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Vista Historical Society 2016 BBQ

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By   9 hours ago

An old house, old trees and old friends made the 2016 Vista Historical Society BBQ the place to be this past Saturday. Of course, great food and music didn’t hurt the cause as the VHS Board of Directors presented this annual event for the residents of Vista. The BBQ was held on the beautiful grounds […]

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EES Preschool Partnership with the Vista Unified School District

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By   11 hours ago

Helps Children and Families Prepare for School Success  …As numerous studies have shown, high-quality educational preschool programs give students a jumpstart on education and help provide the foundation for a successful school experience. The strong partnership between Vista Unified School District and Educational Enrichment Systems (EES) Preschools, reflects a promising commitment by the District to increase access to quality early childhood education. Since 2008, EES has partnered with […]

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Before I Die Wall at Alley Art Festival This Saturday

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By   13 hours ago

Before I Die Wall  at Alley Art Festival This Saturday  For the third year in a row, Vista’s own Before I Die Wall will return to Alley Art Festival on September 3 rd . The Festival has become an annual event in downtown Vista. This year’s Festival runs from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. The […]

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Exciting Year Forcast As Vista Unified Readies For 100TH Anniversary

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By   14 hours ago

Ray Huard ….Look for this to be a stellar year for the Vista Unified School District as the district celebrates its 100th anniversary, Superintendent Devin Vodicka said as students headed back to classes.Speaking to more than 1,200 teachers, counselors and administrators who gathered at Mission Vista High School for a recent professional development day, Vodicka […]

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Fire Chief Reports to City Council

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On Tuesday evening, August 23, the Vista City Council held its second meeting of the month. After much deliberation regarding the Vista Art Foundation’s request to waive special event permit fees for the 2016 Alley Art Festival and continued discussion surrounding the Planning Commission appointment process, an informative update on local fire department activities was […]

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Vista DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Update

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By   2 days ago

Deputies from the Vista Sheriff’s Station conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in the 500 block of South Melrose Drive in the city of Vista on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 8:00 p.m. through Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 1:15 a.m. A total of 1050 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. 464 vehicles were directed into the […]

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Vista Village Business Association News

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By   2 days ago

VVBA is proud to announce our Casino Night at the Movies will be held on November 6th, with a portion of the proceeds going to Vista Art Foundation and benefiting the arts in our community. Attendees will pull up to Cinepolis to be greeted by a valet and walk down the red carpet as paparazzi snaps photos. […]

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Vista Friends & Newcomers:

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Vista Friends & Newcomers:  Plan to join us on Thursday, September 8th, 9:30am at, Arcadia Place Retirement Home, 1080 Arcadia Avenue, Vista, for our monthly coffee meeting and Ice Cream Social in appreciation, to Arcadia Place for all the years we have been welcomed by them.  Come visit with us and learn more about Vista Friends while chatting and […]

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    Farm Tour Day Satisfying the Craving Sept 17th

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    By   17 hours ago

      Farm Tour Day Satisfying the Craving for Local Agriculture VALLEY CENTER, CA Farmers will open their gates and give tours of their farms, showcasing San Diego County’s diverse agriculture during the seventh annual Farm Tour Day, on September 17th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by the San Diego County Farm Bureau, this […]

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    Opening of SWEET CHARITY At Welk Theatre

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    By   21 hours ago

    The Welk Theatre is excited to announce the opening of SWEET CHARITY on September 2, 2016 Directed and Choreographed by San Diego veteran Ray Limon the show is headed by Natalie Nucci as Charity with a cast from San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles.   Limon has a definite flair for Bob Fosse choreography […]

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    Carlsbad City Council Special Meeting 8/29/16

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    By   3 days ago

    City Council Meeting The agenda for the City Council 6:00 p.m. Special Meeting is now available. The meeting will take place: Monday, August 29, 2016, – Special Meeting – 6 p.m. Carlsbad City Library – Schulman Auditorium 1775 Dove Lane – Carlsbad, CA 92011 The City of Carlsbad welcomes your participation. City Council meetings can be viewed online via the city website and on the […]

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    Don Diego Voc Ed Scholarships Open The Door To Digital Industrial Jobs Of The Future

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    By   4 days ago

    Del Mar, CA … In today’s “digital industrial” world of smart devices and robotics, with self-driving cars on the horizon, Don Diego Scholarship Foundation’s Vocational Education (Voc Ed) scholarships address a need that may appear surprising: skilled manufacturing and technician jobs. Why? Because human beings are needed to build the machines and write the code […]

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    Enhancing Clinical Services in North County

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    By   5 days ago

    Tri-City Healthcare District and UC San Diego Health Finalize Key Elements of Affiliation to Enhance Clinical Services in North County OCEANSIDE, CA… Tri-City Healthcare District (TCHCD) and UC San Diego Health announced today that they have officially entered into an exclusive affiliation agreement designed to enhance the delivery of high quality health care to patients […]

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    Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award For Carlsbad Pilot

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    Carlsbad, CA…. Palomar Airport Association recently hosted a special awards ceremony at The Landings, McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ), Carlsbad, with the presentation of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award to Thomas Dale Harnish of Carlsbad, CA.  This award recognizes a minimum of 50 years of U.S. piloting experience since date of a first solo flight and […]

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    San Diego Music Studio Coffee House Recital

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    Paige Torres…On Sunday, August 14th, the San Diego Music Studio hosted their annual Coffee House Recital at the Old California Coffee House in San Marcos from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. In the presence of friends, family, and teachers, music students took to the stage to show off their skills and rock the house all […]

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    Skye Apartments Holds Summer Luau Open House

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    Last Saturday on August 20th, Skye Apartments located at 501 W. Bobier Drive, Vista, CA 92083, held a Summer Luau Open House to welcome North County residents to see Vista’s newest apartment complex.  Guests were welcomed at the entrance by Teresa Cleveland and Carrie Jeffords who gave each person a Lei and goodie box. “When […]

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      Op-ed Sponsored by Senator Bates “Imprisoned felons could determine outcome of local elections”

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      In Case You Missed It Orange County Register Op-Ed by Senator Patricia Bates:  “Imprisoned felons could determine outcome of local elections” SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, the Orange County Register published an op-ed authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) highlighting why Californians should urge Governor Jerry Brown to veto Assembly Bill 2466. This bill would allow convicted felons serving their sentences in […]

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      Legislature Approves Bill to Expand Tax Exemption forVeterans With “100 Percent” Disabilities

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      SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today unanimously approved Senate Bill 1458 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would expand eligibility for the state’s property tax exemption to military veterans who previously did not qualify. The State Assembly unanimously approved the bill on August 18. It will next go to Governor Jerry Brown for his […]

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      Senate Sends Bipartisan Bill to Combat “Ransomware” to Governor Brown

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      SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today unanimously approved Senate Bill 1137 authored by Democratic Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and co-authored by Republican Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and others that would make “ransomware” the criminal equivalent of extortion. It would be a crime punishable by up to four years in jail. The Assembly approved […]

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      Senate Sends DUI Ignition Interlock Bill to Governor Brown

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      SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation written by Democratic Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties) and co-authored by Republican Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and others that would expand California’s pilot program for ignition interlock devices statewide, requiring all convicted DUI offenders to use them.“The Legislature sent […]

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      California Supreme Court Decides California Teacher Tenure Law

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      By   1 week ago

      In a victory for teacher unions, the California Supreme Court has decided to let the state’s teacher tenure law stand. The high court said Monday it will not take up a lawsuit by a group of students who claimed that incompetent teachers were almost impossible to fire because of tenure laws and that schools in […]

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      Senator Bates – Sacramento’s New ‘slush funds’: Ballot Measure Committees”

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      By   1 week ago

      “ SACRAMENTO – Over the weekend, the San Jose Mercury News published an article highlighting how some California legislators are taking in large sums of cash from special interests despite contribution limits to personal campaign accounts.Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) this year authored Senate Bill 1467 that would have limited the use of the “slush funds” highlighted […]

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      Assembly Marie Waldron – Helping Our Seniors

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      By   1 week ago

      According to the US Census Bureau, by 2030, one in five Americans is projected to be 65 and over. Since seniors make up such a large segment of District 75, my office is continuously involved in reaching out to the senior community to provide valuable information and hands-on assistance.    We share valuable resources on Senior Safety tips […]

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      Distinguished Citizens of 2016 –

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      Distinguished Citizens of 2016 Fran Jensen – Vista  An individual of unmatched benevolence, Fran has maintained an indelible tradition of community service through her participation with various community organizations, including her work as publicity chair for the Woman’s Club of Vista and Centennial committee member for the club’s golden anniversary. Demonstrating a sincere concern for the safety […]

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        Best Revenge – Thomas Calabrese

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          Sometimes The Best Revenge Is Living Well Thomas Calabrese …  It was May 5, 1969 and my one year tour in Vietnam was slowly dragging to a conclusion. My two best buddies, Larry Farmer and Mike Cassidy had rotated out last month and I’ve stayed to myself since their departure, choosing not to make any […]

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        The Candy Apple Woman and The Dandelion Man – Thomas Calabrese

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          Thomas Calabrese …   It was the summer of 1955 in the small city of Lawndale, California located in southern Los Angeles County and bordered by Redondo Beach to the west, Hawthorne to the north and Torrance to the southeast. Little Richie Myers was only five years old and one of the highlights of his […]

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        Indian Verdict Desert Justice – Thomas Calabrese

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          Indian Verdict is irrefutable  Desert Justice is merciless… The young Marine walked point and seventy three finely trained seasoned combat veterans carefully followed him down the dusty road in a rocky region of the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. They had traveled three clicks since they left their firebase at 0600 hours on a search […]

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        Nuclear Option – Thomas Calabrese

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          What really happened at San Onofre Carol Timmons wasn’t her real name, but she had been using it for the last three years so she answered to it without hesitation. Carol had been a covert operative with the CIA participating in numerous black op missions, but when her last mission went south due to […]

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        The Dangerous Docent – Thomas Calabrese

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        The Docent organization was originally made up of volunteer Officer’s Wives, but now included retirees – both male and female who share a love of history on Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. Some are retired service members and others have no connection with the military at all. Gunnery Sergeant Glenn Pickett has been in the […]

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        Crashing Waves – Thomas Calabrese

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        Thomas Calabrese …  As soon as the chopper touched down and my boots hit the ground I instinctively moved to the edge of the bluff as if some unseen force was pulling me there while the rest of my platoon walked in the opposite direction. When I looked down at the glistening South China Sea, […]

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        A Blatant Disregard by Thomas Calabrese

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        For My Own Life. Thomas Calabrese ….Timothy Wurtz is an I.G. second class which was the occupational designation for Information Gatherer and he has been working for me for the last three years. I am a Facilitator Expeditor first class and I would tell you my name, but if things go south in a hurry […]

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        The Weight of Justice -Thomas Calabrese

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        Is Too Heavy For Some To Carry . Thomas Calabrese ……Brittany Chrisman was twenty nine years old. She joined the Marine Corps when she was nineteen and served six years as a military police officer and was deployed twice to Afghanistan where she received a purple heart and bronze star for her actions when the […]

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          Vista High Begins 2016 Season With A Lot Of New Changes

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          Shawn Hobson … VISTA – The Vista High School football team kicked off the season with a new coach and a new stadium Thursday night at Dick Haines Stadium, named after its former legendary coach, was refurbished.   It’s a new beginning for the team, which played its first game of the season, facing San Marcos in […]

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          Vista High School To Dedicate New Stadium

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            $3.7 Million Stadium opens 8/25 with football game & ceremony; – Past players and coaches to be honored. Vista, CA |  2016 – Vista High School is preparing to kick off the new school year with the dedication of the school’s new $3.7 million rebuilt Dick Haines Stadium (named for the legendary former football coach). […]

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          Walk-In Winterball Registration

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          By   3 weeks ago

          UPCOMING EVENTS Walk-In Winterball Registration Registering online is the best option but sometime it’s nice to come on in and register in person. You will no longer be need to fill out paper registration forms as we are encourage registration forms to be filled out and payments to be made online, BUT if you prefer […]

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          Rancho Buena Vista Little League News

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          By   4 weeks ago

          Attention all Little Leaguers! Registration online for the 2016 Winterball Season Today! The RBVLL Winterball starts soon after Labor Day weekend and concludes just before Thanksgiving. Be sure to register early! Our RBVLL Winter program provides a relaxed fun way to keep your players baseball skills sharp. Are you wondering if your player is ready for the next […]

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          RBVLL Winterball Registration

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          Attention all Little Leaguer’s! Registration for our 2016 Winterball Season starts August 1st. The RBVLL Winterball starts soon after Labor Day weekend and concludes just before Thanksgiving. Be sure to register early! Our RBVLL Winter program provides a relaxed fun way to keep your players baseball skills sharp. Are you wondering if your player is ready for the […]

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          Fallbrook’s Hometown Olympian

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            Richelle Stephens, a Fallbrook Warrior, at Fallbrook high School was a softball player. She also participated in track and field games three times. Stephens lettered in rugby all four years at Fallbrook High, and while during that time, the team was virtually unbeatable. She remembers playing in the national championship game that put Fallbrook […]

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          Vista American Little League Fall Ball Registration

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          By   1 month ago

          Fall Registration..Player living within the boundaries or returning VALL players $100. Players from other leagues $125   Next Walk Up Date   Saturday, July 23rd 9 am to 12 noon at Vista Sports Park – 1600 Sports Park Way, Vista, CA 92083    Click Here for the Fall Ball registration form

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          Encinitas Little League All Stars To Play San Carlos For Section 6 Title

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          Shawn Hobson … VISTA – The District 31 champion Encinitas Little League All-Star Team bashed four home runs en route to a 17-0 victory over the Vista National All Stars on VNLL’s home field on Monday night. The win eliminated Vista National from the postseason, and secured a rematch between Encinitas and District 33 champion […]

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            Adventures in the Baltic – Part 3 – Day 2 – St. Petersburg

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            Travels With TR – 2016 Summer Edition … As our Baltic Cruise continued we began our second day tour in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, Russia. Today’s tour would take us to a mansion that was the center of the death of one of Russia’s most controversial figures, one of the great cathedrals of Europe, […]

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            Adventures in the Baltic – Day 1 in St. Petersburg, Russia

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            Travels With TR – 2016 Summer Edition   ….The second stop of our Oceanic Cruise Line Baltic trip was a two day stop in a city that combines a mix of ugly, massive block apartment complexes throughout the city and some of the most incredible 18th and 19th century baroque, neo-classical architecture and parks in […]

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            New Village Arts in Carlsbad Presents a Classic on Stage

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            TR Robertson Currently on stage at Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre is a classic with some of the most memorable songs from musical theatre, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first musical, “Oklahoma”. The small, but powerful, cast did an amazing job of presenting this timeless story of life on the farmlands of Oklahoma, just prior to Oklahoma […]

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            Adventures in the Baltic and Beyond – Sweden and Finland

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              Travels With TR – 2016 Summer Edition Part I….The Robertson summer adventure this year took us to some new locations in the world with lots of incredible sites, both historical and modern, we had never seen before. We set out for a cruise on Oceania Cruise Line in the Baltic beginning in Stockholm, Sweden. […]

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            Cast Announced for August Wilson Rep at Cygnet Theatre

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            CAST SET FOR AUGUST WILSON REP San Diego, CA – This fall, Cygnet Theatre will present the San Diego artistic debut of Washington D.C. Director Jennifer L. Nelson. Nelson, who will direct the upcoming Season XIV productions of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars and King Hedley II was in San Diego recently to audition and cast […]

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            5 Most Visited Cities in the United States by Foreign Travelers

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            The  year-end statistics are in from the National Travel and Tourism Office on the most popular cities in the United States with international visitors. Altogether, 32 million international travelers ventured to the United States in 2013 and almost all of them managed to make it to one of these 10 cities. While no city managed […]

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            Patio Playhouse Community Theater Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

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            Patio Playhouse Community Theater Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Enjoy a tale as old as time in the full-length musical retelling of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, running at Kit Carson Amphitheater Aug. 12 through 27, bringing the late 18th-century classic French fairy tale to life pairing musical favorites from the 1991 Disney movie […]

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            METEOR SHOWER Opened at The Old Globe Sunday, August 7!

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            By   3 weeks ago

            METEOR SHOWER opens at The Old Globe this Sunday, August 7! World Premiere – METEOR SHOWER By Steve Martin – Directed by Gordon Edelstein – A co-production with Long Wharf Theatre   RUNS: September 11, 2016 – Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre – Conrad Prebys Theatre Center TICKETS: Single ticket start at $29, on sale now.   SYNOPSIS: Get ready for […]

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