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Flood Watch Advisory -The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch advisory until Tuesday evening for a portion of Southwest California, including the following areas: San Diego County Coastal Areas, San Diego County Deserts, San Diego County Mountains, and San Diego County Valleys. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. National Weather Service San Diego

City Storm Preparations – While the City of Vista prepares for emergencies and disasters year-round, City teams began ramping up efforts last week to prep for the storms. Public Works crews are patrolling Vista, sweeping streets, and clearing debris that may block storm runoff from entering the sewer system. The Vista Fire Department has put an additional engine into service for today and increased staffing to prepare for emergencies. The City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) began operating virtually yesterday and will be in place throughout the rain event. The EOC brings together teams across the City of Vista to prepare and implement emergency plans.

To report trees or power lines down, roadway issues due to the storm, flooding, or other infrastructure emergencies, call the Public Works Department at 760.639.6177 or 760.825.3135 (after hours).City of Vista Storm Info & Resources

Emergency Preparation Reminders

Street Sweeping Canceled – Street sweeping is canceled in the City of Vista for February 5. Check cityofvista.com for possible additional cancelations.

Luz Duran Park Improvements Community Meeting Postponed – Due to the rain, the February 6 community meeting for Luz Duran Park Improvements is being postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

Parks and Recreation Master Plan Community Meetings this Wednesday The City invites you to be an important part of helping to define the future of parks, trails, and recreation facilities by participating in our Parks and Recreation Master Plan process. The first meetings are scheduled for this week:

  • Citywide Parks Master Plan Public Meeting #1 Wednesday, Feb. 7, 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Brengle Terrace Park Site Specific Master Plan Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30-7:30 pm

Both meetings will be held in the Morris Vance Community Room at the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. At these meetings, you’ll have the chance to do the following:

  • Share your vision for Vista’s parks and recreation.
  • Help prioritize future park improvements, trails, and facilities.
  • Learn more about four specific park sites: Brengle Terrace Park, the Matagual Drive Site, the Breeze Hill Road Site, and the Townsite Drive Site.


Jr. Deputy Program Registration is Underway – The Vista Sheriff Department’s Junior Deputy Academy is a 12-week character-building program for youth between 10 and 16 years. The Academy is free and taught by Vista Sheriff deputies in collaboration with the City of Vista. The Academy is offered for free but is limited to youth who live in Vista. The spring 2024 session runs from February 15 through May 23 on Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm. Pre-registration by February 12 is required. More Info and Application

Chief Washington Appears on Velocity Podcast -The Vista Chamber of Commerce’s latest Velocity Podcast episode features Vista Fire Department’s Chief Washington. Chief Washington talks about his background, his passion for developing talent, and what’s next for the Department. LISTEN HERE

McClellan Senior Center’s February Newsletter – The McClellan Senior Center’s February calendar of events and services is now available online. February’s highlights include:

  • Tax preparation assistance from AARP is available starting today and continuing throughout tax season. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 760.643.5290. Pre-appointment tax preparation forms are available at the Center’s front desk.
  • Lunchtime fun and live music: February 8 & 22: Live Music by Lou Rosgen; February 13: Mardi Gras Party, live Cajun music from Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters; February 14: Valentine’s Day Party at 11 am with live music from Adrienne Nims; February 29: Live Music by Randy Renner. Unless noted otherwise, entertainment and lunch is at noon. Lunch reservations are required by calling 760.643.5288.
  • February is bustling with clubs, classes, and activities, including art, crafts, mahjong, bridge, walking, music, knitting, bingo, games, trivia, and more. Details are on page 9 of the newsletter. .Get the Newsletter Here

Culture Caravan Trips – The McClellan Center’s Culture Caravan program provides roundtrip transportation, event tickets with purchase, and friendly tour guides to exciting destinations throughout the region. Reservations are available for the following March excursions:

  • It’s a Really Small World at Carlsbad’s Miniature Engineering Museum Thursday, March 14, 9:30 am-2:30 pm; $59 per person
  • Sea Horses and Sea Mammals at Sea World Thursday, March 28, 10 am-8 pm; $93 per person

For more information or to make reservations, call 760.643.5291

You Are Not Alone Program -The You Are Not Alone (YANA) program is a free San Diego Sheriff’s Department service that provides in-person check-ins with independently living seniors. Deputies and Senior Sheriff Volunteers visit the seniors enrolled in the program. Call 760.940.4551 to enroll.

Kids in the Garden Class -Alta Vista Gardens hosts its next Kids in the Garden class on Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to noon, with the theme “Animal Homes and Garden Habitats.” Kids will learn about animals that live in the Gardens and their habitats. Fee for the class is $5 per person and includes admission to the Gardens until 4:30 pm. Pre-registration required. More Info and Registration.

Vista Garden Club Offers Scholarship – The Vista Garden Club offers a $2,000 scholarship to a transfer student from MiraCosta or Palomar Colleges or to high school seniors attending a Vista public, charter, or private high school. Applicants must be majoring in one or more of the majors found here. The application deadline is April 30, 2024.

“All About E-Bikes” Webinar – SANDAG is offering a free webinar entitled “All About E-Bikes” on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from noon until 1 p.m. If you currently ride an e-bike or are considering riding in the future, this webinar will offer tips on where to ride and how to ride legally and safely, as well as cover the different classes of e-bikes and their specific regulations. REGISTER HERE

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