🌱 Buccaneer Park Makeover + OC Church Shootout + Free Pet Adoption

Arise and to them, Oceanside-Camp Pendleton! Let’s kick off this Monday with everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Areas of fog, then sun. High: 71 Low: 57.

Oceanside Chamber presents Operation Appreciation at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater on May 21! A day of fun and appreciation for all active duty military members and their families as they are treated to a day of free food, entertainment and a kids fun zone. This event is open to the public, with food and entertainment zone tickets available for purchase. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info

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

  1. Buccaneer Park is almost ready for its makeover. The small, grassy, ​​tree-lined park on South Pacific Street is a favorite with Oceanside locals who gather there to practice yoga, play basketball, picnic, or enjoy the playground with their children. A small cafe sells coffee, breakfast burritos, and smoothies to people who eat and chat at picnic tables shaded by umbrellas. Opened on July 12, 1981, the park’s buildings, benches and playground equipment have seen better days and need replacing, city officials say. (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
  2. One man died and four others were seriously injured in a shooting at a church in Laguna Woods on Sunday. Authorities said worshipers took heroic action to subdue the suspect, who was in custody. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said the shooting took place around 1:26 p.m. inside the Geneva Presbyterian Church, in an area south of Irvine near where the I -5 meets I-405. The suspect was arrested at the scene. Orange County Deputy Sheriff Jeff Hallock said many of the people inside the church during the shooting were of Taiwanese descent. (San Diego Times)
  3. San Diego Humane Society extends promotion to waive adoption fees for small animals and adult dogs seven months and older through Thursdayofficials said Saturday.
    The promotion is being extended due to the large influx of adult dogs, according to the organization’s Nina Thompson. The SD Humane Society currently has 83 guinea pigs, 52 rabbits, 34 hamsters, four chinchillas, eight mice and one rat looking for new families, Thompson said. (NBC San Diego)
  4. The murder of Dane Williams, who was last seen alive at a party with friends in San Diego, was finally resolved after a Navy Corpsman was attacked months later. Dane Williams was living his best life in early 2008 and, as he noted on social media, was “happy” with the future. But on January 26, 2008, Williams disappeared after a night out with friends in San Diego, where he was attending the Action Sports Retailer Convention. Three days later, her corpse was found rolled up in a rug in an alley about six miles from City Heights by a dog walker who called 911. (Oxygen)
  5. A 200-acre blaze that devastated an upscale hilltop neighborhood in Laguna Niguel, destroying 20 homes and damaging 11 others, has been 60% contained by lines of cleared vegetation, authorities said on Sunday. The Orange County Fire Authority said 456 firefighters were on the scene, using bulldozers and the drones’ heat-seeking capabilities to search for hot spots within the fire’s perimeter. (Patch Laguna Niguel-Dana Point)

Today at Oceanside-Camp Pendleton:

  • Nature Center Garden Work Party – Buena Vista Audubon Society (9am)
  • Military Mondays at Arrowood Golf Course Flight Deck (10 a.m.)
  • OHS Department Chairs Meeting – Oceanside High (3:30 p.m.)
  • Live Music with Jimmy and Enrique at Coomber Craft Wines Oceanside (5:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Visit Oceanside: “Sundays at O’side call for some fresh air, flowers and full throttle! 🚲 🌻 – Repost by: @roy_jhciacb_cohen – -⁣⁣⁣⁣ -⁣⁣⁣⁣ -⁣⁣⁣⁣ -⁣⁣⁣⁣ -⁣ ⁣⁣ -⁣⁣⁣⁣ -⁣⁣⁣⁣ -⁣⁣⁣⁣ -⁣⁣⁣⁣ -⁣⁣⁣⁣ -⁣⁣⁣⁣ #letsgetoside #osidebeatsinside #ventureoside #osidei…” (Instagram)
  • City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation: “SD Skatelife starts Spring Session 2 today! Learn all sorts of cool skate tricks at Melba Bishop Skate Park! 🛹 SD Skatelife Skate Lessons – Beginner Level Saturdays at 9am http://apm.activecommunities.com /oceansiderec/Activity_Searc…” (Facebook)
  • MCCS Camp Pendleton: “Save on electronics through May 24th at MCX! Upgrade your tech today. Check out the catalog for details at the link in our bio @mccsCP” (Instagram)

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View of the San Bernardino Mountains from Rancho Del Oro: Photo of the Day

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You are officially informed for today. See you soon!

Lisa Frost

About me: I’m the community editor for the Oceanside-Camp Pendleton patch and love sharing all things Oceanside. It’s a privilege to help locals and those who visit our amazing and diverse city stay informed about the local news, people and stories that shape our community. Explore all that Patch has to offer Oceansider:

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