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Vehicle Strikes Utility Box

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Daniel Thomas— Emergency personnel were dispatched Monday evening to a report of a traffic collision in the 2100 block of Opal Ridge in Vista. A fire department crew eventually discovered that a vehicle struck gas that is used to power a generator on a utility box along S Melrose Drive, and SDG&E was requested to […]

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Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum Giant Indoor Table Top Consignment Auction  

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Giant Indoor Table Top Consignment Auction Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.    Click Here to see and print a flyer.   PREVIEW: Friday, February 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.     Consignments accepted by appointment: through Friday, February 23rd at 5 p.m. Please call 760-941-1791 to make an appointment.    See Detailed Consignment Instructions Below.    Auction Location: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Inc. 2040 N. […]

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2018 Grape Gatsby Affaire

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Sunrise Vista Kiwanis Foundation presents the eleventh annual “Grape Gatsby Affaire” on April 28th at the QLN Conference Center. Kiwanis support Boys & Girls Club of Vista, StandUp For Kids, High school scholarships, Military Families, Rady Children’s Hospital and many other local charities.  Join us for the fun 1920’s Themed evening of music, dancing, food […]

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Moonlight Sweeps Theatre Awards, ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ at the AVO

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  Moonlight Stage Productions Takes Home Five Craig Noel Awards from San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Most Awards Given to One Theatre Caps Amazing 2017 Season The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle awarded the most Craig Noel Awards for theatre excellence to Moonlight Stage Productions at its annual ceremony on February 12. Moonlight received five […]

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Retail Runs- A Look at Empty Storefronts (Part 2)

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 Alex Hughes — February  2018… I left off on the corner of Bobier and East Vista Way. Here, we pass by Del Taco and a variety of shops such as Domino’s, Bank of America and NorthGate Markets. What really catches the attention of drivers is the abandoned Security Chevorolet which was in operation for years until […]

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Teaching Empathy and Kindness at California Avenue

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Special education classrooms can be limiting in the sense that they don’t always allow students with special needs to interact with their general education peers. One school, however, is changing that. In a recent WAVEpod episode, Rachel Schmidt, Principal of California Avenue Elementary School in Vista Unified School District, spoke about why her school and her […]

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Wave Waterpark Now Hiring

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‌ Join our Team! Do you know someone looking for a fun summer job? Join The Wave team.  The Wave and City of Vista will begin accepting applications on February 20. We have an amazing team of co-workers, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet tons of new people, receive flexible work hours (around school and sports activities), obtain […]

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Vista Homicide Investigation

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Just before 1:00 p.m. today, deputies from the Vista Sheriff’s Station responded to a 9-1-1 call, regarding a possible shooting at 855 Warmlands Avenue, in Vista. The 9-1-1 caller told dispatchers that he lived at that address and someone had been shot there. When deputies arrived, they found an adult female and an adult male […]

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    San Marcos Unified School District Releases Statement

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    A possible shooting threat to San Marcos High School was uncovered Monday. The San Marcos Unified School District released a statement through Twitter on Monday evening, saying “Law enforcement is actively investigating social media rumors of a possible threat to SMHS. Deputies will be posted at the school tomorrow. While these rumors are unsubstantiated at this […]

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    Tri-City Medical Center Baby Meets New Best Friend

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    The plush GUND® bear dressed in a So-Cal hoodie with customizable nametag is being given to all babies born at Tri-City Medical Center as a thank-you to families for choosing Tri-City OCEANSIDE, Calif. (Feb.  2018) — Valentine’s Day 2018 was a big day for Lourdes Flores and Juan Cornejo of Carlsbad. Not only did they […]

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    Possible Threat To San Marcos High School Causes Unrest

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     Daniel Thomas — A possible shooting threat to San Marcos High School was uncovered Monday. The San Marcos Unified School District released a statement through Twitter on Monday  evening, saying “Law enforcement is actively investigating social media rumors of a possible threat to SMHS. Deputies will be posted at the school tomorrow. While these rumors are […]

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    Anza-Borrego Foundation Presents California Field Atlas Author Obi Kaufmann

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    Anza-Borrego Foundation, the nonprofit partner of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, welcomes wilderness poet, artist and advocate Obi Kaufmann for a day of activities tied to his new book, “The California Field Atlas.” Includes First Annual Boots Ball, Book Signing, Dinner  A love letter to the natural world of the Golden State, Kaufmann’s “The California Field Atlas” has been […]

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    Initiatives From Fall Prevention Task Force

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     Nadine Kaina— Since I have belonged to many senior groups and was a program manager for one that was begun by the County Aging and Independence Services, I would like to tell all ages about a special group called, Fall Prevention Task Force. Their mission: Reduce falls and their devastating consequences in San Diego County. This […]

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    Oceanside Public Library News

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    Oceanside Public Library Celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday The Oceanside Public Library invites families and children of all ages to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mission Branch Library Community Room, 3861-B Mission Avenue.  As part of National Education Association’s Read Across America initiative, the library will offer a […]

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    Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Officially Approved

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    SAN DIEGO, February 2018 – City of San Diego City Council officially approved the establishment of an Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone within the City of San Diego today. Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone is a California bill passed in 2013 which aims to increase land access for urban agriculture through the use of vacant, privately-owned land. Landowners with […]

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    Road Rage on Hwy 78

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    Two North County residents face potential criminal charges over a road-rage confrontation that left one of the men’s vehicles overturned in rush-hour traffic on state Route 78, the California Highway Patrol reported Friday. The roadway dispute erupted for unknown reasons shortly before 4:30 p.m. Thursday on the eastbound side of the freeway near College Boulevard in Oceanside. […]

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      Time To Join The 21st Century

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron–  Many California state agencies are burdened with archaic procedures that often get in the way of efficient public service. That’s why I have introduced Assembly Bill 2087 (AB 2087), which will require all state agencies to establish modernization goals with specified objectives no later than January 1, 2020. The bill seeks to establish flexible, […]

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      Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates Introduces Bill Emphasizing Education to Reduce Opioid Tragedies

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      SACRAMENTO – Working in partnership with San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that she has introduced Senate Bill 1109 to help address the opioid epidemic in California. “Education is one of the most powerful weapons which we can use to reduce opioid-related tragedies,” said Senator Bates. “I’m proud to […]

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      Senator Joel Anderson To Host A Community Coffee Town Hall Meeting

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      On March 8, California State Senator Joel Anderson will host a community coffee town hall meeting with Santee Mayor John Minto, Vice Mayor Rob McNelis, and Santee City Council Members Ronn Hall, Stephen Houlahan and Brian Jones.  Anderson is organizing this event to hear from constituents who wish to express their views and ask questions about […]

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      Senator Patricia Bates Earns 100% Score From National Federation of Independent Business

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      SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that she has earned a 100 percent score from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) on its 2017 legislative score card. The NFIB is one of the nation’s leading advocates for small business owners. “It’s an honor to be recognized by one of the […]

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Mental Health Advocacy

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      As a member of the Mental Health Caucus and also the Assembly Health Committee, I am working on bipartisan solutions to address the mental health issues in our state. Last session I introduced AB 59, signed into law by Governor Brown, to extend the sunset date for assisted outpatient treatment for severely mentally ill persons. San Diego […]

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      SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Close in Bonsall

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      SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its Bonsall Disaster Loan Outreach Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. “SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to California businesses and residents who were affected by the wildfires, […]

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      Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates Receives 2017 Life Sciences Champion Award

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      Photo courtesy of CLSA (From l-r: CLSA President/CEO Sara Radcliffe, Senator Bates, and CLSA Board Chairman Don Bobo of Edwards Lifesciences) SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) was recognized last night as one of three state legislators to receive a “2017 Life Sciences Champion Award” from the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA).The award was presented […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron: Tackling Valley Fever

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron…. Valley Fever is in our soil and the very air we breathe. Since 2011, confirmed cases of Valley Fever have been reported in 50 of California’s 58 counties, reaching a record of 5,372 confirmed cases in 2016. And the problem is growing, with 7,471 provisional cases reported in 2017. This region is also […]

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        Duke of The USS Saint Paul -Thomas Calabrese

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        Don’t Call Me Mr. Wayne Thomas Calabrese ….In early August 1964, two U.S. destroyers stationed in the Gulf of  Tonkin in Vietnam radioed that they had been fired upon by North Vietnamese forces. In response to these reported incidents, President Lyndon B. Johnson requested permission from the U.S. Congress to increase the U.S. military presence in Indochina. On August 7, 1964, […]

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        Facts and Trivia About the Most Romantic of all Special Days – Valentine’s Day

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        TR Robertson….On February 14th, people around the world will be coming up with a variety of ideas on how to show their special someone’s how much they love them. Most people have no idea why we celebrate this day or the facts and trivia associated with Valentine’s Day. Here is a bit of information about […]

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        The Warrior Heart – Thomas Calabrese

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        Don’t Give Up On Me Now Thomas Calabrese…The Marines of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines had been engaged with a large force of Taliban fighters for over a week and the battle raged on. The enemy had been pushed back into the Darai Nur district and while some of the Taliban had run away […]

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        Grocery Grabs #7 North County International Market

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        Alex Hughes ….February 2017….Today, I covered a market that was not Mexican, but rather it focused on the Middle East as well as Eastern Europe. It was a different pace and had more focus on different ingredients than what I am used to seeing. Walking to the shopping center, you notice right across from Costco […]

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        The Mercer Mission – Thomas Calabrese

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        How Deep Is Too Deep? Thomas Calabrese….Five Toyota pick-up trucks filled with high grade heroin were being escorted by ten Cadillac Escalades down a dirt road. Five SUV’s were in front and five were in back, and in each vehicle were four heavily armed guards. The convoy stopped in an isolated area fifty miles from […]

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        It Is All About The Numbers -Thomas Calabrese

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        Sometimes They Just Add Up Thomas Calabrese…Walter Kleiner and Terry Boone dated briefly during their senior year in high school in the small town of Mansfield Indiana and married after one year after their graduation. They were not in love, soulmates or even had some special or spiritual connection. Walter was wild, reckless and mean […]

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        Invasive Plant to Avoid: Pampas Grass

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        Pampas grass is an invasive plant with fast, dense thicket of razor sharp leaves. It originally came from Argentina. It is almost impossible to remove and the dry areas of the plants are a fire hazard. It can grow eight to ten feet tall with plumes up to twelve feet. The seeds from these plumes […]

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        Sell High By Damnit! – Thomas Calabrese

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        Larger Than Life Thomas Calabrese… Louis ‘Sweet Lou’ Saladino grew up in a predominately Italian neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri called the ‘North End’ in the 1950’s. The eldest of five children whose parents immigrated from Sicily Italy, he was blessed with dark wavy hair, finely chiseled facial features, an engaging smile and golden olive […]

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          RBV Little League Scorekeeping Clinic

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          If you are interested in learning how to keep score, RBVLL is holding it’s annual Scorekeeping Clinic. Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm Location: RBVLL Club House This is an especially great opportunity for those 12 years old and up who would like to be on the youth scorekeeping list and eligible to be paid for your services. It […]

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          San Marcos Takes 2018 Division I CIF Wrestling Tournament

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          David A. Willauer–Contributing Writer-Saturday, February 17, 2018-Canyon Crest High School-San Diego, CA-The Knights of San Marcos High School took the 2018 CIF Division I Wrestling Mat Title that was held at Canyon Crest High School and finished with 238.5 points Eli Dalaman 3rd at 115 Christian Navida 2nd at 128 Sebastian Sundberg 4th at 134 […]

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          ALBION PROS, NOW ASC SAN DIEGO, LAUNCH INTO THIRD SEASON

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           AS SAN DIEGO’S PROFESSIONAL SOCCER TEAM WITH GREAT PURPOSE & NEW PHILANTHROPIC MISSION San Diego, CA (February 2018) — Albion Soccer Club (ASC) San Diego will launch its third professional season with a dedication to winning and a focus on philanthropy. This year, the team will introduce a new name, new web site, new ownership, new […]

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          Oregon State Bound Warren Washington Paces Mission Hills Grizzlies In Overtime Victory

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          David A. Willauer-With the game tied at 54-54, the Mission Hills Grizzlies improve their record to 15-11 as they outscored the Longhorns of Rancho Buena Vista at 16-12, 12-2 in overtime as the Grizzlies won by a 66-56 score. Oregon State bound Warren Washington led with 26 points, Chris Olave contributed with 19, Robert Ligayon […]

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          North County Boys High School Basketball

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer- ….24 points by Jalen Flanagan, 13 points by RJ Davis and 10 by Deaundra McNair paced the El Camino Wildcats at 14-11 to a 67-60 win over the Longhorns of Rancho Buena Vista at 16-10. Jack Bailey led the Longhorns with 16 points, 13 by Jason Danso, 12 by Noah Fields […]

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          Bob Barton Obituary

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          Former Padres catcher Bob Barton dies Bob Barton, a catcher with the Padres in the early 1970s, died Jan. 15 in Vista after a long battle with dementia, his wife, Connie, told the Union-Tribune. He was 76. Barton played parts of 10 seasons in the majors, beginning with the Giants in 1965. The Padres acquired […]

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          Boys High School Basketball

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          Jack Bailey’s 3 point jump shot with 3 seconds left on the clock paces Rancho Buena Vista in upset over San Marcos. By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Tuesday, February 6, 2018-In a huge upset, Jack Bailey’s 12 point performance hit a 3 pointer with 3 seconds left in the contest paced the Longhorns of Rancho Buena […]

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          High School Basketball

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-San Marcos High School-San Marcos, CA:  In a low scoring contest the Knights recorded their 20th win again 2 losses behind the 13 point performance by Cody Mathias 8 by Kody Clouet and 6 by Ryan Hagood as they defeated the Wildcats of El Camino by a 45-33 score. Jalen Flanagan led […]

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            “The Cake” Is No Half-Baked Play on Acceptance and Personal Beliefs

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               TR Robertson — The final play of the La Jolla Playhouse 2017/18 Season will leave theatre goers thinking about their own personal beliefs and how they fit in to today’s moral and social acceptance. Playwright Bekah Brunstetter’s “The Cake” looks at stereotyping, cultural differences, moral conflicts, sexual standards, religious beliefs systems, political differences and […]

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            Chekhov Classic at Old Globe Delves into Family Dynamics

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            TR Robertson— A wonderful Globe-commissioned world premiere translation of Russian writer, Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece, “Uncle Vanya”, is as timely today as it was in the late 1800’s when the play premiered in Moscow. At times, there is nothing better than families and at times there is nothing worse than families, and this play, now appearing on […]

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            LAMB’S Players Theatre Presents the San Diego Premiere of ” Camping With Henry & Tom”

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            February 2018 – Coronado, CA – Lamb’s Players Theatre has announced the cast, creative team, and schedule for its production of Mark St. Germain’s play “CAMPING WITH HENRY & TOM”. Every summer Henry Ford & Thomas Edison would go camping together. In 1921 they took along the President of the United States. And all hell […]

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            San Diego Theatres Presents ‘The Ten Tenors”

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                                                                                                              THE TEN TENORS TOUR IN CELEBRATION   […]

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            LAMB’S Hit Production of SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN Moves to the Avo Playhouse In Vista

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            Lamb’s Players Theatre has announced that it is taking its hit production of the joyous bluegrass gospel musical SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN to San Diego’s North County for a limited run, March 1 – 18. “The show was a hit in the Fall as part of our 2017 Season in Coronado,” said LAMB’S Producing Artistic Director, […]

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            “The Full Monty” Takes Off at Horton Grand Theatre

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              TR Robertson ….San Diego Musical Theatre, at their new home at the Horton Grand Theatre, has brought back the very funny and entertaining musical, “The Full Monty”, an Americanized version of the 1997 hit film of the same name. In 2007, SDMT brought to the stage for their first show, “The Full Monty”. To […]

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            New Village Arts “Cloud Tectonics” a Love Story for the Ages

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            TR Robertson  …Season Seventeen for New Village Arts has brought the first mainstage production of the new Pueblo Nuevo initiative, a new community outreach program celebrating biculturalism and bilingualism in Carlsbad and North County San Diego. The production, “Cloud Tectonics”, by award winning screenwriter and playwright Jose Rivera, will leave theatre attendees with much to […]

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            “Outside Mullingar” At Oceanside Theatre Company

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            Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley is currently playing at Scripps Ranch Theatre to rave reviews. It moves to Oceanside Theatre Company for three weeks beginning February 23rd. It runs through March 11th (Fri.’s and Sat.’s at 7:30pm & Sun.’s at 2:00pm). Watch as these 40 something misfits struggle with finding love. Tickets Become a member […]

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