Surviving the pandemic… how one Vista business pivoted to a new venture!

Alberto Rodriguez of A_LR Photography is one busy guy working at Tri-City Hospital, running a photography business on the side… and now co-hosting a rapidly growing podcast.

While the pandemic has frustrated many in terms of work, Alberto said he’s remained optimistic by staying busy by starting his new ALRGPA podcast when photography opportunities slowed down.  Now, he’s not looking back… the podcast is building in popularity every week.

In this latest episode in our occasional interviews with Vista businesses, Alberto explains why he loves about photography, the challenges of starting a podcast, who to depend on when starting a new business, the need to persevere during these crazy times, reflections on Vista’s creative community and much more!

The Districts



Rich with Vista’s heritage including Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Rancho Guajome Adobe and Vista Skate Park


Easy Hwy. 78 access to commercial district of shops and restaurants including the famous Vista Farmer’s Market


Vista’s “walk-around” Downtown Arts District featuring theaters, restaurants, six craft breweries, dozens of independent shops, music venues and public art everywhere


Home to many of Vista’s famous craft beverage spots including beer, wine, kombucha, hard seltzer along with many onsite restaurants