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A mountain lion is shown in a surveillance camera capture roaming the grounds of Oceanside City Hall at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. (Oceanside city photo)

Officials unsure if mountain lion killed in collision was the same spotted in parts of Oceanside

OsideNews March 10, 2024
Authorities are investigating whether a mountain lion killed in a collision with a car on Friday, March 8, is the same animal spotted in parts of Oceanside over the past several days.
The Oceanside coast is pictured in February 2020. (Photo by Matt Gush, iStock Getty Images)

City Report: Oceanside beach sand plan gets green light, but concerns persist

Roman S. Koenig February 9, 2024
Political and environmental observers in Oceanside appear likely to keep a cautious eye on the city’s recently approved RE:BEACH sand retention project, based on comments to the City Council ahead of its green light.
The Paseo Santa Fe project in Vista, pictured in November 2021, includes a sign for the city. (Vista city photo)

Vista sets next round of workshops to tackle General Plan

OsideNews January 15, 2024
Land use is the topic of a series of upcoming Vista community workshops geared toward updating the city’s general plan.
The Oceanside coast is pictured in February 2020. (Photo by Matt Gush, iStock Getty Images)

Panel picks Australian firm’s vision for Oceanside beach preservation

OsideNews January 11, 2024
An Oceanside advisory panel has recommended an Australian firm’s vision for preserving the city’s beaches.
Oceanside city sign. (Photo by albertc111, iStock Getty Images)

City Report: Debate over Oceanside housing rules puts city at crossroads

Owen Pratt January 5, 2024
The Golden State is facing an unprecedented housing crisis. The problem is vast, and finding a solid solution can seem impossible. To understand this, we’ll be looking over Oceanside’s recent inclusionary housing amendment to see how it plays a role in what’s happening.
Taurino Valdovinos is the Oceanside Police Department’s new assistant chief. The appointment was announced Dec. 26. (Oceanside city photo)

Oceanside Police names 20-year veteran as assistant chief

OsideNews January 1, 2024
The Oceanside Police Department has selected a 20-year veteran of the force, Capt. Taurino Valdovinos, as its new assistant chief.
Oceanside city sign. (Photo by albertc111, iStock Getty Images)

City Report: Oceanside council, residents spar over public comments, marijuana policy

Owen Pratt December 11, 2023
November saw a couple of heated topics in the city of Oceanside, with public comments and marijuana policies sparking backlash. The city also tackled rising water rates, electric police cars and the ongoing closure of Lagoon View Drive.
Oceanside city sign. (Photo by albertc111, iStock Getty Images)

City Report: Housing density, warehouse project in spotlight

Owen Pratt November 1, 2023
Downtown Oceanside development has recently been limited by the City Council, undoing a 4-year old policy change. Meanwhile, a controversial warehouse project has people upset over traffic problems, lack of transparency and possible environmental hazards.

Letter: Oceanside needs higher priority on crime prevention

October 6, 2023
Twenty years ago, I decided to invest millions of dollars in Oceanside. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Oceanside was rising to become a jewel of a seaside town. But no.
Imelda M. Huerta is Vista’s new assistant city manager. (Photo by Aaron Gilliam, city of Vista)

Longtime Vista resident is new assistant city manager

OsideNews September 20, 2023
A longtime Vista resident with extensive experience in local government service has been hired as the city’s new assistant city manager.
The city of Oceanside’s Navigation Center for the homeless, which opened this summer, is managed by the San Diego Rescue Mission. (Courtesy photo)

San Diego Rescue Mission marks opening of Oceanside shelter

OsideNews August 24, 2023
The San Diego Rescue Mission marked the recent opening of Oceanside’s Navigation Center for the homeless on Aug. 24 with tours for the media.

Letter: Wealthier cities can shoulder more of the burden for housing

August 20, 2023
As a resident of Oceanside since 1992, I have watched with despair as the city has become a dumping ground for the county’s (and nation’s?) homeless and a poster child for the wealth and land inequality tearing the nation apart.
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