• Thu. Dec 8th, 2022

🌱 New CA Stimulus checks? + Is the HBO story of Marine Basilone true

Hello, people of Oceanside-Camp Pendleton! Let’s start this Tuesday on an enlightened note.

First, today’s weather forecast:

A lot of sun. High: 68 Low: 40.

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Here are today’s top five stories at Oceanside-Camp Pendleton:

  1. San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond Seeks One-Year California Gasoline Tax Suspension. Desmond represents District 5, which includes Oceanside. Skyrocketing gasoline prices show no signs of letting up and Californians continue to pay among the highest in the nation for a gallon of gasoline. Much of the additional cost of gas in the Golden State is due to taxes and fees. (Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)
  2. Friends of the Oceanside Public Library have announced the March 7 opening of Jane and Evie’s Used Books, a storefront selling used books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles in good condition. The store’s initial hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 323 N. Coast Highway, across from the Civic Center Library. Chris Wilson, President of Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, said, “Friends have been told of an amazing storefront option on the Coastal Highway that would accomplish two goals: to honor long-time friends date Jane Cheadle and Evie Magaña, and provide the community with another opportunity to support the Library.” (Patch Oceanside-Camp Pendleton)
  3. How much of Camp Pendleton Marine John Basilone’s story actually happened? First created on HBO’s “The Pacific”“the show focused on the actions of the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific theater of operations as part of the wider Pacific warfare of World War II. Naturally, much of The pacificthe story, therefore, refers to real people, places and events, including the incredible true story of Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone. In The pacificFrom the theater of war, the heroism of John Basilone (Jon Seda) lights up the miniseries over the course of the 10-episode run. (Screen Rant)
  4. Californians could get another stimulus check after all thanks to a huge budget surplus projected for the second year in a row. The projected surplus, estimated at $45.7 billion, would exceed the state’s constitutional limit, which limits the amount of tax revenue the state can spend. Voters approved Proposition 4, commonly known as Gann’s limit, in 1979. This limit required lawmakers to return a portion of excess funds to taxpayers as a refund. (Carlsbad Patch)
  5. New Oceanside owners may be charged an additional $376 per year to help cover police and fire protection costs. The city is preparing to create a community amenities district to cover the growing costs of public safety services for its ever-growing population. New developments of more than 16 homes would be required to join as a condition of approval. “We’ve fallen behind,” Mayor Esther Sanchez said at the Oceanside City Council meeting last week. “It’s really about being able to deliver services. We’re not talking about creating a higher level of service…we’re talking about baseline and maintaining (that) level of service.” (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Today at Oceanside-Camp Pendleton:

From my notebook:

  • City of Oceanside – Government: “Towns with council districts must engage in ‘redistricting’ every ten years after the census to ensure that all districts continue to have roughly equal populations. Join us for a public hearing final on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 6:00 a.m….” (Facebook)
  • MCCS Camp Pendleton: “Shamrock Stampede is just around the corner on March 18! Find your pot of gold and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a kids’ 10k, 5k, or 2k race on the air station track. This event will feature finishing medals for all participants, a limit…” (instagram)
  • Ocean side room: “New Member Monday!⁠ ⁠ Welcome to The Green Room Hotel at the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce!⁠ ⁠ The Green Room is South Oceanside’s newest boutique hotel. The beautiful accommodations will give you an unforgettable vacation!” (instagram)
  • Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA: “Have you heard of our Operation Kid Comfort program? OKC provides personalized comfort duvets for kids ten and under with a current or recently deployed parent! Comfort duvets are a great way for kids to feel connected their…” (Facebook)
  • Oceanside City Public Library: “March is Women’s History Month! ⁠ ⁠ Whether it’s challenging stereotypes or pioneering in their fields, these non-fiction and historical stories about women and girls inspire us to continue to fight for gender equality. ⁠ ⁠ Swipe to read what we…” (Facebook)

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  • Free Webinar on Real Estate and the San Diego Area Economy (March 8)
  • The Toga Party Band live at Boiling Brew Works (March 12)
  • Retirement Tax Webinar (March 14)
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  • Robert John & The Wreck Modern Country Rock Plus Filmspeed Alternative Rock (March 19)
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Lisa Frost

About me: I’m the community editor for the Oceanside-Camp Pendleton patch and love sharing all things Oceanside. It’s a privilege to help locals and those who visit our amazing and diverse city stay informed about the local news, people and stories that shape our community. Explore all that Patch has to offer Oceansider:

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