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Carl Ames Obituary

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Carl Ames, 79, passed away at home, surrounded by family on 8/11/2018.  He was born on October 16, 1938, in Weatherford, TX.   He is survived by his wife, Carol, sons, Michael (Angie) and Daniel (Leah) Ames and daugher, Kelly (John)Barry.  Stepchildren, Scott (Tanya) Brady and Rebecca (Kris) Johnson, 12 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren and 2 step […]

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Winter is Coming To Vista

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Contests COLORING CONTEST… Be a part of the event!  Print out our 2018 Coloring page (below) or pick one up at a participating location in downtown Vista. (Cinepolis, Coldstone, Lil Cakes, Clay n Latte, Twice Resale) ​ Then, return the “colored” page, by November 11th, to the Cinepolis or the location you picked it up from.  The colorings will go on […]

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15th ANNUAL FESTIVAL of the ARTS

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    STARBUCKS STAGE 10:10 – VIDA Dance Crew 10:30 – MVHS Advanced Drama 11:10 – Bobier Honor Choir 11:30 – VHS Panther Players 12:05 – Official Welcome Cinépolis Stage 12:30 – MVHS Music Composition 1:40 – Empresa Knights of Rhythm Percussion Ensemble 2:30 – Temple Heights Ukulele and Strings 3:30 – VIDA Rockers CINEPOLIS […]

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VISTA ELKS CLUB “WE NEED YOUR HELP”

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Vista –The Redding Elk’s lodge has been distributing food and clothing to the victims of the Carr fire in Northern California.  More than 1,000 homes were completely destroyed in the Redding area alone. This was one of the most brutal fires in California history.  Nearly 38,000 people have been displaced as a result. As cold […]

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Oktoberfest Saturday

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American Legion Post 365 presents  Oktoberfest Saturday, October 13th from 3 :00 PM to 7:00 pm at the American Legion Post 365 – 1234 South Santa Fe Avenue. Vista, CA 92084 Bratwurst Knackwurst Suarkraut German Potato Salad German Chocolate Cake $15 per person Contact 760-726-0472

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CANCELLED!!!!Mechanical Cow Voiced by Alicia Silverstone to Visit Vista’s Maryland Elementary

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On Friday, PETA and its life-size mechanical cow, voiced by actor Alicia Silverstone, will make its debut at Vista’s Maryland Elementary School for an age-appropriate presentation about the dairy industry. The cow, named Carly, can move and talk and will explain to kids where milk comes from. Says Silverstone as Carly, “We may not look the same, […]

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Alta Vista Botanical Gardens 10th Fall Fun Festival 

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Vista, CA — If you haven’t been to the Gardens, you’re missing out! The Gardens are located at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park and are open every day for $5 per person, free for members. Our TENTH annual FALL FUN FESTIVAL is coming up on Saturday October 20 from 10 am to […]

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Vista Schools Honored with National Award

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Seven Vista Schools to Receive USDA Gold Level Healthier US School Designation  WHAT:            Seven Vista Unified School District (VUSD) elementary schools are among 270 schools nationally to receive the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Healthier US School (HUSSC) Gold level award. The HUSSC program began in 2004 and is a voluntary certification initiative recognizing those schools enrolled in Team […]

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    New Executive Director At KCOT

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    NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – CARLY STARR BRULLO NILES Starting October 15th, Carly Starr will assume to role of KOCT’s Executive Director. Carly has been working in film & media branding her entire career life – producing, writing, directing, shooting, and editing at all levels. In addition, she is responsible for the creative vision, direction and production […]

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    San Diego County Board of Supervisors Approves New McClellan Palomar Airport Master Plan

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    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a new 20-year master plan for McClellan-Palomar Airport Wednesday that will enhance airport safety and make it possible for aircraft already flying in and out of it to fly farther. The new master plan will not expand the airport but will make several improvements within McClellan-Palomar’s existing […]

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    Laurie Edwards-Tate for Palomar Hospital Health Board

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    Election Day:  November 6, 2018 “October 16th is just around the corner, come out to Escondido and meet me!” “Join me on October 16th at the Escondido Community Center, 210 Park Avenue, Maple Room at 10am and let’s discuss your healthcare concerns and priorities…I’m looking forward to meeting you and learning more about how I […]

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    Originators of “Celtgrass” Perform at the California Center for the Arts

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    Escondido, CA. – October, 2018 – “Celtgrass” artists, We Banjo 3 bring a new sound to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Thursday, October 18, 2018 starting at 7:30 pm. We Banjo 3 consists of two sets of siblings from Galway, Ireland. This group is responsible for the creation and origination of a […]

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    FULL RAIL CLOSURES: OCEANSIDE TO SAN DIEGO SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND & NEXT

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    Significant Rail Construction in North County and San Diego  In order to accommodate scheduled work along the rail line that carries passengers and freight from Oceanside to San Diego, there will be two full rail closures over the next two weekends. The first of the two will occur this weekend – from just after midnight on […]

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    The California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s Levitt Amp Escondido Music Series is “Ready to Rock!”

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    Escondido is Going to Party with Metalachi & Los Hollywood!  Escondido, CA. – October  2018 — The California Center for the Arts, Escondido continues theLevitt AMP Escondido Music Series on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 4 pm-7 pm! Headlining the next festival is Metalachi, who will be performing at 5:30 pm with the opener, Los Hollywood starting everything off at […]

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    Lyft Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Susan G. KomenⓇ San Diego

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    With Free Transportation for Breast Cancer Patients Partnership Also Includes Special Rates for Nov. 4 “Race for the Cure” Participants  SAN DIEGO (Oct. 10, 2018) – In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in San Diego, Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the United States, is partnering with Susan G. Komen San Diego to help with its […]

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     MTS Updates Policy to Develop Empty Parking Lots into Affordable Homes

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     A Major Victory for Housing and Transit Advocates Today the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) board voted unanimously to accept recommendations from Circulate San Diego and to reform its policies to allow empty parking lots to be transformed into affordable homes. Today’s vote is a response to the release of a report in April by Circulate […]

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      Senator Anderson’s Ride-along With A Sheriff’s Deputy

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      Dear Friends, I’ve served as vice chair of the Senate Public Safety committee since 2011, and every year, I learned something new about the challenges law enforcement officers face on the job and heard about how passionate they are about protecting their communities. I’ve spoken with so many officers and heard about their love for their […]

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      Senator Anderson Joins Barona Band of Mission Indians at Education Grant Presentation

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      To Tierra Del Sol Middle School LAKESIDE – California State Senator Joel Anderson will attend the Barona Education Grant Award $5,000 check presentation to Tierra Del Sol Middle School. Barona provides this grant to schools of the highest needs whose grant application is endorsed by their state legislator. The school will use the grant for […]

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      Open Seat For 38th State Senate District Draws Former Assemblyman, Fire Captain

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      A local political race for an open state Senate seat has remained relatively low profile due mostly to an aggressive campaign conducted by one candidate who is heavily favored to win. Brian W. Jones, a three-term Republican state assemblyman and current Santee city councilman, is expected to succeed State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) in the […]

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      Senator Anderson to Recognize Outstanding Citizens & Presents $15,400 Donation To Volunteers In Medicine

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      EL CAJON – California State Senator Joel Anderson organized a series of events to award outstanding community members and present a local non-profit medical clinic with vision care vouchers for uninsured patients. Event #1 Senate resolution presentations WHAT: Anderson presents resolutions to local leaders in school, church, and media. WHO: Senator Anderson, GUHSD Board Member Dr. Gary […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – I-15 Traffic Relief

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Anyone who regularly drives I-15 in Riverside or northern San Diego County knows bumper-to-bumper traffic can be the norm, especially during rush hour. The City of Temecula has organized task force meetings called `Move I-15 Through Temecula Valley’ to bring together stakeholders from planning groups and government agencies, including my office. We are happy […]

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      Senator Bates’ Driver Safety Classes with CHP Draw Close to 500 Attendees

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      SACRAMENTO – Nearly 500 senior citizens from South Orange County packed two different venues earlier this week to attend “Age Well, Drive Smart,” a driver safety course hosted by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) in partnership with the California Highway Patrol. Due to the popularity of previous classes held in Carlsbad and Vista, communities  represented […]

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      At Anderson’s Urging, Governor Vetoes Eight Bills

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      Anderson sent veto requests on bills that infringe on First and Second Amendment rights, impose tax increases, and create a sanctuary for illegal drug use. SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown vetoed the following bills after Senator Joel Anderson sent letters requesting his veto: SB 320 requires each public university student health center, as defined, to offer abortion by […]

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      Anderson Works Across the Aisle – Improve Justice System, California’s Small Businesses, & Public Safety

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      Four bills Anderson authored with Democrats became law over the weekend. SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown has signed SB 1437, AB 237, SB 215, and AB 1065 which are bills authored by Democrats that State Senator Joel Anderson signed onto as a joint author or co-author. —SB 1437 (Felony Murder Rule Fix) – Anderson joint authored Senator Nancy […]

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        Survival is Overrated – Thomas Calabrese

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        UnlessYou’ve Got a Good Reason For Living Thomas Calabrese — The day started off the same as any other one for Marine Sergeant Wesley Cole of First Reconnaissance Battalion. His internal alarm clock awakened him at 0430 and he walked over to the other side of the hooch and shook Corporal Ronald Gibbs and PFC Anthony […]

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        2018 Local Ballot Measures

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        2018 Local Ballot Measures Measure Z:  Citizen’s Medical Cannabis Business Initiative of 2017 Ballot Measure Question Text of Ballot Measure City Attorneys Impartial Analysis Measure AA:  City Council Cannabis Business Tax Ballot Measure Question Text of Ballot Measure City Attorneys Impartial Analysis Measure BB:  City Council Medicinal Cannabis Business Ordinance Ballot Measure Question Text of […]

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        County Seeks Input On Drug Abuse. Mental Illness. School Violence.

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        If you’ve been affected or are concerned about these and other behavioral health issues, the County Health and Human Services Agency wants to hear from you. A series of nine, two-hour forums will be taking place throughout the region to gather public input about the types of services needed in the region to address these […]

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        Send Money – Thomas Calabrese

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        Thomas Calabrese ….Matt Nielsen had been with the Navy Seals for eight years and was currently assigned to Team Five in Coronado, California. He was on his third deployment to the Middle East when his unit was assigned a rescue mission. American aid worker Jennifer Bohanon and her Swedish colleague, Elias Karlsson, were working for […]

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        Moonbuck Mesa – Thomas Calabrese

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        All Trails Lead to Calvera Maximo Chato was only three years old when his parents emigrated from Calabria, Italy in 1850. His family was one of 431 Italians that entered the United States that year. Maximo changed his named to Max and assimilated into the American culture. In 1862 when he turned sixteen years old, […]

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        Crisis Response Team Continues To Respond To Fatalities

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        On Monday, September 24, 2018, Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP) was requested to respond to a single vehicle, fatal collision in Pauma Valley to assist family members of the deceased. After 33 years of service, TIP continues responding to a high demand need in our community.  Providing crisis intervention immediately after a tragedy in collaboration and working […]

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        The Warrior Family – Thomas Calabrese

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        Some Lines That You Don’t Cross Thomas Calabrese….Charles ‘Charlie’ Cooper Jr graduated Cal State, San Marcos in three and one half years with a major in Business Administration, a minor in communications and 3.8 GPA. He had not made up his mind if he wanted to go back to school for his (MBA) masters’ in […]

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        The Ridges of Peleliu – Thomas Calabrese

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        Operation Stalemate Thomas Calabrese — The Battle of Peleliu, code named Operation Stalemate II by the United States military was fought between the U.S. and Japan during the Mariana and Palau Campaign of World War II, from September to November 1944, on the island of Peleliu. By 1944, American victories in the Southwest and Central Pacific had brought the war closer to Japan, with American bombers able to strike […]

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          North County Football Highlights

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-10-12-18- Former El Camino Wildcat alum Eric Wilson made 1 solo tackle in Riverside College’s win. Former Oceanside Pirate alum Jordan Miller recorded 1 assisted tackle for Washington as they fell to Oregon 30-27. Former El Camino Wildcat Chris Brown carried the ball 5 times for 21 yards for the California Bears […]

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          Vista High School Sports News

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          Mission Vista defeated Fallbrook 25-19, 25-23, 19-25, 22-25, 15-12 Kills: Kiersten Bellotti (M) & Callah Glauch (M) 13 Digs: Maya Pokletar (M) 32 Assists: Annie Nugent (M) 23 & Abigail Renaird (M) 22 Vista High Girls Volleyball fell short to Sage Creek in three sets, 17-25, 22-25 and 22-25. Skylee Nelson and Gabriella Crouch led […]

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          North County College Football Highlights

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          David Willauer…Former San Marcos Knight alum Kyle Phillips ran 1 punt return back for 5 yards for the Bruins of UCLA as they fell to Washington 31-24. Former Oceanside Pirates Alum Jordan Miller recorded 2 solo tackles for the UCLA Bruins Former Oceanside Pirate alum Elijah Holder recorded 3 solo tackles for the Cardinals of […]

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          59-year-old North County Woman Readies For Her 13th Ironman On October 13th

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          North County resident Kathleen  McCarthy, 59, is a 12-time Ironman competitor, 1982 Ironman World Champion and beyond grateful to be returning to the iconic Ironman competition on Oct. 13 as part of it s 40th  anniversary in Hawaii.  In 2007, excruciating back pain dashed her Ironman dreams for a few years, but after a successful surgery and […]

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          Former Rancho Buena Vista & Palomar Comet Tony Wolters Makes Headlines in NL Playoffs

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Former Rancho Buena Vista Longhorn and Palomar Comet alum Tony Wolters made headlines today as he went 1 for 1 as he hit the game winning single in the top of the 13th innings recording 1 RBI scoring Trevor Story with the go ahead run to pace the Colorado Rockies to a […]

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          MLB, NFL, College North County Highlights

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          David Willauer– Each week former North County athletes participate in different college and professional sports. Former Palomar Comet Tyler Saladino came in as a pinch hitter for Lorenzo Cain and lined out in the 7th as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Detroit Tigers 11-0. Milwaukee Brewers will be playing at Wrigley Field to play the […]

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          North County MLB Baseball Highlights

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          Former Vista Panther alum Trevor Cahill made a relief appearance for the Oakland A’s as he became the winner in today’s game at 7-4 on the season and pitched 4 innings gave up 1 hit 1 run 1 walk and struck out 2 batters as they defeated the Anaheim Angels by a 5-2 score. Former […]

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          Rancho Buena Vista 43 – Escondido Cougars 29

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          The Escondido (CA) varsity football team lost Friday’s home conference game against Rancho Buena Vista (Vista, CA) by a score of 43-29. Team Leaders Rancho Buena Vista Escondido National Avg. #33 Dorian Richardson258.2 Rushing Yards Per Game – 25.4 #5 Scott Meyer73.5 Passing Yards Per Game – 60.9 #33 Dorian Richardson258.2 Total Yards Per Game – 42.2 #33 Dorian […]

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            “Hundred Days” Spirited, Touching and Thought Provoking

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            TR Robertson — “Hundred Days”, currently on stage at La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Forum, holds nothing back from the moment that Abigail and Shaun Bengson step on stage, with their fellow band members, until the final song of the performance. The 75 minute performance begins with Abigail Bengson welcoming the audience and asking several questions, […]

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            ART OF ÉLAN EXPANDS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EFFORTS

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                HAUSMANN QUARTET ON BOARD AS 2-YEAR PARTNER   Thanks to a California Arts Council “Arts Education Extension” Grant, Art of Élan is expanding its already successful Community Engagement Program. A major step forward is two new Community Engagement Partnerships with San Diego’s Hausmann and trombonist Dr. Eric Starr. The Quartet, which has been in residence at San Diego State University since […]

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            Hilarious “Young Frankenstein” Musical Brings Memories

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            Of the Classic Movie Version Just in Time for Halloween TR Robertson– No one does sexual innuendo, tongue-in-cheek comedy better than a good Mel Brooks comedy and his 2007 musical version of his 1974 comedy horror film, “Young Frankenstein” certainly fits that description. The San Diego Musical Theatre production fills the theatre with high energy dancing, […]

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            NORTH COAST REP’S WEST COAST PREMIERE OF HOLMES & WATSON

            By   7 days ago

            Suspicion, suspense fill the air at North Coast Rep’s West Coast premier of Holmes & Watson by Jeffrey Hatcher Performances Beginning Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – Running Through Sunday, November 18, 2018 Solana Beach, CA – North Coast Repertory Theatre is challenging even the most astute mystery buffs to solve the riddle posed by HOLMES […]

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            “Actually” An Award-winning Drama

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            About the show: At a raucous party during their freshman year at Princeton, Tom and Amber connect in ways that seem innocent enough at first. They flirt, they get drunk and they hook up.  The next day Amber accuses Tom of rape, and the two find themselves in murky territory with ramifications that could affect the […]

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            Oceanside Theatre Company – Deathtrap by Ira Levin

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            Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) the resident professional theatre company at The Brooks, opens their 2018/2019 Season with Deathtrap, by Ira Levin. Deathtrap runs from October 5 – 21.  DEATHTRAP director, Justin Lang, shared “DEATHTRAP is a deceivingly fun night! At times it sneaks up on you and bites you, and at times you see it […]

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            North Coast REP’S Season 37 Opener, The Gorilla

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            CHILLS AND THRILLS AWAIT YOUNG AUDIENCES  IN THE THEATRE SCHOOL Performances October 4 – 7  Solana Beach, CA  The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep opens Season 37 with a mystery comedy in one thrilling act, THE GORILLA.  Follow the fearless private detectives as they hunt the terrifying terror that stalks the shadows. Is the Gorilla an […]

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            Audiences Wowed By The Best of Broadway Performance at the California Center for Arts

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            TR Robertson  — The Center Theatre at the California Center for the Arts was the scene for a two day performance by six outstanding Broadway performers last weekend as they thrilled audience members with over 20 different songs from a variety of musicals. The musicals ranged from older classics to some of the newest musicals […]

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