Vista Chamber Magazine Fall 2022

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FALL 2022


First Word Important Elections for Vistans this Fall

Booze Brothers San Diego County’s Original Brewers

Sabor a Vida Vegan for Vista

Foundation for Women Warriors Support for Women Veterans

San Diego PACE Vista Published by the

Help for Vista Seniors

Azuur Group Clinical Cleanrooms for Biotech Research

Velocity Internship Program Chamber of Commerce

Career Exploration for Local Students

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First Word - Rachel Beld


Booze Brothers


Flavor of Life

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Chairman's Corner


American Soju


Vista Fresh Cut Barbers

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Rising Stars of the Year


Superintendent's Corner


San Diego PACE Vista

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Chamber and Community Events


Quality Lock and Security


New Vista Chamber Board and Executive Commitee


Velocity Internship Program

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Chamber Business Directory

Important Elections for Vistans this Fall San Diego County's OG Brewers Sabor a Vida - Vegan for Vista

Mayor's Musings Vista is Thriving! Award Winning Vodka Cutting Edge Haircuts

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Foundation for Women Warriors Support for Women in the Armed Forces

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Career Exploration for Local Students

News and Notes New Business Ribbon Cuttings

FALL 2022

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A bit of fall color. First Word Important Elections for Vistans this Fall

Booze Brothers San Diego County’s Original Brewers

Sabor a Vida Vegan for Vista

Foundation for Women Warriors Support for Women in the Armed Forces

San Diego PACE Vista Published by the

Help for Vista Seniors

Azuur Group Clinical Cleanrooms for Biotech Research

Velocity Iternship Program Chamber of Commerce

Inset: "Chimpish" sculpture by Sergey Gornushin, on the corner of Broadway and Indiana.

Career Exploration for Local Students

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Vista Chamber President & CEO Rachel Beld

This November, Vistans will have the opportunity to weigh in on several big changes to leadership for our City and our State Assembly and Senate Districts. Long-time Vista Mayor Judy Ritter will retire at the end of this year after 24 years on the City Council, with twelve of those as Mayor. At the time of writing, two candidates are vying for Mayor – Vista Deputy Mayor John Franklin and Vista Unified Board of Trustees President Cipriano Vargas. This will be the first time since 2002 that the Mayoral race will not include the incumbent. In the District 4 City Council race, two candidates are competing for the open seat that John Franklin currently holds. Armen Kurdian and Dan O’Donnell both aim to represent the Shadowridge neighborhood. At the time of writing, no one has yet pulled papers to run against Corrina Contreras in District 1 who is also up for re-election. At the State level, recent redistricting means that Vista will no longer be part of the 76th Assembly District which is currently represented by Tasha Boerner Horvath. New lines were drawn placing Vista in the 74th Assembly District with Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, and several Orange County Cities. Assembly Member for the current 73rd District, Laurie Davies will compete with Chris Duncan, currently San Clemente Mayor Pro-Tem, for the 74th District.

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In the State Senate, long-time Senator Pat Bates is retiring leaving District 38 open to two new candidates. Current Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear and Orange County Businessman Matt Gunderson are both running for this seat. At the Federal level, Representative Mike Levin will face former San Juan Capistrano Mayor Brian Maryott for the 49th Congressional District, which was also amended by the redistricting process, though Vista’s District remains the same. There are several other important elections impacting Vista including the races for Districts 2 and 3 of Vista Unified School District Board of Trustees as well as Tri-City Medical Center Board Members for Zones 2, 4 and 6. There are also ballot measures and other state-wide races to follow. If all this seems like too much to follow, don’t worry! The Vista Chamber plans to host candidate forums this fall for several of the races mentioned. Keep an eye on our website and social media to be alerted to opportunities to connect with candidates for these races. You can also visit our website and subscribe to our newsletter to be alerted about all our events and activities. After several years of uncertainty in the world around me, I feel a sense of relief and ownership knowing that I have a vote and a voice in the upcoming elections. It’s important to be informed and vital that we all exercise our right to VOTE. Cheers,

Rachel *The candidate information shared was accurate at the time of writing this article. Omissions or errors are unintentional. VISTACHAMBER.ORG


By Barb Miltenberger

riginators of Booze Brothers Brewing Dave and Donny Firth are brothers, but also the best of friends. Dave is the enthusiastic, big picture guy. His focus is on growth and sustainability, and he is the GM of the business. Donny on the other hand is the polar opposite. He is analytical by nature and his strengths are in areas like payroll, HR and data. Together they perfectly complement each other to run the Vista brewery, along with Josh Thompson who helps keep things on track with his marketing and management expertise. They opened for business when craft brewing burst on the scene in San Diego, and by their estimate they are one of the first 100 breweries to hit San Diego County. 4


Like so many hopeful brewers, they started in their garage, experimenting and crafting back in 2008. They began by producing 5-gallon batches, quickly moving to 15 and then to 20-gallon. They packed out their parents’ garage nightly with friends and music, offering free beer from multiple taps. When they realized that they were onto something and wanted to turn this from a hobby into a full-time business, Dave sold his pool cleaning company and Donny who was a student at the time started dedicating more of his time to getting the business up and running. In 2013 they moved into a 2,800 square foot space on Progress Street. They grew so quickly that in no time they increased their footprint in the park. They currently occupy 10,000 square feet at this location. Today, they have several branches of the businesses under their belts. Not only do they run this original tasting room with an inviting patio and a rustic and gracious event room called The Wood Shed, they also have an on-site canning line, and they offer delicious food selections from Pizza Brothers. Within the last two years they have also opened a tasting room in Oceanside, an event space in downtown Vista called The Vistonian, and they began occupying space at The Mill in Fallbrook, complimenting the shop founded by their sister Tiffany, with both their brews and pizza. As with every business during COVID-19, they struggled. They did not know if they would continue to have jobs when the mandates fell, or how they could stay afloat with production lines shut down and the tap rooms shuttered. That’s when everyone got scrappy and pitched in finding ways to keep moving forward, even turning down paychecks until the storm passed. They made it through the pandemic with full employee retention, which is impressive, and have since doubled their staff. The can-do attitude that presses on and refuses to stagnate is responsible for that. At Booze Brothers, everyone knows what needs to get done, is good at what they do and has a great time doing it ... together as a team. Booze Brothers is an event-focused brewery and bring in an elevated level of musical performers and regularly host art shows from local talent. From the minute you cross their threshold, they want you to have a good time. Their question is always “how can we create the coolest experience ever” for our customers. Their tap room is a place where art, live music, great beer, food and celebrations are all intertwined and that is important to their mission. Come hang out and see what it’s all about. You can find the OG Booze Brothers Brewery at 2545 Progress Street in Vista. They are open 7 days a week, including lunch hours. Find them on Instagram and Facebook or at



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By Eva Redding

Vista's diverse business landscape has recently expanded thanks to Mario and Veronica Cabrera & their newly opened Sabor a Vida Cafe & Deli. As Vista's first and only fully vegan establishment, they are proud to introduce unique and delicious flavors to our community of vegan and non-vegan customers alike.



change. With extensive research, they learned and figured out how to eat better and feel healthier. After discovering a plant-based diet, they noticed they had much more energy. Veronica said, “We work so much because we have the energy.” She explained, “When you eat meat, your body consumes 80% of energy to digest animal products. Only 20% is left to carry you through the day. When you eat plant-based food, your body only uses 25-35% of energy. We get full and sometimes overeat, but after half an hour, it’s back to normal.”

Sabor a Vida was born out of Mario’s vast experience of working as a chef and Veronica’s savvy business skills as a clothing store owner. Together, they turned their long-awaited dream of owning a restaurant into a reality. In a search for the right place for their cafe, they came across a vacant suite in the plaza near Shadowridge and Sycamore and felt an immediate connection with the business space. The conveniently located corner unit is the perfect spot offering seating inside as well as on the shaded outdoor patio. The cafe was a success from day one. Initially their first customers came from Facebook and Instagram. Soon, new customers turned into loyal ones. Nowadays, most of their business comes from word of mouth and stellar reviews. Even though their dishes and beverages are entirely vegan, they have gained popularity with non-vegan customers too. Mario and Veronica, with the help of their daughter Nathaly, created a flourishing family business.

As Veronica pointed out, “Earth is everything for us! That’s how we get our food and all the flavors coming together.” In fact, the name Sabor a Vida means Flavor of Life. Many flavors come from nature. For Veronica, it’s synonymous with the flavors they have experienced in their personal life and its many ups and downs. Honoring their origin and native roots, she enjoys naming some of their menu items in Spanish. As she stated, “All names are chosen very carefully.” Her personal favorite is Tierra Salad (Earth Salad), which as she

admitted is so delicious, she can eat it every day. Their customers’ favorites are Chickpea Tuna and Morning Glory Burrito. These delightful dishes are carefully crafted to bring out the many flavors of vegan ingredients. Eggs are made from mung beans, which taste similar to regular eggs and can be scrambled or made as an omelette. Don’t think you can have bacon? Think again! Their fully vegan bacon is popular with vegan as well as non-vegan customers. From a vast offering of hot and cold beverages to delectable wraps, bowls, sandwiches and fresh vegan pastries, their menu is gleaming with tasteful and healthy choices. Veronica’s goal is for more people to try a plant-based diet while changing the way people eat and think about food. As local residents and business owners, they are looking forward to spreading their passion and getting involved in our community. They are excited to welcome you at 735 Shadowridge Drive in Vista every day from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. You can also learn more at

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Chair of the Board Dave Baldwin

As the new Chairman of the Board for the Vista Chamber of Commerce, I want to say THANK YOU for your continued support of the Vista business community and all that you do to make Vista such an amazing city! It is an absolute honor to be a part of this organization and to serve this community. I first joined the Vista Chamber of Commerce as an employee of a large financial services firm, and through the networking and relationships formed with other business leaders, I gained the confidence to branch out on my own as an Independent Financial Planner. Chamber membership also helped me with several other personal and professional achievements. I wrote and published my first book titled The Balancing Act (available at all major online bookstores) after meeting another Chamber member who specialized in helping authors self-publish books. Vista has provided so many opportunities for me as a great place to grow my business and also for my wife Andrea and me to raise our family. We attend North Coast Church here in Vista and lead a weekly Life Group bible study through the church. I am excited about the year ahead, especially when you think about where we have been. We recently held the annual Heroes of Vista event where we celebrate so many important people that make a difference in Vista. It was amazing to be back in person, mingling and visiting with city and business leaders, but what stood out to me was the theme that was chosen for this event. Past, present, and future. As I start this role with the Chamber, I can’t help but think about how significant that theme of past, present, and future is to this organization and this moment. The Chamber is almost 100 years old and I will have an opportunity to help make that centennial celebration special, but I am reminded of those who have held this post before me and the people and businesses that have formed this community into what it is today. I recognize how special it is to be here in this moment, seeing the city reemerge from the pandemic and get back to a more normal way of life. With the re-opening of Vista businesses and in-person live events, celebrating the present becomes so much more significant. The Strawberry Festival this past summer was estimated to be the most attended event in our history. The streets were crowded with festival-goers and thanks in part to a successful 5k run people from all over southern California came to our town to celebrate with us. The Moonlight Amphitheater has returned to a full schedule of live events and the construction along Paseo Santa Fe has transformed a portion of our city and made even more room for people to live and for businesses to thrive. As I look into the future of Vista, I know that others will take on this position and that many more city and business leaders will contribute to this community. I know that I must pass the torch to the next in line and that we all share the responsibility to leave our community to the next generation better than we found it. I ask that you take this step with me and invest in the future of the Vista business community by joining the Chamber, attending Chamber-sponsored events, and continuing to support local Vista businesses with our patronage. It is all of our responsibility to take care of the gift we have and to pass it along to whoever comes next.






7 Water Safety Tips for Kids Swimming pool safety rules parents of little children should know

Robert Coles, MD, Pediatrician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center Carlsbad.

When the weather gets hot, it’s nice to have a pool in the backyard where the kids can play and cool off. With proper preparation, pools can be both fun and very safe. Without it, accidents can happen. Young children are most at risk. Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death in children younger than 4, right after car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of these drownings unfortunately happen with unsupervised children. “Young children are curious and like to explore, which is why it is so important to keep a close eye on them when they’re in or near water, and to never leave them alone or unsupervised,” says Robert Coles, MD, a pediatrician at Scripps Coastal Medical Center Carlsbad. “Just as important is to know what to do in case of an accident.”

Follow these simple tips for water safety. 1. Never leave children alone in or near the pool for any reason

Constant and focused adult supervision helps keep children safe around water. That means no distractions that would take your eyes away from a child in or near a pool. “You want to make sure they’re staying safe,” Dr. Coles says. “Drowning can happen fast.” You can teach your children to swim to help lower the risk of drowning. Swim lessons can begin for many children as early as 1. Just understand that learning to swim is only one of several layers of protection against drowning. “Even if they’ve had swim lessons, they still need to be closely supervised when they are in or around water, Dr. Coles says. 2. Keep gated pools Pool fencing is widely recommended to help prevent drownings. Most young children who drown in pools wander out of the house and fall into a pool that was not fenced off from the house. Fences should be at least 4 feet high without anything that the child could use to climb over the fence. Gates should be self-closing and self-latching. The latch

should be out a child’s reach. Slat space should be small enough to prevent a child to squeeze through the fence. A pool safety cover adds protection but should not be used in place of fencing between the house and the pool. 3. Go over pool rules Go over the rules for how and when to use the pool with your children and review them again whenever there are guests using the pool. The basic pool rules are:

5. Don’t rely on floaties for water safety Young children should wear a life jacket that is Coast Guard-approved when in or around water. Make sure they fit properly. Do not rely on floaties or other airfilled swimming aids. They are not safety devices. 6. Practice touch supervision

• No diving headfirst into the shallow sections of the pool

Whenever children under 5 are in or around the pool, an adult should be within arm’s reach of the child, even if he or she knows how to swim. This is known as touch supervision.

• No swimming alone

7. Learn CPR

• No running, pushing or shoving

Sometimes accidents happen. It’s important to know what to do in case of an emergency. Learn CPR and basic water rescue skills. CPR certification classes are available through the American Red Cross, hospitals and community centers.

Post these rules near the pool and enforce them. 4. Designate a lifeguard If you have a pool party, make sure a responsible adult is actively watching children in or near the water. Consider using a badge or a label to clearly identify them as a water watcher or designated lifeguard. Adult supervisors should not be engaged in activities that would distract their attention. VISTACHAMBER.ORG


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Mayor's Musings Mayor Judy Ritter

Vista is Vibrant, Thriving, and Strong! There is no doubt that our downtown summer scene is heading in the right direction. First, we live where many take their vacation, so the lure of a staycation is great. Plus, in addition to Vista’s summertime mainstays like the Wave Waterpark and Moonlight Amphitheater, there are new restaurants and brewhouses that are making this summer a particularly good time to spend in the city. Some new businesses are even blending exceptional dining and drinking experiences with innovative visions to do better business, such as CoLab, Everytable, and Pure Project. Our downtown area is so vital to the economic health of our community, and we have been thoughtful and

diligent in how Paseo Santa Fe, Vista Village and the downtown corridor connect to one another together. With this in mind, we recently launched our “Clean and Safe” downtown program using community ambassadors to enhance the safety, cleanliness, and welcoming nature of downtown for residents and visitors. So, with the extra summertime daylight, we encourage everyone to enjoy Vista’s collection of businesses, restaurants, and shops across the city!


In memorium Thank you, Tom and Fred for your longtime commitment to the Vista community. We won’t forget your investment in our local economy. Your legacy lives on.

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What sets them apart from other vodkas is the low sugar content, its alcohol content, and incredibly smooth taste! Other brands on the market need to be drowned in mixers or fruits in order to be consumed but the American Soju flavor stands alone and can be enjoyed just as produced. After trying soju himself, Marc Song saw an opportunity in the spirit market for a low calorie and low ABV soju to be made. He knew that with the right ingredients he could make a great tasting product. Made with the finest ingredients and Rocky Mountain water, American Soju was soon introduced to the world! American Soju has a 20% alcohol content, making it an easy to drink spirit. Consumers love the naturally gluten free product that features zero sugars and zero carbs. Right away the brand was well received by those who tried it, and in-store tastings were helping the product sellout frequently. Soon the brand began to receive recognition and awards at festivals. American Soju offers

four flavors: watermelon, lemon, cucumber, and Original. Watermelon is one of its most award-winning flavors and a crowd favorite! Prior to the shutdowns they had found a home in local liquor and grocery stores. Now, with the restrictions relaxing, tastings returning to markets, and events starting again American Soju is looking forward to re-introducing itself to the market. In conjunction, they are releasing a new and exciting product called Sojurita. As you might have guessed this is going to be a delicious, canned Soju based margarita! This will be available in late Summer and will make a great addition to menus at local gastropubs and pizza parlors. This award-winning spirit calls Vista, California its home! Marc Song, the owner of both American Soju and Rugged Ranch, chooses to operate in Vista due to its central location. Marc believes Vista is a great homebase, especially if you do business in both Orange County and San Diego. Vista is conveniently located between both making it a good logistical choice.

American Soju also ships to Canada which was Marc’s primary reason for joining the Vista Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber can provide a point of origin documentation with ease, and this is key when shipping outside of the US. The chamber can provide this documentation for shipments, and it is a useful benefit for Chamber members. The value of the Vista Chamber of Commerce membership is clearly demonstrated by Marc having both of his businesses enrolled as members. Additionally, the chamber has helped facilitate beneficial networking opportunities. Connections in the community can lead to collaborations and valuable insight. Locally you can find American Soju at the Seaside Market in Cardiff. If you are looking for other locations or delicious cocktail recipes (like a Lemon Droptini) visit their website: If you can’t find American Soju at your local market, be sure to ask for it.



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After two years and a pandemic, we were able to bring the Vista Strawberry Festival back to its full extent, including the Vista Strawberry Run, four stages throughout the festival playing music all day, a Kids Zone, contests including the beloved Pie Eating Contest, and lots of strawberries. The local breweries that joined us this year at our Beer Garden were Local Roots Kombucha, Prohibition Brewing, Booze Brothers, Five Suits Brewing, Helia Brewing, Twisted Horn Mead & Cider, Grafted Cellars, Dogleg Brewing, Pure Project, Coomber Craft Wines, and Guadalupe Brewery.

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Vista Fresh Cut Barber Offers Cutting Edge Haircuts By Barb Miltenberger Fransisco Gonzalez, the owner of Vista Fresh Cut Barber, knew the neighborhood very well when he opened business there. In fact, he moved to the city of Vista, just doors away from his shop when he was just 13 years old. Back in those days, South Santa Fe Drive was a bit more, shall we say…gritty, and he would ride the street on his skateboard. He does recall a barber being in the very building he occupies decades ago, and how one day the owner of the shop called out to him as he skated by and invited him in for a free haircut. Fransisco is a veteran who served in our military, and he has also spent two decades in the construction industry. Owning a barbershop was not part of his vision when he was younger. Perhaps it was coincidence, or perhaps it was destiny, but one day while he and his wife Diana were driving down South Santa Fe, they noticed a for rent sign on the building where Fransisco was offered that free hair cut as a teenager, around the corner from his childhood home. They decided to take a leap of faith and signed the lease, doing a full remodel, mostly themselves. When Fransisco and Diana opened the business, they were not aware of the amount of work that was going to be taking place on South Santa Fe in the coming months. The construction and improvements on the road made staying in business very tough for Fresh Cut as well as everyone else on the street. The community was avoiding that part of town while everything was

torn up, and this went on for almost two years. This was challenging, especially when just opening and trying to establish a clientele. Then 2020 hit and brought COVID-19. They were forced to dip into his retirement account to stay afloat and Fransisco became a hound at procuring grants. Though open for almost four years, they feel that the shop just began flourishing a year ago, being able to put those trying days and unfortunate circumstances behind them. Today they feel so happy and blessed by the beauty and appeal of the newly designed and upgraded Paseo Santa Fe and proud to be part of the positive change. Fresh Cut Barber Shop seeks to stand out in the industry with a higher level of cleanliness, friendliness, and an inviting atmosphere. Full-time barbers Jorge and Ulises have been great assets to the business with their expertise, offering a variety of cuts. They strive to give the customer what they want, whether it be a trim, flat-top, fade, military regulation cut, or a long hair transitional cut. When you walk in you will be offered a cold beverage and be attended to in a timely fashion. It is their goal to make their customers feel at ease and get the haircut they are looking for at a fair price. The employees that work at Vista Fresh Cut Barber love their jobs and it shows. They are waiting to serve you, so give them a try!

You can find Vista Fresh Cut Barber at 545 South Santa Fe, Ste. B. The shop is open 7 days a week and walk-ins are welcome, or you can call ahead for an appointment. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to see their work.



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Clinical Cleanrooms Come to Vista By Anne McDonnell

Certain biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes require sterile spaces, and those spaces are complex and expensive. Enter Azzur Group’s Cleanrooms on Demand, which offers cleanrooms and regulation storage space to biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies for clinical manufacturing. One of its newest facilities opened in Vista in April 2021, and the company is enjoying the benefits of its location “in the heart of the San Diego biotech community,” according to Dan Dernbach, Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand Senior Vice President of Global Operations.

cated service is ultimately the support and expertise we provide. Our goal is to allow our partners to focus solely on the manufacturing and not have to worry about supporting the facility.” Included with the cleanroom are security/access control, pest control, cleaning, environmental monitoring, waste management, and basic cleanroom equipment. Compared to similar services, the Vista location offers reduced waiting times. With traditional models, says Dernbach, “customers are waiting upward of 18 months for space, [but] we can, in many cases, have our clients producing within 3 months.”

Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand has a broad range of clients, and each client receives customized support based on their specific needs, says Dernbach. “These could be small companies with only a few drug candidates in the pipeline who are just starting clinical manufacturing, all the way to some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the industry.”

Since opening in Vista, the community has been very supportive. “We have had a good working experience with the city,… and the Vista Economic Development Group has also been a great resource to us,” says Dernbach. And, he notes, “even the Deputy Mayor came and spoke at our ribbon-cutting ceremony.”

What’s unique about Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand is that it allows clients to use their own staff without the need for facility ownership. Often, lack of manufacturing infrastructure and compliance expertise can be a major hurdle. Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand helps clients overcome that hurdle. Says Dernbach, “We bring both space and a high level of support services to our partners to enable their manufacturing.” In addition, the cleanroom service is “not purely leasing of space,” Dernbach says. “Our clients are our partners.… We work collaboratively with them to support them throughout their time in our facility…. The dedi-

been working diligently to attract more companies to the area, allowing more opportunities for us to expand our business with new potential partners.” Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand also supports the local community. Its services give Azzur clients a reason to start operations in the region. Says Dernbach, “these clients and Azzur are bringing quality jobs to the area. We are hiring scientists, engineers, and a host of other positions for Vista, which adds to the local economy.” With the business growth in Vista comes the need for services to support these various new companies. Azzur

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Welcoming students, staff, and families back to school is always one of the

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On behalf of the Vista Unified School Board of Trustees and the entire Vista team, I would like to officially announce the adoption of our new Framework for the Future. We will retain our motto as a district that strives for excellence and innivation in all that we do. The framework contains three new components: our vision, a set of portraits, and our values. We will be focusing our efforts throughout the year operationalizing our new framework for the future so that all students have the opportunity to learn and grow in the most dynamic, relevant, and supportive educational environment possible. A “vision” is a bold leap into the future, painting a vivid picture of a destination - a “north star” that guides collective action and shapes the strategies to make it a reality. A vision is long range (10-15 years), helping us step outside the present and reimagine the possibilities of the future. Organizational changes take time, and longer time frames encourage us to be proactive and to anticipate and plan for changes.

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Every student graduates from Vista Unified as a resilient, agile learner and creative problem solver who navigates the world with confidence and kindness and eagerly embraces local and global challenges.

To support our collective efforts to reach for this new vision, we have also worked with our community for more than ten months to develop three key portraits within our organization that will guide our work to realize our new vision for the future.


The first, a Learner Portrait, envisions the outcomes for students. It describes the community’s aspirations for what learners will know, be, and be able to do, in order to thrive in their lives and careers.

Learner Portrait Kind and Confident

• Students are positive, patient, appreciative, reliable, and responsible. • Students are resilient, self-directed learners who are self-aware and focused on a hopeful future.

Curious and Connected • Students are inquisitive, innovative, and able to adapt to new ideas, and situations. • Students are committed to positively impacting their family, their community, and the world.

Capable and Knowledgeable • Students develop and apply deep core academic knowledge and skills and can make connections across subjects. • Students know how to purposefully adapt communication to deliver information.


The second, an Adult Portrait, articulates the qualities that all adults working in the school district - not just classroom teachers - will demonstrate in order to support each student’s journey toward realizing the Portrait.

Adult Portrait

Compassionate Champion

• Adults are motivating, inspiring, kind, compassionate, and empathetic champions for all students. • Adults see and support all students, family members, and co-workers from a strength-based perspective, including inherent cultural wealth and identity. • Adults hold high expectations for all students (just hard enough) while feeding aspirations and possibility-thinking (future self). Flexible and Innovative Facilitator • Adults work well together, are trustworthy, honest, and committed to collaborate and to build connections with students, families, and other staff. • Adults support learning that is student-centered, innovative, and tailored to meet the individual strengths, interests, aspirations, and needs of students. Open-Minded and Equity-Centered Learner • Adults are learners open to new ideas, strategies, and practices that lead to continuous improvement in order to serve each and every student well. • Adults engage in practices that are free from bias, are anti racist, and build on the unique strengths each learner brings to the classroom or each colleague brings to their role.

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The third, a System Portrait, outlines what the system needs to do to create the conditions that will enable the adults in the system to support every student to successfully attain the Learner Portrait.

System Portrait

Inclusive Culture Focused on Growth

• Our system builds a culture that fosters equity, empathy, and inclusion. • Our system reinforces a values and strengths-based culture of growth.

Joyful, Innovative, Rigorous, and Equitable Learning Environments • Our system supports a culture of joyful learning, educational rigor, and innovation. • Our system promotes care, belonging, and connection. • Our system fosters creativity, curiosity, and engagement. Future-Oriented, Forward Thinking • Our system is designed to be future-oriented and aligned to a dynamic, fast-paced global ecosystem. • Our system creates sustainably designed, future-focused learning environments. Family and Community Partnerships • Our system is built on a foundation of active community and business partnerships. • Our system intentionally supports collaboration with schools and the community to provide service and real world experiences.

All of the efforts we have made with our community to reset our vision for the future and to outline the key elements of the learner, adult, and system portraits are grounded in our core values as an organization. Core Values illustrate how we will behave and treat each other along the way toward realizing our vision through the application of our three portraits.

Core Values

Respect: Knowing, valuing, and treating all with dignity

Trust: Focusing every decision on the best interests of our learners through transparency, honest communication, and integrity Collaboration: Creating a culture of continuous improvement, working in partnership with students, families, staff, and the community

Equity: Valuing diversity and providing equitable access and resources across the district for all students and adults to reach their full potential

Kindness: Developing a compassionate, nurturing and kind learning and working environment

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Aging with grace and dignity is important to all, especially those who have lived an independent life. A new facility, San Diego PACE, is offering a solution for independence through an all-inclusive care facility for the elderly. Their new facility in San Diego County is located in Vista. The city was chosen to meet North County’s growing need for elder care facilities. In cooperation with the nationwide program San Diego PACE, operated by San Ysidro Health, is offering valuable services to those in need.



SD PACE is allowing for the program participants to remain in their communities by providing the necessary care and coordinating health services all on site. This model is unique and provides a balance of independence and comprehensive care needed in aging communities. This newly remodeled and spacious 28,000 squarefoot facility offers a variety of services on site. Full transportation and care management is offered through PACE. You might ask what is PACE? PACE is a nationwide program that stands for “providing all-inclusive care for the elderly”. This is a health plan with comprehensive coverage for medical, dental, vision, medication assistance, and long-term care. In order to qualify for the program, the applicant must be 55 years or older and have housing in a qualifying ZIP Code. The program is free if you qualify for no out of pocket cost medical. This program is especially beneficial to those with dementia, depression, and chronic illness, the participant also receives adult day services including activities, meals, showers, and laundry.

Additionally, SD PACE offers on-site access to social work and home care. The clinic also has physical therapy, occupational therapy, home care, psychiatry, acupressure, and a range of other services. The comprehensive dementia management services including quiet rooms and safety measures in place to keep the facility secure and comfortable are very reassuring. PACE is an excellent resource for low-income seniors looking to manage their health through an allin-one program. Upon touring the location, it was clear that the enrolled participants are greeted with care and kindness. This clean and welcoming space is designed for both clinical and social interaction. The adult day services offer a wide variety of activities including arts and crafts, games, and hands on projects. Most impressive are the care providers available to assist with individual issues. This location is not only equipped to provide hygienic and nutritional services, but they can answer questions about health benefits and even help explain various pieces of mail the participant may have received. Providing touch points on topics like this can help set the participants mind at ease. San Diego PACE is design to service specific ZIP Codes in North San Diego County. This recently opened facility is located at 1840 West Dr., Vista, CA. This location is currently accepting new participants. If you or someone you know might be interested in touring San Diego PACE please contact Alan Tornel, marketing supervisor, at (619) 218–5955 or email It is important to the staff at San Diego PACE to provide a full tour and comprehensive understanding of the program and availability to make enrollment as easy as possible! VISTACHAMBER.ORG


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Fall Events Ongoing Chamber Events: Registration for atttending events can be done at Government Affairs Meeting (First Thursday of the month): 12:00 - 1:30pm at The Film Hub August 4, September 7, October 6 Business Mixers (Second Wednesday of the month): 5:00-7:00pm August 10 at TERI, Inc., September 14 at Cat & Craft Cafe, October 12

Member Events: Explore Next Door Summer Camp: August 8 – 12, morning and afternoon camp at Cal State San Marcos. Visit for more information. The Willson Team Presents The Monthly Mingle: August 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Barrel & Stave Pour House (206 Main Street). Free entrance, RSVP at to receive 2 drinks and a meal. Ragtime The Musical: August 17 – September 3, 8:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. 4th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament: August 27, 5:00 – 9:00 pm at the Vistonian (306 S Santa Fe Ave.). Visit to purchase tickets.

Coffee & Conversation (Third Wednesday of the month): 8:00-9:00am at Cat & Craft Cafe (3211 Business Park Dr., Ste. B) August 17, September 21, October 19

32nd Annual Vista Rod Run: September 4, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm in Historic Downtown Vista. 300+ classic and specialty cars are featured as well as music, vendors, fun shops, breweries, and restaurants.

Thirsty Third Thursday (Third Thursday of the month): 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm August 18 at Barrel & Stave, September 15 at Prohibition Brewing, October 20 at Eppig Brewing

Kinky Boots: September 14 – October 1, 7:30 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets.

Membership Orientation (Third Thursday Every Other Month): 3:30- 4:30pm at the Film Hub August 18, October 20 Lunch Mob (Fourth Wednesday of the month): 12:00- 1:00pm August 24 at Mama’s & Papa’s, September 28 at Albertacos, October 26 at Peppertree Frosty Vista Hiring Fair: November 9, 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Vista Civic Center Lunch & Learn: 12:00-1:00 pm at The Film Hub September 27 – LinkedIn for Your Business with David Zumaya of My San Diego North County October 25: The Heart & Art of Netweaving with Vista Chamber CEO, Rachel Beld Ongoing Vista Events: Vista City Council – meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:30pm. Visit for more details Farmers Market – Every Saturday from 8:00am – 12:00pm, 325 S. Melrose Dr. Alta Vista Botanical Garden’s Kids in the Garden Classes: Second Saturday of the month from 10:00 am– noon. August 6 – Water All Around Us, September 10 – Bugs and Butterflies. $5 per person or free with family membership. Preregister farmerjonesavbg@gmail. com. Vista Twilight Market: Every third Friday of the month (May 20, June 17, July 15) at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (2040 N Santa Fe Ave.). Visit for more for more information

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Vista Viking Festival: September 17 & 18, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at Norway Hall Cultural Center (2006 E. Vista Way). Visit for more information. Fairways 4 Veterans Golf Tournament: September 19 at 9:30 am at Shadowridge Golf Club (1980 Gateway Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. BBQ at the Museum: September 24, 3:00 – 7:00 pm at the Vista Historical Museum (2317 Old Foothill Dr.). Visit for more information. Gem Mineral and Jewelry Market: September 30 – October 1 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and October 2 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (2040 N Santa Fe Ave.). Free event open to the public, visit for more information. Roaring 20’s Casino Night: October 8, 5:00 – 9:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical: October 14-22, 7:30 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Fall Fun Festival: October 15, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens (1270 Vale Terrace Dr.). Free event for all ages with a scarecrow contest, vendors, plant sale, and food for sale. 2022 North County Veterans Stand Down: October 20 at 8:00 am through October 23 at 12:00 pm at Green Oak Ranch (1237 Green Oak Road). Volunteer to provide needed services to homeless veterans. Visit for more information. 1st Annual Boogie Woogie Ball Presented by Wounded Warrior Homes: November 4, 6:00 – 10:00 pm at the Veterans Association of North County (1617 Mission Ave.). Visit www.woundedwarriorhomes. org for more information.



Local Foundation Supports Female Veterans By Julie Smith Taylor



“The easiest thing anyone can do is, when you think about our military and those who have served, remember that women served, too...

or some women veterans the transition to civilian life can be a real struggle. It can be challenging to find a new job in the private sector, access affordable daycare, or even find a place to live with the shortage of housing and the cost-of-living skyrocketing. To provide that support and ensure they have opportunities to succeed, the Foundation for Women Warriors (FFWW) is here to assist. Established in Los Angeles in June of 1920, the Foundation originally called the California Soldiers’ Widows Home Association, helped house widows, war nurses, and mothers of fallen service members. As the roles of women began to shift, the organization began serving women veterans in increasing numbers and eventually changed its name to Military Women in Need. In 2016, now CEO Jodie Grenier came on board and spearheaded a rebranding of the organization. “We believed the previous name didn’t fully honor the service of our women veteran community,” says Grenier. “We wanted to ensure our name was empowering and reflected the true spirit of the veterans we serve. It is important that our country recognizes their contributions and sacrifices.”

In that same year, the new name Foundation for Women Warriors was established. Shortly after, the headquarters relocated to San Diego County to reach to a larger population of veterans as they exit the military. During COVID, the Foundation moved its operations and opened a warehouse in Vista. Today, Foundation for Women Warriors is a 102-year-old institution dedicated to honoring and empowering women veterans. FFWW’s mission is to serve women veterans and their children so that their next mission is clear and continues to impact the world.

the needs of their constituents. Here’s a few stats: Last year, 1018 women and children were assisted by the Foundation. Already this year, 1,397 have been assisted. Approximately 60 percent of those served live in San Diego County and more than 75 percent of those who receive financial and childcare assistance through the foundation are single parents.

In addition, the Foundation regularly partners with the San Diego VA to host baby showers for expecting mothers. Women receive everything from maternity clothes to diapers, cribs, car seats and all the essentials in between. “The veterans we serve feel very supported,” says Grenier. “We’ve helped close to 100 veteran moms welcome their new additions this year.”

FFWW’s Women Veteran Transition and Emergency Services programs provide financial and critical goods, assistance, childcare, and professional development. Veterans can apply to receive financial assistance via stipends for rent, utilities, and other basic needs. The stipends, paid directly to thirdparties, help cover monthly expenses and give veterans an opportunity to build emergency savings, pay off debts, and maintain housing. Veterans receive financial management education as a prerequisite to receiving financial assistance. FFWW partners with Prudential Financial Services to offer monthly financial education webinars. Veterans build budgets and are assessed quarterly to ensure they stay on track.

Funding for the Foundation comes from private and community foundations, corporate sponsors, local counties, and individual donors, Grenier says, “At a time when all costs are rising, every little bit helps. If you can, donate, volunteer, or share our mission with a friend. It all helps and there is no better way to say ‘thank you’ to our veterans than by helping them to succeed.” If you would like to support this worthy organization, please contact the Foundation at “The easiest thing anyone can do is, when you think about our military and those who have served, remember that women served, too,” recommends Grenier.

FFWW programs prevent homelessness, enhance the personal and economic well-being of women veterans and their children. “Despite the historical achievements of our service women, there are still many challenges they must overcome during transition into the civilian sector,” she explains. “We ensure women veterans who may be facing financial and transition challenges can access programs specifically designed to prevent homelessness, enhance economic stability and have a community of support.” According to Grenier, she and her team of eight work hard to keep pace with



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Quality Lock & Security is a “Sure Thing” for Vista By Julie Smith Taylor

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since Clay McCarthy and his wife Kimberly opened their security business in Vista. In 2002, they purchased their first building in our historic downtown, which allowed them to open their retail location at 340 E. Broadway. The team at Quality Lock and Security Services does their best to cover all your physical security and locking hardware needs. The company is made up of 10 employees who service all of San Diego County, Lower Riverside and Orange County, as well as greater California for Southern CA-Edison (SCE) and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). The company focuses on commercial and industrial clients such as Siemens, Thermo Fisher, Tyco, JMG, Sony, ADT, Callaway and Watkins Manufacturing, just to name a few. Typical services range from replacing mailbox locks to installing CCTV, automating doors with electronic lock systems and installing life safety hardware and high security systems. They also perform the standard re-keying of locks for businesses as employees come and go. Through Siemens, Quality Lock provides security compliance and maintenance services for SCE and PG&E. “We work hard to stay current on what new technology offers in terms

of products and systems,” says Clay. “Keys are becoming a thing of the past as keyless technology becomes the new norm. We often work in partnership with tech companies like Siemens, ADT, Stanley, JMG, Tyco and others to install and maintain the latest security systems to protect companies and institutions from the numerous threats they face every day.” Clay and Kimberly credit the company’s ongoing success to years of building relationships with customers. “I used to work all over the area in my service truck, helping people as a Service Tech back in the day,” he says. “Before opening my own business in 1994, I worked for Pro-Tec Lock and Safe in Oceanside for eight years. Because I got to know people so well in local businesses and in the security industry, it was natural that many of them have become lifelong friends,” he says. “For instance, Sharon Kinikin has been our office manager for more than 26 years and she is part of the foundation of our success. Ten years ago, we were extremely fortunate to have Eric “Buzz” Reed join our team. Buzz quickly moved from journeyman installer to General Manager. Buzz’s daughter Alexis Panchevre has also become invaluable to us as she helps Sharon and works as my Assistant,” Clay adds.

Buzz’s leadership also allows Clay and Kimberly to concentrate on developing and maintaining the long-term relationships with SCE and PG&E. “We are truly blessed to have an amazing staff and team of co-workers,” says Kimberly. Clay also believes in supporting his community and staying involved. He has sat on several boards at the City level and appreciates the opportunity to be part of the team that is guiding the revitalization and growth of Vista’s downtown development. Clay and Kimberly have a vested interest in Vista as property owners and landlords. Today, the McCarthy’s own their office building and two other buildings on Broadway. “It’s been exciting to see everything grow up around us through the years,” says Clay. “Vista has been a great place to live and work,” he adds. “At first, I was frustrated to see San Marcos, then Carlsbad and even Oceanside really take off and grow. But now, Vista is finally coming into its own.” As local homeowners since 1992, Clay and Kimberly raised their two children, Cassidy and Quinn here while Clay coached Little League for eight years. This gave him the chance to meet so many more wonderful people, many of whom have become lifelong friends who have helped him along the way.

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“People have introduced me to bankers and investors that have given me opportunities to achieve more than I ever thought possible,” he says. “With the help of family, friends, colleagues and connections, we’ve been able to achieve everything we have. We enjoy helping people, other businesses and organizations grow and we really care about our community.” he says. “Kimberly and I only see a very bright future for Vista.”

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Vista Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Our New Executive Committee and Board of Directors executive committee:



TREASURER Denisse Barragan J&R Auto Body

Kyle Adams Prohibition Brewing Company

Aaron Byzak Tri-City Medical Center

Aaron Gobidas GoBeRewarded Marketing

Maria Hallett Pacific Western Bank

VICE-CHAIR Zeke Corley Your Insurance Place

SECRETARY Terry Woods North County Daily Star

Betsy Heightman Vista Community Clinic

Vicente Hinojosa Advanced Financial Solutions

Rochelle Smarr Cal State San Marcos

Kerri Taylor Solatube

PAST-CHAIR Adam Brooks Alchemy Printing Company


Terry Van Kirk TVK Designs

Dave Baldwin LS Investment Management

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The Vista Chamber of Commerce is a champion for a strong community. Strong communities cannot exist without a deep connection between local businesses and local talent. Earlier this year, the Vista Chamber introduced the Velocity Summer Internship Program, funded by a grant from the City of Vista. The newest workforce development initiative by the Vista Chamber, this paid internship program aims to encourage career exploration for local students while providing additional capacity to local employers. The summer internship program covered 100 hours of paid internship experience from mid-June through early August. The Chamber worked closely with schools to promote the program to high school seniors graduating in 2023. Rising high school seniors attending Vista schools and/or Vista residents were eligible to participate. To apply for the program, students completed a simple application which asked about career interests as well as logistical information regarding transportation needs and other supports. The students were encouraged to give us as much detail as possible, for us to gather and make those connections to the various opportunities with the participating businesses, setting them up for success! We received interest from students at Vista High, Mission Vista High, Rancho Buena Vista and Guajome Park Academy. The Chamber also promoted the program to Vista businesses and employers were asked to complete a participation form identifying the types of internships available at their company, whether they had hosted an intern before and other details. The students were employees of the Chamber and were assigned internship locations based on the career interest match. This summer, the program matched 45 students with 25 local businesses and non-profits. Students gained experience in government, non-profit, retail, journalism, marketing, social media, hospitality, customer service, early education, and health and wellness. Students received exposure to wellness and health environments with patients and clients in different spaces such as: yoga and chiropractic. Other students had opportunities to work with both large and small businesses doing administrative work, research and development, staging assistant and even film and video editing. For our future teachers, students had opportunities to tutor math and were also exposed to working with preschool and grade-school aged children assisting with summer camp. The business response to the program has been overwhelmingly positive. Anneliese from Operation-Hope said, “As a nonprofit, we rely highly on our interns and volunteers to help with keeping our shelter running smoothly. Both of our interns this summer have been vital to our team both on our admin and shelter side.” While Ryan from Nucave Construction said, “Everyone at the chamber was very helpful with the internship program. From making us aware that they were offering the program and checking in along the way. We are very happy that we have been able to utilize the internship program and Lizbeth has done a great job helping us with our social media needs....We are very pleased. Thanks

again to the work of the chamber for making this all happen!” Some companies have expressed interest in maintaining a connection with their interns. Gaby from Nuspine Chiropractic said, “We are ecstatic with the interns we received. They are fast learners and bring joy into our workplace. We plan to continue to mentor them through college and support them however we can. We will absolutely bring on more interns when the time comes.” Participating students enjoyed the experience as well. Isabelle J. said, “It’s really inspiring to be part of this program. You and your team are making a lot of really amazing opportunities for high schoolers like me!” and Sophia S. emailed, “I just wanted to say thank you so much for creating this wonderful opportunity for me and other seniors in the Vista District. This program is a great learning experience and a way for students like me who never have had a job before to get working experience. You and your team created simple and easy instructions to follow and sign up and provided different businesses to join. I have enjoyed the experience working with [my company] and others throughout this program. Thank you so much for having such a wonderful program.” The Chamber is grateful for these students and businesses’ participation in the Velocity Internship Program this summer. We are excited for these students as they begin their senior year and graduate. We cannot wait to see them do amazing things! We hope to continue to accelerate the careers of future participants. We encourage current juniors for the 2022/23 school year to consider applying for next year, as we look forward to the upcoming Summer of 2023! For information on the summer 2023 program, please visit our website: Velocity Summer Internship Program - Vista Chamber of Commerce VISTACHAMBER.ORG

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Appliance Sales & Service

Art Galleries

Alan M. Brown, CPA (760) 212-4993

McMann Farms, Inc. (949) 278-5899

Yingst Appliance (760) 724-8373

Big Picture Results (619) 940-7599


Visions In Art Gallery & Custom Framing (760) 724-1469

Diane Hagen Accounting Services (760) 715-9888 Magnus Blue LLP (760) 599-9900 San Diego Small Biz Assist (760) 519-3766

Advertising- Promotional Products LOGO Expressions, Division of Specialized Office Systems (760) 598-9011

Elan Shadowridge Meadows Apartments (760) 598-1222 Skye Apartments (760) 940-4170 Sycamore Greens Apartments (760) 598-9000

Apparel Industry Evolution Smart Bag (602) 330-1819

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

Architecture AlphaStudio Design Group (760) 727-2544

Art & Design Studio The Backfence Society/Only Losers Litter (760) 207-5557

Assisted Living Shadowridge Senior Living (760) 295-3888

Paul V. L. Campo, Attorney (760) 639-1680 Phyllis J. McGreevey, a Professional Corporation (442) 204-5739 Samo Law Group (619) 672-1741


Autobody & Collision Repairs

Attorney Peter M. Liss (760) 643-4050

J & R Auto Body and Paint (760) 724-4923

Best Best & Krieger, LLP (858) 400-1442 christine-chacon

Kenny's Kar Klinic, Inc (760) 726-0572

JD Law (760) 630-2000

Patrick Flynn's Collision (760) 758-5139

Automobile Dealers Avis Car Sales (760) 330-5260 North County Ford (760) 945-9900 Provident Auto Sales (760) 295-4000

Automobile Repairs & Service Golden Wrench Automotive (760) 940-6060 Neri Discount Alignment (760) 639-4696 North County Automotive (760) 734-1226

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Tasker's Automotive (760) 758-5200 TJ Crossman's Auto Repair, Inc. (760) 842-1633

Automotive Detailing Tee Vega Ent, Inc. (760) 455-3203

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

Banks & Credit Unions California Coast Credit Union (877) 495-1600 First Citizens Bank (760) 696-9732 Frontwave Credit Union (760) 736-4500 Pacific Western Bank (760) 597-4930 San Diego County Credit Union (877) 732-2848 Wells Fargo Bank - Santa Fe (760) 758-9551

Banquet Facilities Vista Elks Lodge (760) 724-1968

Barber Shops


Business Services

Vista Fresh Cut Barber (760) 470-9662

Booze Brothers Brewing Co. (760) 295-0217

GlassHouse Enterprise (443) 537-3607


Dogleg Brewing Company (760) 295-0402

Batteries Plus (760) 940-0940

Beauty Salons Hellbent for Hair (760) 547-6081 Sport Clips Haircuts (760) 295-0662

Bicycle Repair & Sales

Eppig Brewing (760) 295-2009 Five Suits Brewing (760) 278-3483 Guadalupe Brewery (Carlsbad Brew Supply LLC) (740) 302-3377 Helia Brewing Company (760) 216-6023

Path Finance Group (760) 580-8552 San Diego North Economic Development Council (760) 510-5919 So-Cal Business Brokers (858) 366-7900

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


The Wrench House Cyclery (442) 320-3366

Prohibition Brewing Company (760) 295-3525

Sabor a Vida Cafe & Deli (760) 536-3331

Boarding & Kenneling

Pure Project, LLC (760) 606-7873


The Giddy Up Pup Pet Resort & Spa (760) 295-6540

Bookkeeping & QuickBoooks Consulting Blue Business Management (619) 777-6880

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

Business & Management Consultants North San Diego Small Business Development Center (760) 795-8740 Strategic Results Group (760) 940-1381

Business Organization Intesa Communications Group (619) 501-5172

Genna Bees Custom Sweets (760) 496-9176 Genna-Bees-CustomSweets-338482850649110 Sunset Bay Candy Company (760) 295-2833

Bread & Cheese Eatery - Catering (619) 709-6016

Lifeway Baptist Church (760) 724-2280

Full Metal Burgers (760) 334-2464

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (760) 945-8000

Red Tail Catering (858) 605-8219 The Etouffee Cafe on Wheels (760) 420-6323

Chambers of Commerce Vista Chamber of Commerce (760) 726-1122

Cleaning/Janitorial Services Bio-One of Oceanside (760) 429-0729

Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce (619) 661-6111

Direct Professional Cleaning Service (760) 672-9042

Child Care

Clinics & Medical Groups

Little Bears Tender Care 1-760-536-3708

Children's Physicians Medical Group (877) 276-4543


Graybill Medical Group (760) 291-6700

Chiropractic Rehabilitation Wellness Center (760) 726-9660

Carpet Cleaning

NuSpine Chiropractic (760) 842-8070 chiropractor-vista

Ultimate Carpet Cleaning (760) 994-3200

Pacific Family Chiropractic (760) 643-9191


Churches & Religious Organizations

Bleu Oak Charcuterie (760) 845-4453

United Methodist Church of Vista (760) 726-0442

Faith Lutheran Church (760) 724-7700

Pathway Health Clinic (760) 945-4673 Vista Family Health Center (760) 941-7050

Coaching True Identity Life Coaching (760) 639-8791

Coffee Cat & Craft Cafe (760) 295-1181

news and notes H2O Innovation USA Inc. H2O Innovation is a complete water solutions company focused on providing best-in-class technologies and services to customers. They are also renowned membrane process technology specialists, and their products are shipped all over the world including China and South Korea. Visit to learn more.



Dunkin' (760) 216-6155 locations?location=92084

Kaizen Group International (858) 333-6893

Veterans Brewing Company (760) 927-8190

Consultants - Information Technology

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

Computer Sales & Service The Computer Factory (760) 744-4315

Construction KIRE Builders, Inc. (888) 954-7326

Consultants ADU Gurus LLC (760) 313-1000 Azzur Group (619) 330-5050 Bolder Sky Consulting (760) 519-9454 Business Group Resources (760) 390-2677 CMTC - CA Manufacturing Technology Consulting (424) 255-0505 Eckert & Sons, Inc. (760) 500-0013




CSI - Cremation Services Inc (760) 727-8906

American Soju (858) 335-9679

Altitude Trampoline Park (760) 842-5142

Dance Studio

DJ Services

Encinitas Ballet Academy (760) 632-4947

Aon Events (760) 525-7794


Education Consultants

Children's Primary Dental Group (888) 630-5550

Universal Technical Institute (760) 637-0437

Council Member/Candidate

Coleman Dentistry (760) 726-0770


Councilman John Franklin (760) 689-2220

Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group (760) 389-3085

Dan O'Donnell for Vista City Council 2022 (708) 639-8198

Ginger Hansen, DDS (760) 940-0366

NewRocket, LLC (760) 716-3193

Contractors Nucave Construction Inc. (760) 310-2393

Kurdian for City Council

Counseling/Therapy 360 Behavioral Health (833) 227-3454

Country Clubs - Golf Shadowridge Golf Club (760) 727-7700 Vista Valley Country Club (760) 758-2800

Main Street Dental (760) 295-9870 Santa Fe Dental Group (760) 732-5878

Distillery Local Roots Kombucha (619) 452-0165 Misadventure & Co. (760) 216-6930 Twisted Horn Mead & Cider (760) 295-5888

Chambers Electric, Inc. (760) 598-5498 Kent Electrical Services (442) 500-4342 MC Industrial Electric (760) 593-8833

Embroidery Embroidery Image (760) 726-4167

Employment Agencies Equus Workforce Solutions (760) 871-1900

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

Cali Blues Cartel Mobile Entertainment (760) 717-4973

Escrow Opulence Escrow Inc. (760) 295-9922

Event Coordinators City Gates Events (760) 945-3758 ETS Productions Inc. (844) 663-8368 In Motion Events (760) 692-2900

Face Painting Painting Fun (760) 917-6116 paintingfun2022/?hl=en

Fences Vista Fence Co., Inc. (760) 941-1629

Financial Planning & Investments Advanced Financial Solutions (760) 639-0160

Dave Baldwin - LS Investment Management (760) 231-1103 Edward Jones - Nicole White (760) 630-8268 Edward Jones - Scott Patterson CFP® (760) 599-5810 financial-advisor/scott-patterson? query=Scott+Patterson WestPac Wealth Partners (619) 684-6400

Fire Sprinklers Titan Fire Protection, Inc. (760) 295-3436

Fitness No Limits Fitness (760) 295-1348 North County Fitness & Performance (760) 321-3200

Florists Prado's Floral and Supplies, LLC (760) 216-1888

Food Products, Services, Supplies & Brokers Colors Enterprise, Inc. (760) 597-1400 Sunfire Foods (442) 500-4933

news and notes Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream Handel’s is now in Vista! Enjoy the many delicious ice cream flavors they have to offer including chocolate peanut butter brownie, caramel latte, strawberry cheesecake chunk, and many more. Take a stroll through Downtown Vista while enjoying your delicious ice cream. Visit their website to view the rest of their flavors.



Food Trucks

Grocery Stores

Mexico City Cuisine (760) 822-4871

Frazier Farms (760) 758-7175

Funeral Homes

Rodeo's Meat Market, Inc (760) 758-0513

Allen Brothers Mortuary (760) 726-2555 Eternal Hills Memorial Park Mortuary & Crematory (760) 754-6600 Magallon Funeral Home (760) 522-3356

Furniture Sales Ideal Mattress Furniture Center (760) 631-4990

Games, Toys & Hobbies

Stater Bros. Sycamore (760) 727-7080

Health & Wellness Anoint for Wellness (760) 383-3099 Dimensional Fitness Concepts (760) 727-5500 ETHA Natural Botanicals (800) 862-0341 First Alarm Wellness (760) 275-1469

Pair-A-Dice Games (760) 940-0139

Pain Free Acupuncture & Wellness (760) 310-8770

Gasoline Stations

Palomar Health Foundation (760) 889-0958

Santa Fe Petroleum (760) 724-1660

Government & Govt. Officials City of Vista (760) 639-6130

Graphic Design Janet McAlpine Graphic Design (760) 331-8729

The Clearing Center Vista (951) 225-5059 Trade Mark Hemp / Aqualeaf Industries (760) 998-8046 TrueCare (760) 736-6767 Wild At Heart Botanicals (360) 265-9657

Health Products & Nutritional Supplements

Hospitals & Medical Centers

Auer CBD (760) 806-7508

BioLife Plasma Services (760) 666-6018

Coastal Wellness (760) 734-7081

Scripps Health 1-800-727-4777

Flora Verde (760) 659-6264

Tri-City Medical Center (760) 724-8411

Hello Cannabis (760) 214-8457

Vista Community Clinic (760) 631-5000 x 1139

March and Ash (760) 624-7336 The Cake House (760) 295-0755 Tradecraft Farms Vista (760) 295-8572 Urbn Leaf (760) 330-5078

Heating & Air Conditioning Air Crafts Heating & Air Conditioning (760) 749-3667 Airmerica Air Conditioning & Heating (858) 663-2551 Bay City Mechanical (858) 263-4223 West Coast Heating, Air Conditioning, and Solar (619) 473-7530

SDHR Consulting (888) 220-9286

Ice Cream

Pickering Insurance Services, Inc (760) 758-9800

Cold Stone Creamery Vista (760) 758-8805 stores/20254


Handel's Homemade Ice Cream (760) 295-0636

Individuals/Civic Members

Hot Tubs & Spas

Garry Garretson Mary Trimmins

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

Insurance - Commercial/ Business

Hotels, Motels & Resorts Ayres Hotel (714) 540-6060 Hyatt Place San Diego Carlsbad/ Vista (760) 814-8879 california/hyatt-place-san-diegovista-carlsbad/crqzs TownePlace Suites Carlsbad/Vista (760) 216-6010 sanvi-towneplace-suites-sandiego-carlsbad-vista

Human Resources Services & Training Apex 365 Workforce Solutions (760) 818-3426 Frontline Careers LLC (855) 706-5463

Insurance - Medical/ Dental

Shorebreak Insurance (760) 512-1300

Benefit Bridge Insurance Services & Solutions (760) 224-7076 Health Right Insurance (442) 204-0111 Pacific National Insurance (858) 210-6448

Insurance-Property & Casualty Tague Insurance Agency (760) 729-1143

Insurance - General Allstate Insurance & Financial Products-Timmons (760) 806-1630 deedeet/welcome Alta Vista Insurance Agency (760) 724-2124 Bill Corley Insurance Agency/Network One Insurance (858) 569-8100 Nationwide Insurance - McArthur & Associates (760) 599-9300 x104 vista/92081/susan-jaye-mcarthur-10734531 Ron Wilson Insurance (760) 705-6553

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

Jewelry John Shakarian Jeweler (760) 726-1670

Junk Removal JDog Junk Removal & Hauling North San Diego (760) 291-8917

Laundry Service EZ Express Laundry (760) 724-9900

news and notes Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista is dedicated to serving the local community through various service and fundraising projects. The club has been in service to our community for more than 43 years. Visit to learn more.



Shadowridge Laundry, Inc. (760) 586-3967


Legal Services

Advanced Transit Solutions, Inc. (760) 598-2874

Legal Shield (760) 216-8372

Applied Membranes, Inc. (760) 727-3711

Lighting-Fixtures & Supplies

Applied Spectral Imaging (760) 929-2840

Solatube Home Daylight (760) 602-3223

BioFilm, Inc (760) 727-9030


DDH Enterprise, Inc (760) 599-0171

Deja Vu Love Boutique (760) 598-5889

DIG Corporation (800) 322-9146


Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps (760) 743-2211

Quality Lock & Security Services (760) 945-4545 Vista Lock & Safe Company (760) 726-0310

Manufacturer-Food Cobblestone Foods, Inc. - Plant Pantry (760) 688-6100

Fresh Creative Foods (760) 597-1270 H20 Innovation USA Inc. (760) 639-4400 HRE Performance Wheels (760) 598-1960 Leica Biosystems (760) 539-1100

OYC Americas, Inc. (760) 659-5943

Dualsided (760) 579-1793

Protec Arisawa America, Inc. (760) 599-4800 x 107

Humble Pie Communications (760) 908-6931

Raveon Technology Corp. (760) 444-5995

Star Fox Media (760) 822-9610

Rugged Ranch Products (858) 335-9679

Martial Arts

Solatube International, Inc. (760) 597-4400 The Coromega Company, Inc (760) 599-6088 The GHT Companies (760) 542-3000 Watkins Wellness (760) 598-6464

Marble & Tile San Marcos Marble and Tile (760) 891-8414

Marketing Consultants GoBeRewarded (760) 421-8456

RUE Kitchen, LLC (760) 349-2945

Leidos (858) 826-9090

The Steeping Giant, LLC (760) 544-2681

McCain, Inc. (760) 727-8100

Manufacturer-Medical Devices

Medental International, Inc. (760) 727-5889

Artisan Venture Lab (651) 246-3181

NuFACE (760) 734-4545

BornesPro Multimedia & Marketing (760) 420-9045

VQ OrthoCare (760) 734-1550

My San Diego North County (619) 208-8710

Marketing Services

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Vista Certified Training Center (760) 917-4059

Medical Equipment Harmony Home Medical (760) 993-5444

Medical Products Abigail's Medical Supplies, Inc. (760) 940-1132 abigailsmedicalsupplies


Non Profit / Charity

USO Camp Pendleton (760) 681-3114

ABC Hopes, Inc. (951) 298-9447

Mobile Food Concessions

ACE International (760) 212-7355

Finest City Kettlecorn (619) 980-0880

Mortgage Brokers & Lenders The Mortgage Hub (760) 612-6189 Boulton Mortgage & Real Estate Services (760) 945-9924 Resban Vista (760) 631-0004 The Willson Team (760) 271-0045


Amigos de Vista Lions Club (760) 500-6964 BIPOC Support Foundation (888) 695-2476 Car Donation 2 Veterans (888) 433-6202 Equation Collaborative (213) 952-2074 Foundation For Women Warriors (310) 733-2450 God's Heart Ministry - Las Valientes (760) 439-1133

Medipal Inc. (760) 579-2679

Vista Historical Society (760) 630-0444

Goodwill Industries of San Diego County (619) 518-8662

Merchant Services

Music Education & Sales

CardConnect-Fiserv (760) 473-7703

San Diego County Music Exchange (760) 630-7451

Got Your Back San Diego (760) 845-7789

Get Beyond (509) 290-4144


Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA (760) 758-0808

North County Daily Star (760) 696-8270

Love Your Feral Felines (LYFF) (760) 542-8509

North County Veterans Stand Down (NCVSD) (760) 208-7246

National Merchants Association 8665097199 x 129 SpotOn (877) 814-4102

(760) 644-5035

news and notes Lamppost Pizza Lamppost Pizza has been in Vista for over 18 years! With this Ribbon Cutting we had the pleasure of welcoming new owners Darren Bell, David Coren, and Ernie Zuniga. The menu focuses on pizza made with the finest ingredients and an expanded menu of pastas, sandwiches, and appetizers to please the palates of all ages. Visit their website to view their menu.



Norway Hall Foundation (858) 922-8655 Operation HOPE - North County (760) 536-3880 Sleep in Heavenly Peace - San Diego North (760) 533-1239 TERI, Inc. (760) 721-1706 The Bethesda Recovery Center (760) 945-5290 The Veterans Art Project (760) 815-8868 Vista American Little League (760) 486-5407 Vista Gem and Mineral Society (760) 214-8770 Wounded Warrior Homes (760) 205-5050

Notary Services Tricity Notary (619) 436-9660

Office Space Rental The Film Hub (760) 643-0850

Pride of Vista Lions Club

The Smile Patio (760) 527-2846

Rotary Club of El Camino Real (760) 650-2582

Staples (760) 639-1420

Rotary Club of Vista (760) 500-4533

Organizations & Clubs

Shadowridge Owners Association c/o PCM (760) 918-8040

Assistance League of North Coast (760) 518-9188 Boys & Girls Club of Vista (760) 724-6606 Green Oak Ranch (760) 727-0251 Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (858) 527-1419 Kainga Music (760) 828-8415 Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista (316) 650-9068

Nutrition Roger Fitness (323) 867-4298 rogermacedoflores.goherbalife. com/Catalog/Home/Index/en-US

MCF/Moonlight Angels Auxiliary (760) 630-7650

Sharp Business Systems (619) 258-1400

Surf and Smile Orthodontics (760) 724-7887

Office-Supplies, Equipment & Furniture

MAAC Project Head Start (760) 471-4210

Office Equipment - Sales & Repair

North County Lifeline (760) 726-4900

New Haven Youth & Family Services (760) 630-4035 North County African American Women's Assoc. (760) 978-6534

Solutions for Change, Inc. (760) 941-6545 Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland (760) 683-9427 The Vista Conservancy (760) 758-7710 The Woman's Club of Vista GFWC (760) 716-5315 Tri-City Hospital Foundation (760) 940-3520 Vista Education Foundation (760) 630-8268 Vista Firefighters Association Women's Resource Center (760) 757-3500

Packaging Distributor Peek Packaging (760) 438-1616

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

Painting - Commercial & Residential The 2 Painters, Inc. (760) 214-4538

Party Equipment Rentals Allie's Party Equipment Rental, Inc (760) 591-4314 North County Yard Greetings (760) 612-1702 San Diego Balloons and More (760) 390-2932


Printer Supplies & Repair

Bachem (760) 691-3800

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

Physical Therapy

Printing Services

All Star Physical Therapy Inc. (760) 295-4175

760Print (760) 758-1140

MJ Physical Therapy (760) 941-8600

Advanced Web Offset, Inc (760) 727-1700


CopyMax (760) 732-1122

Greater Tri Cities IPA Medical Group (760) 941-7309 x140

Plumbing Hanna Plumbing & Supply, Inc (760) 726-2002 KB Plumbing & Remodeling (760) 536-4576 Vista Plumbing, Inc. (760) 758-2345 Water Wise Plumbing, Backflow & Drains, INC. (760) 407-5710

Pre School/Childcare Pest Control Services


Corky's Pest Control (800) 901-1102

Building Kidz of Vista (858) 699-5494 schools/vista-at-taylor-street/

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

Spartan Termite (916) 241-5389

Children's Paradise (760) 724-5600

Dragon Printing (760) 433-2813 Minuteman Press of Oceanside (760) 687-3443 Vista Printing (760) 726-3532

Propane Lava Propane, LLC (760) 599-4735

Property Management Silverado Community Management Services, Inc. (760) 407-7575 x105

Public Relations & Advertising Taylor PR Strategies (760) 213-5686

Educational Enrichment Systems, Inc. (858) 569-7273

Shadowridge Orthodontics (760) 598-1707

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Publishers Armed Forces Dispatch Newspaper (619) 280-2985 San Diego Union Tribune (760) 529-4818

Real Estate Developers & Developments Atomic Investments (619) 234-7966 Tideline Partners LLC (760) 295-9111

Real Estate Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team (760) 500-5189 HomeSmart Realty West Lund Team Real Estate (760) 438-0800 Maurice Properties LLC (415) 685-1526 Over the Top Realty (844) 688-7473 Staged Homes Real Estate (760) 212-7355 Sunroad Vista Land Partners (858) 362-8500 Team Holtz Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Crest Real Estate (661) 406-6512 The Property Shoppe (760) 539-7995

Real Estate Consultants Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - MarLyn Meckel (858) 354-2849

Real Estate Inspection Services West Inspection Services (760) 696-5864

Real Estate-Commercial Coseo Family Three, LLC (760) 931-1134 Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate NSDC (760) 929-9700

Real Estate-Holdings & Management

Green Team Realty (760) 815-4872 Turbo Home Team (425) 390-4401

Recycling Lee's Iron & Metal (760) 500-5786

Remodeling - Repairs Catspaw Design-Build Inc (760) 716-0595 Guedes Construction Inc. (760) 295-3036

Restaurants Albertacos Mex Food, Inc (760) 598-6047 Best Pizza & Brew (760) 536-3401

Greene Properties, Inc. (760) 727-6888

Chick-fil-A Hwy 78 & Vista Village (760) 607-9373 / hwy-78-vista-village

Real Estate-Residential

Ciao Ristorante Italiano (760) 630-7333

Chrystal the Realtor at Homesmart Realty West, SD North Real Estate (760) 583-5158 california/carlsbad/30733-chrystalcoleman/Welcome?fbclid=Iw AR3UY15TtWw0RfWguvDCq ao-fSWUKmcsjOLjCscqHhssJoqqxAnrwmk5WqY Compadre Brokers (760) 385-8660

Culichi Town (442) 224-7800 Grand Slam Pizza-Vista, LLC (760) 599-1199 Hungry Bear Deli (760) 295-2295 Jersey Mike's Subs (760) 681-7827

Lamppost Pizza/Backstreet Brewery (760) 407-7600 Madera Kitchen of Mexico / JL Hospitality LLC (760) 884-0429 Mama 'n Papa's Pizza Grotto (760) 941-3900 McDonald's of Vista (760) 724-2728 Mikko Sushi (760) 842-8001 Papa Bambino's (760) 599-9995 Partake Gastropub (760) 626-8541 Pepper Tree Frosty (760) 726-0732 Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers (760) 639-6086 Sizzler Restaurant (760) 726-2000 Swami's Cafe Vista (442) 216-2985 The Original Mr.Taco (760) 727-7311 The Yellow Deli (760) 630-0040 Vista Village Pub (760) 643-1619

When Pigs Fly BBQ (760) 295-7993 Wildwood Crossing and Cantina (760) 758-1513

Retail Babies in Bloom (760) 940-2229 www.babies-in-bloom. Beads, Crystals & More (760) 536-3663 Ready America, Inc. (760) 295-0234 Resale Nook (760) 639-3925 Stellar Resellers (321) 439-6082

Retirement Communities Arcadia Place (760) 945-5555

Roofing & Insulation Acclaimed Commercial Roofing (760) 212-7695 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 California State University San Marcos (760) 750-8700 Classical Academy Vista (760) 330-9800 Guajome Park Academy (760) 631-8500 North County Trade Tech High School (760) 598-0782 Palomar Community College (760) 744-1150 Tri-City Christian Schools (760) 630-8227 X215 UEI College Oceanside (760) 690-5200 Vista Adult School (760) 758-7122 x8099 Vista Unified School District (760) 726-2170

Screenprinting Alchemy Print Co (760) 650-2282

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

news and notes LS Investment Management LS Investment Management is composed of financial advisors focused on simplifying client’s financial life while providing them with customized tools to meet complicated financial challenges. Dave Baldwin, Vista Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, is their newest addition to the company and with 15+ years of experience you can trust him with your financial decisions. Visit to learn more. VISTACHAMBER.ORG


Self Defense Studio North Coast Jiu Jitsu (760) 659-6557

Senior Services Memory Lane LLC (760) 445-3639 Vista Gardens Memory Care (760) 295-3900

Senior Services: Assisted Living Silver Oak Country Estates (760) 216-6103

Rouse Sign & Graphics (760) 726-2070 Sign Art Graphix, Inc. (760) 940-1947 Sign-A-Rama (760) 744-5046 Urgent Signs (760) 598-0100

Burtek Energy (914) 819-8969 Cosmic Solar (760) 749-1111

SoundAway Corporation (760) 599-3985

North County Square (858) 699-5958

Short Term Rentals The Rancho Vista - Airbnb

Signs Option D Graphics, LLC (760) 936-0515

Plaza Tax Service (760) 724-7113

AT&T - Corporate (800) 750-2355

San Diego PACE Vista (619) 205-4585

Shopping Centers

Melco Business & Tax Service (760) 945-1888



Bridlewood Insurance Solutions (760) 420-7859

DePauw Johnson, Inc. Tax & Financial Services (760) 941-1763

Solar Energy Equipment & Systems

Senior Services: Independent Living

Senior Services: Medicare Insurance

Tax Preparation & Bookkeeping

Sporting Goods Malo'o LLC (858) 876-0128 Ocean Reef Inc. (760) 744-9430

Storage Stor'em Self Storage (760) 727-3470

Tasting House Barrel & Stave Pour House (760) 516-7070

Theatre Group Vista's Broadway Theater (760) 806-7905

Toilet Rentals Diamond Environmental Services (760) 744-7191 Rocket Johns, Inc. (760) 520-5902

Transportation North County Transit District (760) 966-6500

Travel RV Rent California, Inc. (760) 631-2642

Tree Service



Monster Tree Service of North County (760) 227-9447

Bluebird Canyon Ranch (760) 419-0009

Coomber Craft Wines Vista (858) 354-3910 Grafted Cellars (760) 295-6612

Rancho Environmental Services, Inc., DBA Rancho Tree Service Rancho Arborcare (760) 726-2405

Trophies & Plaques B & K Engraving (760) 726-0311

The Vistonian Venue (760)295-0217 ext 4

Yoga Studio Veterans Startup Partners Inc (443) 619-4968

Yoga Branch Studio (760) 390-3640

Youth Sports Groups Veterinarians

Truck Rentals

Aloha Animal Hospital (760) 724-8313

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

U-Haul of Oceanside (951) 200-5415

Mohnacky Animal Hospital of Vista (760) 758-8004

Vista Soccer Club (760) 940-8804

Vista Truck Rentals / Quick Check Smog (760) 940-9831

Video Production Services

Tutorial Services Mathnasium (619) 757-0233

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

Ryan Video Productions (760) 410-4443

Waste & Recycling EDCO (760) 727-1600

Website Design TVK Designs Websites & Graphics (760) 214-5064

Vista Fun Fact The City of Vista became the “Avocado Capital of the World” in 1948.

Wholesale GDS Industries, Inc. (866) 431-4567 Tainong Seeds, Inc (760) 598-2368

Travel Agencies\Cruises Vacations by Andrea (760) 730-3829

news and notes Path Finance Group Path Finance Group’s owner Paul Hagerty is the expert when it comes to tax incentives for small businesses as well as how to increase employee retention. If you’d like to learn more about these topics, you can reach Paul at paul@ or give him a call at (760) 580-8552.





Award-winning Family Medicine and Pediatrics

Graybill Medical Group 326 South Melrose Drive, 2nd Floor | Vista, CA 92081

(Across from the Vista County Courthouse)

Family Medicine

Mark Bibler, MD

Mary Cueva, MD Also speaks Spanish



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Heather Carpenter, MD



Dan (Jenny) Luu, MD Also speaks Vietnamese

An Independent Member of the Sharp Community Medical Group

news and notes Sabor a Vida Café & Deli Sabor a Vida Café & Deli is a new restaurant in town preparing all vegan and plant-based meals. Founders Mario and Veronica found themselves having to completely change their diet due to medical issues and found that they didn’t miss or need to go back to their old diet to get all the nutrients they needed. Now they want to share all these meals with everyone. Visit to learn more or stop by their restaurant at 735 Shadowridge Dr.

news and notes The Rancho Vista The Rancho Vista is a new Airbnb located at 537 S Santa Fe Ave. With 12 units in all different sizes, the rooms can fit from an individual traveler up to a family of five. With its short walking distance to Downtown Vista, this is the perfect place to stay at for people wanting to enjoy our beautiful city. Visit to learn more.





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CAREY MELLS, MD Emergency Physician


INSPIRES HOPE IT STARTS WITH CARING. When there’s an emergency, every second counts. That’s why we don’t waste a single one. From the moment a patient enters the Emergency Department, we jump into action to get them the best care and treatment possible. Because in situations like


those, time may not be the only thing we’re trying to save. Check into

the emergency room from home, so when you get here you can get in, get out, and start getting better, faster.

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