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  • Poway’s red-light cameras turned off

    03/20/2013 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 10 replies
    Pomerado News ^ | March 14, 2013 | Steve Dreyer
    Red-light cameras at three Poway intersections were shut off Friday night to start a six-month trial period. Meeting Tuesday night, the City Council agreed to have the cameras turned off to judge whether their presence makes a difference in the number of accidents at the three intersections. City crews removed the related signs on Saturday. The red-light camera vendor, Rediflex, will not provide any services during the six-month test period, Heidermann said. The city has paid for the service through the end of March but will not be charged the $18,480 monthly fee during the balance of test period, he...
  • Authorities: Twin Peaks Middle School student suspected of threatening to shoot 23 students, teacher

    02/11/2013 9:17:43 AM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 25 replies
    10 News San Diego ^ | 02/10/2013
    POWAY, Calif. - A student at Twin Peaks Middle School in Poway is in custody, suspected of threatening a mass shooting at the school. According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, on Saturday morning, deputies from the Poway sheriff’s station learned about an email threat that had been sent to an administrator at Twin Peaks Middle School the night before. "The threat indicated that on Monday, Feb. 11, 23 students and a Twin Peaks Middle School teacher would be shot," said sheriff's Capt. Bill Donahue, who is with the Poway sheriff's substation. Surrounded by the superintendent of the Poway...
  • Residents Angry Over Poway Schools Loan

    08/22/2012 6:16:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 21 Aug 2012 | Rory Devine and R. Stickney
    Poway residents want to know how a financing plan for school construction could end up costing almost nine times what was borrowed. Poway Unified School District board members listened Monday night as residents voiced their concerns about the $105 million loan that could take taxpayers close to a billion dollars to repay. The loan is part of Proposition C, a bond measure passed by voters in 2008 to complete renovations and repairs to 24 aging school that began in 2002 under Proposition U. The district promised the property tax rate would not go up again but with property values in...
  • Poway Unified to Pay Nearly 10 Times What it Borrowed (CA District to Pay $1B for $105M School Bond)

    08/07/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | August 7, 2012 | Rory Devine and Lauren Steussy
    Poway Unified to Pay Nearly 10 Times What it Borrowed: Report District will begin financing the 40-year loan beginning in 2050 New school, new library, new technology – just a few examples of the renovations and repairs made to Poway Unified School District’s 24 aging schools starting in 2001 under Proposition U. To finish the job, Poway taxpayers passed Proposition C in 2008. Last year, as part of that bond, the district borrowed $105 million. It won’t begin paying it back until 20 years from now. With interest, that $105 million loan will end up costing taxpayers almost $1 billion...
  • 'Duke' Cunningham investigation now focused on defense contractor

    07/08/2006 5:53:17 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 7 replies · 481+ views
    AP - San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 8, 2006 | Allison Hoffman
    SAN DIEGO – The prosecutors who sent former U.S. Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham to jail for taking bribes now are focusing their attention on his friend Brent Wilkes, a San Diego defense contractor who won nearly $100 million in contracts in the past decade. Wilkes also has links to other corruption investigations. Cunningham was sentenced in March to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to taking $2.4 million in bribes – including payments for a 7,628-square-foot mansion, a Rolls-Royce and a 65-foot yacht – in return for funneling contracts to certain companies. Wilkes' lawyers have confirmed he...
  • Court says high school can enforce dress code against anti-gay T-shirt

    04/20/2006 7:02:14 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 44 replies · 1,589+ views
    Associated Press (via signonsandiego.com) ^ | April 20, 2006 | Paul Elias
    SAN FRANCISCO – A suburban San Diego teenager who was barred from wearing a T-shirt with anti-gay rhetoric to class lost a bid to have his high school's dress code suspended Thursday after a federal appeals court ruled the school could restrict what students wear to prevent disruptions. The ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addressed only the narrow issue of whether the dress code should be unenforced pending the outcome of the student's lawsuit. A majority of judges said, however, that Tyler Chase Harper was unlikely to prevail on claims that the Poway Unified...
  • Case of driver who ignored CHP officer goes to jury

    09/23/2004 5:34:58 AM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 31 replies · 1,255+ views
    Union-Tribune Publishing Co. ^ | September 23, 2004 | Dana Littlefield
    VISTA – Jurors began deliberating yesterday in the case of a Poway lawyer accused of not stopping for a CHP officer because she wanted to get her child to school on time. Stacy Taylor, 44, a patent lawyer, is charged with misdemeanor counts of evading a peace officer with reckless driving, child endangerment and resisting an officer. The charges stem from an incident Jan. 16 that started near the gated entrance to Fairbanks Ranch. At some point, Taylor drove away from a traffic stop at Circa del Norte and San Dieguito Road and drove about five miles to Del Mar...
  • SoCal Fire News Live Thread 10/27 - News updates/pics only!

    10/27/2003 6:23:56 PM PST · by Ladypixel · 137 replies · 3,192+ views
    My personal list of news and info on the California firestorms | 10/27/2003 | ladypixel
    Current Fires Active list for California, 6:19pm 10/27/03 (Updates welcome. Freepmail me or post 'em. I need all the help maintaining this list that I can get! Please, let's not discuss theories of how the fires started, or political debates of who should or should not be there... let's keep this thread as a fire-news only thread. Thank you!) Most recent total update: 1,100 homes lost in the southland. 325,000 acres burned. 30,000 homes still threatened by the fire. The list: Hemet fire, Riverside county. As of last heard report, 6500 acres burned. May have joined with the Mountain fire...