In November, Chamber-endorsed City Council candidate, Rick Robinson won the race for the City’s District 2 Council seat. In addition to his endorsement from the Chamber, Robinson was supported by the Oceanside Police Officers’ Association, the Oceanside Firefighters Association, and numerous civic and elected leaders.
TrueCare Rolls Out Newest Mobile Wellness Unit, Expanding Medical and Dental Services in North San Diego and South Riverside Counties
TrueCare’s Growing Mobile Fleet to Provide Broader Access to Quality, Compassionate Health Care for Those Most in Need
SAN MARCOS, Calif. (November 8, 2022) — TrueCare, a community-based health center serving North San Diego and South Riverside counties for over 50 years, rolled out a new mobile wellness unit today. The additional unit expands the nonprofit’s ability to provide medical and dental services to anyone in need.
Saturday, November 5th - Join Bungalow 102 in celebrating their new store filled with home and garden decor, gifts, apparel, accessories and more!
OCEANSIDE, Calif,: Congratulations to October’s Rising Stars: Thomas Carramusa from Surfside Educational Academy, Elizabeth Danielson from Oceanside High School, Alejandra Santos from El Camino High School
TrueCare Special Event to Address the Youth Behavioral Health Crisis and Introduce New Programs to the Community on Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00 a.m.
Dr. Benjamin Maxwell, Rady's Children’s Hospital To Keynote the Event
The focus of this special community event, held on the heels of October 10 World Mental Health Day, will be a discussion about the crisis and presentations of the services and programs TrueCare and its community partners are initiating to address this critical area of need for our young adults, especially in underserved communities with limited access to behavioral health services.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream takes place on Saturday, October 8th from 11:30am to 4:30 pm. Entertainment, prizes and drawings, face painting, balloon artists and VIP guest presenters will all be part of the celebration. The store will be open for regular store hours.
The community is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the new Chemistry and Biotechnology Building at MiraCosta’s Oceanside Campus.
One of the largest cultural events of the year, the annual the Latino Book & Family Festival, comes to MiraCosta College October 15. The event will feature over 100 exhibitors organized in villages focused on authors, children, education, food, and health, and will include more than 30 award-winning authors of works in all genres written by or about Latinos. The festival will also include entertainment, a children’s stage, bilingual activities, workshops, food, and book giveaways.
Department of Energy Awards Funding Rep. Mike Levin Secured to Advance Consent-Based Storage of Nuclear Waste
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is awarding $16 million Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) helped secure to communities that may be willing to host spent nuclear fuel, including the waste at San Onofre. At least six communities will receive funding to facilitate information gathering and public engagement on the potential to host spent nuclear fuel.
The Oceanside Chamber’s Advance Oceanside Political Action Committee (AOPAC) has spent much of the last 2 months interviewing and evaluating Candidates for Oceanside’s District 1 and District 2 City Council seats.
Last week AOPAC brought its recommendations to the Chamber Board for approval. As a result, the Chamber Board has endorsed Rick Robinson for the Oceanside City Council District 2 seat. Robinson, who has served as Oceanside’s Fire Chief since 2016 will officially retire from the position at the end of July. With a desire to continue actively serving the residents of Oceanside, Robinson decided to make a run at the Council seat in District 2, where he and his wife have lived for many years.
Operation HOPE-North County is pleased to announce the appointment of Jaime (Jimmy) Figueroa as their new Executive Director.
SDCCU Stuff the Bus is Collecting Monetary Donations for Back-to-School Supplies for the More Than 18,000 Homeless Students in San Diego County
Throughout July, donate online or at any Ralphs or Food 4 Less grocery store location in San Diego County
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (July 5, 2022) — Kids face many hardships—school supplies should not be one of them. That’s why SDCCU Stuff the Bus is once again collecting monetary donations to purchase back-to-school supplies for students experiencing homelessness—to help set these students up for success in the coming school year. The annual Stuff the Bus campaign, now in its 8th year, was launched in partnership with San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), the San Diego County Office of Education and iHeartMedia radio stations in support of Live Well San Diego. A portion of donations will also assist San Diego Youth Services’ various food programs to provide meals for homeless youth. This year again, in addition to the online collection, the community can also make in-store monetary donations at any Ralphs or Food 4 Less grocery store location in San Diego County. Having a backpack and all of the needed back-to-school supplies is essential for success in the new school year. A small donation can make a big difference in the life of a student in need.
TRUECARE ADMINISTERING NEW COVID-19 VACCINE FOR CHILDREN AGES SIX MONTHS AND OLDER IN NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Community Health Center Fulfilling its Role to Provide Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine for Underserved Communities
TrueCare™ is providing easy and equitable access to the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months and older through its community healthcare centers, especially for the diverse communities who are underserved in North San Diego County.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act, a comprehensive bill to address mental health care and substance use disorder. The bill includes Rep. Mike Levin’s (D-CA) legislation to improve sober living homes by authorizing a federal study on the quality and effectiveness of recovery housing and to identify recommendations to strengthen the quality of recovery housing. The provisions come from Rep. Levin’s Studying Outcomes and Benchmarks for Effective Recovery (SOBER) Homes Act.
Rep. Mike Levin Secures $50 Million in Federal Funding Legislation for Local Projects and Priorities
Investments Would Fund Road Improvements, Water Infrastructure, Public Safety, and More
Oceanside, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced he has secured $50 million in federal funding legislation to invest in 15 local projects and priorities. That total includes $7 million to help the North County Transit District (NCTD) improve SPRINTER service, $7 million to improve infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists on Lomas Santa Fe Drive, $4.48 million to enhance the Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) program in San Diego County, $3.47 million to invest in the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (OCIAC), and more.
By District Attorney Summer Stephan
Over the last 20 years, what once was the safest place for our children – school – has turned into a place of constant worry and questionable security. In the face overwhelming grief over the tremendous loss of life at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, it feels like we have arrived at a time where school shootings and mass killings are the norm. With school and public venue safety at the top of our minds, I want to remind San Diegans of the efforts the District Attorney’s Office has undertaken to prioritize school safety and to emphasize the critical role the public plays in preventing school shootings.
An electric vehicle shuttle pilot program serving Downtown Oceanside will officially begin operations on Monday, June 13. The “gO’side” five-passenger electric shuttles will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. Shuttles can be hailed via the “Ride Circuit” smartphone app and choosing “Oceanside” as the location, or by flagging down a shuttle in an area that is safe to stop for passenger boarding. The service will be free initially; however, based on ridership, a nominal fare may be instated at a later date.
Oceanside, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced he has secured $5.2 million from the Army Corps of Engineers to make progress on the long-stalled San Luis Rey River Flood Protection Project, which is designed to provide flood protection for the surrounding community. The funding will be used for the geotechnical investigation of levees and environmental coordination, levee repair design, hydrology updates and hydraulic analysis, and the monitoring of both water quality and local species. Rep. Levin previously secured the authorization for the funding as part of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020.
The City of Oceanside Planning Division will host a community forum on farmland conservation strategies, with a focus on farmland conservation easements. The forum will take place at the El Corazon Senior Center, located at 3302 Senior Center Drive, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
San Bernardino, California (May 25, 2022) – This Memorial Day, all 171 Stater Bros. Markets locations participated in the National Moment of Remembrance. The National Moment of Remembrance, established by an Act of Congress in 2000, designates 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day each year as a moment to pause, in an act of national unity, to honor the men and women of the United States who died in military service to the United States.
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A "revisioning" of South Oceanside's Buccaneer Park was begun last year with a pop-up informational booth at the park, and one at the Farmer's market to collect community ideas. A Workshop was held in January at the Library, and another on May 3 in the City Council Chambers. Digital and paper surveys were also circulated. Through these efforts, new restroom and park concepts were developed.