The annual Oceanside International Film Festival has a lot to offer, its 2015 schedule and list of venues have now been posted on its website. North County San Diego’s biggest film festival's popularity is attributed to the following success formula since its very foundation in 2009: “Vacation-Feel / Kickback Attitude (near San Diego) + Profound Film Culture (close to Los Angeles) = Artistic Freedom. Yes, this is Oceanside!” And local, out-of-state, and international filmmakers have an opportunity to showcase their films in front of OIFF-2015 audiences, submerge into its atmosphere, and experience the artistic freedom professed by the festival.
UT San Diego has named MiraCosta College student David Garcia as Young Latino of the Year at the 2015 San Diego Latino Champions Awards ceremony.
Garcia immigrated to the United States when he was five years old and has lived in the Libby Lake Community his entire life. In March of 2013, Garcia was shot seven times, including a bullet to his head at Libby Lake Park.
After recovering, the once “aimless” kid used his traumatic experience as a wake-up call and began focusing his time and energy to serving his community. Garcia helped launch the STEP UP mentoring program between Project REACH high school students and Libby Elementary students.
The Oceanside Art Walk is growing and becoming bigger and better than ever before. The theme for the June 5th Art Walk is "Ode to Oceanside" featuring artists that represent our favorite city. Oceanside Art Walk began in August 2015 with over 21 venues in downtown Oceanside participating. Over the months, venues have traded in and out and artists have come and gone as well. However the art has remained alive and strong and the Art Walk has worked towards its never ending goal of cultivating the culture of art throughout the city.
Ode to Oceanside brings the Art Walk back to its roots and truly allows the art to connect to the city, which is fitting for this stage in the Art Walk’s life. Downtown Oceanside is the hub of this city and that is where our growing art scene needs to be fostered, loved and appreciated. There is no better way to remind the city of this art bounty in our back yard than dedicating an entire night to the beauty that surrounds Oceanside every day in the sea, mountains, murals, streets, people, architecture and more.
Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation will hold the 5th annual “Write On, Oceanside!” Literary Festival underwritten by Oceanside Public Library in partnership with the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. The event celebrates San Diego’s North County authors. This year North County’s largest literary event will be held Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm in and around the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza and Community Rooms.
MiraCosta College has presented the 2015 Student Employee of the Year award to Health Services mental health peer educator, Colt Gordon.
Nominated by Coordinator of Health Services, Marge Reyzer, Gordon is described as a leader, role model, great listener and educator. As an educator, Gordon helps raise awareness about suicide prevention and other mental health topics in the college community through classroom presentations and other weekly events.
Tri-City Healthcare District approves acquisition of $3 million GE Healthcare Revolution CT computerized tomography scanner
OCEANSIDE, Calif. – The Tri-City Healthcare District Board of Directors has approved the purchase and installation of the most advanced computed tomography (CT) scanner on the market enabling its radiologists to make the quickest, most accurate diagnoses possible for their patients.
The GE Healthcare Revolution™ CT scanner is expected to be operational as early as December 2015 which would make Tri-City Medical Center the first provider to offer this medical imaging technology in San Diego County. It can create a full, three-dimensional image of an organ in just one pass and will provide more options for the hospital’s radiology program.
On September 11, 2001, while sitting in a high school classroom, Richard Garcia witnessed the World Trade Center in New York City catch fire and collapse. That day, Garcia marched into a recruitment office to join the Marine Corps. “I was only 17, so my dad didn’t want to sign for me at first,” said Garcia. “I told him he served in the Marine Corps, so why can’t I?” Without further argument, Garcia’s dad signed the release and sent his son off to boot camp. Garcia spent almost a decade in the Marine Corps, including a tour in Afghanistan. In 2011, he left as a sergeant and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Every Thursday Main Street Oceanside hosts two markets that shut down half of Pier View Way in order to bring fun, food and more to Oceanside.
The Farmer’s Market, which is Thursday morning from 9:00-1:00, features fresh local produce all year around. In addition there are beautiful flowers and other nursery items grown locally. Merchants set up shop who have many homemade fresh goods as well which ranges from baked goods to honey, salsa, hummus, olive oils and so much more to dip in and add to your favorite foods. The food is definitely the draw of the morning Farmer’s market but there are also dozens of craft booths set up as well. Many of these booths feature handmade clothing in addition to photography and other types of art. Lastly there are hot food booths as well and some are outsourced from our favorite local restaurants; the crepes are a fan favorite!
The Sunset Market is Thursday evenings from 5:00-9:00 all year ‘round...
At its April 22, 2015, meeting, the MiraCosta College Board of Trustees appointed and swore in Frank Merchat as trustee for Area 4, representing Carlsbad.
Merchat is founder and manager of Night Oak, LLC, a multistate commercial real estate company based in Carlsbad. He has served five years as a member of the MiraCosta College Foundation and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from San Diego State University.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the MiraCosta College student club NAMI On Campus (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is hosting several activities to raise awareness of this type of assault.
The National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina estimates that potentially 3.8 million women in the U.S. suffer from rape-related PTSD, many of whom do not speak up due to the stigma associated with it. NAMI is sponsoring these events in an effort to assist those victims who may feel unsupported within our community.