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Vista Historical Society Christmas Party

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Pat Murphy… I’ve covered this event for several years and each year it is one of the most fun events in Vista. However, this year was a little different. Oh yes, just like past years, it was free, we enjoyed great food, entertainment, raffle prizes, and a real live Santa Clause. There was one small […]

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Holiday Spirit Created by Vista Community Clinic Fund Raiser

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Pat Murphy…The Holiday season is upon us. It’s the time of the year when Vista enjoys gorgeous sunsets, the Christmas Parade, the downtown tree lighting, a Christmas Tea and many other Holiday themed events. However, the Vista Community Clinic holds one of the best events every year. The Holiday Homes Tour has been a tradition […]

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Silver Bells Were Ringing for the Moonlight Angels

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Pat Murphy…The annual Silver Bells Luncheon for the Moonlight Angels was held on Thursday, Dec. 7th at the El Camino Country Club in Oceanside. Becky Kwock, the Committee Chair of the Moonlight Angels for the past 2 years, opened the ceremonies and welcomed everyone. Kwock then gave a very big “thank you” for the continued […]

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Classic Chariots Winter Festival

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Rhea Mursalin ….Instead of displaying rows of cars, vendors displayed their business products in the parking lot of Classic Chariots, the popular used car dealership located at 1611 W. Vista Way, as the dealership held their ninth (9th) annual Winter Festival last Saturday. The festival welcomed any and every one, and there was absolutely no […]

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VVBA Winterfest 2017 Was A Tremendous Success

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Huge thank you to all who came and supported our Winterfest this past Sunday! Winterfest 2017 was a tremendous success.   Thank you to our BID members for a fun filled weekend December 1st – 3rd – From our First Fridays event to Saturday’s Christmas Parade put on by the Vista Chamber of Commerce to our Annual Winterfest and […]

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Construction On Second Phase of Paseo Santa Fe Street Improvements Underway

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Vista, CA…Construction is underway on the next phase of the Paseo Santa Fe Street Improvement Project. Crews will begin at Oceanview Drive and work toward Civic Center Drive. Sewer mains will be constructed first, then storm drain facilities and water lines, followed by the undergrounding of overhead utility lines. Surface improvements such as landscaping, sidewalks, and lighting will be completed during the final segment. Week of […]

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Jeff Underdahl Real Estate – Beautiful Victorian Estate

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  Stroll down a secluded easement while enjoying spectacular views of the hills of Vista to come upon the gate to your dreams. Entering through this 160 year old Czech Monastery gate opens the portal to your private Victorian wonderland full of modern amenities. Millions of dollars spent in recent years to create this masterpiece. […]

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2-1-1 San Diego Helping, Connecting People During Lilac Fire; Volunteers Still Needed At 2-1-1

By   14 hours ago

2-1-1 San Diego, an independent local nonprofit that serves as a resource for community, health and disaster services, reports it increased its service capacities in the hours following the outbreak of the fast-moving Lilac Fire in North San Diego County. According to John Ohanian, president and CEO of 2-1-1 San Diego, operators answered more than 12,000 phone calls during […]

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    The Sun Comes Out With….Annie!

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     Suze Diaz…  One of the most beloved musical of all times opened this weekend at The Star Theatre in Oceanside! “Annie” is based on the Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”, a young girl who lives in a girl’s orphanage in New York City who dreams of finding her parents. With music by Charles Strouse, […]

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    CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY WHEN QUATTROSOUND HITS THE STAGE

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     DEC. 21ST AT THE CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS Escondido, CA. – December  2017 — What do you get when you mix four incredibly accomplished musicians, holiday classics, and the California Center for the Arts? A musical gift so big there’s no way it’ll fit under the tree! Quattrosound is a powerful acoustic quartet that not only fuses sound […]

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    San Marcos Chamber News

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    Thursday, Dec. 14 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM  Register Tuesday, Dec. 12 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  Register Thursday, Dec. 14 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  Register Community News Chamber Member New Palace Realty owner Angie Henry recognized eNews SignUp  

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    Center for Sustainable Energy President Named

    By   9 hours ago

    Environmental entrepreneur Larry Goldenhersh will succeed retiring Real Adm. Len Hering as president of the nonprofit Center for Sustainable Energy, which runs electric car rebate programs in four states. Goldenhersh comes to the San Diego-based CSE with 35 years of experience in the sustainability and environmental sectors in both for- and non-profit roles. “CSE brings the […]

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    Last Year, We Gave Back Over $3 million…

    By   9 hours ago

    It’s hard to believe but… Tax season is right around the corner! Last tax season, we helped over 2,157 families file their taxes, resulting in over $3.1 million in refunds – thanks to the hard work of an extremely dedicated volunteer team. In order to make the upcoming tax season another success, we need you to join the Volunteer […]

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    To Our Oceanside Community: MainStreet Oceanside

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    To our Oceanside community: On Dec. 7 the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Gift Market was canceled due to the Lilac Fire. Staff was diverted to work in the emergency operations center and to assist with other emerging issues. The tree has been “lit” and we hope that you will enjoy the holiday season shopping at the […]

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    Lilac Fire’s Toll on Horses at San Luis Rey Downs Reaches 46

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    A horse rescued from San Luis Rey Downs Training Center during the Lilac Fire. Photo: @LRFracing/Twitter The death toll for horses at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center The death toll for horses at  affected by the Lilac Fire rose to 46 Saturday, according to California Horse Racing Board officials. Officials have determined that the horses perished […]

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    GFWC Contemporary Women Volunteered at the Craft Beer Fest

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      Del Mar Fairgrounds-Nov 25th…   Thank you Premier Food Services, Inc. for offering GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) another opportunity to raise funds for the club’s community service projects!  On November 25th, members volunteered at the Craft Beer Fest held at the Sea Side Concert Area at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. CWONC is made […]

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      Joel Anderson  Senator – Holiday Legislative Open House

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      Dear Friends, Our hearts are with our friends and neighbors in North County and we’re grateful for the hard work of our brave firefighters, fighting to protect life and property threatened by the Lilac Fire. We will continue to share whatever information we get from CAL FIRE and other authorities to help keep our communities […]

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      Senator Bates: Lilac Fire Recovery Resources

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      SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) shared the following update for affected constituents of the Lilac Fire in North San Diego County: According to CAL FIRE, the #LilacFire is now 80 percent contained as of this morning and is holding steady at 4,100 acres. Click here to read CAL FIRE’s update. The Governor quickly declared a […]

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      Lilac Fire Aftermath

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      Assemblymember Waldron…On December 7, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency for San Diego County. His proclamation directs the Office of Emergency Services (OES) and all agencies of state government, including the National Guard, to provide state assistance such as personnel, equipment and facilities that may be required to combat the Lilac Fire. This action […]

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      Shelter Information, Safety Tips, and Other Resources

      By   4 days ago

      Dear Friends, In an effort to help you during this current fire emergency, I wanted to provide you with the latest updates and resources that our office has received. My constituents’ safety is my biggest concern right now. The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that four evacuation centers have been opened for those impacted by […]

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      Senate GOP Leader Bates Earns Top Scores from Statewide Public Safety Associations

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      SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) earned top marks from two statewide law enforcement associations for her leadership to help keep all Californians safe. She earned a “100 percent” rating from the California Police Chiefs Association and a “94 percent” rating from the California District Attorneys Association.   “Keeping our communities safe is a core […]

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      Tax Credit Workshop for Local Businesses

      By   1 week ago

      Friends, Do you own a business or know anyone that does? I wanted to share with you this information about the California Competes Tax Credit workshop that is happening in San Diego this Friday. Before submitting your application between January 2 and January 22, 2018, attending this workshop can help you learn about available resources, how this program can […]

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      REAL ID is Coming

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron…Get ready to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles. Under the federal REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, the DMV must meet requirements set by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by adding new enhancements to California driver’s licenses and identification cards. The DMV will begin offering REAL IDs on January 22, 2018 in order to meet […]

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      Senator Patricia Bates to Host Holiday Open House

      By   2 weeks ago

      In Laguna Hills on December 6 SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will host an open house at the Laguna Hills Civic Center on Wednesday, December 6. Senator Bates and her district staff will be joined by neighbors, community leaders and local elected officials for casual conversation. The open house is intended to help constituents […]

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        If It Wasn’t For The Dogs – Thomas Calabrese

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        Where would they be now? Thomas Calabrese …Kit Connolly grew up on a small ranch in Lassen County that was located sixty five miles south of Susanville in Northern California. From the time that she was old enough to walk, she began helping her father, mother and two older brothers with chores around the sixty […]

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        Night Fire – Thomas Calabrese

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        Happy Days Are Here Again Thomas Calabrese…  Fifty Army Rangers from the Third Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment landed by helicopter in the Mohmand Valley located in the Nangahar Province of Afghanistan. ISIS-K headquarters was two thousand meters away and the Rangers expected a very tough fight and their expectations were exceeded. They began taking small arms […]

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        Imagination House – Thomas Calabrese

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        Dream A Little Dream For Me Thomas Calabrese… It was five am and time to go. Jim Halloran packed his 2006 Toyota Tacoma truck with some his personal belongings last night so that he would have very little to do now except eat breakfast, say goodbye to his parents and get on the road before  rush […]

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        How You Can Get a Federally-Compliant California ID in 2018

        By   3 weeks ago

        Californians looking to fly around the country could soon be left grounded if they don’t get a new license or ID card. By Oct. 1, 2020, California needs to start issuing federally compliant licenses and identification cards under the REAL ID Act. Under the act, all states must meet Department of Homeland Security standards for […]

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        El Pavo – Thomas Calabrese

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        A.K.A. The Turkey Thomas Calabrese….. The Navy Seal Team boarded the Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk stealth helicopter on the deck of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ronald Reagan at 0400 hours in the Mediterranean Sea. They were forty six miles off shore from Tripoli, Libya. Their mission was to retake the Safwa Hotel currently being held by a […]

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        OPINION – University Senate at San Diego State University

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        Last week the University Senate at San Diego State University voted 52-15 in favor of a “resolution to eliminate the mascot and form a task force to investigate the Aztec identity.” As a 2003 graduate and Aztec for life, I could not disagree more with this decision — especially since the SDSU student council voted 14-12 in […]

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        Grocery Grabs #3: Salsa Market

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        Alex Hughes …. November  2017 –  Salsa is a word when I think about a great citrusy dip with jalapenos, onions, cilantro etc. Don’t forget the chips! However, there is a market by this name alongside North Santa Fe in Vista. The name was definitely a change to the basic ones that I had seen previously. […]

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        Coop’s Pulled Pork Tamale Wins at the Escondido Tamale Festival!

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         Alex Hughes…  November 13, 2017 – Many vendors gathered this past Saturday to offer their best tamales to the thousands of visitors at Grape Day Park in the hopes of winning this year’s Tamale Festival. There were many options to choose from such as beef, chicken, pork as well as vegan and vegetarian options. However, not […]

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          High School Wrestling Standings

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           David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer…The Fallbrook Warriors finished in a tie for 29th place at the 2 day Carter Wrestling Classic which was held at Carter High School near San Bernardino, CA  Lance McNatt was the only place winner of the tournament at 152 pounds where he finished in 3rd place. The Cougars of Escondido finished in […]

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          RBVLL 2017 Holiday 2-Day Baseball Camp

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          On December 28th and 29th Rancho Buena Vista Little League will hold the 2017 Holiday 2-Day Baseball Camp. Limited to first 20 paid players per session.    $25 for one day OR $40 for 2 days. Signup with Coach Bernie Piceno:  Berniep13@cox.net   619-990-3065 – Single A & AA  – 9 am -12 pm – AAA & Majors  – 12 pm – […]

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          RBVLL Walk-in Registration CANCELLED

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          CANCELLED …The walk-in registration for Saturday, December 9, has been cancelled due to the fire activity and system issues. The next walk-in registration will take place next Saturday, December 16, 10 am to 1 pm. There is another walk-in registration this Saturday, December 9th, 10 am-1pm, in the RBVLL board room. Registration fees must be paid in full ($10 […]

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          Orange Glen Loses – Guajome Park Win in Boys Basketball

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Coast News Classic Basketball-In high school basketball, the Patriots of Orange Glen High School at 2-2 behind the 20 point performance by Andres Tovar and 12 by Damien Miller as they were defeated by the Falcons of Torrey Pines High School. The Patriots will play for 3rd place on Thursday, December 7, […]

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          Players Honored At The Lady Vista Panthers Field Hockey Banquet

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          The Lady Vista Panthers had their banquet yesterday and the following players were honors for their achievements For Varsity: Most Valuable Player-Isabella Ianni (#9) Most Improved-Madisen Groscup (#00) Coach’s Recognition Award-Lindsey Courduff  (#13) Offensive Player of the Year– Kylie Brooks (#4) (2 awards for:) Defensive Player of the Year-Alana Byrd (#24) & Sabrina Ruiz (#10) 1st ALL-LEAGUE […]

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          Guajome Park Academy wins 3rd Annual Del Lago Academy Tournament

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-The Frogs of Guajome Park improve their record to 4-0 on the season as they defeated the Jaguars of Valley Center by a 71-56 score.  Ty Ballard led the Frogs with 27 points, Tournament MVP Cristian Garrett contributed with 19 and teammate Michael Simmons had 16. For the Jags of Valley Center […]

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          Mission Hills Falls to Helix Highlanders 26-19

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Devore Stadium-Southwestern College-El Cajon, CA-12-2-17:  The Mission Hills Grizzlies known for their heroic highlights along with coming from behind wins on the miracle passing on Utah bound Jeff Tuttle and the running game of Damon Wigand and the good fleet hands of Chris Olave and for the time after winning the 2013 […]

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          Wildcats of El Camino Defeat Eastlake Paly in CIF State Final Sunday

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-For the first time since 1999 the top seed Wildcats of El Camino at 8-5 on the performance of running back Chris Brown’s 2 touchdown runs of 50 and 16 yards along with 19 carries for 138 yards defeated the Eastlake High School by a 20-10 score. The last time the Wildcats […]

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            New Village Arts -Teatro Pueblo Nuevo Production

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            New Village Arte Presents Its First Teatro Pueblo Nuevo Production With Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale CARLSBAD, CA. November  2017- New Village Arts proudly announces the first production of its TEATRO PUEBLO NUEVO community outreach initiative, CINDERELLA EATS RICE AND BEANS: A SALSA FAIRY TALE, book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías and music […]

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            STAR Rep’s Oliver At Avo Playhouse

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            STAR Repertory Theatre brings composer Lionel Bart’s musical gem Oliver! to life at the AVO Playhouse in Vista one weekend only, from December 14-17, 2017. Performance dates and times are Thursday and Friday at 7 pm; Saturday at 2 pm & 7 pm; and Sunday at 12 pm & 5 pm. STAR Repertory Theatre’s mission […]

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            There is No Christmas Tradition like Taking in “A Christmas Carol” at the Cygnet Theatre

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            TR Robertson …Every person and family that celebrates Christmas have traditions around the holiday that are unique to them. Those traditions range from foods to decorations to special events they always want to take part in at this time of year. For many, seeing some version of “A Christmas Carol” is one of those special events many always […]

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            “Black Pearl Sings!” Reverberates with Tales and Music of Struggles and Social Injustice

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            TR Robertson The newest play at the Lyceum Theatre presented by San Diego Repertory Theatre is more play than musical, but there is plenty of music featured in the story. Written by Frank Higgins and directed by Thomas W. Jones II, the play concerns the imprisonment of a black woman, Alberta “Pearl” Johnson, and her […]

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            Oceanside Theatre Company Presents MIRACLE ON 34th Street

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            Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) to present MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, the second show in their 2017/2018 Season. The production is directed by Heather Reba with musical direction by Noelle Marie Kerr . OTC performs at the Brooks Theatre in Oceanside. Based on the 1948 Lux Radio broadcast, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, the Holiday classic comes […]

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            Star Repertory Theatre Presents “Oliver” At The Avo Playhouse

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            STAR REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS THE CLASSIC MUSICAL “OLIVER!” AT THE AVO PLAYHOUSE IN VISTA DECEMBER 14-17 Cast of 35 brings composer Lionel Bart’s musical gem to life one weekend only! SAN DIEGO, CA – November 2017 | STAR Repertory Theatre brings composer Lionel Bart’s musical gem Oliver! to life at the AVO Playhouse in Vista one […]

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            “Miracle on 34th Street – A Live Musical Radio Play”

            By   2 weeks ago

            A Perfect Way to Get in the Christmas Spirit TR Robertson …“We all need someone to believe in us”, is such a simple but true statement and it is said, in “Miracle on 34th Street”, by a person thousands of people, young and old, around the world believe in, at least at some point in […]

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            The Rented Christmas – A Feel Good Holiday Classic

            By   2 weeks ago

            November 30th through December 17th at Vista Broadway Theatre located at 340 East Broadway, Vista. Starring Vanessa Kramer and Douglas Davis, Tickets are $24.50 Wednesday through Saturday shows 7:30 pm. Saturday and Sundays at 1 :00 pm.

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