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Welcome to The Oceanside Tide, the City's e-newsletter. To sign up for this and other e-publications, please visit the City website.


In this issue...

  • SD County Hepatitis A outbreak
  • Overall crime down 
  • City Council District Elections
  • Economic Development news
  • Arts and Culture
  • City Council meetings
  • Innovate 78
  • Shop Local
  • Get the City app!
  • Beach sand replenishment
  • Oceanside Fire Department news
  • New Planning and Zoning GIS map viewer
  • Local Coastal Program Update
  • Green Oceanside 
  • Oceanside Public Library news
  • Parks and Recreation events
  • Oceanside Transit Center Update
  • Taste of Oceanside Oct. 7
  • Kids Explore & Play for Free in Oct.
  • Senior Expo Oct.12
  • O'side Turkey Trot
  • Oceanside Museum of Art - Become a member!
  • California Surf Museum
  • KOCT - North County's channel
  • Oceanside Unified School District news
  • Vista Unified School District news
  • MiraCosta College opens STEM Learning Center  


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Hepatitis A Outbreak - The  County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency has been investigating a local Hepatitis A outbreak. The majority of people who have contracted Hepatitis A are homeless and/or illicit drug users, although some cases have been neither.  The outbreak is being spread person-to-person and through contact with fecal contamination. Handwashing before and after eating and after using the restroom can prevent the spread of the virus.  Vaccination efforts in Oceanside have been implemented in targeted locations by County staff and in collaboration with Oceanside Police Department's Homeless Outreach Officers. Nearly 500 in the at-risk population have been vaccinated thus far. Vaccinations for Oceanside First Responders and other affected staff began on September 26.  For vaccination locations, please call 2-1-1.  Further information can be found on the City's website.



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Overall crime down in OceansideSince 1980, SANDAG has been reporting regional crime statistics for San Diego County. The study found that the City of Oceanside’s overall FBI Index Crime rate per 1,000 population (including homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft) has decreased 8 percent since 2013, and decreased 1 percent over last year. Crime statistics for January through December 2017 are expected to be available in April 2018.




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City Council District Elections- At the City Council meeting on July 25, 2017, the Council introduced an Ordinance establishing by-district elections for City Council offices and approved an election calendar for the newly created Council Districts.  On August 1, 2017, the City Council voted to adopt the ordinance. Those who run for City Council will need to live in the district where they seek election. The Mayor's seat will continue to be elected at-large. To view the boundary map, videos of community meetings, background information and more, please visit





Economic Development News - Oceanside has a dynamic business climate with new restaurants, retail shops, and manufacturing businesses moving into the City. 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.



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Arts and Culture - The Arts are alive in Oceanside! The fall season holds a colorful array of art events such as the ever-evolving Oceanside Art Walk October 6 and exciting live theatre like Same Time, Next Year at the historic Brooks Theatre. The world-class Oceanside Museum of Art has not-to-be-missed exhibitions, as well as the highly anticipated Art After Dark on October 28. Round out the season with the free International Film Series at MiraCosta College! 






City Council Meetings - The public is welcome for all City Council meetings at 300 N. Coast Highway. The next meeting dates are October 4 and October 18. Regular City Council meetings are also shown live on KOCT on two Wednesdays of each month and replayed throughout the week. Check the agenda and minutes to read about the issues the City Council is addressing. Sign up to receive meeting agendas and minutes here.



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Innovate 78 - Innovate 78 is the collaborative effort of five cities (Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido) to attract new business to the 78 corridor and promote economic development and job growth in the North County San Diego region.  This month, the region's Manufacturing businesses are highlighted on Manufacturing Day October 6.  Take a tour of one of Oceanside's manufacturing facilities or attend the resource fair.  Learn more



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Shop Local - Dine & shop in downtown Oceanside and get rewarded!  Mainstreet Oceanside brings back the Shop Local campaign and offers chances to win prizes in the month of October.  Up for grabs are cameras, custom surfboards, surf lessons, giftcards, a getaway, and more.



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Get the City App! -  Take pride in Oceanside and download the “My Oceanside” City app to your cell phone. FREE! You can find the mobile app at the android or apple stores. The My Oceanside app allows you to report issues needing attention such as graffiti,  abandoned shopping carts, or dumped material---with a few simple taps.  The app automatically notes your location, and you can add photographs instantly.   The issue is sent seamlessly into the workflow in PublicStuff, and is routed to the appropriate department for handling. Submit these requests 24/7!  You can also call Oceanside Customer Care directly at 760-435-4500 to submit items.




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Beach sand replenishment- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun a federal flood control/sediment removal project in a stretch of the San Luis Rey Riverbed. Any beach-quality sand will be transported to Oceanside's beaches, south of the Pier.  This project forces closure of a portion of the San Luis Rey River Trail due to heavy construction equipment.  The City has established a detour for trail users during the duration of the sediment removal project.  More






Oceanside Fire Department Open House Oct. 21- Join the Oceanside Fire Department at Fire Station 7 on October 21 for the annual Fire Prevention Open House! You'll experience an upclose and personal look at Fire and Police vehicles, learn hands-only CPR, learn about valuable community resources like CERT, review how to use a fire extinguisher and much more. Kids of all ages love this free, family-friendly event. VIDEO

Free smoke alarms - The Oceanside Fire Department has partnered with American Red Cross and Burn Institute to offer Oceanside home owners free smoke alarms including installation.  Smoke alarms save lives and having a working smoke alarm is the first step to keeping your family safe. To see if you qualify for the program, please call (760) 435-4305.  



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New Planning & Zoning GIS Map Viewer - The new map viewer provides zoning, land use, address, transportation and environmental information for all properties within the City.  Information concerning specific properties can be obtained by clicking on a property or searching for a property.  More layers of information will be added in the future.  The Planning & Zoning GIS Map Viewer can be accessed on the City website under City Services > City GIS Maps or under Planning > Codes/Regulations/Maps or directly through link above.  The map viewer will improve customer service by providing streamlined access to planning & zoining information.  For further information or assistance, please contact Scott Nightingale at



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Local Coastal Plan UpdateThe City was awarded a Local Coastal Program Grant by the California Coastal Commission and the Coastal Conservancy. The grant provides support of an update of the Local Coastal Plan (LCP). In addition to amending LCP policies and regulations to address existing conditions and achieve consistency with the goals of the California Coastal Act, the project will involve a coastal hazards vulnerability assessment and adaptation plan.  The City encourages residents and others with an interest in the future of the City’s coastal zone to participate in the LCP Update public outreach process.  More




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Green Oceanside

Reduce organics in the landfill

Troubleshooting common water pressure issues          

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day          






Oceanside Public Library News

Free concert Oct. 7 - Jarabe Mexicano

Homework Helpers 

Children's Services Calendar- Join in the fun at Arts & Crafts, Paws to Read, Science Fun, Tween Tech, Pumpkin Patch Storytimes, Halloween Magic Show,  & more!







Parks and Recreation News - Parks and Recreation is gearing up for a full fall season designed to delight all with a bevy of activities.  Included in the lineup are several wonderful annual favorites---the Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff, the Tree Lighting, and the Senior Holiday Dance. Fast forward to a bus trip to the Pasadena Rose Parade on January 1---get your tickets today.  Please peruse the Fall Activity Guide for class and sports league offerings, too!




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Oceanside Transit Center Update - Construction activity at Oceanside Transit Center is progressing toward completion as work continues on Platform 1, the northernmost platform nearest the station. Crews have completed foundation work and started placing deck concrete at the improved Platform 1. Additionally, crews are installing the final items at Platform 3, the new southernmost platform near the SPRINTER. Project improvements scheduled to be completed in the coming months include new lighting, seating, and electronic signs displaying real-time arrivals and departures. Construction is anticipated to be completed in late 2017. The Oceanside Transit Center project will enhance the capacity and reliability of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) coastal rail corridor, improve schedule efficiencies and travel times, and modernize the station for a better rider experience. To learn more about the project, call 858-549-RAIL or visit



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Taste of Oceanside - Join MainStreet Oceanside for the delicious "Taste of Oceanside," on Saturday, October 7 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., and enjoy a wide array of eateries offering delectable samples of their food and beverages. Live entertainment will be enjoyed throughout the day and trolleys will help attendees move around downtown. Purchase tickets online at or at the Main Street Oceanside office at 701 Mission Ave.



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Kids explore and play for free in October! - All month long, children will get a chance to explore attractions, tours, museums and more...FREE! Head over to Oceanside Adventures Whale Watching Tours at the Harbor, or California Surf Museum and Oceanside Museum of Art downtown.  This special promotion is a unique chance for families to get out, enjoy local activities and experience some of the best of what Oceanside and San Diego County has to offer, all at a discount! Check link for tours and museums participating in this year’s special Kids Free in October celebration.






Senior Expo October 12-The Oceanside Senior Expo will be held Thursday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza, 300 North Coast Highway, in downtown Oceanside.   This popular event will feature over 60 health-related businesses, non-profits and senior organizations offering a variety of free health-related screenings and demonstrations.  Enjoy the adjacent Farmers' Market, too!



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O'Side Turkey Trot Nov. 23 - Recognized as one of the "Top Trots" in the country, the O'side Turkey Trot invites you to move your feet before you eat this Thanksgiving.  Bring the whole family for the 10k or 5k run/walk.  The event offers a costume contest, largest teams competition, fabulous live entertainment on the course and finisher medals for all participants. Free digital photos, medals, shirts, and timing to all registered participants. 






Oceanside Museum of Art - Become a member! As a member of the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA), you'll be supporting a world-class museum and a local treasure. When you become a member, you're not only gaining access to many exciting member perks, you're also helping to bring quality arts programming to the community. Many membership levels are available, join at the level that best suits your interests.



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California Surf Museum -The 10th Annual California Surf Museum Gala will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the oceanfront Cape Rey Resort. This year’s Gala honors special guests, legendary Pipeline master Gerry Lopez, one of the most iconic surfers in history, and Jericho Poppler, surfing champion and advocate for women’s surfing. Fernando Aguerre, President of the International Surfing Association, will also be honored for his contribution to bringing surfing into the 2020 Summer Olympics.  



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KOCT - North County's Channel - KOCT opened its television studio for tours and a fall fundraiser on September 14.  KOCT was incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit corporation and is one of the few community television stations of its kind in San Diego County. Its success is a result of a long-term cooperative relationships and fundraisers such as this fall event.  Many local businesses and individuals made contributions and joined KOCT’s membership organization, Friends of KOCT,  to support this local media resource.  







Oceanside Unified School District news- The Oceanside community celebrated the completion of the new Performing Arts Center at Oceanside High School on September 30 with a grand opening benefit concert.  The Performing Arts Center promises to be a vital hub of activity, drawing in both students and the Oceanside community.  The public areas and its dramatic, sculptural forms create a new landmark for the school district.   The new arts center bridges two needs:  a music and theater venue; and a teaching facility that serves as a place of innovation for the next generations.






Vista Unified School District News - Vista Unified School District's Interim Superintendent Dr. Matt Doyle welcomes students to a new school year and introduces the year's theme, "Students at the Center."  Their charge as a team this year (parents, teachers, staff and administrators) is to expand strength-based learning by keeping “students at the center” of their collective efforts. 






MiraCosta College opens STEM Learning Center The next generation of innovators now has a stunning new building at MiraCosta College to develop the skills they will need to find careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The new science center positions MiraCosta as a vanguard institution ready to produce future leaders in computer science, biotechnology, the pharmaceutical and life science industries.  The Nordson STEM Learning Center features degreed tutors, group study space, state-of-the-art computer technology, scientific equipment, and more.





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