MiraCosta College’s International Languages and Film departments present these compelling films this spring:
In California, most greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions (45 percent) are from the transportation sector. The next largest source, approximately 24 percent, comes from buildings that rely on the combustion of natural gas to generate heat. So, to cut GHGs and push towards a zero-emissions future, adopting heat pumps for space and water heating could be a significant step.
Heat pumps don’t rely on combustion to work. Instead, they use electricity and refrigerants to move heat from one area to another; making them more efficient and safer than their gas counterparts. Today’s heat pumps are typically over 100 percent efficient.
The MiraCosta College Theatre Department presents Into the Woods, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine. The play opens on Thursday, March 5, at the MiraCosta College Theatre (Bldg. 2200), located at 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Gerilyn Brault will direct.
San Marcos, CA – Build and launch a rocket, play Frisbee with a robot, or become a DNA detective. These are just a few of the nearly 100 hands-on, interactive activities and demonstrations that will engage thousands of attendees on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the annual science festival Super STEM Saturday. Held from 10 am to 4 pm at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM), this rain or shine event is free and open to the public. Children of all ages are invited to attend. Super STEM Saturday closes the 10-day San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, the largest celebration of innovation and science education in Southern California.
Oceanside Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton was among the 28 chamber executives to graduate last Friday from Academy, a professional development program presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) The graduation took place at W.A.C.E’s Annual Conference in Portland OR, attended by nearly 400 industry professionals.
Come enjoy the Mozart Bassoon Concerto, Mozart Clarinet Concerto, John Mackey’s Soprano Sax Concerto a Trumpet solo called Gabriel’s Oboe and David Maslanka’s Trombone Concerto. If you attended their winter concert in December, you know what superb musicians these award-winning teens really are! It’s a night of beautiful music fit for a Valentine’s Day!
Chaplin on Base, LCDR Paul A. Hyder returned to Breakwater Community Church in Oceanside after a 6 month deployment to Iraq. He is seen with LT Ed Handley above praying for Marines in Iraq from 1st Tank Battalion. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do!
Ethos … Pathos … Logos
A new class! Why do bad things happen to good people? How does one stand up to evil? Are you interested in passion, love, or romance? Or… maybe you have gone through terrible tragedies, intense suffering, loss and grief? How about a Shakespearean-like drama that rejects exclusivism/radical nationalism while teaching racial tolerance? Does life ever seem like an endless groundhog day where nothing makes sense? These questions and more will be addressed as we look at the wisdom literature of ancient Israel. Old Testament Writings kicks off this Wednesday from 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. There is no cost. Study materials are provided. Bring a friend. Feel free to bring your supper if pressed for time.
A decade ago, San Diego Gas & Electric® hired its first meteorologist and started building its own weather station network, to closely track how temperature, humidity and winds affect the power grid and plan accordingly to reduce wildfire risk. Today, SDG&E has 191 weather stations and has continued to expand and upgrade its weather network. In the past year, 14 stations have been added in areas of concern. The weather network’s capabilities have been upgraded which allows more frequent data download and weather observations every 30 seconds, instead of every ten minutes.
Oceanside, CA – Thursday, February 27, 2020 will mark 25 years of service for San Diego’s commuter train, the COASTER. In order to celebrate the 25th anniversary, the 33 million rides that have been provided over the years, and to thank our customers and employees, the North County Transit District (NCTD) is throwing a party with free rides on the COASTER on February 27th, giveaways, free cupcakes, and more!
The MiraCosta College Umoja Program presents its 7th Annual Soul Fusion fundraiser, featuring Jazz and Jokes. Hosted by Daran Howard, and featuring music by Big with Donnie Troy and comedy by Gilbert Esquivel. The evening promises to entertain, while providing support for students.
Tomorrow night, Wednesday, February 5, traffic will shift on southbound Interstate 5 (I-5) toward the outside of the San Elijo Lagoon highway bridge in the City of Encinitas. This temporary shift is the first in a series of shifts announced last week by Caltrans and SANDAG along an eight-mile stretch of I-5 between Encinitas and Oceanside over the next few months as part of the Build NCC I-5 improvements.
The Veterans Association of North County (VANC) is very excited to say that the winner of the MasterChef television show Dino Lucino has agreed to come and prepare some amazing dishes for us! He will be training 10 active duty military to prepare our meals as they get prepared to separate from the military to civilian life. They will be able to put on their resume that they were trained by a MasterChef (HUGE in the culinary world!) Can't wait for you to see what your Unique take home gift will be!
February is Financial Aid Awareness Month and MiraCosta College is hosting a series of workshops and services to assist students and community members obtain money for their education.
For 2020, AlphaGraphics Oceanside is offering Chamber Members an exclusive deal on printing and marketing services. Whether you’re a new North County business or served the community for decades, we provide marketing solutions that help local businesses get noticed and get business. AlphaGraphics Oceanside is a full-service printing and marketing agency that specializes in signs, promotional items, window graphics, banners, business cards, graphic design, and more!
Oceanside Public Library presents Mr. Markus Music, a family-friendly Blues, Jazz & Motown Tribute Show, on Saturday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m., at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway. This interactive event offers a music and movement guitar sing-along for children. Come enjoy an afternoon of zany and fun songs! Families and children of all ages are welcome.
Stellar Solar Showcasing Service & Commercial Construction Management Capabilities at Intersolar North America Show in San Diego, February 4-6, 2020
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Stellar Solar, one of San Diego's most experienced residential and commercial designers and installers of solar since 1998, is promoting their solar service and commercial solar construction management expertise to a large audience of potential customers at the Intersolar North America show in San Diego February 4-6, 2020. Both the residential and commercial solar service and commercial construction management teams have been in place for several years at Stellar Solar and are now staffed at a level to scale the business.
Energy is typically a big expense for small businesses, but small businesses also have significant energy savings potential. Here are some ways you can better manage your energy use.
We are excited to announce two upcoming vacancies for the TransNet Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee (ITOC) and are requesting your assistance in looking for qualified candidates.
The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold their Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, February 11, at 3:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 North Coast Highway. The meeting is open to the public and Friends of the Library members are encouraged to attend. There will be an informative presentation by Library Director Sherri Cosby, along with a financial review and the election of the 2020 Board of Directors. Light refreshments will be served.
The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Books and Media (BAM!) Sale fundraiser on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside.
Yes on Measure K
The Oceanside City Council has placed this Measure on the ballot asking voters to decide whether the City Clerk and City Treasurer should be appointed to office by the City Manager.
Under current law, the City Clerk and City Treasurer are elected by City voters to four-year terms. Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton, was one of the signers in support of the Measure. "These two positions hold a great deal of responsibility and should not come down to a popularity contest. The Treasure and Clerk should be hired by our City Manager after a thorough vetting process to ensure that the most highly qualified candidates are selected. In the case of the City of Oceanside, our Treasurer is responsible for a $350 million investment portfolio. What really stood out to me was a 2010 paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research that concluded that “an appointed rather than elected city treasurer reduces city borrowing costs by 13% to 23%", said Ashton. The Chamber's Director of Membership and Young Professionals, Emerald Lowe signed the Rebuttal to the Argument in Against Measure K. Read the Ballot Arguments.
No on Measure A
The Oceanside Chamber is recommending a vote of No on Measure A. Measure A requires 1.6 million voters to vote whenever someone wants to add as few as six homes to the County General Plan. This measure is opposed by a broad coalition of San Diegans that includes the Democratic and Republican parties of San Diego County, firefighters and public safety leaders, business organizations, as well as community, taxpayer and rural advocates. Read more.
Yes on Measure B
Voting YES on B provides San Diego County residents with a better choice for the development of private property in North County that will be developed one way or the other. Up to 2 million square feet of commercial space and 99 estate-style homes are allowed under the current County General Plan. Instead of the general plan designation, voting YES on B would approve 2,135 homes, 60 percent of which will be affordably-priced for working families.
This project was unanimously approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors after being thoroughly studied and refined through an open, public process. Read more.
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