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A Short Trip to Aspen in the Summer – Part I

By   /  July 22, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson -My wife, Carolyn, and I had already celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary several months ago with a trip to the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite, the hotel we honeymooned in 50 years ago; but I had also wanted to take her to Aspen to see the John Denver Sanctuary, a memorial park built to […]

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World Premiere of “The Ballad of Johnny and June”

By   /  June 18, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

At the Mandell Weiss Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse TR Robertson – A slightly different and very entertaining look at the life of Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash is taking place, until July 7th, on the Mandell Weiss Theatre Stage at the La Jolla Playhouse. The musical, book by Robert Cary […]

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Carlsbad Family Honored by Mayor Blackburn

By   /  June 14, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

For Saving Rescued Pup at Carlsbad Educational Foundation Annual Gala to Benefit Students TR Robertson- Carlsbad, California – City of Carlsbad Mayor Keith Blackburn, a well-known advocate for animal welfare, issued a mayoral commendation today to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Sara Donnelly and their children, Callan and Lilly, for saving the life of Abe, […]

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Moonlight’s “Escape to Margaritaville” a Fun Audience Participation Experience

By   /  June 11, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson – Even if you are not a Jimmy Buffet music fan, which is hard to imagine, you will definitely have a good time and find that you can’t help but join in occasionally with the songs from the jukebox musical, “Escape to Margaritaville”, now on stage at Moonlight Stage Productions in Vista. This […]

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What Is The Future Of The Historic Avo Theatre In Downtown Vista?

By   /  June 7, 2024  /  Local  /  3 Comments

TR Robertson – Since the City of Vista took over ownership of The Avo Theatre in 1995, located in Downtown Historic Vista, the former movie theatre has been used by a multitude of groups for numerous activities and performances. There has also been interest in the past from several parties in purchasing and/or leasing the […]

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June Government Affairs Committee Hears Report on Sale of Green Oak Ranch

By   /  June 7, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson – The June meeting of the Vista Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee covered a range of reports. The meeting began with Steve Harrington, Board of Directors member of the Tri-City Foundation, giving an update on the Foundations work with Tri-City Medical Center. Steve said the Foundation is a non-profit, separate entity for […]

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Award Winning Musical “Camelot” On Stage At North Coast Repertory

By   /  June 3, 2024  /  Travel  /  No Comments

TR Robertson   -The timeless Lerner and Loewe musical, “Camelot”, has taken over the Solana Beach’s North Coast Repertory Theatre stage with all of the memorable songs from the last musical they collaborated on. Lerner and Loewe are responsible for some of the most popular musicals in the history of musicals. Their work includes “My Fair […]

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Strawberry Festival Memories Photos Part II

By   /  May 29, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista event to remember. Stages like the North County Food Bank Community Stage had huge crowds watching the performances. These are a variety of photos from throughout the day, various stages and events held, the races to start the day and people having a good time the day before Memorial Day. Enjoy

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Strawberry Festival Memories

By   /  May 28, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson – No long article, just a multitude of photos from a record setting Strawberry Festival. Largest attendance estimated, most runners in the Strawberry Festival Races and most vendors. Large crowds from start to finish, close to 2,900 runners and 500 vendors made this a Vista event to remember. Stages like the North County Food […]

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Ian O’Gorman Story

By   /  May 28, 2024  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Vista, CA – TR Robertson with special contribution by Ian O’Gorman. The Bald Eagles Story and Their 30 year Celebration and Fundraiser Photos supplied by Ian O’Gorman This is a story of friendship and dedication. Thirty years ago, a young Ian O’Gorman, age 12, went through a life altering experience that he discovered he didn’t […]

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Vista Parks Master Plan Workshop Draws Large Crowd to Design Session

By   /  May 28, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson – It wasn’t just the complimentary tacos that drew a large Vista crowd to the Vista Parks Master Plan Workshop on Wednesday, but a chance to meet Vista City Staff members and the Parks Master Plan consultants and to take part in the beginning steps in designing two new parks for the city. […]

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5th Annual Carlsbad Chamber Rising Star Scholarships Awarded

By   /  May 23, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

TR Robertson -Tuesday morning ten amazing Carlsbad students were honored at the 5th Annual Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Scholarship Breakfast. The event was held at the Holiday Inn on Palomar Airport Road. The Rising Star program began in 1992 in Temecula under the leadership of Salley Meyers, who was in attendance at today’s […]

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Why We Celebrate Memorial Day Trivia and Facts

By   /  May 23, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson – The last Monday of May, America will once again celebrate the final holiday before the summer season hits us, the final holiday for students and a day created to celebrate and remember our patriotic heroes who sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom. Most families will celebrate with family cookouts, trips […]

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So How Much Do You Really Know About Yosemite?

By   /  May 17, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson – You might be one of the 3.5 million people that will visit Yosemite this year, one of America’s favorite National Parks. I would venture to guess that the wide majority of people who either have been to Yosemite or plan to visit for the first time do not know a lot about […]

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Award Winning “Next to Normal” On Stage At The Oceanside Theatre Company At The Brooks

By   /  May 14, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson   -If you enjoy musical theater and have a list of musicals you have never seen but want to see, or musicals you want to see again, and “Next to Normal” is not on that list, you are missing one of the most unique, thought provoking and well written musicals from the last twenty years. […]

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50 Year Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebrated in Yosemite National Park – Part V

By   /  May 10, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Part V – Day 4 & 5 – Visiting the Wawona area, Bass Lake, The Madera Wine Trail and the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino TR Robertson -We awakened after a restful night on comfortable beds at the Wawona Hotel. Carolyn and I enjoyed a small breakfast and met Eric and Lisa later that morning. […]

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11th Annual North County Economic Summit Hears Presentation On State of Economic Trends

By   /  May 10, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

TR Robertson – Over four hundred business, organization and educational leaders gathered on Tuesday morning, in the new Student Union building ballroom at Cal State San Marcos, to hear a presentation by keynote speaker Charlie Dougherty, Vice President and Economist with Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Bank. The Economic Summit, presented by Wells Fargo, also […]

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50 Year Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebrated in Yosemite National Park – Part IV Day 3

By   /  May 7, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Part IV – Day 3 – Yosemite Village, Currey Village, Leaving the Valley, on to the Wawona Hotel TR Robertson – Day 3 in Yosemite would be the last day we would be in the Valley, but there were several stops we would make before we headed out to our next hotel, the historic Wawona […]

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Guajome Park Academy Celebrates 30th Year With Stakeholders Day Celebration

By   /  May 7, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson – Vista’s Guajome Park Academy was the place to be on Saturday as the school celebrated 30 years in Vista with a Stakeholder’s Day celebration. The entire campus was full of activities as all grade levels sponsored tables, exhibits and showcased the learning experience taking place in their classrooms. Various Community Groups joined […]

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43rd Moonlight Season Opens with Sondheim Classic “Into the Woods”

By   /  May 7, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson -The opening musical for Moonlight Stage Productions is the 1987 slightly dark musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, “Into the Woods”. The musical uses several Brothers Grimm fairy tales to explore a number of trials and tribulations of the main characters featured in the musical. There is Cinderella who […]

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