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The Advancing Oceanside Weekly Update

Wednesday | January 25, 2023

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Action Item: Show Your Support for Beach Sand Replenishment & Retention

Council to Vote on Phase 2 of Oceanside Sand Nourishment and Retention Pilot program tonight!


The restoration and retention of sand on our beaches has been an important priority of the Oceanside Chamber for several years, and tonight’s City Council vote is a critical step in moving forward. On tonight’s agenda, the Council will have the opportunity to support Phase 2 of Oceanside Sand Nourishment and Retention Pilot program. Phase 2 will involve 1) development of a consistent sand nourishment program utilizing a sand bypass method, locally-sourced dredged sand, or other regional sand nourishment method; and 2) design of a hybrid sand retention structure that mimics natural retention processes, such as those provided by a low relief reef or headland. Our friends at Save Oceanside Sand have created an email template to send a support letter to Council. You can find a link to the template in their enewsletter here… Oceanside Beaches Need Your Help! (sosoceanside.com). Please take a minute to register your support today!

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Emerging Issues Forum to Feature Update from Oceanside Deputy Mayor Ryan Keim

Thursday, February 2, 2023

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

928 North Coast Highway

Oceanside, CA 92054

Join us at the Chamber's monthly Emerging Issues Forum for an important update from Oceanside's Deputy Mayor Ryan Keim. The Deputy Mayor will provide an update on the City of Oceanside’s policy priorities for the coming year and will touch briefly on key issues such as homelessness, coastal erosion, public safety, and more.

We will also have updates from our various legislative representatives.

The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Emerging Issues Forum provides an avenue for Oceanside Chamber members to learn about key community issues, interact with legislative representatives and receive updates on legislative items impacting business. This meeting is open to all Oceanside Chamber members, and is held the 1st Thursday, of every month, from 8am to 9:30am in the Oceanside Chamber Conference Room. 

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Register Now for February's Business Mixer at Toasted Gastrobrunch + Dinner

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST

Toasted Gastrobrunch + Dinner

339 N Cleveland St.


You're invited to join us for a Business Mixer at Toasted Gastrobrunch and Dinner. Join us on Wednesday, February 8th from 5 PM - 7 PM. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other business owners and employees in and around North County. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served with a cash bar. The cost is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. 

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Save the Date! Annual Meet the City of Oceanside Coming in March

Thursday, March 30, 2023

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST

William A. Wagner Aquatic Center

3306 Senior Center Dr.

Oceanside, CA 92056

Join us March 30th from 5 PM - 7 PM for the annual Meet the City of Oceanside Reception! This event gives Oceanside Chamber members and guests the opportunity to connect with local elected officials, City of Oceanside staff members, and business and community leaders.

The Meet the City of Oceanside event includes appetizers and a no-host bar. This indoor/outdoor event will be held at the new William A. Wagner Aquatic Center. Attendees can enjoy both the conference center and the outdoor patio. The cost is $55 for Chamber members, and $95 for non-members.

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The Advancing Oceanside Podcast is Back!

1. Understanding Oceanside's Tourism - Why We Need It and Where We're Headed | Leslee Gaul, CEO Visit Oceanside

The Advancing Oceanside Podcast is back with a new season, a new host and a new amazing guest! The Oceanside Chamber’s own Events and Programs Coordinator, Porsche Copeland, sits down with Visit Oceanside’s CEO Leslee Gaul. This episode is filled with great insight and details on Oceanside’s tourism and why it’s so important to the growth of our City. You’ll hear about the challenges facing Oceanside’s tourism and the innovative ways Visit Oceanside is working to not only mitigate those issues, but create new opportunities to bring people into our City. Leslee is so knowledgeable and her passion to keep Oceanside a top beach destination is evident. This interview is the perfect way to kickoff our new series. 

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Best of Oceanside "Stay and Play Local" Feature - Harbor Fish and Chips


Harbor Fish & Chips is located in the beautiful Oceanside Harbor Village right on the water. As a family owned and operated business, Harbor Fish & Chips has been a mainstay at the Harbor since 1969. Owner Terry Cross was born and raised in Oceanside and has kept the family restaurant alive by focusing on quality food and a friendly, fun, welcoming atmosphere. These attributes combined have established Harbor Fish & Chips as a local favorite for years.

Harbor Fish & Chips has been recognized several times in magazines and on local television for their authentic fish and chips. The restaurant additionally serves authentic fish tacos, burgers, chicken, sandwiches, soups, salads, and lots of extras. Enjoy beer and wine with indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant itself features authentic fishing memorabilia and schools of mounted fish decorate the walls. Come check them out for a good meal and a great time.

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Oceanside Mardi Gras Kicks Off Tomorrow at the Sunset Market!

January 19, 2023 - February 21, 2023

We’re bringing a new, lively spirit of Mardi Gras to our city during the months of January and February leading up to Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21. Created by Downtown Oceanside businesses and sponsored by MainStreet Oceanside, Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, Visit Oceanside and the Oceanside Cultural District, the first-ever O'side Mardi Gras celebration will kick off next Thursday with Mardi Gras Night at the Sunset Market. Oceanside businesses will create a Mardi Gras/Carnival experience within their decorated establishments with events, specials and live music, concluding with a Fat Tuesday celebration on Feb. 21. O'side Mardi Gras will also include a monthlong food drive for North County Food Bank. View the expanding O'side Mardi Gras event calendar below.

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Landes Community Center Improvements

(Source: City of Oceanside) - The John Landes Community Center in Oceanside's Tri City neighborhood has been reactivated with renovations, new services and programs, the addition of a Library, and new skate area elements will be coming soon to the park.

After the expiration of a lease agreement with Mira Costa College in June, and with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, the John Landes Community Center facility received fresh paint throughout the building, new flooring in select rooms, a Library area, computers for community use, upgraded restroom fixtures, and new fencing and lighting. Additional facility improvements included a shade structure in the patio areas and an upgrade to the patio play area is to be completed by Spring 2023.

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North County Launches New Job- Readiness Room

This pilot program is designed to connect entry-level, excluded, and/or vulnerable workers with basic skills training and connections to key North County employers who are hiring for office administration, manufacturing, hospitality & food service jobs. It is free for candidates and businesses to participate. We only ask that employers who participate in this program guarantee a job interview for candidates.

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CSUSM's Senior Experience - Supporting Future Business Leaders

40% Off for All Oceanside Chamber Members

The CSUSM Senior Experience Program matches teams of five graduating business students with for-profit and non-profit organizations to complete projects. Students gain experience by working as consultants on rigorous, real-world projects that require teamwork and application of classroom knowledge. Businesses benefit by receiving concentrated attention from bright, energetic teams that provide a fresh, independent look at their business challenge. Each student team works under the supervision of a faculty member.

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CalChamber FREE MCLE Course on PAGA Landscape

On January 31, 2023, at 10 a.m., a virtual MCLE course hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the Stop Small Business Shakedowns committee and Fisher Phillips LLP, will look at businesses’ Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) liability landscape in 2023 and beyond.

This course will specifically focus on the impact PAGA has had on California businesses and the landscape for the next year. PAGA, which has provided a litigation tool for attorneys to file costly lawsuits against California employers to recover significant penalties for alleged Labor Code violations, has forced businesses to settle more than $8 billion collectively in just the last seven years — and that number likely will double over the next five. These settlements primarily benefit attorneys, leaving little financial recovery for employees.

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SDNEDC's 2023 North County Commercial Real Estate Outlook

Thursday, February 2, 2023

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM PST

California Center for the Arts - Escondido

340 N Escondido Blvd

Escondido, CA 92025

*Note - OCC members can pay SDNEDC member rate

You're invited to SDNEDC’s North County Commercial Real Estate Outlook. Held virtually for the past 2 years, we are excited to be back in person. Gary London will kick off the event with an overview of the San Diego County economy and how it will impact various CRE segments. We will also hear from noted North County experts on the office and industrial segments.

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501-C Scam Alert

(Source: Coast News Group) - "Last month, 43,090 new businesses were formed in California. I registered my own LLC early last year to protect me legally and financially. The paperwork was good for two years.

So imagine my surprise when I received an official-looking renewal form in the mail today. Form 501-LLC was my California Limited Liability company biennial order form, and it came a year early."

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Rep. Levin & MiraCosta College Officials Announce $1 Million for New Workforce Training Program

Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49) hosted a press conference with MiraCosta College officials, students, and employers to announce new funding for the college’s Technology Career Institute’s (TCI) accelerated skills-based training programs. The $1 million investment, secured by Rep. Levin in the recent government funding legislation passed by Congress in December 2022, will create hands-on training courses to prepare students for jobs in high-skilled occupations in engineering, manufacturing, and biomedical equipment. TCI will use the funds to create programs that utilize new technology to prepare a future-ready talent pipeline.

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Don’t Fall Victim to Unscrupulous Contractors

(Source: By District Attorney Summer Stephan) - Are you thinking about having work done on your home that will cost more than $500 in labor and materials? If so, you should take precautions before hiring a contractor. Any person providing home improvements or repairs above the $500 handyman exception is required to have a state issued license from the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). The District Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal violations of the contractors’ laws including unlicensed contractors, unauthorized use of someone else’s license number, requesting more than a 10% deposit, failure to have workers’ compensation insurance and even theft for failing to deliver services or materials that were paid for by the homeowner.

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Finding Happiness in the New Year

(Source: Tri-City Medical Center) - “January is one of my favorite times of the year as we celebrate beginnings and endings,” said Sarah Jayyousi, MSW, LPCC, LCSW, Operations Manager for Tri-City Medical Center’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. “Most of us are excited to begin a new year and make resolutions to improve or transform our lives so that we can be happier, despite the challenges and losses we may have faced during the pandemic.” Since most New Year’s resolutions are centered around being happy, Ms. Jayyousi recommends the following five areas that people can focus on to reinvigorate happiness: positivity, mindfulness, gratitude, kindness/generosity and meaningfulness.

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TrueCare Hosts “Havana Nights” Grand Gala

Saturday, March 11, 2023

5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Seabird

101 Mission Ave.

Oceanside, CA 92054

(Source: TrueCare) - TrueCare™ will host its “Havana Nights” Grand Gala on March 11 from 5:30-10:00 p.m. at The Seabird Resort in Oceanside. The event, themed as “a sizzling night in old Havana,” will support TrueCare’s expanding services for older adults and seniors with complex health needs, as well as the ongoing demand for telehealth visits and quality, affordable, healthcare.

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Need Help With Your Energy Bill?

(Source: SDG&E) - SDG&E recognizes that this can be a challenging time for many customers and may be able to help if you are having trouble paying your bill. You may be eligible for programs and services that can provide immediate financial assistance and help you avoid interruptions in your service. Flexible payment arrangements are available to help you pay down past due balances. Learn more at sdge.com/Payment-Arrangements.

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