SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R – Laguna Niguel) today announced the availability of applications for the 2023-2024 California Senate Fellowship program.
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Housing and Community Development (CDHCD) awarded the City of Vista $1,334,911 million in funds from the Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) program. The PLHA program provides financial assistance and allocates 70 percent of the ongoing revenue deposited in the Building Homes and Jobs Trust Fund directly to local governments. Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement
SAN MARCOS, Calif. (September 14, 2022) — North San Diego County residents now have greater access to same-day health care services with the opening of a new TrueCare West San Marcos QuickCare on Grand Avenue. Prompt quality medical care is vital, especially with flu season approaching, and TrueCare is ready to serve the community with expanded access to non-emergency health care services that require immediate attention.
Alcohol servers and managers at over 56,000 businesses must be trained by August 31, 2022, it’s the law
California has one of the largest alcohol markets in the United States with over 56,000 businesses in California that sell alcohol on-site. These businesses have a sizable impact on the California economy.
On May 11th from 7 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at CSU San Marcos the San Diego North Economic Development Council (SDNEDC) will host the 9th annual North County Economic Summit with the generous help of our presenting sponsor, Wells Fargo. For nine years SDNEDC has been convening over 400 leaders from throughout North County to hear insights about how national and international economic trends will impact North County.
Have an entry-level role you're trying to fill? Our partner Vista High School offers chamber members a seat at the table...their job fair table, monthly. Their next free hiring event is during the student lunch time on Jan. 21st. Chairs... and tables included.
SOCAL initiative connects industry and education partners to bridge the gap between job explorers and their future careers
OCEANSIDE, Calif. – The San Diego North Economic Development Council (SDNEDC) today announced the launch of the Student Opportunities for Career Awareness and Learning (SOCAL) initiative, a long-term workforce development effort designed to provide students and career explorers with direct access to information and first-hand experiences regarding potential occupations and career opportunities in North County. The direct access and transparency fostered through this initiative are intended to help cultivate the workforce for middle-wage jobs that require less than a four-year college degree.
OCEANSIDE, CA – Frontwave Credit Union is proud to announce President/CEO Bill Birnie has been named to the San Diego Business Journal’s SD500, an annual list of the most influential leaders in San Diego.
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.