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Departments Set In Stone 8  Our magazine was recently honored by City Hall Backstage 11  Osider Staff Spotlight • Aaron Schmidt Coastal Exposure 12  Featuring our best coastal images of Oceanside on tap. Photography by JT Rhoades and Zach Cordner

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Oceanside’s Finest 16  Palmquist Elementary School • A Garden of Knowledge 18  Coach John Carroll • A Legacy In The Making Hidden Gems 22  Don Myers Stained Glass • Mosaics and more 24  Beyond the O Harrah’s Casino Day Spa Local Retailer 49  Apotheque Spa • “Lose yourself” in a good way 51 Grandeur • The best gear in town Local Business 52  Oceanside Dance Academy • Poetry in Motion 53  Kennedy’s • Motorcycles and more Restaurant Review 54  Valley • Pit Stop Diner 56  Inland • Café De Thai 58  Coastal • Petite Madeline HomeGrown 60  Alphonzo Rawls Community 63  Toys For Tots • Camp Pendleton The Arts 64  John Lamb • Mural at Master’s Kitchen and Cocktail Restaurant And Bar Guide 66  The Osider guide to all the best bars and eateries in town Fast Forward To Yesterday 69  Roberts Cottages

FEatures 26  Holiday Gift Guide Find that perfect gift 32  Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Hill Street Fun facts about your favorite street

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40  The Osider Craft Brew Guide The best places in town to wet your whistle and more 46  A Quick Lodging Guide Three local destinations


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A word from the publisher

SET IN STONE When Louie, Zach, and I started The Osider Magazine, we knew that Oceanside was in dire need of a new voice to share all of the great things happening here. We set out to be that voice for our community, and with all the different little pieces that make up our special city—it’s been a lot of work, but also very rewarding on a personal level. As a group, we’ve felt great about the reader response and it’s given us a solid sense of worth from our city. For any publisher, that kind of support’s all anyone could ever ask for, so—thank you! We recently received news that Mayor Jim Wood and The City of Oceanside wanted to officially recognize The Osider for our positive display of our fine city. We gladly accepted. What a great honor it is to be recognized for exceptional writing, superior photography, and supporting a place that we are so grateful for living in. We’ll continue to shout the praises of Oceanside from the mountaintop with great pride for many years to come. With that said, this issue has plenty of things to grab your attention—starting with a guide to local craft beer locations, a holiday gift guide, and all the great columns and features you’re accustomed to reading. We are truly blessed. Thank you for supporting The Osider.

Jamey Stone Publisher The Osider Magazine

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Contributing writer, Eric Klier, Editorial Director, Aaron Schmidt, Contributing writer, Nino “Neens” Camillo, Mayor Jim Wood, Contributing writer, Kristi Hawthorne, Creative Director, Co-Founder Zach Cordner, Publisher, Co-Founder Jamey Stone, Advertising sales, Nolan Woodrell, Business Development, Co-Founder Louie Hayward, Contributing writer, Promise Yee.

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November/december 2014 Publisher

Jamey Stone/Publisher/Co-Founder Editorial

Zach Cordner/Creative Director/Co-Founder Aaron Schmidt/Editorial Director

Drink Local

Eat Local

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Aaron schmidt After moving from Florida to North County in the mid 90s while he was still a teenager, Aaron immediately felt at home in South Oceanside. He’s enjoyed surfing and skateboarding his entire life—the punchy Oside beachbreaks and great skate terrain here made his choice to stay pretty easy. After a few years of working odd jobs, he finally got his chance to work in the action sports industry. He got hired at TransWorld Media when they were located in the valley on Airport Road in Oceanside. That building is where it all began for him and his editorial future. In 1999, Aaron was influential in the launch of TransWorld SURF Magazine and eventually became its Managing Editor. After a few years at TWSURF, he then began working as an editor for TransWorld SKATEboarding Mag­­ azine until the mid 2000s. After a few different gigs over the years writing freelance for different magazines like Thrasher, XXL, Surfing Magazine, FHM, and a few others, Aaron has found his niche yet again and editorially directs The Osider. These days, he can usually be found at the beach with his girlfriend Danyel and his two boys, Avery and Kagan.

There’s been plenty of surf this past fall in Oceanside—thanks to all the hurricane swells. Here’s Aaron navigating his way through the shorebreak at The Rock last October.

Eric Klier Contributing Writer

Born and raised in North County, Eric has surfed and skateboarded his whole life. He loves the ocean and delicious craft beer. Now that he’s bartending in Oceanside, it’s opened his eyes to all the delicious beer North County offers and he’s been taking full advantage of that. Eric’s a restaurateur and social butterfly who loves what’s happening in Oceanside. If he’s not in the ocean or at the local skatepark, he can usually be found belly up at a local restaurant or bar.

Brooks Fritz Contributing Photographer

Elizabeth Schwartze

When not contributing to his hometown mag­­ azine, The Osider, Brooks can usually be found wandering the streets of Oceanside on his skateboard in search of the next best slappy or you can find him fishing at one of the infamous local watering holes. Brooks also spends his time photographing pro skateboarders and working on his company—Bassturd. It’s a skateboard/fishing company that’s been keeping him very busy. He’s a beer aficionado and all-around great human. If you see him around town—buy him a beer. Maybe you’ll get a history lesson from a true local. For more on what Brooks does, give him a follow on Instagram: @fritz_foto @bassturdco

Elizabeth Schwartze is a local resident who loves living in the eclectic coastal city of Oceanside with her husband, two children, and boxer. From her hometown of Fallbrook, Elizabeth enjoyed Oceanside beaches grow­­ing up and is stoked to be a contributing writer for The Osider Magazine and write stories about one of her favorite places—Oceanside, CA! The Schwartze family can often be found at Oceanside Harbor, or you can follow their travels at:

Contributing Writer

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photo: Brooks Fritz


editorial Director

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Coastal Exposures Nighttime illumination courtesy of the Sprinter crossing Coast Highway. Photography by JT Rhoades

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Coastal Exposures Contestants making a mad dash to the ocean during September’s 2.4 mile TikiSwim 4 at Harbor Days. Photography by Zach Cordner

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From left to right starting in back: Brody Rodriguez, Mark Wagner, Claudia Campos, Faith Calderon, Marlee Garrison, Steven Van Horn, Maili McGuinness, Aleena Perez, and Ambrielle Anton.

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Oceanside’s finest Palmquist Elementary School garden reaps bushels of benefits words: Promise yee

Photos: zach cordner

The impact of the Palmquist Elementary School organic garden goes way beyond its quarteracre size. The garden serves as a learning lab, local food source, and integral part of Oceanside’s zero waste efforts. Third grade teacher Mark Wagner heads current gardening efforts. He plots out space for each grade level, oversees gardening schedules, and heads a student garden club. Wagner said the school garden is ripe with learning opportunities. Science, math, and history lessons regularly take place between rows of vegetables. An aquaponics system is set up at the garden koi pond to teach students the cyclic process of how plants re-oxygenate water for fish, and how fish add fertilizer to the water for plants. In the fall, fourth grade students plant beans, squash, and corn together into one single hole. Wagner said the planting method is a Native American farming practice known as “three sisters.” Each plant nutritionally benefits the others. In addition to experiential lessons, the robust garden is utilized as a dependable food source. Several garden plots are planted and managed by the school garden club. Harvested produce is sold to the school cafeteria, and also at a produce stand set up in front of the school. The cafeteria buys garden produce at half the going market price, and uses the fresh fruits and veggies in school lunches. Cafeteria manager Mary Rearick said students recognize food they helped grow—it encourages them to try new foods and eat healthier. “Students are really excited to be part of it,” Rearick said. “It’s a great way to get them to eat fruits and vegetables. They take ownership.” Garden produce is so reliable and abundant that the cafeteria staff asks the garden club to plant specific vegetables to use in upcoming menus. Last season’s harvest included 100 pounds of cabbage and 120 pounds of tomatoes. Produce beyond cafeteria needs is sold to other schools in the Oceanside Unified School District or at the school produce

stand. Wagner said fruit and vegetable sales serve as math lessons for students, and help financially sustain the garden. Local restaurants have also inquired about buying school grown produce. Wagner said student gardeners might be able to meet that demand in the future. The organic garden is also part of the school district and city zero waste program. Students sort lunch waste that can be composted, manage garden compost bins, and use the compost to grow food that’s harvested and used in school lunches. Jenna Roripaugh, city environmental specialist, said the garden teaches students lifelong lessons in sustainability and stewardship.

Pamela Lambert OUSD Nutrition Services Director hanging out with students at the Taste of Oceanside event.

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Oceanside’s finest Coach Carroll A Legacy In The Making words: desiree Astorga

Photo: zach cordner

Character, Integrity, and Leadership—three words that are most referenced “Coach Carroll had a big influence when talking about Coach John Carroll. He’s brought more than football on my football career. If he never championships to Oceanside. On the field you can see it, you can feel it, and discovered me, I would’ve never had then you can see it again in the players’ eyes. What has transpired on the field is like a family—keeping the media at a football career at all. He has become bay and humility integrated. Coach Carroll is one of the special ones, and more than just a coach to me, but you’d know that if you’ve ever met him. The program has been a source of also a role model. The passion he power, of motivation, of inspiration, and yet it’s always just that—a team, and a family that infiltrates into the community. displays for the game and his players Last year, prayers were plentiful for the man whom this community is admirable. I hope that one day I can embraces. There was buzzing gratitude and excitement when he was back be as passionate as him. He’s a great on the field for scrimmages, as Coach was in his place. coach and a great man.” HC Carroll has led the Pirates to championship football since his powerhouse program began in 1989. With a record of 234 wins, 74 losses, and 6 ties; add the 6-0 start to the 2014 season, a record dozen CIF Titles, 25 —Roberto Wallace, consecutive playoff appearances—then throw in 2007 and 2009 State former NFL wide receiver Championships, and you’re just now starting to get the picture. Oceanside’s got pride, bleeds green, has history, and will have a new stadium name—Simcox Field at John Carroll Stadium. There’ve been some amazing coaches in San Diego football, but none can match Coach Carroll’s record or the magic that happens on and off the field at Oceanside High. From academic staff meetings, school banquets to Friday night lights or daily practices, Coach Carroll brings something special—not only in playbooks or schemes, but he’s also given the gift of integrity, character, and respect (along with humility). That’s something that can’t be taught in a classroom, but shown only through example. He’s a true leader and an amazing mentor—influencing the lives of all that he touches. Thank you, Coach Carroll! Osider  18

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Hidden Gem Don and Stacy in the studio hard at work on their Junior Seau memorial mosaic.

Don Myers Stained Glass And Mosaic Studio words: Eric Klier

Photos: zach cordner

You may not picture The Beatles, Bob Marley, and The Pink Panther when thinking about stained glass, but Don Myers has brought a modern touch to a classic fine art. When walking into his shop on Coast Highway, you’re immediately overwhelmed with color and light. Don has been working with glass for over 30 years and his experience shows in his clean lines and patience with intricate mosaics. You will be blown away at the size and detail in his portraits and landscapes. Don’s artwork is sprinkled through Oceanside business such as Jennie’s cafe and Local Tap House. After visiting him and recognizing his style, you’ll be amazed at how many pieces of his stained glass art pieces are around town. Moving here in the early 80s, his relationship with the community has grown such that he’s now teaching classes to the public and also to local schools. When talking about teaching, his eyes light up and his passion for art (and especially the children he teaches) is clearly evident. He’s set up a program with the school where the kid’s art is shown and sold, with all proceeds going back to the school arts program. Don Myers and Stacy Ceeburge are sharing with the community by teaching our youth and brightening up the streets of Oceanside with their amazing stained glass artwork. Whether it’s repairing an antique or making a giant Junior Seau mosaic for a restaurant in Hawaii, Don’s professionalism and passion shine through. It’s no wonder why people all Don Myers Stained Glass over Southern California come to take his classes and and Mosaic Studio trust him with their treasured art possessions to get 1025 South Coast Highway repaired. Drop by for an unexpected experience and (760) 439-6200 check out this hidden gem. STAINEDGLASSOCEANSIDE.COM Osider  22

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Weekend Getaway At Harrah’s Resort Southern California words: Alicia Stone

Chances are, in your group of friends, there’re two perspectives on the “casino” experience—some of you dislike it and others salivate at the slightest sound of a slot machine. So in order to get your fix, you need to find one or two like-minded individuals and plan your weekend getaway accordingly. But as everyone knows, the five-hour drive to Vegas is not as glamorous or spontaneous as it seems when your adventure “light–bulb” goes off. So imagine my surprise when I called my friend Angel, mentioned an errant thought of a casino night, and a week later—we were walking into a beautiful lobby complete with the sound of slot machines, the cool breeze of the outdoor pool, the smell of Starbuck’s coffee, and a sign with an arrow reading, “The Spa.” Basically, Harrah’s Resort Southern California had me at “Hello.” Having grown up in Oceanside, I’ve driven to Vegas, Palm Springs, and other local casinos many times, and the drive to Harrah’s was by far the easiest. In just 40 minutes, we had sailed through the Valet entrance, doors were opened, bags were out, and we had keys in hand. A few minutes later, we were sipping cocktails on a gorgeous balcony complete with lounge chairs, outdoor dining table, and stunning views of blue skies slipping behind amber mountains. Our suite was modern, impeccably cleaned, and had everything you’d expect from a five-star hotel. We enjoyed an exceptional lobster dinner at restaurant Fiore, played some really fun slot machines, and ordered nightcaps at Spiked—the casual cocktail lounge that surrounds the gaming area. In the morning, we arrived at The Spa for our scheduled treatments and were treated like royalty. The waiting area was elegant, the therapists were professional, the amenities luxurious, and the massages were heavenly. After all of this, we still had time to enjoy the pool! We settled into a queen-sized lounger, ordered lunch, and then watched The Chargers play on a huge outdoor screen. Looking around at the poolside cabanas and kid-friendly lazy river, we immediately began planning our next trip. I recommend Harrah’s for all types of getaways: gaming, romance, parties, or family vacations. And if you see Derek at Spiked, Stella at Dive, or Yesenia and Jackie at The Spa, please tell them The Osider sent you and we’ll be seeing them again very soon—and we may even bring those other friends. Osider  24

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The Osider 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Disclaimer: All of these businesses are based in Oceanside and we support them.

Bloody Micheals Bloody Mary Mix Get your Bloody Mary on with this 32-ounce bottle for $8.99. Bars and restaurants pour it for $7 to $9 per glass. Available at Master’s Kitchen & Cocktail, Mission Bar & Grill, Red & White Market, or you can get it online at

Psockadelic Tie-Dye Sock and BB Sock Now your feet can stay warm and trippy. $10 to $12 per pair Available at Grandeur, Surf Ride, Asylum Skate Shop or you can check out their website at

Josh Bernard Photo Prints The owner of Surf Ride, Josh Bernard, is also an amazing photographer. The price range is $35 (12”x12”), $50 (16”x20”), $150 (24”x36”), $450 (30”x60”) To purchase a wood print for your very own, check out Josh’s website at or you can buy them at Surf Ride. Surf Ride 1909 South Coast Highway (760) 433-4020 SURFRIDE.COM Osider  26

O’Neill Honey Get your loved one the sweetest gift of all—a bottle of honey! Bottle of O’Neill Orange Blossom Honey: $12.99

Stained Glass Mosaic Picture Frame Keep your treasured photos encased in mosaic stained glass this holiday season with these beautifully crafted picture frames, $40. Don Myers Stained Glass 1025 South Coast Highway (760) 439-6200 STAINEDGLASSOCEANSIDE.COM

Dusty’s Guitar Starter Kit Package Choose either an Epiphone Les Paul or Fender Squire Strat guitar. Kit comes with Kustom amp, cord, picks, 30-minute lesson, and lifetime service: $249.00 Dusty’s Guitars 1609 South Coast Highway (760) 757-6209 DUSTYSGUITARS.COM

Succulent Café These little potted succulents are the perfect gift this holiday season. Prices range from $25 and up. Succulent Café 322 North Cleveland Street (760) 717-9612 SUCCULENTCAFEOCEANSIDE.COM

Skate Crate Throwback to the future! Sidewalk Screamer and Flying Tiger are $239 each. The DIY design (middle) comes as a plain wood box so you can trick it out yourself, $219 each. For more info, check out SKATECRATE.COM

Brixton Tighten up your man’s kit with Brixton this holiday season. Brixton Toil Chino Pant: $58 Brixton Bowery Flannel: $64 BRIXTON.COM

Apotheque Gift Assortment Give your favorite someone a gift assortment from Apotheque this holiday season. Shower gel and aroma therapy for only $89.00. Apotheque Spa 322 North Cleveland Street (760) 967-7727 APOTHEQUESPA.COM

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Raen Optics Look and feel good in the latest from Raen. Raen/Poler Remmy glasses: $170 Collegiate Pullover Sweatshirt: $40 Available at Surf Ride, Captains Helm, or you can buy them online at

Royalie Gift Pack This holiday season, it’d be a wise choice to buy your ladies this gift pack from Royalie. Moondust Floral Kimono: $46.00 Delia Hat by Peter Grim: $54.00 Fire Agate Tassel Necklace: $56.00 Royalie 1935 South Coast Highway (760) 730-6614 SHOPROYALIE.COM

Bassturd Clothing Going fishin’ and skatin’ this Holiday season? Bassturd’s got you covered. For more info, check out BASSTURDCO.COM. Shirts: $18.00 Hoodie: $45.00 Hats: $20.00

Oceanside Ale Works Gift Card Get your thirsty loved ones a great gift this holiday season—a $25 dollar gift certificate for only $20. You can buy them at OAW, or you can order it online at Oceanside Ale Works 1800 Ord Way (760) 721-4253

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Mousegrip X The Osider Griptape Get your skateboarder the best this holiday with custom-made Osider griptape! $13.00 per sheet at MOUSEMOVEMENT.COM.

Cheryl’s Caramel Got candy for the holidays? 1¼ lb. bucket for $8 2 for $12 4 for $22 Available at, or you can look for their booth every week at Sunset Market.

Grandeur Keep your head covered this holiday season with this OG Oceanside snapback from Grandeur, $30. Grandeur 215B North Coast Highway (760) 547-5700

Earth Culture Gift Pack This holiday gift pack is full of great items for the “hard-to-buyfor” people in your life. Available at Earth Culture or on their website. 10 for $10.00 Incense California Republica Beanie $14.50 Weather Man Hat (handmade leather) from $180 Women’s Hoodie $34 Hand Bag: $22.50 Ying Yang Necklace: $11.50 Incense Bottle: $12.50 Elegant Ombre Pendant: $22.50

Z-Flex Jay Adams Cruiser Boards Get your cruise on this holiday with these awesome skateboards from Z-Flex. All boards are listed at $109.99 and T-shirt is $26. To purchase a complete, check out their website at ZFLEX.COM.

Surf Supply Travel Gift Pack This holiday get your surfer a killer deal with this Surf Supply Travel Gift Pack. Far King Traction Pad: $30 Creatures of Leisure 6ft Comp Leash: $25 Kommunity Project Single Shortboard Travel Bag: $62 Surf Supply 291 Roymar Road (760) 722-1666

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Community events calEndar HARRAH’S SHUTTLE BUS OCEANSIDE AM/PM Pick up: 9:10am & 1:10pm Mission Plaza by the Post Office (Los Arbolitos Blvd.) Resort Departure to Oceanside: 3:15pm & 7pm Must be 21 years old and you’ll need a Total Rewards card. Bus operates every Thursday-Sunday.

Peter Frampton recently performing at Harrah’s.

November 2014 Sunday






Saturday Dive Day Club @ Harrah’s 12pm Movember Celebrity Poker Tournament

1 1st & Dive @ Harrah’s 10am

Election Day

Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm

First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk

Polo Polo @ Harrah’s

Sunset Market 5-9pm



1st & Dive @ Harrah’s 10am




Fall Festival @ Heritage Park 12pm


8 Dive Day Club @ Harrah’s 12pm

Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm

Veterans Day

Dive Day Club @ Harrah’s 12pm

Sunset Market 5-9pm 333’s Music at the Museum @ OMA 7pm




12 Car Show @ LTH

1st & Dive @ Harrah’s 10am Recycle Me! Kids Holiday Workshop @ OMA





1st & Dive @ Harrah’s 10am


13 Sunset Market 5-9pm

Scholastic Surf Series @ Oceanside Harbor South Jetty

20 Turkey Trot 5k Run



15 Dive Day Club @ Harrah’s 12pm




Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm




Alice Cooper @ Harrah’s

Year of the Millionaire Drawing @ Harrah’s




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December 2014 Sunday

Last Year’s Turkey Trot drew a huge crowd.










Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm

First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk

So Cal All Stars @ Buchanon Park

Sunset Market 5-9pm

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol @ Sunshine Brooks Theater 7:30pm

Mega Exhibition Reception @ OMA 6pm


Pearl Harbor Day

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol @ Sunshine Brooks Theater 7:30pm



Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol @ Sunshine Brooks Theater 7:30pm

Parade of Lights @ Oceanside Harbor Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol @ Sunshine Brooks Theater 7:30pm








1st & Dive @ Harrah’s 10am

Scholastic Surf Series @ Oceanside Harbor South Jetty

Hanukkah Begins

Car Show @ LTH

Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol @ Sunshine Brooks Theater 7:30pm

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol @ Sunshine Brooks Theater 7:30pm






1st & Dive @ Harrah’s 10am

OUSD Winter Break begins



Sunset Market 5-9pm


18 Christmas Day



25 New Year’s Eve

1st & Dive @ Harrah’s 10am

Farmer’s Market 9am-1pm Sunset Market 5-9pm Year of the Millionaire $1MILLION Giveaway @ Harrah’s









Things You Didn’t Know About Hill Street By Kristi Hawthorne Photos: courtesy of Oceanside Historical Society

San Diego County has been touted as the “birthplace” of California’s highway system, and Oceanside has played an important role in the history of the Coast Highway—also known as Highway 101. Hill Street was more than just our “main street” —it was also a direct route and the “Gateway to San Diego County” from the north, bringing much needed commerce from Orange and Los Angeles Counties, as well as tourists and the traveling public.

Motorcyclists fuel up at the first gas station on Hill Street, circa 1916.

Things You Didn’t Know About Hill Street

1 Hill Street was not always the main thoroughfare through town. Cleveland and Second Street (now Mission Avenue) denoted the main business district, and Tremont Street was the route used traveling north of town. By 1909, the Southern California Automobile Club officially changed the route through Oceanside as “straight through town along Hill Street.”

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The Palms Hotel located on the 400 block of North Hill Street was built in 1886. It was the first and only hotel on Hill Street for years until the Las Flores was built, and then later the Keisker Hotel (now the Dolphin Hotel) was built in 1927.

Palm trees were planted along Hill Street as early as 1894 under the direction of Thomas Exton, a local businessman and city councilmember. Palms have been planted and replanted over the years with the efforts of the city council and the business district.

The first gas pump was installed for the public in front of Edgar Chanreaux’s home on the 100 block of North Hill Street in about 1913. Later that year, the Mission Garage was built on the 200 block of North Hill Street resembling the Mission San Luis Rey. Other garages (predecessors to service stations) included the Oceanside Garage, the Hill Street, and Merrill’s Garage. Business was brisk but competitive seeking to attract motorists traveling through Oceanside.

In 1917, the Highway Commission agreed to pay for paving oneand-a half miles of Hill Street to be used as a State Highway if the city would improve the remainder. In 1918, the work was completed from North Oceanside to Wisconsin Avenue and eventually designated as Highway 101.

Clockwise from top left: The 300 block of Hill St. looking South, circa 1949. Weseloh Chevorlet at Topeka and Hill in the 1950s. The Mission Garage in 1913. The intersection of 2nd and Hill, circa 1929. Marching band on Hill St, circa 1911. Looking North Hill St, circa 1929.






In 1930, Oceanside’s one and only directional “traffic light” was removed from the intersection of Second and Hill Street at the request of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. It was causing too many accidents.

Bing Crosby was fined $35 for speeding on Hill Street through Oceanside in 1936. Traffic officer Guy Woodward was not apparently star-struck when he clocked the famous crooner doing 55 miles an hour in a 25 mile an hour zone and issued him a ticket.

In 1961, Hill Street was widened to four lanes. One year later, nearly 90 palms trees were replanted on Hill Street after the street was widened. Before Car Country Carlsbad, nearly every conceivable new car dealership was located on Hill Street—including Weseloh Chevrolet, Rorick Buick, Dixon Ford, and more.

In 1996, the City Council approved changing the name of Hill Street and all of the numbered streets (First, Third, Fourth, etc.). Hill Street became “Coast Highway,” but locals still prefer to call it “Hill Street.”

In 1998, Highway 101 was designated a historical route, getting recognition similar to famed Route 66. So whether you call it Hill Street, Coast Highway, or Highway 101—it’s a well-traveled road with a rich history.

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magine – your baby has just come into the world, but all too soon. She’s 14 weeks premature, the doctors tell you, and she only weighs one pound. Her tiny lungs are underdeveloped, and you’ll barely have a chance to hold her before she’s placed under 24/7 care in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU.

Ana and Lizbeth, 4 months old

That was reality for Ana and her baby, Lizbeth. Born at Tri-City Medical Center on Feb. 6, 2014, Ana’s baby girl weighed just slightly more than a role of quarters when she was born. In order to give her a fighting chance, Lizbeth was immediately moved to Tri-City’s Level III NICU, the only one of its kind in Osider  36

San Diego’s North County. For five months, Lizbeth was confined to an incubator and given round-theclock treatment, never once able to go home. Today, Lizbeth is a happy and healthy nine-monthold, and Ana is ecstatic to have her beautiful little

girl with her each day. Until June, beyond Ana’s daily visits with Lizbeth, the only link to her was through the NICU’s NicView camera systems. Funded through Tri-City Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic partner of Tri-City Medical Center, this innovative tool allows families to connect with their babies anytime, from anywhere. Since its implementation in Dec. 2012, NicView has given hundreds of families in 26 countries around the world the chance to bond with their newest additions. Staffers report that 99% of families use the service.

Lizbeth, 1 month old

Even with close to 600 babies cared for each year, Tri-City’s NICU staff works to ensure each family is able to feel close to their little ones. Every day, nurses will write notes to babies’ families with updates on how they’re doing and what progress they’ve made to display via NicView.

Lizbeth, 2.5 months old

Today, Lizbeth is thriving and safely at home with Mom

But with tens of thousands of patients to help each year, the Foundation’s reach doesn’t stop at the NICU…

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Since 1964, Tri-City Hospital Foundation has served patients living in the North County community. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Foundation has provided more than $44 million in grants to the hospital, enabling some of its most mission-critical facilities and services in surgery, women’s health, the NICU, the Emergency Department and more.

North County Healthcare: Better Together

History at-a-Glance

A community is only as good as its members, and Tri-City Hospital Foundation is fortunate enough to have an incredible support system of people who feel the same way. From serving on planning committees to making a donation, the Foundation offers a number of opportunities to get involved, give back and make a difference close to home. Ways to give include:

1960s: Tri-City Hospital opened on July 16, 1961 with 42 doctors and 87 beds. By Oct. 1964, an expansion was imminent, and Friends of Tri-City Hospital – the organization that would later become Tri-City Hospital Foundation – formed to fundraise.

1970s: Tri-City Hospital Foundation helped facilitate updates including a helipad, a cardiopulmonary lab, more surgical suites and the addition of 144 beds

1980s: The Foundation aided construction including a four-story

wing and facilities remodel. In 1985, Tri-City Hospital changed to Tri-City Medical Center to reflect its comprehensive service offerings and regional scope. The Foundation then contributed to a modern Emergency Department, a NICU and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center.

1990s: The Foundation made another Emergency Department

expansion, a new outpatient surgery center, a Stroke Screening Community Outreach Program and the Beatrice Riggs French Women’s Center possible

2000s: Focusing on providing the community with more state-of-the-

art services, the Foundation contributed to the inception of the Cardiac Wellness Center, the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, the Edgar & Jo Anne Jones Women’s Diagnostic Center and the John S. Middlekauff Outpatient Radiology Center. The Emergency Department and NICU also saw updates. In fiscal year 2014 alone, the Foundation granted over a million dollars toward updating equipment and patient offerings in outpatient, surgery and emergency divisions. Areas of focus included new Cardiac Ablation equipment, which will enhance physicians’ ability to both diagnose and effectively treat a number of cardiac conditions at Tri-City’s awardwinning Cardiovascular Health Institute, and an all-new Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Unit in the Tri-City Emergency Department. The first of its kind in San Diego County, this innovative unit will allow physicians to deliver targeted care to patients facing psychiatric crises in a private environment, protecting the safety of all patients and staff at one of the county’s busiest Emergency Departments.

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Making an annual gift Making a pledge Estate planning Gift annuities Joining a Giving Club Volunteering

If you’d like to be a part of advancing the quality of healthcare in North County, visit TriCityHospitalFoundation. org or call 760-940-3370.

Coming Up: Get Involved with Tri-City Hospital Foundation Corporate Council Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s Corporate Council is comprised of local businessmen and women who understand the crucial importance – to businesses and to the community – of having an exceptional medical center serving the North County region. Whether you’re an executive of a major corporation or small business owner, you play a key role in ensuring the health of your community. While Council members benefit from an their ability to influence the direction of their region’s healthcare, Tri-City Medical Center can leverage members’ information and input regarding the healthcare needs of their employees.

#GivingTuesday Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 Tri-City Hospital Foundation is participating in the third annual #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2 – a global movement to follow Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a day of giving. This year, the Foundation is looking to increase its donations significantly to better the community by harnessing the power of social and traditional media. In the weeks leading up to the day of the event, TCHF will be raising funds to further enhance the quality of care and scope of programs available to mothers and babies at Tri-City Medical Center. Members of the community can get involved and help spread the word by connecting with the Foundation on its social media channels and using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.

Fashion That Heals Saturday, May 2, 2015 The fourth annual Fashion That Heals luncheon returns to the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa on Saturday, May 2. Featuring a high-end trunk show, gourmet lunch, live and silent auctions, a fashion show starring Tri-City Medical Center employees and the “Pick a Purse” opportunity drawing; this event is a must-attend for any charity-minded fashion lover. Fashion That Heals 2014 raised more than $105,000 to benefit women’s cardiac health services at Tri-City Medical Center, and the Foundation looks forward to an even more successful event in 2015.

To learn more about Tri-City Hospital Foundation and stay up-to-date with news and events, visit, “Like” Tri-City Hospital Foundation on Facebook or follow @tricityhospfdn on Twitter.

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Great Oceanside Craft Brew Spots words: Eric Klier Photos: zach cordner and Christopher Donez

In the last ten years, the north county of San Diego has been producing some of the best microbrews in the world. With over 40 breweries located off the 78 Freeway alone, it’s now officially deemed as “The Hops Highway.” Lucky for Oceanside residents, it’s pouring into the booming restaurant and brewery industry that have been taking over Pacific Coast Highway. Our city has become a hotspot for craft beer lovers and foodies alike. Here we highlight some of the newest and best locations for enjoying amazing food and beer in Oceanside.

The Privateer’s Sandra Carlon pours some of the best craft beer in town.

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Great Oceanside

Craft Brew Spots Beer Brewing Co. 1815 S. Coast Highway (760) 505-0160 BEERBREWCO.COM Located in the same building as Bull Taco and The Wrench and Rodent on Pacific Coast Highway, Beer Brewing’s Brewmaster Havin Harris has put some great and creative twists on his beers—such as “Breast Beer” for breastfeeding ladies, and an open fermented Belgian. With a constantly changing selection to keep it fresh, this location is definitely a must-visit for beer lovers and food lovers alike. Havin’s friendly personality and the open atmosphere at Beer Brewing guarantees you’re sure to learn something new about beer on your visit. Local Faves: Vegemite brown, Saison, Open fermented Belgian Ale Mission Bar & Grill 711 Mission Avenue (760) 637-2222 MISSIONAVEBARANDGRILL.COM Mission Bar & Grill is a new, American-themed establishment, featuring forty California beers on draft— four of them being nitro taps. Owners Marcus and Cameron use their vast bar tending skills to brighten up the new Mission Street development in downtown Oceanside. With so many great beers on tap, you’ll certainly find one to satisfy your thirst. They have a full food menu and great happy hour, so go check them out! Local Faves: Pan Fried Mozzarella, Chicken Saltimbocca, Firestone 805 Blonde Ale Pour House 1903 South Coast Highway (760) 730-5944 POURHOUSEOCEANSIDE.COM One of Oceanside’s newest beer establishments, the Pour House offers live music and billiards. They have sixteen taps with some familiar favorites and locally made craft brews. They also have a full food menu and outside seating on Pacific Coast Highway. The live music and great beers have the locals loving their vibe and you will too! Local Faves: Allagash White Ale, Sunday brunch, live music

PCH Sports Bar & Grill 1835 South Coast Highway (760) 721-3955 PCHSPORTSBARANDGRILL.COM Oceanside’s first craft beer bar has great food and some of the best brews in town. One of the only places to get Russian River’s famously elusive Pliny the Elder—it’d be wise to check their calendar or drop in regularly to see what’s on draft. With tap takeovers and beer camps, PCH always have something new. Filled with locals and veteran beer drinkers, it’s a must-visit for beer enthusiasts. You’re also selling yourself short if you don’t try the PCH Burger. Local Faves: Chicken Sandwich, PCH burger, Pliny the Elder IPA

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Great Oceanside Craft Brew Spots The Privateer 1706 South Coast Highway (760) 453-2500 THEPRIVATEERCOALFIREPIZZA.COM Voted San Diego’s Best Pizza in 2013, this locally owned, family-friendly restaurant has ten rotating taps and some of the best food around. With great food and cold beer, you can definitely satisfy your hunger and thirst. From coffee stouts to local IPAs, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy. Once you’ve decided on a beer, you’ll love the gourmet pizza and food choices on their extensive menu. It’s a great place to bring the whole family! Local Faves: Brussels sprouts, Red And White Pizza (add chicken), Barrel Harbor Red Ale

Hydro-Brew 1319 South Coast Highway (760) 966-1885 HYDROBREW.COM Hydro-Brew is a “one-stop shop” for the home brewer. It has all the equipment and ingredients for beer, mead, or wine making. They also carry indoor gardening supplies and nutrients to make growing easier and more productive. If you’re interested in brewing at home, this is a great, convenient destination to start your brewing career. Soon, you too, can be a master brewer! Local Faves: Fresh hops, fresh malt, brewing supplies

Masters Kitchen and Cocktails 208 South Coast Highway (760) 231-6278 MASTERSOCEANSIDE.COM Masters has ten rotating taps for you to choose from, as well as an extensive spirits and cocktail menu. With a knowledgeable staff and beautiful decor, it’s a great place to relax with friends and enjoy some great beers. Rotating taps means you can get something different every time you come in. Great food, beer, and cocktails make visiting Masters a no brainer. Local Faves: Aztec Brewing Amber Ale, Truffle Mac And Cheese, House made Pappardelle Lamb Ravioli

The Draft 4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 631-470 THEDRAFTOCEANSIDE.COM With 30 taps and 37 televisions, The Draft is Oceanside’s premier sports bar. Great food and beer specials make it a fun place to watch the big game and taste some yummy beers. Locally owned and operated, there’s always local beer on draft and so many TVs you definitely won’t miss a play. They have delicious burgers and a great happy hour, so it’s guaranteed you’ll find something you like. Local Faves: Boneless Chicken Wings, Draft Burger, lots of TVs

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Great Oceanside Craft Brew Spots Breakwater Brewing 101 North Coast Highway (760) 433-6064 BREAKWATERBREWING.COM Open for six years now, Breakwater Brewing has one cask and 37 taps—sixteen of them are their own brews. While offering up great beers and a full food menu, they also give back to the community by organizing four beach clean ups a year in Oceanside. Their amazing DMJ IPA has brought Breakwater to the forefront of brewing in Oceanside. If you love beer and mead, a visit to Breakwater Brewery is a must! Local Faves: DMJ IPA, Kali Kush Pale Ale, Rabiscus Mead Surfside Taproom 507 North Coast Highway (760) 730-5449 SURFSIDETAPROOM.COM Located on the north end of Pacific Coast Highway, Surfside has 29 taps and six additional taps designated for tap takeovers. Opening eight months ago, they offer “Takeover Thursdays” (when a brewery offers multiple selections at a time) and “Military Mondays.” Plus, there’s a great selection of bottled beers. With an eclectic offering of brews, you are bound to find a new favorite beer or try something you’ve never had before. The open air tasting room is great on hot days and an enjoyable spot for everyone. And it’s dog friendly. Local Faves: Tap Takeover Thursdays, Military Mondays, Iron Fire 51/50 IPA Stone Tasting Room 310 North Tremont Street (760) 529-0002 STONEBREWING.COM A local favorite, and one of the biggest local names in beer—Stone Brewing has twenty rotating taps of Stone beer that include specials and one-time releases. At the Tasting Room, fresh air and fire pits surround the outdoor patio. Stone is the eleventh largest craft brewery in the US and was named “All time top brewery on planet Earth” by Beer Advocate. Founded in 1996, Stone Brewing is a must-visit for beer connoisseurs and attracts visitors from all around to partake in the awesomeness! Local Faves: Arrogant Bastard Ale, Enjoy Buy IPA, Imperial Russian Stout Legacy Brewing 363 Airport Road (760) 705-3221 LEGACYBREWINGCO.COM With award-winning beers and twelve rotating taps, Legacy Brewing offers specialty brews and “seasonals” all year round. Patrons have been enjoying their great beers for a year now and you won’t be disappointed. They offer barrel-aged beers for you to enjoy and have concerts and musical guests to go along with their award-winning beers. With the amount of breweries in San Diego County, Legacy has developed their own original style and is proud to boast some of the best beers around town. Local Faves: Clan Ross Scotch Ale, Hellfire IPA, Guava Ale

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Great Oceanside Craft Brew Spots Local Tap House 308 South Coast Highway (760) 547-1469 LOCALTAPHOUSE.COM Local Tap House—or “LTH” for those in the know—is one of Oceanside’s newest restaurants and pub. Definitely not just a tap house, their unique menu and huge variety of beer keep people coming back for more. With beers from Mother Earth, Ballast Point, and many more it’s easy to lose track of time and relax in this open, industrial-style environment. Local Faves: Pulled Pork French Dip, Chorizo Shrimp Egg Rolls, Hess Vienna Cream Ale

Oceanside Ale Works 1800 Ord Way (760) 721-4253 OCEANSIDEALEWORKS.NET Oceanside’s first microbrewery brings high quality, awardwinning ales to our community. They use fresh hops and fine malted barley in their handcrafted beers. With a great tasting room and well-educated staff, it’s no wonder why they’ve been thriving and making great beer for some time now. Oceanside Ale Works—or OAW—is now being served around the county. Check out their cool atmosphere for a unique and memorable experience. Local Faves: Buccaneer Blonde Ale, Kombucha, San Luis Rey Red Ale

Killer Pizza From Mars 3772 Mission Avenue #127 (760) 722-6060 KILLERPIZZAFROMMARS.COM Not just a crazy name, Killer Pizza From Mars offers great food and a great beer selection. Knowing that pizza and beer go hand-in-hand, KPFM have made a kid friendly environment that’s also fun for adults. They have several dinning rooms that you can reserve for parties and plenty of local beers on draft. The pitchers pour rampant, and with reasonable prices and great food—you can’t go wrong. Bring the whole family and try some great beers. Local Faves: Pizza Of The Gods, Veggie Vulcan, Stupid Sticks

Tap That 3207 Roymar Road (760) 433-4827 TAPTHATKEGNOW.COM With twenty local beers on tap everyday and over 100-bottled craft beers, there are plenty of options at Tap That. They have a keg-o-rator delivery service (set up, pick up, cleaning, and maintenance) while also meeting all your beer-tasting needs. They offer convenient and easy-to-set up short and long term keg rentals, as well as keg rentals for special events—making it very easy to enjoy great draft beer from home. Tap That is a one-stop shop for all of your draft beer needs. Local Faves: Keg-o-rator rentals, Spin the wheel to win a prize, Modern Times Blackhouse

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Owner Jeff Bagby

Bagby Beer Company 601 South Coast Highway (760) 270-9075 BAGBYBEER.COM Possibly the most anticipated beer establishment in Oceanside, Bagby Beer Company is an 8500-square foot space with a 1500-square foot brewery area with 3,000-barrel capacity, an outdoor patio, rooftop patio, and 41 taps. Jeff and Dande Bagby have been in the beer game for years, and Jeff is best known for winning many GABF awards at Pizza Port, so of course, the tap selection is nothing short of amazing. Soon they intend on having fifteen to twenty styles of house beer. With only the best beer being served, Jeff is careful of what stays on tap. Although just recently opened, there’s already a major buzz around Bagby’s. For some, it could be hard to live up to the hype, but Jeff and Dande chose a great staff to make help them make a great environment. Being a well-accomplished brewer gives Jeff access to some of the best beers, hops, and malts in the world— some you may never had heard of. This makes it a one-of-a-kind experience and one of the best breweries in San Diego. It’s not just about the beer, though—their food menu is full of delectable treats. Definitely stop in for one of the best beer experiences in Oceanside and build your knowledge of hops and malts. Local Faves: Hop Crop Xtra Pale Ale, Hop Whompus Imperial Red Ale, Pork Belly Poutine

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The Osider’s Quick Guide To Lodging Words: Elizabeth Schwartze

Photos: zach cordner

Visiting Oceanside offers an array of cool places to stay while in town—beachside cottages, hotels, and RV camping provide a wonderful lodging experience that’s just steps from all of the city’s attractions. Make sure to check out its exceptional lodging while visiting. Let’s check in on three unique locations.


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704 North The Strand Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 721-8128 ROBERTSCOTTAGES.COM

Looking north of Oceanside Pier along The Strand, pink cottages dot the coastline—providing a unique rental opportunity, just steps from the Pacific Ocean. The pink cottages are known as Roberts Cottages, and they offer quaint lodging with most housing a compact (one bedroom/one bathroom) 300-square foot abode. Built in 1928, the 24 beach cottages welcomed the LA crowds traveling the popular California Route 101 with a place to stay near Oceanside attractions. Roberts Cottages has a long history of owners, and previous name—such as the A.J. Clark Beach Cottages and the Surf Motor Court. The current name originates from the 1941 owners, Harry and Virginia Roberts. In 1957, the cottages were sold individually. Present-day, some owners choose to rent their cottage to vacationers looking for a charming and unique place to stay on the waterfront. The pink Roberts Cottages have been well maintained, and today, just like in 1928—provide an iconic Oceanside landmark located steps from the beach.

Paradise by the Sea RV Resort 1537 South Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 439-1376 PARADISEBYTHESEARVRESORT.COM Recreational Vehicle (RV) enthusiasts have a little slice of paradise while visiting Oceanside. Founded in 1978, Paradise by the Sea RV Resort is a family-owned and operated business that hosts great camping in a great location. Adjacent to Buccaneer Beach & Park, guests can access the beach through the campground’s private beach gate with a quick walk. This comprehensive campground provides all the amenities RV travelers need—including hot shower bathrooms, a recreational room, resort-style pool & hot tub, and 50-amp pull-thru. Reservations include a paved site with full hookups (water, sewer, electric, premium cable,

and Wi-Fi), along with a picnic table. With guests coming from around North America, Paradise by the Sea RV Resort aims to provide their patrons with everything to have a wonderful beach-themed vacation. Guests have access to beach rentals such as bikes, surfboards, boogie boards, kayaks, and paddleboards. For its attention to detail, guest services, and location—Paradise is one of the highest rated RV resorts on the California coast. Paradise by the Sea RV Resort recommends advance reservations to ensure a piece of Oceanside beach paradise, especially in peak summer months.

SpringHill Suites San Diego Oceanside/ Downtown 110 North Myers Street Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 722-1003 MARRIOTT.COM Opening its doors in February 2014, one of Oceanside’s newest hotels—the SpringHill Suites San Diego Oceanside/Downtown is part of the Marriott chain of hotels. Located just two blocks from the beach in the heart of downtown Oceanside, the highrise hotel has quickly become a popular choice. The train sta­ tion, pier, beach, restaurants, library, and museums are all a short walk from the hotel’s entrance. With six floors and 149 rooms, this high-occupancy hotel offers plenty of rooms and a nice option for visitors that enjoy the convenience of hotels. On the sixth floor is one of the hotels coolest features—the rooftop pool and Jacuzzi. From here, you can take in a view of Pacific Ocean perfection and the fun sights of downtown Oceanside. Even the 24-hour fitness center boasts ocean views. SpringHill Suites is also a great option for events with conference and meeting rooms. Reservations include comp­ limentary breakfast and wireless Internet. Fitting nicely into the downtown Oceanside landscape, SpringHills Suites is a wel­ come addition and another great lodging destination. Osider  47

Smoke-free outdoor dining patios are preferred by most, and offer a safer experience for patrons and employees. Vista Community Clinic Recognizes the Following Oceanside Restaurants for Choosing to Have Smoke-Free Outdoor Dining Patios:

333 Pacific Steak & Seafood Beach Break Café Buffalo Wild Wings Café 101 Carls Jr (2 locations) Chick-fil-a Chipotle Mexican Grill Fire House Subs

Hello Betty Fish House Jersey Mike’s (2 locations) Joe’s Crab Shack Johnny Mananas Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill Local Tap House Master’s Kitchen and Cocktail Mission Ave. Bar & Grill Oceanside Broiler

Red Cup Yogurt (O'side Blvd location) Rockin’ Baja Lobster Ruby’s Diner Shakey’s Pizza Parlor Starbucks (8 locations) Swami’s Cafe Tapioca Express The Broken Yolk Café

For more information, please contact Gena Knutson at Vista Community Clinic’s Tobacco Control Program at (760) 631-5000 ext 7165.

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This material was made possible with funds received from the Tobacco Tax Health Protection Act of 1988-Proposition 99,

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Apotheque Day spa in Oceanside The only way to truly appreciate the distinctiveness of Apotheque—described as a state-of-the-art urban day spa for men and women—is to spend some time there. Housed in the Oceanside historical “Bunker” building, the 4,400 square-foot facility offers a wide array of services and was originally built in 1886. These include massages, facials, acupuncture sessions, hair and nail services, yoga and Pilate’s classes, a weight-loss clinic, fragrance blending bar, and the Succulent Café serving coffee, tea, and other beverages. The Succulent Café itself is a place of amazement. One could sit there for hours smelling the fresh sea air and taking in the beautifully arranged and exhibited plants. “Oceanside is a jewel, and of all the places I could spend my time in the water and on the beach—I choose Oceanside. I love it!” said owner Michelle Bartok in regards to why she chose her location for her spa. She bought the building in 2009 and remodeled it as a “Lifestyle Spa” with beauty and comfort in mind. The treatment rooms are large and uniquely decorated with antique furnishings. The attention to detail in each space is phenomenal. The Lifestyle Spa is a culmination of 28 years of formulating products for spas and resorts worldwide,” said Michelle. The retail boutique show­­ cases many different products that are based on the use of energy and sustainability and all of the containers are recyclable. There’re also distinctive gifts and handmade jewelry displayed throughout the space. Apotheque (pronounced “uh-poth-uh-kee”) offers a unique “Lifestyle Spa Membership.” Clients pay a monthly flat rate and choose from one of six “one hour” services that include acupuncture, manicure/pedicure combo, massage, facial, or a body treatment. The

words: Alicia Stone Photos: JT Rhoades

membership also includes ten-percent off boutique items, additional treatment discounts, free wellness classes, and complimentary spa events. The space is also available for private parties, and “Sparties” where parties of six or more receive a ten=percent discount. They also offer day packages featuring two, three, or four 55-minute services. Owning a boat in the Oceanside Harbor, Michelle has paddled for the Oceanside Outrigger Club for 11 years and she’s very active in our community. She sponsors many groups including The Outrigger Club, Surf Museum, Oceanside Police, Wounded Warriors, The Live Well Project, Hera Hub, and also local elementary schools. Of all the beach towns Michelle could’ve chosen to open such a generous source for information and individually blended organic products— we’re truly lucky she chose Oceanside.

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Owner, Jason Houk.

were kind of like, “Let’s move to Temecula and open a store or let’s go to Oceanside.” He wasn’t backing Oceanside and he didn’t want to open one in Temecula, either, so I got another buddy of mine and opened one in Oceanside. I then ended up buying my friend out within the first year. I was on Wisconsin for a little over four years and then moved over here to our new location. Why Oceanside? There’s something about Oceanside that’s just dope. It’s by the beach but it’s not at all like Carlsbad or Encinitas. The people are real out here. This was the spot.

Grandeur words: Aaron schmidt

Photos: Zach Cordner

Grandeur is one of North County’s premier skate shops and it’s definitely easy to see why—Grandeur carries some of the best brands in the biz. Brands like HUF, JSLV, and DGK, among others. The store is literally adorned with all the latest and greatest in exclusive, hard-to-find streetwear and footwear. Their skate section is also on point with all the major board brands represented and their skate team is one of the area’s best. The following is an inter­­ view with Grandeur’s owner, Jason Houk. Read on to learn the history of Grandeur and how it all came to be. Do you know the history of the build­­ ing you’re in? It used to be a bar called The Nor­­ mandy. We’re located in the old card room area. When did you start Grandeur? This is the second location. I first opened Grandeur in 2006 on Wis­­ consin Street. I was running a shop with a buddy of mine in Escondido at the time and I just had to get out of there. I lived here and he lived in Temecula. We

How involved are you guys in the community? We used to do a lot. We haven’t done as many lately but at least a few times a year we’ll go to one of the local skateparks and do a Skate Day. We’ll hand out a bunch of product to any kid who’s skating and having a good time. It’s not a contest or anything like that. I mean, it doesn’t matter if you’re just learning how to drop into the ramp and you drop in, I’ll hook you up with a t-shirt or board—whatever we’re offering at the time. So you guys also do your own private label. How­­ are you on the Grandeur brand and what do you see happening with it in the future? With the Grandeur brand, we make t-shirts, hats, sweat­ shirts, jackets, socks, keychains, pins, and lighters—pretty much all the accessories. We got denim in the works. It’s just one of those things where people can represent their shops. I don’t really look at Grandeur like it’s a brand. What are your top selling brands? Kayo kills it. JSLV has been killin’ it. So has Flying Coffin. All Tum Yeto products do well. HUF, Dekline, and Lakai are doing well for footwear. And we just picked up Filament and it’s starting to pick up some momentum. What’s your future plans for the store? We should have an online store dropping here by the end of the year— and we’ll only be selling selective “collab” items on there that you can’t find in the store. There may also be a future store opening soon in a different state.

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Local business

Oceanside Dance Academy Words: Eric Klier

Photos: zach cordner

Located along a palm tree-lined stretch of Oceanside Boulevard, the Oceanside Dance Academy is a bustling dance studio full of happy faces and a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. Offering Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, recreation, competition, and “Mommy & Me” classes for children and a Hip Hop class and Zumba programs for adults, there’s something for everyone at ODA. With three studios at their Oceanside location and five studios at their Temecula location, Artistic Director Anjelica Wilson is a very busy and energetic business owner. Anjelica’s mother, Jocelyn K. Wilson, started ODA 25 years ago at their original location (just down the street from their current location), and though she’s no longer there in person—Jocelyn’s spirit definitely lives on at the studio. Patrons are welcomed by a beautiful picture of her dancing on the Oceanside beach as they walk in. Growing up dancing at her mother’s studio, Anjelica had no plans to pursue a dance career or to take over the management of the business. Inspired by her mother’s passion and commitment to the student’s of ODA, she felt it was important to keep her legacy going when her mother passed. Teaching dance is their business, but the end result for Anjelica and her staff is really to teach values beyond just dance that’ll serve their students well into the future. Anjelica loves to see the development of the dancers from beginning to end. She feels it’s a long-term investment in each child that dances with them, and one of her favorite things to do is write letters of recommendation for her college-bound students. ODA participates in dance competitions, but they keep the numbers small and like to emphasize quality—not quantity—and a true team spirit for their dancers. New students are given two free classes to find the right spot for them. Parents can view classes from the lobby on the live-feed screens Osider  52

The boys hip-hop class is one of the most popular.

from each studio and they can also watch classes through a one-way mirror in the hallway. Class scheduling and registration information can be found on their website, or you can drop in to speak to the very welcoming staff. The Oceanside Dance Academy is ready to keep the community dancing well into the future.

Oceanside Dance Academy 4095 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 940-6161 OCEANSIDEDANCE.COM

Local business

Kennedy’s Custom Cycles Words: Steve Becker

Photos: Christopher Donez

“The Kennedys are a force for good in the community of Oceanside.”

Owners, Bill and Mike.

If you ride a Harley Davidson motorcycle, chances are you’ve visited Kennedy’s custom Cycles. Since June 1st 1986, the Brothers Kennedy provided sales, service parts, and support to the “two-wheel” community. Back then—it was Bill, Mike, and Pat Kennedy who opened the doors. Brother Pat left the business and moved to Arizona not long after in order to escape the helmet laws California had recently enacted. Pat went on to become rather famous as a custom bike builder. I walked into the shop for the first time back in 1990 for a look around. I’d been off Harleys for about five years after starting a family. I needed to get back in the saddle. I’d never met Bill Kennedy, but he greeted me like an old friend. Needless to say, I was back on a Harley—all was good. The business grew, as did the Kennedy reputation. The Kennedys have been a pillar of the local business community and are known worldwide for their charitable contributions. They started hosting special events like “The Great Cover Up” to provide clothing and

blankets for the homeless and the needy. They’ve helped raise money for the Paralyzed Veterans, Brother Beno’s, and many others. Bill likes to tell you, “The only way to help yourself is by helping others.” He’s a rather pragmatic individual who tells you he’ll give you “a hand up—not a handout.” Through their civic involvement with city hall, their friendship with Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood who—by the way—attends each and every worthy event the Kennedys are involved with. The Kennedys are a force for good in the community of Oceanside. Mike’s son Kyle joined the crew in 2004 and runs the shop while Mike and Uncle Bill are away. Kyle looks a bit like the “Wolfman” from the old Lon Chaney movies. But not to worry—there’re no pentagrams visible on the palms of his hands and the shop closes before sundown on nights with full moons. Master mechanic Steve Laurence runs the full service and repair department. The guy’s a Harley Davidson wizard. No jobs are too big or too small for him. If you’ve never been to Kennedy’s Custom Cycles, you need to drop in and give them a visit. I sometimes refer to Kennedy’s Custom Cycles as “The second happiest place on Earth.” But then again, I ride a Harley.

Kennedy’s Custom Cycles 3028 San Luis Rey Road (760) 715-4832 KENNEDYSCUSTOMCYCLES.COM Osider  53

dining: valley

Pit Stop Diner The heart of oceanside dining words: aaron schmidt Photos: zach cordner

Upon walking into the Pit Stop Diner, you can’t help but notice the pristine 1964 Chrysler New Yorker so prominently parked in the middle of the dining area. There’re all sorts of 1950s-era memorabilia plastering the walls like old car license plates, street signs, and nostalgic photos. Customers have also been known to donate “kitsch-y” items to add to its decorative walls. It’s always a packed house at the Pit Stop Diner and it’s probably because the food is amazingly good and very affordable. Owner Artemios (Arte) Kefallinos opened The Pit Stop in 2010 and has been providing the locals with classic “American-style” breakfast, lunch, and dinner ever since. After starting the business with help from his father, Demetrios, Arte is dedicated to ensuring his family legacy lives on. “I’ve been doing this since I was a kid. As I got older, I was always working with my dad at stores that he had. A few years ago, I had the idea to open The Pit Stop and kept going with it—and here we are, ” said Arte. The Pit Stop Diner is also big on giving back to the community. “Now that’s its wintertime, I proudly do three or fundraisers a week for all the local high schools, “ said Arte. I do fundraisers for every single high school, every single middle school, and every single elementary schools multiple times a year—and that adds up to thousands of dollars.” Arte is dedicated to ensuring the well being of tons of local school kids in need that have health issues or other emergencies. “The future for this place is that we just have to maintain. We are big time supporters of veterans and the elderly. That’s why we have so many people in the Pit Stop Diner community eat here because we are one of the few places 3825 Mission Avenue D1 that’s affordable, “ said Arte proudly. “We keep it family.” (760) 901-4299 Osider  54

Owner, Arte Kefallinos.

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Promotional Details /Restrictions: From November 1- December 18, 2014, visitors to the California Welcome Center in Oceanside can enter to win one of twelve gift certificates to local businesses. No purchase necessary. Only one entry per day. Only one winner per household. Entries will be accepted between November 1 thru December 18, 2014, with daily drawings starting December 8, 2014

and concluding with a grand prize giveaway on December 19, 2014. Other restrictions may apply. The 12% discount is valid October 1 thru December 31, 2014. The discount can only be applied to retail merchandise and does not include attraction tickets. Must reference this advertisement to receive discount. Some restrictions may apply. PromoCode: holidaycheer2014

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dining: inland

Café de Thai Thai it all together Words & PHOTOS by NEENS

Café de Thai is a family-style restaurant run by an authentically eclectic crew. The owners, Paisan and Miko, are a Thai and Chinese couple who met in Bangkok. Miko was a Japanese language teacher at a University in Thailand. She started cooking because the Japanese government gave her a scholarship to live in Japan and teach Japanese people how to cook Thai food. Their head sushi chef, Van Vuong, is Chinese and from Vietnam. He started making sushi because he loves the presentation factor, and also because he loves to be behind the sushi bar entertaining customers. When asked why they do both Thai Food and Sushi, their comical yet truthful response was: “Thai Food and Sushi work good together because it decreases arguments amongst families. We serve both here, so people don’t have to be torn and go to two places. We have something for everyone!” Van’s philosophy of sushi is that he’d never serve fish that he wouldn’t eat himself. Quality is his main priority. The freshness of his Sashimi would make that his specialty, but he says that his baked California Roll—with garlic mayo scallops—is a crowd pleaser. Heading up the kitchen, Miko also has her own unique approach to Thai Food: “I love to take the best of all Asian foods and mix them together, but still keep it authentic. I like healthy food. I like to use less salt, less oil, and less sugar.” I could tell that Miko was an Asian chef who thought outside the box when I ate a cream cheese wonton and found avocado inside. It was a pleasant surprise. She also has house made desserts for you to try, like her mango cheesecake made with real mangos and Greek yogurt. For the experienced Thai Food eater, try their Hot Basil. You can choose a protein and it’s stir fried with chili, garlic, and basil. If you need an adventurous challenge, try the Spicy Green Bean dish. It has that Thai kick to it with onions, garlic, lemongrass, and minced galangal root—stirfried with green beans, shrimp and/or chicken and kaffir lime. Osider  56

Café De Thai 4196 Oceanside Boulevard Oceanside, CA 92056 (760) 945-5533 CAFEDETHAI.NET



December 6, 2014

Live performances Music Poetry Hands-on art Culinary delicacies Pop-up art galleries

Mega Reception NAKED

20th Century Nudes from the Dijkstra Collection

California Dreaming An International Portrait of Southern California

Notes to Our Sons and Daughters:


My Sister’s Voice

Thursday, November 13, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Neil Shigley: Invisible People

Music w Dancing w Gourmet Appetizers w Desserts w Specialty Wines Sponsored by 333 Pacific $20 for OMA members and $30 for nonmembers

Omar Lopex: Relampago

For more info visit


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dining: coastal

Petite Madeline Craft Bakery Words & PHOTOS by NEENS

Owner, Christine Loyola.

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Petite Madeline is a corner café in the heart of downtown Oceanside. In the building formerly occupied by the old California Surf Museum, the smell of resin and wax has gracefully been replaced by the aroma of melting butter and caramelizing sugar. Chef/owner, Christine Loyola, once did research for investment bankers in the Bay Area. While frequently taking clients out to high-end dinners, she started to fall in love with the fancy food she was being served and attempted to make them at home. When the market took a dive, Christine took her one-year severance, along with her new obsession, and went to culinary school for a full career change—a risk she was willing to take. We had a chat while I indulged in a hot cup of coffee, a variety of breakfast plates, and some pastries—including my personal fave, the “All Day Bun.” Chef Christine broke it down for me: “All of our food is handmade here, the artisan way. From our pastries and breads, to our homemade sausage. Everything is real time. We make it right in front of you.” Along with fresh baked goods, Petite Madeline also offers unique savory dishes. Their “Tea House Oatmeal” consists of buckwheat groats, forbidden rice, flax seed, and steel oats—with a full layer of fresh fruit on top. And her “French Basque Country Breakfast” is a portion of homemade sausage made embudito style (Filipino meatloaf) with lean pork, chicken, beef, raisins, pistachios, and a whole egg served with piperada sauce, grilled little gem lettuce, crushed croutons, eggs, and three slices of bread. I’m not sure if you caught all elements in those dishes, so you might want to read that again. I know, this is just oatmeal and sausage, but it’s oatmeal and sausage on the next level. “Craft” means that things are done in small batches, so that attention to detail is possible. While there are many Craft Petite Madeline Breweries here in San Diego, let’s put Petite 223 North Coast Highway Madeline first on the list for Craft Bakeries. Oceanside, CA 92054 They’re not just doing it—they’re doing it (760) 231-7300 right. You can taste the difference. PETITEMADELINEBAKERY.COM

killer pizza from mars 11am-4pm Daily Lunch Specials! NFL Game Day Specials! Over 25 Beers On Tap! Your Football Headquarters With 10 Flat Screen TV’s 3772 Mission Avenue, Suite 127 (760) 722-6060

open 7 days a week “Voted best pizza in Oceanside” Osider  59


Alphonzo Rawls Words: Louie Hayward PHOTOS: Zach Cordner

If you’ve ever owned a pair of skate shoes, chances are professional skateboarder/shoe designer—Alphonzo Rawls—probably designed them. Birthed in Thailand (with a short stint in Okinawa), he landed in Oceanside at age three. Like most kids in the early 80s, he’d play after school and on weekends at a local school playground. During his fifth grade summer while shoot­­ ing hoops at Libby Elementary, he met his local skate hero, Adrian Demain. Around this time, street skating was on the rise. Demain loaned Alphonzo his board to give skateboarding a try, and that was all she wrote—Alf lived and breathed skateboarding. His first skateboard was hand built. His second board was a Kamikaze complete. It wasn’t long before he got his first legit board—a Neil Blender. After being approached several times for sponsorship, Alf landed on H Street through another skate hero, Danny Way. He’d soon turn pro after the movie Shackle Me Not was released and got his first signature deck at the San Jose mini ramp jam. In 1995, he landed a pro shoe deal with Kastel and then added this to his roster, as well. It was this footwear sponsor that opened another passion—designing shoes. He had a knack for it and his creative juices were flowing. It wasn’t long before Alf was offered a job at Duffs to design their shoes. In footwear, he learned everything from top to bottom. After a ten year pro skateboarding career, Alf retired and accepted a job as head footwear designer for DC Shoes. In 2002, he broke away and became an independent shoe designer. Having a roster of brands under his belt (including Nike, DC Shoes, and Fallen to name a few) elevated his status and kept him extremely busy. Happily married and father of two, Alphonzo is set to enter his third career. Eight months and counting, his brand—“Everybody Skates—has made serious headway with 60 plus accounts domestically, and it’s also distributed in twelve countries. Ironically, everything has come full circle for him. Around the same time he started his company, he moved back to Oceanside—where it all began. Having made his mark in skateboarding and shoe design, we can anticipate “Everybody Skates” to be a huge success. Osider  60

CLC Loans on All Types of Vehicles

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Hours: 7am-2pm Monday-Thursday 7am-3pm Friday-Sunday


Toys for Tots is a long-standing mission of local Marines words: Promise yee Photo: zach cordner

The Toys for Tots children’s toy drive is a mission that U.S. Marine Reserves take as seriously as any other assignment. From October to mid December, reservists are tasked with overseeing donation bins, toy pickups, and making appearances at local toy drives. The goal is to collect and distribute toys to every local child in need. Last year, over 74,000 boys and girls received new toys for the holidays. To get the job done, reservists facilitate the efforts of companies, clubs, and individuals that volunteers to collect toys. Gunnery Sergeant Matthew Klepsa is the coordinator of the Camp Pendleton based North San Diego and Southwest River­­ side County efforts. He said some days he and fellow Marines volunteer for 24-hour shifts. Civilian volunteers also pitch in manhours and vehicles to transport toys. The need is critical. “There’re families that have gone two or three Christmases, that their children have not gotten a toy,” Klepsa said. “That’s why I volunteer.” To identify families in need, Marines partner with churches and nonprofit groups that work with low-income families. The ser­ vice groups gather holiday wish lists that include the age and gender of boys and girls in need, and serve as distribution points. Klepsa said he never meets the child­ren who receive the toys, but does get big thanks from the service groups. He said he also hears appreciation from toy donors who say it feels good to give to children. The American Legion Riders have been steady supporters of the toy drive. The motorcycle club—comprised of military veterans—takes part in the local benefit ride in which motorcycle riders, of all stripes, strap teddy bears, and toys to their bikes and then they ride to a destination to hand off the toys to Marines. The number of riders and toys collected varies each year, with both counts in the hundreds. This year American Legion Riders Chapter146 is organizing the Oceanside ride, which will meet up at the Veterans Association of North County on November 8. For more info on donating, visit

From left to right: GySgt. Mathew Klepsa, Cpl. Ricardo Lunk, Sgt. Antree Garza, Sgt. Henry Reyes and SSgt. John Farrell.

“There’re families that have gone two or three Christmases, that their children have not gotten a toy,” Klepsa said. “That’s why I volunteer.” Osider  63

The Arts

John Lamb Master’s Mural

photo: zach cordner

Admire the creativity of John Lamb’s newest mural masterpiece on display outside of the Masters Kitchen and Cocktail building. John worked many long hours in the hot sun to show you a little bit of his world. Here is John and Sharon taking a moment after completion of the mural.

bar and restaurant guide

The Draft Restaurant & Sports Bar

Bakeries Chow’s Donuts 1906 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 757-1355 Hill Street Donut House 1926 S Coast Highway (760) 439-7741 La Perla Tapatia 1910 Mission Avenue (760) 721-8486 Le Rendez-Vous French Bakery 4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 414-9109 Leroy’s Sweet Potato Shack 3800 Oceanic Drive (760) 722-2690 Mission Donut House 1502 Mission Avenue (760) 757-2979 Mr. Donuts 1950 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 967-6508 Petite Madeline Bakery 223 N Coast Highway (760) 231-7300 Red Ribbon Bake Shop 47 Douglas Drive (760) 754-8460 Sam’s Donut Shop 3504 College Boulevard Suite A (760) 945-0416 SK’s Donuts 1129 S Coast Highway (760) 722-0455 San Luis Rey Bakery & Restaurant 490 N El Camino Real (760) 433-7242 Bar And Grills Cabo Bar & Grill 212 N Tremont Street (760) 637-2450

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4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 631-4700 Irina’s Bar & Grill 3375 Mission Avenue (760) 433-5086 Junkyard Grill & Sports Bar 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd (760) 231-6600 Mission Avenue Bar & Grill (pg.23) 711 Mission Avenue (760) 637–2222 PCH Sports Bar & Grill 1835 S Coast Highway (760) 721-3955 Red Rooster 1985 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 754-8383 Rookie’s Sports Grill 2216 S El Camino Real (760) 757-1123 Tony’s Sports Bar & Grill 274 S Harbor Drive (760) 433-8466 Tremont Street Bar & Grill 311 N Tremont Street (760) 435-9555 BBQ Enzo’s BBQ 4111 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 643-9602 Felix’s BBQ with Soul 3613 Ocean Ranch Boulevard (760) 439-7072 Guahan Grill 4259 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 806-4826 Primo Foods 606 Morse Street (760) 439-8711 Smokey J’s Pit BBQ 2251 S El Camino Real (760) 435-9700

Bessie’s 232 South Coast Highway (760) 967-9371

Oceanside Ale Works 1800 Ord Way (760) 721-4253

Breakfast Club Diner 228 North Coast Highway (760) 722-3124

Pour House 1903 South Coast Highway (760) 730-5944

The Broken Yolk Cafe 2434 Vista Way (760) 967-9655

Stone Company Store 310 North Tremont Street (760) 529-0002

Buccaneer Café 1508 South Pacific Street (760) 966-1804

Surfside Tap Room 507 North Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054

Don’s Country Kitchen 1938 South Coast Highway (760) 722-7337

Tap That 3207 Roymar Road Suite E (760) 433-4827

Grandma’s Restaurant 539 Vista Bella (760) 757-8777


Harbor House Café 714 North Coast Highway (760) 722-2254 Hill Street Café 524 South Coast Highway (760) 966-0985 Jennie’s Café (pg.62) 1001 South Coast Highway (760) 433-2060 The Longboarder 400 Mission Avenue (760) 721-6776 Mary’s Family Restaurant 307 North Coast Highway (760) 722-3052 Start Fresh Café 1034 South Coast Highway (760) 439-7940 Stratford At the Harbor 280 South Harbor Drive (760) 453-2073 Swami’s Café 608 Mission Avenue (760) 966-1203 Breweries/Tap Rooms Bagby Beer Company

That Boy Good 207 N Coast Highway (760) 433-4227

601 South Coast Highway (760) 270-9075

Breakfast Diners And Cafés

Beer Brewing Company 1815 South Coast Highway (760) 505-0160

101 Café 631 South Coast Highway (760) 722-5220 Beachbreak Café (pg.6) 1802 South Coast Highway (760) 439-6355

Breakwater Brewing 101 North Coast Highway (760) 433-6064 Legacy Brewing Co. 363 Airport Road (760) 705-3221

Angelo’s Burgers 1050 South Coast Highway (760) 757-4064 Angelo’s Burgers 621 North Coast Highway (760) 757-5161 Hosie’s Pacific Pub 113 South Coast Highway (760) 722-5968 Paul’s Place 3671 Mission Avenue (760) 721-0124 Pit Stop Diner 3825 Mission Avenue (760) 901-4299 Ruby’s Diner 1 Oceanside Pier (760) 433-7829 Smashburger 3460 Marron Road (760) 729-1686 Ty’s Burger House 515 Mission Street (760) 757-5890 Chinese Chef Chin 3829 Plaza Drive (760) 806-9606 Chin’s Szechwan Cuisine 4140 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 631-4808 China Star Super Buffet 1401 Mission Avenue (760) 435-9001 Chu’s Quik Wok 815 College Boulevard (760) 726-7771 Great Wok Of China 4635 Frazee Road (760) 439-8939

Pick Up Stix 125 Old Grove Road (760) 967-4081 Quik Wok 2184 Vista Way (760) 439-2228 The Mandarin 1058 Mission Avenue (760) 439-0288 Coffee/Tea Black Rock Coffee Bar 1918 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 722-7133 Bubble Tea 318 Pier View Way (760) 967-0088 The Cup 206 Wisconsin Avenue (760) 231-9817 Hit the Spot Coffee 624 South Coast Highway (760) 433-3004 Jb Juice & Coffee 4635 Frazee Road (760) 529-0807 Jitterz Coffee Pub 510 North Coast Highway (760) 967-7886 Kona Hut 1940 South Freeman Street (760) 757-7873 Nautical Bean Coffee Co. 240 Harbor Drive South (760) 722-4851 Pier View Coffee Company 300 Pier View Way (760) 966-1150 San Diego Coffee Tea & Spice 1722 South Coast Highway (760) 439-8001 Succulent Cafe 322 North Cleveland Street (760) 717-9612 Tapioca Express 2611 Vista Way (760) 722-8279 Deli/Sandwiches Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen 3617 Ocean Ranch Boulevard (760) 435-0006 Z-Market San Miguel Deli 3200 Mission Avenue (760) 967-2184 Firehouse Subs 2619-B1 Vista Way (760) 721-4321

Harbor Pelican

1380 North Pacific Street (760) 722-5853 The Cheesesteak Grill

1771 South Oceanside Boulevard (760) 529-0077 Cream of the Crop 2009 South Coast Highway (760) 433-2757 I Love Bagels Cafe 3910 Vista Way (760) 945-3838 Port of Subs 510 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 439-3354 Red & White Market 510 Vista Way (760) 433-5516 Jersey Mike’s Subs 4111 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 295-3339 Submarina 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 945-7840 Gastropub Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen (pg.19) 626 South Tremont Street (760) 453-2940 Local Tap House (pg.4) 308 S Coast Hwy (760) 547-1469 LOCALTAPHOUSE.COM Masters Kitchen and Cocktail (pg. 9) 208 South Coast Highway (760) 231-6278 MASTERSOCEANSIDE.COM German Irina’s Bar & Grill 3375 Mission Avenue (760) 433-5086 Hawaiian L&L Hawaiian Barbecue 4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 726-0888 Maui Hawaiian BBQ 2455 Vista Way (760) 722-8383 Ohana Hawaiian BBQ 459 College Boulevard (760) 630-6800 Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt

Baskin Robbins 4201 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 631-1286

Fratelli’s 3915 Mission Avenue (760) 696-9007

Baskin Robbins 1112 South Coast Highway (760) 722-0654

Killer Pizza From Mars (pg.59) 3772 Mission Avenue (760) 722-6060 KILLERPIZZAFROMMARS.COM

Coldstone Creamery 4635 Frazee Road (760) 433-8658 Coldstone Creamery 514 Mission Avenue (760) 722-0880 FroYo Love 3480 Marron Road (760) 434-0701 Frugos Yogurt 3509 Cannon Road (760) 732-1000 J.R.’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice 1943 South Coast Highway (760) 809-8304 Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt 4160 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 940-9866 Nana And Pop’s Sweet Shop 280 Harbor Drive (760 722-1723 Ocean Rainbow 3784 Mission Avenue (760) 435-0750 Red Cup Frozen Yogurt 301 Mission Avenue (760) 637-2189 Red Cup Frozen Yogurt 4259 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 842-8738 Southern Snoballs 802 South Tremont Street (760) 496-8690

La Casa Pizza 209 North Tremont Street (760) 722-1949 The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza 1706 Pacific Coast Highway (760) 453-2500 Roma’s Pizza & Grill 617 North Redondo Drive (760) 757-2003 Rosina’s Italian Restaurant 3613 Ocean Ranch Boulevard (760) 721-5000 Round Table Pizza 3440 Marron Road (760) 434-5977 Santino’s Pizza 401 Mission Avenue (760) 967-6300 Shakey’s Pizza Parlor 4141 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 940-4243 Tony Pepperoni Pizzeria 805 College Boulevard (760) 726-6400 Two Brothers From Italy 4760 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 758-3638 Upper Crust Pizza 4196 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 630-9330


Venetos 608 North Coast Highway (760) 722-1228

Big Bob’s Best Pizza 3617 Ocean Ranch Boulevard (760) 231-5050

ZIGZAG Pizza 333 North Myers Street (760) 433-1555

Brooklyn Boyz Pizza 2183 Vista Way (760) 757-4992


Carmine’s 119 South Coast Highway (760) 966-6888 Cusimano’s Pizzeria 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 414-1200 Dominic’s at the Harbor Restaurant & Pizzeria 268 Harbor Drive South (760) 754-1881

Aria Korean BBQ & Sushi 3744 Mission Avenue (760) 967-4090 Café De Thai & Sushi 4196 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 945-5533 Go Go Japan Sushi 4121 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 630-1288 Hana Sushi 2415 Vista Way (760) 439-3283 Osider  67

Harney Sushi 301 Mission Avenue (760) 967-1820 Sushi N Joy 2530 Vista Way (760) 721-1888 Hon Sushi 1733 South Coast Highway (760) 529-0255 Kaisen 1906 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 757-1484 Kyoto Gift & Food 559 Greenbrier Drive (760) 757-5456 Love Boat Sushi 125 Old Grove Road (760) 721-3737 Sushi 21 2216 South El Camino Real (760) 722-8210 Teri Café 2216 South El Camino Real (760) 722-8399 Umi Japanese Grill & Café 401 Mission Avenue (760) 439-3566 Waraii Sushi 4750 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 630-3770 Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub 1815 South Coast Highway (760) 271-0531 Korean Aria Korean BBQ & Sushi 3744 Mission Avenue (760) 967-4090 Waraii Sushi 4750 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 630-3770 Mexican Anita’s Restaurant 309 South Coast Highway (760) 722-6323 Anita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 2250 South El Camino Real (760) 757-7745 Bull Taco 1815 South Coast Highway (760) 453-2103 Café Rosarita 1816 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 722-6224 Carlito’s Chicken 158 Roymar Road (760) 433-3427 Osider  68

Ceja’s Mexican Diner & Grill 4259 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 945-2199 Colima’s Mexican Restaurant 404 Pier View Way (760) 439-4045 Compadres Chicken 4225 B Oceanside Boulevard (760) 806-6867 Davina’s Mexican Restaurant 3320 Mission Avenue (760) 722-8017 De Kotija’s Taco Shop 3504 College Boulevard (760) 758-0399 Diego’s Mexican Food 1030 South Coast Highway (760) 721-1985 El Mundo De Mariscos 3110 San Luis Rey Road (760) 754-8922 Fiesta Mexicana 3784 Mission Avenue (760) 757-9872 Johnny Manana’s 308 Mission Avenue (760) 721-9999 King Burrito 3490 Marron Road (760) 720-9747 La Perla Tapatia 625 North Redondo Drive (760) 722-2877 La Perla Tapatia 1910 Mission Avenue (760) 721-8486 Los Tacos 2183 Vista Way (760) 757-8226 Marieta’s 485 Vandegrift Boulevard (760) 967-1769 Mariscos Ensenada 1405 South El Camino Real (760) 967-6024 Mi Asador Mexican and Seafood Restaurant

4750 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 806-6684 Pedro’s Tacos 656 Benet Road (760) 722-7221 Pollos Maria 125 Old Grove Road (760) 435-9071

Roberto’s Taco Shop #13 518 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 757-2377

Hunter Steak House 1221 Vista Way (760) 433-2633

Roberto’s Taco Shop 2983 Via Las Rosas (760) 433-5004


Roberto’s Taco Shop 3617 Ocean Ranch Boulevard (760) 721-1296 San Luis Rey Bakery & Restaurant 490 N El Camino Real (760) 433-7242 Peruvian Panca Peruvian Cuisine & Rotisserie 1902 South Coast Highway (760) 722-3396 Seafood 333 Pacific 333 North Pacific Street (760) 433-3333 Harbor Fish & Chips 276 Harbor Drive South (760) 722-4977 Hello Betty Fish House 211 Mission Avenue (760) 722-1008 Joe’s Crab Shack 314 Harbor Drive (760) 722-1345 Jolly Roger 1900 Harbor Drive North (760) 722-183

Café De Thai & Sushi 4196 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 945-5533 Ocean Thai 2455 Vista Way (760) 722-9779 Ocean Thai 3846 Mission Avenue (760) 967-9901 Papaya Bay Thai 3815 Mission Avenue (760) 529-4766 Rim Talay 508 Mission Avenue (760) 435-2007 Thai Garden 4750 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 940-1009 Thai Table 1910 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 721-4850 The Wok Inn 511 Mission Avenue (760) 754-2167

Taiwanese Taiwan Cafe 4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 945-2156 Vietnamese

Karina’s Ceviche & Oysters 1702 Mission Avenue (760) 722-7000

I Love Pho 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 630-8889

Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill 262 Harbor Drive South (760) 433-1900

Mr. Pho 4750 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 940-1306

Marisco’s Ensenada 1405 South El Camino Real (760) 967-6024

Pho House 3753 Mission Avenue (760) 754-9999

Oceanside Broiler 1325 North Harbor Drive (760) 722-3474

Pho Oceanside 518 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 754-2828

Tin Fish Oceanside 302 North The Strand (760) 966-0007

Yummy Pho 4225 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 631-1800

Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub 1815 South Coast Highway (760) 271-0531 Steakhouses 333 Pacific 333 North Pacific Street (760) 433-3333

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What Socket Wrenches and Power Tools Can’t Fix:

Reality Health Check for Guys Why is it that guys tend to take better care of their car than their health? Even the strongest people may face physical and mental illnesses that can slow them down. Don’t wait for the “check engine” light to turn on. Ask your doctor about:

Prostate Cancer (most common in men 50+) This disease occurs when the cells in the prostate grow far more rapidly than normal, resulting in a tumor. Prostate cancer is usually a slow growing cancer, often causing no symptoms until it is in an advanced stage. Symptoms:

• A frequent need to urinate • A painful or burning sensation during urination or ejaculation


• Highly treatable with surgery, radiation, and other therapys

Testicular Cancer (most common in men 15-35 years) This illness starts as an abnormal growth or tumor that develops in one or both testicles. Every man should have his doctor explain the steps of a testicular self-exam, a simple but very important practice that can help a guy determine if something is not quite right. Symptoms:

• Swelling or a lump in a testicle • Aches or pain in the lower abdomen or groin


• Highly treatable with surgery, radiation, and other therapys

Depression (at any age) It is not a sign of weakness, and it is more than feeling sad. Depression is a serious medical disease that involves disturbances in mood, activity level, interests, appetite and social behavior. Symptoms:

• Loss of interest • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating


• Medication and psychotherapy

• Irritability

• Fatigue

Need A Doctor? Tri-City Medical Center’s affiliated physicians are here to answer your questions and provide you with the care you need to stay on top of your game. To find a physician in your area please call (855)222-8262 or visit Osider  71

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The Osider Magazine | Volume 1 Issue 4 (November / December 2014)  

Inside This Issue: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hill Street, Oceanside’s Great Craft Brew Spots, Petite Madeline, Kennedy’s, Grandeur, Co...

The Osider Magazine | Volume 1 Issue 4 (November / December 2014)  

Inside This Issue: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hill Street, Oceanside’s Great Craft Brew Spots, Petite Madeline, Kennedy’s, Grandeur, Co...