Join the Oceanside Public Library for a series of free events created for Oceanside and inspired by Into the Beautiful North, the hilarious and gut-wrenching novel by Luis Alberto Urrea. The Library will celebrate the book and its cast of unforgettable characters with a community read all throughout the month of March.
Through goals and policies that reflect community values and aspirations, the City’s General Plan provides the policy framework for local land use decisions. The updating of the General Plan allows community members to participate in formulating a comprehensive vision of the community’s future—a vision that both anticipates and guides physical, demographic, and economic change.
You're invited to the 2020 Wedding Show Weekend event at the El Camino Country Club on Saturday, March 14 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm!
MiraCosta College proudly presents Women Work, an exhibition featuring five women artists from different generations and cultural backgrounds. Through diverse mediums ranging from sculpture, video, and two-dimensional work, Allison Beaudry, Eshrat Erfanian, Anna O’Cain, Griselda Rosas, and Faith Wilding, provide a nuanced view into how women’s voices and their aesthetic expression have evolved over the last 60 years.
Oceanside, CA – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced a WaterSMART grant award to the City of Oceanside for $1.5 million for the City’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project (Phase II).
Please join the Oceanside Chamber in voting No on Measure A. The Chamber opposes "ballot-box" planning, and 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.
Oceanside’s Measure K, on the March 3rd ballot, asks the Oceanside voters to decide whether the City Clerk and City Treasurer should be appointed to office by the City Manager rather than the current system of election to 4-year terms. The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce recommends a “Yes” vote on Measure K.
County of San Diego Registrar of Voters is in need of hundreds of individuals interested in becoming Poll Workers to serve at polling sites for the upcoming Presidential Primary Election. Poll Workers are important to the process in order to ensure accurate and fair elections. Poll Workers are needed in Central San Diego, East County, South Bay, and North County - Receive $75-$175 stipend - Additional $15 if assigned bilingual in the following languages (Arabic, Chinese,Filipino, Korean, Spanish or Vietnamese). The Presidential Primary election is March 3rd, 2020. For more information (858) 565-5800. Apply online.
February is Financial Aid Awareness Month and MiraCosta College continues to celebrate by raising awareness. March 2 is the priority filing date for FAFSA and CADAA. Contact MiraCosta College Financial Aid office for assistance and more information at 760.795.6711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oceanside, CA, Feb. 19, 2020 – Today, the City of Oceanside broke ground on Pure Water Oceanside, a project that will purify recycled water to create a new local source of high-quality drinking water that is clean, safe, drought-proof, and environmentally sound. Scheduled to be completed before the end of 2021, Pure Water Oceanside will be the first operating advanced water purification facility in San Diego County.
The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are pleased to welcome Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar to the Oceanside Public Library on Saturday, March 7, 2020. This free performance will be held in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 N. Coast Highway. Performance time will be 1:00 p.m. Free parking is available in the Civic Center parking garage
The affects of AB 5 and the Dynamex court decision have been felt across the state, as Californians have lost contracts, lost work, and are limited on new work opportunities. The impacts have extended to non-profits that have been forced to limit or shut down programs, as well as our local arts programs closing down productions – all due to AB 5 and the Dynamex ruling.
The Achieving the Dream Network designates MiraCosta College as a 2019 Leader College. Leader College status is a national designation awarded to Achieving the Dream institutions that have shown intentional and significant progress in improving the success of all community college students. MiraCosta College is the first college in the San Diego region to receive this designation.
Oceanside Public Library presents Check Out Nature Backpacks! Check Out Nature Backpacks are a jumpstart to help all ages get into and get excited about nearby nature. The backpacks can be borrowed from the Oceanside Public Library, for 3 weeks at a time, like a book, and include items such as field guides, activity books, binoculars, bug kits, a water bottle (which you can keep), and/or compass. You can also use the Get Outside San Diego Website to find all the parks and protected nature spaces in San Diego County. Check out or reserve your Check Out Nature Backpack today!
By District Attorney Summer Stephan
As your District Attorney, I’m committed to increasing communication and accessibility between the DA’s Office and you, the community. One way I have been doing that is through this monthly column, where I provide consumer tips on public safety matters.
There’s no end to the ideas scammers come up with to cheat you out of money. While everyone can be a victim of a scam, seniors are particularly targeted and can be more trusting and vulnerable. A common practice is to prey on emotions and to create a sense of urgency. For example, the caller will say a grandchild is in trouble in another country and needs to be bailed out or will pretend to be from the IRS saying you owe back taxes. All you have to do is purchase gift cards and then provide the numbers on the back of the card. The gift cards can be from anywhere: iTunes, Amazon or any large retailer such as Walmart, Home Depot, or Target.
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.
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