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Oceanside City Council to Consider Ban on Retail Puppies

Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Chula Vista, San Diego and many others, the City of Oceanside will consider a ban on the retail sale of puppies, kittens, and bunnies.

The ordinance went into effect in San Diego in August and with only one exception was implemented by all pet stores. The City of Carlsbad also passed a similar ordinance last week.

While the ban allows pet stores that sell some puppies and kittens obtained from shelters and rescues to continue to do business, it specifically targets those stores that do not obtain pets through local or humane sources.

The vote will take place Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 5:00 pm at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.


This is a follow-up to an earlier story.


Oceanside Harbor Days, September 28-29, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at 8.52.29 PMThe perfect summer ender for us is the annual Oceanside Harbor Days. Yes, it’s September 28-29, which may seem a bit late to call it summer, but here in Oceanside, CA, as you may have noticed, summer comes late.

Every year, we swear we’re going to do the Nail ‘n’ Sail…every year we chicken out and just watch so we can “create a strategy” for the next year.  This year Oceanside Harbor Days includes a Sand Castle building contest in addition to the Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast, Oside Yacht Club Boat Parade, Tiki Swim and other live entertainment – it’s a total mix of old fashioned fun and even has it’s own Facebook page  so you can follow the fun. Hope to see you there and  we’ll meet you in the Prohibition Brewing beer garden!

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Arbor Day Celebration to Take Place at Buddy Todd Park

The City of Oceanside will be hosting an Arbor Day Ceremony and Environmental Resource Fair on Thursday, September 12th from 10am-2pm at Buddy Todd Park. Students from Mira Costa College and Ocean Shores High School will be planting over a dozen trees to beautify the park and it looks like there will be plenty of booths for the environmental resource fair.

The fact that it’s on a Thursday at 10am might make it difficult for working folks and children to attend, so be sure to plant a tree on your own time!

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Neighborhood BBQ, Sunday August 25th

Friends and Families of Fire Mountain – join us for good times, beverages, and BBQ.
Sunday, August 25th at 3:00 PM.
Bring: Your family, friends, dogs, a chair, something to BBQ and something to share.
We provide: the grill and the location: the cul-de-sac at the end of Avocado Rd., off Dunstan 

Bring a can for the food drive and we’ll see you there!


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Pride at the Beach – October 13, 2012

Pride at the Beach takes place Saturday, Oct. 13th, near the Oceanside Municipal Pier and amphitheater and includes a tent city full of vendors and food merchants. A line up of entertainment is listed below and for more information please visit the North County LGBT Resource Center Web Site or Pride at the Beach.

2012 Entertainment:

11:00 am – Opening with Laura Jane
11:15 am- San Diego Women’s Chorus
12:00 pm – Speakers
12:30 pm – Diversity Arts
1:00 pm – Social Animal
1:30 pm – Full Strength Funk Band
2:15 pm – San Diego Kings Club
2:45 pm – Full Strength Funk Band
3:30 pm – Traci Dinwiddie
4:15 pm – San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus
5:15 pm – Headliner No Angel

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Friends of Fire Mountain Annual BBQ – August 20th

Don’t miss the annual end of summer BBQ with Friends of Fire Mountain!

On August 20th at 4:00 p.m. join your neighbors at the cul-de-sac at the end of Avocado on Dunstan.

You’ll see flyers posted in the neighborhood as reminders to bring a little something for the grill, a dish to share, something to drink, something to sit on and a canned/boxed food item for the food drive.

Kids, dogs, and visiting friends and relatives are welcome!

FOFM will provide the plates, forks, napkins, cups and of course, the grills.

See you there!

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California Surf Museum’s 25th Anniversary Gala

If you haven’t been to the California Surf Museum, you are missing out on a beautiful and important part of Oceanside (and California) culture.

The museum is celebrating 25 years in the community with it’s 4th annual Gala Fundraiser Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 5-10 pm.

With live entertainment by John Hull, silent and live auctions and tasty food and drinks it’s sure to be a groovy time!

Check the web site for more info

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Lincoln Middle School Open House Thursday Sept. 9, 2010

Open House and Dinner Fund-Raiser, Thursday, September 9

Sponsored by the Lincoln MS Parent-Teacher-Student Association


  • PTSA Meeting begins at 5:00pm
  • $10 Fund-Raiser Dinner, catered by Hunter’s Steakhouse, starts at 5:30pm.
  • Tour the new campus from 6:00-7:00pm

For more information, contact Principal Steve Bessant at 760-901-8900

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Good Times at FOFM 3rd BBQ

Thanks to everyone who came out- Folks came from Laurel all the way to Hunsaker with tons of delicious food!

The BBQ’s were fired up, kids, dogs, and neighbors all had an opportunity to meet each other, swap stories and information.

Extra Special thanks goes to Lennie Rae Cooke (Fire Mountain’s resident environmental guru) for organizing the event.

Hope to see you there next time!

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