Community Events

Oceanside Donation Weeks Nov. 2-13

October 29, 2020 

Just in time for Veteran’s Day and America Recycles Day, the City of Oceanside and Waste Management invite residents to donate reusable items curbside, preventing perfectly good materials from going to the landfill, all while benefiting the Oceanside Disabled American Veteran's Thrift Store.

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Commercial & Industrial Property Owner Forums

October 15, 2020 

The City of Oceanside will host virtual forums with owners of commercial & industrial property within the study area of the Smart & Sustainable Corridors Plan (SSCSP), a Caltrans-supported long-range planning document that seeks to facilitate housing and employment growth within the City’s major commercial corridors.

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Small Business Grants Awarded

October 14, 2020 

Over 90 Oceanside small businesses were awarded COVID-related small business grants over the past several months through a City of Oceanside Economic Development Small Business Grant Program, administered by partners MainStreet Oceanside and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.

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Quiet Zone Update

October 14, 2020 

The City of Oceanside has been working through the lengthy process of constructing railroad crossing improvements to meet Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements to establish a Quiet Zone along the North County Transit District coastal corridor (San Diego Subdivision) through Oceanside.

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Get the City App - Report Issues You See

September 28, 2020 

Download the free "My Oceanside" City app to instantly report issues you see around town. Your effort to report graffiti, potholes, abandoned carts, and code violations helps keep Oceanside clean, safe, and efficient.

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Waste Less, Enjoy More: A Free Virtual Workshop

September 23, 2020 

Within San Diego County, 500,000 tons of food end up in the landfill every year, while one pound of food creates the same emissions as 20% of the energy used daily in an average household. This waste of edible food represents loss of water, energy, and labor resources used to grow and transport this needed food.

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"Chat with a Local" with Oceanside Public Library

September 23, 2020 

Learn more about members of your Oceanside community every Wednesday on Instagram Live with your Oceanside Public Library. Visit us at noon on Instagram @OceansideLibrary, and click on the “OceansideLibrary Live” icon, on the top left of the screen, and you will be able to listen in on a conversational interview between an Oceanside Librarian and a different changemaker in Oceanside every week.

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Online Panel Discussion for 'One Book, One San Diego'

September 23, 2020 

The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD), will present an online panel discussion about this year’s selection of They Called Us Enemy, a graphic novel by George Takei for “One Book, One San Diego,” with the purpose of bringing community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.

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NEW! Buy-the-Box Book Sales

August 17, 2020 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will begin holding drive-through book sales starting on August 25. The sales will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive.

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Oceanside, CA meets Oceanside, NY

July 31, 2020 

Celebrate the end of the 2020 Adult Summer Reading Program by joining the Oceanside Public Library online via Zoom on Saturday, August 8 at 11:00 am (PST) for a meet and greet with our namesake; Oceanside, New York!

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Police Chief Announces Retirement

July 30, 2020 

After 36 years in law enforcement, Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy announced earlier this month that he plans to retire in October, 2020. McCoy has served as Oceanside’s Police Chief since January, 2006 and is the longest serving Police Chief in the history of the department.

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SCAM ALERT: Robocalls

July 20, 2020 

Several Oceanside residents have reported a “robocall” telephone scam stating that they “have a time limit to pay their water utility bill or it will be shut off. Press one to pay by credit card…”

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College after COVID: What you Need to Know

July 15, 2020 

The Oceanside Public Library wants to help you plan for your future. The Library is hosting a virtual presentation on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. with Vincent Bailey, tutor and Founder of Beacon Academics, on what you need to know about going to college after Covid-19.

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City Awarded $4.565 Million in Grant Funding to Expand Water Reuse Programs

July 10, 2020 

The City of Oceanside received $4.565 million in state grant funding from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to expand the City’s compressive water reuse efforts. The state grant funding is available through California’s Integrated Regional Water Management Program, which supports comprehensive water reuse programs like Oceanside’s in order to increase water sustainability throughout California.

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Coursera for Workforce Recovery

July 10, 2020 

Coursera for Workforce Recovery is a program which seeks to serve those developing their skills to best re-enter the workforce. Currently, these programs are available for a six-month period in which learners can develop or hone skills such as Business English, Data Analytics/Business Analysis, Computer Programming, Contact Tracing, Digital Literacy, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) exam preparation, Entrepreneurship, Language Learning, Marketing, IT Support, Personal Development, Software or App Development, Project Management, Web Design and much more.

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COVID-19 Related Update

June 26, 2020 

The State unveiled a new site yesterday that uses multiple "dashboards" to illustrate real-time COVID trends, and the forecast of trend lines into the future if current conditions continue.

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July 3 Fireworks Display Postponed

June 18, 2020 

The annual July 3 fireworks display in celebration of Oceanside’s birthday will be postponed to a later date due to the COVID-19 Public Health Order restrictions on large gatherings. The recent news of growing “community outbreaks” reinforced this decision. A new date will be announced in the future…Stay tuned!

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Chief of Police Message to the Community

May 30, 2020 

The events surrounding the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis are some of the most alarming and upsetting circumstances that I've seen in my 37 years in Law Enforcement. It is important to me that I let the Oceanside community know my impressions of what I saw on the video and my expectations of the men and women of the Oceanside Police Department.

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City Park Parking Lots & Others Reopen

May 29, 2020 

Oceanside City park parking lots and restrooms have reopened. Some downtown lots adjacent to the railroad tracks have reopened. Beach parking lots across the County remain closed, per County Public Health Order.

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Dine-In Restaurants & In-Store Retail to Reopen

May 21, 2020 
Late last night, the State of California approved San Diego County to move father into Stage Two of the California Resiliency Roadmap.

In-person dining at restaurants and in-store retail shopping are now permitted, with businesses enacting social distancing measures and following various restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Stream Restoration Grant Awarded

May 20, 2020 

The California Department of Water Resources has awarded a $275,800 grant to the City of Oceanside to design a comprehensive riparian habitat and streambank restoration project for a segment of Buena Vista Creek in southeast Oceanside.

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Message from the Mayor - More Businesses to Reopen Soon

May 19, 2020 

I’m excited to relay that yesterday, the Governor determined that Counties may move at their own pace into "Stage 2 Reopening" of certain businesses, as long as they attest to, and meet certain benchmarks. Dr. Wooten, Public Health Officer, confirmed that San Diego County does qualify to meet the new metrics.

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Summer Reading Program Kicks Off

May 18, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to participate in Summer Reading.

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COVID-19 Update: New Meal Program for Seniors Open

May 14, 2020 

Qualified older adults can now sign up to get three free and healthy meals a day delivered to their home for a limited time through the “Great Plates Delivered” program. The initiative is a collaboration between the County of San Diego and local restaurants. The goal of the program is to help older adults who are at a higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19 avoid going out to get food. The meal delivery is scheduled to run through June 10.

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Letter from Mayor Peter Weiss

May 9, 2020 

Today, Councilmember Rodriquez issued a letter that expressed his personal views. That letter reflects the opinion of the author and is not the official position of the City.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Recap

May 4, 2020 

As of May 1, everyone must wear face coverings anywhere in public they come within 6 feet of another person, or whenever they enter a business. Homemade face coverings, bandannas, scarves and neck gaiters are all OK.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Update: New County Health Directive

April 29, 2020 

San Diego County Public Health Officials announced several new directives at a press conference last week. Beginning Friday, May 1, everyone must wear face coverings anywhere in public that they come within 6 feet of another person. The face coverings can be as simple as a scarf, a bandana, or a homemade mask.

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City Council Expands Meal Program Funding

April 23, 2020 

Last night, the Oceanside City Council approved an additional nearly $30,000 funding for meal programs to assist Oceanside’s most vulnerable residents during the pandemic. This program serves to support some economically-impacted small businesses, as well as community members in need.

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Oceanside Council Approves Business Loan Program

April 23, 2020 

At its April 22, 2020 meeting, the Oceanside City Council approved a $1.18 million allocation for a Business Loan Program that provides gap-funding to local small businesses whose operations have been negatively impacted by COVID-19-related health orders.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Update

April 21, 2020 

Oceanside is responsible for implementing the directives provided by the County Public Health Officer and Governor. These directives include the Stay at Home Order, list of essential businesses, and actions such as prohibiting water activities such as surfing and recreational boating.

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Celebrating Your Library

April 18, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library is being celebrated during National Library Week, as they respond to the community’s needs in innovative and inspiring ways.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Update

April 16, 2020 

As we travel through the evolving landscape of COVID-19 challenges together, we want to thank the Oceanside community for all you are doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus by staying home except for essential needs.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Update

April 13, 2020 

California, Oregon and Washington agreed today to work together on a shared approach for reopening state economies – one that “identifies clear indicators for communities to restart public life and business.”

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Oceanside Community Bands Together

April 10, 2020 

The Oceanside community is banding together like never before. Residents and businesses are demonstrating the power of care and kindness in a crisis. Learn about some of the positive news stories coming from among our neighbors and friends here.

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Earth Month Goes Digital

April 10, 2020 

The City of Oceanside’s Earth Month celebration has moved online this year, offering participants the opportunity to practice sustainability efforts while at home. The month-long celebration will include environmentally focused activities for all ages, art and video contests, and a virtual Earth Festival featuring local, environmentally-conscious businesses.

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Prepare Ahead for Winter Rain Storms

April 6, 2020 

Oceanside crews have been making storm preparations a priority. The clearing of storm drains is ongoing, and the City’s emergency responders have plans in place and will be monitoring flood-prone areas.

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Oceanside Issues Full Beach Closure

April 3, 2020 

The City of Oceanside has determined that a full beach closure is necessary to enforce the San Diego County Health Order dated April 2, 2020. Oceanside Beaches are ordered closed to the public for all activities, including water activities such as surfing, effective midnight tonight, April 3, 2020, until further notice.

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Message from the Mayor

April 3, 2020 

We are all deeply concerned about the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on our community, our families, and our loved ones. Please know that the Oceanside City Council, along with our entire City organization, are working with our colleagues in neighboring cities, the county, the state and congressional elected officials, non-profits, and our private sector partners to identify needs, resources, and services for our community.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Updates

March 22, 2020 

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order directing all to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical sectors and to protect health and well-being of all Californians. The Governor’s Office released a list of job sectors with clarifying details.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Information

March 20, 2020 

The City Council, City Manager and staff at the City of Oceanside want you to know that we are here and working hard to provide services to the Oceanside community and to safeguard the health and safety of residents. The City's Emergency Operations Center is activated and meeting, reviewing and updating plans and preparations to anticipate and respond to developments in our community.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Information

March 19, 2020 

San Diego County Public Health officials updated their orders yesterday by banning gatherings of 10 or more people. When near others, you must practice the physical distancing rule of 6 feet.

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Special City Council Actions / COVID-19 Updates

March 18, 2020 

The Oceanside City Council held a special meeting today to adopt a resolution to ratify the Proclamation of Local Emergency signed Monday, March 16, 2020, by the Director of Emergency Services. This step enables the City to take additional legal, operational, and recovery measures that may be needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting communities in San Diego County and across the nation.

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Message from Mayor Peter Weiss

March 17, 2020 

The health and safety of the Oceanside community is paramount. Oceanside Public Safety Officials and the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency are working closely to monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by COVID-19 and we are mobilized to respond in our region.

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City of Oceanside Declares Emergency Declaration

March 16, 2020 

Based on the rapidly evolving challenges to protect public health and safety related to the spread of COVID-19, Oceanside City Manager Deanna Lorson in her capacity as the City’s Director of Emergency Services signed a Proclamation of Local Emergency today. The emergency proclamation will be considered for ratification by the Oceanside City Council at a special meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

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City of Oceanside COVID-19 Update

March 15, 2020 

The City of Oceanside is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and City leaders are unified and committed to helping stop the spread of this virus through sensible actions. We are working to ensure that critical municipal services continue to operate, and that we are providing for the health and safety of our staff. Together, we can take measures to help protect our resilient community.

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Oceanside Parks and Recreation Programs Suspended

March 12, 2020 

In accordance with guidance from the County of San Diego and State of California, the Oceanside Parks and Recreation Division is responding to circumstances related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As of today, Thursday, March 12, Oceanside Parks and Recreation has suspended all programs and operational hours at all Community and Senior Centers through the end of March.

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3/11/2020 COVID-19 Update

March 11, 2020 

Oceanside Public Safety Officials and the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency are working closely with federal and state partners to monitor the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and are mobilized to respond in our region.

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City Kicks Off General Plan Update, Phase 2

February 27, 2020 

Through goals and policies that reflect community values and aspirations, the City’s General Plan provides the policy framework for local land use decisions. The updating of the General Plan allows community members to participate in formulating a comprehensive vision of the community’s future—a vision that both anticipates and guides physical, demographic, and economic change.

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Oceanside's Big Read: Into the Beautiful North

February 27, 2020 

Join the Oceanside Public Library for a series of free events created for Oceanside and inspired by Into the Beautiful North, the hilarious and gut-wrenching novel by Luis Alberto Urrea. The Library will celebrate the book and its cast of unforgettable characters with a community read all throughout the month of March.

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Check out Nature Backpacks at the Library

February 20, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library presents Check Out Nature Backpacks! Check Out Nature Backpacks are a jumpstart to help all ages get into and get excited about nearby nature. The backpacks can be borrowed from the Oceanside Public Library, for 3 weeks at a time, like a book, and include items such as field guides, activity books, binoculars, bug kits, a water bottle (which you can keep), and/or compass.

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City Breaks Ground on Pure Water Oceanside

February 19, 2020 

Today, the City of Oceanside broke ground on Pure Water Oceanside, a project that will purify recycled water to create a new local source of high-quality drinking water that is clean, safe, drought-proof, and environmentally sound. Scheduled to be completed before the end of 2021, Pure Water Oceanside will be the first operating advanced water purification facility in San Diego County.

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Three Coins Author to Speak at Library

February 18, 2020 

Join Author Russell N. Low as he presents the captivating story of his family and their arrival from China to the United States, on Saturday, February 29 at 10:00 a.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, at 330 North Coast Highway.

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Homeschool Family Meetup Feb. 18

February 10, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library presents Science Tellers and their educational program, Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Ave.

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Musical Show for Children Feb. 15

February 7, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library presents Mr. Markus Music, a family-friendly Blues, Jazz & Motown Tribute Show, on Saturday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m., at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway.

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Public Meetings - 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan

February 6, 2020 

The City of Oceanside is in the process of updating its five-year Consolidated Plan that identifies spending priorities for federal housing and community development dollars.

We want and value your input either by completing the on-line survey (available in Spanish or English) or in person at a community meeting – please see website link for time and place.

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Oceanside's Big Read: Novel Into the Beautiful North Selected

February 6, 2020 

The Oceanside Public Library is proud to bring a sixth NEA Big Read program to Oceanside! From March 1 to March 29, 2020, in addition to book discussions throughout the City, the Library will host an exciting array of special programs, all free and open to the public, inspired by the novel Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.

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Friends of Library Annual Meeting Feb. 11

February 3, 2020 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold their Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, February 11, at 3:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 North Coast Highway.

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Big Book & Media Sale Feb. 15

February 3, 2020 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Books and Media (BAM!) Sale fundraiser on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside.

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Sinatra & Friends Tribute Show Feb. 16

January 28, 2020 

Imagine traveling back in time to spend a Las Vegas-style night with the music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, and Dean Martin! You’ll have a chance at the Sinatra & Friends Tribute Show on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at the Country Club Senior Center in Oceanside.

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2020 Community Service Award Recipient Announced

January 21, 2020 

Ms. Alma Sisco-Smith was named the 2020 recipient of the City of Oceanside Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award at the annual commemoration celebration hosted by the North San Diego County Branch of the NAACP and the City of Oceanside.

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Wine, Chocolate and a Good Book to Benefit Library

January 21, 2020 

Join the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library on Leap Day, February 29,2020, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., for Wine, Chocolate, and a Good Book. Enjoy the sunset at a beautiful home on the beach in Oceanside while you sip wine, sample chocolate, mingle with friends, and meet Hudu Al-Marashi, author of First Comes Marriage.

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Suicide Prevention & Intervention Training

January 21, 2020 

The Oceanside Public Library will be hosting two Q.P.R. Suicide Prevention & Intervention trainings. QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer is designed to give anyone the basic skills necessary to recognize the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.

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12-Week Creative Journey at Oceanside Public Library

January 21, 2020 

Join us at the Mission Branch of the Oceanside Public Library for 12-weeks of creative exercises. Meetings will be held every Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. at 3861 Mission Avenue beginning February 13, 2020, and will run through April 30, 2020. Kick start your creative life with methods used by visual artists, writers, musicians and artists of all types.

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Sensory Storytimes at Library

January 9, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library is hosting a series of free sensory storytimes on January 14, January 21 and January 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

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Vulcan Mt Bluegrass Band Feb. 1

January 8, 2020 

The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are pleased to welcome the Vulcan Mt Boys Bluegrass band to the Oceanside Public Library on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

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2020 Prescription for Reading Program

December 30, 2019 

Looking for your next great read? Join librarians and booksellers as they share their best book suggestions, including selections specifically for book clubs, on Saturday, January 11 at 3 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms at 330 North Coast Highway.

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Measure X Update

December 20, 2019 

Oceanside voters approved Measure X on November 6, 2018. Measure X increased the sales tax rate by ½ percent. This went into effect April 1, 2019.

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Pure Water Oceanside Construction Contract Awarded

December 19, 2019 

On December 18, the Oceanside City Council approved the construction contract for Pure Water Oceanside, a project that will purify recycled water to create a new local source of high-quality drinking water that is clean, safe, drought-proof and environmentally sound.

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Winter Piano Recital Dec. 19

December 4, 2019 

Oceanside Parks and Recreation works to foster human development through the performing arts. We invite you to bring your family and friends to celebrate and support the first piano recital of the Oceanside “For Kid’s Sake” Afterschool Program.

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Holiday Sing-Along Concert at Library

November 25, 2019 

The Sunset Strummers Ukulele Band will bring holiday music to the Oceanside Public Library! They will perform their festive and interactive show at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Ave, on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m, and at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway, on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Harry Potter Themed Performance Dec. 7

November 20, 2019 

Oceanside Public Library presents Harry Potter, “I’ve Got the Magic in Me” on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway. Kids of all ages and their families are invited to a free Harry Potter inspired theatrical performance by the El Camino High School Drama Department.

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Documentary Film Screening and Discussion

November 20, 2019 

The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the North County LGBTQ Center and in honor of World AIDS Day, will have an introductory discussion and screening of a powerful documentary about the early AIDS crisis and the efforts of activist groups like ACT UP and TAG.

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Oceanside Holiday Ball Dec. 8

November 12, 2019 

Dance the night away to the incredible sounds of the Big Band Jazz Hall of Fame at the Oceanside Holiday Ball on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Junior Seau Beach Community Center (300 N. The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054).

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Big Book and Media Sale Nov. 16

November 4, 2019 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Books and Media (BAM!) Sale fundraiser on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside.

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Fair Housing Workshop November 7

November 4, 2019 

The San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing wants to hear about your experiences with housing discrimination issues and concerns at the November 7, 2019, Workshop from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Escondido City Hall – Mitchell Room, located at 201 North Broadway in Escondido.

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Nominations Requested for the 2020 MLK Service Award

October 29, 2019 

The City of Oceanside is seeking nominees for the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. This annual award honors residents of the City who have made a significant contribution of time and energy to improve community life, promote positive community development, and enhance the lives of individuals and neighborhoods in the City.

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Women-Owned Businesses

October 29, 2019 

For decades, Oceanside women have been making names for themselves as strong business and civic leaders.

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, which honors the accomplishments of female entrepreneurs. Oceanside offers many exciting opportunities for women to achieve their personal and economic goals.

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Adult Dance Nov. 10

October 28, 2019 

Please join us for an Adult Dance on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Oceanside Country Club Senior Center (455 Country Club Lane). Enjoy socializing, dancing, and live musical entertainment by the band Sundance.

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Public Workshop on Accessory Dwelling Units Nov. 12

October 17, 2019 

The City of Oceanside, in partnership with the ADU Coalition of San Diego and AARP California, will conduct a public workshop on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). The workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, in the City Council Chambers at 300 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

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Pumpkin Patch Storytimes

October 15, 2019 

Oceanside Public Library invites families to its annual Pumpkin Patch Storytimes. The storytimes will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. (English) and 11:30 a.m. (Spanish), at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Avenue, and on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., and Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.

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Lizard Wizard Oct. 19

October 15, 2019 

The Oceanside Public Library presents the Lizard Wizard of San Diego on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Hwy. Stop by for a fun and educational experience during which children of all ages will be able to learn about and interact with different amphibians and reptiles.

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2019 Seniors of the Year Announced

October 13, 2019 

Two outstanding Oceanside residents were chosen as 2019 "Seniors of the Year." The honorees were announced by Deputy Mayor Jack Feller on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the annual Senior Expo hosted by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce at Civic Center Plaza.

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Fire Chief Walter Johnson Day Celebrated

October 10, 2019 

The Oceanside Fire Department celebrated the 90th anniversary of the installment of its first paid Fire Chief, Walter Johnson. Walter Johnson was selected to be the first paid Fire Chief on October 10, 1929. Johnson held that position until 1959. A commemorative ceremony was held in front of Oceanside’s Fire Station 1 which opened in 1929, the same year Johnson became Fire Chief.

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Author and Punster Richard Lederer Presentation Oct 26

October 9, 2019 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are happy to present The Joy of Names by best-selling language author, and profuse punster, Richard Lederer. The event will take place at the Oceanside Public Library’s Civic Center Library Community Room, located at 330 North Coast Highway, on October 26 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $5, or free for members of the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, and memberships will be available for purchase.

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Senior Volunteer of the Year

October 7, 2019 

Oceanside’s 2019 "Senior of the Year" will be announced at 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the annual Senior Expo, hosted by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. The Senior Expo will be held at the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Art Quilts Display and Film Screening

September 25, 2019 

Please join the Oceanside Public Library in welcoming Free Spirit Art Quilters on Tuesday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library for a FREE screening of excerpts from Why Quilts Matter: History Art & Politics, episode 4: What is Art? and episode 5: Gee’s Bend, “The Most Famous Quilts in America”.

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Family Literacy Event Debut Oct. 5

September 24, 2019 

Oceanside Public Library invites the community to Family Fun Time at the Library event on Saturday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms and courtyard at 330 N. Coast Highway.

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Adult Dance Sock Hop September 8

August 28, 2019 

Channel your inner teenager and join us as "CJ the DJ" spins tunes from the 1950s and ‘60s at the Sock Hop on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Oceanside’s Country Club Senior Center, located at 455 Country Club Lane.

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Big Book and Media Sale Aug. 17

August 7, 2019 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Books and Media (BAM!) Sale fundraiser on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside.

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Big Band Jazz Dance Party August 11

July 31, 2019 

Back by popular demand, the City of Oceanside Parks & Recreation Division proudly presents the Big Band Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra on Sunday, August 11 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the beautiful El Corazon Senior Center, located at 3302 Senior Center Drive in Oceanside.

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Community Wetlands Workshop Aug. 15

July 26, 2019 

The City of Oceanside Water Utilities Department is hosting an upcoming public workshop to introduce the Loma Alta Wetlands Enhancement planning project. The community workshop will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Oceanside Public Library Community Room located at 330 N. Coast Highway.

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Lego Brick Building Event August 1

July 1, 2019 

Have you ever wanted to play with thousands of LEGO bricks? Now you can! The Oceanside Public Library invites children of all ages and their families to the STEM focused LEGO Brick Building program with Hey Hey Entertainment on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Mission Branch Library, located at 3861-B Mission Avenue.

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Las Marionetas en Desfile August 6

July 1, 2019 

The Oceanside Public Library invites children of all ages and their families to the Franklin Haynes Marionettes bilingual show, Las Marionetas en Desfile, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway.

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2019 WaterSmart Landscape Contest Winners

June 24, 2019 

Janet and Conrad Beck are the City of Oceanside’s 2019 winners of the WaterSmart Landscape Contest, an annual competition recognizing exceptional water-wise landscapes in San Diego County based on overall attractiveness, design, appropriate plant selection, and water efficient irrigation.

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North River Farms Project

March 7, 2019 

The North River Farms project was advertised for a public hearing on March 13, 2019. Prior to the printing of the Council agenda, the applicant advised the City that it will be presenting project modifications not previously considered by the Planning Division staff and the Planning Commission. The applicant has requested that the March 13, 2019, Council hearing be vacated so the revisions to the project can be reviewed by City staff and a new public hearing conducted before the Planning Commission. Staff is not in receipt of the revisions at this time. A new public hearing will be scheduled before the Planning Commission after staff reviews the changes.

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Senior Citizen of the Year Announced

October 15, 2018 

The Oceanside City Council, the Parks & Recreation Division, Parks & Recreation Commission and the Senior Citizen Standing Committee announced twelve nominees for the Senior of the Year Award in Oceanside at the October 11, 2018 Senior Expo.

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Oceanside Receives Beacon Spotlight Award

September 14, 2018 

The City of Oceanside was honored yesterday with a Beacon Spotlight Award at the League of California Cities annual conference in Long Beach. Oceanside received a Platinum Level award for Sustainability Best Practices from the Institute of Local Government in collaboration with the League of California Cities.

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Oceanside Celebrates 20 Years of Highway 101's Historic Designation

August 20, 2018 

It has been 20 years since Oceanside helped lead the efforts to designate California’s Highway 101 a historic route. This notable anniversary coincides with a renaissance in Oceanside that has witnessed its three-mile stretch of 101 roadway blossom into a treasure trove for visitors seeking a modern-day getaway with a taste of yesteryear.


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