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All In For Kids Holiday Drive

By   19 hours ago

Give the gift of community to our children this year by investing in the Boys & Girls Club of Vista. With your continued generosity and commitment, kids right here in our city will have what they most need – a safe place to play before and after school, expanded learning opportunities and mentors to help guide […]

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Encinitas 101 Holiday Street Fair

By   2 days ago

Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus three Entertainment Stages, Children’s Activites, Bike Valets, and a Beer Garden! Take advantage of free family fun, entertainment, a National Award Winning MainStreet and a traditional So-Cal beach town. Come shop for the holidays and support local artists and makers. Big thanks to our presenting […]

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Moonlight Amphitheatre Announces the 2018 Series at ClubM!

By   3 days ago

BREAKING NEWS! Announcing the 2018 Series at ClubM! Three divalicious stars of musical theatre are headed to ClubM, the Moonlight Amphitheatre’s intimate INDOOR cabaret venue. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 20 at Noon! Don’t delay, these concerts will sell-out quickly! Bets Malone: Broadway the BROAD Way  January 13, 2018 Doors Open at 6:30 pm Show at 7:30 […]

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Vista Pop Warner Panther Cheerleaders Need Help

By   3 days ago

Vista, CA Vista Pop Warner Panther Cheerleaders made it to the USA largest Cheer competition in Orlando Florida. These girls have worked hard to get this. It is an honor just to be in the running for this comeptition lead alone actually make it. This is the competition Every young cheerleader trains for up until […]

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“New Work 2017” Now on Display in Vista Civic Gallery in Civic Center

By   3 days ago

  TR Robertson….Currently on display in the Vista Civic Gallery is the photography of 28 artist chosen from 49 artist’s submissions and the awards chosen by Don Bartletti and Kelly Moncure. Bartletti is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist and Moncure is the Vista Public Art Commission’s Vice Chair and photo educator. The photography selected covers […]

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Announcing the 2018 Series at ClubM!

By   3 days ago

BREAKING NEWS! Announcing the 2018 Series at ClubM! Three divalicious stars of musical theatre are headed to ClubM, the Moonlight Amphitheatre’s intimate INDOOR cabaret venue. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 20 at Noon!  Don’t delay, these concerts will sell-out quickly!   Bets Malone: Broadway the BROAD Way January 13, 2018 – Doors Open at 6:30 pm – Show […]

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TJ Crossman’s Auto Repair Holiday Service Special

By   3 days ago

Don’t Be the Thanksgiving Turkey! Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year! Don’t get stranded on the busy roads. Come to TJ Crossman’s Auto Repair for a quick Holiday Service Special and complete vehicle inspection so you can get you and your family to your destination happy and safe! Holiday Service Special Change engine oil […]

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Vista Community Connections

By   3 days ago

from the City of  Vista November  2017 Roundabout Installation on Vale Terrace: A roundabout is being installed on Vale Terrace Drive at Ponderosa Drive. This will reduce speeding vehicles and improve the safety for pedestrians walking on the nature trail that extends across Vale Terrace. Construction will take 6-8 weeks.     Frozen Sing-A-Long: The Frozen Sing-A-Long Experience is coming to […]

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    Sip & Shop Downtown Oceanside Special Offer

    By   20 hours ago

                 $3 OFF THIS WEEKEND For the first 100 people who use the discount code [FACEBOOK]at checkout: save $3 per Sip & Shop Downtown Oceanside ticket. Offer ends at midnight on Sunday, Nov 19, 2017. BUY TICKETS Sip & Shop Downtown Oceanside next weekend!  Enjoy 15 Sip Stops and new craft beverages for $15!  […]

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    Discover Parks After Dark

    By   2 days ago

      Fall is here so grab your woolies and discover County parks after dark. Three night sky events take place during Veterans Day weekend, another two the following weekend, and yet a sixth on Nov. 25. If November is just too busy for you, Parks scheduled two events for early and mid-December too. All of […]

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    Picture Book Author and Illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo to Speak

    By   3 days ago

    At the Poway Community Library Dec. 2 for One Book, One San Diego Event  San Diego, CA – Award-winning author and illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo will speak about her critically acclaimed picture book “My Beautiful Birds” at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Poway Community Library, 13137 Poway Road. Go to www.kpbs.org/birds to RSVP for this free event. “My […]

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    Southern California Drivers Can Pay Traffic Tickets Online

    By   3 days ago

    TIKD’s​ ​ Expansion​ ​ to​ ​ Southern​ ​ California​ ​ Provides​ ​ Drivers​ ​ with​ ​ a​ ​ More Convenient,​ ​ Affordable​ ​ Way​ ​ to​ ​ Handle​ ​ Traffic​ ​ Tickets​ ​ Online  (November 2017) – Southern California drivers are now receiving much needed help in protecting their driving records from negative actions as […]

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    North Island Credit Union Announces Teacher Grants Benefiting Students Across San Diego County

    By   3 days ago

    San Diego, CA – November 14, 2017 – North Island Credit Union (North Island) has announced the recipients of its Fall 2017 Teacher Grants assisting educators in funding innovative learning opportunities for their students. Each recipient will receive $500 to use towards their class projects. The Fall 2017 CCU San Diego County Teacher Grant recipients […]

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    Don’t Forget Your “Hairspray” at The Star Theater!

    By   3 days ago

    Suze Diaz …Can you imagine a time when it was forbidden to DANCE with someone just because they had a different skin color than you? It seems unthinkable that something as enjoyable as dancing with someone different than you could be considered a crime. But in the 1960s, sadly, that was a way of life. […]

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    Things Are Heating Up Regarding McClellan-Palomar Airport 20 Year Master Plan

    By   4 days ago

    Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 7pm   Palomar Airport Advisory Committee (PAAC) Meeting. City of Carlsbad Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad 92008 County “comprehensive presentation” regarding the proposed McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ) Master Plan PLEASE ATTEND! It is critical for the PAAC and the County to know CARLSBAD IS WATCHING! Our new group, Citizens 4 a Friendly Airport, will be […]

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    Holiday Sing-A-Long Concerts At Oceanside Public Library

    By   4 days ago

    Oceanside, CA -The Sunset Strummers Ukulele Band will bring holiday music to the Oceanside Public Library! They will perform their festive and interactive show at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Ave, on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2 p.m, and at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway, on Saturday, December 9 at 11 a.m.  The band will […]

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      CA Manufacturers & Technology Association Recognizes Senate GOP Leader Bates “Champion of Manufacturing”

      By   3 days ago

      SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) has recognized her as a “Champion of Manufacturing” in its 2017 Manufacturing Vote Record. The association represents 400 businesses from the entire manufacturing community – an economic sector that generates more than $230 billion every year and employs more […]

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      “Good Jobs” Now Require More Than a High School Diploma

      By   6 days ago

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Almost two-thirds of workers in California don’t have a bachelor’s degree – but only 37 percent of them have a “good job,” according to a new report. Researchers from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce teamed up with JP Morgan Chase to study the kinds of jobs that help expand […]

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      Senator Anderson’s Veteran Resource List

      By   1 week ago

      Dear Friends, As one of the most significant holidays of the year is quickly approaching, Veterans Day, I would like to thank all of our former service members for the courage and bravery they displayed in ensuring that those at home were safe and sound. Whether your service was in peacetime or wartime, you stepped […]

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      Unique San Diego Agriculture

      By   1 week ago

      Assemblymember Marie Waldron …. More than 14% of the nation’s agricultural exports come from California.  We produce over one third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of our fruits and nuts. Contrary to what many in Northern California may think, much of California’s abundance originates in our region. Our farms and farmers are unique in many […]

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      Advocate for Local Businesses & Jobs Gives Anderson Perfect Score

      By   1 week ago

      CalChamber is a non-for-profit organization committed to “helping California businesses survive and thrive”.  SACRAMENTO – State Senator Joel Anderson scored a perfect “16-0” in accordance with the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) on its 2017 Vote Record that was released last Friday. Senator Anderson was one of 10 that received the perfect score out of the […]

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      CalChamber Recognizes Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates

      By   2 weeks ago

      Standing Up for Jobs: CalChamber Recognizes Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates with Perfect Score SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today announced that she compiled a perfect score (16-0) from the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) in its 2017 Vote Record. CalChamber is a non-profit organization representing more than 14,000 companies of all […]

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      Our Backyard Friends

      By   2 weeks ago

       Assemblymember Marie Waldron… California is a great state with a rich diversity of native wildlife.  In the mid-1980’s, I took Project Wildlife training as a native songbird rehabilitator, and have rescued many orphaned baby birds or injured adults through the decades. This session my AB 1031, signed into law, creates the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund setting […]

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      Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates Earns Perfect Score

      By   3 weeks ago

       Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association for Defending Taxpayers Score Shows Commitment to Protecting Californians from Higher Taxes SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (Laguna Niguel) today announced that she received a perfect 100 percent score (“A” grade) from the nonpartisan Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) in its 2017 Legislative Report Card. HJTA is one of the […]

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        El Pavo – Thomas Calabrese

        By   19 hours ago

        A.K.A. The Turkey Thomas Calabrese….. The Navy Seal Team boarded the Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk stealth helicopter on the deck of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ronald Reagan at 0400 hours in the Mediterranean Sea. They were forty six miles off shore from Tripoli, Libya. Their mission was to retake the Safwa Hotel currently being held by a […]

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        OPINION – University Senate at San Diego State University

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        Last week the University Senate at San Diego State University voted 52-15 in favor of a “resolution to eliminate the mascot and form a task force to investigate the Aztec identity.” As a 2003 graduate and Aztec for life, I could not disagree more with this decision — especially since the SDSU student council voted 14-12 in […]

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        Grocery Grabs #3: Salsa Market

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        Alex Hughes …. November  2017 –  Salsa is a word when I think about a great citrusy dip with jalapenos, onions, cilantro etc. Don’t forget the chips! However, there is a market by this name alongside North Santa Fe in Vista. The name was definitely a change to the basic ones that I had seen previously. […]

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        Coop’s Pulled Pork Tamale Wins at the Escondido Tamale Festival!

        By   6 days ago

         Alex Hughes…  November 13, 2017 – Many vendors gathered this past Saturday to offer their best tamales to the thousands of visitors at Grape Day Park in the hopes of winning this year’s Tamale Festival. There were many options to choose from such as beef, chicken, pork as well as vegan and vegetarian options. However, not […]

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        Energy Warrior – Thomas Calabrese

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        Thank You Thomas Calabrese…. Richard ‘Rick’ Torrance Jr. was born and raised in San Marcos, California. His father, Richard Sr. bought the family home, a fixer upper on Carlo Street in 1990 and spent the next ten years renovating and upgrading the structure. Rick was the oldest of three children, his mother worked for the Vista […]

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        Facts and History of our National Holiday – Veterans Day

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            TR Robertson This Friday we once again honor our military veterans with the celebration of a National holiday established some years ago in commemoration of veterans from all areas of military service past and present. Many take part in the celebration, but do not know the facts, trivia and history surrounding this holiday. […]

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        Unknown Eater – Let Me Be Frank at Frank’s Mexican Grill

        By   2 weeks ago

          Unknown Eater … Snagging lunch before I went off to school, I decided to check out a new place by the name of Frank’s Mexican Grill and Cheeseburgers. It was tucked away from North Santa Fe by the Vista Adult School and the Academy of Performing Arts. Fairly inconspicuous if you ask me. The building […]

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        The Big Z – Thomas Calabrese

        By   2 weeks ago

        Red on White Thomas Calabrese….Ensign Charles ‘Chuck’ Ryerson received his orders for South Vietnam and in two weeks he was scheduled to fly out. His background seemed like the perfect resume for the ‘Brown Water Navy.’ Chuck grew up in Bessemer, Alabama on the banks of the muddy Warrior River and he felt completely comfortable […]

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          Jeff Tuttle’s 4 TD’s Paces Undefeated Mission Hills win Over Grossmont 52-42

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           David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer–After a 49-48 win over the Foothillers of Grossmont High School in last years CIF quarter final round down in El Cajon, the miracle Grizzlies of Mission Hills pulled a rabbit out of the hat but on the key plays on the passing of Jeff Tuttle as the Utah bound quarterback  had […]

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          High School Prep Football

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          San Pasqual Golden Eagles 27, Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns 25 One of Division 3’s second round playoff games features both a rivalry and a rematch all in one as the 6-5 Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns take on the 6-4 San Pasqual Golden Eagles. Tri-City Medical North County Game of the Week: San Marcos Knights 41, […]

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          Walk In Registration Dates – RBVLL

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          WALK IN REGISTRATION DATES RBVLL BOARD ROOM November 18th 10:00 am-1:00 pm (Must be paid in full $10.00 Early Registration Discount Applied) December 9th 10:00 am-1:00 pm (Must be paid in full $10.00 Early Registration Discount Applied) January 4th 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (Regular Price) (After January 4th $20.00 Late Registration Fee Applied) *** January 13th 10:00 am-12:00 pm ($20.00 Late Registration Fee Applied)  

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          Vista High School Field Hockey Report

          By   5 days ago

          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-In a CIF Division I Quarterfinal Field Hockey contest, the Lady Panthers of Vista High School defeated the Lady Mavericks of  LaCosta Canyon by a 1-0 overtime score. In the shoot-out the Lady Panthers outscored LaCosta Canyon 3 games to 1.  The Vista goal scorers were Alana Byrd, Sophie Gonzales, Kylie Brooks. […]

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          Palomar women win at San Jacinto Tournament

          By   5 days ago

          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-19 points by former Mission Hills products Monica Todd and 13 by Nikki Mayoral paced the Lady Comets of Palomar at 4-0 to a 69-66 win over Mount San Jacinto. The Lady Comets will be hosting a 3 day tournament starting this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday called the Palomar Classic.

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          SDSU Men’s Basketball Signs Trio to National Letters of Intent

          By   6 days ago

          Signees to be on campus for 2018-19 campaign SAN DIEGO – San Diego State men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher announced the signing of Jordan Campbell, Joel Mensah and Nathan Mensah to National Letters of Intent. The trio will be on campus in time for the 2018-19 academic year. Campbell is a 6-2, 160-pound guard out […]

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          Currie Thompson & Matt Romero Pace Palomar In Win Over Tival Grossmont

          By   1 week ago

           David A. Willauer-In one of the most played junior college football rivals in Southern California, the Comets of Palomar improve their record at 5-5 on the season as they defeated the Griffins of Grossmont by a very close 17-14 score. In the first quarter, the Comets jumped out to an 8-0 lead on Currie Thompson’s […]

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          Furious Andrade’s 36 Yard Interception Return Sparks Oceanside Victory

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Friday, November 10, 2017-Oceanside High School-Oceanside, CA:  In a game with a lot of turnovers, interceptions and miscues the Pirates found a way after trailing 13-7 came back and led for good on Furious Andrede’s 36 yard interception. Alex Miller’s (4 completions of 6 yards for 102 yards) threw a 32 yard […]

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            “A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE MUSICAL” At WELK RESORTS THEATRE

            By   2 days ago

              Escondido, CA –November  2017— In the Welk tradition of bringing family-style Christmas productions to its stage, the Welk Resort Theatre will present “A Christmas Carol” for this holiday season, beginning November 17th and running through December 31st. A Christmas Carol, the spectacular on-stage musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ quintessential story. Broadway heavy hitter, Alan Menken (music composer for Disney’s Beauty and […]

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            Nature, Ghosts and a Young Girl Help Solve Mysteries in “The Secret Garden” at NVA

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            R Robertson …. Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre is currently staging a Gothic mystery with the Tony Award winning musical “The Secret Garden”. The musical is based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with music by Lucy Simon and book and lyrics by Marsha Norman. Norman is a Pulitzer Prize winner and Simon is […]

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            Relationships Abound in Scripps Ranch Production of “The Season of Love”

            By   3 days ago

            TR Robertson  …The newest play at Scripps Ranch Theatre, on the Alliant International University campus, will take the audience through a range of emotions dealing with lost relationships, new relationships and possible relationships. The play, written by Jim Caputo, is a both a humorous and thought provoking look at one of the most complex and […]

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            “Living on Love” a Fun Journey through a Misguided Marriage

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            TR Robertson …. Any mark of a good play is based on the performance of the actors. There is no doubt that the actors performing in Broadway Vista’s newest play, “Living on Love” are not only good, but they are having a really good time on stage. San Diego’s Biggest Little Live Theatre is currently staging […]

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            Old Globe & University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program Presents Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliette

            By   6 days ago

            ROMEO AND JULIET- By William Shakespeare – Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg RUNS: Nov. 11 – Nov. 19, 2017 – Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre – Conrad Prebys Theatre Center SAN DIEGO (October  2017)—The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William […]

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            “Living On Love” at Broadway Theatre

            By   6 days ago

            November 9th through the 26th, 2017 …When a demanding diva discovers that her larger-than-life maestro husband has become enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, she hires a young scribe of her own. Sparks fly silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in an unexpected ways in this delightful and […]

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            “Hand to God” At Lyceum Both Shocks and Entertains Audience

            By   2 weeks ago

            TR Robertson…If you plan on including “Hand to God” as part of your play going experience you need to be aware of what you are going to see unfolding on stage. The San Diego premiere of the most produced play in America should probably have at least a PG-17 rating, if not an R rating. It will shock […]

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            New Works Reading Series At North Coast Repertory Theatre

            By   3 weeks ago

            Solana Beach, CA:  The New Works Reading Series returns to North Coast Repertory Theatre with Traitor or Patriot? by Judge H. Lee Sarokin on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30pm. Traitor or Patriot? tells the story of two friends – government employees – that develop opposite views concerning disclosing corruption.  During the course of their work, […]

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