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Public Safety Officials Monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19)

City of Oceanside public safety personnel are closely monitoring developments with the COVID-19 virus. The novel coronavirus is a rapidly evolving situation.


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Public Meetings - 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan

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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STEAM Camp at the Library

Oceanside Public Library will offer a freeSTEAM Camp for students in fourth to sixth grades, Monday through Friday, April 6-10, 2020, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Room, 330 North Coast Highway.


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Oceanside Awarded $1.5 Million for Advanced Metering Project

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).


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Check out Nature Backpacks at the Library

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

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

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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Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar to Perform

The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are pleased to welcome Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar to the Oceanside Public Library on Saturday, March 7, 2020.


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Homeschool Family Meetup Feb. 18

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

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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Oceanside's Big Read: Novel Into the Beautiful North Selected

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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The Oceanside Tide - Feb. 2020

Stay "in the know" with the City's monthly newsletter, The Oceanside Tide.


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Friends of Library Annual Meeting Feb. 11

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold their Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, February 11, at 3:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 North Coast Highway.


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Big Book & Media Sale Feb. 15

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Books and Media (BAM!) Sale fundraiser on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside.


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Sinatra & Friends Tribute Show Feb. 16

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

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

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

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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Free Tax Preparation Services for Qualified

All qualifying taxpayers will have the opportunity to prepare and file their federal and state tax returns at no cost, using TurboTax® Free File Program (TTFFP) software.


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12-Week Creative Journey at Oceanside Public Library

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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Dog Man Policy Academy for Kids Jan. 25

Oceanside Public Library presents Dog Man Police Academy Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway.


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Sensory Storytimes at Library

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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Vulcan Mt Bluegrass Band Feb. 1

The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are pleased to welcome the Vulcan Mt Boys Bluegrass band to the Oceanside Public Library on Saturday, February 1, 2020.


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New Public Parking Garage Downtown

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The Oceanside City Council cut the ribbon today on a new public parking garage just steps from the beach in the downtown.


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The Oceanside Tide - Jan. 2020

Read the January 2020 Oceanside Tide newsletter -- updates on new City projects, Measure X, programs, fun classes & things to do!


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Measure X Update

Oceanside voters approved Measure X on November 6, 2018. Measure X increased the sales tax rate by ½ percent. This went into effect April 1, 2019.


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Pure Water Oceanside Construction Contract Awarded

On December 18, the Oceanside City Council approved the construction contract for 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.


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Winter Piano Recital Dec. 19

Oceanside Parks and Recreation works to foster human development through the performing arts. We invite you to bring your family and friends to celebrate and support the first piano recital of the Oceanside “For Kid’s Sake” Afterschool Program.


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The Oceanside Tide - Dec. 2019

Learn about City programs, news, and holiday happenings!


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Holiday Sing-Along Concert at Library

The Sunset Strummers Ukulele Band will bring holiday music to the Oceanside Public Library! They will perform their festive and interactive show at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Ave, on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m, and at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway, on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.


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Llama Llama Red Pajama Visits the Library

Llama Llama from the popular picture book series Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney, will visit the Oceanside Public Library during the holiday season.


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Harry Potter Themed Performance Dec. 7

Oceanside Public Library presents Harry Potter, “I’ve Got the Magic in Me” on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway. Kids of all ages and their families are invited to a free Harry Potter inspired theatrical performance by the El Camino High School Drama Department.


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Documentary Film Screening and Discussion

The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the North County LGBTQ Center and in honor of World AIDS Day, will have an introductory discussion and screening of a powerful documentary about the early AIDS crisis and the efforts of activist groups like ACT UP and TAG.


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Holiday Cheft'Overs Event Nov. 23

In anticipation of the kickoff to the holiday season, the City of Oceanside and O’side Kitchen Collaborative (OKC) will host a free “Holiday Cheft’Overs” event on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.


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Gifts Galore Books & More Sale Dec. 8

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a “Gifts Galore Books & More” Sale fundraiser on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., in the Civic Center Library Community Room at 330 North Coast Highway.


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City Offices Closed on Veterans Day

City offices will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019, in observance of Veterans Day.


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Big Book and Media Sale Nov. 16

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Books and Media (BAM!) Sale fundraiser on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside.


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Fair Housing Workshop November 7

The San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing wants to hear about your experiences with housing discrimination issues and concerns at the November 7, 2019, Workshop from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Escondido City Hall – Mitchell Room, located at 201 North Broadway in Escondido.


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Book Discussion to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Please join the Oceanside Public Library on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. for a book discussion on There There by Tommy Orange in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The discussion will be held in the Board Room of the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway.


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Library presents Publishing 1-2-3 Seminar

Please join the Oceanside Public Library on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. for Publishing 1-2-3, a presentation with professional book editor Laurie Gibson, in the Community Rooms of the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway.


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