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

Vector habitat remediation begins for Pilgrim Creek

OCEANSIDE — Pilgrim Creek no longer meanders through the Oceanside Municipal Golf Course, but instead sits in a series of ponds that have become homes for mosquitoes to lay their eggs and reproduce. The creek has been identified as a mosquito breeding area, and the city has secured a $500,000 county vector habitat remediation grant […]

Vintage surfboard swap meet to benefit the surf museum

Vintage surfboard swap meet to benefit the surf museum

OCEANSIDE — The annual California Surf Museum and Longboard Collectors Club Surf Swap Meet will set up shop in the parking lot on Pier View Way and Tremont Street April 26. Plans are fluid until the morning the swap meet opens, but about 30 vendors are expected. Merchandise for sale ranges from vintage surfboards, to […]

Railroad Society celebrates move to Heritage Park

Railroad Society celebrates move to Heritage Park

OCEANSIDE — After six months of being without a home, the North County Model Railroad Society found a perfect stop at Heritage Park. The model railroad society celebrated its move on April 19. Previously it had a space on the second floor of Boney’s Market, now Earthgrown Market. The new location keeps the long-standing model […]

Oceanside Firefighters Association charged fines for late filing

OCEANSIDE — Tim Scott Oceanside Firefighter Association secretary said it was an expensive lesson learned, when the firefighters association was charged $12,000 for late filing. Fellow firefighters agree. “It was not intentional, but it’s still a lot (of money),” Firefighters Association President Dave Overton said. “It won’t happen again.” Late filing incidents and one incident […]

OUSD officially joins city in zero waste goal

OUSD officially joins city in zero waste goal

OCEANSIDE — Oceanside Unified School District is not simply signing a pledge to reduce waste, but is officially committed to reduce the waste the district produces by 75 percent. The school district made a commitment to join the city in its focused zero waste efforts on April 11. The district’s commitment to the Zero Waste […]

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 […]

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