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Local Navy Veteran, Business Owner Nationally Recognized As JDog of the Year

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Vista, CA — Vista Navy Veteran Jon Moore, owner of JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Vista, has been recognized nationally by his franchisor as JDog the Year for 2018 for his rapid expansion, dedication to Veterans and military family members, team-player mentality, and commitment to sustainability. Jon opened JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Vista in […]

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Gloria McClellan Center – Events

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March Into Spring Luncheon The Gloria McClellan Center will hold a “March into Spring Luncheon” on Thursday, March 28, at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista.  Join us at 11:00 a.m. for entertainment by Blues Pharoahs. Lunch is baked salmon with dill sauce, herbed pasta, California blend vegetables, diced melon, and milk.  Alternative menu is […]

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Experience the Viking Life and Scandinavian Culture at Vista Viking Festival

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SAVE THE DATE…California’s Premiere Viking Festival and Norse Culture event on September 21 & 22, 2019 Vista, CA — Kvasir, Skald of Asgard — Save the Date – This family favorite, Vista Viking Festival is ranked by Yelp as the areas #1 festival. Meet the Norse Gods and Viking Folk at the Living History Viking Village and Marketplace. Two stages […]

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5th Annual Early Childhood Education Fair – English & Spanish

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5th Annual Early Childhood Education Fair on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am to 1 :00 pm  at VIDA, 740 Olive Ave., Vista Student performances Mini Workshops Free Books Screenings For Children Pre-Enrollment for Pre-school & Kindergarten                           5 ° Feria Anul De […]

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Vista Garden Club Meeting

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A basic floral design lesson in for the Vista Garden Club’s May Flower show will be the topic of a presentation at 1:30 p.m.  Apr. 5 at the Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive. The speaker is member, Sherrie Wasson who has created beautiful floral arrangements for the club. Fingertip lunch is at noon followed by business meeting at […]

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Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Stabbing Son, Family’s Pit Bull At Vista Home

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Vista, CA — A man was behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of stabbing his 17-year-old son and the family’s pit bull in Vista, authorities said. Dispatchers received a call shortly before 11:10 p.m. Monday from a person reporting an assault with a deadly weapon at a residence in the 800 block of East Bobier Drive, San […]

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Auto Theft Recovery Awards Ceremony

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Sheriff’s Deputies will be honored for their hard work in recovering stolen cars across San Diego County. The awards are given by the Auto Theft Advisory Committee (ATAC), which is a partnership between law enforcement, insurance and car-related companies working together to reduce car theft. The Vehicle Theft Recovery Awards Ceremony will be held on […]

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Artists, Musicians and Community Members Gather for 4th Annual Infinite Expression

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The Forrester David Cravens Foundation will put on its annual fundraiser to support Vista High School student-artists Vista, CA (March  2019) – The Forrester David Cravens Foundation will welcome the spring by presenting their fourth annual fundraiser, Infinite Expression, held at The Wood Shed by Booze Brothers on Sunday, March 31st, from 2-7 p.m. Tickets $25 […]

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    Grant Awarded to Oceanside Library For Autism-Friendly Program

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    Oceanside, CA — The “Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and More” Grant Committee announced the Oceanside Public Library was one of two grant recipients this year.  The Oceanside Public Library will receive $4,000 to support the “Autism-Friendly Lending Library and Family Events” program. This grant is sponsored by Libraries and Autism: We’re Connected (www.librariesandautism.org) […]

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    Veterans Memorial Park Survey Closing March 23rd

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    It’s time to design a new park! The City of Carlsbad is ready to develop a master plan for its next community park, and we need your input. Veterans Memorial Park is located on 91.5 acres, near the intersection of Faraday Avenue and Cannon Road. The first step in the master planning process is to […]

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    Welk Resort Theatre Opens 2019 Season

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    Welk Resort Theatre Opens 2019 Season March 15 with “Menopause The Musical” Starring San Diego Theatre Royalty Anise Ritchie, Eileen Bowman, Melinda Gilb and Bets Malone The 29th season also features the Tony-award winning “The Addams Family,” plus weekly variety shows and holiday spectacular “Welkome Home for the Holidays!” Escondido, CA (March, 2019) –Welk Resorts […]

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    Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation – Coffee With The Community

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    Fallbrook, CA — Coffee With The Community at Fallbrook’s Substation on Wednesday March 27th at 5:30 to 5:30 pm.  The coffee will be held at Brooktown Kitchen and Coffee located at 139 S Main Street, Fallbrook.  

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    Escondido Youth Artists Welcome the Public to the Seventh Annual smART Festival

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    Annual Festival Showcases Talented Students from Escondido!   Escondido, CA – March, 2019 – On Saturday, March 30th, 2019, theCalifornia Center for the Arts, Escondido and the Escondido Union School District will hold the 7th annual smART Festival from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. The event is free and […]

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    SD County Planning & Development Services

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    The Warner Ranch project has been withdrawn by the applicant from processing with the County of San Diego. The project included a General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Zone Reclassification, Tentative Map, Site Plan and Administrative Permit for a planned community consisting of 780 dwelling units on approximately 513 acres in the Pala-Pauma Subregional Planning Area. […]

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     Cal State San Marcos Announces New President

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    San Marcos, CA — The California State University trustees announced Wednesday the appointment of Ellen J. Neufeldt as the fourth president of Cal State San Marcos. Neufeldt, currently vice president of student engagement and enrollment services for Old Dominion University in Norfolk, succeeds Dr. Karen Haynes, who will retire in June after 16 years as president of the growing North County institution. “I am […]

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    Oceanside Senior Center Hosts A Ballroom Dance Party

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    Oceansode, CA –Oceanside’s Country Club Senior Center is pleased to present The Music Station, a San Diego based ensemble on Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The Music Station “covers all styles of music and promises to keep guests on their feet!” Dress to impress in your festive spring finery for this […]

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      “Guardian of Small Business” Award to Senator Patricia Bates

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      National Federation of Independent Business Confers “Guardian of Small Business” Award to Sen. Patricia Bates SACRAMENTO – The National Federation of Independent Business, one of the nation’s leading advocates for small and independent business owners, awarded its “Guardian of Small Business” award to Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) last night at a reception in Sacramento. Sen. Bates […]

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      New Rate Study Confirms Republicans’ Calls for Increase Funding for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

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      SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Developmental Services released a long-awaited study last Friday evening regarding payments for services for persons with developmental disabilities. The study indicates that if provider rates are set fairly, the state would need to increase the budget by more than $1.8 billion dollars to provide adequate services for this community. Prior to […]

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      “Gov. Gavin Newsom: Ignoring The Will Of Voters”

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      Los Angeles Times’ George Skelton: By George Skelton — March, 2019 … Gov. Gavin Newsom has drawn heavy flak for kissing off the voters on capital punishment. He’s also ignoring promises made to voters when they supported a gas tax and vehicle fee increase. This could be a dangerous trend for the new governor. If a powerful elected […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – Hometown Hero Cory Iverson

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron This week a solemn ceremony took place in Escondido unveiling the big green signs to designate a portion of I-15 in Escondido, as ”CAL FIRE Firefighter Cory Iverson Memorial Highway.”  It was an honor and privilege to carry ACR 205, to create this designation recognizing, along with firefighters and other first responders […]

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      Senator Jones Releases Next “Are You Kidding Me?” Video to Fight “Text Tax”

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      Sacramento, CA – To protect Californians from future attempts to tax text messages, Senator Brian Jones released the latest video in his popular “Are You Kidding Me?” series which highlights Assemblymember Kevin Kiley’s AB 162 that Jones has co-authored. This bill would prohibit the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) from collecting any revenue on communications […]

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      Senator Bates Responds to Governor Newsom’s Housing Plan Involving Gas Taxes

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      SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s housing plan that would withhold gas tax money for road repairs unless local communities meet certain conditions. “The Governor’s proposal to hold money for road repairs captive unless local governments meet his demands is a bait-and-switch on Californians […]

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      Senator Patricia Bates’ Statement on  Governor’s Death Penalty Announcement

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      SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s announcement that he will suspend California’s death penalty: “I’m disappointed that today’s action undermines the will of California’s voters who spoke clearly in 2016 to reaffirm the death penalty.    “The announcement benefits people like Randy Kraft who […]

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      3rd Annual Community Challenge Grant Program

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      SAN FRANCISCO — Community improvements don’t have to be big projects to make a big difference in people’s lives. AARP is looking for ideas that will improve local neighborhoods. The 3rd annual AARP Community Challenge grant program is taking applications from government agencies and nonprofits now through April 17. Teddy Fang runs the Florence Fang Asian Community Garden […]

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        The Devil’s Wasteland – Thomas Calabrese

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        Valley of Tears Thomas Calabrese — Los Lingos, Las Lenguas, Las Linguish, Valle de Las Lagrimas or the Valley of Tears…the many names of this place reflect the numerous languages spoken here and its very namesake.  This canyon was divided into two locations; Las Lenguas (its initial Spanish name) and the Narrows of Tule Canyon.  Riding […]

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        Courage And Sacrifice – Thomas Calabrese

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        Never Dies Thomas Calabrese — Three 800 mm (31.5 inch) Heavy Gustav Cannon Guns were located inside Palamone Mountain on Leros in the Doecanese island group located in the southeastern Aegean Sea. They were strategically positioned inside a horseshoe canyon that gave the German gunners an unobstructed 180 degree field of fire over the Straits […]

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        Mutiny On The Bozo – Thomas Calabrese

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        Permission To Come Ashore  Thomas Calabrese — Catherine was the youngest child of Terrence Hill, a senior computer engineer at ViaVector Technologies in Carlsbad, California and grew up in San Marcos with her mother Julia and two older brothers, Louis and Alex. When her father developed a state of the art cyberterrorism software program that would […]

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        Sign Me Up – Thomas Calabrese

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        Rattlesnake Flats Road Thomas Calabrese — Kyle Masterson only seriously began to think about a career in the Marine Corps once he reached the eight year mark. If you had told him that he would have made it this far when he was a brash eighteen year boy who had just graduated from Vista High School, […]

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        Some Things You Just Know — Thomas Calabrese

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        Some things you just do Thomas Calabrese — During the Tet Offensive, a small and strategic Special Forces camp was the target of the North Vietnamese’s first use of armor in the Vietnam War. This occurred on February 7, 1968. Sergeant First Class Roy Kelly had been in the Army for seven years and started in […]

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        Eighteen Bullets and a Dozen Roses – Thomas Calabrese

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        Casablanca Thomas Calabrese — Pietro (Pete) Giuseppe Orsani was born July 5, 1913 in New York to an American mother of French descent and an Italian-born father. He was educated at the University of Milan in Italy and spoke ten languages including Spanish, French, German and Arabic. On February 1, 1932, at the age of 19, […]

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        Support Group for Parents of Individuals with Autism & Similar Conditions

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         (February – April 2019) @ Family Wellness Center (El Cajon site) Parents of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or similar conditions, join together in a supportive and friendly environment to gain knowledge and build community.  Parents leave each session with skills to understand their child’s diagnosis and its effects on their family, how to build family support, and […]

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        Take The Week Off – Thomas Calabrese

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        Always Stories Out There Erin Donaldson had worked on Camp Pendleton for thirty-three years; the last seventeen were in base housing as an assignment clerk. She was approached by an acquaintance and asked if she would consider writing a weekly column for an online newsletter about events that affected Marine families on base. Erin was […]

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          Vista National Little League Hitting Clinic

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          Vista National Little League will hosta a Hitting Clinic on Sunday, March 31 at  1:00 pm to 4:15 pm at the ballfields located at 143 Hannalei Drive in Vista. This is a one day Clinic and the fee is $159.

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          North County Baseball Tournament Fallbrook Warriors vs Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns

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          David A. Willauer–Duke Snider Field-Fallbrook High School-Fallbrook, CA-3-18-19:  In a North County Baseball Tournament game the Fallbrook Warriors were on a 3 game win streak and after an 8-1 defeat vs. Classical Academy, have found a way to win a close game and improves their record at 4-6 as they defeated the Longhorns of Rancho […]

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          North County Baseball News

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          David Willauer — In a North County Baseball Tournament the Eagles of Tri City Christian currently ride a 3 game winning streak as they scored 2 runs in the third, 3 runs in the fourth, 2 in the fifth and 1 in the sixth as they defeated the Jaguars of Valley Center by a 8-0 […]

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          North County Sports Highlights

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          The Palomar Comets improve their record to 11-7-1 as they defeated the Jaguars of Southwestern College by an 8-0 score. Former Vista alum Matt Ornelia went 1 for 5 with a single and 1 run scored for Palomar as they defeated Southwestern College 8-0. Former San Marcos alum Evan Ianniciello went 2 for 5 with […]

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          North County Baseball News

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          David Willauer — Former Rancho Buena Vista Longhorn Kevin Collard went 0 for 2 for the Toreros of San Diego as they defeated Pepperdine 6-5. Former Carlsbad Lancer Kevin Abel went 3 for 4 with 3 singles and 1 RBI for Oklahoma as they fell to Missouri State 11-8. Cassical Academy defeated Escondido 10-0.  Binyam Gebhardt […]

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          Fallbrook Warriors New Coach

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          Good Morning Fallbrook Warriors, Please help us welcome our new head coach Jim Fisher!  He comes with an amazing backround of football. We are so excited for the program. Please look for a meet the coach meeting soon! Thank you,  Fallbrook Football Boosters Jim Fisher joined the Oregon staff as an offensive graduate assistant in the spring of […]

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          North County Sports

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          David Willauer — Rancho Buena Vista defeated Escondido 14-5.  Evan Madrid went 2 for 5 with 2 singles 1 run scored and 3 RBI’s, Patrick Morgan went 2 for 5 with a double a single 1 run scored and 2 RBI’s. Austin Toland got the win for the Longhorns. Former El Camino Wildcat alum Raymundo […]

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          Rancho Buena Vista Little League News

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          Attention RBVLL Community: The Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Egg Scramble will take place on Saturday, April 20th at the Vista Optimist Club. The breakfast will take place from 7:30-10:30 a.m. and the Egg Scramble will start at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Players can get their tickets to sell from their Team Parent. The tickets cost […]

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            Welk Resort Theatre Opens 2019 Season

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            Welk Resort Theatre Opens 2019 Season March 15 with “Menopause The Musical” Starring San Diego Theatre Royalty Anise Ritchie, Eileen Bowman, Melinda Gilb and Bets Malone The 29th season also features the Tony-award winning “The Addams Family,” plus weekly variety shows and holiday spectacular “Welkome Home for the Holidays!” Escondido, CA (March, 2019) –Welk Resorts […]

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            Laugh Out Loud “Menopause The Musical” Currently on Stage at Welk Resort Theatre

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              TR Robertson — If you like laughing, toe tapping music, wonderful acting and having a fun evening of entertainment then you need to make a short drive up Highway 15 to the Welk Resort Theatre and take in “The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change! – Menopause The Musical”. The musical, written by Jeanie […]

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            Old Globe – West Coast Premiere of Laurel Ollstein’s “They Promised Her the Moon”

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            For the West Coast Premiere of Laurel Ollstein’s ‘They Promised Her The Moon” Directed by GIOVANNA SARDELLI, – Developed in the 2018 Powers New Voices Festival SAN DIEGO —The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Laurel Ollstein’s They Promised Her the Moon. The first of two shows in the 2018–2019 Globe Season developed in […]

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            Patio Playhouse Community Theater Presents “Our Town”

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            Thornton Wilder Partnered with Words Alive – This classic of American theatre draws us into the lives and loves of the families in small town Grover’s Corners Escondido, CA – (March 18, 2019) Patio Playhouse Community Theater is proud to present Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder. Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Our Town follows the Webb and Gibbs […]

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            Multi-Leveled Pulitzer & Tony Award Winning Play “Angels in America” At Cygnet Theatre

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            TR Robertson –The award winning, multi-leveled, highly symbolic, dreamlike, drug induced, political play that made a huge theatrical impact in 1993, “Angels in America – A Gay Fantasia on National Themes”, has opened Part One – “Millennium Approaches” on stage at Cygnet Theatre in Historic San Diego Old Town. Part One is three hours long, […]

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            Broadway Vista Presents Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize Winning “Lost In Yonkers”

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              TR Robertson — Broadway Vista, San Diego County’s Biggest Little Theatre, has hit it out of the park with their latest production as a group of talented actors and actresses bring to the stage Neil Simon’s comedy/drama, “Lost in Yonkers”. The Broadway Vista is celebrating their 15th year as a theatre company in Downtown Historic […]

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            World Premiere of the Musical “Diana” at La Jolla Playhouse

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            Looks at Emotional Background of the Royal Couples Relationship TR Robertson — “Diana” is a riveting, catchy, fast-paced musical touching on the highlights and lowlights of one of the world’s most intriguing and beguiling female icons of the 1990’s. The emotional roller coaster ride Diana and Prince Charles went through, from the first time they met […]

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            Season 38 At North Coast Rep

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            Announcing Season 38 t North Coast Repertory Theatre 2019-2020 Present Dazzling Array of Comedy, Music and Drama Solana Beach, CA. – Two West Coast premieres and one San Diego premiere highlight an engaging, eclectic 2019-20 seven-play series at North Coast Repertory Theatre, now celebrating its 38th season. Among the offerings are two Tony Award winning […]

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