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Coastal Exposures THE OSIDER JULY / AUGUST 2022

Reagan Guitar Williams performs on the Moose Lodge float at this year's Independence Parade. Photo by Jesse Lopez

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Here's something you don't see everyday in Oceanside. A giant herd of goats was used for brush clearing in the Valley near Mission Avenue and Highway 76. Photo by Zach Cordner

Coastal Exposures THE OSIDER JULY / AUGUST 2022

A seat at the 2022 Oceanside High School commencement ceremony was dedicated to Logan Lipton. In 2016, Logan was tragically killed on Coast Highway while riding his bike to school. Logan would have graduated with the class of 2022. Photo by Jesse Lopez




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D E P A R T M E N T S 6 COASTAL EXPOSURES Featuring our best images of Oceanside on tap. Photography by Jesse Lopez and Zach Cordner 14 SET IN STONE “50 issues, can you believe it?” 18 OCEANSIDE’S FINEST • Sunny Soto-Briscoe 20 GREEN O • New Food Scraps Program 22 HIDDEN GEMS • Western Skate Co. 24 LOCAL FLAVOR • With Chef Daniel Pundik of LTH 26 HOMEGROWN • Coral Mcduffee 30 ARTS • Shaping Boards & Lives 42 COMMUNITY • U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships 68 LOCAL RETAILER • Jane & Evie’s Used Books 70 LOCAL BUSINESS • Goldie’s Record Company



74 COASTAL • Allmine 76 VALLEY • Mariscos Huatulco Mexican Seafood & Grill 78 COASTAL • HIGH-Pie 80 RESTAURANT AND BAR GUIDE The Osider guide to all the best bars and eateries in town 86 FAST FORWARD TO YESTERDAY Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater

F E A T U R E S 36 10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE 1950s IN OCEANSIDE Learn about our city during the “golden age” in America 44 THE HISTORY OF OCEANSIDE A new book highlighting our city’s past 50 SHANE HALL East Coast cool meets California sway

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A word from the publisher

50 issues, can you believe it? We couldn’t be more honored. When we started The Osider back in 2014, we knew that Oceanside needed a voice to preserve our history, highlight the amazing people who call Oceanside home, while at the same time, showcasing all that this amazing place has to offer. What we didn’t know is that since that time, we’d see Oceanside continue to grow into its full potential, but not without trials and tribulations. Together, we survived a global pandemic with the help of crowd funding, and support from our family of advertisers and community. We’ve had so much support from our readership, photographers, writers, and vendors that we often pinch ourselves to make sure we aren’t dreaming. To be able to be a part of preserving our history, while making this magazine is truly an honor. We, as a staff, will never take this for granted. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We promise to continue making the best magazine we can each and every issue we produce. There are so many more stories to tell, and we look forward to bringing them to you for years to come. We proudly raise our glasses in your honor to say cheers to the next 50! Jamey Stone 14

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PUBLISHER Jamey Stone/Publisher/Co-Founder EDITORIAL Zach Cordner/Creative Director/Co-Founder Dwayne Carter/Design Director Aaron Schmidt/Editorial Director ADVERTISING Nolan Woodrell/Advertising Director ADMINISTRATION Alicia Stone CONTRIBUTORS Renordo Bowen, Alondra Figueroa, Ciara Gutierrez, Eric Klier, Katie LaLicata, Jesse Lopez, Kristi Hawthorne, Leah Lee, Vladimir Medvinsky, Charlie Neuman, Shelby Rowe, Elizabeth Schwartze, Tray Seidler, Russell Spencer, Alicia Stone, Santiago Vega SPECIAL THANKS Oceanside Historical Society, Tim Wrisley, Amber Lussier, Alondra Figueroa, Bruce The Trenchcoat Guy, Anamarina Hernandez, The Carter Family, The Woodrell Family, The Becker Family, Ron Goodin, Bailey Stone, Braden Stone, Judy Camp, The Hoffer Family, Steve and Linda Josepho, Jean Josepho, Bottom Line Management, Oceanside Museum of Art, and all of our advertisers


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On the Cover: Shane Hall posted up in front of the Top Gun House. Photo by Zach Cordner


It’s remarkable how Oceanside’s Finest continually go above and beyond when providing for fellow Osiders. Sunny Soto-Briscoe exemplifies that title for her dedication to marginalized people in Oceanside. Sunny is the mastermind behind Sunny Street Outreach. As Oceanside gentrifies, and becomes an idyllic beach destination, there are many Osiders that are left out of the equation— including the houseless. When lockdown began in March 2020, Sunny got to work, providing meals for fellow houseless Oceanside residents. Why the term houseless? B ecause many of the unsheltered are not “homeless”— Oceanside is their home—they simply do not have a house. Sunny is also an active member and proud supporter of the North County LGBTQ Center. Taking care of our own—all of them—makes Sunny Soto-Briscoe a selfless leader, and one of Oceanside’s Finest. As a member of the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Indians, Sunny’s a true Oceanside native. She attended Palmquist Elementary, Lincoln Middle School, Oceanside High, and Mira Costa Community College. When lockdown began in March 2020, they were looking for an outlet with extra time on her hands, when they met Jordan Elijah of Humanity Showers. She offered her skills as a chef and told him, “This is my talent, I can cook in bulk for really cheap.” She noted that the houseless didn’t even know what was happening when the world locked down in March 2020. Since then, Sunny has honored her word. They have served approximately 25,000 meals—sometimes upwards of 1,000/month. She has received food donations from supporters across

the county, and is incredibly proud to show up for those that needed her most. Truly representing ever y thing great in Oceanside, in December 2021, she married her wife, Alysha, at the Marina Suites, with a reception at Hill Street Country Club. They love raising their daughter Aluna in the Oceanside community of supporters. She’s very proud of her involvement in the North County LGBTQ Center stating, “I know my kid will have a totally different experience in school than I did. The North County LGTBQ

“I know my kid will have a totally different experience in school than I did. The North County LGTBQ Center really help the youth and that resonates with me—to go full circle, and help those that need help” Center really help the youth and that resonates with me—to go full circle, and help those that need help.” What began as a dream in 2016, the future is bright for Sunny Street Outreach that operates on 100-percent grassroots funding. Their slogan is “Donate Local.” Sunny Street Outreach focuses on community, compassion, and hospitality and offers a chef-driven menu. They use sustainablysourced products, and environmentally-friendly supplies. “It’s super important for us to not cut 19

corners for cheaper, less sustainable products, because looking out for the community, includes looking out for Mother Earth,” they professed. Sunny, and her wife want to start their own small business called BAE (Breakfast and Espresso). BAE is a mobile kitchen and coffee trailer. They want it to be a drive-thru breakfast trailer with a “Buy One, Give One” business model. Customers can buy food from 6:30am to 2:30pm, and then the “free food” hours for those in need will be 3 to 5pm. They’ve started a Go Fund Me page to help bring this locally-owned, small business dream to fruition at With deep roots in all aspects of the community, Sunny is a welcome presence throughout Oceanside. They work at Pacific Coast Spirits, where they create a signature cocktail with proceeds benefiting a designated non-profit with a “Give Back” cocktail. They also work at Blooms Flower Shop in Artist Alley. Sunny knows personally that a few unfortunate life events can render one houseless. When it comes to helping the houseless, “they’re not going anywhere.” While the homeless shelter is being built in Oceanside, Sunny has started a petition for a Safe Lot—a spot for families to safely park their vehicles. It’s an effective model that’s worked in many other parts of California. As Oceanside’s Finest, Sunny is always actively working to make Oceanside an amazing city for everyone—regardless of income, orientation, and socio-economic status. Thank you, Sunny! Please follow Sunny Street Outreach on Instagram @sunnystreetoutreachmvmt


How Local Restaurants are Adapting to the New Food Scraps Program

The State of California has implemented SB1383 in an attempt to reduce the carbon emissions of greenhouse gasses by preventing organic waste like food and soiled paper from entering our landfills. The mandate which went into effect in January of 2022, requires that Californians reduce organics disposal by 75% by the year 2025. While this is a difficult task for any California resident or business, this is a particularly heavy request for restaurants as methane that is created from organic waste is primarily generated through the disposal of food scraps. This is why the City of Oceanside, in partnership with Waste Management, has been hard at work promoting the Food Scraps Program in an attempt to ease the transition that is required for all California businesses from the

traditional two streams of waste disposal being trash and recycling to the new three streams of trash, recycling, and food scraps. Oceanside began supplying businesses with organics bins back in 2020 with the understanding that SB1383 was going to be a difficult transition for many. While some local businesses are adjusting to the new requirements with the help of the city, others have fully incorporated the Food Scraps Program, and others still have found success and cost saving techniques through innovative sustainable operations along with the implementation of the Food Scraps Program. The Plot which is located at 1733 S. Coast Hwy is a completely plant-based restaurant whose commitment to sustainability and zero waste is

second to none. Co-founders Jessica and Davin Waite have even created The Plot Garden Project which is “a space built to educate, grow, and expand upon the mission of The Plot and connect our community with their source of food.” The Plot adopted zero waste methods early on and has been working with the City of Oceanside to incorporate the Food Scraps Program since well before the required start date in January of 2022. The Plot is also working to help people start thinking about the little changes that can collectively make a big impact like buying locally or avoiding single-use plastics. While the Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen is adjusting to the requirements set out in SB1383, they have been sustainably sourcing much of their raw

materials locally for years. With recent supply chain issues adding yet another hurdle to operations for most businesses, The Flying Pig has looked to their neighbors for a resolution by sourcing their ingredients from local providers including seafood from San Diego, microgreens from Dedo Verde in Carlsbad, truffle oil from Vista, strawberries grown in Carlsbad, and of course, produce from the Oceanside Farmer’s Market. Expensive supply chain costs and setbacks can be avoided when the supply chain starts and ends within a 10-mile

radius. The Flying Pig’s new location at 509 Mission Ave in Oceanside opened in September of 2021 and has been committed to sustainable innovation ever since the original Flying Pig opened back in 2011. An Oceanside staple, Angelo’s Burgers has been in operation for over 40 years. At a time when inflation is sending the cost of everything up, Angelo’s successful implementation of the food scraps program has helped the restaurant keep costs down which translates to customers 21

saving money on their orders. After speaking with the legend, himself, Angelo stated that their limited space for bin placement was an issue at first, but after working with the City of Oceanside to get the right sized units, implementation has been a success. Angelo’s three Oceanside locations which are all run by either Angelo or one of Angelo’s children are located at 621 N Coast Hwy, 1050 S Coast Hwy, and 2035 S Coast Hwy. They also have a location in Encinitas at 608 S Coast Hwy 101. The City of Oceanside and Waste Management know that this can be a difficult transition, which is why they have committed to helping business owners implement the new requirements. The City of Oceanside’s Zero Waste Team is assisting by providing free indoor food scraps carts for businesses, offering in-person employee training and educational materials, and by ensuring that the servicing of the food scraps bins remains the least expensive of the three services. The City of Oceanside is looking forward to helping more businesses and restaurants on the road to compliance with regulations set out in SB1383.

For more information on SB1383 or for assistance relating to commercial business requirements please visit or contact the City’s Zero Waste Team at



Located in the valley, Western Skate Co. is a newly opened skate shop/skate supply warehouse and is owned and operated by Tim Scanlan and his wife Carrie White Scanlan. “The true owner here is Dave White. Known by many as “LA Dave,” this place is the story of his classic collection. Dave’s had a skate shop since 1978 and he is Carrie’s dad,” said Tim. “Dave reopened his shop after a transition period in 1998, so all the inventory he has here is a collection of things he’s saved over the years.” When you have a retail store, sometimes your backroom gets stocked up on things that didn’t find their way forward. Dave’s shop was originally called Hot Skates in Glendale in 1978 and then he moved to LA on Hyperion in Los Feliz in 1990, and it became LA Skate Co. Then he (along with Tim) opened Long Beach Skate Co. in 2010. Both shops are still in operation. Western Skate Co. carries collectible goods leftover from the late 90s and early 2000s skate scene that Dave had saved from his skate shop and stored in a 3,000 square foot warehouse from over twenty years ago. You’ll find all kinds of skate related items like big brand name skate shoes, decks, and clothing from that special era in skateboarding. “What I’m realizing and most of the people that have shopped with us are realizing is the story of ‘Oh, I had that deck that one time and it reminds me of this one time and place, or my friend had that, or I didn’t have enough money to get it at the time.’ So there’s all these stories of

not just the product, but the emotion around it and the people attached to it and that’s what skateboarding is,” explained Tim. “There’s that story in any skate shop, and we’re seeing that kind of excitement on these products with everyone.” The product featured at Western Skate Co. is brand new—it’s been shrink wrapped on a pallet and stored away for many years, now finally seeing the light of day here in Oceanside at the newly formed Western Skate Co. You’ll find all the legendary skate shoe brands like Etnies, Emerica, eS, DC Shoe Co., Vans, Globe, HUF, Adidas, Osiris, Circa, Converse, Lakai, Adio, Duffs, Gravis, and DVS, just to name a few. “It’s classic shoes at varying price points. We also sell classic decks, t-shirts, pants, jackets, hoodies, hats, socks, and accessories all from the last 25 years. You can open a box and see that it’s three years old, and then you could get a box that’s from 2015 or even older. We have a splattering of some boards to set up, but it’s mostly our collectibles. Our story is our collectibles and having access to these rad pieces of history. It’s not a blow out sale. It’s a fair market. We don’t want to come in here and cheapen the concept of classics.” “ We are a collectible store and we’re developing our hours more and more. We also have this website that we’re building — — that will feature our collection, but we can’t price things fast enough. It also features announcements on our schedule, on our public offerings, and when we’re going to 22

do private showings,” explained Tim. “I have a guy named Keith Mosher working for us and he’s been around skateboarding for a long time and he’s a do-er. He came in and helped make our system better. We chose Oceanside because I grew up around here and got my first skateboard from Ray Underhill at Witt’s Pipeline. My wife and I moved down here to raise our two daughters Ireland and Hazel.” Open every first and third weekend, this hidden gem is your “go to” for all things skate related and highly collectible. Just make sure to check their Instagram or website for their official hours of operation.

Tim, Ireland, Carrie, and Hazel Scanlan.

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“ I picked this dish to feature in The Osider as it’s similar to a new item on the LTH menu. This is the “family style” version to make a fun night out of Spaghetti & Meatballs. At LTH, we wrap a smaller version of this in garlic butter puff pastry and serve with some of our kale pesto! This dish is nostalgic to me in so many ways and I’m sure you’ll love it.” — Chef Daniel Pundik Tomato Sauce

Meatball Mix



1 (28-ounce) canned tomatoes 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving 1/3 red onion, medium diced 3 cloves garlic, sliced into chunks Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional) 2 handful fresh basil, torn, plus more for serving Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pound spaghetti, for serving cooked al Dente Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

1 pound 80-percent lean ground beef (could substitute with ground pork) 1 large egg beaten 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 teaspoons minced garlic 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley 24

Preparation 1. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl. 2. Form meat into four-ounce balls. 3. Fill with four ounces of spaghetti. 4. Add one ounce of any cheese of your choice. 5. Pinch sides and roll ball tight. 6. P lace on oiled sheet pan and bake till 185-degrees internal temperature. 7. Plate on bed of tomato sauce. 8. S prinkle Parmesan and anything else you love on your Spaghetti & Meatballs.

Chef Daniel Pundik




If you’re a surfer here in Oceanside, there’s no doubt that the next generation of young surfers around here are girls and they’ve been surfing on another level. Coral Mcduffee is undeniably a big part of this new breed. Growing up in a surfing family has shaped her future in many ways. Her mom Daisy worked at Surfride for 25 years—both in the shop, and running the surf camp at North Jetty, while her dad Matt has been a staple in the local lineups for as long as I can remember. With her mom running the surf camp, Coral and her peer group grew up on the beach at North jetty. She was in good company with friends like Tex Mitchell, Makena Foster, and Caity Simmers. THEOSIDER.COM

All of these young surfers have gone on to become sponsored and well chiseled competitors. Caity, which Coral considers both a friend and little sister, has already qualified for the world tour, but has pulled back to have another year to be with friends and family while honing her craft. Like a good big sister, Coral has been a big part of Caity’s inner circle, even traveling abroad with her as chaperone. Coral graduated early from high school at Coastal Academy and went on to college at Point Loma Nazarene where she graduated with a degree in business, marketing, and finance. Most recently, Coral was hired at Stab Magazine as a 26

staff writer in the editorial dept. Her writing is amazing, and with Stab located right here in Oceanside, it’s nice to have a local female voice contributing to the world of surfing. Coral loves Oceanside for its strong working-class pedigree and acknowledges it in her solid work ethic. At only 22 years young, this is just the beginning for this young lady and the sky's the limit. I couldn’t imagine a better person to share our view of surfing in the best city on the coast. Keep up the good work, Coral. Follow Coral on Instagram @coralraey

Community Events Calendar July/August 2022








First Free Friday with Music @ OMA 5-9pm



First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk @ downtown 5-9pm


Oceanside Fireworks Show @ Rancho Del Oro Road




Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm


Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary Walk 8-10am


Movies Under The Stars: SOUL @Harrahs 8pm


Outdoor Concert @ Mission San Luis Rey 6-8:30pm

Farmer's Market 9am-1pm Sunset Market 5-9pm


Albion Cup National Soccer Showcase @ SoCal Sports Complex


Two-Day Workshop: Art In Context @ OMA 1-4pm


Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm


Kid’s Summer Camp @ Mission San Luis Rey 8:30am-1pm

Kid’s Summer Camp @ Mission San Luis Rey 8:30am-1pm




Kid’s Summer Camp @ Mission San Luis Rey 8:30am-1pm


Get Crafty @ Harrahs 4pm Oceanside Samoan Cultural Celebration @ Civic Center Plaza Albion Cup National Soccer Showcase @ SoCal Sports Complex







Kid’s Summer Camp @ Mission San Luis Rey 8:30am-1pm

Farmer's Market 9am-1pm

Mo’s KPop Summer Beach Festival @ Pier Plaza Amphitheatre 3- 6pm

Sunset Market 5-9pm


Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm



Taste Of Art: Metamorphosis @ OMA 1-4pm

Surf Cup Invitational @ SoCal Sports Complex

Surf Cup Invitational @ SoCal Sports Complex

Farmer's Market 9am-1pm Sunset Market 5-9pm


Surf Cup Invitational @ SoCal Sports Complex


Surf Cup Invitational @ SoCal Sports Complex


Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm


Book Signing by Patrick Moser @ California Surf Museum 6-8pm


Farmer's Market 9am-1pm Sunset Market 5-9pm

Moonshine Bandits @ Harrahs 8pm

Surf Cup Invitational @ SoCal Sports Complex


Surf Cup Invitational @ SoCal Sports Complex


The South O Car Show is August 20th at South O Elementary.




Surf Cup Invitational @ SoCal Sports Complex



Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm









Sunset Market 5-9pm

First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk @ downtown 5-9pm

Oceanside Soccer SoCal Cup @ SoCal Sports Complex

Farmer's Market 9am-1pm

First Free Friday with Music @ OMA 5-9pm

Get Crafty @ Harrahs 4pm

Matt Fraser @ Harrahs 8pm


Oceanside Soccer SoCal Cup @ SoCal Sports Complex


Longboard Surfing Club Contest & Beach Festival @ Oceanside Pier


Two-Day Workshop: Painting the colors of Italy@ OMA 1-4pm



Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm


Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm


World Bodysurfing Championships @ Oceanside Pier


San Diego Senior Olympics Pickleball @ Melba Bishop Recreational Center

Farmer's Market 9am-1pm Sunset Market 5-9pm



Taste Of Art: Expressive Watercolors @ OMA 6-8pm



Attack Summer Classic @ SoCal Sports Complex

Attack Summer Classic @ SoCal Sports Complex



Longboard Surfing Club Contest & Beach Festival @ Oceanside Pier

Gin Blossoms @ Harrahs 8pm

Sunset Market 5-9pm




Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm


Comedy Night @ The Privateer Marketplace 7:30-8:30pm



Farmer's Market 9am-1pm Sunset Market 5-9pm


Longboard Surfing Club Contest & Beach Festival @ Oceanside Pier

South O Car Show@ South O Elementary 9am ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience @ Harrahs 8pm World Bodysurfing Championships @ Oceanside Pier

Farmer's Market 9am-1pm

Iya Terra with E.N Young & Imperial Sound @ Harrahs 8pm




San Diego Senior Olympics Pickleball @ Melba Bishop Recreational Center


San Diego Senior Olympics Pickleball @ Melba Bishop Recreational Center Chris Rock @ Harrahs 8pm




If it’s even possible to encapsulate a legend in four words, the California Surf Museum has nailed it. Located here in Oceanside, their current exhibit “Shaping Boards and Lives” featuring the life and works of Donald Takayama perfectly presents and honors a man that did exactly that—shape boards and lives—and so much more. Not only did Donald impact the surfing world and generations of wave riders and their thoughts about shapes of boards and how to experience waves, he was also quite a figure in the local Oceanside community, as well. This exhibit is a beautiful collaboration and collection of photos, words, surfboards, and memories of Donald’s life. The museum committee, Takayama’s family, and members of the surf community worked together to create an exposition that truly honors and represents who Donald was to the world—a talented and masterful surfboard shaper who joyfully represented the Aloha spirit and the community and soul of surfing in its roots. Here you can take a walk through the life of Mr. Takayama— beginning with his early years in Hawaii. At a young age, Donald began shaping and surfing his own boards. This pure raw talent garnered the attention of Dale Velzy—a well-known balsa surfboard shaper of the time—and hence began a relationship. This was the catalyst to get young Donald off the island, and into the shaping bays of the thriving surf scene of Southern California. Traditionally known for shaping noseriders (a long board style), as the surfing world changed, 30

so did D onald’s shapes. He was a natural longboarder, but he flowed effortlessly into the shortboard revolution. Over the years, he was able to adapt and apply his wave and shaping knowledge to create innovative designs— all while adapting and tweaking his traditional shapes, too! Although he came to the North Country area in the late 60s, his name was already solidified in the surfing world. Donald became a staple in the Oceanside scene in the 80s when he joined and help resurrect the Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club—and longboard surfing in general. From there, in addition to his surfing presence (and in true Hawaiian fashion), Takayama had a presence on the grill and hang out scene, too. In 1991, the surf museum landed in Oceanside (tucked right on the ocean above the pier) and the surfboard master/grill master himself become famous for showing up to events and parties with grill in hand and ready to share his love. For seasoned surfers, Oside locals, and tourists from afar—this new exhibit solidifies the California Surf Museum as a must-see attraction in Oceanside. Not only does the museum exemplify the life and legend of Donald Takayama—the whole museum is loaded with a plethora of artifacts of surfing history. Open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm, the Shaping Boards & Lives exhibit is just one of the many impressive offerings carefully and thoughtfully curated by the museum committee, board members, and museum volunteers. California Surf Museum 312 Pier View Way (760) 721-6876 @casurfmuseum 31



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Things You Didn’t Know About Oceanside

in the 1950s


The 1950s is often called the “golden age” in America, with many enjoying prosperity in the postwar years. The economy was booming, along with a new generation of babies called “boomers.” Home ownership was on the rise, and the suburbs became increasingly popular. Oceanside—with its proximity to one of the largest military bases—saw its population nearly triple (from 4,651 to 12,880) by 1950. WORDS: KRISTI HAWTHORNE PHOTOS COURTESY OF OCEANSIDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Inside Oceanside's Weseloh Chevrolet dealership in 1956. 37

Walter H. Potter, the man who built South Oceanside.

Weseloh Chevrolet


With such a significant increase in residents, the demand for housing was great. Although not seen as ideal, trailer parks were easy solutions, which sprang up along North and South Hill Streets (Coast Highway), and in other areas where vacant lots were converted to such use. Large apartment complexes in the Crown Heights neighborhood near the Oceanside High School were built in response to the need of available housing.


In 1952, Walter H. Potter began construction of 73 houses in a new sub-division between Stewart and Hunsaker Streets. These small houses referred to as “Potter Homes” later expanded throughout South Oceanside, and were advertised with such amenities as “stucco interiors with hardwood floors and attached or detached large single car garages” along with “rooms consist of living room, dining area, kitchen with nook, three bedrooms, and bath.” Also in 1952, was the groundbreaking for the new Marvin Villa tract west of the new freeway between Morse and California Streets in South Oceanside.


Housing developments began to spread down to and throughout the San Luis Rey Valley, many of which were built and marketed to veterans with VHA loans. Custom homes were built in the Fire Mountain area, as well as “Henie Hills,” named after Olympic skater Sonja Henie and her brother Leif Henie who purchased property just east of El Camino Real in 1943. Leif and his sister Sonja Henie also purchased much of the surrounding acreage, which was later sold to developers and portions were used for Tri-City Hospital and Mira Costa College.


The Oceanside Boys Club was established in 1952 to accommodate a growing youth population, many of whom had fathers who were deployed in the military. (The club would later be renamed as the Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside.) Also, that year Pacific Holidayland—an oceanfront

Star Theatre was built in 1956.

amusement park on Pacific Street—opened, and it featured bumper cars, arcade games, and miniature golf. A beautification program saw the planting of 150 “parkway trees” in Oceanside, with 1,000 more planted in the following two years.


In 1953, Weseloh Chevrolet opened a brand new 62,500 square foot showroom, which exemplified the way in which Americans would shop and buy their automobiles. New car dealerships along Oceanside’s Hill Street included DixonHeller Ford, Ocean Pontiac, Geil Motors Dodge and Chrysler, Rorick Buick, Peto Motors Lincoln, Mercury, and Continental. With such a wide selection, car buyers came from all over North County to Oceanside to choose the latest model.


With the increase in car ownership in the 1950s, new roads and highways were being constructed in every state. In 1953, the first phase 38

of the new Highway 101 opened. Downtown Oceanside saw a decrease in traffic by 25-percent as a result of this “bypass.” The new Highway 101 was later renamed “Interstate 5” in the 1960s.


In 1956, Fred Siegel built the Star Theater on the corner of Hill and Fourth Streets (Coast Highway and Civic Center Drive). The Star boasted one of the largest movie screens in San Diego County, and could accommodate over 960 people—540 of the seats were “general admission” and the other 446 were loge seating. The Oceanside Blade-Tribune reported, “These aren’t just another section of chairs with higher prices. These are real loges. The manufacturer calls them ‘relax recliners’ because of their comfort, and the fact that the backs recline in response to pressure against them.” The Star’s marquee was also notable—being one of the largest neon signs of its time, and was created by the Electrical Products Company of Los Angeles.

Beauty contest at the bandshell in 1955.


That same year Oceanside saw record crowds at the Miss Southern California Beauty contest held at the beach bandshell. Around 15,000 spectators crammed every inch of viewable space to watch the contest that crowned seventeen-year-old Ruth Colleen Cummins of Glendale as Miss Southern California. The runnerup was sixteen-year-old Raquel Tejada of La Jolla. Despite coming in second place, she’d go on to win the Fairest of the Fair at Del Mar, and later be discovered by Hollywood and known throughout the world as movie actress Raquel Welch.


In 1959, the Department of Motor Vehicles dedicated a new building at 302 Wisconsin Avenue. New development included the San Diego County’s northern branch courthouse, which included a municipal court, and the Agriculture Department office, Department of Public Welfare, and Department of Public Health Branches—all built off Mission Avenue at Barnes Street. Civic improvements included two public swimming pools, a City Hall annex, and a new Beach Community Center.

The DMV at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Tremont Street, 1959.


O ceanside c o ntinued to grow at a phenomenal rate with seventeen new subdivisions. Annexations increased the size of the city limits to over 22,600 acres—the largest of which was in the San Luis Rey Valley, increasing the city’s border twelve miles inland.

1956 beauty contest winners including Rachel Tejada (left), who would later become the movie star Raquel Welch.

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On September 8th through 11th, 2022, Oceanside will host the world’s most elite adaptive surfing athletes. For three days, the waves of North Oceanside Pier will feature amazing feats on the water when it hosts the 5th Annual U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships. Stoke For Life Foundation, and its founder Charles Webb are proud to partner with the City of Oceanside, and Visit Oceanside to recognize the impaired surfers that dedicate their lives to find the stoke on the waves and compete as professional athletes. The athletes are competing for the title of 2022 AASP World Champion, and a prize purse that equals over $60,000. It’s an honor for Oceanside to host such an elite professional sporting event. Charles Webb is stoked, too. When he became a parapalegic at the age of nineteen, there were no adaptive water sports—and no ocean therapy. Thanks to the support of his family—and some open-minded shapers like Scott Chandler—he was able to ride the waves on an adapted paddleboard in 2013. It was life changing. “It was a gift for me to find a way to heal myself, and I wanted to find a way to give it away,” said Webb. He attended the Battle of the Paddle at Doheny Beach in 2013, and competed with 500 able-bodied surfers. “The way the people reacted to it. I wasn’t prepared for the love and acceptance from the industry,” he remembered fondly. After that event, hashtags emerged, such 42

as “#whatsyourexcuse” because of his inspirational performance. It was a transformative moment for the adaptive surfing world. In 2015, Stoke For Life Foundation was created, and the first U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championship was held in 2016. Webb is incredibly proud of what’s been accomplished in that amount of time. “Our goal was never to be the paralympics. Our goal was to create a professional p l a t f o r m f o r a d a pt i ve s u r fe r s t o b e c o m e professional athletes.” The U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships includes nine different categories for athletes to compete. The categories are: Upper Limb Standing (ULS), Below the Knee Standing (BKS), Above the Knee Standing (AKS), Any Knee Kneeling (AKK), Waveski (WSM/WSW), Unassisted Prone (UP), Prone Assist (PA), Blind/No Vision (BNV), and Blind/Low/Partial Vision (BPV). It’s very important to have an even playing field for each surfer—regardless of injury—since there are no two alike injuries. Stoke For Life Foundation created the classification structure for surfing paralympics that’s now recognized worldwide, including by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Thanks to Stoke For Life, the international governing body for professional adaptive surfing is now known as the Association of Adaptive Surfing Professionals (AASP).


There will be approximately 100 surfers from fifteen to sixteen different countries attending the 2022 U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships. According to Webb, “Disabled athletes want the same things as able-bodied surfers. Adaptive surfing is full of acceptance with athletes that refuse to be less than. We want to foster the youth. There’s no cure, and every year there are 13,000 spinal cord injuries in the U.S. alone.” It’s been an amazing collaboration with the City of Oceanside and Visit Oceanside. “I’m from Oceanside, and it’s good to know I can depend on my city to support me,” Webb noted. As locals know, September is usually picture-perfect weather in Oceanside with fewer people on the beach. This September will be the perfect time to host and support amazing surfing athletes at Oceanside Pier in the U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships. Check it out! For more info, please visit 43

The History of Oceanside

A new book highlighting our city's past


I’m so excited for the Oceanside Historical Society’s newest book, simply titled The History of Oceanside to make its debut. With so many changes in Oceanside over the last few years, it felt like an opportunity to take another look back at our history. With approval and support of our Board of Directors, I met with The Osider crew to collaborate on a new book project. With their talents of design and layout, and historic images from our collection mixed with current ones—this history comes alive. Few may know or realize that when Oceanside was established in 1883, our founder dreamed of and advertised it as a “seaside resort.” Today, that dream is realized! We went from a small beach town of less than 4,000 residents to a military town seemingly overnight in the 1940s, but that’s not even half of the story. While this is our third published history in 34 years, there’s always a different perspective from which to tell our story—another opportunity to include more accounts of our residents, of yesterday and today. This new history book includes in depth accounts of some of our iconic landmarks and historic buildings, as well as a concerted effort to share the diversity of peoples that make Oceanside what it is today. —Kristi Hawthorne Author & Oceanside Historian

A man surveys the astounding damage by the 1916 San Luis Rey River flood—twisted railroad tracks and the collapse of the railroad bridge.

A Fourth of July parade in 1893 travels east up Second Street (present-day Mission Avenue) from the train depot.


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African Americans in Oceanside



Anna Farrell Tapsico holds her baby daughter while enjoying a visit to the Oceanside Pier in 1917.

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN OCEANSIDE African Americans have played an important role, helping to shape our city and better our community. Their contribution to Oceanside’s history, present, and future is valuable and significant. Below are just a few notable men and women who have a place in the history of our city. When Oceanside incorporated in 1888, it most likely had just one Black resident. The local paper announced in July of that year “Charley Saunders, the ‘gentleman of color’ has opened a coffee stand next to the Express office.” In 1910, the U.S. Census enumerated 687 Black persons in San Diego County, with just two living in Oceanside: William M. Jackson, age 36, native of Missouri and Alfred Fry, age 26, native of Texas. Alfred “Jack” Fry was a bootblack at Scott’s Shaving Parlors. Black men who held “menial” positions were often given nicknames of “Johnny” or “Jack.”

Charles William Fletcher Tapsico was a native of Ohio who came to live in Oceanside in about 1915. He worked at the Mission Garage on North Hill Street. Charles and his wife Anna Tapsico lived on North Tremont Street, and were the parents of three children—the first Black children born in Oceanside. The Tapsicos lived in Oceanside for nearly ten years before moving to San Bernardino. One of the most remembered early African Americans to live in Oceanside was John “Johnnie” Mann. Mann lived on North Cleveland Street in the 1930s, and worked at the bus and train depot for over two decades shining shoes. He was known for his amiable and outgoing personality. Former Congressmen Lionel VanDeerlin remembered Johnnie: “He was not sub-servient. I certainly wouldn’t describe him as that. But he shined shoes and that maybe that’s as high up the ladder as he was likely to go, not because he wasn’t a man

of intense great ability and certain great sociability, I think maybe in today’s world he’d be doing something a lot more favorably viewed than shining shoes. I just knew him, and to stop and converse with Johnnie was a high point of any day.” Charles Etta Reece married John Mann in 1938, and they eventually moved to 214 San Diego Street in the Eastside neighborhood. Charles Etta was a fabulous cook and local caterer who worked at the Casa Blanca restaurant on Hill Street (now Coast Highway). After her husband’s death, she married Rev. Wesley H. Allen. Charles Etta became an important community activist for the minority residents of the Eastside neighborhood, was elected the first president of the North County NAACP in 1965, and she was recognized for her contributions to her community in 1969 by the San Diego Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club. Founder of the Oceanside Girls

Charles William Tapsico poses by his car in 1920.

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The History of Oceanside 1940-1959 Marines train on an M45 Quadmount anti-aircraft gun during World War II.

CHAPTER 4 1940 to 1959 A Time of War & Reconstruction


As Oceanside entered 1940, no one could predict the vast changes it would experience in the new decade. Continuing a steady economic recovery since the Depression, Oceanside’s population continued to rise with over 4,600 people, and demand for housing persisted. Despite a war being waged in Europe, most Americans were enjoying peace and tranquility, which all but came to an end on December 7, 1941 with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. As the United States was thrust into World War II, the historic Rancho Santa Margarita north of Oceanside was taken over by the Department of the Navy to be used as a training base for the Marine Corps. The Oceanside Blade Tribune reported that 20,000 Marines would soon be training on the sprawling rancho: “Present construction work will include all facilities required to house 20,000 men, including water development, shops, barracks, highways, training centers and training grounds, amphibian base, hospitals, and airport. This development is going to require a great many men and women in all classifications of work; laborers, plumbers, carpenters, steel men, painters, electricians, caterpillar operators, truck drivers, motor cycle messengers, stenographers, clerical help, dishwashers, etc.” With thousands of Marines arriving to train and 5,000 civilians to aid in construction and support, Oceanside was the nearest town to accommodate the great influx of people. While barracks were built for the military on the new military base, there was no housing to accommodate the civilian contractors and laborers, along with their families in Oceanside. The City was hard pressed to meet the other essentials the military and civilian personnel demanded—with restaurants, schools, and hotels bursting at the seams. In 1940, there were just over 600 students enrolled in Oceanside elementary schools. That number nearly doubled by 1946, and classrooms were also bursting at the seams. The City and the Chamber of Commerce urged homeowners to rent any available room out to those needing a living space. It was common for people to knock on doors of residents, asking for a room to rent or a place to sleep. Out of town property owners were contacted by the Chamber and asked to rent their summer homes to help with the housing crisis. Detached garages in the rear of many downtown homes were converted to small houses or apartments to accommodate the growing population. Trailer parks that were once used by tourists and summer visitors now were used as permanent homes due to the housing shortage. The City of Oceanside requested federal help with the housing shortage that had become an emergency, but the request seemed to fall on deaf ears. The Oceanside Blade Tribune reported, “Oceanside’s housing shortage is becoming more acute every day. More and more men are being employed at Camp Pendleton. They bring their families here, expecting to find accommodations, and are sorely disappointed to find nothing available in the entire northern county area. Many become bitter over what seems to them as unconcern for

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History of The Luiseno Women

Four aged Native American women sit at the ruins of Mission San Luis Rey in the 1880s.



THE LUISEÑO WOMEN The Luiseño Indians, a name given to them by Franciscan priests when establishing the San Luis Rey Mission, are an indigenous people of Southern California. In the Luiseño language, the people call themselves Payómkawichum meaning “People of the West.” There are six federally recognized tribes of Luiseño bands based in Southern California with reservations, but the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians remain unrecognized. The San Luis Rey Mission was the eighteenth of 21 original missions established by the Spanish throughout California. Known as the “King of the Missions,” the building is one of the best existing examples of Spanish-Colonial architecture in the state of California. Along with others, the San Luis Rey Mission was built primarily by the Luiseño Indians who lived in the area. In the 1880s, specific attention was given to four elderly Luiseño women who lived near the Mission and were left indigent. The San Diego Union reported in 1885 that “Indian Agent McCallum has allowed the old Indian women of San Luis Rey Mission rations from Government appropriations” after county supervisors had “refused to act in the matter.” The account continued to say that “The women are over 90 years old, and we are glad to see Mr. McCallum’s prompt action in the matter.” These women were photographed and their images published in newspapers and made into postcards (that they likely did not benefit from). In some images, there are four women, and others, just three. A photo taken by Charles C. Pierce in 1893 features just three women. They were identified in the Oceanside Blade newspaper in 1895 as Rosaria, Tomasa, and Vaselia. A fourth woman featured in other photos remains unidentified. The women attracted visitors from Oceanside and beyond who would bring them food and clothing, while they were said to have recounted stories of the Mission and their younger years. A caption provided this narrative: At the time the photograph was taken, the combined ages of the trio exceeded 300 years. So far as we can learn, no one knows just how old they were. Rosaria came from the Santa Margarita and for years lived at San Luis Rey until her death last year. Tomasa is known to be more than a hundred years old and is put by some above 130. She claims that she packed “dobes” when the mission was built, and, as its construction was begun the first decade of the present century, there is little ground for doubting that she is, at least, in her second century teens. She was the mother of a large progeny, some of who lived to be very old, she surviving them all, as is the case with Rosaria and Vaselia. At the present time she is totally blind and has been for several years. Vaselia is the youngest. They live by themselves at the rancheria on the north side of the river near San Luis Rey mission,


View looking south on the newly completed San Luis Rey Bridge, 1910.

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History of Samoans in Oceanside

HISTORY OF SAMOANS IN OCEANSIDE Samoan festival at the Beach Community Center in August 13, 1982.




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The History of Oceanside 1960-1979

Vietnam War protest at Oceanside’s bandshell in 1970.

Protest of the Vietnam War on Mission Avenue in 1970.



The last combat Marines returned to San Diego on the USS St. Louis in July of 1971, marking the end of an unstable and explosive time for the country and a turbulent time for the city of Oceanside. In 1970, Oceanside’s population reached 38,000. That year, the historic Mission San Luis Rey received National Landmark status. Other developments included a new Fire Station on Thunder Drive, the opening of Joe Balderrama Park in the Eastside Neighborhood, the paving of Oceanside Boulevard from El Camino Real to Thunder Drive, and plans for a 300,000 square-foot shopping center in the San Luis Rey Valley located at the intersection of El Camino Real and Mission Avenue were approved by the planning commission. The landscape of the business district in Oceanside continued to change with the departure of car dealerships such as Weseloh Chevrolet, Dixon Ford, and Rorick Buick and others. Car Country Carlsbad opened in 1972 and eventually

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nearly every new car dealership would move away from Hill Street (now Coast Highway) to Carlsbad. One of the “Nation’s first planned residential estates community” was developed in 1974. While many custom homes had been built years prior on the subdivision bearing Sonja Henie’s name, Henie Hills Estates was a new housing development. It featured 112 home sites on 60 acres that were advertised as “estate-size lots averaging one-half acre with views of the sea, mountains, and golf fairways in the valley below.” Homes ranged from 1,604 to 2,693 square feet and were priced from $54,000 to $81,000. In 1974, the Oceanside Redevelopment Agency was organized with a budget of $40,000. The following year, the Oceanside City Council unanimously approved a redevelopment plan of 60 blocks—calling it the “greatest thing in the world that’ll ever happen to Oceanside.” It’d take more than a decade to see the renovation of downtown Oceanside.

History of Eastside

THE HISTORY OF EASTSIDE The common name for the neighborhood east of Interstate 5 and north of Mission Avenue is “Eastside.” Today, this would puzzle many people because Oceanside city limits go much farther east than the Eastside neighborhood. However, after the turn of the century when the area was being developed and populated, this neighborhood was near the most eastern city limits. Families from Mexico who came to Oceanside in the 1910s and 1920s settled in Eastside, which included the subdivisions of Mingus & Overman, Reece, Spencer, and Higgins & Puls. Most of the early residents were laborers who worked in the fields of the San Luis Rey Valley, and Rancho Santa Margarita (now Camp Pendleton).



The over 240-page book will be on sale in mid-July at Eastside residents gather to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Joaquin Vasquez is standing center with sombrero in 1937.







Soft spoken by nature, yet a force of nature upon a stage. Shane Hall is an embodied representation of why Oceanside is hands down the most eclectic, diverse, and alluring coastal San Diego town. The big voice and aromatic presence of Shane Hall on stage is just one dynamic characteristic of this soulful dude. It’s 2013 —he’s re-landed back in North County, and he had to start completely from scratch. But his mindset stayed strong: “I feel like everything happens right on time,” he reflected. “I knew what I could do, and I knew it would work out but I was missing parts of me I needed to develop. And now I’m a monster out here. I’m ready.” And in that same breath, this reflects the way the community supports artists and artists are woven into the fabric of what makes Oceanside so special. Of all the places Shane has lived, Oceanside is the first place to ever open its arms and make him feel at home. This is where this city becomes so integral to the birth of Shane Hall and the rock star he is today. With a giggle and a mannish coy grin, Shane’s face lit up while talking about the



love this community has embraced him with—it refracts through him like sunshine in a prism. But every story has a backstory, so let’s rewind. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in a musical family—a mother that played horns and motivated him to follow suit—it’s fair to say Shane grew up like a “normal” kid. He went to a Christian school and sang, took a variety of music lessons, and was always around music. Following along a pre-paved path, he joined the Marines as a teenager and planned on staying close to home, since that’s what he knew… but alas, life had a different plan for him. Plot twist into six months later where he finds himself on his first duty station in Japan—halfway around the world and a long cry form the comforts of home. Here, a roommate spread his horizons. This roommate helped progress his art from singing R&B in the shower, to widening his eyes and setting the tone of rock ’n’ roll and blues into the arsenal of Shane Hall. With the intention of only serving a few years in the military, Shane found instead himself going through several promotions and reenlistments.

Japan to San Diego, San Diego to Italy, Italy to Iraq (twice), and in 2009, he went back to Japan, then back to the East Coast, and finally here in Oceanside. “But in Japan, this is where music kind of grabbed a deeper hold of me. I went down a rabbit hole,” shared Shane. He went from novice drummer to master of the music world— management, writing, producing, and learning about all the roles. But, again let’s pause before we dive into Shane as a musician. It’s important to honor his path and the standards he created to uphold himself. Let’s acknowledge these developments as a contribution to the kind of person he is. It’s this kind of dedication, this kind of commitment (first via service to our country), that he now gives to his music that makes him exceptional. It’s these qualities that make Shane a beautiful human. And his music? An outpouring of when talent collides with soul and hard work. Fast forward back to 2013 and here, music began to be Shane’s full time gig. Mr. Hall’s trajectory is inspiring. It’s his “never quit, work hard, reap what you sow” kind of attitude and mentality that 53

both makes him relatable and that sets him apart. “All of these trails and tribulations have led me to be a ball of energy pushing towards creating and being the best me to help the next round of musician. That’s the end game—to grow and help others do that as well,” explained Shane. There’s no stopping the slow hearth that burns with radiance within this man. Shane has a palpable thoughtfulness to his speech and to his process, and all of this can be felt in the careful curation of his music. He’s methodical, and presents himself in life with a poignant attention to detail. Pleasure and pain seeping into one another, electric guitar riffs, juicy deep melodies, and pulse pumping falsetto that turns otherwise occupied heads—he’s a vessel of intentional provocative delivery. There isn’t an ounce of Shane that doesn’t authentically contribute itself to greatness. The grit behind the glamor of a musician’s life is a trait Shane embodies. “It’s like investing in myself, ”said Shane. He played gigs for years every night to get where he’s going, and building his brand and building his name. He’s here living


Shane performing at the Star Theatre during a recent premiere of Animal Kingdom hosted by the Oceanside International Film Festival.



“ HIS VOICE IS BOOMING AND HIS LYRICS ARE CHARMING (AND HAUNTING) ALL AT THE SAME TIME . HE’S TENDER-YETMASCULINE IN THE MOST UNASSUMING WAY” his best life, perhaps even the second life—the one he’s meant to live—all because he refused to ignore the callings of his heart. He took a big risk and stepped away from all the comforts of fifteen years of a successful military career and settled down next to the sea to water the roots of his soul. “I realized I didn’t want to work for anyone but me and that alone is worth putting in the work.” For the last several years, Shane has been a dominant figure around town at local restaurants, wineries, and bars making music, sharing melodies and smiles. His arsenal of gifts even includes an amazing “Black Friday” experience where he and Kaleo Wassman of Pepper teamed up to play a candle lit acoustic fundraising event where all of the proceeds went to a local non profit. Again, another testament to the generosity spirit that flows to and from this man. While moving forward, the regular appearances around town may be less, it’s simply a shift so Shane can begin to create more time to play ticketed shows—huge festivals like Red Rocks and Coachella, and beyond. In carving out time

for studio recordings and bigger and better things, Shane prides himself on the fact that he can call Oceanside home. From here, he’s proud to take on larger opportunities to represent the caliber of this community that’s nourished and believed in him. Oceanside is the first town to accept him as the bigger better him. Now it’s time for him to really expand into platforms that will allow him to shine and be seen with the magnitude that stars are meant to. “Oceanside recognizes real. There’s some pretties now, but there’s still some grit, too!” said Shane. So the transformation is forever in process. Shifting. Soul work. Soul sounds. His voice is booming and his lyrics are charming (and haunting) all at the same time. He’s tender-yet-masculine in the most unassuming way. It’s really a beautiful delivery he shares with his audiences. Shane’s pureness as a human, a father, and musician can be seen and felt through his songs and performances. Seeing Shane perform live is a bewitching experience. One of the most recent ways Shane has interlaced himself as part of the Oceanside artist community collective is his recent residency at

the newly built Mission Pacific Hotel. This pairing gave Shane an opportunity to live in the hotel and really tap into the depth of self (and O’side) to record and produce his music. Here, Shane formed solid foundations for what’s next: two albums—one of which being an acoustic EP, and a documentary. The other is called Howl & Sway and it’s due out October. “It’s the most perfect represent of my Fuzz Funk Voodoo Blues. I’ve never been more excited about a record. I’ve never produced a record that sounded exactly like I wanted it to sound. My band and I cranked it out and tell a story. This record and this new direction will allow me to do more.” Shane and the Mission Pacific hotel exemplify the symbiotic relationship of community and artists that Oceanside boasts as part of its decree. Magic continues to be made, and here’s Shane Hall making it for you. So download him on Spotify, buy tickets to his shows, and check him out around town if you’re lucky enough to catch him in the local groove.

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In a time filled with computers, smart phones, and tablets, it’s hard for some in the youngest generation to remember a time when we stood in line at the library holding a little paper card, or happily sacrificing clothes space in our suitcase for our bulky vacation reads. When we started The Osider Magazine almost a decade ago, a large contributing factor was the realization that print media would eventually be phased out, and we wanted to preserve the importance of holding something tangible. While you can still purchase books in a large chain store or online, it’s wonderful to have the option to buy a gently used low priced copy rather than a downloaded version, because for many of us there’s nothing like the weight of a good, dog-eared book in our hands. Established in 1971, Friends of the Oceanside Library is a non-profit organization, which’s throughout the years, has sponsored various library programs, events, and fundraisers. Jane and Evie’s Used Books opened in March of this year, and its namesakes have been involved with the organization since the mid-80s. Evie Magaña and her husband moved to Oceanside in 1956

where they met Jane and George Cheadle, and their shared community activism quickly developed into a lifelong friendship. Sadly, in 2015, Jane passed away, and when George had a suite become vacant in the building he owns across the street from the library he thought it best to honor his late wife by utilizing the space to continue her legacy through books. Volunteer Karen Hughes, as well as ten others, work on a rotating schedule with Maggie Mula managing, and Evie and her niece LuLu there most Saturdays. Dependent solely on donations, they receive new boxes every week, and also set up a stand at our Thursday Farmers Market. Donations can be received both at the Civic Center and Mission branches of the library. The store also carries puzzles, audio books, CDs, and gift books. They’re happy to take requests for specific titles and hold them for you if they happen to come in. Their prices are extremely reasonable, and they have monthly “green dot” half-off sales in order to keep their inventory circulating. The ladies said business has been great 68

and they attract customers of all ages. They have especially noticed how many tourists have come in to find a good beach read, and they often see families perusing the aisles for a prolonged period of time, with one of them quietly reading in their small sitting area in the back. Being one of the few remaining used bookstores in the surrounding cities, the opening of Jane & Evie’s is a win for a community whose only other recent option had been thrifting books at shops with limited inventories. Their current hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 2pm, and I highly recommend stopping in to say hello and have a chat with these amazing ladies who generously contribute their time to our community!

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If you’re a regular at Oceanside’s Sunset Market, you can’t miss her. But if you’re a fan of classics on vinyl, then you’ll definitely know her. It took a couple tries before I was able to sit down and talk with Danielle Mendicelli—the music aficionado behind Goldie’s Record Company. It’s no-fault of her own, but a necessity of being a business owner. Her setup consists of crates upon crates of your grandpa’s, mom’s, and best friend’s favorites, so with a collection as eclectic as hers—you don’t really know what to expect. Fortunately, a warm and personable soul pierces through to shatter any and all intimidation—but mystery still remains. There’s more to Danielle than just the business she’s built from the ground up. And while the story of “how” has been shared, you can find out way more just by asking her “why.” On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon in the park, accompanied by the sweet sounds of vinyl, we met to chat more about the angle all other publications have missed. She speaks of her upbringing paying homage to her grandfather, her grandmother, and the city she was raised in. “I take so much pride in being born and raised in San Francisco, because the culture of the city gave me depth,” she recalled. Most idiosyncrasies are attributed to the fond memories of growing up or the loved ones creating those memories, but it’s more than apparent in the warmth of her words just how much love has informed her life. A bright smile swept across her face as she detailed her grandpa blasting his favorite records first thing in the morning, but selfassuredness sets in as she explained how she’s

now able to do that for her own two children. A ways away from the Bay, Oceanside feels a lot like home now, as she’s a favorite at both Sunset Market and Ikigai’s Ar tist Awakening. “The transition to Southern California was difficult until I met Oceanside. I travel up and down the coast of California immersing myself in different communities, while sharing music, but I’ve yet to find a community as great as Oceanside. The artists and musicians here are talented and authentic. The small businesses are supportive and welcoming of this talent which seems to create a cohesive and welcoming atmosphere, for locals and non-locals alike,” she doubled down on the magic of Oceanside. “The majority of my pop-ups are held in Oceanside because I’ve received unwavering support here from the beginning. In turn, I’ve made the most beautiful connections and created a steady, local client base that not only supports my vision but also helps feed my family.” Fortunately for Danielle and patrons in the area, the motivation to leave her secure corporate job wasn’t in the hopes of becoming a successful business owner; it was for the freedom to operate. Out of the love for her children, she wants to be present and to show how much beauty is out in the world to explore. Out of the love for music, she wants to provide the opportunity for people of all ages to connect their most tender moments to melodies. And it’s out of the love for others that she reminds the world what kind of things are worth prioritizing. For Danielle, a life worth loving is worth it all. Goldie's Record Company @goldiesrecordcompany 70

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Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 AM - 5 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 4 PM Closed Monday & Select Holidays 559 Greenbrier Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054 760.757.5456





Dining: Coastal THE OSIDER JULY / AUGUST 2022

Lucas Moreira, Roxana Pavel, and Beau Bonham


While the concept of allmine is simple, the delivery is far from it. One step into the quaint Coast Highway restaurant and you’ll quickly realize the team is up to more than just making pizza. Building on a passion to serve the freshest, finest, and most sustainably sourced ingredients directly from the Oceanside farmer’s market, owner Roxana Pavel has taken a simple concept—pizza, wine, and beer—to mind-blowing measures. Thanks to her Executive Chef Beau Bonham and Sous Chef Lucas Moreira, everything that comes out of that kitchen is not only made from scratch, but is pure magic. Take the Bianca pizza as a perfect example, which is a house favorite and highly recommended with prosciutto. Made with a cream base, thinly sliced red rose potatoes, globs of ricotta, fresh rosemary, roasted garlic, lemon olive oil, and black salt, the Bianca pizza offers flavors unique and explosively delicious to the palette.

If you prefer the classics, then you’ll love the Caprese pizza. Topped with homemade burrata, pesto, and mountains of confit tomatoes, this masterpiece is a cheese lover’s dream. But, we can’t talk about masterpieces without mentioning the Never Ending Summer. It’s a dessert that’s almost too beautiful to eat. With sweet and tangy lemon curd, fresh mulberries, and homemade cookie crumble spilling out of a tilted mug, this Alicein-Wonderland-reminiscent dessert invites you down the rabbit hole. And, trust me—it’s delicious. While the menu is crafted by the expertise of Bonham and Moreira, the natural wine menu is driven from Pavel’s passion. A wine connoisseur at heart, Pavel is dedicated to only carrying natural wines from local vendors that have very little intervention with little to no additives. Pavel has taken all of her experiences—from those in her career to those she cherishes with friends and family—and created a restaurant that’s incredibly personal to her, her journey, and all those who have been with her along the way. 74

Even her bar seats have a heart-tugging detail. Every seat bears the name of a family member or close friend who has passed away, making her restaurant a personal ode to her life and those she has been lucky enough to share it with. “Everything in my life has led me to this exact moment—from my experiences to my relationships,” Pavel said. “And, I always wanted these people to have a seat at my bar.” You can expect more from allmine—like their first Chef’s Table set for July 13th with a five-course meal focusing on Brazilian cuisine by Chef Moreira. Tickets can be bought online.

ALLMINE 119 South Coast Highway (760) 966-6888 @allmine.oceanside


CARLSBAD: 3055 Harding St. Hours 9am-9:30pm Sat-Sun open at 8am OCEANSIDE: 125 Old Grove Rd. #8 Hours 9am-9pm Sat-Sun open at 8am Order online and save time: POLLOSMARIA.COM For catering Info call (760) 707-7665

Dining: Valley THE OSIDER JULY / AUGUST 2022

Cheese Enchilada Plate

Shrimp Ceviche

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos


Southern California is chock full of great Mexican restaurants, and as San Diegans, we tend to pride ourselves on what great Mexican food should be. Sharing the border with Baja California gives us a sense of pride in knowing our stuff. Located at the bottom of Mission Avenue in the Oceanside Industrial Complex, Mariscos Huatulco does it right. Their take on the classic cuisine from the Huatulco region of Mexico is spot on—the seafood is super fresh and prepared the same way you’d get it down south. Their menu is a huge offering of everything from fresh ceviche’s, oysters on the half shell, Cocktail de Cameron, several different seafood soup options, tostadas, and amazing fish tacos. With food this tasty, you’ll need a beverage that can hold its own alongside the vast menu. The options include margaritas, Micheladas, Pina

Coladas, and Jarritos Mexican soda. Owner Genaro Hernandez prides himself on great service, and is almost always working. The staff is very friendly and ready to serve you a delicious meal. We tried both the shrimp and fish ceviche first, and they were both so refreshing. The serving size was solid and the fresh lime and red onion complimented the shrimp and fish very well. We also sampled the fish taco— they were perfect, and I consider myself a real taco connoisseur. The beer batter was nice and crispy, the cabbage and Pico de Gallo were very fresh, and a host of different hot sauces available were up to the fiery challenge. I highly recommend going off the beaten path with a drive down Mission to enjoy some really authentic Mexican food at Mariscos Huatulco. We promise that your taste buds will thank you over and over again. 76

Owner Genaro Hernandez

Mariscos Huatulco 3110 San Luis Rey Road (760) 754-8922

“ B r yce exce e d e d m y ex p e c t a t i o n s a n d t r u l y m a d e m y f i rs t h o m e b uy i n g ex p e r i e n ce o n e t o r e m e m b e r . I f y o u wa n t t o b uy a p r o p e r t y, c h o o s e B r yce t o b e y o u r r e a l t o r . “ T h e l o c a l c h o i ce ” i s t h e b e s t c h o i ce ! ” - B a i l i e R .

(760) - 224 - 5687


“Bringing your vision of a house, to a home”

Dining: Coastal THE OSIDER JULY / AUGUST 2022



Located at the famous Top Gun House, HIGHPie is a delicious hand pie shop. Originally built in the 1880s as the historic Graves House, the building took on new life when it was featured in the 1986 blockbuster movie Top Gun as the oceanfront home of Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood (played by actress Kelly McGillis)—Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell’s (Tom Cruise) onscreen love interest. The hit movie made the little blue house famous on many levels—they even have a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle like the one Maverick rode parked out front for photo ops. Nestled in the Mission Pacific Hotel and the Seabird Resort complex, the 500-square foot Top Gun house was relocated from it original location two years ago to where it sits now. Created by F10 Creative (a catering and events company from Palm Springs) founder Tara Lazar, HIGH-Pie serves mini hand pies that come in either all fruit filling or a la mode, which has ice cream in the middle and served on a stick. The “Two Dollar Dips” include Charlie’s Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel, and Lemon Curd flavors that are to-die-for. HIGH-Pie in a box comes with three, twelve, or 24 mini hand pies, and will have you coming back for more.

“We wanted to match the very all American Top Gun persona with a snack that was equally all American—pie! And it needed to be beach friendly, tasty, and loved by all ages. HIGH-pie kind of checks all those boxes,” said Lazar. They also serve quality beverages like the Cup O’ Joe, Buzz The Tower NOLA styled iced coffee, apple kombucha, and cherry cider. HIGH-Pie serves pies like apple and cherry with the Carlsbad Strawberry Rhubarb being the fan favorite—second place being the traditional apple pie. HIGH-Pie also offers gluten-free options, as well. When it comes to the future of HIGH-Pie, Lazar had this to say: “We need to figure out a way to make more pies! We sell out everyday, which is a nice problem to have, but hand making these little pies is tough! Hopefully, our next move is being able to ship them, so you don’t have to come to California to taste these little delights!”

HIGH-Pie is open every Wednesday to Monday from 12 to 8pm and is closed on Tuesdays. 78

The Famous HIGH-Pie 250 North Pacific Street @thefamoushighpie






THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT OCEANSIDE D I N E I N * TA K E O U T D O O R D A S H * U B E R E AT S * G R U B H U B W I N E TA S T I N G * W I N E W E D * W I N E C L U B W I N E PA I R I N G D I N N E R S C O M E D Y T U E S D AY S * L I V E M U S I C 1706 S. Coast Hwy. | Oceanside, CA 92054 (760)453-2500 |

Authentic Mexican Food with Local Roots Family Owned

Established 1973

1714 S Coast Hwy Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 722-6323 For more inforamation visit us at ANITASMEXICANFOODRESTAURANT.COM

Bar & Restaurant Guide THE OSIDER JULY / AUGUST 2022

BAKERIES/DONUTS 101 BAGELS & SUBS 323 North Coast Hwy. (760) 421-6555 THE FAMOUS HIGH-PIE 250 N Pacific St. HILL STREET DONUT HOUSE 1926 South Coast Hwy. (760) 439-7741 LA PERLA TAPATIA 1910 Mission Ave. (760) 721-8486 LE RENDEZ-VOUS FRENCH BAKERY 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 414-9109 MISSION DONUT HOUSE 1502 Mission Ave. (760) 757-2979 MR. DONUTS 1950 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 967-6508 O'SIDE BAKERY 3815 Mission Ave. Suite 101 (760) 305-9500 PETITE MADELINE BAKERY 223 North Coast Hwy. (760) 231-7300 PARLOR DOUGHNUTS 331 N Cleveland St. (760) 231-5150 SAM’S DONUT SHOP 3504 College Blvd. Suite A (760) 945-0416 SK’S DONUTS 1129 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-0455 SAN LUIS REY BAKERY & RESTAURANT 490 North El Camino Real (760) 433-7242 BAR AND GRILLS 19TEN OCEANSIDE 1910 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 730-5199 BEERTOWN 507 N Coast Hwy. (760) 826-2337 DVS CORK & TAP 560 Greenbrier Drive (760)-231-6377

THE DRAFT RESTAURANT & SPORTS BAR 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 631-4700 FAIRWAYS KITCHEN & BAR 5201 Village Drive (760) 967-8400 FAT JOE’S O’SIDE 424 S Coast Hwy. (760) 722-5637 FRANKIE'S 406 Pier View Way (442) 266-2270 IRINA’S BAR & GRILL 3375 Mission Ave. (760) 433-5086 JUNKYARD GRILL & SPORTS BAR 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 231-6600 MISSION AVE. BAR & GRILL 711 Mission Ave. (760) 637–2222 OSIDE SPORTSBAR & GRILL 113 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-5968 PACIFIC COAST SPIRITS 404 South Coast Hwy. (760) 453-7150 PCH SPORTS BAR & GRILL 1835 South Coast Hwy. (760) 721-3955 RED ROOSTER 1985 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 754-8383 ROOKIE’S SPORTS GRILL 2216 South El Camino Real (760) 757-1123 TONY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 274 South Harbor Drive (760) 433-8466

BREAKFAST DINERS AND CAFÉS 101 CAFÉ 631 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-5220 BEACHBREAK CAFÉ 1802 South Coast Hwy. (760) 439-6355

BOOZE BROTHERS BREWERY 606 Mission Ave. (760) 385-3973 BREAKWATER BREWING 101 North Coast Hwy. (760) 433-6064

COME ON OVER CAFÉ 2405 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 201-3393

CRAFT COAST BREWING 275 Mission Ave. (760) 231-1432

THE BROKEN YOLK CAFE 2434 Vista Way (760) 967-9655


THE BREAKFAST MUG 1401 South El Camino Real (760) 231-1010 BUCCANEER CAFÉ 1508 South Pacific Street (760) 966-1804 DON’S COUNTRY KITCHEN 1938 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-7337 ELENA'S CAFE FRENCH CREPES 511 Pier View Way (240) 644-3205

NORTHERN PINE BREWING 326 N. Horne St. (760) 754-1434 OCEANSIDE ALE WORKS 1800 Ord Way (760) 295-0731 OCEANSIDE BREWING COMPANY 312-314 Via Del Norte (760) 453-7900

GRANDMA’S RESTAURANT 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd (760) 757-8777

POUR HOUSE 1903 South Coast Hwy. (760) 730-5944

HARBOR HOUSE CAFÉ 714 North Coast Hwy. (760) 722-2254

STONE COMPANY STORE 310 North Tremont Street (760) 529-0002

HIGH/LOW 201 North Myers Street (760) 512-3329

TAP THAT 3207 Roymar Road Suite E (760) 433-4827

LE CITRON 524 S Coast Hwy (760) 696-3737

TIPPING PINT BREWING 3229 Roymar Road (760) 586-2898


MARY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT 307 North Coast Hwy. (760) 722-3052

ENZO'S BBQ & ALEHOUSE 4111 Oceanside Boulevard (760) 643-9602

PIPER 105 Mission Avenue (760) 512-3816

FELIX’S BBQ WITH SOUL 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 439-7072

START FRESH CAFÉ 1034 South Coast Hwy. (760) 439-7940

GUAHAN GRILL 4259 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 806-4826

STRATFORD AT THE HARBOR 280 South Harbor Drive (760) 453-2073

PRIMO FOODS 606 Morse Street (760) 439-8711

SWAMI’S CAFÉ 202 North Coast Hwy. (760) 966-1203

MISS KIM'S BY THAT BOY GOOD 207 N Coast Hwy. (760) 433-4227


THAT BOY GOOD 326 North Horne Street (760) 754-1275

BLACK PLAGUE BREWING 2550 Jason Court (760) 631-8110

BAGBY BEER COMPANY 601 South Coast Hwy.. (760) 270-9075 BELCHING BEAVER BREWERY 1334 Rocky Point Drive (760) 599-5832

BURGERS ANGELO’S BURGERS 621 North Coast Hwy. (760) 757-5161 ANGELO’S BURGERS 1050 South Coast Hwy. (760) 757-4064 ANGELO’S BURGERS 2035 South Coast Hwy. (760) 757-4064 THE HABIT BURGER GRILL 2267 South El Camino Real (760) 433-3390 PAUL’S PLACE 3671 Mission Ave. (760) 721-0124 PIT STOP DINER 3825 Mission Ave. (760) 901-4299 TY’S BURGER HOUSE 515 Mission Street (760) 757-5890

CHINESE CHIN’S SZECHWAN CUISINE 4140 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 631-4808 CHINA FUSION 4225 Oceanside Blvd (760) 726-8888 CHU’S QUIK WOK 815 College Blvd. (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 Ave. (760) 439-0288 COFFEE/TEA/JUICE

JB JUICE & COFFEE 4635 Frazee Road (760) 529-0807

JERSEY MIKE'S 302 Mission Ave (760) 435-0783

FUGU TAIYAKI 410 Mission Ave. (760) 696-3366

JITTERS COFFEE PUB 510 North Coast Hwy. (760) 967-7886

SUBMARINA 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 945-7840

LA MICHOACANA PLUS 1060 Mission Ave. (760) 696-3602

LIVING TEA BREWERY & TASTING ROOM 302 Wisconsin Ave (760) 231-9986

Z-MARKET 3200 Mission Ave. (760) 967-2184

MENCHIE'S FROZEN YOGURT 2525C Vista Way (760) 730-5728


NANA AND POP’S SWEET SHOP 280 Harbor Drive (760) 722-1723

LOLLICUP 4121 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 295-0824 NAUTICAL BEAN COFFEE CO. 240 Harbor Drive South (760) 722-4851

MISSION ASIAN MARKET 3320 Mission Avenue (760) 722-8024 GASTROPUB

NORTH COUNTY ROASTERY 129 South Coast Highway

FLYING PIG PUB & KITCHEN 509 Mission Avenue (760) 453-2940

PIER VIEW COFFEE COMPANY 300 Pier View Way (760) 966-1150

LOCAL TAP HOUSE 308 South Coast Hwy. (760) 547-1469

ROOTS CRAFT JUICE 631 South Cleveland St

MASTERS KITCHEN AND COCKTAIL 208 South Coast Hwy. (760) 231-6278

BANANA DANG 115 South Coast Hwy. (760) 846-0162

SAN DIEGO COFFEE TEA & SPICE 1722 South Coast Hwy. (760) 439-8001

BLISS TEA & TREATS 301 Mission Ave. (442) 500-4796

TAPIOCA EXPRESS 2611 Vista Way (760) 722-8279

ROSEWOOD KITCHEN 608 Mission Ave. (760) 231-5886 GERMAN

BLACK ROCK COFFEE BAR 1918 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 722-7133

REVOLUTION ROASTERS 1836 South Coast Hwy. (760) 529-9736

IRINA’S BAR & GRILL 3375 Mission Ave. (760) 433-5086

BOUND COFFEE COMPANY 2110 S Coast Hwy Suite C (442) 266-2259



ANGRY CHICKZ 612 Mission Ave.

HOMESTYLE HAWAIIAN 1950 Oceanside Blvd. Suite R (760) 696-3030

BROWN CUP 401 North Coast Hwy. (760) 231-7968

101 BAGELS & SUBS 323 North Coast Hwy. (760) 421-6555

TZONE 318 Pier View Way (760) 299-5678

BEACH HUT DELI 280 Mission Ave. (760) 529-9767

CAMP COFFEE COMPANY 101 N Cleveland Street (442) 266-2504

BOARD & BREW 2213 S El Camino Real (760) 688-9217

CAPTAIN’S GROUNDS COFFEE 1832 South Coast Hwy. (760) 522-4271

THE CHEESESTEAK GRILL 1771 South Oceanside Blvd. (760) 529-0077

COATL COFFEE 105 Copperwood Way Ste. B (833) 332-6285

CREAM OF THE CROP 2009 South Coast Hwy. (760) 433-2757

COMMUNAL 602 South Tremont St. (619) 376-5710 THE CUP 206 Wisconsin Ave. (760) 231-9817 EVERBOWL 2535 Vista Way (760) 754-1572

HARBOR PELICAN 1380 North Pacific Street (760) 722-5853 I LOVE BAGELS CAFE 3910 Vista Way (760) 945-3838 I LOVE BAGELS CAFE 4101 Avenida Del Oro (760) 216-6611

L&L HAWAIIAN BARBECUE 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 726-0888 MAUI HAWAIIAN BBQ 2455 Vista Way (760) 722-8383 OHANA HAWAIIAN BBQ 459 College Blvd. (760) 630-6800 THE SWITCHBOARD 131 South Coast Hwy. (442) 266-2781 ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT BASKIN ROBBINS 1112 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-0654

OCEAN RAINBOW 3784 Mission Ave. (760) 435-0750 RED CUP FROZEN YOGURT 301 Mission Ave. (760) 637-2189 RICOS ANTOJITOS 3753 Mission Ave. (760) 231-7793 INDIAN CURRY & MORE 600 Mission Ave. (442) 266-8366 TURMERIC HUT 125 Old Grove Rd. Suite 4 (760) 470-3415 INDONESIAN DIJA MARA 232 S. Coast Hwy. (760) 231-5376 ITALIAN/PIZZA ALLMINE 119 South Coast Hwy. (760) 966-6888 BEST PIZZA & BREW OCEANSIDE 1639 S Coast Hwy. (760) 435-1000 BIG BOB’S BEST PIZZA 3617 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 231-5050 BLADE 1936 401 Seagaze Drive (760) 231-1456 BROOKLYN BOYZ PIZZA 2183 Vista Way (760) 757-4992 CUSIMANO’S PIZZERIA 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 414-1200

DISFRUTA 610 N Redondo Drive (760) 583-5681

DOMINIC’S AT THE HARBOR RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA 268 Harbor Drive South (760) 754-1881

FRUGOS YOGURT 3509 Cannon Road (760) 732-1000

FUNK N GOOD PIZZA 209 North Tremont Street (760) 231-5173


Bar & Restaurant Guide

JAPANESE/SUSHI/POKE CAFÉ DE THAI & SUSHI 4196 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 945-5533


GO GO JAPAN SUSHI 4121 Oceanside Blvd (760) 630-1288

FRATELLI’S 3915 Mission Ave. (760) 696-9007

HARNEY SUSHI 301 Mission Ave (760) 967-1820

GIANNI’S PIZZA 3910 West Vista Way (760) 724-2670 GRAZIANO'S PIZZARIA 101 Old Grove Road (760) 231-5990 KILLER PIZZA FROM MARS 3772 Mission Ave. (760) 722-6060 KNOCKOUT PIZZA 401 Mission Ave. (760) 722-8888 MANGIA E BEVI 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 231-1225 MOUNTAIN MIKE’S PIZZA 455 College Blvd. (760) 295-3121 THE PRIVATEER COAL FIRE PIZZA 1706 Pacific Coast Hwy. (760) 453-2500 ROMA’S PIZZA & GRILL 617 North Redondo Drive (760) 757-2003 ROUND TABLE PIZZA 3440 Marron Road (760) 434-5977 TONY PEPPERONI PIZZERIA 805 College Blvd. (760) 726-6400 TWO BROTHERS FROM ITALY 4760 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 758-3638 1001 South Coast Hwy. (760) 758-3638

KAMPAI SUSHI 1906 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 757-1484 KYOTO'S JAPANESE MARKET 559 Greenbrier Drive (760) 757-5456 LOVE BOAT SUSHI 125 Old Grove Road (760) 721-3737 MATSU 626 South Tremont Street (760) 231-6331 THE POKI CAFE 3910 West Vista Way (760) 458-3986 POKI POKI 3480 Marron Road (760) 295-9086 POKI POKI #2 4140 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 295-4924 RISING SUN SUSHI 272 South Harbor Drive (760) 277-0582 SUNSHINE KITCHEN 1006 Mission Ave. (442) 222-1811 SUSHI4REEL 4750 Oceanside Blvd. Suite A-20 (760) 659-6784 TERI CAFÉ 2216 South El Camino Real (760) 722-8399 TERI CAFÉ II 3809 Plaza Drive (760) 945-8888

UPPER CRUST PIZZA 4196 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 630-9330

THE POKE CAFÉ 3910 Vista Way (760) 458-3986

VENETOS 608 North Coast Hwy. (760) 722-1228

UMI JAPANESE GRILL & CAFÉ 401 Mission Ave. (760) 439-3566

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

WARAII SUSHI 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 630-3770

JAMAICAN ONE LOVE ISLAND CUISINE 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 685-4618

WICKED POKE 2401 Vista Way (760) 529-0774

THE WHET NOODLE 1815 South Coast Hwy. (760) 453-2738 WRENCH & RODENT SEABASSTROPUB 1815 South Coast Hwy. (760) 271-0531

COLIMA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 404 Pier View Way (760) 439-4045 DE KOTIJA’S TACO SHOP 3504 College Blvd (760) 758-0399

WU LAN RAMEN TAP HOUSE 4645 Frazee Road Suite F (760) 453-7526

DIEGO’S MEXICAN FOOD 1030 South Coast Hwy. (760) 721-1985

YUKIYA SUSHI 2415 Vista Way (760) 439-3283

EL CHAPÍN 3753 Mission Ave. (760) 842-7683

KOREAN HAETAE OSIDE 133 S Coast Hwy. GAJA KOREAN BBQ 2693 Vista Way (760) 231-1195 M. BBQ 2216 S El Camino Real (760) 433-1888 MR. BIBI

208 North Coast Hwy. (442) 266-8269 SONU BBQ 3744 Mission Ave. (760) 696-3686

EL MUNDO DE MARISCOS 3110 San Luis Rey Road (760) 754-8922 FIESTA MEXICANA 3784 Mission Ave. (760) 757-9872 GOURMET TAMALES 3616 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 439-3343 JALISCO CANTINA 213 North Coast Hwy. (760) 429-1679 JOHNNY MANANA’S 308 Mission Ave (760) 721-9999 JORGE'S MEXICATESSEN 1129 South Coast Hwy. (760) 696-3072

ZZANG HOT DOG & CHICKEN 409 Mission Ave (760) 231-5335

KING BURRITO 3490 Marron Road (760) 720-9747


LA FUENTE DE MARISCOS 2936 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 529-0150

MAAN’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 4259 Oceanside Blvd. Ste.107 (760) 726-2249 MEXICAN ANITA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT & CANTINA 2250 South El Camino Real (760) 757-7745 ANITA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT & CANTINA 1714 South Coast Hwy. (760) 722-6323 CARTE BLANCHE BISTRO & BAR 339 North Cleveland Street (760) 231-5370 CAFÉ ROSARITA 1816 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 722-6224 CARLITO’S CHICKEN 158 Roymar Road (760) 433-3427 CEJA’S MEXICAN DINER & GRILL 4259 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 945-2199

LA PERLA TAPATIA 625 North Redondo Drive (760) 722-2877 LA PERLA TAPATIA 1910 Mission Ave (760) 721-8486 LOS TACOS 2183 Vista Way (760) 757-8226 MARIETA’S 485 Vandegrift Blvd. (760) 967-1769 MARISCOS HUALTUCO 3110 San Luis Rey Rd. (760) 754-8922 MARISCOS EL PULPO LOKO 1906 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 547-5624 MARISCOS ENSENADA 1405 South El Camino Real (760) 967-6024 MI ASADOR MEXICAN AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 4750 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 806-6684

PEDRO’S TACOS 656 Benet Road (760) 722-7221 POLLOS MARIA 125 Old Grove Road (760) 435-9071

LIGHTHOUSE OYSTER BAR & GRILL 262 Harbor Drive South (760) 433-1900


MARISCO’S ENSENADA 1405 South El Camino Real (760) 967-6024


OCEANSIDE BROILER 1325 North Harbor Drive (760) 722-3474

ROBERTO’S TACO SHOP #13 518 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 757-2377

TIN FISH OCEANSIDE 302 North The Strand (760) 966-0007

SAN LUIS REY BAKERY & RESTAURANT 490 North El Camino Real (760) 433-7242

SHOOTZ FISH & BEER 602 South Tremont St. (760) 696-3524

SANCHO'S TACOS 400 Mission Ave. (760) 231-8228


SEÑOR GRUBBYS 311 N. Tremont St. (760) 721-6040 TONY’S FRESH MEXICAN FOOD 2983 Via Las Rosas (760) 433-5004 VALERIE’S TACO SHOP 3617 Ocean Ranch Blvd. (760) 712-1296 VALERIE'S TACO SHOP 1006 Mission Ave. (760) 231-1824 VALERIES TACO STAND 2213 S El Camino Real (760) 231-5458 VALLE 222 North Pacific St. (760) 512-3328 PERUVIAN PANCA PERUVIAN CUISINE & ROTISSERIE 1902 South Coast Hwy. (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 Ave. (760) 722-1008 JOE’S CRAB SHACK 314 Harbor Drive (760) 722-1345

333 PACIFIC 333 North Pacific Street (760) 433-3333 HUNTER STEAK HOUSE 1221 Vista Way (760) 433-2633 THAI CAFÉ DE THAI & SUSHI 4196 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 945-5533


1733 South Coast Hwy. (442) 266-820

BEACH HOUSE WINERY 1534 Sleeping Indian Road (760) 732-3236 BUNKER HOUSE CAFE 322 North Cleveland St. (760) 967-7727

MR. PHO 4750 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 940-1306 PHO BOWL & GRILL 1006 Mission Ave. Ste. C (760) 453-2999

COOMBER CRAFT WINES 611 Mission Ave. (760) 231-8022

ND BANH MI 4160 Oceanside Blvd Ste. 169 (760) 726-4650.

GOLDEN COAST MEAD 4093 Oceanside Blvd Ste G. (760) 630-4468

PHO HA 3905 Mission Ave (760) 754-5267

ORFILA VINEYARDS & WINERY 221 N Cleveland Street (760) 755-7040

PHO HOUSE 3753 Mission Ave. (760) 754-9999

THE MILLER’S TABLE 514 S Coast Hwy. (442) 615-7200

PHO OCEANSIDE 518 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 754-2828

THE PRIVATEER MARKETPLACE & WINE BAR 1704 South Coast Hwy. (760) 453-2254

YUMMY PHO 4225 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 631-1800

OCEAN THAI 2455 Vista Way (760) 722-9779


MIRAMAR FISH TACOS & BEER 41 Douglas Drive (760) 721-2147


OCEAN THAI 3846 Mission Ave #A3 (760) 967-9901 RIM TALAY 508 Mission Ave (760) 435-2007 SABAI SABAI THAI KITCHEN 1906 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 529-5597 SAVORY THAI 3829 Plaza Drive (760) 806-9606 THAI THAI 4121 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 295-5445 THAI GARDEN 4750 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 940-1009 THAI TABLE 1910 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 721-4850 VEGAN THE GREEN HOUSE 212 North Coast Highway (760) 529-4814

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ADVERTISING REP Kathleen Larson (808) 780-6635



in leasing community-focused restaurant and retail businesses while preserving Oceanside’s unique culture. We have represented local tenants and property owners in numerous transactions to add value & vibrancy to the neighborhood for the last decade.

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Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater


FAST >> FORWARD to Yesterday

It’s showtime in Funner, CA.

Gin Blossoms

New Miserable Experience Live

Friday, August 19

Moonshine Bandits

Matt Fraser

Friday, July 29

Friday, August 5

Iya Terra

Performing Poolside at Dive

ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

Sunday, August 14

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Performing Poolside at Dive

America’s Top Psychic Medium

Saturday, August 20

Chris Rock


Saturday, August 27

Saturday, September 3


Wheel of Fortune LIVE!

Ego Death World Tour 2022

The Greatest Hits

Sunday, September 25

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Performing Poolside at Dive

Sunday, November 6