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VVBA Director Position Eliminated

By   3 days ago

I remember when Jeffrey Frankel first came to Vista to become the Executive Director of the Vista Village Business Association (the VVBA). He was a much needed breath of fresh air after the scandalous departure of the previous Executive Director. He brought with him 24 years of non-profit experience, a fresh eye, and a ton […]

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Vista Schools Encourage More Students to Begin their Day with Breakfast

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“I Heart School Breakfast” Campaign Encourages Vista Unified Families to Choose Breakfast at School VISTA, CA; FEBRUARY 2018 – To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Vista Unified schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 5-9, 2018. CELEBRATION EVENT: While the campaign is district-wide, a […]

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BGCV Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament Held

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(Vista, CA–)  The Boys & Girls Club of Vista hosted its first BGCV Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Club.  A fun time was had by all as the Club raised over $11,000 in support of educational and life-changing programs including STEAM, daily academic enrichment tutorials, music and dance […]

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Gloria McClellan Center Events

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Center to hold Quilt Stash Buster Class The Gloria McClellan Center at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista offers “Quilt Stash Buster” classes on Monday, March 5 and 19, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Join other lovers of all things quilting and increase your skills while using up your stash of fabric.  New pattern each month.  Free!  For information contact […]

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Rancho Buena Vista Student Reported Missing

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Daniel Thomas –A student from Rancho Buena Vista High School was reported missing Wednesday. An image with the student’s picture and the name “Connor” began circulating social media outlets, with a phone number of (760) 377-0919 listed as the desired contact in the case of a sighting of the teen. Connor is listed as 14 […]

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Homicide Investigation Update Update

By   4 days ago

VICTIM: Della Astorga, age 69 SUSPECT: Alfredo Astorga, age 76 Just before 1:00 p.m. on Sunday February 18th, deputies from the Vista Sheriff’s Station responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a possible shooting at 855 Warmlands Avenue, in Vista. The 9-1-1 caller told dispatchers that he lived at that address and someone had been shot there. When deputies […]

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Vista Attempted Murder Investigation Update

By   4 days ago

Just before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 18th, deputies from the Vista Sheriff’s Station responded to a call of a man who arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. The man, identified as nineteen-year-old Juan Sixto, sustained a life-threatening injury. During the preliminary investigation by deputies, they determined a shooting had likely occurred […]

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Vehicle Strikes Utility Box

By   6 days ago

Daniel Thomas— Emergency personnel were dispatched Monday evening to a report of a traffic collision in the 2100 block of Opal Ridge in Vista. A fire department crew eventually discovered that a vehicle struck gas that is used to power a generator on a utility box along S Melrose Drive, and SDG&E was requested to […]

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    Bodhi Tree Concerts’ 2018 Season

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    SAN DIEGO—Bodhi Tree Concerts, a San Diego nonprofit that presents exciting music events featuring local artists and donates the profits to charitable causes, presents a special concert featuring the Rob Thorsen Jazz Trio on March 3, 2018. This concert will both feature and benefit The Voices of our City Choir, which helps the unsheltered in San Diego […]

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    Walk the Talk, Just in Time for Foster Youth’s Annual Celebration

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    (San Diego, CA) – Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) will hold Walk the Talk, its annual fundraising celebration, on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, to raise awareness and resources for transitioning foster youth in San Diego County. The theme of this year’s event […]

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    AAUW to Celebrate Women’s History Month

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    The Del-Mar Leucadia branch of the American Association of University Women will celebrate Women’s History Month with a stellar panel discussing our theme, “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Past and Present Women who are Empowering Equal Representation in Government.”  Our guest panel includes Ms. Cori Schumacher, current City Council member for Carlsbad, former City Clerk and […]

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    Winning Attitude Earns Tri-City Medical Center Lucky 13 Award

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    Winning Attitude Earns Tri-City Medical Center Lucky 13 Participant Melissa Cappuccilli an American College of Cardiology Award Melissa Cappuccilli completed a half marathon in January 2015, just 14 months after a heart transplant, and has since completed five more OCEANSIDE, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2018) – The American College of Cardiology has chosen to honor Carlsbad […]

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    Opening Night with a Whole Lot of “Nunsense”!

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     Suze Diaz…  How do the nuns at The Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken handle a sticky and tricky situation? With lots of laughter, hilarious zany antics and talent! The musical comedy, “NUNSENSE”, opened the 2018 Season last week at The Star Theatre in Oceanside. With book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin and presented […]

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    North Island Credit Union Looking to Fund Innovative San Diego Classroom Projects

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    **Credit union encourages San Diego County teachers to apply for a class project grant**  San Diego, CA – February 20, 2018 – North Island Credit Union (North Island) is inviting all San Diego area teachers who have a great class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its bi-annual Teacher Grant Program. The […]

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    San Marcos Unified School District Releases Statement

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    A possible shooting threat to San Marcos High School was uncovered Monday. The San Marcos Unified School District released a statement through Twitter on Monday evening, saying “Law enforcement is actively investigating social media rumors of a possible threat to SMHS. Deputies will be posted at the school tomorrow. While these rumors are unsubstantiated at this […]

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    Tri-City Medical Center Baby Meets New Best Friend

    By   6 days ago

    The plush GUND® bear dressed in a So-Cal hoodie with customizable nametag is being given to all babies born at Tri-City Medical Center as a thank-you to families for choosing Tri-City OCEANSIDE, Calif. (Feb.  2018) — Valentine’s Day 2018 was a big day for Lourdes Flores and Juan Cornejo of Carlsbad. Not only did they […]

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      Time To Join The 21st Century

      By   6 days ago

       Assemblymember Marie Waldron–  Many California state agencies are burdened with archaic procedures that often get in the way of efficient public service. That’s why I have introduced Assembly Bill 2087 (AB 2087), which will require all state agencies to establish modernization goals with specified objectives no later than January 1, 2020. The bill seeks to establish flexible, […]

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      Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates Introduces Bill Emphasizing Education to Reduce Opioid Tragedies

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      SACRAMENTO – Working in partnership with San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that she has introduced Senate Bill 1109 to help address the opioid epidemic in California. “Education is one of the most powerful weapons which we can use to reduce opioid-related tragedies,” said Senator Bates. “I’m proud to […]

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      Senator Joel Anderson To Host A Community Coffee Town Hall Meeting

      By   2 weeks ago

      On March 8, California State Senator Joel Anderson will host a community coffee town hall meeting with Santee Mayor John Minto, Vice Mayor Rob McNelis, and Santee City Council Members Ronn Hall, Stephen Houlahan and Brian Jones.  Anderson is organizing this event to hear from constituents who wish to express their views and ask questions about […]

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      Senator Patricia Bates Earns 100% Score From National Federation of Independent Business

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      SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that she has earned a 100 percent score from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) on its 2017 legislative score card. The NFIB is one of the nation’s leading advocates for small business owners. “It’s an honor to be recognized by one of the […]

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Mental Health Advocacy

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      As a member of the Mental Health Caucus and also the Assembly Health Committee, I am working on bipartisan solutions to address the mental health issues in our state. Last session I introduced AB 59, signed into law by Governor Brown, to extend the sunset date for assisted outpatient treatment for severely mentally ill persons. San Diego […]

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      SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Close in Bonsall

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      SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its Bonsall Disaster Loan Outreach Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. “SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to California businesses and residents who were affected by the wildfires, […]

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      Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates Receives 2017 Life Sciences Champion Award

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      Photo courtesy of CLSA (From l-r: CLSA President/CEO Sara Radcliffe, Senator Bates, and CLSA Board Chairman Don Bobo of Edwards Lifesciences) SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) was recognized last night as one of three state legislators to receive a “2017 Life Sciences Champion Award” from the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA).The award was presented […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron: Tackling Valley Fever

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron…. Valley Fever is in our soil and the very air we breathe. Since 2011, confirmed cases of Valley Fever have been reported in 50 of California’s 58 counties, reaching a record of 5,372 confirmed cases in 2016. And the problem is growing, with 7,471 provisional cases reported in 2017. This region is also […]

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        Remember or Die – Thomas Calabrese

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          Muscle Memory Definition of muscle memory: the ability to repeat a specific muscular movement with improved efficiency and accuracy that is acquired through practice and repetition. Kelly Shepherd grew up in an athletic family in Vista, California. Her father Dan was Canadian and played three years of semi pro ice hockey and her mother […]

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        Grocery Grabs #8 – Primo Thunder Market and Bakery

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        Alex Hughes — February  2018  In a neighborhood, along the 78, I found a small Mexican market, as well as some other businesses, that goes by the name of Primo Thunder Market and Bakery. As I walked up, there were a clout of cars that sat outside next to a laundromat. The market had fruit for […]

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        Duke of The USS Saint Paul -Thomas Calabrese

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        Don’t Call Me Mr. Wayne Thomas Calabrese ….In early August 1964, two U.S. destroyers stationed in the Gulf of  Tonkin in Vietnam radioed that they had been fired upon by North Vietnamese forces. In response to these reported incidents, President Lyndon B. Johnson requested permission from the U.S. Congress to increase the U.S. military presence in Indochina. On August 7, 1964, […]

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        Facts and Trivia About the Most Romantic of all Special Days – Valentine’s Day

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        TR Robertson….On February 14th, people around the world will be coming up with a variety of ideas on how to show their special someone’s how much they love them. Most people have no idea why we celebrate this day or the facts and trivia associated with Valentine’s Day. Here is a bit of information about […]

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        The Warrior Heart – Thomas Calabrese

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        Don’t Give Up On Me Now Thomas Calabrese…The Marines of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines had been engaged with a large force of Taliban fighters for over a week and the battle raged on. The enemy had been pushed back into the Darai Nur district and while some of the Taliban had run away […]

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        Grocery Grabs #7 North County International Market

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        Alex Hughes ….February 2017….Today, I covered a market that was not Mexican, but rather it focused on the Middle East as well as Eastern Europe. It was a different pace and had more focus on different ingredients than what I am used to seeing. Walking to the shopping center, you notice right across from Costco […]

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        The Mercer Mission – Thomas Calabrese

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        How Deep Is Too Deep? Thomas Calabrese….Five Toyota pick-up trucks filled with high grade heroin were being escorted by ten Cadillac Escalades down a dirt road. Five SUV’s were in front and five were in back, and in each vehicle were four heavily armed guards. The convoy stopped in an isolated area fifty miles from […]

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        It Is All About The Numbers -Thomas Calabrese

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        Sometimes They Just Add Up Thomas Calabrese…Walter Kleiner and Terry Boone dated briefly during their senior year in high school in the small town of Mansfield Indiana and married after one year after their graduation. They were not in love, soulmates or even had some special or spiritual connection. Walter was wild, reckless and mean […]

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          RBV Little League Scorekeeping Clinic

          By   6 days ago

          If you are interested in learning how to keep score, RBVLL is holding it’s annual Scorekeeping Clinic. Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm Location: RBVLL Club House This is an especially great opportunity for those 12 years old and up who would like to be on the youth scorekeeping list and eligible to be paid for your services. It […]

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          San Marcos Takes 2018 Division I CIF Wrestling Tournament

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          David A. Willauer–Contributing Writer-Saturday, February 17, 2018-Canyon Crest High School-San Diego, CA-The Knights of San Marcos High School took the 2018 CIF Division I Wrestling Mat Title that was held at Canyon Crest High School and finished with 238.5 points Eli Dalaman 3rd at 115 Christian Navida 2nd at 128 Sebastian Sundberg 4th at 134 […]

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          ALBION PROS, NOW ASC SAN DIEGO, LAUNCH INTO THIRD SEASON

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           AS SAN DIEGO’S PROFESSIONAL SOCCER TEAM WITH GREAT PURPOSE & NEW PHILANTHROPIC MISSION San Diego, CA (February 2018) — Albion Soccer Club (ASC) San Diego will launch its third professional season with a dedication to winning and a focus on philanthropy. This year, the team will introduce a new name, new web site, new ownership, new […]

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          Oregon State Bound Warren Washington Paces Mission Hills Grizzlies In Overtime Victory

          By   2 weeks ago

          David A. Willauer-With the game tied at 54-54, the Mission Hills Grizzlies improve their record to 15-11 as they outscored the Longhorns of Rancho Buena Vista at 16-12, 12-2 in overtime as the Grizzlies won by a 66-56 score. Oregon State bound Warren Washington led with 26 points, Chris Olave contributed with 19, Robert Ligayon […]

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          North County Boys High School Basketball

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer- ….24 points by Jalen Flanagan, 13 points by RJ Davis and 10 by Deaundra McNair paced the El Camino Wildcats at 14-11 to a 67-60 win over the Longhorns of Rancho Buena Vista at 16-10. Jack Bailey led the Longhorns with 16 points, 13 by Jason Danso, 12 by Noah Fields […]

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          Bob Barton Obituary

          By   3 weeks ago

          Former Padres catcher Bob Barton dies Bob Barton, a catcher with the Padres in the early 1970s, died Jan. 15 in Vista after a long battle with dementia, his wife, Connie, told the Union-Tribune. He was 76. Barton played parts of 10 seasons in the majors, beginning with the Giants in 1965. The Padres acquired […]

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          Boys High School Basketball

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          Jack Bailey’s 3 point jump shot with 3 seconds left on the clock paces Rancho Buena Vista in upset over San Marcos. By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Tuesday, February 6, 2018-In a huge upset, Jack Bailey’s 12 point performance hit a 3 pointer with 3 seconds left in the contest paced the Longhorns of Rancho Buena […]

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          High School Basketball

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-San Marcos High School-San Marcos, CA:  In a low scoring contest the Knights recorded their 20th win again 2 losses behind the 13 point performance by Cody Mathias 8 by Kody Clouet and 6 by Ryan Hagood as they defeated the Wildcats of El Camino by a 45-33 score. Jalen Flanagan led […]

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            “The Cake” Is No Half-Baked Play on Acceptance and Personal Beliefs

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               TR Robertson — The final play of the La Jolla Playhouse 2017/18 Season will leave theatre goers thinking about their own personal beliefs and how they fit in to today’s moral and social acceptance. Playwright Bekah Brunstetter’s “The Cake” looks at stereotyping, cultural differences, moral conflicts, sexual standards, religious beliefs systems, political differences and […]

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            Chekhov Classic at Old Globe Delves into Family Dynamics

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            TR Robertson— A wonderful Globe-commissioned world premiere translation of Russian writer, Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece, “Uncle Vanya”, is as timely today as it was in the late 1800’s when the play premiered in Moscow. At times, there is nothing better than families and at times there is nothing worse than families, and this play, now appearing on […]

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            LAMB’S Players Theatre Presents the San Diego Premiere of ” Camping With Henry & Tom”

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            February 2018 – Coronado, CA – Lamb’s Players Theatre has announced the cast, creative team, and schedule for its production of Mark St. Germain’s play “CAMPING WITH HENRY & TOM”. Every summer Henry Ford & Thomas Edison would go camping together. In 1921 they took along the President of the United States. And all hell […]

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            San Diego Theatres Presents ‘The Ten Tenors”

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                                                                                                              THE TEN TENORS TOUR IN CELEBRATION   […]

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            LAMB’S Hit Production of SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN Moves to the Avo Playhouse In Vista

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            Lamb’s Players Theatre has announced that it is taking its hit production of the joyous bluegrass gospel musical SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN to San Diego’s North County for a limited run, March 1 – 18. “The show was a hit in the Fall as part of our 2017 Season in Coronado,” said LAMB’S Producing Artistic Director, […]

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            “The Full Monty” Takes Off at Horton Grand Theatre

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              TR Robertson ….San Diego Musical Theatre, at their new home at the Horton Grand Theatre, has brought back the very funny and entertaining musical, “The Full Monty”, an Americanized version of the 1997 hit film of the same name. In 2007, SDMT brought to the stage for their first show, “The Full Monty”. To […]

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            New Village Arts “Cloud Tectonics” a Love Story for the Ages

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            TR Robertson  …Season Seventeen for New Village Arts has brought the first mainstage production of the new Pueblo Nuevo initiative, a new community outreach program celebrating biculturalism and bilingualism in Carlsbad and North County San Diego. The production, “Cloud Tectonics”, by award winning screenwriter and playwright Jose Rivera, will leave theatre attendees with much to […]

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            “Outside Mullingar” At Oceanside Theatre Company

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            Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley is currently playing at Scripps Ranch Theatre to rave reviews. It moves to Oceanside Theatre Company for three weeks beginning February 23rd. It runs through March 11th (Fri.’s and Sat.’s at 7:30pm & Sun.’s at 2:00pm). Watch as these 40 something misfits struggle with finding love. Tickets Become a member […]

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