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. Thomas R. Coleman, Medical Director, Maternal, Child and Family Health, Health and Human Services Agency, and Vince Nicoletti with the County’s Compliance Team, for joining us to help inform and answer questions for the community about important COVID-19 topics.
SBA Amends Disaster Declaration Offers Disaster Assistance to San Diego County Small Businesses Economically Impacted by Civil Unrest
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Tanya Garfield, Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Field Operations Center-West announced today that low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to San Diego County small businesses affected by the civil unrest that began May 26, 2020. SBA acted under its own authority to amend its July 7 declaration following a request received from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s designated representative, Mark S. Ghilarducci, director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services on July 24, 2020.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by the Niland Fire that occurred June 28-29, 2020, announced Administrator Jovita Carranza of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s designated representative, Mark S. Ghilarducci, director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services on July 23, 2020.
Every year, Buffalo Wild Wings and the Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation raise funds in an effort to support youth sports. The company's annual Community day donates 10% of sales and guest donations to a local partner who both encourages and supports an emphasis on the necessity for youth sports. To date, the BWW Foundation has raised over $22 million and has provided over 1 million kids an opportunity to play sports. The initiative, which is traditionally held in April, was postponed due to COVID-19. This year, Community Day will help celebrate and support the return of youth sports. On August 19th, 10% of sales will benefit our local Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside! Please visit your local Buffalo Wild Wings at 2685 Vista Way, Oceanside CA 92054, or call them at (760) 966-2605.
MiraCosta College’s fall 2020 classes begin, Monday, August 24, with a robust selection of FREE online continuing education courses. All classes provide students with the textbooks and materials needed for the course at no cost to the students. Additionally, ample resources are available to support students through their academic journey to career success.
CAPIO awards City for Outstanding Communication and Community Outreach Work
The City of Oceanside was awarded two EPIC awards (Excellence in Public Information and Communications) and a Best-in-Show award from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO). The City’s Pure Water Oceanside project was recognized for its communication and marketing plan along with the City’s Green Oceanside Kitchen for its grand opening launch event. The Green Oceanside Kitchen grand opening also took home Best-in-Show, and in the media event, large populations category, beating all other large population entries for the coveted title. The CAPIO awards honor excellence in public agency information and communications programs in California.
ROSEMEAD, Calif., Aug. 7, 2020 — The decommissioning effort at the San Onofre nuclear plant achieved a major milestone today when the last of 73 spent nuclear fuel canisters was safely stored in the Holtec dry storage system. The fuel is now one step closer to being ready for relocation to an off-site facility when one becomes available. Currently, no such federally licensed facility exists.
Dr. Sunita "Sunny" Cooke has been chosen as the recipient of the 2020 Pacific Regional Chief Executive Officer Award by a national community college leadership organization.
The City of Oceanside has worked diligently on the guidelines for temporary parklets, or use of the street and/or street parking spaces for outdoor dining areas. The temporary parklet guidelines and application are now available on the City's website. The current Outdoor Expansion Guidelines have been updated to include details regarding parklet guidelines, regulations, submittal and insurance requirements and prohibitions. They have also updated the Outdoor Expansion Application to include a check box for a parklet proposal and additional indemnity/protection for the City. Each proposed parklet will be reviewed and analyzed on a case-by-case basis by the planning division. More details.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our COVID-19 Business telebrief today. A special thank you to our telebriefing guests, Gary S. Johnston, Chief Resilience Officer / Agency Representative, San Diego Office of Emergency Services, Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan, Deputy Public Health Officer, Public Health Services, Health and Human Services Agency, and Dr. Thomas Coleman, Medical Director, Maternal, Child and Family Health, Health and Human Services Agency for joining us to help inform and answer questions for the community about important COVID-19 topics.
The Small Business Development Center at MiraCosta College is holding a virtual open house for small businesses every Monday morning. Talk directly to our SBDC advisors who can provide guidance on addressing your business challenges.
Ballast Point, Kilowatt Brewing, Mujeres Beer House, San Diego Beer News and several of their friends in the San Diego craft beer community have joined forces to brew their version of the Black Is Beautiful collaboration brewing project organized by Weathered Souls Brewing
Nominations for stellar California environmental volunteers are open through Aug.1
CALIFORNIA (August 6, 2020) – Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land are accepting nominations for the Cox Conserves Heroes program through Aug. 15. This year, the program has expanded nationwide, with nominees grouped into four regions: West, South, Midwest and Northeast. The Cox Conserves Heroes program serves to honor environmental volunteers who create, preserve or enhance shared outdoor spaces in their local communities.
Oceanside, CA (August 5, 2020) - Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $703 grant from the San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO). Support from CECO was utilized to replace BGCO’s roll up door to our equipment closet in our gymnasium, which was in dire need of updating.
Studio ACE Selected by GlobalGiving As Red Backpack Fund Recipient, Receives $5,000 Grant From The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation To Combat COVID-19 Crisis
July 20, 2020 — GlobalGiving announced today that Studio ACE has been selected to receive a $5,000 COVID-19 relief and recovery grant from The Red Backpack Fund, an opportunity for small businesses and nonprofits made possible by The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation.
“My hope is that this gift will help alleviate some of the pressures caused by this horrible pandemic. Twenty years ago, I started Spanx with $5,000 in savings, and I see this as a time to pay it forward. Small business is the backbone of our culture. I know what it’s like to be a small business owner, and I want to provide some relief to these entrepreneurs during this time,” said Spanx Founder Sara Blakely.
The referendum seeks to overturn approved zoning that allows 585 homes to help ease the City of Oceanside’s and the State of California’s severe housing crisis
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (August 4, 2020) – As California’s housing crisis deepens, perpetuating the state’s nearly last place ranking for producing housing, a new farm-based community known as “North River Farms” in Oceanside, California is being challenged by a referendum. The community, planned around workforce housing with 50 percent priced for FHA financability, is being challenged by a referendum which directly conflicts with state housing law. Instead of putting families in homes this November, opponents seek to have voters use ballot box planning to overturn the zoning change already approved by the City of Oceanside.
Rep. Mike Levin Honors Community Activist and Oceanside HS Football Coach as his Constituent of the Month
Oceanside High School football coach Darnell “DeeJay” Johnson is Rep. Levin’s Constituent of the Month.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that community leader and Oceanside High School football coach Darnell “DeeJay” Johnson is the Constituent of the Month. A resident of Vista in California’s 49th Congressional District, DeeJay is a passionate youth advocate and racial justice activist. Coach DeeJay recently organized a Black Lives Matter protest in North County San Diego and helped ensure that the demonstration remained peaceful.
MiraCosta Community College District maintains the highest credit ratings from both Moody’s Investors Services (Moody’s) and Standard & Poor’s Global (S&P). Moody’s and S&P assigned MiraCosta College AAA ratings for a second time—the same ratings earned in 2017.
MiraCosta College’s fall 2020 classes begin, Monday, August 24, with hundreds of classes in a range of subjects offered. From math and English to accounting and web design, now is the time to work toward a degree or certificate, get started in the workplace, transfer to a four-year university, enroll for personal enrichment, professional growth, or to gain a new skill. Discover all of the open sections by visiting miracosta.edu/open.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will lead a virtual town hall Wednesday with Benita Cooper, a Partnership Specialist with a local Census Bureau office, and Dr. Kimberly Brouwer, a professor and infectious disease epidemiologist with the University of California, San Diego. They will discuss the importance of the 2020 Census, the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, and Rep. Levin’s work to provide relief for families and frontline workers.