Studio ACE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching lives through Arts, Community, and Education. Studio ACE was founded in 2018 by Executive Director Julia Fister who worked for many years in nonprofit arts organizations. Witnessing firsthand what the power of arts education can do for people of all ages, Julia made it her personal mission to find a way to provide affordable and accessible arts education opportunities for the North San Diego County community, and Studio ACE was born. What began as a dream is now a flourishing reality, with Studio ACE providing an array of arts education offerings through classes in their physical studio space, programs with Oceanside Unified School District, and robust partnerships with other community organizations. Though Studio ACE is not yet able to reopen to the public, that does not stop them from bringing creativity to your home this holiday season.
Those interested in 2021-2022 enrollment are invited to attend a virtual Open House at the dates and times below. The Zoom access link and virtual lottery slip will be uploaded to the website on the day of the open house. Please visit this page for updated information.The public lottery will be held virtually.
El Corazon is a City-owned parcel of 465 contiguous acres located in the center of Oceanside, bounded by Rancho Del Oro Drive on the east, Oceanside Boulevard on the south, El Camino Real on the west, and Mesa Drive on the north. An ongoing planning process begun in 2003 will eventually develop the site to contain a mixture of land uses: parks and recreation amenities, habitat, civic services, commercial, and hotel.
The Green Oceanside City Team and Waste Management are hosting a free Food Scraps 101 Webinar on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PST via Zoom. The Food Scraps Recycling Program will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help our City meet its zero waste goals, and provide customers with excellent services and opportunities for cost savings through recycling.
Through January 15, 2021, Circulate San Diego is working alongside the County of San Diego’s Community Action Partnership to collect input about community needs across the region. To ensure the community has a voice in the process, the County of San Diego and Circulate San Diego invite residents to participate in a Community Needs Assessment Survey and Community Conversations being held virtually.
As you may know, San Luis Rey and Garrison Elementary Schools were combined during the 2019/2020 school year. During that process, it was determined that the two communities would remain together and undergo a rename and rebrand to unite as one. We have organized a formal citizens advisory committee to navigate this rebranding process, and we are seeking name suggestions from the Oceanside community at large.
Write On, Oceanside! is an annual literary festival to celebrate and inspire local authors, hosted by Oceanside Public Library and the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF). This year's celebration will be online and will take place on January 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. The event will feature an announcement of the top three “Ode to Oceanside” Writing Contest submissions, along with a reading of the winning ode, announcement and reading of the top three submissions for the 6 Word Story Contest, the results of the Never-Ending Story Community Writing Project, and a Local Author Showcase. Hear from these Oceanside authors about their latest titles:
San Diego, Calif. – Cox Charities is offering $75,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors in the San Diego area. The Cox Scholars scholarships range from $2,500 to $5,000. Recipients must be a 2021 graduating high school senior living in Cox’s Southern California service area.
Please join Doug Shantz, North America Sales Director at LAMVIN, for this quick and informative webinar overview of all things acoustic.
MiraCosta College’s spring 2021 classes begin January 23, 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, retrain for careers of tomorrow, 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.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) released the following statement on being sworn-in to serve California’s 49th Congressional District in the 117th Congress:
Supervisor Jim Desmond will be hosting a Tele-Townhall on Thursday January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am to discuss details on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Register here!
OCEANSIDE, CA – In the spirit of giving, Frontwave Credit Union sponsored four local military families this holiday season through Camp Pendleton’s Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) Secret Santa Program. Frontwave shopped for and purchased gifts on the families’ wish lists and delivered them to the Camp Pendleton ASYMCA, where they were distributed just before the holidays, ensuring each family member had something special to celebrate the season with.
Would you like to get a job in a new field? Get a better job in the same field? Coursera will help unemployed, furloughed or employed part-time workers gain a competitive edge by providing courses or certificate programs, in which participants can learn in-demand skills and discover paths to new jobs or career advancement. Coursera is made possible to eligible participants by Oceanside Public Library in response to the employment challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Oceanside Public Library card holders admitted to this program can choose from the 3,000+ options on the Coursera.org learning platform at no personal cost.
The Oceanside Public Library will be offering a Citizenship Class, in order for eligible students to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Naturalization Test.
OMA works in partnership with the Oceanside Unified School District to offer two dynamic, arts-integrated educational programs—Literacy Through Art (LTA) to all third-graders and ArtQuest to all fifth-graders in the district, connecting with an astounding 2,500 students on an annual basis.
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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) voted for bipartisan government funding legislation that includes nearly $900 billion in COVID-19 relief. The legislation includes $600 stimulus checks, a $300 per week increase in unemployment, $325 billion for small businesses, $32 billion for vaccine procurement and distribution, $82 billion for schools, and much more.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced that she has co-authored the bipartisan “Keep California Working Act” that would provide $2.6 billion to help small businesses affected by COVID-19.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced Nolan Mejia, local Carlsbad teen and founder of Grocery Grab, is the December Constituent of the Month. In order to help senior citizens and at-risk groups avoid unnecessary exposure to COVID-19, Nolan created the Grocery Grab program to deliver goods and groceries to participants without ever having to leave their homes.
Scripps also named to state honor roll for maternity care
SAN DIEGO – Cal Hospital Compare (CHC), a nonprofit organization that provides Californians with hospital performance ratings, has named all four of Scripps Health’s hospitals to its 2020 Opioid Care Honor Roll. Scripps is the only health care organization in San Diego County to be recognized on the inaugural statewide list, which was announced today.
WHAT: Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) will continue to offer their free, curbside Emergency Food Program over the holiday break. Lunch and snack are available for any youth under 18, and they do not need to be a Club member. We will provide two lunches and two snacks each pick-up day.
SACRAMENTO – With street fentanyl surging in the western U.S. and causing thousands of deaths, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has reintroduced legislation to create a task force to improve Southern California’s response.
Oceanside City Manager Deanna Lorson announced that Oceanside Police Captain Manuel (Fred) Armijo will serve as Interim Police Chief after Chief Frank McCoy retires on December 28.