San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) launched his new podcast entitled, Listening with Levin. The podcast builds off Rep. Levin’s frequent town halls and will feature various guests discussing legislative updates from Congress and other relevant news for California’s 49th Congressional District. Listening with Levin provides yet another way to stay up to date on a variety of topics that directly affect North County San Diego and South Orange County residents.
The Oceanside Public Library is excited to partner with Studio ACE to host a free series of online art talks and virtual art making activities for Older Adults in Oceanside this Spring. ACE Executive Director Julia Fister will pre-record talks that focus on different "ism’s" in Art History. Each talk will highlight one artist each month to illustrate selected movements in Art History. Then, a teaching artist will pair the theme with a live, virtual art making class (over Zoom) to further illustrate the movement. Studio ACE is an education arts space located in Oceanside with a mission of enriching lives through Arts, Community, and Education.
As the State of California considers imposing a new COVID-19 paid sick leave mandate through the budget process, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce has joined a Cal Chamber led coalition to oppose these efforts. In an email to Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath, Chamber CEO Scott Ashton wrote, " We respectfully request that the Assemblymember stand in opposition to any new requirements of this type on our business community. Our businesses have not even been allowed to operate at any sustainable level and cannot afford any additional burdens." Read full letter.
Ebay's Up & Running California
In partnership with the California Office of the Small Business Advocate, eBay is announcing the launch of the Up & Running California program. Through the program, up to 300 California small businesses will be selected to participate in this six-week interactive ecommerce training program designed to help them get and grow online.
5 Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy
Free Live Q&A Session for the Public about Keeping Your Heart Healthy on Wednesday, February 24 at 1:15 p.m. by TrueCare(™) for American Heart Month.
San Marcos, CA - February 22, 2021 -- February is American Heart Month. TrueCare's Dr. Oscar Cook is offering a free Live Q&A session for the public to answer questions about keeping your heart healthy on Wednesday, February 24 at 1:15 p.m.
Oceanside Public Library is partnering with North County San Diego NAACP to sponsor a writing contest inspired by the book The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race, edited by Jesmyn Ward. The book is a collection of essays written in response to James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time and features work by contemporary writers as they reflect on the past, present and future of race in America.
The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the North County African American Women’s Association, invites you to join us for a special Art in Conversation online event celebrating “History of Black Music and Dance: Past, Present, and Future” on Saturday, February 27, at 11:00 a.m. Performance pieces by locally-based artists Alyssa Junious and BJ Robinson will highlight black artists who have influenced their work. The artists will also premier a new collaborative work inspired by the writings of Langston Hughes. The event will be interactive and is open to adults and teens.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – This week, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) will host two virtual events with local Black leaders in recognition of Black History Month. On Wednesday, he will host a virtual town hall with Reverend Madison Shockley, pastor of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Carlsbad, to discuss their efforts to address systemic racial injustice and answer constituents’ questions on a range of issues. Constituents can submit questions for the town hall by emailing MLevin.Press@mail.house.gov and including their first name and city.
Just a few days ago, the Times of San Diego published a commentary that I wrote to explain how we are approaching the second phase of a study that looks at delivering our highly reliable, low-cost water supplies to San Diego County in the decades ahead.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Receive LA84 Grant for Scholarships and for Families In-Need due to COVID19
Oceanside, CA (FEBRUARY, 2021) - Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $30,000 grant from the LA84 Foundation to support member scholarships for low-income youth as well as increased operational costs due to COVID19. LA84 Foundation funding will help ensure financial support for low-income youth who greatly need the safe environment, academic support and sports and fitness opportunities that the Club offers.
MiraCosta College’s craft brewing program has been recognized as the only community college certificate program of its kind in California meeting the standards set by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.
Did you know that SDG&E provides webinars for business owners and trade professionals, and most are at no cost? You or your employees can learn about the latest in green building practices, technology and energy-saving solutions from experts in the industry.
MiraCosta Technology Career Institute in Carlsbad Upcoming Courses for Job Enhancement
With many individuals in North County desperately looking for work and/or would like to up-skill quickly to advance their current careers, MiraCosta Technology Career Institute in Carlsbad is offering the following upcoming courses that can quickly help individuals gain the skills they need. The costs are low and many companies are waiting to hire those who gain these skills immediately! Veterans are also eligible to use GI bill benefits to cover the costs. Spots are filling up quickly, so call right away! For more information, please call 760.795.6820.
Visit Oceanside provides safe reopening demonstration video for Endurance Sports
Visit Oceanside is working in collaboration with the CA Coalition of Endurance Sports, Spectrum Sports and Ironman to safely reopen endurance sports. The demonstration below shows media representatives and government leaders how endurance events can run safely with coronavirus protocols in place.
Planned weekend rail closure allows crews to perform rail line improvements and regular maintenance
Oceanside, CA – The North County Transit District (NCTD) will suspend all coastal rail line service between the Oceanside Transit Center and Santa Fe Depot during the weekend of February 20-21, 2021, as part of a planned schedule of rail closures that support routine maintenance and rail infrastructure work.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside to Offer Free Program for Parents of Young Children
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO), in collaboration with Words Alive, will offer a free 7-week virtual program to parents to assist them in developing their children’s reading and literacy skills Wednesdays at 4:30 starting March 3, 2021 and ending April 14, 2021.
Cox Communications’ Sam Attisha named 2021/2022 board chair for the California Cable & Telecommunications Association
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Feb. 11, 2021 – The California Cable & Telecommunications Association (CCTA) announced during its Winter Board Meeting that Sam Attisha, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications’ California operations, will serve as the 2021/2022 board chair, providing leadership as the association champions innovative approaches to how Californians live, work and connect.
February 2, 2021
NSDC NAACP Youth Council
960 Postal Way, Suite 2744
Vista Ca 92085
As a valuable member of our community, the North San Diego County (NSDC) Unit #1813, NAACP Youth & College Division is extending a personal invitation to you to join us in our 3rd Annual Black History Celebration. This year’s celebration will be virtual and will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Logon information will be provided upon registration. Please click here to register in advance for the Virtual Celebration.
TRUECARE™ NOW OFFERING COVID-19 VACCINES TO PATIENTS IN NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY AT OCEANSIDE and SAN MARCOS CLINICS
Get COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered during Live Q&A with Dr. Marie Russell on Thursday, February 18 at 2:30 p.m. PDT
San Marcos, CA - February 16, 2021 -- TrueCare™, a nonprofit health care provider in North San Diego and South Riverside Counties, is launching the new COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the TrueCare’s Loma Alta health center in Oceanside, CA starting on Tuesday, February 16.
MiraCosta College Teams with PlanetBids to Expand Access to Contractors and Vendors
Bidding on contracts for work at MiraCosta College—including work associated with the $455 million, Proposition MM bond measure—just got a lot easier.
For small businesses, the pandemic is posing unique challenges and financial hardships. One way to trim costs is to perform an energy audit at your place of business. An energy assessment can help determine where your business can be more energy efficient and cut unnecessary energy-related expenses. Conducting a simple, top-level energy assessment can help you lower your carbon footprint and energy costs by recognizing inefficient systems and equipment and making changes. Even saving small amounts of energy can help reduce utility bills at a time when every penny counts.
Oceanside, CA (February 2020) - Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $10,000 grant from the Girard Foundation to purchase computers and other technological equipment needed to support youth who are attending class virtually at our Club. As school closures continue, the Girard Foundation’s support ensures that low-income youth have access to the best learning tools possible.
RAILROAD QUIET ZONE UPDATE
The City of Oceanside has been working through the lengthy process of constructing railroad crossing improvements to meet Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements to establish a Quiet Zone along the North County Transit District coastal corridor through Oceanside. In a Quiet Zone, active devices such as gates, signals, and railings warn vehicle and pedestrian traffic of on-coming trains in lieu of the routine sounding of their horns. Train horns will still be used in emergency situations. Cities desiring to establish a Quiet Zone are first required to mitigate the risk by updating crossings to specific standards to ensure safety.
One of VCC's top priorities in this pandemic is to assist local veteran/military serving programs find needed volunteers.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Celebrates 70 Years Serving Oceanside Community Youth
Oceanside, CA (January 2021) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is excited to announce the kick off their year-long 70th year anniversary campaign to celebrate seven decades of youth development in the Oceanside community.