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Patio Playhouse Community Theater Presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

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Escondido, CA – (November 13, 2018) Patio Playhouse Community Theater is proud to present Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), written by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez, with original music by Will Knapp. Determined to perform something different than the traditional and expected A Christmas Carol, a merry trio of […]

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Vista Boys & Girls Club Adopt A Family Program

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The Boys & Girls Club of Vista invites the community to spread some Christmas Cheer to deserving Club families who could use a little help this holiday season through its Adopt-A-Family program. Benefactors will receive a profile of their family along with the first names, ages clothing sizes, and “wishes” for each family member so […]

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243rd Marine Corps Birthday Celebration At American Legion Post 365

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American Legion Post 365 and VFW Post 7041 held a cake cutting ceremony in honor of the 243rd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Master of Ceremonies – SgtMaj (Ret.) Bruce Mackamul Video – Captain (LDO Ret.) Raymond K. Johnson Gen. Lejeune message reader – Marine Sgt. Thomas Morton Guest of Honor – ALL Marines present […]

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Vista Business Expo 2018

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  REGISTER NOW Interact with up to 300 attendees in 3 Hours! Only $125 for Your 8×8 Space! Less than 20 Vendor Spots Left! Wednesday November 14, 2018 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Vista Civic Center

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Moonlight Angels Holiday Treasures

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Moonlight Angels annual Holiday Treasures Luncheon on Thursday, December 6th at El Camino County Club for 11 am to 2:30 pm. $40 per person RSVP bu November 26th. CLICK HERE TO RSVP TODAY! If you would like to RSVP and pay with a check, please click here to be directed to a print out form […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Vista Foundation Hosted A Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament

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Vista, CA–  The Boys & Girls Club of Vista Foundation hosted a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on Saturday, October 27, 2018 to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Vista.  A fun time was had by all as the Foundation raised $7,000 to help the Boys & Girls Club of Vista to continue to […]

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 Rancho Christmas at Rancho Guajome Adobe

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 Rancho Christmas at Rancho Guajome Adobe on Saturday,  November 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST. Join us at Rancho Guajome Adobe County Park on Saturday, November 24th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate Rancho Christmas! The event will be host to tractor-drawn wagon rides, Native American storytelling, Christmas caroling, and ballet Folklorico performances. Admission […]

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My Experience at the VCC’s 2018 Health Report to the Community (Personal Narrative)

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Alex Hughes — Vista, CA …September  2018 – The past couple of weeks were full of events to attend to or at least that was what I thought in my head. I had federal jury duty the day after my birthday (July 30th), Mira Costa started classes on the 20th and NCPC was having their […]

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    United Way Teams Up with San Diego Schools to Keep Kids in Class

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    “Every Student, Every Day” Attendance Initiative Reduces Absenteeism; Increases Academic, Economic Success SAN DIEGO (Nov.2018) – Educators have long tracked a direct link between higher rates of student absenteeism and lower test scores, graduation rates and lifetime earnings. A flurry of recent studies nationwide confirm that students can’t learn if they’re not in class, and […]

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    Beautiful Candle-Lighting Ceremony Celebrating the Special People in Their Life

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    Hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice on Sunday, December 2 San Diego County, CA – October 30, 2018 – The community is invited to Light Up a Life, a special candle-lighting ceremony to celebrate the people whose lives have warmed our heart and whose memories illuminate our life. This family-friendly event will be hosted by The Elizabeth […]

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    The Star Theatre Helps to “Feed” The Community with Food and Laughter

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    On “Little Shop of Horrors” Opening Night   Suze Diaz — High-spirited energy was in full force this past Friday night at The Historic Star Theatre in Oceanside. Celebrating the Star Theatre Coast Kids’ presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors”, the venue was alive and kicking with patrons enjoying the many delights of what has certainly become […]

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    Arrest of Juvenile for Criminal Threats

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    Fallbrook, CA …On the evening of November 13th, a Snapchat post was discovered that included a photo of a gun and threatened a shooting at Fallbrook High School. Administrators from Fallbrook High School learned of the threat and called the Sheriff’s Department. Detectives and members of the Crime Suppression Team from the Sheriff’s Fallbrook Substation […]

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    Center Stage: Performances for Youth Show 2018-19 Season

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    Brings Culture, Dance, and Musical-Comedy to the Center!  Six Educational Shows Are Coming this Season! Escondido, CA – November 1, 2018 – Introduce your students to a live theater performance through the Center’s curriculum-enhancing performing arts series, Center Stage. Generously funded by the California Arts Council, this performance series spans a variety of curriculum subjects […]

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    New Grant Helps Sheriff’s Department Stop Impaired Drivers

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    A $403,000 grant to be used for DUI enforcement, checkpoints The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is getting a helping hand in its mission to keep impaired drivers off our roadways. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded the Sheriff’s Department a $403,000 grant that will fund a year’s worth of special operations and […]

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    Old Globe’s 21st Annual “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Will Steal Your Heart

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    By —  Brian Robertson How the Grinch Stole Christmas 21 years at The Old Globe. Dr. Seuss’s great tale For the young and the old. A story reminisced By the faithful dog Max And the Who’s down in Whoville. So just sit back and relax.   The Grinch reminds us Though he started with fear. […]

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    Home Start Raised More Than $26,000 At 11th Annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival

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    San Diego, CA— Home Start, Inc., a non-profit child abuse prevention and treatment agency that has strengthened and developed San Diego’s families and communities since 1972, held its 11th Annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018 and raised more than $26,000. The festival, held each October in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, raised much-needed […]

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      $15 Billion Surplus Projected for California’s 2019-20 Budget

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        SACRAMENTO – Today, the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its fiscal forecast for the 2019-20 budget year which predicts that California will have a significant surplus of $15 billion by June 30, 2020. Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), issued the following […]

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      Senator Joel Anderson to Participate in the 72nd Annual Mother Goose Parade

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      EL CAJON – Senator Joel Anderson and his staff will be walking in the 72nd annual Mother Goose Parade with local dignitaries, marching bands, floats, clowns, and Santa Claus. This East County homegrown tradition aims to bring the community together to celebrate the holidays and to enjoy one of Southern California’s largest parades. This event is free and […]

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       Assemblymember Waldron – Honoring Service and Leadership

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Over the past year I have been honored to recognize dozens of organizations and individuals that protect and serve the public, assist those in need, educate our youth and help keep our local economy humming. Here are just a few examples that make this such a special place. Charity for Charity in […]

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      Veterans Day Message from Senator Joel Anderson

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      My time in the Senate and the Assembly has been a privilege. As a Senator from San Diego, there is one group in particular that I have been both humbled and honored to represent: our active duty service members and veterans. These amazing men and women have defended our freedom, and we must always be […]

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      Senate Republican Leader Bates’ Statement on Thousand Oaks Shooting

      By   7 days ago

      SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) released the following statement on the Thousand Oaks shooting that killed 12 people, including Sergeant Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department: “With a heavy heart, I grieve with the families and friends of those who lost loved ones in last night’s horrific shooting […]

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      Assembly Republicans Elect Marie Waldron as Leader

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      SACRAMENTO – Today, members of the Assembly Republican Caucus unanimously selected Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) to succeed Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) as their next leader, effective today. “Brian Dahle did an outstanding job as our leader,” said Waldron. “I look forward to continuing the fight to articulate conservative principles in a way that […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – DMV -Self Service Kiosks Now In North County

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron  The Department of Motor Vehicles has been in the news a lot recently. Problems have included long wait times, computer crashes, and voter registration errors.  The DMV is just one of many state agencies in need of modernization. This session I introduced legislation that would require all state agencies, the DMV and […]

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      Senator Bates & Assemblymember Brough to Host Annual Veterans Resource Fair in Orange County

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      In partnership with the City of Mission Viejo, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Assemblymember Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) are proud to host the 4th Annual Veterans Resource Fair which is an opportunity for veterans and their families to receive information and resources from government agencies and non-profit organizations. In addition to the Veterans Resource Fair, attendees can also cheer on […]

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        Grocery Grabs #20- Bonita Foods

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        Alex Hughes — November  2018 … I was taking a look through Fallbrook to see if they had any Mexican grocery stores as I was out of options in Vista, and coastal cities were looking a bit too far. I found several on Main St. such as Bonita Foods on 311 Main St. I went there […]

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        Grocery Grabs #19- Five Star Market

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        Alex Hughes– October  2018… Finding a Mexican grocery store in Oceanside resulted in various results including Five Star Market. It was towards the San Luis Rey area of Oceanside which was not too far from home by car at least. I took the 302 from Vista Transit and walked across the street trying not to get […]

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        Living On Tulsa Time – Thomas Calabrese

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        Last of the Liberators Song Well then I got to thinkin, man I’m really sinkin’ and I really had a flash this time I had no business leavin’ and nobody would be grievin’ if I went back to Tulsa time Livin’ on Tulsa time, livin’ on Tulsa time Gonna set my watch back to it […]

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        Holiday Meal Planning to Reduce Food Waste and Clogged Pipes

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        SAN DIEGO COUNTY – After filling up on Thanksgiving favorites, it’s hard to imagine nearly half of all food prepared for the holiday will end up in the trash. Yet, it’s true. Thousands of pounds of uneaten turkey, gravy, green beans, and mashed potatoes wind up in San Diego’s landfills. That may seem outrageous, but 40% of […]

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        Top Tier Operator – Thomas Calabrese

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        He Owned It Thomas Calabrese — Top Tier or Tier One are black elements, which are national-level assets that comprise the highest-level of the Special Operations Force. The chain of command for these units bypasses traditional military bureaucracy. They are directed by heads of government/state, commanding generals, defense ministers or secretaries. These top tier operators include […]

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        What do You Really Know About Halloween?

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        TR Robertson — Happy Halloween Everyone! Another Halloween will soon be upon us. A time for fun and festivities around the world, for those countries that celebrate this event. There is a tremendous amount of history surrounding this holiday as well as numerous superstitions and tales of folklore. The trivia alone surrounding this yearly event provides […]

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        Halloween Superstitions to Make You Think Twice About This Spooky Day

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        TR Robertson — Below is a list of Halloween superstitions that are guaranteed to make you think a little harder about what you are doing or what you need to do to protect yourself on October 31st, Halloween Day. Nothing can be completely guaranteed, but many people will follow some of these beliefs to help keep […]

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        The Whispering Monster

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        Lucifer’s Legions Thomas Calabrese…A band of outlaws rode into the small town of Escondido, California just after sunset on October 8, 1888. Their horses were jet black stallions and the leader of the group had the largest steed of all, standing eight feet tall and weighing 3500 pounds. The massive creature had a bright read […]

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          North County College Basketball Highlights

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          David Willauer — Former Mission Hills Grizzly Warren Washington playing for Oregon State defeated UC Riverside by a 72-59 score.  The Former Grizzly scored 2 points in the win.  Vs. Wyoming in the 83-64 win scored 2 points. Former Mission Hills alum and former Freshman Pac 12 Player of the Year Khayla Rooks vs. Northern […]

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          North County Sports Highlights

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          David Willauer — Former Lacosta Canyon alum Kenny Stills had 2 receptions for 26 yards for the Miami Dolphins as they were defeated by the Green Bay Packers 31-12. Former El Camino Wildcat alum led the Riverside College defense with 6 solo tackles as they defeated the Gauchos of Saddleback 28-7.  Former Oceanside Pirates Isaia […]

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          High School Football Scores

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          David Willauer — In a Division IV quarter final round the Caimans of Classical Academy ended their season at 7-5 as they were defeated by the Komets of Kearny High School by a 62-6 score.  The only touchdown came for the Caimans in the 4th quarter as quarterback James Duncan had 9 completions out of […]

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          North County College Basketball Highlights

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          David Willauer — 11-1-18 In the first round of the Don Gehler Invitational Basketball Tournament former Oceanside Pirate Jacob Camargo contributed with 6 points and former El Camino product Mike Chatman contributed with 10 points for PC as they won their basketball opener 74-62 win over Cuyamaca. 11-2-18-In the next round of the Don Gehler […]

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          NCTD Seeks Community Input About Travel

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          Oceanside, CA — North County Transit District (NCTD) is beginning the first of three public outreach series that will be held over the next year. The outreach is focused on the future of transit in NCTD’s service area. Outreach teams will hold four pop-up events over the next several weeks to seek customer and community […]

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          North County College Football Highlights

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          David Willauer — Former Carlsbad Lancer Christian Chapman came back after a knee injury as he completed 13 passes out of 19 attempts for 182 yards and a touchdown pass and another Lancer Troy Cassidy at Linebacker had 2 solos and 3 assists for 5 tackles for the Aztecs of San Diego State as they […]

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          CIF Division I First Round Oceanside 27 Otay Ranch 15

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Oceanside High School-Oceanside, CA-11-2-18:  In a CIF Division I First Round Football Matchup The Otay Ranch Mustangs thought they had things their way as they jumped out to an early 7-0 lead on Garrick Flyer’s  (3 carries for 32 yards) 7 yard run. The Pirates of Oceanside went ahead on two Kavika […]

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          REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL

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          Vista, CA – Registration is underway for the City of Vista’s Youth Basketball program. The program is open to youth in grades K through 12. Registration fees range $87 – $124. Practices and games are held November through February 2019 in City of Vista parks and various gyms in the Vista Unified School District. Register […]

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            Patio Playhouse Community Theater Presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

            By   44 mins ago

            Escondido, CA – (November 13, 2018) Patio Playhouse Community Theater is proud to present Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), written by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez, with original music by Will Knapp. Determined to perform something different than the traditional and expected A Christmas Carol, a merry trio of […]

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            Welcome The New Faces Of Miracle on 34th Street.

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            Welcome the new faces of Miracle on 34th Street                                 Buy Your Tickets Giving Tuesday Is Coming…. The purpose of giving Tuesday was created as an international day of giving before the holiday season. This year on November 27th consider […]

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            Hans Christian Anderson’s – The Snow Queen At North Coast Rep

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            Performances November 29 – December 2 Solana Beach, CA – If you and your children were captivated by “Frozen,” you will be equally enchanted by THE SNOW QUEEN, the upcoming play by The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep. Adapted from the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale by Ron Nicol, this nonmusical production tells […]

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            New Village Arts Theatre – You’re Invited to Celebrate at Pemberley

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            ” Mr. Darcy sends you all the love in the world that he can spare from me. You are all to come to Pemberley at Christmas.”                                                               […]

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            “The Year of Magical Thinking” At NC Rep

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            This coming Monday & Tuesday see Linda Purl in her tour-de-force performance in “The Year of Magical Thinking” Starring Linda Purl:   The Year of Magical Thinking – November 12 & 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm Based on Joan Didion’s National Book Award-winning memoir, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” this show take you on a remarkable journey […]

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            Always…Patsy Cline, Touching, Tuneful Musical Drama Soars At North Coast Rep

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            NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE presents  ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE  By Ted Swindley Solana Beach, CA – In a departure from the usual holiday fare, North Coast Repertory Theatre proudly presents ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, a dramatic musical experience certain to thrill fans of the iconic singer. Based on the touching story of Patsy’s friendship with Louise Seger, a fan who continued […]

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            The Old Globe ‘s 21st Annual Production of Dr. Seuss’s “How The Grinch Stole Christmas…

            By   2 weeks ago

            Broadway veteran EDWARD WATTS returns as The Grinch, TOMMY MARTINEZ makes his Globe debut as Young Max, and Globe veteran STEVE GUNDERSON appears as Old Max, with a great cast of San Diego favorites and old and new Whos too!. Performances begin Saturday, November 3  – December 29, 2017 Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the […]

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            Janis Joplin Lives Again on Stage at the Escondido Performing Arts Center

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            TR Robertson — Hundreds of Janis Joplin fans were swept back to the 1960’s over the weekend with the incredible sounds of Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company with the performance of the Tony Award nominated “A Night With Janis Joplin”. This high energy, moving performance, at the Escondido Performing Arts Center, was […]

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