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Jerome Lahr Obituary

By   23 hours ago

Jerome Lahr of Vista California passed away on March 23rd with his family at his side.  Jerry was born in Racine Wisconsin on June 2, 1927 to Conrad and Katherine Lahr.  He graduated from high school in 1945 and enlisted in the Navy.  He attended Iowa State University, then joined the Air Force where he […]

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Meet the Leaders – A Vista Chamber of Commerce Event

By   2 days ago

Pat Murphy…The view from the entrance of the Shadowridge Golf Club was breathtaking. The late afternoon sun cast long shadows across the green fairways. Golfers were racing to finish their games before dusk. A gentle breeze floated across the green landscape as the whirl of a scuttling golf cart broke the silence. The entire scene […]

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Cigarette Butts and Trash in Vista & By-District Elections For City Council

By   2 days ago

Vista City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 28th at 5;30 PM. Vista City Hall, 200 Eucalyptus, Vista. On the agenda: C3. Land Acquisition – 504 S. Santa Fe Avenue (CC) RECOMMENDED ACTION: Adopt City Council Resolution No. 2017- , approving a Purchase and Sale Agreement for real property located at 504 S. Santa Fe Avenue. […]

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PLUS at Mission Vista High School

By   2 days ago

Pat Murphy…Following behind Counselor Angel Chavarin, I was led out of the Counseling and Career offices and onto the campus grounds of Mission Vista High School. We briefly crossed a portion of the yard and I could see that the morning rain had stopped. It was only a short distance to a doorway that Chavarin […]

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Solutions for Change Recognizes Formerly-Homeless Program Graduates

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  Honoring the success of formerly-homeless families who have transformed their lives. Family members, community leaders, and members of the Solutions board and leadership team will join in celebrating the formerly-homeless parents who have now obtained safe housing, self-reliance, and a healthy future for their families. On Thursday, March 30, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Vista […]

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CAPTURING KIDS’ PASSION MAKES THIS SCHOOL A SPECIAL PLACE

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Ray Huard ….At Temple Heights Elementary School, third graders in teacher George Doyle’s class will welcome their parents to an April open house with a video they created on iPad computer tablets. With Doyle’s help, they discovered through the Internet how to sketch a self-portrait that will be included in the video, write a script, […]

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Friends of Vista Library – DIY Feast MMXVII Fixit Clinic

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The Vista Library will host the DIY Feast MMXVII Fixit Clinic and Craft Show on Saturday, April 8th, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. A ribbon cutting at 12 noon in celebration of the new art installations. The library is located at 700 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista. Call 760-643-5100 for more information.

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    Volunteers of America Southwest Annual Anniversary Celebration

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    Volunteers of America Southwest Annual Anniversary Celebration on Thursday ,April 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Volunteers of America Southwest will host its Annual Anniversary Celebration to honor Mr. James (Jim) Mulvaney Jr. and Ausgar Technologies, two partners that have been instrumental to the organization’s work with disabled and homeless veterans in San Diego County. The […]

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    FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR AG-STUDENTS

    By   2 days ago

    Fallbrook, CA – On April 13, 2017 the San Diego County Farm Bureau is hosting a four player scramble golf tournament benefiting the Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund. With the average age of a farmer at 66, now more than ever we need to invest in and encourage our youth to pursue an education and career […]

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    California Center For The Arts Holds The Encore National Dance Competition

    By   2 days ago

    ENCORE NATIONAL DANCE TEAMS …The Dance Competition was held Saturday evening at the California Center For The Arts in Escondido. Many young and talented students participated in the competition. Winning dance team in the Judges’ Choice Award: “Weird People”,   Division 1 Small Musical Group Jazz age group Winning dance team “Show People”,   Division […]

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    Jewish Family Service Awarded $1.8 Million by SANDAG to Fund “On the Go”

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    Senior Transportation Service Includes Volunteer Ridesharing and Group Shuttles … SAN DIEGO (Mar. 24, 2017) – Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) was awarded nearly $1.8 million from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to provide two years of funding for JFS’s On the Go senior transportation program. On the Go is the […]

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    15th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup Volunteer Registration Opens

    By   2 days ago

    Save the date for our 15th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup! Join us on Earth Day 2017, Saturday, April 22nd, as we beautify over 100 sites in San Diego County! Last year, a record breaking 6,400 volunteers came out to our 110 sites and successfully removed 150,000 lbs. of litter. Instead of turning a blind eye […]

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    Tsunami Safety Awareness Important in Region

    By   3 days ago

    Reprinted from the County of San Diego Daily Digest Bulletin While tsunamis are infrequent in San Diego, state and local officials say it is still important for beachgoers and people living or working near the coastline to know what to do if they hear an evacuation warning or feel a strong earthquake: Move away from […]

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    25th Annual Grand Spring Festival & Street Faire

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    SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 25TH ANNUAL GRAND SPRING FESTIVAL  & STREET FAIRE Sunday, April 9, 2017, – 9AM-5PM ARTISANS, CRAFTS, COMMUNITY BUSINESSES, children’s attractions and carnival rides; a showcase of local talent on the San Marcos Community Stage; varied and delicious food options and a stage with live music! All along Via […]

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    Carlsbad News

    By   5 days ago

    Construction of New Community Center and Gardens at Pine Avenue Park Getting Underway The City of Carlsbad is starting construction of a new community center and gardens at Pine Avenue Community Park, located in the historic Carlsbad Barrio, just south of the Village. They are scheduled to open in spring 2018. Read more Plan Approved […]

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron..”My Bills Are Moving”

      By   2 days ago

      March has been a busy month in Sacramento as the Legislature moves into high gear. Happily, four of my bills have received overwhelming bi-partisan support, all passing votes in their respective committees on March 21. My Assembly Bill 182, the Heroin and Opioid Public Education (HOPE) Act, passed the Assembly Health Committee in a unanimous […]

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      Senators Bates and Atkins Join Forces to Author Legislation to Help Wounded Service Members

      By   6 days ago

      SACRAMENTO – Senators Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) have announced that they have authored Senate Bill 197 to encourage the construction of medical facilities in California that serve veterans and active duty troops afflicted with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and related conditions. The Senate Governance and Finance […]

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      San Diego Educator Recognized as Hart Vision Teacher of the Year

      By   6 days ago

      8 Hart Vision Awards For Commitment to Excellence in Education…   (Sacramento, CA) – Today, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) was honored to recognize eight inspiring and exceptional charter school leaders and advocates with a prestigious Hart Vision Award at the 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference in Sacramento for their commitment to providing children […]

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      Protecting California Wildlife

      By   1 week ago

       My Assembly Bill, AB 1031, will help California’s native wildlife receive care and rehabilitation provided by non-profit organizations throughout the state.  My bill allows taxpayers filing their tax returns to voluntarily `check off’ a specified amount to support the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund.  On a daily basis, California’s animal rehabilitation organizations rescue injured, sick or […]

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      Sen. Bates Issues Statement on Senate Appropriations Committee Approving “Sanctuary State” Bill

      By   2 weeks ago

      SACRAMENTO – The Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), issued the following statement today after the committee approved Senate Bill 54 (de León) on a partisan 5 to 2 vote. SB 54 would restrict local law enforcement’s ability to interact with federal authorities responsible for immigration enforcement. “As a […]

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      Easterseals Awards State Assemblymember Rocky Chavez

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      With 2017 Assembly Leadership Award  Sacramento and Oceanside, Calif. — (March 15, 2017) – Easterseals California will honor State Assemblymember Rocky Chavez (R-California, Oceanside) with a 2017 Assembly Leadership Award during their upcoming Annual Easterseals California Awards Dinner scheduled for March 28 in Sacramento. Easterseals California (a grouping of all Easterseals affiliates in the state) created its Assembly Leadership Award […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron Announces 2017 Woman of the Year

      By   2 weeks ago

       I am honored to name Martha “Marty” Tiedeman my Woman of the Year for 2017.   California’s Woman of the Year program was founded 30 years ago to celebrate contributions to society made by our state’s remarkable women.  With her long history of dedicated public service, Marty Tiedeman is well-deserving of this recognition.   Marty’s public service […]

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      Healthy Babies, Toddlers Must be Higher California Priority

      By   3 weeks ago

        A new report recommends ways that California policymakers could improve outcomes for the state’s children and toddlers. (ulkare/istockphoto) SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Less than 10 percent of California toddlers and infants who are eligible for subsidized child care actually get it. That’s one statistic in a new report that spells out ways to improve the […]

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        MetaHuman Fitness – “Burpees: An Evolution”

        By   14 hours ago

        A Case for The Burpee Oh, the dreaded burpee. We love to complain about this uniquely punishing movement, and try to avoid doing them as much as possible. But have you ever stopped to wonder where the burpee came from and why this torturous exercise is a favorite of fitness professionals across the globe? Burpees: […]

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        McDonalds Revents Drinking Straw

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        Last December, Elwin Ong’s Silicon Valley engineering startup was approached out of the blue by an unexpected client with an even more unexpected challenge. McDonald’s, it turned out, wanted to reinvent, of all things, the straw. “They wanted to partner with a team with experience working on cutting edge technology to tackle a unique challenge,” […]

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        Uncle Chubby’s Pool Thomas Calabrese

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           Beware of the Deep End Thomas Calabrese …When I say the word chubby, the first thing that probably comes to your mind are words like plump and chunky. When you hear the name, Ervin “Chubby” Piper, you can easily picture a pleasant rotund cheerful fellow with rosy cheeks. If you are a sensitive person […]

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        Keeping The Spirit Of The People Alive In The Digital Age

        By   5 days ago

        North County’s first Face 2 Face meeting took place on a Sunday February at the San Luis Rey Bakery, Organized by Indian Voices and Mel Vernon  for the purpose of disconnecting folks from their digital devices to get back to our story telling tradition. An eager audience gathered around for coffe and vittles in the […]

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        Longest Walk 5.2

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        Reprinted from Indian Voices March 2017 Publication The National Field office of the American Indian Movement proudly  announces the Longest Walk 5.2 “Calling To  An End To Drug Abuse & Domestic Violence” Dennis Banks, National Field Director, and co-founder  of the American Indian Movement issued a  phase 3 year walk across America in 2016.  Dennis stated “Because […]

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        Diligent and Dangerous Part II – Thomas Calabrese

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        Thomas Calabrese… Part II When they got close enough to be seen, Catlin slumped over her board as Camille began waving at the yacht. It slowed down and pulled alongside, “What is wrong?” The deckhand called out with a heavy accent as he stared at the two beautiful women. “My friend is sick, can you help […]

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        Overcoming Homelessness with Interfaith

        By   2 weeks ago

        When Art came to Interfaith ten months ago, he was 62 years old and having a hard time finding work. A few years prior, he had been laid off from his job as an electrical engineer and after spending all of his savings, Art began sleeping on friend’s couches when he could no longer afford his […]

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        Diligent and Dangerous Part I – Thomas Calabrese

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        Semper Femme Fatale Thomas Calabrese …Part I Catlin Forrest and Camille Reubens were relaxing at the San Onofre State beach not far from their San Mateo base housing quarters when their Marine Corps pilot husbands flew low over them in their Cobra helicopters on their way back to the Camp Pendleton airfield. The two women […]

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          Palomar Sports

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer… SOFTBALL: Palomar 13, Mt. San Jacinto 2 – Comets stay unbeaten in PCAC on 1-hitter SAN MARCOS (3-24-2017) — Crystal DesLauriers (left) and Trinity Fa’asua combined on a 5-inning, mercy-rule 1-hitter on Friday and Palomar remained unbeaten in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference softball by beating visiting Mt. San Jacinto 13-2. DesLauriers (left) threw […]

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          Cal State San Marcos Softball & Baseball

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          SOFTBALL No. 18 Cal State Monterey Bay Takes Two From CSUSM 3/25/2017 – SEASIDE, CA – The Cal State San Marcos softball team dropped both ends of a California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) doubleheader to No. 18 Cal State Monterey Bay, Saturday at the Otter Sports Complex. The Cougars fell by scores of 3-0 in game […]

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          Kai Moy & Luca Lietti Spark Mission Hills Over Scripps Ranch

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-San Marcos High School-San Marcos, CA-Friday, March 24, 2017:  In a very close contest the Knights of San Marcos improve their record to 6-1 on the season leading 3-1 after the first before 2 goals by Scripps Ranch tied the game at 3-3 but the rest was all Knights as they defeated […]

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          San Marcos Knights Defeat Torrey Pines 6-4 in a North County Conference Baseball Tourney

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-San Marcos High School-San Marcos, CA-Friday, March 24, 2017:  The Knights of San Marcos improve their record to 7-1 on the season as they came back from a 2-0 deficit in the top of the first inning as they scored 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning before the Falcons […]

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          Palomar Baseball

          By   6 days ago

          BASEBALL: Palomar 19, IVC 1  Comets roll up Arabs, move into PCC lead. David Willauer Contributing Writer…IMPERIAL (3-23-2017) — Palomar rolled up Imperial Valley for the second time in three days on Tuesday, winning 19-1 on the road, and moved into first place in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference along the way. Conor McKenna went […]

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          List Of Ex-Comets Could Grow In Major League Baseball

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          David Willauer Contributing Writer – Baseball Alumni in  Major Leagues. Another Palomar Alum  climbs hill toward Regular season roster. Hill looking to join Vincent, Saladino, Hoyt in show.  Former Comet Tim Hill walks off the mound after finishing off the Milwaukee Brewers for his first spring training save Friday on St. Patrick’s Day. Hill won a battle with […]

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          Palomar College Sport News

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          BASEBALL: Palomar 9, SD City 3 Comets sweep series, go to 16-6, 8-1 in PCAC SAN DIEGO (3-18-2017) — Palomar got a strong performance from starting pitcher Nate Stilinovich (left) and played one of its best complete games of the season on Saturday as the Comets pounded San Diego City College 9-3 to sweep the […]

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          Palomar College Comets VS San Diego City College

          By   2 weeks ago

          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-The Palomar College Comets continue their 2 game win streak after an 8-3 win on Tuesday afternoon at Morley Field in San Diego as they scored 2 runs in the 1st and 8 runs in the 2nd for an early 10-1 lead before the Knights rallied for 4 runs in the 6th […]

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            The Roustabouts Theatre Co. Launches First Season with MARGIN OF ERROR

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            A World Premiere Drama – Full of Twists and Suspense… MARGIN OF ERROR By Will Cooper / Directed by Rosina Reynolds / Featuring: Ruff Yeager, Anna Khaja, Kate Reynolds, Joel Miller  A new world-premiere drama that deals in cosmic secrets, both intellectual and emotional. A world-renowned scientist is about to receive the Nobel prize and […]

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            Carlsbad New Village Arts Theatre Presents San Diego Premiere of a Theatre Classic “Awake and Sing”

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             TR Robertson …Playwright Clifford Odets was known for writing “politically charged”, socially relevant dramas, when he wrote for the stage during the 1930’s to 1960”s. New Village Arts Executive Artistic Director, Kristianne Kurner, and her staff have brought one of his plays, “Awake and Sing”, to the stage as the next to the last play […]

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            The Music Man At Welk Resort Theatre

            By   4 days ago

            The Welk Theatre is excited to announce the opening of  “The Music Man” on May 5, 2017 Directed and Choreographed by Ray Limon starring David Humphrey as Harold Hill (Actors Equity) and Charlene Koepf as Marian   The classic tale of a travelling sales man who arrives in town to swindle its residents claiming the promise […]

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            Broadway Theater Presents- “BOOM”

            By   5 days ago

            Unique cirque style show comes to The Broadway Theater In one month the most unique show ever staged in Vista’s Broadway Theater opens..and the show was created by one of our former students! Vista resident, David Poznanter, has teamed up with Peter Sweet to create BOOM!, a breathtaking new show that emulates the ancient tradition […]

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            Hilarious Musical Comedy Opens at Old Town’s Cygnet Theatre

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              TR Robertson … If you want to lose yourself for a couple of hours with a feel good, funny, energetic musical performed by a talented veteran cast, you will want to add Cygnet Theatre’s “On the 20th Century” to your list of theatrical productions to take in. This musical is described as “part operetta, part […]

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            Intrepid Theatre Company

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            The 13 refugee students whose stories are depicted in Exiled Voices with their teachers after the performance on Sunday   Last Sunday, a sold out crowd filled the Horton Grand Theatre to witness the first ever production of “Exiled Voices: The Refugee Art Experience.” Thirteen refugee students from Crawford High School sat in the third […]

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            Club M Season Draws To A Close With The Harmony of The Four Freshmen

            By   2 weeks ago

            TR Robertson …. The second season of Moonlight’s successful Club M presentations drew to a close on Saturday with the harmonic sounds of the vocal band, The Four Freshmen. This group has been performing for 69 years throughout the United States and beyond to sold-out audiences and Saturday was no different. Club M is held on […]

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            Forgiveness and Anger Inter-twined in Old Globe’s “The Blameless”

            By   3 weeks ago

            TR Robertson … Currently playing at the Old Globe Theatre’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, is an extremely moving, compelling, thought-provoking play which delves into the lives of the Garcia family members as they struggle to deal with a horrific occurrence in their life. “The Blameless” has as its core the problem […]

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