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Vista places ban on indoor e-cigarette smoking

VISTA — Up in vapors, as it were.

Comedian Will Ferrell continues to help longtime friend

Comedian Will Ferrell continues to help longtime friend

VISTA — His alter ego, San Diego news anchor Ron Burgundy, is known for his inflated ego, but chances are Will Ferrell doesn’t want the secret to get out that he’s a good guy and a great friend.

Elliot Sloan’s long journey leads to gold

Elliot Sloan’s long journey leads to gold

VISTA — Growing up in New York was a great experience for professional skateboarder Elliot Sloan, he said.

Kirk Effinger: It’s how leaders react

A conversation I had with Escondido City Councilman Ed Gallo regarding the public perception toward that city’s school districts left me thinking about how cities get the way they get.

MOU increases university accessibility for Vista students

REGION — Cal State University San Marcos and the Vista Unified School District have joined together to help improve university accessibility for Vista youth.

Kirk Effinger: Land of the free…upon approval

The Vista Planning Commission’s quandary over what to do about the supposed proliferation of “dollar” stores in that city raises some interesting philosophical questions as pertains to how much government is too much?

Vista won’t pursue electronic billboards along state Route 78

Vista won’t pursue electronic billboards along state Route 78

VISTA — City Councilmember Cody Campbell announced that a proposal to put up electronic billboards in Vista had been terminated, at an NCPC (North Coast Prevention Coalition) sponsored community meeting on Wednesday at the Vista Library.

World-class BBQ competition will be smokin’

VISTA — More than 50 teams will heat up their smokers and compete in fifth annual Smokin’ Q Classic on Main Street on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3.

Vista school board names new principal

VISTA — Five Vista schools will begin the 2013-14 school year with new administrators.

Former realtor found land that was ‘perfect’ for English Tea garden

Former realtor found land that was ‘perfect’ for English Tea garden

VISTA — Several years ago realtor Barbara Barker sold all her rental properties and built a tea garden where visitors could relax and reenergize in a natural setting.Her inspiration came from the late Brett Bravo, author of “Crystal Healing Secrets,” who was also Barker’s friend and mentor.