Free Workshop Sponsored by the City of Oceanside will Teach Participants How to Turn Leftovers into a Tasty Redo, Reduce Holiday Waste and Incorporate Sustainability into the Season
The City of Oceanside is seeking nominees for the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. This annual award honors residents of the City who have made a significant contribution of time and energy to improve community life, promote positive community development, and enhance the lives of individuals and neighborhoods in the City. The award especially recognizes volunteer work and activity done outside of a work setting and over a long period of time. The award is named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in recognition of the contribution that he and others made to promote positive relationships between people, groups, and cultures.
The City of Oceanside was invited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to apply for two separate Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. Oceanside submitted letters of interest in early summer 2019 for the Pure Water Oceanside and Lower Recycled Water Distribution System Expansion Project as well as the Buccaneer Sewer Lift Station and Force Main Project. Oceanside’s letters of interest were among 51 others received by the EPA from both public and private entities in response to its 2019 WIFIA Notice of Funding Availability. After a robust review process, the WIFIA Selection Committee chose 38 prospective borrowers’ projects to submit applications for loans, including both projects submitted by the City of Oceanside.
The City of Oceanside, in partnership with the ADU Coalition of San Diego and AARP California, will conduct a public workshop on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). The workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, in the City Council Chambers at 300 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Doors open at 5:30 PM.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the City of Oceanside’s future aquatics center will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the site’s adjacent El Corazon Senior Center, located at 3302 Senior Center Drive in Oceanside. The event will mark the beginning of what will become the city’s largest aquatics facility in the heart of Oceanside: El Corazon Aquatics Center.
Two outstanding Oceanside residents were chosen as 2019 "Seniors of the Year." The honorees were announced by Deputy Mayor Jack Feller on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the annual Senior Expo hosted by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce at Civic Center Plaza. Ms. Anita Romaine and Ms. Linda Walshaw were selected the winners for their scope of community involvement and volunteerism.
The Oceanside Fire Department celebrated the 90th anniversary of the installment of its first paid Fire Chief, Walter Johnson. Walter Johnson was selected to be the first paid Fire Chief on October 10, 1929. Johnson held that position until 1959. A commemorative ceremony was held in front of Oceanside’s Fire Station 1 which opened in 1929, the same year Johnson became Fire Chief.
The Oceanside Fire Department invites all to its Open House on Saturday, October 19, 2019 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Fire Station 7 located at 3350 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. This free, family-friendly event will include public safety presentations, a wide variety of vehicle displays, hands-on learning about fire equipment and prevention, and much more. Come meet your local firefighters!
Oceanside’s 2019 "Senior of the Year" will be announced at 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the annual Senior Expo, hosted by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. The Senior Expo will be held at the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The event will feature 80 health-related businesses, non-profits and senior organizations, as well as free health-related screenings, giveaways and consultations.
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.
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