September 2023

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Measure X Projects Update

The City is working with community organizations throughout Oceanside to partner on programs that feature a mentorship component with the goal of diverting Oceanside youth from engaging in gang and drug activity, which will enhance community safety and provide a pathway for brighter futures. Learn about these programs and other Measure X projects: Measure X Updates

Oceanside Shelter Now Open

The Oceanside Navigation Center officially opened in mid-August. This modernized facility is committed to providing a safe program focused on moving people experiencing homelessness towards permanent housing. Clients are referred by the City's Housing Department Social Workers, Homeless Outreach Team, and the San Diego Rescue Mission. Take a look inside the Navigation Center

High Speed Fiber Network Coming

A new project to install a high-speed fiber network through Oceanside will soon begin. The street installation work will be swift and managed in a way that will minimize disruption in neighborhoods. Once the network is complete, most properties in Oceanside will have access to gigabyte-speed internet service. After the installation, the company will sell fiber access to an internet service provider. This project does not require anyone to change their existing internet service, but will provide people with more, and higher-speed reliable choices. More information

RE:BEACH Oceanside Project

RE:BEACH is Oceanside's Coastal Resilience Competition, which is generating innovative solutions from coastal experts worldwide for the retention of sand along Oceanside's coast. The City held the first public workshop this week. Three teams presented an overview of initial project ideas. Thank you to all who participated! Two more public workshops will be held in the coming months. To learn more about this project, view the team presentations, and provide feedback online, visit the project webpage.

City Council Meetings

The next regular Council meetings occur on September 13 and September 27 at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome. The regular Council meetings are shown live on KOCT and replayed throughout the week. You can also watch the live stream via KOCT's website. Review the agenda and minutes to read about the issues the Council is addressing. Subscribe to receive meeting agendas and minutes via email here.

Economic Development News

The City's Economic Development Division helps businesses grow, stay, and thrive by assisting businesses, developers, and brokers with relocation, expansion, and improvements that create new employment opportunities in Oceanside. Learn about new facilities under construction at MiraCosta College, recent business openings, and who's coming to Oceanside in the September issue of the Economic Development Newsletter.

Evening Intersection Road Work

The intersection of Oceanside Boulevard and Coast Highway is scheduled for repairs on the evenings of September 6-7 between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Notifications are going out to area businesses and residents within 1,000 feet of the work area. A detour will be in place during the work hours. Thanks for your patience as we work to make these much-needed repairs! Map

Sustainable Corridors Specific Plan

A key component of the City’s General Plan Update is the Smart and Sustainable Corridors Specific Plan (SSCSP). This regulatory document will establish land use and development standards for properties within inland segments of the City’s major east/west commercial corridors (i.e., Mission Avenue, Oceanside Boulevard, and Vista Way). A draft of the SSCSP is nearing completion. The City’s Planning Division will make the draft SSCSP available for public review and will host an open house on the draft this fall. More information

Movie in the Park, Fall Activities & More

Don't miss the final Movie in the Park for the summer season on September 16 at Buddy Todd Park! Plus, check out a great lineup of Fall activities from classes to sports -- scholarships are available. Get the details in the Parks & Recreation News.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

All are welcome to join in as Oceanside public safety personnel host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater on Monday, September 11, 2023. The ceremony will be preceded by a procession beginning at the Civic Center fountain at 8:30 a.m. It's a ten-minute walk to the Amphitheater and all are welcome to join the walk or meet at the Amphitheater at 8:45 a.m. for the ceremony. Stay for refreshments afterwards!

Oceanside Public Library News

Game Night for Teens Sept 5

Write On, Oceanside! Writing Workshops

Health Series: Creating an Action Plan for Caregiving

READS Celebration & Author Event Sept 22

Green Oceanside Programs

The Green Oceanside team shares tips to become more waterwise and sustainable, shares news about the Coastal Cleanup Day on September 23 and Dump Day on October 21. Find out more in the Green Oceanside Newsletter.

Safe Cycling Classes Held Monthly

No-cost Safe Cycling classes are offered monthly in Oceanside. Certified instructors share a wealth of knowledge and ensure people leave feeling comfortable riding on the road and know the rules of traffic. The Smart Cycling sessions include a both a classroom and a road session. The E-Biker class is one three-hour lesson. The classes meet at the Oceanside Public Library. Learn more and register! Smart Cycling and Cycling for E-Bikers

Regional Plan Workshop Sept 13

Share your input! Join SANDAG to learn about transportation projects and programs coming to our area in the short-term, and share what transportation options would make it easier for you to move around the San Diego region in the long-term. A community workshop will be held at the Oceanside Public Library Community Room, 330 North Coast Highway on Wednesday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. More Information

California Surfing Day Sept 20

September 20 is recognized as "California Surfing Day." Visit Oceanside honors Oceanside as an "O’riginal surf town" through its support of world-class surf events like the upcoming SuperGirl Pro and US Adaptive Surf Championships. They also support the history, culture, and future of surfing through the sale of California Surfing Day t-shirts, with all proceeds donated to Oceanside’s California Surf Museum. Stop by the California Welcome Center Oceanside to purchase a t-shirt or buy online at

Taste of Oceanside Returns Oct 7

Stroll around the downtown - or take the Taste Trolley - and nibble tantalizing food samples along the way. This fun and absolutely delicious event is limited to 1,000 tickets and has sold out three years in a row! See participating businesses and get the details and tickets.

Oceanside Unified School District News

As part of an educator exchange program, OUSD welcomed two teachers from Fuji City, Japan--one of Oceanside's Sister Cities. The Japanese educators visited the district for two weeks.This opportunity offered an exchange of experiences and professional skills in the classroom. The guest teachers observed and shadowed teachers at King Middle School and Palmquist Elementary. More information

Oceanside Arts & Culture

First Friday Art Walk September 1

Mark Chamness Exhibition at Hill St. Country Club

Free First Sunday at Oceanside Museum of Art Sept 3

Oceanside Zine Fair Sept 23-24

Ukulele Artist Taimane Sept 24 at Brooks Theatre

MiraCosta College Symphony Orchestra Sept 29

Moon Over Buffalo September 30 at MiraCosta Theatre

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