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New 5-Course Challenge To Follow Sold Out Taste Of Oceanside

By   /  October 1, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Oceanside, CA -MainStreet Oceanside is launching the new Taste of Oceanside 5-Course Challenge. The latest in a series of digital eat and shop local challenges created by MainStreet, the Taste of Oceanside 5-Course Challenge will reward participants for dining at participating Downtown Oceanside restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and tasting rooms from Monday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  October 1, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Yesterday, I stood alongside staff at the Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA in Oceanside to announce free swimming lessons in North County! Earlier this week, I proposed to allocate part of our American Rescue Plan Act funds to provide free swimming lessons to those in San Diego County. I’m pleased to say that my colleagues […]

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Veterans’ Writing Group San Diego County Monthly Meeting

By   /  September 29, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

The Veterans’ Writing Group San Diego County will host its monthly meeting on 10/15/22 at the Veterans Association of North County (VANC) 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058.  All Veterans, dependents and active-duty military members are welcome to this free event. Our women’s group meets 10-11 on Zoom only.  All writers meet 11-2 live and […]

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Carlsbad City Manager

By   /  September 29, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

September. 29, 2022 This week the City Council voted to advance several projects to help enhance traffic safety, which I’ll review below, in addition to these topics: 3rd public meeting scheduled for environmental study of housing sites Carlsbad Boulevard sign gets a spruce up Tips for organics recycling Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Keeping mosquitoes away Free Ride […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond – Protecting Our Region

By   /  September 29, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Living in San Diego County, the threat of fires is constant, that is why I have made fire safety one of my top priorities during my time on the Board of Supervisors. We’ve initiated efforts to come up with a pre-fire strategy and evacuation routes. I’ve led the effort to increase roadside vegetation management, especially […]

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Discover DownTown

By   /  September 29, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Oceanside, CA —Read the Fall 2022 issue of Discover Downtown Arriving in Downtown Oceanside mailboxes and online now, the Taste Issue of Discover Downtown features Taste of Oceanside profiles and previews, including the new Taste of Oceanside 5-Course Challenge Oct. 3-16, plus articles on: “Nautical Neighbors”  The restaurants of The Fin Hotel: The Switchboard Restaurant […]

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MiraCosta College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

By   /  September 29, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

MiraCosta College Latinx students  efforts to increase Hispanic graduation rates through targeted education services and a list of events MiraCosta College is hosting throughout the month.  Due to a steadfast focus on serving the local Latinx community, the number of transfers for Latinx students has more than doubled for MiraCosta College since 2011, landing them in the top 3-4% of […]

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Miracle Babies to Hold Boogie 4 Babies Concert

By   /  September 29, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Miracle Babies, a nonprofit organization whose mission is dedicated to helping perinatal mothers and their families during their time of need by providing transportation, mental health assistance and supportive services, will hold Boogie 4 Babies, a fundraising concert at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on October 15, 2022. Miracle Babies is ditching its traditional fall gala season and […]

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Pumpkin Festival Craft Fair Bates Nut Farm

By   /  September 28, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Valley Center — CA -Pumpkin Festival Craft Fair, Hayrides & Pony Rides 2022: Bates Nut Farm, Valley Center. “Over 80 artisans selling American handmade crafts and fine art at the ‘Pumpkin Festival’ Arts ‘n Crafts Fair.  “Admire and shop for beautiful jewelry, woodworking, candles, toys and many other unique items.  “Bates’ famous Pumpkin Patch will […]

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San Marcos Chamber News

By   /  September 26, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 – 6:00 PM-7:30 PM As the voice of business in San Marcos, the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host a candidate forum for the 2022 Election for San Marcos Mayor and the San Marcos City Council. This forum will allow Chamber members, business organizations, and community members the opportunity to engage […]

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Bonsall Woman’s Club Monthly Programs Will Have A Little Something For Everyone

By   /  September 26, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

   Bonsall, CA –   From dogs, flowers and home building to Christmas carols, trains and butterflies…. a variety of informational and entertaining programs are slated for the Bonsall Woman’s Club monthly meetings on the first Friday of each month, October through June, at the Bonsall Community Center.  The exception to this is the Nov. 10 […]

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One Book One San Diego Book Club With Soul

By   /  September 26, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Oceanside, CA –The Oceanside Public Library is excited to host a special book club on October 29, at 3:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, located at 330 North Coast Highway, to discuss this year’s adult selection for One Book One San Diego, The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett. Celebrate The Vanishing Half with comfort food from […]

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North County League of Women Voters Set to Moderate Online Nonpartisan Candidate Forums for Local Elections

By   /  September 26, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Open to the Public with Pre-Registration, North County Residents Are Invited to Submit Questions for Candidates Carlsbad, CA -The League of Women Voters invites North County voters to attend online nonpartisan Candidate Forums, starting Sept. 27 and running through October, for local races including Oceanside City Council Districts 1 and 2, Encinitas Mayor, Del Mar […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -We Stopped The Per Mile Tax

By   /  September 26, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

On Friday, the SANDAG Board of Directors (after feeling pressure from the public) decided to remove the per-mile tax from the Regional Transportation Plan. You can read more about it here. I want to thank everyone who spoke out against SANDAG’s per-mile tax. I know many of you have helped spread the message on social media […]

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Senator Jones & Former SD Mayor Kevin Faulconer Announce Bill Tackling Homelessness

By   /  September 25, 2022  /  North County, State and National  /  No Comments

Senator Brian Jones, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, County Supervisor Jim Desmond, city councilmembers, school board members, representatives of non-profits, special district board members, and law enforcement officials announce legislation to prohibit homeless encampments near schools, daycare centers, parks, and libraries Escondido, CA – A diverse group of community leaders including Senator Brian W. Jones […]

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Carlsbad City Manager

By   /  September 22, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Sept. 22, 2022 Today is the first day of fall, and in Carlsbad that can mean more warm weather and an increased potential for Santa Ana winds. This week, I’ve got some fire prevention tips and other seasonal updates to share: A plan for safer streets together Wildfire prevention and response Public safety open house […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond

By   /  September 22, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Homelessness is an issue of great concern in San Diego County. Whenever I meet with groups or people in our community, the most frequently asked question I receive is, ‘What is being done about homelessness?’ I have made homelessness a top priority, by helping individuals get off of streets and sidewalks, and making our communities safer. I’m […]

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Volunteer Sought to Fill Vacant Seat on Prop. M Bond Oversight Committee

By   /  September 22, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

A community member-at-large is needed on the committee, which oversees how the college spends the remaining capital improvement funds from Prop. M, approved by voters in 2006. San Marcos, CA (September , 2022) — Palomar College is seeking to fill the last remaining vacancy on its Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC), which reviews the expenditure of […]

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Dr. Rivera-Lacey Joins National Community College Hispanic Council Board

By   /  September 22, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

San Marcos, CA (September, 2022) —  Palomar College’s Superintendent/President, Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey, joined the Board of Directors of the National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) during an installation ceremony on Friday, September 16, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. The Council, which prepares Hispanic leaders for community and technical colleges across the U.S., invited Dr. Rivera-Lacey to join […]

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Nagata Named 2021 Farmer Of The Year

By   /  September 22, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Farmer founder of program raising millions in scholarship funds for farm worker’s children The San Diego County Farm Bureau (SDCFB) recently named Neil Nagata, a third generation Oceanside farmer who is a leading agriculture advocate for both growers and farm workers, the 2021 Farmer of the Year. The guest of honor will be celebrated in […]

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