OCEANSIDE TO HOST COMMUNITY WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 8
Local Coastal Program Update
In conjunction with Oceanside’s Local Coastal Program (LCP) Update, the City’s Planning Division is assessing the City’s vulnerability to coastal hazards associated with sea level rise and exploring adaptation strategies that minimize the potential impacts of these hazards. The Coastal Hazards Vulnerability Assessment has been completed and is available for review on the LCP Update webpage.
The first community workshop in support of the LCP Update will take place on Thursday, November 8 in the Oceanside City Council Chambers (300 North Coast Highway). The workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an open house that includes staffed stations addressing LCP topic areas, online survey results, the Vulnerability Assessment (VA), and possible coastal hazard adaptation strategies. During the open house, participants will be walked through the VA map exhibits that illustrate the extent of inundation anticipated under different sea level rise scenarios. The second hour of the workshop will be devoted to brief presentations and a whole-group discussion. Julie Kalansky, Ph.D., Program Manager and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, will discuss the scientific basis of the sea level rise projections that inform the VA. Dr. Kalansky is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m.
For more information on the Local Coastal Program Update, please visit the project webpage:https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/dev/planning/local_coastal_program_update/local_coastal.asp or call (760) 435-3525.
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.