Map of Main Street

Downtown Parking

Tesla Supercharging Stations
Vista Village Drive – near Cinépolis Cinemas

Having trouble sleeping?
Loud overhead planes can be reported to
Federal Aviation Administration
Noise Complaints & Inquiries

Yellow Pages
The Vista Press

Better Business Bureau

Weather | Transit | City of Vista
Rain | Trash/Recycling
Fire Maps & Prevention
California Native Plants



Hourly weather in Vista
California Weather Radar


North County Transit District

Vista Transit Center
240 N. Santa Fe Rd. – near Main St.

Sprinter light-rail train, Breeze bus,
rest rooms, and vending machines

The Sprinter schedule shows…
        15 minutes to Palomar College
        20 minutes to CSU San Marcos
        30 minutes to the beach

Sprinter Schedule
System Map 10/2022
Coaster Schedule
Breeze Transit Centers
Student Bus & Train Fares

The Sprinter connects Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido.

City of Vista

Access Vista Mobile App to report graffiti, etc.
Videos of Vista City Council Meetings
City Council Agendas & Reports
Emergency Preparedness
Storm Information & Resources
Addressing Homelessness
Resources for Residents


Golden Gate Weather Services

24 hour Rain Totals California
Plus Nevada and Southern Oregon
San Diego Weather Center


EDCO Recycling Guide

City of Vista

Cans, plastic, paper, cartons, cardboard, and glass
Large sheets of packing foam

“Recycle virtually all clean and dry paper” — EDCO

Pizza boxes aren’t clean and dry paper.  So,  apparently EDCO doesn’t want pizza boxes in the recycles bin.

Foam nuggets, styrofoam peanuts

Plastic bags… The grocery stores around here aren’t taking them any more for recycling. Even bags that hold other recycled items are not wanted in the recycle bins.

Hazardous Waste

City of Vista Hazardous Waste Site   Free to Vista residents… limited hours   1-877-R-1-EARTH   motor oil containers & filters, auto fluids, cleaners, fertilizers, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, chemicals, paints and solvents, electronics

E-Waste   computers, televisions, VCRs, etc.
Goodwill takes donations of  electronic items
Maximum Recycling   430 Olive Ave. in Vista

PaintCare   There are over 50 locations in San Diego County where residents and businesses can take old unwanted paint, stain, and varnish all year-round.   Most PaintCare sites are paint stores with regular business hours and accept at least 5 gallons per visit.

For tips on using up leftover paint call (855) 724-6809.

Household items

Amvets 877-990-8387 DAV Oceanside

Fire Maps & Prevention

Fire Activity Map
University of California
Click OK on the NAPSG popup to see map.
Click on icon at each fire for details. If acres burned is .01 then it’s probably a nothing-burger.

WFCA Fire Map
Western Fire Chiefs

City of Vista News

“With the prediction of high temperatures comes warnings about high fire danger. Power tools, including lawnmowers, are not recommended in hot weather to avoid sparks that ignite grass and brush fires.

Maintain defensible fire space around homes by removing dead leaves, debris, and other flammable items that an ember can ignite.

If you do choose to cut away and remove dead and dying plants near your homes or structures, use hand tools only.

Be particularly careful with smoking materials to avoid accidentally starting a fire.

Never pull your vehicle over in the grass; it can ignite a fire. Please ensure your vehicle is well maintained, as faulty catalytic converters have been a major cause of accidental fires in San Diego County.

If you have a trailer on your vehicle, ensure the chains don’t drag on the ground while driving and spark a fire.”

The Vista Press

“Everyone needs to remember that ALL fireworks are illegal in San Diego County, and for good reason. Considering the dry grass and brush in and around Escondido, anyone thinking about buying and using illegal fireworks needs to understand that negligently causing a fire can result in criminal and financial consequences.” (emphasis added)

Rick Vogt, Escondido Fire Chief
North County Daily Star

Is now a good time to pull out mustard weed and grasses?

California Natives

Gloria McClellan Senior Center
Next to Brengle Terrace Park
1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista

First Friday of each month…

Vista Garden Club
back building at the Senior Center
visitors welcome

California native plants attract and support butterflies, birds, and hummingbirds… and evolved with water only from Mother Nature.

“A well designed hillside garden planted in native plants has no measurable erosion.”
Las Pilitas

California Native Plant Communities by Zip Code

California Native Plant Society

Tree of Life Nursery

Calscape : Enter a California address or click the map to see plants native to that location

California’s Own – Native Landscape Design Inc.

Theodore Payne Foundation

Leaf burn times of California native plants

“Non-Native Grasses and Weeds
The numbers explain why brush fires slowly spread in comparison to grass/weed fires.”

Las Pilitas Nursery

Native plant roots: what goes on below the surface

Moosa Creek Nursery

Click links below for current inventory, price, and info for native plants for sale at  Plants can be ordered online and delivered by mail.

Bush Poppy
Southern Monkey Flower
Narrow Leaf Southern Monkey Flower
Coast Sunflower
Incienso and Brittlebush
Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
California Buckwheat
San Miguel Island Buckwheat
St. Catherine’s Lace
Interior California Buckwheat
Apache Plume
Giant Gum Plant
Hayes iva
Creosote Bush and Chaparral
Yellow Bush Snapdragon
California Juniper
Wallaces Pitcher Plant
Silver Bush Lupine
Desert bitterbrush
Butterfly Mint Bush
California Corethrogyne
Del Mar Manzanita
California sagebrush
Artemisia Canyon Grey
California Monarch Milkweed
White Sagebrush
Ceanothus Ray Hartman
Ceanothus Julia Phelps
San Diego Mtn. Lilac
Island Mountain Mahogany
Palo Verde
Laurel Sumac
Yellow Gooseberry
White flowering currant
Sugar Bush
Catalina Perfume
Desert Sage
Brandegees Sage
San Diego Sage
Blue-Eyed Grass
Red California Fuchsia

“Long term studies have shown a well designed hillside garden planted in native plants has no measurable erosion.”

” reduce the planting density to about 30-40% cover… ” (to be firewise)

Las Pilitas Nursery

  • Book review
    The Drought-Defying California Garden
    by Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren

“Instead of mixing California natives with plants from elsewhere, they recommend setting aside areas in your garden dedicated exclusively to California natives… California native plants come from harsh environments, and their primary mode of survival is to live in cooperative plant communities.”

Review by Succulents and More

“Natives are unparalleled at stabilizing slopes (you don’t often hear of landslides in the chaparral).  They love the perfect drainage, and many are large enough to just sprawl down over large areas.  The shredded redwood bark that we use can stick to grades as steep as 1.5:1”

Greg Rubin

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