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News From The City of Vista 8/27

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  New App Provides Wildfire Alerts: Be better prepared in case wildfire strikes. Download CAL Fire’s “Ready for Wildfire” app and sign up for text alerts to be notified if a wildfire is within 30 miles of you. » Read More Vista’s BBQ Classic Serves Up Tasty Meats 7/29: On Sat, July 29, BBQ teams will descend in […]

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Vista Visions 2017 Current Exhibition

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Vista Visions 2017 is an all-media exhibition on view at the Civic Gallery located at the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. Admission is free. Gallery hours are the same as the Civic Center’s, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, and every other Friday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. There is no […]

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Vista Night Out!…Coming in September

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CALLING ALL VENDORS!!! New program coming September 28th – Vista Night Out! Vista Night Out is a chance for fun night of Music, Art, Brews, Food, Makers Marketplace, Friends, and a whole lotta fun!    We are seeking vendors that make all sorts of handmade goods, crafts, art, and gifts. Currently on the evening agenda: 6 PM – Makers Marketplace will […]

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Off-Duty Deputy Injured in Vehicle Collision

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An off duty deputy sheriff on his way to work was involved in a collision. The incident occurred in Vista on Monday, July 24th, at about 5:18 p.m., at the intersection of East Vista Way and Arcadia Avenue. A preliminary investigation indicated the driver of a Chevy Cobalt driving westbound on Arcadia Avenue ran a […]

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Soroptimist of Vista – Good News, Bad News

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 Compiled by Cherie Wilson, SI Vista & North County Inland Member since 2004 Congratulations and thank you to the women who put their careers on the line to accuse the head of a venture capital firm of sexual harassment. Justin Caldbeck, co-founder of Binary Capital, a small San Francisco venture firm resigned following a published report […]

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Judy L Pantazo Receives Heifer Hope Award at GFWC International Convention Palm Springs

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Congratulations to Judy L. Pantazo for her Heifer HOPE award at our General Federation of Women’s Clubs Convention in Palm Desert, June 23-26!  Judy is the President of The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC. When a sister in Federation asked us at the GFWC Convention, “What did you and your Club do to receive the […]

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Colorado State University Confirmed Bachelor’s Degrees For California Students

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Colorado State University–Pueblo confers degrees for 642 students in Fall 16 and Spring 17 PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo recently confirmed degrees for 642 students, earned during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. Of these graduates, 99 graduated Cum Laude (CL) earning a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5. Sixty three (63) students […]

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Carlsbad – Sea Level Rise Report Updated

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The City of Carlsbad has released an update of its draft report showing how a rising sea level could result in future flooding and erosion along its coastline and around lagoons. The initial draft of the report was released in June 2016. The report has been updated based on input from two community meetings, 250 responses to […]

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    Commercial Armed Robbery – Encinitas

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    San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two suspects wanted for a commercial armed robbery that occurred in Encinitas. On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at about 5:30 a.m., two men entered the Shell gas station, located at 865 […]

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    Americana Exhibition at Cannon Art Gallery Community Celebration

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    The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presents Americana: The Flag in Popular Culture through Aug. 6, at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, located in the Carlsbad City Library complex at 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 […]

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    Pauma Valley Detailer Angel Morales To Detail Original Presidential Jet Air Force One

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    Plus 16 Multimillion-dollar Aircraft at Seattle’s Museum of Flight PAUMA VALLEY, CA July  2017 Angel Morales of Eccentric Shine Professional Detailing has been handpicked out of hundreds of detailers nationwide for a coveted position on the elite Air Force One Detailing Team at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. The 7-day detailing event July 24-30 is led by […]

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    Join The Fun At Oceanside Public Library & Celebrate Summer Reading

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    Children’s summer reading finales at the Oceanside Public Library…Come join the fun  and celebrate summer reading! The Library will host two Summer Reading Finales for children and their families.  On Friday, August 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Ave, find out who will win the top prize at the “Build a Better […]

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    How To Protect Yourself From A Skimming Scam – Video

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    With summer in full swing and travel on the rise, visits to the ATM and gas pump are increasing, and if you’re like most of us, debit and credit cards are the way to pay. But you should know these tips before sliding that card through the reader. But you want to make sure you […]

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    Vallecitos Water District 2017 WaterSmart Landscape Contest Winners Announced

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    To further encourage customers to reduce outdoor water use, Vallecitos participates in a regional landscape contest to award customers whose yards best exhibit the beauty of a California-friendly garden.   At the District’s regular Board meeting on July 19, 2017, the District congratulated the 2017 winners: 1st place – Cindy Jones 2nd place – Cheryl and Charles Newman […]

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    North County Food Bank Golf Classic Monday

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    Join the Tri-City Hospital for the inaugural 2017 North County Food Bank Golf Classic om July 24th benefiting the hunger-relief programs of of the North County Food Bank. Fees/Admission: $400 per ticket; $1600 per Foursome; $100 Dinner only. The tournament will take place in the stunning Shadowridge Golf Course located in the rural foothills of North […]

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    San Marcos – Summer Concerts in The Garden’

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    Summer Concerts in Garden Skelpin July 22 Each Summer, the City of San Marcos hosts a ‘Summer Concerts in the Garden’ series in the Wood House Gardens at Woodland Park. Each concert takes place on a Saturday. Gates open at  6pm, concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets for each concert can be purchased in advance or at the […]

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      Hold On To Your Wallet

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron …. As your Assemblywoman, I oppose tax increases, which is why I voted against extending cap-and-trade, a huge regressive tax on the working men and women of this state. Though cap-and-trade fees generate billions for California’s general fund, there is little evidence of any positive environmental impact. Under the program, caps are placed […]

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      Groups Slam Cap-and-Trade Deal as Too Industry-Friendly

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      SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a package of bills that passed the Legislature on Monday and will extend the state’s cap-and-trade program through 2030. The cap-and-trade system encourages industry to clean up its act by putting a price on carbon emissions, but environmental groups say Big Oil got too many concessions. […]

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      Groups Slam Cap-and-Trade Deal as Too Industry-Friendly

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      SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a package of bills that passed the Legislature on Monday and will extend the state’s cap-and-trade program through 2030. The cap-and-trade system encourages industry to clean up its act by putting a price on carbon emissions, but environmental groups say Big Oil got too many concessions. […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron -Luring People Back To Fishing

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron….  As you know, I am an outdoors enthusiast, and that enthusiasm includes fishing. Anything we can do to get people out of doors, especially our kids, will lure people away from electronic distractions and expose more people to the outdoors. This session I am a very proud co-author of Senate Bill 187 […]

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      California Cigarette Sales Drop In Response to $2 Tax Hike

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      Last fall, California voters approved the biggest increase in cigarette taxes since the state first began levying tobacco in the 1950s. Advocates for Proposition 56, which passed with a fairly overwhelming 64 percent of the vote, argued that a $2 per-pack tax hike would hurt pocketbooks enough to nudge millions of California smokers to quit, or […]

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      Meeting California Emissions Reduction Goal

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      Well-Designed Cap-and-Trade Program with Robust Cost Containment. An economy-wide cap-and-trade system will be the least costly and least disruptive approach to meeting the state’s ambitious emissions reduction goal, the California Chamber of Commerce told legislators this week. Last year the Legislature set the goal for 2030 of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California by […]

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      Big Changes Ahead For Taxpayers And Businesses

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron The California State Board of Equalization is an agency familiar to our small businesses. Known as the BOE, it’s a place businesses file their quarterly sales taxes, fee and tax appeals, including fire fee and property tax appeals. The BOE handles tax fraud, taxpayer rights issues and criminal tax enforcement.  Effective July 1, […]

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      Senator Joel Anderson – FREE Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

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      Senator Joel Anderson and the Contractors State License Board invite you to attend a FREE Senior Scam Stopper seminar. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. San Marcos Senior Activity Center. 111 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos, CA 92069 1 in 5 seniors has been a victim of fraud Seniors are the most targeted group New […]

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        As Congress Ponders Reform, Health Centers Address Root Causes of Illness

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        Petaluma, Calif. — As Congress struggles to make the health care system more cost-effective, local Community Health Centers are already doing their part, with a focus on prevention instead of treatment of illness. Studies show that close to half of people’s health status is directly related to behavior – diet, exercise, smoking and stress management – […]

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        Malibu Mayhem – Point Doom Part II

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          Thomas Calabrese …..  The next morning, Mike and Brian took a swim around Point Dume and were treading water about a half mile offshore and looking at the Halloran estate. It offered easy access to the beach and was completely shielded from view from the mansions on both sides of it. “If terrorists were […]

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        The Fisherman’s Restaurant, San Clemente Pier, San Clemente

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        Kitty Morse, Contributing Writer….When we feel like driving a little further afield, we often head for The Fisherman restaurant on the San Clemente Pier. This resort town conjures up images of Orange County and its maddening traffic jams, but the restaurant is only 38 miles north of Vista. There is something French Riviera-like in lunching […]

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        Malibu Mayhem – Point Doom Part I

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        Point Doom Thomas Calabrese … Brian Westman could have been the poster model for a California golden boy advertisement. Even as a child he was the cutest in the group with piercing blue eyes, bright smile, dimples and wavy blonde hair. When women would see him, they would exclaim, “What a cute little boy, look at […]

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        A little Corner of Tuscany in the North County – Cordiano Winery

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          Kitty Morse, Contributing Writer…It’s been three years since we “discovered” the Cordiano Winery in Escondido. For that, I have to thank a friend who happened to read a review on YELP. What a find! The hilltop winery has now become a favorite destination of ours for home-made pizza, baked in a real brick oven […]

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        Hearing Wednesday on Spread of High-Power Cell Towers

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        SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Health advocates worried about the impact of wireless radiation are planning a show of force at a hearing tomorrow in Sacramento – on a bill that would smooth the way for telecom companies to put 5G and other cellular technology in neighborhoods across the state. Senate Bill 649 would mean companies would no longer […]

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        Guide To Outdoor Summer Fun & Safety

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          As the sun warms the air, you may be making plans for barbecues, outdoor swims and any other excuse you can find to enjoy the outdoors, even if you’re going no further than your own backyard. Before you hit the pool or fire up the grill, though, it may be worth reviewing some summer […]

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        Table for Two – Thomas Calabrese

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        The Carnage   Entrée Thomas Calabrese …It was a clear and warm night in Oceanside, California on July 9, 2017 which was a nice change from the overcast weather that had encompassed the area for the last week. The neighborhood watch team of Richie Myerson and Ron Pickering had just turned off  Via Rancho Avenue on […]

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          North County MLB Highlights

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          David Willauer-Contributing Writer….. Former LaCosta Canyon High Maverick Mickey Moniak went 1 for 2 with a triple and an rbi to pace the Lakewood Blue Claws to a 2-0 game in a 6 inning short rained game. Former Vista High product Trevor Cahill was traded to the Kansas City Royals along with Trevor Bucher and Brandon […]

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          San Diego Padres Trade Vista Alum Trevor Cahill To Kansas City Royals

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          KANSAS CITY, MO (July  2017) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter and righties Trevor Cahill and Brandon Maurer and from the San Diego Padres in exchange for left-handed pitchers Matt Strahm and Travis Wood, minor league infielder Esteury Ruiz and cash considerations. Additionally, the club has recalled left-handed pitcher Brian Flynn from Omaha (AAA) for tonight’s 6:10 p.m. CT game […]

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          Winter Ball On Line Registrations Is Open For Players And Managers

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          RBVLL Family and Friends, Winter Ball is a great way to get ready for the Spring season not only for your players development but getting to know the players and families. PLEASE NOTE:  Remember in fall there are no boundaries! You can play with friends and family who don’t live in our boundaries. We encourage […]

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          Cal State San Marcos Clinches Full Division II College Sports Status

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          fielding college sports teams. The North County institution joins the University of San Diego and UC San Diego at the Division II level. Only San Diego State University plays at the top Division I level, but UC San Diego is seeking that status. Cal State San Marcos President Karen Haynes and Director of Athletics Jennifer Milo […]

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          San Diego Padres Host Giants Over The Weekend

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          David Willauer-Contributing Writer..The Padres open the second half of the season with their eighth homestand of the 2017 season, featuring a series against the San Francisco Giants Homestand No. 8 at a Glance – Padres vs. Giants – Fri, July 14, 7:10 p.m. – BeerFest (Southwest Airlines) SDG&E Burn Institute pregame ceremony Padres vs. Giants – Sat, […]

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          RBVLL Winter Ball On-Line Registration Is Open

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           FOR PLAYERS AND MANAGERS …    Winter Ball is a great way to get ready for the Spring season not only for your players development but getting to know the players and families. PLEASE NOTE:    Remember in fall there are no boundaries! You can play with friends and family who don’t live in our […]

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          MLB North County Highlights

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          David Willauer-Contributing Writer– The Houston Astros defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by a 19-1 score as former Palomar College product James Hoyt made an appearance in relief today where he pitched 1 inning and struck out 2 Toronto batters. Former LaCosta Canyon product Mickey Moniak went 2 for 4 in the contest as he hit a […]

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          North County Athletes MLB 6-22-17

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          David Willauer-Contributing Writer- Former LaCosta Canyon Maverick Mickey Moniak went 2 for 5 with a double and a single for the Lakewood Blue Claws as they the Shorebirds of Delmarva scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning and defeated Lakewood 5-4. Former Palomar Comet and Rancho Buena Vista star Tony Wolters came […]

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            A.R. Gurney’s – Love Letters Also Featuring A Champagne Reception

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            North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a very special fundraiser/reading of A.R. Gurney’s LOVE LETTERS!  A.R. Gurney’s. Love Letters on August 7, 2017 @ 7:30pm. Join Artistic Director David Ellenstein & Actress Denise Young for an elegant and touching evening as they read A.R. Gurney’s LOVE LETTERS. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, LOVE LETTERS is that great work whose […]

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            San Diego Musical Theatre World Premiere “Pump Up The Volume” 7/25

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            San Diego (June 2017) – Oh, snap! The 90’s are back! San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Pump Up the Volume: A 90’s Palooza. From the creators of the long-running hit Mixtape, Colleen Kollar Smith and Jon Lorenz, comes a new musical that […]

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            “KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN” At Welk Resort In September

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            The Welk Theatre is excited to announce the cast of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN on Sept 1, 2017. Directed and Choreographed by Ray Limon – This is a limited run of only 8 weeks and it rate PG-17  Starring Natalie Nucci, Jeffrey Scott Parsons and Richard Bermudez Kiss of the Spider Woman is a […]

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            “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” – Rocking at New Village Arts Theatre

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            TR Robertson The collaborative effort of the Intrepid Theatre Company of San Diego and the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad brings “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” to NVA for a theatrical run until August 27th. The story centers on the meteoric rise of one of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Buddy […]

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             Scripps Ranch Theatre -Out on a Limb – New Plays from America’s Finest City

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            Scripps Ranch Theatre, located on the campus of Alliant International University, presents their 6th Annual Out on a Limb – New Plays from America’s Finest City. Scripps Ranch Theatre is a leader in the Southern California Arts Community in developing and producing new plays. The pieces are all new, world-premiere plays written by area playwrights, and have […]

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            Join in the Trip of a Lifetime in 2018

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            TR Robertson… What do you have on your bucket list of places to travel to in your lifetime? Join Travel and Entertainment Writer and former Anthropology/Sociology Instructor TR Robertson and his wife Carolyn for such a bucket list trip. TR and Carolyn have led tours to the Great Wall of China, the Terra Cota warriors, the […]

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            Comedic Farce Ends North Coast Rep’s 35th Season

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            TR Robertson …. Solana Beach’s North Coast Rep Theatre ended their 35th season with a delightfully funny, a bit absurd and wonderfully cast play, “At This Evenings Performance”, by Nagle Jackson. The comedy has everything you look for in enjoyable theatre – quick wit, physical comedy, mixed up relationships, extreme characters and a series of […]

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            Cygnet’s “Animal Crackers” a Laugh a Minute

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            TR Robertson …..It’s zany, mad capped, hilarious and pure Marx Brothers. The opening play of Cygnet’s 15th season is a musical comedy hit from the 1920’s, Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby’s “Animal Crackers”. Taken from a book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, “Animal Crackers” was written to show off the talents of the […]

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