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Hall of Fame Nominations Due This Friday

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            Nominations for the 2019 selections for the Vista Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by the Vista Historical Society, are due this Friday February 22, 2019.              The Hall of Fame celebrates Vista’s history by highlighting individual accomplishments in support of Vista.             A minimum of two members will be elected to the hall […]

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Family Fit and Fun Expo Saturday

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Vista’s Health and Safety Day is now the Family Fit and Fun Expo. Its all the features you love with Fire and Police displays as well as health care professionals providing courtesy health screenings plus game like activities that parents and kids can do together… And, for the first time, we are adding a fitness element to help you […]

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The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC: Volunteers and Philanthropists

By   21 hours ago

Vista, CA– Those volunteer hours sure do add up!  Recently-completed reports show that members of The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC worked many hours as volunteers at non-profit organizations in North County San Diego to improve their communities – and the total for 2018 is 10,700 hours of volunteering by their 47 members. The statistics […]

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Moonlight Cultural Foundation – “A Toast To Kathy”

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On Saturday March 23rd the Moonlight Cultural Foundation will  host a reception to unveil the Kathy Brombacher Stage at the Moonlight Amphitheatre at 4:00 PM. $75 per guest. VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO PURCHASE TICKETS   Moonlight Cultural Foundation | P. O. Box 2497, Vista, CA 92085

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Annual Red High Heels Walk

By   22 hours ago

Our 6th Annual Red High Heels Walk to raise awareness for women’s heart health is coming up on February 24th.  Check out the attached flyer! This is a great way to have A LOT of fun while bringing awareness to a worthy cause!! We will walk off the red carpet at The Vista Village Pub, […]

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Wave Group Reservations Now Available

By   22 hours ago

‌ Now Accepting Group Reservations! Let The Wave host your school or group event! A great place for all ages to celebrate and have a ‘Splashing’ good time! Visit our Groups Site! The Wave Waterpark is the perfect destination for your next corporate event! North County’s coolest hotspot welcomes all ages with numerous rental options […]

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Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum Table Top Auction Saturday

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Table Top Auction …Have antiques that you don’t have time to sell online? Or collectibles that you’re not sure why you hung on to them? Monday Fe. 18th we will accept consignments for our auction on Saturday, February 23rd.  Call 760-941-1791 or visit our website for more information http://www.agsem.com/

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Kids In The Garden Class- “Soil, Composting and Planting”

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JOIN US for our class – get your kids outside to enjoy and experience nature, hear the birds, hike around Gardens, marvel at the Ricardo Breceda sculptures –  LIFE IS GOOD at the Gardens! March 9, 2019 – 10 am to noon – Kids in the Garden class – “Soil, Composting, and Planting” Alta Vista Botanical […]

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    The Star Theater Begins the 2019 Season with “A Streetcar Named Desire”

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     Suze Diaz  — Friday night was the official “Opening Night” kickoff for The Star Theater Oceanside’s 2019 Season! Known for presenting fantastic musicals each season, the theater group starts this year with an American theater classic that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. Written by playwright Tennessee Williams in 1947 and opened on Broadway […]

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    Gem & Mineral Show In April

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    Gem & Mineral Show Free parking and Free admission on April 5, 2019 – April 7, 2019, 9 am to 5 pm. 2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista CA 92083 at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum. Kurt Kluey 760-917-5781

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    Hera Hub Women’s Business Accelerator Announces Eighth Location in Temecula

    By   22 hours ago

    The Hera Hub in Mission Valley. Courtesy of Hera Hub San Diego’s Hera Hub, a co-working space and business accelerator for women entrepreneurs, announced its eighth U.S. location with a new office in Temecula. The new licensed location will support Hera Hub’s mission to assist 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their businesses by the […]

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    Academy of Our Lady of Peace – Fifth Annual Women’s Symposium

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    The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) will host its Fifth Annual Women’s Symposium, Piloting Your Life, on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on its historic campus in Normal Heights. San Diego County District Attorney, Summer Stephan, will serve as keynote speaker, Mara Fortin, owner of Nothing Bundt Cakes will […]

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    Fire in San Marcos Sunday

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    No injuries were reported after a fire and possible explosion at a home in San Marcos on Sunday afternoon. The blaze was reported just before 1 p.m. at a home on Valencia Avenue just west of Vista Colina Drive in the Lake San Marcos area, according to information from the San Marcos Fire Department. There was […]

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    BITES, BEATS, AND BEVERAGES EVENT TO BENEFIT CLUB

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    (Carlsbad, CA – February 2019)  The 8th Annual Taste of Bressi is a high-energy, good times afternoon jam-packed with adult beverages (beer to wine to distilled spirits), bites, and beats.  And to top it off, no guilt as all of the proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. Serving some of San Diego’s finest ales, lagers, […]

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    Get Ready to “Soar the Skies” with our Newest Lecture Coming to the Center!

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    The California Condor Recovery Program Lecture “Lands” on February 26th!   Escondido, CA. – February 2019 – The next lecture in our new lecture series presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and EcoLife Conservation happens on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:30pm with The California Condor Recovery Program. Join us for an evening as Bill Toone, Executive Director and Founder of EcoLife Conservation, […]

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    What’s Up Downtown Oceanside

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      OMI Online Voting Feb. 13-21, online and at the Oceanside Sunset Market View final mural concepts by Amy Burkman, Rik Erickson and Gloria Muriel and vote for the design you’d like to see on the exterior of That Boy Good and Northern Pine Brewing, 326 N. Horne St. Online voting for the second Oceanside Mural Initiative mural […]

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      OC Lawmakers Partner with Law Enforcement for Legislation to Track Fatal Collisions Involving Drugs

      By   22 hours ago

      SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Assemblyman William Brough (R-Dana Point) have introduced Senate Bill 283 and Assembly Bill 551 to require law enforcement to drug test in cases of fatalities occurring within 48 hours of a traffic collision. Current state law only requires medical examiners or county coroners to test deceased drivers and passengers for alcohol, but […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – Water Tax…..Really?

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron — California lawmakers recognized water as a basic human right in 2012. Since then, voters have approved over $10 billion in bonds to fund statewide water projects, yet for some Californians, clean and safe drinking water is still unavailable. So why is this?  And why are we being asked to pay a tax […]

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      Senator Jones Responds to Governor Newsom’s First State of the State Address

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      Sacramento, CA — “On the Border – The Governor rightly claimed that illegal border crossings are at a historic low. But instead of simply saying thank you to our federal government, he ratchets up the political rhetoric making a show of recalling our California National Guard and claiming that the federal administration is engaged in […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – Human Trafficking in California

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Last month I introduced House Resolution 7 (HR 7), which is jointly authored with Assemblymember Eloise GómezReyes (D – San Bernardino). HR 7 declares January Human Trafficking Awareness Month in California, part of a nationwide effort to combat this growing menace. A form of modern slavery, human trafficking has grown 842% in the […]

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      Senator Bates Earns 100% Score as a Champion for Small Businesses Four Years in a Row

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      SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that she has earned a 100 percent score from the nonpartisan National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) on its 2018 legislative score card. The NFIB advocates for America’s small and independent business owners, representing more than 300,000 members nationally and more than 20,000 in California. Since being elected to […]

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       Assemblymember Waldron – Developmental Disabilities Deserve Funding

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron —  California has been transitioning from residential to community-based care for people with developmental disabilities, with the state expecting to see substantial cost savings.  While Gov. Newsom’s budget proposal diverts that money to pay for other state programs, myself and other legislators want to provide a secure source of funding for some of […]

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      Senator Jones Wants To Hear From You

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      If you you wish to RSVP online, click here.  

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      Flood After Fire Preparedness Tips

      By   3 weeks ago

      The National Weather Service is forecasting rain in both Northern and Southern California starting Wednesday, including over the burn areas of the Camp and Woolsey Fires. Moderate rain is expected on Wednesday, increasing into Thursday and Friday. Communities downslope of burn areas are at an increased risk of flash flooding, mudflows, and debris flows. With […]

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        Some Things You Just Know — Thomas Calabrese

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        Some things you just do Thomas Calabrese — During the Tet Offensive, a small and strategic Special Forces camp was the target of the North Vietnamese’s first use of armor in the Vietnam War. This occurred on February 7, 1968. Sergeant First Class Roy Kelly had been in the Army for seven years and started in […]

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        Eighteen Bullets and a Dozen Roses – Thomas Calabrese

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        Casablanca Thomas Calabrese — Pietro (Pete) Giuseppe Orsani was born July 5, 1913 in New York to an American mother of French descent and an Italian-born father. He was educated at the University of Milan in Italy and spoke ten languages including Spanish, French, German and Arabic. On February 1, 1932, at the age of 19, […]

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        Support Group for Parents of Individuals with Autism & Similar Conditions

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         (February – April 2019) @ Family Wellness Center (El Cajon site) Parents of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or similar conditions, join together in a supportive and friendly environment to gain knowledge and build community.  Parents leave each session with skills to understand their child’s diagnosis and its effects on their family, how to build family support, and […]

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        Take The Week Off – Thomas Calabrese

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        Always Stories Out There Erin Donaldson had worked on Camp Pendleton for thirty-three years; the last seventeen were in base housing as an assignment clerk. She was approached by an acquaintance and asked if she would consider writing a weekly column for an online newsletter about events that affected Marine families on base. Erin was […]

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        A New Year Resolution

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        If you’re gearing up to eat healthier this year, consider including whole  grains, seafood, and healthy fats in your diet. U.S. News & World Report rolled out its list of the best diets of 2019, and the Mediterranean diet took the top spot. It also won best diet for healthy eating, easiest diet to follow, best diet  for diabetes, best heart-healthy […]

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        The Sons of Bravo – Thomas Calabrese

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        Battlefield Betrayal   Thomas Calabrese …  Ibrahim Al Asiri tried to down a commercial airliner over Chicago on Christmas Day 2016. The plane sustained severe damage, but the pilot was able to make a miraculous landing in Lake Michigan without any loss of life. The Saudi-born Asiri was the lead bombmaker for al-Qaeda in the Arabian […]

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        Grocery Grabs #23- El Toro Market

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        Alex Hughes  — January, 2018 … On my list today was to visit Fallbrook and to learn more about this community through the Fallbrook Historical Society nestled on the hillsides of Rockycrest Lane. I also wanted to fit in a new Mexican market by the name of El Toro Market. Given that darkness is sooner during […]

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        Bad Blood Runs Deep =Thomas Calabrese

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        Manson Eyes Thomas Calabrese — Captain Terrence Malloy was a Marine Corps infantry officer during World War II and when the war in the Pacific ended, he returned to Camp Pendleton, California. Captain Malloy decided to stay in the Marines and his first son, Terrence Jr. was born in 1947 on base. Terry as he […]

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          Comets of Palomar -Baseball & Softball at Cal State San Marcos

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          In a close baseball contest that was played at Saddleback College, the Comets of Palomar were trailing late in the contest as they scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th and fell 12-11.  Former Ramona Bulldog Cameron Rowles doubled in 2 runs scoring former Granite Hills alum Trevor Omahen and former Francis Parker […]

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          Oceanside’s Shane Hansen – 1st CIF Masters Champion In School’s 30 Year History 

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-San Marcos High School-San Marcos, CA-2-16-19:  With a 30-4 record along with a 4th place in last years Masters Wrestling Tournament and a trip to the CIF States in Bakersfield, Shane Hansen of Oceanside knows what it takes to improve and  in the Pirates wrestling program won the 2019 CIF Masters title. […]

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          North County Schools Wrestlers Semi Final Round CIF Masters At San Marcos High

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-2-15-19-San Marcos High School-San Marcos, CA:  The following North County schools have wrestled through the quarter finals at the CIF San Diego Masters Tournament that was held at San Marcos High School. After the quarter final round of competition the Mavericks of LaCosta Canyon are currently in 7th place with 55.5 points. […]

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          San Marcos Wins Over Imperial In CIF Girls Division I

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          David A. Willauer-Thursday, February 14, 2019-Contributing Writer-18 points by Ashley Bernales, 11 by Emani Simian and 10 by Madison Rowe paced the Lady Knights of San Marcos High School to a 57-32 win over the Lady Tigers of Imperial High. The Lady Knights will host the winner of the Poway vs. Westview on Tuesday, February […]

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          Carlsbad Lancers eliminate Oceanside Pirates In Boys CIF Division II Basketball Playoff

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer — In a Division II CIF First Round PIayoff game the Pirates of Oceanside were eliminated by the Lancers of Carlsbad by a 62-41.The game was 5 point difference with 20 seconds left in the third and Carlsbad started scoring buckets to start the fourth and  (the Pirates of Oceanside) didn’t […]

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          College Baseball

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          David Willauer — In the first game of a doubleheader, the Comets of Palomar scored 1 run in the first 1 in the second, 4 in the fourth, 1 in the fifth and sixth as they defeated Fullerton College by a 10-4 score.  Former Escondido Cougars alum Jake Moskowitz got the win in relief at […]

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          Cal State San Marcos Cougar Sports Updates

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          Cougars Drop 64-60 Decision at Cal Poly Pomona Next Game: Cal State L.A. 2/14/2019 – 5:30 p.m. POMONA, Calif – The Cal State San Marcos women’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker at Cal Poly Pomona, falling 64-60 in a California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) game on Saturday night. TOP PERFORMERS Emma Forel – 25 points | 10 […]

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          North County CIF Results in the Division I, II, III and IV Tournaments

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          David Willauer –Top 7 Wrestlers in Each Weight Classes for DI DII and D III qualify for the Masters that will be held at San Marcos High School.  For the Division IV Tournament will be top 4. CIF Division I Wrestling Tournament at Olympia High School. San Marcos 3rd place with 148 Eli Dalangin 3rd […]

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            Plenty of Advice Around in Old Globe’s Presentation of “Tiny Beautiful Things”

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            TR Robertson — For 90 minutes, audience members are held spell bound by the four actors and actresses on stage, at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center at The Old Globe, as three of the performers open their hearts and souls through their e mails, portraying a variety of people […]

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            West Coast Premiere “Gabriel” At North Coast Rep

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            “A tense tale of wartime intrigue and romance.” – The Telegraph West Coast Premiere Gabriel By Moira Buffini Directed by Christopher Williams FEBRUARY 20TH – MARCH 17TH, 2019 The Isle of Guernsey – 1943. A mysterious, handsome man washes up on shore and four British women decide to protect him through cunning deceptions and bravery. British […]

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            Travels With TR – Our African Adventure – Part 4

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            Port Elizabeth, South Africa and Walvis Bay, Namibia TR Robertson — With our ship leaving in the late evening, we continued our southern journey along the coast heading back toward Cape Town arriving in Port Elizabeth and then a two day journey heading north toward the third country we would visit on this trip, the […]

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            The Irish Rovers Are Making One Final American Tour Ending with a Stop in San Diego

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            TR Robertson — They’re coming back San Diego and this will be your last chance to see one of the classic musical groups of all time. The Irish Rovers have been performing in clubs, bars, sold out arenas, outdoor venues, before thousands and thousands of people in numerous countries for over 50 years and they will […]

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            Welk Resort Theatre – The Long Run – Experience the Eagles Music And Menopause The Musical

            By   7 days ago

            Welk Resort Theatre presents  The Long Run – Experience the Eagles Music   Escondido, CA – March 6, 2019 – The Long Run Since their debut in 2000 THE LONG RUN – Experience The Eagles has earned its place among the top-drawing tribute acts in North America and is widely regarded as the finest Eagles tribute show working […]

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            Travels With TR – Our African Adventure – Part 3

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            Maputo, Mozambique – Durban and East London, South Africa TR Robertson — Day 5 of our trip to the tip of Africa found us docking that morning at the port city of Maputo, Mozambique. Maputo is on the Indian Ocean and is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. The economy is centered mainly on […]

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            SD REP Announces Return Of Award Winning Piano Virtuoso Hershey Felder In Beethoven

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            SAN DIEGO – February  2019 – San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced the return of San Diego’s beloved artist, Hershey Felder with his latest smash hit celebrating the world’s greatest composer, Beethoven. Following his triumphs as Piotr Tchaikovsky and Irving Berlin in 2017-2018, the brilliant Hershey Felder will bring Ludwig van Beethoven to […]

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            “Familiar” Looks at Traditions, Rituals, Customs and the Strains of Marriage and Family

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            TR Robertson There’s nothing like family. This couldn’t be more true in Danai Gurira’s drama, “Familiar”, currently on stage at the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre. Family can drive you crazy, make you laugh, make you cry, be there for you or at times keep you in the dark. These […]

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