Marketplace News Changes to Reverse Mortgage Program

Moni Hagerman & Steven Ahliquist The Trump Administration announced significant changes.   These changes take effect on October 2, 2017. Approval amounts will drop by an estimated 20%.   The reverse mortgage approval amount for a 65 year-old borrower with a house that is $ 500,000 is $271,000. In October, the approval drops by $56,000 (20.7%) to […]

City Council amends dog leash ordinance for trails

VISTA — Walkers and runners who journey the Buena Vista Park trails can now possess their budding sidekicks with no leash. The Vista City Council on Aug. 22 amended a playground ordinance that now allows dogs off leash on public property within the natural areas and trails within South Buena Vista Park and Buena Vista […]

Cox Digital Academy Provides online resources that are free to make Studying fun

Cox Digital Academy, designed with the entire family in mind Cox Communications has established the Cox Digital Academy, a website which provides families access to free online resources such as computer basics , sociable websites safety science projects, and games. When it’s homework help and a “making it rain in a jar” activity for students, […]

HWAC mobilizes to rescue shelter animals

RANCHO SANTA FE– Animal rescue employees rallied after the wrath of Hurricane Harvey, which abandoned overwhelming amounts of flooding waters behind into action. 1 organization lending a hand was Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe which rescued 64 creatures after getting a call in Operation Pets Alive! on Aug. 31. Four HWAC staff […]

Lick the Plate: Taste of San Marcos is back featuring a restaurant scene

It was great timing I was alerted to the upcoming Taste of San Marcos occurring  Sept. 23  as I just had a very nice dining experience in The Bellows and Decoy, both in San Marcos. There’ll be more than 20 other San Marcos restaurants participating plus breweries and a kid’s craft area which will feature. Rick Rungaitis […]

Pot abatement Finds Prove Powerful

VISTA — In an effort to reduce fire risk, property inspections were conducted in Vista resulting mailing a total of 708 weed abatement notices out. During the Aug. 9 meeting, Fire Inspector Mike McFadden signaled a 96 percent compliance rate. “We continue working together with other property owners to reach 100 percent compliance,” McFadden said. […]

Standards of Cover still in Inspection process

VISTA — The most recent Standards of Cover were Introduced by fire Chief Ned Vander Pol in the Vista Fire Protection District’s Aug. 9 meeting. The report helps develop a community hazard reduction program. Vander Pol advised the board of directors of the Vista Fire Protection District that the SOC discussion thing of the meeting […]

Park soccer Stadium addition reconsidered

VISTA — Proposed renovations in Bub Williamson Park were a significant topic of conversation in the Aug. 8 Vista City Council meeting. Neighbors voiced worries about a proposed soccer arena in the 9-acre park in the end of a residential road. Councilwoman Amanda Rigby said that the idea to rehab the park, a culmination of […]