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Vista High School Band Takes a Bite Out of The Big Apple

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Coming off a wildly successful 2016 marching band season which saw the Panthers repeat as Southern California division 5A champions, the VHS band has set their eyes on a new prize – the New York Wind Band Festival. With a very select invitation list of six high school instrumental groups and two university ensembles, the […]

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Green Oak Ranch Hosts North County Stand Down

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Last Friday, January 27th, the sun came out in North County San Diego, and it especially shined down on an area called Green Oak Ranch.  Green Oak hosted the three day event, North County’s 1st Annual Stand Down for North County’s homeless Veterans, Veterans in need, and their immediate dependent family members. Hundreds of homeless […]

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Vista’s State of the City Looks Better than Ever

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson …On Monday, January 23rd, city leaders, businessmen and women, educators, visiting dignitaries, and interested citizens gathered at the Vista Civic Center to hear from Mayor Judy Ritter and other speakers concerning the annual State of the City, the State of the Vista Unified School District, the State of Businesses and other organizations in and […]

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2016 Vista in Pictures Part 4

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

The Vista Press has been privileged to attend hundreds of events around Vista throughout 2016.  There have been thousands of pictures taken and we have chosen 200 photos.  Through the month of January 2017 we will share them with you. Enjoy Part 4.  See Part 3   See Part 2  See Part 1

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Colleen Kollar Smith Named as Managing Director of Moonlight Stage Productions

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Moonlight Stage Productions…Vista native Colleen Kollar Smith, who received her earliest theatre experience and training on the stage of the Moonlight Amphitheatre, has been named as Managing Director of the City of Vista’s Moonlight Stage Productions effective February 8, 2017. Kollar Smith will oversee Moonlight’s business and administrative functions and work in concert with Producing […]

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Fire Fighters Respond to Structural Fire in Vista

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

On January 12, 2017 at 9:28 AM Vista Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 1400 block of Montgomery Drive in Vista.  The first firefighters arrived at 9:33 AM and reported fire in a 2 car detached garage.  The adjacent residence and an RV were being threatened by the fire.  […]

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Bear Roots Brewing Hosted BrewHaha Comedy with Zoltan Kaszas

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Saturday evening, January 7, 2017, Bear Roots held BrewHaha Comedy Presents Zoltan Kaszas,    featuring Aaron Frescas, Pete McCorvey, Dan Venti and Jesse Egan, hosted by SaraLee Steiner. Hilarious comedy was paired with amazing craft beers by Bear Roots Brewing, Winner of the IHeart Radio Best Craft Beer San Diego County 2016 Award.  Join them […]

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ArtBeat on Main Street to Close

By   /  December 29, 2016  /  Local  /  4 Comments

Sad news.  The building is in escrow and the new owner wants to gut the building and turn it into a restaurant.  Having ArtBeat in downtown Vista is important and we hope we can find a new location in Historical Vista.  We heard a rumor tonight that they may go into the Dura Paint location.

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Historical Marker Unearthed in Downtown Vista – UPDATED

By   /  December 13, 2016  /  Local  /  2 Comments

The construction of the new Vista City parking lot on Broadway continues.  On Monday, the construction team found a Historical marker with “Carpenters Union 2078” engraved into the brick.  We also found another engraved stone with “Progressive Prints” located on the corner of Broadway and Indiana right in front of Edward Jones. The Vista Press was […]

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2nd Roundabout Property Purchase on Paseo Santa Fe

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  Local  /  3 Comments

The City of Vista is purchasing the property at 444 So. Santa Fe Avenue in preparation to build the next roundabout at Guajome Street and So. Santa Fe Avenue.  The property at 500 So. Santa Fe Avenue, Aguilera’s Bookkeeping, is adjacent to this building and they are in negotiations with the City to purchase the […]

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Star Repertory Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol The Musical at AVO

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Kathy Woods…. On Monday evening while strolling down Main Street in downtown Vista, we heard singing coming from the AVO Playhouse.  Inside we found a tech and sound rehearsal in progress.   We spoke to the Backstage Manager, Renee Berg, during the rehearsal.  She said, “We have been putting on youth, adult and mixed productions for […]

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Dr. Peepers Steampunk Halloween Party at Artbeat Oct 29

By   /  October 27, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Artbeat on Main Street, 330 Main Street in Downtown Vista, celebrated the amazing work of Photographer Allen Freeman at an Opening Reception on October 15th.  There was Art, Music, Wine, Beer, and so much more!  From October 15th through October 31st, Allen will be exhibiting his Dr. Peepers, Steampunk, and Macabre photography. Don’t miss his […]

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Vista Teen Outreach Food Drive Needs Volunteers and Drivers

By   /  October 25, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista Teen Outreach will be providing Holiday food boxes to 150 families in VUSD. We are looking for companies to hold a food drive and volunteers to help sort and deliver food. The Holiday food box will include a frozen turkey, potatoes, veggies and a pumpkin pie.Nov. 18th  VTO- boxing and sorting food to deliver […]

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Charlie Brown Christmas Workshop/Show Sign-Ups

By   /  October 25, 2016  /  North County  /  No Comments

This six week CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS workshop/show begins on November 5th and runs for 6 Saturday’s – November 5, 12, 19, (no rehearsal on the 26th due to Thanksgiving), December 3, 10 and 17. We rehearse from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday. NO AUDITIONING REQUIRED. Every child that signs up gets a speaking […]

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“Save the Bacon” Fundraiser

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Around noon in Historic Downtown Vista last Saturday October 15, 2016, over 200 bike riders roared into the parking lots and open spaces surrounding Mother Earth Brewery at Main Street and N. Indiana Ave. in downtown. Two deputies were shot in Lakeside 5 years ago, Ollie Perez and Craig Johnson.  They were both critically injured […]

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5 Story Building on 100 Main Street Is Approved

By   /  October 18, 2016  /  Local  /  4 Comments

Tonight at the City of Vista Planning Commission Meeting the project at 100 Main Street in Historic Downtown Vista, located at Vista Village Drive and South Santa Fe was open to public discussion and there were 24 people spoke For the project, 2 were Neutral and 5 were against.  The Developer spoke about the proposed […]

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Phenix Salon Suites Opens New Business Concept in Vista

By   /  October 18, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Kathy Woods…The Phenix Salon Suites held their Grand Opening and Open House last Saturday October 8th in the Melrose Village Shopping Center next to Albertsons.  The balloons and music by the Bree/Jones Band drew customers and passers by where everyone was able to have some hors d’oeuvres deliciously prepared by Isaac’s Catering, locally prepared in […]

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3 Nights To See Thoroughly Modern Millie at Moonlight

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

The Moonlight Youth Theatre, a Program of Moonlight Cultural Foundation, presents Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Moonlight Amphitheatre from Oct 20-22 at 7:00 pm. Broadways Multi Award Winning Musical Comedy, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Winner of Six Tony Awards, is based on a 1967 Academy Award winning film.  It takes you back to the height of […]

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Vista Chamber’s First Art Reception Sunday Oct 16

By   /  October 14, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Sunday, October 16th between 10:30am – 1:00pm at the Vista Chamber of Commerce, 127 Main Street, Historic Downtown Vista, 92084. The PhotoArts Group and Marilyn Huerta welcome you to the Vista Chamber’s FIRST Art reception! There are two shows in the Vista Chamber office. The first show celebrates the 100 year Anniversary of our National […]

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Fire Department #5 Open House Teaches Safety to Community

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Local  /  2 Comments

Fire Station #5 is located at 2009 S. Melrose Drive in South Vista.  Excited kids and parents enjoyed visiting and interacting with all of the fire department staff last Saturday.  Tours were held in the station and sleeping quarters to see where the firemen spend their time when they are not on the job.  The […]

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