Oceanside

Senior Citizens Standing Committee formed to give those 55 and over a voice

OCEANSIDE — The first meeting of the newly establish Senior Citizens Standing Committee was held March 17. The standing committee was formed at the request of residents 55 and older to ensure they have a voice in city decision-making.

Commission gives input on stretching development notifications

OCEANSIDE — The state law requires 300 feet notification of building projects, most North County cities ask for 600 feet notification, and Oceanside is considering extending notification to 1,500 feet.

City looks into workers’ compensation complaints

OCEANSIDE — Councilman Chuck Lowery requested that city staff look into whether Oceanside’s workers’ compensation provider is meeting city needs.

$5.3M in federal funds moves bridge projects forward

OCEANSIDE — The city has its eye on replacing the Coast Highway bridge and retrofitting the Douglas Bridge overpasses. City Council approved accepting $5.3 million in federal funds to begin environmental reports and design plans to get the projects started.

Oceanside dog rescued with Jaws of Life

Oceanside dog rescued with Jaws of Life

OCEANSIDE — A day of frolic turned into a rescue when a dog became stuck between two storage containers and needed the assistance of rescue personnel and the Jaws of Life to get out.

Fire displaces couple, garage destroyed

Fire displaces couple, garage destroyed

OCEANSIDE — An Oceanside couple was displaced from their home after a fire ravaged through the home’s garage and caused widespread damage throughout the home Monday night.

Civic Center fountain refurbishment back on track

Civic Center fountain refurbishment back on track

OCEANSIDE — After a $10,000 hiccup, Civic Center fountain refurbishments are back on track.

Job fair set for businesses looking to hire

OCEANSIDE — A job fair will round up downtown businesses looking to hire, and launch a new job-posting site specifically for Oceanside businesses.

Oceanside residents get tax filing assistance

Oceanside residents get tax filing assistance

OCEANSIDE — The California Free Tax Assistance Event stopped in at the Civic Center Library to help people file their online taxes on Feb. 28. Oceanside is one of about a dozen statewide stops the event makes each February to provide free tax assistance for middle to low-income individuals and families.

Mobile home fire death under investigation

OCEANSIDE — A mobile home in Lamplighter Mobile Home Park burned beyond habitation on Feb. 22. A woman, 74, was found dead inside the home after the fire was extinguished.