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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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Community Meeting About Homelessness in Vista Hosted by South Vista Communities

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 –  6 PM – 8 PM at  1980 Gateway Drive, Vista CA 92081 YOU ARE INVITED to join a PUBLIC DISCUSSION about the IMPACT OF HOMELESSNESS in your community and in the region. (3/21/19 @ 6.p.m.) Causes, approaches, and potential solutions will be covered during the discussion concerning Vista’s sheltered and unsheltered population. […]

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City of Vista Public Art Program & Exhibitions

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The Civic Gallery is located on the second floor of the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and every other Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Exhibition Applications Interested in exhibiting your art at the Gallery? Complete an application. […]

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Public Invited to Give Input on Future Use of Downtown Public Plaza

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Vista, CA — The City of Vista Planning Commission will hold a public meeting in the Civic Center on  March 19, 2019, at 6:00 PM, to discuss conceptual plans for the future use of the public plaza area at the southeast corner of Main Street and S. Indiana Avenue in historic downtown Vista. This area is currently […]

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East Vista Way Median Safety Improvement Begins

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Vista, CA — The installation of a landscaped median on E. Vista Way from Civic Center Drive to Williamston Drive begins this week and is expected to last two months. This grant-funded safety project will greatly reduce, or altogether eliminate, left-turn vehicle collisions, as well as enhance the appearance along E. Vista Way. The construction will allow for two […]

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Vista Chamber of Commerce Accepting Nominations For 2019-2020 Board of Directors

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The Nominating Committee for the Vista Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the following candidates for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors: Adam Brooks*, Alchemy Printing Marilyn Furbush, Farmers Insurance Agency Steve Harrington*, Pacific Western Bank Rich Smith*, Wal-Mart Sarah Spinks, Backfence Society Dani Witkowski, Vital Admins *Existing Board Member Additional nominations may be made […]

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Painted Ladies Butterfly Annual Migration

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Southern California is all aflutter thanks to an annual migration of butterflies known as the painted lady. In recent days, the skies of some areas have been filled with the winged creatures. People took to social media to document the insects fluttering around California. The butterflies travel from the deserts in Mexico and fly as […]

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2019 Moonlight Shows On Sale

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You won’t want to miss our biggest line-up EVER at the Moonlight Amphitheatre!   Classic Albums Live April 12: The Eagles’ Hotel California April 13: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours Classic Albums Live returns to The Moonlight with two ultimate albums performed note-by-note, cut-by-cut, LIVE! TICKETS AND INFO May the Fourth Be With You Celebration May 4 Celebrate the ultimate Star […]

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    Around The County With Supervisor Jim Desmond

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    San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond Great Things Ahead I’ve been a San Diego County Supervisor for two months now and have already met some fantastic people in the community. This past week we passed a fire safety measure, which will bring county resources to the back country, established a night budget hearing, which will […]

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    Sharp Shell Shrapnels- Treasure By The Handfull

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    Alex Hughes —  March, 2019… Living by the coast is a blessing for us in Southern California, there is much to offer in the forms of food, sand and sea life. As my travels have revealed, I’ve seen lots of the North County beaches from Oceanside to the north to Del Mar to the south. Each […]

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    Award Winning Green Startup Celebrates 1st Year of Upcycling Program

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    San Diego, CA – Rossel & Company is a small family-owned business located in North County San Diego, and is the home of The Bountiful Bag Upcycling Program. To celebrate their first year in business, and in honor of Earth Month, Rossel & Company will be  hosting an event at Wild Barrel Brewing on Sunday, April 14th, 2019, from 2 PM […]

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    Community Invited To Honor The Memory Of Their Loved Ones In A Beautiful Way

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    The Elizabeth Hospice Hosts Butterfly Release Ceremony on April 28 Everyone in the community is invited to attend Wings of Hope, hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice, on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 1 to 3 pm. The event will take place at the California Center for the Arts, located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd in Escondido. […]

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    Bring Your Dancing Shoes And “Baila” With Los Guevara

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    Live Music, Tacos, and Tequila in our Lyric Court at this Free Community Event  Escondido, CA – March 2019 – Our Música en la Plaza music series continues on the last Friday in March when Los Guevara performs at the California Center for the Arts, Escondidoon Friday, March 29th starting at 7pm. Los Guevara is made up of four talented musicians. With Israel on the violin, Honorio on […]

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    Convergence: A Binational Art Exhibition – English & Spanish

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    Convergence: A Binational Art Exhibition opens at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Museum! This spring exhibition will open at the Center Museum on April 6, 2019 and run until May 12, 2019.  Escondido, CA. – The Center Museum is pleased to announce its upcoming spring exhibition, Convergence: A Binational Exhibition opening on April 6, 2019. […]

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    Wildflowers – Jewels of the Backcountry Julian Woman’s Club

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    93rd annual Wildflower Show  Julian, CA —  The Julian Woman’s Club will present the 93rd annual Wildflower Show at the Julian Town Hall (corner of Highway 78 and Main St. in Julian) from May 3 – 5, 2019 from 10:00 to 4:00 daily. For two days club members collect specimens from the over 850 plant […]

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    Waldron Named “Guardian of Small Business” by National Federation of Independent Business

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    Sacramento, CA –  Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron (Escondido) announced that she has received the National Federation of Independent Business “Guardian of Small Business” award for consistently supporting entrepreneurship and championing small businesses in the Legislature. Waldron has operated a small retail and manufacturing apparel business in San Diego’s North County since 1994. “As a […]

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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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      Marie Waldron Assemblymember – We Need Answers from the DMV

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      MARIE WALDRON, State Assemblymember … The problems at the DMV have only gone from bad to worse. Last year, thousands of Californians were stuck in hours-long lines following the failed rollout of the Real ID program. My colleagues and I called for a non-partisan, independent State Auditor report to uncover the mismanagement problems, but it was unbelievably rejected by the majority […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – Are You Reclassified?

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Are you a realtor, salon worker, trucker or lawyer? Do you work in or own a small business?  Last year’s California Supreme Court ruling involving independent contractors may affect you. The Court changed the definition of employees and contractors, impacting businesses, the economy, and the employment of thousands. In its “Dynamex” ruling, […]

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      Senator Jones – Dee Dean Recognized As Senate District 38’s Woman Of The Year

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      Sacramento, CA – The California State Senate and Assembly recognized California’s Women of the Year on Monday in the State Capitol where each Senator recognized one woman from their district for their courage and leadership. Senator Brian Jones’ selection from Senate District 38 was Dee Dean of Alpine who was recognized for her extensive record of […]

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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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            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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            New Village Arts – The Servant of Two Masters

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            Rollicking Comedy THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS comes to New Village Arts in World Premiere Adaptation CARLSBAD, CA. March, 2019 – New Village Arts is pleased to announce the World Premiere of a new adaptation of the classic commedia dell’arte comedy THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS. This new version of the Italian classic by Carlo […]

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            San Diego Repertory Theatre – Announcing Our 44th Season!

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            SUBSCRIPTIONS START AT JUST $135. Subscribe now to guarantee your seats for Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story and the rest of the event-filled REP 2019/20 Season. Plus, you’ll receive important subscriber benefits like free parking, exchanges and discounted, locked-in pricing.  Premiere Subscribers even get free drinks!          Call 619.544.1000 to subscribe!       […]

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            Broadway Theatre – “Lost In Yonkers” by Neil Simon

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            Broadway Theatre  –  340 E Broadway, Ste B, Vista, CA 92084, 760-806-7905  – broadwayvista.com

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            ALL IN THE TIMING – At North Coast Repertory Theatre

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            ALL IN THE TIMING previews begin Wednesday, April 10. Opening Night on Saturday, April 13, at 8 pm.  It will play Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm with Sundays at 7pm through May 5, 2019 (See Schedule below). North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa […]

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