Most cities define “mixed use” as a combination of residential and commercial development. Vista officials, thinking more about how to kickstart development downtown, allowed developers to decide how much residential or retail they would build, including none.

Watch the presentations that had a Logan Heights bakery-turned-arts spot buzzing last week at our ‘Meeting of the Minds’ event.

Join us Thursday, March 14, for an illuminating night as we explore local culture.

Homeless count nears, a new shelter opens in Vista and more news in San Diego homelessness.

Picturing Balboa Park, debating the reputation of East County, finding cities to brew beer in and more in our weekly culture roundup.