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City Council District Elections - District elections will be phased in during the next two election cycles. Councilmembers from District 1 and District 2 will be elected in November 2018 and District 3 and District 4 will be elected in November 2020. After all four of the districts have elected a Council member, the City Council will be comprised of four City Council Members who each live in one of the established districts, and one Mayor, who will remain elected at-large. Learn more and find your District.  For a complete list of Oceanside candidates on the November ballot, visit the City Clerk's webpage on current elections.  To register to vote, click here.



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Measure X Sales Tax - The 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 placed a one-half percent sales tax measure on the November 2018 ballot. If passed, the revenue raised by Measure X would remain right here in Oceanside and could not be taken away by the state.  Measure X would require independent citizens oversight and would last for seven years.  Find out more about Measure X on the City website and take a moment to review the Frequently Asked Questions.





Harbor dredging to take place in October - The Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced that dredging will occur this fall.  Manson Construction, the Corps’ contractor, will begin the work in October after environmental restrictions, which include dredging during the California least tern nesting season, have ended.  Oceanside Harbor navigational dredging is a project conducted to maintain the federal channel within the Harbor at its authorized depth and to provide safe navigation for vessels that use the channel.  Placement of beach-quality sand along the shoreline is a beneficial byproduct of the maintenance dredging project. 






City Council Meetings - The public is welcome for all City Council meetings at 300 N. Coast Highway. The next meeting dates are October 3 and October 17. 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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Crime down in Oceanside - Since 1980, SANDAG has been compiling and reporting regional crime statistics for San Diego County.  SANDAG recently released their Mid-Year Statistics Crime Bulletin.   Oceanside's overall crime rate is down by 12% and violent crime is down by 8% compared to last year.  Let's work together to continue this downward trend.  Please review tips and resources on the Oceanside Police Department webpage on crime prevention.




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Local Coastal Program Update - Oceanside’s future is inextricably linked to the fate of its coastline, which is not only one of its greatest assets but also a sensitive and changeable environment that requires careful and proactive management. With the support of the California Coastal Commission and the California Coastal Conservancy, the City of Oceanside has recently embarked on an effort to study and address the long-term needs of its coastline, and we encourage all of those with a vested interest in the City’s coastal areas to participate in the Local Coastal Program Update effort. In late October or early November, the City plans to hold a community workshop to discuss the City’s vulnerability to coastal hazards and initiate a public dialogue on possible coastal hazard adaptation strategies.






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 link above for the latest new and coming business news.



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Oceanside celebrates 20 years of Highway 101's historic designation - It has been 20 years since Oceanside helped lead the efforts to designate California’s Highway 101 a historic route. This notable anniversary coincides with a renaissance in Oceanside that has witnessed its three-mile stretch of 101 blossom into a treasure trove for visitors and locals alike. A hip historic hotel, dining venues in classic buildings and attractions that celebrate the past are all part of Oceanside’s “new” vintage 101 vibe. Historic Highway 101 is a 935-mile highway that runs the length of California and was once the main street of many California cities and towns along the coast.  Although no longer a formal Highway Route, in 1998, the City of Oceanside was instrumental in securing a historic designation for the roadway, so that it would be recognized for its outstanding natural, historic, cultural and scenic qualities as well as its significant contribution to the development of California in the 20th century. 




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Oceanside Receives Beacon Award from Institute for Local Government - The Beacon Awards  are a statewide program recognizing cities and counties that are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability.  It provides a framework for local governments to share best practices that create healthier, more vibrant and sustainable communities. The program honors voluntary efforts by local governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and adopt policies that promote sustainability.  Oceanside was honored to receive the Platinum Level Award for Sustainability Best Practices.



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Use "My Oceanside" app to easily report issues - The "My Oceanside" app is a free mobile phone application that allows you to quickly and easily report issues such as graffiti, potholes, or abandoned shopping carts.  The app allows you to snap a photo and it automatically logs the location.  The issue you report gets seamlessly routed to the correct City Department to handle.  Download this flyer to share with friends, family or businesses.  Take pride in Oceanside and get the app today! 



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Roadway Repairs - Coming roadway repairs for October include Old Grove Road southbound from Mission Avenue to Avenida Privado. In November, crews will work on Vista Way from College to Buena Hills.  In December, Oceanside Boulevard west of Rancho Del Oro will be be repaired.  The annual Slurry Seal Project is scheduled to begin the first week of November.  Map of slurry seal locationsThe annual Overlay Project is substantially complete.  Storm drain repair on N. Santa Fe at Alamosa Park Drive is scheduled to be completed in October.






Straws Upon Request - AB 1884 - Assembly Bill 1884 was signed into law by Governor Brown.  This measure limits full-service dine-in restaurants to giving out single-use straws only upon request of the customer.  The new law is scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2019.  Making straws available upon request only may make us aware of alternatives to reduce and possibly eliminate the single-use plastic products.



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Save the Date!  Oceanside Fire Department Open House October 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Join the Oceanside Fire Department at Fire Station 7, located at 3350 Mission Avenue.  Take a station tour, learn CPR, find emergency preparedness resources, view Public Safety equipment, vehicles, and demonstrations.  We hope to see you there!  






Parks and Recreation programs and events

Seniors at the Hop October 12 

Beautiful facilities to rent for your events

Fall Activity Guide is Here! 

Gift certificates available 

Bicycle Traffic Skills Course for Adults                                                  



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SANDAG's Regional Plan - SANDAG is developing San Diego Forward: The 2019-2050 Regional Plan, which will provide a big-picture vision for our region over the next 30 years. The 2019 Regional Plan will provide a comprehensive path forward for the future of our region, forecasting various components such as population, where people will live, and where they will work. The plan will consider land use, transportation, open space, technology, and greenhouse gas reduction strategies to craft the overarching vision for the future. Spread the word and help SANDAG develop a plan that supports the economy, regional mobility, and improves our overall quality of life. View video overviews, scenarios and programs here.







Oceanside Public Library News

California Arts Council Grants Workshop Oct. 10

Veterans' Resource Center at the Library

Cross Cultural Journeys 

Brainfuse HelpNow: Free Online Tutoring   



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Mosquito Control - Fight the Bite - The San Diego County Vector Control Program manages mosquito populations to reduce the spread of transmissible disease such as West Nile Virus. Throughout the summer, County Vector Control Technicians treated streams, marshes, lakes, reservoirs and rivers throughout the region to combat blood borne pathogens transmitted by mosquitos. The County will be also be applying larvicide in October at four week intervals as needed through the end of the mosquito breeding season. 




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Arts & Culture - The Arts are alive in Oceanside!

First Friday Art Walk October 5 Downtown Oceanside 

Deathtrap at the Brooks Theatre October 5-21

Oceanside Museum of Art's "Art Before Dark" October 5

Artist Rizzhel Javier at the Library October 5 & 7

Free Silent Film at the Library October 18

Oceanside Museum of Art's "Art After Dark" October 27

Dia de los Muertos at Mission San Luis Rey October 28   

California Surf Museum Events






Oceanside CERT Academy - Oceanside CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is a group of trained citizens who aid the community in the event of emergencies.  They are trained to provide basic medical aid, search and rescue, manage utilities and other potentially life-saving duties. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens and their actions can make a difference.  If you are interested in learning more and becoming involved, please see  The next CERT Academy for residents begins October 4.



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New!  'Ring a Ride' Senior Shuttle - Oceanside's Neighborhood Services Department applied for and was awarded a 5-passenger wheelchair accessible van to provide free rides to Oceanside residents 65 years and over through a FACT grant. The “Ring a Ride” shuttle is available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., providing rides to “Lunch with Friends” at the Country Club Senior Center, medical appointments, shopping, and social excursions. Please call 760-435-5154 for information and ride reservations. 




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Oceanside Awarded Silver Level Bicycle-Friendly Community by League of American Bicyclists - There are currently 450 recognized Bicycle Friendly Communities in the nation, and we're proud to have been awarded a silver-level designation!  The League judges communities on things like adult bicycling skills courses, bike network miles,"bike to work" events, and more.






Bike the Coast November 3This  popular cycling event in Oceanside is one that’s fun for the whole family. Join riders of all levels and ages while experiencing the best of the Southern California beaches and surf towns as you ride routes of 7, 15, 25, 50 or 100 miles. Everything starts and finishes on the beach at the spectacular venue of the Oceanside Pier with food, music, expo shopping and fun!




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Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside Honors City with Community Partnership Award -  The City of Oceanside was honored to receive the Community Partnership Award on September 6 at the Boys & Girls Club's Annual Board Installation Breakfast.  The Community Partnership Award was given to recognize organizations for their commitment and dedication to the Boys & Girls Club over the past year.  



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Pride by the Beach October 13 - Located at Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, this all ages family-friendly Pride Festival will feature a giant game section, a mainstage, performances by local musicians, and a photo shoot from Stronger Together. There will be a youth zone complete with tot lot. The festival will feature many local artists, live painting by Micheal Summers and panels from the historic AIDS Quilt. Over 100 exhibitors will be in attendance offering  resources, Pride gear, flags, candles, jewelry and more.  Keep an eye out for Pride flags along the Coast Highway for businesses offering discounts through the week. 






13th Annual O'sideTurkey Trot November 22Come “move your feet before you eat!” this Thanksgiving morn at Oceanside’s 13th Annual  O’side Turkey Trot 10k Run/ 5K run/walk and Senior 1 Mile.  Voted one of America’s top trots! There will be something for everyone; runs, walks, costume contest, largest teams competition, fabulous live entertainment on the course and finisher medals for all participants.  The course begins at Oceanside's Civic Center and finishes at the Pier area.  






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.  Check link above for the fascinating topics they'll cover this fall!






KOCT news - KOCT Executive Director Tom Reeser is retiring after 31 years with KOCT-North County's Channel. Click link above for Tom's relective letter recounting KOCT memories dating back to the 80's of City Council meetings, parades and more.  Best wishes on your retirement Tom!






Birding in Oceanside- The Buena Vista Audubon Society holds monthly walks on birding.  On October 6 at 8:00 a.m. the group visits Whelen Lake (call  760-439-2473 for details).  On October 10 at 7:30 a.m. come join the Friends of El Corazon for their monthly bird walk at the Garrison Creek Trailhead on Oceanside Boulevard (call 760-724-3887 for details).






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