On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law, allocating $32.3 million of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to the City of Oceanside.
In keeping with its ongoing efforts to serve all members of the public, the City of Oceanside is updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan and self-evaluation. The accessibility plan provides a comprehensive plan for accessibility for persons with disabilities to City facilities, programs, services, and events.
The City of Oceanside received an Award of Excellence during the WateReuse conference in September 2021. Oceanside received the Recycled Water Outreach/Education Program Award for Pure Water Oceanside, which pays tribute to an agency that demonstrates a significant and wide-reaching community outreach and/or public education program that informs the community about the presence and benefits of water reuse.
The City of Oceanside, in partnership with the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and Visit Oceanside, will host a job fair on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Civic Center Plaza located at 300 North Coast Highway in Downtown Oceanside.
The Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) announced yesterday that Oceanside has been invited to apply for Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) funding for the Fire Station No. 1 relocation project. Only 13 projects nationwide and among US Territories received this invitation.
The City of Oceanside understands the importance of sandy beaches for the protection of coastal infrastructure, recreation, and the local economy.
The City of Oceanside is being awarded $1.06 million for its planned Well Expansion and Brine Minimization Project from the Federal Bureau of Reclamation under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act Desalination Program.
The Secretary of the Interior will be recommending a $1.7 million grant award for construction of the Pure Water Oceanside project.
Oceanside Public Library is excited to announce the opening celebration of the Early Learning and Community Information Hub from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on August 11, 2021.
Over the past month, the Oceanside City Council advanced two major projects to diminish homelessness in our community.
A grand opening ceremony for the City of Oceanside’s El Corazon Aquatics and Events Center will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at 3306 Senior Center Drive in Oceanside.
The City of Oceanside Public Works Department will host a second virtual public workshop on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. to share the final results of the beach sand replenishment and retention feasibility study.
The City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Division will host an incredible Fireworks display on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at El Corazon, in celebration of Oceanside’s 133rd anniversary of the City’s incorporation.
The Oceanside City Council approved further funding for a partnership with local farmers for local farm-fresh produce & dry goods for Oceanside residents in need.
The City will resume enforcement for street sweeping parking violations beginning June 21, 2021.
To celebrate “Water Awareness Month” this May and highlight the value of water, the City of Oceanside is unveiling its new virtual reality video tour.
The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are hosting a photography contest during the month of May and invite community members ages 18 and over to participate.
Since June 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.
In February 2021, an organized encampment began on South Oceanside Boulevard.
The City of Oceanside provides our community with high quality, safe, and reliable drinking water. It is Oceanside’s top priority to ensure our drinking water meets all federal, state and local water quality regulations and the City regularly exceeds these standards.
The City will resume enforcement for street sweeping parking violations beginning June 21, 2021.
Over the past decade, the Oceanside community has continued to show its appreciation for the planet during April in celebration of Earth Month. This year is no different!
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.
In honor of the Friends’ 50th Anniversary and National Friends of Libraries Week, the Friends are promoting sales of their memberships on October 21 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Oceanside Farmers Market, located at the corner of Pier View Way and North Coast Highway.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded the City of Oceanside $2 million for the City’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project and improvements to the distribution system leak detection program.
The Planning Commission will hold a workshop on the draft policy framework for the South Morro Hills Community Plan at its meeting on 3/22/21 at 6:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
The Oceanside City Council voted 3-1 yesterday to approve the appointment of Kori Jensen as City Councilmember to fill the vacant District 1 Council seat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On January 6, 2021, the Oceanside City Council approved a grant program to provide financial assistance to local businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program will be funded with $750,000 in unused funds from the COVID-19 business loan program that launched in April 2020.
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.
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.
The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library turn 50 in 2021. As part of the year’s celebrations and fundraising efforts, the organization has instituted new membership opportunities for Oceanside businesses.
As a result of the November election, the Oceanside City Council declared the District One City Council seat vacant at its December 16, 2020 meeting, and directed the City Clerk’s Office to accept applications to fill the vacancy.
The Secretary of the Interior will be recommending a $6 million grant award for construction of the Pure Water Oceanside project.
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.
The City of Oceanside was notified of a preliminary grant award of $175,000 from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation’s Coastal Resiliency Fund. The award will fund the final design of the City’s Loma Alta Slough Wetlands Enhancement Project.
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.
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.
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.
From August 1 to 30, Oceanside residents pledged to save water and protect the environment as part of the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, the City of Oceanside was awarded a $69 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help finance the City’s Pure Water Oceanside project.
The Oceanside Public Library is pleased to announce it will be reopening its buildings on Monday, September 14, 2020 for limited in-person service.
The National Weather Service has forecasted very warm conditions for the county on both Saturday and Sunday.
The City of Oceanside Public Works Department will host a virtual public information session to share preliminary options to be considered within a beach sand replenishment and retention feasibility study.
The Oceanside Fire Department received the Lifeline EMS Gold Plus award from the American Heart Association.
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.
The City of Oceanside was awarded two EPIC awards (Excellence in Public Information and Communications) and a Best-in-Show award from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO).
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.
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.
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.
The City of Oceanside announced the launch of its Hire Local initiative, designed to stimulate economic vitality for local residents and businesses through a combination of Incentives, Development, Education, and Access (IDEA).
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.
Six months ago, local distiller Nick Hammond didn’t know much about hand sanitizer. Today, he’s practically an expert. Like many business owners, he had to pivot during the pandemic. As the owner of Pacfic Coast Spirits, that meant turning part of his Oceanside restaurant and distillery into a factory for hand sanitizer — a hot commodity in the fight against 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).
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!
As part of summer programming, Oceanside Public Library invites you to share your thoughts and experiences about this unique time in history.
State and County Health Officials announced that more businesses may reopen starting June 19, with safety modifications.
Join the Oceanside Public Library online on Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. as we host Oceanside Historical Society Historian Kristi Hawthorne as part of the Dig Deeper, Oceanside Summer Reading program.
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
Oceanside Public Library and The Hill Street Country Club (HSCC) are proud to present Mobile Art Workshop (MAW), an extension and expansion of HSCC’s Papercuts Zine Club, community art gallery and teaching artists program.
The Oceanside CA Cultural District (OCCD) has just unveiled four new freeway signs and three new street banners. The freeway signage has been installed by CalTrans at both the north and south Mission Avenue exits along the Interstate 5 Freeway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join Oceanside Public Library for an author talk on Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in the U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man on Friday, May 22 at 11 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The City of Oceanside wants to emphasize how critical it is that we collectively follow the stay at home order, except for essential needs, throughout the month of April.
The City of Oceanside held a Special Meeting today to consider and approve an urgency ordinance which provides for a temporary moratorium on residential and commercial evictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Oceanside will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. to consider a ban on residential and commercial evictions during these trying times.
The City of Oceanside has created a utility service relief program for businesses that must remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City of Oceanside public safety personnel are closely monitoring developments with the COVID-19 virus. The novel coronavirus is a rapidly evolving situation.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced a WaterSMART grant award to the City of Oceanside for $1.5 million for the City’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project (Phase II).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.