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Fall Session – Vista Leadership Academy

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Fall Session 2017: Sept. 13 – Oct. 24 The Vista Leadership Academy is a free seven week program held on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5 pm to 7 pm (with the exception of one lunch hour city tour and the last session, “graduation” held on a Tuesday evening at a City Council meeting). The program […]

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National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program

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School Year 2017-18  Free and Reduced-Price Meals Bella Mente Charter School announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income is less than or equal to the federal […]

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TRACK Trails Opens at Guajome Regional Park

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There’s no Wi-Fi at Guajome Regional Park in Oceanside, but you’ll definitely make a connection with nature. County Parks and Recreation hosted a ribbon-cutting and inaugural hike at the park on Friday for its latest TRACK Trails program. TRACK Trails lets kids and their families take a self-guided tour along a trail at the park, and […]

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Sustainable Surplus Adds Two More Students to Program

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August  2017 – Sustainable Surplus aided two more students in its Success 4 Students program by giving them computer set ups including a PCU, monitor, keyboard and mouse. “We chose two students who are enrolled in the TRIO Student Support Services program at Palomar College,” said executive director, Sue Prelozni.  Students are chosen based upon their need […]

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Vista Resident Assumes Role As CEO of San Diego Rescue Mission

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San Diego, CA:  The San Diego Rescue Mission Board of Directors has named Donnie Dee as the organization’s new President and CEO.  Dee, who will assume his leadership role at the Rescue Mission on July 17, 2017, comes to the organization from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) where he served 27 years, most currently as […]

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Gloria McClellan Senior Center Events

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Center to hold Beach Buffet The Gloria McClellan Center will hold a “Beach Buffet” at noon August 31 at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista.  Entertainment by the Sophistocats begins at 11:00 a.m.  Enjoy a buffet of citrus marinated chicken, fish taco, rice, broccoli, and strawberries.  Suggested donation is $4 for those 60 and older, and an $8 charge […]

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Fairways 4 Veterans

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 Monday, October 9, 2017 at Shadowridge Golf Club 1980 Gateway Dr., in Vista at 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fairways 4 Veterans Golf Tournament. Help change the lives of our veterans! It takes $14,400 to house ONE veteran challenged with PTS &TBI for ONE year in the Wounded Warrior Homes program. Join Wounded Warrior Homes on Monday, […]

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Special Bulletin – ATM/Robbery Suspects

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION – JOINT BANK ROBBERY TASK FORCE – SPECIAL BULLETIN – WANTED FOR BANK ROBBERY                     These individuals are wanted in connection with two ATM robberies in the San Diego area between 7/04/2017 to 8/13/2017. In all instances the robbers attempted to gain access to an external ATM […]

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    San Marcos – Aloha Luncheon

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    Aloha Luncheon on Monday August 21st – 11:30 to 1:30 at Meadowlark Church located at 1918 Redwing Street, San Marcos, CA 92078 Wear you Hawaiian attire and hula on over for a fun time and a yummy pulled pork lunch. Guest Speaker Carol Osgrove,  a successful real estate agent and motivational  speaker who will share […]

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    Zika is still a threat in San Diego County

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    Zika is still a threat in San Diego County — especially to pregnant women and women who may become pregnant — and local residents should still be dumping out standing water around homes to fight the invasive Aedes mosquitoes that can potentially transmit Zika. That’s the message from County of San Diego public and environmental […]

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    Native American and Southwestern Artists Dazzle at Bazaar del Mundo’s Santa Fe Marketplace

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    Authentic Turquoise Jewelry, Fine Art and More at Old Town Event, Sept. 15 & 16 SAN DIEGO (August 17, 2017) – The Southwest is making a comeback, with boho lovers and free spirits across the country presenting bold pieces of turquoise, vibrant hues and Zapotec designs. Here in San Diego, the best of Southwest’s Native American […]

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    World Record For Our Veterans- 50,000 Push Ups In 24 Hours

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    Take a minute to check out Jeff “The Machine” Myers as he will attempt to break the world record for most push ups in 24 hours!  FIFTY THOUSAND Push Ups in 24 hours!! Jeff is a very driven guy with a huge heart and has put his soul into training for this event all to bring awareness to our homeless veterans. He was […]

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    Arts of All Kinds at the Art in the Village

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    Alex Hughes  …   It was a beautiful day to be observing art in Carlsbad where the skies were clear and the sun was shining. Perfect California weather! Many people came to enjoy what these various artists had to offer from the painters to the photographers, there was lots of mediums to represent this profession.   […]

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    Writers Read Hosts Launch of T. Jefferson Parker’s New Thriller, ‘The Room of White Fire’

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    FALLBROOK, Calif., August 2017—Writers Read at Fallbrook Library, a free monthly author series, will host the launch of best-selling author T. Jefferson Parker’s new thriller, “The Room of White Fire.” The launch is Tuesday, August 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. A return to Parker’s thriller roots, “The Room of White Fire” introduces […]

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    Carlsbad Village Association Presents Crafter’s Showcase

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    Crafter’s Showcase Features More Than 50 Artisans and Crafters Carlsbad, CA—The Carlsbad Village Association (CVA) is pleased to present Crafter’s Showcase, featuring hand-crafted items and upcycled design. The Showcase will take place on Sunday, September 10, 2017, located at 2938 Roosevelt Street, the North public parking lot in Downtown Carlsbad Village, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

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    Oceanside Public Library News

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    Wine, Chocolate, & A good Book Fundraiser To Benefit Library  Join the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library on August 26, 2017, for Wine, Chocolate and a Good Book.  This fundraiser promises to be the talked about event of the summer and includes ocean views, live entertainment, a guest author, and silent auction for three […]

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      Senate GOP Leader Bates Urges State to Address Potential Release of Dangerous “Nonviolent” Felons

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      Californians Urged to Make Voices Heard During Public Comment Period SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)today submitted a letter to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) during a public comment period regarding proposed regulations that could lead to the early release of dangerous “nonviolent” inmates and diminish victim rights. “The state is on the verge […]

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      The Legislature Should Join The 21st Century

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      Processes in the State Capitol are way out of date. During the 7-8 months I spend in Sacramento annually, I use much of my time working and voting on legislation, and meeting with advocacy groups and constituents to discuss legislation. Even so, keeping up with constituent and district concerns isn’t easy when you’re over 500 miles […]

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      Senator Anderson to Host a Town Hall Focused on Parental Rights

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      Senator Anderson to Host a Town Hall Focused on Parental Rights EL CAJON – On August 12, California State Senator Joel Anderson will be hosting a town hall meeting to highlight how constituents can effectively communicate with legislators when they wish to voice their concerns over important matters. Anderson was inspired to host this town hall meeting because of […]

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      Safe Haven For Heroin, Drug Users?

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      Report reveals underground US haven for heroin, drug users…. A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals. None were known to exist in the U.S. until the disclosure in a medical journal, although several […]

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      Sullivan Solar Power Installs First Certified LG Chem Battery In The Continental U.S.

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      The local solar firm is slated to lead the state in LG Chem battery installations On Tuesday, the first LG Chem residential energy storage unit in the continental United States went live. It was installed by Sullivan Solar Power at the Keefe residence in Carlsbad. This milestone is a big step toward grid independence for Americans. […]

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      Senator Joel Anderson – Free Summer Concerts Across San Diego County

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      Dear Friends, The beautiful San Diego summer is in full swing, and one of the best ways to spend it is a free concert! Many people are in search of new and exciting events, so I thought it might be beneficial for you to have a list of free summer concerts happening in your neighborhood. […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – Women in Today’s California

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      Only 26 of the California Legislature’s 120 members are women — nine Senators and 17 Assemblymembers.  Women serve at all levels of leadership, including my position as Minority Floor Leader and Senator Patricia Bates, the current Senate Minority Leader. Surprisingly, no woman was elected to the State Senate until 1976, and none were elected to […]

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      Consumer Groups Praise Covered CA Moves to Limit Health Insurance Hikes

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        SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The 1.4 million Californians who buy health insurance through the state exchange could see a rate increase of 12.5 percent next year if state regulators approve a proposal released Tuesday by Covered California. The agency also announced that Anthem is pulling out of 16 regions, but added that the change is mostly […]

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        Third Annual GI Film Festival San Diego

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        All Access Passes now on sale; West Coast premiere of ‘The 2 Sides Project’ opens the 2017 festival; Family Movie Night is scheduled aboard the USS Midway Museum   SAN DIEGO, CA – Aug.  2017 – Now in its third year, the GI Film Festival San Diego will once again bring the untold stories of […]

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        Prospect Boulevard – Thomas Calabrese

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        Sanctuary Harbor Thomas Calabrese… The coordinates were 6.9214 North, 122.0790 East, Destination, Zamboanga City, Philippines, time, zero three hundred hours. Two C-23A Sherpa turbo prop transport aircrafts were cruising at an altitude of 25,000 feet and the forty person force was equally divided with twenty personnel in each aircraft.  The men went through their standard pre […]

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        NEW FEATURE – “The Unknown Eater”

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        A Refreshing Taste of the Mediterranean at Pita Guys! Unknown Eater … I had just finished a stint of walking in San Marcos when I decided to try a location that I had written down on my “Places to Go” list. Pita Guys located on 133 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd. is a small eatery […]

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        B.O.M -The Marine Who Cried Wolf -Thomas Calabrese

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          The Marine Who Cried Wolf Thomas Calabrese ….. The morning skies were clear and the breeze was gentle as the sun slowly lifted its head over the horizon and stretched its crimson rays over the landscape and gradually illuminated the beach and ocean on this picture perfect postcard Southern California summer morning in Oceanside, California. […]

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        Interesting Pictures of Years Past

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        A 10 x 15 foot wooden shed where the “Harley-Davidson Motor Company” started out in 1903 Testing football helmets in 1912 A bar in New York City, the night before prohibition began, 1920 Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920’s Traffic jam in New York, 1923 A quiet little job at a crocodile farm in St. Augustine, […]

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          Allersberg Express Lightning Strikes – Thomas Calabrese

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        Lightning Strikes  Thomas Calabrese … The smell of human waste, mold and decay was stifling in the barely lit warehouse that had been turned into a makeshift prison and detention center. A young man was chained by his wrists to the wall as one guard tortured him with an electric cattle prod then waited while […]

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        As Congress Ponders Reform, Health Centers Address Root Causes of Illness

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        Petaluma, Calif. — As Congress struggles to make the health care system more cost-effective, local Community Health Centers are already doing their part, with a focus on prevention instead of treatment of illness. Studies show that close to half of people’s health status is directly related to behavior – diet, exercise, smoking and stress management – […]

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        Malibu Mayhem – Point Doom Part II

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          Thomas Calabrese …..  The next morning, Mike and Brian took a swim around Point Dume and were treading water about a half mile offshore and looking at the Halloran estate. It offered easy access to the beach and was completely shielded from view from the mansions on both sides of it. “If terrorists were […]

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          Joe Early Ready For 16th Season at Palomar Junior College

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          David A. Willauer, Contributing Writer..August 16, 2017: ….  Joe Early will be ready for his 16th year as the head football coach at  the Comets Palomar College and  a career record of 86-63.  He has built the program very well with 2 conference titles.  After 2 losing seasons of 4-6, Coach Early knows what to […]

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          Johnny Miller Joins Team at Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club

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          Golfing Legend to Add Signature Design Touch to Golf Course WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. (August 14, 2017) – Warner Springs Ranch Resort (WSRR) recently signed on golfing legend Johnny Miller to add his name and signature touch to the Warner Springs Ranch Golf Club. Miller, alongside his Johnny Miller Design Group, will provide expert knowledge on the redesign of […]

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          Encinitas Little League All Star Still in Junior League Word Series

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          Tuesday’s must-win game was a nail-biter for the Encinitas Little League All-Stars team as it squeaks by with a walk-off win against the Saginaw Township Little League in the Junior Little League World Series in Taylor, Michigan. The game was tied at 4-4 until the bottom of the seventh inning when Cooper Dulich singled on a line drive bringing in one […]

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          Mission Hills Football – Frizzly Football Luau

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          Our annual Grizzly Football Luau is set for Saturday, August 19, 2017.  We would greatly appreciate your help in the next few days to gather donations for items and/or services to be auctioned.  No gift donation or service is too small or too large.  We all know someone, or maybe even ourselves, who can donate a […]

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          Dave Rodriguez Readies For 3rd Year At Oceanside High School

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          David A. Willauer Contributing Writer  Oceanside, CA..  In his third year as head coach at Oceanside High School thats known for their football tradition along with winning CIF State and Section titles. Oceanside High School  carries a record 17-8 along with 2 playoff appearances in 2015 his first year won a CIF Division title and […]

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          Jerry Ralph Begins Second Year At El Camino High School, Oceanside

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             David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer– In his second year with the El Camino High School Wildcats,  head coach Jerry Ralph feels this squad will be an exciting one. With a 2016 record of 3-8, the Wildcats return a lot of key people in different positions  We are returning a veteran group at the skilled positions […]

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          Darius Pickett Ready For First Year At Fallbrook High

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer– Fallbrook High School-Fallbrook, CA-Monday, August 7th, 2017:  After 3 consecutive years in the CIF Section Playoffs and a rebuilding year in 2016, Darius Pickett the former assistant football coach at football powerhouse Oceanside High School.  They have produced a lot of outstanding football players who have gone onto the college level. […]

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          Palomar Comets Kick Off Football Season September 2nd

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          SAN MARCOS (7-23-2017) — Palomar will kick off the 2017 season Saturday night, Sept. 2, at Southwestern, will go back on the road to play at Santa Monica on Sept. 9, then will play five of its remaining eight games at home at Wilson Stadium in Escondido. Highlighting the Comets’ season: a 1 p.m. Oct. […]

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            Travels With TR – The Alaskan Adventure – Part V – The Inland Passage Continues & Home

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            TR Robertson  …Leaving Juneau, The Sun was bound for the northern-most point in Alaska’s Inside Passage, Skagway. But, before we were to arrive in Skagway, the ship made its way to the Tracy Arm Fjord, to see how close we could get to the Sawyer Glacier. Tracy Arm Fjord is named after former Secretary of […]

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            Globe’s “Robin Hood” A World Premiere Comedy Filled With Adventure and Merriment

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            TR Robertson …..Two time Laurence Olivier Award winning playwright Ken Ludwig returns to the Globe with a very entertaining comedy based on the legendary life of Robin Hood.  Ludwig has written 24 plays and musicals, six of them Broadway productions, and is a Tony Award winner as well..  The comedy is directed by Jessica Stone, […]

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            Travels With TR – The Alaskan Adventure Part IV – Alaska’s Inside Passage

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              TR Robertson The majority of people who venture to Alaska these days do so by flying either to Seattle or Vancouver or making their way to Seward to catch one of the many cruise ships that go to various locations on the western coast of Alaska. More daring folks rent cars and drive the […]

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            San Diego Repertory Theatre Production of “Evita” Rousing Success

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            TR Robertson … San Diego Rep’s 42nd season got off to a tremendous start with the production of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s critically acclaimed musical “Evita”. This musical was presented in partnership with The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. The SD Rep production of “Evita” is directed by SD Rep […]

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            Travels With TR – The Alaskan Adventure Continues – Part III – Denali & the Trip to Seward

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              TR Robertson …. Before describing the incredible time we had in the back country of Denali, I mentioned a little about the famous Iditarod in Parts I and II. Thought I would give you a brief bit of information about what is called the “Last Great Race on Earth”. I should also mention the […]

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            2017 Summer Alaskan Adventure Continues – Part II – The Alaska Railroad and Denali

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            TR Robertson  ….. Comfortably seated in our passenger car on the Alaska Railroad, directly behind the Wilderness Café car, Carolyn and I sat back to take in the amazing vistas of the Alaskan countryside as we journeyed on our 6 hour trip to the tallest mountain in North America, Denali. The building of the Alaska Railroad […]

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            “Pump Up The Volume: A 90’s Palooza”a Non-Stop Trip Down Memory Lane

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            TR Robertson….  If you were in high school or in college in the 90’s or if you simply remember any part of the 90’s, you will want to take in the San Diego Musical Theatre latest production currently on stage at the Horton Grand Theatre. How many musicals have you been to where you are […]

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            “The Drowsy Chaperone” Musical Within a Comedy Now on Stage at The Welk

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            TR Robertson … If you are in need of laughter in your life, want to see a talented collection of actors and actresses on stage, and love a mix of big stage productions mixed with slap-stick and silliness, you will want to travel a short distance down Highway 15 to The Welk Resort and see the […]

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