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
Green Oceanside and San Diego Food System Alliance Help
Maximize Weekly Groceries While Minimizing Food Waste
Within San Diego County, 500,000 tons of food end up in the landfill every year, while one pound of food creates the same emissions as 20% of the energy used daily in an average household. This waste of edible food represents loss of water, energy, and labor resources used to grow and transport this needed food. Many families are facing hunger for the first time as they navigate a global pandemic. With many families already facing food insecurity, the Green Oceanside team is providing tools and resources on maximizing food to last for the overall health and sustainability of the community
The City of Oceanside Public Works Department has initiated a feasibility study that seeks to develop a strategy to protect City beaches from the impacts of long-term shoreline erosion. Our consultant (GHD) was hired to perform a preliminary engineering evaluation and feasibility study to consider options for beach sand replenishment and/or retention devices to stabilize and enhance the beach widths in the City. GHD has begun the review and analysis of data and relevant global project examples and has developed six preliminary concepts to carry forward in the feasibility study. The goal of the study is to identify a beach replenishment/retention strategy that is environmentally sensitive, financially feasible and has a reasonable chance of being approved through the regulatory permitting process.
Pure Water Oceanside will be the first operating advanced water purification project in San Diego County
The City of Oceanside Water Utilities Department is hosting a virtual public meeting for the Loma Alta Wetlands Enhancement Project. The project area is located between Coast Highway and Pacific Street in South Oceanside, adjacent to Buccaneer Beach Park. The purpose of the project is to expand coastal wetland habitat, improve water quality and encourage outdoor recreation through trails and educational signage. Planning work is funded by a grant from the State Coastal Conservancy
Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego, invites you to participate in this year’s National Voter Registration Day activities. When George Washington was elected president in 1789, only 6% of the U.S. population was eligible to vote. Since then, Americans have marched, gone on hunger strikes, been beaten, and even died to win the right to vote. Sadly, today, many Americans take for granted the right to vote. In an online workshop on Tuesday, September 22 at 11 a.m., presenter Blaze Newman will tell the inspiring story of the Americans who fought for the past 172 years for the right to vote and the voting challenges present today. We’ll also discuss why so many Americans don’t vote and how to get registered.
The Oceanside Public Library is pleased to announce it will be reopening its buildings on Monday, September 14, 2020 for limited in-person service. The San Diego County Public Health Order now allows libraries to open in a modified capacity, and the Library has put a staged reopening plan in place to provide the safest service possible for the community.
On August 31, 2020, from 12-1:30pm, join the City of Oceanside and Waste Management for a FREE virtual workshop to learn more about the Food Recycling Program, cost savings opportunities, food recovery and donation information, and how to set your business up for zero waste success. Please click this link to register!
What do you do at home to save water and live sustainability? Share your sustainable actions with us and you’ll have the chance to win a Green Oceanside sustainability kit full of great items including a bamboo water bottle, reusable food containers, soil moisture sensor, and more! See steps below.
For Immediate Release
August 18, 2020
Contact Information: Scott Ashton, Chief Executive Officer
Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
(Oceanside, CA) - The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsements for the 2020 City of Oceanside Elections. The Chamber Board of Directors voted to support Ryan Keim for District 3 and Peter Weiss for District 4.
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.
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.
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
The City of Oceanside and MiraCosta College Offering Free Tuition on Certificate Programs Through Grant; $20,000 Bonus Pool for Graduates
The City of Oceanside is launching its Hire Local initiative. It offers local residents and businesses the opportunity to bridge the gap between in-demand jobs and the need to fill those jobs with local residents. They will be offering “Incentives, Development, Education, and Access (IDEA)” through education and then employment.
Free Online Learning for Oceanside Public Library Users
Oceanside Public Library invites unemployed, furloughed or employed part-time workers to register for a free Coursera account through Coursera for Workforce Recovery by emailing READS@oceansideca.org. Eligible participants will have until December 31, 2020 to complete online courses, chosen from the 3000+ options on the Coursera.org learning platform. Coursera for Workforce Recovery is administered through the Oceanside Public Library and made available by Coursera in response to COVID-19.
The City of Oceanside received $4.565 million in state grant funding from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to expand the City’s compressive water reuse efforts. The state grant funding is available through California’s Integrated Regional Water Management Program, which supports comprehensive water reuse programs like Oceanside’s in order to increase water sustainability throughout California.
Partnership with MiraCosta College helps Oceanside residents upskill and earn tuition-free certificates through December, 2020
(Oceanside, CA –July 7, 2020) The City of Oceanside announced the launch of its Hire Local initiative, designed to stimulate economic vitality for local residents and businesses through a combination of Incentives, Development, Education, and Access (IDEA).Through this initiative, the City is working to bridge the gap between in-demand jobs and resident readiness to accelerate professional and business growth and create an economic multiplier for the City.
With Los Angeles County beaches closed, San Diego County State Beach parking lots closed, and several Orange County beaches following suit, it was deemed prudent to close Oceanside beach parking lots for the holiday weekend in order to minimize crowded conditions, limit gatherings, increase physical distancing, and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The City of Oceanside received an Award of Excellence during the WateReuse virtual conference in June 2020. Oceanside received the Recycled Water Agency of the Year for small systems, which recognizes an agency that has developed recycled water, on a significant level, as an alternative water source within their service area, regionally, or statewide.
Beach parking lots are permitted to reopen in Oceanside and across the County tomorrow -- Tuesday, June 9. Current beach parking permit holders are offered a rebate on their next parking permit purchase. The Oceanside Pier will also reopen tomorrow. Initially, open hours for the Pier will be 4:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The California Department of Water Resources has awarded a $275,800 grant to the City of Oceanside to design a comprehensive riparian habitat and streambank restoration project for a segment of Buena Vista Creek in southeast Oceanside. The planning work will identify a feasible restoration design, conduct community outreach, and complete preliminary environmental documentation for future restoration work. The City is partnering with the Buena Vista Audubon Society to lay groundwork for stream and habitat improvements while integrating the project with the surrounding community through trails, access and signage.
As the state and county allow for businesses to re-open the City wanted to provide information to Oceanside businesses to ensure that their private water lines remain safe for their employees and customers. The Center for Disease Control established national guidelines for businesses to ensure that their private water systems and devices remain safe as they re-open.
Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to participate in Summer Reading by signing up on the Library webpage. Summer Reading is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and this year’s theme is “Dig Deeper, Oceanside.”
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