PREPARE AHEAD FOR RAIN STORMS
Oceanside crews have been making storm preparations a priority. The clearing of storm drains is ongoing, and the City’s emergency responders have plans in place and will be monitoring flood-prone areas. Public Works will continue to evaluate streets and remove debris from roads and storm drains when the next storm arrives. The Water Utilities Department is ensuring that the City’s water and sewer infrastructure is as prepared as possible for expected heavy rainfall, such as lowering the reservoir levels to ensure excess capacity.
Does your family or business have an emergency plan? Are you prepared for possible flooding?
- Know your flood risk and look into Flood Insurance
- If your home or business is flood prone, pick up sandbags now, before it rains. Free sand and sandbags are offered to Oceanside residents at the City Operations Center at 4927 Oceanside Boulevard between 9-2 Monday-Thursday. Limit of 10 per resident, bring a shovel. Moody’s Recycling at El Corazon also has free sand and bags, or pre-filled sandbags for a nominal fee.
- Learn what steps to take before, during, and after a flood
- Make a family emergency plan
- Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit
- Sign up for mobile AlertSD phone alerts, stay tuned to TV or radio for weather updates
- If possible, stay off roads during heavy rain periods
- Never drive through a flooded area, turn around, don’t drown
Let’s work together to prepare and minimize risk and impact.
OCEANSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY LAUNCHES BRAINFUSE HELP NOW SERVICE
Oceanside Public Library is excited to announce the launch of Brainfuse HelpNow – on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels. Brainfuse HelpNow offers personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation. Brainfuse is made available to all library patrons from the library’s website (www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org) and can be accessed with the public computers at the library or from any computer with internet connection.
HelpNow provides differentiated learning solutions for students of diverse needs and background. Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. HelpNow also offers skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, the user can then connect directly to a live tutor to review the topics and questions covered in the quiz. Both the student and the tutor can view the quiz questions and the corresponding student answers for an intensive test prep which may include loading lessons onto the whiteboard. All tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed, as well as shared with friends and teachers. Live tutors are available every day from 1:00-10:00 PM.
The Writing Lab and the 24/7 Center options give users the freedom to receive assistance at any time of the day without connecting with a live tutor. Users can submit papers through the Writing Lab for detailed feedback. All reviews and comments from tutors are found and stored in the Message Center on the student homepage. For students who prefer to work independently and form their own online study group, HelpNow offers a set of collaborative tools – Meet and Brainwave. Meet allows students to schedule their own online sessions using the Brainfuse Meet whiteboard which is specifically designed for a group setting. Brainwave is a recordable whiteboard where students can draw, write and chat and send it to others for feedback.
To learn more about the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library or Library programs and services, please visit oplfriends.org or oceansidepubliclibrary.org. For further information, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call (760) 435-5560 or email email@example.com.
Through their fundraising efforts, the Friends of the Oceanside Library generously support many Library programs and services, as well as purchase much needed books and materials for the Library. Or visit www.oplfriends.org.
Tango at the Beach
Most Saturdays, 7-9:30pm – Pacific Street Linear Park
112 The Strand South – Oceanside, CA
Tango by the Beach is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy Tango music and an introductory Tango dance lesson. This event is open to all skill levels. If you are new to Tango, smooth bottom shoes are recommended. It gets cool once the sun goes down; please bring a light jacket or sweater. $5 donations are welcome. CLICK HERE for more information.