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Vista, California

Rain in the Forecast. Be Prepared

The City of Vista Public Works Department has been busy behind the scenes preparing for the rain, including removing debris from storm drains and strengthening road and park infrastructure before the expected rain hits. In the event this forecasted severe storm delivers significant rainfall counts, the City's drainage systems may...
ENVIRONMENT
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New Sidewalk Improves Safety, Neighborhood Access

The City recently installed a sidewalk along a portion of Eddie Drive to provide additional pedestrian safety for those who access the Vista Village businesses and their residential neighborhood along this busy corridor. The project also improves the visual aesthetics along this section of roadway and the curb provides better storm water drainage flow.
POLITICS

City's Sewer Pipe Repairs Reduce Maintenance Costs

The City of Vista's Public Works Wastewater Division uses a trenchless process to repair sewer pipes. The repair process uses a “cured-in-place-pipe" for sewer lines ranging in size from 4 to 12 inches. This approach reduces the City's maintenance costs and the need for large scale traffic control and lane closures on Vista's main and residential roads, heavy equipment, contract work, and higher repairs found in the traditional open-cut trench process.
TRAFFIC

Learn How the City is Addressing Homelessness

The City Council approved the Housing Division's continued use of a full time social worker and part-time housing navigator to address homelessness in Vista, after staff updated the council members on several key accomplishments reached over the past fiscal year. The Housing Division provided an update on the City’s Strategic Plan To Address Homelessness on September 28, 2021.
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City Deploys Funds To Assist Businesses, Community

Despite the challenges with being a small business owner, particularly during the time of COVID-19, Traci Lawson of Public Lemon said she’s honored to be a part of the Vista business community. “I am proud to own a business in the Downtown Historic Vista Village and thankful for the continued...
SMALL BUSINESS

Vista Manufacturers at Forefront of Supply Demand

The interruption of the global supply chain has caused Vista businesses to boom as they work toward fulfilling the needs of American buyers. Experts say American businesses were forced to look to domestic manufacturers as a result of the pandemic, which in turn resulted in a focus on Vista, a city that is home to a variety of manufacturers including those in the life science, aerospace and information technology. This domestic economic boom isn’t ending anytime soon either.
RETAIL

City Asks For Help Naming Its Newest Park

The City of Vista is asking for community input on the naming of its newest park, a one-acre park that is being built with a California state grant. The park is located at 234 Pala Vista Drive (at Civic Center Drive, north of Highway 78). During their meeting on August...
CALIFORNIA STATE

Local Volunteer Group Recognized for Weekly Clean Up Efforts

The following group received recognition by the City Council during the August 24 meeting. The Warriors in Action for a Clean Vista, also known as the [email protected] en Acción por un Vista Limpio, received letters of appreciation for their dedication and generous, community-focused efforts in keeping Vista clean. The group conduct trash walks every weekly, beginning at Luz Duran Park.
ENVIRONMENT

Vista Eateries Cook Up Downtown Growth

Sushi chefs hard at work at Vista’s Mikko Sushi. Courtesy photo. If you ask Mia Kyong Davis what it’s been like to operate a restaurant in downtown Vista for almost three years, she would describe her experience with one word: Incredible. Davis, the owner of Mikko Sushi, said she owns...
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Makerspace: A Look at Vista’s Growing List of ‘Maker’ Entrepreneurs and Industries

Melissa Finestone, founder of The MULK Co., is part of Vista's growing "maker" movement. As the maker movement continues to gain momentum across the US, many cities have begun to incorporate economic development strategies that support these makers in their own communities. By embracing the maker culture, these cities are also fueling community-wide advances in local entrepreneurship and job creation.
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New Regulations for Disposable Plasticware

Restaurants, Others to Hand Out Plasticware Only on Request. Starting August 1, the City will require food service providers to distribute disposable takeout items only if requested by the customer. This means customers ordering takeout meals will not automatically receive plastic utensils, including plastic stirrers, cutlery, condiment packages, and straws. Food service providers include restaurants, cafés, coffee shops, drive-thrus, grocery and convenience stores, and farmers’ markets.
ADVOCACY

Vista's Outdoor Lifestyle Centers Plan to Thrive

Sunshine & Shopping: How Vista's Outdoor Lifestyle Centers Plan to Thrive. Strong City Support Fuels Success of Vista Village & North County Square. While 25% of America’s roughly 1,000 malls are expected to close over the next three-to-five years, many outdoor “lifestyle” shopping centers are expected to gain popularity, especially as many of us have grown accustomed to and demand more outdoor time and fresh air.
LIFESTYLE

Coomber Craft Wines Expands into Downtown

Vista Vintners: Coomber Craft Wines Expands into Downtown. Urban Winery Brings ‘Industrial Elegance’ to Patrons. While the image of rolling hills and winding roads dotted with grape vines and lush greenery come to mind when envisioning the “traditional” winery, more winemakers are bringing their bottles to the streets, so-to-speak, in the form of the urban winery.
DRINKS

City Breaks Ground on New Urban Park

The City of Vista City Council broke ground on Vista's newest park on June 9, 2021. Located at 234 Pala Vista Drive (at Civic Center Drive, north of Highway 78), the new neighborhood park is set to open in summer, 2022, and is Vista's first urban park. The “Pala Vista” neighborhood park construction contract was approved by the City Council at the March 23, 2021 council meeting with PAL General Engineering, Inc for $2.9 million. The parks construction funding includes a $2.3 million grant from the California State Parks program.
POLITICS

Stay Cool During the Weeklong Heatwave

High temperatures over the next week across San Diego County, particularly the deserts, are cause for extra precaution. Residents are advised to stay cool, avoid activities that may cause overheating, and pay extra attention to older adults, people with chronic medical conditions, young children and pets because they are more susceptible to heat illness.