Free Online Learning for Oceanside Public Library Users
Oceanside Public Library invites unemployed, furloughed or employed part-time workers to register for a free Coursera account through Coursera for Workforce Recovery by emailing READS@oceansideca.org. Eligible participants will have until December 31, 2020 to complete online courses, chosen from the 3000+ options on the Coursera.org learning platform. Coursera for Workforce Recovery is administered through the Oceanside Public Library and made available by Coursera in response to COVID-19.
The City of Oceanside received $4.565 million in state grant funding from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to expand the City’s compressive water reuse efforts. The state grant funding is available through California’s Integrated Regional Water Management Program, which supports comprehensive water reuse programs like Oceanside’s in order to increase water sustainability throughout California.
The Oceanside Chamber Writes Letter of Advocacy for S. 4117, “The Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Forgiveness Act”
The Oceanside Chamber continues to advocate for our small business community. In partnership with the Small Business Coalition, the Chamber strongly supports S. 4117, “The Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Forgiveness Act”. The act, which is sponsored by Senators Kevin Cramer, Bob Menendez, Thom Tillis and Kyrsten Sinema, would essentially forgive 100% of all small business PPP loans under $150,000. Read the letter sent to Congressman Levin's office below:
San Juan Capistrano, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will lead a virtual town hall Wednesday with North San Diego Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Director Sudershan Shaunak and Dr. Karl Steinberg, a nursing facility medical director in North County San Diego. Rep. Levin and his guests will discuss the latest data from the Small Business Association’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), COVID-19 relief priorities for local small businesses, and answer questions from constituents.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin led a virtual Veteran Suicide Prevention Summit on Friday with leaders from the from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), local health experts, elected officials, and others. Nearly 100 local veterans and veteran advocates participated in a discussion that Rep. Levin led with Dr. Robert Smith and Dr. Neal Doran from the VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Jim Desmond, and other local leaders about opportunities for stronger collaboration to address the public health crisis of veteran suicide.
In response to San Diego County Department of Health restrictions on indoor operations for certain business types, the City’s streamlined application process is now applicable to affected businesses such as fitness centers, hair salons, barber shops and nail salons. Please select the “commercial operations” field on the application form to apply to operate in a public right of way such as a sidewalk or public parking lot, or in an adjacent private parking lot. Businesses with adjacent private outdoor space such as a patio may remain open provided operations are restricted to outdoor only and comply with industry guidance. Read more in the City's website.
MiraCosta College and City of Oceanside Launch Initiative to Provide Local Residents with Skills Needed to Land In-Demand Jobs
MiraCosta College and the City of Oceanside are teaming up on a new initiative allowing residents to enroll in tuition-free, MiraCosta Community Education & Workforce Development job-training programs for the skills and know-how needed for in-demand trades at Oceanside businesses. The Hire Local initiative was launched July 6 and classes begin with the new fall semester. MiraCosta College programs that are part of Hire Local are Biomedical Equipment Technology, Welding, Computer Numeric Control (CNC), Engineering Technician, Machinist Technology, Electronic Assembly Technician, and Phlebotomy.
Now that summer is here, it’s a great time to make sure your building’s energy performance is in top shape. The actions below have the potential to help your business save energy, while maintaining or improving occupant comfort.
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.
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