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Grocery Grabs #14- El Torito Foods

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Alex Hughes —  June 16, 2018, Vista, CA ….West Vista Way is an interesting name for a street considering I am more familiar with East Vista Way. It seems that maybe I come from the east side of Vista! While I was looking for new Mexican markets to go to, I found a little shop […]

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Lifeline: Teens Leading North County

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North County LIfeline’s Teens Leading North County,  June 18, 2018, Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT  offers service leadership opportunities to local high school students while learning about social issues in North County. Teens will take lead in starting and sustaining a community garden while working alongside elementary age children at Lifeline’s La Casita afterschool program. 5 Weekly Monday meetings […]

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Law Enforcement Impersonator Arrest

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Vista, CA….Earlier this week, a concerned citizen contacted the Sheriff’s Department after a contact with a subject claiming to be an undercover deputy sheriff. Sheriff deputies from the Vista Community Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) Unit took the case and began an investigation. During interviews with several employees from businesses in the Main Street area […]

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Moonlight Stage Productions Adds MAMMA MIA! Performance

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Vista, CA (June  2018) – Moonlight Stage Productions announces it has added an additional performance of “Mamma Mia!” to meet ticket demand for Tues., June 26 at 8 p.m. This is the second performance that has been added to the schedule. Tickets for the June 26 and all other performances of “Mamma Mia!” are on sale now in person at […]

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Watershed Warriors- The Battle to Eliminate Litter Pollution in Irrigation Streams

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Alex Hughes— June  2018 -Vista, CA…After doing the full report on Buena Creek and the Sprinter station area, I wanted to find some other issues that needed to be tackled in the area. I already highlighted the trash, the infrastructure issues and the graffiti, but I knew that there was much more that needed to […]

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Ivy Bodin Rose Garden Dedicated

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Vista, CA …“Things look swell, things look great, We got the whole world on a plate! Starting here, starting now, Everything’s coming up roses!” These lyrics from the musical Gypsy paraphrase my story about a great event that took place this past Sunday. The Grand Opening of the Ivy Bodin Reception Rose Garden at the […]

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Farmer Jones And The Veggie Critters

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Pat Murphy — Vista, CA…Thanks to great weather the June “Kids in the Garden” class attracted a whopping 18 children, 2 infants, and 11 adults. Quite an appropriate turn out for what the Amazon’s Alexa I have at home had told me was, “Global Reddit Meetup Day”. Of course this was just a class and […]

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SCULPTORS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EXHIBITION ON VIEW NOW

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AT THE CIVIC GALLERY THROUGH JULY 12 Vista, CA – The Sculptors of Southern California, is a sculpture art exhibition featuring the works of many artists, is on view now through July 12 at the Civic Gallery. The gallery, located at the Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, is open weekdays from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, and every […]

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    2018 North County Housing Summit

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    2018 North County Housing Summit will be held on Thurday, July 19th at California Center For the Arts from 7 am to 10 am.  Key note speaker Dr. Mark Schniepp, Founder of California Economic Forecast his topic “Initiatives and growth controls: A cautionary tale”. Register at  https://sandiegonorthcountyhousing.eventbrite.com  

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    Halau Hula O Ka‘eo Awarded California Arts Council “Cultural Pathways” Grant

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    Escondido, CA- The California Arts Council announced its plan to award $16,000 to Halau Hula O Ka‘eo as part of its Cultural Pathways program. The Cultural Pathways program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s commitment to serving the needs of an increasingly demographically complex California, and the belief that a healthy arts ecosystem reflects contributions from all […]

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    California Center for the Arts, Escondido Announces 2018/2019 Season

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    Featuring Itzhak Perlman; STYX; Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrants; Lila Downs; Charlie Daniels Band; Ry Cooder; The TEN Tenors; Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández; The Scottish International Tattoo and Music Parade; Syncopated Ladies with Special Guest Appearance from Sole Talk; Irish Christmas in America; We Banjo 3; Calidore String Quartet; Mesa-Yakushev Duo; The Clairvoyants; […]

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    American Watercolor Society: 151st International Exhibition

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    American Watercolor Society: 151st International Exhibition and Local Color, opens at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Museum!  Escondido, CA. – June 2018 — The Center Museum is pleased to announce our summer exhibitions: American Watercolor Society: 151st International Exhibition, as well as Local Color which will be exhibiting concurrently starting on July 14, 2018.  The American Watercolor Society (AWS) is a nonprofit […]

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    Watch KOCT Programs on KOCT.org

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    Watch KOCT Programs on KOCT.org Watch KOCT Programs on KOCT.org Watch KOCT Programs on KOCT.org Watch KOCT Programs on KOCT.org Watch KOCT Programs on KOCT.org Watch KOCT Programs on KOCT.org Watch KOCT Programs on KOCT.org Watch KOCT Programs on KOCT.org Stay connected with your community by tuning into KOCT-North County’s Channels! Check out KOCT’s newly […]

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    American Rock Band, STYX Coming ToCalifornia Center for the Arts

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    Escondido, Ca. – June 6, 2018 – American rock band, STYX will be performing during our 2018-19 Performing Arts Season at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Best known for melding hard rock guitar with acoustic guitar, synthesizers with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks and popular power ballads, while incorporating elements of international […]

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    STORYTELLING FOR ADULTS AT THE OCEANSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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    Oceanside, CA …All You Need is Love – and stories!  Professional storyteller Marilyn McPhie will share love stories, including a true love story about Joyperfume, a Scottish legend about a man who marries a Selkie woman, a quirky story about buttons, and a little poetry sprinkled in for good measure at the Mission Branch Library Community Room, […]

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    La Jolla Playhouse Names Backyard Renaissance As 2018-2019 Resident Theatre Company

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    LA JOLLA, CA — La Jolla Playhouse is proud to announce Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company as its 2018/2019 Resident Theatre. Spearheaded by Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, the Playhouse’s Resident Theatre Program aims to encourage the artistic development of local performing arts organizations, while advancing and contributing to the San Diego theatre scene as a whole. The program provides a temporary home each […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron -The I-15 Nightmare

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      Traveling I-15 in North San Diego/SW Riverside can be a nightmare. The distance between Temecula and Escondido is only a little over 30 miles, but during rush hour the trip can take well over an hour.  From Deer Springs Road to Old Highway 395, Rice Canyon Road to Pala, rush-hour congestion is the norm. Causes […]

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      Senator Bates’ Opioid Education Bill Passes Out of Assembly Business & Professions Committee

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      Orange County Mother Testifies in Support of SB 1109 SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Assembly Business and Professions Committee approved Senate Bill 1109 authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel). 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. The bill […]

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      Record Revenue Shows Tax Hikes are Misguided

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        SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and budget conferee, and Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), member of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and budget conferee, issued the following joint statement after Sacramento Democrats passed a record-spending 2018-19 state budget on June […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron Women Who Harvest

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       Assemblymember Marie Waldron …With its $46 billion agricultural economy, California is the most productive farm state in the nation. Agriculture is vital for California, and women farmers are central to the continued viability of this critical sector of our economy, including within this region. California’s 40,000 women farmers manage 9.5 million acres with an economic impact […]

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      Senator Bates Honors Tri-City Hospital Foundation as Nonprofit of the Year

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      Senator Bates Honors Tri-City Hospital Foundation as Nonprofit of the Year Glen Newhart, President of the Tri-City Hospital Foundation (right) and Dr. Jim Dagostino, Chairman of the Tri-City Healthcare District (left) pose for a photo with Sen. Bates’ legislative resolution honoring Tri-City Hospital Foundation at the California State Senate Chamber in Sacramento. To request a […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron: Public Safety – Job #1

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Loopholes that allow convicted rapists and human traffickers to walk free before completing their sentences must be closed; criminal use and possession of firearms must be reined in. Thousands of cases of sex trafficking are reported in the U.S. each year. Unfortunately, San Diego County has been identified as a major hub […]

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      2018 Primary Elections Statewide June 5th

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      Another election is here and people across California have the opportunity to vote early for the June 5 primary with mail-in ballots starting on Monday. Residents of the state will vote in 2018 for local races like city councils and boards of supervisors, in state races for representatives in the Assembly and Senate and also […]

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      Assembly Signals Support for Emergency Hotline for Foster Kids

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      SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento, CA – A California State Assembly subcommittee voted Thursday to include in its budget a proposal to create a statewide hotline to help foster parents and children. Comments by Susanna Kniffen (NIFF-en), senior director of child welfare policy at the nonprofit Children Now. Lawmakers in Sacramento signaled support on Thursday for a new statewide, […]

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        Formula One Flagger – Thomas Calabrese

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        Happy Father’s Day Standing 20 feet from a race track while dozens of the most expensive and powerful cars in the world screamed past you at almost 200 mph might be the best seat in the house except that you can’t sit down. Corner marshals or flaggers are the people stationed on the track and […]

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        Flag Day History

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        In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June […]

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        Salk Institute Ranks In Top 5 In The World For High-quality Scientific Research

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        Wide-ranging index from Nature Research tracks top research institutions globally LA JOLLA—(June 2018) The Salk Institute has been ranked one of the top 5 nonprofit institutions in the world focused on the life sciences and one of the top 10 nonprofits generally, according to a report known as the Nature Index and released by Springer […]

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        Fast Eddie Dalton – Thomas Calabrese

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        Captain Corky and Sergeant Stubby   Thomas Calabrese — Edward ‘Fast Eddie’ Dalton was born in Topeka, Kansas on July 4, 1897. He was one of eleven children who had minimal schooling because they needed to work to help provide for the family. They hunted, fished and hired themselves out as laborers. His father, Benjamin […]

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        Leo – Pot-bellied Pig Looking For His New Forever Home

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        Meet Leo – a 2-year-old pot-bellied pig looking for his new forever home. Leo (#N395) enjoys a good meal, but isn’t too keen on playing with toys. This “Romeo” will steal your heart and love you forever. You can see Leo at the Department of Animal Services’ shelter in Carlsbad or visit www.sddac.com to give another animal their forever home.

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        The Surprising Finds at the Strawberry Festival

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        Alex Hughes  — June 4, 2018, Vista, CA…It was a beautiful Memorial Day weekend to have an outdoor fair! The sun was out, and the clouds had finally cleared. Bye-Bye Seattle weather! It finally started to look like California once again! I went to this Strawberry Festival to mainly check out The Vista Press booth and […]

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        Moonshine in the Moonlight – Thomas Calabrese

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        As Smooth As Liquid Mercury Thomas Calabrese — (Fact: Liquid mercury is so smooth that it will fall off your skin if you try to hold it.) In the mountain county of Dawson, Georgia (moonshine capital of the world) moonshiners ran millions of gallons of whiskey into Atlanta and other cities in the south. Other counties, like Gilmer, Lumpkin, and Pickens, […]

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        Grocery Grabs #13- Mission West Market

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        Alex Hughes — May 2018  ….I had my eyes on this place for a few months, but I couldn’t enter the market because I had a backpack on. There was a clear sign out front that you cannot go in with one. That is my tip to customers! I went it with my reusable bag […]

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          North County MLB Highlights for Tuesday, June 12

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          David Willbauer–Contributing Writer ….Former Fallbrook Warrior Mike Leake won his 4th game in a row as his record improves to 7-3 on the season. He pitched 6 innings gave up 4 hits, 1 earned run, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts for the Seattle Mariners as they defeated the Anaheim Angels by a 6-3 score. Former Palomar […]

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          Tri City Christian and San Pasqual Win Their Respective Baseball Titles

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Monday, June 11, 2018….In a Division V Boys CIF Section Baseball Title that was played at the University of California at San Diego, the Golden Eagles from San Pasqual High School improved their record to 22-11 on the season as they scored 1 run in the 1st, 1 run in the third,  […]

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          Mission Hills Wins 2nd CIF Division II Baseball Title

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Torero Stadium-University of San Diego-San Diego, CA-Saturday, June 2, 2018: For the Division II CIF Baseball Title after a 1-0 loss and a 7-6 win over the Ravens the Canyon Crest Academy, the Grizzlies continue their miracles with their hitting and after trailing 2-1 score after 2 1/2 innings scored 3 key […]

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          City of Vista – Free Youth Sports Programs

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          Join us for free sports programs at the Linda Rhoades Neighborhood Center, located at the Vista Academy of Performing Arts. The program consists of instruction and games. There is no fee to participate, however, registration is required and is limited to 50 participants per program period. Register in person at the Recreation Office, 200 Civic […]

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          North County MLB Highlights for 6-3-18

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          Former Fallbrook Warrior Brandon Sandoval went 0 for 3 with a walk for the Mobile Bay Bears as they were defeated by the Chattanooga Lookouts by a 13-5 score. Former Palomar Comet James Hoyt came in relief for the Fresno Grizzlies as he pitched 1 inning and recorded 1 strikeout and defeated the Albuquerque Isotopes […]

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          Mission Hills CIF Division II Championship Game Saturday June 2nd

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer—Tuesday, May 29, 2018-Mission Hills High School-San Marcos, CA:  In an Upper Bracket Division II Baseball Tournament the Grizzlies of Mission Hills at 26-8 after 3 straight wins suffered their first loss to the 26-11 Canyon Crest Ravens who also lost in the first round to Otay Ranch and won 3 consolation […]

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          City of Vista Adult Softball Teams Registration

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          Adult Men’s, Women’s & Coed Softball Teams Registration for our upcoming season will begin on June 1, 2018. Placement games begin the week of August 6 with league play through December, 2018. Games are played Sunday through Friday evenings at Brengle Terrace and Breeze Hill parks. Registration is limited to teams. Individual players may contact Ryan […]

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          Registration For Youth Fall Sports Begins June 1st

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          VISTA, CA – Registration for the City of Vista’s fall youth sports programs begins June 1. Register for Girls Volleyball and Flag Football at the Recreation Office of the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Dr., from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m, or online atvistarecreation.com. For more information, call 760.643.5273. Youth Volleyball…Girls in grades fifth through eighth […]

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            “Once” Soars at Lamb’s Players Theatre

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            TR Robertson  — Eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, a Drama Desk Award for Best Musical and a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, this is only part of the legacy of the 2011 musical “Once”, currently on stage at the Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado. This tender, passionate, melancholy musical is rich with emotion […]

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            The Old Globe Presents Witty, Funny Biting “Native Gardens” in West Coast Premiere

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            TR Robertson — The latest play at The Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, “Native Gardens”, will have you laughing hysterically, agreeing with one couple and then changing your mind and siding with the other couple the next, all while a variety of social and moral issues are tossed out, one after the other, in […]

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            North Coast Rep Closes Season With “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum”

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            Solana Beach, CA – Excitement has been running so high for North Coast Rep’s Season 36 closer, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. The theatre has already extended the beloved musical by one week to accommodate the ticket requests. Composer Stephen Sondheim has created a laugh-a-minute audience favorite with songs such […]

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            North Coast Rep Stages The West Coast Premiere THE FATHER

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            Solana Beach, CA, San Diego audiences will be treated to a play that the London Telegraph called “an unqualified triumph” as North Coast Rep stages the West Coast premiere of THE FATHER. A sensation in Paris, London and New York, and honored with a war chest of awards including a Tony nomination for Best Play, THE FATHER promises […]

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            San Diego Theatres Present “Blues Brothers™ Revue Hits “

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                     ON SALE NOW! The Official Blues Brothers™ Revue Hits Balboa Theatre for One-Night-Only Presented by Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and musical director Paul Shaffer   The Official Blues Brothers™ Revue Sunday, March 24, 2019 – 6:00pm Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 It’s been nearly 40 years since the Blues Brothers were first introduced […]

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            New Village Arts Ends Season 17 With A Stop on “Avenue Q”

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            TR Robertson — “Avenue Q” has been referred to as a “coming of age parable”. It is most certainly a story of friendship and relationships, growing up, tackling challenges, setting goals and dealing with the “real world”. If this isn’t enough, mix in a variety of sexual relationships, racism, homosexuality, pornography, and a little politics. All […]

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            Impro Theatre’s Twilight Unscripted Variety Nights At North Coast Rep

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            Solana Beachm, CA –. Impro Theatre presents Twilight Zone UnScripted at North Coast Repertory Theatre on June 25 at 7:30pm. North Coast Rep‘s Variety Nights are always a blast, offering a variety of shows from comedy nights to special one-night-only productions. From the darkest corners of reality, to the land of the unexplained – Impro […]

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            All Shook Up The Musical At The Avo

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            Presented by Star Repertory Theatre at the AVO Playhouse Not Affiliated with the City of Vista or Moonlight Stage Productions Online sales end 2 hours prior to show time. The AVO Playhouse Box Office opens 1 hour prior to show time. Seating begins half an hour before show time. Friday, May 25, 2018 • 7:30 pm Saturday, May 26, […]

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