Danielle Van Dam, Ninth Street, Steve Vaus, Poway Unified, district elections, the rodeo, Twin Peaks
- Dad’s is probably the most famous barroom in America, at least this week, and what goes on here is probably not what you think goes on here. I don’t know what, exactly, I thought the place would be like other than I had some vague idea of a swingers bar — whatever that is — with a lot of Hollywood touches like spinning disco balls and Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd in loud clothes, cruising for chicks. After all, it’s Poway. Who knows anything about Poway?
- By John Brizzolara, Aug. 1, 2002
- When you drive along Mountain Pass Road in suburban Sabre Springs and you go by the two-story van Dam house, it’s difficult to believe that a few minutes before 8:30 on Friday night, February 1, 2002, 39-year-old Brenda van Dam was standing out in the garage attached to this home and lighting up a joint.
- By Jill Underwood, John Brizzolara, Ken Leighton, Sue Greenberg, Aug. 1, 2002
- I'm a taxi cab driver, and I spend a lot of time driving around, thinking Why, oh why, oh why is there a Ninth Street in Poway -- but no First, Second, Third, etc? Could I be mispronouncing this road, and it's really named after Joe Ninth?
- -- Larry Rotolo, on the road
- By Matthew Alice, Dec. 11, 2003
- Poway: “The City in the Country.” I was born and raised in Poway, and I can tell you that the slogan has never been accurate. At the time of Poway’s incorporation in 1980, any passer-by could spend all day searching for a city. By now, the country is the elusive part.
- By Alana Firl, Dec. 24, 2003
- Steve Vaus has twice been nominated for Grammys for children’s records released in 2007 and 2008. He wrote the Jerome’s and Barona Casino TV jingles, and he’s done studio work for Willie Nelson, Kim Carnes, and Randy Travis. Critics suggest Vaus has found a new way to push his two new albums and an upcoming concert he’s promoting: he is spearheading a recall of Poway councilwoman Betty Rexford.
- By Ken Leighton, Nov. 11, 2009
- Public advocacy group San Diegans for Open Government has filed a lawsuit against the Poway Unified School District over the hiring of the district's new superintendent Marian Kim-Phelps in March of this year. According to the complaint, board of trustees meeting wherein trustees officially hired Kim-Phelps was nothing but a show. In fact, Poway Unified and its trustees had already decided to hire Kim-Phelps behind closed doors.
- By Dorian Hargrove, April 28, 2017
- As the candidate filing period opened July 16 for elected offices across the county, including seats for two new Poway council districts, a lawsuit filed to stop the new districts went back to court. Malibu attorney Kevin Shenkman sent a demand letter to the city of Poway on June 7, 2017 alleging “racially polarized voting” existed and demanded Poway change their election process to comply with the California Voting Rights Act.
- By Eric Bartl, July 27, 2018
- It’s rodeo time: seven seconds of hell on an angry bull. That’s what many San Diegans picture when they think of Poway. But times have changed in the “City in the Country,” as old-time Kiwanistas and Rotarians call it. Though it’s still a stop on the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association’s annual barnstorm, you’re more like to see a mega-buck estate than a bucking bronco nowadays, unless it’s late September.
- By Moss Gropen, Sept. 4, 2019
- Twin Peaks, a scruffy, boulder-studded promontory rising amid Poway's suburban streets, is less known for its own existence than for the street named after it: Twin Peaks Road. At the close of a warm summer day it's worth taking a couple of hours to climb to the summit, poke in and around the fractured outcrops of rock, and stand on the breezy summit to admire the inclusive view of Poway and its environs.
- By Jerry Schad, July 29, 1999
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