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Vista theater revue packs house and fills coffers

VISTA — Patrons of Vista’s theaters were treated to a star-studded trip down memory lane as local luminaries performed numbers from three decades of Moonlight musical shows at the Avo theater June 6. Dubbed Moonlight Memories, the event raised funds for lighting and sound for the newly renovated Moonlight Amphitheater. From the first notes of […]

CIF playoff game dashes hopes for Knights baseball

SAN MARCOS — The Mission Bay Buccaneers dealt the San Marcos Knights a crushing 8-3 defeat at the CIF Division III playoffs at San Marcos High School on May 26. The loss ended a promising 12-14 season, which included a recent six-game winning streak. The game got off to a promising start with team captain […]

San Marcos High arts showcased

SAN MARCOS — The students of San Marcos High School saved their best for last as they showed off the fruits of a year’s labor at the annual Arts on the Green lunchtime event May 28. Everything from visual arts and sculpture to dance and music were on display at the center of campus. All […]

New Vista budget reflects hard times

VISTA — After three quarters of declining revenue projections, Vista’s city staff have put together a draft 2009-2010 budget which they hope will get them through another hard year. The $65 million budget, presented by City Management staff at the May 25 City Council meeting, is nearly $5 million leaner than last year’s. Fifty-nine employee […]

Palomar Airport advocates address noise concerns

VISTA — A steady torrent of noise complaints has advocates of Palomar Airport working to enforce noise abatement procedures as well as educate the public on airport operations. Palomar Airport is one of the biggest single-runway airports in the country. Sited in the heart of North County, traffic flies in and out over thousands of […]

Kids, cops team up on ropes course

VISTA — Some days it’s easy to serve and protect. Fourteen officers from the Oceanside Fire and Police departments partnered with 15 Oceanside middle school students May 12 in a series of team-building and leadership games at the Guajome Park Academy Challenge Ropes Course. Since June 1997, when Oceanside Police Lt. Steve Scarano started the […]

Federal grant set to expand district’s counseling program

SAN MARCOS — Not all news is bad news. The San Marcos Unified School District, or SMUSD, wracked with deficits and budget cuts, landed a federal $1.2 million grant this month to expand its elementary school counseling program. The grant was awarded on the strength of the success of the counseling program at Paloma Elementary, […]

New farmers market a big success

SAN MARCOS — San Marcos inaugurated a brand new farmers market with a bumper crop of vendors May 13. The event exceeded its planners’ expectations, drawing 30 vendors instead of the anticipated 18 to the campus of Cal State San Marcos The Cal State event marks the first time a farmers market has been tried […]

Local cities protest impending budget nab

NORTH COUNTY — The city councils of Vista and San Marcos unanimously issued twin proclamations of fiscal hardship to the state May 12, opposing a potential state grab of city monies. In doing so, they joined approximately 100 other cities in a statewide protest organized by the League of California Cities. This year, the state […]

1st night on stage for Paloma performers

SAN MARCOS — They sang, they danced. They were all under the age of 11. Thirty-five children performed in 25 acts for a packed San Marcos Community Center in the first Paloma Elementary Talent Show on April 8. The show marked the culmination of more than a month of weekly practices after tryouts were held at […]