Oceanside

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It might be known to ‘80s movie fans as “home to the ‘Top Gun’ house,” but there is so much more to the third largest city in the county.Just south of Camp Pendleton, the busiest military base in the country, Oceanside is also home to the California Surf Museum and Mission San Luis Rey.The annual Harbor Days festival embodies the spirit of the city as it gets the whole community out to celebrate all things nautical while honoring local military.

Population: Approximately 183,000

Housing units: Approximately 64,750

Median income: $59,395

Education: 22.16 percent of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher

Reporter: Promise Yee


Promise Yee is a freelance reporter and photographer. She has covered the Oceanside beat for The Coast News since 2007.She also shoots, edits and posts videos for The Coast News website.Yee has a master’s degree in education English writing, a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with an emphasis in English, and an associate degree in radio television communications.She previously worked in television as a program producer, reporter and video editor.

Email: pyee@coastnewsgroup.com

Contact Info:

City Hall
300 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
760-435-3065

Oceanside Police Department
3855 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92054
760-435-4900

Graffiti Hotline
760-435-4466

Public Works
760-435-4500

Oceanside Fire Department
300 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054-2824
760-435-4100

Egg hunts abound in Oceanside

Egg hunts abound in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE — There is lot of egg hunting going on this spring with library egg hunts on April 11 and April 15, and four city egg hunts to follow. The first egg hunt was held at the Mission Branch Library. Toddlers and preschool-age tots listened to stories read by the Easter Bunny, and made a […]

Kay Parker Family Resource Center to be part of housing project

Kay Parker Family Resource Center to be part of housing project

OCEANSIDE — The announcement that an UrbanLIFT grant will fund building the Kay Parker Family Resource Center at the planned Mission Cove affordable housing project bought applause for two reasons. Community members were glad to have a family resource center as part of the city’s low-income housing project, and equally pleased the name of the […]

Shooting kills 25-year-old man

OCEANSIDE — A shooting that took place on the 1400 block of Olive Street on April 8 left one man dead. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from neighbors who reported hearing gunshots fired at 8 p.m. Upon arrival police found the 25-year-old Hispanic shooting victim. Oceanside firefighters/paramedics responded and performed lifesaving measures at the […]

1,000 walk, run, stroll in the March of Dimes 5K

1,000 walk, run, stroll in the March of Dimes 5K

OCEANSIDE — More than 1,000 walkers and runners took part in the March of Dimes 5K on April 12. Many participants have a very personal connection to the fundraiser walk/run. About 10 percent of the 48,000 babies born annually in San Diego County are born preterm and face greater health risks. More than 1,400 babies […]

Arts proponents speak up during city budget review

Arts proponents speak up during city budget review

Oceanside – A half dozen speakers addressed City Council at the April 2 council meeting to request that city arts receive funding in the upcoming fiscal budget, and benefit from the city’s increased prosperity. “Arts enhance civic life, culture, and the economy,” Jonathan Fohrman, Oceanside Arts Commission vice chairman, said. “Without funding arts, activities and […]

Poets of all ages take to Oceanside stages

Poets of all ages take to Oceanside stages

OCEANSIDE — It is National Poetry Month and two days of spoken word poetry brought dozens of locals to the stages of the Civic Center and Mission Branch Library on April 5 and April 6. “It’s a set roster of hand-picked poets,” Rolland Tizuela, organizer of the event and Glassless Minds poets group, said. Poets […]

North County arts leaders meet to form regional council

North County arts leaders meet to form regional council

OCEANSIDE — Arts leaders from six North County cities met to discuss efforts to enhance and promote regional arts. Daniel Foster, Oceanside Museum of Arts executive director, described the results of the April 1 panel discussion as a call to action to form a regional arts council. “The time is right to get ourselves in […]

Wood and Horn face off in county supervisor debate

Wood and Horn face off in county supervisor debate

OCEANSIDE — Incumbent Fifth District Supervisor Bill Horn and his opponent, Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood, faced off in their first face-to-face debate at MiraCosta College on April 3. Horn and Wood are running for district supervisor, an office that bears the responsibility of helping control the $5 billion county budget, which funds a variety of […]

Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE — An officer fatally shot a man from San Pedro who allegedly reached for a gun in his waistband during a confrontation at Oceanside Harbor earlier this week. At 9:10 a.m. on April 7, the Oceanside Police Department received a call to check a “sleeper” on a bench in the 1300 block of Harbor […]

Decision over death penalty to be determined in murder trial

VISTA — Though the trial is set to begin in early October, prosecutors have yet to determine whether or not they will seek the death penalty for three defendants facing charges for the murder of a young military wife. The body of Brittany Dawn Killgore, a 22-year-old wife of a Camp Pendleton Marine, was found […]

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