We understand that it can be difficult to reduce your business’ monthly energy bill, but did you know incorporating smart thermostats in your business can help save both energy and money? Smart thermostats allow businesses to have greater control over energy use because temperatures can be controlled remotely. Businesses can run energy-efficient schedules and optimize their system performance, leading to a more predictable monthly bill.
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NEW CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FIGHTS CALIFORNIA’S EFFORT TO WITHHOLD MILLIONS FROM HUNDREDS OF GROWING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Lawsuit urges Governor Newsom and State Legislature to fully fund the education of every student, including thousands enrolling in non-classroom based public schools.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, three public school leaders are taking the lead in a class action lawsuit that will impact thousands of students in California. The lawsuit filed today challenges the state for breaking its agreement with public schools by changing the rules on how children are funded at charter schools after enrollment decisions were made. In doing so, California is now refusing to fund newly enrolled students at any of the hundreds of non-classroom based public charter schools in the state.
Actors Collective Enrolling Now! / Check out Sample AC Audition Videos / All Camp Sessions Enrolling!
New Workshop Now Enrolling!
For Actors 18 and older
Wednesdays 7p - 10p
October 7 - November 11
For Ages 18 and Older
The AC - is a 6 week actors workshop for actors 18 and older to collect and work on the craft of acting. You will be taken on a journey of character development - scene work - cold reads - audition preparation - monologues - Master Classes - script analysis - improvisation - and more. Your instructors are the Star Theatre Co Producing Artistic Director - David Schulz along with Al Valletta - Acting Coach / director of stage and screen - Creator of the Valletta Workshop with special guest instructors adding to the collective. Join us and discover tools, tips, and techniques which will hone your skills and help you fly.
NEW-Each Participant will have the opportunity for their prepared monologue to be PROFESSIONALLY FILMED to add to their Actor Reel! (No additional charge!)
Central Michigan University is looking for partners to help solve employment challenges and develop your employees from within. CMU's strategic business partnerships put education first with a focus on building skilled employees willing and able to move up in your organization. Learn how to get involved today!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Chosen as a 2020 Nonprofit of the Year Nonprofit Honored by Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath
Jodi Diamond, CEO, & Assemblymember Boerner Horvath packing lunches for BGCO’s Emergency Food Program.
Oceanside, CA (September 9, 2020) - Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has been selected as a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year by 76th District Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath.
When it comes to the sciences at MiraCosta College, nothing--not even the COVID-19 pandemic--is going to get in the way of student success. Just ask the recipients of more than 3,000 lab kits, containing everything from blood typing chemicals to animal organs for at-home lab work, after their classes were moved online because of pandemic-related campus closures.
Rep. Mike Levin Passes Energy and Climate Legislation Included in Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act
Bill Includes Levin’s Legislation on Nuclear Waste R&D, Wildfire Smoke Studies, and Renewable Energy Development
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, which includes legislation Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced to create a spent nuclear fuel research and development program at the Department of Energy, improve wildfire smoke emissions modeling and develop better smoke forecasts, and promote the development of renewable energy on public lands. Overall, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act develops renewable and distributed energy resources, improves energy efficiency in homes and businesses, helps electrify the transportation sector, modernizes the grid, reduces carbon pollution, prioritizes the needs of environmental justice communities, and more.
Call For Art Submissions at the Oceanside Museum of Art — A Teeny Tiny Way To Make A Big Impact
TINY ART WITH A BIG HEART
Art comes in all shapes and sizes—from eye-popping murals to pieces that fit in your pocket—and sometimes the teeniest art can make the biggest impact. Join a growing community of teeny tiny art makers and create your very own miniature masterpiece for a great cause. All donated artwork will be put up for sale at the Teeny Tiny Art Mart with 100% of the proceeds helping to support OMA’s ongoing education initiatives that provide thousands of students annually with transformative arts-based experiences. So, grab your tiny art supplies and start creating. The canvas may be small, but let your imagination soar!
NCTD Reaffirms Safety First Pledge by Joining National Program to Protect Riders and Boost Confidence in Riding Transit
NCTD Also Asks Riders to Join in the Commitment to Health and Safety
Oceanside, CA – With transit ridership down throughout the San Diego region and across the nation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the North County Transit District (NCTD) has joined the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) “Health and Safety Commitments Program," reaffirming their commitment to protecting transit rider health and safety along with more than 100 other public transportation agencies. “Joining APTA’s Health and Safety Commitments Program was a natural fit for NCTD since we are already following many of these core responsibilities. We clean facilities and vehicles daily during layovers, and we require facial coverings for employees and riders. We put the health of our riders and employees first,” said NCTD Board Chair and Encinitas Councilmember Tony Kranz. “With the partnership of APTA and the other agencies across the country, we can strengthen the public’s trust in transit and keep our community thriving.”
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 Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan, Medical Consultant, 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.
LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT TREATS KIDS TO A BRICKTACULAR HALLOWEEN IN MINILAND U.S.A.!
Fall is a time for costumes, treats and family fun, and even though LEGOLAND® California is still awaiting approval to open, the Resort is joining in the festivities with an outdoor experience of its own…Introducing: Halloween in Miniland! Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during October (Oct. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30 & 31) the Park’s Miniland U.S.A becomes a not-so-spooky Halloween destination filled with activities, tasty treats and one of a kind LEGO® Halloween décor inviting families to wear their favorite costumes and have safe fun.
Oceanside, CA – In accordance with NCTD’s Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Plan, which is the five-year plan to improve the customer riding experience, increase transit ridership and customer revenues, and enhance service frequencies, the North County Transit District (NCTD) is updating its BREEZE, FLEX, and LIFT bus fleets with more than 100 new transit vehicles .
Studio ACE VOTE Contest
Studio ACE is sponsoring a "VOTE" Art Contest! This is an opportunity to express your creativity while sharing the importance of voting! See the guidelines below
On September 26 (11am to 1pm), Solutions for Change is officially launching the #WeAreOneUs systems change movement that actively demonstrates our model by disrupting the status quo and crushing the churn of homelessness. Through a ground-up initiative advanced by a large cadre of once homeless individuals (referred to as The Overcomers), we will prove our empowerment-based and transformative programs that build personal capacity meanwhile reducing pain, trauma and lifelong dependency.
House Passes Major Legislation Introduced by Rep. Mike Levin to Support Veteran Housing and Employment
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Dependable Employment and Living Improvements for Veterans’ Economic Recovery (DELIVER) Act, legislation led by Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) that includes six bipartisan bills he introduced to strengthen and expand services for homeless and unemployed veterans. The legislation will allow the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide more services for homeless veterans, improve and expand eligibility for the HUD-VA Supportive Housing program, create a rapid retraining program for unemployed veterans, improve the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for servicemembers returning to civilian life, and more. A section-by-section summary of the bill is available here.
CHAT WITH A LOCAL WITH THE LIBRARY
Learn more about members of your Oceanside community every Wednesday on Instagram Live with your Oceanside Public Library. Visit us at noon on Instagram @OceansideLibrary, and click on the “OceansideLibrary Live” icon, on the top left of the screen, and you will be able to listen in on a conversational interview between an Oceanside Librarian and a different changemaker in Oceanside every week! Here is who will be on and what we will be talking about, up through November 4:
The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD), will present an online panel discussion about this year’s selection of They Called Us Enemy, a graphic novel by George Takei for “One Book, One San Diego,” with the purpose of bringing community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book
Get a complimentary energy assessment through SDG&E’s Business Energy Solutions Program. Small to mid-size business customers receive an onsite, no-cost energy audit with a customized report of energy-saving improvements. Contractors install products at no cost and offer other products at a discount. You may also qualify for no- or low-cost energy efficiency upgrades. Also, SDG&E has increased business rebates through September 30, 2020. Schedule an energy assessment or see the current product catalog of business rebates.
Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista Chambers Present California's 49th congressional district Candidate Forum
September 21, 2020
The Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista Chambers of Commerce are partnering with the League of Women Voters North County San Diego (LWVNCSD) to host a virtual pre-recorded forum for the upcoming US Congressional 49th District election. The forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters North County San Diego. The Forum for the 49th District candidates will be recorded on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 using the Zoom Webinar platform
Oceanside, CA (September 21, 2020)-The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $6,000 grant from The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank for their Emergency Food Program, which provides curbside pickup of meals every weekday to community youth affected by food insecurity due to the pandemic