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Welcome to The Oceanside Tide, the City's e-newsletter.

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Mayoral appointment - Mayor Jim Wood retired effective January 1, 2018. The City Council appointed Peter Weiss, former City Manager,  to serve the remainder of former Mayor Jim Wood's term.  Peter Weiss was sworn in on January 25.



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Two New Beachfront Hotels ComingPlans in the works for over 12 years are coming to fruition as property owners and developers prepare to break ground on a full-service resort hotel and an adjacent boutique hotel on Pacific Street near the Pier. Located between North Pacific and Myers streets and spanning two city blocks, the Joie de Vivre boutique hotel will occupy the north block of the development and the Destination Resort will be on the south block. The Destination Resort will be comparable to L'Auberge Del Mar or the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The City had been leasing the area for public parking. The parking spaces will be replaced by a new public parking structure containing over 350 parking spaces.  The new parking garage is being constructed at Pier View Way and Cleveland Street.  The master-planned, 2.75-acre hotel project is slated to launch in early 2020 after breaking ground in spring 2018. Additionally, the boutique hotel will feature the Graves House, commonly known as the “Top Gun house." Dating back to 1887, the historically-protected Queen Anne Victorian will be  meticulously restored to its original splendor and will re-launch as a curated food outlet.  The projects will add multiple restaurants, bars, a public garden and event venues to the area.




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Downtown Water and Sewer Pipeline Replacement Project Nears Completion - Final street paving and surface restoration work is all that remains of the project, which will be completed in February 2018.   Parking restriction signs will be posted in active paving locations. Please see map for paving locations. The Downtown Farmers Markets will not be impacted by the paving efforts. Phase 1 of this project began in the fall of 2016 and is being paid from existing funds collected from water and sewer fees.  Besides replacing water and sewer lines, the project replaced hydrants, water meters and manhole covers. When all five phases of the project are complete, a total of 264,000 feet of water and sewer lines will be replaced in downtown Oceanside. For more information about this project, please visit  or call the project information line at (760) 435-5833. 




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Local Coastal Program Update - The City of Oceanside has initiated an update of its Local Coastal Program, a planning document that regulates development in the city’s coastal zone and establishes long-range vision for the community.  In support of the update, staff is seeking input from residents and stakeholders.  Take the survey!  Planning staff is extending the survey window through the month of February. Nearly 500 responses have been received thus far, the vast majority of which have come from  Oceanside residents.  In an effort to gather more input from coastal zone visitors and business owners, the project team is preparing separate surveys geared toward these two groups.







Potential Sales Tax Measure - Our City's first priority is protecting the safety of our citizens and maintaining a quality of life we all value in our community.  To provide stable, local funding to meet these needs, the City of Oceanside is considering placing a one-half cent sales tax measure on the November 2018 ballot. Updates will be posted to the City website.







Harbor entrance dredging project The Army Corps of Engineers dredges the Oceanside Harbor entrance annually to ensure safe navigation for vessels.  The sand dredged is placed on Oceanside beaches. This year's pre-construction meeting is expected to be scheduled in late February and the dredging project is anticipated to start in mid-April and be completed before Memorial Day weekend.   The contractor is Manson Construction, the same firm used in Spring 2017.




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San Luis Rey Riverbed Mowing Oceanside Public Works oversaw the completion of 70 mowed acres of riverbed brush from the College Boulevard Bridge to east of the Douglas Drive Bridge.  The brush removal clears the way for water to flow during heavy rains and helps  minimize flooding.  No other mowing is planned at this time, but more may occur at the end of this year.




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General Plan Update - The City of Oceanside continues to make progress on two new elements to its General Plan: an Economic Development Element (EDE) and an Energy and Climate Action Element (ECAP).  Following a public workshop in November, the project team has been refining the draft EDE to incorporate public input and identify specific implementing actions.  

City staff is now crafting the goals and policies of the ECAP, identifying opportunities to achieve greater energy efficiency, source more renewable power, increase walkability and transit use, conserve water, minimize solid waste, and expand agriculture and the urban forest. City staff has recently reviewed and provided comment on a draft Climate Action Plan (CAP), which outlines specific Green House Gas reduction measures meant to implement the goals and policies of the ECAP.  A public workshop on the draft CAP will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  More information

The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the EDE and ECAP is in progress. The EIR will likely be available for public review in late spring.  






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.






City Council Meetings - The public is welcome for all City Council meetings at 300 N. Coast Highway. The next meeting dates are February 7 and February 28. 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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Arts and Culture - The Arts are alive in Oceanside! The winter season holds a colorful array of art events such as live theatre performances at the historic Star and Brooks Theatres like Nunsense and Outside Millingar, free international film at MiraCosta College, and exciting exhibitions and events at the Oceanside Museum of Art! Don't miss free first Sunday on February 4 at Oceanside Museum of Art --- a great opportunity to experience spectacular works of art at a world-class museum.





Coffee with a Cop  February 22 from 4-6 p.m. at Sprouts Farmers Market at 471 College Blvd. - No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the Officers in your neighborhood!  Coffee with a Cop is held monthly at various Oceanside locations.  Join us!




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Community Service Award Recipient Announced - Mr. Larry Hatter was named the 2018 recipient of the City of Oceanside Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award at the annual commemoration celebration hosted by the North San Diego County Branch of the NAACP and the City of Oceanside on January 15.  Mr. Hatter has been a longtime member of the North San Diego County community and continues to exemplify the philosophy and ideals of the late Dr. King through his continued passion, works, and vision for the Oceanside Community as a whole. 



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Scholarship applications now available - Applications for the 2018 City of Oceanside Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program are now available at local high schools, the Oceanside Public Library, and on the City website.  Any graduating senior who lives in Oceanside and will attend college after graduation is eligible to apply, regardless of what high school the student attends.  The scholarship program has no racial, ethnic, or gender criteria; residency in Oceanside is the only requirement for application.  The deadline for submission of applications is April 7, 2018. 




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Oceanside Valentine's Week - Oceanside is thinking outside the chocolate box and has a great lineup of unique advenures in store for you and your loved ones during Valentine's Week.  This collaboration includes the "Sweetheart Market," a Valentine Family Fun Ride, a Ferris Wheel at the beach, Horse & Carriage rides, Tango at the Museum, a Movie by the Pier, South O Walkabout and more!  Details




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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. Innovate 78 takes a look back at success stories and looks ahead to 2018 priorities.  More







County Ends Hepatitis A Emergency Declaration  - After four weeks with no new cases associated with the local hepatitis A outbreak reported, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a motion ending the local health emergency.  The County will continue Hepatitis A vaccinations at public health centers, jails and detention facilities, homeless shelters and locations where high-risk individuals congregate. Mass vaccinations will also be held for food handlers to further protect the public.




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Green Oceanside

Green Workshops

Fertilize after it rains, not before

Properly dispose of sharps and prescriptions 

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Oceanside Public Library News  

Free Concerts at the Library

Prepare your income taxes free for qualifying incomes

Newly redesigned Bookmobiles!

Black History Month celebration

Big Book and Media Sale February 10







Parks and Recreation News

Oceanside Valentine's Week Horse & Carriage Rides

Family Bike Ride

Ferris Wheel at the Beach

Movie at the Pier

Winter Activity Guide






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.







California Surf Museum - Oceanside's California Surf Museum has extended their popular exhibit, China Beach: Surfing during the Vietnam War and the Healing Power of Wave Riding.  Catch it through mid-April!  Consider becoming a member. Memberships not only help the museum continue operating on a daily basis, but also makes possible the continuing series of fascinating new exhibits, film premieres, book signings, educational lectures, and music events.






Oceanside Unified School District news Oceanside Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Duane Coleman announced that he will be retiring effective June 30.  Dr. Coleman, who is a product of the schools he now leads, was named superintendent in July 2014. The OUSD Board of Education will be meeting in the coming weeks to discuss next steps and is committed to keeping parents and families, staff, and community members informed of the superintendent selection process in a timely manner.  






Vista Unified School District News - Vista Unified School District welcomes Linda Kimble, Ed.D., Superintendent!  Read her opening message to the community and program plans for the future.





MiraCosta College LIFE Program  - MiraCosta College has a program called "LIFE" that's organized for the seniors in north county, but is open to all over 18.  LIFE meets most Friday afternoons at the Oceanside campus at 1 p.m. for discussion groups, guest speakers and more.  Check the link for LIFE meetings on fascinating topics like Uncovering South Korea, Solar Cookers, Van Gogh in Arles, and World War II.  More information




2018 USA Pan American Beach Handball Championships to be Held in Oceanside - Oceanside is proud to host international athletes during the March 2018 Pan American Beach Handball Championships. The tournament is open to National Teams from North, Central, and South America as well as Caribbean countries. Eight teams will advance to the World Beach Handball Championships in Kazan, Russia, in July 2018. The Championships will be the headline event featured in a long weekend of sports, music and food, representing various countries in attendance. Beach Handball is one of the quickest growing beach sports in the world with its fast paced, high scoring, spectator friendly games.  Meet and Greet will be held with the elite beach teams on February 3 from 9-10 a.m. at Harbor Beach.







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