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Huge Used Book Sale June 5

May 10, 2021 

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Huge Book Sale fundraiser on Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside.

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City Facility Naming

April 30, 2021 

At its meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the City Council determined, per City Council Policy 100-55, that it would accept applications to name certain City facilities.



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Draft Housing Element for Public Review

April 5, 2021 

The City of Oceanside’s Draft Housing Element (2021-2029) is now available for public review and comment. You are encouraged to provide comments on the Draft Housing Element no later than May 7, 2021.

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Measure X Projects Update

March 24, 2021 

Measure X is the 1/2 cent sales tax measure passed in November 2018 by Oceanside voters. The revenue from the 1/2 cent is slated specifically for public safety, road repairs, improved infrastructure, and addressing homelessness in the City of Oceanside.

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South Morro Hills Community Plan

March 28, 2021 

A City Council workshop is scheduled for April 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. to provide comment on the Draft Policy Framework for the preparation of the South Morro Hills Community Plan.

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$1 Million Grant for Wetland Restoration

February 25, 2021 

On February 24, 2021 the City of Oceanside was notified that the United States Fish & Wildlife Service has selected the Loma Alta Slough Wetlands Enhancement project for a $1 million Federal grant to construct the project’s first phase.

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History of Black Music and Dance Online Program

February 17, 2021 

The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the North County African American Women’s Association, invites the public to join us for a special Art in Conversation online event celebrating “History of Black Music and Dance: Past, Present, and Future” on Saturday, February 27, at 11:00 a.m.

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Provide your Input on El Corazon Park Design

January 31, 2021 

Thank you to all who participated in the three recent community meetings about Park Site 1 at El Corazon. We invite you to prioritize the possible recreational features and amenities that could be included in a grant submission for funding for the El Corazon Park Project.

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City Council District 1 Vacancy Update

January 26, 2021 

Oceanside began the transition to City Council District elections in 2018 with Districts 1 and 2, and completed the transition in 2020 with Districts 3 and 4. Previously, District 1 was represented by Esther Sanchez, who was elected Mayor in November 2020, creating a vacancy in District 1.

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Railroad Quiet Zone Update

January 21, 2021 

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 through Oceanside.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Non-Profit Organization Grant Program

January 19, 2021 

On January 6, 2021, the Oceanside City Council approved additional COVID-19-related grant funds in the amount of $200,000 to assist non-profit organizations operating programs in Oceanside’s lower-income communities or serving qualified presumed benefit populations to apply for funding.

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Write On, Oceanside! Literary Festival Goes Online

January 8, 2021 

Write On, Oceanside! is an annual literary festival to celebrate and inspire local authors hosted by Oceanside Public Library and the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF). This year's celebration will be online and will take place on January 14, 2021 at 11 a.m.

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Coursera Provides Free Online Learning for Job Skills in 2021

January 4, 2021 

Would you like to get a job in a new field? Get a better job in the same field? Coursera will help unemployed, furloughed or employed part-time workers gain a competitive edge by providing courses or certificate programs, in which participants can learn in-demand skills and discover paths to new jobs or career advancement.

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Food Scraps Recycling Webinar for Oceanside Businesses

December 30, 2020 

The City of Oceanside, in partnership with Waste Management, launched its Food Scraps Recycling Program in early 2020 to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, meet state mandated recycling requirements, assist the City in meeting its zero waste goals, and provide customers with excellent services and opportunities for cost savings through recycling.

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Water Service Line Protection Available for Homeowners

December 1, 2020 

The City of Oceanside has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to offer protection to City homeowners for the water and sewer service lines that connect their homes to the city’s systems. The coverage is voluntary and available at affordable monthly prices.

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'Tis the Season to Shop Local

November 22, 2020 

The City of Oceanside Economic Development Division joined forces with Mainstreet Oceanside and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce to develop collaborative programs in an effort to support Oceanside businesses during the pandemic.

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County COVID Restrictions Tighten

November 11, 2020 

San Diego County’s COVID-19 case rates have increased, and now the County falls in the Purple Tier (widespread transmission). Beginning Saturday, November 14, more stringent business restrictions will be in place throughout the County. The restrictions will be in place for at least three weeks.

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City Recognized as 'Utility of the Future Today'

November 5, 2020 

The City of Oceanside’s Water Utilities Department received a Certificate of Recognition from the Water Environment Federation as part of the Utility of the Future Today (UotFT) Program. This national recognition program celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from a traditional wastewater treatment system to a resource recovery center and leader in the overall sustainability and resilience of the communities they serve.

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Programming for Seniors with MiraCosta LIFE

January 13, 2021 

The Oceanside Public Library is excited to partner with MiraCosta LIFE (Learning is For Everyone) to promote a free series of online lectures for Older Adults in North County San Diego, on Fridays at 1:00 p.m.

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Message from the Mayor

November 12, 2020 

San Diego County’s COVID numbers are on the rise, as are the country’s. As a result, the County has dropped into the most restrictive Purple Tier. San Diego County will remain Purple at least an extra three weeks.

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Election 2020

November 3, 2020 

For information on Oceanside polling places, ballot drop off spots, and election results, please visit the City Clerk's webpage.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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