Anastasia Kirkeby sentenced to therapy

Drug house burned down in July, killing Shelby Ann Black

On the day set for her misdemeanor trial, Anastasia Kirkeby, 50, a woman plagued by multiple drug-related arrests at her home in Encinitas, made a plea deal and was ordered to get counseling. That hearing ...

This just in: Episcopal churches to be sold

“The fact that church attendance is dying in America isn’t news."

Two North County Episcopal churches, both over 60 years old, were told last week that due to declining attendance and compounding red ink, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego has decided to fold them. The ...

Vista goes easy on the tat shops

"The whole reason we limited it to one is so we can have some control."

Vista is about to get its third tattoo establishment — after a careful vetting process by a panel of city-council members, economic development folks, and the chamber of commerce. With downtown redevelopment underway, the city ...

Yield vs. Stop sign debate in Vista

"What about speed-bumps?"

After years of watching cars speed through the intersection by her Vista home, Betty Haver got her traffic sign on Tuesday, October 13. After much discussion, the Vista City Council voted unanimously to place “Yield” ...

Vista’s beer buzz

Breweries propel North County city’s makeover

Some residents like that Vista is still sketchy in parts.

Bewitching trip though time and fantasy

Big Fish at Moonlight Stage is a magical winner

A new musical that has been compared to The Music Man and The Wizard of Oz — entitled simply, Big Fish — is currently bewitching audiences at the Moonlight Amphitheater. The story shifts between two ...

Pigs fly in Vista

Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen

Pork is highlighted at this new “pub & kitchen” in Vista’s Paseo Santa Fe district, but I decided to go with the tri-tip. A good decision. First I ordered a light fare of ham and ...

I can’t recommend this place for cheesesteaks

Hungry Bear’s signature sandwich disappoints

When I visit a restaurant for the first time without knowing much about it, my usual MO is to ask a server for recommendations. When I got to the Vista location of Hungry Bear Deli ...

Craft-beer clubhouse planned for Vista

Bear Roots Brewing soon to open supply shop and do-it-yourself facility

A new craft-beer concept plans to launch in Vista this month. Bear Roots Brewing Company will open in September as a home-brewing supply shop before adding a brew-on-premises workspace and brewery/tasting room later this fall. ...

The fight for freedom of street sleep

Vote this week to determine lawfulness of bans to shut-eye in vehicles

After dark, parking a home is a problem. That was clear in 2010, when advocates for the houseless opened the first overnight safe parking lot. And the need goes on. “The program was a direct ...

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