🌱 Oceanside In Purple Hearts Movie + Fire Department receives training tower

Hello everyone! I’m back in your inbox this morning with major events in and around Oceanside-Camp Pendleton. Let’s do this…

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First today’s weather:

Partial sunshine. High: 79 Low: 69.

πŸ“’ The Oceanside Chamber is hosting its 14th Annual North County Health & Wellness Fair on August 11 from 9am to 1pm. The North County Health Fair is free to the public and is a great way to get information, meet a new health professional, or learn more about healthy living. Located at the beautiful Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, the North County Health Fair coincides with the Thursday Farmer’s Market. More info

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Here are today’s top 5 stories at Oceanside Camp Pendleton:

  1. Local runner and founder of O’side Turkey Trot, Kathy Kinane, really wants people to get their feet moving. Kinane created the Oceanside Trotters in Training to create a casual atmosphere where running is introduced to improve mental and physical health, socialize and learn how to run a 5k race . Each workout consists of making your way down the city’s relatively flat streets to the Harbor or The Strand, both offering the views and sunsets from nearby beaches. The group is free and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the fountain in the Oceanside Civic Center. The group consists of runners, walkers and joggers and everyone is welcome. (The Shore News)
  2. The Oceanside Fire Department dedicated its new four-story training tower last week thanks to funding from Measure X. The tower will help firefighters practice skills needed to protect the six- to seven-story buildings in downtown Oceanside, department officials said. The building includes three isolated combustion chambers of various sizes and configurations on the first and second floors, where firefighters can deal with a real fire of up to 2,000 degrees. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  3. Locally elected officials and community leaders honored longtime political and equal leader Leon L. Williams with special awards on Saturday to celebrate his 100th birthday. Williams received a Life Achievement Award from the county. Williams was elected San Diego’s first black city councilman in 1969 and first black borough leader in 1982. (Press Release Desk)
  4. “Purple Hearts,” a Netflix Original movie released Friday, was partially filmed at Camp Pendleton and other locations around Oceanside and around California. The 122-minute film tells the story of Cassie Salazar and Luke Morrow, opposites mated in a marriage of convenience. “But when tragedy strikes,” asserts the IMDb promotional copy, “the line between real and fake begins to blur.” (Stars and Stripes)
  5. The average price for a gallon of regular self-serve gasoline in San Diego County fell for the 49th straight day on Wednesday since rising to a record 1.7 cents at $5.537, its lowest since March 8. The median price is down 83.6 cents since rising to a record $6,373 on June 15, including Tuesday’s 1.4 cents, according to figures from AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price is 11 cents down from a week ago and 67.8 cents down from a month ago, but $1,189 up from a year ago. The Oceanside average has dropped even further, with prices as low as $5.05 per gallon, according to GasBuddy. (San Diego patch)

Today at Oceanside Camp Pendleton:

  • Ed Harrington – Veterans Association of North County (11 a.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Oceanside Police Department: “National Night Out with our community. We enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces and making new friends. Thank you everyone for joining us! If we’ve missed you, come join us on Tuesday, April 30th! August, 5-7 p.m. in Kona with the cops” (Oceanside Police Department via Facebook)
  • Oceanside Historical Society: Orders for the new book The History of Oceanside have increased so much that we have less than 400 books at this time. Get yours today! You can purchase this latest book from the Oceanside Historical Society office at 305 North Nevada Street.” (Oceanside Historical Society via Facebook)
  • City of Oceanside – Government: “Looking for something magical✨ to do today? City of Oceanside Public Library has you covered! #Oceanside” (City of Oceanside – Government via Facebook)
  • MCCS Camp Pendleton: “Swim under the stars and catch a movie! Join us for Summer Nights at 13 Area Pool on August 11th from 7pm-10pm. For more information visit: mccsCP.com/aquatics” (MCCS Camp Pendleton via Instagram)
  • Oceanside Chamber of Commerce: On Friday, July 29, the House of Representatives passed the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, which includes several pieces of legislation Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) plans to support desalination projects. (Oceanside Chamber of Commerce via Facebook)
  • MCCS Camp Pendleton: “Save the date! Wed, August 24 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. at LINKS House Bldg. 202860 will be a MilSpouse Education & Healthcare Hiring Event. Register for this in-person hiring event today. (MCCS Camp Pendleton on Facebook)
  • Neighbor, Jeffries Ranch: “For those who haven’t seen Purple Hearts on Netflix – it’s great! Lots of scenery from Oceanside and Camp Pendleton! (Next door)

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Colorful ocean sky: photo of the day at sea

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  • Children’s craft day on the farm (5 August)
  • Nerd Comedy Night (5 Aug)
  • One-Day Children’s Farm Camp ($20 Off Coupon Code) (6 Aug)
  • Award-winning Stacy Antonel Country + Fast Heart Mart Blue Grass + Rip Carson Rockabilly (August 6)
  • Frankie Vallie & the Four Seasons Tribute Concert featuring December ’63 (6 August)
  • Pacific View Charter School Open House (9 August)
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β€” Lisa Frost

About me: I am the Community Publisher for the Oceanside Camp Pendleton Patch and I love sharing all things Oceanside. It is a privilege to help locals and visitors to our incredible and diverse city stay current with local news, people and the stories that shape our community. Discover all that Patch Oceansider has to offer:

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