San Juan Capistrano, CA – Tomorrow, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will lead a virtual summit on veteran suicide prevention with local leaders from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), health experts, and other veteran advocates. Rep. Levin, a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, organized the summit to allow local leaders to discuss veteran suicide prevention services and discuss opportunities for increased collaboration on the epidemic of veteran suicide.
Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Transition Assistance Program Counseling for Servicemembers Returning to Civilian Life
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA), Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, introduced to strengthen the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) by improving counseling pathways for servicemembers returning to civilian life.
Frontwave Credit Union is up for “Best Credit Union” in the San Diego Reader! The nomination period runs through July 31st. Voting for the winner in each category will start Aug 24. Vote now!
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, the Business Sector Support Team for the County of San Diego holds an informational telebriefing to help inform and answer questions for the community about important COVID-19 topics. This week's speakers included Erich Hannon, County of San Diego, Gary S. Johnston, Chief Resilience Officer / Agency Representative, San Diego Office of Emergency Services, and Dr. Thomas R. Coleman, Medical Director, Maternal, Child and Family Health, Health and Human Services Agency. To recap, the telebriefing discussed:
Local small business and restaurant owners suffering financial losses due to COVID-19 can now apply for a grant from the County of San Diego.
With the peak of wildfire season soon bearing down on California, San Diego Gas & Electric this weekend will host the first of four wildfire safety fairs, giving people who live in backcountry locales emergency backpack kits and up-to-date information in case of evacuations and power shutoffs.
Partnership with MiraCosta College helps Oceanside residents upskill and earn tuition-free certificates through December, 2020
(Oceanside, CA –July 7, 2020) The City of Oceanside announced the launch of its Hire Local initiative, designed to stimulate economic vitality for local residents and businesses through a combination of Incentives, Development, Education, and Access (IDEA).Through this initiative, the City is working to bridge the gap between in-demand jobs and resident readiness to accelerate professional and business growth and create an economic multiplier for the City.
While the COVID19 pandemic is certainly a crisis, it is important to remember that we have not solved our Opioid crisis. As stay at home orders ease, it becomes possible to dispose of unused and expired medications to protect your friends and family.
Club youth participating in Standing Tall engineering project.
Oceanside, CA (July 7, 2020) - Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $7,500 grant from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to support their STREAMing Ahead program during the summer months. During the temporary Club closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BGCO continued to provide exciting, virtual STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) enrichment to underserved youth each day.
North County Cares Celebrates a Successful Launch Feeding Families Across the County and Supporting Local Restaurants
OCEANSIDE, CA – The Oceanside Chamber, the Vista Chamber and the San Diego North Economic Development Council have been working hard to both feed families across the county and support our local restaurants. The North County Cares program launched last month, with a generous donation of $50,000 from Genentech. With the funds, the Oceanside Chamber and the Vista Chamber will ultimately serve an estimated 1,650 local families and benefit 30 - 35 restaurants each in both Oceanside and Vista.
We are excited to extend our weekly Financial Wellness Wednesday programs online for free to the community every Wednesday 3xs a day (9am, 12pm & 6pm), here is our schedule –sdccu.com/fww. Topics include the below. We can also present a free presentation for your chamber members as well upon request:
Oceanside, CA – In order to facilitate infrastructure improvements along the coastal rail corridor, there will be a full rail closure along the COASTER line the weekend of July 11-12, 2020. COASTER service is currently suspended for weekend trains due to the COVID-19 service reductions; however, this will continue to affect Metrolink and Amtrak service.
After a long pause in our resident intake, Solutions for Change just welcomed 15 new families! Their “Serve to Solve” projects support families through specific parts of their Solutions journey.
Local businesses may be worried about their energy bill as summer arrives and as they try to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic. Businesses can take advantage of SDG&E programs to help stretch bill payments over a longer time, find the best pricing plan and take online energy webinars.
Save energy and money with easy tips to stay cool in California this summer from Energy Upgrade California
Summer is officially here in California! Temperatures across the state are rising and with many Californians still doing their part by staying at home, it's important for residents to remember that as temperatures go up, so will energy bills.
Oceanside, CA--The North County Transit District (NCTD) will implement schedule changes for BREEZE fixed-route bus service effective Sunday, July 12, 2020. The service changes are designed to improve efficiency on some routes for better connectivity to the SPRINTER and COASTER schedule and adding service and more bus options for passengers during school bell times.
With Los Angeles County beaches closed, San Diego County State Beach parking lots closed, and several Orange County beaches following suit, it was deemed prudent to close Oceanside beach parking lots for the holiday weekend in order to minimize crowded conditions, limit gatherings, increase physical distancing, and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Are you looking for fast and effective COVID-19 testing for your employees? Our member MedRev is offering rapid COVID-19 testing to give businesses peace of mind during the pandemic. Their method is less invasive with results in just 10 minutes. Minimize the risk to employees and consumers by conducting your tests on-site in a controlled environment. Call MedRev at (888) 337-1999.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for today’s COVID-19 Business telebrief. A special thank you to our telebriefing guests, Gary S. Johnston, Chief Resilience Officer / Agency Representative, San Diego Office of Emergency Services, and Dr. Thomas R. Coleman, Medical Director, Maternal, Child and Family Health, Health and Human Services Agency, for joining us to help inform and answer questions for the community about important COVID-19 topics.
The City of Oceanside received an Award of Excellence during the WateReuse virtual conference in June 2020. Oceanside received the Recycled Water Agency of the Year for small systems, which recognizes an agency that has developed recycled water, on a significant level, as an alternative water source within their service area, regionally, or statewide.
Jovanhy Martinez is committed to hard work, and it shows. A defender for the men’s soccer team, who graduated in May with a 3.96 GPA in Mechanical Engineering, Martinez was recently named MiraCosta College’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. “It’s a huge honor,” Jovanhy says. “I wasn’t expecting it.”
John Redford has 20 years of experience as a real estate investor, residential property developer, and manager. He and his wife Margo have been North County residents for over 30 years, and have lived in the Fire Mountain area of Oceanside since 2014. John holds degrees in music and library science and serves as organist at SonRise Christian Fellowship in Fallbrook. He also plays piano professionally at private parties and charitable events. Hear John play online.
A COVID-19 Business Sector telebriefing will be held on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM for an online forum and Q&A in light of today’s County press briefing and announcement of Public Health Order changes effective at midnight, June 30, 2020.
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