NEWS ARCHIVE

Message from the Mayor

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 Issues Full Beach Closure

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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Beach Lots / Pier / Picnic Areas / Skateparks Closed

The City of Oceanside instated a hard closure of parking lots west of the train tracks, and a soft closure of beaches. The closure of parking lots has minimized occupancy and increased distancing at the beach.


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COVID-19 Update: Playgrounds / Beach Lots Closed

In order to limit occupancy due to social distancing regulations and minimize the spread of COVID-19, City of Oceanside playgrounds and beach parking lots will close during the COVID-19 emergency declaration.


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Oceanside COVID-19 Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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3/11/2020 COVID-19 Update

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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Public Safety Officials Monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19)

City of Oceanside public safety personnel are closely monitoring developments with the COVID-19 virus. The novel coronavirus is a rapidly evolving situation.


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Fire Prevention Awareness

During the dry fire season, extreme caution is urged by all residents; one less spark means one less fire.


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Fire on Camp Pendleton 10/22/19

PER MCP THIS IS THE SAME FIRE AS YESTERDAY, AND AN ADDITIONAL START ON THE OTHER END OF THE MOUTAIN, ONE ON THE WEST AND ONE ON THE NORTH SIDE

MCP, W SIDE OF ROBLAR, CAN BEE SEEN FROM RIVERSIDE 20 ACRES


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Current Fire News

Current Fire Information:

San Diego County Emergency CalFire


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Fire Chief Walter Johnson Day Celebrated

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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Smoke Alarm Recall

Universal Security Instruments in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of smoke alarm model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB. Consumers owning these two devices should immediately inspect their alarms to determine if it will activate appropriately.


( Office of the State Fire Marshal Information Bulletin )
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Back to school safety

Visit the National Safety Council website for back to school safety tips. They have a great checklist for download!

National Safety Council - Back to school safety


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Property Owners are Responsible for Clearing Weeds

We all see them -- those knee-high patches of weeds that diminish a neighborhood’s beauty and contribute to fire hazards. They took off with the recent rains and are now left to brown in the spring and summer.


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Prepare Ahead for Winter Rain Storms

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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