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Live for Logan Push for Oceanside Traffic Calming

12238058_1488376128134969_2651851870146226202_oThe Friends of Live for Logan are pushing forward on traffic calming measures in Oceanside.  The Pilot Traffic Calming Program is on the agenda for Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00 pm.

The group says the program will make it safe for bikes and pedestrians to cross between North and South Oceanside by adding a buffered bike lane and a mid-block crossing, as well as reducing and slowing traffic.  This is a temporary solution until  the process for permanent improvements is completed.

Read on to see how you can support the program:

IF YOU WANT SAFE PASSAGE, PLEASE

1. SIGN THE PETITION:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/support-safe-passage-for-bikes-on-coast-hwy.html

2. COME TO THE MEETING: Oceanside City Hall Wednesday, 1/20/16 at 6pm

You don’t have to speak.  Your presence alone is very important.  We anticipate opposition to the bike lane and the cross walk.  It is important for City Council to see that many Oceanside residents, parents and business owners support safe passage.

If you have questions about the Pilot Program, check out the Q&A below.

THANK YOU!

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International airport possible on Camp Pendleton next to Oceanside / 76

KPBS mapThe possibility of an international airport in Oceanside has come up multiple times as Lindberg Field comes closer to reaching capacity. Now after a study by Cal State University San Marcos, supported by businessmen and philanthropists Irwin Jacobs and Malin Burnham, it’s back in the news.

While those in the area who travel frequently would love to have an option closer to home (sometimes it seems to take as long to fly to San Francisco as it does to drive) there are a couple of  reasons why this particular option has its drawbacks for residents of Oceanside.

If you’ve ever spent any time in Ocean Beach / Point Loma area or if you’ve payed attention to what the Mira Mar area residents say each time they’re faced with possibly expanding the airport in that area, you know the noise pollution doesn’t just affect the immediate surroundings, it travels along with the planes.

The study touts the airport being a draw for people from San Diego, OC and LA, which raises another concern that will make any commuter fill with horror – more traffic through Camp Pendleton.

To read more about the study follow this link to the report on KPBS web site or read the study for yourself here: https://www.csusm.edu/mba/docs/airport%202.0%20paper.pdf

 

 


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Free E-Waste Recycling Saturday Dec. 12

Here’s your chance to clear out all those electronic things junking up your garage, before the holidays bring you even more clutter.

Screen Shot 2015-12-12 at 10.37.53 AMPalmquist Elementary School and Urban Corps of San Diego are hosting a huge recycling event today.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 9am-1pm

In the Palmquist Parking Lot at 1999 California Street.

They will be accepting: Bagged Gently Used Clothing, E-waste, Toner/Ink Cartridges, CRV Bottles and Cans.

 


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Holly Jolly on Molly – December 6th, 2015

It’s that time of year and the Holly Jolly on Molly  is back! December 6, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm.

It’s a great time to meet new neighbors, catch up with long-time residents, and share the news from around the hood. Bring your kids, dogs, and friends and lets bring some end of year cheer to Fire Mountain!

Holly Jolly FlyerJoin us for the 6th annual Fire Mountain holiday gathering – Meet at the cul-de-sac on Molly Circle and California St.
Cider and Hot Cocoa Provided, just bring a dessert or appetizer to share and don’t forget your chair.
All Fire Mountain residents are welcome!


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Shop for Local, Organic Veggies at Cyclops Farms

cyclops logo If you haven’t driven down Avocado Road lately then you may have missed it, but you’ll want to make a detour on either Tuesdays or Saturdays to get fresh vegetables and flowers at great prices. Cyclops Farms, a family owned and run CCOF certified organic farm, broke ground at 1448 Avocado Road in February and is serving up flowers and vegetables to residents and local markets and restaurants like Cream of the Crop and The Privateer.

Founder, Luke Girling, attended Oceanside High, graduated from The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems farming program at The University of Santa Cruz in 2013 and has been the farm manager for the farm to table experience at West Steakhouse and Bistro West for the last two years. He, his wife, and two young children started farming their own yard in south Oceanside and launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise what they needed to fund the expanded location on Fire Mountain.  There’s a great video from the Kickstarter campaign that tells all about the project on the Osider web site – be sure to check it out here.

Fire Mountain prides itself on riding that line between urban and rural Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 4.02.50 PMand Cyclops Farms is a perfect addition to that vibe – taking what was once an empty yard that kept residents guessing what might happen to it, they created something that residents can be a part of and benefit from. The farm to table operation will be growing certified organic seasonal veggies and they anticipate that some of the out-of-the-ordinary items they offer will inspire people to cook creatively.

When you talk to Luke, his passion for healthy food shows and his excitement about the farm and the community will make you just as excited to eat healthy veggies and support this business. When we stopped by the farm they had tons of different types of peppers (from mild to hot) as well as tasty tomatoes, three kinds of squash and fresh, pretty flowers. They plan to have pumpkins available starting this weekend and you can bring the kids and pick out your own. Support your local farmer by bringing home healthy, safe foods!

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 4.42.33 PMCyclops Farms : 1448 Avocado Rd. Oceanside, CA 92054
Farm Stand Hours: (Updated 11/28/2015)
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am- 12:30 pm

Check the Cyclops Farms Facebook page for updates on what’s available

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I5/78 Interchange Plans Could End Beach Access from Fire Mountain

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If you’ve been following the planning of the widening of I-5, specifically the I-5/78 interchange, you know it’s hurtling into our neighborhood faster than any speeding car, truck or van on the I-5 freeway.

A meeting took place last month in Carlsbad for public comment, but one has not been held in Oceanside, so we’ve gathered as much of the mountain of information as possible below:

There have been several conversations with Cal Trans and there are still many open questions. We’ve been following the discussion from both the South O Residents Association and Shari Mackin on nextdoor.com and want to share some of the highlights (or lowlights, depending on your outlook).  But to stay up to date, be sure to either follow the updates on nextdoor.com or sign up for alerts and info by signing up on the google form here.

Cal Trans has received well over 100 comments during the community meeting in Carlsbad. They are still reviewing/studying the comments which will lead them to the project/s they will present to study at the Scoping Meeting which she states will be held in late May or early June 2015.

CalTrans will continue to accept and review public comments/input regarding which alternative/s they will study. According to CalTrans, comments continue to “trickle” in. Please note, added to the scenarios is a NO BUILD option.

If you were unable to attend the meeting in Carlsbad, please complete the attached Comment Slip and return to CalTrans via email. You can review the information here: http://keepsandiegomoving.com/I-5-Corrid…

Email your Comment Slip (if you can’t scan and upload, cut and paste into an email) to:Karen.Jewel@dot.ca.gov

Finally, PLEASE email your council members asking that they request that the Scoping Meeting is held in OCEANSIDE! We will have the majority of impacts and we are one of the largest cities in San Diego County – council@ci.oceanside.ca.us

Our representative to SANDAG (Mayor Jim Wood) and Alternate Council Member Chuck Lowery) should be able to work with CalTrans to have the meeting in Oceanside.

From the most recent emails we’ve received here are the overviews of Worst-case scenarios and the issues they present:

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