Vista school prepares for future with coding program

Vista_school_prepares_for_future_with_coding_program_The_Coast_News_Group_-_2016-02-09_15.33.13This story was reported for The Coast News on Feb. 1, 2016.

Coding. It’s a skill that’s foreign to many but one that children as young as 5 are learning in a Vista school. It’s also a skill that’s in high demand.

In a recent survey on the 25 “best jobs in America” by career website Glassdoor, at least eight jobs required experience in coding. The number of coding jobs is also expected to grow over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Casita Center is just one school in the country that’s preparing the next generation of Americans to fill those jobs. Nearly 600 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade are learning how to code. The magnet school is home to 25 teachers who teach a curriculum that focuses on demanding subjects like science, technology and math.

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Brewery hops over obstacles to set roots in Vista

Brewery_hops_over_obstacles_to_set_roots_in_Vista_The_Coast_News_Group_-_2015-12-31_18.35.04This story was reported for The Coast News on Dec. 29, 2015.

It was 2005 when Terry Little tried his first craft beer. Little, who was serving in the U.S. Navy at the time, was in Imperial Beach when he had a Stone pale ale.

“I remember it so vividly,” Little said. “This was just when Stone was picking up, so that was 10 years ago. They have come far.”

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