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Children get the dirt at Earth Day Festival

VISTA — Tucked near the back of Brengle Terrace Park on April 25 was an Earth Day Festival packed with new developments for the community. Alta Vista Gardens hosted a day full of speakers and vendors showing the public different ways to interact with, learn about, or contribute to the environment and awareness of it. […]

School district supporters gamble for a good cause

VISTA — The Vista Unified School District, with help from the Vista Education Foundation, took the first steps to get funding to help buy laptops for students in their district with a fundraiser on April 25 at Vista Ford. A buffet, silent auction and variety of casino card games rounded out the event. Professional dealers […]

Interfaith goes medieval to thank volunteers

By Jason Land SAN MARCOS — On April 24, out on a field sandwiched between Mission Hills High School and Mission Hills Church, Interfaith Community Services hosted its Big Thank You, an event to thank supporters of the organization. The celebration wasn’t just a barbeque on a patch of grass — it had a medieval […]

Local teens celebrate clean living

VISTA — Hundreds of teens gathered April 20 with loud music blaring, but not for the unofficial drug holiday known as 4/20. Instead they were attending the North Coastal Prevention Coalition’s 420 Remix event at Boomers! The coalition has been putting on this event every April 20 for the last six years to help promote […]

Community comes together for ‘Big Give’

The temperature at the football field at Rancho Buena Vista High School was so low that condensation started to form on every metal surface. The bleachers were hard and uncomfortable, yet packed with people that night, waiting for the Big Give Reveal. The Feb. 26 event was the culmination of a great deal of effort […]

San Marcos beauty queens crowned

SAN MARCOS — Before the Miss San Marcos and Miss Teen San Marcos pageant started Feb. 21, the tension in the air was palpable. Contestants giggled with nervous excitement as they whispered furtively. Parents stood anxiously, taking everything in as they waited for the lights to dim and the curtain to part, while young men […]

Fire station open house mixes fun, education

SAN MARCOS — With an impressive flagpole fashioned from a fully extended ladder out the back of a fire truck, the San Marcos Fire Department made itself uniquely visible for an open house held Oct. 11 at Fire Station No. 1. The event was packed with families from the area touring the station and interacting […]