News Archive

Book Sales Return to Farmers Market

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are back - selling books and other items at the Thursday Farmers Markets in Oceanside.


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El Corazon Update

El Corazon (The Heart, in Spanish) is a City-owned parcel of 465 acres located in the center of Oceanside.


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Update: S. Oceanside Boulevard Homeless Encampment

In February 2021, an organized encampment began on South Oceanside Boulevard.


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Draft Housing Element for Public Review

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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The Oceanside Tide - April 2021

Get the latest City news with project and program updates.


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Oceanside's Water Meets All State & Federal Health Standards

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.


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Street Sweeping Parking Enforcement to Resume June 21

The City will resume enforcement for street sweeping parking violations beginning June 21, 2021.


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Earth Month & Mayor's Challenge for Sustainability

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!


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Measure X Projects Update

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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South Morro Hills Community Plan

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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Oceanside Awarded $2 Million Grant for Water Utility Programs

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.


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Planning Commission Workshop - South Morro Hills Community Plan

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.


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City Actions on Homelessness

The City of Oceanside is working every day to address this very complex issue. The issue of homelessness has and continues to be a top priority.


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Oceanside's Next Police Chief Announced

Oceanside City Manager Deanna Lorson announced today that Oceanside Police Captain Fred Armijo will be the City of Oceanside’s 19th Police Chief.


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No-cost COVID Testing Now Available at Civic Center Plaza

No-cost COVID19 PCR testing is now available at Oceanside's Civic Center Plaza.


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City COVID19 Updates - 3/8/21

Find out who becomes eligible for the COVID vaccine 3/15, learn about our current status, more small business loans, emergency rent assistance, and more.


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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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City News: The Oceanside Tide

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


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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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COVID-19 Update - 2/17/21

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


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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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