Help Oceanside Win First Place in the 2020 Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation!
Mayor Peter Weiss is joining mayors across the country in the 2020 Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, taking place August 1-31. This friendly competition is a campaign to see which cities in the United States are the most “water-wise.” The city that gets the most residents to take the pledge wins the Challenge! Last year, Oceanside finished in 3rd place, a tremendous effort, but we know that we’ve got what it takes to win
After 36 years in law enforcement, Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy announced earlier this month that he plans to retire in October 2020. McCoy has served as Oceanside’s Police Chief since January 2006 and is the longest serving Police Chief in the history of the department.
Vista Community Clinic (VCC) announced the opening of a new dental clinic at 1910 Mission Ave., near downtown Oceanside, on July 6th. This will be the organization’s 4th clinic in Oceanside, and 9th overall location.
Sophia and her children joined Solutions for Change 3 years ago, after Sophia suffered through a mentally, emotionally, physically, and sexually abusive relationship. "I was falling apart on every level." Sophia was in banking but found herself unemployed and at a crossroads with her career. She had a dream to be a hair dresser and "Solutions for Change allowed me to take the time to go to school and become a licensed barber and cosmetologist. Solutions for Change has made me feel like Sophia. I am still me, but wiser, stronger and better than when I began. Before Solutions, I felt like I was losing everything, but in the end, I gained so much more."
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded funding to Orange and San Diego counties to help house young adults who are at-risk of becoming homeless
Many businesses, especially small businesses, are facing new challenges due to COVID-19 and still have ongoing expenses during the pandemic. SDG&E wants to help during these difficult times and offers these solutions and resources.
Wellness Meets Local
Flourish + Live Well, Oceanside’s uplifting boutique featuring a carefully curated selection of hemp-derived CBD products and socially conscious gifts, is excited to announce the addition of their newest product line from Greenlife Organics! Locally owned and operated, Greenlife Organics carefully crafts premium CBD infused capsules, oils, topicals, and pet products. Greenlife Organics will be the only 100% locally controlled ‘seed to shelf’ product we have at Flourish + Live Well. To learn more about this latest wellness collection, read our blog at flourishandlivewell.com/greenlifeorganics or visit us in sore
Please join our efforts to oppose SB 1383, legislation that would require any employer with only 5 employees to provide 12-weeks of protected leave each year and threatening them with litigation for any unintentional mistake. It will also impact large employers by providing the opportunity for a 6 month mandatory leave of absence.
OCEANSIDE RESTAURANT BLADE 1936 BECOMES SECOND IN THE COUNTY TO BECOME AVPN-CERTIFIED
Blade 1936 Master Pizzaiolo John Carlo is behind both of San Diego’s AVPN-certified pizza programs, having gained AVPN certification for himself and Caffe Calabria—both firsts for San Diego—before gaining certification for Blade 1936 this month.
Only 20 restaurants in the state are AVPN-certified, 10 in Southern California, and now, 2 in San Diego.
Cox Communications Offers Two Months of Free Internet Service to New Qualifying Families in Time for Back-to-School
Free service, remote support and discounted laptops arm students for a successful new year of virtual learning
SAN DIEGO – (July 23, 2020) – As back-to-school fast approaches, Cox has announced new customers that qualify will receive Connect2Compete, the company’s low-cost internet, for two months at no cost. New customers must sign up between July 21 and September 30 for free service, which also includes free technical support.
Perform secretarial duties utilizing specific knowledge of medical procedure codes. Duties include greet and supply information to patients, families, and other visitors at the front desk or by telephone. Scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical reports and correspondence.
Small Business Tele-Town Hall
Please join CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and the California Legislative Black Caucus for a tele-town hall on insurance issues and available resources for small businesses during COVID-19. With many businesses experiencing tremendous economic loss, it is imperative for you to have up to date information on services and resources. Experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Small Business Majority will join us virtually.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our weekly 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. Sayone Thihalolipavan, Deputy Public Health Officer, Public Health Services, Health and Human Services Agency, for joining us to help inform and answer questions for the community about important COVID-19 topics.
Senator Patricia Bates Applauds Allocation of COVID-19 Aid to Local Governments
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has announced that the California Department of Finance officially notified the Legislature yesterday on how it will allocate almost $1.8 billion from California’s share of the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to cities and counties. The money will help fund public health, public safety, and other services to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
SDCCU Stuff the Bus is Collecting Monetary Donations for New, Unused School Supplies for Students in Need
School supply drive held in partnership with the YMCA of Orange County which supports kids in both Orange and Riverside Counties
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., (July 9, 2020) - Kids face many hardships—school supplies should not be one of them. That’s why San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®) has partnered with the YMCA of Orange County to collect school supplies for Orange County and Riverside County students in need and this year, many more parents and students are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, so the need is even greater!
Rep. Mike Levin Leads Congressional Hearing Focused on Getting Veterans Back to Work After COVID-19
Local Veteran Advocate Invited by Levin Provides Testimony to House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Washington, D.C – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA), Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, led a hearing entitled "Getting Veterans to Work After COVID-19." The hearing featured testimony from Mr. Maurice D. Wilson, MCPO, USN (Ret), President of the National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. Aka Reboot, a San Diego-based organization that helps veterans transition to civilian life and secure gainful employment. Mr. Wilson is also Chair of the San Diego Veterans Coalition’s Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship (E3) Action Group.
Rep. Mike Levin Secures $105 Million for Camp Pendleton and Other Local Wins in Bipartisan NDAA
Washington, D.C. – Today, the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2021 passed the House of Representatives with $105 million in federal funding for military construction projects at Camp Pendleton and other key local wins that U.S. Rep. Mike Levin fought to secure. In addition to the funding for Camp Pendleton, the bill includes Rep. Levin’s amendments to strengthen the Transition Assistance Program for servicemembers returning to civilian life, expand protections for troops under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and add $5 million to the Naval University Research Initiative, which works with universities like UC San Diego on defense research. He also cosponsored an amendment to expand eligibility for HUD-VA Supportive Housing (VASH) voucher program, and he strongly supported a provision authorizing a three percent pay raise for America’s troops.
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.
USO Pathfinder Program
The USO Pathfinder Program is great for active duty transitioning out of the service, military spouses, and service members that may have just transitioned and have only been out for less than a year. The program acts as a referral service connecting valuable resources to our clients to help them with a successful transition. COVID has created many set backs in being able to help as many service members and spouses as possible, however, the USO is available to do everything virtual and they will get the same one on one care that they would in person. Learn more in the program's brochure.
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Applauds Bipartisan Recovery Fund Legislation To Support American Businesses
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New legislation will create federal grants to provide relief for businesses impacted by COVID-19 pandemic
July 20, 2020 – The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce today commended Representatives Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Lance Gooden (R-TX-05) for introducing the Small Business Comeback Act. As a member of Save Small Business Coalition (SSBC) and America’s Recovery Fund Coalition (ARFC), the Oceanside Chamber is proud to support this effort, which will create a Recovery Fund and give American businesses much-needed stability as they continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic.
What Every Business Must Know About Prop 15, the $12.5 Billion-A-Year Property Tax Hike on the November Ballot
California is in the midst of an unprecedented economic crisis, and yet another threat is on the horizon for small businesses.
David’s Harp Foundation receives more than $60,000 from Cox Communications to help at-risk, homeless youth connect to music education and multimedia production
Donation will help create a distance learning hub as COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact local education and need for physically distanced spaces for youth
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 17, 2020 – Cox Communications awards a grant totaling more than $60,000 to David’s Harp Foundation, a San Diego nonprofit organization that uses music education, sound engineering and multimedia production to help teens and young adults achieve academic success. The grant will help David’s Harp Foundation create a distance learning hub at its facilities in downtown San Diego’s East Village so that at-risk and homeless students can have access to high-speed internet, academic accountability, and arts programs while social distancing during the 2020-2021 school year.