NEWS ARCHIVE

Beach Parking Lots Temporarily Closed July 3-5

Oceanside beach parking lots west of the railroad tracks, with the exception of certain Harbor lots near the Harbor Village, will be closed from Friday, July 3 at 8:00 a.m. through Monday, July 6 at 8:00 a.m.


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Health Order Regulations Rolled Back

Restaurants, bars, wineries, and breweries that are licensed to service food must close by 10:00 p.m. until further notice.


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COVID-19 Related Update

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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County Experiencing Community Outbreaks of COVID-19

Today, the County announced that one of the triggers -- community outbreaks -- has prompted them to pause future release of guidance for other reopenings (such as large gatherings, concert venues, in-person competitive sport viewing, etc).


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July 3 Fireworks Display Postponed

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 McCoy Bans Use of Carotid Restraint Technique

As the Police Chief of Oceanside, I have made the decision to ban the Carotid Restraint, commonly referred to as a “chokehold” as a restraining option for our of?cers


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Chief of Police Message to the Community

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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Dine-In Restaurants & In-Store Retail to Reopen

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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Message from the Mayor - More Businesses to Reopen Soon

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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COVID-19 Update - More sector guidelines issued

The State estimates that 70% of the California economy has reopened. Today, the State released more specific guidelines today for readying to reopen other sectors, such as Offices (that cannot telework), malls and strip malls (for curbside/outdoor pickup), and outdoor museums.



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California Enters Stage Two of Reopening

Governor Newsom cleared the way for some manufacturing, logistics, and retail businesses to reopen tomorrow. This marks California's entry into "Stage 2" of the Road Map to Recovery.


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Steps Toward Reopening Oceanside

On Monday, Governor Newsom cleared the way for some businesses to reopen at the end of the week, with County officials in agreement


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Oceanside COVID-19 Recap

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

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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Oceanside COVID-19 Update

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 COVID-19 Update

The San Diego County Department of Health posts late afternoon updates on confirmed cases in the County. As of this writing, there are 1454 confirmed cases in the County and 31 confirmed cases in Oceanside.


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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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COVID-19 - Oceanside Recap

The San Diego County Department of Health posts daily late afternoon updates on confirmed cases in the County. Through Saturday, April 4, 2020, there were 1209 confirmed cases in the County and 29 confirmed cases in Oceanside.


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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:

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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.


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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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