I moved all the vectors to a new layer but it still would not zoom properly.
So, I deleted ALL the vectors AND layers and it STILL would not zoom to the material.
Then I found the problem. It was not with existing vectors. It was with Toolpaths. I was going to upload the file but had some obsolete tool paths which were referencing deleted vectors. So, I deleted some obsolete tool paths - even though the vectors were gone the toolpath was still "pointed" at where the vectors used to be... When I deleted ALL tool paths except the specific 1-2 which were needed the problem went away...
I just didn't realize toolpaths impacted / dictated zooming/views. I thought it was the active LAYER(s) / vector selection which dictated zooming / views.