Chamber-Endorsed Candidate, Rick Robinson Elected to Oceanside’s District 2 Council Seat
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.
**New all-day concept blends two favorite restaurants – Toast Gastrobrunch and Sammy’s – in North County**
Oceanside, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2022) – Sami Ladeki, the restaurateur behind Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and Toast Gastrobrunch is opening a blended concept – Toasted Gastrobrunch + Dinner in Oceanside at 339 North Cleveland Street (92054).
Oceanside, CA. (October 19, 2022) – WRC announced Stephanie Miller, LMFT as the organization’s new CEO as of September 6.
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Retired Army Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, whose command assignments included overseeing Army high school and college JROTC and ROTC units nationwide, has been selected as the new President of the Army and Navy Academy.
House Passes Three of Rep. Mike Levin’s Bipartisan Bills to Improve Veterans’ Education and Economic Benefits
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed three bipartisan bills Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced to help veterans start their own businesses, protect veterans’ GI Bill benefits during national emergencies, and allow military families to get out of contracts under certain circumstances. The House passed Rep. Levin’s Student Veteran Emergency Relief Act, which was amended to also include Levin’s Emergency Relief for Servicemembers Act and his Veteran Eligibility for Necessities To Undertake Rewarding Entrepreneurship (VENTURE) Act.
Did you know you can make a difference when it comes to rotating power outages? This summer, as temperatures rise and there is higher energy demand, you can help prevent rotating outages by conserving energy when a Flex Alert is called.
House Passes Rep. Mike Levin’s Desalination and Energy Legislation as Part of Major Drought and Wildfire Bill
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, which includes several pieces of legislation Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) is leading to support desalination projects and strengthen the electric grid threatened by wildfires.
Oceanside Public Library is excited to highlight some of its new nature initiatives promoting community health and well-being, including a new Seed Library, California State Parks Passes and Check Out Nature Backpacks available to Library customers to borrow, and free take-home “The Great Outdoors” Busy Bag Kits for ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
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.
Rep. Mike Levin Secures $5.2 Million to Advance the San Luis Rey River Flood Protection Project
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.
BUCCANEER PARK IMPROVEMENTS
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.
NOW OPEN:JANE & EVIE’S USED BOOKS, A NEW FRIENDS OF THE OCEANSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKSTORE
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.
Senator Bates Joins Legislative Republicans in Unveiling ACT on Homelessness Package
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.
Sen. Bates Introduces SB 1025, Giving Tax Credits to Organizations Sponsoring Blood Drives
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.
MiraCosta College Superintendent/President Dr. Sunita Cooke Receives 2022 Shirley B. Gordon Award
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.
Chris Ryan Of Ryan Video Productions Honored As Oceanside’s 2022 Local Business Person Of The Year
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!
Rep. Mike Levin’s Legislation to Promote Renewable Energy Development Passes House
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.