Oceanside gets $8M to renovate public facilities near pier

The City of Oceanside received $8 million from the state to help get a beach renovation project off the ground.

According to Oceanside’s City Manager Deanna Lorson, the city has been planning the project for more than 10 years.

“Receiving these funds will really help the city to make it happen a lot quicker,” Lorson said.

Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath attended Wednesday night’s Oceanside City Council meeting to present the check from the state.

The money, along with other funding already committed by the city, will be spent on new bathrooms, a police substation, staircases, maintenance facilities and a plaza in the area just south of the pier.

“Anybody that goes to the beach will have nice, clean, modern restrooms to utilize as well as having easier access and a more inviting atmosphere down at the beach,” Lorson said.

The work is slated to begin by early 2020.

*original story foxnews.com

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Well, Malibu did not disappoint us at all, there were waves all weekend long.  The surfing was incredible by the whole OLSC team!  We were allowed to have only 12 competitive spots:  2 Junior men 17 and under, 2 junior women 17 and under, 4 Women 18+, and 4 Men 18-69.  We were given two spots for legends who got to surf in a 30 minute expression session but were not scored.  I think Jim Lattis had the best time in his Saturday expression session, he came into the beach all smiles!

At the end of a very competitive talent packed contest OLSC had four surfers in the finals.

Joey Tebelman—4th place Men 18-69

Jack Van Wagoner—4th place Jr men 17 and under

Makala Smith—1st place Women 18+

Kasie Perkins—3rd place Women 18+

Steve Newton and Haylie Frasco both made it to the Semi-Finals and put on a great performance.  From the 6 person Semi-finals only 2 surfers were allowed to go on to the 4 person finals.  Kasie Perkins won every heat all weekend until the finals—she and Makala were on absolute fire all weekend!! Brooke and Jack Ochoa surfed well in the Junior divisions!  Jerry Swearingen and Michael Takayama both were killing it, so fun to see everyone get some great waves!!! Thank you to Kaila Patterson for filling the last women’s spot for us!  Nice to have you back surfing with OLSC.

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