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Oceanside Police Chief Survey

After 36 years in law enforcement, Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy announced in July that he plans to retire. 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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More Indoor Businesses to Re-Open August 31

Today, the Governor announced a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria.


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Police Chief Announces Retirement

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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COVID-19 Snapshot & City Assistance Programs

Get a current COVID-19 snapshot of our region and learn about City assistance programs.


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SCAM ALERT: Robocalls

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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State Rolls Back More Indoor Operations

Today, the State of California announced that more indoor business operations should close, effective Wednesday, July 15, for counties on the State Monitoring List, including San Diego County.


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San Diego County Joins State Watch List; Certain Business Operations Rolled Back

The State of California Department of Public Health has been monitoring each County for specific metrics to gauge state actions in response to the spread of COVID-19.


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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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Oceanside Police Department Policies

The City of Oceanside Police Department utilizes a community policing approach and embraces positive relationships with the community.


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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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A Letter from the Police Chief

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.


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Places of Worship & Hair Salons / Barbershops to Reopen

The Governor announced that both Houses of Worship and Hair Salons / Barbershops may reopen with modifications, per County approval. Nail salons were not included in the reopening announcements today.


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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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A Letter from the Chief of Police

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On May 11, 2020, Sheriff Gore released a statement explaining the challenges facing law enforcement and the position we are in as it relates to the Public Health Orders and the Governor's Stay at Home Order.


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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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Letter from Mayor Peter Weiss

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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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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Beaches Open for Limited Use

Oceanside beaches are open for limited use, beginning at dawn on Monday, April 27, 2020.


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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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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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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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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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The Oceanside Tide - April 2020

Learn about Oceanside-related COVID-19 resources and news in the April Oceanside Tide newsletter.


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Oceanside Police Department Lobby Closure

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Oceanside Police Department Lobby Closure 3855 Mission


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Suspended: Station Tours and Ride Alongs

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All station tours and ride alongs are suspended Due to Covid-19 Concerns.


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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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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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3/11/2020 COVID-19 Update

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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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Coffee with a Cop February 19

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Coffee with a Cop Wednesday, February 19, from 9:00 - 11:00 am at John Landes Recreation Center, 2855 Cedar Rd, Oceanside.


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Coffee with a Cop January 15th

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Coffee with a Cop Wednesday, January 15th 12:00pm-2:00pm El Pollo Loco 483 College Blvd Oceanside


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13th Annual Dan Bessant Memorial Run

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13th Annual Dan Bessant Memorial Run December 20 at 5:00pm


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Coffee with a Cop November 20

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Coffee with a Cop November 20 at the Chamber of Commerce from 8:00am - 10:00am.


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Coffee with Cop September 25

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Coffee with a Cop Wednesday, September 25, 8:00am - 10:00am at Chick-fil-A 3475 Marron Road, Oceanside


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Coffee with a Cop August 22

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Coffee with a Cop August 22, 12pm - 2pm


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