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Oceanside “BattleBots” team Gigabyte, led by John Mladenik (center right), started as a hobby project 20 years ago and has grown into a major contender in the televised sport on the Discovery Channel. (BattleBots photo)

Oceanside ‘BattleBots’ team taking a Gigabyte out of the competition

OsideNews April 20, 2022

By Clark Fahrenthold: Oceanside CA— San Diego County, as we all know, is home to a multitude of sports teams. The Padres, the San Diego Loyal, San Diego Wave FC, the Soccers, the Seals. But perhaps...

(Photo courtesy: SeaWorld San Diego)

SeaWorld-San Diego Continues to Come to the Rescue

OsideNews June 28, 2020

San Diego CA— SeaWorld’s Rescue Team continues its important work of helping animals in need along the San Diego coastline. Just in the last two weeks, SeaWorld returned six harbor seals, five elephant...

Palomar As Model A Ford Club

‘Palomar A’s’ Model A Ford Club

OsideNews February 23, 2020

Story and photo by Lucy Wheeler Model A Fords, like the energizer bunny, are 'still going.’ While some car clubs show their prized possessions at street fairs, special gatherings, special events, or...

Pet Therapy Program for Patients at Tri-City Medical Center

Pet Therapy Program for Patients at Tri-City Medical Center

OsideNews August 25, 2019

By Lucy Wheeler There often comes a time during specific hospital recovery programs when intervention is required to move forward. One such intervention at Tri-City Medical Center is the use of AAT (Animal...

Del Norte  High School DreamCatcher Club members with Mary McDonald

High School Students Help Hospice Patient Check Item Off Her Bucket List

OsideNews July 21, 2019

Oceanside CA— Last week, high school students in the DreamCatchers Chapter at Del Norte High School along with The Elizabeth Hospice helped make a wish come true for hospice patient and Oceanside resident,...

(Photo courtesy: Eldergrow)

First-of-Its-Kind Herb Garden Program Finds Roots in Merrill Gardens Partnership

OsideNews July 12, 2019

Oceanside CA— Eldergrow, an award-winning startup bringing nature indoors at senior living communities, is introducing an innovative culinary herb garden. This ground-breaking program includes a mobile,...

Retiring Letter Carrier, Gerard Comeaus with a group of Oceana residents bidding him a fond farewell.

Oceanside Neighborhood Group Expresses Gratitude to Retiring Letter Carrier

OsideNews July 4, 2019

Oceanside CA— July 3, 2019 marked the last time mail was delivered to the Oceanside neighborhood of Oceana by retiring Letter Carrier, Gerard Comeaus. Known to people in the neighborhood as "Gerry",...

Snapshots from the ‘Hometown Heroes-2019’ Oceanside Independence Parade

Snapshots from the ‘Hometown Heroes-2019’ Oceanside Independence Parade

OsideNews June 30, 2019

Oceanside CA— More than 100 entries made the trek up the Coast Highway in front of an estimate 20,000 people who lined the parade route on Saturday for the annual Oceanside Independence Parade. The...

The San Diego Botanic Garden Fairy Festival

The San Diego Botanic Garden Fairy Festival

OsideNews June 30, 2019

Photos and story by Lucy Wheeler What better place to find the fairies than at the Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, CA? Fairies aren’t known to hang out at the shopping malls or on the crowded freeways....

2019 Filipino-American Cultural Celebration

2019 Filipino-American Cultural Celebration

OsideNews June 10, 2019

Oceanside CA— The Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO) and the Oceanside Public Library hosted the 18th Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The theme for this year’s...

The North County’s Annual Intergenerational Games

The North County’s Annual Intergenerational Games

OsideNews April 14, 2019

Story and photos by Lucy Wheeler Matching silver-haired seniors on the left with energetic elementary students on the right warmed the hearts of everyone who participated in the Intergenerational Games...

Chillin at the Wave Waterparks Penguin Plunge

Chillin’ at the Wave Waterparks’ Penguin Plunge

OsideNews December 18, 2018

Story and photos by Lucy Wheeler Vista CA— The line began early, anticipating the new adventure of a winter water plunge, prepared with towels and swimsuits and they came as families. Almost as many...

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