Friends of Fire Mountain

Protect, Preserve, and Improve Fire Mountain


Fire Mountain Summer BBQ and Block Party

Mark your calendars for the annual Friends of Fire Mountain end of summer party!

SATURDAY- AUGUST 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm.

Join  your neighbors at the cul-de-sac on Avocado and Dunstan – bring something to share, something to throw on the grill, something to sip and don’t forget a chair to park yourself. We encourage you to use recyclable/reusable items and to bring a canned or boxed item to donate to the food drive.

Well behaved dogs, kids, family, and your out of town guests are welcome!

Fire Mountain Summer BBQ August 13 at 4:30



Jefferson and Vista Way Soon to Be Scripps Health Offices

Many Fire Mountain residents received notice that a new offices will be built at the corner of Jefferson and Vista Way. In the past this lot was a Datsun auto dealership, a Saturn dealership, and most recently has been the temporary sales lot for Christmas trees, a pumpkin patch, and a bouncy house park.

Check out the image below for more details and let us know what you think in the comments section of this post.


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Fire Mountain Home and Garden Sale to benefit Canine Companions for Independence

Screen Shot 2016-06-03 at 6.17.28 AM Don’t miss the annual Fire Mountain Home and Garden sale happening today and tomorrow!

This is not a typical “yard sale”, this is a highly curated neighborhood sale with hundreds of succulents and other plants, plus gently used upscale home decor, small appliances, garden items,dishes, unique pottery, jewelry and more!Canine_Companions_for_Independence.svg

The sale is happening today and tomorrow:
June 3-4, 2016 – 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
2305 Fire Mountain Drive, Oceanside

All proceeds go to CCI, the Oceanside-based service dog organization.
If you have questions about the sale or CCI you can click here to email Kris.


City of Oceanside Brings Back Electronic Billboard Debate

lamar-digital-billboardThe Oceanside City Council is considering the LA / Vegas style billboards once again. You may remember, the request for an electronic billboard at state route 78 and Rancho Del Oro was shut down last year  – this time there are two up for approval at SR 78 / Rancho Del Oro and SR 76/ Airport Rd, and Oceanside residents are  not happy.

The brightly lit, flashing, 60 ft. high (6 stories) by 30 ft. wide billboards are are proposed on city owned property and as the petition says, residents have multiple reasons to be concerned:

  • Distractions to drivers – traffic and accidents on the 78 and 76 are already a strain and a danger to drivers
  • Effects on the surrounding homes and environment
  • Opening the doors for more – once billboards are approved, more are likely to follow
  • Blight in the City of Oceanside – billboards only add a cheap and cluttered look to our seaside community

Community members are circulating the petition below and you can help keep those tacky billboards out of Oceanside.
Please email the city council today!
Be sure to Include your Name and Street Address (to verify residency) and the Subject: NO Electronic Billboards!
Send the petition below or write your own personal email.

To read more on the subject follow the link to the Union Tribune or Coast News articles.

anti-billboard petition

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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:



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.


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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:



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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.