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Only Losers Litter – Cleaning up Vista One Bucketful at a Time

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This group of Caped Community Crusaders picked up 10 bags of trash and 2 bags of recyclables on April 15. Only Losers Litter started cleanups in Vista in January 2017.  331 concerned citizens participated in 8 trashwalks in 2017 and 98 have participated in 4 trashwalks in 2018.BackFence Society founder Sarah Spinks states: “Real change […]

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Vista Sunrise Kiwanis Set to Return to the “Roaring 20’s” at “The Grape Gatsby”

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TR Robertson — On Saturday, April 28th, flapper dresses and Zoot suits will once again be the style for the evening as those attending the Vista Sunrise Kiwanis “Grape Gatsby” fundraiser enjoy vintage cars, great food from local eateries and a selection of wines and beers from a variety of vineyards and breweries and a fun […]

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 Paseo Santa Fe Street Improvements Phase II Construction Update

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  Construction is underway on the next phase of the Paseo Santa Fe Street Improvement Project. Crews are working from Ocean View Drive towards Civic Center Drive. Sewer mains are being constructed first, then storm drain facilities and water lines, followed by the undergrounding of overhead utility lines. Surface improvements such as landscaping, sidewalks, and lighting will be completed during the final segment. […]

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Honoring Past Pres. and New Members of The Woman’s Club of Vista

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The Woman’s Club of Vista recently honored its Past President and 20+ years members at its luncheon held the second Wednesday of the month at the Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista.  In addition, two new members were recognized and welcomed.  The Club is proud of its members volunteering their time to work for the non-profit […]

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Vista Irrigation District Announces Student Contest Winnners

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High school seniors awarded scholarships and fourth-grade students receive water awareness poster contest awards. Vista, CA—Vista Irrigation District has presented awards to three high school seniors and three fourth-grade students from the local community as winners of two separate district‑sponsored contests. The district’s board of directors presented the awards to the recipients at its April 18, 2018 […]

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Gloria McClellen Center Events

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BALLROOM DANCE: RUMBA, WEDNESDAYS IN May, GLORIA MCCLELLAN CENTER Vista – The Gloria McClellan Center is offering Ballroom Dance classes Wednesdays in May from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive. Learn the Rumba, the dance style for May. It is a rhythmic dance with Spanish and African elements, originating in Cuba.  The cost for four classes […]

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43rd Annual Tim Black Charity Golf Tournament

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The Amigos De Vista Lions club will be holding their 43rd Annual Tim Black Charity Golf Tournament on May 21, 2018, at the Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista. This tournament is the club’s largest fund raiser for the year and 100% of net proceeds go to charities throughout the area. About 100 golfers are expected to tee […]

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Moonlight Cultural Foundation: Razzle Dazzle

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    Oceanside’s Master Plan For The Arts Town Hall

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    The City of Oceanside Arts Commission and the Master Plan for the Arts Steering Committee, under direction of the Library Department, will be hosting a public Town Hall on Monday, May 7, from 5-7 p.m., to share the proposed draft cultural plan.  The event will take place in the Community Rooms at the Oceanside Public Library’s Civic Center […]

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    Pauma Valley Embezzlement

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    On 09/27/2017, the Tribal Council of the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians contacted the San Diego Sheriff’s Department to report suspicious financial transactions made by an employee. The follow up investigation for these allegations was assigned to the Sheriff’s Cyber/Financial Crimes Unit. The follow up investigation determined that 35 year old Destiny Nelson, who is […]

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    San Marcos Chamber News

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    Tuesday, April 24 @ 7:30-8:45 AM  Register Thursday, April 26 @ 5:00-7:00 PM  Register Friday, April 27 @ 11:30 AM  More Info Tuesday, May 22 @ 8:00-9:00 AM  Register Community News eNews SignUp

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    Veteran Owned Obstacle Course gym in North County Celebrates Grand Re-opening

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    Veteran owned Obstacle Course gym in North County celebrates their Grand Re-Opening with $5k in giveaways and the launch of Youth Warrior fitness classes! With American Ninja Warrior proving to be the most popular sports game show on television and Obstacle Course Racing growing as the largest recreational sport in America, it’s about time San […]

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    GRAMMY NOMINATED CELLIST TINA GUO, ALONG WITH THE SD CIVIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA

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     JOIN FORCES AT THE CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, ESCONDIDO!  Escondido, Ca. – April  2018- Cello virtuoso Tina Guo, along with the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra (SDCYO), will be performing classical pieces as well as some of Tina Guo’s most popular hits at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, April 29, […]

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    North County Roundtable Election 2018 Candidate Forums

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    Tune to KOCT throughout the election period to view the Special Election episodes of North County Roundtable with Hosts, Kent Davy and Alison St John. 49th Congressional District – Broadcast Starts Friday, April 20th on Channel 18 at 6PM  with featured candidates: Doug Applegate, Rocky Chavez, Joshua Hancock, Paul Kerr, Mike Levin, Brian Maryott, Craig Nordal, Robert Pendleton, Mike Schmitt, […]

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    Hawthorne Country Store Presents “Ruffing It” Pet Travel Expo

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    **Pet-lovers will unleash adventure with pet-travel event on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:15 p.m.**    SAN DIEGO, CA (April  2018) – Escondido’s Hawthorne Country Store will be unleashing adventure during their 1st Annual “Ruffing It” Pet Travel Expo event held on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:15 p.m. According to a study done by AAA and Best Western […]

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    San Diego Women’s Foundation Recognizes 78th Assembly District’s Women of the Year

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    SAN DIEGO, CA – Executive Director of the San Diego Women’s Foundation (SDWF), Katie Sawyer, was recognized as one of 15 women at the 78th Assembly District’s Women of the Year Celebration. In honor of Women’s History Month, Assembly member Todd Gloria hosted the inaugural celebration on March 27, 2018, at the Women’s Museum of California […]

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      Holocaust Remembrance Day

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron — I am honored to recognize Bernard `Bernie’ Zelkowitz, a Temecula resident and a actual survivor of the Holocaust, at this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day in the State Capitol. Born in Vishk, Czechoslovakia in 1925, he was forced into a ghetto at age 17 by the Nazi’s.  He was crammed into a two-bedroom house […]

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      Anderson Recognizes Volunteers Sorting Donated Clothes for Young Military Families

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      SAN DIEGO — Saturday, April 14th marked the 17th “Heroes Day” celebrated by Bridgepoint Education. On this year’s Heroes Day, employees and students from Bridgepoint Education and their academic institution, Ashford University, sorted donated clothes for the Support the Enlisted Project (STEP). STEP is a program dedicated to supporting young military members and their families in need and […]

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      Report: Lead Poisoning Continues to Plague Parts of California

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      OAKLAND, CA. — The issue of childhood lead poisoning is getting fresh attention after the recent release of an investigative series by KALW Radio in San Francisco. Reuters data shows about 2 percent of California’s children have high rates of lead in their blood – consistent with the national average. But parts of Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles […]

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      Senate Republican Leader Bates’ Opioid Education Bill Earns Bipartisan Support

      By   5 days ago

      SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Bill 1109, authored by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) passed out of the Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee with bipartisan support. SB 1109 would educate the public, especially those who are involved with youth, by explaining to them the risk of addiction and overdose from prescription opioids. In response to […]

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      Senate Public Safety Committee Blocks Bill to Address Fentanyl Drug Trafficking

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      SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee today refused to pass Senate Bill 1103 by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would enhance criminal penalties for illegal distributors of fentanyl, which has been linked to numerous deaths in California in recent years. “Today’s decision is a disappointing setback for law enforcement efforts to tackle the […]

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      Manufacturing in Southern California

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      Senator Joel Anderson, 38th District…Like many other events we are invited to throughout the year, my office was invited to have a resource table at the upcoming San Marcos Manufacturing Summit with The Coalition for a Prosperous America, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization representing the interests of 2.7 million households through agricultural, manufacturing, and labor members. […]

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      New Bill Would Create CA Commission to Set Health-Care Prices

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      SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Labor unions and consumer advocates are throwing their support behind a bold new bill in California to control health-care costs by creating a commission to set limits on what providers can charge. Supporters held a Monday rally in Sacramento to push Assembly Bill 3087, citing skyrocketing health-care costs. The bill, written by Assembly Member […]

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      Senator Bates “Education Remains Key To Reducing Opioid Tragedies”

      By   2 weeks ago

      SACRAMENTO – In a joint op-ed published recently in The Coast News Group, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan highlight Senate Bill 1109 (Bates) which would educate the public, especially those who are involved with youth, by explaining to them about the risk of addiction and overdose from prescription opiates. A […]

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        Midnight Marauders -Thomas Calabrese

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        Matinee Idols Thomas Calabrese — The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a wartime intelligence agency of the United States during World War II, and a predecessor of the modern Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The OSS was formed as an agency of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to coordinate espionage activities behind enemy lines for all branches of the United States Armed Forces. For the duration of World War […]

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        Tied Shoes on Powerlines

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        Alex Hughes April 2018 …  I grew up in Vista on the side of town that was more rural than actually city. I am used to seeing rolling hills and the 76 from atop a hill. I pass by fields of strawberries and avocado trees when I go on the 306 to the Vista Transit […]

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        Battle of Hue City – Thomas Calabrese

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        No Way Thomas Calabrese — Hue, (Pronounced Way) South Vietnam, February, 1968. The Battle of Hue (also called the Siege of Hue), was one of the bloodiest and longest battles of the Vietnam War. 11 battalions of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), four U.S. Army battalions, and three understrength U.S. Marine Corps battalions, for a total of 18 battalions, defeated 10 […]

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        The Bomb Tech – Thomas Calabrese

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        The Debris Whisperer Lord of power and might, whose mercy is everlasting, guard and guide those who place their lives in the balance to ensure the safety of those nearby.”                                                   […]

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        Retail Runs- A Look at Empty Storefronts (Part 6)

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        Alex Hughes — April 1, 2018…Before entering the intersection of Vista Village Drive and North Santa Fe, we can take a left by Soroptimist Park which I highlight here: http://thevistapress.com/enhancing-soroptimist-park/. Across the street is where parking used to be for Vista Village, now it is being prepared for a new construction project that will become […]

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        Easter Party – Thomas Calabrese

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        Nobody’s Fool Thomas Calabrese — Colonel John McCandles was retiring from the United States Marine Corps on April 2nd, 2018. This also happens to be the first year since 1956 that Easter falls on April Fools’ Day, which is also happened to John’s birthday. Cathy McCandles had everything planned for a combination birthday and retirement […]

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        Grocery Grabs #9- San Marcos Market

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        Alex Hughes — March 24, 2018… Right by CSUSM, there is a market that I always pass by on the Sprinter, “San Marcos Market”. It is similar in appearance to Rodeo Market by Vista Transit Center because of its two story building with a market on the bottom and living quarters on the top. The neighborhood […]

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        Outside The Wire – Thomas Calabrese

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        Inside The Fire Thomas Calabrese — There are many old sayings in the military, but none of them are truer than ‘no man left behind.’ To most people, sending fifty men into harm’s way to bring back one dead body makes no sense, but to those who fight our country’s battles on faraway lands, it is […]

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          Join Us for RBVLL Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

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          This year for our annual RBVLL dinner dance, we’re celebrating with a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! Join us for a fun evening of dining and dancing. We’ll have all the makings of a fiesta celebration: Mexican cuisine and desserts DJ and a night of dancing Silent Auction of team baskets—plus the popular Reserved Parking Space […]

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          Caden Childress Paces Vista Panthers to 7-0 Win Over San Marcos Knights

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Vista High School-Vista, CA-4-18-18-In one of the most important high school baseball games of in North County, the Vista Panthers at 10-8 their best baseball today and scored 2 runs in the second on a 2 rbi single by Ivan Luna scored 5 more runs in the 5th as they sent 10 […]

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          North County MLB Spotlight By Dave 4-18-2018

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          North County MLB Spotlight by David A. Willauer 4-18-18   –Former Vista product Trevor Cahill made his debut for the Oakland A’s got his first win of the season as he pitched 7 innings gave up 5 hits 2 walks and 8 strikeouts as they defeated the Chicago White Sox by a 10-2 score. Former Rancho Buena Vista […]

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          North County Baseball Highlights

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          David Willauer –Former Vista High product Trevor Cahill is currently with the Nashville Sounds on a rehab assignment he made his debut against the New Orleans Babycakes and was defeated by a 2-1 score.  The former Panther pitched 4 innings gave up 3 hits 2 runs 1 earned 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Former Palomar […]

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          Padres Introduce Coach Of The Week Program

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          PRESENTED BY FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO…SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced the launch of the newly created Padres Coach of the Week program presented by FOX Sports San Diego for the 2018 season. The 10-week program will recognize one local high school baseball or softball coach each week for making a positive […]

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          North County Baseball Highlights

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          David Willauer…Former Fallbrook High pitcher Mike Leake improves his record to 2-0 on the season as he pitched 5 innings gave up 3 hits 2 runs 2 earned and 4 walks and former Palomar Comet Nick Vincent came in relief for the Seattle Mariners as he pitched 1/3 of an inning as he gave up […]

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          Harrison Pyatt’s Pitches 2 Hit Win Over Long Beach State

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          David A. Willauer_-Contributing Writer-Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018-The Diamond-Lake Elsinore, CA:  The San Diego State Aztec baseball team are currently riding a 3 game win streak after a 2 hard fought defeats vs. New Mexico but won the key game on Saturday, March 31st by a key 3-2 score along with a Monday night 6-4 win […]

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          North County Baseball Spotlight by Dave

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          Dave Willauer — 3-31-18… Former Palomar product Tyler Saladino came into the ballgame to run for Matt Davidson and scored 1 of the White Sox runs as they defeated the Kansas City Royals by a 4-3 score. Former Palomar product Tony Wolters made his debut as a catcher as he went 0 for 3 with […]

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            A Perfectly Jolly Good British Comedy at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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            TR Robertson  — If you are looking for a fun filled evening out and enjoy seeing hilarious live theatre you will want to take in the current production at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach, “How the Other Half Loves” by Alan Ayckbourn. Ayckbourn is one of England’s most prolific playwrights and directors having […]

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            Lamb’s Players Theatre Play Within a Play is a Hilarious Farce

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            TR Robertson — It’s chaotic, loud, silly, quickly paced and above all, absolutely hilarious. This will be your first impressions of Lamb’s Players Theatre’s latest play, “Noises Off”. Written by English playwright Michael Frayn and premiering at the Lyric Theatre in London in 1982, “Noises Off” is a farcical play within a play. Frayn said the […]

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            There’s Murder and Comedy Afoot at Scripps Ranch Theatre

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            TR Robertson —  The latest endeavor at Scripps Ranch Theatre will have you laughing and guessing who will play what role next as the theatre company presents “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”, on stage until April 22nd. If your love of plays filled with a little intrigue and mystery, mixed in with lots of laughs and […]

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            One Man Play, “Buyer and Cellar”, a Wonderful Comedy Hit at Vista’s Broadway Theatre

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              TR Robertson  — Vista Broadway Theatre co-owners Douglas Davis and Randall Hickman have struck gold with their latest production of Jonathan Tollins, “Buyer and Cellar”. Tollins fantasy comedy centers around Alex More telling the story of his trials and tribulations as a struggling actor who eventually lands a position working in the incredible basement complex […]

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            Coming Soon: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

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            Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son, his eleven brothers, their father Jacob and a gorgeous multi-hued coat. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including “Go, Go, Go, Joseph,” “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close […]

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            Kevin Hafso-Koppman to Direct RED by John Logan at Oceanside Theatre Company

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            Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) announces its production of RED by John Logan. Produced by OTC artistic director Ted Leib, the production is directed by Kevin Hafso-Koppman and features Robert May and Luke Monday. The production will run May 4th – 20th. Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history […]

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            NEW VILLAGE ARTS

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            GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY Please note that we have recently updated our ticketing software. You will be prompted to create a login when making your first new purchase on this software, and your tickets and contact information will be stored under a unique, secure user ID based on your email. For questions regarding this ticketing […]

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            San Diego Repertory’s “Beachtown” Provides Everyone a Chance to Voice an Opinion

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            TR Robertson One thing is sure, if you are lucky enough to attend the latest play at the Lyceum Theatre put on by San Diego Repertory Theatre, you will be immersed in every aspect of the play and have a chance to actually become part of the play. San Diego Rep’s latest experiment in the […]

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