Farmer founder of program raising millions in scholarship funds for farm worker’s children
The San Diego County Farm Bureau (SDCFB) recently named Neil Nagata, a third generation Oceanside farmer who is a leading agriculture advocate for both growers and farm workers, the 2021 Farmer of the Year. The guest of honor will be celebrated in October at SDCFB’s annual Farmer of the Year event with his family, friends, and the agriculture community.
Identity Theft Resource Center discusses the hands-on approach to protecting consumers digital footprints online
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (May 9, 2022) –San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, wants to keep the community safe online by providing educational resources to help consumers protect their digital footprints.
Nominations open through May 10!
Growth in aging population gives rise to innovative partnership amongst four well-trusted San Diego Community Health Centers to North County
Collaboration Highlights the Promise of SD PACE- Vista to Help North County Seniors Live Independently at Home
San Diego, CA (Mar. 19, 2022) - - In just eight short years, one out of four San Diegans will be 60 years of age or older increasing the need for age-friendly resources that support both patients and caregivers. In response to this growing need, a unique partnership between four federally qualified community health centers has been developed to provide comprehensive and holistic care to north county seniors. This partnership is through the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program operated by San Diego PACE, a division of San Ysidro Health, and located at 1840 West Drive, Vista, CA 92083.
Start the New Year Off by Nominating an Outstanding Teacher for SDCCU Classroom Heroes®!
Winners will be recognized and receive a $250 SDCCU Visa® gift card
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (February 1, 2022) -- San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is proudly honoring San Diego County teachers through SDCCU Classroom Heroes, launched in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education.
Donate to benefit local animal shelters and rescues in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (January 6, 2021) - San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, has collected over $7,380 so far to help the local animal shelters and rescues in San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties through its “Presents for Paws” fundraising campaign. This is SDCCU’s tenth consecutive holiday season supporting the “Presents for Paws” campaign. The fundraiser kicked off December 1, but due to the ongoing financial strain the COVID-19 pandemic has put on our local shelters and rescues, they need our help even more. This is why the campaign has been extended through January 31 in an effort to meet the goal of raising $10,000.
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Sockers are excited and proud to welcome Frontwave Credit Union as the Official Credit Union of the Sockers, and a primary sponsor for the club during the 2021-22 Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) season. Making their first appearance associated with a MASL club, Frontwave joins Kaiser Permanente, Olympus Movement Performance, and LA Fitness as logoed kit sponsors on the Sockers’ 2021-22 defending Ron Newman Cup champion kits.
Sen. Patricia Bates Applauds Fire Prevention Grants for San Diego and Orange Counties
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CAL FIRE) for funding local fire prevention projects that will help protect communities across California.
San Diego County Teachers of the Year to be named during 31st annual “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” on Sept. 10
33 District Teachers of the Year are nominees for top honors
Senator Patricia Bates Announces COVID Funding to Help the Homeless in Orange and San Diego Counties
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for awarding more than $20 million to Orange and San Diego Counties to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 cases among individuals who are homeless.
Just a few days ago, the Times of San Diego published a commentary that I wrote to explain how we are approaching the second phase of a study that looks at delivering our highly reliable, low-cost water supplies to San Diego County in the decades ahead.
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.
Lawn Rebates for Fall Planting Season
Fall planting season is underway and a great time to take advantage of rebates for replacing your lawn.
“Fall is like a second spring for planting in our region and it’s also a great opportunity for residents to take advantage of some outdoor incentives as they replace grass with climate appropriate plants,” said Joni German, water resources specialist at the San Diego County Water Authority.
Rep. Mike Levin Announces $39 Million Federal Grant for UCSD Renewable Energy Research
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) will receive a $39 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the integration of renewable energy sources into the power grid. UC San Diego will build a first-of-its-kind testbed called DERConnect that will allow universities, utilities, industry leaders, and other entities to better understand how to integrate renewable energy sources into the power grid. The major driver for the project is the need to decarbonize the electrical grid, protect it from cybersecurity attacks, and make it more resilient
Senator Patricia Bates Applauds Allocation of COVID-19 Homeless Aid to Local Governments
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for awarding more than $4.5 million in COVID-19 homeless aid to the Counties of Orange and San Diego. The money will help fund homeless prevention, emergency shelters, street outreach, and more
NEW CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FIGHTS CALIFORNIA’S EFFORT TO WITHHOLD MILLIONS FROM HUNDREDS OF GROWING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Lawsuit urges Governor Newsom and State Legislature to fully fund the education of every student, including thousands enrolling in non-classroom based public schools.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, three public school leaders are taking the lead in a class action lawsuit that will impact thousands of students in California. The lawsuit filed today challenges the state for breaking its agreement with public schools by changing the rules on how children are funded at charter schools after enrollment decisions were made. In doing so, California is now refusing to fund newly enrolled students at any of the hundreds of non-classroom based public charter schools in the state.
Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista Chambers Present California's 49th congressional district Candidate Forum
September 21, 2020
The Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista Chambers of Commerce are partnering with the League of Women Voters North County San Diego (LWVNCSD) to host a virtual pre-recorded forum for the upcoming US Congressional 49th District election. The forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters North County San Diego. The Forum for the 49th District candidates will be recorded on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 using the Zoom Webinar platform
San Diego County Property Tax Roll Tops $600 Billion Hits Record High With 8th Straight Year of Growth
Assessor Dronenburg Certifies 2020 Assessment Roll With a 5.18% Increase Record Savings for Taxpayers & Disabled Veterans
San Diego, CA - San Diego County Assessor Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. has certified and closed the 2020 assessed value roll of all taxable property with a record setting high value of $604.75 billion reflecting an increase of 5.18 percent (or $29.78 billion) over last year. The 2020 assessment roll is comprised of 1,004,808 real estate parcels, 56,689 business personal property accounts, 13,444 boats and 1,554 aircraft. The County’s net assessed value is $581.53 billion after deducting $23.22 billion from a record high reduction of property tax exemptions that saved over $230 million for homeowners, disabled veterans, and charitable organizations.
The opportunity only comes once every 10 years – a chance to redraw the boundaries of the County’s five supervisorial districts.
Reps. Mike Levin and Gus Bilirakis Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Expand VA Services for Homeless Veterans
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Chair and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand and strengthen Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) services for homeless veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill is also cosponsored by House Committee of Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN).
County of San Diego Recruiting Local Restaurants for 'Great Plates Delivered' State-Funded Program for At-Risk Seniors
The County of San Diego has launched the Great Plates Delivered program, a state-funded initiative aimed at connecting struggling local restaurants to high-risk seniors to encourage staying at home by arranging delivery of three nutritious meals a day. The dual purpose of the program is to provide meals to adults 65 and older and adults 60-64 who are at high-risk, while supporting local restaurants and other food provider/agricultural workers who have closed or are struggling to remain open due to COVID-19 mitigation measures.
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.
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.
Oceanside Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton was among the 28 chamber executives to graduate last Friday from Academy, a professional development program presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) The graduation took place at W.A.C.E’s Annual Conference in Portland OR, attended by nearly 400 industry professionals.
Are You Ready to ShakeOut?
Major earthquakes can cause unprecedented catastrophes. With earthquakes as an inevitable part of our future, businesses should make plans and take actions to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes. What we do now, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. With this in mind, the Earthquake Country Alliance (www.earthquakecountry.org) created the Great California ShakeOut, an earthquake drill and preparedness activity in which everyone can participate, which has now spread to many other states and regions. To register as a participant for a ShakeOut drill in your area visit www.shakeout.org. Businesses of all sizes can also use the drill to get their employees, business partners, and even their clients and customers, involved and prepared for a big earthquake. Furthermore, the level of your staffs’ own personal and family preparedness will be key to their availability to support your company’s response and recovery efforts after a disaster.