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Book Club With Soul Oct. 29

September 26, 2022 

The Oceanside Public Library is excited to host a special book club on October 29, at 3:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, located at 330 North Coast Highway, to discuss this year’s adult selection for One Book One San Diego, The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett.

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Oceanside Awarded $3.3M for Coming Shelter

September 21, 2022 

Oceanside was visited by San Diego County Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Jim Desmond today, who awarded the City $3,258,021 to help with renovation costs at the future Oceanside Navigation Center for homeless individuals and families.

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New City Manager Appointed

August 25, 2022 

At its August 10 meeting, the City Council selected Jonathan Borrego to serve as Oceanside's next City Manager and an employment agreement was approved at its August 24, 2022 Council meeting.

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Police Department Community Survey

August 9, 2022 

We want your input! The Oceanside Police Department is currently undergoing an Operational and Organizational Assessment that will assist in reshaping the organization to meet the contemporary needs of the community.

This survey is intended to allow the Oceanside Police Department to respond to community needs in ways that can improve community satisfaction and support while also enhancing organizational efficiency.

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Humans of Oceanside Event August 5

July 25, 2022 

Join us to meet and learn from fellow community members! The Oceanside Public Library is hosting a “Humans of Oceanside” event on Friday, August 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library Courtyard (330 N. Coast Highway).

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Agritourism Workshop August 9

July 19, 2022 

The City of Oceanside, in partnership with Visit Oceanside and South Morro Hills, will host an Agritourism Workshop on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at the El Corazon Senior Center at 3302 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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City of Oceanside Treasury Remains Healthy

July 13, 2022 

In accordance with Government Code Section 53600.3, the City of Oceanside manages its investment portfolio using the “prudent investor” standard which aims to safeguard the principal of investments while maintaining the liquidity needs of the City.

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Library Nature Initiatives

July 13, 2022 

Oceanside Public Library is excited to highlight some of its new nature initiatives promoting community health and well-being, including a new Seed Library, California State Parks Passes and Check Out Nature Backpacks available to Library customers to borrow, and free take-home “The Great Outdoors” Busy Bag Kits for ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

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Working Together to Reduce Wildfire Risks

June 13, 2022 

Evolving climate conditions throughout the state have made wildfires a year-round concern, and the safety of our community is the highest priority. We can all work together to reduce the wildfire risk in Oceanside.

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Community Forum on Farmland Conservation Strategies July 13

June 10, 2022 

The City of Oceanside Planning Division will host a community forum on farmland conservation strategies, with a focus on farmland conservation easements. The forum will take place at the El Corazon Senior Center, located at 3302 Senior Center Drive, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

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Fireworks Celebration July 3, 2022

May 24, 2022 

The City of Oceanside will host an incredible fireworks display on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at So Cal Soccer Complex at El Corazon in celebration of Oceanside’s 134th anniversary of the City’s incorporation.

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Oceanside's General Plan Update

May 18, 2022 

The City of Oceanside is in the process of updating its General Plan. A General Plan discusses a city's goals, policies, and implementation actions regarding future development. As part of its General Plan Update (GPU) and through community input, Oceanside Planners developed a “Community Vision” which summarizes the broad goals to be achieved through the GPU and companion planning documents.

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Tar Ball Sightings

May 17, 2022 

Oceanside Beach Lifeguards have spotted evidence of some tar balls in the water and some on the beach around the Pier. The tar balls have been reported and an assessment and cleanup team has been ordered.

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Author Speaks on New Book that Honors Camp Pendelton Marines

April 29, 2022 

The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host award-winning multimedia journalist and Marine Corps veteran Amy Forsythe to discuss her book, Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines Since 9/11, and to talk about its inception and the war memorials and tributes located within the Base. ?

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New Mental Health Resources in Oceanside

April 18, 2022 

People experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis in Oceanside now have a new resource available to them. San Diego County opened a new Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at its North Coastal Live Well Center located at 1701 Mission Avenue at Barnes in Oceanside.

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City Manager Transition

March 23, 2022 

After a 34-year career in public service, including the last several years serving as Oceanside’s City Manager, Deanna Lorson announced her departure.

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Pure Water Oceanside Makes History

March 22, 2022 

Today, the first operating advanced water purification facility in San Diego County was officially dedicated in the City of Oceanside. Elected officials and water leaders throughout southern California commemorated the milestone, aptly celebrated on World Water Day.

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Measure X Project Update

March 15, 2022 

Review the latest Oceanside Measure X projects update! Learn how Measure X is impacting Oceanside's public safety programs, road repairs, homelessness aid, and infrastructure.

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2021 Annual Report

February 21, 2022 

The City of Oceanside announced the release of its annual report today, an ensemble of highlights, accomplishments and initiatives in 2021.

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S. Morro Hills Community Plan Design Workshop Mar. 16

February 18, 2022 

The Oceanside Planning Division will host a public workshop for the South Morro Hills Community Plan (SMHCP) on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 300 N. Coast Highway. Virtual attendance will also be available via Zoom.

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New Social Justice Book Club

January 31, 2022 

The public is invited to join a new in-person and online adult book club covering social justice topics on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library Community Room,3861-B Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92058.

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MLK Community Service Award Recipient Announced

January 20, 2022 

Each year, the City of Oceanside recognizes and honors a resident of the City of Oceanside or Camp Pendleton who exemplifies the ideals and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and who has served our community through volunteer activities over a long period of time.

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Pure Water Oceanside Hosts Minister of Denmark

December 6, 2021 

The City of Oceanside welcomed Minister for the Environment of Denmark Lea Wermelin and her accompanying water technology experts on Nov. 30 to witness and celebrate the signing of the California-Denmark agreement for water sector collaboration on Water Technology Day 2021.

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Oceanside Homeless Shelter Update

November 23, 2021 

To address the growing homeless crisis in Oceanside and to mitigate community impacts, the Oceanside City Council took the next step at its meeting on November 17 to advance Oceanside's first year-round homeless shelter.

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Nominees Requested for 2022 MLK Service Award

November 23, 2021 

The City of Oceanside is seeking nominees for the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. The annual award recognizes and honors residents of the City who have made a significant contribution of time and energy through volunteer work to improve community life, promote positive community development, and enhance the lives of individuals and neighborhoods in the City.

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Community Needs Assessment Meetings

October 27, 2021 

Join us! As the City of Oceanside prepares to receive direct funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), City leaders recognize the importance of engaging directly with residents to assess needs and explore how the funding can best align with local priorities.

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Prepare Ahead for Storms

October 25, 2021 

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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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Survey

September 28, 2021 

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.

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City Wins WateReuse Award of Excellence

September 20, 2021 

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.

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Oceanside to Host Job Fair Sept. 25

August 19, 2021 

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.

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Fire Station 1 Project to Receive $3.5 Million in Funding

August 18, 2021 

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.

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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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Write on Oceanside! Writing Contest and Workshops

June 24, 2022 

Write On, Oceanside! is an annual literary festival to celebrate and inspire local authors hosted by Oceanside Public Library and Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation. This year's celebration will be once again live and in person on Saturday, August 13.

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Library to Host Documentary Screening

October 4, 2021 

The One Book, One San Diego adult selection for the 2021 region-wide read is “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist'' by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner.

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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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Library Launches English as Second Language Program, Seeks Volunteers

June 8, 2022 

Oceanside READS, a service of the Oceanside Public Library, announces its new English as a Second Language (ESL) program for adults. For those looking for an exciting, new activity that will also make a significant impact in your community, Oceanside READS invites you to become an ESL Conversation Guide or Language Tutor.

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Twisted Stitches Yarn Club

January 11, 2022 

Oceanside Public Library invites teens and adults to participate in the Twisted Stitches Yarn Club on Tuesday January 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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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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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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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 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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