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Vista Irrigation District Offer Rebates Through Landscape Transformation Program

By   23 hours ago

Residential and Commercial Rebates Available Through New Landscape Transformation Program Vista Irrigation District customers can receive up to $2.75 per square foot for replacing lawns with WaterSmart landscaping as part of a new regional Landscape Transformation Program. Click here to estimate your rebate or call Brent Reyes at (760) 597-3107 for more information.

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Vista Historical Museum News and Events

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL Jack Larimer — Our annual ice cream social on Saturday, July 21, will have vendors for the third time. For the first time this year the vendors will be joined by members of the Vista Art Foundation who will show and sell their art. We will have all the ice cream and root beer floats you can eat for […]

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Pala Vista Park Review

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In late 2016, the City purchased three prominent parcels at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and Pala Vista Drive for future redevelopment of a City park. The 3 acre city-owned property is located along Civic Center Drive and Pala Vista drives, just north of the Sprinter station and Highway 78. This project is a […]

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Only Losers Litter Trash Walk Sunday

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Carl’s Jr – University Dr.  on Sunday at 17:00 to 18:30 1700 University Drive, Vista The Backfence Society and The Woman’s Club of Vista present: ONLY LOSERS LITTER TRASH WALK A community trash clean up walk. We plan to meet at the designated meeting spot and split into groups to divide and conquer cleaning up […]

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July Vista Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee Meeting

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Covers New Water Use Laws, Toll Road Problems, Rent Control and Much More… TR Robertson — Vista, CA …Usually held on the first Thursday of the month, moved to the second Thursday due to the Fourth of July, the monthly Government Affairs Meeting touched on many topics, even with small attendance for this month. Jeff […]

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Kids in the Garden class – Birds, Nests and Feathers

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July 14, 2018 – 10 am to noon – Kids in the Garden class – Birds, Nests and Feathers    Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is now in the ninth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music.    This […]

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Moonlight Stage Productions Presents San Diego Regional Premiere of DISNEY’S NEWSIES

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Vista, CA (July 2018) – On the very day that the newsboy strike began on July 18, 1899, Moonlight Stage Productions will open its second show of its summer season, DISNEY’S NEWSIES. The San Diego Regional Premiere production will run July 18 – August  4 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. This new American musical features a Tony Award-winning musical score […]

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When Pigs Fly BBQ Awarded Golden Fork 2018 Winners At Taste of Vista Most Popular Eatery

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TR Robertson — Vista, CA …What started out as an idea, that made Dale and Tammy Ginos a little nervous to begin, has continued to become a multi-award winning eatery in Downtown Historic Vista. For the second year in a row, When Pigs Fly BBQ has been awarded the Golden Fork Award from those who […]

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    Oceanside Public Library News

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    LEGO Building Program at Oceanside Public Library  The Oceanside Public Library presents Hey Hey Entertainment with their thousands of LEGO bricks on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 N Coast Highway.  This STEM program is super fun! There will be over 10,000 LEGO & Duplo blocks […]

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    YOUR FREE DAYS AT THE RACES START HERE!

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    Del Mar, CA …   Your best bet for a winning season at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club horse races starts with a Don Diego Amigo Club membership. For just $99 ($150 for two memberships), the Amigo Club provides free admission to every day of the summer (opening day: July 18th) and fall race meets, every […]

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    PUBLIC WORKSHOP AGRITOURISM STRATEGIC PLAN – TIER 1 ACTIVITIES

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    The City of Oceanside will conduct a public workshop on draft Tier 1 agritourism activities outlined in the Agritourism Strategic Plan. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 31 in the community room at the Libby Lake Community Center (4700 North River Road, Oceanside) from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. On November 1, 2017, the City Council directed staff […]

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    Art in the Village Celebrates its 20th Year

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    Art in the Village Features 110 Local and Regional Fine Artists  Carlsbad, CA — Held on the second Sunday every August, the Carlsbad Village Association’s (CVA) Art in the Village will return on August 12th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., bringing 110 local and regional fine artists for a one-day, open-air art show. Celebrating the dynamic art culture […]

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    PAWMICON – COSPLAY FOR A CAUSE – RETURNS TO HAZARD CENTER!

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    Helen Woodward Animal Center Orphan Pets Seek Superhero Adopters at 6th Annual Family-Friendly FREE Event… Rancho Santa Fe, CA –July  2018… As comic book enthusiasts prep the perfect costumes for this year’s Comic-Con Convention, local pets are busy creating their superhero “paws-tumes” for Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 6th Annual PAWmicon Convention. Per fan requests, the 2018PAWmicon will, once again, be held […]

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    San Diego Foundation Helps 876 Students Pursue Higher Education With $2.6 Million in Scholarships

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    San Diego, CA — July  2018 –  – The San Diego Foundation today announced more than $2.6 million in scholarships to 876 students pursuing higher education during the 2018-2019 school year. The scholarships are made possible through 143 unique funds established by donors through the Community Scholarship Program at The Foundation. According to research from the Public […]

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    Oceanside Public Library News

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    Lizard Wizard at Oceanside Public Library   The Oceanside Public Library presents the Lizard Wizard of San Diego on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Ave.  Stop by for a fun and educational experience during which children of all ages will be able to learn about and interact […]

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    Get Ready for Classic Country and Bluegrass – Puttin’ Down Roots

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    Get Ready for Classic Country and Bluegrass coming to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido for Puttin’ Down Roots on July 20th Local Americana Band Rosa’s Cantina Performs at this Month’s Free Music Series  Escondido, CA – July 2018 – Delve into the multicultural roots of American music with our Puttin’ Down Roots music series. This Americana music series […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron: California’s Economic Prosperity

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Though California is the world’s 5th largest economy, we must expand economic prosperity. With over 20% of our population living below the poverty line, we have the nation’s highest poverty rate. Our skilled labor shortage means that high-paying jobs often go unfilled and our job creation infrastructure, including career tech education, is lacking. […]

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      Landscape Transformation Program 

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      San Diego County homeowners can receive $2.75 per square foot to replace their water-wasting turf lawns with sustainable landscaping under a new program in Southern California.  The new Landscape Transformation Program was announced this week by both the San Diego County Water Authority and the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District. “Over the past few years, the water authority has helped […]

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      California, Cities Worldwide Push Automakers to Future Without Emissions

      By   5 days ago

      LOS ANGELES – Businesses, cities and the state of California are using their collective power to push automakers toward an electric future. This week, the Climate Group, an international organization dedicated to fighting global climate change, launched the “Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge” in cities around the world, including Los Angeles, London, New York and Paris. Lauren […]

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      South Vista Communities  – YOUR ACTION IS URGENTLY NEEDED. 

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      South Vista Communities               Our successful battle to defeat the billboards proposed for Vista will be for naught, if this measure passes.  It has already sailed through the State Assembly, supposed to go to the Senate on Aug. 6th.             YOUR ACTION IS URGENTLY NEEDED.             Please click below to take action (notice the beautiful roadway littered […]

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      Senator Bates to Host Resource Fair for Military Veterans

      By   5 days ago

      With Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton located in Oceanside and in the heart of California Senate District 36th, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will host a resource fair for veterans at the Veterans Association of North County (VANC). Camp Pendleton is the major West Coast base of the United States Marine Corps and when many of the […]

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      Senator Anderson Hosts a Free Grant Writing Workshop

      By   5 days ago

      On August 1st, 2018 Poway Mayor Steve Vaus and I will be hosting a free grant writing workshop with our partner California Consulting. The FREE grant writing workshop is an opportunity to learn about Federal, State and private foundation funding. It will be from 10:00 am-12:00pm in the Poway City Council Chambers (13325 Civic Center […]

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      Commentary on Senator Bates’ Senate Bill 1237

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      “Do Democrats in Sacramento really want to fix Prop. 13 problems?” SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) introduced Senate Bill 1237that would have fixed an ambiguity in Proposition 13 regarding a change of ownership of commercial property. As columnist Thomas D. Elias highlighted in his commentary published in The Orange County Register, Sacramento Democrats may not want to […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – Working for the District

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron — This session my legislative package deals with public safety, healthcare, government efficiency and rebuilding after the recent fires. Only some are highlighted here. Public safety bills include AB 2720, reducing recidivism rates by providing more services for youth on parole from state prison to help them successfully re-enter society. AB 1983 improves […]

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        Breakthrough – Thomas Calabrese

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        Saddle Up Thomas Calabrese … The Battle of Khe Sanh (21 January – 9 July 1968) was conducted in the  northwestern area of the Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), during the Vietnam War. The main US forces defending Khe Sanh Combat Base (KSCB) were two regiments of US Marines supported by elements from the United States Army and the United States Air Force. There were also a small […]

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        Grocery Grabs #16- Z Market

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         Alex Hughes  — July 2018 …. escaped the humid weather unscathed and ended up taking a trip over to Z-Market. It was a day of errands that I began with my weekly trash pickup over on South Santa Fe. I then visited the Vista Library to cool off. I managed to catch the 303 on time […]

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        The Three V Rule – Thomas Calabrese

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        Sucker for the Simple   Thomas Calabrese –The Marine reconnaissance unit was based in Nangarhar, Afghanistan and over the past three years, there had been nowhere more dangerous for American troops deployed overseas. Nangarhar is one of the few places that Americans routinely accompany Afghan forces into battle. One-third of the 21 U.S. service members […]

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        Suspicious Minds – Thomas Calabrese

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        A Little Less Conversation Thomas Calabrese — Vernon Presley was born on April 10, 1916 in Fulton, Mississippi, the son of Jesse Presley and Minna Clara Hellerman, a German immigrant.  Vernon’s father worked for the Union Pacific railroad and was gone most of the time and his mother spoke German or broken English as he was […]

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        Grocery Grabs #15- La Familia Market

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        Alex Hughes — June  2018….After going to El Torito Market in West Vista, I started to look toward Oceanside for some good Mexican markets. I came across one by the Crouch Street stop along the Sprinter tracks. I was familiar with the area, but I was hesitant to go. I knew that Crouch Street had […]

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        Payphone- Call #2

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          Alex Hughes –Payphone- Call #2.. June 2018..I was on my way to drop off some paint at Vista Paint over on the Shadowridge area of town and found a pay phone. I have been documenting a few over the last few months to see what condition they are in. This one caught my attention at […]

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        Thunder Down Under – Thomas Calabrese

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         The Silent and Deadly WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Tuesday, May18, 2018, that he was withdrawing the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Some European diplomats believed that America’s reneging on its commitment to the pact could cast the West into new confrontations with Tehran. The West ended three decades of sanctions and […]

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        Unknown Eater- Francisco’s Deli

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        Vista, CA — June 2018 ….On a sunny Sunday afternoon, I decided to try out a new place on North Santa Fe. I had already hit up Frank’s Mexican Grill, Santa Ana’s and Aguacates on the same street, but I had a few more places on my list. It was a small, hole-in-the-wall off of […]

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          North County MLB Highlights 7-16

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          David Willauer — Former Fallbrook Warrior Brandon Sandoval went 0 for 3 for the Mobile Bay Bears as they fell to the Jackson Generals by a 6-5 score. Former Fallbrook Warrior Reese Berberet went 1 for 4 with a triple for the Grand Junction Rockies as they fell to the Great Falls Voyagers by a […]

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          North County MLB Highlights for 7-13-18

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          David Willauer…Former Vista High Panther product Trevor Cahill coming off the disabled list made his start on the mound today as he pitched 3.2 innings gave up 3 hits 3 runs 3 earned 3 walks and 3 strikeouts for the Oakland A’s, didn’t get the win but the A’s won by a 6-4 score. Former […]

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          Recreation and Community Services Announces Girls Volleyball & Flag Football Registration

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          Girls Volleyball…Girls in grades 5-8 grade are invited to be part of the North County Volleyball League. Each participant will enjoy league play while gaining proficiency in skills such as setting, bumping and serving. Schedule and Registration Practice Sessions for Grades 5 & 6 4 pm – 5 pm / Mon & Wed / Aug […]

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          MLB Highlights for 7-6-18

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          Davis Willauer– Former Rancho Buena Vista and Palomar Comet Tony Wolters went 2 for 4 with a triple and a single, 2 runs scored and 3 rbi’s for the Colorado Rockies as they defeated the Seattle Mariners by a 7-1 score. Former Fallbrook Warrior product Brandon Sandoval went 1 for 4 with 1 run score […]

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          North County MLB Highlights for 6-23-18

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          David Willauer — Former Rancho Buena Vista and Palomar Comet Tony Wolters went 0 for 3 for the Colorado Rockies as they fell to the Miami Marlins by a 6-2 score. Former Fallbrook Warrior Mike Leake started on the mound today for the Seattle Mariners improves his record to 8-4 on the season and pitched […]

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          North County MLB Highlights for 6-21-18

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          David Willauer –Sports Contributor …Former Fallbrook product Brandon Sandoval went 1 for 3 with a run score for the Mobile Bay Bears as they were defeated by the Tennessee Smokies by a 4-2 score. Former San Diego Torero Kris Bryant went 1 for 4 with 1 run score but the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Chicago […]

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          North County MLB Highlights for Tuesday, June 12

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          David Willbauer–Contributing Writer ….Former Fallbrook Warrior Mike Leake won his 4th game in a row as his record improves to 7-3 on the season. He pitched 6 innings gave up 4 hits, 1 earned run, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts for the Seattle Mariners as they defeated the Anaheim Angels by a 6-3 score. Former Palomar […]

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          Tri City Christian and San Pasqual Win Their Respective Baseball Titles

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Monday, June 11, 2018….In a Division V Boys CIF Section Baseball Title that was played at the University of California at San Diego, the Golden Eagles from San Pasqual High School improved their record to 22-11 on the season as they scored 1 run in the 1st, 1 run in the third,  […]

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            Welk Theatre Begins New Season With The Beatles & The Plaids

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              TR Robertson — The Welk Theatre has completed their renovations to their iconic lobby and is now back and open for musical performances with a variety of productions. The lobby has been completely remodeled with new carpeting, a larger bar area, new seating and the Lawrence Welk memorabilia has been moved into new display cases. […]

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            “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum” a Hilarious Hit at North Coast Rep

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            TR Robertson It’s silly, a tad slapstick, slightly sexy, hilariously funny and a wonderful Sondheim musical comedy now on stage at Solana Beach’s North Coast Repertory Theatre and the final production for NC Rep’s 36th season. That comedy is “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, from a book by Burt Shevelove […]

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            “Queens” Makes West Coast Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

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              TR Robertson — Playwright Martyna Majok, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play “Cost of Living”, brings her play, “Queens” to the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse for the plays west coast premiere. The play centers on the struggles of a variety of immigrant women from a number […]

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            “The Lorax” Opens U.S. Premiere at The Old Globe

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            TR Robertson…The 1971 children’s book, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, is now a musical and on stage at The Old Globe Theatre’s Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in its U.S. Premiere after a critically acclaimed opening at The Old Vic in London. This simple book, with a simple story, has beneath it a story of […]

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            Cygnet Theatre Presents La Cage aux Folles

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            Two Nights Only Cygnet Theatre Presents La Cage aux Folles A Staged Concert Reading to Support Cygnet’s Artist Advocate Program SAN DIEGO – Cygnet’s 2018 Summer Benefit promises to be anything but a drag. For two nights only, the six-time Tony Award-winning musical La Cage aux Folles comes to Cygnet Theatre for a staged concert reading. Proceeds benefit […]

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            Join In On Food & Wine Tour Through Southern Italy & Sicily

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            Vista, CA — TR Robertson, Travel and Entertainment Writer for TheVistaPress.com, and his wife Carolyn are off and traveling again and would like you to join them on a 13 day Food & Wine Tour through Southern Italy and Sicily, with an optional 2 days to Naples. The Robertson’s have led numerous tours all over the […]

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            Star Repertory Theatre Presents The Musical Classic “Wizard of OZ”

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            STAR Repertory Theatre’s award-winning production team features local talent from 6 to 60 recreating the iconic characters created by L. Frank Baum SAN DIEGO, CA – JUNE 2018 | STAR Repertory Theatre is bringing the family-friendly classic “The Wizard of Oz” to stage at the Historic Lyceum Theatre in Downtown San Diego August 4-12.  Based […]

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            TWO UNIQUE PERFORMANCES ADDED TO 2018 LINEUP

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                ON SALE NOW!  TWO UNIQUE PERFORMANCES ADDED TO 2018 LINEUP  California literary treasure Anne Lamott and a holiday Windham Hill 30th Anniversary Tour add to the Balboa Theatre’s eclectic Fall & Winter lineup! ANNE LAMOTT  November 13, 7:30 pm, Balboa Theatre More Information Tickets start at $35 Best-selling author Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird) writes and speaks […]

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