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.
New State Regulations Ban Watering of Non-functional Grass
As of May 24, new statewide regulations prohibit watering decorative grass in common areas of subdivisions and homeowners associations, as well as on commercial, industrial, and institutional properties.
TNT to Screen Shawn Hatosy-Directed Episode of “Animal Kingdom” at the Oceanside International Film Festival On Wednesday, June 22nd
Oceanside, CA - JUNE 3rd, 2022 – TNT and The Oceanside International Film Festival will exclusively screen a Shawn Hatosy-directed episode of the critically acclaimed series “Animal Kingdom,” on Wednesday, June 22. Supported by Visit Oceanside, the event will take place at the historic Star Theatre, located within the Oceanside Cultural District at 402 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA. The sixth and final season of the explosive family crime drama, “Animal Kingdom,” returns Sunday, June 19 with back-to-back episodes starting at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on TNT.
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.
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.
The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library announce the March 7 opening of Jane and Evie’s Used Books, a storefront destination selling gently used books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) joined Legislative Republicans in unveiling their ACT on Homelessness package which focuses on Accountability, Compassion, and Treatment (ACT).
Access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet is critical, especially during these unprecedented times. That’s why we want to alert you of a new plan from AT&T that provides free broadband internet for eligible households.
The project team will present project alternatives for GPU Phase 2 to the Planning Commission on March 14th and the City Council on April 6th. Reflecting different distributions of future housing and employment growth, the project alternatives are meant to foster further community engagement on the General Plan Update while achieving compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The consideration of project alternatives will lead to the selection of a preferred plan for GPU Phase 2. The preferred plan will then be summarized in a brief Land Use and Mobility Plan that will be shared with the community and decision-makers. Visit the Project Website for more information on how to view and participate in the meetings.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) introduced SB 1025 which grants tax credits to companies and organizations that sponsor blood drives. During a time when the nation is experiencing a blood shortage, SB 1025 intends to boost blood donations by encouraging the hosting of blood drives.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) recognized Dr. Sunita “Sunny'' Cooke, Superintendent/President of MiraCosta College with the prestigious honor of the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction. Dr. Cooke will be presented with the award during PTK’s Catalyst 2022, the society’s annual convention in Denver, Colorado, April 7-9, 2022.
BOSTON, MA: February 16, 2022 - The largest online referral network for small businesses, Alignable.com is announcing the results of its national search for leaders who’ve gone above and beyond guiding peers and supporting entire communities as they strive to recover.
Reps. Mike Levin and Darrell Issa Reintroduce Legislation to Prioritize San Onofre for Spent Nuclear Fuel Removal
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) reintroduced the Spent Fuel Prioritization Act to prioritize the removal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from decommissioned nuclear sites in areas with large populations, high seismic hazard, and where the continued storage of spent nuclear fuel represents a national security concern. With over nine million people living within 50 miles of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) and Southern California experiencing some of the greatest seismic hazard in the country, as well as its location on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the bill would make SONGS one of the highest priority sites in the nation for SNF removal. The bill is also cosponsored by Reps. Scott Peters (D-CA), Michelle Steel (R-CA), Katie Porter (D-CA), and Young Kim (R-CA).
Source: City of Oceanside
Online Digital Presentation and Survey
The City of Oceanside, in partnership with the Buena Vista Audubon Society and Dudek, are working to restore a section of Buena Vista Creek in south Oceanside, near Lake Blvd. and Thunder Drive.
The City of Oceanside is seeking your input on this stretch of riparian habitat and how this area can better serve the community!
Washington, D.C – Today, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Mike Levin’s (D-CA) bipartisan Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act as part of the America COMPETES Act. Rep. Levin’s legislation will combat the climate crisis and help America lead in clean energy by promoting the development of wind, solar, and geothermal energy on public lands in an environmentally responsible way. The bill includes measures to facilitate investment in high quality renewable sources, ensure a fair revenue share for impacted communities, and minimize impacts to wildlife and cultural sites.
If there’s anything we’ve learned over the past two years, it’s that this community has heart! What better way to illustrate that sentiment than with a community sculpture? Soon, Oceanside residents and visitors will be able to cement their commitments with a “love lock” in the City we all call home.
The City of Oceanside Emergency Operations Center is closely monitoring the impacts of the oil spill that occurred Saturday, October 2, 2021, off the coast of Huntington Beach roughly 50 miles to the north.
Rep. Mike Levin Honors Motivational Speaker and First Generation American as Constituent of the Month
Oceanside, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Erica Alfaro, a motivational speaker and first-generation American whose parents immigrated from Mexico, is the September Constituent of the Month.
SCE Releases Strategic Plan for Relocation of San Onofre’s Spent Nuclear Fuel; New Coalition Launched to Catalyze Solutions
ROSEMEAD, Calif., March 15, 2021 — Southern California Edison distributed a three-volume set of plans supporting the offsite relocation of the spent nuclear fuel currently stored at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The strategies are outlined in the Action Plan, Strategic Plan and Conceptual Transportation Plan.To further build momentum toward commercially reasonable offsite storage or disposal solutions, and to urge the federal government to meet its legal obligations, SCE and the counties of Orange and San Diego announced the formation of a stakeholder coalition, Action for Spent Fuel Solutions Now.
Visit Oceanside is working in collaboration with the CA Coalition of Endurance Sports, Spectrum Sports and Ironman to safely reopen endurance sports. The demonstration below shows media representatives and government leaders how endurance events can run safely with coronavirus protocols in place.
Oceanside, CA (February 2020) - Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $10,000 grant from the Girard Foundation to purchase computers and other technological equipment needed to support youth who are attending class virtually at our Club. As school closures continue, the Girard Foundation’s support ensures that low-income youth have access to the best learning tools possible.
For Immediate Release
October 3, 2020
I am pleased to announce the support and endorsement of former Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood. Mayor Wood was a dedicated public servant who served our city for more than four decades as police officer, detective, council member and mayor. Mayor Wood left a lasting legacy of prioritizing public safety, fighting crime, and protecting our seniors. His leadership has helped propel Oceanside into one of the most unique and livable beach communities in California. Getting through the health pandemic safely is critical to ensure we continue on our trajectory.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – This Wednesday, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will hold a virtual press conference to release a report by his San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Task Force, a group of local stakeholders and experts he convened in January of 2019 to address the safety challenges at San Onofre. The Task Force, which is led by Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr., USN (Ret.) and former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko, met on a regular basis for the past year with the goal of driving solutions to move and safely store sensitive waste located at San Onofre.
Genentech Donates $50,000 to North County Cares in Support of Local Families and Restaurants Impacted by COVID-19
OCEANSIDE, CA – Genentech is helping North County families and restaurants with a generous donation of $50,000 to the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Foundation in support of North County Cares. This donation amount will serve an estimated 1,650 local families and will benefit 30 - 35 restaurants in Oceanside and Vista.
Dear Pride by the Beach Supporter,
I am reaching out to you today with a personal note and important updates on our June 13 Pride Festival. On behalf of the North County LGBTQ Center and Pride by the Beach committee we hope that you find yourself well and safe during the recent COVID-19 Pandemic
We assure you that the vital, life saving services of the North County LGBTQ Center are still in operation and will continue long after the restrictions on social gatherings are lifted.