Jerry Kern

O’side joins list of cities to put restrictions on e-cigarettes

OCEANSIDE — Oceanside joined the ranks of like-minded cities, and initiated restrictions on electronic smoking devices on April 2.

Cities agree on a joint marketing campaign to attract businesses to North County

REGION — Cities along state Route 78 have agreed to collaborate in a joint marketing campaign to attract businesses nationwide to North County.

Councilmen send open letter to businesses, mayor follows up with apology to city

OCEANSIDE — Councilmen Jerry Kern and Gary Felien sent an open letter to San Diego businesses on Jan. 14 urging them to consider relocating to Oceanside and emphasizing that Oceanside does not have a commercial linkage fee.

O’side seeks changes in its outfall agreement with Camp Pendleton

OCEANSIDE — Oceanside has been a good neighbor to Camp Pendleton and maintained an agreement that allows Camp Pendleton to use its sewer lines to outfall 3.6 million gallons of secondary treated water a day.

Council gives formal farewell to Peter Weiss

OCEANSIDE — City Council and staff said a formal farewell to City Manager Peter Weiss at the Nov. 6 City Council meeting.

Residents oppose liquor sales at Oceanside’s Walmart market

OCEANSIDE — Residents say the Walmart Neighborhood Market full-service grocery store on west Mission Avenue, set to open in early 2014, is in the wrong location to sell alcohol.

Fourth Walmart to open in Oceanside

Fourth Walmart to open in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE — The fourth Walmart is set to open in Oceanside after the first of the year.

City Clerk Zack Beck on a mission to serve the city

City Clerk Zack Beck on a mission to serve the city

OCEANSIDE — Twenty-six-year-old Zack Beck serves as Oceanside city clerk.

A split vote rehires Jepsen as city manager

OCEANSIDE — City Council members dug in their heels and stuck with their previously stated views regarding rehiring Steven Jepsen as city manager on Oct. 16. City Council voted 3-2 to hire Jepsen, with Mayor Jim Wood and Councilwoman Esther Sanchez casting no votes.

Oceanside’s ambulance brownout put off at least until November

OCEANSIDE — City Manager Peter Weiss did not recommend a brownout of one city ambulance to balance the fire department budget at the Oct. 2 City Council meeting.