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

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Downtown projects - In the coming months, City storm drain, water, sewer, railroad safety improvement projects, and other Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), combined with private development projects, will cause impacts in the downtown area.  Please reference map, which illustrates planned projects in the area. Pedestrian and motorized traffic will be impacted, particularly with the temporary closing of Mission Avenue west of Meyers. Every effort will be made to minimize noise, dust and other inconveniences. The Beach Resort construction will take approximately two years, as will completion of most of the CIP projects shown on the map; other area project schedules will soon be finalized.  City staff are working with MainStreet Oceanside, Visit Oceanside, and others to implement signage and transportation options while these projects are under construction.  While these projects will have short-term impacts, they will result in modern infrastructure and attractions to enhance the quality of life in Oceanside for many years. 






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. Find out more on the City website and take a moment to review the Frequently Asked Questions.





City Council District Elections - On May 3, 2017, the Oceanside City Council adopted a resolution to begin the process to transition to district elections. The districts will be phased in during the next two election cycles. District 1 and District 2 will be introduced in 2018 and District 3 and District 4 will be introduced in 2020. After all four of the districts have been introduced, the City Council will be comprised of four City Council Members who each live in and represent one of the established districts and one Mayor, who will remain elected and represent the City “At-Large.”  Learn more and find your District






Climate Action Plan Update - The City of Oceanside will hold a public workshop early this summer to seek community input on the Draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) and the Draft Energy and Climate Action Element (ECAP).  The workshop will also provide an opportunity for comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the ECAP and Economic Development Element (EDE).  The Draft CAP and Draft ECAP policy framework will be made available for public review at least 10 days prior to the workshop.  The date and location of the workshop will be posted to the project webpage by June 15. 



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Weeds...Whose problem are they?  Property owners are responsible for clearing weeds. This is very important as we enter the hot summer months and more incidences of wildfires may occur.  The City of Oceanside Code Enforcement Division may send notices to owners requiring the removal of overgrown vegetation. In the interest of a fire safe and beautiful community, let’s all do our part to keep Oceanside free of fire danger and a nice place to live. Complaints of properties in need of weed abatement may be reported by emailing, by calling (760) 435-4500, or by getting the freeMy Oceanside” City app and reporting issues 24/7.  You can get the free City app on your mobile device by searching "My Oceanside" in the apple or android stores.






City Council Meetings - The public is welcome for all City Council meetings at 300 N. Coast Highway. The next meeting dates are June 6 and June 20.  There are no City Council meetings in the month of July.  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.






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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Army Corps of Engineers Postpones Oceanside Harbor Dredging - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District announced it would delay its annual maintenance dredging of Oceanside Harbor, typically expected to begin in April or May. The water quality certification used in previous dredging operations expired and a new Section 401 permit was not obtained in order to conduct dredging in May. The Corps will coordinate with Oceanside officials to determine if dredging is necessary in the fall or if it should occur in spring 2019.  Corps survey crews are monitoring the harbor's entrance channel to ensure sufficient depth for safe navigation. Plans call for the Corps to work with the Harbor Patrol to do monthly depth checks to monitor the progression of tip shoals that form on the north and south jetties that could encroach on the channel.  






Annual Count Finds Fewer Homeless People in Region-Homelessness is a regional and statewide challenge that local governments like Oceanside work on every day. The number of people experiencing homelessness in San Diego County dropped by 6 percent from the previous year, according to the 2018 Point-in-Time Count.  The City of Oceanside saw a 10 percent decrease in unsheltered homeless individuals.  Find the 2018 WeAllCount Annual Report here. Learn more about Homeless Services and Resources in Oceanside here. 







Oceanside Housing Commissioner Receives Ruby Award Congratulations to Oceanside Housing Commissioner Jackie Camp for being awarded an "Outstanding Advocate" at the San Diego Housing Federation's Ruby Awards on May 3, 2018. Jackie was appointed to the City of Oceanside Housing Commission in 1999 and continues to serve today; she is Oceanside's  longest serving Housing Commissioner in history. Jackie  is a lifelong proponent of affordable housing production in Oceanside, is a staunch advocate of high quality, universal design, and the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act in all affordable housing developments and public improvements.  Learn more about Housing Programs in Oceanside here.




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Dogs in City Parks - The City needs to balance, manage and address dog owners’ responsibilities, dog behavior,  and public safety across Oceanside.  With so many people who love dogs (and many others who don’t), we all need to work together to live in harmony.  Please remember that dogs must be on leash at all City parks.  Dog owners with unleashed dogs may be cited.  Pet owners are also required to control and clean up after their animals while visiting public facilities. 







Get Nixle Cell Phone Alerts from the Oceanside Police Department -  Simply text your zip code to 888777 to opt-in to important alerts from your local police. Please share this information with your family and friends so that no one misses out on relevant public safety information.



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GreenOceanside - Clean parks, beaches and a clean ocean improves quality of life, protects natural resources, and boosts the economy.  Beach safety and water quality can be diminished by dogs on City beaches.  Please do your part to keep pet waste out of public areas and review the tips here.  Dogs must remain on leash in City parks for the safety of all. 







Parks and Recreation programs and events 

Summer camps and classes

Concert in the Park June 15

Movie at the Pier June 23

Sunday Night Jazz Series 

Beautiful facilities to rent for your events

Fireworks Show July 3 - Oceanside's 130th Anniversary!

Oceanside Day at Petco Park - Save the date:  August 12

Gift certificates available!







Oceanside Public Library News

Before I Die Community Art Project

Children's Summer Reading Program Calendar

Teen Summer Reading Program Calendar 

Live Theatre & Lunch with Globe for All July 1

Earn your High School Diploma with Career Online High School 




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"What HOME Means To Me" Calendar Contest As part of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials’ (NAHRO’s) Housing America campaign, a contest is held each year for children residing in affordable housing and community developments owned or administered by member agencies.  The City of Oceanside Neighborhood Services Department (a NAHRO member agency) held a local “What Home Means to Me” contest from February 1 to March 15, 2018, to generate entries to submit to the contest. 







Visit Oceanside Celebrates Record YearOn May 16, Visit Oceanside held its 8th Annual Tourism Summit at the historic Star Theatre in downtown Oceanside. Mirroring recent trends reported by Visit California, Oceanside has seen a consistent increase in visitors, travel spending, and travel industry employment over the last seven years with 2017 reaching record highs.  The visitor spending directly supported more than 3,300 jobs in Oceanside, with tourism industry employment in the city increasing at an average annual rate of 5.1 percent since 2010.  Visit Oceanside acknowledged several local industry champions, including City of Oceanside staff members: Deanna Lorson, Assistant City Manager; Russ Cunningham, Principal Planner; Rob Dmohowski, Associate Planner; and Tracey Bohlen, Economic Development Manager — acknowledged for their contributions in creating a strategic vision for agritourism in Oceanside.  City Special Events Supervisor Patrick Young was also recognized as a Local Tourism Champion. Congratulations to Visit Oceanside for their success.  Video  






Oceanside Independence Parade - Don't miss this annual Oceanside favorite on June 30!  The parade marches up Coast Highway from Wisconsin Street to Pier View Way.  This year's parade honors former Mayor Jim Wood, retiring OUSD Superintendent Duane Coleman, and retiring Parks & Recreation Manager Eileen Turk.  The first unit steps off at 10:00 a.m. Find details on how to participate in the parade, how to volunteer or sponsor, where to view, and more, by clicking the link above.







Fireworks Display - Celebrate Oceanside's 130th Birthday!  Celebrate Oceanside's 130th anniversary on July 3, 2018, with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. at El Corazon. The recommended viewing area is on Rancho Del Oro Road between Mesa Drive and Oceanside Boulevard. This portion of Rancho Del Oro will be closed to traffic. Please carpool as parking is limited in business parks nearby. Bring a beach chair and enjoy early entertainment and food vendors. 




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Arts and Culture - The Arts are alive in Oceanside! The summer season holds a wide array of colorful art events, like the Oceanside Art Walk, the Filipino Cultural Celebration, and the Museum Ball. Come out and support our art-friendly community!  Check link for details.





First Friday Art Walk - Oceanside Friends of the Arts will host the first Friday Art Walk again on June 1 from 5-9 p.m. on Mission Avenue, Artist Alley, Pier View Way and Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside. You'll enjoy paintings, sculpture, photography and more! 




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 presents their newest exhibit celebrating some of the most iconic boards and surfers of pipeline: "Billibong Salute to Pipeline." Catch it before it's gone!  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.




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Oceanside Historical Society - The Oceanside Historical Society serves the community through their museum, website, publications, and walking tours. Most of their services, including the museum and history walks, are free. The History Walks occur on the 2nd Saturday of the month, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Civic Center Plaza.  Their mission is to gather, preserve and share the history of our beautiful City.  Become a member today!







Oceanside Unified School District news - Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education appointed Reginald Thompkins as Acting Superintendent for the District.  Thompkins has been the Deputy Superintendent for OUSD since 2016 and directly oversees district departments, including Curriculum and Instruction, Assessment, Special Education, Educational Support Services, and school site principals.  OUSD is currently in the process of searching for a permanent Superintendent.  






Oceanside High School All Class Reunion June 24 - The Oceanside High School Alumni Association will be hosting the annual Oceanside High School All-Class Reunion at Heritage Park, located 220 Peyri Drive (behind Mission San Luis Rey), on Sunday, June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Check link for details!







MiraCosta College LIFE Program- LIFE (Learning is for Everyone) is organized for the seniors in north county, but all are welcome.  LIFE meets on Friday afternoons for discussion groups and guest speakers.  June topics include the Coastal Community Concert Band, Promoting Blue Tech and Blue Jobs, Butterfly Farms, and Smartphone Tips.  See the full schedule.






Race Across America Departs from Oceanside -  The Race Across America (RAAM) departs from the Oceanside Pier area between June 12-16. The Race has become a global icon, with over 35 countries represented. Join us in welcoming these international athletes to Oceanside!  RAAM spans 3000 miles, climbs 175,000 feet, crosses 12 states and finishes in Annapolis, Maryland.  The route travels west to east, traversing three major mountain ranges (Sierra, Rocky and Appalachian), crosses four of America’s longest rivers (Colorado, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio) and the Great Plains.  Video







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