El Corazon is a City-owned parcel of 465 contiguous acres located in the center of Oceanside, bounded by Rancho Del Oro Drive on the east, Oceanside Boulevard on the south, El Camino Real on the west, and Mesa Drive on the north. An ongoing planning process begun in 2003 will eventually develop the site to contain a mixture of land uses: parks and recreation amenities, habitat, civic services, commercial, and hotel.
The Green Oceanside City Team and Waste Management are hosting a free Food Scraps 101 Webinar on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PST via Zoom. The Food Scraps Recycling Program will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help our City meet its zero waste goals, and provide customers with excellent services and opportunities for cost savings through recycling.
As you may know, San Luis Rey and Garrison Elementary Schools were combined during the 2019/2020 school year. During that process, it was determined that the two communities would remain together and undergo a rename and rebrand to unite as one. We have organized a formal citizens advisory committee to navigate this rebranding process, and we are seeking name suggestions from the Oceanside community at large.
Pure Water Oceanside is installing new pipelines and drilling wells as the recycled water project continues on track for completion in 2022. The advanced water purification project and expansion of the City of Oceanside’s existing recycled water system will deliver a new, local source of high-quality drinking water supplying more than 30% of the city’s water supply when completed.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
NATIONAL SURVEY RANKS CITIES BASED ON AMENITIES
By Ray Huard
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Oceanside has been tagged by a recent national survey as the best little suburb with an urban feel in San Diego County.
Oscarin Ortega is Rep. Levin’s Constituent of the Month.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Oscarin Ortega, Founder and Executive Director of Lived Experiences, is the Constituent of the Month. A born and raised resident of Oceanside in California’s 49th Congressional District, Oscarin Ortega created Lived Experiences to provide support and guidance to underrepresented youth whose challenges he understood firsthand.
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.
Dear Friends –
As my two-year term as the Water Authority Board chair winds down, it’s my pleasure to update you on two important efforts that are underway for the betterment of the San Diego region.
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.
For Immediate Release
August 18, 2020
Contact Information: Scott Ashton, Chief Executive Officer
Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
(Oceanside, CA) - The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsements for the 2020 City of Oceanside Elections. The Chamber Board of Directors voted to support Ryan Keim for District 3 and Peter Weiss for District 4.
The referendum seeks to overturn approved zoning that allows 585 homes to help ease the City of Oceanside’s and the State of California’s severe housing crisis
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (August 4, 2020) – As California’s housing crisis deepens, perpetuating the state’s nearly last place ranking for producing housing, a new farm-based community known as “North River Farms” in Oceanside, California is being challenged by a referendum. The community, planned around workforce housing with 50 percent priced for FHA financability, is being challenged by a referendum which directly conflicts with state housing law. Instead of putting families in homes this November, opponents seek to have voters use ballot box planning to overturn the zoning change already approved by the City of Oceanside.
Mayor Peter Weiss is joining mayors across the country in the 2020 Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, taking place August 1-31. This friendly competition is a campaign to see which cities in the United States are the most “water-wise.” The city that gets the most residents to take the pledge wins the Challenge! Last year, Oceanside finished in 3rd place, a tremendous effort, but we know that we’ve got what it takes to win
After 36 years in law enforcement, Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy announced earlier this month that he plans to retire in October 2020. McCoy has served as Oceanside’s Police Chief since January 2006 and is the longest serving Police Chief in the history of the department.
Vista Community Clinic (VCC) announced the opening of a new dental clinic at 1910 Mission Ave., near downtown Oceanside, on July 6th. This will be the organization’s 4th clinic in Oceanside, and 9th overall location.
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.
Partnership with MiraCosta College helps Oceanside residents upskill and earn tuition-free certificates through December, 2020
(Oceanside, CA –July 7, 2020) The City of Oceanside announced the launch of its Hire Local initiative, designed to stimulate economic vitality for local residents and businesses through a combination of Incentives, Development, Education, and Access (IDEA).Through this initiative, the City is working to bridge the gap between in-demand jobs and resident readiness to accelerate professional and business growth and create an economic multiplier for the City.
Editor’s Note: This feature highlights water utility employees in the San Diego region working during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure a safe, reliable and plentiful water supply. The water industry is among the sectors that are classified as essential. Ron Lutge, City of Oceanside Chief Plant Operator, is the Water Utility Hero of the Week.
Water Utility Hero of the Week: Ron Lutge
Job/Agency: City of Oceanside Chief Plant Operator
Rep. Mike Levin Releases Report from San Onofre Task Force with Proposals to Improve Safety and Move Spent Nuclear Fuel from CA-49
San Juan Capistrano, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) released a report today by his San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Task Force, which includes proposals from local stakeholders and experts to improve safety at the San Onofre facility and remove the spent nuclear fuel from the region. Rep. Levin formed the Task Force during his first month in office with the goal of driving solutions to move and safely store sensitive waste located at San Onofre. He appointed Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr., USN (Ret.) and former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko to lead the Task Force as co-chairs.
Our friends over at Coomber Craft Wines!
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 8, 2020 – To help San Diego restaurants reach customers as they’ve shifted to delivery and takeout services during the coronavirus pandemic, Cox Media, the advertising sales division of Cox Communications, offers free television advertising to bring public awareness to those restaurants that remain open and ready to serve.
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.
SAN DIEGO, CA (March 22, 2020) — Children’s Paradise Preschool & Infant Centers remain open to care for infants and preschool age children up to five years old and school age children six to twelve in its aftercare setting during the COVID-19 crisis. The schools are currently accepting new children so that families can continue to work. Children’s Paradise has many financial assistance programs to cover child care costs. The Centers have implemented stringent health and safety standard based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Community Care Licensing. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, Children’s Paradise Centers received some of the highest scores for cleanliness, quality and programs. Childcare is considered an essential service as it enables our community to continue to run the vital services and operations that will get people through this situation. The centers are also providing families with resource connections to food, supplies, diapers and housing. For more information on child care please visit Children's Paradise website or call one of the centers below.