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Bluegrass & Ice Cream Social at The Rancho Buena Vista Adobe

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The Friends of the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe are happy to be bringing Bluegrass back to the Adobe on July 9, 2017  2-4 pm.! Enjoy a summer afternoon in the Adobe courtyard for some foot stomping bluegrass music from The Virtual Strangers band. Ice cream sundaes and root beer floats will keep you cool as you listen to some […]

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Rancho Buena Vista High School Band’s 16th Annual POPS Gala Concert

By   10 hours ago

   Rancho Buena Vista High School Band’s 16th annual POPS gala concert is coming up on Friday, May 26thand Saturday, May 27th.  The concert will be held at Rancho Buena Vista High School in their gymnasium.  The theme of this year’s concert is Gotham City – Superheroes and Villains.                 Friday, May 26th starting at […]

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List of Memorial Day Events

By   11 hours ago

    May 29, 2017  – American Legion Post 365 10-11:30 AM – Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista – Celebration at the American Legion Post, 1234 S Santa Fe Ave., Vista – 12:30 to 4 PM, Food, Music May 26 – 27, 2017  – Valley Center Stampede Rodeo and Memorial Festival Depends on day and […]

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VISTA IRRIGATION DISTRICT ANNOUNCES WATERSMART LANDSCAPE CONTEST WINNER

By   14 hours ago

Customers recognized for their water-wise landscape. Vista, CA—The Vista Irrigation District (VID) board of directors recognized one of its customers for their entry in the district’s WaterSmart Landscape Contest. The contest recognizes outstanding water-wise residential landscapes based on the criteria of overall attractiveness, appropriate plant selection, design, appropriate maintenance, and efficient methods of irrigation. Len […]

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Belching Beaver Pub 980 – 4th Annual Classic Car Show

By   14 hours ago

Saturday, June 3rd – Noon – 7 pm – Belching Beaver Pub980 – 980 Park Center Dr. Vista, CA 92081 Drive on down to Belching Beaver and help us celebrate our 4th Annual Classic Car Show. The event takes off at 12:00pm on Saturday, June 3rd and slows down at 7:00pm. Bring your friends and cruise on by […]

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Classic Chariots To Hold Grand Re-Opening Celebration

By   15 hours ago

  Classic Chariots Grand Re-Opening Celebration will  take place on Tuesday, June 6th  from 5-8 pm. Join in the re-opening and  come celebrate the Vista Chamber of Commerce  94th Birthday!  There will be a no-host cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and cake! Come and check out our newly remodeled building and have some cake. About Classic […]

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Roosevelt Middle School Education Initiative Forum

By   17 hours ago

 Community Forum Sponsored by the Leonard Bernstein Office and the Vista Unified School District to discuss the Artful Learning® Transformative Learning Model on May 31, 2017 at Roosevelt Middle School OCEANSIDE, CA. (May  2017)- Advancement Consultant and Master Trainer Patrick Bolek will address a community forum about the Artful Learning® Model. This informative presentation will explain how […]

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Vista Structure Fire

By   17 hours ago

Vista Fire Department personnel responded to a structure fire at 680 Melrose Place on 5/25/2017 at 3:51 pm.  The first fire engine arrived on scene 3:57 and found smoke and fire coming from a single story home.  Firefighters from Vista and Oceanside controlled the fire by 4:08 pm.  A female was transported to a local […]

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    Oceanside Ambassador Program Seeking Volunteers

    By   10 hours ago

    Oceanside, CA – By popular demand MainStreet Oceanside, Visit Oceanside and the City of Oceanside is bringing back our volunteer- driven Downtown Ambassador Program Summer 2017. The volunteer ambassadors will staff the information booth to interface with our downtown visitors and encourage them to explore the downtown district. The program operates Tuesday through Saturday from 11 […]

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    26 San Diego County Students Heading To College Share In $63,500 In Don Diego Scholarships

    By   10 hours ago

    Del Mar, CA …  The 26 exceptional 107 Don Diego Scholarship Foundation recipients come from north, south, east and west around San Diego County and they are headed to educational institutions across the country. Some will attend agriculture-centric universities such as Cal Poly SLO, UC Davis and Oklahoma State. Others will matriculate at prestigious schools […]

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    Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary Awards $102,000 in Scholarships

    By   13 hours ago

      OCEANSIDE, Calif. (May 23, 2017)—For the 45th consecutive year, Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary awarded scholarships to North County students in support of their pursuit of higher education. At an event on May 4, the Auxiliary awarded 122 scholarships totaling $102,000, setting Auxiliary single-year records for most scholarships and highest total amount given out. Since 1973, […]

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    Vallecitos’ Water Safe From Lead

    By   15 hours ago

    The news out of Flint, Michigan, about extremely high levels of lead in the drinking water, may raise concerns about whether a similar problem could occur here. Vallecitos Water District customers can be confident that such a scenario is unlikely. Vallecitos’ water meets, or in most cases, exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards. […]

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    Agriculture is Vital

    By   16 hours ago

    This week at the San Diego County Farm Bureau’s annual installation/awards celebration in Fallbrook, I was proud to recognize Gary Crouch with an Assembly Resolution honoring him as “Farmer of the Year”.  As the owner of Mountain Meadow Mushrooms, Gary has been active in the Farm Bureau for decades and was one of the first […]

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    San Diego Women’s Foundation 17th Annual Grants Celebration

    By   18 hours ago

    The San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) will hold its 17th Annual Grants Celebration on June 1, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the USD Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, located at 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110. The celebration is open to the community and tickets are priced at […]

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    Writers Read Features Fallbrookian Joan Maloof

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    Writers Read Features Fallbrookian Joan Maloof, Author of “Nature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests” FALLBROOK, Calif., 22 May, 2017—Writers Read at Fallbrook Library, a free monthly author series and open mic, is please to present Joan Maloof and her newest book about trees, “Nature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests” (Timber Press, […]

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    Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood On Medical Leave

    By   3 days ago

    Oceanside – May 2017 ..The Mayor’s Office for the City of Oceanside announced late yesterday that Mayor Jim Wood is expected to be on medical leave through the Council meeting of August 9, 2017. Mayor Wood is currently hospitalized as he is scheduled for a medical procedure in the upcoming week.  The Mayor’s condition continues […]

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      “If You Think Health Care Is Expensive Now Just Wait Until It’s Free”… Assembly Member Waldron

      By   14 hours ago

      Government run healthcare, known as “single payer” proposed for CA under SB 562 will cost $400 BILLION A YEAR! More than twice the entire state budget! This means every Californian would pay around $10,500/year to the state for “free” healthcare. Since not everyone works, the cost per working person will actually be more! It applies […]

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      Honoring California’s Peace Officers

      By   3 days ago

      The annual ceremony at the California Peace Officer’s Memorial honoring officers killed in the line of duty was held in Capitol Park in Sacramento last week.  Over 3,000 men and women in uniform traveled to Sacramento to attend, including Governor Jerry Brown, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and other state officials.  The ceremony which includes a […]

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      State Senate Committee Presses Pause on 5G Wireless Bill

      By   1 week ago

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Opponents of a bill intended to smooth the way for the rollout of next-generation cell technology are cautiously optimistic – after a key committee put the measure on hold on Monday. The state Senate finance committee put Senate Bill 649 in the suspense file – in the face of vocal opposition from […]

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      Senate Republican Leaders Respond to Governor’s May Revise

      By   1 week ago

      SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, issued the following statement today in response to Governor Brown’s revised 2017-18 budget proposal(link is external): Senate Republican Leader Bates: “After giving Californians a lemon of a gas and car tax […]

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      The Clock Is Ticking

      By   2 weeks ago

      This year over 2,800 bills, an excessive number in my view, were introduced in Sacramento. Many have a fiscal impact, which means they must be referred to the Appropriations Committee, the last stop for fiscal bills before they are presented to the full Assembly or Senate for a final floor vote. With so many bills […]

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      Assemblywoman Marie Waldron

      By   2 weeks ago

          Everyone will agree it is not affordable to live and work in California anymore! Families and businesses are struggling to make ends meet to pay increasing mortgages, increasing food costs, increasing tuition, taxes and fees. Just passing the highest gas tax in state history, Sacramento politicians are tone deaf to the concerns of […]

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      Are Your Kids’ Toys Spying On Your Family?

      By   2 weeks ago

      SACRAMENTO, CA. — A bill to make sure your kids’ toys aren’t spying on them will have its first hearing before the state Senate Judiciary Committee was held this week. The so-called Teddy Bears and Toasters Act would require manufacturers of smart toys and devices to install privacy protections and notify consumers about what it […]

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      Senate Committee Approves Sen. Bates’ Bill to Help Homeless Adults and Children

      By   2 weeks ago

      SACRAMENTO – The Senate Human Services Committee today approved Senate Bill 232 by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to help move families out of poverty through a holistic approach that addresses the root problems of their individual circumstances.“I am encouraged by the committee’s approval of my bill to help anti-poverty organizations that want […]

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        Did You Know?

        By   12 hours ago

        Carrie Prejean, Miss California 2009, lived in Vista and attended Vista High School. Darrell Issa, Republican U.S. Representative for California’s 49th congressional district and Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, lives in Vista. Red Killefer, professional baseball player.[36] Katherine “Scottie” MacGregor, actress, most notably in television series Little House on the Prairie, […]

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        Thy Kingdom Come – Part Two – Thomas Calabrese

        By   5 days ago

        (Answer My Prayer)   Air Force One was in the air in less than thirty minutes and President Trask was already halfway through the service record of Joe Kingdom, “Ten years in the Navy Seals, two Navy Crosses, three Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars and five Purple Hearts. After he left the Seals he worked […]

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        Thy Kingdom Come – Part I

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        (Answer My Prayer) Thomas Calabrese …. When Robert Trask campaigned for the Presidency of the United States, one of his promises was that he would the turn the economy around which had been sluggish for years. He would make it easier for companies to make a profit by reducing cumbersome and unneeded regulations that had a […]

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        San Diego Foundation Connects, Protects & Increases Kids’ Access to Nature with $442,000 in Grants

        By   2 weeks ago

        May 2017 – San Diego, CA – The San Diego Foundation announced $442,000 in grants for 11 local programs that will connect, protect and increase access to nature for underserved children and families throughout the San Diego region. According to The San Diego Foundation Parks for Everyone report, many low-income, ethnically diverse communities have limited access to […]

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        Smoldering Australians -Thomas Calabrese

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        Smoldering Australians     Too Hot To Handle Thomas Calabrese.. It was April 20, 1968 in South Vietnam and the stench of death and jungle decomposition combined with the stifling humid heat to attack my sense of smell like a sapper squad on opium laced steroids. My Marine Corps infantry platoon had seen action in three […]

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        Transportation & Greenhouse Gases – Reducing Emissions with Renewable Utilities

        By   3 weeks ago

        Transportation & Greenhouse Gases –  Reducing Emissions with Renewable Utilities Presentation by Peder Norby Peder is a native San Diegan and 35 year resident of Carlsbad. He served as a San Diego County Planning Commissioner for nine years, recently serving as the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) that drafted the “Renewable Energy Master […]

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        All Choked Up – Thomas Calabrese

        By   4 weeks ago

          An Unfortunate Chain of Events Thomas Calabrese … Pepper was a Brindle Pitbull, black and white in color and almost fourteen years of age. This was old for most dogs especially one of her size and breed and she had her share of health issues which included arthritis and lung cancer.  She was the sole […]

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        Munday Memories Thomas Calabrese

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        Ghost of Khe Sanh   Thomas Calabrese …. Captain Matthew Munday could have been forged in the steel mills of ancient mythology to stand beside the Gods of Aries and Zeus on Mount Olympus. He also could have been finely stitched by a master leathermaker to be rawhide tough and ride the trails of the Wild […]

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          High School Sport News

          By   21 hours ago

          David A. Willauer-Cotnributing Writer– Lacrosse: The LaJolla Vikings made their 2nd appearance in their school history after a 2016 Division II win over Del Norte by a 11-6 score, moved up to Division I and defeated the Falcons of Scripps Ranch by a very close and exciting 8-7 score.   The second half started as […]

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          Sage Creek Defeats Escondido High School 5-0

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Escondido High School-Escondido, CA- In a Divison III Lower Bracket baseball contest, the 6th seed and very surprising Sage Creek Bobcats improve their record to 14-16-1 on the season scored early on the 3rd seed Cougars of Escondido at 20-8 as they scored 3 runs in the first as they sent 8 […]

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          Koran Selected PING All-West Region

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          Men’s Golf NORMAN, Okla. – Junior Braeden Koran of the Cal State San Marcos men’s golf team has been named to the NCAA Division II PING All-West Region Team, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced on Monday. A total of 106 student-athletes across eight different regions earned all-region honors in 2017. Koran is […]

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          Del Norte wins First CIF Division II Boys Lacrosse Title with win over St Augustine

          By   3 days ago

          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-The Del Norte Boys Lacrosse squad after 2 defeats in 2013 at the hands of Francis Parker 13-4 and in the Division I final to LaJolla in the Division I finals in 2016 for the first time for the in the 2017 CIF Division II finals and for the first time in […]

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          REGISTRATION – YOUTH FALL SPORTS BEGINS JUNE 1

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          VISTA, CA – Registration for the City of Vista’s fall youth sports programs begins June 1. Register for Girls Volleyball and Flag Football at the Recreation Office of the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Dr., from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m, or online at vistarecreation.com. For more information, call 760.643.5273.  Youth Volleyball … Girls in […]

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          North County Athlete MLB Spotlight

          By   1 week ago

          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer …Mike Leake out of Fallbrook High School was the starting pitcher for the Cardinals today as he pitched against the Boston Red Sox.  The former Warrior, pitched 7 innings gave up 7 hits 2 runs 2 earned and recorded 5 strikeouts but didn’t get the loss.  Former Vista Product Trevor Cahill […]

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          North County Athlete MLB Spotlight

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer … After being on the disabled for concussion problem, former  Rancho Buena Vista Alum Tony Wolters came a comeback at catcher for the Colorado Rockies as he went 1 for 4 with a double scored a run and an rbi as the Rockies defeated the Minnesota Twins by a 7-3 score. […]

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          North County Athlete MLB Spotlight

          By   2 weeks ago

              David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer    5-11-17-Former Palomar College standout Tyler Saladino went 0 for 4 with a walk and scored 1 run but the White Sox lost to the Twins 7-6  5-12-17-Former Fallbrook High standout Mike Leake suffered his second loss of the ballgame as the Cardinals of St. Louis were defeated by […]

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            “Having Our Say – The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years” A Look at Change in America

            By   10 hours ago

            TR Robertson …What started out as a story in the New York Times in 1991 would grow into a best-selling book in 1993 and a play in 1995, all due to the significant accomplishments of two driven, independent, successful “colored” sisters, who happened to live to over 100 years old each. Sarah Louise “Sadie” Delany […]

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            “The Old Man and The Old Moon” Enchants Audiences at The Old Globe

            By   3 days ago

              TR Robertson ..The latest production at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park is a story wrapped in a play wrapped in a fairy tale wrapped in a fable mixed with a bit of a musical. It is a wonderfully entertaining, creative, whimsical production that delights young and old alike. Written and produced by […]

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            RoustAbout Theatre Presents WITHERING HEIGHTS

            By   4 days ago

            A Comic retelling of a classic Romance, Based on Wutherig Heights by Emily Bronte and written and performed by Phil Johnson and Omiri Schein and directed by David Ellenstein .San Diego, CA – Bringing together two notable local actors and North Coast Rep’s Artistic Director to direct the World Premiere of Withering Heights at the […]

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            New Village Arts Theatre Presents “Buddy Holly”

            By   5 days ago

             WHO WAS BUDDY HOLLY…?   “At least the first 40 songs we wrote were Buddy-influenced.” – Paul McCartney “Buddy Holly was a poet – way ahead of his time.” – Bob Dylan “He made it okay to wear glasses. I WAS Buddy Holly.” – John Lennon “I play Buddy Holly every night before going on […]

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            North Coast Repertory Theatre – THE SPITFIRE GRILL, A MUSICAL

            By   2 weeks ago

            North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce our upcoming mainstage show: THE SPITFIRE GRILL, A MUSICAL om  May 31st to June 25th, 2017.  Book & Music by James Valcq  – Lyrics & Book by Fred Alley  – Based on a Film by Lee David Zlotoff – Directed by Jeffrey Moss Honest and emotional, this heartfelt musical tells the engaging tale of a […]

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            Oceanside Theatre Closes the Season with “Picnic”

            By   2 weeks ago

              TR Robertson …The final play for the 2016/17 season for the Oceanside Theatre on Coast Highway is the 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning “Picnic”, written by William Inge. The play premiered at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway and ran for 477 performances.  A strong cast of eleven brought this story of love, aging, teen […]

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            A Step Back in Time at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

            By   2 weeks ago

              TR Robertson …. The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, the world’s oldest, is in full swing for its 55th anniversary season at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale, California. Opening in early April, the Faire will run on weekends until May 21st offering guests and participants a chance to step back in time to […]

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            “The Music Man” Still a Timeless Musical Classic Now at the Welk Theatre

            By   3 weeks ago

              TR Robertson…  As many times as you may see the classic musical, “The Music Man”, the songs still make you tap your feet, move in your seats and sing along. The Welk Theatre’s latest production, along with an outstanding 22 person cast, will make you do all of these things and more. Ray Limon […]

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