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In This Issue                   

  • Citywide LED Street Light Retrofit Project
  • Heritage Park Fall Festival
  • Green Oceanside
  • Economic Development News
  • Arts and Culture
  • El Corazon Fields
  • Street Slurry Seal Project
  • Airport Master Plan Meeting
  • City Job Openings
  • New Mail Ballot Drop-Off Program
  • State Bans Plastic Bags
  • Parks and Recreation News
  • Library Events
  • Oceanside Senior Expo
  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Pride by the Beach
  • Bike the Coast - Taste the Coast
  • KOCT Community Television
  • MiraCosta LIFE Program
  • Free Career Transition Assistance Program
  • LifeTime Triathlon
  • O'side Turkey Trot







Citywide LED Street Light Retrofit Project -    Southern Contracting started the replacement of approximately 7,700 street lights in early September, and to date has completed 25% of the project.  The new LED lights will be at least 50% more efficient than the existing high-pressure sodium lights, and will amount to a reduction in energy of approximately 2.6 million kWH per year and reduction in carbon dioxide of approximately 1.7 million pounds per year.  The first phase of the project will take about 4 months and be completed by the end of the year.  The second phase of the project will begin in early 2015 and will include parking lot lighting in the Downtown area, Harbor, City parks and other City facilities. 







Heritage Park Fall Festival - Saturday, November 8 from 12-4 p.m. at 220 Peyri Road.  The Heritage Park Fall Festival is a day of family-friendly fun featuring a mouth-watering chili cook-off, children's games, music and more!  Admission is free.  Free parking behind Mission San Luis Rey.  Game and food tickets available at event.  Proceeds benefit the Friends of Oceanside Parks.  Questions?  Call 760-435-5529. 




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Green Oceanside -   Get the latest on drought restriction news, information about water-saving rebates for your home and business, and a free landscaping workshop coming this month.




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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 every day.  The City's Economic Development Department 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 issuance.  Check the link above for the latest new business news!




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Arts and Culture - The Arts are alive in Oceanside, and there's something for every member of the family!   You won't want to miss the excitement happening from the happening First Friday Art Walks to theatre and concerts, we have it all.  See link for details.  Dive in and experience the best of Oceanside's arts and culture scene and make it a night to remember.  








El Corazon Fields Update -  The City has completed its parking lot and other improvements at El Corazon and has turned the site over to SoCal SC, LP, the operator of the SoCal Sports Complex at Oceanside.  SoCal is scheduled to have the turf installation completed on the 20 athletic fields portion of the site at the beginning of October 2014. This schedule allows the athletic fields to timely mature so that SoCal can open a portion of the athletic fields to the Oceanside Soccer Club, who has scheduled the first games to be played the weekend of November 8, 2014. More...








City Street Slurry Seal Project -  This month, the City of Oceanside is slurry sealing twelve miles (2.5 million square feet) of residential streets.  A slurry seal is an emulsion of liquid asphalt, course sand, and tire rubber.  Check link for which streets and more information.







Airport Master Plan Meeting - A public open house meeting to discuss the continued progress of the Master Plan for Bob Maxwell Memorial Airfield  (Oceanside Municipal Airport) will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054. The meeting is open to all community members and will provide information about the ongoing Master Plan study for Bob Maxwell Memorial Airfield Airport in the City of Oceanside.  No RSVP is necessary but we hope you will be able to attend this meeting and provide your feedback.






City Job OpeningsOne of the City's objectives is to hire and retain excellent qualified employees throughout the organization. We welcome your applications.  Peruse the link above for current job openings and sign up for email alerts to notify you of future openings.  Applications need to be filed electronically through the website and be received by the filing deadline to be considered. 








New Mail Ballot Drop-Off Program -  If you choose to vote by mail, there is a new program available to you!  From October 27 – November 3, you can drop off your mail ballot at the Oceanside City Clerk’s office at 300 North Coast Highway during regular business hours.








State bans plastic bags effective July 1, 2015Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation enacting the nation’s first statewide ban of single-use plastic shopping bags.  Senate Bill 270 became the first plastic bag ban approved by a state legislature in the nation in late August. The bill takes effect July 1, 2015.  SB 270 prohibits grocery stores, drugstores, and convenience stores from distributing single-use plastic bags, going into effect first in large grocery stores in July of 2015.  Stores can sell paper, durable reusable bags, and compostable bags with a minimum charge of 10 cents each. The 10 cent charge is to encourage consumers to bring their own reusable bags. 








Parks and Recreation -  Don't miss the Movie at the Pier, Heritage Park Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off and so much more!   There are afterschool programs, ball teams, dance lessons--the list goes on and on.  Check the Fall 2014 Activity Guide! for all the amazing activities, classes, dates and times.  







The Oceanside Public Library Events -  October and November is teeming with interesting book clubs, special programs and events--including War Comes Home--a special series designed to spark discussion about war and the veteran experience.   Don't miss SWARMIUS in concert and the facinating documentarty and discussion series, Citizen of the World.  Other engaging events:




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Oceanside Senior Expo - Thursday, October 9 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Civic Center Plaza.  This popular event will feature over 60 health-related businesses, non-profits and senior organzations.  Attendees may view demonstrations, participate in free screenings, and pick up give-aways. 







Dia de los Muertos Event - October 26 from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  at Mission San Luis Rey.   Dia de los Muertos is a special event with diverse cultural traditions, remembering and honoring deceased loved ones. Over twenty-five thousand attendees will enjoy the largest festival of its kind in San Diego County.  The Mission will come alive at this FREE family-friendly event with entertainment, altar displays and a classic car show.  Children will be entertained all day with a variety of craft activities and exciting carnival rides. Free Admission; parking $5 per car. Free shuttle buses available.   Photo Gallery







Pride by the Beach - October 11 from 11 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Pier View Way and Ditmar.  Free entrance this year. Pride at the Beach will kick off at 11 a.m. and include entertainment, over 100 vendors, inspirational speakers, food trucks, a children’s garden, and a day of fun.   Each year, the North County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender (LGBT)  Pride by the Beach event funds the Annual GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance)  Awards. These awards go directly to North County Gay/Straight Alliance clubs in the middle schools and high schools.  These clubs promote respect for diversity in schools, play a critical role in stopping and prevent harassment and discrimination against LGBTQ students, and help ensure that schools are safe for everyone. 








Bike the Coast Taste the Coast - Ride along on November 1 on the beautiful Socal coastline! 100, 50, 25, 15 or 7 mile options with a waterfront start/finish at the beach and the Oceanside Pier.  Come cheer the racers on and enjoy the tasty expo at the finish line with music, food and beer garden. 








KOCT News - KOCT, Oceanside's community television station, was celebrated for their 30 years of service to the Oceanside community!  See link for more on KOCT Day as well as an easy guide to search for programs.








MiraCosta LIFE Program - LIFE (Learning is For Everyone) is organized for the seniors in North County.  LIFE meets most Friday afternoons and offers guest speakers on a wide array of topics, discussion groups, and even occasional field trips.  The October and November meetings feature such topics as Aquaponics, Honeybees, the UN, Global Markets, and Claude Monet. 




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Free Career Transition Assistance Program- Begins October 13:  The Veteran's Association of North County will hold a program for transitioning military, veterans and spouses.  Local Human Resource and business professionals share their expertise and experience.   The program covers one-on-one coaching, resume building, interviewing tips, and more.  These interactive and highly informative classes are scheduled 2 evenings per week for 4 weeks.  Classes begin Monday, October 13 from 6-9 p.m. and run through November 5.  Register today!  Email or phone 760-659-0334. 







Life Time Tri Oceanside - October 26 -  What better place to compete in swimming, biking, and running than Oceanside? The triathlon is Sunday but there will be a Fitness Expo all weekend at the Pier Amptheatre.  Awards ceremony concludes the event on Sunday at 11 am.  Course








The Oceanside Turkey Trot - Thanksgiving Day at 7 a.m.  Come and move your feet before you eat this Thanksgiving at Oceanside's 9th annual Pacific Marine Credit Union Turkey Trot 5 mile or 5k run/walk.  Race course is downhill and starts at Civic Center and finishes at the pier along the beach. There will be races for everyone, bring the whole family.  Event offers a Costume Contest, Largest Team Competition, live entertainment and finisher medals for all participants. 















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City of Oceanside
300 North Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054
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