Vista Chamber Magazine Summer 2022

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First Word Celebrating Success

Heroes of Vista 2022 Honorees

Lamppost Pizza 18 Years in Vista

Five Suits Brewing Award Winning Craft Brews

Steeping Giant Unique Cold Brewed Coffee Published by the

The Wrench House Cyclery Keeps Vista Rolling

ADU Gurus Your Guides for Accessory Dwellings Chamber of Commerce

VetArt Helping Veterans Through Art




First Word - Rachel Beld


Heroes of Vista


Moonlight Cultural Foundation

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Chairman's Corner


Lamppost Pizza


Five Suits Brewing


Steeping Giant


The Wrench House Cyclery


Superintendent's Corner


ADU Gurus

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Chamber and Community Events



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Chamber Business Directory


Rising Stars


2022 Honorees Supporting Moonlight Theater

Mayor's Musings Downtown Vista is Thriving Celebrating 18 Years of Pizza Award-Winning Craft Brews Unique Cold Brewed Coffee Keeps You Rolling Creating a Vision for the Future Is an ADU in Your Future?

City Gates Events Key to Strawberry Festival Success Helping Veterans Through Art

News and Notes New Business Ribbon Cuttings

The Cover: Vista kids enjoying some summer fun and ice cream cones from Peppertree Frosty.


First Word Celebrating Success

Heroes of Vista 2022 Honorees

Lamppost Pizza 18 Years in Vista

Five Suits Brewing Award Winning Craft Brews

Steeping Giant Unique Cold Brewed Coffee Published by the

Celebrating Success

The Wrench House Cyclery Keeps Vista Rolling

ADU Gurus

Inset: Bronze statue in Veteran's Memorial Park by Oregon sculptor Rip Caswell comissioned by the Pinamonte family in honor of their son.

Your Guides for Accessory Dwellings Chamber of Commerce

VetArt Helping Veterans Through Art

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Vista Chamber President & CEO Rachel Beld

There are many reasons why I find Chamber work fulfilling but right at the top is the opportunity to celebrate other’s achievements. On March 18, it was wonderful to see Vista come together to celebrate the Heroes of Vista. What a treat it was to host this event in downtown Vista at the Vistonian and to award Judy Ritter with the Lifetime Achievement Award. We also celebrated achievement in business, education, and community service. Read more about this special evening on page 4. The Vista Chamber Rising Star Program is all about celebrating student success. Each month during the school year, we honor high school seniors from our community high schools. The students represent grit, determination and academic excellence, some of which was achieved despite difficult life circumstances. Each Rising Star Student of the Month celebration is my favorite Friday each month! We honor six students each month and in the spring, these 48 students are invited to apply for scholarships. Later this month, we will celebrate the success of impressive young leaders and award $14,000 in scholarships. Never have I seen $14,000 do so much good! If you are interested in supporting Rising Star for the 2022/2023 school year, please reach out to me at The celebrations continue as we use the Chamber’s reach to amplify and celebrate the voices of our community members doing great work on Velocity, the Vista Chamber Podcast. Find Velocity on most podcast platforms – just search Velocity Vista. Recent guests include Danny Villasenor from Peppertree Frosty, Don Hein from Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen and Lisette Hart from Yoga Branch Vista. There are interviews with elected officials like Mayor Judy Ritter, County Supervisor Jim Desmond and Congressman Mike Levin. Find us on social media @velocityvistapod and let me know who I should interview next! Lastly, the Vista Chamber aims to uplift and celebrate all our Members. Flip through the pages of this magazine, check out our website or tune into our social media to learn more about our incredible Chamber Members and all the wonderful things they do to make Vista a great place to live, work and play. Not a Vista Chamber Member? Reach out to to learn more about partnering with our organization. Sending you all the berry best! See you at Strawberry Festival! Cheers,



a st i V f o s e o r e H 2022

On March 18, 2022 the Vista Chamber of Commerce with the Vista Education Foundation held its 11th Annual Heroes of Vista Gala at The Vistonian. This event celebrates our local heroes in education, business, public service and more. More than 200 attendees joined us to honor those that have made a positive impact in our City. Vista Mayor Judy Ritter received the Lifetime Achievement Award on her last year in office after serving 23 years for the City of Vista. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Tri-City Medical Center.

Business Person of the Year Julie Lowen

Health Educator of the Year Marie Bojorquez VAVPA School Counselor New Business of the Year Misadventure & Co.

Administrator of the Year Jeremy Walden Mission Vista High School Principal


Technology Educator of the Year Lauralee Juliano VISTACHAMBER.ORG

Classified Employee of the Year Veronica Edger

Small Business of of the Year Andrea Ruano Direct Professional Cleaning

Firefighter of of the Year Joseph Denhalter

Non Profit of the Year Vista Elks Club 1968

Healthcare Hero of of the Year Jenessa French

Nick Ljubic Chamber Champion David Zumaya

Our 2022 Heroes of Vista Honorees are: Business Person of the Year: Small Business of the Year: Non-Profit of the Year: New Business of the Year:

Julie Lowen - Children’s Paradise Direct Professional Cleaning Service Vista Elks Lodge 1968 Misadventure & Company

Education Awards: Arts Educator of the Year: Zachary Squibb Technology Educator of the Year: Lauralee Juliano Administrator of the Year: Jeremy Walden Healthcare Person of the Year: Marie Bojorquez Classified Employee of the Year: Veronica “Cardie” Edgar

Lifetime Achievement Award Mayor Judy Ritter

Arts Educator of the Year Zach Squibb

Community Awards: Nick Ljubic Chamber Champion: David Zumaya Lifetime Achievement Award: Judy Ritter Veteran of the Year: George R. Monty, Jr.-USMC retired Healthcare Hero of the Year: Jenessa French Sheriff of the Year: Deputy Elizabeth Curtis Deputy Wesley Hatfield Firefighter of the Year: Joseph Denhalter LONGEVITY AWARDS: Boys & Girls Club of Vista McDonald's of Vista San Diego Gas & Electric Co. Vista Community Clinic Vista Historical Society San Diego County Credit Union Frazier Farms McCain, Inc. Paul V. L. Campo, Attorney, Moonlight Cultural Foundation/ Moonlight Angels Auxiliary Pacific Western Bank

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Moonlight Cultural Foundation Lends a Supporting Hand

By Barb Miltenberger

all know and love Vista’s Moonlight Amphitheatre venue and Moonlight Stage Productions who puts on fabulous Broadway-quality shows at this magnificent open-air location, but how many of us are familiar with the Moonlight Cultural Foundation (MCF)? MCF is a nonprofit organization that seeks to both build and engage by providing arts experiences and they render financial and philanthropic support to Moonlight Stage Productions and Moonlight Youth Theatre. They also partner with the City of Vista in support of Moonlight programming, and sponsor events like Jingle Terrace Park which takes place in December. That month-long drive-through holiday light event also benefits the San Diego Food Bank by collecting canned goods from attenders that choose to contribute. 2022 will also bring the Royal Ball fundraising gala which will take place on April 30th, and a fundraising concert July 8th with Yachtly Crew. The funds they raise all year long through various campaigns help in many areas such as offsetting actor and orchestra salaries, helping with marketing expenses, providing ongoing educational opportunities, and making improvements and physical upgrades in the areas of sound, lighting, seating and more. They effectively bridge the gap between the cost of providing Broadway quality musical theatre and ticket revenues. Because of their efforts, enjoying a show at Moonlight Amphitheatre is more accessible to the community. MCF has two auxiliaries. The Moonlight Angels Auxiliary was formed in 1992 to aid, sponsor and assist the foundation with fundraising and provides a volunteer workforce for the foundation and Moonlight. The auxiliary is comprised of dedicated individuals that band together to help Moonlight do what they do best! Perhaps you have seen the Angels selling raffle tickets before the shows or in the aisles ready to help you find your seat. They hold various fundraising events of their own throughout the year. They are a valued service group and doing big things to help with all things Moonlight. The Moonlight Youth Theatre Auxiliary puts its fundraising dollars towards art education and



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MAY 11 - 28 provides volunteer and fundraising support to Moonlight programs. Both function under the foundation’s 501(c)(3) status and are overseen by the Moonlight Cultural Foundation staff and Board of Directors. The foundation encourages memberships, both corporate and private. There are six levels of membership, and each includes a group of benefits that range from complimentary Moonlight show tickets, to having your name mentioned in show programs, to invitations to VIP events, scoring VIP parking, swag bags and more. The fees collected through membership dues go towards things that the average theatregoer does not consider, but that are of great importance and help with the many of the behind-the-scenes expenses of running Moonlight programming. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. Anyone interested in becoming a partner through membership should visit In conclusion, we can see how the Moonlight Cultural Foundation is always at work, with the goal of providing support and quality programming for our community. Their contributions are invaluable and ensure that the work of the Moonlight continues and that Moonlight Amphitheatre remains a shining star in North County. I hope you will fully enjoy the 2022 season at Moonlight Amphitheatre. On tap are not only amazing musicals that this year will include Memphis, Cinderella, Something Rotten, Ragtime and Kinky Boots, but also many concerts and youth musical productions as well.

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As the Vista Chamber is wrapping up our fiscal year, and I am

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writing my last article as the Chairman of the Board, I cannot help but

reflect on the many accomplishments of the Vista Chamber. I would love to talk about the business grants we are administering in partnership with the City, the internship program we are developing to help attract and retain local talent, and the workforce development program we are operating with our partners at Tri-City Medical Center! Unfortunately, I can't talk about those achievements. Why, you ask? – because an approaching cyclone of strawberries is headed straight in our direction! As copies of this magazine are being distributed to the community, courtesy of the Vista Chamber, we are just a few, short weeks from pure, unadulterated, uncensored strawberry mayhem and shenanigans. That's right, the return of the full-blown, unabridged Vista Strawberry Festival will occur on Sunday May 29th- Memorial Day weekend. With 300+ vendors, kids activities, contests, live bands, a beer garden, a 5K and kids’ run, there will be something for everyone at the upcoming Vista Strawberry Festival. This year we will even be releasing “Berry”, our strawberry mascot, to chase after competitors in the 5-K Run and spur them on to set new speed records! Just kidding. What we are not kidding about are the strawberry jam-packed contests, including the Miss Strawberry Pageant, the Strawberry Pie-Eating Contest, the Strawberry Poster Contest, the Strawberry Shortcake Contest, and of course, the Strawberry Run. Many vendors will have strawberry-related items for sale too, so you can be assured that you won't even want to look at another strawberry until next year's Festival. It has been an incredible year for Vista and the Vista Chamber of Commerce. I am so proud of the staff, our CEO, our members, and the Board of Directors for all of the outstanding accomplishmentsand value they’ve brought to Vista. The last couple of years have been challenging for everyone, but it has been inspiring to see the ways in which our organization has continued to fulfil its mission to represent our community by advocating for businesses, planning for our community’s future, giving back to the community through our non-profits, and partnering to make Vista an ideal place to live, work, and play. I look forward to seeing you all at the Strawberry Festival. Be sure to come and say "Hi" in the beer garden!

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Mayor's Musings Mayor Judy Ritter

Downtown Vista is Thriving! Economic Development is a top priority for us, and the City of Vista continues to draw businesses that are reshaping the city and creating an attractive vibrant community. We recently welcomed Everytable to Vista. The storefront takeout serving chef-prepared meals is located at 620 Hacienda Drive. We are proud that the Vista site is the company’s first location to open in San Diego County. The Los Angeles-based company was founded in 2016 and rose in popularity after being featured on the hit television show, Shark Tank. Six years later they are on track to grow. Everytable is a great fit for the Vista community and helps support healthy eating at an affordable price. Vista has shown that it appreciates good, high-quality food with

heart, and Everytable checks all of those boxes. The demand for serving good, quality food is growing and more businesses are looking to invest in our city. Additionally, I am so pleased the downtown area is thriving and continues to bring new eateries, businesses and jobs to the community. Handel's Ice Cream is now serving up ice-cream and yogurt to residents and visitors alike and Coomber Craft Wine’s expansion is underway. The winery and tasting room will not only bring more foot traffic into our thriving downtown, but will also bring more jobs and quality of life to our community. We have a lot of positive happenings going on in Vista!




Celebrating 18 Years of Pizza, Brew & Beyond!



By Eva Redding

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inspiring journey began in the year 1976 when two young brothers moved from Chicago to Southern California and decided to use their dad’s pizza recipe to start a restaurant. Over the years, they turned their business venture into many successful franchises. At their peak, there were over forty franchise locations throughout California. A couple of decades later, they saw an opportunity to convert a vacant space adjacent to the Lamppost Pizza in Irvine into a brewery, and Backstreet Brewery was born! When it was time to open and manage additional locations, the owners turned to Darren Bell, a long-time friend, who grew up around Lamppost and also had prior experience working in the restaurant business. When an opportunity came up to manage their Vista location, Darren was the perfect fit to fill the position. Eighteen years later, Lamppost Pizza & Backstreet Brewery in Vista is still going strong! As Darren proudly pointed out, with their beers brewed right on site, they are the longest running brewery in the City of Vista. The premier location in the heart of downtown has contributed to their tremendous success. Located next door to Cinepolis, there are not too many restaurants where customers can enjoy great food and drinks and later walk a few steps to enjoy a movie. Moreover, they take pride in delivering quality and consistency. From making their own pizza dough and sauce to hand chopping their vegetables, it all makes a difference. Besides pizza, they offer a variety of other dishes and appetizers. With a full bar, their patrons can enjoy great cocktails and a wide range of their signature IPAs and other craft beers.

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As they celebrate their eighteen years in business, there is more good news on the horizon. Darren Bell along with the restaurant’s other two long-term managers, David Coren and Ernie Zuniga, are in transition to become the official owners of Vista’s Lamppost. This means, as Darren stated, “Well over forty years of combined Lamppost Pizza experience.” They are truly excited to continue the restaurant’s legacy and to proudly serve the community. In fact, Lamppost is all about community and family. Darren knows and works with families that have been in Vista their entire lives. Family atmosphere is important in everything they do. He said, “Staff is like family. That’s the way it has always been and will be!” Darren reflects on the rewarding relationship with the Vista Chamber stating, “Vista Chamber is very well engrained in the city.” Like the Chamber, Lamppost is no stranger to helping with community events. In the past, they have donated to fundraiser golf tournaments, participated in the Taste of Vista, and continue to sponsor entire sports teams. As Darren said, ”Restaurant business is hard work, but it comes with great rewards.” The camaraderie with their employees and happy looks on customers’ faces, make it all worth it. Thanks to their positive working relationships and diligence, they were able to stay afloat even during the pandemic and made it out even better than before. “We are now more efficient, work better, and learned a lot about ourselves.” If you are looking for a family friendly venue to host your next theme party, special outing or a night out with friends, come & enjoy their delicious food beyond pizza and carefully crafted beverages on their spacious patio equipped with large fire pits and heaters. Darren, David, Ernie and their staff are excited to meet and welcome you at 15 Main Street in Vista. VISTACHAMBER.ORG


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Five Suits owner and head brewer Nick Corona tasted a game-changing craft beer that was exceptionally transformative to his tastebuds nearly a decade ago. Not long after that experience, he ordered a kit and got to work to see what was in the cards for him in the world of home brewing. Could he create his own magical tasting experience that he could share with others? That was his true desire. After diving headfirst into the process, he began competing and winning scores of ribbons and medals in the home brew, craft beer world. He knew right away that he wanted to do more in this industry, so after years of dreaming and planning, he joined forces with members of his family to establish Five Suits Brewing in June of 2020. Wife Kandy, brother Shane, mom Leslie and dad Joe, all bring their own unique and formidable skill set to the Five Suits team and keep things humming on track.



Nick pushed himself to the very edge the first year of operation, holding down a full-time job in management at Valley View Casino while simultaneously putting his heart and soul into the brewery every day. The first two years were tenuous due to COVID restrictions and downturns, which clearly did not pair well with opening a brand-new business. Gratefully, loyal customers kept showing up and pulled them through. Even during difficult times, Five Suits has initiated many programs that give back to the community that has been so supportive of them. Opening this brewery has proven to be rewarding in so many ways, and building relationships is at the top of the list. What is the meaning and intention behind the brewery’s name? Using the family name Corona was certainly not in the cards for obvious reasons. Nick’s inspiration came from the industry he knows so well, gaming. The family surname Corona translates to the word crown, so a fifth suit was created, and the name was established. At Five Suits Brewing, they believe that good beer should not be a gamble (yes, they do love a good play on words). They

also believe in bringing community together and providing great times through means of gathering, creating relationship and memories, enjoying good food and drink, and perhaps even offering up a little gaming. Corn hole anyone? Upon entering the lively casino-themed tasting room, you will find that Five Suits Brewing has something for everyone’s tastes from a light brew hef to the extra hoppy. Their current lineup includes a jackpot selection which includes Suited Fenris IPA, Pit BOS Hefeweizen, 10 Black Fathoms Imperial Chocolate Stout, Minimum Bet American IPA, The Razz Pack Raspberry Wheat, Planet Nectaron, Al Toque Peruvian Lager, Apricot Ante Wheat Beer and even a Suited Seltzer. The brewery

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatments Common hand and wrist problem can be prevented and treated

Carpal tunnel syndrome is most often diagnosed between the ages of 40-60. Women are three times more likely than men to experience the condition. Fluid build-up in the ligaments during pregnancy, menopause and before menstruation may trigger some cases. Inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, wrist injury or dislocation, diabetes and obesity are other risk factors. Work activities that involve repetitive use of the wrist or hand may also contribute to nerve compression. Treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome You wake in the night with a painful tingling sensation in your fingers — or no sensation at all. As your condition advances, you have trouble holding the steering wheel to drive or typing on your computer keyboard. You experience weakness in your hand and begin dropping small objects. If these signs and symptoms sounds familiar, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a very common problem. The condition is often associated with overuse of the hands and wrist and other factors. “It’s important to get evaluated if you develop symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome to get a diagnosis and rule out any other problem,” says Lorenzo Pacelli, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. “Talk to your doctor if your condition is interfering with your sleep at night and your day-to-day activities. “Carpal tunnel syndrome is not something you want to ignore because if it goes untreated for a period of time, it can cause permanent damage to the nerve and use of your hand,” Dr. Pacelli says. What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Picture a tunnel running from your forearm



through the center of your wrist. This narrow passage is called the carpal tunnel. Your median nerve, which supplies feeling and function to your thumb and first three fingers, runs through it.

Treatments range from rest to over-the-counter medication to physical therapy and surgery. A nonsurgical approach may be all you need to get better.

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed, either by a swollen ligament or inflammation of the tendons within the tunnel. Pressure on the nerve may cause numbness and tingling and pain in the wrist, hand or fingers (excluding your little finger).

“Resting the affected area for a period may be enough to ease inflammation. Also helpful is taking breaks more often or doing less of the activity that is causing you pain,” Dr. Pacelli says.

What are the early signs? Early signs of carpal tunnel syndrome often involve tingling or mild pain in the hands or wrist, usually during the night. “As the condition worsens, tingling may happen during the day. Hand weakness may make it hard to grasp small objects and perform other activities,” Dr. Pacelli says.

Next steps – if needed – may include using a splint to sleep, physical therapy and antiinflammatory medication. “Sometimes we’ll do a cortisone injection to help reduce the swelling around the tendon to help to take pressure off the nerves,” Dr. Pacelli says. Physical therapy can help restore functional mobility. At Scripps, physical therapists or occupational therapists provide hand therapy services.

Who gets carpal tunnel syndrome — and why?

Yoga is an alternative therapy that has been shown to reduce pain and improve grip strength.

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects up to 5% of the adult population in the United States. The condition is often the result of a combination of factors that increase pressure on the median nerve and tendons in the carpal tunnel.

When is surgery an option?

Age, heredity and gender are among several risk factors.

If pain or numbness are severe or do not improve with non-surgical treatments, surgery is an option. Carpal tunnel release is one of the common procedures in the United States. In this procedure, the surgeon cuts through a ligament in the wrist to relieve pressure on the median nerve. The procedure is done with numbing medicine.

Lorenzo Pacelli, MD “It’s a very effective procedure. Recovery is two to three weeks. The hand stays a little weak for up to a month. But most of the time, the symptoms go away within the first week of the surgery,” Dr. Pacelli says. 4 tips for reducing risk of carpal tunnel syndrome The following tips can help reduce your risk of carpal tunnel syndrome: 1. Change the way you work Make adjustments to promote correct posture and positioning and reduce repetitive stress. As you work, your wrists should be in the same position as they are when you dangle your arms at your sides. 2. Take frequent breaks from repetitive tasks Avoid excessive exertion of your hand and wrist muscles. Minimize vibration from machines or tools. 3. Stretch your wrists before you start tasks and during breaks. Learn to do isometric and stretching exercises to strengthen the muscles in the wrists and hands. “Do exercises where you stretch your fingers and redistribute swelling around the tendons,” Dr. Pacelli says. “Wear protective braces if you are susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome.” 4. Simple wrist exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome There are simple wrist exercises that are designed to help prevent and treat carpal tunnel syndrome. A physical or occupational therapist can help you strengthen your hand and wrist. They can teach you how to do specific hand stretching exercises.


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With all the local brewing going on, it only makes sense that someone would come along and brew something other than beer. Enter The Steeping Giant, a coffee company that offers nitro cold brew coffee on tap for offices, restaurants, and cafes. Says CEO Joe Henschel, “We roast specifically for cold brew and use a unique brewing technique that provides the customer with the most fresh, clean, artisan cup of cold brew on the market.” The Steeping Giant started brewing cold brew coffee in the back of Mama Kat’s restaurant in San Marcos in 2016. “We were just looking for something different, and there were not a lot of people making cold brew at the time,” says Henschel. The company found that, specifically, the office coffee market was ready for cold brew coffee. “We started in one office building in Orange County, and then that one turned to five and so on. This opened the door to really make our mark on the office coffee culture when it came to cold brew coffee on tap. We saw a major opportunity to affect the culture of an office by offering cold brew coffee. The idea was for ‘water cooler 2.0.’” At the beginning of 2020 the company moved all of its operations to Vista, and it has since expanded at that location. “I was personally born and raised in Vista, and I always wanted to have a business in Vista,” says Henschel. “The location, and also the help from City officials and the community that we have found in Vista has been incredible,” Henschel says. The comradery among Vista busi-



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The Steeping Giant has partnered with dozens of businesses locally. “The local community has supported us by letting people know about who we are and also locking arms with us over the past few years. Being a part of a strong and growing community is a major driving force,” says Henschel. And this support also comes from happy customers: “We are like celebrities when we walk into an office building. Peoples’ faces light up knowing that we are getting them their caffeine fix.” The Steeping Giant 2588 Progress Street, Suite 16 Vista, CA 92081 760.544.2681

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The Wrench House Cyclery Keeps You Rolling! By Ellizabeth Bickford Bicycle enthusiasts will appreciate the Wrench House Cyclery for premier bike service and maintenance. The shop features quality cycle equipment and repair work in Vista, CA. If you need bicycle services look no further than the Wrench House Cyclery, it is the only mobile bike service business in town! Paul Dunlap

Paul Dunlap, the owner of the Wrench House Cyclery states, “We are the best bike repair service in North County San Diego, focused on availability and quick turn around, always with a focus on quality.” Many customers rave about their ability to find quick and affordable solutions and often state they will gladly return for further service. This is a great testament to the dependability and dedication the Wrench House Cyclery has to their customers. Paul has been a lifelong cyclist; he enjoys Mountain Biking, Cross-country and Gravel Racing. His passion for riding translated into a career in bicycle service and maintenance. He moved from a franchised repair shop to his independently owned and operated business in August of 2021. As a member of the Vista Chamber of Commerce he opened his shop with a ribbon cutting and welcomes collaboration with other members. The shop is ideally located in the intersection of Vista, Carlsbad, and San Marcos. Servicing much of North



County San Diego, Paul takes pride in his quality work and quick turnaround. The shop is currently open from Monday to Friday to allow for him and his team to participate in races. Paul and a team of approximately five mechanics work as a crew on races like the Belgian Waffle Race in North City. The race takes cyclists on a course through San Diego County looping through San Marcos and Ramona. Located in Southern California local cyclists have the opportunity to ride on a variety of surfaces, inclines, and distances. It is important to provide trusted and quality service to fellow cyclists and Paul at the Wrench House Cyclery understands that.

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Creating a Vision for the Future Vista Unified has a long history of leading the way in education across our county, region, and nation. We have teachers, schools, and district programs that continue to be held up as models for the world to emulate. Even though we have experienced challenges with the impacts of the pandemic, our resolve to continue to be a leader in education remains strong. The Chinese word for “crisis” ” ( 危机 ) " also includes the meaning of the English word for “opportunity.” Another way to think about it is that where there is danger, this is also opportunity. While we would all agree that the pandemic definitely qualifies as a crisis, it can also serve as an opportunity to reflect critically on our system and to engage in thoughtful discussions about how we may leverage this crisis to transform our organization in order to meet the challenges of a new reality here in Vista and in the world. The pandemic has served as a great disruptor of traditional systems not just in education but in every sector of the economy. This is our opportunity to be one of the first school districts to recognize these new realities and commit to shifting our systems to better align to what students and families need to navigate a very new living and learning environment. Our strategic planning process is challenging old assumptions of what the portrait of a graduate should be for the future. We are discussing how to create an adult portrait that sets the expectations for what adults need to know and be able to do to support students as they prepare for a very different world of work. We also need to be willing to redefine the systems within our organization so that our environments promote a future-forward mindset that is equity-focused and learner-centered. We want to create on-ramps and off-ramps to all sorts of learning experiences for students because we all know that every student (and every adult for that matter) has different strengths, interests, and aspirations. What does that look like you may ask? Well, alone we cannot say, but as a community we can reimagine, redesign, and recharge our learning environments. That is our calling now. We cannot individually volunteer for this charge. Embracing change in education is not a choice, just as entering the new, more dynamic, complex, ever changing and evolving world of work is not a choice for our students. They do not

have the luxury of staying on the sidelines of life. Every member of our district team, educators and support staff, is compelled to become an active agent in the change movement to position Vista Unified as the model of educational excellence and innovation. Here are a few elements of this transformation. First, our organization adopts a learner-centered mindset where teachers and support staff shift their role to step alongside students as co-creators of learning. Researcher John Hattie would call this new role an ‘activator of learning’ rather than a purveyor of knowledge. Second, we redesign our learning environment through the lens of equity, placing equal emphasis on well-being (social/emotional, mental health, behavioral) and academic achievement. Researcher Michael Fullan calls this ‘new more powerful forms of learning’ that include an authentic sense of belonging, meaning, alignment to global competencies, deeply integrating equity into the learning environment, and integrating new breakthroughs in the science of learning including whole-child learning, leveraging real-world partnerships, adopting new learning environments, and tapping into the new forms of digital learning. Third, we reimagine the way students demonstrate learning, adopting a performance framework model that places emphasis on what students produce. Researcher Dylan Wiliam has advocated for years that the power of assessment lies in its formative impact on learning. Authentic assessment should inspire students to continue to grow and improve; much like someone learning to play a sport, learning a musical instrument, building an electronic device, or developing software. You are never done. You are constantly improving. Even the university system is moving away from high stakes assessments for college entrance and towards a holistic model that outlines the multiple strengths and accomplishments of the applicant. Rest assured that Vista Unified will continue to innovate and improve learning environments to meet the needs of all students as they prepare to make positive contributions to our community. Please follow our strategic planning progress for creating a vision for the future on our website: www. Dr. Matt Doyle Superintendent of Schools Vista Unified School District VISTACHAMBER.ORG


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growing number of Californians are building ADUs, the acronym for an Accessory Dwelling Unit. ADU was coined by the state in 2017 to cover everything from granny flats, casitas, in-law suites and backyard studios. ADU types include detached (from the primary residence), attached (built onto the primary residence) or it can be a garage conversion. By easing regulations and lowering fees to encourage ADU construction, the state hopes to increase rental housing availability. However, most people build ADUs to create space for adult children returning home, aging parents or adding a place to work from home. Property owners typically want to know, “What can I build?” That’s where Lisa De Jesus, the president/owner of ADU Gurus ( comes in. Lisa established her consulting firm in 2019 after spending three years building her own ADU in Vista on property she bought with her daughter and family. The lot was large enough to accommodate the main house and a 750 sf. two-bedroom ADU for Lisa. “I learned so much in the process that I wanted to help others,” she says.



Lisa now uses her ADU as a model home for her clients. She provides architectural design and structural engineering and consulting. Lisa’s initial visit to a property focuses on feasibility and answers that question about what you can build. She’ll even help you find a good contractor. “There are so many state mandates and local government rules that you need to know,” Lisa explains. “Architectural and structural design can be complex as can be the permitting process. It’s these processes that ADU Gurus understands best.” To help make sense of it all, Lisa spends part of her time educating others interested in learning more about the ADU movement. Her latest presentation, “Understanding ADU Feasibility and New Laws” has been shared with several national organizations as well as mortgage companies, real estate brokerages and most recently, at the Tiny Fest event in Del Mar. Lisa has seen a dramatic increase in ADU Gurus growth since the Covid pandemic has waned. “I have been exponentially busier in the last nine months,” she says.

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“All the stars have been aligning for the increase in ADU construction due to the following factors: 

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Lisa’s expertise is also based on more than 25 years of experience in land use and development in Southern California. She currently serves on a Review Board for the City of Vista. She has also served as a Planning Commissioner in East County and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker®. Lisa finds Chamber membership to be instrumental in her success. “It’s a great, private sector partnership with the local government and I love that,” she says. “I often sit in on the government affairs committee meetings and attend the mixers. If you are in business, the only way to go is to be part of the chamber!” To schedule a speaking engagement, a feasibility consultation or to learn more about ADUgurus, call 760-313-1000 or visit



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2022 Summer 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 May 5, June 2, July 7

Member Events: YMCA 2022 Summer Camp: Running from June – August. Traditional Camps, Specialty Camps, Teen Camps. Visit for more information. Memphis The Musical: May 11 – 28, 8:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. Vista Historical Society Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame: Saturday, May 14, 11:00 am at Shadowridge Country Club. Visit for more information. Killing for the Crown: Saturday, May 21, 5:00 - 9:00 pm at 170 Eucalyptus Ave. Event will include dinner, raffles, dance, and a murder mystery show. Visit for more information. Tea Party hosted by the Assistance League of North Coast: Saturday, May 21st, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Visit for more information.

Business Mixers (Second Wednesday of the month): 5:00-7:00pm May 11, June 8, July 13

45th Annual Tim Black Charity Golf Tournament: Monday, May 23rd at Shadowridge Golf Club. Visit for more information.

Coffee & Conversation (Third Wednesday of the month): 8:00-9:00am at Cat & Craft Cafe (3211 Business Park Dr., Ste. B) May 18, June 15, July 20

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella: June 8 – 25, 8:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets.

Thirsty Third Thursday (Third Thursday of the month): 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. May 19, June 16, July 21 Membership Orientation (Third Thursday Every Other Month): 3:30- 4:30pm at the Film Hub June 16 Lunch Mob (Fourth Wednesday of the month): 12:00- 1:00pm June 22, July 27

Outstanding Chamber Events: 2022 Vista Strawberry Festival & Run: Sunday, May 29 in Downtown Vista. Bring the whole family to this fun event. Visit our website for Run and Vendor Registration. 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.June 11 – Nature Drawing and Watercolors, July 9 - Nutrition and Cooking: Corn. $5 per person or free with family membership. Preregister 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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The Alley Art Festival: Saturday, June 11, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Green Oak Ranch (1237 Green Oak Road). Visit for more information. The Official Blues Brothers Revue: Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. ABBA-MANIA: Wednesday, June 29, 6:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. Concert of Hope for Homeless Youth Starring Three Dog Night: Thursday, June 30, 7:30 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. Queen Nation: Friday, July 1, 6:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit www. to purchase tickets. Summer of Soul: Saturday, July 2, 6:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. Classic Albums Live – Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon: Wednesday, July 6, 6:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. Classic Albums Live – Eagles Greatest Hits: Thursday, July 7, 6:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. Yachtley Crew: Friday, July 8, 6:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit www. to purchase tickets. British Invasion Years: Saturday, July 9, 6:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. SOMETHING ROTTEN!: July 20 – August 6, 8:00 pm at the Moonlight Amphitheatre (1250 Vale Terrace Dr.). Visit to purchase tickets. Vista Historical Society Ice Cream Social: Saturday, July 23, 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Vista Historical Museum. Visit for more information. 1st Annual Boogie Woogie Ball Presented by Wounded Warrior Homes: Saturday, July 23rd, 6:00 – 10:00 pm at the Veterans Association of North County. Visit for more information. San Diego Food Bank 2022 Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic: Monday, July 25th, 10:00 am at Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista. Sponsorship opportunities available. Visit for more information. VISTACHAMBER.ORG


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By Anne McDonnell

Vista’s annual Strawberry Festival on Sunday, May 29th wil soon be here! It’s going to be a very big day for our community. There wil be rides, games, live music, a 5K run, hundreds of vendors, great food and drink, and of course, lots of strawberries! The Chamber hosts the event, but it’s the collaborative relationship with Owner and Events Manager Patricia Keller and her husband Brett of City Gates Events that continues to make the festival such a success. “We officially started managing the Strawberry Festival in 2015 as independent contractors,” says Keller. “We’re responsible for recruiting and booking vendors, managing the event’s setup, layout, breakdown and everything in between. A major part of our responsibility is to nurture and strengthen relationships with all of our vendors. We work hard to ensure they are showcased properly in a way that encourages sales so they keep coming back year after year. This frees up the Chamber to focus on branding, marketing and promotion, which creates a wonderful win-win.” According to Keller, the festival size and scope has nearly doubled since City Gates Events began working with the Chamber.

provide a service that is a blessing to our clients so they can focus on what they do best while we take care of the rest.” Keller draws from her time as an Active-Duty Marine and later as a Reservist for her organizational skills, sense of order and excellent time management that have helped her be so successful in this business. “I was also a busy mother of five and had to learn to shift gears, adapt and adjust as things came up and that’s exactly what I do every day at work.” Today, the Kellers live a walking distance from downtown Vista and love being part of the community. “We raised our children here and now enjoy seeing our grandchildren grow up here, too. Our mantra has become #communityconnectioncommerce to build on relationships across the spectrum (client/vendors/public) so

“Our goal for 2022 is to bring back the Festival’s full footprint and reach our pre-Covid 2019 levels,” she says. “That was our biggest festival. We had close to 450 vendors and the streets were full all day long. It’s all about rebuilding after the pandemic. I think everyone is ready to enjoy a party and have a really great time. There’s already a lot of buzz and excitement building.” Patricia and Brett are no strangers to event planning. They started out helping as “day of event” workers in the early 2000’s for good friends who owned their own event management company. Although it was a very long day, they found they really loved it. Soon, they were committed to learning everything they could about event management and Patricia began taking on more events for her friends. When that couple retired, the Kellers carried on but with a new business name—City Gates Events. Today, they manage several street fairs, festivals and curated art events throughout North San Diego County and South Orange County. “We love what we do,” she says. “We consider many of our vendors and clients to be good friends and we look forward to seeing them at our events. We like to

that everyone ends up a winner,” Keller explains. “It is an honor and a privilege to be part of the Vista community and the ongoing success of the Strawberry Festival.” For more information, visit or call Patricia Keller at 760945-3758.



Heals, Strengthens Bonds By Julie Smith Taylor There’s a wonderful program dedicated to helping area Veterans in Vista and throughout North County to heal, strengthen bonds with loved ones and achieve wellness through Art making. It’s the Veterans Art Project (VETART). According to its website,, VETART is a community-based arts organization serving Veterans, Active Duty, spouses, dependents, their caregivers, and the community through process-driven, Deep Arts Engagement, D.A.E.(c) and Art Therapy.

VETART is made up of passionate people who care about generating mental “wealth” for our veterans, military affiliated, family members, caregivers and educators. Please join us!

D.A.E.(c) with Art Therapy options provide a process-intensive arts encounter proven to help Veterans and Active Duty (some with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and military sexual trauma (MST)) find their voices and work through the life-changing process of transitioning from military to civilian life. Steve Dilley, Executive Director of the program says, “VETART believes that because of the deep social and emotional programming happening with members of the military community, it is imperative for some to access the time and the facilities to adjust to life outside the military.” Dilley, who is a former professor of Art, made VETART his full-time endeavor in 2015. “I see VETART as a form of artistic responsibility to help those in my community.” He goes on to say that Art making in a community setting goes directly to the heart of the matter. “This allows service members to create new connections with family members, spouses, dependents, and caregivers. I believe that wellness comes from a host of positive influences leading to stability in housing, employment, family and personal lives."



To help Veterans achieve that wellness, VETART offers free classes in the process-heavy art disciplines of Ceramics, and Glass casting. Classes are available in Vista on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. VETART School of Ceramics and Glass, 2422 Cades way, Vista Ca. 92081 “We work tirelessly to connect military families and civilians through sharing Art-making in a safe, welcoming, relaxed, and fun environment,” he says. “This engagement is also equitable: we offer open enrollment access to free Art classes that take place in our state-of-the-art facilities, taught by Artists of all cultural/social backgrounds with and without MFAs. We offer Artistic support, development, and dignified display of completed artworks. These dignified displays help include the greater civilian community through artist/participant presentation.” A new program to support the display of Veterans’ Art is called The Pop-Up Café. It is a statewide, creative Arts engagement event with an emphasis on mental health and wellness for Veterans, Active-Duty, family members, caregivers, and community members. Events are made possible by the Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission. The next Pop-Up Café event is set for May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3635 Market St. in Riverside, CA. Dilley also works closely with the DOD’s SkillBridge program. It is a three to six-month program for Active-Duty military members just before they retire and transition into private sector employment. Participants are paid their regular, active-duty salaries as they learn new skills and keep together in: public health, non-profit management, gallery management, and how to navigate advocacy and educational programs at the city, county and state levels. Participants also enjoy 20 hours per week of Artistic practice. The first program began with eight students in September. Dilley will begin a second class in early April and another at the end of the month. Although VETART is supported by some regional and statewide grants, the organization is always looking for sponsorship partners as well as public and private donations.

For more information, visit or call Steve Dilley at 760-815-8868.

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Pacific Family Chiropractic (760) 643-9191

Churches & Religious Organizations Lifeway Baptist Church (760) 724-2280 Refuge Christian Fellowship (760) 941-9555 St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (760) 945-8000 United Methodist Church of Vista (760) 726-0442

Cleaning/Janitorial Services Bio-One of Oceanside (760) 429-0729 Direct Professional Cleaning Service (760) 672-9042

Clinics & Medical Groups Children's Physicians Medical Group (877) 276-4543 Graybill Medical Group (866) 228-2236 Pathway Health Clinic (760) 945-4673 Vista Family Health Center (760) 941-7050

Coffee Cat & Craft Cafe (760) 295-1181 Dunkin' (760) 216-6155 locations?location=92084 Veterans Brewing Company (760) 927-8190

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

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

Construction Pro-Cal Lighting Inc (760) 994-6959 United Top Quality Construction, Inc. (760) 522-3402 ADU Gurus LLC (760) 313-1000 Azzur Group (619) 330-5050 Business Group Resources (760) 390-2677


CMTC - CA Manufacturing Technology Consulting (424) 255-0505

True Identity Life Coaching (760) 639-8791

Eckert & Sons, Inc. (760) 500-0013

news and notes Chick-fil-A Hwy 78 & Vista Village The Home of the Original Chicken Sandwich is finally open here in Vista! Get the classics you know and love, open Monday – Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visit to order online



Consultants - Information Technology NewRocket, Inc. (760) 716-3193

Contractors Nucave Construction Inc. (760) 310-2393

Council Member/ Candidate Councilman John Franklin (760) 689-2220 Dan O'Donnell for Vista City Council 2022 (708) 639-8198 Kurdian for City Council

Dance Studio

DJ Services


Encinitas Ballet Academy (760) 632-4947

Aon Events (760) 525-7794

Altitude Trampoline Park (760) 842-5142


Education Consultants

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

Universal Technical Institute (760) 637-0437

Coleman Dentistry (760) 726-0770


Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group (760) 389-3085 Ginger Hansen, DDS (760) 940-0366 Main Street Dental (760) 295-9870


Santa Fe Dental Group (760) 732-5878

360 Behavioral Health (833) 227-3454

Vista Oasis Smiles (760) 295-1780

Country Clubs - Golf


Shadowridge Golf Club (760) 727-7700

Local Roots Kombucha (619) 452-0165

Soleil Communications for Welk Resorts (760) 749-3000

Misadventure & Co. (760) 216-6930

Vista Valley Country Club (760) 758-2800

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

Twisted Horn Mead & Cider (760) 295-5888

Distribution American Soju (858) 335-9679

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 Solution (760) 871-1900

Energy Brevian Energy (877) 864-8777

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

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

Film Studio The Film Hub (760) 643-0850

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 us-en/financial-advisor/scottpatterson?query=Scott+Patterson

Funeral Homes Allen Brothers Mortuary (760) 726-2555 Eternal Hills Memorial Park Mortuary & Crematory (760) 754-6600

WestPac Wealth Partners (619) 684-6400

Magallon Funeral Home (760) 522-3356

Fire Sprinklers

Furniture Sales

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

Ideal Mattress Furniture Center (760) 631-4990


Games, Toys & Hobbies

No Limits Fitness (760) 295-1348

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

North County Fitness & Performance (760) 321-3200

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

Food Products, Services, Supplies & Brokers

Gasoline Stations Santa Fe Petroleum (760) 724-1660

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

Graphic Design

Colors Enterprise, Inc. (760) 597-1400

Janet McAlpine Graphic Design (760) 331-8729

Sunfire Foods (442) 500-4933

Grocery Stores

Food Trucks Mexico City Cuisine (760) 822-4871

Frazier Farms (760) 758-7175 Rodeo's Meat Market, Inc (760) 758-0513

news and notes City Gates Events Operating in the North County San Diego area, City Gates Events partners with local non-profits and private enterprises to create outdoor festivals, art shows, and curated events (including the 2022 Vista Strawberry Festival!). They strive to cultivate community and connection in each fair or festival they manage. Visit for more information.



Stater Bros. Sycamore (760) 727-7080

Health & Wellness Anoint for Wellness (760) 383-3099 US/en/site/anointforwellness Dimensional Fitness Concepts (760) 727-5500 ETHA Natural Botanicals (800) 862-0341 First Alarm Wellness (760) 275-1469 Pain Free Acupuncture & Wellness (760) 310-8770 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 Auer CBD (760) 806-7508 Coastal Wellness (760) 734-7081 Flora Verde (760) 659-6264

Hello Cannabis (760) 214-8457 March and Ash (760) 624-7336

Health Products & Nutritional Supplements 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

Hospitals & Medical Centers BioLife Plasma Services (760) 666-6018 Scripps Health 1-800-727-4777 Tri-City Medical Center (760) 724-8411

Vista Community Clinic (760) 631-5000 x 1139

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 SDHR Consulting (888) 220-9286

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

Individuals/Civic Members Garretson, Garry (760) 419-9468

Insurance - Commercial/ Business Shorebreak Insurance (760) 512-1300

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 Farmers Insurance Agency Furbush (760) 597-9800 marilyn-furbush Nationwide Insurance - McArthur & Associates (760) 599-9300 x104 ca/vista/92081/susan-jaye-mcarthur-10734531 Ron Wilson Insurance (760) 705-6553 Vamonos Insurance Services (760) 536-3625

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

Insurance-Life/Health 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

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

Legal Services Legal Shield (760) 216-8372

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

Lingerie Deja Vu Love Boutique (760) 598-5889

Locksmiths Quality Lock & Security Services (760) 945-4545

Vista Lock & Safe Company (760) 726-0310

Manufacturer-Food Cobblestone Foods, Inc. - Plant Pantry (760) 688-6100 RUE Kitchen, LLC (760) 349-2945 The Steeping Giant, LLC (760) 544-2681

Manufacturers Advanced Transit Solutions, Inc. (760) 598-2874 Applied Membranes, Inc. (760) 727-3711 Applied Spectral Imaging (760) 929-2840 BioFilm, Inc (760) 727-9030 DDH Enterprise, Inc (760) 599-0171 DIG Corporation (800) 322-9146 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps (760) 743-2211 Earthlite, LLC (800) 872-0560 Fresh Creative Foods (760) 597-1270 H20 Innovation USA Inc. (760) 639-4400

news and notes Dan O’Donnell for Vista City Council 2022 Dan O’Donnell is running for Vista City Council in District 4. Dan is a senior manager at a nation-wide company, a recreational ice hockey player, and a proud citizen of Vista. He wants to become a representative that works to build stronger neighborhoods, stronger families and a stronger economy. Visit for more information.



HRE Performance Wheels (760) 598-1960 Leica Biosystems (760) 539-1100 Leidos (858) 826-9090 McCain, Inc. (760) 727-8100 Medental International, Inc. (760) 727-5889 NuFACE (760) 734-4545 OYC Americas, Inc. (760) 659-5943 Protec Arisawa America, Inc. (760) 599-4800 x 107 Raveon Technology Corp. (760) 444-5995 Rugged Ranch Products (858) 335-9679 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 Services

Medipal Inc. (760) 579-2679

Vista Historical Society (760) 630-0444

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

Merchant Services


My San Diego North County (619) 208-8710

CardConnect-Fiserv (760) 473-7703

North County Daily Star (760) 696-8270

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

Artisan Venture Lab (651) 246-3181

Get Beyond (509) 290-4144

BornesPro Multimedia & Marketing (760) 420-9045

National Merchants Association 8665097199 x 129

GoBeRewarded Marketing Agency (760) 659-6778

Dualsided (760) 579-1793 Humble Pie Communications (760) 908-6931 Optimal Communications & Consulting (858) 247-9191 Star Fox Media (760) 822-9610

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

SpotOn (877) 814-4102

Military USO Camp Pendleton (760) 681-3114

Mobile Food Concessions Finest City Kettlecorn (619) 980-0880

Mortgage Brokers & Lenders The Mortgage Hub (760) 612-6189

Medical Equipment

Boulton Mortgage & Real Estate Services (760) 945-9924

Harmony Home Medical (760) 993-5444

Resban Vista (760) 631-0004

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

(760) 644-5035

Non Profit / Charity

Norway Hall Foundation (858) 922-8655

ABC Hopes, Inc. (951) 298-9447

Operation HOPE - North County (760) 536-3880

ACE International (760) 212-7355 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

The Willson Team (760) 271-0045

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


Got Your Back San Diego (760) 845-7789

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (760) 941-1791

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

TERI, Inc. (760) 721-1706 The Bethesda Recovery Center (760) 945-5290 The Veterans Art Project (760) 815-8868 Vista Gem and Mineral Society (760) 214-8770 Wounded Warrior Homes (760) 205-5050

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

Office Space Rental SmartSpace Vista (760) 688-7337

Office-Supplies, Equipment & Furniture Staples (760) 639-1420

Organizations & Clubs Assistance League of North Coast (760) 722-2286 www.assistanceleaguenorthcoast. com 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 MAAC Project Head Start (760) 471-4210 MCF/ Moonlight Angels Auxiliary (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 Pride of Vista Lions Club

news and notes ETHA Naturals Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family (Rubiaceae) native to Southeast Asia. For centuries, this leaf has been traditionally used to help with pain and energy by those doing strenuous labor. Visit for more information.



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

The Smile Patio (760) 527-2846

Rotary Club of Vista (760) 500-4533

Packaging Distributor

Shadowridge Owners Association c/o PCM (760) 918-8040 Solutions for Change, Inc. (760) 941-6545 Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland (760) 683-9427 www.soroptimistvista.orgT The Vista Conservancy (760) 758-7710 The Woman's Club of Vista GFWC (760) 716-5315

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

Tri-City Hospital Foundation (760) 940-3520

Allie's Party Equipment Rental, Inc (760) 591-4314

Vista Education Foundation (760) 630-8268

North County Yard Greetings (760) 612-1702

Vista Firefighters Association

San Diego Balloons and More (760) 390-2932

Vista Teen Outreach (760) 390-2932 Women's Resource Center (760) 757-3500

Orthodontists David S. Han, MS, DMD, APC (760) 726-4790 Shadowridge Orthodontics (760) 598-1707 Surf and Smile Orthodontics (760) 724-7887

Pest Control Services Corky's Pest Control (800) 901-1102 Spartan Termite (916) 241-5389

Pharmaceutical Bachem (760) 691-3800

Photography Firm Grip Photography, LLC (317) 941-5897 John Moss Photography (818) 606-1929

Physical Therapy All Star Physical Therapy Inc. (760) 295-4175 MJ Physical Therapy (760) 941-8600

Physicians 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 Building Kidz of Vista (858) 699-5494 vista-at-taylor

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

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

Printing Services 760Print (760) 758-1140 Advanced Web Offset, Inc (760) 727-1700 CopyMax (760) 732-1122 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

Children's Paradise (760) 724-5600

Publishers San Diego Union Tribune (760) 529-4818

Real Estate Alison Johnson & Team (760) 822-5885 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 RE/MAX Regal of San Marcos (760) 539-7995 San Diego Commercial Realty Services Inc. (760) 599-4200

Real Estate Developers & Developments Atomic Investments (619) 234-7966 Lennar- The Peak (760) 407-3380 Tideline Partners LLC (760) 295-9111

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

Staged Homes Real Estate (760) 212-7355

Greene Properties, Inc. (760) 727-6888

Sunroad Vista Land Partners (858) 362-8500

Real Estate-Residential

West Residential (760) 521-1077

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

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

news and notes Frontline Careers Frontline Careers makes it easier to find a job that offers more. Companies listing their job opportunities through Frontline Careers offer flexible work schedules, supportive management, transportation assistance, healthcare coverage, better pay, retirement plan/401K, employee discounts, professional development, and more. Visit for more information.



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 Belching Beaver Brewery - Tavern & Grill (760) 295-8599 Best Pizza & Brew (760) 536-3401 Chick-fil-A Hwy 78 & Vista Village (713) 825-6302 hwy-78-vista-village Ciao Ristorante Italiano (760) 630-7333 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 Vista-CA La Banana Fruits (760) 536-3712 YFTnZr58sJOZxaiO1llxivIavXzOvR epUfPPHM Lamppost Pizza/Backstreet Brewery (760) 407-7600 Madera Kitchen of Mexico / JL Hospitality LLC (760) 812-9092

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


Mama 'n Papa's Pizza Grotto (760) 941-3900

Babies in Bloom (760) 940-2229

McDonald's of Vista (760) 724-2728

Beads, Crystals & More (760) 536-3663

Mikko Sushi (760) 842-8001

Ready America, Inc. (760) 295-0234

Papa Bambino's (760) 599-9995

Resale Nook (760) 639-3925

Partake Gastropub (760) 626-8541

Stellar Resellers (321) 439-6082

Pepper Tree Frosty (760) 726-0732

Retirement Communities

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers (760) 639-6086

Arcadia Place (760) 945-5555

Sizzler Restaurant (760) 726-2000 Swami's Cafe Vista (442) 216-2985

Safes & Vaults

Security Services & Patrol


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

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

FASTSIGNS of Vista (760) 724-7071

Schools, Colleges & Education

Senior Services

Option D Graphics, LLC (760) 936-0515

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

Roofing & Insulation


Acclaimed Commercial Roofing (760) 212-7695

Alchemy Print Co (760) 650-2282

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

Rouse Sign & Graphics (760) 726-2070 Sign Art (760) 940-1947

Senior Services: Assisted Living

Sign-A-Rama (760) 744-5046

Silver Oak Country Estates (760) 216-6103

Urgent Signs (760) 598-0100

Senior Services: Independent Living

Skin Care

San Diego PACE Vista (619) 205-4585

Skincare by Melissa (760) 716-4110


Senior Services: Medicare Insurance

Gator Tech (760) 805-3050

Bridlewood Insurance Solutions (760) 420-7859

Solar Energy Equipment & Systems

Shopping Centers North County Square (858) 699-5958

Short Term Rentals The Rancho Vista listings

Schott Roofing, Inc. (760) 630-6450

Cosmic Solar (760) 749-1111

Soundproofing SoundAway Corporation (760) 599-3985

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

news and notes Harmony Home Medical Harmony Home Medical Supply carry the mobility products you or your loved one need to Age-In-Place. You can trust their seasoned staff knowing all the up-to-date technologies are going to go the distance and do the work you or your loved one need them to do. Visit for more information.




Toilet Rentals

Tree Service


Video Production Services

Stor'em Self Storage (760) 727-3470

Diamond Environmental Services (760) 744-7191

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

San Diego County Water Authority (858) 522-6700

Hildreth Media Group, Inc (858) 618-2464

Tasting House

Rocket Johns, Inc. (760) 520-5902

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

San Diego Gas & Electric Co (800) 411-7343

Ryan Video Productions (760) 410-4443

Vista Irrigation District (760) 597-3100

Waste & Recycling

Barrel & Stave Pour House (760) 516-7070

Tax Preparation & Bookkeeping DePauw Johnson, Inc. Tax & Financial Services (760) 941-1763 Melco Business & Tax Service (760) 945-1888 Plaza Tax Service (760) 724-7113 The Tax Gals! (760) 305-8480

Telecommunications AT&T - Corporate (800) 750-2355

Transportation Faster Drivers Delivery Service LLC (760) 655-5527 North County Transit District (760) 966-6500

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

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

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

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

Tutorial Services Mathnasium (619) 757-0233

Venue Bluebird Canyon Ranch (760) 419-0009

Veterans Startup Partners Inc (443) 619-4968

Veterinarians Aloha Animal Hospital (760) 724-8313 Mohnacky Animal Hospital of Vista (760) 758-8004

EDCO (760) 727-1600

Water Conditioning Rayne Water of North County (760) 724-8603

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


Tainong Seeds, Inc (760) 598-2368

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

Yoga Studio Yoga Branch Studio (760) 390-3640

Youth Sports Groups Vista Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading (760) 650-2522 Vista Soccer Club (760) 940-8804

GDS Industries, Inc. (866) 431-4567

news and notes Little Bears Tender Care Dedicated to providing an environment that supports the development and learning of each individual child. They accept, YMCA, CDA, Childcare Aware and any state funded programs. They are also part of the SDQPI/First 5 San Diego Quality Preschool. Visit for more information.

news and notes Madera Kitchen of Mexico Madera Kitchen of Mexico is a place where people from Vista, and all over San Diego can meet to enjoy modern Mexican dishes, fine wines, and a comfortable atmosphere. Join them for Wine Wednesdays for 50% off wines by the bottle. Visit for more information.



news and notes Minuteman Press of Oceanside A full-service printing company, specializing in high quality, competitively priced offset printing, digital high-speed copying, graphic design, and bulk mail preparation. Visit for more information.

news and notes NuSpine Chiropractic Chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more. NuSpine Chiropractic offers affordable chiropractic care. Visit for more information.

news and notes Over the Top Realty With almost 30 years of experience, Sharon and her agents have been servicing Southern California since 1992. So whether you’re buying, selling or just not sure what your options are, they’re capable of providing creative and strategic solutions for your real estate needs. Visit for more information.

news and notes San Diego PACE Vista A specialized health plan that provides high quality, compassionate care to adults age 55 and older. Services are provided and coordinated by a team of geriatric specialized health care professionals who are bilingual and highly experienced in senior care. Visit for more information.



news and notes Shadowridge Senior Living Shadowridge Senior Living is a newly remodeled assisted living community that marries excellent care with real value. Because they are a not-for-profit entity, they are able to keep their costs below the industry average, while at the same time focusing their resources on providing their residents with the personal care and attention they need. Visit for more information.

news and notes The Smile Patio At The Smile Patio Orthodontics, they create the smiles of their patients’ dreams because people lead more successful lives when they have a smile they love. Dr. Albaugh will focus on both the health and esthetics of your smile for long-lasting and beautiful results. Visit for more information and to schedule and appointment.

news and notes The Steeping Giant The Steeping Giant is comprised of a group of coffee professionals, connoisseurs and enthusiasts committed to delivering ethically sourced, small batch roasted, artisan coffees to the masses. Visit to order coffee right to your doorstep.

news and notes The Wrench House Cyclery Owner Paul Dunlap introduces the new bike build center, road, mountain bike, gravel, triathlon, and e-bike maintenance shop, and the new online store featuring bike frames, wheels cassettes, and accessories to keep your cycling worry free. Visit for more information.



news and notes Trade Mark Hemp / Aqualeaf Industries Utilizing the latest advanced farming techniques such as aquaponic farming for their high-quality CBD hemp. Their farmers are experienced in using the most advanced methods to produce the highest quality hemp. Visit for more information.

news and notes Wounded Warrior Homes Wounded Warrior Homes, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide transitional housing and re-integrative services to post 9/11 veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTDS). Visit for more information.


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February Diego Rios, Guajome Park Academy; Rebekah Christoffersen, Major General Raymond Murray High School; Julian Bush Torres, Mission Vista High School;Takoma Kunz Rosario, Rancho Buena Vista High School; Noah Bailey, North County Trade Tech High School; Matt Draves, Vista High School

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IT STARTS WITH CARING. We use our skill, our mind and our heart to provide compassionate care to our patients. We know that there’s no such thing as a routine procedure–that every time we perform surgery, it requires our supreme effort. So in addition to traditional surgery, Tri-City Medical Center offers minimally-invasive robotic surgery. Our surgeons perform procedures that result in faster recovery, less pain, smaller scars and less risk of complications. It’s all part of providing you the best possible care.