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In This Issue                   

  • Shop Oceanside
  • Earth Month
  • Oceanside Days of Art
  • Craft Beer Boom in Oceanside 
  • One Call Does it All
  • Economic Development News
  • Arts and Culture     
  • Amnesty Week at the Library
  • Mural Contest at Newly Renovated Mission Library
  • Mission Avenue Improvement Project Update
  • Loma Alta Creek Clean Up
  • Building Safety Month
  • Parks and Recreation Events
  • Drought Impacts San Luis Rey River Restoration
  • Coast Highway Corridor Study
  • California Surf Museum Events
  • New Bike Path Opening in Oceanside
  • Oceanside Jazz Festival
  • Community Health Matters on KOCT
  • Lifelong Learning for Seniors





Shop Oceanside!  You can support your community and help provide additional city services simply by shopping in Oceanside.  Sales tax revenue accounts for approximately 17% of the City's General Fund, which is used for projects, road improvements, programs, and services in Oceanside.  Shopping in Oceanside helps community-centric businesses survive and thrive.  Locally-oriented businesses are active in their community, support local causes, and provide you with goods and services.  So when heading out the door to shop, remember to choose Oceanside businesses.


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Earth Month Events - The Green Oceanside team is dedicating the entire month of April to environmental awareness and sustainability events.  You won't want to miss fun and educational events like the Earth Festival April 27.  Come and participate in activities to learn, protect, and improve our environment!  More Water Utilities Events HERE





Oceanside Days of Art - It's almost time!  The 22nd annual Oceanside Days of Art (ODA) event will be held the weekend of April 26-27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  ODA is a juried fine art festival featuring over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography, and more. The festival will also offer live performances, hands on art activities, and a delicious food court.  ODA is  located in and around the Civic Center plaza on the corner of Coast Highway and Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside.






Craft Beer Boom - Oceanside is the place to go to experience top-notch craft brews with ten breweries, tasting rooms and stores already open -- and three breweries and restaurants on the way!  Bagby Beer Company, at 601 S. Coast Highway, is working on improvements for a brewery, tasting room and restaurant.  Chuck's Brewery and Restaurant is working on improvements at 2002 S. Coast Highway (in the same complex as the Adventure 16 building).  Local Tap House is also working on improvements at 308 S. Coast Highway which will be a restaurant and tap room. See the Oceanside Brewery map for locations for your next tasty brew! 





One Call Does it All - Need to report graffiti?  Broken streetlight?  Abandoned cart?  Call Oceanside’s Customer Care at 760-435-4500 to speak to a highly-trained customer service representative who will answer your questions, and/or submit a service request to the appropriate department.  Customer Care allows the City to better monitor services performed by its departments with improved tracking software, creating a more efficient and accountable government. Customer Care is open from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 Fridays.  Customer Care also provides an online service request called “Public Stuff,” which allows residents to request services 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the City’s website.





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Economic Development News - Oceanside has a dynamic business climate with new restaurants, retail shops, breweries, and manufacturing businesses moving into the City.  Economic Development assists businesses with expansion and relocation to Oceanside by offering site searches, business visits, demographic and statistical information, and assistance with permit processing and business license. Economic Development is also active in pursuing the new State of California incentives for businesses locating to Oceanside.  Check the link above for the latest hot news.



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Arts and Culture - The Arts are alive in Oceanside, and there's something for every member of the family!  Don't miss Days of Art (see item above), Oceanside Museum of Art's Mega Reception, and the Mingafest.  Experience the latest in spoken word poetry at Glassless Minds.  Catch The Fox on the Fairway, a live theatre comedy adventure.  Dive in and experience the best of Oceanside's arts and culture scene and make it a night to remember. 








Amnesty Week at the Library - April 13 - 19 - In celebration of National Library Week, the Oceanside Public Library is offering waived fines on any overdue material during the week of April 13 - 19.  In addition, the library has a myriad of spring events for everyone, including Egg Hunts, Drop Everything and Read Day, documentary film screening, and much more!








Mission Branch Library Renovation and Mural Contest - The Mission Branch Library has reopened to rave reviews after a month-long renovation.  The library's fresh surroundings have inspired a mural contest which could feature your photograph!  See link for details and be sure to stop by to see your refreshed library.








Mission Avenue Improvement Project Update - Project work rolls forward!  On April 8, the project will move the construction stage to the south side of Mission Avenue from Clementine to Ditmar (Construction Stage 3).  Traffic control and barriers will be placed along the two block construction stage.  This will close Clementine, Nevada, Ditmar, and Freeman to through traffic from Seagaze Drive.  Westbound vehicular traffic on Mission Avenue to Coast Highway will use the newly constructed travel lane on the north side of Mission. More information







Loma Alta Creek Clean Up - Celebrate Earth Month by participating in the 15th Annual Loma Alta Creek Cleanup and the annual Creek to Bay Cleanup on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. - noon.  Volunteers can select from 5 Oceanside sites and will receive supplies, refreshments, community service hours, and a free t-shirt or give-away item. 







Building Safety Month - May of each year is designated Building Safety Month by state and local proclamations.  The purpose of Building Safety Month is to provide information and safety awareness to the community.  Oceanside's Building Safety Division  oversees the review of plans, permits, and inspections.  Oceanside scores rank in the highest 2 percent nationwide by the Insurance Services Organization.  This means that Oceanside residents benefit from lower property and hazard insurance rates.  Please visit the website for information regarding your project or any building safety questions you may have, or call 760-435-3950.








Parks and Recreation -  Spring kicks off our favorite time of year. The weather is perfect for outdoor play and summer programming is just around the corner.  Parks and Recreation is now offering Skateboarding Classes at Alex Road Skatepark on Saturday mornings.  Space is limited, so call today to join: 760-435-5041. Summer Camp information will be available to view online April 14 and registration opens online on April 26, or register in person beginning May 12.  Don't miss the upcoming Egg Hunt on April 19 and mark your calendar for the annual Oceanside Heritage Day on May 10! More events







San Luis Rey River Restoration - Maintenance Road/Bike Trail intermittant closures are expected to continue in order to facilitate watering of newly planted vegetation.  The vegetation helps restore the river area and provides nesting for protected species. The trail between Benet Road and I-5 will close every other week, Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  The week of April 7 is a closure week. This schedule may change in case of rain.          






Coast Highway Corridor Study - In 2009 the City of Oceanside adopted the Coast Highway Vision and Strategic Plan.  This plan serves as a blueprint for the revitalization of the Coast Highway corridor between Harbor Drive and Buena Vista Lagoon. The City is now embarking on an effort to study and begin the design process for the street enhancements and changes proposed as part of the Vision and Strategic Plan.  Community engagement is perhaps the most critical component of the Study effort.  Throughout the study, community meetings will be held to give members of the community an opportunity to share their thoughts on issues and concerns related to transportation and mobility in the corridor.  The next community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library Community Rooms.




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California Surf Museum Events - Longboarders and collectors, heads up!  The Longboard Collector Swap meet will be held on April 26 from 6-11:30 a.m. in the lot across from the California Surf Museum (CSM).  Boards, posters, mags, books, gear, collectibles--all on display for you to haggle over!  And you won't want to miss THE BIG EXCHANGE, May 3-11 only!  The BIG EXCHANGE gives members of reciprocating organizations free admission at 20 other organizations throughout San Diego.  Show your CSM membership card and waltz right in to some fabulous places! 






New Bike Path in Oceanside - A segment of the Coastal Rail Trail, a planned 44-mile bikeway from Oceanside to San Diego, has been completed.  Extending for 2,000 feet between Oceanside Boulevard and Wisconsin Avenue, along the west side of the rail tracks, this new Class I bike path connects with another stretch of Class I bike path at Wisconsin Avenue, providing a direct connection to the Oceanside Transit Center. Class I bike paths are physically separate from vehicle traffic. SANDAG built the new bike path under its Regional Bike Plan Early Action Program, a $200 million initiative to add 77 miles of new bikeways over the next decade. The goal is to make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride their bikes to work, school, transit stations, and other major destinations.  Video






8th Annual Oceanside Jazz Festival - April 4, 5 and 26 - The Oceanside Jazz Festival consists of featured concerts by internationally recognized performing artists and educational and performance opportunities for school and community jazz bands and choirs. All daytime sessions are open to the public and free of charge.






KOCT's Community Health Matters - KOCT, Oceanside's channel 18, has  begun airing a new, innovative television series called Community Health Matters.  The programs have been produced in English and Spanish are hosted by Ricardo Berron, former host of Good Morning San Diego.  The show features expert advice on Heart and Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Midwifery, and health insurance.  For more information, see KOCT website.







LEARNING IS FOR EVERYONE (LIFE) - LIFE is organized for the seniors of North San Diego County and is sponsored by The MiraCosta College Foundation.  LIFE meets on most Friday afternoons from 1-3:30 p.m. and offers fascinating guest speakers, field trips, discussion groups, and other activities.  The meetings cover a wide variety of interesting topics....something for everyone! LIFE meets at the Oceanside campus.  Call 760-721-8124 for information. 






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300 North Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054
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