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10 Year Old Approached by Stranger

By   2 days ago

On April 11th, 2018 at about 3:00pm, a ten year old student was waiting for a ride home from his mother in the 200 block of Huff Street in the city of Vista. An adult male walked up to the student and told the child his father asked him to pick him up. The child […]

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Miss Pride of Vista Scholarship Pageant Saturday April 21st

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The 15th annual Miss Pride of Vista Scholarship pageant takes place this Saturday, April 21 at Madison Middle School, 4930 Lake Blvd., Oceanside. The Junior Miss pageant (ages 9-12) begins at 3 pm. The Teen and Miss pageant begins at 6 pm. A Peoples Choice contest held at the pageant will raise money for the North […]

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Civic Gallery Hosts “Through Our Eyes” Vista City Employees Art Exhibit

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Vista, CA – Through Our Eyes, an all-media art exhibition featuring the works of City of Vista employees, will be on view April 24 – June 7, 2018 at the Civic Gallery. The gallery, located at the Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, is open weekdays 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, and every other Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. A […]

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80’s Prom Rocks the Moonlight

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  Cindy Tyler –The band was playing “Don’t Stop Believin’” but the message the audience was sending back was simply, “Don’t Stop!”  The hour was getting late and the band was on their third encore, but the more than 600 80’s fans who were gathered in Vista’s Moonlight Amphitheatre on Friday evening didn’t want the […]

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Annual “Diamond Ball Gala” Vista Boys & Girls Club

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Please consider supporting our Annual “Diamond Ball Gala” by attending, hosting a table, or as a sponsor. This annual event features Club member entertainment, live music, games and both a live and silent auction. The evening will begin at 5:30 with the silent auction and reception.  Seating for dinner is at 7:00. Attire is black tie optional […]

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Fire Quickly Extinguished in Vista

By   4 days ago

Daniel Thomas–A small fire damaged the balcony of an apartment unit in the Shadowridge Heights Apartments Sunday. A report of smoke coming from the second floor of a unit came in at approximately 4:04 PM, causing a full response from fire department, along with the Vista Sheriff Department. The first unit to arrive on scene […]

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Grocery Grabs #10- Eddie’s Market and Liquor

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Alex Hughes — April 2018 …Along North Santa Fe, I found a location that I had put off. It was what appeared to be a liquor market which I imagined did not have the foods that I was looking for. I also saw the few reviews that it had, and I thought of skipping it […]

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The Annual Soroptimist Salad Luncheon

By   7 days ago

  Pat Murphy…This is an event I look forward to all year long. For me it’s the best of the all the springtime events. I’m referring to the Annual Soroptimist Salad Luncheon. The food is great and there is always a good turn out from the community. On April 12 the turnout at the Grace […]

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    DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint – Encinitas

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    Deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station will conduct a Driving Under the Influence/Driver’s License Checkpoint in Encinitas, on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. The purpose of the checkpoint is to reduce the number of collisions involving alcohol, to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving, and to […]

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    Back to School for Adult Education Students at Palomar College

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     2018 Path to Palomar Open House  – An exclusive “Insider’s Tour” for Adult Education students from throughout the Education to Career Network of North San Diego County on Thursday April 19, 5:30 to 8 pm.. Palomar Community College – Student Union – 1140 West Mission Road,  San Marcos, California 92069   More than 150 adult education students from Poway, […]

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    Injury Crash Closes Portion of S Coast Highway

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     Daniel Thomas– A two-vehicle crash closed a portion of S Coast Highway in Oceanside Tuesday evening. The injury crash was reported at approximately 9:03 PM in the 1600 block of S Coast Highway. A Honda SUV struck a parked vehicle just outside the Kosty’s Kung Fu San Soo martial arts studio, coming to a rest […]

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    1st Annual Oceanside Cares Business Walk

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    Oceanside, CA…The City of Oceanside and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce are holding the inaugural Oceanside CAREs Business Walk on May 8, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Oceanside Business Parks. The City of Oceanside is expanding its business retention and expansion program by annually conducting a survey of the business climate in the city’s […]

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    2D Artists From Campus Creatives: From The Classroom To The Museum Exhibition  

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    Escondido, Ca. – April 11, 2018 — Join us on Sunday, April 22nd at 2pm in our exhibition, Campus Creatives: From the Classroom to the Museum, to enjoy a select group of exhibiting artists as they talk about their 2D artwork and their process. The featured artists include: Lisa Hutton (Mesa College), Jeff Kahn (Palomar College), Lisa Venditelli Karmel […]

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    Encinitas Lions Club Fund Raiser

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    Encinitas Lions Club fund raiser  On Wednesday, evening, May 2nd at 6:00 PM the Encinitas Lions Club will host it’s annual “CHAMPAGNE NIGHT AT THE MOVIES at the La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway, Encinitas.  This years movie is “Some Like It Hot”, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemon. The event will […]

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    St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Awarded $35,000 by NBCUniversal Foundation

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    San Diego, CA – St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization in El Cajon, CA, that educates and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential, has received a $35,000 Project Innovation grant from NBCUniversal Foundation. The grant will fund SMSC’s Sophie’s Gallery Art Program and the use of technology to support entrepreneurial and […]

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    Sweet Treats Await Don Diego Gala-Goers At The Fair

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    SWEET TREATS AWAIT DON DIEGO GALA-GOERS JUNE 7TH AT THE FAIR   Del Mar, CA … The Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Infield Pavilion will be transformed into a candy land of delight for one magical evening on June 7, 2018 for the exclusive Don Diego Gala at the “How Sweet It Is!” San Diego County Fair. […]

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      Senate Republican Leader Bates’ Opioid Education Bill Earns Bipartisan Support

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      SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Bill 1109, authored by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) passed out of the Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee with bipartisan support. SB 1109 would educate the public, especially those who are involved with youth, by explaining to them the risk of addiction and overdose from prescription opioids. In response to […]

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      Senate Public Safety Committee Blocks Bill to Address Fentanyl Drug Trafficking

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      SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee today refused to pass Senate Bill 1103 by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would enhance criminal penalties for illegal distributors of fentanyl, which has been linked to numerous deaths in California in recent years. “Today’s decision is a disappointing setback for law enforcement efforts to tackle the […]

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      Manufacturing in Southern California

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      Senator Joel Anderson, 38th District…Like many other events we are invited to throughout the year, my office was invited to have a resource table at the upcoming San Marcos Manufacturing Summit with The Coalition for a Prosperous America, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization representing the interests of 2.7 million households through agricultural, manufacturing, and labor members. […]

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      New Bill Would Create CA Commission to Set Health-Care Prices

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      SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Labor unions and consumer advocates are throwing their support behind a bold new bill in California to control health-care costs by creating a commission to set limits on what providers can charge. Supporters held a Monday rally in Sacramento to push Assembly Bill 3087, citing skyrocketing health-care costs. The bill, written by Assembly Member […]

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      Senator Bates “Education Remains Key To Reducing Opioid Tragedies”

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      SACRAMENTO – In a joint op-ed published recently in The Coast News Group, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan highlight Senate Bill 1109 (Bates) which would educate the public, especially those who are involved with youth, by explaining to them about the risk of addiction and overdose from prescription opiates. A […]

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      California Developmentally Disabled Advocacy

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron– The Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities works to ensure the rights and dignity of all Californians with developmental disabilities (I/DD) through advocacy and research, and by acting as an information resource for the Legislature as it develops policies impacting California’s I/DD population.  I am pleased to announce that I have […]

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      State and Federal Resources Available for Tax Day

      By   2 weeks ago

      Tax Day is Tuesday, April 17, and I wanted to share information about resources that are available to you. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) workshops provide free tax assistance. IRS-trained volunteers are available throughout the state. Find out if you are eligible and locations near you at https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers. The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron: Safeguarding Our Schools

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron — School safety has to be our first priority. That’s why I introduced Assembly Bill 1983 requiring local school districts to collaborate with local law enforcement to create mandatory threat assessment protocols and facility reassessments so that all schools will have documented protections, advanced technologies and strategies in place should a threat arise. Unfortunately, […]

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        Battle of Hue City – Thomas Calabrese

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        No Way Thomas Calabrese — Hue, (Pronounced Way) South Vietnam, February, 1968. The Battle of Hue (also called the Siege of Hue), was one of the bloodiest and longest battles of the Vietnam War. 11 battalions of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), four U.S. Army battalions, and three understrength U.S. Marine Corps battalions, for a total of 18 battalions, defeated 10 […]

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        The Bomb Tech – Thomas Calabrese

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        The Debris Whisperer Lord of power and might, whose mercy is everlasting, guard and guide those who place their lives in the balance to ensure the safety of those nearby.”                                                   […]

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        Retail Runs- A Look at Empty Storefronts (Part 6)

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        Alex Hughes — April 1, 2018…Before entering the intersection of Vista Village Drive and North Santa Fe, we can take a left by Soroptimist Park which I highlight here: http://thevistapress.com/enhancing-soroptimist-park/. Across the street is where parking used to be for Vista Village, now it is being prepared for a new construction project that will become […]

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        Easter Party – Thomas Calabrese

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        Nobody’s Fool Thomas Calabrese — Colonel John McCandles was retiring from the United States Marine Corps on April 2nd, 2018. This also happens to be the first year since 1956 that Easter falls on April Fools’ Day, which is also happened to John’s birthday. Cathy McCandles had everything planned for a combination birthday and retirement […]

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        Grocery Grabs #9- San Marcos Market

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        Alex Hughes — March 24, 2018… Right by CSUSM, there is a market that I always pass by on the Sprinter, “San Marcos Market”. It is similar in appearance to Rodeo Market by Vista Transit Center because of its two story building with a market on the bottom and living quarters on the top. The neighborhood […]

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        Outside The Wire – Thomas Calabrese

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        Inside The Fire Thomas Calabrese — There are many old sayings in the military, but none of them are truer than ‘no man left behind.’ To most people, sending fifty men into harm’s way to bring back one dead body makes no sense, but to those who fight our country’s battles on faraway lands, it is […]

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        The Wounded Eagle – Thomas Calabrese

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        Still Soars Thomas Calabrese– Professor Ronald McNally taught American Literature and English at Auburn University. He had been there since the spring semester of 1956 and would be coming up on his ten year anniversary in a few months. One of his classes was currently reading the book, To Kill a Mockingbird and he thought […]

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        The Deadly Dose- Thomas Calabrese

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          Pharmaceutical Weaponization Thomas Calabrese– A young Marine took four antidepressant pills, twice the amount that were prescribed to him by the battalion aid station then laid down on his cot to sleep for the night. He woke up four hours later with a glazed look on his face. He stood up and got dressed, took […]

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          North County MLB Spotlight By Dave 4-18-2018

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          North County MLB Spotlight by David A. Willauer 4-18-18   –Former Vista product Trevor Cahill made his debut for the Oakland A’s got his first win of the season as he pitched 7 innings gave up 5 hits 2 walks and 8 strikeouts as they defeated the Chicago White Sox by a 10-2 score. Former Rancho Buena Vista […]

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          North County Baseball Highlights

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          David Willauer –Former Vista High product Trevor Cahill is currently with the Nashville Sounds on a rehab assignment he made his debut against the New Orleans Babycakes and was defeated by a 2-1 score.  The former Panther pitched 4 innings gave up 3 hits 2 runs 1 earned 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Former Palomar […]

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          Padres Introduce Coach Of The Week Program

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          PRESENTED BY FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO…SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced the launch of the newly created Padres Coach of the Week program presented by FOX Sports San Diego for the 2018 season. The 10-week program will recognize one local high school baseball or softball coach each week for making a positive […]

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          North County Baseball Highlights

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          David Willauer…Former Fallbrook High pitcher Mike Leake improves his record to 2-0 on the season as he pitched 5 innings gave up 3 hits 2 runs 2 earned and 4 walks and former Palomar Comet Nick Vincent came in relief for the Seattle Mariners as he pitched 1/3 of an inning as he gave up […]

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          Harrison Pyatt’s Pitches 2 Hit Win Over Long Beach State

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          David A. Willauer_-Contributing Writer-Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018-The Diamond-Lake Elsinore, CA:  The San Diego State Aztec baseball team are currently riding a 3 game win streak after a 2 hard fought defeats vs. New Mexico but won the key game on Saturday, March 31st by a key 3-2 score along with a Monday night 6-4 win […]

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          North County Baseball Spotlight by Dave

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          Dave Willauer — 3-31-18… Former Palomar product Tyler Saladino came into the ballgame to run for Matt Davidson and scored 1 of the White Sox runs as they defeated the Kansas City Royals by a 4-3 score. Former Palomar product Tony Wolters made his debut as a catcher as he went 0 for 3 with […]

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          North County Athletes Playing Major League & Minor League Baseball In 2018

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            David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer–The following baseball players from the North County area are currently playing Major League Baseball Tony Wolters, RBV, Colorado Rockies, Catcher Trevor Cahill, Vista, Oakland A’s,Pitcher Mike Leake, Fallbrook, Seattle Mariners, Pitcher Dave Roberts, Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers RBV Tyler Saladino, Palomar College, Infielder for the Chicago White Sox […]

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          North County Local Baseball Highlights

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          David Willauer …The Vista Panthers at 5-4 won their second game in a row in a Lions Tournament baseball contest as they scored 1 run in the third, 4 runs in the 4th and 2 in the fifth as they defeated the Gators of Green Valley of Nevada by a 7-1 score.  Chris Ramirez gets […]

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            There’s Murder and Comedy Afoot at Scripps Ranch Theatre

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            TR Robertson —  The latest endeavor at Scripps Ranch Theatre will have you laughing and guessing who will play what role next as the theatre company presents “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”, on stage until April 22nd. If your love of plays filled with a little intrigue and mystery, mixed in with lots of laughs and […]

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            One Man Play, “Buyer and Cellar”, a Wonderful Comedy Hit at Vista’s Broadway Theatre

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              TR Robertson  — Vista Broadway Theatre co-owners Douglas Davis and Randall Hickman have struck gold with their latest production of Jonathan Tollins, “Buyer and Cellar”. Tollins fantasy comedy centers around Alex More telling the story of his trials and tribulations as a struggling actor who eventually lands a position working in the incredible basement complex […]

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            Coming Soon: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

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            Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son, his eleven brothers, their father Jacob and a gorgeous multi-hued coat. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including “Go, Go, Go, Joseph,” “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close […]

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            Kevin Hafso-Koppman to Direct RED by John Logan at Oceanside Theatre Company

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            Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) announces its production of RED by John Logan. Produced by OTC artistic director Ted Leib, the production is directed by Kevin Hafso-Koppman and features Robert May and Luke Monday. The production will run May 4th – 20th. Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history […]

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            NEW VILLAGE ARTS

            By   2 weeks ago

            GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY Please note that we have recently updated our ticketing software. You will be prompted to create a login when making your first new purchase on this software, and your tickets and contact information will be stored under a unique, secure user ID based on your email. For questions regarding this ticketing […]

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            San Diego Repertory’s “Beachtown” Provides Everyone a Chance to Voice an Opinion

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            TR Robertson One thing is sure, if you are lucky enough to attend the latest play at the Lyceum Theatre put on by San Diego Repertory Theatre, you will be immersed in every aspect of the play and have a chance to actually become part of the play. San Diego Rep’s latest experiment in the […]

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            Old Globe’s “American Mariachi” a Musical and Emotional Delight

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              TR Robertson  “American Mariachi”, currently on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre, will take those attending through the highs and lows of a family at the crossroads of an emotional crisis and a young lady who wants to follow her dreams. Along the way, the audience will learn a […]

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            Frank Ferrante Stars In One-Man Comedy, En Evening With Groucho

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            Solana Beach, CA.  Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America’s greatest comedian – Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, April 23 & 24 at 7:30pm. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, stories, routines and songs […]

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