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Oceanside's dirty sidewalks can wait

Complaints posted online don't translate into high-priority problem

Oceanside residents are tired of their crappy downtown sidewalks — and not just the broken pavement. In a posting on Nextdoor's "Seaside District" page for Oceanside (you have to live there to log in), residents ...

Putting the detector before the data

Oceanside PD not yet ready for license-plate reader system

On April 21, just one day before the Oceanside City Council was scheduled to vote on a purchase order for four license-plate readers, the city's police department was unable to answer questions about the secure ...

Oceanside advances on affordable housing project

“It's been a long, long, long time coming,” said mayor Jim Wood.

As ground is broken on the largest affordable-housing project in San Diego County, all that remains for the complex is to finalize the patchwork of funding. At a cost of $92 million, the Mission Cove ...

Developer-friendly, homeowner not so

Eminent domain threatens longtime Oceanside resident

Elias Cardenas says he had big plans for the small plot of land that he inherited from his father. In one corner he sells birds. On the other side of the house he's constructing a ...

Oceanside won’t go to pot

Council votes to keep medical marijuana out of the city

With all due respect, your medicine is not right for this city, Oceanside leaders told medical marijuana supporters at a meeting on June 25. In a 5-0 vote, the city council rejected a proposal to ...

Boots in the kitchen

Oceanside helps fund veterans’ culinary-training program

On May 28, the Oceanside City Council unanimously approved a $600,000 matching grant to the Veterans Association of North County for the completion of a culinary arts training space at the former police headquarters on ...

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