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COVID-19 - Oceanside Recap

The San Diego County Department of Health posts daily late afternoon updates on confirmed cases in the County. Through Saturday, April 4, 2020, there were 1209 confirmed cases in the County and 29 confirmed cases in Oceanside.


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Prepare Ahead for Winter Rain Storms

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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Oceanside Issues Full Beach Closure

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

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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New County Health Order: April is the Time to Flatten the Curve

The City of Oceanside wants to emphasize how critical it is that we collectively follow the stay at home order, except for essential needs, throughout the month of April.


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The Oceanside Tide - April 2020

Learn about Oceanside-related COVID-19 resources and news in the April Oceanside Tide newsletter.


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City Council Votes to Temporarily Prohibit Evictions

The City of Oceanside held a Special Meeting today to consider and approve an urgency ordinance which provides for a temporary moratorium on residential and commercial evictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Beach Lots / Pier / Picnic Areas / Skateparks Closed

The City of Oceanside instated a hard closure of parking lots west of the train tracks, and a soft closure of beaches. The closure of parking lots has minimized occupancy and increased distancing at the beach.


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Oceanside to Hold Special Meeting to Prohibit Evictions

The City of Oceanside will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. to consider a ban on residential and commercial evictions during these trying times.


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New COVID-19 Resources / Special Meeting Called

The COVID-19 emergency is causing financial hardships for many Oceanside residents and businesses. The City is working on measures which may help alleviate financial worries.


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Oceanside COVID-19 Utility Service Relief Program for Businesses

The City of Oceanside has created a utility service relief program for businesses that must remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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COVID-19 Update: Playgrounds / Beach Lots Closed

In order to limit occupancy due to social distancing regulations and minimize the spread of COVID-19, City of Oceanside playgrounds and beach parking lots will close during the COVID-19 emergency declaration.


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Oceanside COVID-19 Updates

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

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

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

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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Try Online Apps while Libraries are Closed

The Oceanside Public Library has temporarily closed all facilities until further notice.


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Message from Mayor Peter Weiss

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

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

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 Library: Facilities closed.

The Oceanside Public Library has temporarily closed all facilities until further notice.


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Oceanside Parks and Recreation Programs Suspended

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

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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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College Scholarship Applications Available

Applications for the City of Oceanside 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program are now available on the City website, at local high schools, and at the Oceanside Public Library.


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March 3, 2020 Election Results

As election results become available, they can be found at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters website:


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The Oceanside Tide - March 2020

Catch up on all the City news in The Oceanside Tide, March edition.


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City Kicks Off General Plan Update, Phase 2

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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