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2019 Have a Heart for Kids Award Nominations Open

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA–) Do you know someone who goes “All In” for Vista’s youth?  The Boys & Girls Club of Vista is seeking nominations for its Have a Heart for Kids Award.  This award recognizes one special individual each year who exemplifies “Outstanding Service to the Youth of Vista.”  A great Nominee is any individual who […]

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North San Diego Young Marines in Pearl Harbor

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

Young Marines units from across the nation traveled to Hawaii for 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack Ten youth members of the North San Diego Young Marines in Vista were part of a wreath laying ceremony in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 6, and they marched in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade on Dec. 7. The […]

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Mayor Ritter and City Council Sworn Into Office

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

The City of Vista’s re-elected mayor, Judy Ritter, took the oath of office December 11, 2018 during the Vista City Council meeting. Mayor Ritter has been serving on the City Council since 1998 and was elected for the first time as mayor of Vista in 2010. She was re-elected in 2014, and again in 2018. “I […]

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Stone Soup and Breadsticks with Kids in the Garden

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA — On a recent Saturday, a group of young garden visitors gathered around Farmer Jones in the kitchen of the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens house for a story and a mini feast of homemade soup and breadsticks. They brought garden edibles to share: carrots, broccoli, potatoes, a bit of cabbage. The young cooks […]

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Campaign Committee “Safe Vista-Safe Access-Safe Community” Pleads Guilty to Campaign Expenditure Disclosures

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

 Vista, CA — November 1, 2018, Vista City Attorney, Darold Pieper, in his capacity as City Prosecutor, filed a criminal complaint against a campaign committee known as “Safe Vista-Safe Access-Safe Community, Yes On Measure Z. Sponsored By Barry Walker, Prospective Licensee, FPPC # 1408838”, Barry Walker its Principal Officer, and Scott Gordon its Treasurer. The complaint […]

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VUSD Superintendent Kimble Creates Tumult and Pushes Sweeping Changes to District’s Magnet School Admissions Policy

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

Received as letter to Editor: School Board meetingREGULAR BOARD MEETING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018 AT CITY OF VISTA, MORRIS VANCE COMMUNITY ROOM  TIME – 6:00 PM Location: Morris Vance Community Room, City of Vista, 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084  Vista, CA –I am writing you as a concerned parent of children in the Vista Unified School District. I am a part […]

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Vista Night Out

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

Join us for an evening of live music, shopping and good vibes in downtown Vista! Live music with Lion and the Cosmic Fish 6 – 7:30 & Ratmotor 7:30 – 9pm. DIY Ornamnent station with SD Tinkering Lab SD. Bring any of the following donation items to benefit Operation Hope: Clorox/Lysol wipes, Scotch tape, toilet […]

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SD Nights At Linda Rhoades Recreation Center

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

Various community partners are offering SD Nights in Vista, providing youth with a safe destination with free interactive programs, including games, activities, sports skills, mentorship, career and education planning, community involvement, food, and more. Click here for the flier. Location Linda Rhoades Recreation Center Gym 600 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista Information (858) 966-1376 email

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Administration of Oath Of Office To Mayor-Elect & Councilmembers-Elect

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

Results of the November 6, 2018, General Municipal Election RECOMMENDED ACTION: Adopt City Council Resolution No. 2018- , declaring the results of the November 6, 2018, General Municipal Election. P2. Proclamation declaring Tuesday, December 11, 2018, to be “Councilman John Aguilera Day” in the City of Vista, in recognition of his service to the community. OATH OF […]

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Chamber December Government Affairs Meeting Hears About Tri-City Behavioral Health Unit Issues

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

TR Robertson  — Vista, CA …A short agenda, but a very informative Government Affairs meeting, brought 2018 to a close for the Vista Chamber of Commerce Committee. The featured presenter was Aaron Byzak, Chief External Affairs Officer for Tri-City Medical Center. Aaron laid out an overview of the hospital and the goals and projects Tri-City […]

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A VHS Christmas

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

Pat Murphy — Vista, CA …Christmas Day is almost here and one of the ways you can tell this in the City of Vista is the annual Christmas Party held by the Vista Historical Society (VHS). The event is free to the public and provides delicious finger foods, entertainment, a Santa Claus, and lots of […]

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Vista – Structure Fire

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

At 11:22 AM Vista Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 2190 Primrose Avenue in the unincorporated area of Vista.  The first fire engine arrived on scene of a single story residence with smoke coming out of multiple windows, roof vents and the eaves.  Firefighters made an aggressive interior fire attack and […]

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North County Excellence In Economic Development Award

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

  Excellence in Economic Development The new Vista Honda Superstore under construction on W. Vista Way was recognized with an Excellence in Economic Development award by the San Diego North Economic Development Council on December 7. When Norm Reeves Honda opens in spring 2019, the dealership is expected to create 100 local jobs.

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Vista Chamber CEO Search Is Official

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  Local  /  1 Comment

VISTA, CA December 2018 – The Vista Chamber of Commerce has officially launched its search for a new Chief Executive Officer.  Bret Schanzenbach, who served the Vista Chamber for over 10 years, is leaving at the end of December to become the CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. “We are very grateful to Bret […]

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Official Final Election Results

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

 MEASURE Z- CITY OF VISTA CITIZEN’S MED. CANNABIS   (VOTE FOR 1) Precincts Reported: 58 of 58 (100%) Candidate Name Total Votes Percentage YES 14,900 53.81% NO 12,789 46.19%  MEASURE AA- CITY OF VISTA CANNABIS BUS. TAX  (VOTE FOR 1)  Precincts Reported: 58 of 58 (100%) Candidate Name Total Votes Percentage YES 14,210 52.64% NO 12,787 47.36%  MEASURE […]

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Holiday Toy Drive For City’s Adopted Marine Unit

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

Drop off unwrapped toys at the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, 1st floor lobby by the receptionist desk The City is sponsoring a holiday Toy Drive for its adopted Marine Unit: Helicopter Marine Light Attack 369 and their family members. The 400 men and women with over 150 children need your support and deeply […]

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Four Unique Homes Highlight 32nd Annual Vista Community Clinic Holiday Home Tour

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

  TR Robertson — Hundreds of people once again took the advantage of participating in the Holiday Home Tour sponsored by the Vista Community Clinic, on Sunday, December 2nd. Monies raised by the Holiday Home Tour help support the Kare for Kids Fund, providing health care for children. The owners of Together We Grow, at 2120 […]

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Moonlight Announces 2019 ClubM Line-up

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA (December  2018) – ClubM expands its 2019 line-up by adding a fourth show to its indoor cabaret venue at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. The series opens January 19 with headliner Lorna Luft in a concert packed with popular selections from the Great American Songbook. The daughter of the legendary Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft’s […]

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Vista Chamber of Commerce CEO Bret Schanzenbach Will Become New Carlsbad Chamber CEO

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

  TR Robertson — Vista, CA …As of December 20th, the current Vista Chamber of Commerce CEO, Bret Schanzenbach, will end 10 years of service for the Vista Chamber and on January 7th he will become the CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. Bret will take over for Ted Owen, who is retiring after […]

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Soroptimist Seeking Sponsors for Live Your Dream Gala

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, California, December  2018—Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland is seeking sponsors for its signature event of the year: the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards Dinner Gala to be held March 23, 2019 at the Vista Optimist Club, 600 Optimist Way, Vista. “We will be presenting our Live Your Dream education and training […]

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