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In Our Own Backyard

Old Poway Park – An Adventure is Waiting for You
6 years ago

Old Poway Park – An Adventure is Waiting for You

By  •  In Our Own Backyard

With its picturesque setting, it is no wonder that people flock to Old Poway Park for a picnic or to ride on the train that loops around the park. However, …
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How the Middle Class Lived?
6 years ago

How the Middle Class Lived?

By  •  In Our Own Backyard

Can you imagine living in an 1880-era farmstead in Southern California?

The Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead provides visitors the opportunity to peek into the world of Inland North County’s earliest …
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Blue Sky Ecological Reserve
6 years ago

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

By  •  In Our Own Backyard

The first thing many visitors notice is just how quiet it is.

Located just off busy, traffic-laden Espola Road in Poway, the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve – a 700-acre oak-lined …
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Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center Rich in Local History
6 years ago

Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center Rich in Local History

By  •  In Our Own Backyard

At least 1,000 years ago, a people called the Kumeyaay lived throughout what is now San Diego County and Baja California. During that time, the Pauwai Valley was occupied by …
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Miramar Reservoir Provides Nearby Fishing, Recreation
7 years ago

Miramar Reservoir Provides Nearby Fishing, Recreation

By  •  In Our Own Backyard

Considered one of the most beautiful spots in San Diego, Miramar Reservoir is owned, operated and maintained by the City of San Diego.

Located in the Scripps Ranch community, the …
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Superfest Event Saturday in 4S Ranch
7 years ago

Superfest Event Saturday in 4S Ranch

By  •  Businesses, In Our Own Backyard, Local

Several professional athletes — including Adrian Gonzalez, Heath Bell, Nick Hundley, Jacques Cesaire, former heavyweight boxing champion Chris Byrd and more – will share their secrets on how to play …
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Bloody Battle, Famous Names
7 years ago

Bloody Battle, Famous Names

By  •  In Our Own Backyard

Nearby Mexican-American War Battlefield Park A Significant Part of California History

Not many actual battlefields exist in Southern California, but one of the few is within easy driving distance of …
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Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
7 years ago

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

Canyon Preserve Offers Historic Adobe, Unique Plants, Birds, Animals – and a Cascading Waterfall

It is so close – yet seemingly a world away from the freeways, the noise and …
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Watching with Wonder as Winged Adventurers Soar

It’s a rare sight in most areas, but 4S Ranch, Santaluz and other nearby neighborhoods see it often: A hang glider or paraglider riding the wind near Black Mountain.

What many local residents may not realize is that the venue from which these airborne enthusiasts launch has a name (Little Black), a “Pilot in Command” (Lori McBride), a “Straight Line” hang gliding record (36 miles, established in 1986 by Glen Volk), and a…..   Read more…

Where to Feed the Ducks – Lake Poway!

Located less than seven miles from 4S Ranch, Lake Poway Recreation Area boasts an amazing number of family-oriented activities and attractions. Visitors can rent boats and ride horses, enjoy a picnic or play volleyball. They can bike and hike, or fish and frolic in the ample park areas.

And, of course, they can feed the ducks.

Lake Poway certainly has something for…    Read more…