Vista Chamber Magazine Winter 2022-23

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WINTER 2022/23


First Word Have You Ever Heard of NetWeaving?

Dogleg Brewing Golf, Beer and Dogs!

Partake Gastropub Comfort Food and Live Entertainment

LYFF A Second Chance for Feral Cats and Kittens

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Chairman's Corner


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The Scripps Miramar American Saddlebreds of San Diego, shine once again in the 2021 Vista Christmas Parade. This amazing equestrian group always gets applause from our crowds with their award-winning horses. Inset: "LoveLocks" by Rick and Jaydon Randall, creators of AlleyArt Man, AlleyArt Woman, AlleyArt Cat, the Time Machine. Rick passed away this last summer and the Vista City Council proclaimed September 14th Rick Randall Day. Thank you for the lasting memories you have given our community. Cover photo by Nashelle Brown,. Inset photo by Kent Leithold. magazine

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NetWeaving is a golden rule form of networking which focuses on helping others first, or at least treating others needs and goals as equally important as our own. The golden rule "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" implies that what comes around goes around. The goal of NetWeaving is to help others but it can also increase the chances that you will benefit in the long run. It's a win-win strategy for connecting with others. Think of the concept that if we all help others, eventually we are helped, too. The Vista Chamber of Commerce is focused on a NetWeaving approach to business connections and I have seen this approach benefit many of our Chamber members and our organization as a whole. When everyone is working to help others, we are all lifted, and no one slips through the cracks. This concept and word NetWeaving was created by Bob Littell, Chief Netweaver, but he is quick to point out that many people have been NetWeaving their whole lives without having a word to describe it. I heard the term in 2019 after joining the Vista Chamber of Commerce as CEO and become fascinated by the concept, also feeling like there was a word for what I was naturally inclined to do. I have always been someone eager to introduce two friends who might have something in common or to tell a friend about an amazing resource that can help with a problem they have. When I joined the Chamber and expanded my network of resources, I was so excited to connect my various circles with each other. Recently, I hosted a Lunch & Learn on the topic of NetWeaving and was thrilled to see a packed room of participants eager to learn more about the concept and ways to be an effective NetWeaver. The concept of NetWeaving really resonates with people. NetWeaving builds trust which leads to developing meaningful relationships. When trust is established and a relationship forms, people feel invested and safe to make referrals or connections. There are two main ways to function as a NetWeaver. You may be skilled in one area but the best NetWeavers eventually become adept at both methods. The first method is to be a strategic matchmaker or connector. These are folks that understand the win-win relationships between two or more people. Another way to NetWeave is to serve as a strategic resource provider. These types of

netweavers help others find solutions to their needs and problems and also may help them take advantage of their ideas or opportunities. The next time you are having a conversation with someone, start with someone you know well, take the chance to ask them questions to better understand their needs or goals – these could relate to business, personal or family. Think about who you might know or a possible helpful resource and connect your friend to this person or resource. You’ll be surprised how fulfilling this can be and how this simple act builds trust and a reciprocal experience. I encourage you to think about the concept of NetWeaving and how it could positively impact your life. I have found this way of connection to be incredibly rewarding. And, if you want to learn more, keep your eye on as we plan additional workshops, meet ups, and events with NetWeaving as a core focus. Cheers,




Nick and Christina Lumsden decided to open a brewery in November of 2019, their dream was far more than just to brew great beers. Since golfing was always a big part of their lives, they aspired to combine the passion for the game along with their love for craft beer and dogs into one business. Today, Dogleg Brewing Company celebrates all three in real harmony. Christina said, “It’s a perfect day when there is golf, beer, and dogs involved.” Of course, the name Dogleg represents a term in golf—a dogleg hole is one that bends resembling a dog’s hind leg.

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Dogleg Brewing is all about community, friendship, and bringing people together. As Christina explained, “Golf brings people together. Golf is huge and beer is huge in San Diego! Golfers tend to like to drink on the course, but don’t want to have anything too heavy.” Therefore, their beers are brewed on the lighter side with a clean, classic taste. Besides the traditional styles, Dogleg’s specialty is brewing beers that pay tribute to the UK since Scotland is the birthplace of golf. Scottish and English style ales are among the twenty beers on tap, all brewed in-house. Have you ever played golf inside a brewery? Now you can! In addition to delicious craft beers, Dogleg offers a hands-on game experience. Their golf simulator with many different courses, as well as a putting green, provides fun for all skill levels. If you are in the mood to relax and feel the California breeze, enjoy their outdoor patio. Food trucks and occasional live music complete this dog friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Furthermore, Dogleg is an excellent and affordable venue to hold employee appreciation parties, team building and other weekday lunch-time corporate events. In the spirit of supporting the love for the game, the brewery has partnered with different golf courses in the county to hold monthly tournaments. They take place on the fourth Sunday of each month. Anyone is welcome to sign up and join the Dogleg team. Christina said, “It’s nothing too competitive. It’s about having fun!” Also, on the fourth Friday of each month, prior to the tournaments, Dogleg holds a meet & mingle for people with a like-minded interest in golf. It is a fun way to bring golfers of all experience levels together to enjoy beer and meet new friends to play golf with.

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As North County residents, Nick and Christina are happy to be a part of Vista. Since their first days of becoming entrepreneurs, they have always valued playing a positive role in the community. Providing career opportunities and hiring more employees as they grow has been one of the joys of their journey. In the past, the company has donated beer and raffle prizes to charity golf tournaments and participated in the Vista Strawberry Festival. They enjoy collaborating with neighboring breweries to organize events that feature other local businesses and enhance the beer tasting experience for their customers. November 2022 will be a busy month for Dogleg Brewing as they celebrate their 3-year anniversary. Starting with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 10th, the festivities will continue on Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th with live music, golf simulator contests, a food truck, and of course, new beer on tap! For more information, visit their website or drop by their tasting room at 1347 Keystone Way #A in Vista.

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By Barb Miltenberger Partake Gastropub (Partake) is owned and run by husband-and-wife team, Aaron and Malicia Love. Aaron is also the talented chef behind the scenes in the kitchen. Although they were not the original owners, the Loves have been running the cozy and eclectic restaurant for the last several years, Aaron working as the chef for the previous owner as well. He has plenty of experience in the culinary world to bring to the table at Partake. He has worked at both small, local restaurants and large-scale resorts. The menu at Partake is comfortable yet sophisticated at the same time, always served with a beautiful presentation. Their burger has been deemed by many to be one of the best in North County and can be enjoyed with their famous duck fat fries. Start your dining experience with a long-time menu favorite, the crispy, fried chickpea appetizer. Another tempting option is the Paseo Street Fries loaded with smoked gouda bechamel, house andouille sausage and Tapatio aioli. For dinner you can order up unique items like lamb tacos, shrimp and grits or a Cubano sandwich, or go for more traditional staples like mac and cheese, salads, soup, flat breads, steaks and pastas. Local beers and boutique wines are ready to please your palate and compliment your food choices. If you want a solid selection of fresh, delicious and creatively prepared food in a comfortable atmosphere with a great vibe, then Partake is the place for you! Almost just as important as the food is providing their customers with quality entertainment and giving local musicians an audience and a place to perform their craft at Partake. You will find a wide array of creatives hanging out at the restaurant from bands to solo artists, to belly dancers, to open mic aficionados. It is all about community, connection, sharing and enjoying good food, company and entertainment at Partake. They are welcoming of all in the community and offer something for everyone. If you have not been there recently, you will note that in addition to their two main dining areas in the main building, they have added a side patio with lots of seating, heaters, overhead patio lights and movie screen. This patio expands their ability to bring first-rate entertainment to more patrons. You can find Partake Gastropub on the gorgeously redesigned S. Santa Fe Ave. (#721) in Vista or online at Also look for them on both Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Currently they are open Wednesday through Saturday 5 pm to 10 pm and Sundays from 3 pm to 10 pm. You will want to check in often for schedule and menu changes and current as well as upcoming entertainment options.

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Chairman's Corner

Happy Holidays! Chair of the Board Dave Baldwin

It’s almost winter! In other parts of the county that might not sound very exciting…shoveling snow has never been high on my list of things I like to do. But we are in beautiful and sunny Vista California, and although, the sun will be setting earlier, winter in this part of the country is probably better described as “not summer.” Even though the temperatures are a little cooler, it is still the perfect setting for being out and about in Vista. This is without a doubt my favorite time of year and from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the holiday season always brings people together. From great food to shopping for gifts (both for others and ourselves) Vista is open and wants to be a part of your holidays. Whether you are going to see a movie, having dinner at a restaurant, or just getting together with friends for a drink, there is no shortage of local businesses that want to serve you. When it comes to shopping, we have it all from small local shops to big national retailers. Activities and entertainment? We’ve got it! Are you looking to support a Vista business this holiday season? You can take a look at the directory in this magazine or any number of ads to get some ideas of where to go, but you can also take a look at where we have a whole section dedicated to shopping, dining and entertainment under the “Visitors” tab on our website. Looking for something to do? Check out the events tab and look at out community calendar (and keep an eye out for our 64th annual Christmas parade on December 3rd). The Vista Chamber of Commerce is here to connect you to what you want. And while looking up a business on the Vista Chamber website hasn’t quite reached the verb status like “google,” we are certainly here to help. So, enjoy this holiday season, spend time with friends and family, and our beautiful community. support local businesses and enjoy the variety of things to do and see in Vista. And if you ever feel like you need an idea or some inspiration on where to go or what to do, just it. Happy holidays and thank you for your continued support,


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LYFF Gives Cats & Kittens a Second Chance at Life By Julie Smith Taylor

Love Your Feral Felines (LYFF) is a non-profit animal rescue organization in Vista dedicated to giving feral cats and kittens a second chance at life. Established by Vista resident Christine Hubbard in 2012, LYFF (pronounced LIFE), saves more than 2,200 cats per year on average– that’s 22,000 cats over the last 10 years who would have otherwise been killed in the wild, or succumbed to starvation and disease. If captured, their fates were not much better as feral cats were often euthanized due to overwhelmed animal shelters that simply could not accommodate them.

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However, because of Hubbard’s passion and the leadership talents of Melissa Dunaj, LYFF’s vice president and senior director, the organization is now contracted with every animal shelter in the county to assist with feral cat fostering and long-term adoptions. The non-profit has become so widely known and successful that LYFF has now won, “Best Charity in San Diego” for the fourth year in a row! LYFF Wins

“San Diego’s Best “It’s what I live and breathe for every day,” says Hubbard, who was still working to save cats while in labor with her Charity” Award daughter KJ five years ago. The commitment to save lives Four Years and enhance the adoption process is so important to her Running! that it was a dream come true when LYFF was able to open a brick & mortar space in 2021. “With everything shutting down during the early days of Covid, we saw a dramatic increase in strays and the feral cat population,” she says. “We saw the opportunity to create an environment where people interested in adopting could socialize with up to 35 cats in a clean, cage-free, homey setting and it’s been incredibly successful.” Hubbard relies on donations and grants to maintain their robust programs, but also on the time and commitment of more than 150 dedicated volunteers who not only maintain the adoption center, but work to capture feral cats all over the county. “Our volunteers are so wonderful,” she says. “They care so deeply and work so hard. We are incredibly grateful to each and every one of them.” Hubbard says LYFF works closely with ARC, an organization that helps children with disabilities have the opportunity to learn work skills and volunteer with the cats. “The young people do simple chores like sweep and dust, and then they get to play with the cats twice a week. It’s such a win-win.” Along with the adoption center, LYFF has a highly successful Barn Cat Adoption program. More than 5,000 cats have successfully transitioned to farm life since 2015. “It seems the more we do, the more the problem grows,” says Hubbard. “We need everyone to understand the importance of spaying and neutering your pets and to be careful about letting them loose outside. Your heart would break to see videos of how so many innocent cats are being euthanized all over the country and the world. We all can play a role in saving more lives.

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As I prepare to leave the Office of the Mayor in December, I reflect on the past 24 years with a sense of pride for the accomplishments that have brought us to where we are today. We have grown our city responsibly and delivered exceptional services to you, our residents, through lean and successful years, something we should all take great pride in. My goal was to help improve our community when I first became a City councilmember in 1998 and to leave the City a better place when I took the reins as mayor in 2010. I hope I have accomplished that aim. I have been fortunate to be part of the many projects that have changed and improved the landscape of our city. Now, after two plus decades of public service, it’s time for me to spend more time with my family, especially my grandchildren. Thanks to every Vista resident for allowing me to serve as your Mayor. I have met many of you throughout the years and I am proud to live in a community with so many dedicated individuals. I firmly believe the City and residents will continue their collaborative efforts in keeping our Vista a safe place where everyone can live and work - as one unique and special community.




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Sometimes life just happens, and timing is everything. Just prior to Michael La Rocco purchasing and becoming the General Manager at Altitude Trampoline Park (Altitude) in Vista, he was in the middle of trying to open a trampoline park in Washington State. Then COVID-19 happened and seemingly everyone’s plans went awry, including Michael’s. But as we know, sometimes when one door closes, another one opens. That is the case for Michael and the Vista facility. When the previous Altitude owners needed to go a different direction, it created an opportunity for Michael closer to home. He stepped in, shelving his plans in the Pacific Northwest. “Altitude is a great place for kids and adults to come play and challenge themselves. I really think it helps kids build confidence and learn their capabilities while exercising and having fun,” says Michael. The park is a popular meeting spot for playdates and parties. Being that the facility has a very open layout, it affords adults the opportunity to socialize without having to follow their children all over the grounds. Each Altitude Trampoline Park is unique, so it’s not a “been to one, been to them all” situation. At the Vista park you will find an array of activities including dodgeball tournaments, trampoline basketball, battle beam, foam pit, gymnastic tumble track, kids court, log roll, rock wall, stunt bag, trapeze swing, and unique trampolines and courses, spread out over thousands of square feet. You will also find special programming like Toddler Times which happen Monday through Friday during the school year

from 11 am to 1:30 pm. The current cost is only $8 per child aged six and under and $2 per accompanying adult. They also have Neon Nights to satisfy the older kids Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Youth will enjoy neon and black lighting, a DJ, prizes and good times. Jump passes can be purchased for the day but try reserving your space in advance online which helps them know how to properly staff for the day. Monthly passes are also available, a very economical option. Just be sure to fill out and sign your online waiver (or fill one out at the kiosk in the lobby), and you are off! A top priority at Altitude is keeping the facility clean and well-maintained for their customers. Check out their thorough C3 Program- Caring through Cleanliness and Certification, which provides peace of mind that the facili-

ties are being maintained at the highest level for the optimum health and safety of your family. A clean and safe environment is just one of the many things that keeps happy families coming back. Altitude Trampoline Park is providing the community with a fun and safe place to exercise, hang out with friends and celebrate special occasions. Please come check them out with your family or group today! You can find Altitude Trampoline Park at 1928 Hacienda Drive in Vista (just off HWY 78 at the Emerald exit) or online at

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port Foundation (BSF) is committed to empowering the lives and communities of Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color by providing resources, education, mentorship and economic support by enabling all BIPOC community members to reach their full potential. BSF uses peer-reviewed research to study the racial, social, and economic barriers that prevent communities from thriving. Building off the how and why of an issue, they find long-term solutions through targeted programing and partnerships. “We operate by the key principle that success is interconnected,” says DeMilo Young, Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation.” We envision a community that thrives economically, educationally, physically and emotionally. Young adds, “The core of our mission is to create long-term solutions for longterm issues through education, funding, and networking.” The work of BSF centers around bolstering business owners, uplifting women+, and providing an enrichment program that provides a safe space for youths to learn, feel supported, and empowered. According to Young, these focused programs and grants allow for communities to sustain themselves and grow. As a non-profit organization, BSF is dedicated to equal opportunities for all

individuals, regardless of class, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability/disability status. It all began in early 2020 when Young, a small business owner herself, reached out to friends and colleagues to find solutions for small BIPOC business owners who faced inequities during the pandemic. Young, with other volunteers, worked diligently to raise funds for businesses that were disproportionately shut out of funding. Data showed that Congress' major COVID relief bill was not evenly distributed amongst non BIPOC-owned businesses. In June 2020, BSF funded its first emergency grant to BIPOC-owned business, A Chef's Agent. In late 2020, BSF took on the meaning of their title by expanding beyond solely BIPOC business support and into the field of education. In February 2021, under the direction of Educator Cassiopeia Guthrie, it hosted its first quarterly BSF Book Club event for educators, along with providing mandatory racial bias and privilege training for its volunteers. Approximately 300 educators from throughout Southern California and beyond attended the event. Surveys showed that they left inspired, confident, and empowered to use their new resources and tools to implement diverse texts within their classrooms, and engage important conversations

“The core of our mission is to create long-term solutions for long-term issues through education, funding, and networking.” surrounding unconscious bias with their students, peers, and communities. This outreach is a virtual study seminar offered for free to educators across the nation. In July and August of last year, more than 500 disadvantaged youth received backpacks filled with school supplies, grade books and community gifts through BSF's Backpack drive. This led to programs such as Explore Next Door, a free, after-school youth enrichment program. This summer camp program for underserved youths focuses on mindfulness and socio-emotional wellbeing, environmental education, STEM activities, and lessons about being a good global-minded citizen. The program offers mentoring sessions to students. Today, BSF continues to serve small businesses with funding and resources

in addition to serving youth and families in underserved communities. “Our future programming will include health and wellbeing programs, which open access to resources for members of BIPOC communities,” says Young. Young is thrilled to announce Explore Next Door’s North County summer camps next year which will focus on park conservation and outdoor nature experiences. They are building relationships with other organizations for a greater impact on our communities. BSF is working with both Vista and San Marcos Boys and Girls Clubs to supply backpacks and additional support to families. “There is still so much more work to be done,” says Young. “In early 2023 we will launch our latest program, Women’s+ WORK (Wellness, Opportunity, Resources and Knowledge). We want to support women+ so that they may show their strength and embrace their potential, which builds stronger communities. We use the definition “women+” to include all trans women and gender non-conforming people in our work.” To learn more and to support this meaningful and empowering foundation by donating, becoming a member or volunteering, please visit or call 888-695-BIPOC.





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There is a timeless lesson that everyone is taught from their youth: “Money can’t buy everything.” And of course, there are some concepts that message applies to: money might not buy true love, friends, or more time—but money means financial security. As the end of one’s high school years roll around, new graduates have to make sacrifices for what kind of degree they want, but more importantly, acknowledge the costs. The government, parents, and mentors behoove the younger generation to go to graduate, get a job. As the end of the 2019-2020 school year came to a close, that year marked the beginning an international financial and social turmoil. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic comes to settle, countless adults have lost their jobs, and many highschoolers have lost the opportunity to build their professional repertoire. According to an article published by US News on September 13, 2022—the average student loan debt is estimated between $25,000 and $32,000 dollars for a Bachelor’s degree. For lower income individuals, they are still paying roughly the same amount of debt, and for millennials, that debt is nearly doubled! On top of paying off a car, housing, and keeping up with inflation, how can one expect people to prosper if they’re graduating with thousands of dollars in debt? Even with the COVID pandemic, many parents continued to expect perfect grades from their children—and students in these environments don’t apply for jobs for fear of their grades declining, along with fear of punishment. This applies to Emery Folsom, an AP and Honors senior attending Mission Vista High School whose focusing on her studies.

“I’m planning on going into neuroscience and psychology… usually, you have to get a Master’s or something else further down the line—so I’ll be around $250,000 in debt,” Emery comments. “My family is upper-middle class, but even with that, it’s definitely going to be hard to pay for college. I’m lucky that we can pay for college, but it’s still a commitment that we have to make with some sacrifices.” The rule of thumb: the more we pay for something, the better it will be. Quality over quantity, but employment trends suggest that the quantity of one’s education overtakes another’s quality of work. “In a perfect world, the quality of education would not go down if college was free,” says Evan Bosher, another Mission Vista senior who wants to become a history teacher. His education will cost him $100,000. Even with scholarships, the chances of getting a full tuition are extremely rare. So, with all this riddling debt, what are students’ opinions on getting their college costs covered?

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By Elizabeth Bickford If you, or your child, has ever played an instrument at a local school you likely are familiar with the San Diego County Music Exchange. The shop is the leading provider for band and orchestra equipment in the area. The San Diego County Music Exchange has been under the ownership of Dale Dawalt for thirty-three years. Moving to Vista after retiring from the Marine Corps, Dale would frequent the San Diego Music Exchange for guitar strings while he was in a band. After one fortuitous visit to the shop, he began working at the Music Exchange. Shortly after, Dale was able to purchase the shop and has been the owner for these past thirty-three years! He felt luck played a big role in his acquisition of the shop, but it is evident his care for the business and customers is what has kept it going all this time. The San Diego County Music Exchange offers a variety of instruments and lessons. Here you can find a range of wind and string instruments: flutes, trumpets, saxophones, trombones, chellos, guitars, keyboards, ukuleles, are just to name a few. They also take in a monstrous amount of repairs each year and they can assist with any number of issues with your instruments. This upcoming holiday season Dale expects to have many families looking to expand their instrument collections. Guitars, ukuleles, and even steel drums are an excellent option for your budding musical artist! In store you will also find sheet music and all the accessories needed to help your musician reach their full potential. Onsite instruction can also be booked through the San Diego County Music Exchange. Connect with them in order to find the proper instructor for your instrument. Once you have made your selection you will book directly with the teacher. These private one-on-one lessons are taught on site at the Music Exchange.



The Gift of Music for Vista The San Diego County Music Exchange has long been a fixture in the Vista community, and they have recently joined the Vista Chamber of Commerce. Their participation in the sundowners and the collective support from other chamber members have been a great tool to assist the business in returning to a normal state after shutdowns and economic uncertainties. Dale attributes the survival of the business to the staff. He said, “their knowledge is the key”, they helped bring the business through the shutdowns of 2020. Notably, the continued support of the community and patrons have helped businesses like the San Diego County Music Exchange survive turbulent times. Both the amazing staff and loyal customers are truly a testament to the way Dale Dawalt has run and operated his business the past thirty-three years. Stop by and visit the San Diego County Music Exchange for all your music needs, consider purchasing or repairing your instruments here this holiday season! The gift of music is a present that will remain with a person throughout their entire life!

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Should You Go to the Emergency Room, Urgent Care or Walk-in Clinic? Differences between emergency and non-emergency care By Shawn Evans, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

All too often, illness or injury appears out of the blue: You wake up in the middle of the night with intense abdominal pain. You stumble while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs, and cannot put weight on your swollen ankle. Or your baby spikes a high fever on the weekend. When these situations occur, we’re often faced with uncertainty about where to go for care, especially if the symptoms seem severe and our regular doctor’s office is closed. While the answer is not always simple, knowing the difference between a walk-in clinic, an urgent care center and a hospital emergency room can make a huge difference, especially if you have a medical emergency. What’s the difference between ER, urgent care and walk-in clinic? “Recognizing the differences between ‘emergency’ and ‘urgent’ care can be confusing, because both terms imply there is a medical need that needs to be addressed quickly,” says Shawn Evans, MD, an emergency medicine physician at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. “However, there are distinct differences between hospital emergency rooms, traditional urgent care centers or walk-in clinics, including the level of care that can be provided at each.”



When to go to the ER Certain medical conditions are considered emergencies because they can require rapid or advanced treatments, including surgery, that are only available in a hospital setting. Symptoms that are best evaluated in an emergency room include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Chest pain or difficulty breathing Weakness/numbness on one side Slurred speech Fainting/change in mental state Serious burns Head or eye injury Concussion/confusion Broken bones and dislocated joints Fever with a rash Seizures Severe cuts that may require stitches Facial lacerations Severe cold or flu symptoms Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy

“Trust your gut,” says Dr. Evans. “If your personal instinct or your motherly intuition tells you it’s serious, don’t hesitate — go to the nearest emergency room.” When to call 911 Even if it is clear that you or your loved one needs emergency care, you may not be sure whether to drive yourself to an emergency room or call 911.

In case of a heart attack or stroke, calling or having someone call 911 for an ambulance is always the right decision. Paramedics often can begin delivering life-saving treatment on the way to the hospital. When to go to urgent care Urgent care is not emergency care. Urgent care centers are same-day clinics that can handle a variety of medical problems that need to be treated right away, but are not considered true emergencies. “Many people use the emergency room as a place to receive after-hours care for minor illnesses or injuries without realizing they have another option,” says Dr. Evans. Symptoms that can be evaluated and treated at an urgent care clinic include: • • • • • • • •

Fever without a rash Vomiting or persistent diarrhea Abdominal pain Wheezing or shortness of breath Dehydration Moderate flu-like symptoms Sprains and strains Small cuts that may require stitches

Call your primary care doctor’s office, in case you can get a same-day appointment, if your symptoms come on gradually or if you already know your health problem.

An urgent care clinic is not a substitute for your primary care physician, but it is a great resource when you need care but can’t get in with your doctor. When to go to a walk-in clinic Walk-in clinics are a good option for when you are not feeling well, but it’s not serious enough for the emergency room or urgent care. Walk-in clinics, including Scripps HealthExpress, address the most minor of ailments, such as: • • • • • • •

Painful urination Rashes without fever Mild flu-like symptoms Cough and congestion symptoms Sore throat Ear pain Eye redness, discharge or itchiness

Many walk-in clinics also provide sports physical and vaccines. Scripps offers HealthExpress care at multiple Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal locations throughout San Diego County. Join the waitlist for Scripps HealthExpress by calling 858-554-7439 or by adding your name to the waitlist online.

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Vista School Board Reinstates School Resource Officers

The Vista Unified School Board of Trustees voted on June 23, 2022 to reinstate the School Resource Officer (SRO) positions to the school district. This move was the culmination of the School Board’s promise just a few years ago to reinstate the SRO positions as soon as the district was able to stabilize the budget. The SRO positions were one of many positions temporarily reduced in the fall of 2019 in order to close nearly a $19 million budget deficit. The School Board worked carefully over the course of multiple meetings to review all aspects of the budget, listen to members of the community, and, ultimately, make difficult budget adjustments in order to balance the budget. The budget challenges were caused by a combination of declining enrollment and a dramatic escalation in the required contribution to employee pensions. This budget impact was felt by districts across the county and state. As a result of the careful work of the School Board, Vista Unified has maintained a positive certification on the budget for three years. Members of the school board voted to reinstate the SRO positions as one of many components of the districtwide health and safety plan. It makes me proud to announce that we were able to work as a board to build a very strong budget that positioned us to reinstating our School Resource Officers to campuses in Vista. The SRO positions will work closely with expanded campus security staff to implement a comprehensive school health and safety plan on every campus in the district. Cipriano Vargas, Board President The school district is now finalizing the SRO agreements with both the Vista Sheriff and Oceanside Police. Both departments are in the hiring process for the SRO positions. Vista Unified will have four SRO positions, one stationed at each high school and one to support middle schools. In the meantime, Vista Unified is working closely with both law enforcement agencies to ensure that all our schools have the support they need to keep students and staff safe.





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Government Affairs Meeting (First Thursday of the month): 12:00 – 1:30 pm at The Film Hub (170 Eucalyptus Ave.) November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2 Business Mixers (Second Wednesday of the month): 5:00 – 7:00 pm December 14 at Pure Project, January 11 at Rancho Grande El Toro Mexican Cuisine, February 8 at The Film Hub Coffee & Conversation (Third Wednesday of the month): 8:30 – 9:30 am at Cat & Craft Café (3211 Business Park Dr., Ste. B) November 16, December 21, January 18 Thirsty Third Thursday (Third Thursday of the month): 5:00 pm– 7:00 pm January 19 Membership Orientation (Third Thursday Every Other Month): 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at The Film Hub November 17, January 19 Lunch Mob (Fourth Wednesday of the month): 12:00 – 1:00 pm January 25 at Grand Slam Pizza

Outstanding Events: Workshop with SDHR – Resume Help: November 16 from 12-1:30pm at 170 Eucalyptus Ave. Get help from HR professionals on how to have a resume that looks great with potential employers. 64th Annual Vista Christmas Parade: December 3, starting at 1pm with new route starting at Pala Vista Dr. and going towards Downtown through S Santa Fe Ave.

Fall for Yourself: November 13 at 138 Civic Center Dr. from 12-6pm. Visit Transformative Wellness and get 15% off any service. Visit for more information. Lifeline & YMCA Host Awareness Walk for Youth Homelessness: November 15 with meet up at 215 Barnes St and walk ends at the Oceanside Municipal Pier. Visit for more information. Novemberfest 2022: November 19 at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens from 12-4pm. Tickets are $40 with advanced purchase or $45 at the gate. Visit for more information. Adopt-a-Family Donor Drop-Off Party: December 10 at Lifeline’s Vista Campus (200 Michigan Ave.). Visit to learn more. A Dark Xmas Market: December 10 in Downtown Vista from 4-8pm. Join this alternative holiday market with unique and peculiar vendors featuring a Krampus Run! Vista Historical Society Christmas Party: December 11 at the Vista Historical Society. Great refreshments, Santa Claus appearance, gifts for children, and great entertainment, FREE admission. Let’s Get It Done! A Private Writing Retreat: January 27-30 at the Chateau Blanc Vineyard Estate with Tiffany Vakilian of Speak Fire Publishing. Visit for more information.

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New and Ongoing Services Highlight Tri-City Medical Center’s Commitment to the Community After more than 60 years of serving the communities of Vista, Carlsbad and Oceanside, and weathering the impact of a worldwide pandemic, TriCity Medical Center is at an inflection point. We are striving to build upon the successes of our current programs, while imagining a bright future with new and reinvigorated services, technology and facilities to meet the needs of our community.



Already known for excellence in the emergency treatment of heart attacks and stroke, TCMC’s emergency room By Aaron J. Byzak, will soon begin Chief External a much anticiAffairs Officer pated remodel beginning early in 2023. That project, which is expected to take approximately a year to complete, will upgrade the waiting room, triage and one of the large treatment areas with new, fresh colors, lighting and furnishings, and is expected to improve wait times and patient experience. Support for this project was provided by the David C. Copley Foundation, Conrad Prebys Foundation and the Tri-City Hospital Foundation, among other generous donors. Building upon the services provided at our Outpatient Behavioral Health clinic in Vista, TCMC and the County of San Diego recently broke ground on a new 16-bed, adult inpatient psychiatric health facility (PHF) on the western edge of the hospital’s Oceanside campus. This standalone building will provide short to mid-term inpatient psychiatric care, estimated at 5-7 days, for patients from the local community

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United Methodist Church of Vista (760) 726-0442

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Clinics & Medical Groups Children's Physicians Medical Group (877) 276-4543 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 David Zumaya - My San Diego North County David Zumaya recently celebrated 10 years of helping North County businesses with their marketing needs. David loves to support all North County businesses from Escondido to Vista and to Encinitas. Follow him on social media @mysandiegonorthcounty and you won’t ever miss another event in North County.



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

NewRocket, LLC (760) 716-3193

Strategic IT Group (760) 598-5005

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

Construction Gabriel Home Service (760) 805-4577 KIRE Builders, Inc. (888) 954-7326

Encinitas Ballet Academy (760) 632-4947

American Soju (858) 335-9679

Altitude Trampoline Park (760) 842-5142


Bimbo Bakeries USA (760) 599-7005

Cali Blues Cartel Mobile Entertainment (760) 717-4973

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

DJ Services

Contractors Nucave Construction Inc. (760) 310-2393

Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group (760) 389-3085


Council Member/ Candidate

Ginger Hansen, DDS (760) 940-0366

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

ADU Gurus LLC (760) 313-1000

Shadowridge Golf Club (760) 727-7700

Azzur Group (619) 330-5050

Vista Valley Country Club (760) 758-2800

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


Aon Events (760) 525-7794

Country Clubs - Golf

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


Coleman Dentistry (760) 726-0770


Business Group Resources (760) 390-2677

Dance Studio

Craft Brewery WestBrew (858) 412-4364

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

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

Developmental Services Sunny Days Sunshine Center (866) 417-8669 www.sunnydayssunshinecenter. com/contact/san-diego-ca

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 Richard Olinger Electric (760) 701-2043

Embroidery Embroidery Image (760) 726-4167

Employment Agencies Equus Workforce Solutions (760) 871-1900

Escrow Opulence Escrow Inc. (760) 295-9922

Event Coordinators City Gates Events (760) 945-3758 E.G. Concert Group LLC (760) 509-6474 ETS Productions Inc. (844) 663-8368 In Motion Events (760) 692-2900

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



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

Excel Engineering (760) 745-8118

Financial Planning & Investments

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

Advanced Financial Solutions (760) 639-0160

Dave Baldwin - LS Investment Management (760) 231-1103 Edward Jones - Mark Mertsoc (760) 599-1000 mark-mertsoc Edward Jones - Nicole White (760) 630-8268 Edward Jones - Scott Patterson CFP® (760) 599-5810 us-en/financial-advisor/scottpatterson?query=Scott+Patterson

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

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

Food Products, Services, Supplies & Brokers Colors Enterprise, Inc. (760) 597-1400

Food Trucks Mexico City Cuisine (760) 822-4871

news and notes The Giddy Up Pup Pet Resort & Spa Owners Kai and Jordyn recently celebrated the 1-year anniversary of Giddy Up Pup. They offer daycare, boarding, grooming & spa, and training for your best friends. Stop by their location on 2020 Hacienda Dr. or visit their website for more information.



Funeral Homes Allen Brothers Mortuary (760) 726-2555

Stater Bros. Sycamore (760) 727-7080

Health Products & Nutritional Supplements

Health & Wellness

Auer CBD (760) 806-7508

Anoint for Wellness (760) 383-3099

Coastal Wellness (760) 734-7081

Magallon Funeral Home (760) 522-3356

Dimensional Fitness Concepts (760) 727-5500

Hello Cannabis (760) 214-8457

Furniture Sales

ETHA Natural Botanicals (800) 862-0341

Eternal Hills Memorial Park Mortuary & Crematory (760) 754-6600

Ideal Mattress Furniture Center (760) 631-4990

Games, Toys & Hobbies Pair-A-Dice Games (760) 940-0139

Gasoline Stations Santa Fe Petroleum (760) 724-1660

First Alarm Wellness (760) 275-1469 Pain Free Acupuncture & Wellness (760) 310-8770 Palomar Health Foundation (760) 889-0958 The Clearing Center Vista (951) 225-5059

Government & Govt. Officials

Trade Mark Hemp / Aqualeaf Industries (760) 998-8046

City of Vista (760) 639-6130

Transformative Wellness (858) 444-0414

Graphic Design

TrueCare (760) 736-6767

Janet McAlpine Graphic Design (760) 331-8729

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

Wild At Heart Botanicals (360) 265-9657 Your CBD Store - Vista (760) 498-9176

March and Ash (760) 624-7336 The Cake House (760) 295-0755

Scripps Health 1-800-727-4777 Tri-City Medical Center (760) 724-8411 Vista Community Clinic (760) 631-5000 x 1139

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

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

Pickering Insurance Services, Inc (760) 758-9800

Individuals/Civic Members


Garry Garretson Mary Trimmins

Benefit Bridge Insurance Services & Solutions (760) 224-7076

Insurance - Commercial/ Business

Tradecraft Farms Vista (760) 295-8572

Ayres Hotel (714) 540-6060

Shorebreak Insurance (760) 512-1300

Urbn Leaf (760) 330-5078

Hyatt Place San Diego Carlsbad/ Vista (760) 814-8879 california/hyatt-place-san-diegovista-carlsbad/crqzs

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

TownePlace Suites Carlsbad/Vista (760) 216-6010 sanvi-towneplace-suites-sandiego-carlsbad-vista

Insurance - General Allstate Insurance & Financial Products-Timmons (760) 806-1630 deedeet/welcome Alta Vista Insurance Agency (760) 724-2124

Human Resources Services & Training

Bill Corley Insurance Agency/Network One Insurance (858) 569-8100

Apex 365 Workforce Solutions (760) 818-3426

JBC Insurance Services (760) 509-1070

Frontline Careers LLC (855) 706-5463 SDHR Consulting (888) 220-9286

Pacific National Insurance (858) 210-6448

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

Hotels, Motels & Resorts

Heating & Air Conditioning

Insurance - Medical/ Dental

Nationwide Insurance - McArthur & Associates (760) 599-9300 x104 vista/92081/susan-jaye-mcarthur-10734531

BioLife Plasma Services (760) 666-6018

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 Shadowridge Laundry, Inc. (760) 586-3967

news and notes Haro Bikes Haro Bikes has been in the biking industry since 1978 and most recently they’ve opened a new showroom at their location in Vista. They’ve got the perfect bike for everyone, raging from mountain bikes to electric bikes that you can ride in the city. Visit their website to learn more or stop by their showroom located at 1230 Avenida Chelsea



Legal Services Law Office of Daniel S. Rose, PC (760) 758-8000 Legal Shield (760) 216-8372 Petrov Law Firm (760) 813-3313

Manufacturer-Medical Devices Bolder Sky Consulting (760) 519-9454 VQ OrthoCare (760) 734-1550


Lighting-Fixtures & Supplies

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

Solatube Home Daylight (760) 602-3223

Applied Membranes, Inc. (760) 727-3711


Applied Spectral Imaging (760) 929-2840

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

Ascend Coffee Roasters (760) 715-8023 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 (760) 599-1112 Fresh Creative Foods (760) 597-1270 H20 Innovation USA Inc. (760) 639-4400 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 Raveon Technology Corp. (760) 444-5995 Root and Splendor (858) 837-4509 Rugged Ranch Products (858) 335-9679 Solatube International, Inc. (760) 597-4400 TechNiche International (760) 476-0654 Tempo Communications, Inc. (760) 510-0526 The Coromega Company, Inc (760) 599-6088 The GHT Companies (760) 542-3000 Watkins Wellness (760) 598-6464

Marble & Tile

Merchant Services

San Marcos Marble and Tile (760) 891-8414

CardConnect-Fiserv (760) 473-7703

Marketing Consultants

Get Beyond (509) 290-4144

GoBeRewarded (760) 642-2792 My San Diego North County (619) 208-8710

Marketing Services BornesPro Multimedia & Marketing (760) 420-9045 Humble Pie Communications (760) 908-6931 Star Fox Media (760) 822-9610 Yellow Line Digital (858) 524-6269

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

Medical Equipment

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

Military USO Camp Pendleton 1-760-390-4453 Mobile Food Concessions Finest City Kettlecorn (619) 980-0880

Mortgage CouNTYwide Mortgage Lending (760) 473-2495

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

Mortgage Lenders

Harmony Home Medical (760) 993-5444

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

Medical Products

Resban Vista (760) 716-1095

Medipal Inc. (760) 579-2679

The Willson Team at CrossCountry Mortgage (760) 537-5710

Museums Vista Historical Society (760) 630-0444

Music Education & Sales San Diego County Music Exchange (760) 630-7451

Newspapers North County Daily Star (760) 696-8270 (760) 644-5035

Non Profit / Charity ABC Hopes, Inc. (951) 298-9447 ACE International (760) 212-7355 Amigos de Vista Lions Club (760) 500-6964 gos/contact.php **BIPOC Support Foundation (888) 695-2476 **Car Donation 2 Veterans (888) 433-6202 Civic Communities (619) 533-7184 **Giving Tuesday Contributor

news and notes Berkshire Hathaway Home Services – MarLyn Meckel MarLyn Meckel is the perfect person to help with all your housing needs, providing top notch service to clients in selling and buying real estate. Visit to learn more.



**Equation Collaborative (213) 952-2074

**The Veterans Art Project (760) 815-8868

**Foundation For Women Warriors (310) 733-2450

Vista American Little League (760) 486-5407

**God's Heart Ministry - Las Valientes (760) 439-1133 Goodwill Industries of San Diego County (619) 518-8662 Got Your Back San Diego (760) 845-7789 Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA (760) 758-0808 **Love Your Feral Felines (LYFF) (760) 542-8509 North County Veterans Stand Down (NCVSD) (760) 208-7246 **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

Vista Gem and Mineral Society (760) 214-8770 W Sherman Winseman Foundation (626) 310-3131 Wounded Warrior Homes (760) 205-5050

Organizations & Clubs 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

Notary Services

Kainga Music (760) 828-8415

Tricity Notary (619) 436-9660

**Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista (316) 650-9068


MAAC Project Head Start (760) 471-4210

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

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

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

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

**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

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 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 Welcoming Services San Diego (760) 622-5954 Women's Resource Center (760) 757-3500

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

Pride of Vista Lions Club

Shadowridge Orthodontics (760) 598-1707

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

Surf and Smile Orthodontics (760) 724-7887

Rotary Club of Vista (760) 500-4533

The Smile Patio (760) 527-2846

Packaging Distributor

Pet Services

Peek Packaging (760) 438-1616

Doggy Dental (760) 989-9316

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

Payroll Services Business Payroll Service (760) 510-6796

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

Pet Grooming Hairy's Pet Spa (760) 598-1005

Pets - Feed & Supplies Carlsbad Pet and Feed (760) 295-5722

Pharmaceutical Bachem (760) 691-3800

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 **Giving Tuesday Contributor

news and notes United Methodist Church of Vista The United Methodist Church of Vista recently had a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new Fellowship Hall with a new kitchen, classrooms, and offices. Join them at their worship service every Sunday at 10 a.m. at 490 S Melrose Dr. or visit their website for their weekly livestream.



Pre School/Childcare

Property Management

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

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

Children's Paradise (760) 724-5600

Public Relations & Advertising

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

Taylor PR Strategies (760) 213-5686

Printing Services


760Print (760) 758-1140

Armed Forces Dispatch Newspaper (619) 280-2985

Advantage ColorGraphics (714) 538-3881

San Diego Union Tribune (760) 529-4818

CopyMax (760) 732-1122

Real Estate

Dragon Printing (760) 433-2813

Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team (760) 500-5189

Minuteman Press of Oceanside (760) 687-3443

HomeSmart Realty West

Vista Printing (760) 726-3532

Professional Services Speak Fire Publishing (619) 292-8772

Propane Lava Propane, LLC (760) 599-4735

Jim Wirkkala Real Estate (619) 300-8253 Keller Williams Realty - De'Angelo Edwards (619) 630-6362 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 West Residential (760) 521-1077

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

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

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

Massiv Construction (760) 497-8427

Lamppost Pizza/Backstreet Brewery (760) 407-7600

SVN Vanguard (619) 453-0954

Rental Agency

Madera Kitchen of Mexico / JL Hospitality LLC (760) 884-0429

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

Real Estate-Residential

AVIS/Budget Car and Truck Rental (DBA: DJQB Rentals, Inc) (760) 945-4527 vista/v8i

Restaurants Albertacos Mex Food, Inc (760) 598-6047

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

Alohana Acai Bowls (760) 216-6824

Compadre Brokers (760) 385-8660

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

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


Real Estate Inspection Services

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

West Inspection Services (760) 696-5864

Remodeling - Repairs

Real Estate-Commercial

Catspaw Design-Build Inc (760) 716-0595

Coseo Family Three, LLC (760) 931-1134

Guedes Construction Inc. (760) 295-3036

Restaurants Best Pizza & Brew (760) 536-3401

Ciao Ristorante Italiano (760) 630-7333 Culichi Town (442) 224-7800 Curbside Cafe (760) 630-2747 Grand Slam Pizza-Vista, LLC (760) 599-1199 Hungry Bear Deli (760) 295-2295 Jersey Mike's Subs (760) 681-7827

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 Rancho Grande El Toro Mexican Cuisine (760) 716-4846 Sizzler Restaurant (760) 726-2000 Swami's Cafe Vista (442) 216-2985 The Yellow Deli (760) 630-0040 Vista Village Pub (760) 643-1619

news and notes MJ Physical Therapy Dr. Kurtz is ready to see you! Although he had a different career path during his early college years, Dr. Kurtz found his passion in physical therapy. Now he, along with some partners and the support of his wife, runs this beautiful physical therapy location where he makes sure all of his patients receive the attention they deserve. Visit to learn more or stop by their location at 1830 Hacienda Dr. VISTACHAMBER.ORG


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

Retail Babies in Bloom (760) 940-2229 Beads, Crystals & More (760) 536-3663 Ready America, Inc. (760) 295-0234 Resale Nook (760) 639-3925 Stellar Resellers (321) 439-6082 items&me=A2XDHSPDJENUK Trade Marker International DBA Hemptique (760) 602-4862 Vista Twilight Market (760) 349-2945

Safes & Vaults

Self Defense Studio

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

North Coast Jiu Jitsu (760) 659-6557

Schools, Colleges & Education

Senior Services

Bella Mente Montessori Academy (760) 621-8948

Memory Lane LLC (760) 445-3639

California State University San Marcos (760) 750-8700 Senior Services: Assisted Living 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

Retirement Communities

Vista Adult School (760) 758-7122 x8099

Arcadia Place (760) 945-5555 ment-communities/arcadia-place

Vista Unified School District (760) 726-2170

Roofing & Insulation Acclaimed Commercial Roofing (760) 212-7695 Schott Roofing, Inc. (760) 630-6450

Screenprinting Alchemy Print Co (760) 650-2282

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

Silver Oak Country Estates (760) 216-6103

Senior Services: Independent Living San Diego PACE Vista (619) 205-4585

Senior Services: Medicare Insurance Bridlewood Insurance Solutions (760) 420-7859

Shopping Centers North County Square (858) 699-5958

Short Term Rentals The Rancho Vista - Airbnb

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

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

Tasting House

Travel Agencies\Cruises

Barrel & Stave Pour House (760) 516-7070

Vacations by Andrea (760) 730-3829

Tax Preparation & Bookkeeping

Tree Service

Good Peeps (760) 846-0123

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

Solar Energy Equipment & Systems

Melco Business & Tax Service (760) 945-1888

Burtek Energy (914) 819-8969 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

Staffing: Temporary & Permanent One Source (760) 919-3009

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

Plaza Tax Service (760) 724-7113

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

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

Monster Tree Service of North County (760) 227-9447 north-county Rancho Environmental Services, Inc., DBA Rancho Tree Service Rancho Arborcare (760) 726-2405

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

Utilities San Diego County Water Authority (858) 522-6700 SDG&E - San Diego Gas & Electric Co (800) 411-7343

news and notes No Limits Fitness No more excuses for not going to the gym, this gym has got it all! They specialize in any kind of training you could think of, they count with personal trainers, meal preps, sports specializations, and they are open 24/7. Stop by their location on 950 E. Vista Way or visit for more information.



Vista Irrigation District (760) 597-3100

Venue Bluebird Canyon Ranch (760) 419-0009 The Vistonian Venue 7 (602) 950-217


Video Production Services

Website Design


Youth Sports Groups

Startup Partners Inc (443) 619-4968

Ryan Video Productions (760) 410-4443

TVK Designs Websites & Graphics (760) 214-5064

Coomber Craft Wines Vista (858) 354-3910

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


Waste & Recycling

Aloha Animal Hospital (760) 724-8313

EDCO (760) 727-1600

Mohnacky Animal Hospital of Vista (760) 758-8004

Waste & Recycling Lightweight Debris Removal (866) 345-5646

Grafted Cellars (760) 295-6612

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

Yoga Studio

Vista Soccer Club (760) 940-8804

Yoga Branch Studio (760) 390-3640

news and notes North Coast Jiu Jitsu Owners Jake and Andrea Mapes recently celebrated the 5-year anniversary of North Coast Jiu Jitsu. Whether you’re just looking to get in shape, or ready to compete at the World Championships, they are 100% behind the individual needs/goals of each of their students. Stop by 131 Main Street, Vista or visit their website to learn more.

news and notes North County Fitness & Performance North County Fitness & Performance combine the benefits of multiple group fitness approaches into a single, high-energy workout experience that sculpts, builds, and conditions to achieve your best self, class after class. Stop by 1966 Hacienda Dr. or visit to learn more.

news and notes Sleep in Heavenly Peace – San Diego North Sleep in Heavenly Peace are a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling, and delivering top-notch beds to children and families in need. Their San Diego North Chapter is led by Steve and Marie Hoveln. Visit to learn how you could make a difference in a child’s life.



news and notes Vista Twilight Market Founder Ke’Anna Dodds saw a need for Vista to have its own nightly market and thus the Vista Twilight Market came to life. This is a monthly market taking place on the 3rd Friday from 5-9pm with its new location being at 215 N. Melrose Dr. Visit to learn more.

news and notes Vista Fresh Cut Barber Fransisco Gonzalez grew up in Vista and a kid would spend his time in the South Santa Fe/Downtown area, now he owns a business right where he grew up! Stop by Vista Fresh Cut Barber, located in 545 S. Santa Fe Ave., for the freshest haircut you’ll ever have!

September Nicole Singer, Rancho Buena Vista High School; Evan Fogel, Vista High School; Ben Kisner, Alta Vista High School; Judith Arguello, Mission Vista High School; Jackie Jacobo, Guajome Park Academy; Douglas Huerta, Vista Visions Academy

October Kimberly Delgado, Vista High School; Josephine Ortega Lopez, Major General Raymond Murray High School; Brittany Martinez Martinez, Trade Tech High School; Samantha Schwalbe, Mission Vista High School; Peter Childs (could not attend), Rancho Buena Vista High School

Rising Stars of the Month Sponsors: Presenting Sponsors: Tri-City Medical Center; Watkins Wellness Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps; Dr. Matt Doyle; J&R Auto Body and Paint; Joe Green and Green Team Realty; Nick Ljubic Memorial Scholarship Fund; North County Daily Star; Sunrise Kiwanis Club; Tory Walker, Owner, Tory R. Walker Engineering; Vista Elks Lodge #1968; Vista PEO Chapter; Sizzler



All New 7,500sq ft. Hard Kombucha Taproom & Kitchen 30+ Rotating Tap Handles In c lud in g Kombucha, Hard Te a, Be e r, & Win e Su staina bility Focuse d Foo d Kitc h e n Outdoor Patio with Sun se t Vie ws Bring this coupon in for 50% off your first pint or taster flight for first time customers.

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Tri-City Medical Center is actively engaged in our community through outreach initiatives that include financial and volunteer support. Our strategic partnerships best position our region to “move the needle” on community health issues and address social determinants of health to elevate our community.


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SOCAL, a project of the COASTAL Commitment, is a web-based workforce development initiative providing on-demand insight into career options in our region. FOUNDING PARTNERS SOCALWORKFORCE.ORG

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