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Vista Shooting Suspect Arraigned Today

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On August 3rd, the victim in this case, twenty-eight-year-old Vista resident Michelle Hashtani, died of her injuries. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has conducted an autopsy and determined her cause of death was a gunshot wound and manner of death, homicide. On, August 16th, 2018 Estevan Montelongo was returned to San Diego by […]

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MEET VISTA CANDIDATES AT TWO FORUMS

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Vista, CA …Vista residents will have an opportunity to meet the candidates running for office at two forums – one for District 1 and District 4 candidates and the second for mayoral candidates. The district candidate forum will be held on Thursday, August 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the Shadowridge Golf Club, 1980 Gateway Drive.  […]

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Last Day Of Summergrass 2018 – At Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

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Vista, CA  — Summergrass 2018 … Sunday is last day of the festival. Come on down to “The Farm”! Step back in time, relax & enjoy this great festival. Gates opens at 8 AM. Click Here… and listen to some great music! The T-shirts are printed on site this year. You will be able to […]

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Moonlight Commemorative Glasses

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  There’s still time to… Name a seat in the Moonlight Amphitheatre for you, a loved one, a business, in memory of someone, or to commemorate a special date! Click here to learn more.

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2nd Annual Fundraiser Brings Community Collaboration for Young Marines

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Suze Diaz — Vista, CA …It was a sunny Sunday afternoon well spent in the heart of Vista for a lovely spaghetti dinner supporting fundraising efforts for the North San Diego Young Marines Organization currently based at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum. From their humble beginnings in 1959, the Young Marines created a […]

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Retail Runs (Part B) A Look at Empty  Storefronts  (San Diego Special)

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Alex Hughes – August 2018…As I explored Downtown San Diego a few weeks ago, I happened on a few buildings that were completely abandoned or gutted out. The area itself is quite nice with very large skyscrapers and bustling sidewalks, but when you walk down certain street corners or get farther away from the center, […]

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

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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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    Fallbrook Bar Robbery Attempt

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    Fallbrook, CA …On August 18, 2018 at about 2:03 AM, Deputies from the Fallbrook Substation responded to a radio call of gun shots fired at the Red Eye Saloon, 1448 South Mission Rd, Fallbrook. The call stated bar patrons were holding down a male who had a gun and had already fired one round. Deputies […]

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    Patio Playhouse Community Theater Presents In the Heights

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    Escondido, CA – (August 13, 2018) Patio Playhouse Community Theater is proud to present In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. This popular musical tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the […]

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    Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce to Hold State of the City

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    Last Call for Tickets  Carlsbad, CA — – The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and the City of Carlsbad will host this year’s State of the City Luncheon on Friday, August 24, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa. Tickets for the event are $69 for members and $99 for general admission and […]

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    The Journey in Cultural Education Continues with the History of “Mexihco”

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    Suze Diaz — Escondido, CA….Cultural appreciation is vital to cultural education. The California Center for the Arts Escondido dedicates continuous efforts in elevating this appreciation through various opportunities to further education in the cultural arts. Sunday night’s cultural presentation was a fine example of this endeavor. Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts’ production of “Mexihco: The […]

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    What’s Up Downtown Oceanside

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    Back to School Supply Drive Through Aug. 17, MainStreet Oceanside MainStreet Oceanside is a drop-off location for the first Oceanside Unified School District Back to School Supply Drive until Friday. All donations will go to Oceanside students and teachers to help bolster their academic success. For more info, contact Vu Nguyen at vu.nguyen@oside.us. FIND OUT MOR History Talk: Irving […]

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    Vista Community Clinic Health Report to the Community is Statistically Superb

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    TR Robertson — Vista, CA ….The Vista Community Clinic is growing by leaps and bounds, providing incredible service to our North County community and beyond and the statistics clearly point this out, as shown in the Health Report to the Community, held recently at the Shadowridge Country Club. Vanessa J. Brown, Project Office, Southern Health […]

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    Weekly Food Truck Fridays Heat Up the North County  

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    Plus, Cool Down for Free in the Center Museum and Check Out the Latest Exhibition Escondido, CA – August, 2018 – The California Center for the Arts, Escondido and Curbside Bites continue to host Food Truck Fridays from 6 pm-10 pm on the Great Green (lawn area) of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido […]

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    Summertime and Learning Art is Fun and Easy at CCAE!

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    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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      Senate Republican Leader Bates and Senator Nielsen Issue Statement on Potential Wildfire Legislation

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      SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Chair of the Senate Republican Caucus, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), released a joint statement on potential wildfire legislation: “We believe it is in the best interest of the public for the Legislature to defer discussion of inverse condemnation to a later time. The Legislature should instead focus on […]

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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  

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      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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        Sky Soldier – Thomas Calabrese

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        Airborne Assault Thomas Calabrese— It was the biggest combat jump since the invasion of Panama in 1989 and the 173rd Airborne Brigade’s first wartime drop in 35 years. 969 ‘Sky Soldiers’ Rangers and support personnel prepared for a five-hour flight from their base at Camp Ederle in Vicenza, Italy on March 26, 2003. It was […]

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        Grocery Grabs #17- Novillo’s Market

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        Alex Hughes —  August 2018…. It was pretty cool to find out that Oceanside actually has a transit station in the San Luis Rey area. I am somewhat familiar with these streets as I have walked through them before and have taken the NCTD Route 303. However, I did not notice a Mexican market! This particular […]

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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

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        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

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        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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          Cal State San Marcos Volleyball Team To Host 3rd Annual Cougar Classic Tournament

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          SAN MARCOS, CA – The Cal State San Marcos volleyball team hosts the third Annual Cougar Classic on August 23-25 in The Sports Center. During the opening weekend, the Cougars will face No. 6 nationally-ranked Lewis, No. 8 nationally-ranked Nebraska Kearney, Indiana (Pa.) and Point Loma. After going undefeated in preseason, both domestically and internationally, the […]

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          NFL – North County Athletes

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          Former Mission Hills Grizzly,  Fred Warner Brigham Young Cougar and Number 1 Draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers recorded 3 tackles and 2 assisted tackles as they fell to the Houston Texans 16-13 Former Oceanside High Pirate, Brian Schwenke and current New England Patriot offensive guard came in as a substitute as New England defeated the […]

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          North County MLB Highlights for 8-18-18

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          Former Vista High Panther Alum Trevor Cahill improves his record to 5-2 for the red hot Oakland A’s as he pitched 7 innings gave up 1 hit 1 run and struck out 7 batters as they defeated the Houston Astros in a Western Division battle by a 7-1 score. Former Rancho Buena Vista and Palomar […]

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          North County High School Sports News

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          David Willauer….Lady Wildcats of El Camino Victorious In Golf Home Opener The El Camino Lady Wildcats hosted the Lady Timberwolves of Mission Vista at the Arrowood golf course. The Lady Cats won by a score of 225-258.  Medalist was a tie. Janae Leovao and Jasmine Leovao freshman twins from El Camino shot even par 36. […]

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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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            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

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            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

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            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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