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OCEANSIDE Quarterly Journal BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY NEWS
Chamber Announces Policy Platform on Housing Creation Story on Page 4
Political Action Forums Provide Engagement and Insight
Disaster Preparedness Resources
Economic Development News
Sustainable Summer in Oceanside
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QUARTERLY JOURNAL OCEANSIDE CHA MBER OF COMMERCE QUARTERLY NEWSLET TER SUMMER 2019
One of the key decisions of the Chamber’s Board of Directors last year was to move forward with the commitment to help business-friendly candidates get elected to office. With that decision, was a pledge to seek member input in defining “businessfriendly”, so we could be sure to support the candidates that align with the values of our business community.
Oceanside Quarterly Journal is published by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce in 4 editions: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. This newsletter is available at the Chamber office, local businesses, libraries, Sunset Market, and in digital format on the Chamber’s website.
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INSIDE THIS EDITION 4 Chamber Announces Policy Platform on Housing Creation 10 5 Eco-Friendly Tips to Make Outdoor Entertaining More Sustainable 12 Resources for Disaster Preparedness 13 Colon Cancer Awareness and Prevention 16 New and Renewing Chamber Members 19 Crack-Down on Synthetic Drugs Earns Local and National Recognition 20 Economic Development Highlights 22 Member and Community News 24 Sustainable Summer in Oceanside
Several months ago, Chamber members participated in an online survey on the topic and almost 90% of participants indicated that it was important that the Chamber is involved in helping business friendly candidates get elected. More than 50% indicated that it was “extremely important”. Over the past few months, Chamber staff and members of its Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC) have been busy meeting with Chamber members to gather their input on the issues important to them and what types of leaders they would like to see running the City of Oceanside in the future. As of this writing, the Chamber and BACPAC have hosted 5 roundtable sessions in which members had the opportunity to provide input on local issues they see as critical to the future of our business community. While this column would not allow space to share all the input provided by roundtable participants, there are some key themes that arose in our discussions. With regard to issues, it was agreed that our local candidates need to be prepared to address homelessness, streamlining of city processes, updating of the general plan and addressing the City’s housing shortage. continued on page 8
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.
GK Asset Management, LLC
For more information about how your company can participate in the Partner Program, please contact Scott Ashton at 760-722-1534
Scripps HealthExpress Same-day, walk-in clinics with evening and weekend hours
With our Scripps HealthExpress Oceanside location, you can walk in, call ahead to speak to a triage nurse, or visit us online to view the number of people waiting to be seen at each location and select a clinic that is convenient for you. Open seven days a week for minor illnesses and injuries, including: Scripps HealthExpress 4318 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057 Weekdays: 7 a.m.–9 p.m. Weekends and Holidays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Some locations also offer pediatric hours. We accept most insurance plans, cash, check and credit cards.
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Bill Birnie Frontwave Credit Union Chair Debra Allen Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Mortuary & Crematory, FD-234 Chair Elect Joshua W. Van Orden Oceanside Therapy Group Immediate Past Chair Marva Bledsoe Non-Profit Management Consulting Secretary/Treasurer Kristen Huyck MiraCosta College Vice Chair Kevin Witowich BBVA Compass Investments Vice Chair
Board of Directors:
Charlie Anderson Privateer Coal Fire Pizza Nazeli Dertsakian Genentech Julie Hiltsley South Pacific Finance Company Lori Lawson New Line Associates Christine Lee California State University San Marcos Robert Lustig Military Automotive Assistance Program (MAAP) Cristian Manzano Wells Fargo Bank (Rancho Del Oro) Maria Mingalone Oceanside Museum of Art Haley Wonsley Intesa Communications Group
Katie Scanlan San Diego Gas & Electric Jessica Shrader Tri-City Medical Center Bob Waite AFLAC - Bob Waite Rick Wright MainStreet Oceanside
Philip Antekeier United States Marine Corps Leslee Gaul Visit Oceanside Conference & Visitor Bureau Deanna Lorson City of Oceanside
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Scott Ashton Chief Executive Officer Tracy Chin Finance and HR Administrator Quinton Harmon Membership Services Assistant Kristi Hawthorne Event Coordinator Hana Gilbert Communications and Customer Service Coordinator Emerald Lowe Director of Membership and Oceanside Young Professionals Kristi Warwick Membership Development Representative
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C H A M B ER A N N O U N C E S P O L I C Y P L AT F O R M O N H O U S I N G C R E AT I O N
In recent months, the Chamber’s Public Policy Task Force has worked to develop strong housing creation policy statements to address one of Oceanside’s most critical issues … workforce housing. These policy statements, adopted by the Chamber Board in May, will provide direction in how the Chamber will interact with the City and State on housing related policy. Key elements of the policy platform include support of
The most recent Regional Housing Needs Assessment
updating the City’s 3-decade old Land Use Element,
(2013-2021) has Oceanside’s allocation at 6,210 units.
streamlining of City processes, objectivity in project
Almost 6 years into the current RHNA cycle, recent
reviews, expansion of housing into underutilized
numbers show that the City has only met about 17
commercial zones and reduced fees associated with
percent of its RHNA target.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s).
With regard to development currently under
“With the State of California aggressively pushing out
consideration, the Chamber has been a vocal supporter
housing legislation, it is more important now than ever
of the proposed North River Farms project which would
that the City get ahead on this issue in order to maintain
bring an agrihood with several hundred new housing
local control”, said Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton. “While
units to the South Morro Hills area of Oceanside.
SB 50 is on the shelf for now, it may just be the tip of the iceberg in terms of what we’ll see from the State in coming years.” 4 | Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal
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OCEANSIDE CHAMBER HOUSING CREATION POLICY STATEMENTS ADOPTED BY CHAMBER BOARD – MAY 2019 ● Support policies to enhance Oceanside’s ability to maintain local control by enabling housing production to meet legal requirements and stay ahead of state mandates. ● Support the updating of the City’s General Plan Land Use and Housing Elements and the City’s zoning codes to promote new housing within the City. ● Support the use of Programmatic EIR’s that allow for streamlined environmental review for implementing projects. ● Support predictability and expedited processing for projects consistent with local ordinances. ● Support growth in transit-friendly areas, which also supports the goals of the City’s Climate Action Plan. ● Support a professional planning staff that provides leadership and approaches projects in a predictable and objective manner based upon City codes and other legal requirements. ● Support implementation of programs to require Planning Commission, Economic Development Committee and Downtown Advisory Committee to stay within prescribed parameters when reviewing projects. ● Support a policy in which City staff reports would clearly distinguish issues of code compliance versus stakeholder/ community feedback and would include the following in distinctly defined sections: - Objective Professional Staff Analysis - Comments from applicants - Comments from project opposition ● Support a policy of allowing applicant to view and comment on staff reports before reports are finalized. ● Support city-wide expansion of mixed-use projects to include light industrial/incubator industrial. ● Support expansion of “Live/Work” spaces into underutilized commercial or office spaces. ● Support the construction of low-income, moderate-income and middle-income housing through incentives. ● Support policies that streamline processing and reduce fees associated with adding Accessory Dwelling Units to our housing stock.
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VETERAN OWNED GYM CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY On Saturday, March 16th Metroflex Gym celebrated their One Year Anniversary at their location at 318 N. Horne St. in Oceanside. Many of their current and prospective members came out to the celebration featuring giveaways, weightlifting competitions, and a variety of vendors. Metroflex is a veteran-owned, results-based gym where everyone is welcome. They cater to their members from hardcore bodybuilders and power-lifters to those focused on fat loss or their overall health. Metroflex proudly supports military, police and fire and is open 24/7. Their gym is easily accessible with a large parking lot so you can get onto your workout without a hassle. They are located in Downtown Oceanside less than a mile from the beach, restaurants and local markets.
On Sunday, May 19th the Assistance League of the North Coast celebrated the grand opening of their “Sparkle” chapter house at 1816 Oceanside Blvd., Ste. F in Oceanside. Their newly established location provides the opportunity to further develop their programs and better serve North County San Diego. Assistance League of North Coast is a community of hands-on volunteers dedicated to enriching the lives of those in need. They operate a thrift shop at 1830 Oceanside Blvd. in Oceanside. Donations that can be accepted include clothing, housewares, furniture, books and more. They offer reasonably priced merchandise in a clean & friendly environment. All donations and purchases directly fund their 12 philanthropic programs throughout North County.
LOCAL MARKET OPENS ON CLEVELAND ST. On Saturday, April 6th, Bubbles by the Beach celebrated their Grand Opening at 218 N. Cleveland St. in Oceanside. The event featured live music and food from fellow members Benito’s Pizza Cafe, Beach Hut Deli, Knockout Pizza & more. Many of Oceanside’s newest pageant winners came out to show their support along and the business received a Certificate of Recognition from Congressman Mike Levin. The newly renovated market features everything craft beer, wine, champagne, spirits, grocery & bait. They are open Monday-Saturday 6am-1am and Sunday 7am-12am.
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MEMBER INPUT PROVIDES DIRECTION FOR CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS ... continued from page 2 Qualities that participants would like to see in their candidates include a background in business, history of meaningful community involvement, demonstrated leadership capability, understanding of key community issues, a vision for the community as a whole and a willingness to create a culture of accountability in City government. As we discussed our local issues in the roundtable forums, a consistent theme arose regarding the importance of elected officials supporting business... “Pro-Business is Pro-Community”. A strong and vibrant business community is key to the quality of life in Oceanside. I am proud to work for a Board of Directors that understands the importance of the Chamber playing a role in helping get the right leaders elected to office.
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UPCOMING Networking Events
Networking events are open to Oceanside Chamber members. For more information about these events, or to attend as a prospective member, contact Emerald Lowe at (760) 722-1534 ext. 110 or email Emerald@OceansideChamber.com
FIRST TUESDAY COFFEE A casual morning of coffee and treats in a roundtable networking setting. Share a business card and get your “elevator pitch” ready. Free to Chamber members. Visitors welcome with registration.
Chamber conference room 928 N. Coast Highway 8:00-9:00am August 6, September 3, October 1
SECOND TUESDAY BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Social Meet-Up with no agenda and no host-bar. Make new friends and enjoy a happy hour after work. We meet from 5:00pm – 6:30pm and open to the public. Chamber membership not required.
July 9 @ Tap That Tap Room September 10 @ Master’s Kitchen and Cocktail
BUSINESS MIXERS Join us for an evening of networking, appetizers and prizes. A portion of our raffle will benefit a local non-profit organization.
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YOUR CHA MBER INVESTMENT @ WORK Helping Businesses Prosper and our Community Thrive! Your investment in the Oceanside Chamber is making a difference in our community! The Chamber’s mission is to “stimulate economic prosperity and foster a vibrant community.” Here’s a quick overview of what your investment in the Chamber allowed us to accomplish in the recent weeks... Public Policy & Business Advocacy • Public Policy Task Force finalized Chamber’s Housing Policy Statements which were adopted by the Chamber Board earlier this month. These guidelines will provide direction in how we will interact with the City and State on housing related policy. • Met with Congressman Levin’s office to request assistance from the Congressman in getting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete Shoreline Feasibility Study. This would be a critical step toward a long-term solution of our beach erosion issue.
• Provided testimony at the California Energy Commission meeting on behalf of our restaurant community that would be impacted by “electrification” proposal. The panel was discussing options for mitigating carbon emissions, including the possibility of moving in a direction that would involve shifting from gas appliance to electric appliance. Chamber CEO reached out to restaurant owners/managers for their input and shared their concerns with the panel. • Joined statewide coalition in opposition to AB 1066 (Gonzalez) – This bill would affect any business that www.oceansidechamber.com | Summer 2019
pays unemployment. What it does: Allows striking union workers to seek unemployment after 4 weeks. Under existing law, a worker on strike cannot claim unemployment. The concerns about this legislation are: first, it incentivizes strikes and makes labor negotiations more difficult by placing a finger on the scale in favor of unions. Second, there are concerns it will jeopardize the health of the entire UI fund, which will cost employers more when federal loans are necessary. • Reached out to San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to express opposition for any modifications to the 2004 TransNet Extension Ordinance being proposed by SANDAG. We advocated for highway and road projects to be implemented in any new regional transportation plan and requested that SANDAG pursue new sources of funding for projects not listed in the 2004 TransNet Extension Ordinance. Will be participating in a coalition with other North County business organizations to further address how to protect the funding for our highways.
Education & Workforce Development • Partnered with County of San Diego and Oceanside on First Annual North County Employers Internship continued on page 26 Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal | 9
E CO - FR I E N D LY T I P S T O M A K E O U T D O O R E N T E R TA I N I N G M O R E S U S TA I N A B L E GREEN OUTDOOR GATHERINGS WITH TIPS FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT OF NORTH COUNTY
By Daniel Butler Municipal Relations San Diego County Waste Management of North County
As temperatures rise and gatherings around the grill or at the beach with friends and family to celebrate under the sun take off, Waste Management of North County offers five easy-to-follow green tips to make outdoor entertaining season more sustainable. Whether celebrating a college graduation, Father’s Day out in the backyard with a barbeque or any other special occasion out on the beach, there is a lot that we can do to protect the environment while entertaining outdoors. By adding a few eco-friendly practices to our gatherings, we can all do our part to reduce waste as we enjoy the beauty of the season.
KEEP OUTDOOR GATHERINGS SUSTAINABLE WITH THESE HELPFUL TIPS FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT:
container once the celebration is over. • Encourage recycling by setting out recycling containers for your guests to recycle all empty bottles and cans. • If barbeque is on the menu, remember to practice safe coal disposal by allowing coals to cool for a minimum of 48 hours before placing them in the trash. Never place them in the recycling or green waste container. We are committed to achieving the City’s Zero Waste Goals and keeping Oceanside clean and beautiful. This summer replace the use of plastic water bottles with reusable and refillable thermoses and containers. If plastic bottles cannot be avoided, we encourage you to find one of the many recycling containers placed around the beach, harbor and downtown areas to keep plastic bottles out of the landfills and, more importantly, out of the ocean. Every year, more and more plastic items are finding their way into the ocean. At the rate we are currently at, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Even the smallest of efforts from everyone in your community can create great change worldwide.
• Sending an invite? Save paper by choosing electronic invites or purchase invitations made from recyclable content and encourage guests to reduce their carbon footprint by carpooling or ridesharing to the soiree. • When planning the menu, go local and go organic for all your party eats. Take advantage of the wonderful farming community of Oceanside. • Choose reusable serving platters and dishware for appetizers, entrees and dessert to cut down on single-use items. And if using plastic wrap to keep your spread covered, remember to keep it out of your recycling 10 | Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal
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THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OFFERS FREE RESOURCES TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS PREPARE FOR DISASTERS Article prepared by Dennis Guseman American Red Cross Volunteer and Ready Rating Program Lead; Former Dean of the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos
It is not a question of if your business will experience a disaster, but when will it happen. Whether it be an earthquake, fire, flood or cyber-attack, a disaster will likely occur. The American Red Cross created several free programs to help small businesses and individuals prepare, respond and recover from these inevitable disasters. The Ready Rating Program is a free, web-based, self-paced organizational emergency preparedness program that helps organizations of all types prepare appropriately, respond effectively and recover quickly from disasters and other emergencies. This program meets or exceeds OSHA requirements for disaster preparedness for small businesses. This program provides a self-assessment of your organization’s preparedness for disasters in five areas and based upon your responses provides suggestions for next steps, along with resources to help implement those steps. In addition, the Ready Rating Program has templates for developing an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) required by organizations with ten or more employees. This free program is available at ReadyRating.org. In addition to preparing your business for potential
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disasters, it is also important for your employees to be prepared. Your employees are not likely to be available to assist you with your business’ recovery if they are having to deal with their own disaster at home. To address this issue the Red Cross has a free presentation on disaster preparedness for individuals and families. This presentation explains what everyone should have in a disaster preparedness kit, how to develop a plan to respond to disasters, and how to stay informed. The Red Cross can also conduct a free class on HandsOnly CPR for your employees. Most people who survive a cardiac arrest are helped by a bystander. This lifesaving technique is easy to learn and can be mastered by anyone in just a few minutes. Another program the Red Cross can provide is an Active Threat presentation that provides your employees information on how to properly respond if such circumstance occurs at your business or in another public place. This presentation deals with the three major actions that your employees should take in the event of an active shooter – run, hide or fight. To learn more about the local Red Cross and the Community Preparedness programs available, please visit redcross.org/sandiego. (link to: https://www. redcross.org/local/california/san-diego/about-us/ourwork/community-preparedness.html
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C O L O N C A N C E R AWA R E N E S S A N D P R E V E N T I O N What is Colon Cancer? Colon cancer is a malignant growth or tumor in the colon or rectum. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women in the United States. Colorectal cancer can be both curable and preventable if detected early and completely removed before the cancerous cells spread to other parts of the body. Who is at risk? Certain lifestyle factors are known to increase the risk of colorectal cancer which include being overweight/ obesity, excessive alcohol use, smoking cigarettes, a diet low in fiber, a diet high in red meat, as well as a sedentary lifestyle. A family history of colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, certain colon polyps and genetic syndromes like familial adenomatous polyposis or hereditary nonpolyposis increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Decreasing the risk Fortunately, there are a few things that can be done to decrease the chance of developing colon cancer. Most colorectal cancers come from colorectal polyps. Even though colorectal polyps are initially benign, they can
grow and change into colorectal cancers over a period of time, ranging from five to twenty years. This is where early screening and identification are keys to prevention, or a better prognosis, if caught early. The best tools for both prevention and early detection of colorectal cancers are the Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy, along with digital rectal examination and stool occult blood testing. New studies have shown that younger adults are getting colon cancer at earlier ages. New colonoscopy screening guidelines now recommend having a colonoscopy beginning at age 45, rather than the previously recommended age of 50, with the goal of saving more lives with early detection. For those with higher risk factors, your physician will be able to determine an appropriate age to begin screening. In this increasingly busy world it is important to remember to take care of yourself. Health is the greatest wealth you possess. Dr. Hussna Wakily is an award winning, board certified general surgeon who takes care of all issues related to the colon and rectum, including hemorrhoids. Recently voted as Top Doctor 2019 for general and breast surgery. To learn more about Dr. Wakily or make an appointment, visit Tricitymed.org or call 855.222.8262.
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NEW MEMBERS March 12, 2019 – June 4, 2019
Bella Mente Montessori 1737 W Vista Way Vista, CA 92083 (760) 621-8948 www.bellamentecharter.org Schools – Private Berkshire Hathaway-Megan Meihaus 203 Avenida Del Mar San Clemente, CA 92672 (310) 403-2139 Brookfield Residential 3200 Park Center Dr., Ste. 1000 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (619) 694-7507 www.brookfieldresidential.com Real Estate Developers Bubbles By The Beach 218 N Cleveland St. Oceanside, CA 92054 Market
Care Choice Health Systems, Inc. 338 Via Vera Cruz, Ste. 120 San Marcos, CA 92078 (760) 798-4508 www.carechoicehomecare.com Home Health Care Center for Stress Recovery and Resilience 3355 Mission Ave., Ste. 214 Oceanside, CA 92058 (619) 836-0046 www.centerforstressrecoveryand resilience.com Health and Wellness Century 21 Award/ Homes For Heroes Carlsbad, CA 92011 (760) 815-5308 www.homesbythor.com Real Estate Sales Classy Glass Cleaning Oceanside, CA 92058 (949) 485-1119 www.classyglasscleaning.com Home Goods & Services ClearCaptions LLC. 3001 Lava Ridge Ct., Ste. 100 Roseville, CA 95661 (916) 546-1068 www.clearcaptions.com Senior Services College Dental Group/The Smile Generation 467 College Blvd. Oceanside, CA 92057 (760) 631-3060 www.collegedentalgroup.com Dentists
Coomber Craft Wines 611 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92054 (858) 354-3910 www.CoomberWines.com Winery
Money Mailer of North Coastal 4331 Hillside Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008 (949) 285-3911 www.moneymailer.com Marketing
Creative Hub Marketing 405 Stoney Point Way #89 Oceanside, CA 92054 (619) 630-8036 www.creativehubmarketing.com Marketing and Social Media Networking
Monterey Financial Services 4095 Avenida De La Plata Oceanside, CA 92056 (800) 456-2225 www.montereyfinancial.com Business Services
ENJO Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 893-6481 www.enjo.us Natural and Eco-Friendly Products
Oceanside Physical Therapy 3861 Mission Ave., Ste. B25 Oceanside, CA 92058 (760) 655--1322 www.oceansidephysicaltherapy.com Physical Therapy
Fugu Ice Cream 410 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 696-3366 www.fuguicecreamtaiyaki.com Ice Cream and Sweetshop
Productive Change Management Oceanside, CA 92054 (858) 705-4002 www.productivechangemanagement.com Business Consulting
H.G. Fenton Company 7577 Mission Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 400-0120 www.hgfenton.com Real Estate Commercial & Investment
QTC Medical Services 2204 S El Camino Real, Ste. #103 Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 721-2799 www.qtcm.com Medical
Harris Agency - Farmers Insurance 1947 Camino Vida Robles Rd., Ste. 110 Carlsbad, CA 92008 (619) 917-8164 https://agents.farmers.com/ca/carlsbad/ jill-harris Insurance
RE Electrical Training 413 Wintergreen Place San Marcos, CA 92069 Electrical Contractor
LA Fitness 2335 Vista Way Oceanside, CA 92054 www.lafitness.com Health and Fitness
Lennar Homes of California Inc. 16465 Via Esprillo, Ste. 150 San Diego, CA 92127 (858) 618-4990 www.lennar.com Real Estate Developers Mangia e Bevi Modern Italian Restaurant 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd., Ste. 100 Oceanside, CA 92056 (760) 231-1225 mangiaoceanside.com Restaurants - Italian Mindful Rejuvenation 717 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 529-0849 www.mindfulrejuvenationinc.com Health and Wellness
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Senor Grubby’s 311 N Tremont St. Oceanside, CA 92054 www.eatgrubbys.com Restaurants - Mexican
Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids 4635 Frazee Rd., Ste. B Oceanside, CA 92057 (760) 722-2887 www.sharkeyscutsforkids.com Children’s Hair Salons South Oceanside Dental Group 2484 Vista Way #B Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 439-0334 www.southoceansidedental.com Dentists Southern Snoballs Oceanside, CA 92056 Food Trucks
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M E MMembership BERSHIP MEMBERSHIP Membership Tait Consulting, Inc. San Marcos, CA 92078 (760) 613-1613 www.taitconsulting.com Engineers - Civil
Western Dental Kids 3805 Mission Ave., Ste. A Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 439-0029 www.westerndental.com/en-us/dentalservices/kids-dentistry Dentists
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OCEANSIDE’S CRACK-DOWN ON SYNTHETIC DRUGS EARNS LOCAL AND NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Though it has taken nearly ten years, Oceanside has seen significant improvement in reducing the retail sales of synthetic drugs, and the corresponding calls for emergency services. This is due in large part to the efforts of Senior Deputy City Attorney Annie Higle, and a local ordinance adopted in April 2016 with support from the North Coastal Prevention Coalition (NCPC) and many community partners, including the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. In 2010, NCPC grew concerned about the increasing availability of new and emerging substances known as synthetic drugs (specifically spice and bath salts). These products were showing up in local liquor and convenience stores, labeled ‘incense’ and ‘bath salts,’ and gaining a reputation as a way to get high without getting in trouble. NCPC worked with partners at the local, regional, state and federal level. Initially, approaches focused on increasing public awareness, and partnering with the Oceanside Police Department to urge local retail outlets to stop selling these dangerous products. NCPC worked closely with youth coalition members who were seeing their peers and family members negatively impacted by using spice. They were outraged when they saw firsthand that some retailers received a letter in May 2011 from the Oceanside Police Chief urging them to stop selling synthetic drugs, and yet they ignored it to make money. One retailer stated, “If you want me to stop selling, you’ll have to change the law.”
John Mullen, Oceanside City Attorney and Annie Higle, Senior Deputy City Attorney receiving Red Ribbon award
Though these voluntary efforts had some success in reducing availability from corporate stores, other retailers continued to profit off these products since the laws and enforcement could not keep up. After California law changed in January 2012 to prohibit the sale of synthetic cannabinoid compounds, NCPC worked with law
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enforcement to put retailers on notice that these products were illegal. By June 2012, most of the stores came into compliance, but four Oceanside retailers remained stubborn—two specializing in paraphernalia and two tobacco shops. After a string of medical calls for service in downtown Oceanside in 2015, the business association, law enforcement, the City Attorney, and NCPC collaborated to craft a local ordinance that would give additional tools to crack down on illegal sales. Rather than focusing on a class of chemical compounds, the local ordinance addressed packaging and labeling (such as ‘not for human consumption’), and included a $500 fine per package for violators. Oceanside Police Department Synthetic Drug Calls For Service 169 180 160 140
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This approach helps overcome the challenge of testing and identifying chemical compounds used in synthetic drugs, which are often changed slightly to avoid federal and state regulations. Oceanside’s local ordinance included descriptions of the marketing, pricing, and labeling typically used with synthetic drugs in defining what would be against the law. The City and law enforcement then followed up with retailer education and compliance checks, which resulted in the virtual elimination of retail sales of synthetic drugs in our region (see chart). Because of this success, Senior Deputy City Attorney Annie Higle was awarded the San Diego County Excellence in Prevention Advocacy honor at the annual Red Ribbon Luncheon in October 2017, and the North Coastal Prevention Coalition received the 2018 National Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices and Policies last August in Boston, Massachusetts. Erica Leary, Program Manager firstname.lastname@example.org • 760-631-5000 x7150 Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal | 19
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In recent years Mission Marketplace has seen some great additions with Ross, PetSmart and Sprouts; other tenants include Big Lots, Rite Aid, Fitness 19, The Avenue and News continues on page 2 Oceanside Beach Resort Hotels... Tower craneplaces #2 hastogone up. Ohana Traffic Hawaiian diversions areMountain clearly marked with illuminated several eat like Bbq, Mikes Pizza and Victoria’s Food. Also coming into center next yeardewillVivre be Golden signs on Pacific St., concrete placementMexican will occur soon. Hotels will bethe operated by Joie HotelsCorral. and Destination Hotels Properties, as part of the Hyatt Hotel Network, featuring one 226-room full-service hotel on the south block of Check out the Mission hotel Marketplace website foronupcoming at the Pacific Street & Mission Avenue, and one 161-room boutique across the street the northevents block.happening Both hotels will center: http://missionmarketplaceoceanside.com/upcoming-events contain multiple restaurants, bars, and more than 22,000 square feet of internal meeting and function space. “Building a Stronger Foundation for Our Downtown,” is a comprehensive public relations campaign that provides Newscan continues on page positive communications to downtown businesses and visitors while construction is underway. You sign-up for2 text or email alert updates at www.howdoyouoside.com or follow @howdoyouoside. 20 | Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal
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NOW OPEN Coomber Wines Tasting Room is now open at 611 Mission Ave. in Downtown Oceanside. www. coomberwines.com/tastingroom.
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Regal Cinemas is coming to Mission Marketplace shopping center at 471 College Blvd. and Hwy 76. Regal is currently working on their tenant improvements and will have 11 screens, full food, beer and wine. Opening by end of 2019.
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Regal Cinemas is coming to Mission Marketplace shopping 88 R center at 471 College Blvd. and Hwy 76. Regal is currently at 413 working on their tenant improvements and will have 11 screeens, cente full food, beer and wine. Opening by end of 2019. Did you know that TOURISM generated $2.5 trillion for the U.S. economy in 2018 across all U.S. industries. Here in Oceanside, the travel industry generated $382 million in total visitor spending leading to $14.8 million in LOCAL TAX REVENUE which supports City Services, Public Safety, and infrastructure improvements. Travel supported 15.7 million U.S. jobs in 2018 ... that ís one in 10 American jobs, making travel the seventh largest employer in the private sector. Indio White is the now open at 1012 S Coast Hwy. They sell Here in Oceanside, travel industry supports 3,500 JOBS.
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OCEANSIDE FAST FACTS: Population: 178,021 Within a 5 Mile Radius: 269,781 Daytime Employees: 122,331 Median price, new single-family home: $529,000 67,238 homes in Oceanside 2,270 new units under construction or in the pipeline Median Age: 38.60
Average Household Income: $94,171 Over 6 million visitors annually
Camp Pendleton’s Addition to Oceanside’s The Plot Restaurant leased the former Hon Sushi site Eve O Retail Consumerhas Base: at 1733 S Coast Hwy. in South O. The Plot is a plant-based form 20,000 people living on base restaurant. www.theplotrestaurant.com vegan 45,000 civilian and military work on base Western Dental has leased 3805 Mission Ave. in the Mission Brot Daytime population: Plaza Real shopping center. 65,000+ the O 8,000 Units of family housing Paciﬁc Dental has leased 3,604 sq. ft. at 2484 Vista Way in Rud the Fire Mountain Center. the O
Oceanside’s Economic Development Division can provide you with a varietyhas of leased information to Thomas Instruments 17,184 and sq. ft.resources at 3714 Maritime in Ocean Ranch. help your business thrive! Please contact the Economic Way Development Team if you need any kind of assistance with your business. For more information, contact Tracey Bohlen,League Economic Development Manager at Assistant Thrift Store has leased 1816 Oceanside Blvd. 760-435-3351 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org orinPatricia Mosher, Economic Development Specialist the Frazier Farms Market Center. at 760-435-3357 or email at email@example.com. www.oceansidechamber.com | Summer 2019
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Federal Heath Acquires Advance Graphic Systems
Federal Heath, a leading national sign company since 1901, has acquired selected assets of Advance Graphic Systems (AGS) of Rochester Hills, Michigan. AGS has provided innovative, highquality solutions for turnkey signage, graphics, custom building elements, retail fixtures, and displays for nearly 40 years. This acquisition builds on the existing capabilities of Federal Heath in signage, maintenance, specialty contracting, digital signage, and printed graphics, adding a sixth state-of-the-art production facility to the companyís extensive manufacturing operations. Besides providing additional processes for printed graphics production, AGS brings an established customer base of large retailers, design firms, architects, turnkey solutions companies, construction businesses, and exhibit houses. Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Receives Grant from David C. Copley Foundation Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) received $5,250 in grant funding from David C. Copley Foundation to support enriching programming in their new Center for Innovation. BGCO recently finished construction on their new Center for Innovation, a 2,800 square foot addition, which includes a Culinary Arts Teaching Kitchen, a Performing Arts Center and a STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math) Lab. Grant funds will be used to support new and innovative programming in this fabulous space. BGCO’s Center for Innovation is a place where youth receive hands-on, experiential learning opportunities, allowing them to explore their passions and future career paths. Oceanside Friends of the Arts to Offer Scholarship Grants The Oceanside Friends of the Arts (OFOA) is proud to announce the availability of scholarship grants for local Oceanside students interested in pursuing art through their college 22 | Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal
curriculum. OFOA is the producer of First Friday Art Walk and proceeds from those events support the arts related activities for the Oceanside community including scholarships. OFOA has a strong commitment to give back to Oceanside youth through scholarships and grants. “Last year OFOA gave out two $500 Scholarships and we are excited to be able to do the same gift again this year. We see this as a way to keep Oceanside as a leading California cultural destination of the arts for our residents and out of town visitors as we offer local artists a place to show and sell their artwork, hear and play music and to explore the creative side of life, says Kathleen Ossiander, OFOA VP of Grants and Scholarships. Stater Bros. Honors Truck Drivers for Safety Stater Bros. Markets recently recognized its 273 Truck Drivers for safely transporting the best and freshest quality merchandise from the Company’s 2.1 million sq. ft. Distribution Center to your local Stater Bros. market. The 35th Annual Driver’s Safety Awards Breakfast was recently held at the Riverside Convention Center. At the breakfast, Raymond Fernandes, Manuel Garcia, Steven Powers, Dan Rosetti and Kirk Sumpter were recognized for earning the “One Million Miles Safe Driving” award. To receive this prestigious award, Stater Bros. Truck Drivers must maintain a record of 15-years of safe driving without a single accident or citation. Award recipients are presented with special “Million Mile” jackets and caps to acknowledge their dedication and commitment to road safety. Frontwave Credit Union Receives Diamond Awards for Marketing Excellence Frontwave Credit Union (Frontwave) was honored with four Diamond Awards in the branding and marketing categories from the Credit Union National Association’s Marketing & Business Development Council, which Summer 2019 | www.oceansidechamber.com
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recognizes outstanding marketing achievements in the credit union industry. Frontwave received the Category’s Best Award for Re-Brand and New Corporate Identity. Frontwave also received Diamond Awards for its work in Logo, Plastic Card Design, and Non-Commercial Video. “It’s an honor to achieve industry recognition for our work in changing our name and the rebranding of our credit union from Pacific Marine Credit Union to Frontwave Credit Union. We believe our new name and brand is a reflection of our history, legacy, philosophy of service, and commitment to our Membership,” said Todd Kern, Chief Marketing Officer of Frontwave Credit Union. Receive an SDG&E Bill Credit for Driving Clean For the third consecutive year, electric vehicle drivers in SDG&E’s service area may be eligible for a bill credit on their energy bill for driving clean. If you drive an all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, you may qualify for the annual Electric Vehicle Climate Credit (EVCC). This credit is part of a statewide program administered by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California. “More and more people are making the switch to plug-in vehicles because they see many advantages beyond environmental benefits, including performance and fuel savings,” said Mike Schneider, SDG&E’s vice president of clean transportation and asset management. “The progress our region is making in clean transportation is a sign that we are moving in the right direction to build a clean air and clean energy future.” Region’s First Clinic for Inflammatory Breast Cancer Launches Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center has launched San Diego County’s first dedicated clinic for patients who have inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), a rare and aggressive form of the disease. The specialized, www.oceansidechamber.com | Summer 2019
multidisciplinary clinic, located at Scripps MD Anderson’s Torrey Pines Mesa facility, is geared specifically to diagnose, treat and monitor IBC patients. Physicians at the new clinic also will be active in educating the public and primary care physicians about the signs and symptoms of this often-misdiagnosed disease. “IBC differs greatly from other forms of breast cancer in a number of ways, so it requires a dedicated approach that focuses on a unique set of challenges,” said Thomas Buchholz, M.D., medical director of Scripps MD Anderson and a lead physician in its IBC clinic. “It’s often hard to diagnose and it can spread fast, so it’s critical that patients receive prompt treatment from experienced specialists working together as an integrated team.” California Community College Month Highlights MiraCosta College Contributions to the Community From free citizenship courses that led to the naturalization of local residents to theatre and dance performances that are contributing to North County’s cultural depth, MiraCosta College’s impact this April is being felt. Forty-five graduates of MiraCosta College’s citizenship course and 48 graduates of the North County Immigration and Citizenship Center have successfully obtained their U.S. citizenship. This year’s students came to MiraCosta from Iran, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Mexico, and El Salvador. They came to the North County Immigration and Citizenship Center from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Iran, Great Britain, South Africa, Cambodia, France, and elsewhere.
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Sustainable Summer in Oceanside
Summer is here in Oceanside! Longer days, beach bonfires, time spent with family and friends â&#x20AC;&#x201C; summer in Oceanside is full of fun and excitement all season long. As our community comes together to celebrate the warmer weather and beach days, we must also keep in mind our impact on our beautiful city. With all the festivities comes pollution, especially from single use plastic. Single use plastic is the most common type of marine litter worldwide! 80% of the plastic in our oceans comes from land-based sources. This needs to change. Because of the ever-growing need to reduce our impact on our environment, the City of Oceanside has created its Sustainable Summer Campaign. Oceansideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sustainable Summer Campaign targets single use items, such as plastic cutlery, bags, water bottles, and foam items like cups and containers. All of these items share a common theme- they impact our oceans and waterways negatively. What exactly is the problem with single use plastic? Plastics do not biodegrade! Instead, they break down 24 | Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Journal
into smaller pieces of plastics, called microplastics. Microplastics never go away and can be ingested by animals and marine life and even end up in our food stream. Single use plastic items also require a large amount of nonrenewable resources, like natural gas, to be produced. Our economy is also affected, with cities having to spend large amounts of money to clean up litter. There is an increasing need for everyone to do their part and keep our Oceanside clean and beautiful for all to enjoy. You can do your part to have a sustainable summer in Oceanside. Share these ideas with families and friends to spread the word on what it means to be sustainable and choose to say no to single use items! Summer 2019 | www.oceansidechamber.com
Tips for a Sustainable Summer Oceanside is on the Road to Zero Waste and is dedicated to providing residents and visitors with clean, beautiful beaches and coastlines, with a goal of reaching a 75%-90% diversion/recycling rate by 2020. You can help Oceanside achieve its Zero Waste goals by implementing the following tips: REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF WASTE YOU GENERATE. Reduce needless consumption and the generation of waste. When purchasing something at the store, try to buy items that have less packaging, and are reusable or recyclable. REUSE AS MANY ITEMS AS POSSIBLE. Reuse any item that can be reused, or give it to a person/charity that can reuse it. Bring any food or drinks in reusable containers that can be reused over and over again. Did you know that using a reusable bottle instead of a single use plastic bottle saves six gallons of water?
Make The Switch from Single Use Items To Reusables Today!
RECYCLE EVERYTHING YOU CAN. Paper, rigid plastic, metal, glass, cardboard- all of these items can be recycled in Oceanside! 80% of the items we use every day can be recycled. If you choose to use single use items, ensure that they can be recycled after use. RETHINK about the waste you produce by using alternatives to single use plastic. Consider how you can further reduce your environmental footprint, and what you can do to root out unnecessary wastefulness. LEAVE NO TRACE. Leave our beaches and city cleaner than when you first arrived! When it is time to leave, remember to remove your trash and any items you brought with you. Go a step further and pick up any other trash you see! Your ocean will thank you. Every action – no matter how big or small – counts when protecting our waterways, oceans, and environment and helps to keep our Oceanside beautiful. Download the Green Oceanside App by searching “Green Oceanside” in the app store to stay up to date on Green O events, classes, and more! For more information on the City of Oceanside’s Environmental Programs visit GreenOceanside.org www.oceansidechamber.com | Summer 2019
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Workshop. Sixty plus people were in attendance to hear panels of employers and students share the important role internships play in the development of our future workforce. Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton, served as MC for the event and was involved in the planning and outreach.
• Continued support of Oceanside Promise’s Latino Young Men Success Initiative as we work to find summer internships for the students. • Participated with the Oceanside Promise in support of their Early Childhood Success (ECS) program, finalizing marketing materials for their upcoming Love of Literacy - Summer Reading Events in June and July.
interviews for candidates next year. • Began work on fundraising strategy for Chamber’s Political Action Committee so we will have funds to support candidates we endorse in the 2020 elections. • Began process of writing our policies and procedures for endorsing business friendly candidates. This process has involved researching best practices of Chambers in California and other parts of the country.
Political Action • Hosted focus group luncheons to gather feedback from Chamber members on the types of candidates they would like to see the Chamber endorse for elected offices. To date, 4 sessions have been held with 2 more planned, giving Chamber members the opportunity to express their views on what they want to see in our future leaders. Member feedback will be used as we develop questionnaires and
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