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.
Planned weekend rail closure allows crews to perform rail line improvements and regular maintenance
Oceanside, CA – The North County Transit District (NCTD) will suspend all coastal rail line service between the Oceanside Transit Center and Santa Fe Depot during the weekend of February 20-21, 2021, as part of a planned schedule of rail closures that support routine maintenance and rail infrastructure work.
One of VCC's top priorities in this pandemic is to assist local veteran/military serving programs find needed volunteers.
Enhanced enforcement begins February 1 and is intended to deter further trespassing and increase safety along the COASTER rail line
Oceanside, CA – Beginning Monday, February 1, 2021, the North County Transit District (NCTD) will enhance trespassing education and enforcement along the San Diego coastal rail corridor in advance of its plans to place five new Siemens Charger locomotives into revenue service on February 8, 2021. The new state-of-the-art locomotives are diesel-electric powered engines that meet that newest emission standards, Tier 4. In addition to being environmentally friendly, the new locomotives are considerably quieter than the current F-40 locomotives which is a benefit to the public but also highlights the dangers of trespassing on the railroad right-of-way.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) officially launched an new website to strengthen constituent services and accessibility. The website includes easier access to forms for constituents to request help with issues involving a federal agency and to contact Rep. Levin, as well as Spanish language pages.
Through January 15, 2021, Circulate San Diego is working alongside the County of San Diego’s Community Action Partnership to collect input about community needs across the region. To ensure the community has a voice in the process, the County of San Diego and Circulate San Diego invite residents to participate in a Community Needs Assessment Survey and Community Conversations being held virtually.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced Nolan Mejia, local Carlsbad teen and founder of Grocery Grab, is the December Constituent of the Month. In order to help senior citizens and at-risk groups avoid unnecessary exposure to COVID-19, Nolan created the Grocery Grab program to deliver goods and groceries to participants without ever having to leave their homes.
Impacts heavily concentrated in hospitality and retail sectors
The San Diego North Economic Development Council released a report outlining economic impacts of COVID-19 on the SR 78 Corridor. The council estimates that compared to 1 year ago, employment has fallen in the five SR 78 cities (Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Escondido) by an estimated 36,343 jobs.
SACRAMENTO – The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) has awarded Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) a high score in its 2020 Vote Record on issues important to the state’s job creators.
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Rep. Mike Levin Passes Energy and Climate Legislation Included in Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act
Bill Includes Levin’s Legislation on Nuclear Waste R&D, Wildfire Smoke Studies, and Renewable Energy Development
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, which includes legislation Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced to create a spent nuclear fuel research and development program at the Department of Energy, improve wildfire smoke emissions modeling and develop better smoke forecasts, and promote the development of renewable energy on public lands. Overall, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act develops renewable and distributed energy resources, improves energy efficiency in homes and businesses, helps electrify the transportation sector, modernizes the grid, reduces carbon pollution, prioritizes the needs of environmental justice communities, and more.
Prop 22 on California’s November ballot is needed to save hundreds of thousands of jobs for app-based drivers, and app-based food delivery and rideshare services that millions now rely on. That’s because drastic legislation passed by Sacramento politicians puts these services at risk of shut down.
Please join our efforts to oppose SB 1383, legislation that would require any employer with only 5 employees to provide 12-weeks of protected leave each year and threatening them with litigation for any unintentional mistake. It will also impact large employers by providing the opportunity for a 6 month mandatory leave of absence.
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.