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2019 Have a Heart for Kids Award Nominations Open

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Vista, CA–) Do you know someone who goes “All In” for Vista’s youth?  The Boys & Girls Club of Vista is seeking nominations for its Have a Heart for Kids Award.  This award recognizes one special individual each year who exemplifies “Outstanding Service to the Youth of Vista.”  A great Nominee is any individual who […]

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North San Diego Young Marines in Pearl Harbor

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Young Marines units from across the nation traveled to Hawaii for 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack Ten youth members of the North San Diego Young Marines in Vista were part of a wreath laying ceremony in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 6, and they marched in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade on Dec. 7. The […]

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Mayor Ritter and City Council Sworn Into Office

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The City of Vista’s re-elected mayor, Judy Ritter, took the oath of office December 11, 2018 during the Vista City Council meeting. Mayor Ritter has been serving on the City Council since 1998 and was elected for the first time as mayor of Vista in 2010. She was re-elected in 2014, and again in 2018. “I […]

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Stone Soup and Breadsticks with Kids in the Garden

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Vista, CA — On a recent Saturday, a group of young garden visitors gathered around Farmer Jones in the kitchen of the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens house for a story and a mini feast of homemade soup and breadsticks. They brought garden edibles to share: carrots, broccoli, potatoes, a bit of cabbage. The young cooks […]

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Campaign Committee “Safe Vista-Safe Access-Safe Community” Pleads Guilty to Campaign Expenditure Disclosures

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 Vista, CA — November 1, 2018, Vista City Attorney, Darold Pieper, in his capacity as City Prosecutor, filed a criminal complaint against a campaign committee known as “Safe Vista-Safe Access-Safe Community, Yes On Measure Z. Sponsored By Barry Walker, Prospective Licensee, FPPC # 1408838”, Barry Walker its Principal Officer, and Scott Gordon its Treasurer. The complaint […]

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VUSD Superintendent Kimble Creates Tumult and Pushes Sweeping Changes to District’s Magnet School Admissions Policy

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Received as letter to Editor: School Board meetingREGULAR BOARD MEETING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018 AT CITY OF VISTA, MORRIS VANCE COMMUNITY ROOM  TIME – 6:00 PM Location: Morris Vance Community Room, City of Vista, 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084  Vista, CA –I am writing you as a concerned parent of children in the Vista Unified School District. I am a part […]

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Vista Night Out

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Join us for an evening of live music, shopping and good vibes in downtown Vista! Live music with Lion and the Cosmic Fish 6 – 7:30 & Ratmotor 7:30 – 9pm. DIY Ornamnent station with SD Tinkering Lab SD. Bring any of the following donation items to benefit Operation Hope: Clorox/Lysol wipes, Scotch tape, toilet […]

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SD Nights At Linda Rhoades Recreation Center

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Various community partners are offering SD Nights in Vista, providing youth with a safe destination with free interactive programs, including games, activities, sports skills, mentorship, career and education planning, community involvement, food, and more. Click here for the flier. Location Linda Rhoades Recreation Center Gym 600 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista Information (858) 966-1376 email

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    Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer – North Coastal Station

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    On December 15, 2018, at about 2:36 pm, the Sheriff’s Communications Center received several reports of a white male on a ladder hitting the red light cameras with a baseball bat at the intersection of North El Camino Real and Encinitas Boulevard in the city of Encinitas. At the same time, a Sheriff’s deputy was […]

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    San Diego North County Warrant Sweep

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    On December 15, 2018 at about 6:00 AM, units from the San Diego Court Services Bureau, Vista Field Office, City of San Marcos and City of Vista Sheriff Commands, conducted a warrant sweep in the north county area. The operation consisted of several teams with their primary mission to focus on unserved, outstanding misdemeanor and […]

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    Oceanside Announces ‘Tis the Season Window Decorating Contest Winners

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    Oceanside announces ‘Tis the Season Window Decorating Contest winners Oceanside, Calif. — Dec. 12, 2018: In the spirit of the holiday season, Oceanside held the third annual ‘Tis the Season Window Decorating Contest as part of the program and event lineup of ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local. A total of 15 businesses throughout Oceanside participated by decorating […]

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    CARDS FOR A CAUSE – Benefiting The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad

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    December  2018 —  The La Costa 35 Athletic Club, a local nonprofit organization, hosted its 8th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on November 10, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. The LC35 Athletic Club was formed in 1984 to promote friendly competition, good sportsmanship, and a social outlet for its members – […]

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    Palomar Community College District Swears in Trustees

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    San Marcos, CA — Mark Evilsizer begins his fifth term and Norma Miyamoto begins her first term as the board holds annual election of officers at Tuesday, Dec. 11 meeting. SAN MARCOS, CA – At its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Palomar Community College District Governing Board swore in one new trustee, […]

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    St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center to Partner with The Marine Room for Tea by the Sea

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    SAN DIEGO, CA – St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities, will partner with The Marine Room to host Tea by the Sea on Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Tea by the Sea will feature an arrangement of delectable food paired with beautiful oceanfront views in order to benefit […]

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    Recycle Your Christmas Tree to Avoid Added Fire Danger and Waste

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    SAN DIEGO COUNTY –The County of San Diego encourages residents to recycle their Christmas trees as soon as they become dry to reduce fire danger and minimize the amount of holiday waste sent to the landfill. Dried-out trees are highly flammable and should not be left in a house, garage, or placed against any structure. Christmas trees […]

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    Overnight I-5 Closure Scheduled to Construct New Trolley Overpass at Voigt Drive

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    Mid-Coast Trolley Bridge Will Span I-5   Crews will complete temporary metal and wooden structures, also known as falsework, to support the construction of the Trolley overpass spanning Interstate 5 (I-5) at Voigt Drive during an overnight closure on Thursday. Beginning tomorrow night, December 13, to Friday morning, December 14, all northbound lanes of I-5 from […]

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      Another Top Legislative Grade For Senator Bates From Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

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      SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has once again earned the title of “Taxpayer’s Ally” from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA). Out of 40 California State Senators, Senator Bates is one out of only nine who has earned an “A” grade on the HJTA Legislative Report Card in 2018. For the 2018 legislative session, the […]

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      Groups Vow to Fight Rollback of Clean-Water Protections

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      SACRAMENTO, CA – Negative reaction from conservation groups was swift to a Trump administration proposal on Tuesday to remove federal clean-water protections from many smaller streams and wetlands. The Environmental Protection Agency announced a replacement for the Waters of the United States Rule that would lift federal protections from water sources that are seasonal and wetlands that are not connected […]

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron – “Back At It”

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      Assemblymember  Waldron — Last week we returned to the Capitol where I joined Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to welcome our colleagues for a brief and mostly ceremonial session to begin the 2019-2020 legislative session. We have now adjourned for the holidays, but will return January 7th when the new session really begins. The previous day, Governor Brown […]

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      Senator Brian Jones District Office Grand Opening

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      It is a time of new beginning in California Senate District 38. Senator Brian Jones cordially invites you to the Grand Opening of his Senate District Office in El Cajon on December 18. This is an opportunity to meet Senator Jones, propose your ideas on how to make our state a better place, and celebrate […]

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      MRC’S Bye Bye Mattress Program Surpasses 3 Million Mattresses Recycled In California

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      Program has diverted more than 100 million pounds of materials from landfills… SACRAMENTO, CA. – The Mattress Recycling Council’s (MRC) Bye Bye Mattress Program (Program) announced today it has recycled more than 3 million mattresses in California since its inception in 2016. The Program offers no-cost, environmentally friendly alternatives to Californians disposing of old mattresses […]

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       Assemblymember Waldron – The Grape State of California

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron  — Last week the Assembly Select committee on Wine and also the Governmental Organization Committee, met in San Diego to discuss issues facing California’s wine industry. The bi-partisan committees heard from local vintners, the San Diego County Vintners Association, the Wine Institute, the Association of African-American Vintners and the California Department of Alcohol […]

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      Senate Republicans Welcome Three New Members

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      SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)officially welcomed three new members to the Senate Republican Caucus for the 2019-20 legislative session as they took their oaths of office today at a swearing-in ceremony at the Senate Chamber inside the California State Capitol. The three new Republican senators are Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), and Brian Jones (R-Santee), […]

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      Senator Patricia Bates Begins Second Term, Reaffirms Commitment to Champion Taxpayers

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      Senator Patricia Bates (third from left) and other re-elected and newly elected senators take the oath of office administered by the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, Tani Cantil-Sakauye. Click here to view video of the oath. SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today took the oath of office to begin her second term as the state […]

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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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        Del Mar Dana – Thomas Calabrese

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        Birthday Battle By Thomas Calabrese — After five long days at the Camp Pendleton Intelligence Center putting together a strategic blueprint to rescue a team of drug enforcement agents that were captured by the Medellin Cartel in Cartagena, Columbia,  Dana was called to Colonel Bradley Chase’s office, “I’ve  just got word that the mission was successfully […]

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        Seven Tips to Master the Modern Holiday with Smart Home Tech

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        SAN DIEGO, CA – November 2018 – Millions of Americans will be hosting family and friends this holiday season. And while we would like to think we will all be “present” and free of devices the whole time, that’s just not the reality of the modern holiday gathering. The key to keeping your houseguests happy?  Make […]

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        Soapy Joe’s Car Wash Sets The Guinness World Record For Largest Car Air Freshener

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        SAN DIEGO (November 2018) —  Soapy Joe’s Car Wash in San Diego has officially set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Car Air Freshener. The large car air freshener measures at 3 ft and 10 in tall, 3 ft and 8 in wide, 1.6 in thick. The world record was set at their headquarters National […]

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        Cable Car Ride to Carnage – Thomas Calabrese

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        The Gemini Killer Thomas Calabrese  —  Lieutenant Commander Charles (Charlie) Ryerson had been in the Navy for nine years and had just finished his third combat tour as a Swift boat commander in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam. He was physically and emotionally exhausted when he returned to the United States in 1970 and wasn’t […]

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          Vista Panthers defeat Escondido Cougars in Boys Basketball

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          24 points by Makiah Morris 19 by Jordan Hilstock 14 by Matthew Rivera and 10 by Isaiah Jones paced the Vista Panthers to a 79-61 win over the Cougars of Escondido.  The Cougars were led by Jacob Hutchison with 22, 18 by Nick Payne and Justin Fox with 10

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          LaJolla Vikings defeats Tri City Christian Eagles

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          David A. Willauer– 24 points by Behad Hashemi, 16 by Max Ralston, 10 by Jacob Duffy paced the LaJolla Vikings to a 63-62 win over the Eagles of Tri City Christian.  For the Eagles, Chase Webb led with 24 points I Webb contributed with 14.

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          Indoor Football League team coming to San Diego in 2019

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          :              Major announcement about new Indoor Football League team coming to San Diego in 2019   WHO: San Diego Strike Force President Greg Anderson and General Manager Brian Cox, and Pechanga Arena San Diego Senior Vice President/General Manager Ernie Hahn. WHAT: Anderson and Cox will announce their plans to bring an Indoor Football League (IFL) team to San […]

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          Cal State San Marcos Soccer Coach Named To United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II

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          SAN MARCOS, Calif. – Cal State San Marcos men’s soccer player Andrew Stalboerger was named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Men’s Scholar All-West Region Team on Tuesday afternoon. Student-athletes receiving Scholar All-Region honors met the following criteria:  3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or better throughout career. Started more than 50 […]

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          Boys High School Basketball

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          David Willauer — 22 points by Chris Howell, 19 by Elijah Randall, 14 by Devon Arlington paced the San Marcos Knights to a 74-48 win over the Vista Panthers.  The Panthers were led by Jordan Hilstock with 19, Makiah Morris contributed with 11.

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          North County Sports Report 12-10-18

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          David Willauer — Football NFL-Former LaCosta Canyon alum Kenny Stills 8 receptions for 135 yards caught a 7 yard pass receptions from quarterback and teammate Robert Tannehill to pace the Miami Dolphins to a 34-33 win over the New England Patriots. Former Mission Hills and Brigham Young alum Fred Warner recorded 3 solos and 1 […]

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          PADRES TO PARTICIPATE IN JUNIOR SEAU FOUNDATION SHOP WITH A JOCK®

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           AS PART OF HOLIDAY GIVING TOUR  SAN DIEGO – As part of the Padres Holiday Giving tour, members of the organization will head to Target Mission Valley on Tuesday, December 11, to participate in the Junior Seau Foundation’s 24th Annual Shop with a Jock® event. The Junior Seau Foundation was established to educate and empower youth […]

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          North County Participants In 55th Jimmy Hamada Invitational Wrestling Tournament

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-LaCosta Canyon High School-Carlsbad, CA:  The following North County Wrestlers competed at the 55th Annual Jimmy Hamada Invitational that was held at LaCosta Canyon High School here is how they placed. San Marcos 8th place with 128.5 points Christian Navida 3rd at 138 Kymani Yamboa 1st at 152  Allen Salgado, 7th at […]

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            2019 San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival

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                Call for submissions! The San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival, hosted by the Amigos del REP, is a celebration of engaging and dynamic new plays by Latinx playwrights from across the United States.    Submissions from Latinx playwrights throughout the Americas are now open. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JANUARY 14, 2019. We […]

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            2019 San Diego Rep Latinx New Play Festival

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            Call for submissions! The San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival, hosted by the Amigos del REP, is a celebration of engaging and dynamic new plays by Latinx playwrights from across the United States.    Submissions from Latinx playwrights throughout the Americas are now open. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JANUARY 14, 2019. We will be […]

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            Lamb’s Theatre 41st Lamb’s Festival of Christmas a Spirited Journey for the Holidays

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            TR Robertson — Downtown Coronado was decked out in colorful holiday decorations and spirit filled the air as a huge crowd was slowly leaving Orange St., having watched the annual Coronado Christmas Parade. Many were heading to Lamb’s Theatre, for the 41st annual presentation of Lamb’s Festival of Christmas. For 16 of these years, Resident Playwright […]

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            “Miracle on 34th Street A Live Musical Radio Play” Returns To Horton Grand For Holiday Season

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            TR Robertson  — Once again San Diego Musical Theatre takes a time honored classic, creates a 1947 recording studio, allows the audience to become a part of the show and the result is a festive and incredibly enjoyable trip down memory lane just in time for the holiday season. On December 22, 1947, the Lux Radio […]

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            Cygnet’s “A Christmas Carol” Once Again Rings in the Start of the Holiday Season

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            TR Robertson  — For the 5th season, Cygnet Theatre begins the holiday season with what is becoming a tradition in San Diego, the presentation of “A Christmas Carol”. The Cygnet version is an adaptation by Artistic Director Sean Murray of Charles Dickens 1843 novella. The production is beautifully staged, with classic costumes, an unforgettable cast […]

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            “A Doll’s House, Part 2” Challenges the Audience to Evaluate Marriage and Relationships

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            TR Robertson –All that needs to be said about San Diego Rep’s latest play on the Lyceum Stage is Wow, Wow and Wow, Ibsen would be proud! From the moment Nora Helmer arrives at the door of her former home until the moment she goes back out that same door the audience is mesmerized by […]

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            ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE AT NORTH COAST REP

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            Touching, tuneful musical drama created By Ted Swindley; Additional Material By Ellis Nassour Performances Beginning Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – Running Through Sunday, December 30, 2018 Directed by Allegra Libonati Solana Beach, CA – In a departure from the usual holiday fare, North Coast Repertory Theatre proudly presents ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, a dramatic musical experience certain to thrill […]

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            New Village Arts “Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley” Takes a Step Back In Time For The Holidays

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              TR Robertson –Playwright’s Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon have co-authored a holiday play that will take the audience back to 1815 Victorian England wrapped in holiday spirit and a bit of a love triangle thrown in for good measure. Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre brings jolly old England to the stage, set in the […]

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