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In This Issue   

  • Martin Luther King Civic Award Winner 
  • Parenting Resource Fair 
  • Council Workshop on City Priorities
  • Overall Crime Down in Oceanside
  • Remembering Our Fallen Exhibit
  • Libby Lake Celebration of Life
  • Arts and Culture
  • Economic Development News
  • Parks and Recreation Events
  • Public Safety Night at the Market
  • Green Oceanside
  • Beach Restrooms Construction Update
  • Say "I Do" in Oceanside 
  • Library News
  • Guajome Park Trails
  • Ironman Triathlon
  • MiraCosta to Host Pilot Baccalauereate Program 
  • KOCT Community Television
  • MiraCosta LIFE Program 
  • New Rules for Coaster, Sprinter, Breeze






2015 Community Service Award Recipient Announced - Mr. E. Charles Adams, Sr. was chosen as the 2015 City of Oceanside Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award winner.  The Community Service Award is annually given to a resident who exemplifies the ideals and teachings of Dr. King and who has served the community in volunteer activities over a long time period.  Mr. Adams has a long history of civic volunteerism and leadership in the Oceanside community.  More






Community Resource Fair for Parents/Caregivers - February 10.  The Oceanside Public Library will host a free Community Resource Fair for expecting parents and  parents and caregivers of babies and young children, ages 0-5. Families are welcome.  The fair will take place on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Mission Branch Library community room, 3861-B Mission Avenue.  More 





City Council Workshop - The Council will be considering City priorities at a Workshop on Wednesday, February 11 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 the Council Chambers at 300 N. Coast Highway.  All are welcome.





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Overall Crime Down in Oceanside -The Oceanside Police Department announced that crime was down 9.6% in 2014.  Gang-related crime was down 31% in 2014.  Dispatch answered 93,423 emergency calls and 270,795 non-emergency calls. The Harbor Unit assisted Federal agencies in the largest seizure of drugs in Southern California maritime history.  To help prevent crime in our community, please read more.




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Remembering Our Fallen Exhibit - February 9-14 at the Veterans Association of North County located at 1617 Mission Avenue in Oceanside.  “Remembering Our Fallen” is a war memorial that consists of state exhibits created to remember our country’s Fallen since the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001. Unlike most war memorials of brick and mortar, these are designed to travel so that more people can have the opportunity to remember our Fallen. The exhibit includes military and personal photos of Californians who have died from wounds suffered in the war zone. 




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Celebration of Life at Libby Lake Park - March 13 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.   Please join in an event to remember victims of violence and celebrate the lives of youth and families living in the community.  There will be music, games, food and guest speakers.  You'll find resource booths on health services, college and job training, after-school activities and more! 




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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 of the February First Friday Art Walk, the free foreign films at MiraCosta and Oceanside Museum of Art's Free Family Art Day. See link for details. Dive in and experience the best of Oceanside's arts and culture scene and make it a night to remember.







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 Division 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 and coming business news.







Parks and RecreationSpring and summer breaks will soon be upon us so begin planning your family's camps and classes.  Check link for more information.

2015 Volunteer opportunities abound with varying time commitments to fit your schedule, get involved! 







Public Safety Night at the Sunset Market on Thursday, February 5 from 5-8 p.m.  Please join the Oceanside Police, Fire and Lifeguards at the Sunset Market for giveaways, vehicle displays, and fun for the whole family.  Meet your City's first reponders. Stay for dinner, too!  The Sunset Farmers' Market is located on Pier View Way, west of Coast Highway.




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San Luis Rey River Cleanup March 7 - Click for details.  Mark your calendar for future creek cleanups April 25 and September 19. 

Energize your 2015 resolutions

Apply compost and fertilizer is AFTER it rains

Free Fix-A-Leak Workshop March 8, RSVP

Low-use water landscape contest

Calendar contest for 4th Graders









Beach Restrooms Project Phase 1 - Construction continues on the first phase of a multi-phase improvement project along the waterfront.  The first beach restrooms are under construction which are located along The Strand at Breakwater and Sportfisher.  The restrooms on the Oceanside Pier and at Wisconsin Street will start the remodeling process this Spring.

Beach Restroom and Operations Facility Project - The next phase of restroom projects will address the much-needed improvements to beach operations and visitor-serving facilities adjacent to the Junior Seau Amphitheater and Tyson Street Park.  This project has just started the conceptual design process.  The first community meeting was held January 28.  Look for additional community meetings regarding this future project in February and March.  Information will be located on the City’s calendar of events, Facebook, Twitter and site-specific signage.





Say "I Do" at El Corazon - Brides to be, you'll want to check out the El Corazon Senior Center as a venue for unforgetable (not to mention affordable) nuptials in the heart of Oceanside.  The dining room accomodates 96 seated guests.  Adjacent is a serence courtyard bordered by landscaping and a large outdoor fireplace with additional seating.  The building sits on six acres and provides a functional and stunning setting with views that let the outdoors in.  We invite you to contact us, tour the space and book up to a year in advance for your perfect day!







From Doozies to Doo Wop

African-American History Month Programs

Free blood pressure screenings February 13

Friends of the Library Book Sale February 21

Paper Pattern Story Workshops:  Civic Center Library and Mission Branch Library - RSVP required!







Explore the Guajome Park Trail!   Guajome Park is located in Oceanside and has a little bit of everything for the hiker--and the trail is rated as "Easy." Two ponds attract migratory birds and are home to a variety of fish. The 4.5 miles of trails meander through a diverse representation of habitats including woodlands, chaparral, wetlands and mixed grasslands.  The second Saturday of every month features Nature Walk with a Ranger, open to all ages.  One camping cabin too!  Open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk. 3000 Guajome Lake Road, Oceanside. (760) 724-4489.








Iron Man 70.3 Triathlon - March 28 6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  This race offers the only chance athletes have to swim in the calm, protected  Oceanside Harbor. The bike course takes cyclists along the coastline to San  Clemente, before dropping down into Camp Pendleton. Here, challenging hills confront athletes before they swing back to the Oceanside  Pier. The run portion takes them on a winding journey along the pier, and then out to The Strand, where miles of beaches provide a beautiful vista. Runners then loop back for a grand finish at the ocean's edge and a chute lined with energetic spectatorsMore







MiraCosta College to Offer Four-Year Degree - MiraCosta College was among 15 community colleges selected from 112 statewide to offer four-year bachelor's degree programs.   MiraCosta will offer a degree in Bio-Manufacturing, which will help fulfill an unmet worksforce need in our region.  The pilot program was started to help keep higher education affordable. 







KOCT newsKOCT, Oceanside's community television station has just completed its six-part documentary series,  "The Adobes & Ranchos of North County."  Joi in on the kick-off celebration February 24 at the Oceanside Library!







MiraCosta LIFE Program - LIFE is a Lifelong Learning Group organized for the seniors of North County which features fascinating lectures, presentations and even a field trip or two.  There are topics to interest all tastes, including the upcoming production of The Drowsy Chaperone, lecture on Michelangelo, and presentation on Music of the British Isles in February and March.  Check out the full line up here.





New Rules for Coaster, Sprinter, Breeze- The North County Transit District has new rules which prohibit consumption or possesion of open containers of alcohol. The new regulations are effective now. 





View a wonderful short video on Oceanside filmed, directed, produced, and edited by Larimore Production Company. 




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