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City Encouraging Residents to Apply for City Commissions

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Vista, CA — The City is encouraging residents to get involved and make a difference in their community by applying for open positions on City Commission/Committee/Board seats with terms expiring on March 31, 2019. Terms will start April 1 and typically last four years.  Expected openings are on the following: Community Safety Commission Investment Advisory Committee […]

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Vista Community Clinic Receives Recognition for Contributions to HPV Vaccination

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Cancer Society, and Association of American Cancer Institutes Recognize VCC with HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion Award Vista, CA – -Vista Community Clinic (VCC), from Vista, CA, has been named the California HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion for outstanding efforts to protect adolescents from cancers caused […]

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Vista Unified School District Accepting Application s For – Citizen Bond Oversight Committee

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Apply to be a CBOC Member Notice is hereby given by the Board of Trustees of the Vista Unified School District that the applications for the District’s Citizen Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) for Measure LL are open. On November 6, 2018, voters within the Vista Unified School District approved Measure LL by 64.21%.  The Board of Trustees officially […]

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All Schools Showcase – Vista Unified School District- Spanish & English

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Looking for an impactful and challenging educational program for your student? Come talk to VUSD teachers, principals, and staff about or innovative learning environments at the All Schools Showcase on Thursday, January 24th at 5:30 p.m. Learn about VUSD educational opportunities including: STEAM Music Artful Learning Dual Language Magnet Program Early Education Performing Arts Leadership Independent Study Options […]

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Suspects Responsible for Vista Burglary – Up to $1,000 Reward

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Vista, CA  –January 14, 2019… San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Vista Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate two unknown female suspects wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred at a gym in the City of Vista. On January 7, 2019 between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., an […]

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Gloria McClellan Center Events

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THAR SHE BLOWS Vista – Culture Caravan still has a few seats available for “Thar She Blows,” a whale-watching trip in Newport Beach.  Whales, dolphins, fish in the sea! We will see giant blue, finback, gray, humpback, and minke whales, as well as several species of dolphin! Lunch included at Newport Landing in Newport Beach.  Do not […]

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Vista Historical Museum – Collections Wanted – Email Correction

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Collections Wanted resent because of e mail problems Vista, CA — If you have a collection that you would like displayed to the public for a short time, the Vista Historical Museum has a place for you! We often show collections of interest and in the past we had a great displays of knives, swords, […]

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Vista Night Out

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                  Join us for this FREE TO THE PUBLIC EVENT & an evening of live music, shopping and good vibes in downtown Vista! Next VNO 1/18/19 6-9pm. If you are a local maker, artist, crafter, local business etc. you are invited to participate in this monthly event. […]

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    A Closer Look at Manzanar and Executive Order 9066 Debuts in Escondido

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    Suze Diaz — Some people like to reflect back to the past to remember the “good ole days” and fond memories of yesteryear. Yet, the past doesn’t always contain the brightest moments. One of our country’s darkest moments in history is recounted through a poignant exhibition newly featured at North County’s premiere visual and performing cultural centers, California Center for […]

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    Don Diego Scholarship Foundation Offering $66,000 In 2019 scholarships To 28 Outstanding Students

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    Application Deadline is March 18th, 2019 Del Mar, CA  —  The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation is offering $66,000 in 2019 college scholarships to 28 outstanding students who reside in the San Diego area and have participated in the San Diego County Fair and/or other activities associated with the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Scholarships are offered in […]

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    Ticitozaa – Folklorico Dance Festival

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    Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts Presents SAT // JAN 26 // 1:00 & 7:00 PM //  $10 Ticitozaa Folklorico Dance Festival is a comradeship between Folklorico dance groups portraying the history of Mexico on stage for the sake of education and representation of Folklore in our community. A community in need of more music, dance, art, and cultural […]

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    Grand Opening Ceremony New Palomar College Police Department Building

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    San Marcos, CA — On  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – 2:00 p.m  – Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Road.  San Marcos, CA 92069 Event Details: The Palomar College Police Department’s new headquarters is located near the heart of campus, in a state-of-the-art facility with key upgrades and more room for operations. With 7,640 square feet of space, including a […]

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    “Journeys to the Past” With A Performance For The Youth

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    Escondido, CA – January  2019 – The Education department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido hosts another Center Stage: Performances for Youth show with Journeys to the Past with Jacque Nunez who makes a return performance to the Center on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:30 am in our Center Theater.  Journeys to the Past takes students on a journey into […]

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    First “Intimate Classics” Show Features Most Acclaimed Chamber Ensembles!

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    Calidore Strings Quartet Performs in Escondido on January 27th   Escondido, CA. – January  2019 – Chamber ensembles, Calidore String Quartet comes to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, January 27, 2019 starting at 3:30pm in the Center Theater. The Calidore String Quartet’s “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” (New York Times) and “balance of intellect […]

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    OCEANSIDE CITY COUNCIL SEEKS CITY CLERK APPLICANTS

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    Oceanside — The Oceanside City Council is seeking applicants to fill the vacant City Clerk position.  The person appointed will hold office until the expiration of the term (December 2020).    Applications may be found on the City of Oceanside website and are due to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 23, 2019.  Application here: https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/clerk/default.asp. […]

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    M&O Project Named a National ‘Best of the Best’ in Green Design by ENR

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    Already widely recognized for its stunning and innovative design, Palomar College’s new Maintenance & Operations building is named one of the top 20 projects in the U.S. by Engineering News-Record Magazine. SAN MARCOS, CA ― After a yearlong streak of design and engineering awards, the soon-to-open Maintenance & Operations (M&O) building at Palomar College has […]

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      Split Roll? –  Assemblymember Marie Waldron

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron — As most of you know, Proposition 13 limits annual property tax increases to a maximum of 2% each year and continues to save California homeowners money ever since it was overwhelmingly passed by voters in 1978. Unfortunately, proposals to weaken Prop. 13 protections are on the table this year. Under the ‘split […]

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      Senators Patricia Bates and Jim Nielsen React to Governor’s 2019-20 Budget Proposal

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        SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and the Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) provided the following statements on Governor Newsom’s 2019-20 budget proposal: Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates: “In Governor Newsom’s first budget there is a lot to applaud, including expanded efforts to pay off debt, build […]

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      Back To Session 2019 – Assemblymember Waldron

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      Assemblymember  Waldron — On January 7, 120 California legislators will assemble in the State Capitol to begin the 2019-2020 session.  Almost 3,000 bills will probably be introduced over the next few weeks. Some will be controversial, though I’m hoping that many important issues that face us, regardless of party, including disaster preparedness, water infrastructure, healthcare, transportation, […]

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      Senate Concurrent Resolution Honors President George H.W. Bush

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      SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) recently introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 which would mark June 12, 2019, and every June 12th annually as President George H.W. Bush Day. Our nation’s 41st Commander-in-Chief was born on June 12, 1924. SCR 3 is currently in the Senate Rules Committee. President Bush passed away on November 30, 2018, […]

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      Senate Republican Leader Bates’ Statement on California’s New Governor

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      SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)issued the following statement today as the California State Legislature bid farewell to Governor Jerry Brown and welcomed Gavin Newsom as the state’s new governor: “I congratulate Governor Newsom on his inauguration and wish him well as he governs our large and diverse state. “California Senate Republicans are committed […]

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      2019-2020 California Senate Fellows Applications Now Being Accepted

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      Sacramento, CA — Applications for the 2019-2020 California Senate Fellows program are being accepted until Monday, February 11, 2018, at 5:00 PM PST. The program provides college graduates an opportunity to become full-time Senate staff members at the State Capitol in Sacramento for 11 months beginning in October 2019. Fellows are assigned to the personal […]

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       Assemblymember Waldron Supporting our Students

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      As the mother of a high school senior who just completed his college applications, I realize the importance of encouraging academic success. That’s why I’m so happy to support programs that challenge our students to study hard and do their best. These programs, many of which were the brainchild of local entrepreneur Sally Myers, include […]

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      Children’s Rights Group Promotes Pro-Kid Agenda for 2019

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      SACRAMENTO, CA – California’s children and young adults could benefit from a “Pro-Kid Agenda” during the new administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to a new report just out from the nonprofit group Children Now. The agenda lays out steps the state could take to improve quality of life for the state’s more than 11 million people […]

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        All Trails Lead To One Place – Thomas Calabrese

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        The Deep State Thomas Calabrese… Keri Loughlin served six years in the Navy as a Corpsman with three overseas deployments. After her discharge from military service, she enrolled in the nursing program at Cal State, San Marcos and had completed her requirements in microbiology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, nutrition and psychology when she abruptly decided to change […]

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        Incident At Palisades Park – Thomas Calabrese

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        The Unwilling Accomplice Thomas Calabrese — Palisades Park was located next to Christine McAuliffe Elementary School. It was north of Vista Way and south of Oceanside Boulevard and East of Rancho Del Oro in Oceanside, California. From early morning to late evening, groups of dog owners could often be found at the gathering place for animal […]

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        96 Hours – Thomas Calabrese

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        Thomas Calabrese— Sergeant John Fuller was a Marine Corps Scout Sniper, MOS 0317 and had been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria for five of the seven years that he had been in the military. During a wartime scenario, a commander sees the benefits of scout snipers on the battlefield and he says, ‘I want […]

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        Big Nick – Thomas Calabrese

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        And The Three Wise Dogs  Thomas Calabrese —   Nicholas Northstar served twenty four years in the Marine Corps before retiring as a Master Sergeant and moving back to his hometown of Apache Junction, Arizona. Nicholas Northstar’s father was a full blooded Apache and worked as a park ranger for the state of Arizona and his mother […]

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        Shooter – Thomas Calabrese

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        On His Way to Oceanside  Thomas Calabrese — Question: What was the name of an elite special-ops unit, liberated from red tape, able to deploy at a moment’s notice to wherever fighting broke out in Vietnam. A unit that did not have to wait for orders from above to mobilize.  One that was authorized to hop […]

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        California Lions Wildfire Relief Update

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        To All California Lions, The following email was received today from District Governor Sue Kerr.  This is a need-to-share story of the overwhelming kindness and goodness of our Lions in financial giving and of the front line dedicated Lions volunteers in selfless service to the victims of our recent forest fires. As a side note, […]

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        How to Tell Whether Expired Food Is Safe to Eat

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        Confusion over expiration dates leads Americans to throw out food when it might still be good Every day the average American throws out nearly a pound of food, according to a recent study from the Department of Agriculture. There are plenty of reasons why good, usable food gets tossed—picky kids, overstocked pantries, or even leftovers that […]

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        Rage In The Cage – Thomas Calabrese

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        Nobody Rings This Bell Thomas Calabrese —  Cody Bell was born and raised in Vista, California and was the eldest of three brothers; Casey was five years younger than Cody and Cole was seven years younger. He was a natural athlete who played football, basketball and baseball in high school, as well as excelling in amateur […]

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          Twenty-Five Cougars Named to CCAA Fall All-Academic Team

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          SAN MARCOS, CA. -– Cal State San Marcos Athletics saw 25 student-athletes named to the 2018 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Fall All-Academic Team on Friday. CSUSM’s 25 honorees from fall sports (men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball) joined a total of 309 CCAA student-athletes from all 13 member institutions. To […]

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          Local Teams In The Battle For The Belt Wrestling Tournament

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          David Willauer – -Contributing Writer-Temecula High School-Temecula, CA-1-12-19: The Longhorns of Rancho Buena Vista are currently in a 30th place tie with 35 points followed by the Knights of San Marcos in 36th place with 29 points, the Vista Panthers are in 40th place with 25 points and the Pirates of Oceanside in 64th place with […]

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          North County Basketball Highlights

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          David Willauer — Former El Camino Wildcat alum Devin Watson scored 12 points for the San Diego State Aztecs as they defeated the Cowboys of Wyoming by a 84-54 score. vs.the Air Force Academy the former Dons of San Francisco scored 9 in the 62-48 loss. Former Army Navy alum Caleb Morris scored 3 points […]

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          North County Basketball League Results

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          David Willauer — In Avocado East League action  had 20 points by Makiah Morris, 19 by Jordan Hilstock and 13 by Nikko Taylor paced the Panthers of Vista to a 70-45 win over Sage Creek, .  Nick Sonck led Sage Creek with 20 points. 18 points by Chris Howell,  15 by Devon Arlington paced the Knights […]

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          Strong Second Half Pushes Warriors Past Cougars

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          TURLOCK, Calif. – A strong second-half performance by Stanislaus State pushed it past the Cal State San Marcos men’s basketball team by a score of 82-60 in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) action on Thursday night at Ed & Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena. TOP PERFORMERS Darae Elliott – 14 points | 11 rebounds | 3 steals Bryce Sloan – […]

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          Register for RBVLL’s Silver Anniversary Season

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          Vista, CA — 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Rancho Buena Vista Little League. The spring season is rapidly approaching, so we are hosting walk-in registrations in the RBVLL Boardroom on: Thursday, January 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 10:00 […]

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          Rancho Bernardo Broncos wins 2019 Mission Hills Wrestling Invitational

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          David A. Willauer–Contributing Writer-Mission Hills High School-San Marcos, CA-Saturday, January 5, 2019:  The Broncos of Rancho Bernardo claimed the 2019 Mission Hills Wrestling Invitational that was held at Mission Hills High School with 233 points and 6 champions.  2nd went to Rancho Buena Vista with 148.5 points with 1 champion.  3rd Vista 142.5 1 champion […]

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          North County College Basketball Highlights

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          David Willauer — Boise State Broncos in a Mountain West Conference contest defeated the Aztecs of San Diego State 88-64.  Former El Camino Wildcat Devin Watson led the Aztecs with 24 points. Former Army Navy Academy alum Caleb Morris scored 4 points for the Air Force Academy in the 79-62 defeat of the Aggies of […]

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            Travels With TR – Our African Adventure

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            TR Robertson — A longer article about South Africa, Nambia and Mozambique will appear in TheVistaPress.com beginning next week. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures from Our African Adventure.

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            TR Robertson – Trip To Africa

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            TR Robertson — These are a couple of pictures from Africa. The stadium is the soccer stadium in Capetown used for some of the 2010 World matches, holds about 67,000 people. The animals were in a private game reserve called Botlierskop. We are off to a Zulu Cultural Center tomorrow. Heard an interesting presentation on […]

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            Smokey Joe’s Café at NVA

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            CARLSBAD, CA. January 2019 – New Village Arts is pleased to announce the  upcoming production of SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ: THE SONGS OF LEIBER & STOLLER,  a celebration of iconic American songwriting partners Jerry Leiber and Michael  Stoller, who wrote some of the most timeless rock-n-roll songs of the 1950s. The  production is directed by Tony Houck, with choreography from […]

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            Moon Over Buffalo & Carney Magic:

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            ** UP NEXT ** Moon Over Buffalo By Ken Ludwig Directed by Matthew Wiener January 9th – February 3rd, 2019 Extended to February 10th – Due to Popular Demand!! Comic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor) a master of old-fashioned knockabout farces, created MOON OVER BUFFALO. This is a laugh-a-minute show-within-a-show, with everyone in the wrong costumes and reading […]

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            Mamma Mia for 2019

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            Like I did, you probably think this is just another Mamma Mia production. Also like me, you probably have seen this musical play performed several times and may have even seen the two movies based on this story of love and deceit. I first saw a production of the show in 2000 and have seen […]

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            California Center for the Arts – The Best of Motown

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            In Honor of Black History Month – Saturday Feburary 16th at 7:30 pm California Center For the Arts, Escondido. Tickets $10 – $45. The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown is coming to Escondido! In honor of Black History Month, California Center for the Arts will partner with The Barn Stage Company to […]

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            North Coast Rep Greets New Year With Gales of Laughter In ” Moon Over Buffalo”

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            Moon Over Buffalo Begins Wednesday, January 9th through Sunday,  February 10th. Directed by Matthew Wiener Solana Beach, CA – For its initial play of 2019, North Coast Rep is pulling out all the stops with an old-fashioned knockabout farce, MOON OVER BUFFALO. Written by comedy genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), this laugh-a-minute show-within-a-show […]

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            Patsy Cline Tribute Musical at North Coast Rep a Story of Friendship and Musical History

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            TR Robertson — Solana Beach, CA … The North Coast Rep in Solana Beach is coming close to selling out each performance of Ted Swindley’s “Always … Patsy Cline” as those in the audience step back to the late 1950’s to hear the story of country singer Patsy Cline’s rise in the music world. The […]

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