🌱 COASTER Service Suspended + Free N95 Masks + $1.8M Funding

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Happy Thursday, Oceanside-Camp Pendleton! Here's everything you need to know going on locally today.

First, today's weather:

Sunny and pleasant. High: 71 Low: 42. Looks like it's going to be another gorgeous weekend in Oceanside!

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

  1. All coastal rail line service is suspended between Oceanside Transit Center and Santa Fe Depot Jan 22-23, for routine maintenance and rail infrastructure work. There will be no COASTER or Amtrak service. The rail will re-open for all rail service in time for the morning commute on Monday. (Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)

  2. Oceanside residents will be able to get up to three N95 masks for free starting next week. The N95 masks will be available for pick up at pharmacies and health centers in Oceanside that partnered with the federal government's COVID-19 vaccination campaign. (Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)

  3. U.S. Rep Mike Levin announced he has secured $1.8 million in federal funding for the Oceanside Special Shoreline Study. Funding for the long-delayed study will advance efforts to restore local beaches that have been negatively affected by the construction of Camp Pendleton Harbor. (Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)

  4. Local residents expressed concerns at the January 12 Oceanside City Council meeting about plans for a new 24-hour Starbucks drive-thru located at the southwest corner of Neptune Way and North Coast Highway. Despite objections that it would negatively impact traffic, the council voted unanimously to approve the project. (Coast News)

  5. Oceanside ranked among the least cheesy cities in California and well below the average across the country, according to a new report from Lawnstarter. So what's Oceanside beef against cheese? Find out on National Cheese Lover's Day. (Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)

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  • Taste of Art: The Power of Color (6:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Oceanside Chamber of Commerce: "Meet our January Rising Stars! The Oceanside Chamber's Rising Star Program aims to champion students that have overcome significant challenges in their life, but have managed to keep, or get back on track, with their education. The Chamb..." (Facebook)

  • MCCS Camp Pendleton - Youth Sports: "There are still quite a few spots left for our Spring Leagues!! Visit our website for more info!" (Facebook)

  • Oceanside Historical Society: "Who remembers the Mission Bowl and the Davey Jones Lounge?" (Facebook)

  • MCCS Camp Pendleton: "It's not too late to register for Friday's Zero Dark Dirty Obstacle Run! Conquer the night as you traverse various obstacles around Lake O'Neill under the cover of darkness. Headlamps are required and are available for purchase onli..." (Facebook)

  • Oceanside Chamber of Commerce: "According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, there were 1300+ reported trafficking cases in CA in 2020 — more than any other state. Join us & Attorney General Rob Bonta on how we can all help make a difference. #EndTrafficking Ja..." (Facebook)

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This article originally appeared on the Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch

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