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LAST WEEKEND To See The Summer Antique Engine & Tractor Show

By   8 hours ago

The coming weekend will be the second and final weekend of the Summer Antique Engine & Tractor Show at Vista’s Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum (AGSEM). This is where Ingenuity, Industry & the Arts come ALIVE! On-going exhibits will include: The Running Steam Traction Engines, the Stationary Steam Engines, N’Scale Model Railroad, Blacksmithing, Weaving […]

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South Vista Communities – NEW UPDATES

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You are cordially invited to attend South Vista Communities’ 12th Annual Meeting Thursday, June 28 — 6:00 p.m. — Shadowridge Golf Club Election of officers, board members-at-large — Presentation of this year’s Above and Beyond awards Speaker: Kevin Ham, City of Vista Economic Development Director What’s the buzz in Vista? Do you know what new businesses are […]

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Summer Camp Program Provides Free Lunch To Vista Youth

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Vista, CA – The City of Vista is providing free, nutritional lunches to children, 18 and under, at Jim Porter Recreation Center in Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, during its summer day camp program. The lunches are served Noon – 11:45 pm, weekdays now through August 14, 2018. Because school meals are not available during summer […]

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4th of July​ at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens​

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Please join us for our annual 4th of July Party at the Garden. Great Food and Beverages, and a spectacular, up-close view of the Fireworks at Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. Party starts at 6:00 PM, Dinner around 7:00 PM. Tickets include pass for each car full of attendees to park inside the Garden. All […]

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Dog Waste On Woodland Drive And Hannalei Drive

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Alex Hughes –Vista, CA  June 2018 …I have been creating several stories highlighting this area and its issues with blight. I have found water pollution, marijuana paraphernalia and infrastructure issues to be one of many the highlights! Now, an even scarier menace is here to smell up the streets, and that is dog waste! It […]

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San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering

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June 23 – 24, 2018 at Brengle Terrace Park, Vista,  Enter­tain­ment includes   2 stages of International, Regional Music with piping, drumming, highland dance, sheep dog comps. educational and demos. Both Days 9 am‑5 pm and  ­admission:$5 – $15

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1776 In Concert

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A Special One-Night-Only Event! Benefiting the Moonlight Cultural Foundation–July 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm This one-night-only concert version of Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards’ iconic musical chronicles the birth of our nation and will feature some of the region’s top musical theatre talent with orchestra on stage. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see […]

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4th of July Celebration

By   15 hours ago

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Moonlight Amphitheatre Info Gates to the Moonlight Amphitheatre open at 5:00 pm Light Up the Night Dinner seating begins at 5:15 pm Light Up the Night Dinner service begins at 6:30 pm Military Heroes Salute and Sponsor Recognition at 7:15 pm The Mar Dels perform at 7:30 pm Fireworks at 9:00 […]

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    DAY HIKES IN AND AROUND OCEANSIDE

    By   7 hours ago

    Join us in welcoming Afoot & Afield: San Diego County co-author and North County local, Scott Turner on Saturday, July 7 at 2:00 p.m., in the Civic Center Library Foundation Room, located on the second floor of the library at 330 North Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside.  Scott will help you to plan your next local outdoor adventure, and […]

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    Amateur Radio Field Day Saturday

    By   8 hours ago

    Amateur Radio Field Day is approaching this Saturday, June 23, 2018. This is a chance to learn more about amateur (HAM) radio and how it helps in the community. Located across from the Fire Station at  28234 Lilac Road in Valley Center is the field where they will  operate from. The event, open to all, starts at 11:00 AM. […]

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    City of Carlsbad’s Aloha Plunge On Saturday, June 23

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      The City of Carlsbad’s Aloha Plunge will take place this year on Saturday, June 23, at Alga Norte Aquatic Center. Enjoy fun, island themed pool games and activities. As the sun goes down, finish the night off with the movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Chipwrecked (rated G) on the giant outdoor movie screen. Event begins at 5 p.m. and […]

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    The Music and Stories of Leonard Cohen, One Night Only!

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    Perla Batalla in THE HOUSE OF COHEN Monday, June 25 at 7:30 pm, Lyceum Stage …Perla Batalla in The House of Cohen reveals the timelessness of Leonard Cohen’s music. Batalla’s signature cross-cultural style conveys her sincere respect and deep love for the music, poetry and most of all her dear friend, Leonard Cohen. World-class vocalist Perla Batalla is a […]

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    Jewish Family Service Centennial Countdown Campaign Grows to $50 Million

    By   11 hours ago

    Rady Family Foundation Increases Match After Early Campaign Success SAN DIEGO, CA — June 2018… In response to the early success of Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s Centennial Countdown Campaign, the Rady Family Foundation has generously increased its match by $6.5 million, to a total of $23.5 million in matching funds – raising the campaign […]

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    Home of Guiding Hands Names Isaac Blumberg Chairman of the Board of Directors

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    San Diego, CA – Home of Guiding Hands (HGH), serving more than 2,500 infants, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, has named Isaac Blumberg as its Chairman of the Board of Directors. Blumberg was named Board Member of the Year in 2015 and again in 2017 for providing advice, counsel and support using his legal skills. […]

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    District Elections In Oceanside

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    Oceanside, CA  –The City of Oceanside will begin the transition to District Elections in November 2018.  Five community workshops were held in 2017 to determine the district boundaries, and the Oceanside City Council approved the final map at the August 1, 2017 City Council meeting.  Candidates running for City Council will now be required to reside in the district […]

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    55th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

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    Bring your Family for some Fun, Food, & Fireworks!  Escondido, CA – June  2018 – Escondido’s annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks has become a North County tradition, and for good reason. Each year, 25,000 festival-goers converge on the California Center for the Arts, Escondido(The Center) at Grape Day Park for the holiday festivities. The event is […]

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      Senator Bates’ Legislation Would Bring ‘Granny Flats’ Out of the Shadows 

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        Mayor of Encinitas Testifies in Support of SB 1226 – Catherine S. Blakespear is the mayor of Encinitas. SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Bill 1226, authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), passed out of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee on a unanimous vote. SB 1226 would make changes to laws governing residential properties and direct the […]

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      Rent Control Measure Makes November Ballot

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      It’s official: California voters will have the opportunity this November to repeal a 23-year-old law that prevents cities from capping rental prices on newer properties. On Friday, Secretary of State Alex Padilla confirmed that supporters of a voter initiative calling for repeal of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act had gathered enough signatures to qualify […]

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      Senator Bates Honors “Douglas Landscape Inc.” as 2018 Small Business of the Year 

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        SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today honored Douglas Landscape Inc. as her 2018 Small Business of the Year. Senator Bates recognized the South Orange County landscaping business during the California Small Business Day awards luncheon in Sacramento. “I am proud to honor Douglas Landscape Inc. as my 2018 Small Business of the Year. Owner Douglas […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron -The I-15 Nightmare

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      Traveling I-15 in North San Diego/SW Riverside can be a nightmare. The distance between Temecula and Escondido is only a little over 30 miles, but during rush hour the trip can take well over an hour.  From Deer Springs Road to Old Highway 395, Rice Canyon Road to Pala, rush-hour congestion is the norm. Causes […]

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      Senator Bates’ Opioid Education Bill Passes Out of Assembly Business & Professions Committee

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      Orange County Mother Testifies in Support of SB 1109 SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Assembly Business and Professions Committee approved Senate Bill 1109 authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel). SB 1109 would educate the public, especially those who are involved with youth, by explaining to them the risk of addiction and overdose from prescription opioids. The bill […]

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      Record Revenue Shows Tax Hikes are Misguided

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        SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and budget conferee, and Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), member of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and budget conferee, issued the following joint statement after Sacramento Democrats passed a record-spending 2018-19 state budget on June […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron Women Who Harvest

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron …With its $46 billion agricultural economy, California is the most productive farm state in the nation. Agriculture is vital for California, and women farmers are central to the continued viability of this critical sector of our economy, including within this region. California’s 40,000 women farmers manage 9.5 million acres with an economic impact […]

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      Senator Bates Honors Tri-City Hospital Foundation as Nonprofit of the Year

      By   2 weeks ago

      Senator Bates Honors Tri-City Hospital Foundation as Nonprofit of the Year Glen Newhart, President of the Tri-City Hospital Foundation (right) and Dr. Jim Dagostino, Chairman of the Tri-City Healthcare District (left) pose for a photo with Sen. Bates’ legislative resolution honoring Tri-City Hospital Foundation at the California State Senate Chamber in Sacramento. To request a […]

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        Unknown Eater- Francisco’s Deli

        By   10 hours ago

        Vista, CA — June 2018 ….On a sunny Sunday afternoon, I decided to try out a new place on North Santa Fe. I had already hit up Frank’s Mexican Grill, Santa Ana’s and Aguacates on the same street, but I had a few more places on my list. It was a small, hole-in-the-wall off of […]

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        Formula One Flagger – Thomas Calabrese

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        Happy Father’s Day Standing 20 feet from a race track while dozens of the most expensive and powerful cars in the world screamed past you at almost 200 mph might be the best seat in the house except that you can’t sit down. Corner marshals or flaggers are the people stationed on the track and […]

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        Flag Day History

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        In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June […]

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        Salk Institute Ranks In Top 5 In The World For High-quality Scientific Research

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        Wide-ranging index from Nature Research tracks top research institutions globally LA JOLLA—(June 2018) The Salk Institute has been ranked one of the top 5 nonprofit institutions in the world focused on the life sciences and one of the top 10 nonprofits generally, according to a report known as the Nature Index and released by Springer […]

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        Fast Eddie Dalton – Thomas Calabrese

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        Captain Corky and Sergeant Stubby   Thomas Calabrese — Edward ‘Fast Eddie’ Dalton was born in Topeka, Kansas on July 4, 1897. He was one of eleven children who had minimal schooling because they needed to work to help provide for the family. They hunted, fished and hired themselves out as laborers. His father, Benjamin […]

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        Leo – Pot-bellied Pig Looking For His New Forever Home

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        Meet Leo – a 2-year-old pot-bellied pig looking for his new forever home. Leo (#N395) enjoys a good meal, but isn’t too keen on playing with toys. This “Romeo” will steal your heart and love you forever. You can see Leo at the Department of Animal Services’ shelter in Carlsbad or visit www.sddac.com to give another animal their forever home.

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        The Surprising Finds at the Strawberry Festival

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        Alex Hughes  — June 4, 2018, Vista, CA…It was a beautiful Memorial Day weekend to have an outdoor fair! The sun was out, and the clouds had finally cleared. Bye-Bye Seattle weather! It finally started to look like California once again! I went to this Strawberry Festival to mainly check out The Vista Press booth and […]

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        Moonshine in the Moonlight – Thomas Calabrese

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        As Smooth As Liquid Mercury Thomas Calabrese — (Fact: Liquid mercury is so smooth that it will fall off your skin if you try to hold it.) In the mountain county of Dawson, Georgia (moonshine capital of the world) moonshiners ran millions of gallons of whiskey into Atlanta and other cities in the south. Other counties, like Gilmer, Lumpkin, and Pickens, […]

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          North County MLB Highlights for 6-21-18

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          David Willauer –Sports Contributor …Former Fallbrook product Brandon Sandoval went 1 for 3 with a run score for the Mobile Bay Bears as they were defeated by the Tennessee Smokies by a 4-2 score. Former San Diego Torero Kris Bryant went 1 for 4 with 1 run score but the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Chicago […]

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          North County MLB Highlights for Tuesday, June 12

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          David Willbauer–Contributing Writer ….Former Fallbrook Warrior Mike Leake won his 4th game in a row as his record improves to 7-3 on the season. He pitched 6 innings gave up 4 hits, 1 earned run, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts for the Seattle Mariners as they defeated the Anaheim Angels by a 6-3 score. Former Palomar […]

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          Tri City Christian and San Pasqual Win Their Respective Baseball Titles

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Monday, June 11, 2018….In a Division V Boys CIF Section Baseball Title that was played at the University of California at San Diego, the Golden Eagles from San Pasqual High School improved their record to 22-11 on the season as they scored 1 run in the 1st, 1 run in the third,  […]

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          Mission Hills Wins 2nd CIF Division II Baseball Title

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Torero Stadium-University of San Diego-San Diego, CA-Saturday, June 2, 2018: For the Division II CIF Baseball Title after a 1-0 loss and a 7-6 win over the Ravens the Canyon Crest Academy, the Grizzlies continue their miracles with their hitting and after trailing 2-1 score after 2 1/2 innings scored 3 key […]

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          City of Vista – Free Youth Sports Programs

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          Join us for free sports programs at the Linda Rhoades Neighborhood Center, located at the Vista Academy of Performing Arts. The program consists of instruction and games. There is no fee to participate, however, registration is required and is limited to 50 participants per program period. Register in person at the Recreation Office, 200 Civic […]

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          North County MLB Highlights for 6-3-18

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          Former Fallbrook Warrior Brandon Sandoval went 0 for 3 with a walk for the Mobile Bay Bears as they were defeated by the Chattanooga Lookouts by a 13-5 score. Former Palomar Comet James Hoyt came in relief for the Fresno Grizzlies as he pitched 1 inning and recorded 1 strikeout and defeated the Albuquerque Isotopes […]

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          Mission Hills CIF Division II Championship Game Saturday June 2nd

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer—Tuesday, May 29, 2018-Mission Hills High School-San Marcos, CA:  In an Upper Bracket Division II Baseball Tournament the Grizzlies of Mission Hills at 26-8 after 3 straight wins suffered their first loss to the 26-11 Canyon Crest Ravens who also lost in the first round to Otay Ranch and won 3 consolation […]

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          City of Vista Adult Softball Teams Registration

          By   3 weeks ago

          Adult Men’s, Women’s & Coed Softball Teams Registration for our upcoming season will begin on June 1, 2018. Placement games begin the week of August 6 with league play through December, 2018. Games are played Sunday through Friday evenings at Brengle Terrace and Breeze Hill parks. Registration is limited to teams. Individual players may contact Ryan […]

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            La Jolla Playhouse “The Squirrels” Will Have You Laughing and Squirming

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            TR Robertson — The world premiere of Robert Askins’ new play, “The Squirrels”, may alter the way you look at what you thought was just a sweet, innocent, cuddly creature. Askins, a Tony nominated playwright for the dark comedy “Hand to God”, once again challenges his audiences to question what is going on around us and […]

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            Old Globe & Children’s Theatre Present U.S. Premiere of  Dr. Seuss’s THE LORAX

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            SAN DIEGO (June 2018)—The Old Globe, together with Children’s Theatre Company(CTC), and in partnership with The Old Vic, today updated information for Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax in its U.S. premiere. The production, based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, is adapted for the stage by David Greig (Artistic Director of Royal Lyceum Theatre Company; recent work: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Cover My Tracks) with […]

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            “Once” Soars at Lamb’s Players Theatre

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            TR Robertson  — Eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, a Drama Desk Award for Best Musical and a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, this is only part of the legacy of the 2011 musical “Once”, currently on stage at the Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado. This tender, passionate, melancholy musical is rich with emotion […]

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            The Old Globe Presents Witty, Funny Biting “Native Gardens” in West Coast Premiere

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            TR Robertson — The latest play at The Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, “Native Gardens”, will have you laughing hysterically, agreeing with one couple and then changing your mind and siding with the other couple the next, all while a variety of social and moral issues are tossed out, one after the other, in […]

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            North Coast Rep Closes Season With “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum”

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            Solana Beach, CA – Excitement has been running so high for North Coast Rep’s Season 36 closer, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. The theatre has already extended the beloved musical by one week to accommodate the ticket requests. Composer Stephen Sondheim has created a laugh-a-minute audience favorite with songs such […]

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            North Coast Rep Stages The West Coast Premiere THE FATHER

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            Solana Beach, CA, San Diego audiences will be treated to a play that the London Telegraph called “an unqualified triumph” as North Coast Rep stages the West Coast premiere of THE FATHER. A sensation in Paris, London and New York, and honored with a war chest of awards including a Tony nomination for Best Play, THE FATHER promises […]

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            San Diego Theatres Present “Blues Brothers™ Revue Hits “

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                     ON SALE NOW! The Official Blues Brothers™ Revue Hits Balboa Theatre for One-Night-Only Presented by Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and musical director Paul Shaffer   The Official Blues Brothers™ Revue Sunday, March 24, 2019 – 6:00pm Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 It’s been nearly 40 years since the Blues Brothers were first introduced […]

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            Scripps Ranch Theatre Presents a Look at Technology Gone Astray in “For Better”

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              TR Robertson —  Director Eric Poppick begins his opening paragraph, in the program for “For Better”, with this interesting fact; “Would it surprise you to know that 95 percent of Americans today own a cell phone of some kind?” This is the premise and the situation the characters in the play find themselves in, cell […]

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