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Vista Residents Have An Additional Ambulance On The Job

By   5 hours ago

Sunday  morning at fire station 3 on Old Taylor Street, members of the Vista Fire Department along with the Mayor and City Council members entered into service a fourth ambulance for the City of Vista.  Rescue ambulance 123 will improve and enhance the fire and rescue response to the citizens of Vista.  The ambulance is […]

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15th Annual Vista Viking Festival Takes Visitors On A Historic Journey

By   12 hours ago

TR Robertson  …. Visitors began to line up at the entrance to the Vista Viking Festival at 9 am Saturday morning, anticipating the fun and festivities that awaited them once they passed through the gates at the 10 am opening. Inside, vendors, merchants, artisans, brewers, guild members and members of the Sons of Norway Lodge and […]

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Operation HOPE-Vista’s Flapjack Fundraiser

By   13 hours ago

Applebee’s Oceanside – 2146 Vista Way, Oceanside   Operation HOPE – Vista and Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill are teaming up to provide a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 8:00am to 10:00 a.m. Each ticket is only $10.00 and includes a pancake, sausage, egg, potatoes and coffee or orange juice breakfast served by shelter […]

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Vista Resident – First Time Attendee As The Viking Festival Invades Vista!

By   15 hours ago

Suze Diaz…. First day of the Viking Festival and I arrive 10 minutes before the event starts. The parking lot slowly fills in as I pay my $5 parking fee, find a quick spot and make the short walk to the gate. I stand in the admission line with people excited to experience today’s Nordic adventure. […]

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Annual Steak & Live Maine Lobster Fest

By   1 day ago

Vista VFW Post 7041 is hosting their Annual Steak & Live Maine Lobster Fest on Saturday October 7th at the American Legion, 1234 South Santa Fe Avenue Vista, CA. Dinner starts at 4 pm and goes until 7:30 pm. The cost is $35 per person and includes a 6 oz. sirloin steak, a 1 ½ lb. Maine Lobster with […]

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POW an MIA Recognition Day

By   2 days ago

Mary Ann Marron…The POW an MIA Recognition Day was celebrated  at the American Legion Post 365 in  Vista on Friday September 15th.  A candlelight tribute presented by the VFW Post #7041 and the American Legion 365 Auxiliary of Vista. In attendance were over 50 guests from all 5 branches of  military services . Nine year […]

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Vista Skate Parks Temporarily Closed

By   2 days ago

The two new Vista Skateparks on N. Santa Fe Avenue have been temporarily closed until further notice due to the robbery of a City of Vista Park Ranger. The robbery occurred while the Park Ranger was closing the skate parks on Friday evening, September 22 . Notice will be provided when the skate parks will reopen.

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    Carlsbad News

    By   4 hours ago

    City Exploring Plans for a New City Hall Following a presentation of the results of a recent funding analysis, the Carlsbad City Council has given city staff the green light to begin the next step in the planning process for a new city hall. Carlsbad’s current city hall was built in 1967 when the city’s population […]

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    Distinct Approaches Opens at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum

    By   8 hours ago

    Escondido, CA; The Museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido will open Photography Expanded: Distinct Approaches, on Sept. 29th at 6:00 pm.  340 North Escondido Blvd. The exhibition features a select group of contemporary Southern California artists who are taking the manipulation of light to a new level. Thought-provoking imagery as well as an […]

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    Knife-Wielding Man Outside Shopping Center – Oceanside

    By   3 days ago

    A suspect armed with a knife and gun was fatally shot by police officers early Friday morning outside an Oceanside shopping center. Officers were dispatched about 12:15 a.m. in response to a report of a man armed with a knife in the area of 3410 Marron Road, near the Kohl’s department store, Oceanside Police Lt. Dan Sullivan […]

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    Operation Double Down With VIDEO

    By   3 days ago

    49 People Arrested in Drug Dealing Operation Operation Double Down in the North County leads to 49 arrests with 25 being taken into custody in today’s sweep. From 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. today, Sheriff’s Deputies served arrest and search warrants in Fallbrook, Bonsall, Encinitas, Vista, Oceanside, Rainbow and Lake Elsinore. For video or photos of today’s […]

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    North County Realtors Host Fallbrook Open House

    By   4 days ago

    The North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR) will host an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, at its Fallbrook Service Center, 126 West Beech St., Fallbrook. NSDCAR officials said it will the first time for an open house at the Fallbrook Service Center. Admission is free. Free refreshments will include hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and wine. Raffle […]

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    Long Time Neighborhood Healthcare CEO Retiring, New CEO Announced

    By   4 days ago

    Escondido, CA—After 31 years of serving as Chief Executive Officer of Neighborhood Healthcare (formerly called Escondido Community Clinic), CEO Tracy Ream announced that she will retire on October 31, 2017. During her tenure, Ream has led the nonprofit community healthcare agency that started from a small office provided by the City of Escondido for a dollar’s […]

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    Chill Vibes at Surfdog’s Java Hut

    By   4 days ago

    Alex Hughes … After a day of walking and exploring North County, I needed a smoothie to just rehydrate and perk me up. Being in the Encinitas area, I had a feeling that that would be an easy request. I was toward the edge of the downtown area and came across Surfdog’s Java Hut which rang […]

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    Peeping Prowler Seen Entering Homes in North Carlsbad, Police Warn

    By   4 days ago

    Authorities advised the public Wednesday to beware of a prowler who has been sneaking into homes lately in northern Carlsbad. The man has been spotted peering into three residences on Garfield and Jefferson streets over the last two weeks, according to police. In two of the cases, he entered the homes through unlocked windows, then […]

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      Senior Advocates Press Governor to Sign Housing Bill

      By   4 days ago

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Senior advocates are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to do something about the housing crisis – and are pushing him to start by signing Senate Bill 2. The bill would increase the fee for recording certain types of real estate documents, excluding the sale of commercial and residential property. It would raise about $250 million […]

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      The Legislature Has Adjourned

      By   7 days ago

      Assemblymember Marie Waldron … As the 2017 legislative session closes, I am pleased that most of my bill package received overwhelming support, and three of my bills have already been signed into law by Governor Brown. Six of my bills are on the Governor’s desk, including AB 1386, a Legislative Woman’s Caucus priority bill to raise awareness for […]

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      September is California Heroes Month

      By   2 weeks ago

      There are many everyday heroes all around us — teachers, firefighters, soldiers, volunteers working to improve our communities, and even the young man or woman who helped their fellow citizen carry their groceries. Daisy Tate, Executive Director of the Veterans Supplemental Support Network (VSSN), wanted to make sure these heroes were given the recognition that […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron: A New Initiative On Drugs

      By   2 weeks ago

         Assemblymember Marie Waldron …. I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to join the coordinating committee of a 5-year Stanford Neurosciences Institute initiative to foster collaboration between scientists and policymakers focused on drug addiction. The Stanford initiative will be national in scope, with committee members tasked to develop plans for its launch, […]

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      CA Patients, Workers Push Bill to Reform Dialysis Treatment

      By   2 weeks ago

      LOS ANGELES – Dialysis centers up and down the state are drawing protests this week from patients and health-care workers who support a bill to require clinics to improve patient care. Senate Bill 349 would mandate higher staffing levels and annual state inspections of dialysis clinics. Sean Wherley, the spokesperson for the union that represents some dialysis […]

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      Senate Approves Bill Co-Authored by Sen. Bates to Help Level Campaign Playing Field

      By   3 weeks ago

        SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate yesterday unanimously approved Senate Bill 45 (Mendoza) that would prohibit taxpayer-paid mass mailings from being sent to constituents within 60 days preceding an election by or on behalf of a state or local candidate running for office. The bill is co-authored by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates and will head to Governor Jerry Brown’s […]

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      Anderson – Chinese Government Interference Shelves Human Rights Resolution

      By   3 weeks ago

      SJR 10 condemns Chinese Government for violating human rights of Falun Gong Practitioners .  American Spectator story describes how Senate Pro-Tem De Leon pulled SJR 10 from Senate Floor after communist government weighed in. Sacramento – A story published in The American Spectator today explores how Senate Pro Tem De Leon killed Anderson’s SJR 10 by shelving it […]

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      Bates Issues Statement on Passage of Bill Diluting North County’s Voice on Transportation Issues

      By   3 weeks ago

      Senate Republican Leader Bates Issues Statement on Passage of Bill Diluting North County’s Voice on Transportation Issues SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today approved Assembly Bill 805 (Gonzalez Fletcher) that would change the governing structure of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). It would concentrate decision-making over all regional transportation funds in San Diego County […]

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        Ideas to Cope with the Equifax Data Breach

        By   14 hours ago

          No doubt you heard about the equifax data breach recently where personal data of 143 million was seen by hackers. Please see new links at the bottom of this e-mail including a special 401(k) event coming in October. What to Do Next – 401(k) Are you responsible for overseeing your company’s 401(k) plan and […]

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        The Baron of Boom

        By   2 days ago

        The Phenom Thomas Calabrese ….  The crack of the bat as it made contact, the pop of the baseball as it hit the cowhide glove, the roar of the crowd and then the collective hush of suspense as the batter stepped up to the plate in the ninth inning of a tie game.  Freshly cut grass […]

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        Health Advocates Urge Governor to Veto 5G Cell Tower Bill

        By   6 days ago

        SACRAMENTO, CA. – A bill that would lead to the proliferation of refrigerator-sized 5G cell tower boxes across the state is now on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk – and health advocates are pressing for a veto. SB 649 would allow telecom companies to install 5G and other wireless cell equipment on poles and on the ground every […]

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        The Pisces Project PT II

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        – Primary Inhalator Self Contained Emergency Survival Thomas Calabrese…..Mike saw the concerned look on his friend’s face, “Something wrong?” “They got Jenny,” Kyle whispered. “Who are they?” Mike asked. “My guess is that it’s the same people who killed Christian Greising,” Kyle responded as he held his emotions in check. Jenny was being held in […]

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        CA Health Centers Assist Hurricane Victims Despite Threat to Funding

        By   2 weeks ago

        BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – California community health centers are sending teams and equipment to aid hurricane victims, even though the centers are staring down a funding cliff – at risk of losing 70 percent of their federal funding unless Congress takes action by the end of the month.  Clinica Sierra Vista in Bakersfield, for example, sent two […]

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        The Pisces Project Part I

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        Primary Inhalator Self Contained Emergency Survival Thomas Calabrese….. It was zero nine hundred hours and a group of high ranking military officials were in a conference room in a secure area of the Pentagon. Admiral Robert Kelly got up from his chair and walked over to a large map of the United States. “Gentleman, it is […]

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        Sombrero Wearing Avocado is a Great Place for Food!

        By   3 weeks ago

        Sombrero Wearing Avocado is a Great Place for Food! Unknown Eater…   They say signage gets attention, the new Mexican restaurant that I tried definitely knows how to be creative. Aguacates is the name here but what most surprised me was the avocado wearing a sombrero; you can’t miss it! I arrived seeing the menu […]

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        Memoir of a Boring Day

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        At least it started out that way   Thomas Calabrese …. Joe Donaldson was browsing through the San Diego Union Tribune on Thursday morning when he came across the announcement in the local section for the monthly meeting of the Veterans Writing Group of North County. It was being held at the Veterans Resource Building located […]

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          North County MLB Highlights

          By   14 hours ago

          Former Fallbrook High and current Seattle Mariners pitcher Mike Leake was defeated by the red hot Cleveland Indians by a 4-2 score as he pitched 6.2 innings gave up 7 hits 3 runs 3 earned along with 5 strikeouts and 1 home run.  Former Palomar pitcher Nick Vincent made an appearance for the Mariners as […]

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          Josh Bornes and Caleb Mancini Pace San Marcos Win Over El Camino

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           David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Excalibur Field-San Marcos High School-Friday, September 22, 2017:  The Knights of San Marcos improve their record to 4-0 and  are known for their trickery of football. Outstanding running performance of San Diego State commit Josh Bornes who carried the ball 21 times for 162 yards and scored 2 touchdown runs of 1 […]

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          PADRES TO CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE WEEKEND

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          — Three-day celebration highlighted by Fiesta in the Park, Hispanic Heritage Night and Domingos Padres —  SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced plans surrounding Hispanic Heritage Weekend beginning Friday, September 22 and running through Sunday, September 24. The Padres will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and the independence of various Latin American countries, over the […]

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          RBVLL 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

          By   7 days ago

          Rancho Buena Vista Little League (RBVLL) provides year-round Little League Programs, tournaments and instructional opportunities for more than 400 players in Vista each year. Our Programs focus on the fundamentals of baseball, techniques, teamwork and sportsmanship and the love of the game. It is not only a fun way to learn baseball, but also teaches skills […]

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          Carlsbad High Christian Chapman Sparks Miracle Comeback In Win Over Stanford Ranks 22 In Poll

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-San Diego Stadium-San Diego, CA-Saturday, September 17, 2017:  The miracle San Diego State football team improves their record to 3-0 after defeating the Sun Devils of Arizona State in Tempe, AZ. Defeating another Pac 12 school in Stanford University, trailed by a 17-13 score as former Carlsbad Lancer Christian Chapman  started his […]

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          Promotions Abound for Football vs. No. 19 Stanford

          By   2 weeks ago

          The game is marked as the Aztecs’ First Responders Appreciation Game SAN DIEGO – Fans attending San Diego State’s football game against No. 19 Stanford will enjoy a number of promotions on Saturday, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. Those attending the game are encouraged to wear black for a San Diego Stadium “blackout” to show […]

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          North County MLB Spotlights

          By   2 weeks ago

          The San Francisco Giants defeated the Chicago White Sox by a 9-2 score.  Former Palomar Comet Tyler Saladino went 0 for 3 in the game with a walk. The Minnesota Twins defeated the kansas City Royals by a 8-5 score.  Former Vista High product Trevor Cahill made an appearance in relief for Kansas City as […]

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          Vista Panthers Lose to RBV 22 -23

          By   2 weeks ago

          Dick Haines Stadium at Vista High School was the place to be last night withover 5,000 estimated attendance.  The game was  the honor of hosting the city tournament trophy for the 2017 season. The trophy sitting on a table in the endzone the trophy sat during the game, covered to protect it from the  few drops […]

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            JOHN STEINBECK’S IMMORTAL “OF MICE AND MEN”

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            NORTH COAST REP REVIVES AN AMERICAN CLASSIC, Solana Beach, Calif. For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck’s classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN. The play electrified the opening night audience at the Music Box Theatre in 1937. Now, eighty years later, the story of these two […]

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            “Benny and Joon” Presents Touching and Whimsical Look at Serious Affliction

            By   7 days ago

              TR Robertson …The world premiere of the musical, “Benny & Joon”, at The Old Globe’s Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, based on the 1993 MGM motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, will take audience members into the world of mental illness in a way most have never seen. The musical is from a book […]

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            Escondido’s STAR Repertory Theatre Stages Award Winning “The Addams Family” Musical

            By   7 days ago

              TR Robertson …For the second time in three years, Escondido’s STAR Repertory Theatre presented the popular musical comedy, “The Addams Family”. This year, the eight performance musical was staged on the larger Lyceum Theatre Stage, to mostly sold-out audiences. This musical comedy has music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa from a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick […]

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            Colorful, Exciting, Exuberant Musical, “In the Heights”, Wraps up 2017 Season at Moonlight

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              TR Robertson …..The final production for Moonlight Stage Productions, wrapping up the 37th summer season, is a high energy, multi-faceted, beautifully presented production by Lin-Manuel Miranda from a book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. “In the Heights” takes place in the ethnically mixed neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. This musical is directed […]

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            Powerful Drama Takes Stage Written by San Diego Raised Playwright

            By   2 weeks ago

              TR Robertson …. “Roz & Ray”, currently on stage at the Lyceum Theatre presented by San Diego Repertory Theatre, is a powerful drama that touches on the early beginnings of the AIDS crisis in the United States as it affected hemophiliac patients in the 1970’s & 1980’s. Award winning, San Diego raised playwright, Karen Hartman, […]

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            Carol Burnett- An Evening of Laughter And Reflection

            By   2 weeks ago

            Elite Entertainment Presents CAROL BURNETT AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION WHERE THE AUDIENCE ASKS QUESTIONS December 11, 7:30 PM Jacobs Music Center, Copley Symphony Hall Tickets on sale to public September 15, 10 am  Everyone’s favorite comedian Carol Burnett, will be taking the stage at Copley Symphony Hall for a one-night-only evening of laughter and […]

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            North Coast Rep Begins 36th Season with a Classic Comedy

            By   2 weeks ago

            TR Robertson …. Extra-marital affairs are not funny, but in Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” they are hilarious. The incredible 4 person cast had the audience laughing every minute at the bungling behavior of middle aged Barney Cashman, played by the two-time San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Award winning Phil Johnson, […]

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            The Accomplice” Will Leave You Guessing to the End

            By   2 weeks ago

            TR Robertson …The opening play for Season 39 for Scripps Ranch Theatre will take you through a multitude of ah-ha, no way, What! moments, throughout the play. “The Accomplice”, by Rupert Holmes, will certainly leave you guessing. Just when you think you have figured out what is going on, the tenor of the play will shift and off […]

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