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Human Trafficking Awareness Walk Held On Saturday

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Rhea Mursalin….The unusual sounds of honking horns filled the air in Downtown Vista last Saturday afternoon as drivers demonstrated their support towards ending Human Trafficking. This was due to a relatively large group of individuals that converged at the Wave Waterpark and walked together holding signs that read, ‘Honk to Stop Human Trafficking!’ The event […]

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Gloria McClellan Senior Center Events

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Join the Sunset Strummers Ukulele Group The Sunset Strummers Ukulele Group has openings!  Do you play the ukulele or would you like to learn?  Beginning classes held at the Gloria McClellan Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista, on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.  Intermediate and performing classes held Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. No charge for class/lessons.  […]

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Public Input Sought in Planning Pala Vista Park

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Help Plan Pala Vista Park l Community Meetings March 15 & 24 The public is invited to attend a community meeting on March 15 or March 24 at the Civic Center to share their vision and ideas on how the new Pala Vista Park should look. The future park site is located on the corner of Civic Center […]

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Cultural Caravan Announces Schedule For January, February, March Excursions

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January 23: Bowers Museum and Anaheim Packing House January 25: In Our Backyard, Vista Culinary Academy January 28: Disney on Ice February 1: Shen Yun February 3: San Diego Symphony presents Tchaikowsky February 5: Walking Club, Discovery Lake February 6: San Diego Botanic Garden February 13: Baps Swaminarayan Tour February 17: San Diego Gulls Ice Hockey February 20: Historical Tour of Redlands February 24: Dublin Irish […]

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Walking Club Announces Upcoming Dates

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  Join Culture Caravan’s winter and spring Walking Club. Cost for each walk is $21 and includes roundtrip transportation from Vista, tour guides, and breakfast at a café (not included in the fee). Upcoming walks: Hosp Grove Park on Feb. 15; Buena Vista Audubon on March 5; and Lake Calaveras on April 9. To register, […]

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CERT Educates Residents For Disasters Register Now!

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The City of Vista Fire Department encourages residents to train and prepare themselves for emergency situations by enrolling in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will have to prioritize the use of their response resources. Individual preparedness, as well as the ability […]

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2018 “Table Top Auctions” Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

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We will start accepting Consignments for the January 27 Auction from Monday, January 22 to Friday, January 26. We will NOT accept any Auctions Lots on Saturday, January 27. The Auction is open to the public, anyone may come and consign items or come to the Auction to shop. It is held indoors all day, […]

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Vista Village Business Association News

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Vista Community Clinic presents Family Fun Day with Health & Safety Education  in Vista Village on February 24th! Vista Community Clinic has partnered with the Vista Village Business Association to present Family Fun Day  with Health & Safety Education on Saturday, February 24th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the Vista Village Shopping Center along Main […]

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    The Miracle of Independence with Canine Companions

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    Suze Diaz …At times, circumstances in life can lead people to different destinations. A few might happen upon a situation where they lose their independence and be deprived of their ability to physically take care of themselves. It’s disheartening to imagine not being able to open a door, answer a phone call, pickup a set […]

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    Don Diego Offers Whopping $73,000 n College Scholarships

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     ToO 35 Outsatanding Students In San Diego Area- Deadline March 19th, 2018  Del Mar, CA …        In 2018, Don Diego Scholarship Foundation will award a record $73,000 in college scholarships to 35 outstanding students who reside in the San Diego area and have participated in the San Diego County Fair and/or other activities associated with […]

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    San Marcos State of the City Address – Wednesday March 7th

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    4th Annual STATE of the CITY ADDRESS featuring the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Member Recognition Luncheon 11 AM to 1:30 PM California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) University Student Union Ballroom (USU) The San Marcos Chamber’s Board of Directors invites you to join Mayor James Desmond, Vice Mayor Rebecca Jones, San Marcos City Council members Kristal Jabara, Sharon Jenkins, and […]

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    What’s Up In Downtown Oceanside

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    Check out these events and programs happening in Downtown Oceanside over the next two weeks: Dream Catcher Workshop Jan. 21, Gypsy Soul Dreaming Make a boho dream catcher this Sunday. Scheduled from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to give you plenty of time, this workshop is $40 with all materials provided. SIGN UP Locals Night Jan. 22, 29, Hello […]

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    State of the City, State of Housing Affordability

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    During last week’s State of the City speech, Mayor Kevin Faulconer laid out a bold housing agenda that adopted a number of recommendations from Circulate San Diego. In January 2017, Circulate San Diego released a report titled “Transit Oriented Development.” In that report, we outlined a variety of city-wide policies that could be adopted to promote […]

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    North County San Diego’s Women’s March for 2018

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    Rhea  Mursalin…With its theme of ‘Reclaiming our power,’ thousands of women, men, and children gathered to demonstrate their views on social, as well as political, issues at Palomar College, in participation of North County San Diego’s Women’s March for 2018. This march, hosted by the North County San Diego Women in Solidarity, brought out a […]

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    McClellan-Palomar Airport Master Plan Released for Public Comment

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    The County of San Diego Thursday released a proposed Master Plan Update that will guide future development at McClellan-Palomar Airport along with its draft environmental study for a 45-day public review period scheduled to end March 5. The County has been working to create the new master plan for four years, working with the public, […]

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    GFWC Contemporary Women to Participate in local Art Festival

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      Members of GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) are very artistic volunteers!  We are crafters, photographers and our artists work in all types of mediums- water color, pencil and oil.    CWONC members will be sharing their talents at the upcoming GFWC Palomar District Art Festival on February 27th at Templars Hall, Old Poway Park,  Poway.  For Festival information- www.gfwcpalomardistrict.org  and click on ART FESTIVAL […]

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      2018 Lyft Economic Impact Report

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       Finds Lyft Passengers Generated $73 Million in Additional Spending for San Diego’s Local Businesses New Lyft Report Sheds Light on Local Consumer Spending, Travel Patterns and the Driver Community  SAN DIEGO (Jan. 16, 2018) – The 2018 Economic Impact Report released today by Lyft highlights that the San Diego economy saw an additional $73 million in […]

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      Senator Anderson – Federal Assistance Available for the Lilac Fire Victims

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      Dear Friends, I just wanted to make sure you are aware that President Trump’s major disaster declaration has resulted in Federal resources being made available to victims of the Lilac Fire, and as I receive information I will share it with you to assist those who are recovering from the Lilac Fire. Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

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      Senator Patricia Bates To Host Housing Crisis Discussion January 26th In Carlsbad

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      SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) in partnership with the Building Industry Association of San Diego County, will host a discussion on California’s housing crisis on Friday, January 26, in Carlsbad. The discussion is open to the public, but people are asked to RSVP to Senator.Bates@senate.ca.gov or call 760.642.0809 as space is limited. WHO: Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron “Rising From The Ashes”

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron …The Lilac fire burned 4,100 acres and destroyed 157 structures in the Bonsall and Fallbrook areas. Among these were 75 homes located in Rancho Monserate, a close-knit community that saw almost one-third of its homes destroyed. As a result of the Lilac, Thomas and other recent fires, new legislation is being introduced […]

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      Senator Bates: A Discussion on California’s Housing Crisis

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      Save the Date! How Can California Lower Housing Costs? A Discussion on California’s Housing Crisis Friday, January 26, 2018 – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sheraton Carlsbad – 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad

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      Children’s Advocates Praise Brown’s Proposed Budget

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      SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown’s new $131.7 billion budget is earning praise from children’s advocates because of the investments it makes in supporting health and combating poverty. The budget includes $26.7 million for a voluntary pilot program to send community health workers to visit struggling families. Kelly Hardy, senior managing director of health policy at […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron “Protecting Prop 13”

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron …As your Assemblymember, I work hard in Sacramento to fight taxes, fees and overreaching regulations. During my 14-years on the Escondido City Council, I never supported a tax increase and continue to support hardworking families and businesses. Fortunately, Proposition 13, which limits yearly property tax increases to 2% for every property owner, […]

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      Chavez Announces Congressional Run As Issa Retires

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      OCEANSIDE — Assemblyman Rocky Chávez, a retired Marine Corps Colonel, today said he is entering the race to succeed Congressman Darrel Issa, who has announced his retirement. Issa has represented the 49th Congressional District since 2003, which includes portions of both San Diego and Orange Counties. “It’s time we come together and focus on progress, not partisan politics […]

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        Sell High By Damnit! – Thomas Calabrese

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        Larger Than Life Thomas Calabrese… Louis ‘Sweet Lou’ Saladino grew up in a predominately Italian neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri called the ‘North End’ in the 1950’s. The eldest of five children whose parents immigrated from Sicily Italy, he was blessed with dark wavy hair, finely chiseled facial features, an engaging smile and golden olive […]

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        Dangerous Holiday – Thomas Calabrese

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        Take It To The Next Level Thomas Calabrese…. It was midnight on February 11th in Rio de Janeiro and the carnival festivities filled the city with dancing, samba music and thousands of partygoers. Connor Riggs arrived five days earlier and was in his hotel room on the 12th floor at the Grand Hyatt, unconcerned with the […]

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        Monsoon-er Rather Than Later – Thomas Calabrese

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        Mud, Blood and Misery Thomas Calabrese … It was late August and several Marines were sitting on their torn and barely upright canvas cots in the plywood and corrugated metal hooch on Hill 327 when PFC Kellen turned to Sergeant Hudson, “When are the monsoons coming?” “Let me show you something,” Sergeant Hudson gestured to the […]

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        Wild Fire- Thomas Calabrese

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        Blazing Fast Thomas Calabrese …  Tess Overton rolled over in her bed, opened her eyes and saw the clock on her nightstand; it was 3:45am. Her alarm was set for 4am, but she had been getting up early for so long that she always awakened before it had a chance to ring. She had intended […]

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        Rudy’s Slay Ride – Thomas Calabrese

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          Ho, Ho, Ho, Hold On On April 14, 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the government secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria by Boko Haram fighters.  Officials from the capital city of Abuja repeatedly tried to negotiate for the release of the young girls, but the terrorist organization was adamant about their […]

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        Hot Lead Justice – Thomas Calabrese

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        Boot Hill  Thomas Calabrese….The Hill family left Liberty, Missouri on April 18, 1886 and headed west on the Santa Fe Trail. It was not decided on whether they would go to Arizona or continue on to California, but they had plenty of time to decide, for they would be on the trail for over a […]

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        If It Wasn’t For The Dogs – Thomas Calabrese

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        Where would they be now? Thomas Calabrese …Kit Connolly grew up on a small ranch in Lassen County that was located sixty five miles south of Susanville in Northern California. From the time that she was old enough to walk, she began helping her father, mother and two older brothers with chores around the sixty […]

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        Night Fire – Thomas Calabrese

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        Happy Days Are Here Again Thomas Calabrese…  Fifty Army Rangers from the Third Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment landed by helicopter in the Mohmand Valley located in the Nangahar Province of Afghanistan. ISIS-K headquarters was two thousand meters away and the Rangers expected a very tough fight and their expectations were exceeded. They began taking small arms […]

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          Tri-City Christian Boys Varsity Soccer Team Notches Win Against Pacifica

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          Jordan Comma, Matthew Citron, and Cal Martoccia combine for comeback victory   Vista, California – January 2018 – The Tri-City Christian’s Boys Varsity Soccer Team hosted Santa Monica’s Pacifica Christian Friday evening in what would be one of the most thrilling games in the history of Tri-City Sports.   The Seawolves would surprise their opponents one more […]

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          North County High School Boys Basketball Wrap

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          Dave Willauer – Contributing Writer ..13 points by Ryan Hagood paced the Knights of San Marcos at 16-2 to a 63-46 win over the Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns. Jack Bailey led the Longhorns at 15-5 with 10 points as they had their 7 game winning streak snapped. Maranatha Christian School defeated Guajome Park Academy by […]

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          Tri-City Christian Boys Varsity Soccer Team Officially Begins Season

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          Jordan Comma and Joshua Citron drive second half comeback effort with three goals   El Cajon, California – January 16th, 2018 – The Tri-City Christian’s Boys Varsity Soccer Team traveled south to play one of their league rivals, Foothills Christian, in their first official match of the season last Tuesday at Grossmount Middle College in El […]

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          North County Sports Shorts David A. Willauer

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          David A. Willauer (1/2018)…In a Girls Soccer Contest, the Lady Lancers of Carlsbad High School defeated Canyon Crest Academy by a 5-1 score. The Lady Lancers improve to 10-3 and will take on the Lady Mavericks of LaCosta Canyon on Friday, January 19, 2018 in a 6:00 pm kickoff. In a Water Polo match, The […]

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          Guajome Park Frogs Defeats Julian 70-28

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-1-18-The Frogs of Guajome Park Academy improve their record at 7-4 as they defeated the Eagles of Julian High School by a 70-28 score.   Ty Ballard was the leading score for Guajome Park with 21, Michael Simmons with 10, Dre Benson with 13.  For the Eagles of Julian Cody Perez led with 19, […]

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          Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns Basketball Defeat Oceanside Pirates

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-…The Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns improve their record to 15-4 on the season and currently ride a 7 game winning streak behind 17 points each by Jack Bailey and Patrick McLachlan and 15 by Nathan Romero as they defeated the Oceanside Pirates by a 73-47 score. Emmanuel Grandison led the Pirates at […]

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          Orange Glen defeats Oceanside 79-55 in Boys Basketball

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer…22 points 12 assists by Damien Miller 17 points and 8 boards by Adam Nieves 14 by Andres Tovar and 12 by Caden Palmer paced the Patriots of Orange Grove High School by a 79-55 score over the Pirates of Oceanside. The Pirates were led by Phillip Johnson with 16 points Emmanuel […]

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          RBVLL Final Walk-In Registration

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          RBVLL Family and Friends, Thank you to all who have registered so far and have verified your residency. In addition to registering online, we have 2 more dates for those to walk-in and verify residency and/or school attendance eligibility: Tomorrow: January 17: 6:00 P.M. 8:00 p.m. (Regular registration fee) January 20: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (Late registration fee) In an effort to expedite […]

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            “Tuesdays With Morrie” a Moving, Poignant Play at Vista’s Broadway Theatre

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            TR Robertson …The play opening 2018 for Vista’s Broadway Theatre is a play designed to teach those attending amazing life lessons which cover a wide range of topics and emotions. “Tuesdays With Morrie” is an autobiographical story, presented as a memoir on stage, written first as a novel and later adapted by the author, Mitch […]

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            Cygnet’s “The Last Wife” Looks at Modern Issues with a Historical Perspective

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              TR Robertson… The latest play in Old Town’s Cygnet Theatre season is a contemporary look at a historical period surrounding one of England’s most fascinating rulers, Henry VIII. The period in question is his wooing and marriage to whom would be his last wife, Katherine Parr. “The Last Wife”, by playwright Kate Hennig, covers the […]

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            “Around the World in 80 Days” a Whimsical Hit at North Coast Repertory

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            TR Robertson…How can you go wrong with a play that features actors and an actress who pretend to ride trains throughout Europe and Asia, pretend to ride on an elephant in the jungle, pretend to ride in a sail craft through the snow, pretend to sway to the motions of sailing ships (including riding out […]

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            Randy Noojin Returns To North Coast Rep For Solo Show “Seeger”

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            Based on Pete Seeger Music – January 29, 2018 @ 7:30pm Solana Beach, CA:  North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to welcome back Randy Noojin, as he takes the stage as America’s beloved folksinger/activist, Pete Seeger, January 29, 2018.  SEEGER is a multimedia, solo show that uses Seeger’s signature songs including: If I Had a Hammer, Turn, […]

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            Old Globe – Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya”

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            SAN DIEGO (January 9, 2018)—The Old Globe’s 2017–2018 Season continues with today’s announcement of the complete cast and creative team for Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece Uncle Vanya, which has received a Globe-commissioned world premiere translation from Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. Richard Nelson (Illyria, The Gabriel Plays, Tony Award winner for Best Book of a Musical for James Joyce’s The Dead) also directs. Uncle Vanya will run February […]

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            Bets Malone Broadway The BROADWay Opens Moonlight’s Club M For 2018 Season

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            TR Robertson….Vista’s own Bets Malone opened the 2018 Club M season with rousing performance of her favorite ladies of Broadway songs to a full house on the Moonlight Amphitheatre Stage. Using a new format for the first show of 2018, audience members had a chance of purchasing table seating, where a variety of appetizers were […]

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            “The Year Of Magical Thinking” North Coast Rep

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            LINDA PURL STARS IN “THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING” AT NORTH COAST REP January 22 & 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm  Solana Beach, CA.  Linda Purl – stage, movie and television veteran actress, stars in a one-woman tour-de- force performance: The Year of Magical Thinking at North Coast Repertory Theatre, directed by Jenny Sullivan. Based on Joan […]

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            “The Last Wife” at Cygnet Theatre

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            The Last Wife Performances begin in 2 weeks! This contemporary re-imagining of the compelling relationship between Henry VIII and his last wife, Katherine Parr, is a witty and powerful examination of sexual politics and women’s rights. Katherine is smart, confident and passionate: a rising star in a world of intense competition. But her obligatory marriage […]

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