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Deputy Arrested for Allegedly Groping Teenage Girl in Vista Restaurant

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A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Friday on suspicion of groping a teenage girl at a Vista fast-food restaurant. Timothy Nathaniel Wilson Jr., who is assigned to detentions enforcement at Vista Jail, was taken into custody at his workplace about noon, according to Sheriff Bill Gore. “I am deeply disappointed with Mr. Wilson’s conduct but […]

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Female Knifing Suspect Sought Following Stabbing in Vista – Arrest

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On 05-20-18, just after midnight, forty-six year old Christena Potter stabbed her husband in the chest with a steak knife after an argument at their home on Flower Lane in Vista California. The victim was awake and alert when deputies arrived. He was transported to the hospital for a non-life threatening stab wound to his […]

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WANTED: Suspects Responsible for Vista Burglary

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Up to $1,000 Reward – May 22, 2018 San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Vista Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate three unknown suspects wanted in connection with a burglary in the City of Vista. On May 16, 2018 at about 6:00 p.m., three Black male adults […]

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Rubio’s Celebrates World Ocean Days

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  Each year on June 8, communities around the globe celebrate World Oceans Day. This is an opportunity to learn about our oceans, to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives, and understand the important ways people can help to protect our shared world ocean. To do its part, Rubio’s will be […]

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Moonlight Youth Theatre Summer Camp

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Award-winning Moonlight Youth Theatre Brings you two (2) available weeks of fun, immersive instruction in singing,  dancing acting and more. You can also join us for both weeks at a Discounted rate!. Camp format is the same for both weeks with come changes to performance material for the Camp Showcase.

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Vista City Council Agenda Item

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Real Property Sale Agreement – Certain Parcels Located at 751 E Vista Way From the 5/22 City Council Meeting Agenda STATEMENT ON THE SUBJECT:  The Community Development Commission (Commission) currently owns the property located at 751 E. Vista Way.  The property is located along the south side of East Vista Way north of Civic Center […]

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Mariana “Maria” Georgescu Passes Away – Homeless in Vista by Choice – Her Story

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TR Robertson– Vista, CA …Throughout the years, over 20 to be exact, as drivers drove up and down Melrose Dr., close to the Hacienda intersection, they would occasionally see a homeless woman pushing a large shopping cart in the roadway, loaded down with blankets, a plastic chair, clothing, rolls of paper towels and jugs of […]

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DEA Presents Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena Awards To Six Units Of Young Marines

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Young Marines, a national youth organization, announced the Young Marines unit winners of the Enrique “Kiki” Camarena Award. The award honors six units, one award per division, for drug demand reduction efforts through community education and peer-to-peer role modeling. The awards were presented by Cathleen Drew, a DEA […]

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    Annual Count Finds Fewer Homeless People in Region

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    The number of homeless people in San Diego County dropped by 6 percent from the previous year, according to the 2018 Point-in-Time Count. Conducted every year by the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, the count this past January showed that 8,576 men, women and children are living on the street or in shelters, compared […]

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    San Marcos Lion Honored At District 4L6 Convention

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    San Marcos, CA May 2018– A 38-year resident of San Marcos and 35-year San Marcos Lion, Ish Lopez, received the Lions Clubs International Melvin Jones Fellowship Award at the San Diego/Imperial Counties Lions 76th Annual Convention held in Yuma, Arizona May 5, 2018. The award is the fourth highest recognition presented to Lions with continuous […]

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    Oceanside Public Library News

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    Oceanside, CA —FILIPINO CULTURAL CELEBRATION IN OCEANSIDE JUNE 9… The Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO) and the Oceanside Public Library will be hosting the 17th Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The event will take place at the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza and Library, located at 330 N. Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside from […]

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    Can You Spot A Fake ID?

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    The North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR), a 5,000-member real estate trade group for San Diego-area realtors, will present “Can You Spot a Fake ID,” a class on identifying fraudulent forms of identification, from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, June 1, at the NSDCAR Vista Service Center, 906 Sycamore Ave., Vista. All real estate professionals throughout […]

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    Vista Marijuana Dispensary Warrant Service

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    The Vista COPPS Unit served a search warrant at an illegal marijuana dispensary located at 1020 East Vista Way at about 7:00 am. The warrant service was part of a years-long investigation into the illegal dispensary. As a result of the search warrant, over 450 pounds of marijuana and marijuana products were seized, along with […]

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    Grammy Award Winner Natalia Lafourcade  Performs

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    To a sold-out crowd at the California of the Arts Escondido!  Escondido, Ca. – May 2018- Latin Grammy winner Natalia Lafourcade will be performing some of her Latin hit songs at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm! Natalia Lafourcade is one of the most influential emerging Latin artists in the last twenty years. […]

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    San Diego County Chick-fil-A Restaurants To Host Military Appreciation Night

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    San Diego County Chick-fil-A restaurants will host Military Appreciation Night on May 23rd The San Diego-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will honor the community’s military personnel and their families with free food and entertainment at its annual Military Appreciation Night on Wednesday, May 23. Between 4 and 7 p.m., any active duty member of the military or retired veteran with a military ID […]

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    Celebrate Older Americans Month with a Guided Trail Hike

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    Encinitas CA– In honor of Older American’s month, on Wednesday, May 23 at 10am, join members of the City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department staff for a 40-minute guided trail walk of Encinitas Ranch/Cantebria between the intersection of Lynwood and Paseo De Las Flores. This intergenerational outdoor activity is an easy neighborhood scenic […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – Fire Communities Work Together

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron–  I have been appointed to a new Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery and Rebuilding, co-chaired by Assemblymembers Marc Levine, D –Marin, (Santa Rosa Fire), and Monique Limón, D – Santa Barbara (Thomas Fire). Most members represent districts severely impacted by CA wildfires, including Cecilia Aguilar-Curry, D-Winters, (Napa Fire), Dr. Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg (Santa […]

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      “Would You Believe? GOP Bill Would Raise Tax Revenue – Democrats Say No”

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      In Case You Missed It: Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) represents the 36th Senate District in the California Legislature, which covers South Orange County, North San Diego County and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.  SACRAMENTO – The Democrat-controlled Senate Governance and Finance Committee recently blocked Senator Patricia Bates’ Senate Bill 1237, commonsense legislation that would […]

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      Senator Bates – Senate Democrats Block Prop. 13 Bill

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      SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the Democrat-controlled Senate Governance and Finance Committee rejected her Senate Bill 1237. Her bill would have corrected an outdated interpretation of property “change of ownership” in Proposition 13 relating to taxation of business properties. “Today’s defeat of my bill to strengthen Proposition 13’s tax protections is […]

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      Senator Bates Co-hosts Proposition 13 Informational Forum On Friday

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      SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Assemblymember Bill Brough(R-Dana Point), and Chairwoman of the California Board of Equalization Diane Harkey will host an informational forum on Proposition 13. Residents will receive updated information on a proposed constitutional amendment to remove a major taxpayer protection provided under Proposition 13. WHO: Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) Assemblymember Bill Brough (R-Dana Point Chairwoman […]

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      Animals Need Our Advocacy Too

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      Animals Need Our Advocacy Too By Assemblymember Marie Waldron Most of us love animals and want to see that they are treated humanely. That’s why I’m supporting several bills this session that will help ensure the safety and well-being of pets and wildlife. It often falls to first responders to provide life-saving first aid to […]

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      Bates and Senator Nielsen Respond to Governor’s May Budget Revision

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      Senate Republican Leader Bates and Senator Nielsen Respond to Governor’s May Budget Revision SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, responded to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 budget proposal. The Governor’s May Revision outlines a record breaking $199.3 billion state budget. While […]

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      Senator Bates to Host Opioid Awareness Forum

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      The public is invited to learn more about the dangers of opioids at a free event TOMORROW (Thursday, May 10TH). Many drug tragedies begin with a legal prescription for pain relief which could then turn into an addiction. Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will host an informative forum that will feature experts on the topic of opioids, including a […]

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      Waldron: Better Roads Without Higher Taxes

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      By Assemblymember Marie Waldron Even before the recent increase, Californians were paying some of the highest gasoline taxes in the United States. Despite this, our highways were consistently rated among the nation’s worst, and we were told a drastic tax increase would be necessary to fix the problem. But is that really true? Well no, […]

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        Speed Your Mustang Up – Thomas Calabrese

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        Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down Mustang Sally, think you better slow your mustang down You been running all over the town now Thomas Calabrese —  Sally Connors had been working at the Carlsbad Airport for three years and even though she was only fourteen years old, she […]

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        Military Mountaineers-Thomas Calabrese

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        Somewhere Warm …Please The 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) is a light infantry division in the United States Army based at Fort Drum, New York. Designated as a mountain warfare unit, the division is the only one of its size in the US military to receive intense specialized training for fighting in mountainous and arctic conditions. Staff Sergeant Rudy Galvin and Sergeant 1st Class […]

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        Grocery Grabs #12- El Mercado Market

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        Alex Hughes —  May 2018 …Having been to many of the Mexican grocery stores in Vista. I decided to move on to San Marcos. I have passed this little place a few times when I have gone exploring. Luckily, it is not too far from Cal State San Marcos; within walking distance. The name is […]

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        The Secrets of the Yellow Brick Road – Thomas Calabrese

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        Inspired By True Events Thomas Calabrese — …John Roland served his five years in the Marine Corps with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and was on his 3rd deployment in Afghanistan when the helicopter that he was riding in was shot down by rocket fire. He broke his right leg and left forearm, sustained a concussion […]

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        Grocery Grabs #11- El Vecino Market

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        Alex Hughes — May 6, 2018… I thought I had seen all the Mexican grocery stores in Vista, but I found one hidden along Postal Way! It was by the name of “El Vecino Market”. It is related to the San Marcos Market which I reviewed here: http://thevistapress.com/grocery-grabs-9-san-marcos-market/. I found that it was clean and brand […]

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        The Good Neighbor – Thomas Calabrese

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        Right Place, Right Time Thomas Calabrese —   The border patrol vehicle moved slowly along the dangerous smugglers’ route between Calexico and Tijuana while the driver shined his bright halogen spotlight from side to side as he searched for drug dealers and human traffickers. He should not have been working alone tonight, but his usual partner […]

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        I’m at a Payphone- Call #1

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        Alex Hughes– April  2018…..This is a brand new series where I highlight broken payphones in the City of Vista! As I said before, they are an example of how we used to call people on the go. Now with smartphones, they are being neglected. Some are in awful condition with the essentials missing such as […]

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        The Instigator -Thomas Calabrese

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        The Fanatic Phonetic Troublemaker Thomas Calabrese — Robert Ralpheson, sometimes called ‘Ralph’ but often referred to as the ‘Instigator’ because his behavior fluctuated between strange, different or just plain instigating. He was a regular patron at the 24 Fitness center in the Carlsbad Mall where he loved to interject phonetic reversal’ (Phonetic reversal is the process of […]

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          Mission Hills Defeats Brawley 8-2

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          The Brawley Bruins 16-12 scored 2 early runs in the top of the first inning for a 2-0 lead but the bats of Mission HIlls came on in the first 3 innings as they tied the game at 2-2 after 1 and scored 5 runs in the bottom of the second and 1 in the […]

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          Vista Panthers eliminated in Division I CIF Baseball Tournament

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Panther Field-Vista High School-Tuesday, May 22, 2018:  It was a very close ballgame until the bitter end as Santana led 2-0 in the top of the 1st on a two run home run and the Panthers came back and battled for 2 runs as Jake Ketner RBI sacrifice bunt scored Dave Ayala […]

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          Vista Girls Softball Alumni in CIF Softball Playoffs

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          Cathedral Catholic HS is the #1 seed in the CIF Softball Open Division playoffs. Vista Girls Softball has 3 alumni on the roster. UCLA-bound ace pitcher, Megan Faraimo, Kaelene Walters, and Tiffany Kaiser. Next game is Thu, 5/24 at 4pm. Santee Sportsplex (9951 Riverwalk Dr, Santee, CA 92071). Below is the CIF SD Open Division playoff schedule.   […]

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          North County Baseball MLB Highlights for 5-16-18

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          David Willauer — Former Vista High product Trevor Cahill pitched for the Oakland A’s as he record falls to 1-2 as he pitched 5 innings gave up 5 hits 3 runs 3 earned 1 walk and 1 strikeout as the A’s were defeated by the Boston Red Sox by a 6-4 score. Former Palomar College standout Tyler […]

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          Fallbrook Brandon Sandoval Shines With Inland Empire 66’ers

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer– May 16, 2018-Pete Lehr Field at Storm Stadium-Lake Elsinore, CA:  Brandon Sandoval a former product out of Fallbrook High School is in his second year in the Los Angeles Angels farm system. While in high school, the former Warrior lettered in basketball and baseball. In his first year in high school […]

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          North County MLB Baseball Highlights 5-13-18

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          David Willauer — Former Palomar Nick Vincent made an appearance on the mound as he pitched 1 inning as the Seattle Mariners were defeated by the Detroit Tigers by a 5-4 score.  Former USD Torero Kris Bryant went 0 for 4 for the Chicago Cubs as they were defeated by their South Side baseball rival the […]

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          Clayton Richard Charity Wine Release Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

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          SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego Padres pitcher Clayton Richard and his wife Ashley are pleased to announce their 2018 Uncork for a Cause charity program with a special event to raise awareness and funding for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. Clayton, his teammates* and special guests will gather June 3rd from 7-10 pm at The Omni San Diego […]

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          Fresno State Bound Ivan Luna Key In Vista 5-1 Win Over Oceanside High

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          David A. Willauer–Vista High School-Vista, CA:  The Vista Panthers improve their record at 14-12 and snapped a 3 game losing streak as scored 1 run in the 1st inning, 3 runs in the 3 and 1 run in the 4th as they defeated a struggling Oceanside Pirates baseball squad by a 5-1 score behind the […]

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            North Coast Repertory Presents  ANGELINA RÉAUX Sings Well On Broadway

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            Angelina Réaux  at North Coast Repertory Theatre…   Internationally acclaimed singing-actress Angelina Réaux takes you on a musical voyage through Kurt Weill’s nine American Broadway shows, , highlighting his collaborations with writers Maxwell Anderson, Langston Hughes, Elmer Rice, Ogden Nash, Alan Jay Lerner and Ira Gershwin, bringing to vivid life hits like “September Song”, “Speak Low”, “My […]

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            “A Thousand Splendid Suns” Presents a Powerful Look at Women’s Struggles in a Turbulent Time

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              TR Robertson  — It’s emotional, it’s riveting, it’s painful, and it is a story of perseverance, struggle and friendship in a country where women continue to battle for rights once granted only to men. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” is currently on stage at the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre, Conrad […]

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            The “Wind & The Breeze” World Premier Starts May 16th!

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                                  Meet Sam. Sam is the legendary, undisputed, greatest emcee in Rockford, Illinois. Sam is waiting on a bridge for the Independence Day fireworks, but it is February and his closest friends need their hero. Sam is waiting on a sign, while his friends and […]

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            Oceanside Theatre’s “Red” Proves Everything Is Not Black & White

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            TR Robertson — Oceanside, CA …As you walk into the lobby of the Oceanside Theatre at The Brooks you are over whelmed by the beauty of the art work on the walls and above all, the colors. The Theatre has joined with the Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance to “paint” the theatre with a […]

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            The Old Globe – 2018-2019 Season Announced

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            Five world premieres to come in 2018-2019 Season! Including musicals, dramas, comedies, and more! The Heart of Rock & Roll September 6 – October 21, 2018 Looking for Christmas The New Clint Black Musical November 13 – December 16, 2018 Familiar January 26 – March 3, 2019 Tiny Beautiful Things February 9 – March 10, 2019 […]

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            Art of Elan : Collaborative Season Finale Concert

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              Collaborative Season Finale Concert features Special Guests and World Premiere Workshops and Premieres Set for San Diego and Tijuana  Art of Élan’s commitment to collaboration and supporting new work continued this season with the commissioning of Tijuana-based composer and double-bassist Andrés Martín to write a work for NOW Ensemble (Art of Élan’s ensemble-in-residence). The piece, called “Bruja,” will be […]

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            New Village Arts Announces Season Eighteen 2018 – 2019

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            New Village Arts announces the complete lineup for Season Eighteen (2018 – 2019), Includes Two San Diego Premieres, One West Coast Premiere, and One World Premiere  CARLSBAD, CA. May  2018 – Season 18 at New Village Arts is a celebration of the diversity of our community.  With six mainstage productions, NVA has created an eclectic season of […]

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            South Pacific” Beautifully Staged at Horton Grand Theatre

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            TR Robertson– The classic and timeless music of the award winning musical “South Pacific” is once again on stage, this time presented by the San Diego Musical Theatre on stage at the Horton Grand Theatre in San Diego, under the direction of Kirsten Chandler. With music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, book […]

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