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North Coast Current

Oceanside city sign. (Photo by albertc111, iStock Getty Images)

Oceanside receives $2M federal grant for water, energy efforts

OsideNews May 23, 2023
The city of Oceanside received a $2 million grant last month to go toward its Renewable Energy Capacity Expansion Project and Turf Replacement Rebate programs.
Oceanside Police Chief Kedrick Sadler took office on April 1. (Oceanside city photo)

New Oceanside police chief is 22-year veteran of the city’s department

OsideNews April 2, 2023
Oceanside has a new police chief as of the start of April, the city announced.
Laguna Vista Mobile Estates, pictured in November 2022, is located in the San Luis Rey neightborhood of Oceanside. (Google Street View photo)

Laguna Vista Mobile Estates residents to receive rent increase

Ryan Hardison March 29, 2023
The residents of Laguna Vista Mobile Estates, one of Oceanside’s 17 mobile home parks, faced a substantial increase in their monthly rent at the meeting of the Oceanside Manufactured Home Fair Practices Commission on March 16.
Oceanside Police Department vehicle. (Oceanside police social media photo)

Police Department launches Ready Oceanside alert system

OsideNews March 24, 2023
The Oceanside Police Department officially retired its Nixle Alert System on Friday, March 24, in favor of the new Ready Oceanside program, and city authorities are encouraging people to sign up for it.
The New Community Church site, located at 165 Eucalyptus Ave. in Vista, is slated for a 176-unit apartment complex. The site is pictured here in December 2022. (Google Street View photo)

Vista planners to hear proposals for church demolition, apartments

OsideNews March 23, 2023
A church demolition, apartment developments and an animal clinic are three items that Vista’s Planning Commission will tackle during a public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. April 4.
Oceanside Police Chief Fred Armijo is set to retire April 1. (Oceanside city photo)

Oceanside police chief announces retirement

OsideNews February 23, 2023
Oceanside Police Chief Fred Armijo will retire April 1 after 30 years of service in the community, the city announced Feb. 23.
An architectural rendering shows the proposed Station Plaza for the redeveloped Oceanside Transit Center. (NCTD photo)

Planners seek input on Oceanside Transit Center redevelopment

OsideNews February 17, 2023
The public’s input is sought on redevelopment plans for the Oceanside Transit Center through upcoming community meetings in late February and mid-March.
Marijuana plants. (Photo by Elsa Olofsson, via Unsplash)

Vista gets $75,000 state grant to research cannabis industry equity

OsideNews February 6, 2023
A $75,000 state grant will aid Vista in assessing social equity in potential cannabis industries in the city, officials recently announced.
The Palomar Observatory, located in northeast San Diego County. (Photo by Kevin Hudnell, iStock Getty Images)

Historically Speaking: The eye on the sky right in our back yard

Tom Morrow February 4, 2023
There’s little doubt that among our younger generations there are a great many who are unaware that the one-time world’s largest astronomical telescope is located on nearby Palomar Mountain, which is less than an hour’s drive from the North San Diego County communities of Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos or Escondido.
The Paseo Santa Fe project in Vista, pictured in November 2021, includes a sign for the city. (Vista city photo)

Interim chief named for Vista Fire Department

OsideNews February 1, 2023
Vista has an interim leader for the Fire Department in wake of the chief’s retirement in late 2022.
El Corazon is a 465-acre parcel owned by the city that was once used as a sand pit. It’s bounded by Rancho Del Oro Drive to the east, Oceanside Boulevard to the south, El Camino Real to the west and Mesa Drive to the north. (Oceanside city photo)

Oceanside seeks residents’ input on El Corazon park plan

OsideNews January 31, 2023
Oceanside residents can provide feedback Thursday, Feb. 2, on the city’s plans for a new 17-acre park near the corner of Rancho Del Oro and El Corazon Drive.
Holiday presents. (Photo by Clint Patterson via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: Christmas of yesteryear in the Midwest

Tom Morrow December 27, 2022
Another Christmas has come and gone, which takes me back more than eight decades of my life. I recall the anticipated booty that never appeared on the dreamscape during my 1940s and early ’50s. Of course, in those days, what toy land wonders we didn’t know about weren’t missed.
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