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Welcome to Oceanside


History of Oceanside

Introduction to our city by the sea

Looking back to the original Coast Highway

10 Sand & Surf

Where to surf, swim and play

14 Made in Oceanside

Business success stories

20 Arts & Culture

Grassroots scene of galleries, exhibitions and art space

24 Oceanside Living

Making the most of the O’side lifestyle


Health Care

Top quality health care services

35 Education Photo

Education abounds in North County

40 Events

Oceanside Harbor Days, Operation Appreciation and More

46 Economic Development

Investing in our future

52 Overview of the Chamber

Serving our business community

59 Business Directory

Hundreds of local businesses to serve your needs



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Welcome to Oceanside The northernmost coastal city in San Diego County, Oceanside is a beach community featuring over 3 ½ miles of coastline, the longest wooden pier on the west coast, the historic Mission San Luis Rey and a Cape Cod-style harbor village featuring quaint shops and a wide variety of water sports and recreational opportunities. Oceanside is a thriving community that provides all the conveniences of a modern city. Located just 35 miles north of San Diego and 83 miles south of Los Angeles, Oceanside is centrally located to most of Southern California’s Photo

largest attractions. With just a short drive, local families and visitors are able to enjoy nearby attractions such as Disneyland, LEGOLAND California, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Sea World. Incorporated on July 3, 1888, Oceanside just finished a year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary as a city. The celebration featured numerous events throughout the city, a 125th Anniversary Magazine and the return of the “Tan Your Hide in Oceanside” marketing motto from the 1960’s.


Oceanside offers a unique combination of outstanding location, well-priced land, natural resources and great weather. With its year round sunny climate, and average temperature of 70 degrees, Oceanside’s weather has been rated by USA Today as the second most ideal climate in the United States, and the fifth most ideal weather in the world. Oceanside’s proximity to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton makes our military neighbors a very important part of our community. Many of our


country’s finest servicemen and women now call Oceanside their home. The community of Oceanside has embraced our local military community as family. Our local business community includes a wide variety of local favorites and internationally known companies ranging from surf board manufacturers to worldwide biotechnology companies to some of the best restaurants in North San Diego County. Whether you are just visiting us while on vacation, or call Oceanside your home, we are pleased to have you here and invite you to enjoy all that Oceanside has to offer.



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History of Oceanside From its earliest years, Oceanside advertised itself as a “seaside resort.”

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The City of Oceanside, as its name implies, is situated on the Pacific Coast and was named quite literally because of its location. But the history of our area actually began in the agriculturerich San Luis Rey Valley, which was first explored by the Spanish Explorer Portola in 1769, followed by the founding of the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia in 1798. The Native Americans living in the San Luis Rey valley were named “Luisenos” by the Franciscans. Today the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Indians has kept its identity as a people and work to save and preserve what remains of their cultural past, and share its heritage with future generations and the community at large. Mission San Luis Rey was the largest building in California when completed and was the most prosperous of the missions, earning the name “King 6

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of the Missions.” However, in 1834, formal secularization took place and the Mission properties were confiscated by Pio Pico, governor of California, and sold. During this period, the Mission buildings fell into disrepair and left in ruins. In 1893, Father Joseph Jeremiah O’Keefe arrived to restore the Mission. By 1912, when he retired, restoration in great part was complete, but still continues today. A township known as San Luis Rey, which was west of the Mission, was established in the early 1870’s and was largely inhabited by a group of English settlers. By 1883, San Luis Rey Township had a post office, stores, a hotel and a weekly newspaper, The San Luis Rey Star, which later moved to Oceanside. In 1881 the United States Government conducted a survey of the Southern Pacific slope and in 1882 a railroad was

laid from Los Angeles to San Diego through Colton, Temecula, Fallbrook and down the coast. Andrew Jackson Myers applied for a Homestead Grant on the Oceanside mesa and he was allotted 160 acres in 1883. During this time the railroad was being built and trains would come directly over Myers’ new land grant making his property very valuable. Myers is known as the founder of Oceanside as he owned the first land and was said to have built the first house. Myers hired Cave J. Couts, Jr. who surveyed the townsite and laid out the streets. J. Chauncey Hayes sold the town lots of the city and helped to promote it. Hayes was not only the primary real estate agent in this boom town, but also justice of the peace and the editor of his own newspaper, The South Oceanside Diamond.

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In 1884, the petition for the town’s first post office listed the name as “Ocean Side”, but this was changed to a one word name “Oceanside.” The train stopped at a simple wooden platform to unload mail and passengers, if any. There wasn’t much to see in early Oceanside, but one of the first buildings was the Hayes Land Office, located near the southeast corner of Cleveland and Second (now Mission) Streets. Just to the south, offering entertainment and a strong drink was the Louis Billiard Hall and Mayroffer’s Saloon. From its earliest years, Oceanside advertised itself as a “seaside resort.” Visitors wishing to wade in the Pacific Ocean could use the bathhouse built by Andrew Jackson Myers, just below the bluff on the beach (located where the current Beach Community Center now stands) which afforded beach goers the opportunity to change into their bathing attire. By 1887, the Bank of Oceanside was built on the corner of Second (Mission Avenue) and Hill Streets and also a grand hotel, the South Pacific, located on Third and Pacific Streets, near the present pier. A wharf company was formed and soundings were made at the location of what is now known as Wisconsin Street. The wharf was made entirely of wooden pilings, the first pile being driven May 12, 1888.

of Highway 101. In the 1920’s the city prospered as Tent City was established, street lights were installed, the Strand was paved and a grand new theater, “The Palomar”, was built. Our slogan for the time was, “Oceanside, California’s Pride.” Many noteworthy visitors enjoyed our shore, including Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. A number of movies were filmed here during this decade. A dramatic change to Oceanside occurred with the purchase of the Santa Margarita y Los Flores by the U.S. Government for a military base. The building of Camp Joseph H.

Pendleton created a boom to end all booms in our sleepy little town. In no time workers flocked to downtown for food and lodging. It was common to see thirty or forty people waiting outside restaurants to eat. The community geared up for war in a big way by supporting the workers and troops. We continued to urbanize into the 1950’s bringing us to a population of 20,000 in 1953. The 1960’s saw the opening of Tri-City Hospital, the building of Oceanside Harbor and a new campus for the Oceanside-Carlsbad Junior College which was renamed MiraCosta. The late 1960s and early 1970s were decades of great change for Oceanside. Department stores moved from the downtown area into malls and shopping centers and new car dealerships moved from Hill Street to Car Country Carlsbad, leaving store fronts vacant. Oceanside’s Redevelopment Agency began a painful but arguably necessary


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On July 3, 1888, Oceanside was incorporated with a vote of 74 to 53. The founder of the city, A. J. Myers, was the first to vote. The population was about 1000.


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In the winter of 1890-91, the wharf was destroyed by a storm and Melchoir Pieper, the proprietor of the South Pacific Hotel, salvaged most of the lumber. He took the pilings to his hotel on Third Street where he kept it until the city appropriated funds for a new pier in 1893.


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Highway 101 is driven into the history of Oceanside by Kristi Hawthorne Highway 101 is driven into the history of Oceanside. The road has shaped and changed our city and has helped to pave our way to success as a symbol of progress. In 1917 the Highway Commission helped to pave Hill Street as a designated route of the State Highway and thus became Oceanside’s first paved street. Oceanside had already catered to the traveling public but now with a newly paved road, businesses flourished. Auto courts sprouted up along Highway 101 from the 900 block of North Hill Street to Wisconsin. Garages or service shops were in big demand and Oceanside had several to tend to travelers. The Mission Garage built in 1913 was located on the 200 block of North Hill (Coast Highway) and was built to resemble the Mission San Luis Rey. Coffee stands and cafes sprouted up along the route and Hill Street as part of the Coast Highway became the artery that pumped the life blood into our town.

process of demolishing several city blocks that had become eyesores to many. Despite a shaky start, progress was made and in 1983 a new transit center was built and soon after unsightly switching yards situated in the business district were relocated north to Camp Pendleton. A new condominium project on the Strand replaced rundown motels and in 1987 the city dedicated its sixth pier, just in time for Oceanside’s Centennial Celebration the following year. In 1990 the new Oceanside Civic Center and Library opened and became the cornerstone for downtown redevelopment, followed by construction of the Regal Cinema Plaza and the Wyndham Resort on Pacific Street.

During the Prohibition years, Hill Street saw the traffic increase as Los Angelenos drove south to the border to obtain banned alcohol. Oceanside police had their hands full with bootleggers traveling back north. In the 1940s Hill Street became even more traveled with the onset of World War II and Rancho Santa Margarita was transformed into a Marine Training Base seemingly overnight. Bumper to bumper traffic was the norm through our business district. Travel maps indicated that Oceanside’s main thoroughfare was 101 Highway, and businesses followed suit, changing their names to reflect the popularity of the road, such as the 101 Cafe, the 101 Wheel Club, 101 Garage, 101 Trailer Park, and the 101 Vet Hospital. In 1953, the downtown route of the 101 was bypassed by a new four lane highway. The new Highway 101 would later be renamed Interstate 5, and forever changed the route most traveled. However, in Oceanside the coast route continues along what was once called Hill Street and the Highway 101. Many of the buildings that were built during the heyday of the coast route are still standing and lend to the eclectic feel of downtown Oceanside and South O. In 1998 California’s Highway 101 was given State historic designation and the interest of the original coast route has renewed. As Route 66 symbolizes the “Main Street of America”, Highway 101 embodies all things California as it travels through each coastal town. Whether you call it Hill Street or Coast Highway, there is no denying the indelible mark the route has made on Oceanside and our city’s contribution to its development.

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In 1999 a master-planned business park was established and with the opening of the beautiful new Ocean Ranch Corporate Center, Oceanside has welcomed national and world-wide corporations. Other notable success stories are the opening of a new Fire Station, Senior Center, as well as the Sprinter line, taking passengers from Oceanside to Escondido and back. New hotel development, along with museums, new eateries and microbreweries have flourished. The new Mission Avenue improvement project which will be completed in 2014 will lead to further revitalization. Looking to the very near future, El Corazon (the Heart, in Spanish), a Cityowned parcel of 465 contiguous acres located in the center of Oceanside, promises to be an exciting chapter in Oceanside’s history as it is developed into a recreational park like no other.

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Sand & Surf Oceanside is proud of its 3.5 miles of clean, soft, white sandy beaches allowing beachgoers to enjoy a variety of fun activities. Surf or bodyboard in the rolling waves. Play Frisbee or a game of volleyball on the warm sand. Run or walk along the pedestrian-friendly Strand. Sunbathe and relax in the glorious sunshine. Oceanside Beaches are world famous for international surfing and body-surfing competitions, IronMan Triathalons, and outrigger races.



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BEACHES Buccaneer Beach – Buccaneer Beach is one of the smaller beaches Oceanside has to offer, however it houses a park right across the street. Buccaneer Park has a large grass area, a cafe, jungle gym, picnic tables, barbeque grills, restrooms and a free parking lot. Oceanside Blvd Beach – Oceanside Blvd Beach has more actual sand space than some of its neighbors, but it does not have a restroom or a parking lot. Parking is available on the surrounding residential streets. Wisconsin Beach – Wisconsin beach meets at the Strand and Wisconsin Street. There is not much sand or beach space, especially when the tide is high, but it does offer a parking lot, restrooms and showers. Tyson Street Beach – Tyson Street Beach offers a lot of beach and sand area as well as a park with picnic tables, jungle gym, benches and a large grass area. Tyson Street Beach is walking distance from the iconic Oceanside Pier. There is metered parking on Pacific Street and a public stairway. Pier – The Oceanside Pier is the most popular of all the Oceanside Beaches. It offers the longest wooden pier on the West Coast and is open to foot traffic all year long. There is plenty of beach and sand space on both the north and south sides of the Oceanside Pier. There are often surf, body boarding and body surfing


OCEANSIDE HARBOR The Harbor Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Oceanside. It has the largest sand area and houses many volleyball courts, courtesy of Oceanside Beach Volleyball Club. The Harbor Beach is very popular for all sorts of water activity – surfing, stand up paddle boarding, Photo laurenmilnerphoto body boarding, whale watching, swimming, fishing, body surfing, sailing, wading, kayaking, and more! There are two jetties in the Oceanside Harbor known to locals, as the North Jetty and South Jetty. Behind the Photo Oceanside Harbor Beach is the Oceanside Harbor, home to many boats as well as the “Cape Cod” style Harbor Village which offers visitors many gift shops and restaurants. The Harbor is an easily accessible family-friendly beach with a large amount of parking. The Harbor also has fire rings, restrooms, showers, barbeque grills, gazebos and benches. RV camping is available at the northern most end of the Oceanside Harbor and is pay-per-night and first come, first serve. contests held at the Oceanside Pier in the summer months. Due to the high popularity of this beach year round, there are two lifeguard towers situated very close to one another on the south side of the pier. Swimming, surfing, body boarding, body surfing and wading are very popular activities at the Oceanside Pier. This pier also has a corresponding Amphitheater which hosts many events as well, including concerts, high school graduations, expos, community events and more. Fire rings, covered areas, picnic tables, benches, restrooms, showers, parking lots, barbeque grills, restaurants, and a bait shop are just a few of the other amenities this beach has to offer.

Breakwater Way – Breakwater Way is just south of the Oceanside Harbor. It is usually one of the least crowded beaches in Oceanside because it is not as easily accessible as the other beaches nearby. This beach is often closed to swimmers and waders and only open to surfers and body boarders. The San Luis Rey River feeds into the ocean from this beach, but it is not advisable to play or wade in the river mouth. There is a pay lot a short walk behind this beach on Pacific Street. Cassidy Beach – Cassidy Street Beach, located in South O, is the southernmost beach in Oceanside with public access. Beach goers can park along

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Pacific Street and access the main staircase on the corner of Pacific Street and Cassidy Street. (See photo below). The staircase also has a few benches included at different levels and many people enjoy watching the sunset seated there. There are no showers or restrooms at this beach. Surfing – Surfing is one of the most popular activities in Oceanside. With almost 4 miles of beautiful Southern California beaches, Oceanside is one of the most popular surfing destinations on the West Coast. Surfers of all abilities can find a home here; during the summer months groms (beginner surfers) can take a lesson at one of

the many surf shops located along the coast lines. However for more advanced surfers the best swells tend to hit Oceanside in the colder, winter months. It’s pretty common in the winter months to see swells that are well above the height of an average

man, surfers call those waves “over head.” No matter what level of surfer you are, or what length of surfboard you ride, Oceanside is one of the most fun places to surf in California!

Q: Are weddings allowed on the Beach? A: Yes, if your wedding has over 50 people and equipment, you will need to obtain a permit through the City of Oceanside special events department. No permits are given during the peak summer season (Memorial Day – Labor Day). Q: Are bonfires allowed on the beach? A: Yes, but only in designated fire ring areas. The fire rings are first come first serve and you must be present while the fire is burning. Fires are allowed from 6:00 am – 11:00 pm. Q: Can I camp at the beach? A: Yes, only in RVs at the Harbor Beach area in Parking Lot 11B. It is a first come, first served basis and tents, pop-outs and awnings are not allowed. Q: Are dogs allowed on the Beach? A: No, the closest dog beach is in Del Mar.



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M ade in Oceanside The Oceanside business community includes a wide variety of local favorites and internationally known companies ranging from surfboard manufacturers to worldwide biotechnology companies to some of the best restaurants in North San Diego County. During the year, the Chamber will be blogging about some great businesses that made their success in our community. Below are four stories we are confident you’ll enjoy. My Kaywa QR-Code

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Oceanside Photo and Telescope began in Oceanside in 1947 as Oceanside Photographic Center in downtown Oceanside. It was owned by Don Penning, a WWII Flying Tiger fighter pilot. Having purchased the company in 1974, in 1988 owner Craig Weatherwax moved the expanding business to the Mission Square Shopping Center at 1024 Mission Avenue. By chance, it began selling telescopes when an ambitious sales manager from Celestron asked to sell just one telescope on consignment. That single telescope quickly sold and as the public’s interest in astronomy increased due to Halley’s Comet, a new aspect of the business emerged and changed things forever. In three short years Oceanside Photographic Center sold over two hundred telescopes and the business changed its name to Oceanside Photo and Telescope. Business became so successful that OPT ran out of room for inventory and necessitated the rental of a warehouse 14

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for its inventory. The many hours of manpower needed to move inventory from storage to store was a compelling reason to expand once again and in 2004 OPT moved to its current location. A once vacant bank building on the corner of Mission and Horne was purchased and now offers 15,000 square feet of showroom, office, warehouse, and conference space. With the digital age, and cell phone cameras in nearly every hand, the camera business has greatly diminished. However, OPT still sells and services cameras and provides professional photography

equipment. The diversification that happened by “accident” in the 1980s was the catalyst for reorientation in the business and the reason for growth. Telescope sales and service are now the vast majority of OPT’s income. They vary widely from $40 “kid entry level” to a custom-made systems topping $1 million for defense contractors and universities. It’s just not a “hobby” as amateurs today have the ability to view and capture images of the universe that would be the envy of professional astronomers 20 or 30 years ago. These enthusiasts have discovered hundreds of Supernovae and have even contributed meaningful data to many professional research projects, including NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex target asteroid program. While their customers focus on the heavens, the staff at OPT focuses on service. Their mission is to connect with customers, offering knowledge and advice, so they will return when it’s time to upgrade. Whether the next customer is a first-time amateur or a professional astronomer, OPT’s staff Oceanside Therapy Group is an outpatient pediatric clinic where families come first. We service the needs of military and civilian children in North San Diego County.

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fosters relationships with the clientele that continues for years. General Manager Eric Blackhurst says that because of OPT’s financial success they are able to acquire and keep a staff of 30 valuable employees who in turn offer the best in customer service. OPT’s staff take pride in their approach to helping the customer in the process of buying, as well as the support and expertise they offer. OPT’s customer base is on a national and global level, shipping telescopes and equipment world-wide. It all began in a small camera store on Hill Street 67 years ago and today OPT is one of the top telescope retailers in the world. They are just one of Oceanside’s business success stories due to their adaptability with our ever-changing technology and great customer service. Visit their website at www.OPTcorp. com or visit their showroom at 918 Mission Avenue where you will find a variety of telescopes on display, and yes, they still sell cameras.

LEN’S AUTO BODY Oceanside has many business success stories and Len’s Auto Body is a great example. Owners Len and Anne Verheyen take great pride in their accomplishments, a success story built by Len’s experience and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Len’s reputation speaks for itself and happy customers refer their friends and families. Len’s Auto Body in Oceanside prides itself on service, safety and the satisfaction of the customer. Len and Ann Verheyen moved from Los Angeles to Oceanside and found it to be an ideal place to open their auto body business. Len, a Dutch immigrant and Anne a native Australian, make great business partners and in 1985 they started their own business in the Roymar Business Park. Today they are the owners of an impressive 38,000 square foot facility off Highway 76 at 510 Jones Road. They pride themselves in accuracy, speed, quality and convenience. 16 Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

for over a decade. One such success story is Alex Torres who came to work for Len as a teenager and has since worked his way to manager.

Len got his start as a young man working alongside his father. Today Len’s son Jay enjoys the same experience working with his father. Len says the work never gets boring and he loves the challenge of repairing cars. He especially loves restoring them and has everything from a 1963 Valiant to a 1984 Porsche to a 1968 El Camino. Len’s Auto Body is equipped to offer personal guidance through the insurance claims process with computerized estimates and digital imaging. For their customers’ convenience they have an Enterprise Rental Car facility on the property. Their comfortable lobby and offices are clean and appealing. Len designed the building as he wanted and included an upstairs with a large conference room and classroom where employees learn the latest in the ever changing auto industry. Their I-CAR certified technicians use only the best equipment including Chief EZ Liner frame machines, downdraft spray booths, the latest Pro-spot welding system (with boron capabilities), Genesis measuring system, and much more. A/C services, Air Bag installation, Electronic diagnosis, computerized four-wheel alignments, and all other mechanical work are performed by an ACE certified mechanic. Return business speaks for itself. They have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Not only does Len have a way with cars, his people skills are on point as well. Many of his 28 employees have worked with Len

Anne says that Len and his crew treat all cars the same, whether they are working on a Nissan or a Mercedes. One of the biggest challenges is the continual change in the auto industry but Len has a mind for cars and his experience and skill and that of his employees are second to none. Working as a team, the staff at Len’s Auto Body gets your vehicle back to its pre-accident condition. Len and Anne are examples of what happens when you treat employees and customers with respect and give them the attention they deserve. Business flourishes. They feel that if the workmanship is good enough to put their name on it, it’s good enough to warranty that workmanship for as long as you own your vehicle.

angel printing Angel Printing was one of the first businesses to open an office in the Ocean Ranch Corporate Centre. A business that began in the home of Vladimir Medvinsky several years earlier, Angel Printing now services over 3,000 customers nationally and internationally. Medvinsky started as a graphic designer in the early 1990’s, managing graphic and print projects for a variety of clients. One of Angel Printing’s first customers, the City of Encinitas, is still a customer 20 years later. Three times per year, Angel Printing designs and oversees the production and mailing of the Encinitas Recreation Guide, a publication reaching approximately 30,000 residents. According to Medvinsky, managing a project of this caliber early on in his career helped Angel Printing establish credibility that attracted other customers. In 2001, Medvinsky moved into the printing side of the business with a small digital press in his home, mainly

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printing business cards, post cards and flyers for clients. After taking on an employee, the business started to grow quickly. After a short time of subleasing space from one of his customers, Medvinsky bought a 3000 square foot building in Ocean Ranch, where his business has resided for nearly 10 years.

While serving many clients in Oceanside and throughout San Diego County, a strong web presence through and has allowed the business to expand its presence beyond the local market. AngelPrint. net is a retail site which allows customers to get price quotes for digital printing projects, as well as customize and order their projects online 24/7. One of Angel Printing’s niche markets is “short run” books, jobs that Medvinsky says many other printers do not have the experience to produce adequately. The short runs are typically 100 to 1500 books which are printed for self publishers or as pre-release “galley copies” for larger publishers. While a typical turnaround for these books is 7-10 days, Medvinsky says they have turned around book orders as quickly as one day. For larger book runs, Angel Printing can still help their clients through their relationships with larger print partners. Angel Printing currently has seven full time employees and uses the services of numerous subcontractors for services ranging from specialized graphic design to production.

Some of Angel Printing’s largest clients include MiraCosta College, Hotdog on a Stick, the Caroll Shelby Foundation and the United States Marine Corps. According to Mevinsky, Angel Printing is one of the top printing resources for the USMC and numerous other clients. Medvinsky describes his business as “customer-centric”, managing every detail of their clients’ projects, from concept to completion. Customer service has been instrumental in their success. Angel Printing’s motto is “If you succeed, we succeed”. Medvinsky attributes much of his company’s success to being innovative and staying on the leading edge of technology. Along those lines, Medvinsky is working toward expanding his business to serve franchises, offering them customized storefronts where their franchisees can order printed materials such as direct mail, business cards and flyers from online templates. In challenging economic times when many print shops have closed, creating a very competitive environment, Angel Printing has found a way to succeed. “I’m stubborn”, said Medvinsky. “I refuse to fail. Our employees families and customers rely on our business.” Angel Printing has actively given back to the community through sponsorships of local sports organizations, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and SurfAid International.

Oceanside Therapy Group You only have to spend a few minutes with Joshua and Rebekah Van Orden to understand why they started their business, Oceanside Therapy Group. It’s impossible to not recognize the passion they have for family and children.

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, mostly for children of military families. Prior to opening their own business, Rebekah was working as a speech language pathologist in Chula Vista and Joshua had just completed his licensing to become a financial advisor with Edward Jones. Around this time they had their first child, a daughter, and Rebekah took 6 months off from work to be with her. When the six

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months were over, Rebekah found that leaving her daughter to go back to work was not an option for her. The Van Orden’s decided they would open their own business together in order to preserve their time together as a family. Not wanting to compete with the company that had employed Rebekah, the Van Orden’s decided that they should start their search for a business location in North County. Due to its proximity to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Oceanside was a natural fit for them.

disorders and basic speech disorders. Joshua and Rebekah attribute their success to great therapists, the personal touch that they and their employees give to their customers and the warm atmosphere of their facility, which becomes essential when many of their customers are in the office for several hours each week. The Van Orden’s recognize their therapists are a major factor in their success. “We’ve done a good job finding great people. It’s all about the families and all about the kids.” They have found therapists who share their vision of putting the children and their families first; and consequently, the turnover in therapists is almost non-existent. According to Rebekah, “they only leave us if they move out of the area.” The future looks bright for this business as they recently expanded into additional suites to build a state of the art gym. They have consulted with numerous local therapists in the planning to make sure it will be the best possible resource for the families they serve.

They opened their first office, a 500 square foot facility, on South Coast Highway in Oceanside and Rebekah saw her first patient in December 2009. What started with just one patient, twice a week, quickly grew to the point where the Van Orden’s needed to hire an additional therapist just 4 months later. They quickly outgrew their location and moved to 3355 Mission Avenue where they currently have 9,000 square feet, with 17 therapists and 5 administrative staff members, serving 300 clients, 85% of which are from military families. Oceanside Therapy Group primarily services children under 10 years old with a variety of developmental delays including Autism, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Apraxia (a motor planning disorder), feeding 18 Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

Their love and passion for the families they serve is evident in speaking with Joshua and Rebekah, as they shared stories of the lives that have been changed by their work. Each summer the staff of Oceanside Therapy Groups holds a family fun day with jump houses, balloon artists, games and a delicious barbecue at Luiseno Park in Oceanside. In addition to being a great day of appreciation for their clients, the event allows patients the opportunity to see their therapists in a fun setting. Oceanside Therapy Group sponsors a team in the annual “ACT Today” Autism Walk in San Diego to help raise funds for military families with Autistic children. They are also supporters of Oceanside’s Armed Forces Day Appreciation Event. “Oceanside has been good to us and we want to give back.”

Agriculture – An Important Part of Oceanside’s Economy by Karen Green Morro Hills is an approximately 3,100-acre agricultural zoned residential area in the City of Oceanside. It is a unique local asset and has regional significance. The City’s foresight of establishing the agricultural zoning and policies in the General Plan has resulted in Oceanside having the largest tract of rural land supporting agriculture uses west of I-15 in all of San Diego County. With lot sizes ranging from approximately 2.5 acres to more than 200 acres, the area supports several farms, orchards, plant nurseries, winery, vineyards, equestrian and emerging agri-tourism enterprises. This area boasts some of the largest producers of avocados, culinary herbs, flowers and nursery stock, strawberries, and tomatoes in Southern California. Morro Hill is derived from the Spanish word for a rounded hill. The Morro rises to an elevation of 942 feet and is a volcanic plug, dating from 20 to 30 million years ago. This hill, known as Katukto to the Luiseño people, was where the “First People” took refuge from the great flood. The hills also are commonly known as the landmark termed “Sleeping Indian”, with the Morro rock representing the head and adjacent formation to the east representing the torso. In the early days of the San Luis Rey Mission, the sight of the “Sleeping Indian” was the landmark that meant that one’s journey was almost over for the day because the Mission was located half way between the Sleeping Indian and the Coast.”

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Oceanside: City of the Arts state-of-art 600+ seat performing by Daniel Foster There is no better standard of measurement in the art world than the “wow” factor. After years of observing thousands of responses to art, I’ve found nothing beats an enthusiastic “wow” for validation. As a relatively new arrival to Oceanside and North County San Diego over one year ago, I’ve been expelling a lot of “wows” lately. Arts and culture in downtown Oceanside is flourishing on many levels. The quality of existing and developing cultural institutions operating in the historic downtown Oceanside area in the next few years will be tremendous. It’s called “critical mass” in science – that moment when the quantity and quality of its elements triggers a chain reaction. In Oceanside, the arts activity level and institutional developments are triggering a rapidly growing arts scene that will greatly assist in downtown’s eminent economic and business revitalization. Oceanside reminds me of Pasadena or Santa Ana or San Diego’s Gaslamp 20-30 years ago. On a “tree tops” level and a “grassroots” level there is a fast growing vision and excitement developing in the downtown arts and culture community. Downtown Oceanside already has some strong anchor cultural institutions with two strong museums (Oceanside Museum of Art and the California Surf Museum) and two community theatre companies (Star Theatre and Oceanside Theater Company). In addition, Oceanside High School is preparing to build a

arts center for the Oceanside Unified School District and our communitybased performing arts organizations due to open in a couple of years in downtown Oceanside. And, of course, it’s hard to ignore an outdoor amphitheater at the pier with outstanding potential for downtown’s future.

beautiful seaside downtown? And, all within an easy and charming walk from each other. From a native Southern Californian’s point-of-view, this is a rarity indeed. What more can I say than …. wow! Daniel Foster is Executive Director of the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) and Chair of the Oceanside Cultural Consortium.

The grassroots scene of new galleries, pop-up exhibitions, and developing artist spaces is an equally encouraging sign for a thriving downtown arts scene in the future. Some of the most notable recent grassroots efforts are the Hill Street Country Club (at Artists Alley), Linksoul, and Craft Lab Gallery. However, the truth be told, many cities have great cultural institutions and buildings – yet, lack a thriving cultural scene. It requires a strong network of connectedness that encourages partnerships that ultimately produce many new programs and opportunities. This coordinated vision and enthusiasm is the engine that is driving Oceanside’s “City of the Arts”, producing numerous events, projects, and initiatives that would never have existed if not for the “spirit of collaboration”. The Oceanside Cultural Consortium recently formed in the summer of 2013 and has attracted dozens of our city’s arts, business, and civic leaders to work together towards fulfilling our shared aspirations. Discussions are focused on developing a downtown “North Coast Theatre & Arts District” and a monthly Oceanside Arts Walk event in 2014, in addition to much more. So what is the potential of downtown Oceanside’s renaissance? Well, in the next few years, what other fastgrowing city in California will have so many quality arts, cultural and educational institutions located in a

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Oceanside Museum of Art The mission of the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is to educate and inspire the public through a diverse range of engaging exhibitions and programs that connect people with regional, as well as national and global artists and artforms of the 20th and 21st centuries. OMA began providing exhibitions and public programs in 1995. With the support of the Oceanside City Council and City staff, the lease for the renowned Irving Gill Building, the historic site of the Oceanside City Hall, was approved and a home for the museum was established. Following a renovation to the interior of the Gill Building, OMA formally opened its doors on October 6, 1997, with a grand opening and OMA dedication. In 2008, OMA completed a contemporary, three-level 15,000 square foot expansion, designed by noted architect Fredrick Fisher. The new building was melded seamlessly with the original 5,000 square-foot Irving Gill modernist building. In addition to more than fifteen highly praised modern and contemporary art exhibitions per year, museum programming includes concerts, films, culinary events, fundraising parties, evening events, docent tours and chartered travel to other local, national and international cultural art venues and destinations. Our audience is made up of people of all ages, different walks of life and diverse cultural backgrounds. (760) 435-3720;

California Surf Museum The California Surf Museum’s history is defined by the multitudes of passionate volunteers who have given thousands of hours of time during the past 25+ years to make CSM what it is today. The City of Oceanside has welcomed CSM by providing affordable space since 1996. People have donated amazing treasures and antique 22

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MISSION SAN LUIS REY Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, named in honor of St. Louis, King of France, is located in a secluded valley four miles east of Highway 5 in Oceanside. Founded in June 1798 by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, the San Luis Rey Mission circa 1944 Mission is one of the most architecturally impressive of all the California missions. Built of adobe and faced with brick, it is a composite of Spanish, Mexican, and Moorish styles. For over thirty years the mission prospered under the direction of Father Antonio Peyri. By 1801, over 300 Indians had been enrolled in the mission, making it one of the most populous in California. After secularization in the 1830’s, the mission grounds were used for bullfights and later, as a military post by U.S. troops. In 1893, the mission was rededicated as a Franciscan seminary. Today, the “King of Missions” includes a picnic area, museum and gift shop. The newly developed San Luis Rey Valley Conference Center & Garden’s, located at the Mission, is equipped to accommodate conventions, conferences, banquets, as well as weddings, it covers 17,500 square feet of space with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment - a perfect meeting place! (760) 757-3651 artifacts to CSM — including surfboards, trophies, magazines and more — in order to share and preserve them.

in Oceanside and the surrounding communities. From the Oceanside Days of Art to annual festivals celebrating music and film, it is here to bring quality artistic, visual, performance and musical arts to our community for you to enjoy. OCAF proudly offers the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Performing Arts Awards which are available to graduating high school seniors.

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An estimate of nearly 500,000 visitors have come through their doors in those 25 years to see and read the surf lifestyle and history we are sharing — their interest and enthusiasm keeps them going. (760) 721-6876;

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation The Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) supports arts

Over the last decade or so, Oceanside has begun to nurture its cultural arts. Our area is filled with incredibly talented performers/musicians. The City of Oceanside deserves to showcase its talent. And the performers deserve to showcase their talents for their community. The Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF), showcases Feature Films, Animations, Full Length Documentaries, as well as Short Films and Documentaries. Students also have an opportunity to enter their films under Student Films category.

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Oceanside Theatre Company Oceanside Theatre Company is the newest addition to the cultural arts in North County San Diego, dedicated to creating great theatre in the beautiful coastal city of Oceanside, California, famous for its surf and sun...and now theatre! Along with their mainstage productions, OTC offers workshops and classes for youths and adults through their Academy. The Oceanside Theatre Company’s mission is to create professional quality theatre for a vibrant and diverse population. OTC will strive to reach a wide audience base and encourage and improve artistic growth in the community by producing a broad repertoire of theatre, giving local theatre artists creative opportunities and offering educational theatre and outreach programs. (760) 433-8900;

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Star Theatre The STAR Theatre is a community based non-profit theatre that has become the desired performing space of the many local theatre companies in the Southern California District. The provide affordable solutions to showcase: music, drama, concerts, lectures and the visual arts. For years, performing arts groups in Southern California had few choices when seeking a venue to perform in. the STAR Theatre provides a clean and safe environment with knowledgeable staff and high visibility. (760) 721-721-9983;

Prince of Peace Abbey Prince of Peace Abbey has been closely involved with Oceanside since it was founded in 1958. It is a Benedictine monastery of 23 monks who live and work on the site high atop Benet Hill. The religious order to which it belongs can be traced back to its founder, Saint Benedict, who was born in 480 AD. Prince of Peace Abbey was founded from a monastery in Southern Indiana, which in turn was founded from one in Switzerland. The community of men at Prince of Peace Abbey live a life of work and prayer. One of our ministries is to operate a retreat house, conduct days of recollection, give spiritual direction and provide a place of peace for people to come to pray. Their library and gift shop provide books and other spiritual materials to assist guests in their quest for finding the Lord. Prince of Peace Abbey is located in Oceanside about two miles east of the Pacific Ocean. It sits on a hill bordered to the North by Camp Pendleton; to the South by Oceanside Municipal Airport and Highway 76. In this area of coastal vegetation one can also find scrub oak, cactus, sage, milkweed, bougainvillea, oleander, pine, eucalyptus, palm and olive trees. The wildlife consists of rabbits, squirrels, bobcats, opossums, raccoons, and coyotes. There are red hawks, ravens, hummingbirds and a pair of owls. Egrets are found along the San Luis Rey River just at the bottom of the hill. (760) 967-4200

Oceanside Historical Society Organized in 1985, the Oceanside Historical Society is supported by a dedicated group of volunteers who are deeply committed to preserving and sharing the History of Oceanside. Its resources include one of the largest historic photo collections in San Diego County and images are available for purchase.

A published history, “Oceanside: Where Life is Worth Living” is also available for purchase and contains 275 historic photographs from the 1880’s to the present. Walking tours are provided each year, April through September.; (760) 722-4786

Heritage Park Located within walking distance from the San Luis Rey Mission lies Heritage Park Village and Museum. Heritage Park was created in the 1970’s as a permanent and perpetual symbol of Oceanside’s heritage. Heritage Park allows “historic buildings” to serve as a background to private parties, weddings, and special events. Ideally situated within Heritage Park lies the gazebo.

BREWERIES AND WINERIES North County San Diego has recently become the destination for craft beer lovers. San Diego County has the highest density of breweries per resident in the world. Beer lovers can hop on a beer-tasting tour bus and visit many local breweries in a day. Oceanside is home to three craft breweries and at least three more are scheduled to open in 2014. A number of craft beer tasting rooms have opened as well; craft beer tasting rooms are the beer drinkers one-stop-shop to sample all the best brews in the region. There is one vineyard and winery combination in Oceanside, Beach House Winery. Visitors to Beach House Winery can enjoy wine tasting at their vineyard with beautiful ocean views.

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Oceanside Living With its year round sunny climate and average temperature of 70 degrees, Oceanside is the ideal place for outdoor activities. While Oceanside is well known for sand and surf, there are a variety of other great ways to enjoy our beautiful city.

Weekly Markets Morning Market Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pier View Way east of Coast Highway Sunny California is world famous for its cornucopia of delicious fruits and vegetables. If you are hungry or interested in sampling fresh organic produce from local growers be sure to venture downtown to Pier View Way and Coast Highway on Thursday mornings. There is also a fine selection of gourmet baked goods, fresh seafood, arts and crafts, food court and botanical delights.

Sunset Market Thursday Evenings Pier View Way west of Coast Highway and S. Tremont Street north of Mission Avenue Enjoy live entertainment, a children’s area, and a diverse selection of prepared hot foods – stay and eat dinner! Visit the Certified Farmer’s Market for farm fresh produce and floral items. Shop over 100 juried arts and craft vendors. The place for locals to meet, dine and shop. Located downtown at the crossroads of Tremont Street and Pier View Way.

Trails and Biking Designated the only bike-friendly city in San Diego County by the League of American Bicyclist, Oceanside is home to 2 bike trails: San Luis Rey River Bike Trail and the Coastal Rail Trail.


San Luis Rey River Bike Trail The San Luis Rey River Bike Trail is a Class I Bicycle Trail that is approximately 9 miles long. The trail follows the path of the San Luis River and is relatively flat and safe for all age groups. It is completely isolated from motorized traffic and traffic lights. Pick up a trail map at the California Welcome Center-Oceanside. Coastal Rail Trail The Coastal Rail Trail is a 44 mile long regional bicycle rail and pedestrian pathway that extends from Downtown Oceanside to San Diego. The trail begins at the western end of the San Luis Rey River Trail. Photo

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Sports and Recreation Water Sports The Oceanside Small Craft Harbor provides water sports enthusiasts a wide variety of sporting activities that include sailing, outriggers, kayaks, paddle-boards, jet skis and boat rentals. Sportfishing is also popular and Helgren’s Sporfishing provides whale watching (in season), day fishing trips and deep sea fishing. Skateboard Park Skateboarding has been present in the City of Oceanside for many years. Since 2001 the Parks & Recreation Division has built five neighborhood Skateparks at Martin Luther King Park, Melba Bishop Park, John Landes Park and Libby Lake Park. The newest addition is Alex Road Skatepark which opened in 2013 was designed and built by the Seattle based company Grindline Skateparks who have designed and built skateparks all over

communities together with a sense of pride, passion and connectivity. Junior Seau Beach Community Center The Beach Recreation Center, located below the Oceanside Municipal Pier, is a 17,000-square-foot facility designed to meet the needs of the entire community. Photo

the country and world. Alex Road Skatepark is located on the northwest corner of Alex Road and Foussat Road. The new concrete skatepark park, open to skateboarders only, is 22,000 square feet in size and includes street features, 2 bowls and 2 snake runs. Recreation Centers and Pools Oceanside’s Recreation Centers and City Pools provide a safe and welcoming place to learn new things, explore fitness and educational goals and socialize and meet new friends. Parks and Recreation brings

Joe Balderrama Recreation Center The Joe Balderrama Recreation Center, located in three-acre Joe Balderrama Park, is a 12,000-square-foot facility. Melba Bishop Recreation Center Melba Bishop Recreation Center, located in 16-acre Melba Bishop Park, is a 35,000-square-foot facility. Brooks Street Swim Center 130 Brooks Street One block east of I-5, two blocks south of Mission Avenue. Marshall Street Swim Center 1404 Marshall Street Four blocks west of I-5, one block north of California Street. Program times and operating hours vary with monthly programming calendar. Please call (760) 435-5222 for hours of operation or stop by the pool to obtain a monthly calendar. Both of Oceanside’s swim centers are available on a limited basis for private rental.

Oceanside Municipal Airport Located on 43-acres in the San Diego County area of California, the Bob Maxwell Memorial Field at Oceanside Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport featuring one runway and fuel services. Oceanside Municipal Airport is assigned OKB by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Self-service Chevron 100LL AvGas is available. Oceanside Municipal Airport provides tie-downs, hangars, transient parking, restrooms, coffee, and snacks daily from 9:00 AM -5:00 PM.

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Overnight transient tie-down fees of $5 per night apply. Monthly tie-down rentals available at $125 per month. As of October 15, 2013, six new box hangars are available for rent. The hangars feature bi-fold electric doors, direct access to the runway, and range in size from 1,600-sq.ft. to 1,800-sq.ft.

take off and land from Oceanside Municipal Airport and enjoy coastline views as they make their descent from 12,000 feet.

Emerald Isle Golf Course, 660 S. El Camino Real – 760-721-4700

Guajome Regional Park

Oceanside Municipal Golf Course, 825 Douglas Drive – 760-433-1360

Located in the serene San Luis Rey Valley, Guajome County Park (3000 Guajome Lake Road) is a beautiful ecological preserve featuring native chaparral vegetation. There are 2 wonderful lakes and trails perfect for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Arrowood Golf Course, 5201A Village Drive – 760-967-8400

El Camino Country Club, 3202 Vista Way – 760-757-2100

Skydiving Skydiving with Tsunami Skydivers (480 Airport Road | 760-390-JUMP) is a one-of-a-kind adventure, offering the only coastal skydiving experience in Southern California. Visitors can take the plunge while taking in the spectacular views of Southern

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Bethany Hamilton enjoying a skydive in Oceanside.

California’s coastline: with views of San Diego to the south and Catalina Island & Dana Point to the north. Jumpers


Buena Vista Lagoon Experience Oceanside’s natural habitat by exploring the only fresh water lagoon in Southern California. While you are there, stop by the Nature Center and walk amid native plants to see views of the lagoon & bird life, spot tracks along the shore to reveal the night’s animal visitors, tour the garden of native plants and find the world’s tiniest mammals. Located at 2202 S. Coast Highway.

Golfing Oceanside offers a variety of golf courses for all budgets and skill level. Center City Golf Course, 2323 Greenbriar Drive – 760-433-8590

Did you know we have pro football in Oceanside? The North County Cobras are a minor league semi-professional football team. They are currently members of the Southern Division of the Western Conference in the LCFL. In 2009, the Cobras won the Western Conference Championship and the National LCFL Championship.

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Health Care From world class hospitals to local clinics and urgent care facilities, Oceanside residents have access to a wide variety of top quality health care services.

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Tri-City Medical Center: Committed to YOU Just over 50 years ago, the Chambers of Commerce in Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista came together to address the need for advanced healthcare in their districts. Tri-City Medical Center was born of their commitment to the community and opened their doors on July 16th, 1961. Tri-City Medical Center has honored and supported this pledge of commitment to the community ever since. Over the years Tri-City Medical Center has grown to meet the needs of the community they serve. Listed below are the services currently available. As healthcare advances and grows, so will Tri-City Medical Center.

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Mother/Baby Care

• The first and only nationally accredited chest pain center in San Diego

• Women’s & Children’s Services including the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in North San Diego County

• Lifesaving treatment for heart attack victims given faster than national standards

• 24 hour coverage by board-certified neonatologist

• Ranked in the top 1% nationwide for lowest readmission rates of heart attack patients

• Selected by UCSD for unique telemedicine partnership in neonatal care

• The Cardiovascular Health Institute offers cardiovascular screenings

• Now offering the exclusive NICVIEW parent/bay cam system

• Comprehensive Cardiac Wellness Center

• IBCLC Care Award for Breastfeeding Program

• Robotic surgery option available

Stroke Care

Orthopaedic & Spine Institute

• Certified Primary stroke center, awarded gold seal of approval from the joint commission

• Only hospital in San Diego to feature robotic spine & knee surgery • Innovative e-plus™ Vitamin E total knee replacement surgery for improved results • State-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery for hip, knee & spine • Blue Distinction Center for Knee & Hip Replacement

• Received American Stroke Associations highest award for stroke care, 3rd year in a row • Only hospital in North County offering innovative interventional radiology treatments for stroke

• Gold Plus Performance Achievement form American Heart Association • Target Stroke Honor Roll

Oncology • The Oncology Center’s expertise and multi-disciplinary approach ensures state-of-the-art treatment right near your home on both an inpatient and outpatient basis • Services include: treatment and care, symptom management, support & counseling, education & screening, clinical data, clinical trials and an infusion center • Nationally accredited Breast Cancer Center • American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Behavioral Health Behavioral Health patients may be provided with the options of inpatient or intensive outpatient services. Every step of the way, family members and friends play a vital role in recovery

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Experience the peace of mind that only an Orthopaedic Care Leader can provide Tri-City Medical Center’s Orthopaedic & Spine Institute is proud to offer: • Innovative medical technology not found anywhere else in San Diego County, such as the Mazor Renaissance™ robotically guided surgical system used to correct spinal deformities and injuries • A Hip Preservation Program - providing advanced surgical options for conditions such as Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI) & Hip Dysplasia • Computer Guided Anterior Hip Surgery for total hip replacements • Total & Partial Joint Replacement of Knee, Hip and Shoulder

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Our trained team provides pretreatment assessment and a thorough evaluation of each patient. The multidisciplinary staff includes registered nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other care providers who work together to guide you or your loved one toward a healthier future

Emergency Services Tri-City Medical Center has more than just an Emergency Room. It has the most technologically advanced Emergency Department in North San Diego County. Other Services Available • State-of-the-art Home Care • Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine • Medically Integrated Wellness Center & Spa • Laser & Aesthetics Center

help you manage more challenging medical conditions.

• General & Specialty Surgery • Nationally Accredited Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center

We realize your schedule is hectic, and your time is precious. That’s why we’ll have an appointment available for you when you need it – the same day or the same week, with evening and weekend appointments available at some locations.

• Physical Therapy, Recreational & Speech Therapies For more information on a service or looking for a doctor, call: 855.222.8262 or visit:

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We’re proud that patients have rated Scripps Coastal physicians number one in the San Diego region for “overall rating of all health care” and in “rating of primary care physicians.” These rankings were reported by the California Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative based on the results of the statewide annual patient assessment survey.

Personalized Primary Care to Fit your Family’s Schedule At Scripps Coastal, our physicians specialize in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and geriatrics. We’re your “go to” doctors --- the primary care physicians you see for yearly check-ups, preventive health screenings, information on wellness classes, lab tests, urgent care and radiology services. If necessary, we’ll recommend the right Scripps specialist from our large network of doctors to

Thinking about becoming a new patient at Scripps Coastal? We look forward to caring for you! We’ll help you find a Scripps Coastal location that’s convenient and the physician

Personalized Healthcare for All Generations Choosing the right doctors can be one of the most important aspects of your family’s healthcare experience. At Graybill Medical Group, we believe that quality care requires a focus on doctor-patient relationships as well as coordinated care and clinical excellence. We offer: n

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who’s right for you and your family. We accept most insurance plans, too. So give us a call today at 1-800-SCRIPPS or visit us online at

Oceanside Office – Providing Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Radiology 3142 Vista Way, Suite 100 Oceanside, California 92056 866-228-2236

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Carlsbad Office – Providing Family Medicine, Urgent Care 2626 El Camino Real, Suite B Carlsbad, CA 92008 866-228-2236

At Graybill Medical Group, we’re committed to helping families stay healthy and strong. Founded in 1932 as a small family practice in Escondido, we’ve grown to become the area’s largest Independent Primary Care Medical Group, with: • More than 70 physicians, practitioners and affiliates

Vista Office – Providing Family Medicine, Radiology, Urgent Care 840 Townsite Drive Vista, CA 92084 866-228-2236

• Locations spanning the 78 Corridor from Escondido to Carlsbad, plus Fallbrook and Temecula.

Tri-City Office- Providing Family Medicine, Physical Therapy 2067 W. Vista Way, Suite 250 Vista, CA 92083 866-228-2236

North Coastal Region We have four locations that are dedicated to serving North Coastal San Diego County residents:

Nine Other Locations, Additional Services In addition to the services offered by our North Coastal Region, we offer

a wide array of onsite healthcare services to meet the needs of every member of your family through our offices and affiliates located in San Marcos, Escondido, Fallbrook and Temecula. These services include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Women’s Care, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Integrative and Holistic Medicine, Sports Medicine, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Ear Nose & Throat, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, and Medical Aesthetics. (Note: all services may not be available in all locations.) Patient Advantages Graybill patients enjoy the advantages of: • Evening hours and same-and nextday appointments in many of our locations. • Premier Scheduling that focuses on ensuring all your healthcare needs are met • Free Wellness and Lifestyle classes, designed to augment your care,


we’re here for you. MEDICAL | DENTAL | WOMEN’S HEALTH Low to No-Cost Services. Courtesy Shuttle Available.

(760) 736-6767 Questions about Health Care Reform?

We can check your eligibility for affordable health coverage & help you submit the paperwork. Call our Resource Specialists at (760) 736-6734 to schedule a FREE appointment


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including Weight Management Education and Support and Diabetes Education. We accept most major HMO and PPO health insurance plans. We highly recommend calling your insurance provider in advance to confirm coverage. Relationships that Matter Choosing the right doctor can be one of the most important aspects of your healthcare experience. We’re proud to have a team of knowledgeable and caring health professionals who will provide you with personalized quality medical care. We believe that delivering quality healthcare requires a focus on doctor-patient relationships, coordinated care and clinical excellence. Perhaps that’s why so many families have been Graybill patients for multiple generations. The goal of our entire organization is to earn your trust and satisfaction. We look forward to partnering with you to achieve the most positive health outcomes and to earning your trust and satisfaction. For more information please visit or call 866-228-2236.

NORTH COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES North County’s Best Kept Secret Looking for affordable health care? North County Health Services (NCHS) is here for you. With Health Care Reform upon us, many families, individuals and business owners are looking for the best option to fit their unique needs when it comes to an affordable, reliable health care provider. For more than 40 years, North County Health Services has been dedicated to meeting, and exceeding, the needs of North County families. The need for reliable, affordable care is growing, as nearly 20% of North County’s residents lack affordable health insurance. NCHS is here to

ensure every family receives the care they need with the launch of a new health care option for uninsured patients – medical visits as low as $40, which include an exam, labs, x-rays and procedures, as needed. Flexible payment options are also available to fit any family’s budget— NCHS will never turn anyone away for their inability to pay. If you have questions about Health Care Reform or need help signing up for a plan, friendly Patient Resource Specialists are available at every location to see if you qualify for a low to no-cost health coverage plan and help submit necessary paperwork. With 10 beautiful, state-of-theart health centers throughout the North County region, NCHS offers comprehensive medical, dental, women’s health and behavioral (mental) health services. On-site pharmacy, laboratory and x-ray services are available at the San Marcos health center, as well as a courtesy shuttle services providing free transportation services. At NCHS, our team is dedicated to providing quality care you deserve. Join the NCHS family today – we’re here for you.

WORKPARTNERS Workers’ Compensation claims can be very costly to business, and if you are sending your injured workers to the wrong provider, you may just be throwing money down the drain. Here are seven simple questions to help you determine if your current provider (clinic) is EMPLOYER friendly: 1. Does the provider place your employees off of work and/or return employees to work with unreasonable restrictions? 2. Are recheck appointments scheduled longer than two weeks out?

3. Does the provider prescribe narcotics for minor sprain/strain injuries? 4. Does the provider offer on-site Physical Therapy and/or Chiropractic? 5. Is the provider resistant to refer out to a specialist when no progress is being made? 6. Are you able to communicate directly with the provider at your discretion? 7. Is your current clinic a public urgent care? Answering YES to any of these questions could have a significant impact on the costs of your Workers’ Compensation claims. You need to regain control by working with a provider who specializes in the treatment of work-related illness and injury. You need WorkPartners Occupational Health Specialists. WorkPartners is Oceanside’s only clinic specializing exclusively in the health and safety needs of business and industry. We are a full service occupational health clinic designed to meet the growing needs of your business. WorkPartners is not a public urgent care. The staff and providers at WorkPartners deliver personalized care for each individual to meet their unique needs, the workplace and the environment. Our board certified physicians and trained, certified staff maintain the highest standards of medical care and are redefining the expectation of service delivery in the industry. If your current provider is not EMPLOYER friendly, let us show you the difference a specialist can make. Visit us at www. or call Heather Manley at (760) 681-5222.

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THAT’S WHEN SCRIPPS MATTERS MOST. We all want the best possible health care — whenever and wherever we need it. It all starts when you choose a primary care doctor at Scripps. As the quarterback of your health care team, your physician will listen and guide your care from wellness and prevention to treatment and recovery. For everything from the birth of a child to hospice care, and all of life’s events in between, we’re here for you. At Scripps, we have everything you need — a network of more than 2,600 primary care doctors and specialists, 26 neighborhood medical centers, five hospital campuses, four emergency departments and three urgent care centers, including locations throughout North County. Excellence all around you. But it’s not just about convenience. It’s about excellence in your care. Excellence means always putting the patient first, in everything we do. That’s the Scripps way, and it’s why generations of San Diego families have trusted us for more than 90 years. We’ve been nationally recognized for excellence in six specialties, including being named among the top 20 hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery. And Scripps was honored as one of the top 5 large health systems in the nation this year. The most important doctor is yours. We know how important it is to feel comfortable with your primary care doctor, so we’ve made it easy to choose your perfect match. Visit or call us at 1-800-SCRIPPS to talk with a physician referral specialist.


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Education In North County, students can stay close and go far – starting with preschool and going on to earn doctorate degrees – without ever having to leave the area. When people think of North County, they think about the climate and the ocean. They should also think about this beautiful area as a bastion of education

Education Abounds in North San Diego County by Francisco Rodriguez, Ph.D. With high-performing preK-12 schools; MiraCosta and Palomar community colleges; Cal State University, San Marcos; and a handful of private colleges and universities, North County has established itself as a hub for education. Families looking to raise their children in areas with superb public education need look no further than North San Diego County. Parents, teachers and administrators in all our local school districts work tirelessly to prepare students to embark on their college and career pathways. These educators are committed to ensuring that students are prepared for and can access a college education, and have implemented a variety of innovative programs and services to get young students on the road to college completion. For example, the $7.5 million GEAR UP grant from the U.S. Department of Education has allowed MiraCosta College and Oceanside Unified School District to link teachers,

counselors and tutors with some 1,000 junior high and high school students. The first Oceanside Unified GEAR UP student cohort will finish high school in 2017 and the MiraCosta College Foundation has already raised a minimum $100,000 in scholarships for GEAR UP students who choose to attend MiraCosta College. In Carlsbad, beginning in January 2014, all high school students can now take MiraCosta College credit classes at the newly opened Sage Creek High School. And for all high school students looking to concurrently enroll, MiraCosta College has waived its enrollment fees to encourage attendance. This removes a substantial financial barrier to college, which gives high school students a chance to earn college credit and get a taste of college life, while inspiring them to continue their education. Those ready to enter the workforce can find the training they need at one of two local community colleges. MiraCosta and Palomar colleges collectively prepare thousands of students each year for jobs in a variety of career and technical fields, including health care, automotive technology, hospitality and tourism, design and more. MiraCosta College’s

biotechnology facility, built with donations from local industry, has been named a Center of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Labor. Meanwhile, the college has created a machinist technology program to specifically meet industry needs. MiraCosta College’s efforts at preparing students for the local workforce recently received a huge boost when the Department of Labor awarded the college a $2.75 million federal grant to start a technology career institute aimed at filling a growing demand for qualified machinists and technicians in North County. In 2014, the college will open a comprehensive training facility that will prepare participants – including returning military veterans and the unemployed – for high-skilled, high-paying employment in the manufacturing and technology industries. Students who are ready to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree also don’t have to leave beautiful North San Diego County. Our region is home to world-class universities such as Cal State San Marcos, San Diego State, UC San Diego, University of San Diego, National University, and Point Loma Nazarene, among others.

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At Cal State San Marcos, construction is under way for the university’s Student Health and Counseling Services Building, which promises to bring health care closer to students, while promoting healthy lifestyles and overall wellness. And student enrollment in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has more than doubled, with 15 percent of the college’s 12,000 students currently enrolled in degree programs within the College of Science and Mathematics. Once they graduate, many of these students will go on to find great local jobs in local industries. In North County, students can stay close and go far—starting with preschool and going on to earn doctorate degrees—without ever having to leave the area. When people think of North County, they think about the climate and the ocean. They should also think about this beautiful area as a bastion of education—and that with a higher education, anything is possible. Francisco Rodriguez, Ph.D. is Superintentent/ President of MiraCosta College.

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OCEANSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Twenty-first century learning is in full swing. For students, parents and educators, the world of public education is fast becoming far different than anything we have ever experienced. However, regardless of the everchanging technological advancements taking place these days, student safety, academic achievement and character education proudly remain at the forefront of the mission of the Oceanside Unified School District. OUSD is committed to providing each and every one of our nearly 20,000 students we serve with the absolute best educational experience possible. As one of 45 states nationwide, California has adopted what is known as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This radical shift in teaching has been characterized by some as “the most significant change to classroom instruction since 1998,” when California first adopted its own academic standards. The idea of the Common Core approach is to foster more real-world problem-solving skills, emphasizing depth over breadth. In addition to this instructional change will be a huge

shift in the way we assess what we are teaching. Beginning next fall, the state will implement the new Smarter Balanced Online Assessment, meaning “out with the traditional pencil and paper tests,” and in with assessments conducted online through the use of tablets. Along with ensuring that each student graduates with the academic skills and tools necessary to find success in the global community, it is highly important that our children also develop solid character traits. Therefore, educating the whole child ‘beyond the four walls of the classroom” is the main emphasis of OUSD’s uniquely one-of-a-kind Kids First initiative. Utilizing Quantum Learning’s 8 Keys of Excellence, the idea is foster an atmosphere districtwide that promotes excellence in every aspect of a child’s life. Likewise, in order to enhance academic achievement and character education, student safety must remain our top priority. Providing top-notch facilities and modernized physical campuses is one thing; but, our campuses must be seen as safe havens for all students and staff. No child, district employee or parent should ever feel unsafe at any of our school sites.

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VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT With 29 schools serving more than 22,000 students from preschool to 12th grade, Vista Unified School District is one of northern San Diego County’s largest educational agencies. The district stretches 39 square miles across most of Vista, a large portion of eastern Oceanside, some unincorporated areas and small slivers of Carlsbad and San Marcos. In addition to the campuses district administrators oversee, Vista Unified also includes one of the county’s largest adult-education programs with about 20,000 enrolled each year and another 3,000 students in four charter schools sponsored by the district. The district serves a diverse population of students, including more than 3,000 in its special education programs and more than 6,000 who are learning English as a second language. Enrollment has declined over the last several years from about 26,000 students in 2000 to more than 22,000 in 2012. For more information on the district, visit or call (760) 726-2170.

MIRACOSTA COLLEGE MiraCosta College has served the coastal area of North County for 80 years and today educates more than 14,500 credit students and an additional 3,500 noncredit students each semester. MiraCosta College offers a strong university transfer program, including transfer admission guarantees and career training through a variety of certificate programs. With an average class size of 30 students and hundreds of classes in 70 academic subjects, MiraCosta College is the college of choice in North San Diego County. MiraCosta College offers an exceptional education at the fraction 38 Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

of the price of a four-year institution. For just $46/unit, students can complete the first two years of their college education and then transfer to the institution of their choice. MiraCosta College’s locations include the Oceanside Campus on Barnard Drive; the San Elijo Campus on Manchester Avenue in Cardiff; and the Community Learning Center on Mission Avenue in Oceanside, which houses the college’s noncredit programs. The college also offers a robust online education program. Applying to MiraCosta College is easy and free. Visit apply or call 760.795.6620. To receive a schedule of credit classes, a bulletin of noncredit classes, or the current arts brochure, call (760) 795-6615 or visit

and its state. Amid the teaching, learning and discovery that takes place at CSUSM each day, Cal State San Marcos strives to prepare future leaders, build better communities and solve society’s most pressing issues. CSUSM’s student body is now nearly 12,000 strong and over 30,000 alumni call Cal State San Marcos their alma mater. The University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, credential programs and a joint doctoral program with UC San Diego. The University is also home to a center for Extended Learning, offering timely, relevant courses and programs that are closely aligned with the needs of area companies and that accelerate the time toward a degree. Over the past year, 600 community members have taken courses as part of our Osher Lifelong Learning program, aimed at those aged 50 and older. Cal State San Marcos proudly opened the CSU Institute for Palliative Care, the first statewide educational and workforce development initiative focused on palliative care, in 2012.

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The college also hosts a wide array of events including art exhibits, dance performances, theatrical productions, international films, lectures and more. Ticket prices range from $8-$20 and many events are free. To get ticket information for college events, call the MiraCosta College Box Office at (760) 795-6815 or visit the college’s website at

California state university san marcos Established in 1989 as the 20th campus in the California State University (CSU) system, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is a modern university founded on vision and inspiration, created to meet the ever-evolving needs of its region

CSUSM’s athletic teams are drawing deserved recognition, winning repeated national champions and acclaim. In 2012, volleyball and basketball were added, bringing the University closer to NCAA membership and providing more opportunities for community members to get to know students and the campus. With the possible addition of a multipurpose arena in CSUSM’s future, the University will become a true focal point for the region. CSUSM invites the entire region to cheer on the Cougars at a local game. For schedules and tickets, visit: To find out more about our programs and partnerships in Community Engagement, please visit www.csusm. edu/community. For those looking to change careers, advance a current career or explore personal interests, Extended Learning can be found at or by calling 760750-4020.

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January/ February February 9

Scholastic Surf Contest Series at the Oceanside Pier

February 27 Public Safety Night at the Sunset Market Meet your Oceanside Police Department, Fire Department and Lifeguards at the Sunset Market’s Public Safety Night. Emergency vehicles and equipment will be on display. Fun for the whole family. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on February 27th. Corner of Coast Highway and Pier View Way. Info at or call 760-754-4512.

13.1-mile run along the Pacific Ocean and ending at the Oceanside Pier.

Downtown History Walks Begin APRIL through September.

may May 10 Oceanside Beach Cleanup 9:00 am at the Oceanside Harbor


April April 20 Easter Sunrise on the Shore at pier amphitheatre Photo

MARCH March 1–2 Western Surfing Association Surf Contest at the Oceanside Harbor

fine art including paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography and more. The festival also offers live stage performances, free hands on art activities for all ages, and a delicious variety of food choices in the food court.

May 17 Operation Appreciation at the Oceanside Pier Thousands of active duty military and their family members are treated to a day of free food, carnival rides and live entertainment at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre.

june June 10–14 Race Across America


June 28 Freedom Days Parade along Coast Highway 21st annual Oceanside Independence Day Parade makes it way north on Coast Highway from Wisconsin Avenue to Civic Center Dr. Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Info at or call 760-754-4512.

JULY Firework Show at Rancho Del Oro

April 26–27 Oceanside Days of Art at the Oceanside Civic Center ODA is a free juried fine art festival featuring over 100 local artists selling a variety of

March 29 Ironman Triathlon at the Oceanside Pier and Harbor The Oceanside IRONMAN 70.3 attracts athletes from all over the world. The event begins with a 1.2 mile swim in Oceanside Harbor, followed by a 56-mile bike ride through the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base and ends with a

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bake sale, food court raffle, kid’s activity area and live entertainment.

August 3–10 Oceanside International Film Festival at the Star Theatre Event showcases Feature Films, Animations, Full Length Documentaries, as well as Short Films and Documentaries. Students also have an opportunity to enter their films under Student Films category. August 14 North County Health and Wellness Fair at the Oceanside Civic Center August 16 World Bodysurfing Championships at the Oceanside Pier Heritage Ball at the Mission San Luis Rey

September September 1 Labor Day Pier Swim at the Oceanside Pier September 5-7 Surf for the Sea Surf Contest at the Oceanside Harbor


May 17–18 Beach Soccer Championships at the Oceanside Harbor

July 12–13 Christmas in July at the Mission San Luis Rey An annual shopping extravaganza, Christmas in July draws thousands of people each year. Offering handmade arts and craft items (many with Christmas themes) by over 150 artisans, the event also includes a rummage sale,

September 27 & 28 Oceanside Harbor Days at the Oceanside Harbor Two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf provide an outstanding opportunity for residents and neighbors to experience fun activities including the new Sandcastle competition, Entertainment Stage, Arts, Crafts and Food booth areas, Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, Military, Public Safety displays, and more.

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Harbor. Athletes will enjoy a harbor transition before starting a 40-kilometer bike course along the San Luis Rey Mission Expressway. The 10-kilometer run course follows white, sandy beaches allowing for a spectatorfueled finish adjacent at the historic Oceanside Pier.

november october October 4 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Oceanside Amphitheatre October 9 Oceanside Senior Expo at the Oceanside Civic Center October 11 Pride at the Beach Festival October 26 Dia de los Muertos at Mission San Luis Rey October 26 Lifetime Triathlon at the Oceanside Harbor Life Time Tri Oceanside will start with a 1.5-kilometer swim in the Oceanside

November 1 Bike the Coast Taste the Coast at the Oceanside Pier November 27 Oceanside Turkey Trot at the Oceanside Civic Center/Pier The event offers a great chance to start your Thanskgiving holiday with a beautiful healthy run in coastal Oceanside. The Turkey Trot offers 5K, 5 Mile, Combo Run and Kids Runs and benefits Oceanside Schools and Charities.

december December 4 Oceanside Tree Lighting at the Sunset Market Oceanside Harbor Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Hosted by the Oceanside Yacht Club, spectators can enjoy fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dressed up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach.

Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is dedicated to providing the highest quality supportive services, counseling, shelter and education to women, children and men involved in or threatened by domestic violence or sexual assault. Women’s Resource Center assists its clients in healing so that they can: BUILD: their dignity, self esteem and confidence. LEARN: that what has happened is not their fault. KNOW: that they and their children have a safe haven. FEEL RELIEF: from the fear of physical, verbal and emotional abuse. FIND OUT: that someone understands their problems and that there are solutions. HOPE: by learning that they can make different, better choices in the future.

For more information on these and other events, visit:

Services are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week at (760) 757-3500. Visit our website at

Ongoing Events Oceanside Farmer’s Market

Every Thursday morning from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the corner of Coast Highway and Pier View Way

Oceanside Sunset Market

Every Thursday evening from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at the corner of Tremont St. and Pier View Way.

Oceanside Museum of Art


Call (760) 757-2121 ext. 6201 for details

California Surf Museum Rotating exhibits 760-762-7826

Oceanside Concerts in the Park

Art After Dark. (760) 435-3720

Downtown History Walks

MiraCosta College Stargazing Party at the Baseball Fields

Second Saturday of each month from April – September, 9am

During summer months. Call (760) 435-5041

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Oceanside Harbor Days Oceanside Harbor Days is a festival like no other, combining the attractions of a street fair with the fun and sun of the beach and Harbor In a salute to our military, vehicles from Camp Pendleton’s Mechanized Museum will be on display on the Harbor Beach. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will have an open house and plan to have a Coast Guard Cutter on display.

The annual Oceanside Harbor Days event will be held September 27 and 28th, 2014. This event is hosted by the City of Oceanside, Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and presented by Genentech and USAA. Attendees can enjoy a wide variety of events and attractions and soak in the fun. The event features 200 arts and craft exhibits, a great food court and a beer garden sponsored by Prohibition Brewing Company. Enjoy live entertainment by local bands. With a fishing derby, beauty pageant, Tiki Swim and more, Harbor Days never runs out of fun! On Saturday and Sunday mornings the Oceanside Fire Department holds a pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Funds raised support their foundation. The Oceanside Fire and Police Departments will have vehicles on display for kids of all ages to enjoy. The OPD canine team will do demonstrations throughout Harbor Days. Captain Jack will be back to delight the crowds. Meet Captain Jack at his his camp on the beach near the food court and main stage. He will also be

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on stage at the Opening Ceremonies, Saturday at 10:00 am. The 2nd annual amateur Sand Castle competition will be held on Saturday, September 27th. “Fun in the Sand” is family friendly and teams are open to everyone. The Oceanside Harbor beach affords plenty of sand and space for this event which made its debut last year. Also on Saturday, September 27th, the 35th annual Harbor Day’s Childrens’ Fishing Derby will be held at the Harbor’s fishing pier. This FREE event is held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 27. Kids up to age 13 can participate in the derby, which is sponsored by several different businesses and individuals. To enter, you need only show up at 8:30 a.m. at the fishing pier on North Harbor Drive in Oceanside Harbor. Bring your own fishing gear, but Joe Pellerin will have extra poles, rods and reels on hand. Bait is furnished. Trophies will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Always a crowd favorite, Sunday’s “Nail and Sail” competition draws thousands of spectators. Teams race to build a boat from scratch and then two person teams must row across the harbor and back. Don’t miss the fun to see who will sink first or if there will be a new reigning champion! Boat building begins at 10:30 a.m. and the races start at 2:00 p.m. Be sure to take advantage of free parking at the Transit Center and take the double decker busses to the Harbor. The British Bus Company’s double decker busses will also travel the harbor transporting folks from the Harbor parking lots to the entrance of Harbor Days. They’ll be running all weekend and are free! Oceanside Harbor Days is a festival like no other, combining the attractions of a street fair with the fun and sun of the beach and Harbor! For more information contact the Oceanside Chamber at 760-722-1534 or visit online at

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Oceanside Harbor Village in the Oceanside Harbor is a beautiful location. We have many different merchants offering their top notch services for you and your family. We promise you’ll find something to keep you busy.

Beach Break at the Harbor Phone: 760-453-2073 With it’s breathtakingly beautiful location right on the water in the Oceanside Harbor, you can enjoy its world famous breakfast and lunch classics along with some innovative daily specials. Boat Rentals of America Phone: (760) 722-0028 Offering a variety of recreational boating opportunities in clean, safe, reliable craft and to do it better than anyone else. Dominic’s At The Harbor Phone: 760-754-1881 Family owned and operated, Dominic’s takes pride in serving authentic Italian food and pizza using only the freshest ingredients. D’Vino Café & Wine Bar Phone: 760-754-1881 D’Vino is a combination of a beer bar, wine bar, offering wine flights from our extensive wine list, fusion bistro, and a true Italian café. Harbor Fish and Chips Phone: 760-722-4977 Harbor Fish and Chips has been a mainstay in Oceanside Harbor Village for over 40 years. Nana and Pop-Pops Sweetshop Phone: 760-722-1723 We are a family owned ice-cream and candy shop, serving shakes, smoothies, sundaes, frozen bananas, and hand-made waffle cones daily.

Harbor Gift Shop Phone: 760-722-6131 Harbor Gift Shop is a family owned and operated business since 1976, specializing in shells, unique gifts, stained glass and more. Oceanside Harbor Market and Deli Phone: 760-721-1400 Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill Phone: 760-433-1900 If eating fresh seafood, angus beef, homemade soups, and local produce in a comfortably stylish waterfront setting sounds like something you would enjoy, then the Lighthouse is the perfect dining choice. O’side Yachts Phone: 760-967-3970 Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina Phone: 760-967-6199 Mexican food, fresh seafood, cold beer, and fresh Margaritas San Diego Tees Phone: 760-435-9579 San Diego Tees carries t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, sunglasses and more. Tony’s Sports Bar and Grill Phone: 760-433-8466 Urban Wave Phone: 760-433-6264 In the past 8 years Urban Wave has grown to be the largest seller of Littlearth license plate handbags world-wide. Ye Old Hawaiian Hut Phone: 760-722-6000

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Operation Appreciation Each year on Armed Forces Day, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce brings the business community and area residents together to provide a day of recognition to active-duty military stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton and nearby military bases. Thousands of active duty military and their family members are treated to a day of free food, carnival rides and entertainment at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre. The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. and lasts until 4:00 p.m. The day consists of a host of activities: including a great children’s fun zone with carnival rides, inflatable jumps,

For information, visit our event website at www. OceansideOperationAppreciation. com or scan the following QR code to watch an event video. My Kaywa QR-Code


rock climbing wall, kid’s crafts and face painting. The children’s area also features characters like Baby Shamu and the Padres Pad Squad for kids to meet and take pictures. Live entertainment is featured on the amphitheater stage throughout the day. At the 2013 event, Liquid Blue Band, the world’s most traveled band, played for our servicemen and women. Each year, the beach is loaded with military land and amphibious displays for people to explore and learn about.


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the Corps’ largest West Coast expeditionary training facility, encompasses more than 125,000 acres of Southern California terrain.

The sponsorship support of numerous local and national businesses makes this event possible. Corps. Several schools are located on Camp Pendleton including Assault Amphibian School Battalion, School of Infantry-West, Field Medical Service School and Marine Corps University.

Located approximately 38 miles from downtown San Diego in North County and 82 miles south of Los Angeles, Camp Pendleton has been the largest employer in North San Diego County for more than 60 years. The coastal and mountain terrain support a variety of military training. Fleet Marine Force units use Camp Pendleton’s ranges and training areas to maintain combat readiness. The Base also provides specialized schools and training as directed by the Commandant of the Marine 44 Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

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More than 38,000 military family members occupy base housing complexes. However, with a daytime population of 70,000 military and

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014

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Time: 11 am - 4 pm Location: Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre Parking: Free parking at Transit Center Cost: Food and Children’s activities Free to Active Duty Military and Dependents (ID Required). Entertainment is open to the public.

civilian personnel, the Marines, Sailors and their families rely on the surrounding communities for retail goods and services not available on Base. Camp Pendleton contains the largest undeveloped portion of coastline in Southern California. The ecosystem includes beaches, bluffs, mesas, canyons, mountains and Southern California’s only free-flowing river. There are more than 1,000 species of plants, fish and animals, some of which are either threatened or endangered. Wildlife and habitat protection is a top concern of all who live, work and train at Camp Pendleton. Source: http://www.pendleton.marines. mil/About/Introduction.aspx

Chamber Expos Participating in one or more of the Oceanside Chamber Expos provides local business a great opportunity to connect with the business-to-business and business to consumer markets and is also a great way for Oceanside residents to learn about the many great products and services that are available in our community.

Oceanside Business Expo On April 16, 2014, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce will hold the Annual Oceanside Business Expo/Hispanic Business Showcase. This Expo provides a great opportunity for local business owners to make new connections from around the region, build business relationships and strategic partnerships and grow their businesses. Each year local restaurants and breweries participate at the event by sharing samples with our hundreds of attendees. The Expo is hosted by Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce.


Oceanside Senior Expo On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the Oceanside Chamber will hold the Oceanside Senior Expo - Active Lifestyles event at Oceanside Civic Center Plaza. For 14 years, the City

of Oceanside has held a Senior Expo to highlight products and services available to our senior community. The Chamber continues this important community tradition in providing access to valuable resources, products and activities geared toward the senior market. Admission to the event is free.

Oceanside Health Fair On August 14, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Chamber will hold its 9th Annual North County Health & Wellness Fair. This event provides an opportunity for local health & wellness related businesses to promote their products and services. The event also features a variety of health related free screenings for community members. This popular event will feature dozens of health-related businesses who will promote their products and services. In addition, a variety of free healthrelated screenings and demonstrations for the public will be featured throughout the event. The North County Health Fair is FREE to the public and a great way to receive information, meet a new health specialist, take advantage of free screenings and to learn more about healthy living. Located at the beautiful Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, the North County Health Fair will run concurrently with the popular Downtown Farmer Market.


Oceanside Business Expo Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Time: 2 pm - 7 pm Location: QLN Conference Center in Oceanside Oceanside Health Fair Date: August 14, 2014 Time: 9 am - 1 pm Location: Oceanside Civic Center Plaza Oceanside Senior Expo Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 Time: 9 am - 1 pm Location: Oceanside Civic Center Plaza

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Economic Development “Oceanside is a vibrant community in which to live, work, and enjoy the best that life has to offer.”

Economic Development in Oceanside by Jim Schroder Oceanside’s Economic Development Mission is “To ensure the financial stability of the City, by assisting users, developers and brokers with business relocation, business expansion, and improvements that create new employment opportunities and increased investment in the City and market Oceanside as a regional visitor’s destination.” This has been a goal of the Economic Development Department and the Economic Development Commission for the last 20 plus years. New manufacturing and distribution companies have been welcomed into the City along with vibrant new Biotech industries such as Idec, now Genentech with a new expansion underway presently, and Gilead Biotech just to name a few that have made Oceanside their home. These companies have created hundreds of high paying jobs in Oceanside with more on the horizon shortly.

are locating within various areas of Oceanside. All this bringing new tourist dollars and jobs to Oceanside. Gateway Enhancements – those allimportant entrances into Oceanside from I-5 and Highway 76 with new islands of drought tolerant plants and trees welcoming visitors and residents alike have been an on-going work for Economic Development for a number of years. Another important aspect of Economic Development has been the business retention of existing businesses and assisting with the expansion of Oceanside businesses along with the recruitment of new prospect businesses to the city. Monthly business visits to the many varied businesses of Oceanside is an important part of the Economic Development retention and expansion program for our local business partners.

Tourism expansion has be a goal for Economic Development attracting a number of new Full Service Hotels across the city. Numerous new fine restaurants have been built within Oceanside and more are in the works for future construction shortly. New craft beer Micro Breweries and Pubs 46 Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

The Economic Development works hand and hand with Visit Oceanside, the Visitors Center promoting Oceanside as a tourist destination. The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is a very important partner promoting business and addressing the needs of businesses in Oceanside. Another partner with the Oceanside Economic Development is the Small Business Development Center, North San Diego County located on Mission Avenue helping people bring their dreams and ideas of opening a business to fruition and reality. Oceanside is a vibrant community in which to live, work, and enjoy the best that life has to offer. Jim Schroder is Chair of the Oceanside Economic Development Commission


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Here’s an overview of what is coming in economic development Oceanside 2014 and beyond. Kaiser Permanente is constructing a 20,000 sq. ft. building at 1302 Rocky Point Drive and will house 12 doctors and 45 nurses and staff. Directly across the street from Kaiser, Olli Salumeria, a salami manufacturer out of Virginia purchased a lot to build an 83,000 sq. ft. salami manufacturing plant which initially will employ 25 people which could grow to 75 employees as new phases are implemented. DiBella Baking Company has leased space at 3524 Seagate Way in Seagate Corporate Center to open a commercial bakery and corporate offices in an existing building. DiBella bakes Italian biscotti from an old family recipe. Once the bakery is up and running DiBella plans to initially hire 25 employees with growth to about 100 employees over the next three years. Also in Seagate Corporate Center is SolarOpia at 3508 Seagate Way. SolarOpia manufactures solar pumping systems, solar generators and solar water treatment systems. Nitro Circus is an action sports stunt company that travels all over the country performing in arenas and for television. Oceanside is now home to the corporate office for Nitro Circus also located in Seagate Corporate Center. Buffalo Wild Wings will be constructing a restaurant on Vista Way in the El Camino North shopping center. The old Red Lobster building has been demolished and the new restaurant will be built in its place. Construction should begin in winter 2014. LA Fitness opened on June 29th in the same center. This Oceanside LA Fitness is the largest in the state at 75,365 sq. ft.


Construction of Marriott Springhill Suites

In Camino Town and Country a 1,800 sq ft drive thru Starbucks will be constructed along with a 10,000 sq. ft. building to house Habit Burgers and Pie 360 pizza to add to Oceanside’s restaurant row along Vista Way and El Camino Real In the Downtown, Marriott Springhill Suites is progressing rapidly on the construction. Springhill will be a 149-room hotel with a 4,500 sq. ft. restaurant called Hello Betty Fish House and 2,100 square feet of meeting space. The hotel should open by February 2014. The Cohn restaurant group opened a new fast casual pizza and salad restaurant in the Wyndham Timeshare Resort called Zig Zag Pizza. Mission Avenue Improvement Project

began in October 2013. The long awaited project will make Downtown Oceanside a walk able community. The project will widen sidewalks, have new landscaping, new street lights, street furniture, additional parking and enhanced pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The project will begin by converting Mission Avenue from a four lane two-way street to a two lane, oneway westbound street. Seagaze Drive, one block south of Mission Avenue, will be converted to a one-way eastbound route, creating a one-way couplet system in the Downtown area. Walmart Neighborhood Market is now open at 1046 Mission Ave. in the Mission Square shopping center. The Neighborhood Market went into the former Office Depot site and is the first in North County. Joe Cisneros, store manager has leased space at the Veterans Association nearby to hire and train about 75 employees for the store. DD’s Discount will be opening in the Flags on Mission shopping center before the end of 2013. DD’s Discount is part of Ross Corporation and will be

LA Fitness Ribbon Cutting in 2013

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a boost to the neighborhood and this shopping center. In addition to new building, Sparsha Pharma has leased a 14,120 sq. ft. building at 3919 Oceanic Dr. Sparsha Pharma is well established in India for producing transdermal patch drug delivery systems. Oceanside will be the first biotech presence for this company in the United States which will initially employ about 30 highly-paid scientists and technicians. Sparsha Pharma will join biotech giants Genentech and Gilead Sciences in Oceanside creating additional synergy around the Oceanside biotech cluster. Bounce Composites moved into Oceanside at 340 Via El Centro in the Airport area. Bounce manufactures stand up paddle boards with a unique technology and is a welcome addition to Oceanside’s action sports manufacturing cluster. Bagby Beer will be opening a new restaurant and brewery at 601 S. Coast Hwy. Bagby is under construction on their tenant improvements and should open late fall 2014. Legacy Brewing opened October 2013 at 363 Airport Road. Legacy features a 1,000 sq ft tasting room and

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Ground breaking for El Corazon Sports Complex.

brewery positioned at the gateway to Oceanside’s surfer’s alley. Mark Mericle is the head Brew Master and Co-Owner and an award-winning brewery veteran who co-founded Heritage Brewing Co. in Orange County in the early 90s. The tasting room will offer up to eight beers a day, including Mark’s Founding Father’s Nut Brown Ale. Surf Side Tap Room is under construction and will be opening a beer tasting room at 507 N Coast Hwy. Surf Side will feature Oceanside Ale Works and other local brews. The fifth Oceanside Skate Park opened in 2013, Alex Road Skatepark.

Alex Road Skatepark is located on the northwest corner of Alex Road and Foussat Road off of Highway 76. The new concrete skatepark park is 22,000 square feet in size and includes street features, 2 bowls and 2 snake runs. El Corazon Sports Complex held a ground breaking event in November 2014 for the 22 multi-purpose sports fields being developed that will hold Surf Cup Championship Soccer tournaments and other elite sporting events throughout the year. This is just the first step in the overall development of El Corazon into the vision planned for the 460 acre site.

Population: MALES: 84,935

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FEMALES: 87,168

Total number of households (estimated): 61,020 Estimated average household income: Estimated median household income: Estimated median occupant housing value:

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$73,743 $59,635 $327,826

Senior Living Of Oceanside’s approximately 183,000 residents, about 20 percent are seniors 55 or older, according Oceanside’s Neighborhood Services Director, Margery Pierce. Among North County cities, Oceanside has the fourth highest percentage of seniors age 65 and older. The City of Oceanside serves adults 55 and better through a wide range of services and programs that include Senior Transportation Services, Support groups, legal services, meal distribution, educational and fitness classes, Bingo and other open play games, wellness programs and health screenings, social opportunities and dances.

Senior Centers The Oceanside Senior Centers are a function of the Neighborhood Services Department. The City provides many needed programs to assist seniors in the process of living and provide a sense of community and an atmosphere of fun and belonging. Adult services are provided at two locations: The Country Club Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane (760) 435-5250 Mon-Thu 8am-4pm; Fridays 8am-12:30pm The El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive (760) 435-5300 Mon-Thu 9am-6pm; Fridays 9am-4pm

Senior Transportation “Solutions for Seniors on the Go”, provides seniors 65 years of age and better with three transportation options to easily get to and from doctor’s appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores, and other daily outings. The three different transportation services offered through the “Solutions for Seniors on the Go” are as follows:

Taxi Scrip Purchase Purchasing taxi scrip provides a curb-

to-curb transportation option which costs the senior $7 for a ride booklet valued at $20. The senior has the option to purchase either Yellow Cab Scrip or 24-7 Cab Scrip. This program is intended for trips anywhere within North County.

Van Service The van service costs $5 per oneway trip and is a door-to-door transportation option. The service provides transportation seven days a week from 6:00 am, to 6:00 pm, to any location within Oceanside, Carlsbad, and Vista. In addition, transportation is provided to Scripps Encinitas, Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, and any medical facility in San Marcos.

Volunteer Driver Services This service is free and is a doorthrough-door transportation option. The free service is made possible, in part, by members of the community who have volunteered to use their own vehicle to provide rides to seniors. For additional information about the services offered in the “Solutions for Seniors on the Go” program, contact Janet Grate, Transportation Coordinator at (760) 435-5253

Lil Jackson Senior Community Located at 3512 Lake Boulevard in Oceanside, this 80 unit affordable housing complex featuring 540-square foot one-bedroom apartments. Tenants in the Lil Jackson Senior Community are low- to moderateincome residents older than 62. The complex was designed to give lowincome seniors a beautiful, accessible place to live and a good quality of life.

To qualify for residency, prospective tenants must earn less than $28,150 annually or less than $32,150 as a couple, according to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development guidelines. For more information call (760) 726-2961.

Senior Mobile Home Parks Laguna Vista Mobile Estates (760) 439-2911 La Playa Vista Trailer Court (949) 903-9486 La Salina Mobile Village (760) 439-8422 Miramar Mobile Home Community (760) 722-5721 Mission View Manor (760) 757-3381 Mission View West (760) 757-3381 Oceanview Trailer Park (760) 622-5643 Rancho Calevero Mobile Park (760) 724-0053 Rancho San Luis Rey (760) 757-1020 Trico Mobile Estates (760) 757-1770 Visit our Business Directory section for information on Assisted Living and Retirement Communities.

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City Government & Public Services Oceanside is committed to providing great services to residents, visitors, and the business community.

The City of Oceanside just celebrated its 125th Anniversary, having incorporated on July 3, 1888. Oceanside uses a Council/Manager form of government. City’s Vision Statement: The City of Oceanside will be a safe, culturally diverse community that empowers its citizens to provide an environment that promotes economic development, supports quality education, fosters the cultural arts and preserves its natural resources. Mission Statement: The City of Oceanside’s mission is to enhance the quality of life through outstanding service to its diverse community. Oceanside is committed to providing great services to the residents, visitors, and the business community.

Oceanside Public Library The Oceanside Public Library began in 1904 when the Women’s Christian Temperance Union donated a small collection of books to the City. On December 13, 1904 the City passed Ordinance No. 150 establishing the Library. The first Library was housed in an upstairs room in the Bank of Oceanside building and has had several locations over its long history. In 1986, the Library opened its Mission Branch at 3861-B Mission Avenue to help service residents living in the Valley. In 1989 the Oceanside Library opened at its beautiful new location at 330 North Coast Highway and in 2011 underwent a significant renovation. Oceanside Public Library services include DVDs, CDs, audio books and

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eBooks all available for check-out; public computers with internet access at both locations and wi-fi; private study rooms; and special collections containing local and State history, and world languages. The library offers programs for all ages, including author talks, concerts, cultural celebrations and much more. The Oceanside Public Library continues to play a vital role in the culture and education in our community.

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The Oceanside Police Department is here to ensure the safety and security of all people in the City of Oceanside by providing responsive and professional police service with compassion and concern. Their purpose is to work with the community to build trust and provide quality service that actively prevents crime, reduces the fear of crime and promotes safety.

City Government & Public Service

Oceanside, a beach community located 39 miles north of San Diego, has a population of more than 175,000. The Oceanside Police Department has an authorized budgeted strength of 211 sworn and 89 professional staff members, and handles approximately 75,000 calls for service each year. Our motto, “Service With Pride”, speaks to our focus of quality customer service and efficient service. We are committed to public safety and to implementing innovative crimeprevention techniques to ensure a safe and healthy community. Our proven success is evident in the continuing decline of the City’s crime rate, which hit a 30-year low in 2007, and in the positive customer satisfaction survey results.

Oceanside Fire Department The Oceanside Fire Department’s eight firehouses provide a presence in every neighborhood throughout the 41 square miles of the City of Oceanside. The lives of over 170,000 residents and visitors are protected 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by over 100 sworn personnel. An additional staff of approximately 30 provides support with the goal of efficiently and effectively serving the community.

Department Mission: The mission of the Oceanside Fire Department is the preservation of life, property and the environment. This is accomplished by providing highly-trained emergency service personnel using the most modern equipment; specialized prevention and training officers; and a dedicated administrative support staff.

Harbor and Beaches Department The Harbor and Beaches Department provides quality public facilities and services in the harbor, beach and pier areas. The department handles all beach and pier facility maintenance, capital improvements and lifeguard services for all City beaches. The department also handles all emergency response for traditional and maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, maritime fire-fighting, emergency medical aid and scuba diving services, and general harbor maintenance.

Parks & Recreation Department The Parks & Recreation Division offers a wide variety of programs and services for people of all ages through the division’s service areas: Youth Development, Sports and Athletics, Leisure Services, Aquatics, Senior Services, Special Events, and Cultural Arts.

Government Officials City of Oceanside

300 N. Coast Hwy Oceanside, CA 92054 The City of Oceanside was incorporated in 1888, and uses a Council/Manager form of government. City Council Mayor Jim Wood............ (760) 435-3059 Councilmembers: Jack Feller..................... (760) 435-3056 Gary Felien....................(760) 435-3551 Jerry Kern..................... (760) 435-3032 Esther Sanchez............. (760) 435-3057 City Treasurer Gary Earnst.................... (760) 435-3550 City Clerk Zack Beck...................... (760) 435-3000 City Manager Steve Jepsen.................. (760) 435-3065 County Supervisor, 5th District Bill Horn County Administration Center 1600 Pacific Highway,Room 335 San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 531-5555 or (760) 806-2400 State Assembly 76th District Rocky Chavez (R-Oceanside) State Capitol, Room 2170 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 319-2076 or (760) 929-7998 State Senator Mark Wyland (R-Vista) 38th District State Capitol, Room 4048 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 445-3731 or (760) 931-2455 Governor Jerry Brown State Capitol Sacramento,CA 95814 (916) 445-2841 or (619) 525-4641 United States House of Representatives Darrell lssa (R-California) 2347 Rayburn House Office Building Washington,DC 20515 (202) 225-3906 or (760) 599-5000 United States Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-California) U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3841 or (619) 231-9712 Barbara Boxer (D-California) U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3553 or (619) 239-3884

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About the Oceanside Chamber Message from Chamber Board Chair, DON REEDY Welcome to Oceanside, CA, one of America’s last true classic California beach cities, and home to hundreds of innovative companies represented by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. Home to surfers, vacationers and Marines from nearby Camp Pendleton, Oceanside celebrates its 125 anniversary with all of the old and much that is new. As you leaf through the pages of our magazine you can’t help but be wowed by this growing and prospering community, and encouraged as I am about the prospects for a stable, thriving, diverse and unlimited future. Businesses regularly contact our community leaders, artisans, educators and Realtors about how relocating or visiting this town can lead to a higher quality of life for them and their employees. Each year our schools and colleges send out more eager, educated, creative men and women who take up residence here, begin their own businesses, or find employment in one of our local or nationally known companies. These are the men and women, the sole proprietors, partnerships and corporations that I am honored to serve in the capacity of Chairman of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. Each one of us in leadership at the Chamber give our time and talents to leave a small mark on these businesses, counseling them, educating them, networking with them to facilitate their working relationship with each other, the City of Oceanside, the leaders at Camp Pendleton, and regional and national leadership where they seek a voice. Each of us understand the importance of jobs, financially and as a key indicator of quality of life. Each of us appreciate our diversity, our precious and very special location, and the independence, risk and importance of every single business, large or small. It’s just a wish, but my wish is for you and your family, your business now, or a potential business in the future, is to visit with us and allow us to share, mentor and work on your behalf. Many have benefited from our passion and expertise. Be one of those as well. On behalf of every business in Oceanside, and specifically on behalf of our members and leadership at the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, I wish you the very best. I would like to leave you with this last thought, which I hope will inspire you to visit with us and share our passion with you... “First do what is necessary; then do what is possible; and finally you will find yourself doing the impossible.” St. Francis Assisi


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About the Oceanside Chamber Creating a Strong Local Economy  Business Education Workshops  Using web, print, social media and personal contacts to promote local businesses to potential customers  Special events such as Oceanside Business Expo, Senior Expo and Health Fair help local businesses promote their products and services Promoting the Community  Community Events such as Harbor Days, Armed Forces Day Operation Appreciation, Enlisted Recognition Dinner and Excellence in Education Dinner promote Oceanside as a great place to live, work and play.  Chamber publications, such as the annual Business Directory & Community Guide and Oceanside’s 125th Anniversary Magazine promote Oceanside’s rich history and the wealth of resources and activities available to residents and visitors  Our “Member of the Month” program and the “Business Success” stories on the Chamber’s Blog showcase some of the great businesses located in our community Providing Networking Opportunities  Each year, the Chamber provides dozens of opportunities for local business professionals to make new contacts, ranging from “small group” networking events such as “First Tuesday Coffee” and “Plates for 8” to larger mixers and expos.  Chamber committees provide a venue for members to use their skills to help grow the chamber, while making new contacts in a friendly environment.  Our “Maximize Your Membership” series offers members the chance to learn how to make the most of their Chamber investment while meeting many of the Chamber’s newest members. Representing the Interests of Business with Government  The chamber provides a voice for the local business community at City Hall. We are present and active to make sure that the interests of our businesses are represented  Our Candidate Forums provide an opportunity for voters to hear from local candidates regarding their positions on important business issues.

About the Oceanside Chamber

Chamber Mission The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce:  Is an advocate for business  Provides and promotes business alliance opportunities and community involvement  Provides valuable benefits and services to our members  Communicates the view of the business community on issues of public policy  Is a leader in initiating, promoting and supporting economic development

The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following Chamber Partners for their generous financial contributions to the Chamber’s program of work.

Emerald Partners

Chamber Vision The vision of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is to create a prosperous community

Chamber Staff David L. Nydegger Chief Executive Officer

Mary Martinez Bookkeeper

Scott M. Ashton Director of Sales & Marketing

Elizabeth Harwood Membership Director

Kristi Hawthorne Event Coordinator

Kierstin Hill Events and Marketing Assistant

Platinum Partner

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners


Oceanside Chamber of Commerce 928 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054 Phone: 760-722-1534 • Fax: 760-722-8336 Email: Facebook: Twitter: Youtube: Blog: Google+ Page:

For more information about how your company can participate in the Partner Program, please contact Scott Ashton at 760-722-1534

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2013-2014 Board of Directors Photos Courtesy of Jeff Kassebaum Photography

Don Reedy Board Chair Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate

Jan Ritmeester Chair Elect Borrit Financial

Marva Bledsoe Secretary/Treasurer Women’s Resource Center

Ceci Haas Vice Chair We Care Bags & Media Marketing

Jerry Salyer Immediate Past Chair

Brenda Encinas Wells Fargo Bank

Fayrene Erickson Oceanside Machine & Tool

Anna Fleming California State University San Marcos

Daniel Foster Oceanside Museum of Art

Leslee Gaul Visit Oceanside Convention & Visitor Bureau

Sunny Goodwin Sunny Day Tutoring Services

Lori Lawson Liberty Tax Service

Larry Perondi Oceanside Unified School District

Christopher Rodriguez Maximum Mortgage & Real Estate

Francisco Rodriguez MiraCosta College

Bruce Tait Masson & Associates

Francisco Valle Tri-City Medical Center

Joshua Van Orden Oceanside Therapy Group

Rick Wright Main Street Oceanside

Kevin Witowich USBancorp Investments

Salyer Insurance and Benefits Management


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