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First Word - Bret Schanzenbach




Education in Vista

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FALL 2017


14th Annual Viking Festival

Nordic Fun for the Whole Famiy

508 Tavern

Golden Fork Award Winner

Green Art House

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Vista Historical Society Turns Fifty! Mayor’s Musings Published by the

New Restaurants In Vista


Chamber of Commerce

The Cover Fall leaves in Vista by guest photographer Gabby Schanzenbach. Inset: "Useful Constraints" by Nico Meyer located near the Belching Beaver Tavern.




PUBLISHER Vista Chamber of Commerce ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Elizabeth Harwood


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COMMUNITY WRITERS Anne McDonnell Lois Cavalier Mary Schmidt-Krebs Heather Petrek Barb Miltenberger Matthew Simpson CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Bret Schanzenbach Ron Briseno Judy Ritter PRINTED BY Advanced Web Offset DESIGN AND PRODUCTION Janet McAlpine Graphic Design VISTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 127 Main Street, Vista CA 92084 P 760-726-1122 F 760-726-8654 EDITORIAL

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Everything I Ever Needed to Know, I Learned … in Vista. With summer moving into our rearview mirror, parents, educators, teachers and administrators start to take aim at a new school year. In my humble opinion, Vista has become a very rich environment for educating a child. From excellent preschools, to a robust diverse school district, to numerous charter schools, to excellent private schools, Vista has quality educational opportunities at every turn. My wife and I are still raising the youngest three of our six children and we have had the opportunity to have our kids in every form and structure of education that has ever been invented (at least every one that I am aware of). Here in Vista, our kids have been in public school, private school, Montessori school, home school and charter school. So which is best you might ask (since this is my column, I’m going to pretend you asked)? Of course the answer is more complicated than just a one sentence answer. But I can say without a doubt that all of those systems

have strengths and weaknesses. None of them are perfect and all of them produced some exceptional learning experiences. Which is why I feel like parents today are so blessed – they have quality options all around them. The local public schools, of which I am a proud product, continue to grow

in technology, in personalized learning and in many other innovative aspects. Local charter schools are opening up at a rapid pace, providing free public options with some specialization of one variety or another. And our local private schools still offer tried-and-true Judeo Christian values and quality

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learning. I actually pity the parent whose oldest child is about to go to school for the first time as it can be overwhelming. But from my Chamber perspective, this is the best problem a community could ever have. A strong educational climate will raise home values, will reduce crime, and will produce a better talent pipeline for businesses in our community. So that means that we all have a vested interest in seeing our schools thrive. So this school year, pick a school, any school, and figure out a way you can make a difference. It does not matter if you are 25 or 95, we can all make an impact. If you are not sure where to start, join us for our 4th Annual Principal for a Day event in October. We’ll connect you to a local school for a morning where your mind will be blown away about how schools have advanced since you last graced their halls. If you decide to take me up on this offer, email me at ceo@ ... I’ll be waiting. Viva Vista! VISTACHAMBER.ORG




Vista's 508 Tavern

opened for business on a well-worn, yet showinggreat-promise stretch of S. Santa Fe Avenue in early May of 2017. The establishment is owned and operated by native Vistan Shelly Kentner, along with her business partner Hector Estrada. Together they have invested many years in the food and beverage industry and wanted to open a place to call their own where they could put their passions and skills to good use. Doing most of the improvements to the building themselves, they created an urban vibe through use of metal, wood, and oversized chalkboard accents. They even sport a faux lawn on their front patio. With bar, table and patio seating for 35 patrons, it’s a comfortable place to meet up with friends or catch a game. 508 has already garnered its share of regulars in a part of town that has lacked eatery options in the past. The tavern opened with a solid start and has been seeing a steady stream of newcomers as talk

about them spreads around town. They even earned the coveted Golden Fork Award at this June’s Taste of Vista event where they served their delicious Spicy Korean BBQ Tacos, literally becoming the talk of the evening. The menu is simple and concise, yet I can promise you that there is something for everyone. I would stress that 508 Tavern is not a traditional lunch or dinner spot with full entrees, but a place to grab a drink and share a few tastes of upscale bar foods with your tablemates. A few notable temptations on the menu are calamari, the most amazing feta and garlic-stuffed, deep-fried olives with ponzu dipping sauce, buffalo chicken nachos, cheesy chorizo fries and beef sliders. It is appreciated that you can find healthy food options as well like the fresh Caprese and kale salads, hummus plate and another house favorite, avocado toast. Prices are reasonable with the most expensive item on the menu

being $13. Kentner and Estrada have worked hard to keep their overhead low, so they can pass that value on to their customers. 508 offers a solid selection of mostly local microbrews and several great wine choices. It is unusual and welcome that you can pick up an affordable glass of house wine for $6-8, which let’s face it, is hard to find these days.

You can find 508 Tavern at 508 S. Santa Fe Avenue in Vista, with parking in the rear. They are open from 1:00pm to 10pm Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday as well. Friday and Saturday hours are 1:00pm to11pm. Look for them on Facebook as well as Instagram. By Barb Miltenberger

Shelly, Hector, and the crew at 508 Tavern would like to thank their loyal customers for helping them get off to a great start. Major road overhauls will start on their street in September and they hope that you will continue to keep coming in through the inconvenience that this improvement will bring. They are working hard at making this passion-project a success, striving daily to perfect their menu and service, and are appreciative of your patience as they do so. 508 Tavern is an exciting addition to our redeveloping Paseo Santa Fe corridor.

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If you’ve always dreamt of telling your story but need some expertise to guide you, writer and Vista resident Bruce Rowe is the one to call. Rowe began offering his writing and editing services about ten years ago through Story Set Free, an author-centered business that assists writers through the important process of creating a book worthy of being read. With a passion for writing that has spanned his entire corporate career, Rowe now focuses his full attention to the venture he’s been designing and developing for many years. Rowe’s very first job fresh from college was as a public relations representative for the Padres organization. Accepting it as his dream job in his mid-twenties, and looking forward to performing it happily for the next forty years of his life, Rowe was devastated to be let go due to some office politics. Later, Rowe served as a researcher for the Business Journal. “I did the first Book of Lists, which was an annual thing. Pretty soon after that they asked me to start writing stories, and I became a full-time writer.” He was offered a marketing job, and he entered the corporate world. In his career as a corporate marketing writer, Rowe enjoyed recognized success for his production of press releases, articles, and various types of marketing information for broadcast media. “I was good at reporting, and was able to capture a story,” Rowe says.

“I liked being a participant in story making. I thought if I could do that full time, it would be great.” His primary focus is book writing, but Rowe also helps clients with marketing, content writing and editorial work. “With my marketing knowledge, I can help authors get found with regard to metadata, and effective search engines, but my favorite part is the writing. I have just always loved putting words together… looking at it and trying to figure out how to improve it. Writing is more than just rules and structure and construction. To me it’s lyrical. Like music. So, being able to do that and make it sing is what I really like,” says Rowe. “It may be someone else’s words and ideas, but it’s a creative outlet for me to come up with the right words to make it flow so it’s easier for readers to read.” Although the publishing world has changed over the past several years, and self-publishing is becoming very popular and attractive to would-be writers, the quality of what becomes published is important. Independent authors can get their work out into the public much more easily these days through self-publishing, but ageold grammatical standards still apply. No one likes to read prose filled with typos and errors, so the benefits of professional editing are as important as ever. Story Set Free and Bruce Rowe can be vital in making a project ready for readers’ eyes.

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Wildwood Grill, a barbecue and music venue is opening in the former La Paloma Restaurant on Civic Center Drive and E. Vista Way.


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Leucadia Pizzeria opened in Melrose Square, near the Marriott Town Suites.


508 Tavern and Poki Poki recently opened downtown and When Pigs Fly and Mikko Sushi are coming soon to historic Main Street.


Raising Cane’s, a national restaurant chain specializing in chicken fingers, is opening a drive-through and eatery on the former Famous Dave site in Vista Village.

restaurants and Vista has many notable establishments with more on the way.

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It's an honor to serve as your Vista Chamber of Commerce Board Chair this year. I’m thrilled to be able

to give back to the community that has given so much to me. Born and raised in Vista, I’m proud to see what we have accomplished as a community. Our accomplishments are a result of the hard work and dedication of our elected officials, business leaders, educators, first responders, and of course Vista’s VOLUNTEERS! Volunteers are everything, everything! Each year the Vista Chamber of Commerce staff, Board of Directors and committee chairs get the opportunity to honor special volunteers at a relaxed Vista-style dinner, after our annual board retreat. This is one of my favorite events of the year. Our board spends the day locked up together figuring out how we are going to best serve the business community in Vista. Then we get to spend quality time honoring the people that make it happen. The volunteers who dedicate countless hours to the Vista Chamber of Commerce have made large contributions to the ongoing success of our mission, our events and our strategic initiatives. They give of their time, talent and treasure volunteering because they care about making a difference our community. I cannot emphasize how important our volunteers are to the success of the Chamber! Our Committee Members of the Year go above and beyond the normal volunteering which is why they have been recognized for their outstanding efforts. On behalf of the Vista Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, we thank our committee members of the year for their dedication, reliability, expertise, enthusiasm and continued support. Ray Wilkerson, Retired, VFW & American Legion – Ambassador of the Year Dave Baldwin, Financial Planner, Edward Jones – Membership Committee Kelly McKinney, Administrator, Vista Unified School District – Heroes of Vista Committee Margo Cobian, Manager, EDCO Waste & Recycling – Golf Committee Michael Hadland, Chief of Staff, Col. Rocky Chavez, California State Assembly Office – Government Affairs Committee Joleen Schanzenbach, Community Member - Strawberry Run Committee Tristan Faulk-Webster, Co-Owner, Aztec Brewing Company – Strawberry Entertainment Committee Kimberly Wilson, Community Member – Strawberry Contest Committee VISTACHAMBER.ORG


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Prepare for a weekend of horned helmets, long ships and battle axes. On September 23 and 24, hordes of Vikings, the Nordic seafarers of old, will occupy the streets of Vista for the 15th Annual Viking Festival. With a variety of attractions and activities for young and old, this year’s Vista Viking Festival is set to be the largest and most successful yet. With what many consider to be the most authentic Viking village in California, what lies ahead for guests is a truly unique cultural experience. From rather modest beginnings, the Vista Viking Festival has developed into a festival of epic proportions. Hosted by the Norway Hall Foundation, Norwegian Fish Club Odin, Sons of Norway, and Daughters of Norway, the two-day event will be jam-packed with traditional Scandinavian fun for the whole family. There is no better place to start your adventure back in time than at the Viking Village and Marketplace. Here you can walk through early Viking encampments, complete with authentic activities of a traditional Viking village. These include blacksmithing, fabric arts, and fine metalworking. Next, meander through the marketplace and you will find yourself surrounded by merchants offering the finest of Old World treasures such as swords, knives, drinking horns, shields, jewelry and more. If you’re feeling a little too modern, get yourself outfitted to look like a traditional Viking from head to toe.

Looking and feeling like a Viking is only half the battle. If you’re feeling adventurous and truly want to be immersed in the Viking culture, head over to the Battles and Weapons Range. Here, guests have the opportunity to get hands-on weapons experience from expert instructors. Don’t panic; these Vikings have decades of experience. The range features four archery lanes, two axe throwing lanes and one spear lane. For more of a spectator’s perspective, the Battlefield is where you can stand back and cheer on your favorite warriors as they compete against one another in one on one combat or group melee competition. Stick around after the sun goes down on Saturday evening to experience the once in a lifetime performance of Flaming Axes at Night, in which battle axes are lit on fire and hurled through the night air at resting wooden target. Once you’ve gotten your adrenaline racing, put it to good use at one of Continued on page 21...



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SoCal Damekor, and comic relief from The Bawdy Juggler. Don’t hesitate to bring the kids along for the ride, as the KidZone provides a place for the little Vikings to explore. Here, there will be music lessons, crafts, face painting, and of course a bouncy castle. Those responsible for bringing this festival to fruition share a commitment to preserve and promote a unique culture. With a walk through this year’s Viking Festival, guests will be taken to a place in time over a thousand years go and will emerge with a new-found knowledge and appreciation of a culture all its own. “It gives us a chance to invite people into our home,” said Viking Festival PR Director James Nelson-Lucas. “We are here to share, promote and conserve Scandinavian culture and heritage.”

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The Vista Historical Society: 50 Years of Preserving Treasures and Memories By Lois Cavalier

Vista's 1932 float entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and local Calavo growers.




“We will be the keepers of the past.”

Harrison Doyle, then mayor and cofounder of the Vista Historical Society, made the promise in May 1967 to an eager group of longtime Vistans who had come together to preserve the past for future generations. This year celebrates a half-century of honoring that promise. The group was initially known as the Vista Ranchos Historical Society to assist in preserving the invaluable adobe buildings and lands of Rancho Buena Vista and Rancho Guajome. As the two entities came under the aegis of city and county governing bodies, “ranchos” was dropped from the Society's name. The first gifts of family heirlooms and written documents were stored in private homes. A room in the Community Center later provided space as donations burgeoned. Five decades and two museums later, Vistans still entrust the “keepers of the past” with their treasures. The current museum is housed in the Rancho Minerva home built in 1933 by Nick Huntalas, a Greek immigrant who came to Vista in 1909. You will find there carefully preserved wedding gowns and a World War II uniform and Vista High School year-

books and scrapbooks that record the history of Vista's organizations. You will find a science fiction novel written by Judge Leon Bone, who in 1911 was named one of our nation's first FBI agents and from 1944 until his death in 1962 was Vista's presiding judge of the Justice Court of California. On a shelf in the main room are two trophies, a loving cup for our first float in the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1928 and a silver bowl for the 1932 entry. In addition to fostering pride, publicity generated by the floats brought business to the new community. In what was the front bedroom of the house, displays of gowns and dresses and hats change regularly. Perhaps you will see there the regal wedding gown that Theodosia Mary Taber wore when she married Joseph Clement in 1929. Two years later, they moved to family-owned property in Vista and began to grow passion fruit. They soon bought additional acreage and strung vines among their avocado trees to keep up with demands. Even the Queen of England ordered the specially formulated passion fruit juice bottled in their own facility. The research and library room contains written works that visitors are

free to peruse. Among them are scrapbooks put together by Bee Meyer, who with her husband Frank gave endless time and effort to the betterment of Vista. Frank served as mayor, and Bee wrote The Bee Line, a column dedicated to recording local social and philanthropic events. A relative who later cleared their house did not know the value of the books and tossed them into a trash can. Eagle-eyed Vistan Anne Amend spotted and rescued them—and they are now among other scrapbooks assembled over the years by local clubs, organizations and individuals.

Judge Leon Bone, October 1909

The current keepers of the past invite you to come and see for yourself— and join them at events that are announced throughout the year. And they always welcome docents and new members, too. Hours, directions, event details and other information can be obtained by calling Museum Director Jack Larimer at (760) 630-0444 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays or at the website, The museum is located at 2317 Old Foothill Drive, across from Rancho Minerva Middle School at the San Clemente Avenue traffic light.

Elegant bride Theodosia Mary Taber on the day of her 1929 wedding to Joseph Clement. VISTACHAMBER.ORG



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Less than 1 year old, The Green Art House is on track to meeting the ultimate dream of its founders of becoming a unique and eco-friendly art destination that would offer an art gallery, classes, lectures, great food, and a retreat for artists to cultivate and share their talents and love of art. In April 2017, The Green Art House began holding classes and workshops at the re-purposed San Luis Rey Downs Golf Pro Shop. The not-forprofit art school and artist retreat aims to “share the knowledge of art with artists and the community in a creative environment,” according to cofounder and executive vice president of programming Richard Stergulz, and co-founder and executive vice president of operations Leslie Sweetland. Classes are offered in painting, sculpting, fabric arts, and life drawing, in addition to 1- to 6-day workshops in painting, drawing, writing, and digital art. In the works are weekly critique sessions where artists learn how to constructively critique a work of art while building their ability to talk about art with confidence. Also planned are monthly lectures for artists such as “How To Build Your Portfolio,” “How To Get Into Galleries,” and “The Business Side of Art: Record Keeping, Bookkeeping, Taxes, Etc.” The ultimate dream, according to Stergulz and Sweetland, is to have 20

to 25 acres of land to build an ecofriendly retreat with an arts school; auditorium for lectures, demonstrations, and films; cottages where artists could stay while attending workshops or working on their own projects; and an independent culinary school that would provide food to patrons and attendees, as well as offer cooking classes and other food-related events. The Green Art House is just getting started, and welcomes people to participate and become members, whether they are a student, a patron, or someone who just loves the arts, says Stergulz. Currently there are three levels of membership offering a variety of benefits, from free studio time to a free ongoing class taught by Stergulz. “We plan on expanding the membership levels and offerings as The Green Art House grows,” he says. In addition to memberships, the organization is also accepting donations of art supplies to expand its children’s art program, and art books to build up its library “so artists can research other

artists and find different ways of creating art,” says Stergulz. As with many new businesses and non-profits, new funding sources are always being explored. Class fees, cash donations, and membership fees are currently supporting the organization, but “to make The Green Art House all that it can be, we are applying for grants and private funding,” Stergulz says. The community has been vital to spreading the word about The Green Art House, including, says Stergulz, “how much they like the feel of our art-inspiring environment and the variety of classes and workshops we offer. We have also received generous donations of art supplies, books, and equipment.”

the success they have had so far. “We love that we have created a place where everyone feels welcome and wants to share our passion for the arts. The enthusiasm of the artists to be in a supportive learning environment; their camaraderie, acceptance, and support of each other; and their excitement, frustration, joy, and sense of accomplishment as they work on and complete their piece of art is why we created The Green Art House.”

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Math Made Easy By Anne McDonnell

“Anyone can learn math and excel in math courses,” says Francisco (Frank) Arango, owner and math consultant at Mathematical Boundaries, a local tutoring company. Although this might not be a popular sentiment, it is the goal of Mathematical Boundaries to show its clients that math is interesting and can be easy to understand if taught in a way that is accessible to students, whatever their level. Mathematical Boundaries provides math tutoring and support to clients who want to learn math and excel in the classroom. The company was started in December 2012 to show that math can be accessible to everyone. “Sometimes, kids grow up thinking math is hard because they are constantly hearing math is difficult from peers and adults,” says Arango. “Adults sometimes will admit they ‘can’t do math’ jokingly, as if it’s cool to not know basic operations. Using a question-based approach, we express mathematics in a simple way for students to understand and to build confidence.” The company specializes in math from the elementary school level to college. At the college level, the company goes beyond Pre-Calculus and Calculus I and provides support to students in courses such as Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, and more, says Arango. “We provide remote support, via online or text…at any time of the day, making it especially convenient for college students who study late at night and need quick support,” he says.

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Arango loves that he is able to change people’s view of math and their own mathematical abilities. “Some students come to see me having almost given up trying to understand math

“We provide remote support, via online or text…at any time of the day, making it especially convenient for college students who study late at night and need quick support....” had in-person sessions. Says Arango, “Students who are new to our tutoring style, still need to improve their grades, or who are not yet confident in their math skills are encouraged to have in-person sessions.”

due to its complexity and difficulty, but soon after find out the subject was easier than what [they thought],” he says. An example of this was a student taking pre-calculus who had been struggling with the class for some time. Says Arango, “She was border-

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Farmers Market – Every Saturday from 8:00am – 1:00pm located at the County Court-House parking lot on Melrose. Library Programs – The Vista Branch of the San Diego County Library on 700 Eucalyptus Ave., offers a variety of ongoing program for all ages. For more information, call 760-643-5100

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Community Events: Concerts, Festivals and Plays: Alley Art Festival Downtown Vista September 10 In the Heights Moonlight September 14 – 30 Harbor Days Oceanside Harbor September 16-17 Vista Viking Festival Norway Hall September 23 & 24 Legally Blonde Moonlight October 13 – 21 Fall Fun Festival Alta Vista Gardens October 14

Community Galas & Other Events: Vista Vintage & Makers Market Downtown Vista October 15 Cirque Zuma Zuma Brengle Terrace Park October 28 What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience Moonlight November 11

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Antiques Gypsy Trunk Antiques (760) 724-0060

Apartments Monarch at Shadowridge (760) 599-9811 Mountain View Apartments (760) 724-4223 mountainviewapartmentsonline. com Rancho Hills Apartments (760) 727-0030 Shadowridge Meadows Apartments (760) 598-1222

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Appliance Sales & Service Yingst Appliance (760) 724-8373

Appliance, Lighting & Plumbing Sales Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery (760) 643-4240

Art & Design Studio The Green Art House (951) 526-8055

Art Galleries Visions In Art Gallery & Custom Framing (760) 724-1469 Vista Art Foundation (760) 917-1337

Attorneys Gatzke Dillon & Ballance LLP (760) 431-9501 Gavin and Dersch Law and Mediation Center (760) 941-4420

Law Office of Patricia L. Andel (760) 631-6360 Law Office of Phyllis J. McGreevey (760) 726-8928 Law Office of Simon Mikhael (760) 724-2555 Lawyer Referral Service of North County (760) 758-4755 Paul V. L. Campo, Attorney (760) 639-1680

Audio & Visual ETS Productions Inc. (844) 663-8368 Sandy Entertainment (760) 212-0767

Autobody & Collision Repairs J & R Auto Body and Paint (760) 724-4923 Kenny's Kar Klinic, Inc (760) 726-0572 Patrick Flynn's Collision (760) 758-5139

Automobile Dealers BMW of Vista (760) 208-2350 Classic Chariots (760) 414-1600

North County Ford (760) 945-9900 Toyota of Escondido (877) 763-8217

Automobile Repairs & Service A-1 Vista Auto Repair (760) 630-9427 B & D Auto Repair (760) 631-2886 Discount Alignment (760) 639-4696 Pass N Go Smog Center (760) 295-4356 Tasker's Automotive (760) 758-5200 TJ Crossman's Auto Repair, Inc. (760) 908-3381

Aviation MacKenzie Aircraft Parts (760) 727-3775

Bail Bonds King Stahlman Bail Bonds (760) 724-2245

Bakeries Danny's Donuts (760) 724-4637 Frogy's Donuts & Bakery (760) 758-7779 Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen (760) 842-5138

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Kathleens Chair (760) 908-4082 Phenix Salon Suites (619) 843-5461 Xcentric Salon (760) 295-0743

Banquet Facilities Vista Elks Lodge (760) 724-1968 cfm?lodgenumer=1988

Blood Bank San Diego Blood Bank (619) 400-8237

Botanical Gardens Alta Vista Botanical Gardens (760) 945-3954

Brewery Aztec Brewing Company (800) 706-6324 Barrel Harbor Brewing Company (760) 734-3949 Bear Roots Brewing Company (760) 726-4204 Belching Beaver Brewery (760) 599-5832 Booze Brothers Brewing Co. (760) 295-0217 Indian Joe Brewing (760) 295-3945 Iron Fist Brewing Company (760) 216-6500 Latitude 33 Brewing Company (760) 913-7333

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Prohibition Brewing Company (760) 295-3525 SpecHops Brewing Company (619) 772-1959

Building Materials Modern Builders Supply, Inc. (760) 591-4570

Business & Management Consultants SCORE - Service Corps of Retired Executives (619) 557-7272 Strategic Results Group (760) 940-1381

Business Credit & Funding FIT Business Finance (877) 384-8777

Business Organization The Friends in Business Network (760) 613-6412

Cable Television Cox Communications, Inc (619) 269-2458

Car Washes Rancho Vista Car Wash (760) 726-0501

Carpet Cleaning Ultimate Carpet Cleaning (760) 994-3200

Caterers Chef DK Catering (760) 828-0596 Cookin' With Klibs (760) 630-3482

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Cellular & PCS Telephone Service QC Wireless (760) 917-6629

Chambers of Commerce Vista Chamber of Commerce (760) 726-1122 Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce (619) 661-6111

Chiropractors Chiropractic Rehabilitation Wellness Center (760) 726-9660 Health From Within Family Wellness Center (760) 385-8352 Moncado Chiropractic (858) 722-9222 Pacific Family Chiropractic (760) 643-9191

Churches & Religious Organizations Faith Lutheran Church & School (760) 724-7700

Legacy Chapel (702) 589-1981 New Community Church of Vista (760) 726-3880 St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (760) 945-8000 St Thomas More Catholic Church (760) 758-4100

Cleaning/Janitorial Services Andrea Professional Cleaning Service, LLC (760) 672-9042 Clean Corps (760) 295-3308 Empire Cleaning Supply (760) 434-0333 Keller Resources Group (760) 639-8791

Clinics & Medical Groups Children's Physicians Medical Group (877) 276-4543 Graybill Medical Group (866) 228-2236 Pregnancy Resource Center (760) 945-4673

Clothing Cabi - Puglisi (760) 828-5700 LuLaRoe - Laurel Alamillo (760) 536-4576

Coaching Mathematical Boundaries (760) 650-2725

Collection Agency Systematic National Collections, Inc. (760) 994-1109

Computer Networks & Communications Strategic IT Group (760) 598-5005

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Copiers - Sales & Supplies The Copier Doctor (760) 213-9007


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Believing In Change Counseling Center (702) 589-1981 The Art of Family (760) 505-8463

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Conference Facility QLN Conference Center 760-722-0072 x193

Construction Hocoa Home Repair Network (760) 720-7474 Mark Anthony Construction & Roofing, Inc. (760) 803-7534 Rock Bottom Asphalt (409) 599-8245

Consultants Eckert & Sons, Inc. (760) 500-0013 MSPC Group (760) 695-6772 Pacific Political, Inc. (760) 260-4511

Contractors United Top Quality Construction, Inc. (760) 522-3402

Shadowridge Golf Club (760) 727-7700 Welk Resorts (760) 749-3000

Cremation CSI - Cremation Services Inc (760) 727-8906

Dance Studio Tanya's Dance Studio (760) 630-4827

Dentists Coleman & Coleman Advanced Dentistry (760) 726-0770 Ginger Hansen, DDS (760) 940-0366 Main Street Dental (760) 295-9870 Premier Dental Arts (760) 599-1100 Santa Fe Dental Group (760) 732-5878

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Education Consultants Educate To Career (760) 500-7883

Electricians Bob Leider Electric (760) 599-0450 Chambers Electric, Inc. (760) 598-5498 MT Electrical (618) 771-1514 New Leaf Electric (760) 578-9834

Electronics Repair & Service JI Phone Repair (760) 295-0330 Vista Village Electronics (760) 726-5696

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Engineering Excel Engineering (760) 745-8118 Tory R. Walker Engineering, Inc (760) 414-9212


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A & D Glass (760) 758-1673 Noble Glass, Inc. (760) 598-5100

Food Products, Services, Supplies & Brokers

Government & Govt. Officials

Colors Enterprise, Inc. (760) 597-1400

City of Vista (760) 639-6130 Issa for Congress (760) 599-5000


Freight Forwarder WorldTrans Services Inc. (858) 536-7900

Funeral Homes Allen Brothers Mortuary (760) 726-2555 Aztlan Mortuary North County (760) 724-1680 Eternal Hills Memorial Park Mortuary & Crematory (760) 754-6600

Graphic Design Britnee Sapp Designs (760) 500-4390 Janet McAlpine Graphic Design (760) 331-8729

Grocery Stores 7-Eleven #34996 (760) 724-1461 Frazier Farms (760) 758-7175

La Vista Market #1 (619) 729-3335 Rodeo's Meat Market, Inc (760) 758-0513 Stater Bros. Market 157 (760) 726-8485 Stater Bros. Sycamore (760) 726-7080

Gun Store Marshall Defense Weaponry (760) 685-6550

Hair Removal Electrolysis by Tammy (760) 726-3682

Health & Wellness AdvoCare (858) 248-3804 Arbonne International - Harris (760) 717-3927 Moms Making Six Figures (619) 820-5274 New U Rejuvenation Center (760) 305-7255 Olianna Lia Piancone Vista Family Health Center (760) 941-7050

Heating & Air Conditioning Approved Air, Inc. (877) 422-6531

Hospitals & Medical Centers Scripps Health (858) 678-6202 Tri-City Medical Center (760) 724-8411

Hot Tubs & Spas Dimension One Spas of San Diego (760) 598-8922

Hotels, Motels & Resorts Hyatt Place San Diego Carlsbad/ Vista (760) 814-8879 Motel 6 (760) 726-2900 TownePlace Suites by Marriott (760) 216-6010

Human Resources Services & Training Fichter Silva Consulting (760) 967-7254 Sage Business Solutions (858) 472-7079

Ice Cream

Alta Vista Insurance Agency (760) 724-2124 Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (619) 704-3503 Nationwide Insurance McArthur & Associates (760) 599-9300 x104 Robert Franks Insurance Agency, Inc. - State Farm Insurance (760) 758-1090

Insurance - Medical/Dental Pickering Insurance Services, Inc (760) 758-9800

Insurance-Life/Health Bridlewood Insurance Solutions (760) 420-7859 Professional Insurance Services (760) 724-3147

Baskin Robbins Vista (760) 630-1031 Dunkin' Brands (781) 737-5286

Insurance-Property & Casualty

Individuals/Civic Members

Interior Decorators & Designers

Garretson, Garry Herrera, John Kern, Jerry Rabel, Chuck Waufle, Victoria Williams, Dal

Insurance - General Adriana's Insurance (760) 542-7805 Aflac - Tammie & Jeff (619) 980-8131 Allstate Insurance & Financial Products-Timmons (760) 806-1630

Tague Insurance Agency (760) 729-1143

Coastal Home Design Center (760) 726-0036

Janitorial Supplies North County Janitorial Supply (760) 758-5622

Jewelry John Shakarian Jeweler (760) 726-1670

Land Development/ Investments & Brokers Integral Communities (760) 944-7511

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Moxie Pacific Palomar, LLC (760) 533-8323

Laundry Service EZ Express Laundry (760) 724-9900

Legal Services Lawyer Referral & Information Services of S.D. County Bar Assn (619) 231-8585 Legal Document Preparation Center (760) 999-2122 Legal Shield/Go Small Biz/IDShield (760) 598-8043 PPS Legal Document Specialist (760) 630-7777

Lighting-Fixtures & Supplies Solatube Home Daylight (760) 602-3223

Lingerie Deja Vu Love Boutique (760) 598-5889

Locksmiths Quality Lock & Safe, Inc (760) 945-4545 Vista Lock & Safe Company (760) 726-0310

Machining/Machine Shop Speedy Cut Inc. (760) 433-1188 Western CNC, Inc. (760) 597-7000

Mailing/Shipping Services EOS-Electronic Output Solutions (760) 599-9945

Maker Space Open Source Maker Labs (760) 998-1522

Management Consultants Servant Leadership Institute (855) 754-5323

Manufacturers Applied Membranes, Inc. (760) 727-3711 Applied Spectral Imaging (760) 929-2840 Aqua Lung America, Inc. / US Divers (760) 597-5000 BioFilm, Inc (760) 727-9030 C Enterprises LP (760) 599-5111 Creative Nail Design (800) 598-2739 Datron World Communications, Inc (760) 597-1500 DDH Enterprise, Inc (760) 599-0171 DEI Holdings, Inc. (760) 598-6200 Denso Wireless Systems America, Inc (760) 734-4600 DIG Corporation (800) 322-9146 DJO Global, Inc. (760) 727-1280 DotMod (760) 509-4054

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps (760) 743-2211 Earthlite Massage Tables, Inc. (800) 872-0560 Fresh Creative Foods (760) 597-1270 H2O Innovation USA, Inc. DBA Professional Water Technologies (760) 639-4400 HRE Performance Wheels (760) 598-1960 La Costa Silkscreen (760) 410-1500 Leica Biosystems (760) 539-1100 Leidos (858) 826-7312 Manufacturing Technologies CA Inc. f.k.a. Eaton Leonard Robolix, Inc (760) 599-6313 McCain (760) 727-8100 Medental International, Inc. (760) 727-5889 Monster Tool Co. (760) 477-1000 ORBOT (760) 936-8054 Piedmont Pacific (760) 305-7616 Protec Arisawa America, Inc. (760) 599-4800 x 107 Solatube International, Inc. (760) 597-4400

TechNiche International (760) 476-0654 The Coromega Company, Inc (760) 599-6088 Watkins Wellness (760) 598-6464 Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (800) 822-7933

Marketing Consultants GoBeRewarded (760) 421-8456 Beacons Point Marketing Digital Marketing (949) 280-6482 Puzzle Pieces Marketing (858) 848-6584 Snap Mobile Apps (760) 201-3438 Welcome Wagon (714) 655-9721 Welcoming Services San Diego (760) 622-5954

Martial Arts California Karate Academy (760) 522-2091

Massage Perfect Balance Therapeutic Massage LLC (760) 744-2300 Stone Medical Group (760) 215-4227

Medical Billing NJ Revenue Technologies LLC (909) 908-2525

Medical Centers Vista Community Clinic (760) 631-5000 x 1139

Medical Products Abigail's Medical Supplies (760) 940-1132

Merchant Services Gravity Payments (760) 855-7281 Matrix Merchant Card Processing (630) 973-6297 Pay Pro Tec (760) 497-6117

Mobile Food Concessions Carl's Hawaiian Shaved Ice & Food Concessions (951) 652-8966 Finest City Kettlecorn (619) 980-0880

Mortgage Boulton Mortgage & Real Estate Services (760) 945-9924 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation (760) 859-7449 Finance of America Reverse (858) 248-5541 Guild Mortgage (760) 685-6044 Provident Bank Mortgage (760) 480-1890 x13412

Mortgage Brokers & Lenders GEM Mortgage (760) 631-0004 x103

Leader One Financial (760) 809-1597 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - TCB (760) 754-6517

Motorcycle North County's House of Motorcycles (760) 433-4333

Museums Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (760) 941-1791 Vista Historical Society (760) 630-0444

Music Education Renaissance Institute of Music (760) 434-7466

Newspapers Coast News Group (760) 436-9737 North County Daily Star (760) 696-8270 San Diego Union Tribune (760) 529-4800 (760) 696-8270

Non Profit / Charity Kainga Music 1-760-828-8415

Office Equipment - Sales & Repair Sharp Business Systems (619) 258-1400

news and notes GlowZone North County GlowZone of North County recently opened in the Vista Business Park and they are all aglow! Book your next birthday party, corporate event, fundraiser, team party at this amazing glowing venue to enjoy glowing rock climbing, mini golfing, bumper cars and much more. See details at



Office Space Rental Melrose Law Center (760) 806-4334

Office-Supplies, Equipment & Furniture GML Office Furniture, Inc (760) 598-3493

Optical Retail Eyeglass World (760) 726-4074

Optometrists Douglas M. Osborne, OD, FAAO (760) 724-2119

Organizations & Clubs ACE International (760) 715-0359 American Cancer Society-California Division Relay for Life (760) 845-7102 Amigos de Vista Lions Club (760) 727-5226 contact.php Assistance League of North Coast (760) 722-2286 Boys & Girls Club of Vista (760) 724-6606 Foundation for Senior Wellbeing (844) 654-4636 thefoundationforseniorwellbeing. org Green Oak Ranch (760) 727-0251 Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (858) 527-1419 Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista (760) 801-7120

MAAC Project Head Start (760) 471-4210 Moonlight Angels Auxiliary (760) 726-7251 Moonlight Cultural Foundation (760) 630-7650 New Haven Youth & Family Services (760) 630-4035 North County African American Women's Assoc. (760) 978-6534 North County Lifeline (760) 726-4900 North San Diego Young Marines (760) 310-5390 Operation Hope - Vista, Inc. (760) 536-3880 Optimist Club of Vista (760) 598-5907 Palomar College Foundation (760) 744-1150 x2733 Pride of Vista Lions Club (760) 726-3640 Rotary Club of El Camino Real (760) 650-2582 Rotary Club of Vista (760) 724-2185 San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau (619) 232-3101 Shadowridge Owners' Assn/PCM (760) 918-8040 Solutions for Change, Inc. (760) 941-6545

Sons of Norway (760) 726-6526 Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland (760) 809-8146 Sustainable Surplus Exchange (888) 780-4416 The Vista Conservancy (760) 758-7710 The Woman's Club of Vista GFWC (760) 822-6824 United Way of San Diego County (858) 636-4162 Vista Education Foundation (760) 630-8268 Vista Firefighters Association Vista Hi Noon Rotary (760) 726-4167 Vista Soccer Club (760) 940-8804 Vista Teachers Association (760) 758-2690 Vista Teen Outreach (760) 390-2932 Vista Village Business Association (760) 414-9391 Wellness Champions (760) 990-3637 Women's Resource Center (760) 757-3500

Shadowridge Orthodontics (760) 598-1707


Physical Therapy

David S. Han, MS, DMD, APC (760) 726-4790

Packaging Machinery Marburg Industries, Inc. (760) 727-3762

Party Equipment Rentals Allie's Party Equipment Rental, Inc (760) 591-4314 North County Yard Greetings (760) 612-1702

Payroll Services NetPay Payroll Inc. (760) 277-4490 Paychex (858) 547-2920

Personal Assistant Life Inspired LifeStyle Services (760) 214-7066


Professional Services

Cassidy Medical Group (760) 941-9002 Greater Tri Cities IPA Medical Group (760) 941-7309 x140 Minimally Invasive Surgeons of North County (760) 300-3647

Tideline Partners LLC (760) 295-9111 Verbal Aikido Pure Communications Mastery (310) 210-1978

Plant Rental & Sales EXPO Plant Service, Inc. (760) 477-7863

Plumbing Hanna Plumbing & Supply, Inc (760) 726-2002 Vista Plumbing, Inc. (760) 758-2345

Pre School/Childcare

Corky's Pest Control (800) 901-1102 Orkin (877) 250-1652 vista

Children's Paradise (760) 724-5600 Educational Enrichment Systems, Inc. (858) 569-7273 Kid's Town Montessori School (760) 598-5437

Pet Grooming

Printer Supplies & Repair

Hairy's Pet Salon (760) 598-6600

One Stop Toner & Inkjet LLC (760) 431-3756


Printing Services

Randel Berg Photography (951) 541-6932

Advanced Web Offset, Inc (760) 727-1700 Precision an RR Donnelley Company (760) 727-9400 Ries Printing (760) 724-7331

Pest Control Services

Rancho Physical Therapy (760) 630-2258

Propane Lava Propane, LLC (760) 599-4735

Property Management Ambassador Property Management (760) 945-8107 Lawrence Associates (760) 717-3700 Nancy Russell Property Management LLC & Real Estate Sales (760) 639-0601 Silverado Community Management Services, Inc. (760) 407-7575 x105

Publications Marcoa Publishing (619) 309-6510 ZCode Magazines (619) 717-2322

Quilting Fat Quarters Quilt Shop Inc. (760) 758-8308

Real Estate Coldwell Banker Residential (760) 941-6888 Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team (760) 500-5189

news and notes J & R Auto Body and Paint J&R Auto Body & Paint Collision Repair Center recently joined the Chamber. They provide high quality collision repair in an honest, ethical and efficient manner. They do automotive body repair, restoration, and custom paint and they offer individualized insurance claim assistance. They work with all major auto insurance companies. Find out more at www.jandrautobody. com



Green Team Realty (760) 815-4872 Jeff Underdahl & The Dream Home Pros (760) 705-6927 KP Real Estate Investments, Inc. (760) 521-6519 Lund Team Real Estate (760) 438-0800 RE/MAX Regal (760) 539-7995 R-Mac Properties, Inc. (760) 716-1731 Staged Homes Real Estate-Avey (760) 212-7355 The Barnard Team (Capitis Real Estate) (760) 405-5055 The Eisendrath Team at The Real Estate Consultants (760) 815-8009 The Town Square Realty Group (760) 295-7999 Tri-City Realty (760) 732-5800

Real Estate-Commercial

Real Estate Consultants

Remodeling - Repairs

Howes, Weiler & Associates (760) 929-2288

Real Estate Developers & Developments Atomic Investments (619) 234-7966 Orion Pacific (858) 367-3505

Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate (760) 929-9700

Real Estate-Holdings & Management Greene Properties, Inc. (760) 727-6888

Real Estate-Investment/Development Grasshopper Development (858) 204-5438 Silvergate Development, Inc. (619) 625-1216 Street Lights Residential (434) 882-2108

Recording Studio Sonic-Rocket Productions (760) 695-6444

Recreational Vehicles North County RV & Boat Storage (760) 598-7878

Recycling Globarket Tire Recycling LLC (760) 599-3841 Guedes Construction Inc. (760) 295-3036 Handyma'am, Inc. (760) 576-4430 Mr. Cabinet Care (714) 961-1900

Restaurants 508 Tavern (760) 521-4775

Albertacos Mex Food, Inc (760) 598-6047 Big Jim's 395 Grill (760) 842-7303 Chin's Szechwan Vista (760) 732-3880 Ciao Ristorante Italiano (760) 630-7333 Curbside Cafe (760) 630-2747 Hungry Bear Deli (760) 295-2295 Hunter Steakhouse (760) 433-2633 Jersey Mike's Subs (760) 631-7827 Lamppost Pizza/Backstreet Brewery (760) 407-7600 Mama's & Papa's Pizza Grotto (760) 941-3900 McDonald's of Vista (760) 724-2728 Nucci's Pizza, Pasta & Deli (760) 598-1005 Palomar Pizza & Pasta (760) 727-5559 Panda Express (760) 806-3880 Pepper Tree Frosty (760) 726-0732 Pizza on Tap (760) 630-4105 Rosatis (760) 536-3230

Sizzler Restaurant (760) 726-2000 Slater's 50/50 (760) 759-2900 Sunrise Cafe (760) 631-2912 Thai One On & Bar Too (760) 643-1688 The Breakfast Mug (442) 204-5686 The Yellow Deli (760) 630-0040 URBN Pizza (760) 724-8840 Vista Pantry Cafe (760) 414-9803 Vista Village Pub (760) 643-1619 Vista Way Cafe (760) 758-1549

Retail Bedrosians Tile and Marble (760) 724-6400 Twice (760) 415-295 Walmart (760) 945-7995

Retirement Planning Stifel (760) 804-3424

Roofing & Insulation Cool-Roof Systems (760) 747-5970

El Cajon Roofing, Inc. (760) 295-7587 Landmark Roofing, Inc. (760) 216-6105 Schott Roofing, Inc. (760) 630-6450

Safes & Vaults Brown Safe Manufacturing, Inc. (760) 233-2293

Schools, Colleges & Education Bella Mente Montessori Academy (760) 621-8948 Brightwood College (760) 630-1555 California State University San Marcos (760) 750-8700 Diego Valley Public Charter (760) 297-4073 Guajome Park Academy (760) 631-8500 La Fuente Charter Academy (951) 395-2591 North County Trade Tech High School (760) 598-0782 Palomar Community College (760) 744-1150 SIATech Schools (760) 945-1227 Taylion San Diego Academy (760) 295-5564

The Classical Academy Vista (760) 546-0101 Tri-City Christian Schools (760) 630-8227 X215 Vista Adult School/ROP (760) 758-7122 x8099 Vista Unified School District (760) 726-2170

Screenprinting Big Media Prints (760) 505-7098

Security Services & Patrol Oceanside Security Agency (760) 644-2957 Rancho Santa Fe Security Systems, Inc (760) 942-0688

Senior Services: Assisted Living Rancho Vista Senior Living (760) 941-1480 rancho-vista Silver Oak Country Estates (760) 216-6103 Vista Village Senior Living (760) 941-3233

Senior Services: Medicare Insurance Got Health Insurance (760) 945-3803

Shipping Post Pack & Ship (760) 630-7225 The UPS Store - Melrose (760) 598-5190

news and notes Kathleen’s Chair Kathleen Casey, an experienced hair dresser, recently moved to Vista and took at spot at Phenix Salons. Kathleen has been a hairdresser for 35 years. If you have a problem with your hair needs, Kathleen can fix it! She offers FREE consultations anytime. To see all her services visit her salon or find out more at



Shopping Centers


North County Square (858) 481-0844

SoundAway Corporation (760) 599-3985


Sporting Goods

Federal Heath (760) 901-7447 ideas Cabrera (760) 941-8492 North Coast Signs (760) 536-5454 Option D Graphics, LLC (760) 936-0515 Rouse Sign & Graphics (760) 726-2070 Sign Art (760) 940-1947 Sign-A-Rama (760) 744-5046 Urgent Signs (760) 598-0100

Team Sports of North County (760) 599-9467


Toilet Rentals

Skateboard Shop

Gold Coast Surveying, Inc (760) 758-7732

Diamond Environmental Services (760) 744-7191

Synthetic Lawns/Putting Greens

North County Transit District (760) 966-6500 The Toll Roads - Transportation Corridor Agencies (949) 754-3458 Travel Agencies\Cruises Cruises Inc. (760) 726-2109

Skate 7 Skateboarding (760) 305-7897

Skin Care Arbonne International-Le Gree (619) 549-1348 Mary Kay - Margrette Lamkin (760) 521-6416 Skincare by Melissa (760) 716-4110

Solar Energy Equipment & Systems Cosmic Solar (760) 749-1111

Staffing: Temporary & Permanent

Kevin Barton Financial Services (760) 643-4137 Melco Business Services (760) 945-1888 Plaza Tax Service (760) 724-7113 The Tax Gals! (760) 305-8480

Eastridge Workforce Solutions (760) 705-3506 FoodServ Staffing (760) 739-7500 Occasions Staffing (760) 439-7500



Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas (760) 477-1200

North Melrose Self Storage (760) 639-6400 Stor'em Self Storage (760) 727-3470

Easy Turf (760) 745-7026

Tax Preparation & Bookkeeping Accounting Value, Inc (760) 295-4256 Bookkeeping Services Plus, Inc. (760) 908-6632 DePauw Johnson, Inc. Tax & Financial Services (760) 941-1763

AT&T - Corporate (800) 750-2355 T-Mobile (760) 631-8474


Thrift Stores Goodwill Industries (760) 630-0600


Treatment Center Center for Discovery (858) 847-5350

Trophies & Plaques

Mohnacky Animal Hospital of Vista (760) 758-8004 Palomar Animal Hospital (760) 727-7622

B & K Engraving (760) 726-0311 San Dieguito Trophy (760) 431-7674

Waste & Recycling

Truck Rentals

EDCO (760) 727-1600

U-Haul of Oceanside (951) 200-5415 Vista Truck Rentals / Quick Check Smog (760) 940-9831

Water - Bottled Palomar Mtn.Premium Spring Water (760) 743-0140

Water Conditioning


Bevier Eco Solutions (619) 980-1998 Eco Water Systems of San Diego (760) 754-1960 Rayne Water of North County (760) 724-8603

San Diego County Water Authority (858) 522-6700 San Diego Gas & Electric Co (800) 411-7343 Vista Irrigation District (760) 597-3100

Winery 2Plank Vineyards, LLC (858) 500-7757 California Fruit Wine Company (858) 522-9463 Coyote Oaks Vineyards (760) 504-2434 Twisted Horn Mead & Cider (760) 295-5888 StorySetFree (858) 227-9813

Yoga Studio Yoga Branch Vista Village (760) 390-3640

Youth Sports Groups

TVK Designs Websites & Graphics (760) 214-5064

American Legion Post #365 (760) 726-0472 Veterans Association of North County (760) 722-1277 VFW Post #7041 (760) 726-0472 Wounded Warrior Homes (760) 483-3553

Renewal by Andersen (858) 201-4321

Writing Services

Website Design



Vista Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading (760) 650-2522

Wholesale Tainong Seeds, Inc (760) 598-2368

Veterinarians Aloha Animal Hospital (760) 724-8313 Alta Mira Animal Hospital (760) 726-8918

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news and notes Lambs of Faith Preschool Lambs of Faith Preschool has been forming young members of our community for many decades. They recently celebrated the installation of a new keyless entry security system for their facility. If you are looking for a great place to put your 3 to 5 year old, visit them today. Or learn more at



news and notes One Stop Toner & Inkjet One Stop Toner & Inkjet in Carlsbad recently celebrated 25 years in business. One Stop is a great source for new genuine, compatible and remanufactured toner & inkjet cartridges, drum units and other imaging supplies. They pride themselves in saving customers money while providing personalized customer service and technical support. See more at:

news and notes Operation Hope Vista Operation Hope of Vista recently celebrated one year of being a yearround shelter. Operation Hope provides a safe environment for homeless families with children and single women to help support rebuilding lives and regaining HOPE. See how you can help at

news and notes Solatube International Solatube International recently celebrated 25 years in business. Solatube’s international headquarters are based in the Vista Business Park. They are the world leader in providing natural daylight to your indoor spaces. Studies have shown that people exposed to natural light are more productive, achieve a better sense of well-being, and are more positive. What more do you need? Find out more at

news and notes Sons of Norway The Sons of Norway are celebrating their 15th Annual Viking Festival in Vista on September 23 and 24. The Viking Festival celebrates all things Viking: battles, encampments, ale, mead, cider, food, music and much, much more. The Vikings are coming! See more at



news and notes Systematic National Collections Systematic National Collections, Inc. is a Southern California company, family owned and staffed by professionals with many years of experience in credit and collections. They provide their clients with a full range of collections services from consulting on their In-House systems, to letter services, to the traditional contingency programs. If you are dealing with account receivables that you can’t collect, call them today. See more at

news and notes Walmart Walmart recently celebrated a total store remodel in their Vista store on University Drive. Come by today to enjoy their fresh design and userfriendly layouts. Visit Walmart at 1800 University Drive.

news and notes Wounded Warrior Homes Wounded Warrior Homes is a grassroots charitable non-profit chartered to provide transitional housing to single post-9/11 combat veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). They recently opened a new home in Vista to continue their amazing mission. Find out how you can help at

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SAT. SEPT 30, 2017 OCEANSIDE PIER EXPO OPENS AT 7 AM, WALK BEGINS AT 8 AM Join us for the inaugural North County Heart & Stroke Walk. Walk for your family, friends, or for yourself! Registration is FREE and open to the public. Tri-City Medical Center is collaborating with the American Heart Association to launch a new community event to promote heart health and overall wellness. The inaugural North County Heart Walk at the Oceanside Pier in September is the best way for companies and individuals to get involved in the fight against the No. 1 and No. 5 killer of men and women - heart disease and stroke.

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