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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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The Oceanside Tide - August 2020

Read the August edition of The Oceanside Tide to learn about new programs, projects and updates.


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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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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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Dig Deeper into Oceanside History with Kristi Hawthorne

Join the Oceanside Public Library online on Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. as we host Oceanside Historical Society Historian Kristi Hawthorne as part of the Dig Deeper, Oceanside Summer Reading program.


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More Sectors to Reopen June 12

State and County Health Officials announced that more business sectors may reopen starting June 12, with safety modifications.


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Oceanside Police Department Policies

The City of Oceanside Police Department utilizes a community policing approach and embraces positive relationships with the community.


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Road Repairs, City Budget, Summer Camp & More

View City news on road repairs, the budget approval, protesting, summer camps, and more.


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Chief McCoy Bans Use of Carotid Restraint Technique

As the Police Chief of Oceanside, I have made the decision to ban the Carotid Restraint, commonly referred to as a “chokehold” as a restraining option for our of?cers


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Dig Deeper into the Arts with the Mobile Arts Workshop

Oceanside Public Library and The Hill Street Country Club (HSCC) are proud to present Mobile Art Workshop (MAW), an extension and expansion of HSCC’s Papercuts Zine Club, community art gallery and teaching artists program.


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The Oceanside Tide - June 2020

Read a message from the Mayor on COVID-19, a letter from the Police Chief, get project updates and City news.


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New Freeway Signs and Banners Point to Oceanside CA Cultural District

The Oceanside CA Cultural District (OCCD) has just unveiled four new freeway signs and three new street banners. The freeway signage has been installed by CalTrans at both the north and south Mission Avenue exits along the Interstate 5 Freeway.


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Chief of Police Message to the Community

The events surrounding the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis are some of the most alarming and upsetting circumstances that I've seen in my 37 years in Law Enforcement. It is important to me that I let the Oceanside community know my impressions of what I saw on the video and my expectations of the men and women of the Oceanside Police Department.


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City Park Parking Lots & Others Reopen

Oceanside City park parking lots and restrooms have reopened. Some downtown lots adjacent to the railroad tracks have reopened. Beach parking lots across the County remain closed, per County Public Health Order.


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Places of Worship & Hair Salons / Barbershops to Reopen

The Governor announced that both Houses of Worship and Hair Salons / Barbershops may reopen with modifications, per County approval. Nail salons were not included in the reopening announcements today.


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Dine-In Restaurants & In-Store Retail to Reopen

Late last night, the State of California approved San Diego County to move father into Stage Two of the California Resiliency Roadmap.

In-person dining at restaurants and in-store retail shopping are now permitted, with businesses enacting social distancing measures and following various restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


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Stream Restoration Grant Awarded

The California Department of Water Resources has awarded a $275,800 grant to the City of Oceanside to design a comprehensive riparian habitat and streambank restoration project for a segment of Buena Vista Creek in southeast Oceanside.


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Message from the Mayor - More Businesses to Reopen Soon

I’m excited to relay that yesterday, the Governor determined that Counties may move at their own pace into "Stage 2 Reopening" of certain businesses, as long as they attest to, and meet certain benchmarks. Dr. Wooten, Public Health Officer, confirmed that San Diego County does qualify to meet the new metrics.


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Take the South Morro Hills Community Plan Survey

This is a unique opportunity help envision and shape the future of our City. We need your participation to make the Community Plan a success!


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Summer Reading Program Kicks Off

Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to participate in Summer Reading.


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