The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is partnering with numerous North County business organizations to advocate for a path for more small business owners and their employees to get back to work. In a letter sent to CA State Senate and Assemblymembers, the Chambers noted "It is time to work toward reopening our economy and providing a path for more small business owners and their employees to get back to work. We believe that there is an opportunity to allow a greater number of businesses to open under the existing health and safety protocols." Read Letter.
As the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, it is important for all employers to monitor the outbreak and implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations. To help educate employers and employees on how they can prepare for and address the impacts of the virus, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) have provided resources that we hope you will use and share with your members.
Yes on Measure K
The Oceanside City Council has placed this Measure on the ballot asking voters to decide whether the City Clerk and City Treasurer should be appointed to office by the City Manager.
Under current law, the City Clerk and City Treasurer are elected by City voters to four-year terms. Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton, was one of the signers in support of the Measure. "These two positions hold a great deal of responsibility and should not come down to a popularity contest. The Treasure and Clerk should be hired by our City Manager after a thorough vetting process to ensure that the most highly qualified candidates are selected. In the case of the City of Oceanside, our Treasurer is responsible for a $350 million investment portfolio. What really stood out to me was a 2010 paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research that concluded that “an appointed rather than elected city treasurer reduces city borrowing costs by 13% to 23%", said Ashton. The Chamber's Director of Membership and Young Professionals, Emerald Lowe signed the Rebuttal to the Argument in Against Measure K. Read the Ballot Arguments.
No on Measure A
The Oceanside Chamber is recommending a vote of No on Measure A. Measure A requires 1.6 million voters to vote whenever someone wants to add as few as six homes to the County General Plan. This measure is opposed by a broad coalition of San Diegans that includes the Democratic and Republican parties of San Diego County, firefighters and public safety leaders, business organizations, as well as community, taxpayer and rural advocates. Read more.
Yes on Measure B
Voting YES on B provides San Diego County residents with a better choice for the development of private property in North County that will be developed one way or the other. Up to 2 million square feet of commercial space and 99 estate-style homes are allowed under the current County General Plan. Instead of the general plan designation, voting YES on B would approve 2,135 homes, 60 percent of which will be affordably-priced for working families.
This project was unanimously approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors after being thoroughly studied and refined through an open, public process. Read more.
Sacramento, CA - With the help of California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, the North County Transit District (NCTD) will receive $6.13 million this year to be used on Del Mar Bluff stabilization projects. The securement of this funding allocation was finalized on June 27, 2019, when Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state budget into law.
City of Oceanside unveils Innovative fOOD RECOVERY AND PRESERVATION KITCHEN TO REDUCE WASTE AND FEED THE COMMUNITY
On June 22, the City of Oceanside opened the doors to its Green Oceanside Kitchen—a state-of-the-art food recovery and preservation facility at the El Corazon Senior Center, providing innovative solutions to food waste, hunger and environmental and culinary education in North San Diego County.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Granted $10,000 by Cox Communications Inc. to Transform their Teen Center into an Innovation Lab
Oceanside, CA (JUNE, 2019) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has been selected by Boys & Girls Clubs of America to receive a $10,000 grant from Cox Communications Inc. for a Cox Technology Center/Innovation Lab.
Oceanside, CA - On April 11, 2019, the North County Transit District (NCTD) will retire the current version of GoNCTD.com, and launch a new state-of-the-art website. The current website, which has been in place for more than five years, utilizes three different sites to make up GoNCTD.com – a desktop version, a limited access mobile version, and a news center for press releases. The redesigned site merges all of these into one contemporary website.
In 2009, the City of Oceanside adopted the Coast Highway Vision and Strategic Plan. This plan serves as a blueprint for the revitalization and enhancement of the Coast Highway corridor between Harbor Drive in the north and Buena Vista Lagoon in the south. The Vision and Strategic Plan includes several recommendations to transform Coast Highway from an auto-oriented thoroughfare into a "complete street" that serves all modes of transportation from automobiles to pedestrians to bicyclists and transit vehicles.
For baseball fans and those wishing to spend later hours in Downtown San Diego this baseball season, the North County Transit District (NCTD) will be hitting a home run by providing additional service after most* Padres games to bring people home.
The Build NCC team has put together an E-Toolkit to help inform motorists traveling along the Build NCC construction corridor – between Manchester Avenue in the City of Encinitas and Palomar Airport Road in the City of Carlsbad – that speed limit has been reduced to 55 miles per hour.
Oceanside, CA - The North County Transit District (NCTD) is set to launch the “beta” or test version of a new website to support the future upgrade of the current GoNCTD.com site. Beginning on March 15, 2019, the public will be invited to visit the new website, browse the pages, and take a short survey documenting their experience.
Oceanside, CA (JANUARY, 2019) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) received $1,000 from The Union Bank Foundation to grow and expand the STREAMing Ahead Program.
Oceanside Adventures, a luxury Whale Watching company located in front of the historic Light House in Oceanside Harbor, encountered 2 gray whales last week on two different tours.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Invites Local Restaurants to Participate in 4th Annual Cuisine for Kids Event
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is looking for local restaurants to participate in our 4th Annual Cuisine for Kids fundraising celebration on Thursday, March 7th, 2019. This event is our official kick-off for our Annual Giving Campaign. We will offer the best food, wine and beer North County has to offer.
The San Diego Superior Court is now seeking dedicated residents with sound judgment from throughout the county to serve on the 2019/2020 San Diego County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury investigates citizen complaints and performs its traditional function as a “watchdog” over government agencies. It does not conduct criminal investigations.
Oceanside, CA--North County Transit District (NCTD) has achieved full implementation of the federally-mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system for 58.5 miles of track it controls within the San Diego County portion of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor (LOSSAN). NCTD is one of only four agencies across the country that has completed PTC implementation by the federally-mandated deadline of December 31, 2018.
Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water, and quality products. From their headquarters in California, Hobie Cat Company and its global subsidiaries produce an impressive collection of watercraft for worldwide distribution. In addition to the sailboats for which they are well-known, Hobie Cat also offers stand-up-paddle boards, kayaks, and boats for both recreation and fishing. Each product line is also complimented with a comprehensive array of parts and accessories.
On December 15, 2018, an Oceanside Adventures tour aboard with Captain Shane observed the first gray whale of the 2018-19 season! The whale was headed southbound to the warm waters of the secluded Baja lagoons for the winter. Thank you to Brandon Pease for the amazing Drone footage!
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA (December 11, 2018) – Stater Bros. is spreading cheer this holiday season by giving back to the loyal communities it serves. To brighten the holidays for those in need, Stater Bros. Charities donated over $850,000 to local non-profit organizations that benefit hunger relief and children’s well-being initiatives.
U.S. Pizza Team Places in Top 10 at the World Food Championships
Dominic’s Italian Restaurant Shows the World How to Make a Winning Bacon Pie
Orange Beach, AL, Nov. 11, 2018 – Forty competitors from all culinary backgrounds reported to the Kitchen Arena at the World Food Championships (WFC) in Orange Beach, Alabama, to compete in the Bacon World Championships (BWC). The WFC is a plethora of cooking and baking competitions held over a five-day period, ranging from Barbecue, Burgers and Chicken, to Seafood, Chili and Desserts. U.S. Pizza Team member Tore Trupiano, of Dominic’s Italian Restaurant in Oceanside, California, made the trip to test his culinary prowess. Trupiano placed 10th in the world overall for his beautiful bacon dishes.
San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, reported continued customer growth with the total number of members served in San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties now exceeding 400,000.
This survey is being done by one of our strongest advocates in Sacramento who walked the educated legislators on the program and the state funding opportunity.
PACIFIC MARINE CREDIT UNION SET TO REBRAND AS FRONTWAVE CREDIT UNION
Oceanside, CA: Oceanside, California-based Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU) is changing its name and brand identity as part of a strategic initiative to differentiate and disrupt the Southern California financial services competitive landscape. PMCU will change its name to Frontwave Credit Union and begin its transformation in November 2018.
Each year, Vista Community Clinic (VCC) provides affordable, high quality pediatric care to more
than 20,000 children of all ages. The Holiday Homes Tour benefits the VCC Kare for Kids Fund which provides low or no cost health and dental care to children in need in our community and is also dedicated to transforming VCC's pediatric facilities into warm and welcoming spaces for children and families. The goal is to create pediatric waiting areas and exam rooms with comfortable seating, whimsical art, books and puzzles to engage young patients as they receive care at each VCC site.
A FESTIVE START TO YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON!
This year’s Holiday Homes Tour celebrates 32 years of spectacular holiday home design! Since its inception in 1986, the tour has featured beautiful private residences decorated for the holidays by professional designers. Visitors return year after year to discover trends in holiday décor and find ideas for their own homes. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. Shop at the Holiday Gift Bazaar where local artisans display and sell one-of-a-kind creations. Enjoy breakfast and lunch from a gourmet food truck.
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