Vista

GOVERNMENT

Vista Council delays action on prominent downtown property

The Vista City Council has decided to delay taking any action on a prominent vacant lot in the city center until after updates to its Downtown Specific Plan, including possible changes to the parking requirements, are approved sometime next year.

GOVERNMENT

Judge confirms ruling that Escondido Country Club case can proceed

A Vista Superior Court Judge said Friday he would be making final his tentative ruling allowing the major elements of the takings case filed by the owner of the defunct Escondido Country Club against the city of Escondido and Escondido City Council to proceed.

REAL ESTATE

Breeze Hill shopping center in Vista sold

The two-building, approximately 17,961-square-foot retail portion of Breeze Hill Plaza at 620-628 Hacienda Drive and 251 S. Melrose Drive, Vista 92081, has been sold for $10,234,000.

REAL ESTATE

Judge rules Escondido CC case can proceed

GOVERNMENT

Escondido Country Club legal battle continues

Vista news archive

Visitor Information

Street fairs are common. Downtown restaurants are packed at night during the weekend. Craft breweries continue to grow. And a popular dessert store captured two of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” contests.

Yes, there is plenty to keep a visitor busy in the North County city of Vista, a growing urban center that is home to 95,000 people and boasts a moderate Mediterranean climate with an average high temperature of 74.6 degrees.

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Business Information

The Vista Unified School District (with more than 1,700 people on the payroll) and the North County branch of San Diego Superior Court (with some 600 workers) are by far the leading employers in Vista. But make no mistake: The Vista Business Park south of Highway 78 drives the city’s economic engine.

More than 21,000 people work for more than 800 firms at the sprawling center, leaving the 15-million-square-foot business and industrial park a vacancy rate of 7.3 percent in 2013, a 10-year low. Three-fourths of the businesses recently surveyed at the center said they expected to grow over the next three years. Among the park’s major manufacturers are medical device maker DJO Global, the spa maker Watkins Manufacturing Co., Zodiac Pool Care, Jen-Wen Windows & Doors, Datron World Communications and Aqua Lung, the oldest maker of diving equipment in the United States.

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Two California adobes show early days in San Diego County

Rancho Guajoma and Rancho Buena Vista adobes are open to the public and offer visitors a view of early California history.

Antique Gas & Steam Engines Museum displays antique machines

The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista showcases all kinds of machinery from bygone times.

Vista Historical Society preserves the area?s past

The Vista Historical Society operates a museum and preserves the history of Vista.

Visitor/Relocation Demographics

Vista demographics

Spas are big business in Vista

Dimension Spas is one of the biggest employers in the Vista area.

Vista in Photos

Spotlight on Vista

Ranches, a vineyard and several farms once flourished in the hillsides here. Today, nearly 100,000 people reside in Vista and over the years it has grown into a mid-sized city. The area is now teeming with craft breweries and businesses that have a global reach.

Movie Theaters

25 Main St.
Vista, CA, 92083

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Vista Videos

Robert Westfall on manufacturing, exporting overseas

Sept. 13, 2012 -- George Chamberlin discusses manufacturing, exporting and other topics related to international business with Robert Westfall, president of Solatube International.

Newsmakers

Tim Clepper of San Diego Commercial Realty Services Inc.

Sept. 12, 2012 -- Owner and President of San Diego Commercial Realty Services Inc. Tim Clepper talks with The Transcript about tenant representation and getting clients exactly what they want and need.

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