Oceanside “Senior of the Year” nomination forms are being accepted and are available at both El Corazon and Country Club Senior Centers in Oceanside, or online. Nominations are being requested for Oceanside seniors, age 62 or older, who have contributed to their community through volunteer work.
The Oceanside Fall 2019 Recreation Guide is here and bringing you all the best programs and events! The “Family Focus” page gives you an overview of upcoming concerts, festivals and more. Just because summer is ending doesn’t mean aquatic programs have to end. Oceanside Parks and Recreation is offering Fall Learn to Swim Lessons for children and adults; register soon, these classes fill up quickly.
The Library will be offering a thirteen-week Citizenship Class, in order for eligible students to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Naturalization Test. Classes will be held at the Civic Center Library in the second-floor Foundation Room on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., beginning September 4. In this class, students will learn about U.S. history and government and prepare for the citizenship interview. Classes will be taught by volunteer teachers who have classroom experience and training specific to the topic.
The Commuter Rail Coalition today announced that Matthew O. Tucker, Executive Director of the North County Transit District (NCTD), Oceanside, CA has succeeded Doug Kelsey (TriMet, Portland, OR) as Vice Chair of its Board of Directors.
We are scheduled to present the Coast Highway Corridor Study Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) to the City Council in the City Council Chambers at 6 p.m. on August 14th. Staff recommendation to the City Council will be for the adoption of Alternative 3, which includes Complete Streets features between Harbor Drive and Morse Street and Incentive District zoning from Seagaze Drive to Morse Street.
The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Books and Media (BAM!) Sale fundraiser on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside.
The Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to celebrate Summer Reading with special finale events. Summer Reading participants of all ages can earn prizes for reading, and attend many entertaining and educational events through August 10, 2019. The Summer Reading theme is, “It’s Showtime At Your Library.”
The City of Oceanside Water Utilities Department is hosting an upcoming public workshop to introduce the Loma Alta Wetlands Enhancement planning project. The project area is located between Coast Highway and Pacific Street in southern Oceanside, adjacent to Buccaneer Beach Park. The purpose of the project is to expand coastal wetland habitat and improve public access and outdoor recreation through trails and educational signage. The planning and design phase is being funded by a grant from the State Coastal Conservancy.
The City of Oceanside is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 Water Quality Report. This report shows that the City system continues to meet or exceed all state and federal drinking water standards. City staff collects water quality samples to test for over 90 different substances throughout the year to ensure that the City’s drinking water meets the highest standards for quality and safety. Samples from drinking water plants and in the City’s distribution system were analyzed and reported in the 2018 Water Quality Report. “Oceanside’s drinking water is closely monitored to ensure the highest quality of water is delivered to our customers,” said Water Utilities Director Cari Dale. “Our highest priority is delivering safe and reliable water.”
The City of Oceanside is pleased to announce that it will receive $1.5 Million in funding from the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant, subject to Federal appropriations. The funding will be used to construct Phase 1 of a new Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) network, including retrofitting 21,689 existing meters and integrating the AMI system with the existing customer interface platform. Once the project is complete, 49% of the City’s meters will be connected to the AMI network. The AMI system will provide real-time information to customers about leaks, breaks, and other unusual consumption patterns.
City of Oceanside Opens New Kitchen to Foster A Sustainable Food System Dedicated to ZERO WastE and Feeding the Community
The most comprehensive facility of its kind, the City of Oceanside will open the doors to its Green Oceanside Kitchen for the first time to unveil its innovative, sustainable food offerings. The private grand opening event is on Saturday, June 22, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the El Corazon Senior Center/Green Oceanside Kitchen.
Join Oceanside Public Library for an unveiling of the exhibit “Portrait of a Woman Veteran” on Friday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, at 330 North Coast Highway, during ArtWalk. For this project, female veterans were paired with local artists to meet and have a conversation about their military experience what it means to be a veteran. The artists then created portraits inspired by the conversation to honor the veteran. At the reception, the artists and the women veterans who inspired their work will present their collaboration to the public.
Don't let a small budget stop you from traveling. With budget-minded travel in mind, online travel companies offer ways to streamline flights, transfers, accommodations and tour opportunities. Please join us for a presentation with Barbara Smith, Community College instructor and world traveler on Wednesday, May 8, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mission Branch Library Community Room, 3861 Mission Avenue, and learn how to plan an exciting, affordable vacation. Participants will also learn how to book travel on land and sea using some reputable online travel companies, travel rewards credit cards, and discounted flight options.
The City of Oceanside is participating in the 2019 Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, a national competition to see which cities are the most water-wise. Help our city win the challenge by taking a one-minute pledge online at mywaterpledge.com from April 1-30.
The City of Oceanside Quiet Zone project installs new pedestrian crossing gates at five road crossings: Cassidy Street, Oceanside Boulevard, Wisconsin Street, Mission Avenue, and Surfrider Way. The gates and railings protect people from approaching trains and safely guide them across the railroad tracks. The upgrades qualify Oceanside for a railroad Quiet Zone on its coastal rail corridor. In a Quiet Zone, engineers are no longer required to sound a train horn at each crossing.
In 2009, the City of Oceanside adopted the Coast Highway Vision and Strategic Plan. This plan serves as a blueprint for the revitalization and enhancement of the Coast Highway corridor between Harbor Drive in the north and Buena Vista Lagoon in the south. The Vision and Strategic Plan includes several recommendations to transform Coast Highway from an auto-oriented thoroughfare into a "complete street" that serves all modes of transportation from automobiles to pedestrians to bicyclists and transit vehicles.
An Afternoon with Author and Succulent Expert Debra Lee Baldwin
The Friends of the Oceanside Public library, with the support of the Library and local business and community groups, will host a “Simply Succulent” event at the El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Drive, Oceanside, CA. on Saturday, May 18, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, light refreshments, and a small succulent to take home.
The Oceanside Public Library is excited to announce a single, online searchable catalog, called Link+, from which available material from other libraries statewide can be requested and delivered to your local Oceanside library location. Starting in early April, with Link+ you can borrow books, DVDs, music CDs and audiobooks on CD from over 70 public and academic libraries, and receive them at your Oceanside Library branch within 7 days or less. This cooperative resource-sharing effort brings materials from over 370 locations or branches directly to you.
Oceanside is proud to be the host of this world-renowned event! To cheer on the participants, consider taking the event shuttle. Ironman is sponsoring a free shuttle service April 6 from 4:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Shuttle Service is open to participants, spectators and the general public. This easy transportation option will be perfect for those wanting to go to and from the Pier area to the Oceanside Harbor.
More than 500 people visited the City of Oceanside’s World of Water event on Saturday, March 23 to celebrate water and learn how the City of Oceanside provides its customers the world’s most precious resource – water!
College is expensive. Do you want to learn about the best way to pay for it? Find out the cost? Oceanside Public Library wants to help you prepare for financial independence. Financial Planner Greg Schmitt will provide two workshops describing opportunities available to pay for college, and outline steps you can take today to get the ball rolling toward a brighter future.
The Oceanside Public Library will be offering a thirteen-week Citizenship Class for eligible students to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Naturalization Test. Classes will be held at the Civic Center Library in the second-floor Foundation Room on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., beginning on April 3. In this class, students will learn about U.S. history and government, and prepare for the citizenship interview. Classes will be taught by volunteer teachers who have classroom experience and training specific to the topic.
The Oceanside Public Library invites families to its annual Egg Hunt & Storytime. Egg Hunt & Storytime will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in English and 11:30 a.m. in Spanish, at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Avenue, and on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.
Please join the Oceanside Public Library to welcome poet Karla Cordero for two special events. On Friday, April 12, at 4:00 p.m., she will facilitate a workshop at the Mission Branch Library at 3861 Mission Blvd. On Saturday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m., she will share her poetry and read from her recent book, How to Pull Apart the Earth, at the Civic Center Library at 330 North Coast Highway. See more of her work at www.karlacordero.com and follow her on Instagram (@karlaflaka13).
The “Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and More” Grant Committee announced the Oceanside Public Library was one of two grant recipients this year. The Oceanside Public Library will receive $4,000 to support the “Autism-Friendly Lending Library and Family Events” program.
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