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KOCT – Your Community ChannelKOCT shares news about new programming on Oceanside’s thriving arts and culture scene, Video on Demand programs, and their recent  Hometown Media Award.  Congratulations KOCT!


Art Walk Music at the Museum
Sept. 7, Oceanside Museum of Art
Starting at 5 p.m., explore the museum’s exhibitions and stay for the free concert featuring the roots rock sounds of Wish & the Well. Food and a cash bar will be available at 6:30 p.m. The music begins at 7 p.m., and the galleries close at 8 p.m. A limited number of reserved premium tables for four are available for $50. Book early.

Indie Jam
Sept. 8, Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater
ALT 949 will once again be hosting their annual Indie Jam next Saturday from 3-10 p.m. at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater. This fun event brings people from all around San Diego County to experience great music just feet away from the beach! General admission tickets are $30 until Sept. 1.

Pride by the Beach Variety Show
Sept. 8, The Star Theatre
Join the North County LGBTQ Resource Center for their Pride by the Beach Variety Show. Enjoy local entertainment, fashion, drinks and concessions, paparazzi and drag at the historic Star Theatre while supporting and kicking off their Pride by the Beach event. Set for Oct. 13, Pride by the Beach is the largest family-friendly coastal Pride festival in the state. For more info, go to www.pridebythebeach.org.
Noche Mexicana
Sept. 9, Civic Center Plaza
The largest North San Diego County event commemorating Mexican Independence Day is back from 1-7 p.m. next Sunday! This year will include special dance performances, local Latino bands and a re-enactment of Grito de Dolores (“Cry for Independence”) by a Mexican Consulate representative.


ChallengeHER…ChallengeHER provides women-owned small businesses the information and tools they need to succeed in the world of federal contracting. Wednesday Sept 12 in Oceanside.   Register Today!


The Friends of Oceanside Parks will host several free concerts this summer!  There will be food trucks, entertainment & fun:

  • Friday, September 14 at South Oceanside Elementary School, 1806 S. Horne Street.  Pre-Show at 5:00 p.m. Headliner will be Country Singer Brett Payne.

For questions about senior and youth activities, enrichment classes, special events, swimming lessons, day camps, sports camps and other Oceanside Parks and Recreation programs, please visit www.oceansiderec.com, call (760) 435-5041, or Facebook “Oceanside Parks & Recreation.”

Watch hosts Alison St. John and Kent Davy interview candidates for the 5th District Board of Supervisors, 76th District Assembly, Oceanside City Council Districts 1 & 2, and pro/con representatives regarding SOAR initiative on KOCT from September 17th through November 6th.

5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond • Michelle Gomez

S.O.A.R. Initiative

Neil Nagata • Michelle Castellano-Keller • Dennis Martinek • Diane Nygaard

Oceanside City Council – (Invited Candidates)

Susan Custer  • Chuck Lowery • Michael Odegaard • Esther Sanchez • Dana Corso

Terry Johnson • Kristopher Kagan • Lawrence “Larry” Kornit • Christopher Rodriguez

76th District Assembly

Elizabeth Warren

(Tasha Boerner-Horvath was invited but is unable to attend)

Visit KOCT.org to view broadcast schedule




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 friendsofoceansidepubliclibrary@hotmail.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.


Join us downtown Oceanside every Thursday
Farmers Market
Shop a wide variety of
fresh fruits & vegetables, retail, live plants, and listen to live music.CLICK HERE for more info.
Sunset Market
Enjoy Live Music, Good Food, Shopping, Kids Zone
& Sweet Treats!
CLICK HERE for more info.




All information supplied by MainStreet Oceanside
 The City of Oceanside













  1. Jane Gladden says:

    St. Thomas More Catholic Church events aren’t hitting the calendar. Perhaps they’re not being submitted properly? This just began occurring about six months ago. Please advise if they’ve been received…..Spring Ring on April 16th; Gala celebration on April 29th; Bible Study on May 4th.

    Thank you.

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