Good morning, Oceanside-Camp Pendleton! It’s Thursday, so let’s get you started with everything you need to know going on today in town.

First, today’s weather:

Mild with plenty of sun. High: 71 Low: 35.

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Here are the top five stories today in Oceanside-Camp Pendleton:

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  1. Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside launched a new Youth for Unity program to include and encourage teens to share their experiences surrounding the race and social justice movements unfolding in our society. BGCO hopes that through their participation in this program, teens will be able to promote diversity and embrace inclusion across all aspects of their lives. BGCO launched the new program by hosting two “Teen Talks” at middle school sites. (Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)
  2. Local leaders lauded the completion of nine new miles of Interstate 5 carpool lanes this week, saying the five-year construction project will pay off with quicker commutes, less pollution and happier North County residents. The northbound HOV lane from Loma Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach to Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad opened Tuesday. Its southbound twin will open in a few more weeks after the paint striping, landscaping and other finishing touches are complete. The freeway now has five lanes in each direction. (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
  3. Ocean Kamp, a giant mixed-use development with a wave lagoon proposed to take over the site of the old drive-in theatre and area swap meet is soon heading to the Oceanside Planning Commission for approval. The plans are to turn the 92-acre site into a mixed-use development with 700 homes consisting of apartments, condos, townhomes and senior housing; 134,000 square feet of commercial space with offices, retail and restaurants; several miles of trails and 20 acres of open space; and a 4.5-acre wave lagoon for year-round surfing, swimming and paddleboarding. (The Coast News)
  4. Brother Benno’s, an Oceanside nonprofit that helps the area’s working poor and homeless, is discontinuing its auxiliary. But the work of the auxiliary as a fundraising and volunteer arm of the nonprofit continues under the guidance of the Brother Benno Foundation. The auxiliary formed in January 1996, spearheaded by volunteer coordinator Dixie Bales, 13 years after the nonprofit opened as a soup kitchen started by the late Harold and Kay Kutler and inspired by a Benedictine monk from the Prince of Peace Abbey, Brother Benno Garrity. (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
  5. Flourish + Live Well will host a Mobile Blood Drive, in partnership with San Diego Blood Bank, Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 1:30 pm ‑ 6:30 pm at 510 North Coast Highway, Oceanside 92054- Parking Lot. About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood. One pint of blood, which is the amount volunteers give when they donate blood, can save up to three lives. Approximately, 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood but less than 10% do annually. (

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Today in Oceanside-Camp Pendleton:

  • American GI Forum Meeting – Veterans Association of North County (6:00 PM)
  • OHS Senior Class Fundraiser – Oceanside High (6:00 PM)
  • Taste of Art: Drawing with Expression (6:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation: “Spring season opening nigh at MLK Park for 7v7 women’s soccer. Only in Oceanside. ⚽️” (Facebook)
  • City of Oceanside Public Library: “We love our grandparents! Bonding with our grandparents (and great-grandparents!) can teach us about our family histories, cultures, and more. Here is a selection of children’s books in both English and Spanish that focus on intergenerat…” (Facebook)
  • The Leadership Academy: “Jog- a- thon fundraising has begun! We run on 3/11 but you have until 3/18 to collect donations! Read the flyer for more information.” (Facebook)
  • MCCS Camp Pendleton: “The commanding general of Marine Corps Installations West, MCB Camp Pendleton invites you to participate in our open house taking place on Feb 23 in Building 1795 at 4pm. We will be answering questions and addressing topics about housing…” (Instagram)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Historic Loma Alta: I found a parrot in my brother’s yard on California St. and no it’s not the group of parrots seen around. The parrot is super friendly. It came right to my brother, walked on little stick to him, ate and is just hanging around…” (Nextdoor)

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