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Old Fashioned Pit Barbeque At Museum

By   7 hours ago

The  annual Old Fashioned Pit Barbeque on Saturday, August 25, at our museum location at 2317 Old Foothill Drive, Vista, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost will be $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 years and younger. The brisket and pulled pork will be cooked on site in our deep pit barbeque. The menu […]

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Age Well, Drive Smart Course Sponsored By Senator Bates Huge Success

By   8 hours ago

TR Robertson –There’s an old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, but that was certainly not the case on Friday as over 500 drivers packed the large conference room at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa and an additional 70+ filled the conference room at the CHP Field Office in Vista to […]

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San Diego Paranormal Research Society Offers Tours At Rancho Buena Vista Adobe

By   8 hours ago

Vista’s Historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe has been inhabited by numerous residents since it was built in the mid-1800’s. Some say those early residents have never left. The San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS) offers the unique experience of joining them in actual paranormal investigations at the Adobe. These interactive ghostly journeys include a walking […]

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Family Dollar in Vista Launches In-Store Donation Campaign

By   9 hours ago

 In Support of the boys & Girls Club of Vista… Vista, CA– From now through August 28, Family Dollar’s customers in Vista can donate $1, $2 or $3 at the register to help support The Boys & Girls Club of Vista. Family Dollar is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to host a […]

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Zero Waste 101 Workshop

By   10 hours ago

Join ILACSD as we team up with the City of Vista to bring you a Zero Waste 101 Workshop focused on organics! On Saturday, August 25, 2018, we will be hosting the Save Your Scraps Workshop from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens located at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084. The workshop […]

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Attempted Murder Arrest

By   12 hours ago

On August 12th, 2018, Deputies from the Vista Sheriff’s Station responded to a radio call on the 1000 block of Brewley Lane in Vista. The caller stated a male was threatening to kill his family and had sprayed his girlfriend with lighter fluid. Deputies arrived and encountered the suspect, 50 year old David Luse, in […]

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Soroptimists to Hold Casino Night Fundraiser

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Vista, California, August 2018—Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland will host a “Night at the Museum” Casino Night fundraiser at the Vista Historical Society & Museum at 2317 Foothill Drive in Vista on Saturday, September 15 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Tickets are $65 and include $100 worth of gaming chips, one […]

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    Summertime and Learning Art is Fun and Easy at CCAE!

    By   8 hours ago

    Suze Diaz — Escondido, CA ….Fun times were delightfully had at 2nd Saturday Art Lessons at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The Center offers two FREE 1-hour classes at their art studios on every 2nd Saturday of each month (with the exception of December). One session starts at 10 AM and the second […]

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    Innovate 78 Announces – Food Innovation

    By   9 hours ago

    From idea to prototype to pitch, come meet the players who turn ideas into reality, join or community of startups, venture capitalists, accelerators, local industry and cities that are part of developing the startup ecosystem in North County.

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    Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce to Hold Civic Champion Workshop

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    Carlsbad, CA — The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce will hold its Civic Champion Workshop Series on August 16 and August 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and will educate, inform and equip civic-minded citizens with the tools needed to make a difference during the elections and […]

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    San Diego Women’s Foundation Announces the Availability of Grants

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    Grants will Fund Programs that Address the Urgent Issue of  Human Trafficking in San Diego County SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF) recently announced the availability of grant funding for Human Trafficking: Prevention & Intervention. The 2019 grant cycle aims to support organizations that work to combat and prevent human trafficking in San […]

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    Gregorio and the Mello Cello Rise Above To Help Cool Down The Star Theatre

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    Suze Diaz — Oceanside, CA …The Star Theatre Oceanside warmly requests your presence on Wednesday, August 15th, for a very special benefit concert featuring the wonderful talents of Gregorio and the Mello Cello! Mark Sanders, the volunteer cellist who plays in Star Theatre lobby before opening night shows, is donating a concert to help raise money […]

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    California Center for the Arts, Escondido Kicks Off the 2018-2019 Season

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    With “One of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” Ry Cooder!  Escondido, Ca. – August, 2018-Multiple Grammy winner Ry Cooder along with his band The Hamiltones will be kicking off the 2018-19 Performing Arts Season at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Ry Cooder is an American musician, songwriter, record […]

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    Carlsbad Cultural Events For August

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    Only Two TGIF Concerts at the Parks Left! Another summer of TGIF Concerts in the Parks comes to a close this month at Alga Norte Community Park, but we are going out with a bang. Grab your friends, family and picnic baskets and help us dance the “end of summer” blues away. Here is the […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – Earning RESPECT

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron …R.E.S.P.E.C.T: Responsibility, Ethics, Strength, Perseverance, Education, Courage and Trustworthiness. Those are the qualities the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, through a collaborative effort that involves community groups, faith-based organizations, business and community leaders, is trying to instill in North County’s at-risk teens. A character building and mentoring program serving North County, the […]

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      Senate Republican Leader Bates Responds to Rejection of DMV Audit

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      SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after a request to audit the California Department of Motor Vehicles failed to pass today during a hearing of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee: “Fixing the DMV is not a partisan issue, but a California issue affecting people who have to spend an entire […]

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      Senator Bates “There’s No Good Excuse For DMV Lines This Long”

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      SACRAMENTO – In an editorial published in today’s Sacramento Bee, the editorial board states that the California Department of Motor Vehicles already has received $16.6 million dollars from the Legislature this June and giving the state agency more money isn’t a smart move unless “it will make a real difference.” Instead, the editorial board agrees with […]

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      Sen. Patricia Bates’ Bill Will Give Californians Relief from Long DMV Lines

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      SACRAMENTO – In an effort to provide some relief to Californians who have to wait for hours at their local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office to conduct routine business, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will propose urgency legislation that will give an additional 90 days on all license renewals set to expire this year. Her bill […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – First 5: In Our District

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron …In 1998, Proposition 10 established the First 5 program to provide early childhood development programs and services in each of California’s 58 counties. With 90% of brain development occurring by age 5, the importance of early childhood development cannot be overstated. The First 5 program focuses on four main areas: health, learning, […]

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      Senator Bates Partners with CHP to Offer Driver Safety Course

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      Vista, CA …Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will partner with the California Highway Patrol to promote a driver safety course titled, “Age Well, Drive Smart.”  The two-hour safety driving class is free and geared toward drivers who are 55 years of age and older. The refresher course is meant to cover the rules of the road, […]

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      Senator Bates Responds to California Water Commission’s Announcement to Fund Water Storage  

      By   3 weeks ago

      SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)issued the following statement after the California Water Commission announced its approval to allocate $2.7 billion to build a variety of water storage projects using funds from Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. “Four years ago, voters overwhelmingly approved Prop. 1. Since then, the […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – Getting Ready to be Counted

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron ….The first national census was taken in 1790 and we’re gearing up for the next one in 2020. There’s a lot riding on the census. For one thing, Congressional representation is based on an accurate count, and distribution of around $65 billion in federal funding will be heavily impacted by the census. […]

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        Predators of the Skies – Thomas Calabrese

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        Flying Tigers Thomas Calabrese — The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force,1941-1942, nicknamed the ‘Flying Tigers’, was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps, Navy and Marine Corps who resigned their commissions in the military. It was recruited under presidential authority and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. The […]

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        Purple Heart Day

        By   7 days ago

        The Purple Heart is the nation’s oldest award. Introduced by George Washington in 1782. He wrote: “…extraordinary fidelity and essential service in any way shall meet with due reward.” The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. With […]

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        Detour To The Greater Good Thomas Calabrese

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        Stumbled Into Violence Thomas Calabrese …Reece McCall was the only child of Robert and Katie McCall and was three years old when his parents were killed by a drunk driver early one Sunday morning while they were on their way to church in Vista, California. The drunk driver was already on probation for two previous […]

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        10 Bugs That Could Bite & Sting You This Summer

        By   2 weeks ago

        Living in San Diego County means enjoying the outdoors, whether it’s hitting the beach, hiking in the mountains, visiting a park or just hanging out in the yard or neighborhood. But outside is also bug-territory. And while we’re not as infamous for bugs as other places in the U.S. — Minnesota’s “unofficial state bird” is […]

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        Hedy – Thomas Calabrese

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        Her Good Heart Thomas Calabrese — Hedy Lamarr was born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) She was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor. After a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, she fled from her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, and secretly moved to Paris. Traveling to London, she met Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a […]

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        Fresh and Easy Abandoned: 4131 Oceanside Blvd

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        Alex Hughes –July 2018… A brand new supermarket had entered the busy arena filled with the likes of Albertsons, Stater Bros., Vons and Ralphs by the name of Fresh and Easy. Starting in 2007, many locations opened up within San Diego County such as in Downtown San Diego, Vista, Oceanside and even Fallbrook. According to […]

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        Olive Ave Sand Dunes

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        Alex Hughes  — July  2018 … On my trip over to Maximum Recycling for my CRV payoff, I take Olive Ave and its blacktop sidewalk. I usually do this every week to clear off the porch of glass, aluminum and plastic. Each time, I notice that I am sliding about, and my shoes look as if […]

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        The Clutch Factor -Thomas Calabrese

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        Rise To The Occasion Thomas Calabrese — A clutch performance is essentially the opposite of choking — the dramatic improvement of performance under pressure. According to psychologist Tim Woodman, “when people are low in cognitive anxiety, or low in worry, the difference between their best performance and their worst performance is not very big. They can perform pretty […]

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          David Bottom Ready For 3rd Year With Vista Panther Football Program

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Dick Haines Stadium-Vista High School-Vista, CA- August 2018-Vista Head Football Coach David Bottom is ready for his third year with the Panther program and after 2 disappointing records of 4-8 in 2016 and 4-7 in 2017, Vista High will be hungry for the 2018 season as they return players from 2017 but […]

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          RBVLL Junior Umpire Training Program

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          Attention RBVLL Families: We’re excited to announce sign-ups for our RBVLL Junior Umpire Training Program this Fall. There will be an initial one-hour Training Class at the RBVLL Board Room and Fields, Saturday, September 8th, followed by getting on the field and umpiring an actual AAA or Majors Game! Throughout the season there will be classes […]

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          Coach Joe Meyer Readies For Second Year At RBV

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Rancho Buena Vista High School-Vista, CA-August,18….After 2 years as football coach Joe Meyer ,the son of the legendary former coach at Oceanside and El Camino Herb Meyer knows what it takes to build the Longhorn football program up to standards. In his first year at Rancho Buena Vista in 2016 the Longhorns […]

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          2018 Vista Panthers Field Hockey Schedule

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          Vista High School  Panthers Field Hockey 2018 Schedule Tryouts: Monday Aug. 6, 2018 Day      Date     Opponent                               Site Time Tues       8/14       Go to Camp Cahito            Balboa Park 2:00PM Thurs     8/16       Multi team scrimmage      VHS 3:15 (Fallbrook, RBV @ VHS) Sat          8/18 […]

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          North County MLB Highlights

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          Former Rancho Buena Vista Longhorn alum and Palomar Comet Tony Wolters went 1 for 2 with a single for the Colorado Rockies as they fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. Former Mission Hills Grizzly Kingston Liniak went 1 for 5 for the Gulf East Tigers with a double and 1 run score as they […]

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          CSUSM Athletics Is Celebrating In A BIG Way

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          San Marcos, CA …It’s a twist on an old question, but the answer is clear at California State University San Marcos: If life gives you a chicken ranch, make an athletic program and watch it soar. So CSUSM is throwing a party and why not? From unearthing items from a chicken ranch to earning National Collegiate Athletic Association […]

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          Fallbrook Warrior Coach Darius Pickett

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Fallbrook High School-Fallbrook, CA-7-31-18:   After their last berth in the CIF football tournament berth in 2015 under former head coach Kyle Williams the Warriors of Fallbrook finished in the last 2 years with identical 1-9 records, this squad is hungry for football in 2018 under second year coach Darius Pickett. Last year […]

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          North County MLB Highlights

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          David Willauer– Former Vista High Panther Alum Trevor Cahill improves his record to 3-2 on the season pitched 6 innings gave up 5 hits 2 runs 2 earned 2 walks 6 strikeouts and 1 home run to pace the Oakland A’s to a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Former Fallbrook Alum Mike Leake […]

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            Talented Cast Carries Globe’s “Barefoot in the Park”

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              TR Robertson — Director Jessica Stone, Director of Old Globe’s current play, Neil Simon’s comedy “Barefoot in the Park”, said her main concern was to find “actors who really understand comedy and have it in their bones (from an interview by Danielle Mages Amato) and she has certainly found the right actors in casting the […]

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            San Diego Musical Theatre’s “Hairspray” an Absolute Delight

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            TR Robertson — From the moment the large cast of SDMT’s production of “Hairspray” sets foot on stage until the final encore number, the energy of the musical is infectious and inspirational. The Tony award winning musical opened to a sold out crowd on Saturday and everyone left feeling a little better than when they entered. […]

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            Extended! A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

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            A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at North Coast Repertory Theatre has now been extended through August 19th due to popular demand!  North Coast Repertory Theatre presents  A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Directed by David Ellenstein CAST:Andrew Ableson,* Melinda Gilb,* John Greenleaf,*  Luke H. Jacobs, Chris M. Kauffmann,* […]

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             “Legally Blonde – the Musical” Kicks Off Season For New Village Arts

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            TR Robertson  — Carlsbad, CA …     Many critics have written that “Legally Blonde – the Musical” is a statement for women’s rights and “girl power” in dealing with the structured, “good old boys”, world of the legal system. It may be, but “Oh My God”, I think those attending the first play/musical of the […]

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            Join In On Food & Wine Tour Through Southern Italy & Sicily- Date Changed

            By   3 weeks ago

            Vista, CA — TR Robertson, Travel and Entertainment Writer for The Vista Press and his wife Carolyn will be hosting a tour of Southern Italy and Sicily in 2019, leaving September 28, 2019 and returning October 10, 2019. Those going will miss the large summer crowds of Italy and you will enjoy the mild early Fall temparatures […]

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            Welk Theatre Begins New Season With The Beatles & The Plaids

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              TR Robertson — The Welk Theatre has completed their renovations to their iconic lobby and is now back and open for musical performances with a variety of productions. The lobby has been completely remodeled with new carpeting, a larger bar area, new seating and the Lawrence Welk memorabilia has been moved into new display cases. […]

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            “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum” a Hilarious Hit at North Coast Rep

            By   4 weeks ago

            TR Robertson — It’s silly, a tad slapstick, slightly sexy, hilariously funny and a wonderful Sondheim musical comedy now on stage at Solana Beach’s North Coast Repertory Theatre and the final production for NC Rep’s 36th season. That comedy is “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, from a book by Burt Shevelove […]

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            “Queens” Makes West Coast Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

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              TR Robertson — Playwright Martyna Majok, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play “Cost of Living”, brings her play, “Queens” to the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse for the plays west coast premiere. The play centers on the struggles of a variety of immigrant women from a number […]

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