Deputies questioned a male student at Julian High School on Friday in relation to a threat that authorities determined was not credible.

How Opioid Addiction Caught San Diego Communities Unaware  KPBS

Opioid addiction has claimed thousands of lives in San Diego County. Understanding who is dying and how addiction has changed over the last 15 years is ...

Poway Teen Took Opiates, Marijuana Before Deadly Shooting: ME  NBC San Diego

A Medical Examiner's report released Wednesday confirmed a Poway teen found shot and unconscious took some form of opiate and marijuana before the fatal ...

New wave of school threats spurs heightened security  FOX 5 San Diego

Unsubstantiated online threats against San Diego High School and a middle school in Paradise Hills, plus a threatening message discovered in a bathroom stall ...

Local high schools ranked by violence & drug rates  KFMB News 8

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - How safe is your neighborhood high school? When incidents involving drugs and violence happen on campus, they get reported to the ...

Freshman questioned about possible threat at Torrey Pines High School  FOX 5 San Diego

Police are questioning a 14-year-old student about a possible threat to Torrey Pines High School.

Hilo High Robotics Team Advances to World Championships  Big Island Now

Friends of Hawai'i Robotics announces that Hilo High's Robotics team will advance to the World Championships and that Waialua High School was named the ...

VIDEO: Calif. teen with cerebral palsy lives out a dream, wrestles in varsity match  USA TODAY High School Sports

Jonathan Garcia was a team manager for the Del Norte (San Diego) wrestling team. His goal, though, was to one day compete on the mat. Last week, the ...

More holiday fun is available for all ages  The San Diego Union-Tribune

More activities are occuring in coming days for those of all ages to celebrate the winter holidays.

Grappling with Success  San Diego Reader

#“You play basketball, you play football — it doesn't work when you say you 'play wrestling.'” So sayeth Wayne. #Who's Wayne? That would be Wayne ...

Cheerleader Text Friend "I'm Hammered": Report  NBC San Diego

Crashes claim the lives of two more teens. Alcohol is suspected in both.

GoFundMe Page Launched for Coach O

World class soccer Olympian Zhang Ouying – Coach O to thousand of San Diego children during the past decade needs our help as she faces her toughest ...

Lahainaluna and Maui HS Win Robotics Awards  Maui Now

Although they did not reach the finals, two robotics teams from Maui earned awards at the 11th Annual FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and ...

Former Detective Key to Chelsea King Case Has Died  NBC 7 San Diego

A retired San Diego County Sheriff's Department detective who played a key role in the search for Poway teenager Chelsea King has died.

East County mat men mine five gold medals at CIF divisional finals ECC  The East County Californian

East County will be well represented on the mat at this weekend's San Diego Masters state-qualifying tournament at Olympian High School following last ...

Four South County mat men qualify for boys state wrestling tournament  Star-News

Four South County mat men will make the trek to Bakersfield's Rabobank Arena to compete in this weekend's boys state wrestling championships after ...

Teen accused of posting school threat on social media  FOX 5 San Diego

Detectives investigating a threat to a Carmel Valley high school made on social media have arrested a 17-year-old student at the school on suspicion of making ...

Quarterback rush: Tate Martell couldn’t wait to grow up  USA TODAY

A five-star prospect as a rising high school junior at Bishop Gorman, Tate Martell always has accelerated his football life.

Vigil held for Amber Dubois 9 years after her murder  FOX 5 San Diego

Family, friends and community members gathered Tuesday night to remember slain Escondido teen Amber Dubois.

‘Attentive’ officer thwarts alleged school shooting plot at SoCal high school  FOX 5 San Diego

A recent threat to commit a shooting at El Camino High School in South Whittier was thwarted thanks to a safety officer who overheard the "disgruntled" student ...

San Diego County School Districts Under The Wire To Draft Suicide Prevention Policies  KPBS

So far, 11 out of the 42 districts in San Diego County have attended workshops to draft their policies.

Grammy nominated cellist joins forces with the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra, at CCAE  Valley Roadrunner

Cello virtuoso Tina Guo, along with the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra (SDCYO), will be performing classical pieces as well as some of Tina Guo's most ...

Missing Poway Teen's Parents Cling to Hope  NBC San Diego

Chelsea King's father held up a post-it note taken from his daughter's bathroom.

Gatorade® National Boys Soccer Player Of The Year: Ousseni Bouda  PR Newswire

MILLBROOK, N.Y., June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 33rd year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced ...

Body Found In Barrel; School Lockdowns; Pier Jumper; Rocks Thrown At Trolley: San Diego County Police Log

San Diego County Police Log - Poway, CA - A look at some of this week's police, fire and courtroom incidents around Poway and across San Diego County.

2017 QB Tristan Hughes commits to Michigan as preferred walk-on  Maize n Brew

Tristan Hughes led San Diego (CA) Poway to a 10-2 record in the 2016 season.

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