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Fun and Unusual Facts and Trivia About Art and Architecture Part II

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TR Robertson — The world of art and architecture can be filled with mystery, intrigue, incredible creativity, and extreme uniqueness as the creations of “humankind” have been produced over the years. Here is more trivia and facts about this amazing world. The Great Wall of China is 13,171 miles long, took 9 years to build […]

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2020 & Looking Forward To 2021 State of the Community

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Vista, CA — Tri-City Medical Center presents the Vista State of the Community, hosted by the Vista Chamber of Commerce. Join us for a review of 2020 and a look-ahead to what’s next for Vista in 2021. The event platform will allow for submitted questions from the audience. Registration Mayor Judy Ritter, City of Vista State of […]

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Business in Vista 50 Years! Quick Check Smog

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Vista, CA -Quick Check Smog/Vista Truck Rental on the corner of North Santa Fe and Townsite began operations in 1971 as a gas station and was one of the first smog emissions testing station in Vista when the State of California began smog testing in the 70s. The business is family owned with four generations […]

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Young Pioneers February & March Sign Ups Open!

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Vista, CA We have a few openings in our February Young Pioneers Program: ​Friday mornings (ages 3-8) – 5 spots left for February, March has a waitlist. Tuesday afternoons (ages 6-12)- 10 spots left for February & March Our program rolls over, with those registered for the current month having priority for the following months program. […]

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American Legion Post 365 Re-Opens

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Vista, CA – Finally, we are going to try and get back to work. Saturday we will re-open with Cheeseburgers and Fries available from Noon ’til 3:00 PM. And starting Sunday with Breakfast we’ll again be open for daily meals. Still working on the Wednesday Special, we’ll let you know as soon as we figure it out. Thanks […]

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Women Warriors To Host Film “Fly Like a Girl”

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Vista, CA — On January 29th at 5:30 pm the Vista nonprofit Foundation for Women Warriors is hosting a virtual screening of Fly Like a Girl, a film about young girls and women relentlessly pursuing their passion for aviation – a field currently dominated by men. The screening is free and open to the public, with an option to donate […]

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Only Losers Litter in Vista Starts Fifth Year!

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Vista, CA –Meet us at Backfence Society Clubhouse  110 South  Citrus Suite F in Vista, across the street from the flagpole January 24 Sunday @ 2 pm.ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!Bring your own pickers, buckets, gloves.Wear face coverings and keep social distancing.Wear colorful clothes and capes.We will clean up downtown!Only Losers Litter is in its fifth […]

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What’s Happening At The Elks

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If you haven’t heard, our new covered patio is now officially The Jerald W. Beasley Patio Pavilion!  The dedication ceremony on Wednesday was well attended and much appreciated by Jerry and Pat Beasley, and their family. Everyone enjoyed a lunch under the new patio and beautiful grounds. 1947 E. Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084-3320  |  760-724-1968

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    Brush Fire in Palomar College Preserve Held to 11 Acres

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    A fire in the native habitat preserve on the eastern edge of the campus, near the Edwin & Frances Hunter Arboretum, was contained by 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. SAN MARCOS, CA -January, 2021 — A vegetation fire burned 11 acres in a nature preserve at Palomar College before being contained by fire crews as […]

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    Supervisor Desmond Vaccine/Youth Sports Update

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    Let Our Kids Play It is absolutely devastating what is happening to our kids. No school and no youth sports is creating a mental health crisis.I will do whatever I can and talk to whomever I can to make sure we get our kids back in the classroom and get our kids competing again! Two […]

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    Oceanside Covid 19 Emergency Rental Assistance

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    GRANT PROGRAM LAUNCHED Oceanside, CA — On January 6, 2021, the Oceanside City Council approved additional grant funds in the amount of $300,000 to assist Oceanside residents financially impacted by the Coronavirus.  The City of Oceanside provides one-time grants to Oceanside households to cover up to three months of rent and utility assistance for eligible […]

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    What’s Up In Downtown Oceanside

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    Oceanside, CA — Check out these events and programs happening in Downtown Oceanside over the next two weeks: 2021 Write On, Oceanside! Celebration Jan. 14, Online Tune in TOMORROW at 11 a.m. on Zoom to hear the announcement of the top three submissions for the Write On, Oceanside! writing contests and the results of the […]

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    Conference on Vehicle to Grid Virtual Meeting

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    February 12, 2021  The Center for Community Energy (CCE) will host a free virtual conferenceon Vehicle-to-Grid. The purpose of this conference is to help private rate payers and industry experts better understand what V2G is, and why it could become a key strategy to help ensure California canmeet its goal: 60% renewable energy by 2030. According to CCE Executive Director, Dr. Jose Torre-Bueno,  “V2G […]

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    San Marcos Chamber Of Commerce

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    Latest Information Regarding COVID Related Loans & Grants Week of January 10, 2021 Come out to the Farmers Market from 3-6pm! Shop safely with contactless payment. Choose from the freshest produce, bread, fish, sweet treats, artisan goods, and delicious hot foods! Reports to include Legislative Representatives, City, County, Utilities, Sheriff’s Department and more. Hear the […]

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    Of Poaching, Profits and Tiger Kings: International Wildlife Trafficking

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    The International Wildlife Trafficking module of San Diego Diplomacy Council’s Global Leadership Youth Program is open for registration! This course, curated for globally-minded high school students, will engage with the complex global issue of wildlife trafficking through a diplomacy simulation, interactive negotiations, fascinating guest speakers and more.  Three-year-old tiger Moka was a victim of wildlife trafficking when he […]

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    Supervisor Jim Desmond -Videos

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    Today was our first Board of Supervisors meeting of 2021.I wanted to update you on the topics that were discussed and what our next steps are moving forward. Vaccine Rollout Update We must get the COVID-19 vaccine to San Diegans! To me, this is the most important task in San Diego County.Today, I asked our […]

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      Senate Republicans Demand Newsom Improve State’s Vaccine Distribution Efforts

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      Sacramento, CA — Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and several members of the California Senate Republican Caucus recently delivered a letter to Governor Newsom demanding that he set the state’s vaccine distribution as a priority. The California Department of Public Health says California has received more than 2.4 million vaccines, yet according to the Bloomberg vaccine tracker, California […]

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      Senator Jones Introduces Measure To Assist Small Businesses

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      Establishes a uniform process for small, owner-run corporations to quickly and easily remedy technical noncompliance issues Sacramento, CA — State Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) today introduced Senate Bill 218, a measure to allow small, owner-run corporations to handle ministerial paperwork corrections in a more simplified and uniform procedure. Specifically, SB 218 amends the California […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – New Laws For 2021

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron — On January 1st, hundreds of new laws went into effect. Many are non-controversial or have limited impact, but some will directly affect the lives of thousands of Californians.  Among these are laws impacting businesses and employees. California’s minimum wage will increase to $14 for companies with 26 or more employees and […]

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      Senator Bates – Statement on Governor’s Budget Plan

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      Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposal: “I welcome the Governor’s budget efforts to strengthen public health, speed up vaccine distribution, and reopen our schools, which cannot come soon enough for millions of kids who are falling further behind in their educational and […]

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      Strengthening Families and Children, While Providing Opportunities

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      Now and for Future GenerationsSacramento, CA –  Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, recently delivered a joint letter to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting that he prioritize the 2021-2022 budget to include funds for jobless Californians, students, and small businesses affected by his shutdowns.  Over […]

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      Senator Jones – An Update on EDD

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      Sacramento, CA — January, 2021, I wanted to share an important update from the Employment Development Department (EDD) regarding suspended payments due to fraud screening. If your EDD account has been suspended‚ please read the following statement regarding the identity validation process here. Additionally‚ if you have any questions regarding unemployment benefit extensions‚ you can read […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – Back To Sacramento

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      Sacramento. CA — Assemblymember Marie Waldron – On January 11th, 80 Assemblymembers and 40 Senators will return to Sacramento for the new 2021-2022 legislative session, which convened Dec 7th. Hundreds of bills will be introduced over the coming weeks. Most won’t be controversial, and many will probably never become law.Most bills must be submitted to the […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron Helping the Helpers

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      Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The holiday season is traditionally a time of giving. It’s also appropriate at this time of the year to support organizations in our area that reach out to help those in need. Locally, many organizations are available to provide assistance, but these groups depend on all of us for their support, […]

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        Americans Became More Charitable During This Past Holiday Season

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        Compared to 2019 despite living through COVID-19 According to a recent report by TOP Data and Kindest, a startup that helps nonprofits automate fundraising seamlessly, Americans were 25% more charitable last holiday season compared to 2019. The average amount donated to charitable organizations in 2020 was just over $600. Of all the generational cohorts, Millennials were the most […]

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        Ask The Pro

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        .Photo credit Max Payne Jerry: I like honey in my tea and on my toast, pretty much I use it a lot. But I’m thinking it too good to be true and isn’t that healthy. What do you think??Megan: Honey has many health benefits such as improving heart health and even having wounds. The trouble is […]

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        All Trails Lead to Hell – Thomas Calabrese

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        View from Canyon Diablo Thomas Calabrese –The town of Canyon Diablo (Navajo: Kin Ligaii) was located in Coconino County, Arizona, on the edge of the arroyo Canyon Diablo. It originated in 1880, due to construction delays attributed to the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad ordering the wrong span length railroad bridge to cross the canyon. For […]

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        Miracle at Summerland -Thomas Calabrese

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        The Dazzling Devons Thomas Calabrese –Steve Curtis and Mike Densmore were best friends and first cousins, born within three months of each other in the year 1999. They grew up on East Toulomne Road in Turlock, California and attended Crowell Elementary School, located on North Avenue. Their mothers, Chris and Dina Del Monaco were twin […]

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        Ask The Pro

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        C.J.: I’ve been trying to eat more salads and when I shop I’ve heard that iceberg lettuce isn’t very nutritious. Is that true?? Megan: In my opinion go for spinach. First of all, it has 20 times the amount of vitamin A (needed for vision and skin) compared to iceberg, 6 times the amount of […]

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        Rocklin and Roland – Thomas Calabrese

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        They Messed With Marines Thomas Calabrese –The seven-month baby was lying in his crib and looked up at his parents and began making a series of strange sounds.             “That is not normal,” His mother said, “Our other children never made those noises.  “At times he sounds like a cross between a possessed victim and […]

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        Ask The Pro

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        Jillian: My doctor said I’m low in Vitamin D. What can I do about that and why?? Megan: Vitamin D deficiency is becoming more common. It is known as the “sunshine vitamin”, because the skin produces it through sunlight exposure. It is also found in some foods likes fish and egg yolks. Vitamin D is […]

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        Felix the Navy Dad – Thomas Calabrese

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        The Little Admiral Thomas Calabrese –Felix Rivera’s family on his father’s side was from Bueno Aires, Argentina. His grandparents on his mother’s side were born in Bogota, Columbia. His parents met in Miami, Florida and they moved to Vista, California, when Diego Rivera was offered the opportunity to open and manage a restaurant called Asado […]

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          College Football & Basketball

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          David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-1-11-21-In a battle of undefeated teams for the 2021 National Title the Crimson Tide of Alabama ended the Buckeyes season at 7-1 as they won by a 52-24 score. Chris Olave led the Buckeyes in receptions as he went 8 receptions for 69 yards in the contest.  Chris is an American football […]

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          North County Basketball & College Football Athletes

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          San Diego State 65 Nevada Reno 60 Mission Hills alum Warren Washington 9 points for University Reno Nevada.  Nevada Reno 84 University of New Mexico 74 Mission Hills alum Wilson Washington contributed with 10 points for University Reno Nevada.   Sugar Bowl Ohio State 49 Clemson 28 Mission Hills alum Chris Olave 6 receptions for 132 […]

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          College Sports

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          Davis Willauer — Sugar Bowl Ohio State 49 Clemson 28 Mission Hills alum Chris Olave 6 receptions for 132 yards caught 2 passes of 9 and 56 yards from quarterback Justin Fields for the Buckeyes.  On January 11th the Buckeyes will play the Crimson Tide of Alabama for the National Title in Miami, FL  Outback […]

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          Chris Olave Mission Hills Alum vs Ohio State

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          To College Bowl Finals vs. Alabama David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-1-1-21- Chris Olave known for his heroic catches paced the Ohio State Buckeyes to a 49-28 victory over the Clemson Tigers in a semi final college football playoff game. The Mission Hills alum had 6 receptions for 132 yards along with 2 touchdown receptions of 9 […]

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          Mission Hills Grizzly Alum QB Jack Tuttle Finds Success With Indiana Hoosiers

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          David A. Willauer -Contributing Writer – -The Mission Hills Grizzlies known for their football tradition along with outstanding athletes that are currently playing in college. In 2017 the Miracle Grizzlies had one of the best seasons in school history with a lot of good athletes in Chris Olave starting wide receiver at Ohio State, Sam […]

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          North County Athletes in NFL – Basketball – Wrestling

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          David Willauer — Cleveland Browns 20-6  New York Giants -6 Helix alum Levine Toilolo 1 reception for 14 yards for the New York Giants as they lost to the Cleveland Browns. Dallas Cowboys 41 San Francisco 49ers 33 Mission Hills alum Fred Warner 5 tackles for the Niners. Seattle Seahawks 20 Washington Football Team 15 […]

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          San Marcos Athlete Prepares For Toughest Off-road Race Dakar Rally 2021

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          San Marcos, CA – San Marcos native Seth Quintero will become the youngest competitor taking on the most extreme off-road race on the planet at the 2021 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. The rally will take place January 3-15 across the Middle Eastern desert. The 18-year-old Red Bull Off-road Junior Team driver is the top driver […]

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          College Football

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          David Willauer —Stanford 27 Oregon State 24 Ryan Sanborn from Francis Parker 4 punts for 129 yards for Stanford. UUSC 43 UCLA 38 Kyle Phillips from San Marcos 8 receptions for 63 yards. Utah 38 Colorado 21 Otay Ranch alum Devin Lloyd 9 tackles. Moroni Anai 1 tackle both for Utah.  Brigham Young 28 San […]

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            Some Positive Ways to Start 2021!

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            Here’s to an amazing 2021! NVA is proud to share some positive arts experiences to kick off 2021 with you! We’re wishing everyone a fantastic 2021 and we hope it brings so many amazing opportunities for you! New exhibit in foundry artist gallery! Celebrate the new year by visiting our new art exhibit, Trust Yourself,  available until January 27! This […]

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            New Year’s Special – All Four Concerts Streaming NOW For Only $10 Each!

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            In This Edition Of Behind The Curtain! New Year’s Special – STREAMING NOW Academy Winter Classes – Enroll Now!2021 Resolutions for Music Lovers Renew Your Ralph’s Community Rewards We are THRILLED you loved our Stars Under the Stars concert series so much. Despite the difficulties of the past year, San Diego Musical Theatre is proud to have […]

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            Two Shows Have Extended!

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            WEST COAST PREMIER Written by Richard HellesenDirected by Peter EllensteinFeaturing Ray Chambers and Hawthorne James Now Until March 7th Based on the two documented meetings between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass at the height of the Civil War, Necessary Sacrifices reveals the anguish and emotions of these two leaders as they grapple with war, peace, politics and moral courage. Originally […]

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            SD Rep Theatre & Amigos del REP Present Show Highlighting Latin American Culture

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            San Diego, CA – January, 2021 – San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) in Association with Amigos del REP, announced today the details of an upcoming online show, VAMOS! Hosted and produced by REP Playwright-in-Residence Herbert Siguenza, the 15 to 20-minute show will highlight one Latin American country each month, showcasing its unique history, […]

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            Happy New Year From OTC!

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            As we close out 2020, we at OTC wish you all the best in the New Year!We’ve been shuttered since March, but we want you to know that WE’RE STILL HERE and we look forward to being able to open our doors and present live theatre once again. And with your continued help, we can! […]

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            Meet A Strangerelin 2021

            By   4 weeks ago

            “Achieves more goals of theater — telling stories, triggering imagination, nurturing empathy, fostering connection — than nearly any other show I have experienced since pre-pandemic days.” – The New York Times (full feature article here) Pick up the phone. Someone is on the line. You don’t know their name, and you still won’t when the hour […]

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            This Week at San Diego REP: Dazzling Performances Coming Up!

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            We need your help to ensure the future of intimate, provocative, inclusive theatre at San Diego REP. Will you help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 by December 31st? Give a Tax-Deductible Donation Hershey Felder returns, LIVE from Florence, with a dazzling holiday treat!Streaming Sunday, December 20 at 5 PM Pacific. Based on the […]

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            Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas! On the Radio This Weekend!

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            This year, free on KPBS Radio 89.5 FM, on the KPBS website and app, and on smart speakers!Sunday, December 20 at 12:00 noon PTThursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) at 6:00 p.m. PT Broadway veteran Edward Watts returns as The Grinch!With Tommy Martinez as Young Max,John Treacy Egan as Old Max,a great cast of San Diego favorites, and […]

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