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City News: The Oceanside Tide

Stay up-to-date on City projects and news in The Oceanside Tide newsletter.


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COVID-19 Update

Learn about the local situation, what Tier we're in, and get the latest COVID vaccination infomation.


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Made-to-Order Buy the Box Book Sales

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library have improved their drive-through book sales by now offering Made-to-Order boxes.


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$1 Million Grant for Wetland Restoration

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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Arts for Older Adults with Studio Ace

The Oceanside Public Library is excited to partner with Studio ACE (www.studioace.org) to host a free series of online art talks and virtual art making activities for Older Adults in Oceanside this Spring.


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History of Black Music and Dance Online Program

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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"My Generation Speaks About Race" Writing Contest

Oceanside Public Library is partnering with North County San Diego NAACP to sponsor a writing contest inspired by the book The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race, edited by Jesmyn Ward.


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The Oceanside Tide - Feb. 2021

Stay up to date on City news, project updates and more in The Oceanside Tide.


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Provide your Input on El Corazon Park Design

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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Council Appoints Kori Jensen to District 1 Vacancy

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.


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City Council District 1 Vacancy Update

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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COVID Vaccinations in Oceanside

San Diego County is opening a COVID-19 vaccination location in Oceanside at the North Coastal Live Well Center in Ocean Ranch.


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Railroad Quiet Zone Update

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

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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Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program

On January 6, 2021, the Oceanside City Council approved additional grant funds in the amount of $300,000 to assist Oceanside residents financially impacted by the Coronavirus.


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Write On, Oceanside! Literary Festival Goes Online

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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Small Business Grant Program for Oceanside Businesses to Launch Jan. 11

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.


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Citizenship Class Offered by the Library

The Library will be offering a Citizenship Class, in order for eligible students to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Naturalization Test.


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Coursera Provides Free Online Learning for Job Skills in 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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City News: The Oceanside Tide - Jan. 2021

Happy New Year! Review The Oceanside Tide newsletter to stay "in the know" on City programs, projects, and news.


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Food Scraps Recycling Webinar for Oceanside Businesses

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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Friends of Library Celebrate 50th Anniversary with New Business Memberships

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.


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Captain Fred Armijo Named Interim Police Chief

City Manager Deanna Lorson announced today that Oceanside Police Captain Manuel (Fred) Armijo will serve as Interim Police Chief after Chief Frank McCoy retires on December 28, 2020.


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Applications Accepted for City Council, District 1 Seat

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.


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Swearing-in of Elected Officials - Dec. 15

The swearing-in ceremony for newly elected Oceanside City Council, City Clerk, and City Treasurer will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.


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Oceanside Community Resources

There are many resources in our community to assist Oceanside residents experiencing hardships due to COVID-19 regulations.


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$6 Million Grant Awarded for Pure Water Oceanside Project

The Secretary of the Interior will be recommending a $6 million grant award for construction of the Pure Water Oceanside project.


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The Oceanside Tide - City News

Learn about City projects, programs, services & more in The Oceanside Tide, December edition.


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Water Service Line Protection Available for Homeowners

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

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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Grant Awarded for Loma Alta Wetlands Enhancement Project

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.


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County COVID Restrictions Tighten

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'

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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The Oceanside Tide - Nov. 2020

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Oceanside Police Chief Survey Results

After 36 years in law enforcement, Oceanside Police Chief McCoy announced that he plans to retire.




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Programming for Seniors with MiraCosta LIFE

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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Regional Stay at Home Order Extended

A Regional Stay at Home Order was announced by state officials due to the ICU bed capacity in the Southern California region dropping below 15%.


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The Rising Co. New Oceanside Co-Op

What makes The Rising Co. unique is that everybody involved (and even the majority of our customers) are looking for more than just a place to shop and sell. It attracts seemingly like-minded people who wantto have a connection.


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Message from the Mayor

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

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


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