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Oceanside Police Chief Survey

After 36 years in law enforcement, Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy announced in July that he plans to retire. 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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Get the City App - Report Issues You See

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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

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

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'

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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City Awarded $69 Million WIFIA Loan from EPA for Pure Water Project

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.


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National Voter Registration Day Activities

Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego, invites you to participate in this year’s National Voter Registration Day activities.


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Oceanside Public Library to Reopen for Grab and Go Service

The Oceanside Public Library is pleased to announce it will be reopening its buildings on Monday, September 14, 2020 for limited in-person service.


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Oceanside Cool Zone Site - Country Club Senior Center

The National Weather Service has forecasted very warm conditions for the county on both Saturday and Sunday.


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The Oceanside Tide - September 2020

Get the latest City news on programs and projects!


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More Indoor Businesses to Re-Open August 31

Today, the Governor announced a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria.


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Virtual Public Workshop - Sand Replenishment/Retention

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.


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Oceanside Fire Department Awarded Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award

The Oceanside Fire Department received the Lifeline EMS Gold Plus award from the American Heart Association.


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Yokoso: An Online Celebration of Japanese Culture

The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with California Humanities’ Library Innovation Lab, is proud to present Yokoso: An Online Celebration of Japanese Culture.


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Small Business Grant Funding Available

The Oceanside City Council approved a spending plan for COVID-19-related CARES funding, which includes $100,000 for grants to Oceanside small businesses.


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NEW! Buy-the-Box Book Sales

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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Community Resources for Oceanside Residents

Some Oceanside residents are still experiencing work furloughs, unemployment, or reduced work hours. There are many resources in our community to help.


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City Recognized for Pure Water and Green Oceanside Kitchen Projects

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).


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Flags at Half Mast in Honor of Marines

It's with deep sadness that the City of Oceanside recognizes the Marines who lost their lives in last week's tragic accident.


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Take the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

Oceanside Mayor Peter Weiss joins Mayors across the country in the 2020 Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, taking place August 1-31.


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Oceanside, CA meets Oceanside, NY

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

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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COVID-19 Snapshot & City Assistance Programs

Get a current COVID-19 snapshot of our region and learn about City assistance programs.


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SCAM ALERT: Robocalls

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

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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State Rolls Back More Indoor Operations

Today, the State of California announced that more indoor business operations should close, effective Wednesday, July 15, for counties on the State Monitoring List, including San Diego County.


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City Awarded $4.565 Million in Grant Funding to Expand Water Reuse Programs

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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Coursera for Workforce Recovery

Coursera for Workforce Recovery is a program which seeks to serve those developing their skills to best re-enter the workforce. Currently, these programs are available for a six-month period in which learners can develop or hone skills such as Business English, Data Analytics/Business Analysis, Computer Programming, Contact Tracing, Digital Literacy, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) exam preparation, Entrepreneurship, Language Learning, Marketing, IT Support, Personal Development, Software or App Development, Project Management, Web Design and much more.


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City Launches "Hire Local" Initiative

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).


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San Diego County Joins State Watch List; Certain Business Operations Rolled Back

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.


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The Oceanside Tide - July 2020

Stay apprised of City programs and projects by reading the July edition of The Oceanside Tide newsletter.


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Pandemic Pivot: Oceanside Distillery Retools to Help Community

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.



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Beach Parking Lots Temporarily Closed July 3-5

Oceanside beach parking lots west of the railroad tracks, with the exception of certain Harbor lots near the Harbor Village, will be closed from Friday, July 3 at 8:00 a.m. through Monday, July 6 at 8:00 a.m.


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Health Order Regulations Rolled Back

Restaurants, bars, wineries, and breweries that are licensed to service food must close by 10:00 p.m. until further notice.


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COVID-19 Related Update

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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County Experiencing Community Outbreaks of 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).


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July 3 Fireworks Display Postponed

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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Dig Deeper Oceanside - Writing Project at the Library

As part of summer programming, Oceanside Public Library invites you to share your thoughts and experiences about this unique time in history.


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Personal Care Businesses Permitted to Reopen June 19

State and County Health Officials announced that more businesses may reopen starting June 19, with safety modifications.


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Some City Offices to Reopen to Public

The City of Oceanside is reopening its facilities in a phased, thoughtful manner to protect Oceanside residents, visitors and staff.


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