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Places to go in Vista

Vista Events

Vista Farmers' Market

North County Courthouse

Saturday, November 29, 8 a.m. to noon
Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

The Broadway Theatre

Sunday, November 30, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Jesse Egan

Jesse Egan

Artbeat on Main Street

Friday, December 5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

La Pastorela

Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park

Saturday, December 13, 5 p.m.

Vista News & Stories

Everyday meth snorter at age 13

With multiple convictions behind him, Gregory Smith gets another chance

Vista resident Gregory Dwight Smith, 47, was given credit for time already served and ordered into three years of formal probation in San Diego Superior Court on November 13. Smith began his criminal history when ...

The cream soda of cream ales

Vista’s Mother Earth Brew Co. has a vanilla-laced workhorse in its stable

When most brewers contemplate recipes for their beers, they envision Belgian abbeys, a rustic Germanic brewhaus, old English structures, or French farmhouses, calling to mind romantic notions of places where the world’s classic styles were ...

Dark Days at Iron Fist

Vista brewery set to debut a rum barrel-aged imperial stout.

As temperatures begin their annual, wintry decent — OK, so we’re only talking a few degrees in sunny San Diego, but humor me — thoughts of tropical isles are hardly top of mind. But Vista’s ...

"She was killed in a frenzy"

Vista man who used shopping cart to dump body found guilty

A man accused of wheeling his deceased girlfriend down the street in a shopping cart to dump her body near a trash bin was found guilty of first-degree murder this week. Kirk Leon Stapleton, 54, ...

A bona fide chinchilla rescue, asserts PETA

Animal-rights group says Vista breeder’s methods were cruel

An attorney in Virginia who stated that he represented PETA for more than 30 years, Philip J. Hirschkop, responded to questions about a multimillion-dollar civil suit filed in San Diego County last week by attorneys ...

Vista HOLLER

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Comments

IndustrialShaman March 21, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m.

The Strawberry Festival is missing the best part! plink textp

The first year The Vista Strawberry Festival was held the Business Association wisely invited a good many local growers. They set up on the Jr, High Soccer field and it was amazingly successful. People were given an opportunity to "discover" the best secret feature of Vista: the people that run the nurseries, growing grounds and greenhouses grow plants that grow here ... and the incredibly diverse and beautiful plants they produce. This was wildly successful and this little Eden was PACKED all day with people wheeling wagons-full of purchased plants to their cars so fast it was unbelievable. In fact, it was so successful the Vista Business Association felt it detracted from the Strawberry Festival and cancelled it in ensuing years! BRING BACK THE GROWERS AND THEIR PLANTS!

The Strawberry Festival lacks a sufficient number of actual strawberry related booths and events and needs help! It's really been sad since that first year. Vista is home to more greenhouses, growing grounds and nurseries per capita that anywhere else in the United States! Why aren't we celebrating that which makes us truly unique! Heck, strawberries grow everywhere in on the Coast in SoCal. We live in a Horticultural Wonderland - why not show it off?

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GungFuBill June 13, 2013 @ 11:01 p.m.

I am new to the Vista Area but as a designer I attempted to do a tee shirt from my view. i have walked a lot of hills in vista and this has giving me amazing views of the city and surounding areas. Hope you guys like my design.

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VistaJerryBerry June 22, 2013 @ 10:17 a.m.

Born and raised in Vista! If Vista was a woman I would ask her on a third date. the thing I love about Vista is that it's perfection Isn't found in only one category but comes from nearly every aspect of our beautiful hill side town. From our unbeatable 72 degree, partly cloudy average climate- to our pizza places, breweries and small Mexican shops, Vista has never failed to satisfy me! (well maybe it's law enforcement has, but that's not the point!) I hope that other people in Vista feel the same way about this place and that if they are complaining about their life, to remember that instead of living in a cold grey place, they live in the best weathered town in our whole wonderful country!

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connectgen June 28, 2013 @ 11:45 a.m.

Vista is a beautiful city, moved here 2 years ago and I love the Strawberry Festival, Viking Festival, the Yellow Deli and the Farmer's Market.

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fashi0nablynumb July 4, 2013 @ 6:24 p.m.

I've lived in vista my whole life, and I love it here!!! Wouldn't wanna be no where else!!! its a nice little community and its close enough to the beach and sandiego its the perfect place to live!!

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dertymynd Sept. 26, 2013 @ 11:21 p.m.

These "hollers" sure sound like press releases! Sure Vista can claim "climatic wonderland" as can any other north county city, Strawberry Festival? Spicy King ? Farmers market? I get it , you are the folks that go clothes shopping at the "Trendy" indoor mall and catch a movie at the Kervorkian theatre right! Truth is hell is probably o.k for a meal or festival now and then, what about the other 6 days? With the exception of a few choice areas with gated estates, the roads are in terrible shape, the strip "malls" are mostly vacant, grafitti and gang tags are everywhere, morning and evening traffic sucks but if your looking for used tires "bingo" got ten places to choose from and there are perma garage sales, just follow any side street...It's sad because the winning combination that Vista can claim is the Jail and courthouse in one convenient location! I grew up in and around Vista, went to school there and the city sure built themselves a Taj Mahal of a city hall! Not bad except this is the same city that threatened turning street lights off because of the cost. The same city that built a skatepark, destroyed it. Allows restaurant/ bars to open then has cops sit and wait to pull patrons over, the madness goes on and on day after day except that day the strawberry festival rocks the town! Well I must say the more inland you go, it only gets worse.

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corbinajim Oct. 24, 2014 @ 3:03 p.m.

title:Gypsy Queen......Every morning when I go to coffee,I see our resident "bag-Lady".Her presence is unmistakable,being a formidable woman with a flare for fashion;always dressing appropriate to season and amazing color coordination.20 years and counting,she has reigned over her domain of a busy intersection in Vista.Lots of people know her and her Romanian ancestry.Sharp-tongued,but sweet and congenial,I admire her longevity and spirit.

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